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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Behind Closed Doors

Cast

Charlotte Bond

Charlotte is 28 and currently living in Leicester. She gained a triple distinction diploma in Musical Theatre at Guthlaxton College where her love of musical theatre really began, enjoying many leading roles including Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers and Anita in West Side Story. She was lucky enough to Stage Manage a few of the productions after leaving, as well as leading youth drama groups at the college and local high schools. Since leaving Guthlaxton, Charlotte has performed at Loughborough Town Hall as Georgie Bukatinsky in The Full Monty and smaller parts in We Will Rock You and Hello Dolly. Having recently returned to acting, she has worked with Nottingham-based Quirksome Theatre and Off The Fence in Leicester, performing at Upstairs @The Western and Curve Rehearsal Room 2 as well as various village halls and theatres in Nottinghamshire. Charlotte was thrilled to rekindle her love of directing with the 14/48 project at The Y Theatre in Leicester this year and this is what she has been developing as part of the Emerging Perspectives Company. Charlotte is also working with KLiC in Leicester and is hoping to take a leading role in organising the next production. As well as singing with her band Covernote and looking after her three cats, Charlotte is learning to canoe in her free time and is training to climb Mount Snowdon.

Caitlin Drabble

Caitlin trained at The Television Workshop and National Youth Theatre before moving to Manchester to train at The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre (MST). Theatre credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (MST), The Lower Depths (MST), Animal Farm (MST), The Merchant of Venice (MST), The Threepenny Opera (MST), Artistes and Admirers (MST), Hamlet (The Television Workshop) and The Heights (National Theatre Connections). Recent short films include Self Service (MST) and Looking for Trubble (Confetti Productions). Caitlin also plays the cello and has recently written her first play: Sunday, which is set during the troubles of Northern Ireland.

Emily Holyoake

Emily is a Derby-based playwright, dramaturg and actor who holds an MA Theatre Practice: Playwriting and Dramaturgy and a BA Drama, both from the University of Exeter. She has previously worked with Act 2 (Stasis, 2014), Anthos Arts (Wings In The Way, 2014), 20:20 Vision (Stasis, 2014), Script This (Stasis, 2014; Real Person Fiction, 2013) and New Model Theatre (April, 2012-2013). Her work has been performed at The Bike Shed Theatre, The Old Theatre Royal Bath, and Nottingham Playhouse. She will also be one of the writers for The Pensive Federation's Significant Other: Undercover Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Real Person Fiction is a continuation of her interest in staging online worlds and relationships, and she has been very proud to work alongside the talented theatre makers at New Perspectives to develop these ideas further.

Mia Johnson

Mia is 23 and from St. Anns in Nottingham. She has been performing for about 7 years; she began in college at 16 and then joined several drama groups around her local area. She was part of a theatre company called YARD for around 3 years, where she toured around the UK, devising theatre pieces as well as performing published plays, Mia has gained skills from industry professionals and other training establishments, She has a passion for poetry and spoken word and has performed at several events.

Kelly Poucher

Kelly recently graduated in English and Drama from Loughborough University and is now training to be an English teacher in the East Midlands. She has written a couple of short plays and is currently exploring magical realism within her work. Twitter: @kellypoucher

John Tissiman

John is from Kidderminster, Worcestershire. He is an enthusiastic theatre maker, with the ambition to have a successful career in the theatre industry after graduating from the University of Northampton this year. John has experience working in a number of areas, from working with children with learning difficulties, to managing the financing of numerous theatre projects. John is continuously looking to build his skills base, and always looks to receive training and guidance from others. He is constantly looking to create exciting and engaging theatre so he can share his passion with new audiences.

Rob Turnock

Rob is a project manager, curator and writer who currently works on European media archive projects. Ravens is his first play to be produced. He lives in Nottingham.

Louise White

Louise graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 2012 and has since been progressing her professional career with a variety of acting and directing projects. She was given a grant from Falmouth University to support her own theatre company in her first year as a graduate and toured various venues in Devon and Cornwall within that year. Now back in Nottingham, Louise has been working as assistant director at the Lakeside Youth Theatre, and performing in a range of films, music videos and theatre; most notably, her role as the Bug Bride in Marvin Gaye Chetwynds Brain Bug exhibition at the Nottingham Contemporary. Now a member of Emerging Perspectives, Louise is very excited at the prospect of working with other local talented performers and writers, and what the opportunity will bring.

Rob Wileman

Rob is a project manager, curator and writer who currently works on European media archive projects. Ravens is his first play to be produced. He lives in Nottingham.

Lee Rufford

Lee trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Whilst training he was a winner of The Laurence Olivier Bursary Award, awarded by the Society of London Theatre. His credits whilst training include Mosca in Ben Johnsons Volpone and Chris Keller in Arthur Millers All My Sons. Since graduating Lee has spent two years touring with Forest Forge Theatre Company and embarked on several national tours playing Tony in The Boy At The Edge Of The Room by Richard Conlon and Tim in Gary Owens Free Folk . On screen he most recently appeared as Bad Billy in the music video BB VULTURE for the band Mens Adventures and also in Paddy Considines debut feature film Tyrannosaur which picked up several awards at Cannes. Lee is delighted to be working with New Perspectives and the Emerging Perspectives Company on Behind Closed Doors.

Creative Team

Writer - the Emerging Perspectives Company

Director - Theresa Keogh

Associate Director at New Perspectives, most recently directing Unforgettable (2015). Past productions as director includeThis Place(New Perspectives 2015),Behind Closed Doors(New Perspectives 2014),Due Course(New Perspectives 2013),rehearsed readings ofThe Man UpstairsandBlue Moonas part of NEAT festival 2014 (Nottingham Playhouse) and as assistant directorSomething Blue(2014) andThe Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock(National Tour 2013 and Brits Off Broadway, New York 2014).Theresa graduated from De Montfort University with a MA in Scriptwriting. She also achieved the Creative Exchange diploma in directing and is agraduateof the Creative England Talent Programme.

Designer - Emma Pegg

Emma studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham before working as the design department assistant on This Morning in London. Returning to Nottingham in 2012 she joined the Lace Market Theatre, designing God of Carnage in 2013, and has produced scenic art and props for various shows there and at other local theatre companies over the last two years. Emma feels both fortunate and proud to have been a member of New Perspectives Theatre’s 2012-13 training ensemble, where she benefitted from workshops exploring a variety of skills, co-designed their showcase Due Course and formed lasting bonds with other aspiring theatre-makers with whom she continues to collaborate. Emma recently took part in a Complicité workshop day and aspires to broaden her understanding of the craft of theatre-making by seeing as much live theatre as she can. After soon attending a summer school to develop her knowledge of set design, Emma looks forward to designing Arts Iconic’s first play Usher’s Fall, as well as Bedroom Farce at the Lace Market Theatre next February.

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 - 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.

Stage Manager - Alison Willcox

Alison Willcox is Farm Boy`s Stage Manager having recently toured with New Perspectives` production of Wasteland as part of New Perspectives and East Midlands Airport`s New Horizons initiative, a three year programme designed to support the professional development of young and emerging regional theatre-makers. Alison has just completed the Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre at New College Nottingham, which included a work placement in the props department of the RSC in Stratford. Prior to this Alison was a school librarian.

Assistant Stage Manager - Natalie Smallwood

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