Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Harriet Barrow (Spring 2019 - Frankenstein: Mary Shelley, Justine Moritz, Agatha DeLacey/Midsummer: Helena, Peter Quince, Fairy) is a London based actor who trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. Aquila credits include: Sense & Sensibility, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Fahrenheit 451. Other theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lodestar Theatre Co), Macbeth (Lodestar TheatreCo), Pygmalion (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Entertainer (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Phoenix and the Carpet (TheNuffieldTheatre). Commercials credits include Samsung, HSBC, Google, KFC. Harriet is delighted to be working in the States for the third time and over joyed to be playing the role of Helena,
Andrea Bellamore (Spring 2019 - Frankenstein: Dr. Walton, Barrister/Midsummer: Titanya, Hippoyta) is a New York City based actor originally from the soulful city of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a recent graduate of the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts - BFA Acting conservatory. Theater credits include: Julius Caesar and As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), An Octoroon, A Dream Play, Five Times in One Night (Rutgers Theatre Company), Our Warrior Chorus (Aquila Theatre) Twelfth Night (Stages on the Sound), Serials and Flea Fridays (The Flea Theater), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Mile Square Theatre). She is very grateful and excited by the incredible opportunity to work with Aquila Theatre in her first National Tour. She would like to thank God and Her family for all of their Love and Support. IG@andreabellamore
Nicholas Charles (Frankenstein: Lord Byron, Henry, Felix DeLacey/Midsummer: Demetrius, Puck, Francis Flute) Trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and at RADA in London. Theatre includes: The Dirty Talk (Jermyn Street Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival) The Wind in the Willows (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park) Impasto (Playwrights Horizons) Shakespeare and the Courtesan (Physics Theater). Television:The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Good Fight. Film: Down Jersey. Nicholas’ first screenplay Old, Blue Eyes hits the festival circuit this year. Find him on Instagram @mrnicholascharles
James Donovan (Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein/Midsummer: Lysander, Puck, Robin Starveling) studied acting at the prestigious East 15 Acting school and has been working professionally as an Actor for the last ten years. James has been performing in and around London's west end across a number of shows including the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe As you Like it and the National theatre's Warhorse. Aside from acting James is a founding member of Tripod puppetry who've been performing with a number of large-scale puppets around the world including Circus 1903 world tour earlier this year and War horse international tours. Aside from his performing life James also runs a successful recruitment company and events company. James is delighted to be returning to the States to perform with Aquila. @james_donovan11
Lily Donovan (Frankenstein: Claire Clairmont, Elizabeth Lavenza, Safie/ Midsummer: Hermia, Snug, Fairy) trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she won the Peter O'Toole award. Theatre credits: The Unnatural Tragedy (The White Bear), Sylvia South and the Word Catcher (Leicester), The Bear (Rose Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Warwick Arts Centre, Ipswich New Wolsey), The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Playhouse, Glasgow Citizens), Playhouse Creatures (Tobacco Factory), The Tempest (Redgrave Theatre), The Ugly One (Alma Tavern), Wind in The Willows (Redgrave Theatre). Whilst training: As You Like It, The Country Wife, Separate Tables: Table By The Window, Ladybird, Our Country’s Good. Film: Tracks. Voice Work: Xiaji and the Dog.
Jack Klaff's (Frankenstein: Alphonse Frankenstein, Mr. DeLacey, John Polidori/Midsummer: Bottom, Egeus), theatre roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End and in international venues have included: Quasimodo, Byron, Iago, Macbeth, Belch, Claudius, Theseus, Oberon, Richard II, Richard III, John of Gaunt, Foppington, Atahuallpa, Bohr, Di Maggio, Nat in Rappaport, Blind Robert in Carver and Gulliver. Recent rôles: Kreon, Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, Robert Graves’s Father and John of Gaunt. Films have included: Star Wars, For Your Eyes Only, King David, 1871, The Threat, Slipping, Pasternak, Ten Pence and Storage. Recently: Decadent and Eyes of Orson Welles (Cannes Selection 2018). Among 250 TV credits: Space 1999, Ivanhoe, The Process, Boon, Reilly, The Sweeney, Whoops Apocalypse, Coogan, Class Act, Circles Of Deceit, Grushko, Wall Of Silence, Red Dwarf, Freddie And Max, Final Warning, Making News, Last Duel and Vanity Fair. On Radio, Jack’s rôles have included Quasimodo, Orson Welles, Byron, The Sea Wolf, Oscar Wilde, Jung, Kafka, Brando, Oberon, World Controller and Richard Nixon’s analyst. Jack has taught at Goldsmith’s and at Princeton. He’s an award-winning author, playwright and solo artist.
Rob Madeley (Frankenstein: Monster/Midsummer: Theseus, Oberon)is thrilled to be making his American stage debut with Aquila having worked extensively in theatre across the UK and Europe. Other acting credits include: Twelfth Night and Loves Labours Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Macbeth (National Tour of Italy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Lincoln Theatre Royal), Alice in Wonderland (Sunderland Empire), The Collector (Waterside, Stratford-Upon-Avon), The Last Witch and First Light (Hertford Theatre) Film Includes: Tomb Raider Ascension (Hangnail Productions), The Honeymoon (Channel4), Billy the Kid and Lincoln County War (Wilkson Productions).He has also provided voice over work for Silent Witness (BBC)Directing Credits include Dr. Faustus, Daisy Pulls It Off and The House of Bernarda Alba (Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone). Rob trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Eleanor McLoughlin (Fall 2018 - Frankenstein: Mary Shelley, Justine Moritz, Agatha DeLacey/Midsummer: Titanya & Hippolta) trained at Drama Centre London. Theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Cheek By Jowl; Ah, Wilderness!, Young Vic; Planter’s Island, Platform Theatre. Film credits include: Forgotten Man; Layla. Theatre whilst training includes: The Glass Menagerie, Cymbeline, The Country Wife, Three Sisters.
Caroline Moroney (Fall 2018 - Frankenstein: Dr. Walton, Barrister/Midsummer: Helena, Peter Quince, Fairy) is a recent graduate from RADA. Since graduating she has appeared in the London Premier of a Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Creation Theatre company oxford), Persuasion (The Manchester Royal Exchange), A collection of cells (Hightide Festival) Miss M62 (Old Red Lion Theatre). She has a keen interest in Comedy and New writing taking part in Rehearsed readings and Scratch nights, and creating / devising her own work. Caroline is excited to work with Aquila in the States on Frankenstein and Midsummer Nights Dream.
creative and production team
Desiree Sanchez, Director, directed Aquila’s 2017/2018 tour of Hamlet and Sense & Sensibility. She also directed and co-wrote Aquila’s production of Our Trojan War at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and on its American tour in the Spring of 2017. She directed and adapted Aquila’s 2016/2017 production of Much Ado About Nothing, and directed and adapted Aquila’s 2015/2016 productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Philoctetes. Past productions she has directed and adapted include: The Tempest and Wuthering Heights for the 2014/2015 season, Twelfth Night and Fahrenheit 451 for the 2013/2014 season, A Female Philoctetes at BAM Fisher's Hillman Studio, The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac for the 2012/2013 season, Herakles at BAM in March 2013 and the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens in July, 2012, Macbeth and The Importance of Being Earnest for the 2011/2012 season, and Six Characters in Search of an Author for the 2010/2011 season; created movement for Aquila's A Very Naughty Greek Play (Aristophanes' Wasps), Catch-22, Julius Caesar, The Iliad: Book One, and The Comedy of Errors. She has also performed in The Iliad: Book One at the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and was the lead teaching artist for Aquila's Shakespeare Leaders program in Harlem. Desiree also had a twenty-year dancing career, which included working as a principal dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. There she worked with numerous directors and choreographers such as Francesca Zambello, Mark Lamos, Doug Varone, John Dexter, Julie Taymor and Andrei Konchalovsky. Other companies and choreographers she has also worked with include the Boston Ballet, Neo Labos Dancetheatre, Donald Byrd/The Group, Sean Curran, Gelsey Kirkland, Bill T. Jones, Heidi Latsky, Eun Me Ahn, and Robert La Fosse. She performed for the Papermill Playhouse as a featured dancer in the musicals Carousel and The King and I, and was a visiting associate professor at Long Island University.
James Lavender, Assistant Director, trained at Rose Bruford. For Aquila Theatre: Sense & Sensibility, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder on the Nile, The Tempest, Wuthering Heights, Philoctetes, A Female Philoctetes, Twelfth Night, Fahrenheit 451, Cyrano De Bergerac, Taming of the Shrew, 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
Stevie Mackie, Technical Director & Lighting & Scenic Designer Early in Stevie’s career he discovered the playground that is “theatre” and after a long and notable spell working Worldwide with West-End and Broadway shows such as “Tap Dogs”, and “Kat and the Kings” as well as a 12 month arena tour with Sarah Brightman in the USA - he jumped off the tour bus to join Birmingham Royal Ballet as Deputy Head of Lighting working on many notable new works such as “Carmina Burana” and “Arthur part 2” as well as a full repertoire of classical ballet performing around the World. After five successful years with BRB, Stevie co-founded a successful video production company “Slinky Productions” and is extremely proud it now employs over 12 full time staff. Now back in theatre land ...Stevie's recent credits include “Ray and Liz” (BBC) “Sleeping Beauty” (UK Productions), “The Tiger who came to tea” (Nick Brooke Ltd.) “Stickman Live” Freckle / Scamp Productions, “Aladdin” (UK Productions). “Swan Lake” (English National Ballet) and most recently “Guys and Dolls” Kilworth House. Stevie is pleased to join Aquila for the Autumn and spring tours of “Frankenstein” and “AMidsummer's night dream”.
John Nehlic, (Stage Manager & AV Technician) credits include: Four seasons as Production Stage Manager for Lyric Repertory Company; Assistant Production Manager for Atlantic Theatre Company; Company Manager for the hit off- Broadway run of The Wolves at The Duke on 42nd; Atlantic Acting School Resident Stage Manager (2014-2016); NY Premiere of Lisa Loeb’s Camp Kappawanna; Third Rail Project’s immersive hit Then She Fell; Say You Heard My Echo by Kelly Tsai; Associate Producer of the NY Premiere of Chlamydia Dell’ Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque (Ying Le, producer); NY One-Minute Play Festival (Primary Stages); My Heart In A Suitcase, Amber Brown is Not a Crayon (ArtsPower National Touring Theatre); Home Sweet Home (SATC NY); Fubar (Project Y Theatre); and various other regional and educational productions. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers.
James Prendergast, Deputy Stage Manager for London Rehearsals
Declan Randall, Projections Designer, Frankenstein
Jo Walker, (Sound Designer) is a London based Sound Designer and graduate of Central School of Speech and Drama from the “BA Hons Theatre Practice: Theatre Sound” Course. He is a multi-instrumentalist and specializes in devised work. His recent works include: The Scar Test by Untold Arts, Erik Satie - Faction by Alistair McGowan, In Our Hands by Smoking Apples Theatre, Pioneer by curious directive, and assistant sound designer for Odyssey by The Paper Cinema. He’s also the tour manager and front of house engineer for Alex Horne and The Horne Section.
Peter Todd (Costumes, Frankenstein) studied design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent designs for dance include ‘Chacony’ for Richard Alston Dance Company, ‘Rewind Forward’ for Yorke Dance Project and ‘An Anatomie In Four Quarters’ for Clod Ensemble at the Lowry. Recent theatre design includes costumes for Hansel and Gretel and Alice In Winterland for the Rose Theatre, Kingston, and set and costumes for Vantastic and Lobster for the Oval House. Peter has designed costumes for several choreographers and companies including Richard Alston (collaborating on a number of works for RADC since 2004), Martin Lawrence, Henri Oguike, Will Tucket, Robert Cohan, Lea Anderson, Charlotte Edmonds and Ballet Black. Peter also works as a costume supervisor, most recently on Stories for the National Theatre, Julius Caesar for London Theatre Company at the Bridge Theatre, Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite for the Royal Ballet and People, Places and Thingsfor the National Theatre and Head long.
Richard Termine, Photographer
Perry Street Theatricals, General Management, David Elliott, Martin Platt, and Lorna Isaac. Perry Street Theatricals is a multi-award-winning Producing and General Management Company in New York City. General Management includes: Aquila Theatre Company's 2017 tour of Our Trojan War, Little Rock: An American Play with Music (NYC Off Broadway, upcoming), Me the People (NYC Off Broadway), Dear Jane, Georgie, My Adventures With George Rose (Davenport and 2017 Tour), Sense & Sensibility (Gym At Judson), Hamlet and Saint Joan (Lynn Redgrave), New York Animals (New Ohio), That Golden Girls Show! (DR2), Missed Connections (New Ohio), My Life is a Musical (Bay Street), Rock ‘n Roll Refugee (Royal Family), In Bed With Roy Cohn (The Lion), Ethel Sings (Beckett), WikiMusical (NYMF), Mapmaker’s Opera (NYMF), White People (Atlantic).
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.