2017 Script Room


Very Special Murderers by Frances Bushe

Cast: Alec Bennie Sean   Charlotte Sisson Mary   Joss Wyre Dawn

Monster by David Kantounas

Cast: Georgia Robson Amy     Joshua Manning James

Things That Grow in Chalk by Ed Birch

Cast: Hannah Keeley   Abbey   Michael Golab   Pete

Directed by Barry Edwards

Stage Manager Samuel Robinson

An Optik Production for the Richmond Music and Drama Festival

With support from RFU Community Fund, Richmond Libraries and the Friends of Whitton Library.   Thanks to Kim Hacker, Ed Harris and Nelson School

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 Alec Bennie appeared in the first Script Room event in ‘On Dark Waters’ and is thrilled to be working with Barry Edwards and Optik again, having performed in both Gertrude Jennings one act plays ‘Five Birds In A Cage’ and ‘The New Poor’. Other credits include Banquo in ‘Macbeth at the Valley of the Rocks’ with Pleasure Dome Theatre and ‘The Alchemist‘ at the Rose Playhouse Bankside with Mercurius Theatre.  Outside of acting, Alec works as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.

Michael Golab graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with an MA in Acting, Theatre credits include Malvolio in ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Theateranbijoupark Berlin and Angelo in ‘Measure for Measure’ at Guildhall Barbican. Film and TV credits include Noah for CBC-TV, Dr Corbin in ‘Genesis’ for Ghetto Films / 20th Century Fox, Zac in Cupidframe for Mitsogo Media and Veitel in ‘Debit and Credit’ for Revolver Productions.

Hannah Keeley graduated from Rose Bruford Drama School with a First in American Theatre Arts. Recent theatre credits include Masha in ‘The Seagull’, Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Sorel Bliss in ‘ Hay Fever’ and Sibyl Chase in ‘Private Lives’. Film credits include Anne Lovell in period drama ‘The Highway Woman’, May in ‘Under The Silence Of The Moon’ and Rebecca in the award winning short ‘9 Months’.

Joshua Manning is originally from Edinburgh and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School after studying Theatre and Music at the University of Glasgow. Theatre includes: View From Here (Theatre 503); The 306: Dawn (National Theatre of Scotland); The End of Something (Old Vic New Voices); The BFG (Birmingham Rep); Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Manchester Royal Exchange); I Didn’t Always Live Here (Finborough Theatre); The Magistrate (Royal National Theatre); The Deep (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); King Lear (The Rose Bankside); The Provoked Wife (Greenwich Playhouse); Orphans (Trafalgar Studios); TV+Film includes: Doctors, Intergalactic Kitchen (BBC); The Muppets Most Wanted (Disney); Brief Intermission (Third Eye).

Samual Robinson graduated in Drama at the University of Lincoln in 2016. He has since been stage manager for Conceptual Arts Theatre, and worked on the technical teams at the Pleasance, Kings Cross Theatre, The Gate, York Theatre Royal and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

Georgia Robson trained at Drama Studio London. She has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe, toured with The Stuff of Dreams Theatre and performed in ‘The Accrington Pals’ at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls. She has worked extensively in London’s fringe theatres most recently at The Southwark Playhouse. Georgia is very excited to be working with Barry and Optik on such a great piece of new writing

Charlotte Sisson graduated from The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with Distinction in 2016. This is her first job at a graduate. Her previous work includes CBBC’s sketch show ‘FIT‘, November Club and interactive series ‘TryLife‘. Charlotte is as associate with Second Circle Theatre and is delighted to be working on this piece of excellent new writing!

Joss Wyre most recently performed at the Basic Space Festival in a brand new style of immersive theatre called Chronos with cmd+shift theatre. Last year she performed at The Southwark Playhouse in ‘Vassa Zheleznova’ with The Faction Theatre Company. Joss is thrilled to be working with Barry again, having worked with him twice before in the Gertrude Jennings plays in 2014 and 2015.

Read about the writers here

Full cast list here

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