BeLT Productions presents:

Very Still And Hard
To See

by Steve Yockey

Mon 12th ~ Sat 24th August 2013 at 4.00pm (70 minutes)


Greenside Theatre
1B Royal Terrace
Edinburgh EH7 5AB
Tel: 0131 557 2124

Greenside website

The Cast

BeLT: Alison GreenAlison Green
'Simone'

This is Alison's second production at the Edinburgh Fringe, having performed with NoLogo productions in 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' in 2010. She has also performed at a number of other fringe festivals, including Buxton, Brighton, Oxford and Camden, as well as at theatres in London, where most recently she played the role of Paige in 'Dinner' and Annette in 'God of Carnage'. Alison trained with the Actors' Company at the London Centre for Theatre Studies.'

BeLT: David GriffithsDavid Griffiths
'Ethan'
/'Hotel Guest'

David has been performing ever since he found mimicking teachers in the school playground won him kudos from his peers. He has continued to enjoy performing albeit in a much more structured way, in plays as diverse as; Oliver, Pygmalion and All my Sons. He has also directed productions such as Billy Liar and 84 Charing Cross Road. Since starting the process of putting on this exciting play David has developed a penchant for the horror channel and US sitcoms from the 50’s and 60’s which have been his inspiration for the parts of Ethan and the Hotel guest.

BeLT: Debbie GriffithsDebbie Griffiths
'Betty'

After playing so many parts over so many years (20 and counting!!) Debbie has found it difficult to select just a few favourites but thinks they would probably be; Elvira in Blythe Spirit, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Paige Petit in Role Play, Maggie Hobson in Hobson's Choice and Wynne in Dinner. This production has provided a couple of firsts for Debbie; her first time at the Edinburgh Fringe and her first time working on a brand new play. She has loved playing Betty and will be available for industrial cleaning after the Edinburgh run.

BeLT: Tamsin FellowesTamsin Fellowes
'Shikigami#1'
/'Punch'

Tamsin trained in Dance and Drama at Corona Academy Stage School before becoming a professional dancer and actress. As a dancer she worked all over Europe, The Caribbean and Japan. She has also acted on TV, danced in many pop promos and done presenting work. Earlier this year, Tamsin played Pam in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols.

BeLT: Fiona CullenFiona Cullen
'Ginger'

Theatre includes: Sandra, Beautiful Thing; Beverly, Abigail’s Party; Maureen, The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Hannah/Beth, California Suite; Dawn, Jerusalem; Maggie, Dancing at Lughnasa.

BeLT: Samantha PressdeeSamantha Pressdee
'Kimberly'
/'Violet'

Samantha trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film institute in Hollywood, California. Theatre roles include Cinderella (Eva Long Productions) and Chrissie in Scrubbers at the Kings Head Theatre (Femme Fatale Theatre Company) She’s recently completed a series of short films with director Nigel Moffatt which are currently being entered into festivals. As a dancer she spent 3 years performing with Pineapple’s in house Cheerleading squad and was part of the famous T-Mobile dance Commercial. She’s also worked as a Model appearing In national magazines and newspapers. This is Samantha's first time at the Edinburgh fringe, she’s very excited to have the opportunity to perform at such a prestigious festival.

BeLT: Josh LawsonJosh Lawson
'Jasper'
/'Franklin'

Very Still and Hard to See’ is Joshua’s first play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – he is excited to have the chance to be a part of this brilliant piece and to be able to perform at the festival. Other acting credits include Lee in ‘Jerusalem’ by Jez Butterworth, Bobchinsky in ‘The Government Inspector’ by Nikolai Gogol and Red Peter the Ape in ‘Kafka’s Monkey’ by Colin Teevan/Franz Kafka.

BeLT: Andrew NewbonAndrew Newbon
'Canary'

This is Andrew’s second appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having played the role of Arthur in the original comedy Who Invited You Lot? as part of Goldsmiths Student Union’s entry in the 2012 NSDF Edinburgh Emerging Artists Competition. He is delighted to be appearing in the European Premiere of Very Still and Hard to See with BeLT Productions at the Greenside Theatre. Andrew has recently performed at a number of venues in South London where favourite roles include Chris in All My Sons, Benjamin in The Graduate, Lucas in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Jim in The Glass Menagerie. Other theatre includes: Anne Boleyn, Dinner, After the Dance, California Suite, The Threepenny Opera, Amadeus, Hobson’s choice, Dangerous Corner, RolePlay, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Country Wife, and Peter Pan.

BeLT: Julie BinyshJulie Binysh
'Obake'

Julie studied Drama at Goldsmiths College. Her theatre experience in London includes roles as diverse as Olivia in Twelfth Night, Angela in Abigail’s Party, Mrs Venables in Suddenly Last Summer, Louise in Road and Mrs Robinson in The Graduate

BeLT: Kyle CluettKyle Cluett
'Sam'
/'Shikigami#2

Very Still and Hard to See marks Kyle's first time performing, as well as attending, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he is highly excited for the experience and the challenge. Kyle has starred in many roles such as Dick Barton in Dick Barton: Special Agent, George in After the Dance, Camille in A Flea in Her Ear and Sir Francis Levison in East Lynne.

BeLT: Lorraine SpenceleyLorraine Spenceley
'Kami#1'
/'Mudwoman'

Very Still And Hard To See is Lorraine's first Edinburgh Festival show and she is delighted to be taking part in this prestigious arts festival. Lorraine has acted in a variety of roles: The Sphinx in Greek, Jackie in Mother Said I Never Should and Kath in Entertaining Mr Sloane. Her directing credits include Playhouse Creatures and Skellig.  She has also taught speech and drama in London and Singapore. 

BeLT: Paul BakerPaul Baker
'Kami#2'
/'David'

Theatre includes: Ygor in The House of Frankenstein; Simon the Zealot/St Matthew in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; Bruce in The Brylcreem Boys; Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross; Pato in The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Osip in The Government Inspector; James I in Anne Boleyn. Film includes Spinell in The Incredibly Strange People Show.

BeLT: Pauline ArmourPauline Armour
'Edith'

Pauline Armour is an actor and director and although this is her first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe she has worked with many companies across the UK in Liverpool, Birmingham, Yorkshire and in South East London. In the 1980s she was the Artistic Director of the Youth Theatre at the Albany Empire in Deptford. Favourite performances include Nora in A Dolls House (Merseyside Unity Theatre); Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (Tamworth Arts Centre); Kath in Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton (Albany Empire); Shirley in Shirley Valentine (Helmsley Arts Centre and North Yorkshire tour). Memorable directing credits include Road by Jim Cartwright (York Arts Centre); Trafford Tanzi by Clare Luckham (Helmsley Arts Centre and North Yorkshire tour); Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan; The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh (BLT); Blackbird by David Harrower (SLT); Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (GWT).

BeLT: Stevie HughesStevie Hughes
'Buck Mason'

A member of BLT since 2004, favourite roles have included: Ed in Entertaining Mr. Sloane; Tosher in Fings Ain't Wot They Us'd T'Be; Maccy B in Macbeth and (at South London Theatre) Engstrand in Ghosts. He has directed Habeas Corpus (2010), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (at SLT in 2011) and A Flea In Her Ear (for which he also rewrote the script) back at BLT. He is due to direct Moonlight & Magnolias and The Country later this year, again at BLT. He has written his own version of Euripides' Medea including the music and has collaborated on three musicals for children, penning the music and lyrics for these.

BeLT: Dan ArmourDan Armour
Direction & Design

Dan has directed theatre and theatre based projects all over the country. Formerly Artistic Director for the Tamworth Arts Centre and Theatre and Music Director for the Combination’s SE London outreach project. He is also an actor and has done everything from TIE to The West End; TV; Film and Radio.

Crew

BeLT: Vicki SweetingVicki Sweeting: Stage Manager

Vicki is currently studying BA(Hons) Stage Management at Rose Bruford College. She has been ASM on numerous productions including Terrence Rattigan's After The Dance and Oliver The Musical. Vicki's aim to DSM on West End musicals has lead to recent theatre credits as Dresser on BYMT's Les Miserables (November) and SM on BYMT's Bugsy Malone (April/May). This summer Vicki was ASM on Hound of the Baskervilles at Hever Castle (May), ASM on four short plays and Pornography at the Bargehouse in London (June), and SM for Studio 88's Everbody Dance Now! at The Bob Hope Theatre (July), after a successful showcase with them in 2012. Very Still and Hard to See is Vicki's first show in Edinburgh.

Design

Dan Armour : Director

Jessica-Ann Jenner : Movement

Dan Armour, Dave Jones: Sound Design

Julie Binysh: Costumes