The Priory – Cast Biographies

Adam Moulder (Adam)
Adam is privileged to be involved in The Priory with a great group of people, except one. He hopes he has brought a lot of hints and essences to his part. The last time Adam worked with the directing team he was poking them both with his sword, at the same time.


Christopher Warren (Ben)
Christopher’s first starring role was as a cold Shephard in Chesham Preparatory Schools 1990 nativity play, although his mother missed the performance, his line ‘put another log on the fire’ won him a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He graduated in 2007 having inhabited a meerkat for sixth months, performed the part of Donalbaine and affected an impressive posh accent.
Recently he played Karenin in ‘Anna Karenina’ The Duke in ‘Measure for Measure’ with KDC and Pimp in Sink the Belgrano with Seedos. Christopher has genuinely no idea why he was cast as Ben and urges everyone to audition for Richard iii which he is directing at KDC next year and promises to be baffling.

Stephen Russell (Carl)
Having just finished an acclaimed run as Tony Blair in KDC’s lauded War of the Waleses, Stephen is looking forward to playing someone sweet, honest and who keeps their promises. Playing a failed actor who’s lost his looks and is suffering relationship crises may be his most stretching character part to date.

Neil Duggan (Daniel)
This is his first production with KDC. Neil spent the summer stalking the alleyways at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival trying to drum up business for Sedos’s ‘s ‘As You Like it’.  He would like to thank everyone for buying a ticket and coming out on such a chilly night. Lastly, Merry Christmas.


Fran Rafferty (Kate)
By day the Ugly Betty of the West End, by the evening all singing-ish, sometimes dancing, knitting fanatic who one day hopes to own a dog called Digby or Yogi Bear or Karenin.
Current productions: Edwin Drood in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Theatro Technis 18th – 22nd December, 2012 [dir. Ruth Sullivan Tower Theatre Company].
Previous productions include: Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT [dir. Zoe Thomas Webb, SEODS & Edinburgh Fringe], Gloria/Matti in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT [dir. Zoe Thomas Webb, SEDOS], Anybody ‘s in WEST SIDE STORY [dir. Kim Barker, SEDOS], Betsy Boo in FEMME [dir. Ed Walsh, Von W Productions], Tribe in HAIR [dir. Matt Prince, SEDOS], Soloist in LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES [dir. John Hill, Tinhatters], Whore/Physio in PIAF [dir. Ian Cray, NTP], Kate in THE MATCHGIRLS [dir. Chris Clarke, Tinhatters], Rita in BILLY [dir. Tom Goodluck, HCG], Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET [dir. Liz Crane, NTP], Navigation Officer in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET [dir. Ian Cray, Tinhatters], and Eva in THE ACCRINGTON PALS [dir. Ian Cray, NTP].

Layla Estasy (Laura)
Layla is delighted to be acting in London again, having just returned from a stint in The Land Down Under, where performances included The House of Bernarda Alba, Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, Vanity Fair and Othello. As research for the role of Laura, Layla had a lobotomy.


Sophie Head (Rebecca)
Having completed a Foundation Course in Acting at the Arts Educational in 2009, Sophie has enthusiastically embraced the amateur theatre circuit and played Angelika in Sedos’ Push Up (2012), Catherine in Questors’ The Winslow Boy (2012), Lady Capulet in Sedos’ Romeo and Juliet (2011) and Gilda in KDC’s Alfie (2010). Sophie’s also performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in NYMT productions (Limbo, Tin Pan Ali). A classically trained singer, Sophie is also a keen singer/songwriter, having performed her own material at gigs and festivals in and around London.

Tracie Laurinaitis (Monk)
Proud to be the ‘sister-in-the-hood’ in The Priory, Tracie couldn’t resist adding Monk 3 to her stage credits.  It’s all about the robe. Among shadowy religious figures, she has also treaded the boards most recently in Measure for Measure The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Blue Room in the amateur world. This spring she looks forward to ADing Enron for Sedos.