Little Nell

Little Nell

by Simon Gray

Directed by Simona Hughes

Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th June, 2015

The Tower Theatre performing
at Theatro Technis





Photography by Ruth Anthony


Cast
Ellen Ternan : Angharad Ormond
Charles Dickens : Andy Murton
Geoffrey Robinson : Nicholas Cannon
Sir Henry Dickens : Alistair Maydon
Jane : Olivia Barton-Fisher
George Wharton Robinson : Leon Chambers
Rev Benham : Justin Stahley

Production Team
Director : Simona Hughes
Set Design : Jude Chalk & Rosie Shipman
Costume Design : Anna Pearshouse
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie


Stage Manager : Stephanie Okupniak-Vaughan
Assistant Director : Ian Hoare
Assistant Stage Managers : Michelle Roebuck, Michael Bettell
Lighting Operator : Chi Zeng or Adam Taylor
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction, Rigging and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Rosie Shipman, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Robert Irvine
Publicity Manager : Dan Usztan



Angharad Ormond was last seen on stage as the sassy Daphne Pink in January's production of Sailor Beware. She trained at Drama Studio London and has performed throughout the country since the age of 8, including five seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, a six-month schools tour in a musical version of The Selfish Giant and a stint at the Faerie Festival in Cornwall. Other credits include : as an actor, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in Pinocchio and Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera; as director, The Trial and Blue Remembered Hills both for the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.

Andy Murton's recent credits include George in The Habit of Art (Tower Theatre), Eddie in Season's Greetings (Tower Theatre), Pete in Loaded (Brockley Jack Studio, AlterEgo), Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tower Theatre) and Nick in The Last of the Haussmans (Tower Theatre). In addition he performs at vaious events and police training sessions around the UK with AlterEgo Theatre Company in a short play, Behind Closed Doors, raising awareness and showing the effects of domestic abuse and violence.

2015 is Nick Cannon's 13th year with the Tower - he first trod the boards as Jeff in A Taste of Honey. Through the characters of Shaw, Coward, Rattigan and Neil Simon (to name but a few) and a fabulous time backstage in Playhouse Creatures, Nick feels he has aged and greyed through playing a range of loners and misfits ever since! Last seen in Dancing at Lughnasa in 2013, he is delighted to be back on stage with a cast of old and new friends.

Alistair Maydon's previous work with the Tower Company includes parts in The Old Country, The Lady From The Sea and Her Naked Skin. He is delighted to be working on a modern piece about an intriguing episode from our literary past ...

Olivia Barton-Fisher is originally from Australia; she moved to London two years ago. She has been acting from a young age through various drama schools. Since moving to London she has been involved in a production with the Spread Eagle Players and Little Nell will be her first production with the Tower Theatre Company.

Since rejoining the Tower Theatre in 2012 after a 13-year break, Leon Chambers has appeared in Brighton Beach Scumbags, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Entertaining Mr Orton, The Winterling and Dumb Show. He has also acted with a number of other groups in both London and Kent including appearing in Autobahn with SEDOS two years ago. The week after Little Nell he will heading to the Ellen Terry Barn Theatre in Kent to appear in a production of The Dumb Waiter. He is a filmmaker and has directed eight short films, which have played at film festivals all over the world, picking up a number awards along the way. He is currently developing two feature films projects.

Justin Stahley has been an acting member of the Tower for a couple of years and shows include Dying for It (Semyon), The Accrington Pals (CSM Rivers), Dumb Show (Greg/John) and recently he played Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, performed Upstairs at The Gatehouse. Outside of Tower other shows include Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick) and Jan in Rock 'n' Roll.

Simona Hughes joined the Tower in 2002, during its last year in its former Canonbury home, and has since appeared in some 13 productions, including Absent Friends, The Lady from the Sea, Julius Caesar, Dinner, Her Naked Skin, Baba Shakespeare and Comic Potential. She has also served on the company committee and the property group, and helps with wardrobe occasionally. This is her first show as director.