Cast – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is Troy’s professional stage debut. Credits whilst training include: A Raisin in the Sun, Our Country’s Good, San Diego and August: Osage County. Film credits include: Pagalpanti and Bluff (Short).
Georgia trained in acting at Rose Bruford College. Her theatre credits include Donna in Dishoom! (Rifco Theatre/Watford Palace), Daisy in Gretel the Musical (The Other Palace), Mean Girl in Constance & Sinestra (Action to the Word) and Adela in The House of Bernarda Alba (Rose Bruford). Film and television includes Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features/Working Title) and Doctors (BBC). Radio includes Behind Closed Doors (BBC).
Ewa is a Nigerian-born, London-based actress, director and spoken word artist that has just graduated from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance; Ewa has also been a member of National Youth Theatre since 2012. Prior to drama school, Ewa studied dance for three years and is consequently particularly confident with movement, dance and choreography. Ewa recently played Sister in the UK Tour of Custody, which was her stage debut. As an actress of Nigerian heritage – Ewa is passionate about creating, directing and performing in stories that represent and help her community and reflect the truth of the society we live in today.
Previous credits include: Auntie Mi in Run It Back (Talawa Theatre Company); Sarah in The Suicide (Stratford Circus Arts Theatre); Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Bruford College).
Born in Yorkshire in the North of England, Miles Parker trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Since Graduating in 2015, he has worked with the BBC, the Royal Court Theatre and toured Italy as Basil in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Alice recently graduated with a BA Acting degree from the Guildford School of Acting. Her credits whilst training include; Jilly/Carter in The Sea, Maša in 3 Winters, Yanina in Widows, and Queen Margaret in Henry VI Part III. Previous to that, Alice trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, the National Youth Music Theatre and the British Youth Music Theatre. Alice is thrilled to be making her professional debut at The English Theatre, Frankfurt.
Nigel Fairs trained at Bretton Hall. Theatre work includes Translations (National Theatre); The Mousetrap (West End); Slap (Stratford East Theatre Royal); Key for Two (English Theatre, Vienna); Emma (Classic Reaction); To Kill a Canary (Kenton Theatre, Henley); Olive and Bosie (Brighton); Romeo & Juliet (Islington); Cinderella (Stafford Gatehouse); John George Haigh in his own award-winning play In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer and Gavin in another award-winner, My Gay Best Friend (co-written and performed with Louise Jameson).
Film, television and audio work includes Silent Witness (BBC), Unforgotten (ITV),
Emmerdale (ITV), Eastenders (BBC), Ashens and the Polybius Heist, In from the Side, Angel on the Ceiling, Doctor Who, Sapphire & Steel, Blake’s Seven, The Tomorrow People and Shilling & Sixpence Investigate (for Big Finish Productions).
Toby trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include: Measure for Measure/Blithe Spirit (Changeling Theatre); Richard III (Antic Disposition); Alice’s Adventures Underground (Olivier Award Nominee ‘Best Family & Entertainment’ 2016 – Les Enfants Terribles/EBP); Mr. Popper’s Penguins (West End/Broadway/Seattle/UK Tour – Kenny Wax/Pins and Needles); The Love Project (Every Day Productions); You Once Said Yes, Nola, The Caravan (Look Left Look Right); Early Days (Five Wits/The Finborough); Love Re-Imagined (Only Connect); Short Plays by Joel Horwood (Kristopher Milnes Productions/Soho Theatre); Accomplice: London (Menier Chocolate Factory).
TV credits include: Siblings (Bwark/BBC3), Enid (Carnival, BBC), Identity (ITV). Film credits include: Electric Man (Dugbus Ltd), Dating Eliza (76Ltd/10 Gallon Films).
Joyce trained in American Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford (London) and at Stephen F. Austin (Texas).
Theatre credits include 2-hander I’m Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce (Old Red Lion & Tour); 38th Parallel (Park Theatre); Awaiting Revolution (Cockpit); Execu-tion of Justice, Seizonsya (both Southwark Playhouse) and Fit For Purpose (The Pleasance London & Edinburgh).
TV credits include semi-regular role in Coronation Street (ITV); Holby City (BBC); McMafia (BBC); My Name is Jo (Bowyer Prods); Inside Number 9 (BBC) and German production Im Tal des Fuchses: In The Valley of the Fox (UFA Fiction).
Film credits include After Ever After (Sky); End-O (Short for La Peche /Bluebird Prods); Play Rewind Forward (Fortune Cookie Films) and Zero Hour Contract (Amazon Prime).
Derek studied Film and Television Production at the North East College of Scotland followed by Theatre Production from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. On his directing debut, Derek won the 2015 Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Twickenham Theatre. The critically acclaimed production, starring Olivier Award-winner David Bedella in the title role, was also nominated for Best Musical Revival. For Aberdeen Arts Centre Derek directed the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. At the English Theatre Frankfurt Derek has directed Hand to God and The Lion in Winter. Other work includes Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim for Stowe Arts and the world premier of Eyes Closed, Ears Covered by Alex Gwyther at the Bunker Theatre which was nominated for three Off-West End Awards. Recently Derek directed Ticker by Tom Machell, a new play currently running at the Edinburgh Festival.
Jess works as a Movement Director, Director and Performer, she trained at the London Contemporary Dance School and the Laban Centre. In 2018/19 Jess was Associate Director for Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning. She toured the UK in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre and Frantic Assembly and has been Associate Movement Director for the USA, World Tour and West End productions of the same show. Jess also performed in This Will All Be Gone for Frantic Assembly. Other recent credits include: Ignition ( Frantic Assembly – Co-Director ); Constellations (National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai); UrineTown and Flower Cutters (Perfect Pitch, UCLAN); Tuck and A Good Clean Heart (Neontopia, Wales Millennium Centre); Merched Caerdydd (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Theatr Clwyd and Welsh Tour); Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse – Associate movement director); Our Country (Wilderness, The Public Theatre NYC, Summerhall Edinburgh); Plays in a Bag (Dirty Protest, Royal Court and Almeida). Jess has Co-directed the National Youth Theatre Wales and taught movement at MA level for Frantic Assembly. Jess regularly teaches devising and physicality workshops in the UK and abroad and has also taught at the Royal Academy of Music and the Oxford School of Drama. Coming up this year Jess will be co directing AWOL for ThickSkin Theatre and Associate Directing Frantic Assembly’s new show I Think We Are Alone.
Bob trained at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London. He is very proud to have been asked back to design in this exceptional Theatre and with the truly inspirational staff here in Frankfurt in this their 40th Anniversary season.
Previous designs for The English Theatre Frankfurt include Cabaret, Rent, Hair, An Ideal Husband, An Inspector Calls, The Importance of Being Earnest, Rain Man, Strangers on a Train, The Glass Menagerie, Other Desert Cities, Death and the Maiden and Breaking the Code.
Other theatre credits include: The Empire and The Lying Kind (Royal Court); Love Me Tonight (Hampstead); Angels in America and Charley’s Aunt (Sheffield Crucible); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola, London); Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness, Chekhov in Hell, The Astronaut’s Chair, The Kneebone Cadillac, 49 Donkey’s Hanged, The Here and This and Now, Monster Raving Looney and Solid Air (Plymouth Drum); Bottle Universe, Hijra, The God Botherers, Stitching, Trance and Pumpgirl (Bush); Paradise Bound and The Way Home (Liverpool Everyman); Circles, Folk and Anita and Me (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Translations and Moll Flanders (Bristol Old Vic); Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Real Thing and Anything Goes (UK tours); Set Designs for Never Forget (London Savoy/UK tours). European designs include: The Woman in Black (Vienna); La Cage Aux Folles (Aarhus Denmark); Reigen and Final Faust Fantasy (Residenztheater Munich).
Opera production include Tosca, Fedora, Macbeth, La Sonnambula, Manon Lescaut, The Bartered Bride, La Vie Parisienne, Falstaff, About Face, The Bald Soprano and The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Dance productions include: All Nighter, Flamingoes and Horse-Play (Royal Ballet); Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (Costume Designs, Peacock Theatre); The Happiest Day of My Life (Set Design for DV8 Physical Theatre Company: UK/ European Tour) for which he was awarded Time Out Designer of The Year.
Theatre includes: Equus (Stratford East / Trafalgar Studios/UK Tour); Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, Pah-La (Royal Court); Fairview (Young Vic); Cuckoo (Soho Theatre); Armadillo (The Yard); One (Manchester Home / UK Tour / International Tour); Summer Rolls (also Bristol Old Vic); A Pupil (Park Theatre); Dear Elizabeth, The Human Voice (Gate Theatre); Forgotten (Plymouth/Arcola); Hive City Legacy (Hot Brown Honey at Roundhouse); Nine Foot Nine (Bunker Theatre / Edinburgh Festival) and Becoming Shades (Vaults Festival). Jessica has been nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design for Equus (2019) and Nine Foot Nine (2018).
James studied Theatre Sound Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. West End credits include: The Boys in the Band (Vaudeville Theatre); Vanities and Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studio); Ushers – The Front of House Musical (Arts Theatre); As is (Trafalgar Studios).
UK Touring credits include: Ray Cooney’s Out of Order, The Boys in the Band, Made up Stories from my Unmade Bed, Rise and Fall and Liza Liza Liza. Off-West End credits include: Aspects of Love, Unexpected Joy, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse); Aladdin (Broadway Theatre); Pippin (Southwark Playhouse,); Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s and A Christmas Carol (Spiegeltent Leicester Square); Chinglish, The Boys in the Band (Park Theatre); Dusty, Ushers – The Front of House Musical, Finian’s Rainbow and Lost Boy (Charing Cross Theatre); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre, Shutters Park Theatre).
Other credits include: The Falcon’s Malteser, Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s, A Christmas Carol, F*cking Men (Vaults Theatre); The Crown Dual Kings (Head Theatre); RAGS, Putting it Together (Hope Mill Theatre); Queen Lear (Tristan Bates Theatre); Lights Out (Rose Theatre Kingston); Princess Caraboo, Lost Boy (Finborough Theatre); Road Show, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, White Feather, Henry VI – Play of Thrones, Lear, Ace of Clubs (Union Theatre); Liza Liza Liza (Tabard Theatre); The Bridge (Chelsea Theatre/Rose Theatre); Don’t Exaggerate (Jermyn Street Theatre); Made up Stories from my Unmade Bed (Battersea Arts Centre); SOLD (Pleasance Fourth); The Good Actor (Hoxton Hall) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Associate, Tabard Theatre). Composition work includes: The Falcon’s Malteser, F*cking Men (Vaults Theatre,); Queen Lear (Tristan Bates Theatre); Shutters (Park Theatre); Music for trailer of Jonathan Havey’s Beautiful Thing, Music for the trailer of Page One Theatre’s The Bridge, Underscore for Page One Theatre’s Made up Stories from my Unmade Bed and live Underscore for John Wright’s Divine Words (Embassy Theatre).
Louise is a highly skilled Video & Projection Designer specializing in video for theatre and live events. She trained in Motion Graphic Design at Ravenbourne College. Her work can be seen across the UK and internationally.
Recent theatre and live events credits includes: Dr Michael Mosely (UK Tour); Trial by Laughter (Watermill & Tour); An Adventure (The Bush); Neil Oliver (UK Tour); It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross); Sweet Charity (Watermill); Lava (Nottingham Playhouse); Friendly Fires, Brixton Academy, Animator (Really Creative Media); Br’er Cotton (Theatre 503); Rothschild & Sons (Park Theatre, London); Inside Pussy Riot (The Saatchi Gallery); Bananarama, UK Tour (Really Creative Media); Luv Esther (UK Tour); Gok Wan, Naked and Bearing all (UK Tour); Legally Blonde (Korea/Monte Carlo); Rudimental, V festival (Really Creative Media); The Ugly One (Park Theatre, London); A Thousand Faces; Art Sung, Alma Maler (Wilton’s Music Hall) Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse); Dracula (Resorts World, Singapore); The Island Nation (The Arcola, London); Merch Yr Eog (Theatre Genedlaethol, Cymru); Bugsy Malone (Leicester Curve); The Trial of Jane Fonda (The Park); Ray Mears Tales of Endurance (UK Tour); Box of Photographs (Polka Theatre); Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve); Alice’s Adventures in Underground, Animator (Waterloo Vaults); Chwalfa (Pontio); The End of Longing, Animator (The Playhouse); Monster in The Maze (The Barbican); Fugee & Wasted (Southwark Playhouse); Merchant of Venice, Associate (The Almeida); Flash mob, Associate (UK Tour); The Water Babies (Ed Curtis); Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse); An Evening with Ray Mears (UK Tour); The Prodigals (The Belgrade, Coventry); Fallujah (The Cockpit, London); The Handyman (UK Tour); 1936 (Lilian Baylis Theatre, London); Romeo & Juliet (Headlong, National Tour); Opera Holland Park (Corporate Party); The Swallowing Dark (Theatre 503); Queen with Adam Lambert (World Tour 2014); The Flying Dutchman, Associate (English National Opera, London); Raymond Gubby’s Aida, Associate (The Royal Albert Hall); Josh Groban’s Straight to you Tour (Multi Arena USA Tour); Procter & Gamble’s Hairworld (Paris); Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2016, Pippin, Animator (The Menier Chocolate Factory); Reasons to be Cheerful, Animator (The New Wolsey Theatre). Content Manager: Nokia, Internal Communications (Internal Web Videos). www.rhoades-brown.com
Melanie`s first experience as a costume designer was for the Chaincourt Theatre Company at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2006 she worked as a costume assistant for the choreographer/director Wanda Golonka on Crave by Sarah Kane. During the same year she was part of the creative team of the Sebastian Hartmann production Being Lawinky. She did costume design for The Threepenny Opera, The Crucible and Master Class. Her work for ETF as assistant costume designer includes The Who`s Tommy, Rain Man, Breaking the Code, Sweet Charity, Good People, The Ruling Class, Saturday Night Fever, Venus in Fur, The Collector, Other Desert Cities, Death and the Maiden, The Glass Menagerie, The Life, Disgraced, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Spamalot, Handbagged, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pygmalion, Jekyll & Hyde, Hand to God, The Lion in Winter, Cabaret, Apologia and The Children.
Marc originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting. For the ETF Marc has cast The Children, Apologia, Cabaret, The Lion in Winter, Jekyll & Hyde – the Musical, Hand to God, Pygmalion, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Handbagged, Spamalot, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Glass Menagerie, Disgraced, Death and the Maiden, Other Desert Cities, Ghost – the Musical, Strangers on a Train.
Other productions include God of Chaos, The Kneebone Cadillac (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Aladdin (Theatre Royal Norwich); Moll Flanders, Pieces of String, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, Noises Off, Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Dracula (Touring Consortium Theatre Company); The Full Monty (2018/19 & 2016/17 UK Tours); Tonight at 8.30 (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Band (West End & UK Tour); I Capture the Castle (Palace Theatre Watford/Bolton Octagon); Out of Order (UK Tour); Hand to God (West End); The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night (Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank/Shakespeare’s Globe); Barbarians (Tooting Arts Club); When Blair had Bush and Bunga (Pleasance One); Dial M for Murder (UK Tour); The Duck House (West End); Goodnight Mister Tom (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre/The Children’s Touring Partnership); Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse); The Mousetrap (60th Anniversary Tour); The Woman In Black (West End); An Inspector Calls (UK Tour); Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); End of the Rainbow (UK Tour); Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre); Calendar Girls (UK Tour); Far Away (Bristol Old Vic) and The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and was casting associate on Big the Musical (Plymouth/Dublin); Good Canary (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Bodyguard (West End) and Elf – the Musical (West End/Plymouth/Dublin/Manchester) and casting consultant on Love on the Links (Salisbury Playhouse); The Dark Room (Theatre 503); Chinese Whispers (Greenwich Theatre).
Marc has worked alongside fellow casting director Sarah Bird on series six of Hustle, the BBC One Wales series Crash and various theatre productions including Perfect Nonsense, All My Sons, Sweet Bird of Youth, Fortune’s Fool, The Ladykillers, The 39 Steps, The Madness of George III, Cause Celebre, Me & My Girl, When We Are Married, Deathtrap, Calendar Girls, The Rivals, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Mrs Klein and many more.