Shockheaded Peter


Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott. Original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lilies. Originally conceived and produced by Michael Morris for Cultural Industry, London.

Starting October 13, 2017 @ The Art Factory
211 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

A smattering of cautionary tales pulled from the popular German children’s book Struwwelpeter, featuring live music and dead children. A silly and sinister evening for the Halloween season. Come, join us in the “withdrawing room” before Shockheaded Peter meets its end.

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Cast Information

The Actors

Sarah Shippobotham (MC)  is a Professor in Acting, Dialects and Voice at the university of Utah as well as the Head of the Actor Training Program there. Sarah trained as an actor at The Welsh College of Music and Drama in Wales before gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Studies from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Recent acting credits include: Ann Putnam and Sarah Good in THE CRUCIBLE for Pioneer Theatre Company; the Adult Women in SPRING AWAKENING at the U of U; THE SYRINGA TREE for Utah Contemporary Theatre, and Vivian Bearing in W;T for the U of U. Dialect and Voice coaching credits include fourteen seasons with the renowned Shaw Festival (Canada) and Pioneer Theatre Company where she has coached shows including ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. 2011/12 Sarah spent 7 months in New Zealand working as Additional Dialect Coach on The Hobbit films. Sarah has directed many shows for the U of U Theatre Department including: ROMEO & JULIET, ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, HAY FEVER, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, RING ROUND THE MOON AND THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.

Leviticus Brown (PLAYER) is proud to be returning to the theater with Sackerson after his long hiatus in china. He is currently finishing a degree at Utah Valley University and has also worked extensively with the Grassroots Shakespeare company.

Brenda Hattingh (PLAYER) bio forthcoming.

Emily Nash (PLAYER) is a Junior in the Actor’s Training Program at the University of Utah. Favorite roles include Carmen in THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING (Arizona State) and co-devisor/ensemble in RESIDUE and I MARRIED A TIGRESS (Who’s Louis?). Next you’ll see her in UP: THE MAN IN THE FLYING CHAIR at the University of Utah..

Shawn Francis Saunders* (PLAYER) holds a bachelor of science degree in theatre from Utah Valley University. Shawn’s favorite roles include Doug in GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (UVU), Mephistopheles in DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Grassroots Shakespeare Company), Hermit in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Sackerson), and THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE (Sackerson). Shawn is thrilled to be working with Sackerson again. “Friendship saves the world.”

The Band

Ashley Wilkinson (SINGER) joins SHOCKHEADED PETER as her first theatre project since moving to Salt Lake 2 years ago. Next you’ll see her as Helen in Salt Lake Acting Co’s production of 2015’s Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, FUN HOME, in the spring of 2018. Before moving to Salt Lake, she was involved in several theatre productions in Southern California, including Performance Riverside’s GREY GARDENS as Big Edie/Little Edie, and Golde/Constable in an 8-person production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF for Riverside Rep. Aside from other numerous acting credits over the last 20+ years, Ashley has coached dialects for university, professional, and community theatre. She earned her degree with an Acting Emphasis from Brigham Young University.

Ellen Nicole Allen (ACCORDION) bio forthcoming.

Brooke Bolick (BASS) bio forthcoming.

Jill Hancey Hoover (DRUMS) bio forthcoming.

*Resident Artist with Sackerson

Production team

Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott. Original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lilies. Originally conceived and produced by Michael Morris for Cultural Industry, London. Based on Struwwelpeter, a German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Alex Ungerman (Co-Director, Producer)
Dave Mortensen (Co-Director, Producer)
McKenzie Steele Foster (Associate Producer)
Drew and Aubrey Wilde (Associate Producers)