Secret Life of Humans – Cast and Creatives

Emma Denly (Ava) 

Her theatre credits include: The Ballad Of Maria Marten (UK Tour, Eastern Angles); Out Of Sorts (Theatre503); The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon (for which she was nominated for an Offie, Attic); The Rivals (Watermill); The Woman In The Moon (Shakespeare’s Globe); Saint George and The Dragon (Workshop,NT Studio); The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd); Women Redressed (Park Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Rabble / South Street Arts) and Henry I (Rabble). She is also a regular performer in the Read Not Dead series of readings at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her screen credits include: Gentle (Fire Heart Films); Golden Girl (London Film School), UK: A-Z and Christmas Hacks (both Baldy Productions, YouTube). Additionally she has also recently recorded an episode of the sitcom Plum House for BBC Radio 4. Emma also writes for theatre and television, and works as a voiceover artist.

Lukas Lee (George) 

Lukas trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits include: The Soldier (Salisbury Playhouse, Mesh Theatre Company); Bliss (Russia, Menagerie Theatre Company); Journeys End (Belgium, Mesh Theatre Company); Christmas Carol (Split Second Productions UK Tour); Not Dead Enough (UK and Ireland No.1 Tour); She Stoops to Conquer, Alls Well That Ends Well (Changeling Theatre Company); The Sessions: Live at Abbey Road ( Royal Albert Hall/UK and Ireland Tour); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (The Lord Chamberlains Men UK Tour); Henry IV (Waterloo East Theatre).

Evan Milton  (Jamie Bronowski) 

Evan Milton trained with the National Youth Theatre. His work in theatre includes Network (National Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre tour); Dracula (UK No.1 tour); Every Bit of my Love (Old Vic Tunnels); The 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic); A Marked Man (Hightide Festival); King Ubu and Mr Kolpert (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); and The Seagull, Macbeth and Dr Faustus (Bloomsbury). TV credits include: The Little Drummer Girl (Ink Factory/BBC); Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix); EastEnders (BBC); The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Netflix) and Eyewitness: D-Day (National Geographic). Film credits include: Bel Ami, Brighton Rock and Every Bit of my Love (Time Warner IGNITE).

Caroline Moroney (Rita Bronowski) 

Caroline trained at RADA. Her theatre credits include: Midsummer Nights Dream, Frankenstein (Aquila theatre company, American tour); Science, Penelope Skinner (RADA Studios); Persuasion (Manchester Royal Exchange); A Collection of Cells (HighTide); Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (Creation Theatre Company); A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre); The Spill (Old Red Lion Theatre). Credits whilst training include: As You Like it, New Labour, The Rover, Women of Twilight.

Gary Tushaw  (Bruno Bronowski) 

Gary trained at RADA. West End theatre includes: Sunset Boulevard (ENO/Coliseum); Sweeney Todd (ENO/Coliseum); The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre); Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Piccadilly). Other theatre credits include: Amour (Charing Cross Theatre); Rocky Horror Show (International Tour); In Gay Company (Jermyn Street); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre); Allegro (Southwark Playhouse); Thérèse Raquin (Park Theatre and Finborough); The Liberation of Colette Simple (Jackson’s Lane); The Hired Man (Leicester Curve); Return of the Soldier (Landor Theatre); Bonnie and Clyde (Kings Head Theatre); Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar (Theatre 503/Latitude Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires); Hacked (Theatre 503); Bel Ami (White Bear); A Christmas Carol (Southwark Playhouse); Our Miss Gibbs (Finborough); The Melancholy Hussar (Kings Head); The Beggar’s Opera, Taming of the Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company); The Tempest (New Wolsey); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Pomegranate); As You like It, Hamlet (National Tour); Fumed Oak, Red Peppers, The Importance of Being Earnest (REL/Cunard Productions).

Television includes: Glow and Darkness (Dreamlight Productions); Thanks For The Memories (ZDF). Gary is delighted to be back in Frankfurt having starred in the Rocky Horror Show at the Alte Oper in 2018.

Derek Anderson (Director / Lighting Designer)

Derek studied Film and Television Production at the North East College of Scotland followed by Theatre Production from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. On his directing debut, Derek won the 2015 Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Twickenham Theatre. The critically acclaimed production, starring Olivier Award-winner David Bedella in the title role, was also nominated for Best Musical Revival. For Aberdeen Arts Centre Derek directed the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. At The English Theatre Frankfurt Derek has directed Hand to God, The Lion in Winter, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Sweeney Todd. 

Other work includes Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim for Stowe Arts and the world premier of Eyes Closed, Ears Covered by Alex Gwyther at the Bunker Theatre which was nominated for three Off-West End Awards. Recently Derek directed Ticker, a new play by Tom Machell.

Simon Kenny  (Set and Costume Designer)

Simon was recently selected to represent the UK at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design. Previously for The English Theatre Frankfurt: The Children, Cabaret, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Venus In Fur, The Collector, Saturday Night Fever. Recent theatre includes: Ghost Quartet (Boulevard); Assassins (Watermill/Nottingham Playhouse); Red Dust Road (National Theatre of Scotland); Crongton Knights, Noughts & Crosses (national tours for Pilot); the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd in a purpose built pie shop (West End and Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical), and Barbarians, a multi-storey performance in the abandoned St Martin’s School of Art building (both for Tooting Arts Club); The Gift, Princess & The Hustler, Black Men Walking (national tours for Eclipse); The Selfish Giant (West End); Macbeth (Stafford Castle); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse and tour); Broken Glass (Watford Palace) and The Wind in the Willows (Sherman). Other designs include: Babette’s Feast (Print Room); Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe); Driving Miss Daisy, Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour); Rose with Dame Janet Suzman (HOME Manchester); Fallen Angels (Salisbury Playhouse); Sleeping Beauty, The Ladykillers, Sleuth (Watermill); Ghosts (Theatr Clwyd); In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Ustinov/St James); Island (National Theatre); Entertaining Mr Sloane (UK tour, London Classic Theatre); Tales From the Bar of Lost Souls (a British Council collaboration with imitating the dog and the National Theatre of Greece) and Border Force, an immersive installation/performance/club event for Duckie.

Opera includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Le Nozze di Figaro (Nevill Holt Opera); the world premiere of Vivienne (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House) and A Voice of One Delight (Riverside Studios); The Cunning Little Vixen, Háry János, The Prodigal Son, The Homecoming, Orlando (all Ryedale Festival); Carmen (Hampstead Garden Opera).

Max Pappenheim (Composition and Sound Designer)

Theatre credits include: Switzerland, Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie, Strangers on a Train (The English Theatre Frankfurt); The Night of the Iguana (Noel Coward Theatre); The Way of the World (Donmar); The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre); Crooked Dances (RSC); Dry Powder, Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); One Night in Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose, Kingston); The Ridiculous Darkness (Gate); Amsterdam, Humble Boy, Blue/Heart, The Distance (Orange Tree, Richmond); Beckett Triple Bill (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Cookies (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse & 59E59, New York); A Kettle of Fish (Yard); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); Cuzco, Wink (Theatre503); The Cardinal, Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Martine, Black Jesus, Somersaults (Finborough); My Cousin Rachel, The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Teddy, Toast, Fabric, Invincible (National Tours); The Talented Mr Ripley (The Faction). Opera creditsinclude: Miranda (Opéra Comique, Paris);  Scraww (Trebah Gardens); Vixen (Vaults/International Tour); Carmen: Remastered (ROH/Barbican). Dance credit: While You are Here (DanceEast/The Place). Radio credit: Home Front (BBC Radio 4). Associate Artist of The Faction and Silent Opera.

Louise Rhoades-Brown  (Video Designer)

Louise is a highly skilled Video & Projection Designer specializing in video for theatre and live events. She trained in Motion Graphic Design at Ravenbourne College. Her work can be seen across the UK and internationally. 

Recent theatre and live events  credits includes: Dick & Angel – Dare to do It (UK Tour); Macbeth, Sweet Charity (Watermill); One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (The English Theatre Frankfurt); D Day75 (Greenham Trust); The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre); Trial by Laughter (Watermill & Tour); An Adventure (The Bush);  It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross); Lava (Nottingham Playhouse); Br’er Cotton (Theatre 503); Rothschild & Sons, The Ugly One (Park Theatre, London); Inside Pussy Riot (The Saatchi Gallery); Bananarama UK Tour,  Rudimental, V festival, Friendly Fires, Brixton Academy, Animator (all Really Creative Media); Neil Oliver, Dr Michael Mosely, Luv Esther, Gok Wan, Naked and Bearing all, Ray Mears Tales of Endurance, An Evening with Ray Mears, The Handyman, Flash mob, Associate (all UK Tours); Legally Blonde (Korea/Monte Carlo); A Thousand Faces; Art Sung, Alma Maler (Wilton’s Music Hall) Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse); Dracula (Resorts World, Singapore); The Island Nation (The Arcola, London); Merch Yr Eog (Theatre Genedlaethol, Cymru); Legally Blonde, Bugsy Malone (Leicester Curve); The Trial of Jane Fonda (The Park); Box of Photographs (Polka Theatre);  Alice’s Adventures in Underground, Animator (Waterloo Vaults); Chwalfa (Pontio); The End of Longing, Animator (The Playhouse); Monster in The Maze (The Barbican); Merchant of Venice, Associate (The Almeida);  The Water Babies (Ed Curtis); Fugee & Wasted, Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse); The Prodigals (The Belgrade, Coventry); Fallujah (The Cockpit, London);  1936 (Lilian Baylis Theatre, London); Romeo & Juliet (Headlong, National Tour); Opera Holland Park (Corporate Party); The Swallowing Dark (Theatre 503); Queen with Adam Lambert (World Tour 2014); The Flying Dutchman, Associate (English National Opera, London); Raymond Gubby’s Aida, Associate (The Royal Albert Hall); Josh Groban’s Straight to you Tour (Multi Arena USA Tour); Procter & Gamble’s Hairworld (Paris); Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2016, Pippin, Animator (The Menier Chocolate Factory); Reasons to be Cheerful, Animator (The New Wolsey Theatre). Content Manager: Nokia, Internal Communications (Internal Web Videos).

Melanie Schöberl  (Assistant Costume Design)

Melanie did costume design for The Threepenny Opera, The Crucible and Master Class. Her work for ETF 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 Menagerie, The Life, Disgraced, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Spamalot, Handbagged, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pygmalion, Jekyll & Hyde, Hand to God, The Lion in Winter, Cabaret, Apologia, The Children, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sweeney Todd, The Effect and Switzerland.

Marc Frankum CDG  (Casting Director)

Marc originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting. For the English Theatre Frankfurt, Marc has cast 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 cast The History Boys (Grand Theatre Wolverhampton); God of Chaos, The Kneebone Cadillac (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Cinderella, Aladdin (Theatre Royal Norwich); Moll Flanders, Pieces of String, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, Noises Off, Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Dracula (Touring Consortium Theatre Company); The Full Monty 2018/19 & 2016/17 (UK Tour); Tonight at 8.30 (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Band (UK Tour); I Capture the Castle (Palace Theatre Watford/Bolton Octagon); Out Of Order (UK Tour); Hand to God (West End); 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) and casting consultant on Love on the Links (Salisbury Playhouse); The Dark Room (Theatre 503); Chinese Whispers (Greenwich Theatre).


Marc has worked alongside fellow Casting Director Sarah Bird on series 6 of Hustle, the BBC One Wales series Crash and various theatre productions.