The Performers Benedict Chambers, Robin Hemmings, Ffion Jolly, Clare Rebekah Pointing, Rosalind Steele
The Director Hal Chambers
The Puppet Designer and Maker Bea Pentney
The Designer Lorna Killin
The Composer Philippa Herrick, Original Music additions Anna Wheatley
The Production Manager: Sarah Leigh
The Producer Gemma Lloyd
Benedict graduated from LAMDA in the summer. Roles whilst training include Anatol in Anatol, Jorgen Tesman in Hedda Gabler, and Cinderella’s Prince in Into The Woods. Since then, he has appeared in Tim & Light with Tucked In at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as playing Estragon in Waiting For Godot at the BeMe Theatre in Munich, and Adam in Lizzie’s Dream at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. He is currently rehearsing for the part of Charlie Fairbanks in Al Smith’s Radio, which is to be performed at The Albany, Deptford. Other credits: Gary in The Tale of Lady Stardust (Canal Café Theatre/Alma Tavern Theatre Bristol/Edinburgh Festival 09), John Hinckley in Assassins (Edinburgh Festival 08), Ko-Ko in Hot Mikado, Tony in West Side Story (University of Birmingham). For Tucked In: The Pitchfork Disney (Marlborough Theatre, Brighton), Jackajack (UK Tour). TV credits: Night & Day (ITV), Midsomer Murders (ITV). Film credits: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner Bros), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Warner Bros).
Theatre: Robin, Bath Time (Oxford Playhouse, The Brewery Theatre); Storyteller, The Golden Cowpat (Tucked In); Orville Wright, The Wright Brothers (Oxford Playhouse); Tim, Tim and Light, (Tucked In National Tour); Neil Armstrong, One Small Step (Oxford Playhouse World Tour); Ralph, Gizmo Love (The Brewery-Tobacco Factory Theatre); Neil Armstrong, One Small Step (Oxford Playhouse National Tour); Robin, The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic); Toby Belch, Twelfth Night (The Theatre Chipping Norton); Pentheus, The Bacchae (TIE Tour)
Film: Neil Fraser, Into The Woods (Transgressive North)
Film Shorts: Felix, Lucky (Bournemouth University) Guy, Tug of War (Bournemouth Arts Institute)
Ffion Jolly trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She can currently be seen in the first episode of Timedancer, a new app for the Microsoft Windows 7 Phone. Theatre credits include: Money Matters (Nabokov & Fitzrovia Radio Hour), Macbeth (Baz Productions), Richard II, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory), Auricular (Theatre 503), Othello (Creation Theatre Company), The Elephant in the Room (Wimbledon Theatre), Basura, Race For Paradise (INCA, Southwark Playhouse). Film credits include Dip It (WhatHo Records), Photo (Gonzo Films), O Romeo, Romeo (Paul Purnell films).
Clare Rebekah Pointing
Clare is a puppeteer and actor who graduated from Winchester University in 2006 with a BA Honours degree in Drama. Since then Clare worked with The River People Theatre Company as one of their founding performers between 2006-2010, performing and puppeteering in The Ordinaries in an Awkward Silence (UK Tour) and Lilly through the Dark (UK Tour) winning total theatre award for best emerging company and the Edinburgh International Festival award. In 2011 Clare was performing and puppeteering in The Magician’s Daughter written by Michael Rosen and produced by Little Angel in association with the RSC. The show ran for six weeks at Little Angel theatre, followed by a UK tour.
Rosalind Steele trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Whilst in training she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth; Gertrude in Hamlet; Various in Oh What a Lovely War; Nurse in Romeo & Juliet and Frau Blumenblatt in On the Razzle. Since leaving Bristol roles have included Robin in Hansel and Gretel (Margate Theatre Royal), Tim in Tim and Light (UK Tour), Young Woman in Nightsongs (Cock Tavern), Queen of Hearts/Duchess in Alice (Italian Tour), Belinda/Winnie in Daisy Pulls it Off (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Ros in The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal) Faery in The Tylwyth Teg, Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi (Apricot Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe & Tour) and Rachel in The Tale of Lady Stardust (Soho Theatre Studio).
Hal Chambers is Artistic Director of the theatre company, Tucked In. He is extremely committed to his work with young people. He has experience working with Troupers and South London Theatre Youth Group. He also facilitates workshops and projects with Shakespeare’s Globe & Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Directing credits include: Sam Rose in the Shadows (Rich Mix and Tour) Anna Karenina, Three Sisters (Oxford School of Drama), Robbie Wakes (Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe), Lord of the Flies, Cymbeline (Farrer Theatre, Eton College), Dare Me to the Desert (The King’s Head, London), Jackajack (UK Tour), Never Land (AbbeyFest, London Fringe), The Elephant in the Room (Equinox New Comedy Scene Festival, London / New Wimbledon Theatre Studio), The Tale of Lady Stardust (Soho Theatre Studio / Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe), Old Acquaintance (Canal Café Theatre), The Fastest Clock in The Universe (Alma Tavern, Bristol), Radio (Komedia, Bristol), Romeo and Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal- Site Specific Production), The Pitchfork Disney (Marlborough Theatre, Brighton).
Assistant Director Credits:
Huis Clos (Donmar Trafalgar, Dir: Paul Hart), The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal – Co-Director with Toby Hulse), The Caretaker (Bolton Octagon, Dir: Mark Babych), Metropolis (Theatre Royal Bath , Dir- Steve Marmion) , A Month in the Country (Tobacco Factory, Bristol, Dir- Sue Wilson)
Her design credits include: Tim and Light (UK tour), Summer and Smoke (Linbury Studio, LAMDA), Bound East for Cardiff/In the Zone (Linbury Studio, LAMDA), Breathing Corpses (Linbury Studio, LAMDA), The Glory of Living (Linbury Studio, LAMDA), O Go My Man (Linbury Studio, LAMDA) and Alice through the Looking Glass (Oxford Playhouse).
Lorna also worked as a model making assistant on The Norman Conquests (Old Vic) and a design assistant on Reasons to be Pretty (Almeida Theatre) and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (National Theatre).
Bea studied Music and Visual Art at Brighton university. She then went on to train in puppetry with The London School of Puppetry and The Puppet Theatre Barge. She has worked as a marionettist on the Puppet Barge since 2009, credits include ‘A Childs Garden of Verse’, ‘Spirit’, ‘Out of the Heart of Darkness’, ‘Aesops Fables’, ‘Joeys Circus’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Babushka Baboon’. She has previously made puppets for Tucked In for their productions ‘Jackajack’ and ‘Tim and Light’ aswell as performing as a puppeteer in both these shows.
Philippa Herrick is a Composer, Sound designer and Musical Director specialising in work with devised and visual theatre companies. She produces a mixture of recorded soundtracks and live scores to aid the telling of stories and build the atmosphere of theatrical worlds. She works with a variety of companies and musical groups including a deaf theatre company (Definitely Theatre) and a swing singing group (Elle and the Pocket Belles). For the last 10 years she has also been associated with Gomito Productions – devising, making music and messing around with puppets!
Philippa is originally from Cambridge, studied in Hull, and now lives and works in London.
Original Music additions
Prior to her training she obtained a BA (Hons) in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham.
Recent Credits: The Folk Contraption (Vault, The Old Vic Tunnels), The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (BBC Radio 4), The Ripper (The Knave).
Roles at The Oxford School of Drama include: Catherine, Suddenly Last Summer, Maria, Twelfth Night, Larita, Easy Virtue, Lyndsey, Country Music, Lydia, Other Hands, Juliet, Romeo and Juliet.
Other credits include: Catherine in Proof, NSDF Spotlight award for best actress 2008.
Sarah Jane Leigh
Sarah Jane graduated from Goldsmith’s College, University of London in Drama and Theatre Arts in September 2010 and has completed her Master in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, also at Goldsmith’s. She has interned at the Programming department in the Wales Millennium Centre (Cardiff), the Marketing Department of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Cardiff) and the Communications Department at the Lyric Hammersmith (London). She recently co-produced Tim and Light (UK Tour 2011) and is currently working as Marketing Manager on a production called WiLD with Acts of Beauty (Cardiff).
Gemma runs act up. She has five other plays in development right now, steers the spoken word collective Chill Pill and The Pendragon Recordings, a music album which features amongst many Idris Elba, Mosi Conde, Drastick and young people from Pendragon School and Kids Company. She steers the corporation Polsky, a band that will embrace you all and she casts for film, theatre and television. And she is producing the short film People Won’t Understand.
If you want Miss Lloyd to do something for you, just ask.