We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, between the years 1884 and 1915 (Bush Theatre); Tartuffe (Birmingham Rep); Absurd Person Singular, Surprises, My Wonderful Day (Stephen Joseph Theatre/National Tour/59E59 Theatre); One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Sheffield Crucible/Eclipse Theatre Company tour); Blue/Orange (Arcola); The Mountaintop (Derby Playhouse): The 13 Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo (RSC);Carrot (Theatre503); Madblud, FamilyMan, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Big White Fog (Almeida); The Firework Maker's Daughter (Lyric Hammersmith/Told By An Idiot tour)
Doctor Who, Holby City, Bellamy's People, Mongrels, Mouth to Mouth, Grange Hill (BBC); The Bill (ITV); Skins (Company Pictures)
The Case of Mr H, The Aeneid, Richest Man in Britain, Sacred Hearts, No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Snake, Short Ride to Dusseldorf, The Lysistrata Project, Four Four Straight-Town, Hold My Breath (All for BBC Radio); Currently the voice of JACKfm2 107.9fm
FRAYED, a short film written by Ayesha, premiered at the 51st New York Film Festival in 2013 and is available on indieflix.com
2005 Norman Beaton Fellowship Award winner;
2010 TMA Best Supporting Performance in a Play, for Alan Ayckbourn's My Wonderful Day, for which she also received a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Play.
Theatre includes: Henry V (Michael Grandage Company),The Tempest
and Gabriel (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Garrick)
and Six Pictures of Lee Miller (RADA).Blue Stockings(RADA),
The Seven Deadly Sins(Bridgewater hall)
Television includes : Endeavour and This September.
Film:The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart and Join My Band
Nominated for Ian Charleson Award (The Tempest and Henry V)
Training: London Drama Centre
Theatre includes: Ghosts (Rose Theatre and Tour), A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre), Gabriel, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Deep Blue Sea, Rattigan’s Nijinsky, The Master Builder, Taking Sides/ Collaboration, Scapin, The Government Inspector (Chichester Festival Theatre), Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre and tour), Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Rep), Hamlet, Interior (Young Vic), The Consultant (Theatre 503), Pressure Drop (On Theatre/Wellcome Collection), Deep Cut (Sherman Theatre/ Tour), Under the Greenwood Side (The Opera Group), A Number (Salisbury Playhouse Studio), On Religion (Soho Theatre), An Inspector Calls (Australian Tour), Jackets (Studio 503), The Lunatic Queen, (Riverside Studios), The Crucible (Birmingham Rep), 100 (Imaginary Theatre Company tour of Brazil & Australia, The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Theatr Clwyd), The Clearing, The Mill on the Floss, A Doll’s House (Shared Experience), Luther, Albert Speer, Widowers’ Houses, An Enemy of the People, The Oedipus Trilogy, Countrymania, The Wandering Jew, Animal Farm, The Rivals, The Orestia, The Nativity/ The Passion (National Theatre), Amadeus (Old Vic), Caravan (Bush Theatre), An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre), Way Upstream (Sheffield Crucible), Private Lives, A Comedy of Errors, Little Murders (Royal Exchange), Lady From the Sea (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Lyric), A Doll’s House, Hamlet (ETT), No Remission (Midnight Theatre Company), The Price (Oxford Stage Company), Juno & the Paycock (Contact Theatre, Manchester), Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), Hess is Dead (RSC at the Almeida), Man of Mode, The Constant Couple, The Plain Dealer (RSC), Loving Reno (Bush Theatre).
Television includes: Foyle’s War, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Holby City, This is Personal, The Bill, Coronation Street, Out of the Blue, Dalziel and Pascoe, Prime Suspect, Ruth Rendell, Boon, Tell Tale, Underbelly, Maigret, A Wanted Man, The Campbells, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Twist, In the Secret State, Pickwick Papers, The Invisible Man.
Radio includes: Bethlehem Tales, Ulysses: Bloomsday, An English Tragedy, Deep Cut (New York Festivals - 2011 World's Best Radio Programs™ Winner), All the Birds of the Air, The Dutch Mariner.
Film includes: 1984
Theatre includes: Wanted! Robin Hood, (Manchester Library Theatre), The Kite Runner, (Nottingham Playhouse/Liverpool Playhouse/Brighton Festival), Arabian Nights, (Manchester Library Theatre), Festa, (The Young Vic), Baghdad Wedding, (Soho Theatre), Salt Meets Wound, (Theatre 503), How Many Miles to Basra?, (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Angels Among The Trees, (Nottingham Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Harold Pinter Theatre and international tour), Rose Rage (HenryVI), (Haymarket Theatre Royal), Change of Heart, (New End Theatre), Ramayana, (Royal National Theatre- Olivier), Dial ‘M’ For Murder, (Frankfurt English Theatre), Twelfth Night, The Comedy Of Errors, Henry V, Propeller Theatre Company (UK and international tours).
Television: Game Of Thrones, Case Histories 2, Come Follow Me (US), Doctors (BBC), Jo Le Grand (Canal +), 90210 (CBS), EastEnders, Spooks, Silent Witness, 10 Days To War (BBC), Path To 9/11 (ABC), Hannibal (BBC), Reebus, The Bill, Agatha Christie’s Marple (ITV), Agony, David-The Bible (Time Warner), Uncle Jack and Cleopatra’s Mummy (CBBC).
Film: RED2, Krish And Lee, Awakened, Apostle Peter And The Last Supper, Camilla Through The Looking Glass, Pimp, Extraordinary Rendition, Kingdom Of Heaven Radio: Baghdad Wedding (BBC)
Training: Rose Bruford College, mask work and clowning with John Wright, Forum Theatre with Augusto Boal and physical theatre with Shared Experience.
Theatre includes: Albany to Ian McKellen’s King Lear (RSC), John Rivers/Brocklehurst/Pilot in Jane Eyre (Shared Experience),Pericles in Pericles (Royal National Theatre Education), The Marriage of Figaro (Watermill Theatre), Dick Turpin’s Last Ride (Bury Theatre Royal) The Sensualist (Arts Theatre), working with Arnold Wesker on the world premiere of his Blood Libel (Norwich Playhouse) and seasons at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, New Wolsey Theatre (most recently as Widow Twankey in Aladdin), Colchester Mercury, Westcliff Palace, Royal Northampton, Palace Watford, Swan Worcester, Perth Theatre and many others.
Television includes: Spies of Warsaw, Broadside, EastEnders (twice), Doctors, Night & Day, Undercover Heart, London Bridge, To Play the King, Bomber Harris, Strife. Film: Before You Go (director Lewis Gilbert), King Lear (director Trevor Nunn), Leave to Remain (director Henrique Goldman), The Kid (Director Nick Moran).
Julian has written and directed several plays for Eastern Angles with Pat Whymark (most recently, Dial M For Murgatroyd). For Romany Theatre Co. he wrote The Ursitory, an adaptation of the first ever Romany novel.
As Associate director at the Frinton Summer Theatre 2004-10 he directed Sleuth, Family Circles, Private Lives, Relatively Speaking, Elsie & Norm’s “Macbeth”, Intimate Exchanges, Say Who You Are, Marsh House, The Mystery of Irma Vep.
He and partner Patricia Whymark, run Common Ground Theatre Company, based in Suffolk, developing their own style of music/physical theatre.
Theatre credits include: Pick One/Church…(Theatre Uncut for The Young Vic), I'm With The Band (Traverse Theatre/Edinburgh and UK Tour) Casablanca (Future Cinema), Sluts Of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre), Titanic (MAC Theatre), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), Blue Surge (Finborough Theatre), The Water Engine (Old Vic), Clockwork Orange (Citizens Theatre), A Map Of The Region (NT Studio), Closer (Northampton Royal Theatre), Through The Glass (National Theatre), Recruiting Officer (Litchfield), Something Cloudy Something Clear (Finborough Theatre), The Homecoming (Manchester Royal Exchange), Lulu (Almeida), Journey’s End (Drill Hall), Trips (Birmingham Rep Theatre), Le Bourgeois Gentlehomme (Upstairs at The Gatehouse).
Film and Television include: The Brother (Kemistry Films), Frontier (Raw TV), Casualty (BBC TV), My Horrible Love (My Horrible Love Films), Fired! (Big Bright Lights), The British (Nutopia), London’s Burning (Juniper), The King’s Head (Asylum Films), Locock (Stromme Films), Simon’s Making A Film (Nothing To See Here Productions), Survivors (BBC TV), Holby Blue Series 1&2 (BBC TV/Kudos), EastEnders (BBC TV), Goldplated (Channel 4), The Bill (Talkback Thames), The Rise and Fall of Rome: Revolution (BBC TV), Blackbeard (Dangerous Films), Holby City (BBC TV), Stagknight (Stagefright), Tomorrow’s Forecast (Satellite Pictures), Silent Witness (BBC TV), Sex And Lies (Blast Films), Serious And Organised (Company), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC TV), Four Feathers (Miramax), Long Time Dead (Working Title 2), Running Time (Interactor), All The Kings Men (BBC TV), Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (Carnival Films), Great Expectations (BBC TV), Unsuitable Job For A Woman (Ecosse).
James is Artistic Director for Defibrillator theatre company with directing credits including, The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams and Hard Feelings by Doug Lucie.
Theatre includes: Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre), York Mystery Plays 2012 (York Theatre Royal), The King James Bible: The Gospel According to Mark, Hamlet, Welcome to Thebes (NT), The Winters Tale (Headlong Theatre), Troilus and Cressida, Little Eyolf, Romeo and Juliet (RSC).
Television includes: Borgia, The Whale, Poirot: Elephants Can Remember, Ripper Street, Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words.
Film includes: Dracula, Richard II, The Last Legion.
Ferdinand received commendation at the Ian Charleson Awards for his work in Hamlet at the NT.
Theatre includes: Missing In Action (Proteus Theatre) The Secret Garden (Proteus Theatre), Peter Pan (360 Theatre), Grimms - The Final Chapter (Horla), The Thought That Counts (Theatre-Rites), The Nutcracker And The Mouse King (Oxfordshire Touring Theatre), Farting Around in Disguises (Ken Campbell), The Oddysey (Icon Theatre), Fairy Tale Heart (Hampstead Theatre), You Can't Keep a Good Story Down (Empty Space), The Winslow Boy (Birmingham Rep).
His first stage appearance was ages just 5 months old in Ken Campbell's epic 24 hour cycle play The Warp.
Film: The Silent Storm (to be released late 2014).
Training: Birmingham Conservatoire (Masters and Honours degrees in Music Performance) and Drama Studio London (Postgraduate Acting).
Theatre include; Alithea in Loves, Lies and Lust (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Musical Director/Ensemble for Consider This (Guildford Electric Theatre), Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Artix Theatre, Bromsgrove), Olga in Les Mains Sales (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham), Lead Musician/Ensemble in The Dark Entry (Canterbury Festival), Band Musician in The Wizard of Oz (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Ines in No Exit (Hexagon Theatre, Birmingham), Musical Director for Summer Holiday and Their Scarves were Red (Highbury Youth Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, Measure for Measure, and Henry V (open air tours including the RSC Dell), Dick Whittington and the title role of Aladdin (Regional Tours).
Training: Simon trained at Drama Centre
Theatre includes: Cornelius (Finborough & 59E59 Theater, New York), Billy Chickens Is A Psychopath Superstar (Latitude), Accomplice (Menier Chocolate Factory), Laburnum Grove (Finborough), Descent (Old Vic Tunnels), The Sound Of Every Car Crashing At Once; Blue On Blue; Trolls; Decade:2008; You Shouldn't Have; Two Storm Wood (Theatre503), The Hotel; A Number (Edinburgh Festival), Spud And Moose (Old Red Lion), Check Out (BAC), Good Times Roll (Royal Festival Hall), Something Sweet (Southwark Playhouse), Enemies (Almeida), Aristophane’s Peace; The Bacchae; The Persians (Odeon & Kourion; Cyprus amphitheatres), The Hebrew Lesson (New End Theatre), The Plebeians Rehearse The Uprising (Arcola), Victory Over The Sun (New Factory) and Julius Caesar (Barbican).
Filmed work includes: Freshwater, Wannabes, Billy, The Sky In Bloom and Screwed.
Training: Drama Centre
Theatre includes: Sparkle and Dark's The Clockmaster (National Tour), Weasle/Otter Wind in the Willows (Festival in Germany); Samura in The Girl with No Heart (Sparkle and Dark tour); Ana in Olga’s Room (Arcola); Freia in Rhinegold (The Yard); Hyena in Mervyn Peake's Noah’s Ark (Blue Elephant) and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cochrane).
Martin is delighted to be involved in Venice Preserv’d having recently performed with the Rose Theatre, Southwark’s production of Edward II. On television in the net couple of months is Martin’s chapter of 50 Ways to Kill your Lover to be followed by Brothers in the Suburbs, a dark and disturbing feature film set in the industrial waste lands of South Wales. Marin has over three decades of TB under his belt. Favourite work includes Tiger Bay and Backup.
Having trained at LAMDA Martin is hoping this production will offer an opportunity to revisit some of the Historical Dance lessons that led to the founding of The Actors’ Dance Company. A resident of Brighton married to Emma a magazine publisher and father to three boys, (“all now bigger than me”) if nothing else the daily commute to Greenwich will force him to complete that plays he’s always been writing.
MIGUEL H TORRES UMBA
Trained: Superior Academy of Arts, Bogata, Columbia and International School of Corporeal Mime, London.
Theatre includes: dancer in Branded (Old Vic Theatre) physical actor in Liz & Di London College of Fashion, Be lonely with me, (Energyinmotion) and Buster Silver Screen, One taste theatre; Mime artist in FIT CBBC.
For Secret Cinema: Future Cinema presents Ghostbusters, Watchmen, Black and White Cat and Casablanca, Secret Cinema Presents The Story of Anvil, Bugsy Malone, Alien, Blade Runner, Laurence of Arabia The Red Shoes, The Battle of Algiers, The Third Man, The Shawshank Redemption. Miguel Is currently part of the cast of Secret Cinema presents the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Miguel's passion for Carnival Arts and Parades have brought him to work for Mandinga Arts as a performer, Dancer and choreographer in festivals and carnivals around the UK including Nottinghill Carinval, Thames festival in London, the Night of Festivals in Nottingham and The launching of the UK Centre for Carnival Arts In Lutton.
Training: Italia Conti Academy
Theatre includes: Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse, directed by Josie Rourke), Titus Andronicus (RSC, directed by Michael Fenitmen); A Mad World, My Masters (RSC, directed by Sean Foley); Candide (RSC, directed by Lindsey Turner); Damned by Despair (National Theatre, directed by Bijan Shebani); Romeo & Juliet (Stafford Open Air, directed by Peter Rowe); Shorts Shattered (Landor Theatre, directored by Mandi Symonds); Angelica Tales (Theatre Royal Stratford East, directed by Rikki Beadle- Blair); Blood, Sweat & Tears (Extant Theatre, directed by Stefan Davies); The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol (Edinburgh Fringe 2011, directed by Sue Colgrave); The Fiddler (Unicorn Theatre, directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo); Life On The Stairs (UK tour, directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo).
Television includes: Doctors (BBC, directed by Jordan Hogg).
Film includes: Onway Film (directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo); 12-The Damaged Race (directed by Aml Ameen); Flashmob (directed by Naeem Mahmood); Next Day (directed by Selina Osei).
Training: Ashley trained at Guildhall.
Theatre includes: Henry V (Noel Coward), Fences (Duchess/Theatre Royal, Bath), Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible), Belong and Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court), Richard II and King Lear (Donmar Warehouse), Danton’s Death (NT), Oliver! (London Palladium) and Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych).
Television includes: Lenny Goes to Town and Axon.
Awards include: 2013 Ian Charleson Award for Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible).
Olivia Hope Butler
Isobel Hobby Norris
David Hall Philip
Armani Quarrington Gray
Jeremiah Bent Russel
Yanique – Ladalia West