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kim trained at aberystwyth university of wales and birmingham school of acting. she has worked extensively for the everyman theatre, cheltenham: cinderella, the haunted man, gloucestershire wassail and regularly tours schools with the story coat. she has just finished touring can you take it? with daylight theatre co, playing karen, a drug addict, and when worlds collide for riding lights theatre co in york, where she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of playing mary! she is delighted to be back touring outdoor shakespeare as she has previously worked for festival players in the comedy of errors (luciana), romeo and juliet (lady capulet), henry v (katherine/the boy) and lettice and lovage (miss framer). she has also done four tours for sixth sense theatre co in swindon - her favourite role playing the hag! in her spare time she also enjoys belly dancing and being an auntie to her three nieces (but not at the same time!). (may 2005)  trained at warwick university and east 15, amanda’s theatre credits include lady fancyfull in the provoked wife, rosaline in love’s labour’s lost (rain or shine), the constant wife (bill kenwright no.1 tour) adelaida/varya in the idiot (riverside studios), eva in absurd person singular (tenth planet/ovation), mrs elton in emma (upstairs at the gatehouse), introducing shakespeare (traffic of the stage), a midsummer night's dream, henry v, ruth in the norman conquests trilogy , the taming of the shrew (eye theatre), the blind (edinburgh festival), petra in the secret things, cecily in the importance of being earnest, nancy in oliver twist, and german/ uk tours as sybil in private lives, irene adler in sherlock holmes and miss prism in the importance of being earnest. her screen credits include as if, the sandman's hour, rose’s last train, agony, cold, careers at macfingalls and christabella wyndham in the boy who would be king (bbc). (revised july 2006)  holly trained at drama studio london where credits included juliet, nerissa and masha in the seagull. other credits include cecily in the importance of being earnest (wimbledon studio theatre), girl in round round (white bear), various roles in the libertine, directed by katie read (bac time out critic's choice festival), miranda in the tempest (chapman theatre, salford), desdemona in desdemona - a play about a handkerchief (columbia university, nyc), three tours playing cinderella for globe players and various short films. holly is a founder member of outcast theatre company, with whom she played, amongst others, marlene in top girls, and fran in whale music. she is very excited about her first tour with rain or shine, and performing in her home town of marlborough for the first time. (may 2004)    milanka trained at the actor’s pulse in sydney, australia. she is from a family of actors and at 22 has already enjoyed success in a variety of roles spanning comedy to drama. she has appeared in many stage productions including antigone, be my baby, l’ecole des femmes, and wayward women, in which she played the leads. her film credits include casanova complex, popo-gig a tribute, several recent short films and pilots, and both the lynx billion and boots soltan ads on tv. milanka is delighted to be appearing in her first shakespearean role and is hoping for many more!(july 2006)  roger was born and educated in london before going on to belfast university where he studied geography & politics and was involved in drama and revues. he took part in the irish premiere of jesus christ superstar (lloyd-webber) at the gaiety theatre in dublin. played juan in yerma, sir toby belch / feste in twelfth night (tilt theatre) and performed as a puppeteer on a cruise liner. in 1977 roger co-founded daylight theatre company with hugh young, and they have been touring schools from shetland to rome, berlin and cyprus ever since. in over 50 productions his shakespearean roles have included macbeth, julius caesar, falstaff, bottom and caliban/prince ferdinand. other roles include dr watson/moriarty (sherlock holmes), nobby the elfkin and currently johnny perfect; a tv game-show host in the cutting-edge drugs education play can you take it? tv includes casualty (bbc). film includes maurice (merchant ivory).(revised june 2000)  justin read classics greats at oxford, where his roles with o.u.d.s. included iago (othello), the title role in jonson's volpone and sir thomas more (a man for all seasons). he trained subsequently at drama studio london, graduating with honours in 1992. since then, he has worked extensively as an actor, musician, writer and director all over the uk and beyond, with theatre credits including: richard smythe in graham greene's the end of the affair (salisbury playhouse & london); the title role in shakespeare's pericles, directed by james roose-evans (uk tour & riverside studios); a spell of two years playing ritchie valens in the hit west end musical buddy (victoria palace & strand theatres); the mock turtle in alice in wonderland (london open-air season & oxford playhouse); rispolozhensky in ostrovsky's a family affair (tabard theatre, london); the clown in all's well that ends well and the host of the garter in merry wives of windsor (uk tours, festival players t.c.); the lunatic in the british premiere of dusan kovacevic's the professional (offstage downstairs) and the jongleur in his own one-man show the birth of the jongleur, commissioned for the 1995 greenbelt arts festival. film & tv credits include: spurio in the revenger's tragedy; too far (dir. ben hopkins); the blood that's in you (bbc2, dir. sue dunderdale); heart & soul (bbc1). radio credits include: pontius pilate in the story of jesus and various roles in a christmas carol (dir. dirk maggs, both for audio movies). as a writer, justin achieved notoriety with the 1995 uk cathedral tour of his passion play passion - or the king of fools, which culminated at westminster abbey on good friday 1995, and hit the national headlines the following day. it is to be performed again at the 25th annual greenbelt arts festival later this year, and is now being prepared for publication. current commissions include a new mystery play, millennium man, for the diocese of bath & wells, which will tour the uk and be performed in the millennium dome in the year 2000. justin lives in london with his wife nancy and baby son benedict. 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carole trained at mountview academy of theatre arts (graduating last year) after doing a masters in text and performance at king’s college london / royal academy of dramatic art. her recent theatre work includes kaa in the jungle book (colour house theatre, wimbledon); princess jade in the adventures of sinbad, which toured to venues including bristol old vic, rondo theatre bath and windsor arts centre (lantern theatre company); and myfanwy price / rosie probert in under milk wood (taliesin theatre, swansea). college productions include love on the dole (mrs hardcastle), taming of the shrew (katherina), a little night music (anne egerman) and the beau defeated (lucinda / mrs fidget). (revised may 2001)  beth trained at mountview academy of theatre arts, graduating this year. she is delighted to be beginning her professional career with rain or shine. credits at college include lavinia in titus andronicas, rosalind in as you like it, dorina in the beaux stratagem and margaret in buried alive. she is an experienced singer, has many uka dance awards and, while at mountview, was chosen to receive a scholarship by robert lindsay. beth enjoys teaching and before starting her degree became a trained teacher for autistic children as well as helping with drama workshops in brighton. apart from going to the theatre and cinema, beth loves to drive and spends much of her spare time visiting many of her old school friends in her home county of sussex. (revised may 2003)  originally from lancashire, alistair’s talents were spotted at school when his teachers realised he was thick and rubbish at sport. they dressed him in a frock and so it began. alistair trained at mountview academy of theatre arts where he learnt many skills including beard growing. he has performed in numerous productions and venues across london including the white bear, the arcola and earl’s court (tube station). alistair’s most recent theatre credits include spinosa in thomas ottways’s restoration tragedy venice preserved, david in the world premiere of i live in tribeca, audrey in as you like it, azdak in the caucasian chalk circle and vinnie in the musical farce lucky stiff’ which is having its london revival later this year. alistair is not french. radio credits include last year’s easter play of the resurrection for bbc radio 4. alistair also acts for film and television and can be seen in this season’s silent witness for the bbc where he plays dr frances sykes. he makes his own hummous. (may 2005)  bill turned professional in 2003 and since then has played a variety of roles which have taken him across the uk and abroad. his acting credits include alfred doolittle in pygmalion, dr prospero in return to the forbidden planet, anthony in life, eric dobbins in his own play free and easy, king duncan and old siward in a touring production of macbeth and egeon, and angelo in the comedy of errors. following the winter's tale, bill will continue touring with his one-man show i'll be bert - an affectionate and humorous look at the trauma of being a manchester city fan! he has recently completed work on the film 33:66 in glasgow. when he gets the time, bill likes to indoctrinate his grandchildren into the manchester city fan-base because it will teach them how to lose gracefully in life. www.dreamshedtheatre.co.uk (may 2008)
shelly trained at birmingham school of speech and drama, graduating last summer. her credits already include claire in road, sonya in uncle vanya, lucy in dracula, katharine in love’s labour’s lost and florinda in into the woods. she has just returned from the south of france where she was touring in quorum theatre company’s production of playing mathilde, written and directed by philip ayckbourn. shelly was very brave and toured round the world by herself, where she went skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving and crocodile spotting! she is an experienced singer, dancer and musician, having started to learn the violin at only three years old! her ambition is to perform at the globe and own a second house in sydney! she would like to thank her amazing parents for supporting her choice to follow such an unpredictable career! (may 2004)    ?????????????????    hilary originally trained in dance at the laban centre, and has since worked as an actress and dancer in theatre, film, radio and tv. recent theatre work has taken her to germany touring as lady macduff & witch in macbeth, and anna in (ayckbourn's) time & time again, as well as a residency at the eta hoffmann theater in bavaria playing nerissa in the merchant of venice (in german). recent tv work has taken a more gruesome turn, playing mass-murderers rosemary west, and amelia dyer (a victorian baby-farmer/ killer) in martina cole's ladykillers, and margaret nichlolson (would-be assassin of george iii and famous bedlamite) in the history of bedlam. this summer she had great fun playing the slightly more benign gorgon, lady bracknell, in rain or shine's production of the importance of being earnest, and thanks everyone for their advice on the correct way to say "a handbag"... (nov 2010)
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stephen trained at arts educational after graduating from cambridge university. his theatre credits include: father o’loughlin in new musical ‘a karaoke wedding’ (union theatre), titania vamp in ‘the great sleigh robbery’ (brentwood theatre), matthew in ‘the dice house’ (stand up drama), algernon in ‘the importance of being earnest’ (ocras theatre tour), mitch in ‘elegies for angels, punks and raging queens’ (the fortune theatre and brentwood theatre), dame phyll in ‘puss in boots’ (the theatre, chipping norton), blunt in ‘the rover’ (courtyard theatre), mephistopheles in ‘doctor faustus’ (barons court theatre), amiens/william in ‘as you like it’ (centurion theatre company) and hilmar in ‘the pillars of the community’ (tabard theatre). www.stephenglover.net (may 2007)  born in england, alec spent his formative years in canada and received his drama training at the american academy of dramatic arts in new york. with over 30 years experience to his credit he is thrilled to be spending this season with rain or shine theatre company. some previous stage highlights include estragon in samuel beckett's waiting for godot, norman in ronald harwood's the dresser, the title role in william shakespeare’s macbeth, guy in kevin elyot’s my night with reg, cyril in rodney ackland's absolute hell, danny in mike leigh’s two thousand years and, most recently, mr. cornwallis in a stage adaptation of e. m. forster’s maurice. tv credits include: will there really be a morning?; home fires. film credits: crumb; at apollonaire’s grave; deadly eyes. (may 2010)
ed trained at mountview theatre school. his theatre credits include: tony and the immigration officer > in a view from the bridge, directed by kenny ireland; understudy of clifford in deathtrap (touring with p.w. productions); the stag in the ark with kneehigh theatre company; jack in the importance of being earnest for gloucester festival theatre and victor victorovich in the suicide at the kings head. his film and tv experience includes spud in londons burning, > jason in the short film carlton directed by david wall and the guard in > tell tale heart directed by jim threapleton. (may 2003)  natasha trained at the royal scottish academy of music & drama. since graduating she has worked extensively with the globe players, appearing as juliet in romeo and juliet, helena in a midsummer night’s dream and calpurnia in julius caesar. other parts include queen elizabeth in richard iii (raffles hotel, singapore), lady macduff in macbeth and little emily in david copperfield (traffic of the stage), dunyasha in the cherry orchard (prince theatre, greenwich), doreen in the private ear (london production co.), adele in shakers (danish tour), lulu in intimacy (artaud theatre co.) and most recently luciana in the comedy of errors and lydia languish in the rivals for rain or shine. her tv and film credits include london bridge, b monkey, the blonde bombshell and war brides. natasha is also a dancer specialising in the 1930’s swing dance ‘lindy hop’, which she teaches at london’s 100 club. (revised may 2001)  julia has a degree in english literature from leeds university and trained at east 15 acting school. her theatre experience includes the parts of rosalind in as you like it for 'shakespeare in provence', gill in the medieval mystery play mak the sheepstealer (globe theatre co.), lady macbeth in macbeth, nurse in romeo and juliet, mrs. cratchit in a christmas carol - all for 'image theatre company', portia in the merchant of venice for 'festival players theatre co.', popova in the bear and natalya in the proposal for 'full house theatre co.', miranda in love at a loss, winnifride in the witch of edmonton (pro productions), and ingrid in peer gynt at the young vic. this year julia has been devising and directing local history plays for small fry theatre company and has been involved in a series of murder mystery weekends, both as a performer and writer. her film and tv experience includes london's burning, and the lead role in jackpot, soon to be shown on channel 4. (revised june 1998)  andrew became an actor after it became clear to him that having a proper job was rather dull. he spent four wasted years studying biology in cardiff at the expense of his parents, only to realise that what he really wanted to do was ponce around on stage in tights…at the expense of his parents. after training at the royal welsh college, he left in 2003 with a diploma, a naive belief that he would be famous and an enormous amount of debt. since then he’s worked consistently at borders bookshops, oddbins wine merchants, and starbucks, to name but a few. his last big job was taking guided tours around buckingham palace and for this the guardian wrote absolutely nothing. in between these jobs, andrew has managed to fit in some acting. he toured last year with chapterhouse theatre, playing bottom in a midsummer night’s dream; he played idle jack in dick whittingdon over the christmas period and the big lorry and professor hertz van rental in walking forward theatre company’s production of cat ninelives in deepest trubble. worried that he was beginning to get typecast as a jolly scallywag, andrew is pleased to be getting his teeth in to a really serious role like sir john falstaff. his research for this complex and highly philosophical character began in earnest several weeks ago when he began drinking his body weight in mead every week and changing his diet to consist mainly of pies. this is andrew’s first season with rain or shine. he is single, enjoys badminton, croquet and is looking to meet like-minded people for fun, companionship and maybe more… (may 2005)  nansi trained at drama studio london (graduating last year), after gaining a degree in media studies at liverpool john moore’s university. she has toured extensively with the globe players, roles including viola in twelfth night, puck in a midsummer night’s dream, and juliet in romeo and juliet. with them she has also performed in the william shakespeare theatre, bogota, colombia and at the edinburgh festival. nansi’s other theatre credits include, maria in twelfth night (traffic of the stage), samantha in burglar beware (grip theatre), carol in time and the conways (grace theatre), and jane in massage (old red lion). her tv credits include trial and retribution iv (la plant productions), and appearing in the non-speaking role of a newborn infant at the age of two weeks in upstairs downstairs ! (revised may 2001)
  nicholas began professional acting in 2000 with cheltenham-based theatre company voice in regional tours of much ado about nothing and hamlet. since graduating from mountview academy of theatre arts he has performed in many of shakespeare's plays including macbeth in macbeth (globe players), pistol in henry v (young shakespeare company) and a critically-acclaimed performance as lorenzo in the merchant of venice (greenwich playhouse). other work includes playing garcin in huis clos (pleasance theatre), peter in human remains (canal cafe theatre) and ratslayer in the master & margarita (the space). he has also done commercials for uktv and the cartoon network, as well as several short films. following his run as florizel in last year’s rain or shine production of the winter's tale he looks forward to another exciting - and hopefully drier - season with the company. www.nicholaskarpenko.com (june 2009)  charlotte studied english at christ’s college, cambridge, and trained at the poor school. following a european tour as flora in a slight ache she lived in germany for nine years, working in theatre and voice-over as well as radio journalism. theatre includes: mata hari in what’s the mata hari?, a long-running comedy that was written for her; siri von essen in strindberg in hollywood; pip in great expectations; kitkat girl helga in cabaret, 88 (an internet-obsessed robot) in the two-hander crash; and may/w2 in beckett’s footfalls and other plays for the stadttheater konstanz. film includes the award-winning shorts rumble and holiday of lights. she has written and performed in numerous plays for radio: roles include sylvia plath in inside the bell jar, sherry in sweet sherry, and lauren in woman on the edge. charlotte also acts in german, most recently as portia in the merchant of venice for the e.t.a. hoffmann theater in bamberg. as hermione in last year’s production of the winter’s tale she stood very still and got very wet. this summer she is looking forward to more action and less weather.(june2009)  after training at the drama studio, ealing brian launched himself onto the unsuspecting public in 1986. the public are still largely unsuspecting. his theatre work includes a variety of shakespeare: twelfth night, much ado about nothing, the winters' tale, as you like it, king lear and a midsummer night's dream. modern drama (i.e. 20th century) includes rattle of a simple man, just between ourselves, a passionate woman, dangerous corner and a revival, with kate o'mara's british actors theatre company, of a 1930's thriller, 'the crime at blossoms'. brian also donned an owl costume for the stage version of winnie the pooh. appearances on television have been (very) brief, but you may have glimpsed him in casualty and the american mini-series 'buffalo girls'.(revised may 2003)
  josie studied french and theatre studies at the university of warwick, also managing to fit in various spells abroad as a cabaret dancer in japan, morocco, egypt and india, before going on to train at mountview in london. now, after 5 years away from the fold, ms lamb finally returns to the bosom of rain or shine to fulfil her theatrical destiny as a middle-aged welsh parson. having spent the last 7 months performing to school children of varying degrees of consciousness amongst the sunny climes of spain, italy and... err.. belgium, she is understandably delighted to return to a summer of british weather and licensing laws. her previous roles as adriana in the comedy of errors, lucy the rivals (rain or shine) and such others as 3rd (!) witch in macbeth, olivia in twelfth night, mayoress in the happy prince and claire in the maids - will surely pale into insignificance in the face of such a natural and authentically-accented portrayal. (revised may 2005)  mostyn trained at mountview theatre school on the musical theatre course, graduating with a degree in performance. he has since performed as in the original cast of orpheus, and played norman parsley and goddard in the original cast of let him have justice (the cochrane theatre) and can be heard in the original west end cast recording. mostyn has danced with graham lauren ‘in cabaret’ at the talk of the town and both choreographs and teaches at wild creative arts theatre school in south london. (revised june 1999)  rob trained at the school of hard knocks and started touring theatre in 1995. he has been working steadily in the industry ever since with roles encompassing theatre, film and television. this year finally sees the completion of the film whatever happened to pete blaggit after four years graft in which rob took the lead role. he has also toured as the bad guy slippery sid in the comedy stunt show dingle fingle & the clown town crimewatch, a slapstick caper involving an exploding keystone cops style car and clowning which was even performed to royalty! tv credits include noah’s ark and casualty as well as some high profile advertisements but would request that you don’t attack him if you’re having trouble keeping up your loan repayments! recent theatre credits include benvolio in romeo & juliet (rock valley productions) rupert tickner in recovering (malvernbard theatre company) captain cockles in dick whittington (worcester live) and baptista/grumio in taming of the shrew (rain or shine theatre company). rob also leads visitors to worcester, around the historic ghost walk over the winter months and is a member of the battle of worcester society who’s aim is to raise awareness of the faithful city’s important history. rob is delighted to be working with rain or shine again and feels very well prepared for his role as algernon as several years ago he ‘bunburyed’ his way across the east coast of the usa as his alter ego lord leetham with very successful results!! (may 2010)  born and bred in gloucester, jayne trained at the rose bruford college before graduating from kent university. she worked extensively with the festival players theatre company as producer, actress and wardrobe mistress, plus nerissa, paulina, mistress quickly and audrey, as well as the nurse for both traffic of the stage and rock valley productions (at the cheltenham everyman theatre) in romeo and juliet. for rain or shine she has played lucetta/speed in two gentlemen of verona, aemilia in the comedy of errors, mrs malaprop in the rivals, lady sneerwell in the school for scandal, mrs hardcastle in she stoops to conquer, mademoiselle in the provoked wife, boyet in love’s labour’s lost, mistress ford in the merry wives of windsor, quince in midsummer night’s dream, feste in twelfth night paulina in the winter’s tale and gremio in last summer’s production of the taming of the shrew. winter 2009 she toured with rain or shine’s very first winter production of a christmas carol, which she both acted in and produced. previous theatre work has included the mousetrap in london and seasons at the glasgow citizens theatre, perth rep, yorkshire theatre company, the belgrade theatre, coventry, and savage / love for the everyman theatre, cheltenham. jayne spends her winters setting up next year’s production and making costumes, as well as working with daylight theatre company. she has been seen on tv in keeping up appearances, 999, casualty (bbc), and skins (e4) and in the film nasty neighbours. her radio credits include mattie in the house of mirth, annie in headlines and sadie in working the system, plus voice-overs for tenpin alley. www.jaynelloyd.me (may 2010)  sally did a b.ed. in drama at cambridge university. she later went on to found pippin alley theatre company in northern ireland with philippa ross thompson, performing plays to primary schools across belfast and beyond. recent credits include a tour in 2009/ 2010 with the fabulous old spot theatre company playing carrie lyndon in chancers; anna in funny boy at the everyman theatre cheltenham, 2010 (jenny wren productions), imogen grande dame in the pygmalion project at the everyman theatre cheltenham, 2009 (jenny wren productions) and lady capulet in romeo and juliet at the everyman theatre, 2008 (rockvalley productions). sally is also a voiceover artist and hosted a weekly radio show for forest of dean radio for four years. in 2009 sally attended “the actors cut” film workshop in cardiff where she was seriously pleased to have acted for a whole 2 minutes on film, playing opposite tom conti. this is sally’s first tour with rain or shine and she is delighted to be part of the team.(nov 2010)
  tom studied english literature and social sciences at the university of manchester before retraining at mountview theatre school where his credits included ulik in the bright and bold design, jeremy in three birds alighting on a field, fainall in the way of the world, and iago in othello. tom’s other credits include harold in black comedy, jack in sufficient carbohydrate, sandy in berlin bertie, and ragueneau in cyrano de bergerac (manchester in-fringe festivals 96-98). he performed in edinburgh in 1997, playing ivor in stephen keyworth’s eyes and teeth, and again in 1998 in his one-man show trusting liars. another of tom’s plays it’s a job was short-listed for the manchester airport young playwright’s award in 1998. (revised june 2000)  naomi graduated from the central school of speech and drama in 2001. she has since played leads in a number of theatrical productions including stella in ‘the audition’ which transferred to london in october 2006 after 5 star reviews at the edinburgh fringe festival. naomi has toured with stephen daldry’s multi-award winning production ‘an inspector calls’ as sheila birling. she has also written and performed a couple of her own comic sketches, ‘levonelle’ and ‘featherlite’, at madame jojo’s in london. most recently she played the young wife in an act provocateur adaptation of ‘la ronde’. film and television credits include: a sketch show for channel 4’s comedy lab, ‘clitheroe’, call girl in ‘amelia & michael’ with anthony head, and most recently as alicia in the feature film ‘three minute moments’, starring alongside belinda lang. to find out more visit www.naomi-martin.com naomi is represented by olivia bell ltd.(may 2007)  rupert trained at mountview theatre school. his theatre credits include; for the ninagawa company touta in tango at the end of winter (west end), and the tempest and peer gynt at the rsc. other roles include proteus in the two gentlemen of verona (rain or shine tc), moore in contradance (theatre alba), caiaphas in the king of fools (passion pit tc), malvolio in twelfth night (gloriana productions), isaacher in joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat for bill kenwright, and bottom in a midsummer night’s dream, malcolm in macbeth, mercutio in romeo & juliet, and the title role in hamlet (all for traffic of the stage). for arkangel shakespeare on tape, he can be heard reading various parts in cymbeline, trolius & cressida, and the merry wives of windsor. rupert’s television credits include eastenders, the king’s servant, the queen’s lover and hard times for bbc. (revised may 2001)  meg trained at the court theatre training company, graduating in 2005. her theatre credits whilst training include hippolytus, the mysteries, philaster, the comedy of errors, mad forest and oh what a bloody circus. since graduating meg has been on a six month tour with quantum theatre. her screen credits include the short films losing simon, electronic and closed circuit. meg is delighted to be making her open air shakespeare debut with rain or shine this summer.(july 2006)  pippa trained in musical theatre at the hammond, chester and has since toured around the uk and europe with productions of: taudevin (dance company), singing the lead roles in excerpts from wicked and thoroughly modern millie; macbeth (new triad), playing young siward, witch, fleance, donalbain and young macduff, in which she was killed more times than she cares to remember; as buttons in cinderella (chaplins pantomimes); ernie in sleeping beauty and rumplestiltskin in the panto of the same name (golden egg productions) and cornet in the provoked wife (rain or shine) katharina in the taming of the shrew and tybalt in romeo and juliet (traffic of the stage tie). her tv and film credits include woof!, casualty, martin chuzzlewit, the title sequence in the welsh children’s programme pump!, and the lead roles in sweet dreams and the big day. pippa is delighted to be returning for her fifth summer stint with rain or shine after her successes as puck in a midsummer night’s dream, olivia in twelfth night, perdita in the winter’s tale and bianca and biondello in last year’s the taming of the shrew. after finally drying off after what she affectionately calls her continual ‘bianca bucketing experience’ every night, pippa hesitantly agreed to appear in rain or shine’s very first excursion into winter season 2009, touring with the classic a christmas carol; agreeing to go on only on the promise that there was no water involved. having successfully managed to get through the christmas show without being killed, beaten, or bucketed she’s looking forward to what this season will hold! www.pippameekings.co.uk (may 2010)   david’s theatre credits include: for rain or shine, ford in the merry wives of windsor, costard in love’s labour’s lost, sir john brute the provoked wife, hardcastle she stoops to conquer, peter teazle school for scandal, bob acres the rivals, angelo the comedy of errors and the duke of milan two gentlemen of verona; for sheringham little theatre, george in chapter two, sebastian in in praise of love, roger in one for the road; at colwyn bay, graham in a chip in the sugar, al in april in paris, colin in absent friends, the man in two, windscape in quartermaine’s terms, cliff in look back in anger; for the sherman theatre, chorus in henry v, templeton in charlotte’s web, old man/boy in the elves and the shoemakers; for made in wales theatre company, roger spivey in baywatch cymru, test/collins in my piece of happiness; and many other repertory, touring, fringe and bbc radio productions. (revised july 2006)  robin trained at central. she previously appeared with rain or shine in two gentlemen of verona and the rivals. other open air productions include the merry wives of windsor, all's well that ends well and the winter's tale (festival players), as you like it (shakespeare in provence), daisy pulls it off, the school for scandal and the winslow boy (gawsworth hall) and bard unbound (tower of london). other theatre work includes arms and the man and the miser (michael friend productions uk tour), twelfth night (gloriana uk tour) and martin chuzzlewit (belgrade, coventry). television work includes playdays, the hill, oscar charlie and charred and dangerous, all for the bbc. she also played elizabeth in a dramatised audio-recording of pride and prejudice. robin has sung in the chorus in many operas and concerts both here and abroad, and recently recorded a cd with the equity choir. (revised may 2004)  paul trained as an actor at drama studio london (dsl) after gaining a degree in drama and theatre studies from the university of surrey. recent theatre credits include the uk national tour of oh! what a lovely war (inc theatre royal portsmouth, buxton opera house & grand theatre lancaster), macbeth playing malcolm (swan theatre worcester, theatre colwyn, germany & switzerland tour), the preview of the new musical alvaro’s balcony featuring susannah york (her majesty’s theatre, london), twelfth night playing sir andrew aguecheek (hazlitt theatre, kent open-air), the feydeau farce better late playing the role of lucien (grange court theatre, london), kenneth halliwell in the musical the boys in the front room based on the lives of joe orton and his partner and killer kenneth (gatehouse theatre, london), a midsummer night’s dream playing demetrius & snout (uk tour), the clock strikes ten playing bernard jeffreys (grange court theatre, london), king neptune in the little mermaid (playhouse theatre weston-super-mare & palace theatre southend), the school for scandal playing sir benjamin backbite & charles surface (cambridge open-air), still life and shadow play from noel coward’s tonight at 8.30 (leatherhead theatre). radio play credits include harry and ted in vegas and film credits include the lead role in the temp and narcissus. not wanting to miss out on the fun of pantomime, paul was resident dame at the victoria theatre halifax for 2 years playing widow twankey in aladdin & dame dolly mixture in snow white. paul has also played ugly sister in cinderella at the pavilion theatre worthing, thameside theatre grays, pomegranate theatre, chesterfield, leatherhead theatre and widow twankey in aladdin at the pomegranate theatre, chesterfield. paul was voted panto idol 2005 live on itv meridian. for more information visit www.paulmorseactor.com
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  james’ first professional production was in david mamet’s aptly named a life in the theatre, since when he has appeared in over 100 stage and film productions. he has worked in britain, germany, holland, switzerland and canada in modern and classical plays, and has performed numerous shakespearean roles including: macbeth, iago, romeo, oberon, orsino, orlando, petruchio, bassanio, edmund, puck, leontes and laertes. he also took on the role of launcelot gobbo in an anglo-deutsch production of der kaufmann von venedig [the merchant of venice] performed in german at the eta hoffmann theater, bamberg. he has done cd voice work for arkangel/penguin and rsc/pavilion books, and a documentary on twelfth night for channel 4/open hand productions. james is an associate director for london based traffic of the stage tc, and has also directed romeo and juliet for cheltenham’s rock valley productions. he has been in all rain or shine productions to date, and last christmas adapted and directed their first indoor show, a christmas carol. he will next be performing as prospero in the tempest for dreamshed theatre company in association with the cheltenham everyman [wed 2 - sat 5 feb] and on tour. www.reynard.info (nov 2010)   craig started performing with the cheltenham everyman youth theatre where he acted in numerous productions, including two staged at the national theatre in london. after studying performing arts at college, craig started his professional acting career. his credits include bill kenwright’s joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat (national tour and west end), phillip in orphans, angus in neville’s island, and king theseus in the theban trilogy. his shakespeare credits include claudio in much ado about nothing, sebastian in twelfth night, ferdinand in the tempest, both dromios in the comedy of errors, romeo in romeo & juliet, and autolycus in last year’s production of the winter’s tale with rain or shine. film & tv include andy in the point of no regret (emanation films, currently awaiting release), various tv adverts and corporate videos including ocean finance, and being slagged off by catherine tate in doctor who as the hapless office worker cliff. craig is excited to be back for a second stint with rain or shine, but will miss the free wine he purloined every show last year as autolycus. (june 2009)
  susanna trained at the guildford school of acting. her theatre credits include: ‘a midsummer night’s dream’ (principal theatre company), ‘tom’s midnight garden (no.1 national tour – birmingham stage company) and ‘the kemper parliament show’ (acquired taste at whitehall). television credits include: ‘shoot the writers’ (itv), ‘zoe’ (oxford television) and ‘maurice 2074’ (channel 5). she is currently filming a new comedy sketch show, ‘guerilla candy’.susanna is delighted to be a part of rain or shine and is looking forward to performing outside whatever the weather. but not if it’s raining. or windy. or cold. or sunny. she would like to thank her parents for their support. (may 2007)  james was born and raised in birmingham and began acting professionally at the age of 8 at the rsc , stratford upon avon. he worked extensively on stage and screen as a child actor before gaining a degree in drama from exeter university and then going on to hone his acting skills at drama studio, london. since graduating in 2005 his theatre credits include dick whittington in snow white goes to kitchville (jackson’s lane theatre), ladies night (oldham colisseum) and arthur crabtree in billy liar (new century theatre company). his film credits include rose tinted glasses, speed date and idde. james is looking forward to spending a dry and sunny summer with rain or shine, but has packed his umbrella - just in case! (july 2006)  claire trained at mountview academy of theatre arts. since graduating she has appeared as katherine in against the grain with gloucestershire’s dr fosters and several gloucestershire open air tours for jenny wren productions playing the title role in the firebird, rosie and miss flynn in cider with rosie, cecily in the importance of being earnest, fanny dashwood in sense and sensibility and clarissa in a servant of two masters. she also appeared as various wenches for jenny wren in the canterbury tales at the everyman theatre studio. as a co-founder of beaufort productions, she has played peter in peter pan for two open air tours of gloucestershire and most recently the governess in the turn of the screw. claire has also taken several productions into schools; bin talk for the tewkesbury roses theatre, one for me for fairgame theatre and for arty-fact theatre, digging the dirt and of mice and men playing curley’s wife and narrator. claire is delighted to be performing with rain or shine again after a hugely enjoyable summer as cecily in the importance of being earnest although she is somewhat relieved this is an indoor tour so no need to check the weather forecast every day to see how wet she is going to get! claire is also a qualified lamda teacher of speech & drama. www.clairetucker.com (nov 2010)
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  born and bred in gloucestershire, anthony trained at the bristol old vic theatre school. credits include: mote, love’s labour’s lost; earl williams, the front page; ghost of christmas past and page in eastward ho! (bristol old vic); etherege, the libertine; donald duck, blue remembered hills and preacher goodlaw in seven brides for seven brothers (bac in london); paucefort quentin in the vortex and dr goertler in i have been here before (edinburgh festival); sir beastley in jack and the beanstalk (everyman theatre); jaques in as you like it (theatre set-up); patrick in cathleen ni hoolighan (festival players); don armado/longueville, love’s labour’s lost (rain or shine) and he provided voices for aardman animation's rex the runt series 2!! (nov 2010)   hugh was born in stroud and studied graphic design at the gloucestershire college of art & design. after training at bristol old vic theatre school he worked with tilt theatre playing malvolio and antonio, with the covent garden community theatre playing charles ii and errol manoff’s puppet act on a cruiseliner. his tv work includes casualty, and film credits include maurice. since 1977, hugh has run daylight theatre, a touring company performing in schools all over britain & europe writing, directing, designing and acting in over 50 different productions. his notable parts have been prospero, oberon, master ford, mistress page, cassius, mark anthony, pharaoh akhenaton, sherlock holmes, charles i, baron von draught and boris the bear! (revised june 2000)



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