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Nikki Smith

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Nikki lives in Yateley and teaches Science at a Farnborough school. Her debut part was that of Gwendolen in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. This show will be her first role on the stage, as the last play was carried out in the well; there is still time for stage fright! Nikki has recently begun tap and modern dance again after an eight year break, and hopes to dance on stage again.

Mike Hills

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Mike has been a member of Theatre64 for too long to count. His theatrical odyssey began in Bugsy Malone at the age of 14 in school, then exhibited itself in Woking, Bath and Kuwait before he joined Theatre64. He has undertaken acting, directing and writing roles with the group and is close to notching up his 60th role! He is aided and abetted in this by a long suffering wife and two very active boys (see smaller members of the cast). He would usually mention Fulham as well but its just too depressing at the moment. The Aardvark is in rehab.

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'.

Carole Fowler

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Carole has been with T64 more years than she is able or willing to remember. In thwart time she has acted, directed, stage managed, done prompt, lighting, sound, props, box office, made costume, even sung in her own fashion, painted and built scenery. All this and had fun too and intends to keep on till even further into her dotage

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.

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.

Cathy Clarke

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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.

Caroline Pitcher

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Caroline has been a member of Theatre64 on and off for the last 14 years. Previous roles she has enjoyed include Ros in ‘412 Letters’, Penny in ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. Also a member of Fleet Rock Choir, she has sung at The Anvil, Wembley Arena, The Hexagon and LowdeFest music festival. Caroline has a part-time marketing job and a full-time family job looking after 2 girls and managing the renovation project that is their family home!

Haydn Thomas

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Haydn works for a local manufacturer of filtration equipment and has been a member of Theatre64 since 1998. During this time his involvement with the group has been both on stage and behind the scenes where he has been perfecting his tea-making skills. He also likes to get involved with the pantomime at High Cross Church, Camberley.

Chris Ward

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Doug Drinkwater

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Tom Dowdell

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Tom's ambition in life is a career in show-business. He's already getting plenty of acting experience, with previous acting credits including his school production of 'Oliver!' and our recent production of 'Dracula'. This play had the added advantage of allowing him to howl at his teacher (Mike Hills) with impunity. His hobbies include cycling, skating, roller-hockey, drama and art.

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.

Sarah Cruickshank

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Sarah's first play with Theatre64 was 'Dracula' in 1998, where she had three small parts. This was followed by parts in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'Pygmalion'. 'Antigone' gave her the opportunity to play the role of Ismene. Sarah has also enjoyed her first Shakespeare speaking role in 'Macbeth'. She also had the pleasure of acting under the direction of her father in 'Billy Liar', where she played Liz one of Billy's girlfriends. Sarah's other hobbies include, literature, musicals, silk painting and retail therapy.

Isobel Richardson

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Eleven year old Isobel is a pupil at Cove School, Farnborough. Her hobbies include, ballet, modern dance, drama and singing - which she often practises in the shower. This is her second appearance for Theatre 64, having been second flower girl from the left in Pygmalion. Isobel would like to thank her wonderful (my mum wrote this bit) mother for all the support she has given her in preparing for this role, erm... what does nepotism mean mum?!

Olivia Richardson

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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.

Karen Williamson

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Having just obtained a position as a law cost draftsman in London, Karen will finally be joining the rat race with a permanent job. Despite the commute, she hopes to continue her acting with us as well as a few new activities - including Circus skills! This is Karen's third show for us having started as a slutty vampire and moved on to one third of the Chorus in 'Antigone'. Karen also enjoys running the lights and especially climbing the gantry to hang them.

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.

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!

Cast & Crew

Eliza Doolitle -   Nikki Smith
Henry Higgins -   Mike Hills
Colonel Pickering -   Nick Felgate
Mrs Higgins -   Carole Fowler
Mr Doolittle -   Andy Cruickshank
Freddy Eynesford-Hill -   Russ Pitcher
Mrs Eynesford-Hill -   Cathy Clarke
Clara Eynesford-Hill -   Anna Howard
Mrs Pearce -   Caroline Pitcher
Neppomuck -   Haydn Thomas
Ensemble -   Chris Ward
-   Doug Drinkwater
-   Haydn Thomas
-   Tom Dowdell
-   Debbie Hounsell
-   Sarah Cruickshank
-   Isobel Richardson
-   Olivia Richardson
 
Director -   Gill Richardson
Stage Manager -   Karen Williamson
Lighting -   Alan Barber
Sound -   Jeremy Barber
Programmed & Posters -   Russ Pitcher