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Danielle Tarento presents
The Grift
"a quirky, ingenious and altogether delightful piece of entertainment"
★★★★  WhatsOnStage
a thoroughly enjoyable interactive crash course in con artistry...infectiously good fun"
★★★★  The Stage
"impressively well executed...an absolute blast"
★★★★★  Londonist
'exquisitely enjoyable…if one leaps right into the adventure, a fun ride is guaranteed"
★★★★  The Upcoming
“a truly unique and unforgettable evening”
★★★★★  Break A Leggers
"an exciting and fast-paced adventure...let this production immerse you into the forbidden world of hustling and rusing”
★★★★  Pocket Sized Theatre
“I was genuinely giddy with excitement. This show aims to stimulate your competitiveness, creativity and sense of purpose, and it definitely succeeds”
 The Play's The Thing
"a logistical masterpiece that palpably conveys a sense of danger and urgency as it progresses”
★★★★  WhatsOnStage
“it’s an escape room with a plot. It’s The Crystal Maze in a posh hotel. It’s a theatre show filled with puzzles. It’s terrific fun”
 The Play's The Thing
“come alone and join a team, or come with friends, it doesn’t matter, you will still have a deal of fun"
★★★★★  Critical Mass
"an Ocean’s 11 style adventure unlike anything ever performed on a stage. The Grift will make you feel like a master con man/woman. Go get your hustle on”
 LeCool London
  • Tom SalamonWriter/Diretcor
  • Andrew JohnsonSound
  • Nathan AmziVideo
  • Lizzy GethingsProps
  • Beatrice MayfieldCostume
Tom Salamon
Writer/Diretcor

Tom is the artistic director and president of Diabolical Muse Productions, a company that develops new concepts and produces work in forms of immersive entertainment. He is the co-creator, writer, and director of Accomplice Productions in New York City, Hollywood, London and San Diego.

2016: directed and co-wrote Goosebumps Alive, an immersive adaptation of R.L. Stine’s classic children’s books for an adult audience, at The Vaults, Waterloo.

2015: Diabolical Muse premièred Salamon’s The Grift in San Diego, presented by Tony-Award winning La Jolla Playhouse, at the historic Lafayette Hotel.

2013: wrote and directed a four-month, sold-out run of Accomplice, also for La Jolla Playhouse.

2012: contracted by The Walt Disney Company to write and develop treatments for immersive, participatory entertainment for use inside Disney Parks and cruise lines.

2011: engaged by the Museum Of Natural History in NYC to produce an immersive experience inside the museum. The first production of its kind inside the historic museum enjoyed a successful one-year run.

2009: collaborated with co-producer Neil Patrick Harris on a west coast production, Accomplice: Hollywood, followed by Accomplice: London in 2011 (again co-produced by Neil Patrick Harris, with multi award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory).

Tom has written, produced and directed tailor-made private events for Disney, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Pictures, Hewlett Packard, Edelman PR, Novartis and many others.

In March 2018, he will be developing immersive work for Disney Cruise Lines.


Andrew Johnson
Sound

Andrew has spent the last seventeen years working in sound and the last thirteen years working in professional theatre as Production Sound Engineer, Operator, Assistant Sound Designer, Associate Sound Designer and Sound Designer.
Andrew has won Broadway World Fans Choice Award for Best Sound Design for The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway and has also been shortlisted for Best Sound Design for Grand Hotel, Mack & Mabel and Titanic in the UK.
Theatre includes: The Woman In White, The Knowledge, The Braille Legacy, Death Takes A Holiday, Christina Bianco - Oh Come All Ye Divas!, Ragtime  (Charing Cross); The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Festival & Arts); Brexit The Musical (London & Edinburgh Festival); Tommy (UK Tour, Ramps On The Moon Project 2018); The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess, UK tour 2016 & Lyceum, Broadway); The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Allegro, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel, Dogfight, The A- Z Of Mrs P, Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel, Company (Southwark Playhouse); Lee Mead - Some Enchanted Evening (UK tour 2016); The Secret Garden (New Ambassadors/British Theatre Academy); Titanic (Charing Cross & Southwark Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (UK tour 2016); The Witches (Curve, Leicester & UK tour 2016); The Smallest Show On Earth (Mercury, Colchester & UK tour); West End Men (UK tour 2015, Vaudeville, winter UK tour 2012 & Singapore); Bruce Forsyth Entertains (Palladium 2015 & UK tour 2014); Rent (UK concert tour 2013/2014); Hormonal Housewives (UK tour 2013); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (UK tour 2012 & 2013);

Andrew is a Project Manager and Sound Designer for Creative Technology.

Nathan Amzi
Video

The Umbrella Rooms was established in 2012 by Nathan Amzi, Ben Robbins and Simon Lipkin to provide creative services to the entertainment industry specialising in creating engaging content for West End and regional theatrical productions.

Recent work includes: Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly); Everybody is Talking About Jamie (Apollo); The Band (Opera House, Manchester); Glengarry Glen Ross (Playhouse); Nativity Gala Night (Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith); Girl From the North Country (Noël Coward); Hair (The Vaults); La Soirée (Aldwych); Big Fish (The Other Palace); Ink (Duke Of York’s); Young Frankenstein (Garrick); Dreamgirls (Savoy).

They are very proud to have produced live streaming of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Beauty And The Beast to the local hospitals so that their young patients who couldn’t make it to the theatre could enjoy the performance direct to their hospital rooms.


Lizzy Gethings
Props

Theatre includes: The Woman In White, The Braille Legacy, Death Takes A Holiday, Ragtime (Charing Cross); Titanic (Charing Cross & Southwark Playhouse); The Wind In The Willows (London Palladium); Jason And the Argonauts, American Idiot (London School Of Musical Theatre); Cinderella (Richmond); Sunshine On Leith, Lia's Guide To Winning The Lottery, Just The Ticket, Something Old Something New, Just So, Aladdin (Musical Theatre Academy); Uncle Vanya (St James); Jack And The Giant (Chipping Norton); Usagi Yojimbo, Dogfight, Three Sisters, Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse); Jesus Christ Superstar (Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia).


Beatrice Mayfield
Costume

With a history in textiles and embroidery as well as mentoring craftspeople, Beatrice has experience in both the creative side and the business side of art and design.  She also runs her own embroidery practice selling work in the UK and abroad.

Theatre includes: Mother Courage And Her Children (Southwark Playhouse); A Flaming Desire, Amadeus, Mother Goose (Hackney Empire).