Will Charlton (actor) graduated in 2016 from ArtsEd where he appeared in a production of Che Walker's The Frontline at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Will picked up the prize for Best Actor in the Leeds Arts Awards 2017 for his performance in Amazing Grace by his brother, Leo. He has most recently appeared in We Own Everything at The Space (The Heretical Historians) and in Gareth Morgan's Draw! at Stour Space. Will also has an interest in screen acting, having starred in the short film, Precious (Soc Films). He took the challenging role of a hooligan football mascot called Scunny Bunny in Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of Everything (BFQ Ltd). As an actor, Will is clearly nothing if not adaptable.
Ellen Publicover (actor) trained with Class Act at Birmingham Custard Factory before gaining a diploma in musical theatre from the London College of Music. She has worked with Core Theatre Arts, where she helped homeless people devise performance pieces, and is now employed by Oxfordshire Mind as a wellbeing worker. Ellen has appeared in Company (Birmingham Crescent Theatre) and The Tiger’s Bride (Marvellous Machine). She has recently performed in The Winter’s Tale in Oxford (Don’t Hate the Players) and has just finishing playing Emilia in Othello (BMH Productions) at Oxford Castle.
Frederick Kelly (director) wrote and directed Blighters, an absurdist black comedy about the Irish Potato Famine, which received an Award of Merit at the IndieFest Film Awards and an Award of Merit (Special Mention) at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Blighters was a finalist in the Filmmatic Awards in 2016. Frederick was assistant director on Marching on Together (Old Red Lion, 2015) and workshopped his own play, Let the Mind Wander, at the Tabard Theatre. He shot a music video for cult singer-songwriter, Jont, and recently finished shooting another short film, which in now in post-production.
Duncan Turner (writer and producer) has written three one-act plays for the stage: (Un)wrapped, So Bad and Autumn Leaves. After workshopping So Bad last year, he is now seeking to produce this comedy in a double-bill with Autumn Leaves. He is also working on a musical TV comedy about fairies and continues to write prose fiction. He is nearing completion of a novel-length collection of short stories called Impostors. Duncan's journalism has appeared in The Spectator and The Stage, as well as on BBC Radio 4. He currently teaches English at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire.
Ray Coates (actor) most recently played the blind seer, Tiresias, in Bertolt Brecht's version of Antigone. On a quite different note, Ray recently starred in Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, based on a Radio 4 comedy. Ray has been a singer-songwriter for more than 30years and has released a charity single on iTunes to support research into throat cancer.