Petina Hapgood | Director • Educator                                                  Artistic Director • Goodmann Productions

-Petina Hapgood
Artistic Director

Petina is the current artistic director of Goodmann Productions, at this exciting time for them. She is a director with over 25 years professional experience.

Petina will be directing 5 productions in 2017- Binned a community tour,  Punk Rock,Twelfth Night, Page to Stage and Butcher Malloy. Last year she directed Boy On a Beach and The Tempest. Other recent productions, Hamlet, Public Inconveniences and The Gut Girls - also  A Dream Play at the City Lit and Lady Windmere’s Fan at The Courtyard. She recently directed the acclaimed Merchant of Venice  – Also at  The Courtyard Theatre , which recieved  4/5 star reviews. Previously The Last Days of Judas Iscariot CL rep Company and ”The Love of the Nightingale” for NI Theatre Company- at the Courtyard Theatre. This follows the 2011 innovative  new version of “A Midsummer Night’ Dream”,  adapted by James Killeen, with a 50′s theme, aliens and B movies.

Goodmann Productions was originally set up in 2000 for a commissioned children’s show for the Millennium, written by Petina. It then evolved and was a successful touring company in the South East, for new writing and commercial entertainment.

After a short break – The company was reformed in 2009  with a different ethos. This was to breathe new life into iconic plays. 2010 was an exciting and busy year.

The first production was “Abigail’s Party,  directed by Petina,which was brought sizzling into the 21st Century. This edgy production gained fabulous reviews at the Clockhouse Theatre Croydon and on tour.

This was followed swiftly by a new look at the iconic “The Killing of Sister George” Petina was the artistic director but returned to the stage to play George. Matthew Parker came on board to direct. This production was described as hilarious but with a real edge and gained 5* reviews.

2010 also saw Petina directing for the CL Theatre Company, a wonderfully atmospheric production  of “Dark of the Moon” which was given an outstanding review in  the Itchy Guide to the Theatre.

Previous touring productions include, Teechers, Absolute Hell, The Hours, Romeo and Juliet, Look Back in Anger,  Female Transport,Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, Poetic Justice, Dickens to the Dome. A tribute to Noel Coward  – all in main stream theatres in the South East.

Also many devised pieces including Essex Girls and The Myth, She has directed for Theatre in the Pound at the Cockpit. and also in 2011 a piece at The Etcetera Theatre.

For many years Petina was busy at Christmas directing various Christmas shows and pantomimes

Petina also directed Dickens to the Dome and  Poetic Justice – both written by her

Petina has also been a resident director for CL theatre Co for the past seven years with productions of - Six Characters in search of an Author, Our Country’s Good, Animal, Farm. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Dark of the Moon.

She also directed the only production to be staged in water Mary Zimmerman’s wonderful “Metamorphosis”.

Petina originally trained as an actress ,eventually touring the length of Britain with top touring companies. Favourite roles included, Gloria in Wait Until Dark, Kitty Taking Steps, Corrie Barefoot in the Park, Annie Round and Round the Garden, Bella Gaslight, Miss Bennett The Unexpected Guest, Ange Abigail’s Party,  Jane in Absurd Person Singular, Jobs wife The Book of Job, and various roles in a new play about Gerard Manley Hopkins.

TV includes The Bill, Eastenders, Family Affairs, Grange Hill, Black Hearts in Battersea, Women Who Kill, Chuckle-vision, Cone Zone and the obligatory Crime watch

Film  includes Tortoise in Love, War Bride, The Truth about Love, Ignerance Kills.

Petina still acts when there are gaps in her schedule and has been in many commercials over the years.

Other wise she can be found relaxing at home with her long suffering hubby Bob and her cats Imagine and Harrison.

Petina has children and grandchildren and she is longing to find the time to write her first novel. and complete her two unfinished plays.

Petina is hoping to tread the boards again next year with Goodmann Productions and is also working on a Christmas Show. Details to be announced shortly.

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Bob Hapgood

Bob has been in the film business all his working life and is well know and renowned in the business for his calm and unflappable nature and willingness to go the extra mile for his customers

He is a top rushes grader and technical advisor. Originally working for Filmatic labs in Notting hill Gate and currently working for Soho Film labs.

Bob is  to be found on the other side of productions and is used to dealing with the technical issues, on feature films, TV series. documentaries, commercials and pop videos.

He loves his work and the film business.

Bob has come aboard to help with the creative and technical side of Goodmann. He is involved with the videoing and transferring of productions and photography and helping out in a advisory capacity for the production as well as getting involved with some aspects of stage-management

Bob also has a passion for theatre of excellence and is delighted to be able to help Goodmann Productions achieve this.

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Michaela Hapgood
IT Advisor

Michaela has had an all round computer training and really enjoys problem solving and trouble-shooting. No problem is too big or too small Michaela is able to create and design websites, of a high standard and can be contacted through Goodmann Productions. She is currently building up her portfolio. Michaela loves all forms of entertainment, especially live theatre. She is delighted to have been asked to help with the IT side of Goodmann Productions and looks forward to helping them with the design for their next production in September 2012.

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Emma Salt
Creative Consultant

Emma remains on here despite losing her valiant battle against Leukemia in October 2011. She will always be an inspiration. A quote at the funeral “Emma saw life not as it was but how it could be!”

Goodmann will continue to take inspiration from this and from many other of Emma’s values.