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FACING THE WAVES

TOURING FROM SEPTEMBER 2024

CAST & CREATIVES

DUNCAN DRURY

Henry Freeman

Duncan trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His most recent work includes Trainspotting: The Musical, Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Experience (Wyrley Productions), Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of The Baskervilles (Lantern Light) and MacBeth (Churchill Theatre Bromley).

Other highlights include: Just So (The Barn), Marco Polo (Shaw Theatre), Into The Woods, Mr Sloane in Entertaining Mr Sloane,  Endgame (all Emporium), What The Lady Bird Heard (Birmingham Town Hall), Twelfth Night (The Yard Players), The Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSC).hant of Venice, Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Nigh

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ELIZA SHEA

Faith Beckett

Eliza trained at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts and whilst working in the USA appeared in Your Alice, Off-Broadway; Me and the Girls opposite Alan Cumming and Fairycakes opposite Matthew Broderick. Other performances included roles in Julius Caesar; Blithe Spirit; Wendy Darling & Peter Pan. She went onto win the New York Innovative Theatre Award .

 

Her UK Eliza’s stage appearances include Your Alice (Arcola); Or Nearest Offer (Almeida); Romeo & Juliet (Churchill Theatre); Fine, Thanks (Savoy); and Little Pieces of Gold (Southwark Playhouse).

Her TV work includes The Secrets of Quantum Physics (BBC / Amazon) and she can be heard with Christopher Eccleston in an audio drama version of Doctor Who.

ROBERTA BELLEKOM

Elizabeth Busfield

Writer & 

Roberta trained at East 15 Drama School. She has recently completed a national tour with the CBBC show, Sarah and Duck, after appearing in Villain Interrupted  (Vaults Theatre, London.) Roberta also recently took the lead in Rotterdam, appeared in Pinocchio (Norwich Puppet Theatre) and in Seagulls Saved The World. This followed an extensive tour in David Walliam’s Awful Auntie, playing the West End and theatres throughout the UK.

 

She has also appeared in Dogwood’s one-woman musical, No Finer Life, (The Pleasance, London, touring, and BBC Radio 4), written by The Archers’ Graham Harvey and  in Another Winter’s Tale, which she also co-wrote. Roberta is also an experienced puppet builder and puppeteer.

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ALASTAIR COLLINGWOOD

Composer &

John Storr

Alastair has written music for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End and for Cora with Dana Gillespie (Lyric Hammersmith and touring the USA). His extensive TV credits include French and Saunders (BBC1) and Saturday Live Again! (ITV 1); the sitcoms, Mad About Alice (BBC 1) and Rhona (BBC 2); plus Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1), Killer Shark Live (Five) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.

 

Alastair composed and performed in Dogwood's Another Winter's Tale and has written and performed with comedienne Jackie Clune, and in the comedy shows The Day The Music Died (BBC Radio 2) and Happy Families (BBC Radio 4).  His awards include a Fringe First as a performer and for Best Music at the Edinburgh Fringe.

SHONA MAULE

Emma Busfield

Bermudian by birth, Shona trained at The Guildford School of Acting. Her theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera at Cornwall’s famous Minack Theatre. Sha has also appeared recently in Marie Curie (Aria Entertainment), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (OVO), The Importance of Being Earnest (OVO) and Jack and the Beanstalk, as Sally in Me and My Girl, Betty Blue Eyes and Romeo & Juliet.

 

Shona is also an accomplished musical director, pianist and woodwind musician

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Mark Beckett

Shona trained at The Guildford School of Acting. Her theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera at Cornwall’s famous Minack Theatre. Sha has also appeared recently in Marie Curie (Aria Entertainment), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (OVO), The Importance of Being Earnest (OVO) and Jack and the Beanstalk.hona trained at The Guildford School of Acting. Her theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera at Cornwall’s famous Minack Theatre. Sha has also appeared recently in Marie Curie (Aria Entertainment), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (OVO), The Importance of Being Earnest (OVO) and Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

Shona is also an accomplished pianist and woodwind musician

ANTONY BELLEKOM

Writer & Director

Antony is a former Director of BBC Radio 4‘s The Archers. His theatre work includes Chicane’s Law at The Gate, Troubaritz for Framework Theatre, The Promise, a ballad opera that toured cathedrals, and a devised piece, Radio, Radio that was created for and performed in the hold of a converted cargo ship. He has directed Dogwood’s recent productions that have been seen throughout England, from Cornwall to London,  to the north of England, as well as appearing at the RSC in Stratford and on BBC Radio 4.

 

His No Way Back production won the Silver Medal at the New York Radio Festival. Amongst his other radio drama productions is Michael Eaton’s acclaimed A Chorus From The Gallows. Antony is a former Managing Editor of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

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