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 

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 

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.

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 Designer

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

David Preston Rider - Company Stage manager

David has a BA Hons in Theatre Production from Bath Spa University, and since graduating has worked on a wide range of productions whilst in residencies and also touring extensively.

 

David is delighted to be returning to Bicycle Boy for the second year in a row.

 

Credits include: Technical Swing (Circus1903, Fiery Angel - UK Tour), Company Stage Manager (Bicycle Boy - Festivals Tour),Deputy Stage Manager/Sound Operator (Bing Live, Minor Entertainment - UK Tour), Deputy Stage Manager/Sound Operator (The Weir, ETT - UK Tour), Assistant Stage Manager/Book Cover (The Weir, ETT - UK Tour), Deputy Stage Manager (The Events - Mercury Theatre), Assistant Stage Manager (Spamalot/Bang Bang/Dick Whittington/Sweeney Todd - Mercury Theatre), Site Technician (In The Night Garden Live, Minor Entertainment - UK Tour)