Our 2018 Team

Martin Foreman

Martin has published two novels, two collections of short stories and three short plays. He attended drama school in 2011, after which he acted in several plays on the London fringe as well as short films. He has written, produced and directed several one-(wo)man plays in London and Edinburgh.
martinforeman.me.uk

Alastair Lawless

Alastair has been acting, on and off, since the age of ten. Having wowed audiences with Shakespeare and Marlowe, he is thrilled to have the opportunity to entertain Edinburgh audiences a second time with his Jonson.

Vanashree Thapliyal

Vanashree has been involved in numerous theatre productions in Edinburgh, including parts in Wit and  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Phoebe in As You Like It and Abigail Williams in BigVillage's The Crucible.  She is looking forward to reprising Mosca, her most challenging and compelling role to date.

Beverley Wright

Performer and poet Bev has appeared in many productions over the years including August Osage County (Mattie Fae), Wildest Dreams (Thelma); Little Voice (Sadie), Wyrd Sisters (Granny Weatherwax), She Stoops to Conquer (Kate Hardcastle), The Real Inspector Hound (Mrs Drudge) and Eine Nacht Im Kabarett (Simone). She has also appeared in Shakespearean roles as well as the occasional Panto. Bev can be seen regularly with her band Jazz Romantics - follow them and get details of upcoming gigs on Facebook.

Previously . . .

Christopher Annus

Now We Are Pope
A Sense of Loss
2014
2012


After studying drama at university, Christopher spent most of his working life in management. He acted part-time between 2012 and 2014.

Chris Bain

The Rose and Crown 2016


Chris plays a young Jason Mewes in the Kevin Smith endorsed and produced biopic feature film Shooting Clerks which arrived in US and UK cinemas in 2016. He also starred in the short film Blue Skies with Still Game stalwart Gavin Mitchell and featured in various commercials and other productions along the way. Percy in The Rose and Crown was his Edinburgh Fringe debut.
Spotlight profile

Hannah Bradley

The Rose and Crown 2016


Hannah returned to the stage in 2016 after a ten year absence with a well received performance in Arkle's Age of Arousal. Having performed with both St Andrews Byre Theatre and the Dundee Rep in her youth, this was her first role on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Hannah Bradley

Barry Clarke

Ben and Joe's Lord Stanley , London 2012


Barry has had an extensive stage career in the US and the UK. Regrettably, after premiering Ben and Joe's, a short illness prevented him from reprising the role in the later production.

acting profile

Oliver Cookson

The Rose and Crown 2016


Oliver's appearance at the Fringe was his first theatre production since moving to Edinburgh. Previously his most recent performance was as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd for the Louth Playgoers. He lives in the New Town with his wife Barbara. They have three sons and he is now thinking of getting a dog.
Oliver Cookson

Hilary Davies

The Rose and Crown 2016


Hilary first appeared on stage at age 7 as Ferdinand the Bull. She has gone on to play more challenging roles such as Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Catherine in Suddenly Last Summer, Ismene in Antigone, Dr Martha Livingston in Agnes of God and Vivian Bearing in Wit, which won the SCDA Best Full Length Production at the Eastern Division finals.
Hilary Davies

Charles Finnie

The Rose and Crown 2016


Charles is an Edinburgh-based interior renovation specialist who enjoys indulging his creative bent by treading boards in the theatre. His acting experience includes TV and film, straight and musical theatre. Recent roles have included Titus Andronicus with the Edinburgh Grads and a physical role with Arkle in their production of Age of Arousal. He is very proud to have played a variety of supporting roles with Musical Production company Limelight, including one of the professors in the Scottish Amateur premiere of Legally Blonde.
Charles Finnie

Gregor Haddow

The Rose and Crown 2016


Gregor's involvement in theatre in Edinburgh includes Lucius in the Grads' spectacular Iraq-based Titus Andronicus, Lars in the award-winning Festen and Antonio in The Duchess of Malfi.
Gregor Haddow

Robin Holden

Los Feliz 2012 & 2013


Robin's impressive career includes the leads in Macbeth, Hamlet and the The Scandalous Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, for which he was nominated Best Actor in the 2011 Off West End Awards.

acting profile

Gordon Hughes - Lighting Designer

The Rose and Crown - Lighting 2016


Gordon has lit hundreds of shows for many groups in most major Edinburgh venues. Award-winning productions include Lock Up Your Daughters for EGTG and The Olympians for Occasional Opera. Scottish premieres include The Saint Of Bleeker Street for Edinburgh Grand Opera. He was awarded the Edinburgh Playhouse Spotlight award for services to amateur theatre in 2010.
Gordon Hughes

Emma King-Farlow director

Angel
Californian Lives
(Los Feliz, Ben & Joe's, Sunset)
2012
2013


Emma is the driving force behind Shadow Road productions and on their behalf she has written and directed a number of plays, including Dreams from the Pit — a drama about post-traumatic stress disorder for the forces charity Combat Stress.


Carolyn Lyster

Sunset 2013


Carolyn began acting with a five-year stint on the soap opera Crossroads and since then she has seldom been off the small screen or stage, both fringe and West End, in Ray Cooney farces and other productions.

acting profile

Christopher Peacock

Angel
Tadzio Speaks . . .
2014
2013 & 2014


For many years Christopher was well-known as a roving reporter on ITV's London Tonight. He became a full-time actor in 2007 and has appeared regularly in classical and modern drama and pantomime.
acting profile

Oliver Trotter

The Rose and Crown 2016


Oli has featured in several productions for the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group including Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, The Duchess of Malfi and Titus Andronicus. He has appeared in various roles including a fairy, a swashbuckling fighter and an army officer in productions at school and university, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Our Country's Good and Bollocks. He is excited to be performing at the Fringe this year.
Oliver Trotter

John Vernon

Ben and Joe's 2013


John has an extensive track record on stage, television and film, in the UK and the US. After a long period as a voiceover actor, he returned to live performances with Ben and Joe's.

acting profile

Places

We are pleased to have performed at the following venues


Etcetera

265 Camden High Street
London NW1 7BU
020 7482 4857


Tadzio Speaks . . .    —   November 2013
Desire and Pursuit   —   July 2014



King's Head

115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN
020 7478 0160


Californian Lives   —   Apr-May 2013



London

443 New Cross Road
London SE14 6TA
020 8694 1888


Angel / Now We Are Pope
   —   March 2014



Lord Stanley

51 Camden Park Rd
London NW1 9BH
0796 659 7190


Loss   —   July 2012
Tadzio Speaks . . .    —   July 2013



OSO

49 Station Road
London SW13 0LF
020 8876 9885


Californian Lives   —   September 2013



TheSpace

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Desire and Pursuit    —   August 2014
The Rose and Crown    —   August 2016
we are looking for
assistant producer
wardrobe manager
stagehands
understudies

for 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
minimal pay

Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman

All Edinburgh Theatre

Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women


This production company has signed up to the Protecting Actors Fringe Charter, helping to ensure all cast and crew involved operate under safe and fair working conditions.
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