The Cast...

Angie Smith
Sally Driscoll
Michael Sherwin
John Barrett

Born in Portsmouth and trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, Angie began her professional career playing a Witch in a holiday camp puppet theatre in Devon.

 

Since then she has enjoyed a varied career including weekly rep at Chesterfield, Christmas seasons at Horsham Arts Centre in The Wizard of Oz and Annie, toured the country with productions as diverse as Rebecca, Murder on the Nile, Nightcap and Rough Crossing and playing Julia in The Rivals and Lily Clarkson in A Pin to See the Peepshow. Touring has also taken her as far as Japan and the Philippines with Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera, as well as closer to home with nationwide tours of Bazaar and Rummage and Scrooge the Musical.

 

West End appearances include playing Mrs Cratchit in Scrooge the Musical at the Dominion with Anthony Newley and Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap, as well as Deadly Nightcap and Lettice and Lovage.

 

Recent work includes Nurse Paisley in the national tour of Mindgame, Helen in a national tour of Nightmare Room, Sheila in Suddenly at Home, Anne in Stagestruck, Julia in The Ghost Train, Moira in Murder Live!, Stacey in The Gentle Hook, Susan in Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind, Meip in A Diary of Anne Frank, Betty in Wife Begins at 40, understudy for Mrs Robinson on a nationwide tour of The Graduate, Jane in the two-hander Killing Time, Mary in How the Other Half Loves, Mari Hoff in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and The Duchess in Wyrd Sisters,

 

Television and radio credits include Sex, Lies and Online Dating, The Bill, David Rudkin's Interrogations for Central TV, Crimewatch, Live and Kicking, A Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, Angels, Juliet Bravo, items for local radio, the short film Heavy Petting and Radio 2's recording of Scrooge the Musical.

 

An experienced and accomplished workshop trainer and facilitator, Angie lives in Bedfordshire where she runs a successful roleplay training company with her husband.

Mark Huckett
Mark Driscoll

Michael Sherwin was born in Birmingham and trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. His theatrical career began shortly afterwards at Worthing Rep, where he appeared in 84 Charing Cross Road, Spring and Port Wine and The Circle. He has toured extensively, with productions of The Graduate, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, Spring and Port Wine, Romantic Comedy, Whodunnit, Widow's Weeds, Privates on Parade and Scrooge the Musical. Michael has also spent time with the English Shakespeare Company, working on their productions of Coriolanus and A Winters Tale.

 

West End productions include Scrooge the Musical, Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera, Lettice and Lovage with Dame Maggie Smith and the role of Giles in The Mousetrap. He has also travelled to the Far East with Phantom, and to Japan and Norway with Yukio Ninagowa's production of Peer Gynt and appeared at the King's Head in Dear Brutus. His television credits include Crimewatch, Bleak House, Murphy’s Mob and Shine on Harvey Moon.

 

Recent credits include playing Farquhar in Mindgame both on tour and at The Ambassadors in the West End, Wim in Saved for ITV, half of a troubled couple in Sex, Lies and Online Dating for Channel 5 and productions of Arsenic and Old Lace, Houseguest, One for the Road, Parlour Song, The Ghost Train, Fatal Encounter, Murder Weapon and The Gentle Hook for the Theatre Royal Nottingham Thriller Rep Season, Chesterfield Pomegranate and at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

 

Twenty two years ago, Michael successfully branched out into the business world, setting up a company with his wife providing actors for roleplay and training purposes. They now manage a database of over 750 roleplayers and work with corporate clients across the country. 

Karen Henson
Director

Theatre credits include: Alan in Time and the Conways(Ticking Clock Productions), MacNamara in David Almond's Wild Girl, Wild Boy(Pop Up Theatre), the Unamed Man in Eastbourne Theatre's production of Ray Cooney's Funny Money, Mallarkey in Noah's Ark(Oxford Touring Theatre Company) and Jeremiah in Matches for Monkeys(Chelsea Theatre). For Tabs Productions, Mark has played Ross in Macbeth, Albert in Mort, Mustrum Ridcully in Lords and Ladies, Bruce in Blue/Orangeand Himself (sort of...) in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare...Abridged, Charles Stanton in Dangerous Corner, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimperneland Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace. He has also played the Father in Not Now Bernard and Other Monster Stories(New Perspectives), Cliff in Look Back in Anger(Vienna's English Theatre), Norman in Dinnerladies: Second Helpings(The Comedy Theatre Company), Smee in Peter Panat Theatre by the Lake in Keswick and Actor 2 in Handbagged (the English Theatre Frankfurt). In the West End Mark understudied and appeared as Man 1 and 2 in The 39 Stepsat the Criterion Theatre, as well as understudying on The Mentalists(Wyndham's Theatre) and Quiz (Noel Coward Theatre).

 

On screen, Mark played Dad in the short film My Dad & Spike (Dir. Murat Kebir) which won Best Foreign Drama Film at the International Family Film Festival 2011, and the title role in Gorka (Dir. Claudio Ravanelli.)

Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School many moons ago and in1989, alongside Adrian Lloyd James, set up Tabs Productions. 2017 sees Tabs Prods. 137th production!

Most recently, she has directed The Nightmare Room for a national tour and A Touch of Danger for the Nottingham Theatre Royal Thriller Season

Karen’s Directing credits include: 

For Tabs Productions: Not About Heroes, A Life in the Theatre,  Anatol, Decadence, Love Letters (with Colin Baker and Sandra Dickinson), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Two, Tomfoolery, Single Spies, School Dinners, Blue Remembered Hills, Perfect Pitch, Cleo, Camping Emmanuelle and Dick, The Turn of the Screw, Dorian Gray, Art, Blue/Orange, Bedroom Farce, Relatively Speaking, Taking Steps, Wyrd Sisters, Lords and Ladies, Mort, The Final Twist, Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth, Raining Men, Double, Double, Trust and Madness, Veronica’s Room, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth (nominated Best Touring Production – Manchester Evening News Awards), Romeo and Juliet, Dirty Dusting, Murderous Liaisons, Travels With My Aunt, Murderer, The Caretaker, The Night Before Christmas, Fatal Encounter, Rudolph to the Rescue, Stage Struck, Santa’s Space Spectacular, Mindgame, Sleuth, Two and Two Make Sex, Dial M for Murder, Dangerous Corner, Marie Lloyd and the Music Hall Murder, Sleighed to Death, The Nightmare Room, Touch of Danger.

For Rumpus Theatre Company:  Art, The Mating Game, Bit Between the Teeth, Run for Your Wife, Dracula’s Guest, Wife Begins at Forty, Funny Money, Caught in the Net, Funny Money, Captain Murderer, Neville’s Island, Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Fear, Captain Murderer Sign of the Times, Bedside Manners, The Haunted Dolls House, Look Who’s Talking, Treasure Island.

For Colin McIntyre Productions: Towards Zero, Taking Steps. 

For Bridge Theatre Company: The Hollow. Assoc. Director – Extravaganza Productions: Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington. Arts University of Bournemouth: Seasons Greetings. Guest Director, Chesterfield Studios: The Curse of the Sorcerer and Legally Blonde.

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