Valerie Antwi – St Monica / Solider 3
Valerie is delighted to be performing with KDC for the second time after performing in Blood Wedding in the spring season. She has also performed with SEDOS, most recently in their production of The Government Inspector at the Edinburgh Fringe, and is soon to be performing with GEOIDS in Sweet Charity.
Elliott Bornemann – Judas Iscariot
This is Elliott’s second outing with KDC theatre and he is super excited to take on the challenge of Judas. Elliott trained in the European Theatre Arts course at Rose Bruford College gaining a unique training looking into many modes of theatre practice from countries such as Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Estonia and the UK.
Elliott’s previous credits include Edgar in the original show The Portrait Firm performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Horatio in KDC’s Hamlet and Dorset/Ratcliffe in Lazarus Theatre’s Richard III.
Neil Bowman– Butch Honeywell
Neil recently graduated from (or rather, survived) The Poor School in King’s Cross. While there he played a variety of roles, ranging from Kistunov in The Good Doctor to Polonius in Hamlet and even an all-singing Sweeney Todd. This is his third performance at the unique Barons Court Theatre, after previously enjoying life here as a droog in A Clockwork Orange and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a born and bred Geordie, Neil spent his youth riding the coal truck to school and dreaming of a life after gas lamps, while always harbouring his ultimate goal of one day appearing in Byker Grove.
Wayil Eisa – Judge Littlewood
This is Wayil’s 5th production with KDC in about as many, genuinely fun filled, years. Those shows have encompassed a somewhat diverse range of characters – a war weary prince, a world weary caretaker, a work weary job applicant, a life weary king and now an after-life weary self-atoning judge (… hang on, there seems to be a bit of a theme going on here). He apologises in advance for his attempt at a southern drawl, which has largely relied upon memories of watching Dallas (… in his youth, he hastens to add).
Darren Evans – Julius of Outer Mongolia
An actor of many talents, Darren has been involved in various plays including the prestigious sell out production of Blood Wedding. Known for his great timing in comedy and stylish yet strong performances over the years. Often mistaken for KDC’s legendary actor ‘Darren Evans’ he does seem to take it quite well these days. “I love to act and this is what I’m striving towards doing as a career”.
Mark Ewins – Matthias of Galilee / St Thomas
As a child Mark had always wanted the title of ‘Saint’ until he was told he had to be dead…. and well behaved (not in that order). This lead to many years of immense suffering, doubt and soul searching. However, having previously been killed in KDCs production of Blood Wedding, Mark is thrilled to be back playing Saint Thomas (“St Mark doesn’t feature so I had to make do”) In his spare time he enjoys a good old bake off, skate off and all round shake off. Bring it on!
Will Hedges – Satan
This is Will’s first production with KDC theatre having recently relocated back to London after three years at The University of Nottingham. Having been heavily involved in theatre throughout school and university he is delighted to be able to continue his passion back in London. Recent roles include Skinny in Mojo, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Hugo in POSH and Timms in The History Boys. He is hugely enjoying the role of Satan and is trying not to let it change his real life persona.
Caitlin Homes – Gloria
Caitlin is a school teacher by day and drama student by night, courtesy of Morley College and the City Lit. Previous KDC fun has included playing ‘psycho granny’ in Demolition in Progress, an alcoholic Vicar’s wife in A Bed Amongst the Lentils, and Camilla Parker-Bowles in The War of the Waleses. Last summer she took a step over to the other side and directed another piece of new writing, Manger a Trois, at the Rosemary Branch Theatre. This time round she is very glad to be leaving the hard work in the ultra-capable hands of Duncan and Steph – and being part of a fab team!
Conor Kennedy – Simon the Zealot / Sigmund Freud / Soldier 2
This is Conor’s first production with KDC and is looking forward to being part of a great ensemble piece. A former member of the National Youth Theatre, Conor will be auditioning for Drama school over the next few months and hopes to widen his acting experience as much as possible.
Lily Kennett – Henrietta Iscariot / Sister Glenna
Lily Kennett is a lapsed Catholic from New York, who mistakenly believed that she might be at least half-Jewish until the age of 12, when she was informed by her mother that she would not be Bat Mitzvahed like most of her friends. As such, she feels that she fits nicely into the spiritual landscape of the play. She is delighted to be participating in her second KDC production.
Marcus Mollan – Jesus Christ
Marcus first performed with KDC in the year 2000, on this very same Baron’s Court stage. He is thrilled to be back in action after a 2-year hiatus. Despite appearing in around 20 productions, in all sorts of roles, this is his debut as a most-revered icon of an Abrahamic religion.
Kate Moore – Fabiana Aziza Cunningham
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot marks Kate’s ten-year anniversary with KDC, having first performed with the group in a production of The Crucible in winter 2004. Over the past decade, she has played roles as varied as a prepubescent Irish boy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, a drunken Mancunian servant in The Tempest, a 40-something New York society wife in Six Degrees of Separation and a murderous 1950s virgin in The Changeling. Yet the role of Fabiana is her most challenging to date. She only hopes she does it justice … a rather apt phrase for a courtroom drama.
Nick Mouton – Uncle Pino / St Peter / Pontius Pilate
Nick is happy to return to the KDC stage after a three-year hiatus due a shortage of characters with names beginning with the letter “P”. And like with buses, wait for ages then three arrive at once! Other shows that he’s been involved with at Barons Court include Red Noses, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, A Clockwork Orange (KDC); Bouncers, Popcorn (Basement Bodies). He also directed One Night Hire (So It Goes Theatre Company) and wrote Cab Ride (KDC). He has a rabbit called Bob and a wife called Laura. He tries not to mix those two up. Daily ramblings @NickMouton
Greg Robins – St Matthew / Caiaphas the Elder
Greg is delighted to return to the KDC stage, having displayed questionable guitar skills, accents and box-steps as Orsino in the otherwise-excellent Twelfth Night. A New Zealander in origin, he acted in, wrote for and directed the Wellington Law Revue in 2008-2010, acted in the Wellington Fringe Festival in 2011 and in an amateur production of Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language in 2013. He is an Associate of the New Zealand Speech Board which, regrettably, has embedded his incomprehensible vowels deep into his psyche. Off stage, Greg is a public and human rights lawyer, aspiring globetrotter and chocolate mousse-maker extraordinaire.
Katy Treble – Mother Theresa / Mary Magdalene / Soldier 1
Katy is delighted to be playing two iconic women in her second production with KDC. Originally from a quaint village in Lancashire, Katy has been acting since secondary school. Some of her favourite performances have included Adela (The House of Bernarda Alba), Beatrice (Much ado about Nothing), Linda (Blood Brothers) and most recently with KDC, Helen (Tiger at the Gates).
Matt Tylianakis – Yusef El-Fayoumy
Matt is a New Zealander and a Greek who has been living in London for the past eight years, a move which prompted him to try his hand at amateur theatre. He has performed with the Beaufort Players and with SEDOS in a variety of character roles, and now hopes to be able to channel his inner Mediterranean Sleaze for KDC. Also in his performance. When he’s not acting, Matt works in packaging design making landfill look more appealing.
Stephanie Urquhart – Loretta
This will only be the third time Steph has actually appeared in a production for the company since joining KDC back in 2009 having found her home more backstage than on it as well as being extremely proud to be part of its committee. Elsewhere she is involved in several other London based theatre companies, primarily South London Theatre where she directed Hobson’s Choice earlier this year.