Cast & Creatives for Pygmalion
Theatre credits include: Proud (Lost Theatre); Bus Riley’s back in town (Jermyn street Theatre); Dawlish Rd (Soho Theatre); Lone Star (Theatre 503 and Edinburgh Festival); Miller (Pleasance Theatre); Lone Star/Private Wars (Kings Head Theatre); A Christmouse Tale (UK tour); Second class parents, Listen and A moment of silence (all at the Etcetera Theatre); Talent and White Wedding (both at Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Best Men and It’s Christmas Carol (both at the Hen & Chickens); Dave’s Turn (Union Theatre); Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Royal Windsor). Television credits include Dr. Robinson in Hollyoaks (C4); Material Girl (BBC1); Upstairs Downstairs (BBC); The Bill (ITV1); Soccer AM (Sky1). Charlie has appeared in over 40 films including most recently 90 minutes, The Way to a Man’s Heart, Judwaa 2, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Elephant in the Corner as well as multi international award winning films The Puppeteer, Blackberry Stains, The Undream and I am not the Devil. Also a musician Charlie has just released his second album Nothing Short of Love on the back of a 4 track ep Here’s to your Life. He has appeared in music videos for The Stereophonics, Morrissey & Marshall and appeared and sang on the Official England song for the 2012 European Championships reaching No. 8 in the Indie charts.
As an actor, Christopher is best known for his performance as Reg Deadman in the BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart through the 1990s. A new one-off special episode has just been broadcast. He has worked in theatres all round the country and also with The Royal Court (including Three Birds Alighting on a Field), The Royal Shakespeare Company (The History Cycle, Cardenio, The City Madam and The Marat/Sade), the National Theatre (including The Shape of the Table) and in London’s West End (including Democracy and Twelve Angry Men). Most recently he was in The Night Watch (The Manchester Royal Exchange). As a theatre director, he has done many productions at The London Drama Centre and at other London conservatoire drama schools. In the USA he directed The Visit (Eastern Connecticut State University). For his own company A27, Christopher adapted and directed a musical version of Goldoni’s Mirandolina, where the audience were served an Italian meal while the action proceeded around them. He has also recently directed and produced a short film, Lady Macbeth.
Joel trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud Bursary, and was recipient of the Andy Frasier Award for Outstanding Performance in Stage Combat. He is delighted to be returning to Germany and working in Frankfurt, having previously appeared in productions at The Globe Theatre in Neuss.
Theatre credits include: Othello (English Touring Theatre/ STF); Tartuffe, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); The Garden Hop – The 24 Hour Plays (Bristol Old Vic); Treasure Island (The Avenue Theatre); Wuthering Heights, The Taming of the Shrew and The Magic Fishbone (Red Rose Chain); Murderous In Tent (Hull Truck/ Merge Arts Festival); The Two Noble Kinsmen (RADA YC). TV and film credits include: 3AM (Red Rose Chain) and Jess’s Suicide (BOVTV).
Jill is delighted to be visiting Frankfurt for the first time and to be playing the iconic role of Eliza Doolittle. Theatre credits include: The Lost Boy (Theatre in the Quarter); Correspondence (Old Red Lion); Arms & The Man, Beauty & the Beast, Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, Mother Goose (Watford Palace Theatre); Either/Or – Rapid Write Response: Animals (Theatre 503); Miniaturists 50: Alcatraz (Arcola Theatre); Out of the Cage (Park Theatre); Ghost Town (Pilot Theatre,York Theatre Royal/LOV); On Reflection: Body Gossip Live (Southbank Centre); Jumpy (Royal Court West End, Duke of York’s); Esme’s Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza, Alice in Wonderland (Royal & Derngate); The Conspirators (Orange Tree Theatre); The Fumidor (Pants On Fire, Kingston IYAF); The Playboy of the Western World, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Bruford College); Tits/Teeth (NYT, Soho Theatre); DNA (NT Connections, Brighton Dome). Television credits include: Call The Midwife, Doctors and Holby City (BBC).
Eliza trained at LAMDA. Extensive theatre work includes Pat and Margaret (Stoke); What the Butler Saw (Basingstoke); Home and Beauty and Dr Faustus (Oxford Playhouse); The Clandestine Marriage (Bristol Old Vic); The Lucky Chance and Stepping Out (York); Summit Conference (Worcester); The Provok’d Wife and Peer Gynt (Cheltenham); Private Lives and Top Girls (Leicester); Verucca, an Ugly Sister, in Cinderella (Leeds City Varieties); Noises Off (Southwold) and September Tide (Aldeburgh) – to name but a few. Eliza appeared in the one-woman show Female Parts by Dario Fo at the King’s Head which transferred to the Arts Theatre. Last year Eliza appeared at the Arcola in Leaving, at the Etcetera in For Queen and Country and at the Gatehouse in Wallis Simpson. TV work includes Constance Kent, Tickets for the Titanic, The Bill, Peak Practice, Casualty, Inspector Lynley, Breaking News and Action Stations. She is an experienced after dinner speaker and travels the country with her talks: A Woman for All Seasons, To Bead or Not to Bead and A Christmas Garland.
Theatre: Our Man in Havana (National Tour); Marguerite (Tabard Theatre); Dandy Dick (ATG/National Tour); The Madness of George III (Bath Theatre Royal Productions); Twelfth Night, Art, Much Ado About Nothing and Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince (Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Birmingham Rep/ West End); As You Like It (Bridewell Theatre); Cavalcade (Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre); Gulliver’s Travels (Theatr Clwyd); A Doll’s House, Hard Times, Waiting for Godot, The Winter’s Tale, The Rivals, Moby Dick, The Seagull, Electra, The Evils of Tobacco, The Proposal and The Dumb Waiter (Compass Theatre Company); Mother Courage (Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre/West End); Macbeth (Hull Truck); The Beggar’s Opera, Twelfth Night (Holland Park); Beauty and the Beast (Riverfront Theatre); Lindisfarne (Northumberland Theatre Company); The Criminal Prosecution of Animals (Lyric Hammersmith). Television: In the Red and Dangerfield (BBC); The Bill (Thames). Film: Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box (Cinema One/E-Motion); The Tie (Zorika Films); Absence (Four Corners Film). Radio: Tamburlaine the Great, Sherlock Holmes-The Three Students and Doctor Who and the Paradise of Death.
Carmen is delighted to be playing Mrs Higgins at The English Theatre Frankfurt and is very much looking forward to exploring the city. Recent roles in the UK include Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (Attic Theatre); Lady Faulconbridge in King John (Rose, Kingston); Arkadina in The Seagull (Minack Theatre, Cornwall); Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (for London Classic Theatre); Mrs Cliveden-Banks in Outward Bound and the Contesse de la Vierge in What Every Woman Knows (both for the Finborough Theatre). West End appearances include The Lion in Winter (Haymarket); An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville); Mrs Warren’s Profession (Comedy); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apollo) and Easy Virtue (Garrick Theatre). For the English Theatre of Vienna she played Silda in the European première of Other Desert Cities and Julia in Lend Me A Tenor. Regional and touring work includes Gertrude’s Secret (Leeds Grand); Peapickers (Eastern Angles, Ipswich); What the Butler Saw (Bath Theatre Royal); Bare Necessities (Belgrade Coventry); Death of a Salesman (Manchester Royal Exchange); Hamlet and Macbeth (both for Cherub Company). Television includes: Streetwise and Zero Option. Radio includes The Eternal Moment, BBC Radio 4.
Chloe trained at The BRIT School and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Theatre credits include: Sun (Sadlers Wells/ World Tour); The Man Who Had All The Luck (Kings Head); Trilogy (Barbican); Anna Weiss (The Space); Triptych (New Diorama) and REDPILL (Arcola).
Short film credits include: Silentville, Virtue and The People Next Door.
Tom studied drama at Bristol University and then worked as an assistant director at the Young Vic (on the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme); Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the RSC. Directing includes: The Tempest (Southwark Playhouse); The Water Engine (Theatre 503/Young Vic); Ay Carmela! (York Theatre Royal and international tour); The Good Person of Sichuan (The Drum, Birmingham); The Container (Edingburgh Fringe, winner Fringe First and Amnesty International Award, revived at the Young Vic); Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios, Albany and Arc); Blake Remixed (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Little Mighty); Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange (Freedom Studios); Horace and the Yeti (ARC/Barnsley Civic/Little Mighty); Nuketown (ARC/Derby Theatre/The Bike Shed); Handbagged (The English Theatre Frankfurt); Ice Cream: The Opera (Freedom Studios); WOKE (Little Mighty/West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange) and two short operas in Selfridges’ shoe section (The Opera Group). His drama school productions include work at Rose Brufford, Birmingham SA, Guildford SA, Manchester Met, Mountview and Guildhall. His work is dedicated to his mentor, Daisaku Ikeda. Please see www.tomwrightdirector.com for details of upcoming productions.
Hannah trained at Wimbledon School of Art in London and is now based in Yorkshire. She works across Europe designing theatre, films, music videos and installations. Theatre design credits include: Instructions for Border Crossing (Daniel Bye); Something Terrible Might Happen (Uncanny Theatre); The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (Sarah Punshon, One Tenth Human); Handbagged (English Theatre Frankfurt); Phone Home (Upstart Theatre); WANTED (Chris Goode and Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse); Instant Light Circus Company (Slung Low); Under the Bed (154 Collective); Bassett (Sheffield Crucible); Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child); Penguin! Elephant! and Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Goblin); Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios); Shivoham and Rudra (Manasamitra); SET FIRE TO EVERYTHING!!! (RashDash); The Situation Room (Oscar Mike); Days of Light (Starving Artists) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Film credits include: The Astro Science Challenge for Unlimited Theatre (short films); Good Girl by Aquilo (pop promo); Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs (pop promo); Kami by Dreamtiger Films (short film) and See Right Through by Tensnake (pop promo).
Credits include: The Real Thing (Bath Theatre Royal and tour); King Kong: A Comedy (Vaults); I Loved Lucy (Arts Theatre, London); The Glass Menagerie (The English Theatre Frankfurt); A Little Night Music, The Truth, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and My Fair Lady (Central Theatre, Budapest); All Our Children (Jermyn Street); Lionboy (Complicite); Potted Potter (New York, Toronto and international tours); Potted Sherlock (US tour); Upside Downton (US tour); The Importance of Being Earnest (Regents Park Open Air); Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson, Fully Committed and Losing It (Menier Chocolate Factory); Invincible (St James); Long Days Journey Into Night, Kill Jonny Glendenning, A Taste Of Honey, Jump and Faith Healer (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); The Maids (Dundee Rep).
Westend credits include: Why The Whales Came (Comedy, now the Pinter); The Vagina Monologues (Wyndams); Ruby Wax: Losing it (Duchess), Showstopper: The Improvised Musical (Apollo); Derren Brown: Miracle (Palace); Something Wicked This Way Comes (Old Vic); Evening of Wonder (Garrick); Enigma (Adelphi); Infamous (Palace); Potted Panto (Garrick), Well (Apollo).
Opera credits include: The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington); Aida (Opera Holland Park); The Gamblers, Peter Grimes (LPO at The Royal Festival Hall).
Joshua is a composer and director based in Huddersfield, UK where he is artistic director of Tiny Window Theatre Company.
Recent composition and musical director credits include: The Jungle Book and Lysistrata (Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Beggars of York (York Theatre Royal); Any Mother Would (Next Door But One); Cinderella (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Moby Dick (Theatre Mill); Live Bolero (Dance4/Nottingham Playhouse); Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios and national tour); Othello (The Met, Bury).
As a youth and community theatre practitioner, Joshua has coached companies of young people through some 22 musicals, including composer/musical director credits on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate, The Snow Queen and Oliver! Joshua has written two published musicals, Make Do and Mend and Face It: the musical and an opera, The Man and Men.
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Melanie`s first experience as a costume designer was for the Chaincourt Theatre Company at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2006 she worked as a costume assistant for the choreographer/director Wanda Golonka on Crave by Sarah Kane. During the same year she was part of the creative team of the Sebastian Hartmann production Being Lawinky. She did costume design for The Threepenny Opera, The Crucible and Master Class. Her work as assistant costume designer includes The Who`s Tommy, Rain Man, Breaking the Code, Sweet Charity, Good People, The Ruling Class, Saturday Night Fever, Venus in Fur, The Collector, Other Desert Cities, Death and the Maiden, The Glass Meangerie, The Life, Disgraced, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Spamalot, Handbagged and The Hound of the Baskervilles all for The English Theatre.
Marc originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting.
Previous shows for The English Theatre Frankfurt include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Handbagged, Spamalot, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Glass Menagerie, Disgraced, Death and the Maiden, Other Desert Cities, Ghost, The Musical, Strangers on a Train.
Marc has also recently cast The Band the Musical (UK Tour); I Capture the Castle (Palace Theatre Watford/Bolton Octagon); Out Of Order (UK Tour); Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, Noises Off, Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Hand to God (West End); The Full Monty (2016/17 UK Tour); The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night (Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank/Shakespeare’s Globe); Barbarians (Tooting Arts Club); When Blair had Bush and Bunga (Pleasance One); Dial M for Murder (UK Tour); The Duck House (West End); Goodnight Mister Tom (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre/The Children’s Touring Partnership); Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse); The Mousetrap (60th Anniversary Tour); The Woman In Black (West End); An Inspector Calls (UK Tour); Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); End of the Rainbow (UK Tour); Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre); Calendar Girls (UK Tour); Far Away (Bristol Old Vic) and The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and was casting associate on Big, the Musical (Plymouth/Dublin); Good Canary (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Bodyguard (West End) and Elf, The Musical (West End/Plymouth/Dublin/Manchester).
Marc has worked alongside fellow Casting Director Sarah Bird on series 6 of Hustle, the BBC One Wales series Crash and various theatre productions including Perfect Nonsense, All My Sons, Sweet Bird of Youth, Fortune’s Fool, The Ladykillers, The 39 Steps, The Madness of George III, Cause Celebre, Me & My Girl, When We Are Married, Deathtrap, Calendar Girls, The Rivals, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Mrs Klein and many more.