2017-2018 U.S. National Tour
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
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Harriet Barrow is a London based actor who trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. Aquila Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night and Fahrenheit 451. Other theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lodestar Theatre Company), Macbeth (Lodestar Theatre Company), Pygmalion (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Entertainer (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Phoenix and the Carpet (The Nuffield Theatre). Commercial credits include HSBC, Google, KFC. Harriet is delighted to be working in the States for the second time and overjoyed to be playing the role of Marianne in Sense and Sensibility. www.harrietbarrow.com
Lewis Brown is a London born actor of dual British and Caribbean heritage. He moved to Manchester to train at the Manchester School of Theatre, UK, where he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Bursary Award, before returning to his hometown to work as an actor. Lewis has worked across the UK and Europe. Most recently he joined an international cast in an exciting piece of new writing, The Legendary Children in the House of Fierce (Stitching Art.1/Team Angelica) a story of the homeless LGBT community in New York. This will be Lewis’ first time ‘treading the boards’ across the pond in the United States and is both honoured and excited by the opportunity. Other recent credits include; Nataniel, At the Feet of Jesus (Theatre Royal Stratford) and Pericles, Pericles (Uncanny Arts/Titchfield Festival Theatre). Credits whilst training include; Jacob, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, Sister, Breznev’s Children and Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Gys de Villiers is a South African born multi-award winning actor, director, playwright and dancer now residing in New York. Shakespeare credits includes: Titus Andronicus with Sir Anthony Sher (Emperor Saturnine) National Theatre London, Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar), Merchant of Venice (Antonio), As you like it (Both Dukes), King Lear (Gregory). Other theater credits: Waiting for Godot (Vladimir), Buried Child (Dodge), Noah of Cape Town (Musical) and The Double Room (FNB Vita Award -Best Male Dancer). Best Actor Award in a short at The International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema 2017 Nice, for his performance in It Gets Better. Most recent international films were Mandela Long Walk to Freedom with Idris Elba and Vehicle 19 with the late Paul Walker. His body of work over the last 36 years includes extensive experience in film (30 features), short films (94), television (20 series), daily soaps (12) and theater (55 productions).
He is honored to be working with Aquila and this talented group of artists.
Lauren Drennan studied at the University of Exeter gaining her BA in Drama. She then went on to train for her MA at East 15 Acting School. Since graduating in 2015 she has been working with the Young Shakespeare Company touring both The Tempest, where she played Miranda/Ariel and Hamlet, playing Ophelia. Lauren is delighted to be joining Aquila Theatre for their Fall tour. @ljdrennan
Tyler La Marr served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps from ’04-’10 and served two tours in Iraq (’06 – ’08). He began pursuing his acting career in 2009 while still in the Marines by taking classes and acting in multiple independent films in the Maryland area. After finishing his contract in the Corps he then headed to New York City for his BA followed by London for his Masters. Credits - Off-Broadway: Shakespeare in the Park’s Julius Caesar (Lucilius), Our Trojan War (Odysseus) at BAM Fisher, Basetrack Live (AJ) at BAM Harvey. International: The Big Knife (Charlie Castle) London, Uncle Vanya (Astrov) Moscow. Film: Two Days Back, The Dark Knight Rises, Halo: Helljumper. Education: Drama Centre London, MA Acting; Marymount Manhattan College, BA Theatre Performance. www.tylerlamarr.com
James Lavender trained at Rose Bruford. For Aquila Theatre: The Tempest, Wuthering Heights, Philoctetes, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, & An Enemy of the People. Theatre credits include: Henry V (Antic Disposition); Cinderella, Peter Pan & Jack & The Beanstalk, (Sheringham Little Theatre); Adventures in Wonderland & Supermarket Shakespeare (Teatro Vivo); Aladdin (Hazlitt Theatre); Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors & The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Jack and the Beanstalk (Millfield Theatre); Headlines (Battersea Arts Centre); Sleeping Beauty (Georgian Theatre Royal); Jack and the Beanstalk (Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock); The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Greenwich Playhouse); Plebians Rehearse the Uprising (Arcola Theatre); Macbeth & The Taming of the Shrew (British Shakespeare Company); Hamlet & As You Like It (Groundlings Theatre Company); Scar Tissue (Man In The Moon Theatre). Television: The Golden Hour
Rebecca Reaney is thrilled to be back with Aquila Theatre after playing the role of Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’ and Cecily Cardew in ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ for their 2011-2012 US Tour. Other notable theatre credits include ‘Blood Brothers, ‘Fame’, ‘The Mousetrap’ in London’s West End and while living in Germany for 5 years, Rebecca worked extensively with The English Theatre Frankfurt performing in productions such as ‘The Full Monty’, ‘The Fox’ and working as their resident director and choreographer for ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Film credits include Mariposa in the award winning film ‘The Kids From 62-F’ which won Best Family Film at both Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival in 2016. Other selected movie credits include Margaret in ‘Flight WWII’ with Faran Tahir (Netflix), ‘Dementamania’ with Kal Penn & Vincent Regan (iTunes), the lead role in ‘Deadly Intent’ (Amazon) and provided the motion capture for the role of Jane in Constantin Films animation epic ‘Tarzan 3D’ which was released worldwide. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, Rebecca also began teaching performing arts to the students at Temple Israel Of Hollywood and developed her love of making the arts a crucial part of a students learning experience. www.rebeccareaney.com
Michael Rivers trained at East 15 Acting School. In 2011 he founded the acclaimed theatre company d'Animate. Aquila credits include: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Romeo and Juliet. Recent theatre credits include: Continental Fist Fight (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre), Dear Darwin (National Theatre Madrid), Samuel Beckett's Rough's (The Phoenix Theatre), Bitesize Chekhov (The Courtyard Theatre), Richard the III (Rosemary Branch Theatre) Super Tramp (One Man Show at Edinburgh Fringe), A Mid Summer Nights Dream (Shakespearence RSC), and The Green Room (The Mill Arts Centre). Television Credits include: Casualty (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Shameless (Channel Four), The Cafe (Sky One), Locked Up Abroad (National Geographic /Raw TV), and Of Gods And Mortals (Sky Pilot). Commercials include: Heineken, Oral B, HTC and UBS. Michael is also a freelance Director and Writer.