CAST

in order of appearance

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Anton Cross

Box Office Usher

Theatre Work Includes: Tamburlaine, Timon of Athens (RSC); Good Dog (Tiata Fahodzi); Comedy of Errors, The Secret Seven, As You Like It, Stig of the Dump, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Storyhouse); No Villain (Old Red Lion); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre)

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Georgie Morrell

Stage Manager

Georgie Morrell is a comedian, writer, voiceover artist and award-nominated actress.

Georgie’s TV and radio credits include Good Week/Bad Week (BBC Radio 5 Live), Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Two), 5 live Drive (BBC Radio 5 Live), 5 live with Emma Barnett (BBC Radio 5 Live), BBC Ouch Storytelling Live: Relationships (BBC iPlayer), 5 News (Channel 5) and the BBC Radio 4 drama Jayne Lake (Best Debut Performance nominee: BBC Audio Awards).

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Sita Thomas

Sita Lighting Technician

Sita is a multi-disciplinary artist working across television, film and theatre. She has directed short plays at National Theatre, Rich Mix, Southwark Playhouse, RADA and Old Vic. Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Twitter: @sitathomas5 

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John Last

Actor

John Last is an award winning actor, voiceover and director. Based in London, he has acted in films and theatre and his voice is regularly heard on UK TV for the likes of Channel 4,  Discovery, itv & Channel 5. John has recently appeared opposite Noomi Rapace in short film, Hearts of Stone directed by Oscar nominated director Tom Van Avermaet and Angrezi Medium opposite Irrfan Khan in his last film appearance.

@johnlastactor

www.johnlast.com

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Toby Barnett-Jones

Audience Member

Theatre includes: Once Upon a Forest (Nomad Theatre). Screen includes: ASDA advert, and Barbie ‘Time Well Spent’ campaign. Toby is delighted to be making his audio drama debut with the Panto-logues. 

Creatives

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Rachel Barnett-Jones

Writer

Rachel specialises in writing plays for and with young people, people with disabilities and community groups. She shares her time between playwriting, producing, workshop leading, lecturing, and playing with her little boy.

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Jemma Gross

Director

Jemma is a theatre and film director as well as producer, dramaturge and teacher. Recent credits include RATTLED by Rachel Harper at The Old Red Lion, and short film, Origami by Sumerah Srivastav, a low-fi sci-fi drama with Pearl Mackie (Dr. Who) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Marcella) produced by 130 Elektra Films.

 

Jemma is also an Associate Director for the NT Connections Festival, and an invited member of The Director's Lab, Lincoln Centre, New York. She is one of the founding board members for Stage Directors UK, and an Associate Trustee for the Directors Charitable Foundation. And most importantly to her, Jemma is also a Mum and creates work that she can enjoy with her daughter.

www.jemmagross.com

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Christopher Silvester

Designer

Chris Silvester is a Freelance Production Manager within the Theatre industry. Since 2017 he has branched out to create, he’s own website company Silvester Design, working with theatre professionals, theatres and small businesses to design their own websites and brand identity.

 

Using his contacts and technical knowledge has created a portfolio of work within the industry that many people visit daily including theatre’s such as Turbine Theatre in Battersea Power Station and the White Bear Theatre in Kennington. He has also worked with Theatre Companies to create a home base for their company with the likes such as Librarian Theatre, Boondog Theatre, Vocab Dance and more. Since 2017 he has also expanded into working with small businesses outside the industry such as Steve Odell a Jewellery Creator.

 

Silvester Design is an official WIX Partner, who works in partnership with them and the design community, to create innovative ideas and help mould Wix’s platform and internal applications, to improve services and product for our Clients.

 

As well as a website designer, Chris continues to work within the theatre industry as a Freelance Production Manager and a Resident PM for Tavaziva Dance and the Technical Manager at The Turbine Theatre.

 

www.silvesterdesign.com

www.christophergsilvester.co.uk

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Nicola Chang

Sound Designer

Nicola is a 3-time Off West End-Awards nominated composer/sound designer for theatre, film and commercial media across the UK, US and Asia. As a performer, she occasionally plays for SiX (West End) and is a former cast member of STOMP! (West End/World Tour). She is also a BFI x BAFTA Crew Member and a Composer and Musical Director attached to British Youth Music Theatre UK. She conducted the London Film Music Orchestra playing her original soundtracks (accompanied with live screenings) in 2017, and premiered her concerto for Ping Pong and Piano Trio at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2019. This concerto was performed in Shanghai later in the year.

 

www.nicolatchang.com

 

and handles are @nicolatchang

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