Below is an alphabetic list of all those who have been involved in Theatrephonic.
Emmeline Braefield – Creator of Theatrephonic
During the 2020 pandemic, the ensuing creative withdrawal led Emmeline to dig up some old scripts she had never had the nerve to do anything about. Finding that they weren’t as terrible as she feared, but knowing that live theatre was going to be a difficulty, she asked her talented friends and colleagues if they wanted to do some socially distanced recording. Thus Theatrephonic was born.
Emmeline graduated from Royal Holloway University with a degree in Drama and French, then continued her acting training at Birmingham Theatre School.
She is a grade 8 singer (ABRSM), performing regularly with Amicantus choir. She also holds advanced performance combat qualifications with the APC.
|Ghost Hunt (Patreon Bonus)||Writer/Performer||19.10.2021|
|Anniversary – Shadow of a Dream||Director||20.08.2021|
|Anniversary – Triumvirate||Director/Emmble/Greeter||18.08.2021|
|Anniversary – In the West||Writer||16.08.2021|
|Anniversary – Q||Director / Nurse||12.08.2021|
|Anniversary – The Private Investigator||Director||12.08.2021|
|Would Kafka Kill a Cockroach?||Director||30.07.2021|
|Just the Place for a Snark||Director||16.07.2021|
|Last Minute Play||Writer/Director/Sarah/Laura||18.06.2021|
|A Little Chicken||Director||11.06.2021|
|Put to Sea||Director/Mils||04.06.2021|
|The Phantom Bagpiper||Director||14.05.2021|
|Epic Win V: Cooper’s Return||Writer/Director||23.04.2021|
|Picturing the Past||Director/Amy||12.03.2021|
|Hoping for Butterflies||Simone||01.01.2021|
|Old Hobb’s Xmas Adventure||Director||18.12.2020|
|Self-Respecting Criminals||Writer/Director/Twitchy Tara||04.12.2020|
|Dungeons & Dentures||Writer/Director||20.11.2020|
|In the Dark||Director/Felicity||23.10.2020|
|Murder in Mind||Writer/Director/DI Mark||11.09.2020|
|HS Flume (Newstime)||Writer/Director||14.08.2020|
|Come Again Another Day||Writer/Director/Blaise||14.08.2020|
|Theatrephonic Theme Tune||Singer||12.08.2020|
Amicantus Choir – Music
Formed from a group of good friends, Amicantus is a synergy of some of the best voices and musical talent in the Warwickshire area.
They are available for everything from weddings to corporate events to almost any kind of function. Just contact them via email or Twitter to discuss your requirements.
|Old Hobb’s Xmas Adventure||Music||18.12.2020|
Jeremy Barlow – Actor
Theatre work includes: Shoot The Bugger (Firebox Theatre); Alice’s Tea Party, Aladdin and Snow White (All for Head2Head Theatre); Don Q and The Government Inspector (Both for Flintlock Theatre), The Snow Queen (Pegasus Theatre), Oh! What a Lovely War (Guildford Theatre Company), Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin (Young Vic) and Young Dick Barton: The Devil Wears Tweed and Young Dick Barton: The Making of a Legend (both for the Croydon Warehouse).
|Birthday Surprise||Rob / Keith||12.02.2021|
Tom Black – Announcer / Actor
Elliott Bornemann – Actor
Geraldine Brennan – Actor
Geraldine loves contributing to the new writing scene as an actor and writer and her voice was heard in the Sainsbury’s 2020 Christmas campaign. She has performed regularly in The Space’s ScriptSpace online season during lockdown and played the Giant Seal and Mrs Claus in The Space live stream Christmas 2020 production of The Saving of Santa. She also performs regularly with Shake-Scene Shakespeare (2021 roles include Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V). Geraldine also writes solo performance pieces (most recently Art History at the Tristan Bates, London in February 2020) and co-curated a series of solo performance events, Monorogue, at the Old Red Lion and Hen and Chickens in London. Other stage credits include Anfisa in The Three Sisters, Alonso in The Tempest (Cockpit Theatre) and Die Alte in A Bright Room Called Day (Bath Fringe Festival). Film includes Bardo with Feature One and Hi, How Are You? with Valmore Productions (supporting roles). Geraldine trained with the Actors Temple and the Salon:collective.
Fran Burgoyne – Actor
Fran Burgoyne is an actor and voice artist. Stage work includes almost playing Girl in Theatre Hullabaloo’s Baba Yaga (postponed by the pandemic), the deliciously awful Natasha in Three Sisters (Union Theatre), the youngest of The Railway Children and the oldest wife in Communicating Doors (Leatherhead and Swannage rep), and the world’s worst tour guide in the ground-breaking immersive show Madhouse Re:Exit (Access All Area’s). She can be heard on Audible reading The Ordshaw series – an urban fantasy series with really great monsters and seriously rude fairies. She can be seen talking to herself on her Instagram.
Jackie Carreira – Writer
Jackie is an award-winning playwright, novelist, musician and designer. She has twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama, and was shortlisted for the Fringe Guru Audience Choice Award at the Brighton Fringe. She is Artistic Director at QuirkHouse Theatre, an independent company she founded with her husband, actor AJ Deane. She lives in Suffolk in a house apparently owned by two cats. They allow her to keep a lot of books, as long as she keeps feeding them.
Tristan Carter – Actor
Tristan trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, has a Theatre Studies Degree from Rose Bruford University and a Teaching Diploma from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He is the Director and Head of Acting at Curtain Up Theatre School and Bath School of Acting and has an extensive directing CV from Dr Faustus to Les Miserables for both youth and adult groups.
Tristan also has varied acting credits including commercial, theatre, corporate, promenade and screen.
Curtain Up Instagram
John Cooper-Evans – Actor
John trained at Glyndwr University.
He is an Actor Combatant with the APC
Danica Corns – Actor
Danica is an actress, producer and theatre maker from Wednesbury, West Midlands. After studying acting at Arts Educational Schools London, she co-founded theatre company Wonderbox.
With Wonderbox, she has produced and developed a series of feminist theatre pieces including A Womb of One’s Own, (Trying out new) Material Girl and FFS! (Feminist Fable Series).
Recent credits include Late Night Horror (Pleasance London) and audio play Night Shift (Calling the Shots / BBC New Creatives).
Zoe Cunningham – Actor
Rebecca Daines – Actor
Rebecca is an actor, singer, and advanced level actor combatant with the APC. Her specialist areas include theatre in the community, Shakespeare, feminist theatre, musicals, and improvisation. Rebecca is new to sound and voice work and is excited to be a part of it.
|Old Hobb’s Xmas Adventure||Emily/Crabby||18.12.2020|
AJ Deane – Actor
Actor, director, VO artist and classically-trained singer AJ performed with the National Youth Music Theatre, Suffolk Young People’s Theatre, Suffolk Opera and the Oxford Stage Company, before training at Middlesex University. He founded QuirkHouse Theatre Company with his wife: writer & musician Jackie Carreira, in 2014, and is a Director of the Bank arts centre in Eye.
Jeannie Dickinson – Actor
Henry Douthwaite – Actor
Tom Eastwood – Actor
Maisie Ellen – Actor
Nigel Foster – Writer
Nigel was born into a family with significant focus on the performing arts – music, drama and radio broadcasting – although largely on the amateur side. Nigel spoke his first lines on stage at the age of 9, and subsequently took increasingly major roles each year throughout his school career, acting in Shakespeare, Gilbert & Sullivan, Oscar Wilde, and – during his first year at Uni – in Georg Buchner. Fate took a twist when he dropped out of Uni, and he found himself instead pursuing a career in business management, all his subsequent performances then being purely within the family. This opportunity to write for Theatrephonic is his first ever venture into script writing.
Helen Fullerton – Actor
Helen is delighted to be working with Theatrephonic. It was Emmeline who introduced her to podcasts around 18 months ago when they worked together in Rain or Shine theatre‘s As You Like It. So it feels exciting to be working on these audio plays together.
Recent performances include: Aunt Lil by Catherine O’Hanlon; Eppie by Burtie Welland. On podcasts you can hear her in a recent bonus episode of The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret (a Terry Pratchett discworld podcast) playing the Granny Wetherwax inspired “Crone”. And out on the 29th April 2021 she has several cameos on the Musical pirate podcast The Ballad of Anne and Mary by Longcat Media.
Mollie Fyfe-Taylor – Actor
Mollie trained at Birmingham Theatre School.
She is also a singer and plays the ukelele.
Mollie founded Second Best Bed Theatre Company, which produces role-reversal Shakespeare, offering up a new perspective on his works.
Jack Gavin – Actor
Jack Gavin is an artist and sometimes actor based in London. Credits include A Christmas Carol, Sevenoaks playhouse, Macbeth/Much ado about nothing, Cambridge Shakespeare festival and Sugar and Spice, Austrian national tour.
Jack sells original artworks as well as taking commissions, his main area of interest is in portraiture and figurative work. Details can be found at jackgavin.art
|No Harm Done||Elliott||22.10.2021|
Kaitlin Howard – Actor
Kaitlin is a professional actress, director and singer who trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. In 2014 she won a Studio Theatre Award and a Manchester Theatre Award for her performance in the one woman show The Alphabet Girl. She is also a Senior Stage Combat Instructor and Examiner with The Academy of Performance Combat, and one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors.
Sally Hyde Lomax – Actor
Having been a jobbing actor for over twenty years, two years ago Sally returned to drama school to do the MA acting course at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
She has co-developed a film with a difference about Alzheimer’s, written by Vanessa McCartney: Confessions of a Memory Thief.
Confessions of a Memory Thief can be watched here
|Anniversary – Q||Aria||12.08.2021|
|Donor Consent: A Short Story||Narrator||04.12.2020|
|Dungeons & Dentures||Bertha||20.11.2020|
|Come Again Another Day||Gale||14.08.2020|
Barbara Jennings – Writer
Barbara is a retired librarian with a lifelong love of words. She lives in Kent with her husband and a lot of books.
Carolyn S. Jones – Writer
Carolyn has been a full-time writer for TV, radio and theatre for over twenty years, including contemporary, historical and political drama, and children’s television.
She was a regular writer on the TV police series, The Bill, The Archers and Radio 4, and is now working with BBC TV Doctors.
She wrote Tales from the Edge as a series of monologues featuring characters who find themselves living at the edge of society. Filmed by the actors themselves at home in lockdown, you can watch the entire series via the website.
In children’s television, she wrote episodes for CBBC’s BAFTA-winning Pig Heart Boy and received BAFTA and Royal Television Society nominations for her own original Victorian mystery drama, Shadowplay.
Tom Jordan – Actor / Writer
As an actor, Tom’s recent credits include Dracula and A Christmas Carol for Truestory Theatre Company. As a director he has worked on various Shakespeare plays, a ghost story and a series of classic novels and novellas turned comedy… As a fight choreographer Tom’s recent credits include ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ – RSC, ‘Timon of Athens’ – RSC, ‘Macbeth’ – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, ‘Frankenstein’ – Truestory, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – Handlebards, ‘Hamlet’ – Handlebards.
He is an experienced Stage Combat Instructor, recognised as an RSC Associate Practitioner and also works regularly as an acting tutor for the Institute of Contemporary Theatre.
Rob Keeves – Actor
Rob Studied at The Bridge Theatre Training Company.
He holds advanced performance combat qualifications with the APC.
Rob also runs The Growlery which builds sets and other projects.
Lydia Kenny – Actor / Writer / Director / Composer
Lydia is a saxophonist and actor-musician. She is currently studying for a BASc in Arts and Sciences at University College London.
|Anniversary – In the West||Director||16.08.2021|
|Anniversary – Q||Writer||12.08.2021|
|Anniversary – The Private Investigator||Laura Tierney / Saxophone||12.08.2021|
|Orchid Fields||DS Casey||07.05.2021|
|Hoping for Butterflies||Writer/Director/composer||01.01.2021|
|Murder in Mind||Isabella Radcliffe||11.09.2020|
Danielle Lade – Actor / Writer / Director
Danielle worked in radio in 2012 and is delighted to be returning to audio drama with Theatrephonic. She is currently working with a fellow criminologist practitioner in Los Angeles on a syllabus for ‘Criminal Profiling as a Theatrical tool’, and runs workshops on the subject, most recently for Shoebox Theatre. She is also working with a European team on an educational programme that she created currently called the CLADE process, hoping to bring mental health to the forefront of school age learning.
As well as her passion for education, Danielle has been Company Director (and resident Tweeter) for Rain or Shine Theatre Company since 2015 and runs The Action Emporium, providing Stage Combat and Theatrical events and training. She writes for ‘Gaming Mommies’ magazine in the US and is one third of the Paranormal Podcast Paranormal Tourists.
Jonathan Legg – Actor
Recent acting credits include VESTIGE (Hopwood Films), Winner Best Actor CKF International Film Festival 2020, Winner Best Acting Duo Hollywood Blood Horror Festival 2020; TO BUILD A WOODEN O (Malvernbard), The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Recent directing credits include MEDEA (Worcester Young Rep); Macbeth (Tread the Boards) WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Rain or Shine); SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME (Tread the Boards); AS YOU LIKE IT (Rain or Shine); TWELFTH NIGHT (Worcester Rep); LOST THE PLOT (Malvernbard/Worcester Rep); RICHARD III (Tread the Boards). Jon has also presented and produced on BBC local and National radio.
Jayne Lloyd – Actor
Jayne trained at Rose Burford College (RBDip Ed) and University of Kent (BA Hons) She started Rain or Shine Theatre Company in 1998 and has produced every play since, as well as acting in most of them!
Tilly Lunken – Writer
Tilly Lunken is a writer and dramaturg. Graduate of the Royal Court YWP and Criterion WP. BA from the Melbourne University and MA Creative Writing from UEA. Recent credits: World King (Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre), Beastly Belle (Norwich Puppet Theatre, National Tour) and Hip. Hip. Hippo. (Drunkplays, Twitter). She is currently writing Undermined: The Fatberg Musical! With Michael Clulow.
Honey McKenna – Actor
Honey McKenna is an actress & creative from and based in South East Wales. Some of the things she does for money or sometimes just for fun include: singing, dancing, DJing, photography, videography, Doing Events, making music and voice acting. When not doing these things she likes talking to her cats in daft voices & is rediscovering the ancient arts of “reading for pleasure” and “writing things”.
Chris Meekings is a writer from Gloucester.
Several of his works have appeared on Bizarro Central’s Flash Fiction Friday. His bizarro novella, Elephant Vice, was released in 2015 as part of the New Bizarro Authors’ Series. His novel, Ravens and Writing Desks, was published in 2016 by Omnium Gatherum. He is a founding member of the British Bizarro Community who recently released the anthology The Bumper Book of British Bizarro, all profits of which go towards the Mermaids Trust.
This is the first play he’s ever written.
|Old Hobb’s Xmas Adventure||Writer||18.12.2020|
Pippa Meekings – Actor
Pippa trained in Musical Theatre at The Hammond, Chester
Other skills include: Intermediate Combat (APC), Horse Riding, Musical Theatre.
Hereward Mills – Actor
Kieran Mortell – Actor
Heath Netherton – Actor
Heath trained at the Identity School of Acting.
As well as an actor, she plays guitar, drums and is a singer songwriter. Her one-woman show Definitely Louise received high acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.
|Anniversary – Shadow of a Dream||Page / Queen Anne||20.08.2021|
Jason Parkes – Actor
Jason is a writer, director & artist from Northern Ireland who does a bit of acting on the side. He holds a B Ed. drama & literature from Cambridge University and is a facilitator in each of those areas. He has held artist and writer residencies at 2 national museums, 3 regional theatres, a hospital, several care homes & the national arboretum. He co-founded Theatre Without Walls with Genevieve Swift in 2002 and has won several awards including for work in drug & alcohol rehabilitation, projects with adults with learning difficulties and an NHS commendation for work with dementia patients. He continues to undertake research alongside creative projects and has created education and social programmes for numerous arts organisations, local authorities and charities incl. early intervention and childhood literacy projects, work in interface/divided communities and studies on the impact of arts on health in care settings. Jason has written over 30 scripts including work for stage, theatre in education, Forum/Theatre of the oppressed, film & audio. Other writing includes short stories, poetry and journalism. He has directed over 70 professional, youth and community theatre productions and produced numerous site specific & street theatre events around the UK & Ireland.
Robert Penny – Actor
Robert trained at East 15 Acting School and Circomedia: Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre.
His other skills include: Gymnastics, Tumbling, Acrobatics, Aerial, Stage Combat (Honours level with the APC), Physical Theatre and Music (Saxophone/Clarinet).
Jackson Pentland – Actor/Director/Composer
|Anniversary – Shadow of a Dream||Composer||20.08.2021|
|Anniversary – Triumvirate||Zaza||18.08.2021|
|Anniversary – In the West||Composer||16.08.2021|
|Anniversary – Q||Composer||12.08.2021|
|Last Minute Play||Jeffrey/Marsha/Robert||18.06.2021|
|Put To Sea||Director/Shan||04.06.2021|
|Picturing the Past||Audioguide||12.03.2021|
|Come Again Another Day||Wade||14.08.2020|
|Theatrephonic Theme Tune||Composer/Singer||12.08.2020|
Victorine Pontillon – Writer
Franco-American Victorine Pontillon is as a freelance director, writer and producer. After obtaining her BFA in Theatre Performance from FAU, she completed her MA in Acting (International) at East 15, and is currently an Artistic Director, co-producer and director for In Souliloquy.
Jasmine Raymond – Actor
Luke Rhodri – Actor
A proud Welshman and native of Swansea, Luke studied acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since graduation he has followed a path typical of many young actors trying to gain experience across as many genres as possible, ranging from a Torchwood radio play to an advert for Ford Motor Company. On the big screen, Luke played the part of Nathan (a psychopathic killer) in Ruthless, a feature length film by a new director. On stage, Luke has recently finished A Prayer for Wings, written and directed by Sean Mathias, at the Kings Head Theatre, London. An expert in stage combat, Luke has also taken part in a range of combat related projects.
Matt Salmon – Actor
Matt Salmon trained at East 15 Acting School and has mainly worked in touring interactive theatre and has travelled throughout the UK, Italy, Malaysia and China over the last 6 years. Matt’s acting credits include working as a presenter for SAMAJAM, a puppeteer for The Sooty Show and an evil singing octopus for Penguins of Madagascar Live! He is based in Somerset and loves to travel the world at any opportunity!
Matt also loves to write fantasy and science-fiction books, short stories and plays. He is self-publishing his novel Gifted in May 2021 and currently producing several audio plays to be released later this year.
Matt founded Robert Solomon Management in 2018 and works as a talent agent representing several artists and has got them work in commercials, interactive theatre and voiceover projects.
Ashley Shiers – Actor
While attending a demonstration in radiology, Ashley Shiers was bitten by a radioactive actor. Through a miracle of science, Ashley soon found that he had gained the actor’s powers…and had, in effect, become a human actor!
Ashley is a former professional wrestler trained by Lance Storm in Calgary, Canada, and has a strong background in stage combat with several qualifications with the APC. He is also an accomplished guitarist having toured UK, Europe and Canada with several bands.
Ashley has a YouTube channel where he posts videos of Shakespeare’s sonnets with modern translations.
Tracey Sinclair – Writer
Tracey Sinclair is a freelance writer and editor. She writes regularly for a range of publications including The Stage and Exeunt and is the author of several books, including Doll, The Bridesmaid Blues and the Dark Dates series. After living in Glasgow, Sheffield, London and Brighton, she recently returned to her home city of Newcastle, where she is now based full-time. Bystanders is her first play.
Andrew Smith – Actor
Peter M Smith – Actor
Dru Stephenson – Actor
Dru trained at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (previously known as The Birmingham School of Acting).
Dru is also a singer, has intermediate performance combat qualifications and as of October 2020, has just recorded for The Archers.
Genevieve Swift – Actor
Genevieve is an actress, voice-over artist and storyteller. Her television work includes roles in Dr Who, Casualty and Doctors for the BBC whilst on stage she has appeared in numerous plays including (most recently) ‘Desert Island Books’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ and a 6 person Romeo and Juliet. She started radio voice over work at the age of 5 with an ad campaign for Aladdin thermos Flasks followed later by adverts for Longleate Safari Park, several audiobooks and work on BBC Radio 4’s The Baldi Mysteries.
In 2002 Genevieve co founded Theatre Without Walls, a small scale theatre company focused on using site specific drama and storytelling to educate and entertain all ages from early years to adults.
I love radio drama and helping to develop new work so working with Theatrephonic has been an absolute pleasure
Joanne Toon – Writer
Joanne graduated from Exeter University in 2003 with a degree in History and Ancient History. She now lives in Aotearoa New Zealand with her husband and cat. She is a mild mannered civil servant by day, and at night fills her life with her hobbies; playing bassoon, going to Sci-Fi meetings, board gaming and occasionally squeezing in the time to write.
Gareth Turkington – Actor
Raised in Belfast, Gareth is a classically trained actor whose recent work includes Angelo in The Show Must Go Online’s Measure For Measure, O’Driscoll in Humza Arshad’s Badman, and co-starring in a soon-to-be-announced Netflix show. Gareth is a versatile voice actor with a wide range of accents at his disposal. Known for his dramatic and comedic range, he specialises in character voices for video games, radio plays and animations.
Agent: Cherry Parker Management [email protected]
Chloe Wade – Actor
Chloe Wade is an actor, writer and proud northerner from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She trained at The International School of Screen Acting and is an alumna of WoLab’s Actor-Writer course. Having worked in film, tv and theatre for over 10 years, Chloe is a versatile actor best known for playing Joanne Grantham in BBC’s Doctors, and the lead role of Emily Davis in the British independent film Honeycomb Lodge (Winner of Best Film at Delhi International Film Festival), directed by Lesley Manning (BBC’s Ghostwatch). Chloe’s passions include female driven narratives, stories that give a voice to the voiceless and work that utilises humour to explore serious issues. Chloe is the reigning champion at Birmingham Rep Theatre’s Monologue Slam with her self-penned comedy piece ‘May I Take Your Order,’ and has just completed her full length play As She Likes It, inspired by the story of #MeToo pioneer Patricia Douglas, which is currently being developed for production as part of the Mercury Theatre Creatives Programme. Chloe recently performed the role of Ophelia in The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, alongside Helen Mirren and will be next seen playing the role of Emily in the film The Fall, directed by Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet/Downton Abbey), airing on ITV later this year, as part of World Suicide Prevention Day.
Emma Wilkes – Actor
Emma is an actress, wife and mother of 3 teenagers. She trained with Bristol Acting Academy at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and made her professional stage debut playing the lead in A Woman’s Life, written by BAFTA-nominated writer Carolyn S Jones in Cheltenham in 2019. Emma also made her professional screen debut in 2019, playing the lead in a mini docu-drama Domestic Abuse, directed by BBC broadcaster and TV filmmaker Sankha Guha.
She received praise most recently for Blue Raincoat, part of the Tales from the Edge lockdown monologue series. Amongst other reviews, Simon McBurney (Actor, Co-founder/Director of Complicité ) wrote: “Emma Wilkes’ performance is compelling, beautifully understated and utterly truthful.”
An active member of Everyman Actors’ Lab, Cheltenham, Emma is also gradually building her Voice Over and Radio/Audio career, and was thrilled to have been asked to perform with Theatrephonic!