Starring in the Original Production
Helen trained at The Birmingham School of Acting and went on to win The Ian Flemming Award to train in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.
Her theatre credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber's original cast of The Woman in White, Into The Woods (The Birmingham Rep Studio), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Milton Rooms), Jim Cartright's original cast of A Christmas Fair (ETT) and National Theatre workshop's Plan?
Helen has played Trixie Franklin for three series in the BBC Drama Call the Midwife and her film credits include The Three Musketeers, 7Lives and Scar Tissue.
Appearing in the Extended Season
Amy's film credits include include Wrong Turn Five for WT5 Productions, Cab Ride (Abelle Films Ltd) playing Sophie, Jen in Never Let Me Go for DNA Films.
Amy's theatre credits include 9 to 5 (ATG) playing Doralee, Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre) playing Velcro, Decade for (Headlong), playing Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep), Margot in Legally Blonde (The Savoy), as Jenny in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Wendy in Peter Pan (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Liesl in The Sound of Music (The London Palladium), Sweeny Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Cinderella (QDos), and Maggie May in Maggie May at GSA.
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre includes: The Seagull and Earthquakes In London (Headlong); ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore (Cheek by Jowl); Foxfinder (Finborough); As You Like It (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Liverpool Everyman/Chichester); Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company); Man and Superman, Galileo's Daughter and Don Juan (Peter Hall Company); Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar); Luther (National Theatre); The Hypochondriac (Almeida); The Seven Year Itch and Design for Living (Salisbury Playhouse); title roles in Macbeth and Coriolanus (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); Rope (Watermill).
Television: Foyle's War, Einstein and Eddington, Tchaikovsky, Judge John Deed, Egypt, Up Rising, Belfry Witches, Eastenders, The Bill.
Film: Mercenaries, Another Life, Jean.
Radio: Getting Nowhere Fast, Twenty Cigarettes.
Screen International Star of Tomorrow Aisling Loftus is best known for playing the lead role of Agnes in ITV's EMMY award-nominated Mr Selfridge created by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones Diary, Sense and Sensibility) where she stars opposite Jeremy Piven and Katherine Kelly.
Other TV credits include: Five Daughters, Dive, The Borrowers, Public Enemies, Good Cop and Page Eight opposite Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz.
Film credits include: Death of a Superhero (for which she won the Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize), Oranges and Sunshine and Jade (winner of Best Short Film Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Actress at Tofitfest, Poland).
Theatre credits include: Noises Off (Old Vic) and Spur of the Moment (Royal Court).
Gethin trained at LAMDA. His stage credits include, Boris Godunov/Life of Galileo (RSC), In Praise of Love (Royal and Derngate), Ditch ( Old Vic Tunnels), Cling To Me Like Ivy' (Birmingham Rep), What Fatima Did (Hampstead), Ready/24 Hour Plays (Old Vic).
His TV/Film credits include Copenhagen (Fidelio/Scorched/Heretic), Call the Midwife (BBC), We are Monster (Terra Rossa), Cloud Chamber (Investigate North), Game of Thrones (HBO), 10 Days to War (BBC), Into the Storm (BBC/HBO), Pinochet in Suburbia (BBC).
His radio credits include Dr. Who (Big Finish), Minister of Chance (RadioStatic), Small Acts of Kindness (BBC), Severed Threads (BBC), Legsy Gets a Break (BBC).
Carol Macready returns this year as Miss Sails, having played the part in 2012. She has appeared in numerous seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. Her most recent theatre work includes Ladies in Lavender, Eden End, Enjoy, In the Club, School for Scandal, Comedy of Errors and The Turn of the Screw. Her other theatre credits include The Wind In The Willows, Orpheus Descending, Cider With Rosie, Edmond, The Mandate, Bartholomew Fair, Roberto Zucco, Measure for Measure, Love in a Wood and Jubilee.
Her recent TV work includes Doc Martin, Doctors and My Family; and for film, she has appeared in Wondrous Oblivion, 102 Dalmations, The Night is Young and Quills. She also recently appeared in The Cazalets on BBC Radio 4.
Starring in the Original Production
Daniel trained at the National Youth Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before starting work in television, theatre and film.
Theatre includes: Macbeth, Manchester International Festival (2013); One Man, Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket (2012); Howl's Moving Castle, Southwark Playhouse (2011); Frankenstein, National Theatre (2011); Tory Boyz, Soho Theatre (2008); White Boy, Soho Theatre (2007).
Television includes: Uncle, BBC3 (2014); Endeavour, ITV (2014); Give Out Girls, Sky Living (2014), Medics, Comedy Central (2014); Scrotal Recall, Channel 4 (2014); Watson and Oliver, BBC2 (2013); Joanna Lumley's Little Cracker (2012), Pete Vs Life, Channel 4 (2 series - 2010/11); The Cafe, Sky 1 (2011); Psychoville (2011), Peep Show (2010).
Film includes: Jack Ryan, Paramount Pictures (2014); Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Walt Disney Pictures (2011).
Appearing in the Extended Season
Charlie was awarded the Rowland Scholarship to AADA, travelling to New York to learn the interwoven disciplines of Meisner, Adler and Strasberg.
Theatre includes: The Importance of Being Earnest (Scarborough); The Hotel Plays (Grange Hotel London); New Voices from New York (Old Vic); title role Amadeus (Ryan Theatre); Art of Concealment (Jermyn Street) – 5 stars, Telegraph; Les Enfants du Paradis (Arcola) – 5 stars, Independent, Telegraph, Times); title role Hamlet (Greenwich Shakespeare Co., NY) – Critics Pick, New York Times; Biting Point (Theatre 503) for which he won rave reviews.
Television: 7 episodes of Doctors (BBC); Misfits (Channel 4); Tittybangbang (BBC 3); I Shouldn’t be Alive (Discovery); Dark Matters (Discovery).
Film: Oliver Stone's Alexander (Intermedia/IMF); lead opposite Christopher Lambert in Metamorphosis (Cinepartners International); lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Burlesque Fairytales (Double Barrel) – Cannes Selection 2010/Best Cinematography, Seattle.
Charlie has just finished filming Queen of the Desert for Werner Herzog.
Jake trained at Rada and the National Youth Theatre. He recently appeared as Bagot in the RSC's celebrated production of Richard II with David Tennant.
Recent theatre credits include: Richard II (RSC/Barbican), The Duke in Darkness (Tabard Theatre).
Recent TV credits: Quick Cuts (BBC4), A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (Sky Arts).
Recent Film credits: Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (Capriol Films).
Training: The National Youth Theatre, ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts).
Theatre includes: The Good Neighbour (Battersea Arts Centre), To Sir With Love (Touring Consortium/Royal and Derngate UK Tour), Rubber Dinghy (Lost Theatre), A Man In A Flat Called Peter (Lost Theatre) and Ballet Changed My Life - Romeo and Juliet (Birmingham Royal Ballet/Channel 4).
Theatre whilst training includes: Apples, Welcome To Thebes, The Ash Girl, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Skunk (National Youth Theatre/Soho Theatre) and In Search of Obama (National Youth Theatre).
Television includes: Ones n Twos and Famous (Pilot).
Linden was selected as one of two actors in the UK for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'British Bursary' award in 2013, training exclusively with them in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Anthony Banks' recent directing includes Cesario (World Shakespeare Festival at the National Theatre and Tate Modern Tanks), ReWrite (Westminster Hall as part of Arts In Parliament and National Theatre), Herding Cats (Hampstead Theatre), DNA (Hull Truck national tour), Bassett (Bristol Old Vic), Prince Of Denmark and More Light (National Theatre), El Gran Teatro Del Mundo (Royal Festival Hall), Pignight (Menier Chocolate Factory) and The Experiment (Soho Theatre & Berliner Ensemble).
Anthony is Associate Director for National Theatre Learning, where he commissions and develops the scripts for NT Connections.
James Hillier is Artistic Director of Defibrillator which was established in 2010. His directing credits include, the premiere production of The Hotel Plays in 2012, a reading of Eugene O'Hare's play Tenants and the revival of Doug Lucie's Hard Feelings at the Finborough in the summer of 2013.
James has directed a number of short films, winning awards at Tribecca Film Festival, Cannes and SXSW. He trained at RADA and works extensively as an actor in theatre, film and TV.
Jonathan Humphreys trained at Drama Centre London and as an assistant at the National Theatre and RSC. He was a recipient of the Regional Young Theatre Director Scheme bursary to Sheffield Theatres in 2010 where he directed an award winning production of Beckett's Happy Days. His directing credits include The Village Bike (Sheffield Crucible Studio); Krapp's Last Tape, Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck Theatre); Mojo Mickybo (Trafalgar Studios); Moscow Live (HighTide); Unknown Warriors (National Theatre); and the Portuguese premiere of Maratona de Nova Iorque (CCVF).
His first short film The Send Off was commissioned by the BBC and has played at festivals internationally. He returns to Sheffield Crucible this April to direct Boeing Boeing.
Annie Rowe trained as an actress at the NYT and RADA before embarking on a career in casting in 2007. In 2011 she gained Probabtionary Membership of the Casting Directors' Guild of Great Britain.
Theatre credits include: Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse), The Love Girl and the Innocent (Southwark Playhouse), Sex Cells (Riverside Studios), Economy Of Thought (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), The School For Scandal (Park Theatre, 200/ Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds), Yellow Face (Park Theatre, 90), The Duke In Darkness (Tabard Theatre), A Thousand Miles Of History (Bussey Building), The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse), The Hotel Plays (Grange Hotel), The Art Of Concealment (Jermyn Street), Fit and Proper People (Soho Theatre/ RSC), Mr Happiness, The Water Engine (Old Vic Tunnels), Wife To James Whelan (New Diorama), Love On the Dole (Finborough), Alice Through The Looking Glass, Around The World in 80 Days (The Egg at Theatre Royal Bath), Public Property (Trafalgar Studios).
For Theatre503: Meat, Man In The Middle, The Swallowing Dark (with Liverpool Playhouse), Sold, The Consultant , The Biting Point, The Charming Man, Breed, Epic, Wild Horses, Porn – The Musical, This Much Is True, Manorhouse, The Tin Horizon.
Short films: Rest Stop, Father's Day, Waiting For Dawn, The Heart Of Dicken Partridge, By Hook, Trailing Dirt, Modo and Mahu.
Trish spent over 20 years working internationally in Media as a Journalist and Marketing Director before moving to theatre and has worked as Development Director of the Bush Theatre and Development consultant to the Tricycle Theatre.
For Defibrillator she was Co-Producer on The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams (Grange Hotel, October 2012) and Executive Producer for Hard Feelings by Doug Lucie (Finborough, July 2013).
Trish is a 2013 recipient of the Stage One Bursary for new theatre producers.
She is part of the executive team staging the first Australian and NZ Festival of Literature & Arts in London in May 2014, a project that is supported by the governments of both countries.
Trish is a Director of The Uncertainty Principle – a theatre company established in both the UK and Australia - working with text and movement directors, developing Festival focused new works.
James trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and works as an assistant to ULTZ, most recently on the West End production of Mojo.
Designs include: Still Life/Red Peppers (Old Red Lion), Cuddles (Oval House), Cause Celebre (Central School of Speech and Drama), A Life and The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough), I Am A Camera and Execution of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), Strong Arm and That Moment (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios and Old Red Lion), The Fire Raisers, Oh What a Lovely War and Much Ado About Nothing (British American Drama Academy), Thrill Me (Tristan Bates and Charing Cross Theatre), Plain Jane (Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester), No Wonder (Library Theatre, Manchester) and A Man of No Importance (Union Theatre and Arts Theatre).
Upcoming work includes being the Associate Designer on A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic.
James won the 2013 Off-West-End Award for Best Set Designer for Mercury Fur.
Susan is currently Head of Costume for Secret Cinema and Future Cinema and designs all of their immersive, interactive events. She has Costume Designed several shows at the Royal National Theatre including Detroit, Cesario, Prince of Denmark and More Light. She has designed costumes for Punchdrunk's And Darkness Descended, The Big Dance (ITV), and Wayne Sleep's Big Ballet (ITV2). Recently she worked as part of the Costume Team on Downton Abbey and Dancing on the Edge directed by Stephen Poliakoff.
Her international work includes three films shot in Qatar and Dubai. She has just returned from Saudi Arabia costuming their first ever theatre production of 1002 Nights. She is heading to Colorado this summer to design Figaro for Central City Opera.
Susan read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and then undertook a postgraduate course in Costume at RADA.