Neil Urquhart - Sam
Neil Urquhart, has been playing the role of Sam for two years now (on and off). Originally from Aberdeen, he 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.
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 15 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, English Touring Opera 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 has been working on her design concept A Line Art. A Line Art specialises in immersive theatre performances and interactive art events for children, young people and their families. The work has successfully toured to theatre spaces including the Southbank Centre, Barbican Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Unicorn Theatre; story centres such as Discover Children’s Story Centre and the Story Museum in Oxford; SEND and mainstream schools; outdoor festivals including The Big Draw and EEA; community spaces and shopping centres around the UK; and has also toured internationally to Assitej Bravo Children’s Festival, Helsinki; Oulu Children’s Festival, Fabriano Big Draw in Milan and Act3 Singapore.
David Preston-Rider - Company Stage Manager
David has a BA Hons in Theatre Production from Bath Spa University and has worked on a wide range of productions whilst in residencies and touring extensively.
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)