Human Habitation - Frank
After a career in the police (the service, not the band), Steve started acting professionally in 2016 after first attending acting classes to gain confidence in public speaking after being asked to give his sister away and then be a best man in quick succession. Since then he has appeared as a Scottish hit man in "Unnecessary Farce" (Off The Cuff), an abusive husband in "A Respectable Wedding" (Root & Branch), a rather terse invigilator in "EXAM" (Vertigo Theatre) and one half of a bickering couple in "My Night With Reg" (Green Carnation). Over lockdown he wrote and produced his own webseries "Council Culture" which is due for release in September and formed his own theatre company alongside his wife and some friends, Fine Wine Theatre, whose first play "Fred" is being performed at the Kings Arms, Salford from October 26th-28th. He also appeared as a New York detective in a filmed stage version of Vertigo Theatre's "Noir" which will be available for streaming on Overture+ from September 4th.
Human Habitation - Michael
Chris is currently unrepresented.
"I’m a 47 year old English teacher who feels he may be getting better, and more immodest, with age. At present I’m nurturing an interest in acting into a burgeoning income stream, nay, minor career. This, alongside a little poetry (I am drawn to things that make little to no money) I endeavour to undertake whilst keeping the wheels on my lovely, growing, blended family."
Human Habitation - John
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Martin trained at Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre.
Theatre credits: Ratty in ‘The Wind In The Willows’ (Stolen Thread Productions), William Cobbett in
‘A Very Victorian Scandal’ (for LGBT History month at the People’s History Museum) and Andy in
‘Andy In Dire Straits’ (Real Life Theatre Company). Short films include ‘Unchechen’ for Inkbrew
Productions. As well as acting, he has produced and directed numerous community & professional site-specific performances – most notably for Healthy Arts, Wigan Pier Theatre Company and his own company, Green Room Creative Productions.
Martin is represented by Inter City Casting.
Mikyla Jane Durkan
Virtue - Rose
Mikyla was Artistic Director of Burjesta Theatre. In 2009 she graduated from LIPA with a first class degree and has studied with Dario Fo in Italy. In 2019 she was compelled to clear the inevitable path back to acting. Since then she has been busy with theatre, film and voice-over projects. She is constantly working on her craft with the aid of her boxer dog, Leylah, whose attitude towards life inspires her and who constantly vets her performance for authenticity.
Virtue - Veronica
Rowen Bridler is an actor, singer-songwriter and author who has lived in Bristol, Paris, Prague, London, New York and now Manchester. She acted in German in a Danish TV drama shot in the Czech Republic and sold a copy of her book to the screenplay writer of ‘The Notebook' Jeremy Leven, in the process of a job application. She also performed her 'How Can You Sleep At Night?’ song about the MPs expenses scandal in Vivienne Westwood's shop in Chelsea during her ‘Politicians R Criminals’ campaign and got a handwritten letter from her in response. In April/May2021 she wrote, co-directed and acted in a French and English bilingual short film which featured as part of the WAFL Fest in Los Angeles and online.
Virtue - Anna
Michaela is a proud Yorkshire woman who has been acting professionally for the past 8 years after working in Social Services for many years. Recent credits include new play ‘Helen’ at Battersea Arts Centre filmed in VR/Digital for online viewing during lockdown, playing the Mother slowly slipping into dementia; comedy tv pilot ‘Tea for 3’ playing the obnoxious Auntie Tracy – yes we all have that one relative; new dark comedy That’s The Spirit playing abused Wife Sally – Sally’s monologue from the play has been entered by Michaela in the World Monologue Games, she is through to the regional semi-finals, last year she won Silver Medal with a self penned monologue, this time she’s going for Gold!
As well as acting Michaela loves to sing and dance and has performed in many musicals over the years., and loves physical theatre. She was also part of the multi award winning ‘CoalUk’ tour by Gary Clarke Company a contemporary dance/play playing a Pit Wife.
Michaela likes to work on hard hitting plays and drama’s. To give a platform to stories which need to be heard and to give something back to communities. She was hired by the charity DePaul to work on a project called ‘Average Joe’, playing the Mother of a boy who falls prey to grooming gangs. A loosely scripted, mainly improvised performance commissioned by South Yorkshire Police taken into Secondary schools to educated students about how grooming gangs operate.
Virtue - Maggie
Tough Times, Difficult Decisions - Stephanie
After years of combining careers in both acting and sign language interpreting, I am now concentrating fully on the acting side of life. With many years, too many to mention, of theatre experience I am now also moving into screen acting. I have been so lucky to have had such a varied acting career, working across different theatre styles as well as having worked extensively with Dick & Lottie Theatre Company who specialise in the work of Sir Alan Ayckbourn. This includes being cast in their New York production of Absurd Person Singular. However, there is something special about being the first actor to bring a role to life and I am really looking forward to being part of "Tough Times, Difficult Decisions".
Tough Times, Difficult Decision - Amber
Angela has made recurring appearances in Emmerdale since 2017 and also appeared in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. She is a born and bred Yorkshire lass. Angela began her professional acting career in 2016, before this she had a career in medicine and worked as a GP. She is also a mum to 2 daughters and enjoys dance classes and going to watch the football in her spare time.
Tough Times, Difficult Decision - Shannon
Safron trained as an actor at East 15. Credits: The Spiritual, It’s Not Your Turn (Lyric Hammersmith), Jan, Dad/Exposed, (Southwark Playhouse), Sarah, Bromley, Bedlam & Bethlehem (Arcola) Multi-role, Prefer Not To Say (Edinburgh Fringe), Queen Victoria’s Mother, Inside Kensington Palace (Ch5), Carol, District Line (Ch4) Janet, Uncut (Amazon Prime), Katie, Silver Street (BBC Radio).
Tough Times, Difficult Decision - Tawny
I'm currently in my final year of drama school training at ALRA North, and so I'm thrilled to be joining this wonderful cast and crew to perform this exciting play! My previous work includes the feature films Habit by Not A Number Productions, Here Comes the Duke by Swynnerton Productions, and the play Colourquest at Salford Arts Theatre. As well as acting, I also love OCR racing, swimming and pole dancing!