(In alphabetical order by first name)
Adam Diggle graduated from the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts in 2009. Since then he has mainly worked in theatre and voice-over. Adams recent credits include Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Launcelot in The Merchant of Venice, Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men and Happy Loman in Death of a Salesman.
A LAMDA graduate, Adam Ganne has mainly worked in TV, film and voice-over work. Recent projects include the short Hard Hat by Karan Kandhari, voice-over work for Young Victoria and Hellboy 2, and the role of Paris in Romeo and Juliet at the Southwark Playhouse. Adam speaks German and Polish fluently - check out www.adamganne.com.
Stories read: "The Games They Played" by Jacqueline Walker
Alex Mann graduated from LAMDA in 2009 and made his professional debut in the RSC's 2010 production of Dunsinane by David Greig at the Hampstead Theatre. He lives in Hackney.
Alex Woodhall has worked in comedy for the last 14 years, on stage, TV and radio. He DJs extensively around the country in clubs, festivals, zombie chase game 2.8 Hours Later, and is half of The Coffin Dodgers Disco. Interests include ballroom dancing, Native American art and pornography.
Stories read: "Please Don't Eat the Sausage!" by Paul Takeuchi, "The Unmaking of a Made Man" by Mary R. Butler, "Stanley" by Jessica Lott, "The Steel Rim" by Alan McCormick, "Worst Review of my Career, So Far" by Quintin Forrest, Dead and Dug Up by Jennifer Rickard.
Allie Croker's theatre credits include the acclaimed Days of Wine and Roses, comedy musical Around the World in 80 Days, one-woman show Jordan (all Theatre by the Lake), Dorian Gray (Leicester Square Theatre), and Aladdin(Lanternfish Theatre). As a voiceover artist she has recorded many online training manuals and most recently recorded a book for the RNIB.
Stories read: "The Icicle" by C. T. Kingston
Andrew Baguley worked for the council in the seventies, acted in the eighties, was in business in the nineties and noughties, and is now back acting in the twenty tweenies. He may return to the council for the twenty twenties. His most recent project was a German TV adaptation of a Rosamund Pilcher novel where he played an unsuitable date. www.andrewbaguley.com
Stories read: "Notes of a Note-Taking Man" by Paul Flack
Andrew Lloyd-Jones was born in London and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. His writing has been featured in the first Tales of the DeCongested anthology, in the Canongate anthology Original Sins, in the Pulp.net anthology Down the Angel, and he was a winner of the Fish Prize for his story Feathers and Cigarettes. He lives in New York.
Stories read: "Thieves We Were" by Simon Hodgson
Annalie Wilson trained at Webber Douglas and co-founded Simple8 Theatre. She’s acted in film (Film London Pulse, RSA) and theatre (Arcola, Marlowe Canterbury, Bloomsbury) and is a voiceover artist. Annalie also writes, produces and edits music and sound for theatre, (AsOne, Canal Café) film (Venice Biennale 2005) and the web (Sociality.tv). As a singer-songwriter she received the Leeds Bright Young Things Award and has formed a band, whose first album is forthcoming. More information is available from her website, www.annalie.co.uk.
Avin Shah’s credits include Eastenders, Casualty and The Bill, seven feature films and four productions with the RSC. He has appeared at the New Vic, Soho and Royal Court theatres, in England People Very Nice at the National Theatre and as Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Exchange Manchester. He also plays the Afghan terrorist villain in action thriller Born of War, due out in 2013.
Ben Crystal is an actor, writer, and producer. He works in TV, film and theatre, and is a narrator for RNIB Talking Books, Channel 4 and the BBC. He writes about Shakespeare while living in London and can be found online at www.bencrystal.com. His book, Sorry, I'm British! is a perfect stocking-filler and is available in all good bookshops.
Stories read: "The Frog" by Emily Cleaver, "Red" by Peter Lachaise, "The Clapping of Unseen Hands" by N.D. Gomes, "Cold Snap" by Kate Cording, "He Does Not Know" by Liam Hogan, "Michael Jackson stole my career" by Anthony Malone, "The King's Computer" by Liam Hogan, "West Buckinghamshire" by Joshan Esfandiari-Martin, "Hollow Man" by Rebecca J Payne, "Shopping" by David Braga, "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Jack Fox, "Salvador Dali's 115th Dream" by Niall Boyce, "Ironwork" by Malachi King, "Ten Steps to Nangarhar" by Helen Dring, "Monitor" by Samuel Taradash, "Night Thoughts" by Helen Simpson, "Death of an Urban Hermit" by Matthew Parker, "First Foot" by Brindley Hallam Dennis.
Ben Farrow trained at Webber Douglas and Middlesex University. Most recently he supplied the voices of the Lion, Tin Man and Munchkins for the BBC production of “Over The Rainbow”. His recent trip to LA saw him jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft and falling for 45 secs. He has decided that this is far superior an experience than any amount of high voice shenanigans at the BBC. Currently he is appearing in “Renovate the House” in Camberwell.
Stories read: "Frank's Feet" by Sophie Smith
Stage and screen credits include at the Leicester Square Theatre, Royal Opera House and an Audience Award winning feature (New Orleans Film Festival.) Camila’s performed her written, devised and cross-disciplinary works at places ranging from London’s Jazz Café to the Whitechapel Gallery and the National Theatre.
Stories read: "My Part in the Collapse of Civilization" by Michael Spring, "Touchdown" by Sam Carter, "Frank's Lucky Day" by Michael Spring, extract from "The Whores' Asylum" by Katy Darby, "Gillespie" by Georgie Codd
Theatre includes playing both the Irish and Jewish mothers of Woody Allen (Pleasance), a lonely chef in Recipe For Success (King's Head), a confused wife in The Boundary (Bridewell), a poison-pen letter writer in Talking Heads (Latchmere) and an impression of The Queen at The Royal Court within Ken Campbell's improvisation troupe. Film includes nasty mother-in-law in Hellbreeder; a florist with hayfever in Something for the Lamppost; and the cannibal cook in Gnaw. Her distinctive voice has been used in a number of films and on radio as Princess Margaret in Brief Lives. A 3-minute showreel can be seen at www.CarrieCohen.co.uk
Stories read: "Mrs. Murdoch and Mr. Smith" by Peter Higgins, "The Suitcase" by Rosalind Stopps, "Pay peanuts, get monkeys" by Magnus Nelson, "Elder Leah" by Hunter Liguore, "Extract from the Time Travellers' Guide - Ch. 7: Tourism" by Liam Hogan, "The Glorious Delores" by Amanda Oosthuizen, "About Christmas" by Carolyn Eden, "Art is Long, Life is Short" by Simon Sylvester, "Letter to Krampus" by Alan Graham.
Charlotte Worthing trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Her theatre work includes roles for The National Theatre of Scotland, Wilton's Music Hall, The Arcola, The Bush and Theatre 503. Charlotte's work in radio includes BBC drama series Chain Gang and The Private Patient. She is also a narrator for RNIB.
Claire has performed extensively on screen, stage and voiceovers. Her work has included roles in feature films (Provoked and Telling Lies which both premiered at Cannes Film Festival and had a world-wide release), stage performances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Soho Theatre and Finborough, and voice overs for the BBC.
Clareine Cronin trained at Drama Studio London. Stage work includes Susan in The Future (Pentameters), Tanya in Paper Thin (Barons Court Theatre) and Eva in Tough Luck (Hen and Chickens). Screen credits include Tiz in Forna, Teresa in Making It Mean Something and The Bill. She is also an experienced voiceover artist. www.clareinecronin.com.
Stories Read: "Ten English Trees" by Danny Birchall, "Some carpets to remain" by Carolyn Eden, "Hunger" by Martin Cummins, "Red" by Tessa North, "Joy" by Alleia Jones, "Tekken 3" by Simon Barker, "The Mushroom Hunters" by James Field, "A Musical Note" by Alan Graham, "Seven Ships" by Liam Hogan
Cliff Chapman is Leicester born, Manx bred and just about getting the hang of London. He's proud to be Liars' League MVP two years running, and can be wooed with red wine, stalked on Twitter @CliffChapman or offered work via www.cliff-chapman.com
Stories read: Kiss-Kill by Steve Wasserman, Investment Opportunities in the Isle of Man by Quintin Forrest, Joe Lean by Bernie Deehan, "Slippage" by Joan Taylor-Rowan, "A Time and Place Unknown" by Jason Jackson, "A Vindication of the Rights of Frankenstein's Creatures" by Niall Boyce, "Sweet Tooth" by Esther Cleverly, "Charlie Parker, not Parker Knoll" by Alan McCormick, "The Creation" by Paul Sweeten, "Bikes" by Paul Robinson, "The Maiden Voyage of Walter Pizarro" by Rob Hawke, "The Flying Man Hypothesis" by Joshan Esfandiari Martin, "The House of my Grandfather" By Krishan Coupland, "The Emperor of the Air"by Peter Saul
Clive Greenwood is currently touring in Up Pompeii, playing Frankie Howerd's role of Lurcio, and appears in two upcoming features, Mob Handed and Alice on Mars. He co-wrote Goodbye: The (after)life of Cook and Moore, which ran at the Gilded Balloon & Leicester Square Theatres and will be seen at the new Museum of Comedy in Jan email@example.com / www.spotlight.com/9094-6721-0711
Stories Read: "Full to Spilling" by Cally Taylor, "Something Missing" by Bobbie Darbyshire, "How to Build a Mass Murderer" by Liam Hogan, "Minuit Noir at the Ali Babar" by Maggie Womersley, "His Lordship in a Mirror" by Brindley Hallam Dennis, Snipe Hunter by Eleanore Etienne, "The Importance of Being Oscar" by Diane Payne, "Everlasting" by Nigel Robinson, "Blessed are the Geek" by Liam Hogan
Daisy Whyte's credits include: Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, a sink estate mum, the ghost of a dead Suffolk farmer and a bonneted Regency lady who ends up at the bottom of a lake. She recently completed a six month national tour of Ashmeed Sohoye's new play Rigged.
Daniel studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City and is a working actor in Film, TV, Stage, Commercials, Radio and Corporate training and entertainment. Recent work includes George W Bush for Channel 4, 17 episodes of a series on iBall TV online, and many more. Contact him at 07958 306186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories Read: "Sharon's Addiction" by Graeme Macfarlane
Danielle trained at Mountview. Her stage credits include My Fair Lady (Cambridge Arts Theatre), The Ripper (New Players Theatre), Honk (George Square), Sweeney Todd (Union Theatre), SpeedDating the Musical (Jermyn Street Theatre), An Act of Twisting (Kings Head Theatre), Tony Blair the Musical (Gilded Balloon), and It’s Only Make Believe (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). Her website is www.daniellefenemore.com
Stories Read: "Are we nearly there yet? by Emily Peddler, "The Door in the Wall" by Sam Carter, "Pitching Quiches" by Sarah Rose Etter, "A Pocket Full of Penguin" by Rosalind Stopps, "This Little Piggy" by Jenny Arnold
David Mildon is an actor and playwright and was a founding member of Liars' League. His stories Worms’ Feast and Red were performed here and appeared in Arachne Press anthologies London Lies and Weird Lies. His play The Flood will be produced at the Hope Theatre Islington this summer.
Stories Read:"The Runner" by Alan McCormick, "Chunk" by Peter Higgins, "Old" by Sammy Wright, "Let There Be Light" by James Smyth, "Me and My Shadow" by Kurt Tidmore, "Quick Little Shot" by Tom Weller, "Lag" by Jim Cogan
David Rees: witty, thoughtful, handsome – can't believe that he gets to write this himself. From the very summit of his capacious intellect to the subtle and tender depths of his lyrical heart, he hopes that you are all able to learn something from him. Or something.
Stories Read: "Last Blood, First Ink" by Liam Hogan
Eileen Pollock: 'in the business' since 1972, her stage career has spanned everything from Brecht to panto, many major Irish companies and two ongoing one-woman shows. Hollywood has also called, if infrequently, and she was a BBC sitcom stalwart in Bread for many years. Currently involved in an exciting international theatre initiative, Truth in Translation, and can also be seen being mean in the recent film short Are You Albert?
Elizabeth Bower graduated from Warwick University and trained at Mountview. She has played Shakespeare's Juliet and Lady Macbeth on stage and recently appeared in the BBC4 film Micro Men and as series regular, Melody Bell in BBC1 drama, Doctors. She narrates children’s adventures for BBC7 and for Short Story Radio. Elizabeth is an official storyteller for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Stories Read: "Lillia in the Whale" by Rebecca Swirsky, "The Escape" by Emily Cleaver, "Manx" by Jamey Genna, "Knob Creek" by Christina Lovelidge, "Icosi Bladed Scissors" by Alex Smith, "Underneath" by Erinna Mettler.
Elizabeth Yuill trained at the Edinburgh Drama College and worked on radio and TV in Scotland. She had a regular role in the RTE soap Harbour Hotel.She has acted at the Edinburgh Festival and various London West End theatres. She teaches Speech and Drama for LAMDA.
Stories Read: "Make Do and Mend" by Alice Hall
Emer O Connor has performed in BBC comedies and devised shows about line dancing, stitching and lust. Emer O Connor at SpotLight
Stories Read: "Getting away with it" by Jill Weinberger
Emile Clarke trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and has appeared on stage at the Bristol Old Vic, as lead Tom Tulliver in The Mill on the Floss, and as Barack Obama. He is represented by Jaffrey Management.
Stories read: Hop Heads by Kit Caless
Emily is half French, half English, and also speaks fluent Spanish. The Road Home, filmed in the Himalayas, was nominated for Best British Short at the British Independent Film Awards. For more information see www.emilylucienne.com
Stories Read:"The Gentleman on the Train" by Nora Nadjarian
Freddie Machin wrote and performed the one-man playWinston on the Run, about Churchill's early years, at the Pleasance Courtyard for the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Along the way he garnered Best Actor at Buxton Fringe as well as being nominated for this year's Writers Guild of Great Britain awards in the Best Play category. He is about to begin work on his first libretto. Acting credits include: Soho Theatre Studio, Shakespeare's Globe, National Theatre Studio and Gifford's Circus.
Frederick Aarons trained at Bretton Hall and at The Isle College, Cambridgeshire. His recent work includes an international tour of Ajax with the Altitude North Theatre Company and Pinter’s The Birthday Party with the 9 Lives Theatre.
Stories Read: "The Porter" by Sarah Brownrigg
Stories Read: "Cages Swinging in the Moonlight" by Tom Conoby
Gloria Sanders trained at Drama Studio London. She also performed The Clock, a devised one-woman show, at the Brighton Fringe, and The White Bear. She is a narrator for the RNIB, and her poetry has been featured in inc.zine and Annexe Magazine. She is chuffed to be lying to you on behalf of the League.
Stories read: Happy Hour by Phillip Gardner, The Domestic Struggles of Nigel, Karen & Rodney by Nicki Le Masurier, Crossing the Line by Anna Mazzola, "Happy Hour" by Phillip Gardner, "Patrick" by Rebecca Clarke, "A Day for the Ducks" by David McGrath
Aged six Greg Page was cast as Joseph in his infant school nativity. Somebody put a tea towel on his head and he became someone else. He hasn't been himself since. He can be contacted through roseberymanagement.com and has no idea what he's done with his keys.
Stories read: "Lie There, My Art" by Richard Smyth, "Legerdemain" by Richard Smyth, and "By the Horns" by Darren Lee, "Rare Meat" by Jonathan Pinnock, "The Apocalypse Breakfast" by Nigel Robinson, "Student Union" by James Holden, "In Tempore Vacuo" by Gordon Collins, "Special Economic Advisers, in Love" by Owen Booth, "Lagly" by Neal Mason (as part of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Prize Readings 2013), "The Queen's Safety" by Cherry Potts, "Good Hope" by Tessa North, "Kassell" by Cherry Potts, "Single, Yellow, Male" by Giles Anderson, "The Swan" by Caroline Greene, "Fairest of Them All" by Lisa Stout.
Hannah trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Theatre credits include Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Joan in Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Battersea Arts Centre) and Biddy in Great Expectations (Brockley Jack Theatre). She has also worked on many films and voiceovers and as a roleplayer.
Stories read: "Emma Cadbury's Voracious Husband" by Mark Pearson
Henrietta’s credits for TV include Doctor Who, Doctors, The Bill and Ultimate Force. Film credits include Run Fatboy Run directed by David Schwimmer. Her theatre work includes performances at The Pleasance Theatre London and Edinburgh in the debut of Who’s Harry, which won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival. Other work includes numerous short films, commercials and voice over.
Stories read: "Forwarde & Bakk" by Toby Smith
James McNeill trained at LAMDA. Theatre includes Wanda’s Visit (New End), Bank (King’s Head), Of Mice And Men (Shaw), The Merchant Of Venice (The Rose, Bankside) and The Cherry Orchard (White Bear). Film includes The Road To Guantanamo, W.E., Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and Hyde Park On Hudson.
Jaz has appeared in a number of stage productions, including Cymbeline for the National Youth Theatre. Film work includes Restless Dust, Cleanskin, and the forthcoming London Town. He is represented by Scott-Niven Associates.
Stories read: "The Honourable Thing" by James Smyth
Jamie Mottershaw is an actor and musician. He trained with East 15 and the Yew Tree performing arts academy, and is now based in Yorkshire.
Stories read: "Gilda" by Nick Garrard
Jane Hollington graduated in Drama from University College, North Wales. She taught Drama in schools and colleges and also worked as an actor/teacher in Theatre in Education. She is currently employed as a role play actor around North Yorkshire. She has done voice over for, and appeared in, training DVDs.
Stories read: "Atwood Pet Food" by Tovah Reed
Stories read: "My Vagina" by Terry Newman
Stories read: "Consommé" by Brindley Hallam Dennis
Jennifer Tan trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Theatre includes In Doggerland (Box of Tricks), Dim Sum Nights (Yellow Earth) and The Chamber of Curiosities (Latitude Festival). She is best known as the voices of Nadia and Jody in the fitness app Zombies, Run! and has been a Liar for many years.
Stories read: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics" by Terry Pearce and Deborah Rosenblum, "The Homecoming" by Joanna Bell, "Now, possibly" by Heidi James, "Do Not Send Help" by Anna Clair, "Greenwich, Noon" by Vincent Kelly
Jo has just returned home after a couple of years touring the country performing roles such as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, Snug the Joiner in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Queen Victoria and "Nursey" in a Blackadder panto. Acting aside, Jo's major passion is her Triumph Legend motorcycle.
Joshan Esfandiari-Martin divides his time between London and Berlin. He multiplies it by double booking. He subtracts it with booze and fags. Blurb on his new film can be found at www.nextfilm.info
Stories read: "Daphne Changes" by Joshan Esfandiari-Martin
Judith Quin trained at The Academy Drama School. She most recently appeared as “an archly villainous Mrs Cheveley” (The Stage) in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Greenwich Playhouse, and a work-shopped new musical directed by Natascha Metherell at The New Wimbledon Studio.
Stories read: "Birds & Butterflies" by C. T. Kingston
Karl trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Theatre credits include: Capulets and Montagues (Royal Shakespeare Company Dell Theatre), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (Arts Ed.), Much Ado About Nothing (Arts Ed.), Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Space) and If I Were You (Old Red Lion Theatre). TV and Film credits include: Lead Balloon (BBC, Open Mike Productions) and Shortcuts 2010 (Arts Ed.)
Stories read: "The Badger Sett" by Alan McCormick.
Katy studied English at Oxford University, where she appeared in over 30 plays in Oxford, Edinburgh and London, and won the Ronny Schwartz scholarship to the Oxford School of Drama. She has also directed several London productions, including the Time Out Critic's Choice comedy Dancing Bears: she prefers being behind the camera but sometimes steps into the limelight.
Stories read: "Beneath the Crape Myrtle" by Amy Nichols, "In the Shadow of the High Gable" by Richard Smyth, "California Burning" by Nicholas Hogg, "A Crowing Hen" by Arike Oke, "Mondegreen" by Esther Cleverly, "Song of the Stapler" by Simon Jones, "Bird in Hand" by Stephanie Brann.
Kevin Potton was born in Scotland of an Irish mother. He studied classical singing at the Royal Academy of Music, London, then acting at East 15. He toured Japan as male principal singer on the Japanese ship, M/S Asuka. He appears in his first feature film in May 2010.
Kieran Knowles trained at LAMDA and Loughborough University. Professional theatre includes: The Exclusion Zone (Southwark Playhouse), Letters to a Loved One (Kidderminster Town Hall/ Podcast) Stitching (The Gallery). Whilst training: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Three Sisters, The Tempest, Meat Money Jesus and A Time to Keep.
Stories read: "Darcy's Progress" by Sam Carter.
Kim is an actress and puppeteer who trained at East 15. Recent credits include Boris and Sergei's Astonishing Freakatorium and CBBC's Strange Hill High. She has also performed Shakespeare at the New Wolsey, Ipswich, taught puppetry in Peru and performed at Glastonbury.
Lee trained at East 15 Acting school for 4 years graduating in 2007. His recent credits include: Yiannis in The Challenging Tide, Theatro Technis, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with the Young Shakespeare Company, and Jack in the feature film ‘Legend of the Alleyman’ currently pending release.
Stories read: "Roadworks" by Simon Jones
Libby Edwards trained at the Bridge Theatre Training Company (Postgrad: Acting), before which she toured in a number of productions for three years. Roles have included Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew, Lady Macbeth, Juliet and Henrietta Iscariot in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Cockpit Theatre. She is also a stage manager and fluent Welsh-speaker. email@example.com
Stories read: "The Great Big O" by Jacqueline Downs
Lin Sagovsky’s credits include talking books, TV narrations and BBC R4/World Service programmes aplenty. She’s equally passionate about taking her actor/playwright background to all corners of the business world via her consultancy Play4Real, helping businesspeople use voice and body to create presence and fun in their working lives.
Stories read: "The Sacred Duty of Mexican Mothers" by Michael McLaughlin, "Deal or No Deal" by Alan McCormick, "The Cold Blue Morning of Gidley Jones" by Brindley Hallam Dennis, "Heaven Must Be Wondering Where You Are" by Craig Calhoun, "Day Trip" by Bill Adelson, "Feathers" by Liam Hogan, "The Last Words of Emanuel Prettyjohn" by Jonathan Pinnock, The Busby Berkeley Academy by Mark Romasko, Comeback Special by E. P. Henderson, Preheating the Oven by David McGrath, Mr. Frost by Liam Hogan
Lisa Rose is an actress/writer/mother – not necessarily in that order, but they all do inform her creativity. She trained at LAMDA and has appeared on stage at the Leicester Haymarket, Tricycle Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and Houghton Tower. On screen she has appeared with such luminaries as John Malcovich, Timothy West and Kate Nelligan.
Lizzie Roper is an actress whose work in TV includes; New Tricks, Coronation St, Shameless, Waterloo Rd, Harry and Paul, Him and Her, The Worst Week of My Life, The Great Outdoors. Her work in film includes; award winning The Arbor, Angus Thongs and Snogging. And her work in theatre; One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with Christian Slater, The Odd Couple with Alan Davies and Bill Bailey.
She trained at Mountview. TV includes EastEnders (BBC1); The Sitcom Trials (ITV), various commercials and independent films including The Ultimate Truth (Best Foreign Film, Long Island) and The Orange Tree (Shooting People's Mobile Cinema). Theatre includes Girls’ Night (UK No1 Tour); Listen to My Heart (Brockley Jack); The Sitcom Trials (Edinburgh 2004 & Tour). She's an experienced voice-over artist.
Stories read: "Takeaway" by Emma Henderson, "His and hers" by Kurt Tidmore, "Product Placement" by Brandley Hallam Dennis, "Sawdust" by Vanessa Thompsett, "A Fortnight of Frost" by Rebecca Skipwith, "Lovesick" by Jeffrey Green, "Upside Down Pudding" by Carolyn Eden, "The Real McCoy" by Cherry Potts , "God's Chair" by Tom Mitchell
Lucie Howard trained at the University of Hull, then at ALRA, where her credits included Dora Spenlow in David Copperfield, Alice Ayres in Closer, and Hazel Conway in Time and the Conways. Since graduating she has filmed Branded, a comedy sketch show pilot, playing various characters, and the horror film Patrol Men. Recent stage credits include Wenoah in Hiawatha (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Kat in Joy Division (Rosemary Branch) and Lulu in Saturday Night (White Bear). She has just finished a rehearsed reading of A Decade Under The Influence at the Young Vic.
Maggie McCourt started working at age 12, and has more than 50 years of professional experience in TV, film, theatre, radio, commercials and musicals and. She is particularly experienced in classic theatre, Shakespeare etc. and has a special talent for comedy. Roles include Andromache and the Wicked Queen in Snow White.
Stories read: "Night" by Gerri George
Stories read: "The Storm" by Jake Stringer
Marc Forde graduated from Keele University. Recent theatre includes: Treasure Island, Silence!, Sinbad, The Wrong Sleep, Tombstone Tales, Small Craft Warnings. He is to be seen shortly in Follies at the Pleasance Theatre. Recent film includes: The Sky in Bloom, Grave Tales, Shoegazer, Stalk Her, Schemata, And Where She Went and the new music video for the band I Like Trains.
Stories read: "Here Comes the Night" by Emily Pedder
Martin Lamb was born in Southport and studied at St John’s College, Oxford and GSMD. A freelance opera singer, actor and director, he has worked for some of the UK’s leading opera companies over the past few years and particularly enjoys developing new writing projects of all kinds.
Stories read: "Things" by Rob Cox, "Jane Bartram's Visitors" by Judy Delin, "The Rage" by Brindley Hallam Williams, "Telephony" by Chris Fyles, "The Man with a Musical Penis" by Sumit Dam, "Listening to Reason" by James Smyth, "Presence" by Bernie Deehan, "Content Management" by Derek Ivan Webster
Guildford School of Acting’s 2007 Principal’s Award Winner, Martine’s theatre credits include Mrs Cheveley in An Ideal Husband, Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Cherie in Bus Stop (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Debbie in Swallow Your Pride (Torbay Pride Festival), Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (No 1 Tour), not to mention various stints as Princess and Fairy in pantomime. A singer also, Martine is a regular guest vocalist in various concert events as well as voiceover artist.
Stories read: "Passing the Spatula" by Stephen Parrish.
Max studied drama at Manchester University and trained at Mountview. Max’s theatre credits include, The Trial (BAC: Total Theatre Award), Peer Gynt (Arcola), Journey’s End (West End), The Devil is an Ass (The White Bear). Max works regularly as a voiceover artist.
Stories read: "The Decision" by Tom McKay, "Why I Never Started Smoking, and Now I Can't Stop" by Vish Chandiramani, "Pete Doherty's Christmas Carol" by Quintin Forrest, "The Crunch" by Michael Spring, "Two Percent" by Chris Fyles, "Dial A For Action" by James Smyth, "The Fan" by Katy Darby, "The Chimney" by Lisa Annelouise Rentz, "If Love were a Triceratops" by David McGrath.
Actor and voiceover artist. Recent theatre includes Romeo and Juliet (Nurse; Leicester Square Theatre). New writing roles include In A Moment (Karen; ADC Theatre); Autumn Leaves (Julie; Barons Court); three roles for experimental company Le Nouveau Guignol; and numerous rehearsed readings. Voiceover clients include BBC Children in Need and educational audio publishers.
Nicky Diss trained at The Bridge TTC. Credits include: The Railway Children (Image Musical Theatre); Two (Dispense Theatre); Arthur of Camelot (Place Theatre, Bedford); Romeo and Juliet (Ashcroft Theatre); Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Space); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol and Cranford at Christmas (Chapterhouse Theatre Company).
Stories read: "Shanghai Boy" by Martin Langley
Patsy Prince trained at RADA and King's College London. Most recently she appeared in Culture Shock, a feature film directed by Steve Balderson which premiered at Raindance 2012. Theatre credits include: Voices From September 11th (The Old Vic), Like Being Killed (Actors’Centre NYC) and Hidden Voices (Paradoxos Theatre Co., National Tour). Her website is www.patsyprince.com
Stories read: "The Museum of the Future" by Richard Meredith, "Automatic Upgrade" by Maggie Womersley, "The Bad Boy" by Emily Cleaver, "The Summer My Mother Made Me Pretend I Was a Lesbian" by Hedy Zimra, "Human Resources" by E. P. Henderson, "Truthteller" by Jeffrey Green, and "Love Says Truth" by Richard Smyth, "Bells of St Clements" by Ian Green
Paul Clarke trained at the Central School and always got cast as a baddie or a monster. Or, for a bit of variety, a bad monster. Now a photographer, technologist and occasional performer, he finds the League's stories islands of relative sanity in his life.
Stories read: "Love is a Frozen God" by Josh McDonald, "Tries to Cook and Eat Gordon Ramsay" by Francois Castile, "The Patience of a Saint" by Jonathan Pinnock, "Christmas Future" by Niall Boyce, "Alternative Navigations" by Nichol Wilmor, "The Torture Orchestra" by Sarah Ellender, "Black Holes, White Dwarfs" by Sam Carter, "The Baron and the Porcelain Throne" by Peter Browning, "Ten Years On" by Rob Ganley, "Rowly's Rabbit" by Graeme McFarlane, "An Account of Six Poisonings" by Nichol Wilmor, "Foul" by Jack Fox, "Hélène and Desire" by Joshan Esfandiari Martin, "The Miller's Tale" by Richard Smyth, "Colours" by Graham Buchan, "God Grant me the Serenity" by Owen Booth, "Musique" by Barry McKinley, "Palio" by Liam Hogan, "Call Centre" by Graham Buchan, "Vertigo" by Ian Green, "Obviously 3 Believers" by Darren Lee, "Rock Bottom" by David McGrath, "Gerald the Absolute Swine" by Geoffry Heptonstall.
Peter Noble was born in a South African valley, lovely beyond any singing of it. Hippie musicians dragged him from an idyllic childhood, running barefoot through rich and matted grass with his dog, Bartok, to vegetarian communes from California to India, via Lisbon, London and Findhorn. He likes telling stories.
Stories read: "Princess" by Atar Hadari, "The Subcontractor's Assistant" by Gawain Griffiths, "Archive of Ivan Dragoyevich" by Alan Graham, "The Last Thing Ever Lost" by James Smyth, "Paternoster" by Richard Smyth, "The Ghost Story" by Niall Boyce.
Rachel came to London from Canada to get her BA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. She graduated last year, and traveled around the country for nine months playing Juliet with Pilot Theatre. Back in London she’s thrilled to be part of Liars League because stories are where it’s at.
Stories read: "How the Elephant Fell" by Liam Hogan
Ray Newe appeared recently at The National Theatre in The Enchantment, directed by Paul Miller. Other theatre work includes Breezeblock Park at the Liverpool Playhouse, Blackmusicab at The Lyric, Hammersmith and has devised and performed several shows with Stan's Café Theatre. Television credits include Murphys Law, Eyes Down and Brookside. Ray will be featured in a docudrama about London Underground being screened this December as part of Channel Four's Inside Stories series.
Rhik Samadder's first job was the title role in The Indian Boy (Royal Shakespeare Company). Recent credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet Unzipped (Salisbury Playhouse). Film work includes Chemical Wedding (Warner Bros, Cannes '08), and radio includes Urban Scrawl for Theatre 503. Rhik is also a writer and works at the Guardian.
Rob Witcomb graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2005, receiving the postgraduate acting prize. He made his motion picture debut opposite McKenzie Crook and Gemma Arterton in 2008's Britcom Three & Out as a violent West Cumbrian called Gary and has gone on to appear on television nationwide in various programmes and commercials. In theatre, he has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad in roles from Shakespearean clowns and villains to real life celebrities in NewsRevue. He is currently writing and devising a new sketch TV & radio pilot called Fold Up which premieres later this year.
Stories read: "On the Catching and Cooking of Magical Folk" by Juleigh Howard-Hobson
Sabina Cameron trained at ArtsEd and since graduating has appeared in Waking the Dead for the BBC, The Bill for ITV, and most recently she filmed the feature The Arbiter which is currently in post-production.
Stories read: "Bedtime Stories" by Lane Ashfeldt, "Numbers Nine and Ten" by Amy Nichols, "Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions" by Jonathan Pinnock, "A Single Bullet" by PJ Conehan, "Something Exotic" by CT Kingston, "Throwing Heavy Leather" by Lauren Frankel, "Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Whatever" by Darren Lee
Sarah Feathers trained at East 15. Theatre work includes All You Ever Needed (Hampstead Theatre), A Hard Day’s Month (Rose Theatre, Kingston), 26 (BAC), Moll Flanders (Southwark Playhouse) and The Winter's Tale (Courtyard Theatre). Film includes Coulda Woulda Shoulda, Feeling Lucky and More Than Words. TV: The Real King Herod.
Stories read: "The Love Machines" by Niall Boyce, "Dara" by Jessica Lot, and "The Hand in the Dark" by C.T. Kingston, "Gratuity" by David Bausor, "Mesquite" by Jessica Roth, "Hungry Boys" by Jim Minton, "The Pilot's Wife" by Krishan Coupland, "Instructions for Burying Your Best Friend" by Liz N. Clift, "Santa's Christmas Snowstorm" by Alan Graham, "Elevator Pitch" by Mike Clarke, "Karma" by Stephanie Brann, ""Kinky Sue" by Amy Eddings, "Rudolph the Red-Faced Reindeer" by Peter Saul.
Sarah trained at the Poor School and is an experienced voice actor. Recent audio books include Separate Beds by Elizabeth Buchan (Audiogo); Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas (BBC North America); Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier (Harper Collins). Other recent/forthcoming work includes The Fever by Wallace Shawn (Brighton Festival, May 2011) and All Men are Whores by David Mamet (October 2011), both Saltpeter Productions.
Stories Read: "Pampas Grass" by James Holden, "Games I've played and the people I've played them with" by Nathan Good, "Bay and Michelle" by Regina Freedman.
Winner of the 2010 & 2008 Audible Unabridged AudioBook of the Year Award, Saul has narrated over 50 TV documentaries for Sky History Channel. Nominated Best Actor in 2001, Saul’s one-man storytelling programme has toured 36 cities in 7 countries, including Off Broadway and off West End, London.
Sean Patterson trained at RADA. He has appeared in the West End in Michael Frayn's Look Look and The Royal Baccarat Scandal. For the company aboard the QM2 he has appeared in Richard III, Great Expectations andConfusions. On TV Sean has appeared in London's Burning, The Bill, Peak Practice and Mosley.
Since graduating from Birmingham, Sharron Byrne has toured the UK and abroad in plays and musicals with companies including Riding Lights, Jasperian Theatre and Il Palchetto. Favourite roles include Kate in Taming of the Shrew at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. She has just finished The Magnetic Lady with Lights of London.
Stories Read: "Still Life with Shirt and Sheep" by Kay Sexton
Silas Hawkins is continuing the family voiceover tradition (he is the son of Larry the Lamb and Earnest the Policeman). Recent credits include the narration of a 4-part documentary on Latin music for the BBC and the voicing of a singing pink alien frog thingy for animated children's series Wonderpets.
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Stories Read: "The View from Under the Table" by Lee Reynoldson, "Haiku Short, Parakeet Prawns, Konichiwa Peter" by Lee Reynoldson, "Deep Trouble" by Anthony Malone, "Stag vs Sandal" by Iain Laurie, "True Crime" by Richard Meredith, "Commuters' Tails" by Liam Hogan, "Bob, Justbob" by Liam Hogan, "Masks" by Paul Blaney, "One Luxury" by Richard Meredith, "Rat" by Liam Hogan, "Intensive Care" by Ann Brady, "OK" by Sammy Wright, "This Isn't Heat" by Richard Smyth, "Always" by Nichol Wilmor, "Derby of Lost Souls" by Barry McKinley, "Heriot" by Richard Smyth, "Zwo" by Alan Graham, "Belgian Passion" by Agnieszka Dale, "Chaperones" By David Lewis, "The Job" by Maggie Veness, "The Twelve 0'Clock" by Liam Hogan, "My Last Friday Night John Race" by David McGrath, "Sweet Krampusnacht" by Samantha Braham.
Sophie will be seen later this year playing Rebecca Locke in a series called The Paradox, a project which she helped devise as a short film in 2011. She is involved in several new writing initiatives in London. Her professional credits span the full spectrum of theatre, TV, commercials, film, voice over, rehearsed readings and most recently role play. www.sophiemorrissheppard.com.
Stephen Bellamy trained at Bretton Hall and has acted professionally nationwide. Previous credits include ‘Don John’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Ralph’ in Bouncers and ‘Joseph’ in the critically-acclaimed Hitch. Further to this, Stephen has written and performed his own one-man show, My Karma ran over My Dogma, and is currently putting the finishing touches to his first full-length play, Jeff. He’d like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.
Stories Read: "The Work Is Not God's" by Richard Smyth
Stories Read: "Truth, Music & NikkiSexKitten" by Jason Jackson, "This is why we walk" by Richard Koworld, "The Notting Hill Punisher" by Quintin Forrest, "For Your Ears Only" by Bartle Sawbridge, "The Player" by Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle, "Just Me and My Goldfish" by Mi L Holliday, "Plain as print" by PJ Carnehan
Steve Wedd is a veteran of Liars' League. As an actor he works largely in the corporate and voice fields, finding sweet release for some of his pent-up urges in cultural oases such as the Liars' League events.
Stories Read: "The Good Neighbour" by Maggie Womersley, "The Snowstorm" by Josh McDonald, "Sour Notes"by Todd Wheeler,"The Devil's Lies" by Kachi A. Ozumba, "At prayer in the madhouse with Kit Smart" by Gregory Norminton, "When Scrabble Goes Bad" by Clare Sandling, "Funny Strange" by Jim Murdoch, "The Workers on the Cross" by Brindley Hallam Dennis, "Cooking with Chicken" by David Gill, "Rabbit's Foot Ralph" by M. L. Stedman, "Around Here" by Helen Silverstein, "Not a Fucking Hope" by Maire Cooney, "Redeployment" by Phil Klay, "Telling It Like It Is" by James Smyth, "Meatheads" Dean Kisling.
Susan Crothers trained at E15 and has worked extensively for BBC Radio and in theatre both in Ireland and London. Recently she has performed for the Lyric Theatre Belfast, Arcola Theatre (Miniaturists), Pic N Mix Festival (Belfast) and has also just filmed the short Golden Boy in Berlin.
Susan Moisan graduated last year from Drama Studio London. Credits: Lady Agatha Proudcock in Oswald's Return at the OSO Arts Centre; We Are Gods (White Bear Theatre); Hatchepsut in Zipporah (George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths); and Central Film School's short film The Factory. She has also played a number of roles in new writing for radio. She will shortly be appearing as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Trifle Productions).
Susannah has enjoyed a full and varied career. She most recently appeared on stage with International Illusionist Bonidi as assistant - Lady of Mystery. Previous theatre Credits include: Venus in Venus and Mars and Other Myths of Mr and Ms – Edinburgh Festival 2009. Feste in Twelfth Night and Adele Varens in Jane Eyre, both on tour with Black Ram Theatre Company. The title role in Pinocchio - national tour.
Stories Read: "Narky Jack" by Michael Spring
Susannah Holland trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She played Mariane in Tartuffe at The Bristol Old Vic, and Grace in A Day in The Death of Joe Egg. Most recently she was Irina in The Three Sisters at The Theatre Museum.
Theatre credits include: Macbeth (National Tour), Miniaturists (Arcola Theatre), A Big Day for the Goldbergs (New End Theatre), Who Will Carry the Word? (Courtyard Theatre) Moll Flanders (Southwark Playhouse), Soho Streets (Soho Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Greenwich Playhouse), & Theatre Souk (Theatre Delicatessen). Suzanne regularly narrates for RNIB Talking Books.
Stories Read: "Ringtone" by Harry Whitehead, "Snow Business" by Richard Meredith, "The Kandy Kottage" by Joan Osbaldeston, "One Year On" by Joanne L.M. Williams, White Van Men by David McGrath, "The Memory Man" by Jim Cogan,
Terence Anderson has been acting now for over ten years. He has played Jean in Bonnie Greer’s play Jitterbug; Eddie in John La Manchuria’s The Wild Party; Aide Williams in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Ivan & Johnson in Benjamin Zephaniah’s De Botty Business. Recent film appearance: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre.
Thomas Judd recently graduated from Drama Studio London. He is currently appearing as Oberon in a touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Young Shakespeare Company.
Tim Aldrich has written and edited magazine articles and several books including Making the Net Work and About Time. He also advised on the writing of Taking Liberties, the book of the Bafta-nominated documentary. A short story writer and performer, Tim regularly hosts Liars' League events.
Stories Read: "A Short Story on the Theme of War and Peace" by Ted Sandling
Tom studied at the Poor school in Kings cross where he graduated in 2001 and has been appearing in theatre and tv shows since, including a ten month UK tour of Roy Williams' play Sing yer heart out for the lads and short stints on Hollyoaks and The Bill.
Tom Sykes is an actor-cum-psychotherapist-in-training. Theatrical highlights over the last decade: Stoppard in Shanghai, Shaw in Vienna, Christie in The West End, Wilde in Wycombe, Darby in Hampstead, Reza outdoors, and Shakespeare all over. Also various mad, bad and weird celluloid incarnations.
Stories Read: "Sal and Me, and Big D's War" by Brindley Hallam Dennis
Evening Standard Award nominee for A Man for All Seasons, he’s performed all over the world with award-winning all-male Shakespeare company, Propeller, playing Bottom, Feste, Autolycus and Tranio. TV includes Coronation Street, Holby City, Midsomer Murders, EastEnders & The Bill. He is also a radio and voiceover artist.
Stories Read: "Wheel ruts in the snow" by Brindley Hallam Dennis, "She Doesn't Know How Tough It's Been" by Sebastian Aston, "Something Wicked" by Richard Smyth, "Nobody Leaves Hungry" by Graeme McGregor, "Gone Away Boy" by Courttia Newland, "The Last Words of Emanuel Prettyjohn" by Jonathan Pinnock, "The Glorious Count" by Alan Graham, "Upwards Behind the Onstreaming the Dark Silvers in the Moonlight" by Philip Suggars, "PTSD" by Caroline Greene, "Rat Pie Man" by Stephanie Brann, "The Power of Love" by Alan Graham,
Since graduating from drama school, "The Actor Works," last summer, Tricia Stewart has enjoyed a busy year of acting, singing and even a bit of directing. An original Scottish lassie, Tricia is still amazed daily by how much fun one can have and still call it a job!
Will Everett is a journalist who occasionally finds himself on stage. He is very happy to be part of the Liars' League.
Will Goodhand is the only man to make multiple-adventurer of kids’ cartoon fame Mr Benn jealous: Internet entrepreneur, radio DJ, Beauty & the Geek star and etiquette coach to Britain's Next Top Models, Will regularly performs stand-up and story-readings on the London circuit: for details of upcoming gigs, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories Read: "ChronoCrisis3000" by Andrew Lloyd-Jones, "The Alminian Dragon of Tureq" by David Varela, "Lavender Bunny and the Big Brother House" by Quintin Forrest, "Lab Rat" by Diane Payne, "The Madness in Me" by Robert Marriott, "i/o error" by Sumit Dam, "Lavender Bunny and Celebrity Come Dine With Me" by Quintin Forrest, "Remembrance Day" by Liam Hogan, "Becalmed" by Chris Fyles, "Fucking Hippies" by Samuel Wright, "So Fast and So Far" by Chas Warren, "Posh Dishes" by James Holden, "Lavender Bunny and the Ninth Circle" by Quintin Forrest, "Big Boys' Games" by Rob Mukherjee, "Morality Laws for Wild Animals Aboard Noah's Ark" by Jody Callahan.