Charley's Aunt  
Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas

Directed by Eddie Coleman

Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th April, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis, Camden

Photography by David Sprecher

Jack Chesney : Owen Chidlaw
Charles Wykeham : Charlie Bailey
Brassett : Richard Kirby
Lord Fancourt Babberley : Sean McMullan
Sir Francis Chesney : Simon Boughey
Kitty Verdun : Camilla Fox
Amy Spettigue : Sophie Rodrigues
Mr Stephen Spettigue : Matthew Vickers
Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez : Helen McCormack
Ella Delahay : Holly Milne
Production Team
Director : Eddie Coleman
Set Design : Wendy Parry
Costume Design : Lily Ann Coleman
Lighting Design : Alan Wilkinson
Sound Design : William David

Stage Manager : Stephen Brasher
Assistant Director : Lucy Bloxham
Movement Director : Richard Kirby
ASMs : Richard Davies, Robynne Batley
Lighting Operator : Nigel Oram
Sound Operator : Cathy Neeson
Voice Coach : Julia Collier
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Max Batty, Andy Hind, Jude Chalk, John McSpadyen, Charlie Bailey, Stephen Ley, Robynne Batley
Additional photography : Ruth Anthony

After the heart wrenching closure of a certain beloved fire station in South London, Owen Chidlaw has been without an acting home. It is with great joy then that the wonderful folks at the Tower Theatre have taken him into their theatrical bosum and given him a chance to escape the realities of finance once more. Recent credits include Joesph K, The Accrington Pals, Macbeth and A House of Several Stories.
Charlie Bailey began training with "W1Workshops" in 2013 and continues to do so. He first worked with Tower in 2014 playing Reggie in The Accrington Pals and more recently played Harold in Mother's Day. Other Credits include Tiger at The Gates, Dinner and Mismatched. Charlie also regularly works as a Stand-up Comedian.
Richard Kirby was recently seen as Gareth in One Man, Two Guvnors and before that in Major Barbara, Goodnight Mr Tom, Comic Potential and David Copperfield, mixed with fight direction for Telstar for the Tower and Double Falsehood and The Turn of the Screw for CP Theatre, and comedy movement for One Man, Two Guvnors plus a tour of England's green and pleasant land playing Leonato and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing with Theatre Setup. Between times, he sings in the church choir. Richard lives in Enfield with fellow fight-choreographer wife Lindsay in a house that's so full of swords it's a mini-replica of The Royal Armouries.
Sean McMullan is making his fourth Tower appearance, after The Producers, Travesties and Chancers - but a first (apologies in advance for any spoilers) in women's clothing. Previous roles elsewhere include Sidney (Deathtrap), Scapino (Scapino), Charlie Brown (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and various personages in Happy as a Sandbag. Sean also plays trumpet in the Morley Big Band.
Simon Boughey was last seen performing for the Tower Theatre as Lodovico in Othello before Christmas. It has been a delight to have had the opportunity to play Sir Francis is this beautifully constructed work alongside such talented and congenial cast members. He has been a Tower member for six years, and favourite roles include the title role in Macbeth, Major Booth Voysey in The Voysey Inheritance and Alastair in Whipping It Up. He trained at HB Studio in New York, a city in which he lived 13 largely blissful years, and at The Actors Company in London. While in the US, he toured nationally as Buckingham in Three Musketeers, played Jerry in Betrayal in New Hampshire and a variety of characters in Oh! What a Lovely War off-Broadway. On a relatively recent visit to New York, he had the good fortune to return with a wife, and lived happily ever after.
This is Camilla Fox's third show with the Tower Theatre Company, having previously appeared as Pauline in One Man, Two Guvnors and Gwendoline in Travesties last year. Other parts include Katherine in When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet, Ashbee Williams in Am I Blue and Alice in Closer, amongst other short film and commercial roles. She graduated in 2010 in Acting and Physical Theatre from St Mary's University London.
This is Sophie Rodrigues' debut show with the Tower Theatre. She graduated last year from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she trained on the BA acting course, appearing in numerous roles including Trixie Martin in Daisy Pulls it Off and Ella in John Gabriel Borkman.
Matthew Vickers has been involved with the Tower Theatre for over ten years now. Recent roles have included the mystic Beauregard in Darker Shores, the murderer John Brennan in Coyote on a Fence and Samuel Covey the farmer that goes mad in Foxfinder. He's looking forward to playing the very jolly Mr Spettigue in Charley's Aunt.
Helen McCormack is a longstanding Tower member, equally at home in serious or comic roles : from a child in Blue Remembered Hills, a victim of torture in Death and the Maiden, an unhinged wife in Garden or a Cockney landlady in Telstar. She has taken part in Tower tours to Edinburgh with Sordid Lives and Entertaining Mr Orton and recently played Edith Cavell in a piece written for the centenary of her death.
This is Holly Milne's first show with the Tower. Before this, back in Liverpool, she was in Medea, Romeo and Juliet and The Crucible. Since moving to London, she has performed in the KCL Classics play Clouds and Forever House with Putney Arts Theatre.
Eddie Coleman is the Artistic Director of the Tower Theatre. He has been with the Tower since 2000, starting off as an ASM on several productions before joining the Tower Artistic Team as Assistant Artistic Director, where he focused on new writing. He has directed several shows for other companies and previously directed Jump to Cow Heaven for the Tower in 2013. He is also an award-winning playwright with several fringe productions under his belt.