Biedermann – Adam Moulder
Adam has done a couple of KDC shows in the last few years starting with The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui back in 2009. Since then he’s acted, sung and danced for SEDOS, Centre Stage, Putney Arts and Tower Theatre. The challenge of becoming Gottlieb Biederman is one he is relishing and the dark, powerful play that is The Arsonists has been great fun to bring to the stage. When not acting Adam can be found producing programmes for BT Sport.
Babette – Alannah King
This is Alannah’s second play with KDC, after playing Amanda in George Bernard Shaw’s Apple Cart before Christmas. She is excited to be playing Babette and hopes you enjoy the show.
Eisenring – Martin Hojeberg
Born in Stockholm, moved to London cuz the popo was after me. Fifth full play, second in English, first with KDC. Appreciates a southern breeze, stroking pigeons and the fresh smell of petrol in the morning.
Schmitz – James McKendrick
This is James’s first appearance for KDC and follows two productions this year for Woodhouse in The Tempest and Interview, the latter winning the award for best play at the Waltham Forest Festival. Other acting credits include The Acid Test (Jim Bank), Glengarry Glen Ross (Shelley Levene), Largo Desolato (Leopold Nettles) and Separate Tables (John Malcolm). He has directed Two and Bed for Woodhouse and Road and Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off for Network Theatre. He has also performed at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Prague Fringe Festivals and in productions that transferred to the Orange Tree Theatre and Riverside Studios
Anna – Fanny Klefelt
This is Aoife’s second KDC production and first time being a toga wearing firefighter! Aoife loves how all the fun and frolics in rehearsals comes together to make for a very entertaining show. Enjoy!
The Arsonists is Chris’ third outing with KDC after performances in Hamlet and The Butler Didn’t Do It. Fortunately, his pastimes don’t include setting fire to things, but he is a fan of a cup of tea and a good book, and he has done other amateur drama work you’ve probably – actually, the word should be thankfully – never heard of. Fun Fact: he has a degree in English Literature and Drama and Theatre Studies from Aberystwyth University.
Clodagh developed a love of drama at young age when she was sent to Speech and drama classes in the hope that she would learn to pronounce her “TH”s properly! This is her first performance with KDC. She has been absent from the stage for over 13 years, going out on a high playing Goldilocks in a school play! Clodagh is from Mullingar, in the heart of Ireland and has been living in London for 3 years working as an Occupational Therapist. She is thrilled to be part of the wonderfully talented cast that is The Arsonists!
Martina has returned to the theatre after a break of some years. Born in Germany, her strategy to invade the UK by stealth began back in 1996. She last appeared in Ups and Downs, a devised piece of theatre for KDC, but can’t remember when it was as she played an amnesiac. Being a true method actor, we would advise you to make yourself aware of the fire exits.
This is Michelle-Louise’s second production with KDC after 2014’s Tiger at the Gates – where Troy burned down too! Other recent performances have been Fluellen in Henry V and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (SLT). Michelle-Louise trained as an actress through LAMDA. She works as a teacher of English and Drama, shamelessly indoctrinating her students into a love of Shakespeare. Her passions include very loud rock music, real ale and visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, where she dreams of one day acting with Jamie Parker.
Poppy is a newcomer to KDC. This year her new year’s resolution was to go to the theatre more often so she’s been very pleased to take that one big step further by being in some theatre. She hopes her performance will not be too woeful.
Director – Andy Marchant
This is Andy’s fifth time directing with KDC Theatre, but his first working with the emergency services. Previous shows directed with KDC and other companies include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (SEDOS 2008), Alfie (KDC 2010), The Trial (Tower 2010), A Number (KDC 2012) and Gormenghast (SEDOS 2013). The hunt for the NEXT darkly bonkers play begins now…
Co-Director/Producer – Katy Treble
Katy has been involved in three KDC Theatre productions to date performing on stage however this is her first time working behind the scenes. She is delighted to be working with such a hard working and amiable cast and wishes them the best of luck with their run of The Arsonists.
Incidentally she has been involved with Greeks and Firefighters… But that’s another story.
Amended on 7 October 2017 to remove image on request