Below is an alphabetic list of all those who have been involved in Theatrephonic.
Emmeline Braefield – Creator of Theatrephonic
With the loss of almost all acting work over this year’s 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, 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 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.
|Hoping for Butterflies||Simone||Coming soon|
|Self-Respecting Criminals||Writer/Director/Twitchy Tara||Coming soon|
|Dungeons & Dentures||Writer/Director||Coming soon|
|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|
Elliott Bornemann – Actor
John Cooper-Evans – Actor
Zoe Cunningham – Actor
Jeannie Dickinson – Actor
Jeannie is an actor, voiceover artist and mindset coach for others in the arts industry.
|World King||Lillian Williams||Coming Soon|
Maisie Ellen – Actor
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.
Bethany Heath – Actor
Bethany 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.
Tom Jordan – Actor
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.
|Self-Respecting Criminals||Jimmy Jack Knife||Coming Soon|
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
Danielle Lade – Actor
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.
|Hoping for Butterflies||Lisa||Coming Soon|
|Self-Respecting Criminals||Rosie Roaster||Coming Soon|
|Murder in Mind||Beatrice Marseilles||11.09.2020|
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.
|Dungeons & Dentures||Geoff||Coming Soon|
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!
|Dungeons & Dentures||Dotty||Coming Soon|
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
|Dungeons & Dentures||Bertha||Coming Soon|
|Come Again Another Day||Gale||14.08.2020|
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.
|World King||Writer||Coming Soon|
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”.
|Dungeons & Dentures||Entertainer||Coming Soon|
Pippa Meekings – Actor
Kieran Mortell – Actor
|Hoping for Butterflies||Jamie||Coming Soon|
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
Matt Salmon – Actor
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.
|Hoping for Butterflies||Alex||Coming Soon|
|Self-Respecting Criminals||Gutless Gary||Coming Soon|
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
|Murder in Mind||Laura Martin||11.09.2020|
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.
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!
Anthony Young – Actor
Anthony trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He is also an accomplished singer, regularly performing for weddings and other events.
|Dungeons & Dentures||Frank||Coming Soon|