The Cast: London Criterion Theatre

ALIX DUNMORE: Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret

TIM FRANCES: Man

RICHARD GALAZKA: Richard Hannay

DANIEL TUITE: Man


MATTHEW BANCROFT: Understudy Hannay

PAUL CRITOPH: Understudy Man

HAZEL GARDNER: Understudy Annabella/Margaret/Pamela

 

Alix Dunmore

Alix DunmoreAlix trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes Emilia in Two Noble Kinsmen (Bristol Old Vic); Lorna in A Winter of War (Cheltenham Everyman); Jean in Separate Tables (Mill at Sonning); Tera in Nature Adores a Vacuum (Soho Theatre); Gina in The Dead Guy (English Theatre Frankfurt); Lady Nijo/Win in Top Girls (Out of Joint); Miss Janus in London Wall (St James Theatre), Mrs Manningham in Gaslight (New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme) and Millie/Mrs Haggerty in What The Women Did (Southwark Playhouse).

Television work includes Casualty and Doctors.
Radio includes The Simon Day Show and 49 Cedar Street.
Film includes London Wall.

Alix is a founder member of the Fitzrovia Radio Hour and has performed with them at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Trafalgar Studios, Theatre By the Lake, Keswick and York Theatre Royal.

 

Tim Frances

Tim FrancesTHEATRE includes:
ETERNAL LOVE, ANNE BOLEYN (Shakespeare’s Globe/English Touring Theatre); Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (The Bridge House Theatre); THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park); THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS (Chichester Festival/Liverpool Everyman); NEVER SO GOOD, MARAT-SADE (Royal National Theatre); CHRONIC (Royal Court Theatre, Rough cuts season); AN INSPECTOR CALLS, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, JUNE MOON (West End); A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (Northern Broadsides); 1936 (Lillian Bayliss Theatre); KING LEAR (West Yorkshire Playhouse); OLIVER TWIST (Bolton Octagon); PETER PAN (Qdos Entertainment); HE’S MUCH TO BLAME, TWELFTH NIGHT, RELATIVELY SPEAKING and WIVES AS THEY WERE (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); THE GLEE CLUB (New Vic Theatre); PRODIGAL SON, PURVIS (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); MAP OF THE HEART, HABEAS CORPUS (Salisbury Playhouse); FEMME FATALE (Warehouse Croydon); PROVING MR JENNINGS (Court Yard Theatre); SLEEPING BEAUTY (Northampton Royal); AN INSPECTOR CALLS (UK Tour); ROMEO AND JULIET (Greenwich & UK Tour); ALADDIN (Liverpool Everyman); CABERET, A COMEDY OF ERRORS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Duke’s Playhouse); FORTINBRAS GETS DRUNK (Timepiece Productions); JUNE MOON (Theatre of Comedy, West End); KING LEAR (Compass Theatre); CORIOLAUS (USA & Canada).

FILM & TELEVISION includes:
BIG SCHOOL: GANGSTA GRANNY; LAND GIRLS, THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, MY DADS THE PRIME MINISTER; RAPTURE, CROMWELL; THE POWER OF ART: THE DEATH OF MARAT; HOLBY CITY, THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES, DOCTORS, EASTENDERS, TO HELL AND BACK (BBC TV); BAD GIRLS (Shed Prods/ITV); THE BILL (Pearson TV); LEXX (Silver Light); OTHELLO (LWT); THAT DEADWOOD FEELING (Electric Theatre Co).

 

Richard Galazka

Richard GalazkaTrained: Webber Douglas, BA Hons from Birmingham University in Theatre Arts.

Theatre includes: 3 Seasons with Theatre by the Lake as ‘Clive’ (SEE HOW THEY RUN), Gerald  (AN INSPECTOR CALLS), Marlow (SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER),’Guy Jones’ (A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL), ‘Ronnie Fish’ (SUMMER LIGHTNING), ‘Donal Mackin’ (DAYS OF WINE & ROSES), ‘Tristram Watson’ (TAKING STEPS), ‘Nick’ (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF).  For the Stephen Joseph Theatre: Bernard/Michael (A NUMBER), ‘Young Whippersnapper’ (TWENTY:20), ‘Snug’ ( A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM). At Pitlochry Festival Theatre : ‘Tom Joad’ (THE GRAPES OF WRATH), ‘Laertes’ (HAMLET), ‘Boris Anchoukov’ (CHIMNEYS), ‘Gerald Arbuthnot’ (A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE). In London he has played at: The Gate, Soho Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre and spent several months working with the prestigious Punchdrunk Theatre Company. Most recently Richard appeared in Henry V and 12th Night for the Guildford Shakespeare Company.

Television: The new series WALTER, EASTENDERS, DOCTORS, MUTUAL FRIENDS, HOTEL BABYLON.

FilmCAPTAIN PHILLIPS, ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE, KEEPSAKE, LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, and CLOSE.

 

Daniel Tuite

Daniel TuiteTraining: Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits include: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Regents Park Open Air Theatre; Best Play Revival at WhatsOnStage Awards); PETER PAN (Kensington Gardens); YOUNG DICK BARTON II (Croydon Warehouse); HERGÉ'S ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (Tour and Playhouse, London); THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN (Tour); CYRANO DE BERGERAC, HIS DARK MATERIALS, A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY (National Theatre); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (RSC); PRIVATES ON PARADE (Donmar Warehouse); THE SECRET GARDEN (Salisbury Playhouse); CABARET, TWELFTH NIGHT (Theatre Royal, York); METAMORPHOSES, GILGAMESH, LORDS AND LADIES, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, RED RIDING HOOD, ALADDIN (London Bubble); THE TEMPEST (Polka Theatre); MACBETH, KING LEAR, RICHARD III, TREASURE ISLAND (Oddsocks).

Television credits include: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY IV, PT II; M.I. HIGH; WHITE TEETH; ANIMALS; DOWN TO EARTH; HOLBY CITY; CASUALTY; DOCTORS; BLOODLINES.

Film credits include: CINDERELLA; CLOSED CIRCUIT; HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS; ME AND ORSON WELLES; LECTURE 21; WHAT A GIRL WANTS; WALKING SHADOWS.

Daniel has also toured extensively as a band member of AQUALUNG and contributed to the albums Still Life and Words & Music.

 

 

Matthew Bancroft

Matthew BancroftMatthew achieved an FnD in Performance Practice from the University of Plymouth. A highly trained martial artist he is also a fight choreographer for feature films.
Theatre credits include: THE WILD GOOSE (The Ealing Shakespeare Players); LOVE ME DOROTHY (Flip Productions, Edinburgh Festival); BED (Without Company Co) and GRIMM TALES (Without Company Co).

TV credits: PHONESHOP Series 2 (E4, Talkback Thames).

Film credits: CANDLE TO WATER (Blind Pictures), HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (Warner Brothers), TALION (Mann Made Films), Kenneth Branagh's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Ideale Audience).

 

Paul Critoph

Paul CritophPaul trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre work includes: RICHARD II, HENRY VI (Generator Company); MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Union Theatre); TOAD HALL, DON JUAN IN LOVE, CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, CYCLOPS! (Scoop Amphitheatre); THE JUNGLE BOOK (Tobacco Factory); ROBINSON CRUSOE (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); KING LEAR (Bristol Old Vic); COUNTRY MAGIC (Finborough Theatre); JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Birmingham Stage Company 2002, Gordon Craig Theatre 2014); AGAMEMNON, HELEN OF TROY, ANDROCLES AND THE LION (Steam Industry) and ROBIN HOOD (Greenwich Theatre).

TV and film work includes: KINKY BOOTS (Disney); HOW TO BE A PRINCE, CASUALTY, DOCTOR WHO (BBC TV); GREAT ESCAPE: THE UNTOLD STORY, THE BILL (ITV) and PHONESHOP (Channel 4).

 

Hazel Gardner

Hazel GardnerHazel trained at Guildford School of Acting. Recent theatre credits include: Elizabeth Bennet in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Lyric Theatre); Liesl in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Kilworth House Theatre) and the new comedy TOXIC BANKERS!(Leicester Square Theatre) where she created the lead role of Fiona. Other theatre credits include: Rose Lennox in THE SECRET GARDEN (Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Rosalia and alternate Maria in the 50th Anniversary production of WEST SIDE STORY (ATG UK Tour); Joanna in SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET(Theatre at the Mill); Pilar in GOODBYE BARCELONA (Arcola Theatre) and Desdemona in OTHELLO(Works Theatre Company).

Film and Television work includes: Poppy in THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW (RDF Television); Amy in MoGrafik’s EXPRESS and Hannah in THE SPLIT (Central Productions). Hazel has appeared in workshops of THE LIGHT PRINCESS (The National Theatre) and THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Kneehigh). 

 

* It was an amazing play with a great cast and i would definitely recommend the funny play to everyone i see. - Michael Farrell, Criterion Thearte * Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Brilliant Actors. How they played all the parts they played was so clever, would highly recommend. Well done everyone!! - elena crane, criterion theatre * We watched the 3 pmn Wednesday matinee yesterday The cast of 4 (and an arm!) pulled out all the stops. We have seen lots in the West End but this one is in the top 3 - we LOVED it. Marvellous crew - carry on! - deborah oxley, The Criterion, London * Came to London and saw a few shows during my holiday. This one was by the far the best! The clever improvisation, the sharp wit and the brilliant actors had me totally absorbed from start to finish. I am coming back to London (I live in Spain) in November and I plan to go and see it again. I have never laughed so much in my life! Well done to everyone involved for such a wonderful evening of excellent entertainment. PS Tried to find the stage door after to thank the actors personally- but it seems to be well hidden! - Helene Atterbury, London Criterion * a wonderful surprise from my son.. superb acting and really enjoyable, beautiful theatre -- thank you - - jean macdonald, criteriontheatre * Absolutely brilliant - some real belly laughs and giggle fits. Very clever and just the right amount of acknowledgement of the audience in terms of the in-jokes. Non-native speaking English may miss some of the inuendos and wit but there is enough there for everyone with a sense of humour. I would watch it again tomorrow if I went back to London. - Tony Ryan, Criterion, London * What an amazing play, would love to see it again, It always had me laughing, even on the way home, and even now, giggle giggle. - Lewis farrell-birtley, Criterion Theatre, oxford circus * Wonderful show!! I had seen it before in my country, but after seeing with the excellent cast at the Criterion I found it even more brilliant!! The 39 steps is unmissable!! - Carlos Lovera, Criterion theatre, London * OMG- it was awesome! Adam Lilley was so good, excellent acting skills and I really liked Greg Haiste's facial expression, especially as the Scottish woman at the hotel. <3 - Sonia Raja, Criterion * Absolutely wonderful, thrilling piece of comedy that excited and amazed. truly incredible talents and fantastic show. Fully recommend seeing it, fun for anyone who watches it - nick tovey, the criterion *
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