Evelyn trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre includes: Deep Night Dark Night (Sam Wannnamaker Playhouse); Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Crucible); The Taming of the Shrew (International Tour); Jane Eyre (National Theatre/ U.K Tour); Richard III (International Tour); Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC); Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic); Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre) and The Little Prince (Royal Opera House). Television includes: Holby City, Doctors
Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s Theatre), Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (The Criterion), The Knowledge (Charing Cross Theatre), The Witches (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Pelican Daughters (Shoreditch Shakespeare Festival), Bad Jews (UK THEATRE AWARD. The Arts Theatre-West End, The St. James Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath) The Gondoliers (Sierra Madre Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (The Grove Theatre Center), The Boys From Syracuse, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Way of the World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Rufus Norris’ Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep), Chicken Soup With Barley (The Royal Court).
Television includes: Episodes, The Night Watch. Film includes: Penelope in the Treehouse, Josephine and the Roach.
babirye bukilwa is an actor, model, poet (SISTA!, THE COLOUR OF MADNESS) podcaster and a songwriter.
Most recently seen returning to the National Theatre stage opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Katie Mitchell, her notable work includes the Royal Court, the Hampstead, The Nottingham Playhouse, the Arcola, Soho, The Leicester Curve, BBC, UKTV, Channel 4 and the ICA. babirye was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Shortlist 2019 with her debut play ...blackbird hour.
babirye co founded the award nominated podcast ‘SISTREN’; a podcast and collective founded in 2015 to amply the Black, femme Queer British experience, modelling for Burberry, Adidas, Macy’s, Dr Martens and Blue magazine.
She was also noted by the guardian newspaper as ‘One of ten, female creatives 2019’.
babirye has also been invited to join the BBC London writers room, being long listed for their Drama room 2019, as well as the royal court writers room 2019.
She is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Peckham 2020, with her second play ‘...cake’ an origin story to her debut play ...black bird hour.
Trained at RADA.
Theatre includes: Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre), Barbershop Chronicles (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), The Dark (Ovalhouse Theatre), Macbeth (National Theatre), People, Places and Things (Tour Headlong), Scuttlers, A Winter’s Tale, Blues for An Alabama Sky, Summerfolk, Off The Ends, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Man of Mode, The Theban Plays, King Lear (RADA).
Television includes: Casualty (BBC)
He is also currently filming on War of the Worlds (Fox, Epix) Season 2 and about to understudy Giles Terrera at the National Theatre in a show called ‘Death of England’ co written by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams.
Tamara von Werthern
Tamara von Werthern is a German-British writer. She studied at QMUL and CSSD and trained at the Royal Court YWP.
As a playwright, her work includes The White Bike, directed by Lily McLeish (The Space, London, 2017). Her work has been shown at the Royal Court, the Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, The White Bear Theatre, Summerhall & Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh. She also co-writes with Jack Hughes (Jackpot, Monster Munch, Balls, Save Me & Wilding)
Her writing has been long-listed for the Papatango Prize (The White Bike) and BBC Writersroom Drama Room (Jackpot).
For screen, her film I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (directed by Anna Marsland/Marcus Liversedge) won Best Screenplay Lift-Off Season Award 2019. She has had plays, poetry, short stories and novels published, both in English and German.
Michelle Bonnard is an actress and writer. She trained at LAMDA where she works as a visiting lecturer. Television and film: Ray and Liz (Richard Billingham, feature), Cormoron Strike Series (BBC/HBO), George Gently (BBC), The Fear (Channel 4/Netflix), Doctors (Semi-regular, soap award win – Best Single Episode), Five Days (BBC/HBO), Saddam’s Tribe (Channel 4), Law and Order UK (ITV), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC), Theatre includes: The Quiet House (Park Theatre – Off West End nomination; Best Actress), A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes (Tricylce Theatre), On The Record (Arcola), Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead), Macbeth (Out of Joint). Michelle has television and film projects in development with companies including: Warp, Island Pictures, Genesius Pictures, and Company Pictures.
Helen trained at the Drama Centre. Winner of the Alan Bates award for most outstanding newcomer. Theatre includes: Being the first woman to play Hamlet in the South East of Europe, Lady Macbeth (Antique Disposition), Twelfth Night (International Tour), My Sister Syria (European Tour), Alice (High Hearted Theatre), Death and the Ploughman (Tobacco Factory), The White Bike (The Space), Troilus & Cressida, Pericles, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Odyssey (Factory Theatre), Peter Pan, Dracula: The Kisses, In the Footsteps of the Mitford’s, Stage Rights (Scary Little Girls), 21 Breaths (Park Theatre), Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre), Macbeth (Broadway Theatre), Breakfast with Emma, Heartbreak House, She Stoops To Conquer, Arcadia (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), 24 hour play, Symposium, Spring, The Spies in Room 502 (The Old Vic), Love of the Nightingale, His Wild Imaginings (Rough Fiction), The Consultant, Slice (Theatre 503), Thin Toes, The Bards of Bangkok (Pleasance Theatre), Love is a Smoke, Soft Armour (Theatre Delicatessen). TV includes: Call The Midwife, Houdini & Doyle, Casualty, Eastenders, Holby City, Doctors, City Lights. Film includes: Chemical Wedding, The Brink, Dark Rage, The Evening Was Long, Flash, Removed, The Rise and the Fall of the Krays. Helen is also Co-Artistic director of Rough Fiction and a member of the Factory Theatre.
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Previous Theatre includes: Women’s Writes (Arcola Theatre), Scrounger (Finborough theatre), Troilus and Cressida, Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V, The Famous Victories of Henry V, Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC), The Crucible, A little Night Music (Storyhouse), The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie (Les Enfants Terribles), Fizzy Sherbet (Hackney Attic), The Bear (Pins and Needles), Pride and Prejudice (Regent's Park Open Air theatre), The Low Road (Royal Court), Tom Jones (Bristol Old Vic theatre School), Dancing at Lughnasa ( Tobacco Factory)
TV, Film and Voiceover: Secret Speyside (Chivas Brothers), Year of the Rabbit (Objective Productions), People of Paisley (Media Monty) Case Histories (Ruby Films), Shakespeare Live! (BBC), Three Lives (Lily McLeish), Best of Men (BBC), 8 minutes Idle (BBC, I Features), Tate Movie Project Online (Aardman).
Yana studied at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Theatre includes: An Enemy of the People (National Tour and Albany Theatre London), The Ballad of Rudy (Manchester Exchange), Emily Rising (Little Angel), Jack (Derby Theatre). Television and film: Humans (Channel 4) and feature film Carnivore.
Anna Wilson-Jones works in TV, film and theatre. Her work includes Black Mirror - National Anthem, The Nightwatch, Come Rain, Come Shine, Marley’s Ghosts, Phoneshop, The Mother, Afterlife, Hotel Babylon, Hex, Sugar Rush, Ny-lon, Time of your Life, Spaced, numerous suspects/murderers in TV crime dramas, the other woman/hard-nosed professional in various TV comedies! Her recent theatre includes Kill Me Now and The Gathered Leaves, both at the Park Theatre. She’s about to start filming the second series of Victoria for ITV, in which she plays Lady Emma Portman.
Theatre: Barbara has recently appeared at the National Theatre in The Beaux Stratagem and Great Britain, the play about the hacking trial, which transferred to the Haymarket Theatre. She has also appeared at the National in Emil and the Detectives, People, 13, Her Naked Skin and Major Barbara and spent 14 months in Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art at the National and on tour. Other theatre work includes The Years Between, Royal Theatre, Northampton; Pygmalion, York Theatre Royal; Blithe Spirit, Peter Hall Company, Savoy Theatre; John Gabriel Borkmann, English Touring Theatre; Bone Harvest, Eastern Angles; The Circle, Oxford Stage Company; Woman in Mind (Best Actress nomination, M.E.N. Awards), Blithe Spirit, Octagon Theatre, Bolton; Relatively Speaking, Hull Truck Theatre; The Norman Conquests, National Tour; Twelfth Night, The Last Yankee, Golden Girls, Northanger Abbey, Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Othello, The Maintenance Man, One For The Road, Communicating Doors, The Moonstone, Man of the Moment, Swan Theatre, Worcester; A Woman in White, Greenwich Theatre; The Rivals, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Country Wife, Abelard and Heloise, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Lakeside Theatre, Hever. Television includes: Poirot, The Remorseful Day, the final episode of Inspector Morse, Wycliffe, Cor Blimey, Dirty Tricks and several episodes of The Bill for ITV; Eastenders, Crooked House, The Worst Journey in the World, The League of Gentlemen and Nice Town for the BBC; Bodily Harm for Channel Four; The Café for Sky 1.
Hannah was born in North London and studied acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, winning the prestigious Lilian Bayliss Award and the Ralph Richardson Award in 2004. She won the award for Best Actress at the Sitcom Trials in 2008 and was nominated for Best Actress at the 2015 Portsmouth International Film Festival. Theatre includes: Wind in the Willows (National Theatre) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (National Theatre) Let’s Not Argue (Pleasance) I’m An Asylum Seeker... Get Me Into Here! (Rosemary Branch) The Winter’s Tale (The Courtyard, Hoxton) The Lady Vanishes (Yvonne Arnaud) The Merchant of Venice (UK tour) The House of Bernarda Alba (Almeida) Sweet As (Soho Theatre) Black I (Rich Mix) and Slow Falling Bird (Arts Theatre West End). Short Film includes: The Woman and the Machine, Once Is Nothing, The Revolutionaries, Three Films Concerning Sex and Philosophical Concepts of Plato, Rachel and the Wulf and Felix (2017).
Martin is an actor and theatre-maker from London who works in theatre, film and television. He has toured nationally and internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company, trained with Lecoq, Gaulier, Bral and Theatre Ad Infinitum; and has interests in making new political theatre.
Rishi Trikha is an actor, director, writer and dramaturg. UK credits include projects at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Roundhouse and Almeida. Internationally, he has worked across Canada, the US, Europe and Cuba. He is currently Performance and Academic Leader at the National Centre for Circus Arts, and trained at York University and the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Jennifer is a British/Bolivian theatre-maker, movement director and actor. She trained at E15 Acting School, and was the under 50kg AJA British Judo Champion. Her work interrogates the female body in performance. Work in development includes WRESTLELADSWRESTLE, Thank Heaven For Little Grrrls, and Endurance.
As a performer credits include: NT, BAC, Harold Pinter Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Harold Pinter Theatre, Slunglow and The Lowry.
As a Movement Director: Wuthering Heights, Death of a Salesman, Cuttin It, Queens of the Coal Age, Our Town (Royal Exchange), Midnight Movie (Royal Court), The Mountaintop (Young Vic & Tour), Amsterdam (ATC), Baby Reindeer (Francesca Moody Productions), I Wanna Be Yours (Paines Plough/Tamasha/The Bush).
Anne-Sophie Fredslund is a Danish actor. Graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Theatre includes Den Første Gang (Teatermasken), Pagten (Aarhus Teater), Grand Danoir (Teater Sort/Hvid), Hvad du Ønsker (Randers Egnsteater), Premiere (Aarhus Teater), Fornuft og Følelse (Aarhus), Brødrene Løvehjerte (Aalborg Teater).Television includes: Sygeplejeskolen (TV2). She also features in shows with the Danish female performance collective Jinn.
Buhle Ngaba is a multi-award winning South African actor, writer and speaker.
She studied Acting and Contemporary performance at Rhodes University and Processes of Performance at the University of Leeds (UK). She performed in the world premiere of John Kanis play Missing at the Baxter Theatre (SA)and went on to tour internationally with the production, which earned her nominations for “Best Supporting Actress” for a Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award as well as the Naledi Theatre Award.
In 2016, Buhle was awarded the Brett Goldin Bursary, with the opportunity to expand her knowledge and acting ability of Shakespeare at The Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford, UK). It is during her time there that Buhle began to conceptualise and write her first play Swan Song. Recently, she was nominated onto the Shakespeare Society of South Africa Executive Committee (Theatre portfolio, 2020).Ngaba was named as one of the Mail and Guardians Top 200 Young South Africans (2016) and voted number 1 by the public in The Superbalist Top 100 Entrepreneur List (2016) -definitive list of young creatives redefining the future of creative culture and entrepreneurship as well as acknowledged with a Gauteng Youth Premiers award for excellence.
As an author (The Girl Without A Sound), Buhle seeks to promote diversity in children’s literature and to develop the legacy of storytelling amongst the youth. Buhle recently localised The New Girl Code; an initiative of Inspiring Fifty; a non-profit initiative- funds made with the book are used to support activities to increase diversity in STEM.
In 2019, Buhle was invited to participate in the International Writing Program’s Women’s Creative Mentorship Project (University of Iowa) courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S Department (ECA). Buhle was recently awarded the “Rising Light” award at the Mbokodo Awards for Women in the Arts.
Ruth Marie Kröger
Is a theatre and film actor. After her training at the academy for music and theatre in Hannover she worked for the Freie Kammerspiele Magdeburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Schauspiel Köln. Whilst working at Schauspiel Köln she met Katie Mitchell, whom she has been working with ever since, most recently in 'Anatomy of a Suicide' at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, which was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen.
Since 2013 she is based in Hamburg and works as a freelance actor for theatres including Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schaubühne Berlin, Hamburger Kammerspiele, Ernst Deutsch Theater and Lichthof Theater. In 2019, she worked on the project „Cum Ex Papers“ with director Helge Schmidt, who was awarded the Faust Theaterpreis for the production. Since 2018 she has been working with the theatre collective „Meyer&Kowski“. Since 2014, she has been working for the SWR as a voice performer for the series „Dr. C’s Conversationslexikon“. Most recently she performed in the three part series „Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes“, which will have its premier at the 2020 film festival in Hamburg.
Josephine is an award-winning writer-performer. Also an improv comic she’s an associate of Live Beasts (‘A reason to be cheerful’, Tim Crouch), and co-founder of GUM Improv (nominated for Phoenix Remix’s Best Comedy Group 2019). As a writer she’s been long-listed for the Bruntwood and the BAFTA Rocliffe award amongst other prizes, and was an invited writer at the Alpine Fellowship’s Venice 2018 Symposium alongside Polly Stenham and Emma Watson. Her most recent play, KILLING IT, was at VAULT Festival 2020, starring Janet Henfrey (Wolf Hall, The Crown) and Doña Croll (Eastern Promises, Doctor Who); 'Truly breathtaking and beautiful theatre that cannot be missed … a prescient and hilarious script. One to watch’ (A Younger Theatre). As an actor she's won Best Actress in the NoBudge Independent Film Awards for BLUE MONDAY (dir. Charles Chintzer Lai), and Best Duo in the LA Independent Short Awards for I DON’T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE (dir. Marcus Liversedge).
Recent theatre work includes: Kiss Me (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); The Kings Speech (Chichester/ Birmingham Rep); The Little Mermaid (Bristol Old Vic); Routes and Harvest (Royal Court); One Man, Two Guvnors (Music Box Theatre, Broadway / Adelphi Theatre / National Theatre); The Spies In Room 502 (Latitude); W11 (The Gate Theatre); While You Lie (Traverse Theatre); Educating Rita (Watermill Theatre); Absent Friends (Watford Palace Theatre); The Miracle, DNA, Baby Girl (all National Theatre); Faustus (Headlong); Fabulation (Tricycle Theatre); Presence (Plymouth Theatre Royal); Chimps (Liverpool Everyman); Citizenship (National Theatre Studio); Fields of Gold and Soap (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Coming Around Again and Huddersfield (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Happiest Days Of Your Life (Royal Exchange Theatre) and The Dice House (Birmingham Stage Company). Television Work includes: Call The Midwife, Casualty, Humans, The Wrong Mans 1 & 2, Silent Witness, Obsessed, random, Doctors, Holby City, The Bill, The Brief and EastEnders. Film includes: Pumpkinhead and Southwalk The Movie.
Recent credits include:
King John, The Taming of the Shew (Workshops, Shakespeare’s Globe), Dangers Desires: the Life of Egon Schiele (BBC2), Whisky Galore (Hull Truck, New Vic, Oldham Coliseum), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company), The 306:Day (National Theatre Scotland) Shakespeare in Music (Royal Shakespeare Company), Baddies (Unicorn Theatre), Thérèse Raquin (Park Theatre and Finborough Theatre), Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare’s Globe), Fairytales on Foot (Bolton Octagon Theatre), Golden Hearts (Tamasha Theatre), Whisky Galore (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Kissing-Dance (Jermyn Street Theatre), Twelfth Night (Open Air Tour) and Into the Woods (Greenwich Theatre).
Rina has worked extensively in all areas of the business throughout her career including with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre and Shared Experience. She has appeared on TV in shows such as Scott and Bailey, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Casualty and Doctors. She also features regularly on BBC Radio 4 dramas and plays the ongoing role of Jess Titchener in The Archers.
2010 La Fausse Suivante, Bouffes du Nord Theatre, dir Lambert Wilson, Paris; 2011 Film 'Ashes' dir Mar Whitecross; 2012 Three Sisters, Young Vic, dir. Benedict Andrews; 2014 'Remainder' feature film, dir Oman Fast; 2015 Maigret - Series TV; Miss Brill, dir. Tyro Heath; 2016 Eighty What - short film; Uncle Vanya, dir Robert Icke, Almeida Theatre; 2017 Final Score, feature film, dir. Scott Mann; 2018 Patrick, feature film, dir. Mandie Fletcher; 2019 Armadilla, Yard Theatre, dir. Sara Joyce
Evelyn Lockley is an actor, writer and facilitator. Evelyn is interested in new writing, developing new work, improvisational comedy and movement. Evelyn trained as an actor at Arts Educational Schools London. Theatre credits include: Between The Sheets (Waterloo East Theatre); Mad Queen’s Chess (Women Redressed at the Park Theatre); Gingerbread (Labyrinth Festival at the Almeida Theatre); Summer Repertory Company Season 2015 for Theatre Royal Windsor (Paul Taylor Mills/Bill Kenwright Co-Production); Othello (Barons Court Theatre); Home Fires (Newhaven Fort); Glass Boys (Arcola Theatre); Desolate Heaven and Lest We Forget (Theatre 503). Film credits include: Blackout, Spacemen, The Lady In The Park, If Only Alice Could, Telephone Me, London Bridges Falling Down. Web series credits include: AMDRAM, SPADS.
Since appearing in the film Get Carter directed by Mike Hodges, Petra went on to play Jill in Equus by Peter Schaffer directed by John Dexter for the National Theatre. She worked with Max Wall at Greenwich Theatre and was in Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard at the Arcola Theatre directed by Annie Castledine and Annabel Arden. Petra’s TV work ranges from a gangster’s moll in Ripping Yarns to a judge in Criminal Justice. Recently she worked at Salisbury Playhouse playing Miss Meacham in Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan and Bertha in Hedda Gabler both directed by Gareth Machin. She starred in a short film called Coming Next which was shown at the London Short Film Festival and also at Avignon Film Festival. Petra will be in Lettice & Lovage from 17th May until 8th of July.
Nico is a French-Indian actor, director and ex-physicist. As a director, he has worked at the Young Vic (Freshworks), the Bunker Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, the Blue Elephant Theatre and Theatre N16. He is a script reader for the Bunker Theatre.
As an actor, Nico recently shot Extraction with Chris Hemsworth and the Russo Brothers, to be released on Netflix in 2020. Other screen work includes HANNA for Amazon Prime, SILENT WITNESS for BBC1 and short films for the BFI and BBC Radio 4. Stage credits include Groups (Lyric Hammersmith), We Are Here (National Theatre), Rope (Queen’s Theatre & New Wolsey), 2:1 (Richmix), YAAD (Camden People’s Theatre), Rounds (Blue Elephant) and Gallows Rope (Bread & Roses).
Graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes Dinner With Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory), Circa (The Vaults), a colder water than here (The Vaults). Television includes: Tyrant (FOX). Film includes: Milk&Honey, The Leviathan.
Theatre includes: King John, The Whip, Henry V, Henry IV Parts 1 + 2, Richard II, Famous Victories, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC), Amadeus (National Theatre), Gruesome Playground Injuries (South London Theatre).
Film: Dirty Work, The Theory of Everything, The Ringer.
Andrew Hawkins has worked in the West End and on Broadway in repertory and many fringe venues. He wrote and performed Naked, Live… and Never Again for the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe (2010). Recently he joined Visible Theatre Ensemble to co-devise and perform in the hit Who Do We Think We Are? at Southwark Playhouse. He has collaborated in performance work seen at the National Gallery (live), in Out of Our Heads at Shoreditch Town Hall 2014, as well as in Beijing and Shanghai in 2015. Film credits include: Chariots of Fire, The Object of Beauty and Shadowlands; TV: Foyles War, Midsomer Murders.