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Claire Barber

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Claire was last seen in 'Shakers Restirred' playing the character of Adele. She has thoroughly enjoyed preparing for A Culinary Cabaret as she has a bit of a musical theatre bug and this has allowed it a bit of freedom! It has been great fun, despite the logistical issues that come with organising such a varied performance. She currently lives in Sandhurst with Jeremy (husband), Eloise (a five year old menace), Angus (a rather austere cat) and Saffy (a sock-obsessed smaller cat...)

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!

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.

Jason Kewley

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Jason has had an involvement with amateur drama since school. Though not being a prolific member of the group, he has played roles in productions such as Dracula, Wind in the willows, Antigone, The Real inspector Hound, A Fete worse than death. He generally gets cast in the offbeat roles. Tonight he is playing the 'high school bitch' His claws are sharpened and ready... Meow!

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'.

Simon Whillis

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Simon makes a welcome reappearance having last trod the boards for T64 as Juror 10 in "Twelve Angry Men" whch was back in 2000. He was a longtime member of Unity Players and has just been in Pantomime for HATS (along with Haydn).

Nigel Slocombe

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As Chairman of Theatre64, it is a real pleasure and delight to see the effort and dedication that the members put in to all of the rehearsals for this production, and the actual show itself. It is a wonderful production which I am sure each and everyone of you will thoroughly enjoy. As a bit of a hands-on person I was happy to help out with the set construction and stage management for the company. Sit back and enjoy the show.

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.

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.

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

Vicky Shillingford

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This is Vicky's third time performing with the group, playing the Ghost of Christmas Past in 'A Christmas Carol' and a nymph in 'The Tempest'. She has appeared in a few school performances, such as 'Joseph', 'Oliver' and 'Me and My Girl'. She has a strong interest in performing, and hopes to make it into the wonderful world of show business (without getting torn apart in the process). She is currently attending Farnborough Sixth Form College, taking English Language, Media Studies, Psychology and Performing Arts (of course)!

Sarah Hammond

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This is Sarah's first production with theatre64, discounting a time when she was a lot younger playing a nymph in 'The Tempest'! She has appeared in many school productions such as 'Joseph', 'Oliver' and 'Me and My Girl'. Having always been obsessed with movies, she has been interested in acting from a young age, frequently being called a drama queen by family! She is now at Farnborough Sixth Form College studying Biology, Performing Arts, Media Studies and English Literature.

Pam Howard

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Happy both behind the scenes and performing on stage, the prospect of taking on the role of Dogberry was too good to miss. Working with Gill and the ensemble cast in a very different way has been most enjoyable and at times stretching. When not acting, Pam can often be found rootling around in the storage container or trawling the local charity shops to track down items for costumes.

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.

Christina Clayton

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Originally from Scotland, Christina was involved in a number of amdram productions there in her teenage years. She took a few years out after moving to London until she discovered Theatre 64. Since joining the group, she has acted in "Oh! What a Lovely War" and "Over My Dead Body". After taking a few months off following the birth of her daughter, Maria, she is very happy to be treading the boards again and is delighted to have been cast in Private Lives.

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.



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.

Geoff Davenport

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Geoff lives in Fleet and works as a builder. After helping to build props and painting the backdrop for the 'Grimm Fairy Tales', he has stepped in to do lighting for this show. When not working Geoff enjoys playing golf, football and snooker. He is a keen artist and when he has any spare time can be found labouring over his easel. He has no plans to be seen on stage but time will tell...

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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Actor 1 -   Claire Barber
Actor 2 -   Jeremy Barber
Actor 3 -   Alan Barber
Actor 4 -   Jason Kewley
Actor 5 -   Mike Hills
Actor 6 -   Nick Felgate
Actor 7 -   Simon Whillis
Actor 8 -   Nigel Slocombe
Actor 9 -   Andy Cruickshank
Actor 10 -   Sarah Cruickshank
Actor 11 -   Carole Fowler
Actor 12 -   Vicky Shillingford
Actor 13 -   Sarah Hammond
Actor 14 -   Pam Howard
Actor 15 -   Debbie Hounsell
Actor 16 -   Christina Clayton
Actor 17 -   Haydn Thomas
Director -   Gill Richardson
Stage Manager -   Nigel Slocombe
Lighting -   Jeremy Barber
-   Nick Felgate
Sound -   Geoff Davenport
-   Nick Felgate
Costume -   Pam Howard
-   Carole Fowler
-   Debbie Hounsell
Multimedia -   Peter Jeffares
-   Russ Pitcher
Poster -   Mike Hills
Programme -   Russ Pitcher