About the Artists

Neil Urquhart - Sam

Neil Urquhart, who plays the role of Sam, is extremely excited to be joining the summer touring cast of Bicycle Boy for his stage debut. Originally from Aberdeen, He’s has always wanted to be an actor from a young age and was a Finalist in BBC Shakespeare Off By Heart at sixteen.

He moved to London and graduated from the Three year BA(Hons) in Acting at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. In his final year playing “Hendrix” in Chicken Shop by Anna Jordan, and “Harry” in Sondheim’s Company.


Neil’s dad taught him to ride a bike when he was really young and cycling is something that they have always done together.


Clark alexander - mike/alan/tom (2019)

Clark trained at Drama studio London and works as an Actor, Musician and Writer.

Theatre Credits include: Pygmalion, Fear & Misery of the Third Reich, Pericles, The Battle Of Cable Street, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Soldier's Tale, The Alchemist, Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, Emma, Love's Labour's Lost.

Film Credits include: For Want Of A Nail, Axeman, A Dream Opportunity.

Radio and Voice: Dark Shadows and Quartet.

Ed Thorpe - Mike/Alan/Tom (Fall 2018)

Ed is delighted to become part of the Bicycle Boy family.

He graduated from the Actor Musician course at Rose Bruford College in 2013.

Theatre credits: Story Lab (The Tricycle/Kiln Theatre); George's Marvellous Medicine, Tom's Midnight Garden (Birmingham Stage Company); Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Winchester); Tiny Dynamite (Wise Child Theatre); Winnie and Wilbur (Birmingham Rep); Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (York Theatre Royal); The Tiger's Bones and other stories (New Perspectives); Alice in Wonderland, Far From The Madding Crowd, Peter Pan (The Watermill Theatre) Hood: The Legend Continues (Nottingham Theatre Royal/New Perspectives); Wind in the Willows (The Lord Chamberlain's Men) and Novemberunderground (Burning Oak Theatre Company).

As Musical Director: Story Lab (also composer); Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny.

Jonathan Glew - Mike/Alan/Tom (Summer 2018)

Jonathan trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and works as an actor, musician, director and composer.

Theatre credits include: As You Like It, She Stoops To Conquer, NT 50th Gala and Jerry Springer The Opera (winner of 'best supporting performance in a musical' Olivier Awards 2004) alongside workshopping London Road, The Light Princess, Antigone and Swallows and Amazons for The National Theatre, John Lennon 'In His Own Write' (Edinburgh Festival / V&A), Swarm (Barbican), Story Lab and Things Will Never Be The Same Again (Tricycle), Much Ado About Nothing (Vienna's English Theatre), Twelfth Night / Masters Are You Mad? (GPOA), Bicycle Boy (Oxford Playhouse), Prince And The Pauper (Unicorn).

Film and TV credits include: London Road, Billionaire, Action and Emergency, My First Time and Foxes On The Underground.

As a composer Jonathan has written music for theatre, television and film. Credits include: Born Of Hope, Ren, Justice, John Lennon 'In His Own Write', Story Lab and Things Will Never Be The Same Again.

Helen Eastman - Writer/Director

Helen Eastman trained at LAMDA. As writer/director: Foreclosure Follies (world tour), Bicycle Boy (Oxford Playhouse), Dear Father Christmas, Where’s Father Christmas, Father Christmas and the Icicyle Bicycle, Hurry Up Father Christmas (Oxford Playhouse), Splat (Greenwich and Lewisham Festival). Directing credits include Fair (Trafalgar Studios), Prometheus, Agamemnon, Frogs, Lysistrata (Cambridge Arts), Circus Etc (The De La Warr Pavillion), Wild Raspberries (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow), Bug Off(OTC Dublin and tour), Cure at Troy (Delphi International Festival and Tour), Bridgetower (Hackney Empire and Tour), Dido and Aeneas (National Tour for English Touring Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Cork Opera House), The Sweet Science of Bruising (National Theatre Studio), Cloudcuckooland, nominated for a Total Theatre Award (International Tour) Alcestis (RADA). As writer: Hercules (Chester), The Price - a Suffragette Opera (W11), 147 and Chefs (Sheffield Crucible). She is the associate director of In the Night Garden Live and currently writing the stage adaptation of the BBC’s Bing. She has recently made a series of films in Ancient Greek which were installed at the V&A. She is artistic associate of the APGRD at the University of Oxford, Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at the University of Westminster and has recently been visiting fellow and guest artist at the Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia. She founded the Live Canon ensemble and has created over 100 shows, pop-ups and interventions with the company at venues from Abbey Road to Broadway.

Alex Silverman - Composer

Alex Silverman is an award-winning Composer and Musical Director who has written extensively for theatre, film, radio and television.

Work for Stage includes: Othello, King Lear, God of Soho, Comedy of Errors, Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing (all Shakespeare's Globe) Antigone & Lysistrata (Cambridge Arts) Secret Adversary (Watermill) Nell Gwynne (LAMDA) All's Will That Ends Will (Bremer Shakepeare) Prometheus/Frogs (Cambridge Arts Theatre); Merchant of Venice (Creation); Unfinished Dream (LIFT); Hound of the Baskervilles (Peepolykus); Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging (WYP); Snow Queen (Rose Theatre); The Coronation of Poppea (London's Little Opera House); Hamlet! the Musical (Royal & Derngate/Richmond Theatre); Faith Healer (Bristol Old Vic / Hong Kong Festival); After Troy (Oxford Playhouse); Agamemnon (Cambridge Arts Theatre); Hercules, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs); Lulu (Gate/Headlong); The Stefan Golaszewski Plays (Traverse/Bush Theatre); The Sweet Science of Bruising (National Theatre Studio); Crunch! (Arts Theatre); Cloudcuckooland (UK Tour); Othello (Salisbury Playhouse); Richard III (Southwark Playhouse); Pete & Dud: Come Again (West End/UK Tour).

As Musical Director/Chorus Master, credits include: Here Come The Girls (UK Tour) This Is Ceilidh (London Wonderground) What You Will (London 2012 Festival); Certified (Curve); Shadowball (HMDT); Marine Parade (ETT/Brighton Festival); Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); Wig Out! (Royal Court); Eurobeat (West End/UK Tour); Bridgetower (ETO/City of London Festival).

Anna Bruder - Production Desinger

Anna Bruder is an Artist, Theatre Designer and prop maker who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004. For over 10 years Anna has worked in the world of theatre, not only practicing as a highly skilled prop maker for London's leading musicals, but also designing and building awe inspiring sets and installations for productions at The Young Vic, Sadlers Wells, The Southbank Centre and many more theatre based institutions. This has seen her work alongside some of the best-known directors and designers in the country. Since 2011 Anna Bruder has been working on her design concept A Line Art. A Line Art create immersive, multi disciplinary theatrical work for children and their families, delivering theatre projects and programmes of activity on a regional, national and international level.

www.alineart.co.uk

www.annabruder.com

Will Alder - Technical Director 2018

Will enjoys a busy career in the wonderful world of theatre. From 1st - 24th December 2017 he created ‘Bobblehat: London’s first Live Advent Calendar’ where each day a new real door opened to reveal a free festive surprise - a Santa’s Grotto in a real Police Cell, opera in the aisles of Sainsbury’s, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a car park (to name just three!). Lighting and/or Sound Design credits: ‘On With The Dance’ (Rambert/LSSO), ’Tahiti’ (Bloomsbury Opera), ’Hotel Europe’ (Green Rooms hotel) & ‘In Other Words’ (Off The Middle). He’s thrilled to be returning to work with this superb team having previously been involved with many of the shows of this ilk with them at Oxford Playhouse. More info: www.williamalder.co.uk or @WillAlder

Keltie Forsyth - Associate Director

Keltie is a Canadian theatre director, instructor and producer working in London. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from UBC, where she received the Sydney Risk Award for Excellence in Directing. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta Department of Drama and participant in the Robbin's Academy Professional Theatre Program. Recent directing credits include In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Ensemble Theatre Company) She Kills Monsters, Eurydice, The Dumb Waiter, Marion Bridge (UBC), 7 Ways to die a love story, Juice, All in the Timing, Closer, Bedlam,  Kafka’s Metamorphosis (K.I.A. Productions), Minding Dad (Sterling Nomination), Love and Death (THEATrePUBLIC), and Passages (Ribbit Republic).


Most recently in the UK and with Helen Eastman, Keltie was the Associate Director on The Audition, a jukebox opera performed in dementia care facilities.

Leon Scott - Musical Director

Actor:

Treasure Island (New Vic Theatre), Honki (Union Theatre), Cinderella (Salisbury Playhouse), Norseome Tour, Unmythable (Temple Theatre), Othello, Cyrano De Bergerac, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Hercules, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs), Romeo and Juliet, Othello (Shakespeare's Globe), Angus Thongs and Even More Snogging, Wind in the Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Yas Cirque, Festive Fantasy (GEM Productions).

 Radio:

Homefront, 2015/2016 (BBC)

 Musical Director:

Angus Thongs and Even More Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Hercules, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs), Romeo and Juliet, Othello (Shakespeare's Globe).

Emily Bull - Stage Manager (Fall 2018)

Emily is delighted to be joining the Bicycle Boy team. She has been involved with creative projects for more than a decade having completed a post grad in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has been involved with a range of wild and exciting things including education projects, outdoor events, even a bridge opening ceremony. She has worked on productions for Royal & Derngate in Northampton, Curve in Leicester, and for National Theatre of Scotland.  Emily has also been part of the team who produced Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party.

More recently, Emily has been touring the UK with In the Night Garden Live.