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West End Cast

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Samson Ajewole

Cooper

Samson trained at the BRIT School and Bird College in London.

 

Theatre Credits; Sohovik/Commissioner in Damn Yankees (The Landor Theatre) Fleetwood in The Life  (English Theatre, Frankfurt) & Jacob in La Cage Aux Folles (2017 UK Tour) for Bill Kenwright Productions.

 

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery marks Samson’s West End debut.

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Jenna Augen

Ruth Monaghan

Jenna Augen (Ruth)-- Theatre: The Knowledge (Charing Cross Theatre), The Witches (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Bad Jews (UK THEATRE AWARD. Arts Theatre West End, St. James Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal), The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Rufus Norris' Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep), Chicken Soup With Barley (Royal Court), The Boys From Syracuse, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), A Murder Is Announced (The Lyceum, Arrow Rock), The Gondoliers (Sierra Madre Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Grove Theatre Center), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Wilton Playshop).

Film and T.V.: Episodes (Hat Trick Productions), The Night Watch (BBC), Penelope in the Treehouse (Disney Channel) Josephine and the Roach (Short).

Voiceover/Radio: Beauty and the Beast Live Action Audiobook (Nominated 2017 Voice Arts Award --Children's Audiobook Narration), Lost in a Book Audiobook (Disney Audio), A Year at the Races (BBC Radio 4), Chicken Soup With Barley (BBC Radio 3).

Training: RADA.

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Jack Baldwin

Officer Shuck

Jack Baldwin

Trained at LAMDA

Theatre

The Play that Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre), Hamlet (Park Theatre), The Time of Your Life (Finborough), The Sessions (Royal Albert Hall), What the Butler Saw (MacOwen), The Exquisite Corpse (Southwark Playhouse), The Wedding Reception (Edinburgh/London), Twelfth Night (Cockpit), Dare Me to the Desert (King’s Head),  As You Like it (Cockpit), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chelsea Theatre), To the Green Fields Beyond (Linbury Studio), Messiah (The Bunker), Can-Can (MacOwen), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Greenwood), The Expeditionary Force (National tour), The Shakespeare Conspiracy (Chelsea Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Linbury Studio), 10x10x10 (Pleasance)

Film

The Rochdale Pioneers; Henry IV, part I; A Political Life; Ballad of the Lonely Highwayman

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Leonard Cook

Robin Freeboys

Training: LAMDA

 

Theatre includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (original West End Company). Robert Grove in The Play That Goes Wrong (West End). 

 

Credits whilst training include: Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Trevor in Pond Life, Mephistopheles in Faustus, Lord Touchwood in The Double Dealer, Aegisthus in The Orestia, Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi, Murph in Gaucho, Triletsky in Platonov and Britt Craig in Parade.

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Sam Fogell

Sam Monaghan

Samuel graduated from East 15 Acting School with a BA Hons in Physical Theatre in 2015.

Theatre includes: The Donkey Show (Pride Camden) and The Marked (Theatre Temoin).

Theatre whist training: Haroun and the Sea of Stories; Go Solo!; The Passage; Road and The Trial.

Samuel is delighted to be making his West End debut and would like to thank his family and friends for their support.

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Matt Hunt

Mitch Ruscitti

 Matt hails from Australia, where he completed an Advanced Diploma in Music Composition and Performance.

An experienced singer/songwriter and musician, Matt has performed in many original groups and bands.

He made his professional theatre debut in the Australian and New Zealand touring production of Jersey Boys . Most recently, he played Nick Massi in the final West End cast of Jersey Boys  (Piccadilly Theatre).

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Chris Leask

Everyone Else

BIOG: Chris trained at LAMDA

THEATRE: Jez in I Need To Vent (The Vaults Festival); Everyone Else in The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre); Trevor in The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre); Trevor in Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre and UK Tour); Ken in Love Your Soldiers (Sheffield Crucible); Jaime in Staunch (Arcola Theatre and Theatre503); Kelvis in Just for Fun: Totally Random (the Camden People’s Playhouse); Michael in Same Time Next Week (Edinburgh Festival). 

FILM AND TELEVISION: Nutritiously Nicola (Double Yay Prod.); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC); Call the Midwife (BBC); Phone Shop (Retort); The Javone Prince Show (BBC); Frankie (BBC); Breathless (ITV); Being Me (Misunderstood Productions); Charity (Jimmy Dean) and Get Griffin Back (Chris Cory).

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Peter McGovern

Warren Slax

Peter trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Theatre includes:  Love's Labour's Lost; Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company/Theatre Royal Haymarket); Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre); The Christmas Truce (Royal Shakespeare Company); Squirrels (Orange Tree); An Inspector CallsThe Shape Of Things; Vincent In Brixton (Theatre By The Lake); The Madness Of George III (Apollo Theatre/No 1 Tour); The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse/No 1 UK Tour); The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Kes (Liverpool Playhouse/No 1 UK Tour); Enjoy (Gielgud Theatre/No 1 UK Tour).

 

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Holly Sumpton

Caprice Freeboys

Holly is graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre) marks her professional debut. Credits whilst training include: Charity in Sweet Charity (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).

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Lydia Fraser

Understudy

Training:  Guildford School of Acting with a BA (hons) in Acting.

THEATRE: The Book of Mormon (West End ) Understudy Rachel & Nikki in The Bodyguard (UK Tour) “Apollo Performer” in The Buddy Holly Story (UK tour) and Rent (Greenwich Theatre). 

TELEVISION: “Beyonce” in Murder in Successville (BBC three) and Action Team (ITV 2)

Lydia is thrilled to be joining The Comedy About A Bank Robbery!

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Sarah Gage

Understudy

Sarah recently graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  The Comedy About a Bank Robbery marks her professional and West End debut. Credits whilst training include: Anya in The Cherry Orchard (LAMDA) and Louise Rafi in The Sea (LAMDA).

 

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Samuel Thomas

Understudy

Samuel graduated from Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts in 2016.

Theatre includes: 35mm (The Other Palace); The Last Five Years (The Other Palace); Honeymoon in Vegas (London Musical Theatre Orchestra at the London Palladium) Death Takes A Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre); Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall); Allegro (Southwark Playhouse); A Feast With The Gods (Almeida Theatre).

Workshops include: The Illusionist (Michael Harrison Entertainment); Super Ordinary (The Other Palace).

Television includes: Oklahoma! (BBC Proms)
 

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Jack Whittle

Understudy

 Jack recently graduated from The Guildford School of Acting (GSA) with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Musical Theatre.  Credits while training include: Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Milly (GSA), Bill Kelly in Steel Pier (GSA), Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (GSA).

Jack is thrilled to be joining the company of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and making his West End debut. He would like to thank his Mum, Dad and Sister for all their support. 

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Jean-Luke Worrell

Understudy

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Professional Theatre credits: Dandini in Cinderella (Greenwich Theatre); FwaaFwaa McGrath/ Man Friday, Robinsoe Crusoe, (Chipping Norton Theatre), Ensemble, london musical theatre orchestra launch (LMTO), Cicero in Yarico (London Theatre Workshop), Little John in Robin Hood (Hackney/ Tour De Force).

TV Credits: Young man, Cox Communications Commercial (The Lift Productions International).

Credits whilst training: Ensemble in Yusupov; Gilbert and Dr. Mandril in City of Angels; Photographer in Half a Sixpence and Carmen Ghia in The Producers.

 

UK Touring Cast

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Seán Carey

Sam Monaghan

Seán is originally from Meath, Ireland.

Theatre: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End), Borstal Boy (Gaiety Theatre), Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Cork Opera House), Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (Gaiety Theatre), Malachy in GaelGORE: The Musical (Mermaid Arts Centre), Celtic Tenor in Rhythm of the Dance (World Tour)  

Television: Roy (CBBC), Fame: The Musical (RTÉ) 

Recordings: Dave in The Clockmaker's Daughter (Studio Cast Recording), Bailey in Horseland (TG4), Kappa Mikey (TG4) 

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David Coomber

Neil Cooper

Theatre: Bullet for Adolf (Off-Broadway, directed by Woody Harrelson), Canadian Premiere of RED (Canadian Stage/Vancouver Playhouse/Citadel Theatre), Mozart in Amadeus (Talk is Free Theatre), Tartuffe, The Sound of Music, ENRON, Love’s Labour’s Lost (National Arts Centre of Canada), Alan Menken’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Segal Centre & Original Cast Recording), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Young People’s Theatre), Cabaret (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).

Training: BFA from Ryerson Theatre School, Toronto.

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Julia Frith

Caprice Freeboys

Julia is graduating from Rose Bruford College, where she represented the school in the 2018 Sam Wanamaker Festival.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (UK Tour) marks her professional debut. 

Credits whilst training include: Grace in Dogville (RBC), and Olivia in Twelfth Night (RBC). 

Julia is forever grateful to her family and friends for their extraordinary support, and is ecstatic to enter into a life of crime.

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George Hannigan

Everyone Else

George has just graduated from The Oxford School of Drama and he is extremely excited to be making his professional debut as part of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery UK Tour. 

Whilst training George performed in a huge range of work including Shakespeare, Clowning and most recently Conditionally at the Soho Theatre; however, comedy has always been a particular speciality.

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Liam Jeavons

Mitch Ruscitti

Originally from Birmingham, Liam Jeavons trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), where he graduated in 2012. 

Since then Liam has worked across Theatre, TV, and Film, as well as performing as much as he can on the Stand Up Comedy Circuit. 

He’s delighted to be joining the cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery with Birmingham Rep.

Theatre Credits: Where Yow Frum (Birmingham Rep); Potted Panto(Garrick Theatre); The 39 Steps (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Accidental Brummie (The Birmingham Rep); Primetime Workshop (The Royal Court); Owen Wingrave (Aldeburgh Music Festival); Threeway (Old Red Lion); Around The world in 80 days (Vienna’s English Theatre); Under the Concrete Waiting, Richard III, Caucasian Chalk Circle (ALRA)

Film & Television: Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC); WPC 56 (BBC); The Library (Independent Film); Father Brown (BBC); A Stolen Moment (Independent Film); Doctors (BBC)

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Damian Lynch

Robin Freeboys

Trained at Webber Douglas Academy, London.

Theatre credits include: Richard III, Hamlet, The Robbers, Thebes (The Faction Theatre Company, New Diorama Theatre, London), Second Skin (Theatre 503), Othello (Shakespeare in Styria, Austria), Mr Kolpert (Kings Head), Origins (Pentabus Theatre Company), Zero for Theatre Absolute (Warwick Arts Centre), A Brief Summary (Paines Plough/Shakespeares Globe), 200 Years (Watford Palace Theatre), Carthage Must Be Destroyed at the Traverse, Edinburgh (Winner of Best New Play at CATS Award), and School for Scandal (Salisbury Playhouse).

Film credits include: Munich (Universal Pictures), Anemone (Fox Cub Films) and Elsie Prince of Denmark (Tailormade Productions)

TV credits include: Holby City (BBC), EastEnders: E20 (BBC), The Bill (ITV Talkback Thames), Little Britain (BBC), Waking the Dead (BBC), Judge John Deed (BBC), The Brief (ITV), According to Bex (BBC), Casualty (BBC), and GSG9 (Typhoon AG).

Damian’s recent radio work has included: Rebus: Fleshmarket Close, Hurricane Season, Tommies, Homefront, The Book of Strange Things, and Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing (BBC Radio 4). Damian was a winner of the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award, and was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. 

Recent audiobooks have included: Hitler: A Biography, The Secret Footballer, Mycroft Holmes, Creed, Fluke (Audible). Doctor Who: Damaged Goods and Doctor Who: Masters of the Earth (Big Finish Productions). Damian’s narration of Barefoot Soldier: A Tale of Extreme Valour, in which he portrayed Johnson Beharry V.C, was described by The Times as “a wonderfully dramatic involvement in its narration… a triumph”. 

Damian is the voice of Killmonger in the computer game, Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, the voice of Michel de Chevin in the game Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as voicing a character in an upcoming World of Warcraft game. 

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Killian Macardle

Officer Randal Shuck

Killian trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

Television includes: Boy Meets Girl (Tiger Aspect/BBC), Inspector George Gently (Company Pictures/BBC), Glue (Eleven Films/Channel 4).

Theatre includes: I and the Village (Theatre503), Jack and the Beanstalk (Park Theatre).

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Jon Trenchard

Warren Slax

Jon trained at the London Academy of Performing Arts

Theatre includes: The Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare’s Globe); Salome, Vice Versa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Play For The Nation (Royal Shakespeare Company); Baddies: The Musical! (Unicorn Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Fiddler on the Roof (National Tour); A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Kingston); She Stoops to Conquer, A Government Inspector (Northern Broadsides); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic, Handspring Puppet Company); Swallows & Amazons (West End & National Tour); Animal Farm (Theatr Clwyd); Oh, What a Lovely War! (Northern Stage); Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of The Shrew, and Twelfth Night (Propeller, International and UK Tours); Sunset Boulevard (The Watermill); Mack & Mabel (The Watermill, National Tour & West End); Great Expectations (New Vic Theatre); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ (Belfast Festival); Todd! The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Kabosh Theatre); Peter Pan (Oxford Playhouse); and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queen Elizabeth Hall).

Film includes: The Da Vinci Code (Columbia Pictures)

Television: My Family (DLT/BBC)

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Ashley Tucker

Ruth Monaghan

Ashley most recently played Elaine Friend in the concert staging of Loserville at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, and performed in the anniversary production of The Unseen Hour at the Vaults Festival in Waterloo.

She spent 2017 touring the UK and internationally as Mummy in David Wood’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea, a role she has also played at the Pleasance Grand throughout the Edinburgh Festival, and filming the role of Clara in the short film Wrong Direction.

Her other theatre includes Aladdin and Cinderella (Loughborough Town Hall), Gulliver’s Travels (Lyric Hammersmith/NYMT), 1001 (Courtyard Theatre), A Month in the Country (North Country Theatre), Jekyll’s Potion (Vienna’s English Theatre) and Salome (Time Zone Theatre).

Ashley trained at Birmingham School of Acting.

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Charlotte Duffy

Understudy

Charlotte is a graduate of the Oxford School of Drama. Her previous theatre credits include: Ironmistress (The Albany), Spent (Soho Theatre), Peep (Arcola and Smock Alley Dublin), Christopher and His Kind (The Space), Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Buoy Wharf). 

Charlotte was also a theatre maker for the innovative Dublin based company, Come As Soon As You Hear, and has toured with some of their most successful works to date: Pop and Spurt.

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Tom Hopcroft

Understudy

Tom graduated from Arts Educational Schools London in 2018

Credits while training Include: Jerry Travers in Top Hat (Richard Fitch), Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway (John Brant), Monty in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Paul Foster), Captain Bluntschli in Arms and The Man (Luke Kernaghan)

Other credits include: A Little Princess, Blonde, Olivier Awards 2017 and BBC Comic Relief.

Tom is delighted to be making his professional debut in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.

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Ross Virgo

Understudy

Ross trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

His credits in theatre include: The Constant Couple (Gulbenkian Theatre), The Community (Stockwell Playhouse/Lion and Unicorn/Southwark Playhouse), A Comic Book Ending (The Space). He also performed extensively as a member of comedy improvisation troupe Very Serious People from September 2016 to May 2018.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery marks his professional debut.

Ross is hugely grateful to be part of the company taking The Comedy About A Bank Robbery around the UK. He’s especially excited to share it in his home town; Southampton.  

Ross would like to thank his family and friends for their continued, incredible support. 

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Eddy Westbury

Understudy

Eddy has recently graduated from Arts Educational Schools London.  

Prior to his training he was part of the Worcester Rep company performing numerous Shakespeare pieces around the West Midlands. 

He is delighted to be joining the cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery on their UK  tour.

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Julie Cullen

Understudy

Julie is originally from Scotland where she trained at Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts (GAMTA) 

Previous credits include Wendy in Peter Pan (Qdos Pantomimes) and ensemble in Sunshine On Leith (Film) 

Creatives

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Henry Lewis

Writer/Artistic Director

Henry is an Olivier Award winning writer, actor and is the Artistic Director of Mischief Theatre. Henry writes and performs for the company as well as producing.

Henry trained at LAMDA and recent credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (writer and actor - Criterion Theatre -nominated Best New Comedy Olivier Award 2017), The Play That Goes Wrong (writer and actor - UK and International Tour, West End – Winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What’s On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer and actor - West End, UK Tour, Pleasance London – Nominated for Best Production and Best Ensemble at the Off West End Awards 2014) Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (writer and actor - ITV) Keep it in the Family (writer and actor - ITV), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (actor - West End, Soho Theatre - Winner of The Spirit of the Fringe Award), The Improvised Ad Break Live (actor - Comedy Central), The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (actor - Pleasance), Beasts & Beauties (actor - Hampstead Theatre), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer - Reading).

Outside of Mischief Theatre Henry teaches at LAMDA and is the co-artistic director of The Trick for whom Henry produced the critically acclaimed revival of Mercury Fur (Old Red Lion Theatre and Trafalgar Studios – Nominated for Best Production & Winner Best Design at The Off West End Awards 2013) and the UK Premier of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at The Southwark Playhouse for which he won the Mark Marvin Prize at the Peter Brook Empty Space Awards.

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Jonathan Sayer

Writer/ Company Director

Jonathan is an Olivier award-winning writer and the company director of Mischief Theatre working as a writer, actor and producer.

Training: LAMDA. 

Theatre includes: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre - nominated Best New Comedy Olivier Award 2017), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, UK and International Tour - writer/actor, Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award Best New Comedy), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End, UK tour, Pleasance, London - writer/actor), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer, Mischief Theatre and Reading Rep co-production), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Pleasance, Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Arcola, Underbelly and Krakow Improfest - actor, improviser, producer, Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013), Rachael’s Café (Old Red Lion - general manager) and Happy Birthday Simon (Orange Tree - actor). 

Television includes: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1), Royal Variety Performance 2015 - The Play That Goes Wrong, A Life Less Ordinary (pilot) and The Anti- Social Network (actor). 

Radio includes: Not a Love Story (BBC Radio 4 - actor).

Jonathan teaches improvisation and has taught at LAMDA, Mountview and Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA).  

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Henry Shields

Writer

Henry trained at LAMDA. He is an Olivier award-winning writer and has been a member of Mischief Theatre since 2009.

Theatre includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (writer/actor, winner 2015 Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy). Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer/actor, 2016 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Comedy), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (writer/actor) and The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse).

Television includes: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1) and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1).

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Mark Bell

Director

Mark trained at Ecole Internationale de Théâtre, Jacques Lecoq and was co-artistic director of Liquid Theatre. Liquid shows as actor and co-director include If You Were Mine (ACW), Feeding Time (BAC) and Crave (BAC and tour).

Other work includes: Endgame (BAC), The Secret Garden (MLT), On the Road to Baghdad (Sadler’s Wells), Amok, The Breeze, The Naked King of the Morning and Backwash (Hoipolloi), Robin Hood (Wilde Theatre) and Get Out of Here (Commotion).

Directing includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (tour and currently at the Duchess), The Revenger's Tragedy (RCSSD), Ma Este Megbukunk (Budapest) ((ok thats a cheat, it's The Play That Goes Wrong - but in Hungarian!)) The Master and Margarita, Pieces, Cheap Thrills and Classic Cuts (East 15), A Servant to Two Masters and Scapin (CMU, Pittsburgh), The Snowfall (Etcetera), Breathing Corpses, Comedians, Marat/Sade, The Crucible, Agamemnon, Antigone and The Bacchae (LAMDA) and Flea Circus, George and the Dragon and Fiddlesticks (Garlic Theatre) Marigold by Sophie Pelham (Edinburgh Fringe). Comedic/Movement Director on Uncle Vanya (St James Theatre) and The Titanic Orchestra (Edinburgh)  

Mark has taught at LAMDA,Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UEA, Mountview and East 15 acting schools in the UK and at Cours Florent, Paris, ITACA in Puglia, Italy, and Carnegie Mellon University in the USA. Mark also runs weekend and summer courses in clown, Bouffon, Le Jeu and Commedia.

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Kirsty Patrick Ward

Associate Director

Kirsty is Artistic Director of ‘Waifs + Strays’ theatre company and took part in the National Theatre Studio Director’s course in 2015. She was shortlisted for the JP Morgan Emerging Directors award in 2013 and was selected as a 2012 finalist for the JMK Young Directors Award. She is currently a director for National Theatre Connections and also took part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in 2011. 

Director: ‘Table’ (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts));‘Exactly Like You’ (Festival Spirit Award, The Vaults 2017/ Edinburgh Festival 2016); 'Chef' (Soho Theatre 2015/Fringe First Winner, Edinburgh Festival 2014); ‘Screenwriters Graduation Showcase’ (The National Film & Television School/ Soho Theatre 2015-2017’; ‘I’m Not That Kind Of Guy’ (The Vaults, Paines Plough Round About 2016); ‘Mary Louise’ (The Vaults 2015); 'Evita' (MT4Youth/Belfast 2015); 'Comets’ (Winner Ideastap Summer Brief 2014/ Latitude/Festival no 6); ‘People Like Us’ (Pleasance); ‘Snow White’ (The Old Vic/ Educational Tour); ‘A Writer’s Response to CHAVS by Owen Jones’ (Lyric Hammersmith); ‘Present Tense’ (Live Theatre); ‘Brave New Worlds’ (Soho Theatre); ‘Life Support’ (York Theatre Royal); ‘Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays 2011’ (The Old Vic). 

Associate Director: ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’ (Criterion); ‘Present Laughter’ (Bath Theatre Royal); ‘Brideshead Revisited’ (English Touring Theatre); ‘Communicating Doors’ (Menier Chocolate Factory); 'Theatre Uncut Flagship Tour 2014' (Soho Theatre/ Regional Tour), ‘Symphony’ (Watch This Space, NT/Latitude Festival); ‘Young Pretender’ (Edinburgh Festival 2013 & Regional Tour). 


Assistant Director: 'Arcadia' (English Touring Theatre); 'King Lear' (Shakespeare's Globe); 'Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe); ‘Our New Girl’ (Bush Theatre); ‘Bunny’ (Fringe First Winner, Edinburgh/Regional Tour); ‘The Boy On The Swing’ (Arcola). 

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Katie-Ann McDonough

Resident Director

Katie-Ann is the Resident Director for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery in the West End, and is delighted to be joining the tour as the Associate Director. 

Katie-Ann studied Drama at University College Dublin and Theatre Directing at NUIM. She was also a Trainee Director with Stonecrabs Theatre Company.

Credits include: 

As Director: The Sun, The Moon and The Stars By Dipo Baruwa-Etti (The Yard Theatre) RAF 100 devised by the company (The Royal Air Force Academy) Blackout (Vaults Festival) Ones and Zeros (National Theatre Studio) Mastering Business (Stockwell Playhouse) Ironmistress (The Albany) We Grew Up In The Back Of A Van (The White Bear) 

As an assistant: The Weir By Conor McPherson, (English Touring Theatre) The Acedian Pirates by Jay Taylor (Theatre 503) 

Katie-Ann also teaches and facilitates improvisation workshops.

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Nancy Zamit

Director for Mischief Theatre

Director for Mischief Theatre
Nancy is one of the core creative team at Mischief Theatre. She is an original cast member of Lights! Camera! Improvise!, The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Since joining the company in 2009, Nancy has had a hand in performing, assisting and choreographing all of Mischief’s shows. She is thrilled to have had the chance to direct the new Comedy About A Bank Robbery cast.

Actress/creative development for Mischief Theatre since 2009. 


Theatre includes: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (original cast), The Play That Goes Wrong (original cast UK/US), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (original cast), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (original cast; Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Duchess Theatre, Pleasance Edinburgh and international performances – Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013), London 50 Hour improvathon 2015 and Shadow Language (Theatre 503). 


Television includes: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1), Royal Variety Performance 2015 – The Play That Goes Wrong (ITV), Frankie and Emma, The Improvised Ad Break Live, Wilder (pilot), Welcome to Neverland, Stupid and Bus Life. 


Directorial credits: Dying City (Gatehouse), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre)

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David Farley

Set Designer

David’s West End credits include McQueen, Daddy Long Legs, A Little Night Music, Little Shop of Horrors and Sunday in the Park with George, which won the Olivier Award, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best Set Design (with Timothy Bird). His Broadway theatre credits include A Little Night Music, 13 and Sunday in the Park with George, which received an Outer Critics Circle Award  (with Timothy Bird) for Best Set Design, two Tony Award Nominations for sets and costumes, and an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for costumes.

His many other theatre credits include Crush (Belgrade, Coventry and UK Tour); Camelot: The Shining City (Slung Low for Sheffield Crucible); The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); The White Whale (Slung Low); Little Miss Scrooge (Rubicon, US); Snapshots (Goodspeed CT, US); Take Flight, Travesties, Are You There, McPhee? (McCarter Theater, US); Daddy Long Legs (New York/London/Rubicon CA/Cincinnati/ Arizona/ Detroit/Chicago/Florida); Kiss Me Kate (Stratford, Ontario); Terrible Advice, Aspects of Love, Take Flight, The Last Five Years (Menier Chocolate Factory); Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm); Oklahoma! (Chichester); Corpse (Salisbury); Sweeney Todd (Gate Theatre); Tick Tick Boom! (Chocolate Factory/Rubicon Theatre/Westport); Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible); The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Opera credits include La Bohéme  (San Francisco Opera/Houston Grand Opera/Canadian Opera Company), The Turn of the Screw (New York City Opera/BAM) and Dialogues des Carmelites (Guildhall London). He also designed Josh Groban’s Straight To You International Live music tour.

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David Howe

Lighting Designer

West End Lighting Design credits include: Mischief Movie Night,  A Comedy about a Bank Robbery, McQueen, Quatermaine’s Terms; Bette & Joan, Birdsong, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Sweet Charity, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Private Lives, A Christmas Carol, The Norman Conquests, The Last Five Years and Tick Tick Boom, Maria Friedman Re-Arranged, Rent, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pageant, Forbidden Broadway, Sweet Charity La Cage aux Folles.

Broadway credits; Private Lives, The Norman Conquests Trilogy and Primo.

Off West End and UK Regional Theatre recent work includes; Starlight Express, Kathleen Turner; Finding my Voice and Orpheus Other Palace. The Life, A to Z of Mrs P, Diary of a Teenage Girl at Southwalk Playhouse. Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, Lower Depths , Clarion, The Sweet Smell of Success Arcola Theatre, All my Sons Rose Theatre Kingston, Once Seen on Blue Peter, Alex Salmond Unleashed, Edinburgh Festival and UK Tour; An Audience with Jimmy Saville, Dead Sheep, Park Theatre, Matchbox Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, The Curing Room, Pleasance London and Edinburgh.

Opera work for British Youth Opera, Philadelphia Opera, NCPA-Beijing, Bari-Italy, The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Opera. 

UK National tours include: Million Dollar Quartet, Dead Sheep, Bette and Joan, Chin Chin, 42nd Street, The Man from Stratford, Oklahoma, Little Shop of Horrors, Singing in the Rain, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Our House, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Me and My Girl and Carousel. 

Other International designs; Rocky Horror Picture Show European Tour 2009-2018, All My Sons Hong Kong Festival, The Sound of Music Cairo and Beirut, Private Lives, Toronto, A Chorus Line Israel, Evita, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair! Ljubljana Festival-Slovenia. Spring Awakening, The Full Monty, Cabaret, The English Theatre Frankfurt. Woyzeck, The Roundabout, City Stories - New York.

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Matt Leventhall

Associate Lighting Designer

After serving as president of the University of Nottingham New Theatre, Matt trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating top of his class. Matt recently returned to RADA to take up post as Assistant Head of Lighting.

Recent Theatre/Opera includes:

Barbarians (Young Vic), Hamlet is Dead: No Gravity (Arcola); Lady Anna All At Sea (Park Theatre); Islands (New Diorama); Ant Street (ArcolaThis Much (or an Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage (Oval House); Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); Islands (New Diorama and Underbelly); Divas (Rose Theatre and Pleasance); Light (Battersea Arts Centre); After Penelope (John Gielgud Theatre); Mrs Warren’s Profession (John Gielgud Theatre); Bear (Old Red Lion); A Christmas Carol (Old Red Lion) Sikes and Nancy, (UK Tour and Trafalgar Studios); Light (Barbican and European Tour, for LIMF and Theatre Ad Infinitum);Suffolk Stories (Theatre Royal, Bury St Emunds for Lubkinfinds); God’s Own Country (UK Tour for Fine Mess Theatre); Bear (Old Red Lion); Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Secret Cinema, The Troxy); Random (John Gielgud Theatre); Fishskin Trousers (Finborough Theatre) ** Offie Finalist – Best Lighting Designer; Hamlet (St Mary’s Theatre, Nottingham); Bedbound (Trinity Theatre, Kent); The Infant (Vivien Cox Theatre, Guildford); Bed (Nottingham Lakeside); Madame Butterfly (Leatherhead Theatre). Conferences/Concerts: TEDx London (The Roundhouse); The Songs of My Life (Garrick Theatre), Plug in The Lead (Leicester Square Theatre), Collaborations (St James Theatre). Whilst at RADA: Cole Porter’s High Society; Love for Love; In the Summerhouse; Yerma. For the National Student Drama Festival; Orphans; Bluebird; This Wide Night; After The End; Proof **Stage Electrics Design Award Winner; Talking to Terrorists; Cast Aside.

Matt is also a regular visiting artist at LAMDA, designs include: Have a Nice Life; Women of Troy; But Not As We Know It; The Walworth Farce; Joseph K; The Cagebirds; Land Without Words. 

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Roberto Surace

Costume Designer

Roberto originates from Melbourne Australia where he trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) gaining a BA in Dramatic Art (Production). 

Recent costume designs include Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo & UK Tour) 

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (UK Tour) and The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess & Budapest).

Other costume designs were seen at West End Eurovision where he designed costumes for entries by Top Hat and Les Miserables.

Before, during and after his training he went on to design sets and/or costumes of The Sound of Music, Barnum, Calamity Jane, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, The Bacchae, The Suicide, Ship of Fools and The Art
of Success all in Australia. 

Theatre includes: Costume Supervisor on Peter Pan (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Top Hat (2014/2015 UK Tour & Japan). Wardrobe Master on Fatal Attraction (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Top Hat (Aldwych), Deputy Wardrobe Master on Les Miserables (Queens), Les Miserables - 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena).

Other theatre includes: Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), RSC - Hamlet, Midsummer Nights Dream, Taming of the Shrew (Novello), The Lion King (Lyceum). In Australia: Wicked (Regent), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Regent), Fiddler on the Roof (Her Majesty's), The Lion King (Regent), Mamma Mia! (Her Majesty's), Eureka (Her Majesty's). 

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Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes

Sound Design

Sound Designer
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw of JollyGoodTunes have been composing music and designing sound for theatre since 1997. Current show highlights include Wilde Creatures (Vaudeville Theatre, Sydney Opera House), The Canterville Ghost (UK Tour, The Gruffalo (UK and International Tours); Room on the Broom (UK and International Tours); The Gruffalo’s Child (UK and International Tours); What the Ladybird Heard (UK and International Tour); Mr Benn (UK Tour); Them with Frozen Tails (UK Tour); Something Else (UK Tour); The Snow Dragon (UK and International Tours); Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late (UK and US Tours) and sound design for The Tiger Who Came to Tea (UK and International Tour); Spot’s Birthday Party (UK Tour) and The Three Little Pigs (West End Summer 2015 and Australian Tour). Other sound design work includes: And All the Children Cried (BAC, London) and Measure for Measure Malaya (Riverside Studios). Beside their theatre work JGT have also composed and record music for TV (BBC2, Discovery Channel, HSBC, Ericsson and Johnnie Walker.) Find us at jollygoodtunes.com.

 

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Joey Hickman

Musical Director & Arranger

Joey trained on the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford.

As a musical director, assistant MD, band leader & arranger credits include:

A Midsummer Nights Dream (Watermill Theatre); Reasons To Be Cheerful (Graeae); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Three Minute Heroes (Belgrade Theatre); The Threepenny Opera (Graeae/UK Tour); Our House (New Wolsey Theatre/UK Tour); Dreamboats and Petticoats (BKL Playhouse Theatre, West End)

Joey is also an actor and has performed in many productions across the country including:

We’re Going On A Bearhunt (Lyric Theatre, West End); A Midsummer Nights Dream (Watermill Theatre); A ‘Scarborough’ Christmas Carol (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Cinderella: A Fairytale (Tobacco Factory & Traveling Light); Made In Dagenham (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch); Thisbe (Door Ajar Theatre); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Romeo & Juliet and The School for Scandal (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); The BFG (Birmingham Rep); The Snow Spider (Io Theatre Company); I Was A Rat! (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour); Dreamboats and Petticoats (BKL Playhouse Theatre, West End)