Cast & Creative
FRANK played by Lemuel Knights
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Lem is proud to be the first person of colour to play Dewey Finn in ALW’s School of Rock (International Tour).
Other theatre credits include: Mike In But I’m a Cheerleader (World Premiere, Turbine); Big Mickey in What’s New Pussycat (World premiere, The Rep); Barman in Choir of Man (Mimi Ohio Theatre, USA); Alan in HouseFire (Metta Theatre); Bob in Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Southampton Theatre/UK Tour); Miss Understanding/Jimmy in Pricilla Queen of the Desert (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Lucky in The Hundred and One Dalmatians (The Rep); Boxed (The Vaults); One Love: The Bob Marley Musical (The Rep); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre).
Screen credits include: JoJo in Cells: a Musical Film (Seasons 1 & 2); Hapless (season 2).
Workshops include: 42 Balloons (Pitch Perfect Productions);The Coloured Valentino (Arcola Theatre); If/Then (Adam Blanshay Productions); Little Bits of Light (National Theatre); Back to the Future (Colin Ingram Ltd); The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin (The Rep).
Other credits include:
Lem was also a finalist on BBC's The Voice UK (Season 2) where he was mentored by Jessie J and Will.i.am.
DAVE played by Andy Langtree
Theatre credits include: Stages (The Vaults); A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre); Troilus and Cressida (RSC); Imperium (RSC and Gielgud Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Theatres); Albert’s Boy (Orange Tree Theatre); The Hypocrite (RSC and Hull Truck); Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep); Groundhog Day (The Old Vic); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd) and Oppenheimer (RSC and Vaudeville Theatre).
TV credits include: The Tower, The Royal and Cutting It. He played Jason Gallagher in Emmerdale and Leon in Coronation Street.
Film credits include: Matilda and Delovely
HELEN played by Kay Kleve
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Stage credits include: Brief Encounter (West End Revival); Cabaret (UK Tour); The Tempest (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Crazy For You (The Watermill); Mrs Henderson Presents (Original London Cast); Once (Original London Cast); 21 Chump Street (Courtyard Theatre); And You Are? (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Workshops include: The Mozart Question (The Barn); Tango Passions (Strictly Theatre Co.); Killing The Cat (Warner Brown); Love Dyed in Eight Shades of Purple (Beverley Andrews); The Likes of Us (Andrew Lloyd Webber); Van Winkle (The Other Palace); Water Babies (Ed Curtis).
Screen credits include: Eastenders (BBC); Salvation Has No Name (BFI/Delaval Film); Rockumentary (Pendennis Productions); Go For Alayna (Castelaz Films);
Deliveroo (Commercial); Galbani (Commercial); Santander (Commercial); I Hear You Calling (Music Video).
CASSIE played by Asha Reid
Training: EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL
Theatre credits include: One Jewish Boy (Trafalgar Studios); Snowflakes (Old Red Lion); Pufferfish (Vault Festival); One Jewish Boy (Old Red Lion); Graceful (RADA Studio/Rosemary Branch Theatre); Inside Pussy Riot (Les Enfants Terribles); Biggest Tarantino Fan in the World (The Vaults Festival/Arcola); Edinburgh Test (Pleasance/Old Red Lion); Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Jermyn Street Theatre); I Found Joy in a Hopeless Place (Hackney Showrooms); Money Womb (Theatre 503); A Third (Finborough Theatre); Scarlet (SouthwarkPlayhouse); Electra (Old Vic); Cross Purpose (Crypt Gallery); Medea (The London Theatre); The Hate Play(Box Clever Theatre); Miniaturists: The Interval (Arcola); Scarlet (Bush); The Tempest (Watford Palace); Lord of the Flies (Broadway Theatre); The Magpies The Wolves (Tristan Bates/Pleasance); Hacked (Theatre 503); The Beggars Opera (Regent’s Park, Open Air)
Film credits include: FEMME – (BIFA Winner & BAFTA Nominated); Horror Vacui; Into Me See; Face The Camera & Smile; House Hold; Gemma’s Wedding; Puzzled; White Collar; Weird Love
Television credits include: The Syndicate (BBC1); Nutritiously Nicola (London Live)
HENRIETTA played by Alisha Williams
Theatre credits include: Hamlet (National Theatre); Imperium Part I & II The RSC (Westend Transfer); Julius Caesar (The RSC); Deep Blue Sea (Frinton Theatre); Project Rage (Secret Cinema)
TV Credits include: Doctors (BBC); Holby City (BBC); Coronation Street (ITV)
Alisha has also worked on workshops at The National Theatre Studios and Talawa Theatre Company. She has also worked on video games such as Cyberpunk 2077.
TINA played by Melanie Bright
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Melanie’s recent stage credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Wild Party (The Other Palace); The Who’s Tommy (Winter Gardens/ETF); and Les Misérables (West End).
Other work includes: We Will Rock You (UK Tour) and Quasimodo(King’s Head).
Screen credits include: Guilt(ABC); Samson and Delilah (LSFF); and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros).
Melanie is an accomplished voiceover artist and campaigns include; Smirnoff: Equalising music, Odeon and Sky cinema.
Melanie is currently playing Mary Delgado in the West End Return of JERSEY BOYS (Trafalgar Theatre).
SHIREEN MULA- Dramaturg
Shireen is a playwright, theatre-maker and dramaturg. She has been playwright on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre and Associate Artist at Ovalhouse. She is an Associate Artist with FastFamiliar (previously fanSHEN) with whom she's created numerous works (most notably Lists for the End of the World (Summerhall) and The Justice Syndicate (UK and Ireland Tour). She co-authored Why is The Sky Blue? (Southwark Playhouse) which was nominated for two Offies. Her other plays include: 39 and Counting (Park Theatre), The Rise & Fall (Somerset House), Soon Until Forever (Theatre503), Same Same (Ovalhouse), Nameless (Arnolfini Theatre). Same Same was presented in Italy by the British Council and shortlisted for the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwriting Award (formerly the Meyer Whitworth Award). Shireen is currently working with Secret Cinema and Tangled Feet Theatre Company. She co-authored You Don’t Need to Make a Big Song and Dance about It which is a part of National Theatre Connections Festival this year.
WRITER/DIRECTOR- Greg Barnett
Greg is a director, actor and writer. He has worked in theatre for over 20 years in which time he has performed at the RSC, the National Theatre, in the West End and across many major regional producing houses. He set up Wild Mountain Productions in 2020 to develop and produce entertaining theatre with strong messages. Prior to developing ‘The Farm’, Wild Mountain has staged a number of concerts, including a series of charity concerts at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, where they raised over £2.5k for Acting for Others.
LAUREN LOCKLEY- Associate Producer/Company Manager
SARAH LAMB- Movement Director
Sarah is a movement artist and theatre maker currently working across theatre, dance, performance art and circus. Movement Direction credits include work for Dante or Die, Doppelgangster, Scripped Up, LAMDA and LCM. Original creations include immersive installation Almost Apart (Bloomsbury Theatre, 2021); Things I Know About You (Roundhouse, 2019), and To Breathe (Summerhall, 2015). She is currently devising a new site-specific production Find me, Fool, exploring queer experience and tarot, supported by Jacksons Lane and Arts Council England.www.sarahaprillamb.com