Laura – Sarah Malcolm
Sarah has recently graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA (Hons) in Drama. Aged 7, she made her West End debut playing ‘Young Cosette’ in Les Miserables(Palace Theatre) and has also been involved in a number of West End concerts. Recent theatre credits include Jerry Springer the Opera (ADC Theatre), Some Enchanted Evening (ADC Theatre), ‘Wendla’ in Spring Awakening (ADC Theatre), ‘Dionysus’ in The Bacchae (Mumford Theatre, ARU) and ‘Alison Porter’ in Look Back In Anger (Corpus Playrooms).
Tess – Emma Stirling
Emma’s previous directing credits include the original run of The Music Box and Anderman. Previous acting credits include Rhiannon in The House We Grew Up In, Emily in Ecclesiastical Perks, and Heroine in Silent Cannonfire. She will be directing When the Rain Stops Falling at the ADC Theatre in October 2012.
Blake – Oliver Marsh
Oliver’s previous theatre roles include Mickey (Blood Brothers), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Moon (The Real Inspector Hound), and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), while his directing experience includes The Importance of Being Earnest and Joe Orton’s Loot. Recent comedy performances include the sketch shows The Occasional Students, CowsDrinkMilk, and Write-Offs, as well as stand-up for The Bright Club. Outside of theatre, Oliver studies and writes on popular science and the media.
Oliver – James Evans
From 2008 to 2010, James appeared in three productions with Close Up Theatre Group: Our Country’s Good (Ketch Freeman), Amadeus (Orsini-Rosenberg) and The History Boys (Scripps). In Cambridge, James regularly appears in shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playrooms, including Closer (Dan), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Lord Henry Wotton) and Relative Values (Peter).
The Mother – Helena Blair
Helena is studying Education, English and Drama at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Having acted since the age of 7 in both amateur and professional theatre and television productions, she has enjoyed being able to continue her love for drama at university. She has performed in shows including Sweeney Todd, The Canterbury Tales and The Mysteries.
The Doctor – Pete Skidmore
Pete has been involved in theatre for over 7 years. Whilst at Cambridge University, he has acted in 12 plays, including recently as The Physician in The Canterbury Tales and as Phil Murray in Comedians. In October, he’ll take on the role of Jeremy in the UK premiere of Lally Katz’s acclaimed The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy. He also has extensive experience in directing, including the premiere of Highlight by Tamara Micner of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme. On the comedy scene, Pete is a founder member of the CowsDrinkMilk sketch troupe and recently performed in Joey Batey’s Odds & Ends, winner of the Cambridge Footlights’ Harry Porter Prize.
Producer – Russell Fancourt
After exposing himself aged 4 in a school nativity play, Russell has been impressing audiences ever since. Although having dabbled in acting, writing and direction, since arriving at Trinity College Cambridge to read history, Russell has focussed on production. He has worked on numerous shows from the Footlights’ Non-Smoker (ADC Theatre) to Boys in the Band (ADC Theatre).
Stage Manager – Lucy Harries
Lucy has just finished her second year studying English at Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge. Having been a most avid theatre-goer, she decided to take her enthusiasm for drama to the next level by stage managing The Music Box in March. Thus having found an opportunity to use her German sense for order and punctuality, she will also be involved in the Cambridge ADC main show When The Rain Stops Falling in October.
Technical Director – Alistair Cannon
Alistair only became a technician recently, but has vigorously thrown himself into the role. He has previously lighting designed A Clear Road and Burnt By The Sun at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, and in the near future will be working on The Last Five Years and Cabaret. In Edinburgh this year he is involved in The Music Box, BEARD, and I am, I am. He also performs from time to time, most recently in the new musical Guido!.