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Cast

Laura M Markham (calyx)
Laura lives in Birmingham and travels nationally as an actress. Recently Laura toured as Chelsea in Chelsea’s Choice for Alter Ego Theatre Company. Following a residency with The Awake Project she played Ingrid in Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at The North Wall, Oxford. Laura has also completed street theatre alcohol awareness campaigns for the West Midlands Police. As an energetic person and a keen dancer Laura loves performing, particularly physical theatre and multidisciplinary performance. After studying at Birmingham City University, Laura continues to train and is often seen at great heights when developing her aerial silks skills. Laura would like to develop her own work in the future and is thrilled to participate in this local new writing festival.

Kaz Luckins (Gail) 

Photo: Graeme Braidwood

Kaz’s acting credits are very diverse, ranging from Shakespeare to pantomime villains, princes and fairies with bag ladies and tarts in between. Her experience includes family musicals onboard MV Aurora and MV Oriana; all female roles in Two; Ensemble in Rent; Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors; Grand High Witch in The Witches; Weasel in Toad of Toad Hall and Woman in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change to name a few. She particularly enjoys devising, multi role playing and ensemble work. Kaz is also an instructor for STAGEFIGHT, a company that specializes in performance combat tuition and fight choreography: www.stagefight.co.uk

 

 Lee Garrett (Marchand/Soren)

Lee is a local lad and lived in Moseley for many years working with people with learning difficulties. He studied at the Birmingham School of Acting and since graduating in 2007 has toured the country for the last few years with Proteus Theatre and has worked in Iceland (not stacking shelves) devising and performing in Reykjavik. Recently he toured a one man show based on the life of Houdini where he learnt magic, mind reading and how to escape suspended by your ankles from a staitjacket. Although local Lee has never performed at the Mac before and is very excited to do so especially with such an exciting piece.

Director: Nick Fogg
Nick’s excitingly varied work as a theatre director ranges from Shakespeare as artistic director of Rattlestick - including site-specific productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, a rather controversial Romeo and Juliet, and a very psychological production of The Tempest -  to new writing and devised projects funded by the Arts Council. She also worked as assistant director on a Cardboard Citizens / RSC co-production as part of the RSC’s Complete Works Festival, and directed a short project at The Young Vic through the Genesis Directors Network. She’s worked as a guest director at Birmingham School of Acting and the University of Salford School of Media, Music and Performance.

Nick is also an award-winning short film director and is currently working on her first feature film
With thanks to:

John Roddy
Stagefight
STAGEFIGHT is a company that specialises in Performance Combat tuition and fight choreography.  Established in 2004 and based in the West Midlands, we have trained actors and stunt professionals from all over the United Kingdom and have choreographed fights for professional and amateur theatre companies, student projects and various film productions. Our aim is to improve the accuracy and quality of training in performance combat throughout the entertainments industry. For all your Performance Combat needs, please get in touch.

www.stagefight.co.uk
info@stagefight.co.uk 

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