This is Amy’s first role with KDC. Having had some success at acting in the provinces, she decided to try her luck in the big city. Aside from the high glamour of Kentish Town, she has found that the main difference is efficiency. For example, you don’t need to go to the pub after rehearsal because rehearsals are in the pub. That kind of progressive thinking can only be found in the capital. Last stage role written in verse was Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; first was ‘The Little One’ in a Year 1 performance of the song, There were Ten in the Bed.
Ulli has been acting on stages around the world (Germany really) for the past seven years, having played a few Shakespeare’s, a crazy German poet and the bear Baloo from the Jungle Book. He is now allowed onto an English stage (thanks Fiona!) to finally kick off his acting career in London! He hopes to mask his German accent so well that people will believe he is from here, as he can’t stand being recognized as a foreigner. If you do recognise his German accent, don’t tell him, as he is known to bite on different occasions.
It has been over 3 years since Bradley last acted, where he played a crazy Australian murderer. It has taken another Ozzie, coming in the form of a perfectly normal female director, to give him the chance to get back into acting. This is his first show with KDC and has really enjoyed the process so far. Bradley will be playing the part of lothario Charles and he hopes you enjoy the show.
Lorenzo was born in Rome, Italy and has been doing theatre most of his life. He trained at Doreen Bird College in Acting. Previous theatre credits include Francisco/Osric/Gravedigger/Player Queen in Hamlet (Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford), John Wilmot Earl of Rochester in The Libertine (Greenwich Theatre), Bradley/ 7/7 witness/Lead bum in London Wundergorund (Camden Roundhouse studio), Fieldzieg/Knight of the round table in Burlesque and other distractions (Orchard Theatre,Dartford). In addition to acting Lorenzo is also a writer having penned three short films in the past year (Once upon a time at the beach, Last days of Summer, City Lights Requiem). This is his first time working with KDC.
It is great to be involved again in KDC’s new writing program having been in, “Cabride” in 2011. The rehearsals have been great and I know you will love the show. Thanks for coming. Also don’t forget my own self-penned play, “Rumble”, is being staged by Beyond Theatre at the Barons Court Theatre from April 16 to 20. The play is about a woman fighting a constructive dismissal instigated by her male bosses. The ladies will love this. See you there.
Ciera Rose Allen is from Los Angeles, California where she studied acting under the great Gue Bua at the Acting for life Theatre. Her first role was in the web-based soap California Heaven playing the conflicted Alicia Gabaldon. Since, she has pursued various film roles and television presenting before moving to the UK in 2008. Her first KDC play was Jake’s Women as the hysterical Sheila. Ciera is thrilled to be a part of the KDC family once again and hopes to keep wearing down directors to cast her in the future!
Claire did some acting in school but that was back in the Middle Ages. After a (cough) 25-year gap, she decided on a whim to take an acting class at Central St Martins, later moving on to Simon Bowen’s Exmouth Market acting group. She has also played actress for a course of budding directors at the City Lit. She first became acquainted with The Player Played when its author cast her as Nantolet in a 15-minute showcase of the play at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone in November 2012. She was thrilled after she auditioned at KDC to get the role again, this time with a whole new director and cast. This is her first KDC production.
Valentina grew up in a big, crowded, noisy city in southern Italy and wishing for a big change she moved first to Rome and then to London! The passion for acting came up when she was a little girl, became stronger through the years and she eventually even graduated in Performing Arts at the Link Academy (Rome) in 2010.
Proud to be Maid Mia in The Player Played, she is at her second theatre production in London; the first one being Cinderella, performed for a Primary school Christmas party, of which she is also very proud.