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Gill Richardson

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Gill lives in Farnborough and has been a member of Theatre64 for a while! (She thought it was ten years but it turns out it's much more than that!)She enjoys both acting and directing; although it's been a while since she was last treading the boards. As a director she has thoroughly enjoyed the whole Open Stages experience as it has been a really exciting way of approaching performance in a holistic way. The learning process has been amazing - so thank you to all involved.

Claire Sergeant

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Claire is a teacher in Frogmore, She has recently bought a house in Yateley so unfortunately the group is stuck with her for a while! Claire was last on stage in Theatre 64's award-winning 412 Letters, winning the Best Actress award at Spelthorne Festival. Before that she was seen as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'. Claire has recently married theatre64's Jeremy Barber.

Russ Pitcher

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Russ has done almost everything you can in and around a stage, even singing nearly in tune! 'Much Ado..' has been an amazing experience, not just working with a great cast and crew, but learning so much from being part of the OpenStages programme. Previous roles he has enjoyed include Macbeth, Donald in 'Blue Remembered Hills' and a down-and-out muppet. Russ has a geeky IT job and lives in Fleet in an organised pile of bricks that is helping the local tradesmen weather the cutbacks.

Alan Barber

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Alan has been with Theatre64 for over 15 years now - and they still can't get rid of him! He has done just about everything possible both on and off stage - acting, directing, singing, lighting, sound, amongst many others. He was last seen on stage as Nigel the Viking in "A Fete Worse than Death' and is thoroughly enjoying his villainous turn as Don John!He has two daughters, Jessica and Rebecca and works as an administrator in Thames Ditton.

Tony Allgood

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Anthony is appearing in his second production for Theatre 64, his first being some seven years ago in 'Salt of the Earth'. Now that's what we call Resting! Anthony recently played the devil in a new musical entitled 'The Damnation Game' (which he says was clearly typecast), and as Mrs. Sindbad in the ODSF pantomime last xmas. Other recent credits include - Hants Very Much(various roles), Tale of Two Cities(Gaspard), Henry IV(Earl of Douglas), David Copperfield(Barkis). So does he have a serious side? Nah!!

Jeremy Barber

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Jeremy has appeared on stage sporadically and the last time was also as a soldier in Still Lives & Smoking Jackets. The opportunity to revisit No Mans Land however was to good to turn down, having enjoyed playing Hans in the previous version. Jack however has been a very different character to learn (not helped by the 3 pages added by Mr Hills part way through the run - Thanks Mike!). Knowing it was a short rehearsal run meant it didn't impinge on his time too much as Jeremy is in the midst of raising £4k for Wessex Heartbeat to allow him to trek to Everest Base Camp in November. He has thoroughly enjoyed treading the boards again and is looking forward to seeing all the audience at the quiz on the 8th March!

Andy Cruickshank

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Andy has a passion for all theatre, especially comedy. Playing a wide variety of parts over the years, including Billy in 'Billy Liar', Geoffrey in 'Lion in Winter' and the evil Goldberg in Pinter's 'The Birthday Party'. Andy also has some experience of Shaw, playing Sergius in 'Arms and the Man'. He directed 'The Killing of Sister George', a winning entry in The Woking Drama Festival, and recently directed 'Billy Liar' for us. He enjoyed a variety of parts in 'Oh! What a Lovely War.

Peter Jeffares

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Pete joined Theatre64 ten years ago in their 40th anniversary year. He has appeared in several shows and also directed 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Private Lives'. After a break of three years, Pete is delighted to have returned to Theatre64 for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Claudio is a fantastic role to have with a huge range of emotions on show as the story unfolds. Working with Gill as director and a brilliant ensemble cast, this has been the most exciting show Pete has worked on. Pete found the recent workshop with Michael Corbidge an incredible experience which has changed the whole approach of rehearsals and really elevated the standard of the group.


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Kelly McManus

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Kelly is an experienced director, producer and actor. She trained at Dartington College of Arts, Devon and has completed an MFA (Masters) in Theatre Directing. Directing credits include Thailand, Moscow and Northern Ireland. She has produced 'Lunch' by Steven Berkoff, 'Agnes of God' by John Pilmer and Samuel Becketts 'Endgame'. She has recently completed a South East tour of a new play, 'Palindrome'.

Anna Howard

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After spending 4 months in New Zealand last year, Anna is leaving again in April for another few months down south to continue her career as a ski instructor. She previously appeared on stage in the production of 'Pygmalion' as Clara and assisted in the production of 'Blue Remembered Hills'. She is now going to get some tea.

Nick Felgate

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Nick, an uncivil civil servant, has contributed his presence to Theatre 64 for many, many years. He lives in Portsmouth with his collection of stage properties (his furniture, crockery etc) which sometimes he is allowed to borrow back from the group! Along with many stage appearances which includes Prof. Van Helsing in 'Dracula' and the QuizMaster in 'Horst Buchholz', Nick has directed plays such as 'The Fosdyke Saga', 'The Golden Pathway Annual', and 'Our Man'.

Debbie Hounsell

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Debbie has been with Theatre64 for almost 5 years and has a number of cracking roles under her belt including a drunken lush, a witch (these are her favourites - typecasting at its best!), Red Riding Hood's granny, Billy Liar's mum and, most recently, Elvira in 'Blithe Spirit'. Debbie is also a choral singer, works in I.T. for the NHS and lives with her cat, Misty, in Farnham.

Karl King

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This is Karl's first time with Theatre 64. Since the age of 10, Karl has been acting for amateur groups. At the age of 13 he found backstage work and has worked in that area ever since. In 2002 Karl went on tour with the National Youth Music Theatre’s production of 'The Dreaming', touring to Guildford and Edinburgh.

Cast & Crew

Angela -   Gill Richardson
Audrey -   Claire Sergeant
Donald -   Russ Pitcher
John -   Alan Barber
Peter -   Tony Allgood
Raymond -   Jeremy Barber
Willie -   Andy Cruickshank
Understudy -   Peter Jeffares
Director -   Kelly McManus
Dramaturg -   Anna Howard
Stage Manager -   Nick Felgate
Lighting -   Debbie Hounsell
Sound -   Karl King