Bull by Mike Bartlett

Edinburgh Fringe 2019
5.20pm, 12 - 17 & 19 - 24 August
theSpace on Niddry Street (venue 9)
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Mike Bartlett's Bull

In the struggle for survival, no blow is too low.

One of three office workers is about to lose their job. As Tony, Isobel and Thomas wait for their boss to deliver the verdict, the three discuss each other's chances of survival. For alpha male Tony and calculating Isobel, it's clear that Thomas is getting the chop.

A razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying which exposes the vicious side of human nature and the power of words.
Nayia Anastasiadou

Nayia recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting). Previously she received a Diploma in Acting from the Athens Stage Drama School and a BA in Social Anthropology from Panteion University, Athens. UK theatre credits include: Splendour, Continuous Shot, Henry V and Twelfth Night. She has also appeared in The General Secretary, Hippolytus and Which Body? with the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus, Lysistrata, That Face, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Phaethon with other companies. Television credits include productions for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

Jake McGarry

Jake has loved performing from a young age, gaining his first professional stage credit when he was nine. He later went on to study Musical Theatre at The Dance School of Scotland, Glasgow and subsequently Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College, London. Stage credits include: Oliver!, Peter Pan, Kes, Copacabana, All Shook Up, Aperture, The Phoenix and The Crow. Film and TV credits include: I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, The Gaelic King, Adam Joan, Beats and most recently Drone which won the award for 'Best Horror/Sci-Fi' on Sky's 'The Short Film Show'. This is his first production with Arbery.

Alan Patterson

Alan has performed in many productions for companies including St. Andrews University, HATS, EGTG, Arkle and Arbroath Abbey Theatre Company. He has taken part in the Edinburgh Fringe in a variety of improv sketch shows. While in China he wrote and directed various short films and pantomimes. Since moving to Edinburgh in 2008 he has performed in Dracula, Hamlet, Richard III, Jerusalem, Julius Caesar, August: Osage County, Festen, The Rose and Crown, Titus Andronicus, Beachy Head, Age of Arousal and All About My Mother. He has also co-directed two Fringe shows, beauty and skirt.

Jamie Stewart

Jamie has been treading boards since childhood, once being roughed up by a young Daniel Craig! He has CV entries aplenty (vicar, coffee shops, wine bars, hotels, .... even banking!) but his love is the theatre. Recent opportunities on that front include Arkle's Fringe production You Remind Me Of You and GeezaBreak's O'er the Tap. Away from the stage he has been a Jacobite in the Edinburgh Tattoo, acted in various student films, presented on IKEA TV Live, appeared in the video for the Proclaimers' single Angry Cyclist and played his namesake on BBC TV's Rise of the Clans.

Adam Tomkins

Adam is a graduate of Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. Stage appearances include Dundee Rep, Traverse, Byre Theatre, Cumbernauld Theatre, Scottish Youth Theatre, Festival Theatre, Cottier Theatre, The Arches, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Wakefield Theatre Royal. He has also worked in community theatre, Theatre in Education as a director and as a dialect coach. Most recently he appeared as Voltore in Arbery Productions' Volpone at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. This is his first production as director for Arbery.

Adam Tomkins actor

Junior Cross

Junior Cross is an Argentine actress who started studying acting at young age in Teatro Las Nobles Bestias in Buenos Aires in the late 1990s. She has been part of several theatre productions such as Mujeres al final de la noche and Del miedo y sus racimos as well as music videos and short films. She has also collaborated with many Cafe-Concert and variety theatres companies in the Buenos Aires independent scene. Since moving to Edinburgh in 2017 she has been involved in a variety of TV, short film and theatre projects, most recently in Arbery Productions' Casanova Dreaming at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Stage Manager *

    * while Junior is on maternity leave Martin Foreman will act as stage manager

SCDA One-Act Festival 2019

Edinburgh & Kirkcaldy

Arbery Productions' Bull won three awards for production and stage design and was a finalist in the 2019 Scottish Community Drama Association One-Act Festival in Edinburgh (pictured) and Kirkcaldy. In that production the role of Thomas was taken by George Bowers.

Bull by Mike Bartlett

George Bowers

George began his acting career studying at Edinburgh's Telford College (PASS) gaining an HND in Acting and Performance. He continued his studies at Acting Coach Scotland getting an HND in Acting for Stage and Screen in December 2017. He has played the role of Salty in John Godber's Teechers; Les in Steven Berkoff's East; was the main antagonist in Walls and Bridges, a devised show at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe; No. 10 in The Jury; and most recently Corvino in Arbery Productions' Volpone at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. He sees the role of Thomas in Bull as a refreshing challenge.

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