CREATIVE TEAM

Neil Salvage
Co-Producer, Writer and Performer

Despite a successful acting career Neil has also maintained a career as a writer in recent years: his screenplay “Caught in the Act” for Carnaby International starring Maureen Lipman and Freddie Jones, directed by BAFTA award winning Matt Lipsey was released in 2008 after premiering at BAFTA and going on to the Berlin Film Festival. He co-wrote and directed “A Kiss from Grandma” with J. Sate starring Andrew Dunn which was selected for Cinecentre (Brighton Film Festival) and his co-written play “M. Prudhomme” premiered at Komedia in Brighton in which he starred with Sally Phillips. His play “The Pearl” had rehearsed readings with Production Exchange and York Theatre Royal. A film version of his is in development with Cabana Films, supported by the South Australian Film Council in Adelaide, Australia. His film “Footprints” - again co-written with J. Sate is currently in development with ffilm Cymru and another screenplay “Dark Steam” is currently in development with Angry Films. He has also written for Juniper Films .

As an actor Neil has appeared in over 150 theatre productions over the past thirty odd years. Highlights have included: “The Crucible”, Old Vic (directed by Yael Farber); “Peer Gynt”, National (directed by Declan Donnellan), “Gulliver’s Travels”, National, “The Ubu Plays” National Theatre (as Ubu - directed by Ed Kemp and Toby Jones) “The Happiest Days of your Life” (Royal Exchange, Manchester) “Animal Farm”,  Peter Hall Company; “The Cryptogram” , New Ambassadors, London (with Eddie Izzard and Lindsay Duncan); “The Mousetrap” (as Paravicini), St. Martin’s Theatre, London; “Fiddler on the Roof”, No. 1 Tour  (Music & Lyrics with Paul Michael Glaser, directed by Craig Revel Horwood); “Animal Farm”,  Peter Hall Company; “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾”, Curve, Leicester; “The Three Birds”, Gate Theatre and many others as diverse as dreamthinkspeak and New Vic, Stoke.

In film he has worked for Mike Leigh (“Topsy –Turvy” with Jim Broadbent), Richard Eyre (“The Other Man” playing opposite Antonio Banderas and Liam Neeson) FFM Media (“Above the Clouds”), Digital Film (“The Crucible” with Richard Armitage) and Allenalla (as the Old Man in "boat" for which he was nominated as Best Actor at the Madrid Film Festival). His T.V. credits include “The Last Days of Anne Boleyn”, “Casualty”, “Westbeach”, “Doctor Faustus” (title role), “Joseph’s Troubles”, “Chucklevision”, “The Russian Soldier” (Title role) (BBC and BBC OU), “Staying Alive”, “The Bill”, “Diana’s Legacy” (as William Boyce Q.C.) “The Enfield Poltergeist”, “Mapp and Lucia” (ITV), “Bare Knuckle Boxer”, “The Georgian Underworld”, “Queen Victoria’s Men” (Channel 4) “Family Affairs” (Channel 5) and many others. His radio work has included “Diary of a Nobody” with Stephen Tomkinson (BBC Radio 4) and a number of plays for Big Finish productions.

​Neil is also a bassoonist and is often in demand as an Actor/Musician (most recently Fiddler on the Roof with Music and Lyrics) as well as playing in various ensembles and orchestras throughout the years. He has just completed the book and lyrics of a Musical about the Marx Brothers, “Jumping Butterballs.”

Nicholas Collett
Lead Producer and Performer

Nicholas is an award-winning actor, writer, producer and director.

 

Born and bred in Sheffield, graduated from Birmingham University and then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he won the Comedy Prize.

His theatre work includes the RSC at the Barbican, Bombur in “The Hobbit” in the West End, Pod Clock in “The Borrowers” (UK No 1 Tour) and over 40 shows in repertory in Basingstoke, Ipswich, Jersey, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

Co-founder of Third Party Productions in 1992, he has toured from Belfast to Beirut and beyond, with 18 productions of Shakespeare and other classics and over 1000 performances. In 2010 he was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ by the Off West End awards for his title role in “Dr Faustus” at the New Diorama Theatre, which won the company a Peter Brook award.

He has a fruitful partnership with Gavin Robertson – since 2011, together they have created five solo shows. Nicholas regularly tours his self-penned “Spitfire Solo”, “Nelson – The Sailors’ Story” and “Your Bard – an informal audience with Will Shakespeare in the pub” around the UK and abroad to Australia and the USA. “Nelson” won the Best of Kansas City 2015 Critics Choice Award. He has directed “Crusoe – No Man Is An Island” and “Bond – An Unauthorised Parody” for Gavin. Together they perform Gavin’s play “The Six-Sided Man” (a stage version of “The Dice Man”).

He also recently co-produced and directed “Crazy Horse – A Dream Of Thunder” for the American actor Samn Wright. It premiered at Brighton Fringe in 2016 and won Best Solo Show at Kansas City Fringe.

TV enthusiasts may remember him as Buster from BBC’s “Timebusters” – and as Sylvester the Jester in the new episode of “Knightmare” for Google Geek Week. He has also appeared in many Afternoon Plays on Radio 4.

He recently won the British Arrows Craft Award for Best Performance by an Actor for the Currys commercial “Laptop” with Jeff Goldblum. He directed "That Daring Australian Girl", performed by Joanne Hartstone, which won Best Theatre Award at Adelaide Fringe 2018. He also won the Special Performance Award at the Duo Theatre Festival 2018 in Seoul, for his performance as Counsellor in "Black and White Tea Room". In 2020 he played Yorick in an audio version of "waiting For Hamlet", by David Visick which won an OnComm Award.

Sabina Arthur
Performer - UK

Sabina’s stage work includes The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Phillip Pullman's Grimm Tales 1 and 2 (Bargehouse, South Bank and The Ditch), Mystery Solved (St Martin's Theatre, West End),  Hamlet (Theatre Nation), Ardent (King’s Head), Super Skinny Bitches (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Royal Opera House), To Freedom’s Cause (UK Tour), Doubt (Dark Unicorn),  Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bowler Crab).  Once Upon a Time (Bromley Churchill), Nature of Promises (Theatre503) and Agamemnon (Humanitas Culture).

 

On screen, Sabina has appeared in Game of Thrones (HBO), Coronation Street (ITV), Typical (Perty Productions) and Damian (Adverto Studios). She won the Runner-Up Prize in the BBC Radio Drama Norman Beaton Fellowship and can be heard as Sarah in BBC Radio 4’s WW1 drama, Listening to the Dead.

Eleanor Ryan
Musician - UK
Ahram Min
Musician - Adelaide

Eleanor is originally from Wellington, New Zealand where she gained her undergraduate degree in Violin performance from Victoria University, Wellington. She went to achieve a Masters Degree with distinction in performance from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, UK.

Eleanor has regularly worked with many top UK ensembles including the Hallé Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia. Alongside this work she developed her teaching career and held teaching positions in violin, chamber music and orchestral studies at the renowned Chethams School of Music in Manchester.

From 2009-2018 Eleanor worked as Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and principal violin of the Ibis Ensemble, the only professional chamber ensemble in the English-speaking Caribbean.

In Trinidad, Eleanor performed in countless concerts and projects. Stand out recent projects included solo concerto appearances backed by steel orchestra and writing and performing on British-Trinidadian musician/poet Anthony Joseph’s 2018 Album ‘People of the Sun’. In Trinidad she taught violin, ensemble studies and instrumental to students at UTT and established multiple string outreach programmes within the community. 

She recently took up the post of Head of Strings at Repton School in Derbyshire.

Amy Bonsall
Director

Amy assisted Janet Suzman on her internationally acclaimed production of HAMLET at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at The Baxter Theatre, South Africa; Amy has also assisted Ray Cooney on TOM, DICK AND HARRY (Duke of York), Barry Kyle on AN INSPECTOR CALLS (Clwyd Theatr Cymru) and Hamish Glen on BABYLONE (Coventry Belgrade). Her first production HEADLONG received a 4 star review in the Scotsman.

Amy works as a freelance director and has directed a number of very successful touring productions including: I’M A MINGER! (co-production with the Coventry Belgrade) toured the UK, selling out at numerous venues including York Theatre Royal and The Egg in Bath; CHUTNEY has played at The South Bank Centre, Trafalgar Square, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Greenwich and Docklands Festival to name just a few; ROMEO AND JULIET for Bilimankhwe Arts was commissioned by The Shakespeare Birth Place Trust and has been performed in Stratford –Upon –Avon and it continues to tour regularly in Malawi; DEATH OF A SALESMAN toured the South East and London. Amy is also heavily involved in developing new writing; curating a festival of South African new writing at the Oval House Theatre, directing a festival of Human Rights theatre in venues around south east London; she gained an ACE award to develop BLEEDING HELL! With writer/director Joyce Branagh.

Amy is Associate Artistic Director for the acclaimed international company Bilimankhwe; she works regularly for iceandfire Theatre Company where she is an associate artist, she directs and lectures in drama schools and universities across the UK. She has recently completed her PhD at Leeds University.

Maddy Sinclair
Costume Designer

40 years of design experience has seen Maddy working from Hollywood to Osaka....and Blighty. Theatre: Set and Costume for Sally Phillips in Komedia Theatre' production "Monsieur Prudhomme".  Set for "Briefs and Shakers", The Hawth. Numerous productions for Sideshow Young Peoples Theatre.Interiors: Designed and constructed bespoke hand made soft furnishings for private clients from home whilst raising her daughter, Maddy.
Couture: Creating bespoke Performance, Bridal and Occasion wear for private clients from her Atelier "Maddy Sinclair" in Kent. First client Googie Withers.  Fashion: Finalist in Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2008, category “Best New Ethical Business” whilst Partner of Gaiahouse, an online business designing and selling Bridal wear made from Organic and Upcycled silk fabrics. Future projects: Zero waste upcycled soft design promoting and supporting political and environmental  Activism for Introverts.  'Greening up' theatre set and costume design, for example stuffing Lisl's bustle with used plastic bags.  Collaboration with other planet-centred artists.

Eva Pope - Performer

Eva’s professional acting career spans 30 years and in that time she has carried lead roles in over 70 theatre, television and film productions.
Her love for the creative process also led her to a 10 year study of the Meisner Technique and to then build a company teaching this gift to fellow actors.
The power of connecting, spreading messages and facilitating an emotional experience for audiences is what keeps Eva’s commitment to a tough profession alive.
She is a prolific Voice Artist, recently narrating a passion project “This is not a Drill” for Extinction Rebellion. She is also involved in writing and producing projects across the entertainment mediums. Eva has been nominated for Actress of the Year twice by the National Television Society and by The Women’s Film Festival in Hollywood. Recently she won Best Actress at the Accolade Global  Film Awards, USA. 

Samantha Brown - Musician

Sam Brown is 20 years old and studies Jazz Violin at Leeds Conservatoire. She grew up playing the violin and performing from the age of 8 through the East Sussex Music Service. She has always been a passionate musician from the day she started playing, She has performed in many concerts and has played in various youth ensembles across the country and abroad including the East Sussex Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music and as a member of the youth ensemble as part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's young artists program. She is a solo freelance musician, doing lots of street performances across the country and abroad and plays regularly in various venues taking all sorts of jobs, functions and session work for people. She performs with dancers, actors, samba bands and jazz bands and more and occasionally runs workshops for children. 

Grace Latter -
Social Media Manager

Hello, I’m Grace Latter and I’m a blogger, writer, editor, influencer and social media manager. I wear a lot of hats when it comes to work, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

I have a BA in Drama and Creative Writing, and ten years of blogging and social media experience.I also have a few internships in editorial and publicity under my belt, with reputable publishing houses and prints such as Walker Books and The Times Magazine. I’ve done a lot of copywriting work online and am regularly asked to give quotes, write guest blog posts or do social media takeovers for charities, magazines and fashion brands.

I started managing social media for businesses back in 2015, and these daysI mostly work with small, local businesses. I love helping them get their work out there and bring in more customers, clients, or fans. I’ve helped each of them with things like rebranding, a few new projects, and even a couple of crowdfund campaigns. I check in with the bosses/founders regularly, take meetings with potential contacts or collaborators whenever possible, and do regular content photography to keep the social platforms looking fresh.

 

I offer bespoke services to suit you. I can help you grow your following, create a community and reach your goals – whether that’s getting into the next 1,000 follower bracket, hitting £20,000 on your crowdfunder, or finding the perfect theme for your grid on the ‘gram.Rest assured, I don’t just take your passwords and disappear; I form relationships with everyone I work with, dive in and get to know the business, and take time to figure out the right voice for each of your platforms. 

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