Lavinia Chamberlayne                                                  Helen Bradbury
Edward Chamberlayne                                                 Richard Dempsey
Unidentified Guest                                                        Hilton McRae
Celia                                                                                Chloe Pirrie
Alex                                                                                 Christopher Ravenscroft
Peter                                                                               John Wark
Julia                                                                                 Marcia Warren
Caterer’s Man                                                               Mark Huckett
Nurse                                                                            Holly Jackson Walters

Director                                                                          Abbey Wright
Designer                                                                         Richard Kent
Lighting Designer                                                          David Plater
Composer                                                                      Gary Yershon
Casting Director                                                            Annie Rowe

Production Manager                                                    Andy Beardmore
Stage Manager                                                              Isabella Anderson
Technical Stage Manager                                            Charlotte Oliver

Helen BradburyHelen Bradbury plays Lavinia Chamberlayne. Her theatre credits include Death & the Maiden (The English Theatre, Frankfurt); Versailles (Royal Court); (Our Country’s Good (UK tour); Top Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre); Crash (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Miser (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne/Royal Albert Hall); Airswimming (Courtyard Theatre); A Month In The Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Lethe (Richmond, Yorkshire); Monsieur Venus (Masterclass/Haymarket Theatre); Where Soldiers Sleep (Felixstowe); Northanger Abbey (Salisbury Playhouse). For TV her credits include The Outcast, Knifeman, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Lucan, Sherlock, The Borgias, Upstairs Downstairs, Phone Shop, The Ladies’ Paradise and Lennon Naked; and for film, Love, Honour, Obey and Hindsight.

Richard-DempseybwRichard Dempsey plays Edward Chamberlayne. Richard’s recent theatre credits include Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Grandage Company, West End). Other theatre credits include A Winter’s Tale/Henry V, (Propeller, Hampstead/World Tour), The Merchant of Venice (BAM New York/World Tour), Citizenship (National Theatre), Peepshow (Frantic Assembly), Into The Woods (Original West End Cast) and Fame (Original West End Cast). Television credits include Downton Abbey, Doc Martin, Ladies Of Letters, Island At War, Cleopatra, Wives And Daughters, Aristocrats, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Prince Of Hearts, Wycliffe, Inspector Alleyn, Sherlock Holmes, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Hilton McRae picHilton McRae plays Unidentified Guest / Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly. Hilton’s extensive theatre credits include Henry V (Globe), Pericles (Stockholm), Timon of Athens (National Theatre), The Kreutzer Sonata (The Gate/La MaMa, New York), End of the Rainbow (West End), Caroline Or Change (National), Rabbit (West End & Brits off Broadway),  The Oresteia (Bard, New York),The Comedy of Errors (Sheffield Crucible),  Macbeth (Dundee), Hamlet (Tour), Othello (Birmingham), The Tempest (Southwark), My One and Only (Chichester/West End), Mamma Mia (West End), The Front Page (Donmar), Les Miserables (West End), Miss Saigon (West End), Piaf (West End)Hedda Gabler (Manchester Royal Exchange), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (West End and Broadway), The Danton Affair, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Innocent, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Churchill Play, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida (all for the RSC), and LayOff/Yobbo-Nowt (7:84). Television credits include Endeavour, New Tricks, Red Riding Trilogy, The Execution of Gary Glitter, Lewis, Silent Witness, Baby Father, Monarch of the GlenDeacon Brodie, King of Hearts, First Take, Roll Over Beethoven, and Poppyland. Film credits include: Macbeth, Far From the Madding Crowd, Genius, Mansfield Park, Return of the Jedi, Secret Rapture, Greystoke and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

ChloePirrieChloe Pirrie plays Celia Coplestone. Theatre credits include Men Should Weep (National Theatre) and The Rover (Hampton Court Palace). Film credits include Burn, Burn, Burn; Youth and Shell for which Chloe won the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the London Film Festival 2012. Television credits include An Inspector Calls, War and Peace, The Last Panthers, The Game, Misfits and Black Mirror. Chloe was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2013.

Christopher_Ravenscroft_MAIN-350x473Christopher Ravenscroft plays Alex. For theatre his credits for the RSC include Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Crimes in Hot Countries and the original RSC production of Nicholas Nickleby. Other theatre credits include High Society (The Old Vic), The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Primavera/Jermyn Street Theatre), Storm In A Flower Vase (Arts Theatre),  Dances Of Death (The Gate Theatre), The Stepmother/The Man Who Pays The Piper (Orange Tree Theatre), Summer And Smoke (Nottingham/West End) and The Woman In Black (Fortune Theatre), Comedy Of Errors (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Conspirators, and The Promise (Orange Tree Theatre) Taking Care Of Baby and The Maths Tutor (Hampstead Theatre), Sitting Pretty (Chelsea Centre), Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath & No 1 Tour), A Doll’s House & A Portrait of A Lady (Peter Hall Co. Bath), As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible), The Tempest (Liverpool Playhouse) and Educating Rita (Derby Playhouse). For TV credits include The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, The Shell Seekers, Dream Team, Courtroom, Mile High, The Hound of The Baskervilles, John Halifax Gentleman, Pericles, Secret Army, The Levels, Twelfth Night and PD James: Mind To Murder; and for film, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Tom and Thomas; The Football Factory and Henry V directed by Kenneth Branagh.

JOHN WARK - HIGH RES bwJohn Wark plays Peter Quilpe. Theatre work includes: Dead Sheep, Toast, Keepers of Infinite Space & Thark (all for The Park Theatre), The Fear of Breathing & Jamie the Saxt (The Finborough), Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us (National Theatre of Scotland), The Only Girl in the World (Arcola Theatre), Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic/Barbican), Dog In The Manger, Tamar’s Revenge & Pedro The Great Pretender (all for the RSC), The Torchsong Trilogy (The Tron Theatre), The Winter Guest (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Almeida Theatre).

For television, his work includes Outlander, The Ten Commandments, Robin Hood, Taggart & G-Force,  and for film Queen of The Desert, A Little Chaos, The Fitzroy, The Oxford Murders, Late Night Shopping & Breaking The Waves.

For Radio, The Antiquary & The Talisman (for BBC Radio 4)

marcia warrenMarcia Warren plays Julia. Marcia’s extensive theatre credits include Ladykillers (Gielgud), Really Old, Like Forty Five and Once in A Lifetime (National), The Sea (Haymarket), We Happy Few (Gielgud), Nude with Violin (Manchester Royal Exchange), Arsenic and Old Lace (Strand),  Humble Boy (National/Gielgud Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress), Pygmalion (Albery), Blithe Spirit (Strand), Stepping Out (Duke of York’s – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress), and directed by Alan Ayckbourn – Season’s Greetings, A Small Family Business, Tons of Money and Joking Apart in the West End. Television credits include Penelope in the sitcom Vicious, with other credits including Edge of Heaven, Father Brown, Life of Riley, Kingdom, The Long Walk to Finchley, Midsomer Murders, Trial and Retribution, 20,000 Streets Under the Sky, My Dad’s the Prime Minister, and Dangerfield; and for film: Fear of Water, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, Unconditional Love, Mr. Love, South by South East and Spotters.

Mark HuckettMark Huckett plays the Caterer’s Man. Mark trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre credits include: Alan in Time and the Conways (Ticking Clock Productions), MacNamara in David Almond’s Wild Girl, Wild Boy (Pop Up Theatre), Eastbourne Theatre’s production of Ray Cooney’s Funny Money, Mallarkey in Noah’s Ark (Oxford Touring Theatre Company) and Jeremiah in Matches for Monkeys (Chelsea Theatre).  For TABS Productions, Mark has played Ross in Macbeth, Albert in Mort, Mustrum Ridcully in Lords and Ladies, Bruce in Blue/Orange and Himself (sort of…) in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged.  He has also played the Father in Not Now Bernard and Other Monster Stories (New Perspectives), Cliff in Look Back in Anger (Vienna’s English Theatre) and Norman in Dinnerladies: Second Helpings (The Comedy Theatre Company) and most recently has appeared as Man 1 and 2 in The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre, London, Smee in Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick and was in the West End with THE MENTALISTS at Wyndham’s Theatre.
On film, Mark played Dad in the short film My Dad & Spike (Dir. Murat Kebir) which won Best Foreign Drama Film at the International Family Film Festival 2011.

Holly Jackson WaltersHolly Jackson Walters plays the Nurse. She trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre roles include: Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, both at The Sheringham Little Theatre, Sybil Vane in a European tour of The Picture of Dorian Gray, with the European Arts Company and Lady Mc Duff at the OSO as well as several acting parts in Operas at the Royal Opera House. TV roles include the Make up Girl in Mr Selfridge. Holly is also a newly qualified crew member for the RNLI on the Thames.

Abbey Wright is currently rehearsing The Mentalists with Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodes which opens in the West End in July. Her most recent production of The Father at Trafalgar Studios was widely acclaimed. She is the Artistic Director of tackroom theatre which she founded in 2013 to create new work, which is regularly selected for Critics’ Choice. Abbey was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse under Michael Grandage and worked on The Family Reunion, Creditors, Piaf and The Chalk Garden. She was Staff Director to Danny Boyle on Frankenstein at The National Theatre. Other directing credits include Ghosts (New Vic Theatre), The Glass Slipper (Hampstead), The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street Theatre), Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios), Bitch Boxer (Soho), The Occupied Times and Lakeboat/Prairie du Chien (Arcola), Sixty-Six (Bush Theatre), Dublin Carol (Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios), Rose (Pleasance Edinburgh), and The Ones That Flutter (Theatre 503).

Richard Kent is currently designing The Mentalists (Wyndhams). His theatre design credits include Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory), Outside Mullingar (Theatre Royal Bath), Man to Man (Wales Millenium Centre), Bad Jews (Ustinov Bath, St James & Arts) Anything Goes(Sheffield Crucible & UK tour) The Sheffield mysteries, Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible), This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible studio & UK Tour) Handbagged (Tricycle & Vauderville) Multitudes, The Colby Sisters Of Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA Boy and His SoulPaper Dolls (Tricycle),The Merchant of Venice (Singapore Repertory Theatre), The El. Train (Hoxton Hall) , Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios 2), Neighbors (Hightide Festival and Nuffield Southampton), The Dance of Death(Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios), Josephine Hart Poetry Week (ARTS), 13(NYMT, Apollo), Clockwork (Hightide Festival), Titanic – Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioners Inquiry: 1912 (MAC Theatre, Belfast), Richard II  (Donmar Warehouse), Mixed Marriage (Finborough Theatre), Decline and Fall (Old Red Lion), The StrongerPariah (Arcola) and Gin & Tonic and Passing Trains (Tramway, Glasgow).  
Richard worked as Associate to Christopher Oram from 2008 – 2012 working in the West End, on Broadway and at various International Opera Houses.

David Plater is a freelance lighting designer. He trained in lighting design at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art leaving in 1993. He was head of lighting at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in Covent Garden where worked from 1994 until March 2012. He has designed lighting regionaly, in the West End, for the Donmar Warehouse, RSC and the Royal Court. He has been resident lighting designer for Ballet Black since their formation in 2001.

After reading Music and Drama at Hull University, Gary Yershon pursued a parallel career as an actor up until 1991, when he gave up the limelight to focus primarily on composing. He also works as a writer, translator, musical director and teacher. For film, Gary has collaborated extensively with the celebrated director, Mike Leigh. Their first collaboration began in 1999 with Topsy-Turvy, on which Gary was musical director. His first score for Leigh was on the iconic British comedy-drama, Happy-Go-Lucky, followed by Another Year, which gained Gary a nomination as European Film Award Best Composer, and the short film A Running Jump. He was recently nominated for a 2015 Oscar and Ivor Novello Award for his score to Leigh’s highly acclaimed Mr Turner. Gary has also written for TV, where his work ranges from detective drama (Trial and Retribution IX & X) to children’s cartoons (James the Cat, Ebb and Flo). Many of Gary’s theatre scores are for the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is an Associate Artist. He has also scored for the National Theatre, the West End and Broadway, where in 2009 he received a Drama Desk nomination for The Norman Conquests.