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.
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.
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….’
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 is about to start working on A Very English Scandal for BBC One.
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.
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 Theatre), Blackbird (Norwich Playhouse), Tryst (Grid Iron/Stavanger Festival), The Unconquered (Stella Quines/UK and NYC), The Glass Menagerie (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), 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 Theatre). TV: Call the Midwife, Cuffs, Doctors, My Mad Fat Diary, Hollyoaks, Mayday, Emmerdale, Misfits, Micro Men, Medea. Film: Marrowbone, The Impossible, My Brother the Devil, Control, Close, Heaven On Earth.
William Rycroft is the Community Manager at Vintage Books, 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.
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 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). He will soon be starting rehearsals for The Corruption of Dorian Gray (The Lion and Unicorn) playing Lord Henry Wotton and later in the Summer will be playing Baron Wildenhaim in Lovers' Vows in various theatres in Surrey.
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 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’s 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.