Cast & Creatives – Suddenly Last Summer

Daniel Bravo  (George Holly) 

In 2022, Daniel made his West End debut in Witness for The Prosecution. Other theatre credits include: Speak (Rose Theatre Kingston & Paines Plough); Little Sausage (The Other Palace); Elegies for Angels, Punks And Racing Queens (King’s Head Theatre); Black Men Smile Too (Southwark Playhouse / Full Disclosure Theatre); Look Who’s All Grown  Up (The Space).  In training: No Particular Order, The Crucible, The Two Gentlemen of Verona ( all The Oxford School of Drama). Short Film: Italian Sportswear (Last Day Productions); Not Another Coming Out Story (RS Productions); Me & I (Independent); Space Invasion (Sad Ice-Cream Ltd); Poems, Hair Rollers and Pegs (Westminster Film School). 

Flora Dawson  (Sister Felicity / Miss Foxhill) 

Theatre credits include: The 47th and The American Clock (both The Old Vic); Singin’ In the Rain (Chichester/West End); Macbeth (Chiswick Playhouse); Wonderful Town (Barbican); Funny Girl, White Christmas (UK tours); Kiss Me, Kate (WNO).  Film credit: Judy. Television credit: Malory Towers.  

Gretchen Egolf  (Mrs. Holly) 

Gretchen trained at Juilliard. Theatre credits include: The Constant Wife (Denver Center); Twelfth Night, Candida, As You Like It (Pittsburgh Public); The Autumn Garden (Jermyn Street); A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie); Ring Round the Moon (Lincoln Center); Jackie (Broadway and West End); Titus Andronicus (NYSX); All this Intimacy (Second Stage); More Lies About Jerzy (Vineyard); Arcadia (ACT); Much Ado About Nothing, Private Lives (Barrington Stage Company); Betrayal (Huntington); Design For Living (Shakespeare Theatre D.C.); Resurrection Blues (Wilma); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Globe,San Diego); Hay Fever (Berkshire Theater Festival). Television credits include: Hijack, State of the Union, Pennyworth, Ransom, Silent Witness, Doctor Who, Elementary, Law & Order and L&O/SVU, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Medium, Journeyman, Roswell, Martial Law.  Film Includes: The Son, The Namesake, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Quiz Show.

Jared Garfield  (Dr. Cukrowicz) 

Theatre credits include: The Unreturning (Frantic Assembly/Theatre Royal Plymouth); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watch Your Head); A Harlem Dream (The Young Vic/Dance Umbrella); The Dishwashers (Birmingham Rep). Television credits include: Doctor Who (BBC), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), Midsummer Murders (ITV), Pickles: The Dog Who Found The World Cup (ITV). Film credits include: To Be Someone (Archangel Productions), Boy A (Cuba Pictures/Channel 4).

Katie Matsell  (Catharine Holly) 

Theatre credits include: Othello (National Theatre); Clybourne Park (Park Theatre); Museum of Austerity (English Touring Theatre/National Theatre); The Mirror Crack’d (Wales Millennium Centre/Wiltshire Creative). Television credit: Titans (HBO/Netflix).

Kathryn Pogson  (Mrs. Venable) 

Kathryn trained at Drama Centre and was the Director of Fordham University (NY) London Dramatic Academy. Her career covers new plays at the Royal Court, including  Girl in The Arbor, and Lemon in Aunt Dan and Lemon for which she was the first British actress to be awarded an OBIE in New York and acclaimed West End productions playing Ophelia in Hamlet and Lady Anne in Richard III. She played Rowena in the controversial play Masterpieces and The Lucky Chance (The Women’s Playhouse Trust and at The Royal Court). 

Other work includes leading roles for the RSC, Joint Sock, The Old Vic, Lyric Theatre, Bush, Arcola, Donmar Warehouse, Riverside Studios and with Ivo Van Hove at the Barbican on the  European tour of Antigone. Television credits include We’ll Meet Again, Vera, Happy Valley, Midsommer Murders and many more. Film credits include: Brazil, The Company of Wolves, The Arbor, Pure, Millions, Maude.

Josh Seymour (Director)

Josh trained as Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse from 2014-15. 

He won Best Director at the 2016 Off-West End Awards and was runner-up for the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018.

Credits as director include: The Narcissist (Chichester Festival Theatre); Musik (Edinburgh Festival/Leicester Square Theatre); Homos, or Everyone in America and Adding Machine: A Musical (Finborough Theatre); One Arm (Southwark Playhouse); Little Shop of Horrors (LAMDA); Midwestern Gothic (Royal Academy of Music); Parade, American Idiot, Urinetown (Mountview Academy); Loserville (Stafford Gatehouse); The Laramie Project (Curve Leicester). Credits as associate 

director include: The Normal Heart and Follies (National Theatre); Faith, Hope and Charity (Alexander Zeldin Company/Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe); A Christmas Carol (Old Vic Theatre); Red (Wyndham’s Theatre); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre); My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). Credits as assistant director include: City of Angels, Fathers and Sons, Privacy and Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre).

Eleanor Bull (Set & Costume Designer)

In 2017 Eleanor won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design for her work designing Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the People, which toured nationally and internationally before being broadcast on the BBC. In 2020 she was nominated for the Evening Standard Future Theatre Award by The Globe Theatre. 

Eleanor’s design credits include: Cerberus (Rambert); Tin Man (Joss Arnott Dance); Wind in the Willows (Taunton Brewhouse); The Snow Queen, and Postmodern Panto (Brighton Open Air Theatre); Wired to the Moon (Ballet Cymru, UK Tour); Mushy: Lyrically Speaking (Watford Palace Theatre and Rifco UK Tour); ORA Singers: Music of Rome Design Series (LSO St Lukes); The Tempest, Katie Johnstone, Precious Little Talent, In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) (The Orange Tree Theatre); Post Mortem (Ellandar/45 North); Glory (Red Ladder/Dukes Lancaster UK Tour); Stop and Search (Arcola Theatre); American Idiot (Mountview); Legacy (Theatre Royal Bath); Isaac Came Home from the Mountain (Theatre503); Windrush: Movement of the People (West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK Tour, & BBC broadcast); Julius Caesar (Costume Design, Bristol Old Vic); Crave (The Wardrobe Theatre); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Set Design, The Redgrave Theatre). 

Jamie Platt (Co-Lighting Designer)

Jamie trained at RWCMD and has been nominated for a Knight of Illumination Award, a BroadwayWorld Award and five Offie Awards for Best Lighting Design.

Lighting designs include: Sister Act (The English Theatre Frankfurt); The Last Five Years (West End); Jellyfish (National Theatre); Kes (Octagon Theatre & Theatre by the Lake); Kinky Boots (New Wolsey Theatre); The Barber of Seville (Nevill Holt Opera); Either, Paradise, Yous Two (Hampstead Theatre); Something in the Air (Jermyn Street Theatre); Beast, Klippies (Southwark Playhouse); RIDE, Mythic (Charing Cross Theatre); Whose Planet Are We On?, Cracked, Remembrance (Old Vic Theatre); Anna Karenina (Silk St. Theatre); Le Grand Mort (Trafalgar Studios); SUS, Never Not Once, Gently Down The Stream, Alkaline (Park Theatre); Moonlight and Magnolias (Nottingham Playhouse); Absurd Person Singular (Watford Palace Theatre); The Beat of our Hearts (Northcott Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain (The Mill at Sonning);  Blood Orange, The Moor, Where Do Little Birds Go? (Old Red Lion Theatre); Checkpoint Chana, Quaint Honour, P’yongyang, We Know Where You Live, Chicken Dust (Finborough Theatre); Pattern Recognition (Platform Theatre & world tour); Reared, Screwed, Grey Man (Theatre 503). 

Associate lighting designs include: Frozen, SIX (West End & International); INK, The Night of the Iguana, The Starry Messenger, Bitter Wheat (West End); Albion, The Hunt, Three Sisters, Machinal (Almeida Theatre); Piaf (Buenos Aires).

Lucia Sánchez Roldán  (Co-Lighting Designer)

As lighting designer, theatre credits include: The Walworth Farce (Southwark Playhouse Elephant); Wonderful World of Dissocia (Stratford East); We’ll be Who we Are (RnD Vaults); Grate (National theatre of Kosovo); Fefu and her friends, Not about Nightingales (Tobbaco Factory); Bogeyman (Pleasance/Camden’s People Theatre); Black, el Payaso (Arcola Theatre, Cervantes Theatre); Camp Albion (Watermill Theatre); We Are the Best! (Live Theatre); Tapped (Theatre 503); The Forest Awakens, Code and Dagger, A New Beginning (Kiln); The Gift (GBS RADA); Barbarians (Silk Street); Everything Must Go (Playground); Invisibles, The First (VAULT Festival); The Spirit (BAC); Ms Julie, Utopia Room (The Place); The Niceties (Finborough); How We Begin (Kings Head).

As associate lighting designer, theatre credits include: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Complicite); Two Palestinians go dogging (Royal Court); Cabaret (Playhouse); Camp Siegfried (Old Vic); Taboo Anniversary Concert (London Palladium); Mirror and the Light (Gielgud); Amélie (Criterion); Les Misérables-The Staged Concert (Sondheim); Moonlight and Magnolias (Nottingham Playhouse); The Fishermen (West End/Marlowe).

Lex Kosanke  (Sound Design and Composer)

Lex is a Sound Designer and Composer based in London. Recent credits include The Grand Expedition (London, Seoul, Shanghai and Shenzhen); The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying (UK Tour); Supernova (UK Tour); Rice (UK Tour); Final Baby Girl (UK Festival Tour); The Burnt City and Small Wonders (Punchdrunk); The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theatre and BBC Radio 4); Small Change (Omnibus Theatre); Spring and Summer (Audio Drama as part of Land Skeins); The Little Mermaid (Fever); Hunger and The Cutting Edge (Arcola Theatre); The Chambers of Flavour, TV Dinners and Dream Dinners (Gingerline); Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience (London); Gently Down The Stream (Park Theatre) and Homos, Or Everyone in America (Finborough Theatre).

Emily Terndrup (Movement Director)

Emily Terndrup is a movement director working in dance, theater, and film. She has spent much of the past decade working as a performer and rehearsal director for immersive theatre company Punchdrunk in The Burnt City (2022, London) and Sleep No More (2012-2019, New York/Shanghai). She recently served as a movement director on Yael Farber’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (The Almeida Theatre, 2021) and My Brilliant Friend (The National Theatre of Iceland, 2021) and was nominated for “Best Choreography & Stage Movement” at the Gríman Awards (the National Icelandic Theatre Awards).

Emily has also collaborated and performed with choreographers Andrea Miller, Bobbi Jene Smith, Luke Murphy-Attic Projects, Shannon Gillen + Guests, and Gregory Dolbashian. With collaborator Derrick Belcham, she has choreographed, directed, and produced three evening-length dance theater works: FABLE (2015), DEBUT (2014), and The Wilder Papers (2014) at the Knockdown Center in New York. Emily’s other choreographic projects have been presented at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (D.C), Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater (NY), The Knockdown Center (NY), The Packing House (CO) and Supercinema (NY). 

Karoline Gable  (Associate Director)

Karoline Gable is a multi-disciplinary director, actor, singer and writer. She trained at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, as well as the Royal Academy of Music, London. Directing credits include Junkyard, The Small Hours and Dance Nation for LAMDA and Sitting Pretty for the Rialto Theatre Brighton. 

Acting credits include Tony Award – winning play Oslo directed by Bartlett Sher (National Theatre) and in the West End (Harold Pinter Theatre); Visitors to Versailles (Metropolitan Museum of Art New York); the world premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Schikaneder directed by Trevor Nunn (Raimund Theater Vienna); Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath) and Into the Woods at Grenzlandtheater Aachen, Germany. 

Alongside her work as a performer and director, Karoline also has extensive experience as a facilitator and creative director, having been Head of Singing and Music at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 2018 – 2020 as well as Course Leader for the Acting Foundation and Short Courses at LAMDA from 2020 – 2022. 

Marc Frankum CDG  (Casting Director)

Marc originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting. For the English Theatre Frankfurt: Sister Act,  Secret Life of Humans, The Totalitarians, Young Frankenstein, The Girl on the Train, Switzerland, The Effect, Sweeney Todd, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Children, Apologia, Cabaret, The Lion in Winter, Jekyll & Hyde – the Musical, Hand to God, Pygmalion, 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 and Strangers on a Train.

Marc has also recently cast The Children (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); The Walworth Farce (Southwark Playhouse Elephant); The Way Old Friends Do (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour); Sky Comedy Rep (Birmingham Rep); The Play what I Wrote (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour); Now Is Good (Storyhouse, Chester); Bang Bang (Northcott Theatre/UK Tour); The History Boys (Grand Theatre Wolverhampton); The Comedy of Errors, Baskerville, Aladdin, Moll Flanders, Pieces of String, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, Noises Off, Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester); The Full Monty (UK Tours); The Band (West End/UK Tour) and many more.