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Entertaining Angels

Cast

Beatrice Comins

Theatre includes The Winter's Tale, A Doll's House, Twelfth Night, She Stoops to Conquer, Electra (Compass Theatre Company); Be My Baby (Gala Theatre, Durham); On Golden Pond (New Vic, Stoke); Abigail's Party, All My Sons (Theatre Royal, York); Richard III, Frankenstein, Salome, The Double (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); On the Piste, Hooray for Hollywood (Hull Truck); Ethel and Ernest (Nottingham Playhouse); Rebecca, Dr Faustus, Treasure Island, Daisy Pulls It Off ( Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster); Anna Karenina (Palace Theatre, Watford); Sunday's Children, Hansel and Gretel, Tokens of Affection, (Derby Playhouse); The Aspern Papers, Macbeth, The Mill on the Floss, The Way of All Flesh (Red Shift Theatre Company); The Turn of the Screw (The Shadow Syndicate).

Judith Faultless

Judith trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre includes Hi Vis (monologue for Theatre Uncut); Bombshells (Henley Fringe); In A Very Real Sense (Project Wednesday at Soho Theatre Studio); Anna’s Eyes, Brockley Jack, The Dark, The Last Word, (Horla Theatre Company); Pride and Prejudice (Westminster Theatre); Three Sisters (Bellairs Playhouse); Widows (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre). Judith has studied Clowning with Angela de Castro and John Wright. As half of comedy double act Faultless and Torrance, Judith has written and performed several shows including Faultless and Torrance in a Night Of Shining Armour, The Three Musketeers, Faultless and Torrance take their Faces/Off and The Flirt Lab. Judith also performs as a stand-up comedian. Radio includes Gulliver’s Travels (BBC R4); The Milk Run (BBC R1); 28 acts in 28 minutes (BBC R4). She has written for a number of radio shows including The Bearded Ladies (BBC R4). Television includes Spy (Sky 1); Lead Balloon and The Thick Of It (BBC1).

Paul Huntley-Thomas

This is Paul's first time with New Perspectives and he is delighted to be working with them. Paul graduated from DeMontfort University with a degree in Performing Arts. Theatre includes Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Pukka Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Pericles, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre Nomad); The Nutcracker, The Firebird (both directed by Brendan Murray), Wuthering Heights, The Tractor Girls, A Plan To Build (Oxford Touring Theatre Company); 80 Days Around The World (Snap Theatre Company); The Clearing, Frankenstein, The Secret Garden, M.I.A (written by Brendan Murray) for Proteus Theatre Company. He has appeared in a number of small films, some of which have been exhibited at Cannes. He has also made television appearances in the Omid Djalli Show and with Darren Brown in Hero at 30,000 Feet.

William St. Clair

William graduated from Mountview in 2004. Theatre includes Macbeth (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men); Twelfth Night, Hay Fever, Gosforth’s Fete, Plaza Suite (Queen Elizabeth Theatre co.); The Hobbit (Vanessa Ford Productions); Othello (The Rose Theatre); Permission to Play (Shakespeare’s Globe); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Six month tour of India); When Santa Fell to Earth (Brewhouse Theatre); Poprygunya (Greenwich Playhouse). Film includes Hearts of Freedom (Margate House), Confine (Two Bells Productions).

John Walters

This is John's sixth tour with New Perspectives. He first appeared in The Farm in 2008 and then as Grandfather in Farm Boy - a role he has reprised four times since the show's first outing back in 2009. John spent many years teaching French before becoming an actor. He has appeared in two Hollywood films: Saving Private Ryan (DreamWorks) and Ever After (20th Century Fox). Theatre includes The Hobbit (Vanessa Ford Productions); Twelfth Night (Open Hand Productions); Gaslight (Middle Ground); Spring and Port Wine (Newpalm Productions); The Secret Garden, Much Ado about Nothing (The Tobacco Factory); The Woman in Black (West End production). Television includes Panama Canal (BBC); a French version of Antigone (Direct Entertainment); Cold Enough for Snow (Greenpoint Films/BBC); Darwin (WGBH Boston); Doctors (BBC) and The Thieving Headmistress (Firefly/BBC).

Creative Team

Writer - Brendan Murray

Director - Tilly Branson

Tilly Branson is Associate Director at New Perspectives, where she recently directed Entertaining Angels (Lakeside Arts Centre and regional tour). In 2012 she directed Goldfish - the show made by the first ever STEP UP Creatives training ensemble. She has previously assistant directed Those Magnificent Men (Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and two national tours) and created the engagement package which accompanied The Butterfly Lion (Curve Theatre, Leicester and Derby Theatre 2012). She is an associate member of all-female theatre company The Gramophones, most recently directing End to End, which received 4 and 5 star reviews at Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2012 and toured nationally in 2013. In 2012 New Perspectives and the University of Nottingham received AHRC funding for Tilly to do a Collaborative PhD researching and making new forms of work for rural touring, which is currently underway. Tilly is also a member of the Young Vic Directors Program.

Designer - Juliet Shillingford

Juliet trained at Ravensbourne and Croydon Colleges of Art and was awarded an Arts Council Bursary. She has worked extensively with New Perspectives Theatre Company, the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, Curve Theatre, Leicester and most recently Mercury Theatre, Colchester. New Perspectives credits include Last Train to Nibroc, The Long Way Home,The Allotment, On Saturdays this bed is Poland, The Hired Man(also part of the 2008 Brits off Broadway festival in New York). Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Faith Healer, Dolly, The Honey Man (co-production with Derby Live), The Butterfly Lion (co-production with Curve, Leicester) and most recently Entertaining Angels (UK tour) and The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock (co-production Curve Theatre Leicester).

Nuffield credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Playboy of the Western World,The House of Bernarda Alba, Betrayal, Peeler, Alchemy in the UK and most recently God of Carnage. Curve Theatre, Leicester credits include The Pillowman (The first production in the studio space), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Long Road,Translations, Molly Sweeney and Absurd Person Singular.

Most recently, The Hired Man (a Mercury Theatre, Colchester production) and The Butterfly Lion (a co-production for Mercury Theatre, Colchester and Curve, Leicester).
Exhibitions include PQ07 Prague Quadrennial and Collaborators: UK Design for Performance at the V&A.

Lighting Designer - Jeremy Rowe

Jeremy has worked extensively with New Perspectives, most recently as touring Stage Manager for The Lovesong of Alfred Hitchcock. Previously he has been Lighting Designer and touring Stage Manager for Entertaining Angels, Goldfish(New Perspectives STEP UP Creatives ensemble performance), Farm Boy, The Butterfly Lion, The Honey Man, How Steeple Sinderby Won the FA Cupand Those Magnificent Men. Previous New Perspectives stage management includes Lark Rise to Candleford, Wasteland, On Saturdays This Bed Is Poland and lighting The Railway Childrenand Players Angels.

For Tangere Arts Hood in the Wood and I’m No Hero. For Forest Forge New Found Lands. For Shifting Sands The Devil’s Doctor and Great Expectations. He’s toured extensively with Opera Della Luna, lighting their productions of Rusalka, Tales of Hoffmann and Robinson Crusoe at Iford’s Opera Festival, where he then worked as technical-manager for several seasons. Other lighting designs included Extravaganza’s pantomimes, Forbidden Fruit for Random Line, Edwinstowe’s Pageant and Banner Project plus several music events including the Atom stage at Music Live, NEC.

Sound Designer - Adam McCready

Stage Manager - Jeremy Rowe

Jeremy has worked extensively with New Perspectives, most recently as touring Stage Manager for The Lovesong of Alfred Hitchcock. Previously he has been Lighting Designer and touring Stage Manager for Entertaining Angels, Goldfish(New Perspectives STEP UP Creatives ensemble performance), Farm Boy, The Butterfly Lion, The Honey Man, How Steeple Sinderby Won the FA Cupand Those Magnificent Men. Previous New Perspectives stage management includes Lark Rise to Candleford, Wasteland, On Saturdays This Bed Is Poland and lighting The Railway Childrenand Players Angels.

For Tangere Arts Hood in the Wood and I’m No Hero. For Forest Forge New Found Lands. For Shifting Sands The Devil’s Doctor and Great Expectations. He’s toured extensively with Opera Della Luna, lighting their productions of Rusalka, Tales of Hoffmann and Robinson Crusoe at Iford’s Opera Festival, where he then worked as technical-manager for several seasons. Other lighting designs included Extravaganza’s pantomimes, Forbidden Fruit for Random Line, Edwinstowe’s Pageant and Banner Project plus several music events including the Atom stage at Music Live, NEC.

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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