by Emlyn Williams

Directed by Dom Ward

Tuesday 5th -
Saturday 9th April, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

Photography by Ruth Anthony
Will Trenting : Daniel Ball
Rona Trenting : Lisa Castle
Ian Trenting : Isaac Insley
Harold Begham : Teddy Rose
Phyllis Begham : Bethan Sullivan
Thane Lampeter : Jonathan Norris
Marian Tillyard : Lily Ann Green
Daker : Simon Taylor
Albert : Dom Ward
Production Team
Director : Dom Ward
Set Design : Michael Bettell
Costume Design : Jessica Hammett
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Robert Irvine

Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
Assistant Director : Stephanie Urquhart
Assistant Stage Managers : Eliza Insley, Kenzie Luce
Lighting Operator : Labeja Kodua
Sound Operator : Ian Lowe
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Laurence Tuerk, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Freddie Norris, Alan Wilkinson, Stephen Ley, Nick Insley and Max Batty
Publicity : Jean Collins

Photography by Ruth Anthony
This is Daniel Ball's second show with Tower after playing George Tesman in Hedda Gabler last autumn. Hedda was his first show after a number of years away from the stage and he's very much enjoying being back. He trained as an actor in the latter part of the last century and was occasionally employed professionally. In 2010 and 2013 he produced two plays on the London Fringe, he presents a film themed radio show and reads the local news for Radio Forest in Epping. He is also a volunteer reader for Talking Newspapers.
Lisa Castle has most recently appeared as Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors. Previous roles with the Tower Theatre include Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Nell Gwyn in Playhouse Creatures, Corrie in Barefoot in the Park, Joan in After the Dance and Cecily in Travesties. Elsewhere : Andi in Your Nation Loves You (Delirium); Nina in The Seagull (Frank Theatre); Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor (both Rooftop Theatre).
This is Isaac Insley's fourth appearance with the Tower Theatre Company. Most recently he appeared as Miles in The Turn of the Screw. He also played Zach in Goodnight Mister Tom and was part of the David Copperfield Company that played in London and at the Minack. As well as acting in plays, Isaac enjoys making puppets and performing puppet shows as part of the Little Angel Theatre youth group. He has trained in classical ballet since the age of seven. For relaxation Isaac likes to draw and he is learning to play the ukulele.
Over his 22 Tower Company years, Jonathan Norris has been involved in about 60 productions - acting, music-directing (A Little Night Music and Guys and Dolls) or helping to provide music on keyboard or trombone. By day, he and his wife Ruth commute in from fashionable Clapton to earn a crust as Administrators of the Company.
Lily Ann Green trained at the Drama Studio London and is a Trinity-Guildhall Speech and Drama teacher. For the Tower she played Annie in All My Sons; Émilie in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Agnes in Steward of Christendom. She acted on the Bridewell stage for the first time in SEDOS' Americana in 2015. For the Tower, she has directed The Talented Mr Ripley, The Diary of Anne Frank, Art, Torch Song Trilogy, Jake's Women and Othello. Elsewhere she has directed 4Play, Daisy Pulls It Off, Enchanted April and Much Ado About Nothing.
Teddy Rose trained for 3 years at the London College of Music and this is his first production with the Tower Theatre Company. Previously he has played Private Bob Sales in D-Day and Tommy in The Crimson Field, both dramas for BBC1. Most recently Teddy appeared as Macbeth for The King's Shakespeare Company. He is represented by Jessica Lowe at Simon & How Associates.
This is Bethan Sullivan's first Tower production and she is thrilled to be jumping into such a cool and controversial piece. She recently graduated from Royal Holloway University. Her previous experience includes playing Oliva in Twelfth Night for the Pied Piper Theatre Company and opening the Caryl Churchill Theatre as Cathy in Wuthering Heights. She loves her character Phyllis and hopes she does her justice.
Simon Taylor worked in theatre and film, with roles such as Ralph and Lechery in Dr Faustus (with Burton & Taylor) and Doctor in Restoration; Costard in Love's Labours Lost and Hamlet at the Oxford Playhouse. He also worked as a short story narrator for BBC Radio Oxford and for Ken Jackson's audio company, Sounds Natural. Previous amateur appearances include Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Fagin, Goldberg (The Birthday Party) and Coriolanus, Lear and Kent (King Lear). Simon has directed over 100 shows, including his own company, Winchester Players, for many Minack seasons, and is now enjoying his acting debut for the Tower.
Dom Ward trained at Mountview Academy and has been with the Tower since he was press-ganged into a production of The Entertainer in 2001. After a brief career playing romantic leads in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Hot Mikado and Guys and Dolls amongst others, he moved on to playing grown-ups, including David in After the Dance, Stanley in The Birthday Party, and Carr in Travesties. Dom is now more often to be found on the other side of the rehearsal room, directing everything from Victorian ghost stories (Darker Shores) to classic farce (Loot), and most recently the highly acclaimed Coyote on a Fence.