David has been acting and writing professionally for over 30 years. Productions include The Screwtape Letters, Chamberlain: Peace in our Time, Noel Coward and Friends, Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy and Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre, which he also wrote. David also regularly tours a two-man comedy show Would You Adam and Eve It? He recently played The King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. He is the Artistic Director of the Searchlight Theatre Company.
Sue's earlier career included many national theatre tours, outdoor Shakespeare tours, No.1 theatre shows and the odd panto. Having retrained in 2016 at RCSSD, specialising in Screen Acting, she has recently appeared in several short films, including Letters To April, (multi-Award winner at Monaco Film Festival 2016), and GO FOXES!, (finalist in the Screen One International Film Festival, held in Leicester 2017) which she also wrote and produced. Sue is delighted to be back on stage, and back in the Midlands. She first found her love of theatre appearing as Wendy in Peter Pan at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre with the Leicestershire Youth Theatre, in 19*?@.
Brian’s recent theatre productions have included Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Steptoe and Son, Tiptoe Through the Tombstones and Quartet. He is a regular performer at The Priory Theatre and the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth, The Criterion Theatre in Coventry, United Theatre in Leamington Spa and Ceramba Theatre in Warwickshire. Brian has also appeared on TV in two Midsomer Murders. As a student Brian performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and also enjoyed a season as a Butlin’s Redcoat.
Matt has appeared in more productions than he cares to remember. Stand out characters include Jed in Showboat, Widow Twanky in Aladdin, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Antonio in The Tempest, Tybalt / Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Willie in Blue Remembered Hills, Lord Percy in Blackadder II, Captain Darling in Blackadder Goes Forth, Phil in Brassed Off, Clown 1 in The 39 Steps, Station Master Ipsis in Stars Never Abandon Their Orbit, General von Schmelling in ‘Allo ‘Allo and Macbeth in Macbeth. Matt’s backstage work includes being fight captain for several productions as well as designing sets for Blythe Spirit and Journey's End.
Lily graduated with a Diploma in Theatre and Performance from The Swan Theatre School, Worcester in 2017. Since then she has worked with the Worcester Rep in ‘Othello’ as Bianca and in Nottingham in Bear Left Theatre’s production of ‘Sardined Shakespeare’ as Mercutio, Hermia and Puck. She has also been working in short films and in voice over, most notably providing the UK voice for ‘Sunny Day’ in Nick Juniors' cartoon of the same name.
Demelza started acting professionally as a child, performing at The Birmingham Rep playing Urchin Girl, in Scrooge. She then trained as a primary school teacher before returning to professional acting in 2017, working with Tracey Street, with whom she still trains.
Credits include Maggie in Yen at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, a nurse in the BBC Radio drama Jesus Piece, Elsie in Deeds not Words, and Superintendent Hadley in the feature film Abatement.
Robert formed Radioshare Limited in 2007 providing technical services to stage, screen, and radio. Since leaving BBC Broadcast Engineering he has provided a wide variety of technical solutions to enable strange and unusual artistic visions of producers/directors to be realised. Radio controlled growing nose (worn on the actor) for Pinocchio, a glowing flaming campfire for Of Mice and Men, green glowing caldron (nugget of pure green) for Blackadder. He also edits sound and video for artiste showreels (YouTube/Mandy/Equity). He is well known for cost effective solutions to ideas that on the face of it seem impossible.
Stage credits include Ralph in ‘Frozen’, Renfield in ‘Dracula’, Laurence in ‘Abigail’s Party’, Clown in ‘The 39 Steps’ and Charlie Clench in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. Chris has also performed in two Royal Shakespeare Company productions; ‘Pericles’ in 2012 and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in 2016. Last year, he played the brutal Rough Moey in Regional Voice Theatre’s production of ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’. TV credits include ‘Doctors’, ‘WPC 56’, ‘Father Brown’ and the Lenny Henry biopic ‘Danny and the Human Zoo’.
Born in Norwich, Freddy moved to the West Midlands in 2012 where we began his acting career. Stage credits include Martin Luther in Legacy (Saltmine Theatre Company), Jack Coville in Chamberlain: Peace in our Time (Searchlight Theatre Company) and has had the privilege of performing in various supporting roles in King Lear and Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company).
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Barbara started acting professionally in 2013 following early retirement from a 29 year career as a Prison Governor, training part-time at the Birmingham School of Acting. Her favourite stage roles include Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Nanny Ogg in Wyrd Sisters, Alice in Snake in the Grass and Ebenezer Scrooge in a Christmas Carol. Barbara is a mum to two interesting daughters and lives with husband, Rob, and an excessively large dog in Stratford-upon-Avon.
After a career in both the Army and the Police, Andrew re-trained as an actor and graduated in 2014 and his stage credits include Valmont in ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, Michael Watters in ‘Someone Who'll Watch Over Me’, Michael Alloway in ‘Pursuing Justice’ and Brad Gainsborough in ‘After We Danced’. His screen credits include Mr Briggs in ‘Bangers & Cash’, Father Anjou in the ‘Night of the Winter of the Revolution’, Billy in ‘Peaky Blinders’ and Mr Hale in ‘Ray & Liz’.
Paul began a career in music composition for television over 30 years ago with numerous credits in documentary and drama for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. He provides music and sound design services for a number of independent production companies, scoring short films and theatre productions. Paul is also a multi-instrumentalist with a long history of studio recording and live performance.
Shaun has been involved in drama groups since being in a Manchester Royal Exchange production when at school. Subsequently he has performed in several amateur productions which includes Of Mice and Men, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Calendar GIrls and Are You Being Served? Shaun stage manages and is also building his stand-up comedy career.
Ed started acting five years ago and has been keen to take on challenging roles which drive him to improve. Stage credits include Clown 2, and Hannay, in separate productions of The 39 Steps, Mr Lucas in Are You Being Served?, Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Irwin in The History Boys. In January 2019, he plays the Grand Vizier in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. TV credits include Brad in English. Gaslight in 2018 was Ed’s debut as a director. He also works as an independent writer/producer on a range of topics that can be found on YouTube.
Rob has appeared in the improvised show Confessions of a Gay Man at the MAC, Birmingham and is also a regular contributor to YouTube in the series Why Life Sucks When You’re in Your Twenties and Oh Ducky Darling.
Film credits include Therapy which was shown at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Thieves Incorporated which won Best Marketing and Communications Campaign award at the Guardian University Awards and Gold in the Best Low Budget Initiative category at the HEIST Awards in 2017.
Sarah's stage credits include Annie in Jekyll and Hyde, Lady MacDuff and Lady Macbeth in separate productions of Macbeth and Belinda in Seasons Greetings. Her favourite stage role was the title role of the dog in Sylvia, and she counts performing with Off the Cuff comedy improvisers as her greatest achievement. Previous theatre productions include Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men, Town Crier in Cinderella, Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Maria in Hall Green Little Theatre’s The Live Bed Show and Vicky in Stage 27’s Joining the Club.
Jason began acting professionally upon graduation in 2012 and has worked in stage, film, TV, voice overs, and video games. Stage credits include Theseus/Oberon in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', Freddie Page in 'The Deep Blue Sea', Eric Birling in 'An Inspector Calls' and Nick in 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Film credits include 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', 'The 7th Day', 'The Fantastic Colourful Circus' and 'Audax'.
Directing credits include Are You Being Served?, An Inspector Calls, Of Mice and Men, Blackadder: The Tudor Years, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Carol’, Jeeves and Wooster, Jekyll & Hyde, and Porridge.
Acting credits include Henry Ormonroyd in When We Are Married’, Tubby Wadlow in Hobson’s Choice, Canon Pennefather in Murder on the Nile, Dr Harper/Lt Rooney in Arsenic and Old Lace, Rod in Calendar Girls, George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, Reg Welsh in Up n Under, Jack Manningham in Gaslight. TV credits include Dennis in English, Little John in Robin Hood