Children’s Hour Biographies

Cast

Phoebe ChanPeggy Rogers – Phoebe Chan
Phoebe has recently graduated from Durham with a PPE degree and she is now working towards becoming a lawyer. She was a member of the Durham Student Theatre and had been a producer, director, actress, and technician in both musicals and plays. This is her first time performing in London and with KDC. She is very excited about the experience (although Peggy does get bullied quite a bit…) and hope that you’ll enjoy the show!

Diana PaulineLily Mortar – Diana Pauline
This is Diana’s second performance with KDC having been previously cast in Breathing Corpses. Diana grew up living in different countries before settling in Los Angeles for most of her upbringing and is currently based in London. She has trained as an actor at various institutions and with renowned acting coaches both in Los Angeles and in London.

Minnie WalkerEvelyn Munn – Minnie Walker
Training includes: The National Youth Theatre 2012, The television Workshop, LAMDA. Recent theatre includes: Pornography with SEDOS, The Tempest, The Accordion Shop, The  Roses of Eyam, Love on the Dole.

 

Isabella PriceRosalie Wells – Isabella Price
Izzie graduated from Durham University last June, and is currently on her gap year while applying for drama school. While at Durham, she played roles such as Rachel in Laura Wade’s Posh, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kate in Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce and the title role in Antigone. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe twice, playing Athena last year in The Furies, and Sybil Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray the year before. She has been invited to the National Student Drama Festival as a Company Member four times. This is her first production with KDC.

Kimberley MarrenMary Tilford – Kimberley Marren
Kimberley is from Somerset, currently studying Kundalini yoga teacher training. Screen experience includes Lola (2016) Brash Young Turks that premiered at the BUFF, and a couple of short films and TV ads. She is really looking forward to a new challenge, working on a play for the first time and getting to create something which will be performed in front of a live audience.

Emily McDonaldKaren Wright – Emily McDonald
Emily took a break from acting when she went off to study Law at university. Before that she appeared in 4:48 Psychosis, To Kill a Mocking Bird and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She’s looking forward to getting back on stage as Karen Wright in The Children’s Hour.

 

Elizabeth Stevens.PNGMartha Dobie – Elizabeth Stevens
Liz Stevens has been acting on screen and stage for almost 8 years. She started her career in an open air production of Hamlet in her home county of Suffolk, since then she has performed in Nottingham, Edinburgh and London in various shows. Recently Elizabeth played the ‘Elderly Lady’ in SEDOS’ production of Simon Stephens’ Pornography. In the near future you can catch her in a short film Let The Clock Chime On at Focus Film Festival in March.

Keir MillsJoseph Cardin – Keir Mills
Keir played Tybalt in KDC’s last production of Romeo & Juliet. In 2014 he performed in Mary O’Malley’s Once A Catholic. Feature films include City Rats and Shaun of The Dead and acclaimed shorts, Honeymoon, The Outcasts and Green Means Stop. TV credits include Channel 4’s Teachers and Messiah and the usual rounds of The Bill, Holby City and Casualty.

Julia ColemanAmelia Tilford – Julia Coleman
The Children’s Hour marks Julia’s debut with KDC. Previous favourite stage roles have included Jean in Skirmishes, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Evelyn in Kindertransport, Eleanor in The Haunting of Hill House, Maggie in Jake’s Women, Mrs Fraser in Stepping Out and, most recently, the melancholy Jacquis in As You Like It. Julia earns her crusts writing about scientific research.

Crew

Chris DavisDirector – Chris Davis
Chris has previously directed Pornography with SEDOS by Simon Stephens at Bridewell Theatre, Dinner with KDC by Moira Buffini at Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Educating Rita by Willy Russell at Sussex University and A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde at Sussex University.

 

Madhia HussainProducer – Madhia Hussain
Producing credits include Pornography with SEDOS by Simon Stephens at Bridewell Theatre. Writing credits include Aya with Written Foundations Theatre at Bread and Roses 2016, Fair Exchange with Plane Paper Theatre at Tabard Theatre 2015 and Fair Exchange with Written Foundations Theatre (short play) at Hen and Chickens Theatre 2014

Assistant Producer – Elizabeth Stevens
This is Elizabeth’s first professional role as Assistant Producer. Please see cast credits for further information.

Frankie LewisSound / Light Operator – Frankie Lewis
Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On (Set Design), Pornography (Sound Operator) – Sedos Productions. The New 22 (Production Manager), Full, Dwola, Muffin Mayhem (Producer) and AS Kang (Camera Assistant)

 

Demas DemosthenousStage Manager – Demas Demosthenous
Born in East Germany (1969) and grew up in Cyprus where he graduated from ‘Vladimiros Kafkarides’ School of Drama. During his career he has taken part in numerous TV series, theatrical plays as well as cinema productions while directing and teaching drama for more than 10 years.

The Children’s Hour Cast List

Thank you to all those who attended the very busy auditions. If you weren’t successful, don’t forget Woyzeck is auditioning 25 and 26 January. Well done to the successful cast:

Peggy Rogers: Phoebe Chan
Lily Mortar: Diana Pauline
Evelyn Munn: Minnie Walker
Rosalie Wells: Izzie Price
Mary Tilford: Kimberley Marren
Karen Wright: Emily McDonald
Martha Dobie: Liz Stevens
Joseph Cardin: Keir Mills
Amelia Tilford: Julia Coleman

Director: Chris Davis
Producer: Madhia Hussain
Assistant Producer: Liz Stevens

Spring 2016 shows announced

We are proud to announce the line-up for Spring 2016, running from 22 March to 9 April:

Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night | Audition Notice
KDC Lab | Audition Notice
The Children’s Hour | Audition Notice
Woyzeck | Audition Notice

Auditions in January are on the following dates and locations:

17 – KDC Lab auditions, Clean Break Studios, Patshull Road, Kentish Town, from 12pm to 2pm
18-20 – Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night & The Children’s Hour auditions, Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3ER, from 6.45pm
23 – Recalls, Theatre Delicatessen, 10am-2pm
25-26 – Woyzeck auditions, Theatre Delicatessen, from 6.45pm
30 – Recalls, Theatre Delicatessen, 10am-2pm