Kellie Batchelor – JACKIE
For Signal, Kellie has played Sarah in A Place at the Table (Tristan Bates), Cherry in The Night Before Christmas (Hen & Chickens/Bike Shed, Exeter), Cath in Here (Tristan Bates) and Amanda in Private Lives (Canal Café), all of which she also co-produced.
Other theatre includes: Somewhere Over The Westway, Ready, Steady, Date and Octopus Pie (all Edinburgh), Under the Blue Sky and Closer (Soho Theatre Studio), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Canal Café), The Snow Queen (Chelsea Centre) and Kingdom on Earth (Landor). Film includes: Kin (A10 Films) and the short Fund This.
Thomas Craig – VINCE
Theatre includes: The Club (Edinburgh/Old Red Lion), Rita Sue & Bob Too (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Disappeared and The Kitchen (Royal Court), Billy Budd (Sheffield Crucible) and Biloxi Blues (Manchester Library).
On television, Tom is best known as Tommy Harris in Coronation Street, Simon Goddard in Where The Heart Is and as Inspector Brackenreid in seven series of Murdoch Mysteries; other TV includes: Blue Murder, Holby City, Dangerfield, Soldier Soldier, Common as Muck and Prime Suspect.
Film includes ID and Navigators, directed by Ken Loach.
Samantha Edmonds – LAUREN
Theatre includes: Under the Blue Sky (Royal Court), Noise (Soho), The Gate (Orange Tree) and Wasted (Old Red Lion).
On television, Sam is best known as nurse Helen Chatsworth in Casualty; other TV includes: Hustle, The Bill, Silent Witness, Doctors, Preston Front, Original Sin, Chef, Men of the World, The Life and Times of Henry Pratt, Teenage Health Freak, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Gone to the Dogs.
Film includes: Too Much Too Young, The Young Poisoners’ Handbook and Betsy and Leonard.
Lisa Kay – PAULINE
Theatre includes: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, Troilus & Cressida, As You Like It and The Winter’s Tale (all Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Witness for the Prosecution and Absurd Person Singular (Bill Kenwright tours), My Mother Said I Never Should (Salisbury) and Murderer (Menier Chocolate Factory).
On television, Lisa is best known as nurse Carol Cassidy in Heartbeat; other TV includes: Vera, Death in Paradise, New Tricks, DCI Banks, Hidden, The Other Child, Casualty, Wallis & Edward, The Murder Room, The Brief, Doctors, Foyle’s War, 55 Degrees North, Holby City, Final Demand, Goodbye Mr Steadman, My Uncle Silas, Without Motive and Throw Away the Key.
Film includes: Born of War, Breaking & Entering directed by Anthony Minghella, Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Chicken Run.
Ben McGregor – CARL
Shang-a-Lang is Ben’s professional theatre debut.
Television includes: Holby City, Gary Tank Commander, Sex & the Chippy, Indian Doctor, Fresh Meat, Baker Boys, Doctors and Young Dracula.
Film includes: The Machine and Jolene: The Indie Folk Star.
Tom Woodward – REDCOAT/MAN/WOODY
Trained at Drama Studio, London, graduating in 2013.
Theatre includes: Abenaazer and the Genie in Aladdin (tour) and Don’t Disturb the Driver (The Space).