Meet the cast of A View from Islington North, our forthcoming West End show featuring imaginative, provocative and hilarious political plays from some of the country’s finest writers.
The company includes:
Bruce’s extensive TV career includes Love and Marriage and over thirty five episodes of A Touch of Frost as Supt. Stanley Mullett. His theatre work includes Accolade (St James Theatre, West End), The History Boys and other plays at the National Theatre, many roles with the RSC and appearances at the Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, Almeida and Hampstead theatres. Bruce appeared in Out of Joint’s productions Ciphers and The Permanent Way.
Sarah is well known from series including Armstrong and Miller, Smack the Pony, Coupling, The Worst Week of my Life, Green Wing and Jonathan Creek. Stage work includes The Vagina Monologues, Hand in Hand (Hampstead Theatre) and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Chester Gateway).
Ann was a leading member of the groundbreaking Citizens Theatre company where she played the title roles in Mother Courage, Mary Stuart and Mrs Warren’s Profession.
She was nominated for both Olivier and Evening Standard Best Actress awards for her performance in Through The Leaves, and her Hecuba at the Gate Theatre was the Independent on Sunday’s Performance of the Year. She has worked at the National Theatre, Royal Court and extensively with the RSC, including starring as Hecuba in the 12 hour epic Tantalus in the US and at the Barbican.
Ann is known to millions as EastEnders matriarch Cora Cross, and for her performances as Dolly Rawlins in Lynda La Plante’s ground-breaking Widows series, for which Ann won the PYE award for Female who made the Greatest Impact on TV. She has had roles written especially for her by John McGrath and Troy Kennedy Martin, John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy, Pam Gems, Robert David McDonald, Lynda La Plante, Che Walker and Jonathan Harvey.
Kathryn’s work with out of Joint includes Mixed Up North, Andersen’s English and her widely acclaimed performance as Liz Morden in Our Country’s Good (West End, UK tour, international tour). She recently appeared in hamlet is dead. no gravity and Caught at the Arcola Theatre, toured in ATC’s The Golden Dragon and performed in A Christmas Carol (Trafalgar Studios). TV includes Call The Midwife, Holby and Lewis.
Joseph recently graduated from LAMDA since when he has performed in Alan Bennett’s Single Spies (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep/UK Tour), Teddy (Southwark Playhouse), Jefferson’s Garden and Dick Whittington (both at Watford Palace Theatre) and An Ideal Husband at Chichester Festival Theatre. On TV he has appeared in And Then There Were None and Casualty. Joseph won the Highly Commended Award at the Spotlight Prize 2014.
Steve John Shepherd
Steve’s tv career includes regular appearances as Michael Moon’ in Eastenders, as Jo in This Life and in the sitcom Lunch Monkeys, with roles in series including Waking The Dead and Being Human. On stage he’s been seen in Bomber’s Moon at Trafalgar Studios and the Park Theatre; Albion at the Bush, Piaf at the Donmar and at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre, and Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads at the National.
Jane is known to Midsomer Murders viewers from her long-running role as Joyce Barnaby, and has appeared in series including Underworld, Poldark, Dangerfield, A Touch of Frost and Maigret. On stage she performed in Out of Joint’s NHS play This May Hurt A Bit (tour and West End) with other shows including Hedda Gabler at Salisbury Playhouse, Anything Goes at Sheffield Crucible and Medea at the National Theatre.
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