Trained at Oxford School of Drama and (uncannily) studied art history at Oxford, as well as violin and voice at The Royal Academy of Music. Theatre includes: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Oxford Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Blenheim Palace), Suddenly Last Summer (Hampstead), and The Folk Contraption (Old Vic Tunnels).
Christopher Tester – Adam
Trained at Central. Theatre includes: Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (UK tour; New Wolsey/Night Light), I Still Get Excited When I See a Ladybird (Theatre 503), Blue/Orange (Tobacco Factory, Bristol & UK tour), Love and Other Games (Etcetera), Pride & Prejudice (European tour), Cyrano de Bergerac (White Bear), The Hypochondriac (English Touring Theatre), The Alchemist and Breakfast with Emma (Rosemary Branch), Macbeth (Catford Broadway), Rough for Theatre II (Oxford Playhouse), Measure for Measure (Roar Theatre), Crave (Underbelly, Edinburgh) and his own one-man adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s Diary of a Madman (Rosemary Branch/Underbelly). christophertester.co.uk
Jacob Dunn – Sammy
Trained at ArtsEd. Theatre includes: Little Pieces of Love (Southwark Playhouse), Farewell, Sister (New Diorama), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Roar Theatre) and the forthcoming Caligula (Ashes & Diamonds). Film: Scrutiny (Elson Media).
Kellie Batchelor – Sarah
Trained at Drama Studio, London. Theatre includes: The Night Before Christmas (Hen & Chickens/Bike Shed, Exeter), Here (Tristan Bates) and Private Lives (Canal Café) for Signal Theatre Company, all of which she also produced; Somewhere Over The Westway, Ready, Steady, Date and Octopus Pie (all Edinburgh), Under the Blue Sky and Closer (Soho), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Canal Café), The Snow Queen (Chelsea Centre) and Kingdom on Earth (Landor). Film includes: Kin (A10 Films) and the shorts The Eye of the Needle and Fund This. Kellie is a volunteer for Scene & Heard.
Simon Block – Writer
Theatre includes: Everything is Illuminated, Hand in Hand, No Exp Req’d and Chimps (all Hampstead) and Not a Game for Boys (Royal Court). Television includes: The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (Channel 4; BAFTA nominated – best writer/best single drama) creating Trust and writing episodes of Casualty, Hotel Babylon, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Attachments for the BBC and of Lewis and Wire in the Blood for ITV.
Robert Wolstenholme – Director
Studied directing at Drama Studio, London and on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Programme. Directing includes: The Night Before Christmas (Hen & Chickens/Bike Shed, Exeter), Here (Tristan Bates) and Private Lives (Canal Café) for Signal Theatre Company; Brotherly Love (Counting House, Edinburgh), Gilbert is Dead (Hoxton Hall), One Minute (Courtyard), Guerilla/Whore (Tabard), The Unattended (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), This to This (Union/Colour House), If No One Loves You, Change (King’s Head), Bash (Hen & Chickens), Closer (Landor), Road (Croydon Clocktower), Love & Understanding and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Etcetera), Octopus Pie (Landor & Edinburgh), Dracula (Drayton Court), Mother Tongue (Oval House), Sleeping Nightie (White Bear), The Razorblade Cuckoo (Link Theatre); Can You Keep a Secret? and Was He Anyone? (Croydon Youth Theatre); the shorts Opportunity of a Lifetime (Pleasance, London), Soyuz 40 and wltm (Southwark), Gift (King’s Head) and A Snow Scene (White Bear); numerous rehearsed readings including for the Bush, the Finborough and Old Vic/New Voices, and at the Actors’ Centre, SOAS and Soho Theatre for Amnesty International. Robert is a volunteer for Scene & Heard.
Christopher Hone – Design
Studied theatre design at Nottingham Trent University. Theatre includes: Here (Tristan Bates) for Signal Theatre Company; Guerilla/Whore, Ruddigore, Cinderella, Just So and Stiffed! (Tabard), Coyote Ugly, Italian American Reconciliation and The Time of Your Life (Finborough), The Lesson, Vincent in Brixton, Romeo & Juliet, A Taste of Honey, Hamlet and Othello (international tours), One Minute (Courtyard), Gawkagogo Freakshow (national tour), Dorian Gray and Romeo & Juliet (Leicester Square), Gilbert is Dead (Hoxton Hall), Super Situation (Theatre 503 & Bongo Club, Edinburgh), Rip Her to Shreds (Old Red Lion) and Over Here! (Saban Theatre, Los Angeles). TV includes: the complete studio re-design of QVC, Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Hollyoaks & numerous commercials and virals.
Danielle Steen – Lighting and Sound Design
Currently in the 2nd Year of the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre course at University of Essex, Colchester Institute. Theatre includes: Brotherly Love (Counting House), The Artisan (Sin Club) and How to Get Almost Anyone to Want to Sleep With You (Assembly), all in Edinburgh.
Tiziana Silvestre – Movement
Currently training on the MA movement course at Central. Previously trained as an actress – theatre includes work with Grotowski and Barba and in Commedia Dell’Arte and mime.