Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern – Cast and Creative Team

DAVID ACTON
David has appeared in many productions for the RSC and has toured with Ed Hall’s acclaimed all-male Propeller company. Other theatre includes The Woman in Black in the West End and Richard II at the Old Vic.

AMANDA BELLAMY
Amanda’s theatre includes A Little Hotel on the Side at the National Theatre and several productions at the RSC including Hermia in John Caird’s A Midsummer Nights Dream and Lady Haughty in Danny Boyle’s Epicoene. She was Winnie in Happy Days at BAC, starred in national tours of The Price and Girls’ Night Out, and her many performances for Salisbury Playhouse include Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. She played Rose in three series of You Rang M’Lord, Hetty in Searching and has appeared in Bergerac, All in Good Faith and Terry and June.

JUDITH COKE
Judith has worked extensively at the National Theatre, including the David Hare trilogy, Hamlet, Tales from the Vienna Woods and more recently Madame Duplay in Danton’s Death. Other theatre includes A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (West End) and As You Like It at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

TIM DELAP
Tim played Siegfried Sassoon in Regeneration for the Royal and Derngate’s national tour. West End appearances include The Woman in Black, The History Boys, The Old Country and As You Desire Me. An extensive television career includes Poldark, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror.

HANNAH HUTCH
Hannah recently appeared in The Skriker alongside Maxine Peake at the Royal Exchange for Manchester International Festival. Other theatre includes Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Crucible (Old Vic). TV includes Doctors.

PATTI LOVE
Patti’s West End credits include The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, Serious Money and Lysistrata. She has performed at the National Theatre, RSC and Royal Court and played Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at Exeter Northcott. Her films include The Long Good Friday, Mrs Henderson Presents and The Krays, and TV includes Middlemarch and Moll Flanders.

ANDREW MACKLIN
Andrew has performed in several productions for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Other theatre includes The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Curve theatre), I’ll Be The Devil (RSC/Tricycle), The Mercy Seat (York Theatre Royal) and Much Ado About Nothing (Bath Theatre Royal). On television, Andrew was a regular on RTE’s Fair City.

RACHEL SANDERS
Rachel’s theatre work includes War Horse in the West End and other National Theatre productions including His Dark Materials, The Bacchai and Othello. She has appeared in several RSC productions, and has numerous TV credits.

CAT SIMMONS
Cat is best known as series regular Emma in the hit BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies, as well as series regular DC Kezia Walker in The Bill and Scarlett Anderson in Family Affairs. She played opposite Ian McKellen in panto at the Old Vic and has worked at the Arcola, Young Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe. She has just finished shooting a new Victoria Wood film, Tubby and Enid, for the BBC.


RIA PARRY – Director
Ria is Co-Artistic Director of Iron Shoes, for whom her productions include Mad About The Boy (Edinburgh Fringe and National Tour – Fringe First winner 2009), Caryl Churchill’s Fen at the Finborough Theatre, and Crush (Fringe First winner 2011). Other work includes Albion (Bush Theatre), On Golden Pond (Salisbury Playhouse) and The Winter’s Tale Re-imagined (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.) Ria was awarded the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Directors in 2010/11, becoming Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio.

JAMES BUTTON – Designer
James has designed extensively for Salisbury Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre and elsewhere. He collaborates regularly with Ria Parry.

RICHARD HOWELL – Lighting Designer
Richard’s work includes East is East (West End and tour), The Invisible (Bush Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange) and operas for Holland Park Opera. See more of his work on his website.

MAX PAPPENHEIM – Composer and Sound Designer
Max has worked at theatres including the Park Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and The Finborough. He has been nominated several times for Off West End Awards.

 

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