CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
GARY CONDES – DIRECTOR
Gary Condes is an award-winning director, actor, acting coach. He has over 20 years experience as a professional actor and during the last 10 years has coached and trained actors in the UK and Europe. Gary trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and his film credits include: Moon, The Wings of the Dove, Five Seconds To Spare and Fever Pitch. Gary’s film directing credits include short film Healthy, which won ‘Best Short Film – Honourable Mention’ at Asians On Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA. Gary has now teamed up with Buckland Theatre Company to direct their 2016 season of plays. The first being Miss Julie by August Strindberg, which ran in March to unanimous critical success.
PJ MCEVOY – SET AND COSTUME DESINGER
PJ McEvoy designs sets, costumes and projection content having completed a degree in Professional Production skills at Guildford School of Acting. PJ has worked with Jack Galloway as Assistant Costume Designer and her credits include Punchdrunk Theatre: The Drowned Man (Temple Studios) and Batman Live(World Arena Tour). PJ has also designed paper props and graphics for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Theatre Royal Drury Lane). PJ’s other prop designs include The Girls (Grand Theatre Leeds), Young Chekhov(Chichester Festival Theatre), Hamlet (Barbican), Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), American Buffalo(Wyndham’s Theatre), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Nether (Royal Court Theatre), Clarence Darrow(Old Vic Theatre), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre), Richard III(Apollo Theatre London) and The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour).
JOE PRICE – LIGHTING DESIGN
Joe Price trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and received the 2015 Francis Reid Award for Lighting Design. Joe’s Lighting Design credits include Around The World in 80 Days (Blue Apple, Theatre Royal Winchester), Fossils (Bucket Club, UK Tour), Daughter of the Forest (Komola Collective, UK Tour), The Love I Feel Is Red (Tobacco Factory, Zion Community Space), Miss Julie (Buckland Theatre Company, Etcetera Theatre), The Selfish Giant (Blue Apple, Tower Arts Centre), Some People Talk About Violence (Barrel Organ, Camden People’s Theatre), Dry Land (Damsel Productions, Jermyn Street Theatre), A Third (Fat Git, Finborough Theatre), Alternative Routes (National Dance Company Wales, Dance House WMC), The Duchess of Malfi (Richard Burton Theatre Company, RWCMD), Animal/Endless Ocean (Royal Court/National Theatre Wales/Richard Burton Theatre Company, Gate Theatre), Y Twr (Invertigo, UK Tour), I Feel Fine (Fat Git Theatre, New Diorama Theatre) and The Snowqueen (Blue Apple, Tower Arts Centre). Joe’s Relight credits include Kite (Wrong Crowd/Soho Theatre, UK Tour), Blink (nabokov/Soho Theatre, UK Tour & Brits off Broadway), Living Without Fear (Blue Apple, UK Tour), Wasted (Paines Plough, UK Tour), Miss Julie (UK Touring Productions, UK Tour), Some Like It Hotter (Fresh Glory Productions, UK Tour) and Hamlet (Blue Apple, UK Tour).
ANDY HINTON – SOUND DESIGNER
Andy Hinton’s sound design credits include Off The King’s Road (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Pillowman(ACT Aberdeen), Cabaret (ACT Aberdeen), Lovebirds (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pleasance Courtyard), Positive (Park Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre), Armstrong’s War (Finborough Theatre) and The Cat’s Mother (Hoxton Courtyard). Andy is also currently Associate Tutor for Sound at Guildford School of Acting.
Carolyn Backhouse will play Lindsay. Carolyn’s theatre credits include Storm in a Flower Vase, The Magistrate, A Busy Day, Hobson’s Choice (all West End), A Dream of People, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Beaux’ Stratagem (all RSC), The Governess, The Handyman, Entertaining Angels, Hobson’s Choice, National Hero, Naked Justice, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Rebecca, Richard ll, Richard lll, The Breadwinner, Venus and Adonis (all UK No1 Tours), Hobson’s Choice, Educating Rita, Oleanna, Beethoven’s Tenth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Human Error, Miranda, Hay Fever (all Chichester Festival Theatre), Larkin With Women, Leaving, How to be Happy, Private View, Greenwash, The Actor’s Nightmare (all Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (all Regent’s Park, Open Air Theatre and European tour), The David Hare Trilogy, Private Lives, Closer (all Birmingham Rep), Crash (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Kind of Alaska (Bristol Old Vic), Hobson’s Choice, Larkin With Women (all Stephen Joseph Theatre), An Ideal Husband, Pleasure and Repentance (all Theatr Clwyd), The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough Theatre). Fallen Angels, The Merchant of Venice, Time and the Conways, Colombe, Pride and Prejudice, French Without Tears, The Crucible (all Salisbury Playhouse), Wait Until Dark (Plymouth Theatre Royal) and The Real Thing (Shanghai). Carolyn’s film credits include Us and Them, Scoop (dir. Woody Allan), Robin Hood, Orla’s Song, A Short Film About John Bolton and Brides in the Bath. In addition to this Carolyn’s TV credits include Man Down, Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders, Blue Murder, The Bill, Rosemary and Thyme, Doctors, Casualty, Rides, Heroes and Villains and Jupiter Moon.
Elly Condron will play Sam. Elly trained at Drama Centre London and graduated in 2013, her subsequent theatre credits include Jane Eyre (National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic), Spokesong (Finborough Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Smooth Faced Gentlemen, Greenwich Theatre) and Macbeth (Rift Theatre, site-specific). On screen, Elly has appeared in Wasp for which she won best actress at the Filmout San Diego film festival and in Eastenders.
Charles Dorfman will play Guy. Charles studied Theatre at Trinity College Dublin and the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles, Theatre Credits include Miss Julie (Etcetera Theatre), Taking Steps, Dangerous Corner, and Wuthering Heights (all Manor Pavilion Sidmouth). On screen Charles has appeared in Myrtle (dir. James Alexandrou), The Show (dir. James Alexandrou) and Present (dir. Joe Ballerini).
Roxanne Pallett will play the role of Tyler. Roxanne’s previous stage credits include The Rocky Horror Show, The Vagina Monologues (both UK Tour), Ladies Day (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool), Satin ‘n’ Steel (Oldham Coliseum) and BAFTA award winning playwright John Godber’s On The Piste (UK Tour). Roxanne played Jo Stiles in ITV1’s Emmerdale, the role that earned her many nominations and critical acclaim. Her further TV credits include Waterloo Road, Casualty, and Crime Stories. Roxanne has also appeared on the big screen in films such as It’s A Lot, Devil’s Tower, The Violators, Wrong Turn 6 for 20th Century Fox and most recently she wrapped on British film Habit, a thriller based on the novel by Stephen McGeagh.
Carley Stenson will play Bobbi. Carley’s previous theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour), Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre), Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), [Title of Show] (Edinburgh Assembly), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Aida (Opera House, Manchester), Grease (Palace Theatre, Manchester) and Remembering Diana (Her Majesty’s Theatre). Carley is also well-known for her long running role as Steph Cunningham in Hollyoaks and has also appeared in Holby City and Suspects.
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