Who we are

The Berko Speakeasy Actors

Lucy Gaskell

Lucy Gaskell graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2001 and her breakthrough role as Ruby Ferris in BBC One's Cutting It earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer on Screen at the RTS Awards.  She has since enjoyed a varied career on stage, film, radio and television; with roles in Being Human, Casualty, Misfits and The A Word.

Mark Bonnar

Mark Bonnar has worked extensively in the theatre and on television over the past 25 years.  He won a Scottish Bafta for his role as Colin Osbourne in BBC One's Unforgotten.  His performances in Appletree Yard and Eric, Ernie and Me also earned him a BPG Award.  His most recent work is in BBC Scotland's premier drama Guilt in which he plays the leading role of Max.

Lucy and Mark met during The Oxford Stage Company's tour of The Cherry Orchard in 2033 and they married in 2007.

Emma Naomi

Emma recently appeared as Elvira in Blithe Spirit (Duke of York's) and is due to appear in Professor T (ITV).  Credits also include Bridgerton (Netflix), The Barking Murders (BBC) and The Trial of Christine Keeler (BBC).

John Heffernan

John Heffernan's stage credits include work at the RSC, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre.  He has appeared in The Crown, Luther and the BBC's Dracula.  His radio work has recently involved covering himself in towels and duvets in his spare room and whispering into the wardrobe.  The neighbours have been giving lots of funny looks.

Adrian Richards

Adrian recently played Tim Allgood in Noises Off (The Garrick Theatre).  Other credits include The Winter's Tale and The Suicide (National Theatre), Eden (Hampstead Theatre) and Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham's Theatre).

Rosie Cavaliero

Rosie Cavaliero has appeared in various TV shows, the odd film and has been on stage now and again.  You may know her from Unforgotten, Friday Night Dinner, Gentleman Jack and Worzel Gummidge.

Cassie Bradley

Cassie is an actor and voice over artist born and raised in Nottingham.  Televison includes: McDonalds & Dodds (ITV), Jesus: His Life (Amazon/Discovery/History), Coronation Street (ITV), Torvill & Dean (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Coroner (BBC), Suspects (C5).  Theatre includes: Husbands and Sons (National Theatre), Posh (All Female, Pleasance), NT New Views (National Theatre), Every You, Every Me (Salisbury Playhouse), King Lear (National Theatre), Drywrite (Soho Theatre).  Radio includes: Your Story (BBC), Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy (BBC), Who's Got That Girl? (Harper Audio/Audible), How To Find Home (Audible).

Luke Thallon

Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s); Present Laughter (The Old Vic); Family Voices, The Room, (Harold Pinter); Cock (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Inheritance (Young Vic); Misalliance (Orange Tree Theatre); Albion (Almeida Theatre, nominated for the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award) and Bent (National Theatre).  Film includes: The Favourite.

Fay Castelow

Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s); The Audience (Nuffield Southampton); Man and Superman, After the Dance, Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Rover, The Witch of Edmonton, The White Devil, The Roaring Girl (RSC); The Thrill of Love (New Vic/St James); Cinderella, The Midnight Princess (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Barefoot in the Park (Yvonne Arnaud/National Tour); Rattingan’s Nijinsky, The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong); How To Be Another. Woman (Gate Theatre); The Guinea Pig Club (Trafalgar Studios); Audience/Mountain Hotel and Leaving (Orange Tree).  TV includes: Casualty, Emmerdale, Clique, Pure, Rellik, Father Brown, Inspector George Gently and Holby City.  Radio includes: Angel Pavement, Rumpole of the Bailey, Pilgrim, The Road to Durham, The Merchant of Venice, Missing Dates and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Clara Francis

Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s); Broken Glass (Palace Theatre, Watford); Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Union Theatre); Party Time, Titus Andronicus (Battersea Arts Centre); Jane Eyre (National Tour/Greenwich Theatre); Soho – A Tale of Table Dancers (RSC/Arcola Theatre);  Queuing For Everest, A View From The Bridge, Angels in America (Sheffield Crucible); Jackie: An American Life (Queens Theatre); The Magistrate (Chichester Festival Theatre/Savoy); Blood Wedding, Le Grand Meaulnes and The Crucible (Young Vic).  Television includes: Coming Up/Loveless, Fooling Hitler, Bella and the Boys and In Your Dreams.  Film includes: Disobedience, Under the Skin and Fingers Crossed.

Dorothea Myer-Bennett

Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s); Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Arcadia, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors (Tobacco Factory Theatre); While The Sun Shines, The Lottery of Love, The Philanderer (Orange Tree Theatre); Creditors, Miss Julie (Jermyn Street Theatre); Rosembaum’s Rescue (Park Theatre); Holy Shit (Kiln Theatre); The Winslow Boy (Chichester Festival Theatre); Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe/Lincoln Centre New York); Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe); Richard III, Uncle Vanya (West Yorkshire Playhouse); This Was a Man (The Finborough); The Fitzrovia Radio Hour (St James Theatre); The Spire (Salisbury Playhouse); The Misanthrope (Bristol Old Vic); Present Laughter (UK Tour); Hay Fever (Royal Exchange Theatre); She Stoops To Conquer (Birmingham Rep); Restoration (Headlong); Mendelssohn in Scotland (City of London Sinfonia) and The Tamer Tamed (The Globe/Sam Wanamaker Festival).  Television includes: Holby City, Plastic People and Jude the Obsure/Dead Man Talking.  Film includes: The Honourable Rebel, The Payback, The Orchard and Ladies.

Sebastian Armesto

Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s); King Lear, Wallenstein (Chichester Festival Theatre) Damned by Despair, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Rocket to the Moon (National Theatre); Anjin: The English Samurai (Thelma Holt/HoriPro Japan) and Alaska (Royal Court). Television includes: Silent Witness, Harlots, The Terror, Broadchurch, Apple Tree Yard, New Blood, Toast of London, Close of the Enemy, Coalition, Murder, Complicit, Parade’s End, Zen: Ratking, Little Dorritt, The Palace, The Tudors, The Rise & Fall of Rome, The Impressionists, The Virgin Queen, Doctor Who and Hawking.  Film includes: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tulip Fever, Copenhagen, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Anonymous, Bright Star and Marie Antoinette.  Sebastian co-founded the theatre company simple8 and has adapted and co-directed all of their productions to date.

Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss is largely composed of tea. He’s vaguely navigated a career in acting and writing for the last twenty five years but has recently branched out into cat burglary, leaving a monogrammed Eccles Cake at the scene of his crimes. He’s delighted to have performed in Berkhamsted as part of his probation.

Debra Gillett

Theatre credits include Noises Off at The Lyric theatre, The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse, Exit The King at The National Theatre, Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse, Young Chekhov: The Seagull & IvanovThree Days in the Country and A Small Family Business, all at the National Theatre,  Tartuffe at the Royal National Theatre, The Recruiting Officer at Chichester Festival Theatre, Plenty at the Albery Theatre, Vassa at the Almeida at the Albery, Beckett Shorts at the RSC and Blue Remembered Hills at the Royal National Theatre. Television credits include Call The Midwife, Cranford Chronicles, Doctor Who, Footprints in the Snow, Spooks, Dalziel & Pascoe and Cold Feet, Just William and Between The Lines.  Films include Bridget Jones’s Baby, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Notes on a Scandal and Breathtaking.

Adrian Scarborough

Adrian Scarborough has lived in Berkhamsted for 22 years. He can often be seen around town obediently trotting behind his brilliant wife.  He tries not to be seen riding his folding bicycle, or on his allotment haplessly hindering nature. That said, his Chioggia beetroot this season was the envy of Sunnyside. In his spare time he attempts to forge a career in the performing arts.

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton is delighted to have been part of The Berko Speakeasy, as she considers Berkhamsted the absolute Bees Knees.   She is currently working hard in her garden which she shares with Molly the dog and Carson the butler ….. so is thrilled to be out of the compost heap for a few hours.  She trained as an actress.

Geoffrey Palmer

Having been lucky to work with many of the Greats of his day - Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson and Paul Scofield, plus Arthur Askey, Harry Secombe, Jimmy James, Harry Worth and most of the Dames - Geoffrey now goes fishing.

Lydia Leonard

Lydia Leonard is a Tony Award nominated stage, film and television actor. She played  Anne Boleyn in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.  In television she had a lead role in James Woods’ Quacks and has appeared in the likes of Life in Squares, Whitechapel, Law and Order, Spooks, Casualty 1909, The 39 Steps, The Long Walk to Finchley and Jericho. The hotly anticipated Gentleman Jack in which she plays Marrianna Lawton is currently playing on BBC one.   Lydia’s stage productions include Oslo at the National and in the West End. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hecuba and the National Theatre's Time and the Conways. She appeared in both the original Donmar Theatre and West End productions of Frost/Nixon and played Jackie O in Martin Sherman's Onassis.   In film, she’s starred in Archipelago with Tom Hiddleston, The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch and Last Christmas (2019).

Caroline Sheen

Theatre - Lead roles in Nine to Five (Savoy); Under Milk Wood (Watermill), Kiss Me Kate (Kilworth), Crazy for You (Watermill), Only the Brave (WMC), City of Angels (Donmar), Putting it Together (St James), Rags (Lyric), Les Miserables (Palace and Queens), Mary Poppins - Helen Hayes Award (UK/US Tour), The Light in the Piazza (Curve), Dick Whittington (Barbican), Once in a Lifetime and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (NT), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium), The Witches of Eastwick (Drury Lane), Mamma Mia (Prince Edward), Into the Woods (Donmar), Grease (Cambridge/Victoria Palace). Film - Nativity Rocks, Les Miserables.  TV - The Rook, Press, Henry VIII Mind of a Tyrant, Doctors, Torchwood, Hotel Babylon. Radio - Friday Night is Music Night.  Solo Album Raise the Curtain, available on iTunes. 

Bessie Carter

Bessie Carter graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in July 2016. Her theatrical debut was JB Priestley's The Roundabout, at the Park Theatre. She then went on to be a part of King Lear, at the Old Vic and has since been in the BBC's adaptation of E.M Forster's Howards End,  ITV's Doc Martin and Baskerville at the Liverpool Playhouse. 

Joseph Millson

Joseph has been shouting in the evenings and mumbling in the mornings for a living for twenty something years. Most recent evening excursions include playing David Garrick in Mr Footes Other Leg in the West End and playing Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe. He is about to go shouting at the RSC playing The Rover in The RoverMost Recent mumbling in the mornings in front of cameras include leading roles in TV things such as Banished, The Last Kingdom, 24, Live Another Day, Penny Dreadful and significant film mumbling in The Chameleon , The Dead 2, I Give It A Year and Tango One.  Lots and lots of radio work, which often contains both shouting and mumbling . Most recently as Soames in The Forsythes and George Orwell in the rather epic Real George Orwell series.  Joseph is a proud Berkhamsted dweller. 

Julia Deakin

Julia has worked for over forty years in Theatre, Film TV and Radio.  Memorable  West End theatre work include: Title role in Educating Rita at The Piccadilly Theatre,  Sam Mendes' production of Oliver at London Palladium,  Noises Off at Comedy Theatre, Pride and Prejudice at the Old Vic theatre and On the Piste at  the Garrick theatre.  Numerous TV roles include  Holby City, Boomers, Loaded, Spaced, I’m Alan Partridge, Coronation Street, Oh Doctor Beeching and many more.  Films Include High Rise, Down Terrace, ( both with Ben Wheatley), Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Worlds End with Simon Pegg, Scoop ( Woody Allen), Liam (Steven Frears), Dancing Thru The Dark (  Willy Russell) and Mr Love ( David Putnam).

Jane Slavin

Film and TV appearances include Lewis, Clocking Off, Holby City, Casualty, The Bill, Falling Starr, Coronation Street, Doctors and many other things. She played Cathy Jordan in ITV’s Always and Everyone for three years and she’s toured the Theatre world, starring in Alan Ayckbourn’s Communicating Doors in London’s West End. She won the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award and has appeared in hundreds of plays for Radio 4.

Clive Hayward

Clive studied theatre at Royal Holloway College, London University, and went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alongside Berkhamsted’s very own Adrian Scarborough. Clive has now worked as a professional actor for almost 30 years. He works regularly at the National Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and for BBC Radio 4 as well as making the occasional detour into television with popular series such as Law and Order, Prime Suspect, East Enders, Doctors and Channel 4’s hit show of 2016 - The Windsors. He has recently completed a three-year stint in the West End with leading roles in Yes, Prime Minister, the musical Top Hat and Much Ado About Nothing.

Michael Simkins

Michael is a familiar face in both live theatre and on the screen, usually playing policemen or unsuspecting husbands.  He is also a best-selling author and journalist, which led Sir Ian McKellen to state, ‘It is thrilling Michael is having such success as a writer. Anything to keep him off the stage….’

William Rycroft

William Rycroft has been working professionally with books for the last five years and is currently Audience Development Manager for Waterstones. Before that he was a keen book-blogger and also a narrator of audio books. Basically, he likes books. In his previous life as an actor he enjoyed long runs in War Horse and The Woman in Black, stints with the RSC and National Theatre as well as many other theatrical appearances and the odd spot in a TV medical drama.

Alice Orr-Ewing

Alice trained at LAMDA and her first job was in The Scapegoat, a one-off drama for ITV. Since then, she has enjoyed parts in stage and screen, a particular highlight being Hayfever in the West End starring Felicity Kendal. She has most recently performed in Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham's Theatre and in A Very English Scandal for BBC One. 

Mattie Tucker

Mattie recently graduated from LAMDA - she currently works in a bar serving frequently rude customers, and in her free time she enjoys swimming, sleeping and watching daytime repeats of Come Dine With Me. She is very much a Christmassy person and is so excited to help bring the yule tide spirit to the Berko Speakeasy. 

Colm Gleeson

Colm Gleeson is a Dublin-born, London-based actor. He studied Drama Studies and English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, before moving to London to complete 2 years of training at LAMDA. Since graduating, he has worked extensively as an unemployed actor, casual musician, and aspiring writer.

Jane MacFarlane

Jane MacFarlane trained at The Poor School.  Her Theatre credits include Home, I’m Darling (NT/Clywd), Exit the King (NT), Mary Stuart (Almeida/Duke of Yorks), Divine Chaos of Starry Things (Stepping Out); The Lady from Dubuque (Workhouse Theatre); Leaves of Glass (Etcetera Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Merry Wives of Windsor, Camino Real, Troilus and Cressida, A Month in the Country (RSC); Good, MacBeth, The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, (Tron); Tall Tales (Communicado); Great Expectations (Traverse); The Railway Children (Nottingham Playhouse); Miss Julie (Theatre Royal Haymarket).  TV Credits – Pauline in Outlander.  Film Credits – Elaine in AURA (2018).

Jessica Watson

Jessicis a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts' MA program in Classical Acting. Born and raised in Canada, she moved to London to further her theatrical knowledge and she hasn't been scared off yet. When she's not on set or in the casting room, Jessica can be found reading, embroidering, climbing trees, or having a few too many glasses of wine and attempting to bake. She just finished filming in Derby and is delighted to be  in Berkhamsted for this lovely event!

Judy Flynn

Judy is best known for The House of Eliott, The Brittas Empire and Dinnerladies. More recently she appeared in Ackley Bridge and can soon be seen in Hollyoaks. She voices several characters in Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig. Her writing credits include plays and short stories, two of which have been broadcast on Radio 4.

Megan Cusack

Megan was born and raised in a tiny corner of Southern Ireland before, for some mad reason she decided to move to London to train at LAMDA and attempt to be an actor. Having graduated in July 2018 she’s already appeared on an episode of Doctors, as a loud, slightly irritating drama student. Type casting at its best. Most recently she’s been cast in Edna O’Briens The Country Girls at the Abbey theatre, Dublin. 

Lauren Cornelius

Lauren is a British actress born and raised in Camden, North London and ​is a graduate of Drama Studio London and ​is currently a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company.  Recent credits include David McVicar’s production of Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House, Jessica in Merchant of Venice (BBC Radio 3), Chloe in Polygamy for Girls (BBC Radio 4),  A Date With Shillelagh (short film), Margery Horsman in Holbein’s Skull (BBC Radio 4), Julie De La Mare in The Unforgiven (prequel to WAKING THE DEAD on BBC Radio 4), Jasmine in Earthquakes in London (directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair), and Leah in ​webseries ​That’s What She Said.

Steve Hay

Steve Hay is a boat-dwelling Oxford-based Scottish actor.  Recent television includes hit series Outlander, and as a voice artist on feature films MacBeth, Tommy's Honour, and television series In Plain Sight. Recent theatre includes Macbeth in a bi-lingual international co-production at Kyrgyzstan’s national theatre, Tomorrow Never Knows in Lodz, Poland and Too Long The Heart for Siege Perilous in Edinburgh. He plays lead roles in forthcoming films The Anatomist and The Hanging BranchSteve is also a regular reader and helps cast and direct Short Stories Aloud, curated by Sarah Franklin, and for John Retallack's Ruskin Theatre Platforms. He played JM Barrie in The Mythmakers in London's West End and in New York.  He has appeared in several music videos and is a founding member of the Oxford Actors Network, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers and Inspires networking group.  He also works for homeless charity Crisis, and used to be a journalist. Occasionally he still is.

Richard Galloway

A Northern Irish Born Actor who trained at Bretton Hall '07 and has worked professionally across the industry  since then.  Highlights include:  One man Show 'The Life and Soul' (Red Ladder), 'Home Truths' (Cardboard Citizens), 'Stones on his Pockets' (Contexture Theatre) and films 'The Rise' (Mischief Films) and 'The Pardoners Tale' (Oak Tree Films). In 2014 he co founded Buglight Theatre along with actress Keeley Lane which is now in its fourth year.

Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Margaret Cabourn-Smith's TV credits include Motherland, Miranda, Peep Show, Psychoville, Holby City and Fresh Meat. She's also a Radio 4 regular; popping up in John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Penny Dreadfuls, The Brig Society, In and Out of the Kitchen as well as podcasts such as The Guilty Feminist and Do The Right Thing.

Kevin Murphy

Born in Newry, County Down, Kevin first studied Drama at Trinity College Dublin before training as an actor at LAMDA.  Theatre credits include: One man play Honest (Bewleys Theatre Dublin), Juno and the Paycock (National Theatre & Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All The Luck, (King’s Head) Over The Bridge (Finborough) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curve, Leicester).  Television credits include: Warrior (HBO/Cinemax), Doctors (BBC), The Whistleblower (RTE), The Bill (ITV), The Year London Blew Up (CH4) and The Long Walk (BBC NI).

Melissa Berry

Melissa Berry is an actor, narrator and voice artist originally from South Wales. As well as loving being part of the Speakeasy troupe, she is also a regular member of the Short Stories Aloud team in Oxford and has narrated a wide variety of TV programmes over the years including Horizon, Ancient Apocalypse, Total Emergency and recent ads for RNIB and Moonpig (not the singing bit).  Last summer she wrote and performed her first work in progress solo show Though Lovers Be Lost at the OffBeat Festival in Oxford.. She is hoping to develop this further this year either as a theatre or radio play.

Wendy Nottingham

Wendy is best known for her collaborations with Mike Leigh, including the BAFTA award winning Vera Drake and Grief at The National. She reprised her recurring role of Mrs Crabbe in the final series of ITV’s Mr Selfridge and played new series regular Mary in Peaky Blinders. Most recently Wendy filmed A Children Act, alongside Emma Thompson, and performed in Diminished at the Hampstead theatre.

Emma Naomi

Emma has recently finished playing Krystal in Don Juan in Soho at The Wyndhams.  Other credits also include, This Man Right Here (Hen and Chickens) The Crucible (Bristol Old Vic) and Deathwatch (The Wyndhams), she has also appeared in the film Housegirl.

Nick Ewans

Nick has appeared in films including Shaun of the Dead, London to Brighton, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and 28 Days Later. TV includes Channel 4's feature length Krakatoa. Nick has appeared in one man shows at the Liverpool Playhouse and the Cochrane, other theatre includes One Last Surviving at the Lyric Hammersmith. He also regularly directs and performers stand-up.

Kaffe Keating

Kaffe Keating trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His work in theatre includes Johnny Got His Gun for Metal Rabbit; Posh at Nottingham and Salisbury Playhouses and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time for the National Theatre in the West End.

Anna-Marie Wayne

Anna-Marie’s professional career started at age 13 appearing in the ITV comedy series The Upper Hand and in Mr Bean. Her film work has included lead roles in Disappearing In America, Number One Longing, Number Two Regret and Spike.  UK stage credits include Solitary Confinement (ICA, The Mall), Best Friends (New End Theatre) and The Railway Children (King’s Head).  She is an ongoing part of the cast of her father Jeff ’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! 

Alex Wingfield

Having studied Music at Durham University, Alex trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated in July 2014. Since then, he has performed on stage in various roles, most recently appearing in The Railway Children at King's Cross Theatre.

Elizabeth Bower

Elizabeth Bower has appeared in Casualty and Silent Witness and played 'GP Melody Bell' for 2 years in BBC1 drama, Doctors, before being cast as feisty Spanish diva 'Anna' in Sky 1 comedy, Trollied. She will soon be appearing in 'The Secret Life of Boys' a new interactive comedy drama for the BBC. She also narrates novels for Penguin Audiobooks.

Will Harrison Wallace

Will's various stage work includes: Richard III (UK Tour); The Water Engine (Old Vic Tunnels); View from the Bridge (Broadway Theatre, Catford); Marriage (Brady Arts); Save Me (Union Theatre); A Respectable Wedding (Waterloo East Theatre); Peckham: The Soap Opera (Royal Court); A Woman of No Importance (Clandon Park); Merchant of Venice (The Cambria); The Corruption of Dorian Gray (The Lion and Unicorn) and  Lovers' Vows in various theatres in Surrey.  He will shortly be seen as J.Edgar Hoover in an adaptation of the Stephen King short story The Death of Jack Hamilton.   Will trained at ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts).

Matt Rippy

Matt grew up in Houston, Texas where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and later became a Young Company Member at Alley Repertory Theatre. Matt ran away with the Reduced Shakespeare Company in 1996 and has appeared with them in five productions in the West End, Broadway and around the world. Film credits include Beyond the Sea, Day of the Dead, Boogieman 3, Jack Ryan and The Monuments Men. On TV, Matt has been seen on Torchwood, Jonathan Creek, Wild West, Cracker, Bonekickers, Ultimate Force and Secret Diary of a Callgirl. Matt recently wrote The Bubble Bath, a short film due to shoot late 2014, and is currently working on his first full length stage play.

Richard Henders

Richard's theatre credits include Noises Off and Company (West End) 55 Days at Hampstead Theatre, The White Guard, The Cherry Orchard,  Summerfolk, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Caroline or Change, The Merchant of Venice, Candide, Oh! What a Lovely War and Anything Goes all at the National Theatre. Pacific Overture (Olivier award Nomination) at the Donmar Warehouse.

Television credits include Holby City, Kingdom, The Inspector Lynley mysteries, The Chronicles of Narnia, Oranges are not the only fruit and Cadfael.

Claire Winsper

Claire’s theatre credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, in the West End.  Afterlife, Never So Good, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Anything Goes and Singin’ in the Rain, all at the National Theatre.  La Cage Aux Folles and The Witches of Eastwick in the West End and Acorn Antiques and Sunset Boulevard on tour.

Claire's other Theatre credits include Cinderella at The Old Vic, The Prince of Fire, Greenwich Theatre and The Cinderella Hunt at BAC.

Keith Drinkel

Keith Drinkel started his television work for Granada as Philip Ashton in A Family At War. Other television work has included the title role in The Higgler; Carter Brandon in two series of I Didn't Know You Cared and more recently in Casualty; EastEnders and Judge John Deed. Recent television performances were Bob, Liz Macdonald's dodgy boyfriend in Coronation Street, and Terry Kinney in Midsomer Murders. He guest-starred in an episode of Doctors which was seen last year.

His stage work has included seasons at Chichester and with The Actors' Company. Favourite parts have included the title roles in Volpone and Cyrano de Bergerac (Salisbury); Claudius in Hamlet (Ipswich); Iago in Othello (Chester). In London he starred opposite Rula Lenska in Double Double at the Fortune Theatre; and opposite Joanne Whalley in Kate at the Bush.

Keith has worked extensively on radio and has been a member of the Radio Drama Company twice. His own adaptation of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray as a one man stage performance has played successfully throughout England and at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival. He has played Laurence Olivier in a new play at the Old Red Lion, which he repeated on Radio 4 with Roy Hudd as Max Miller. 

Jaz Deol

Jaz has performed in theatre: Snookered (Bush/Tamasha Theatre), Snow Queen (Unicorn/Trestle Arts), King Lear (Young Vic), Doctor Faustus (Present Moment) and Cymberline (NYT); in film: Cleanskin (UK Film  Studio PLC), Halal Chai (Color Pictures); and on radio: Salman Tassar (BBC Radio 4).  Jaz is a two times winner of the Triforce Promotions Monologue Slam.

Adam Loxley

Credits include: Mucky Kid / Theatre 503, Big Ask / Riverside Studios, Bush Bazaar / Bush Theatre. Adam has also featured in Lee Nelson's Well Good Show on BBC3 and is one third of This Glorious Monster a comedy group who have recently been commissioned to produce original comedy for Hatrick Productions and PIAS comedy.

Anna Savva

Anna  has appeared on TV,  most recently in EastEnders and Law and Order UK.  On stage, Anna was nominated by Time Out for Best Actress as Frida Kahlo in Frida and Diaego.  This summer she performed a one woman play in Macedonia.  She has performed in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Berlin, Cyprus and New York and theatres in the UK.

John Lynn

John Lynn trained at the Irish Film Actors Studio and works as both an actor and stand up comedian. John has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival and appeared on RTE's Liffey Laugh's, BBC's One Night Stand and TV3's The Third Policeman's Ball.  He is the author of one novel.

Mark Weinman

Theatre credits include So Here We Are and Noodles (Royal Exchange), Captain Amazing (Soho Theatre/Live UK Tour), Prime Time, The Bash and Sergeant Musgraves Bash (Royal Court), Still Killing Time and Eating Ice Cream on Gaza Beach (Soho Theatre)
Herons (Stephen Joseph/Manchester Library Theatre) Fastburn (Knee High Theatre) The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse) The Emperor Jones (National Theatre) Nettles (Contact Theatre) Selling Clive (Lost Theatre) Step 9 (of 12) (New Brittania Theatre Barrow Hill (Finborough Theatre) Edmond (Theatre Royal Haymarket/Masterclass) Prophecy (Baz Theatre) Sandy 123 (The Roundhouse) Amphibians (Offstage Theatre) and Sherlock Holmes (Italian tour).  Television and film credits include The Gamechangers (BBC) Humans (CH4) The People Next Door (CH4) Episodes (BBC) and Burning (Tantrum Films).

Abigail Richardson

After growing up in France, Abigail moved to London to train as actress.  She recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Her roles include Marlene in Top Girls and Joanne in Company.

Nicola Harrison

Theatre includes: Three Generations of Women (Greenwich and UK tour) Albion (Bush Theatre) Time and the Conways (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh) Fewer Emergencies (The Print Room) Fen (Finborough) Blackbird (Norwich Playhouse) Tryst (Grid Iron/Stavanger Festival), The Unconquered (Stella Quines/UK and NYC) The Glass Menagerie (Royal Lyceum) Ravenhill For Breakfast (Paines Plough) Stoopud Fucken Animals (Traverse) Once Upon a Dragon (Grid Iron) Angels Among The Trees (Nottingham Playhouse) Snow White (Tall Stories/New Victory Theatre Broadway NYC) The Last Valentine (Almeida).  TV includes:  Call the Midwife, Cuffs, DoctorsMy Mad Fat DiaryHollyoaks, MaydayEmmerdaleMisfitsMicro MenMedea.  Film: Marrowbone, The ImpossibleMy Brother the DevilControlCloseHeaven On Earth.


Rose Scarborough - Production Manager
Liz Penny - Executive Producer