Suzanne is Artistic Director for Cutting Edge Theatre in Edinburgh. The company works mainly with marginalised people and learning/disabled people of all ages, enabling and encouraging potential through theatre and specialising in Community Theatre. Suzanne has worked in Scotland and overseas, mentoring and directing productions in prisons in Milan, Brazil and Angola Prison in Louisiana. She most recently wrote and directed the tour of “Downs with Love”, a new play about disability and relationships and is currently working on a new musical version of “Now, Voyager”. Since 2005, Suzanne has directed the annual open air promenade Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.
David is an actor and scriptwriter. He has acted in numerous touring productions for over thirty years, including over 200 performances as Professor Screwtape in CS Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’. His book of seasonal sketches Three Wise Men and a Baby was published in 2007 and he has completed successful author tours with Philip Yancey, Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas. He is currently artistic director of Searchlight Theatre Company, based in the West Midlands, and prior to that was artistic director of Saltmine Trust.
James Burke-Dunsmore has acted in over 150 productions, been commissioned to write 56 scripts, and has directed more than 60 plays and films in the UK and abroad. Between 1998 and 2022 he performed as Jesus in 76 productions, most regularly in Wintershall’s Life of Christ and Trafalgar Passion. In 2015 he helped to create Wintershall’s successful education department.
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Alex has been involved with Passion Plays for nearly two decades, including acting in them and producing Brighton’s Passion in 2011 and The Manchester Passion in 2017. In 2011 Alex set up the Passion Trust after seeing the need for creating community and sharing best practice during the resurgence of Passion Plays in the UK. Outside of the Passion Trust, Alex runs a timber and property business and his farm. He is also involved in a number of charities helping ex-offenders, orphans, and community art schemes.