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Ben collaborated with Likely Story on 5pm, No particular Afternoon. He studied English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University before training as an actor at Drama Studio London. He has since acted in film, TV and theatre around the world, including Jon Avnet´s 2001 Warner Bros film Uprising, the BBC TV Series Holby City, and the reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe, London. He is a narrator for RNIB Talking Books and narrates for Channel 4 and the BBC.
Russell Bender – Director
Russell trained in performance and scenography at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. He has directed productions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton (ADC theatre, Cambridge), My Native Land by Rodney Clark (Playroom, Cambridge), The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard (IBM Hursley clubhouse) and Robert Rankin's The Book of Ultimate Truths Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich). He was co-director of Les Cuisines, a devised physical piece (Lecoq) and associate artist on The Cow Play by Ed Harris (Nightingale Brighton and tour). Assistant directing includes The Faerie Queen, Lilian Bayliss Theatre, Sadler's Wells, and The Desire Tree for Zygo Arts - an international co-production with The Oxford Playhouse and the Tumanishvilli Theatre, Tblisi, Georgia.
Angela Reynolds - Actor
Fellow founding member of Likely Story and a stunning Euridice. Looking forward to working on a project together again soon.
Andrew Dowbiggin - Actor
He's the man's man, the ladies man, the Gods man, its our one and only Heracles!! Fellow founding member. We love you Andy.
Skarlet Sky - musicians
A professional, dynamic, piano and vocal duo with a versatile repertoire including jazz standards, blues, pop and lounge music. They have working together for over a year, and play at private parties and corporate events.
Underwire - musicians
Underwire is a dynamic, electronic driven pop act, born out of a passion for music and performing.
Formed in early 2007, Underwire are one of the most exciting new live acts to appear on the London dance music scene in recent times. Comprised of Dan Stopani (keyboards, production, FX) and Millena Edmonds (vocals), Underwire boast cutting-edge electronic soundscapes, through funky groove-driven future disco, to high-energy dance floor anthems. They fuse their musical influences effortlessly, creating an original captivating sound somewhere between glitzy future disco, deep atmospheric electronica, and upfront club sounds.
Born in Wales and raised in Cornwall, Tabatha is inspired by Kneehigh Theatre Company and has been fortunate enough to work shop with them on various projects. Graduated from ALRA, 2005. Tabatha most recently won the award for best actress in a leading role for her performance in 'The Kindness of Strangers' at the International Film Makers Festival of World Cinema. Theatre credits include 'Petunia Takes Tea' directed by Lucy Skilbeck (Southwark Playhouse).'The Cliff Witch and The Sea' (Warehouse Theatre - Croydon) Frinton Upon Sea Summer Rep: Talking Heads (directed by Sean McLevy), Good Morning Bill (directed by Edward Max), and Travels with my Aunt (directed by Philip Weaver). Films credits include 'Perfect Woman' with Toby Kebbell (Olympus Films). Tabatha joined Likely Story boldly taking on the role of Captain and Queen in the most recent outing of 'pea'
Kit Lambert - Writer
Kit Lambert is a Cardiff-based writer, currently under commission with Red Planet Pictures (writing for their new BBC TV series, Crash!) and Hijinx Theatre Company (a new play to tour venues in England and Wales in 2009). He writes for Paines Plough (Wild Lunch) and Dirty Protest, and collaborated with four other writers on True Fiction’s production of The Exquisite Corpse (Wales Millennium Centre and Edinburgh Festival 2008). His play Incidental was read as part of the recent Catalan-Wales Drama Festival. Kit was the winner of the inaugural Script Slam competition at the Sherman Theatre in 2005 with his first play, The Custom House, which was subsequently shortlisted for the Kings Cross New Writing Award
Kristian Phillips - Actor
The lovely boy from Port Talbot created our first unconventional Prince Charming before running away to London (was it something we said?). He was indeed charming and a fantastic company member.
Alex Griffin Griffiths - Actor
Alex joined Likely Story to play the Prince in our latest show 'Pea!' A talented young actor he is about to start a three year acting degree at the Royal Welsh Colledge of Music and Drama. Watch out for him in the future he's going to be big!
Tom Elstob - Musician, Composer
Tom Graduated from Brunel University, London, in 2005 having studied Modern Drama. He has toured and recorded as guitarist in the rock band “Suddenly Vince”. Since graduating he has written music for film, theatre & circus performance and released two albums under the name “The Idol Rich”. Tom is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in Piano, Cello, Guitar, Drums, Electric Bass and Ukulele. He is an experienced record producer and live sound engineer. Tom works extensively with theatre companies and other performers to create all kinds of music for many different means of artistic expression. In 2011 Tom wrote music for a variety of performances in venues all over Britain; including The Lyric Hammersmith, Wales Millennium Centre and Glastonbury Festival. Tom was made an associate member of Likely Story Theatre Company in 2011.
Ben Samuels - Actor, Musician
Ben Samuels studied theatre and cultural history at Brown University (USA), and trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), where he was supported by a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Theatre Arts. He co-founded Limbik Theatre Company and wrote and produced Limbik's first show The Harbour, and Ghost Town, the company's second production (currently in-development). Directing work includes: Assistant Director to Andrew Dawson for Redcape's award-winning The Idiot Colony (Fringe First, Total Theatre Award 2008); and Director of The Junior Wife (Kudu Arts), an adaptation of short story by the Canadian-Somali writer Wilaal. Ben worked with Likely Story on Pea, Once Upon a Time and will be joiing us again for Locked Door.
Simon Harris - Director
Simon directed 'Pea', our first Cardiff based show. He was a fantstic guide to helping Likely Story put roots down in Wales and produce our first touring show. Top bloke.
Hetty Abbott trained at University of Winchester where she played various roles including Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Veron and Auturo Ui in Brecht’s The Resistable Rise of Auturo Ui. She later trained at East 15 Acting school where, upon leaving, she formed Curious & Company with colleagues and took their play Habagat, a piece of new writing, to Edinburgh 2007. Hetty is soon to be seen in Weaver-Hugh’ Ensemble’s production of The Six Wives of Timothy Leary, playing the role of Marianne. This is Hetty’s first collaboration with Likely Story.
An original member of Likely story. Catriona James has worked as an actor and director in both Canada and the UK. She completed an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) before training at East 15 Acting School. Catriona's experience includes TV, theatre, short film and still photography. She helps facilitate stage combat workshops, and is also an experienced walkabout performer. Past roles for Likely Story include the Nurse in Adrift, Karla in Salome, and Cora in 5 p.m. No particular afternoon. Please visit www.catrionajames.com for more information.
An original member of Likely Story. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Greg moved to London in 2005 to study at East 15 Acting School. He is currently working on a great solo show and scratching around the UK. Whilst in London he has worked in theatre, television, radio and voiceover. Theatre credits include Army of Reason (Edinburgh Pleasance) and Sweet As (Soho Theatre). Television includes Ocean of Fear (Channel 4) and Jaws: 1916 (Discovery Channel). Other credits include Empire of Liberty (BBC Radio 4) and PC game High School Dreams (High Score Prod.). He has trained with the Hangar Theatre Lab Company in Ithaca, New York and studied Shadow Puppertry with London School of Puppetry. Previously with Likely Story, Greg has played Orpheus in Adrift and Jeremy in 5 p.m. No particular afternoon. www.gregwohead.co.uk
Tom Frankland - Actor
Tom is a very fine chap indeed. He worked with us during the original RnD for Locked Door and we hope to work with him again in the future becasue we think he is brilliant! Check out his website for more information.
Mila Sanders - Designer
Mila trained at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wimbledon School of Art. Her designs include: The Door Never Closes, All the Little Things We Crushed (Almeida), Pub Quiz (New Writing North) Jelly Bean Jack (Little Angel Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NT Education), The Juniper Tree (Goat and Monkey), King Macbeth (Reveal), Gills Around the Green (Eastern Angles), Ghost Town (Limbik), The Winter’s Tale (Stamford Shakespeare Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Marlowe Society Cambridge). As Costume Designer: Macbeth, Twelfth Night (NT Discover), Tombstone Tales and Boothill Ballads (Arcola), Jason and the Argonauts (BAC and tour), St George and the Dragon (touring) Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Kazzum).