James Williams is a writer and the Associate Director at Watford Palace Theatre where he develops stories with children and adults of all ages and creates shows for family audiences. Some of his extensive work with children and young people has been featured at the Royal Opera House’s The Thriving Child conference, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child expert meeting in London, and the Connections Festival at the National Theatre. He has directed the pantomimes Jack & the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty for Watford Palace Theatre and is currently writing and directing Dame Terry's Very Merry Christmas. Other writing includes an adaptation of Treasure Island and two one act plays for young people: #Houseparty and Trolls.
James loves going to the theatre, is a big fan of monster movies, and longs to go on more holidays and adventures. He is also a bit of a monster when it comes to chocolate!
Kybor Carlsen trained at Wimbledon College of Art gaining an Honours Degree in Fine Art: Print and Digital Media. He works part-time at the London College of Fashion, with a technical background in visual communication design, illustration and painting. He combines drawing with new technologies, bringing together the handmade and the digital. He is inspired by colour and recently transformed three teaching rooms at the College to explore how it can improve learning and student wellbeing.
When he is not too busy escaping into new worlds through books, films and paintings, Kybor loves to spend time in nature and pottering about in his garden. He enjoys creating colourful characters drawn from his imagination or the natural world. The wondrous array of strange sea creatures were a big inspiration for Mulligan’s monsters.
Our first project together was a poster design for James and the Giant Peach! Here is Kybor's poster artwork.