Katherine Lunney in Pride and Prejudice
Katherine Lunney is busy touring Illyria Theatre’s acclaimed ‘Pride and Prejudice’ playing at a wealth of venues nationwide until September.
Nik Bins it!
Nik is currently working with Rapport Theatre on TIE project ‘Bin It’! The production encourages a sense of community and citizenship, engaging young people in a valuable discourse on how to correctly dispose of litter. For more information visit www.rapportgroup.com
Matt Holt: Man of many talents
Matt Holt, artistic director of new award-winning theatre company People Zoo, has written and directed their offbeat comedy ‘The Horse Show’ this summer, starting at the Manchester Fringe on 4th and 11th July, moving to the Camden Fringe on31st July-12th August and finally to Edinburgh Festival 14th-26th August. Don’t miss it!
Sophie Toland’s voice work
Sophie Toland has recorded a new voicereel which showcases her extensive range, from bright and punchy to smooth and sultry! Look out for her performance as the eponymous heroinein audiodrama ‘Elona’, based on Steve Turnbull’s fantasy novel, coming soon.
Morag Peacock keep busy!
After another set of recording dates for her ongoing role as Mum in the new OXO campaign, Morag appeared in ‘Virtuoso’, a moving play about John Ogdon, one of Britain’s most celebrated classical pianists. Written by Emmy Award winner Bill Humble and staged by Room 5064 Productions, the cast featured RSC and National Theatre actors plus the cream of the Greater Manchester Fringe, including our Morag.
Mary Gerardine Hooton at the Manchester Fringe
Mary Gerardine Hooton will be appearing in ‘Forever Changes’ at 53Two, 17th – 22nd July, as part of greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk Forever Changes is a bold drama which shows the repercussions of domestic abuse on both the survivors and the perpetrators. Written by Dave Jones and Directed by Craig Sanders, ‘Forever Changes’ has already been voted one of the Top 20 shows to see in
Manchester this year by ‘I Love Manchester’.
Mary Gerardine Hooton has recently filmed an internet viral for ‘Too Good to be……. Gluten Free’ with Velvet TV at Media City
Eve Shotton lives Happily Ever After…
Eve is performing in ‘Happily Ever After’ on a National tour this spring with Action Transport from May-June. Follow this link for more information on the production:
Nik Grundison as Mole
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch our extremely talented client Nik Grundison in the role of Mole in the Wind in the Willows tour from April-June 2017! For tour dates and tickets follow this link!
Stuart Horobin ‘Movie Star!’
Well done to Stuart who plays the role of ‘Mr. Martin’ in the movie ‘How Not to Work’ this is out now on Amazon.
Rose van Leyenhorst appears in new TVC!
Rose is currently on TV as ‘Security Guard’ in the ‘surprising new tv ad’ for Thinkbox. Check her out by following this link
Katherine Lunney joins Circuit!
Katherine has been working with Square Peg Theater Company on their new ensemble production The Return incorporating dance, mime, foley sound effects and devised by the company. The Return is a piece of ensemble theatre that deals with the concepts of blind faith and the cyclical nature of our history, inspired by Stephen King and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
It was performed, as a work-in-progress, at HOME, Manchester as part of the PUSH festival in January 2017. It was then selected to be part of Liverpool Everyman’s inaugral Scratch morning on 4 February 2017.
★★★★★ “This highly inventive and uniquely creative production is a little gem… It was a privilege to be in the audience.” – North West End
Molly Blaise, Dean Ramsden and Elliot Laurence tour Smashed!
Team Circuit tour Smashed up and down the Country for the next 3 months with Collingwood Learning. Have fun on the road guys!
James Nicholas in Wizard of Oz
James Nicholas appeared as the Tin Man and The Wizard in Blue Orange Arts’ sell-out production of Wizard of Oz in December 2016
Mary and Shen Xin after recording at MediaCity
‘Photo attached of Shen Xin and myself after recording at Media City.’
Mary Gerardine Hooton’s performance as the Buddhist Teacher in ‘Originally Inclusive’ has recently been shown in Shanghai. The multimedia art piece by Shen Xin, used Motion Capture and Voice Over recordings. ‘Originally Inclusive’ will also be shown in London later in 2017.
Mary’s voice was also recently featured in a performance at Hull University, performing ‘The Prisoner’ by Deirdre Mcgarry for Amnesty International. The composer Michael Betteridge created a Wind Trio piece using the pitch and rhythm of Mary’s recording as a stimulus.
James Nicholas in ‘Made in Huddersfield’
‘Photo by Paul Floyd Blake courtesy of Chol Theatre’
Made in Huddersfield is a promenade theatre show taking participants on a tour of Huddersfield Train Station and introducing them to a variety of characters from Huddersfield’s past. The piece – written and performed by Chol Theatre – celebrates Huddersfield’s textiles, industrial, fireworks and fizzy drinks industries, and was performed fifteen times over week beginning 24th October. JN played several characters including Legh Tolson whose name lives on at Huddersfield’s Tolson Museum.
Well done James on your impressive performances during this run!
OXO Mum Morag
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Morag Peacock is the new OXO Mum. What a fantastic role and opportunity! We are very proud, go MP!
See Morag’s interview with the ‘Manchester Evening News’ with this link:
Molly Blaise and Dean Ramsden tour the ‘Smashed’ project for 1 week in Derbyshire together in November for Collingwood Learning. The alcohol awareness piece is aimed at year 7’s and 8’s and is funded by Diageo. Dean is then taking the tour over to Northern Ireland with another team. Well done guys!
Eve in A Curious Journey
Eve Shotton will start a tour of schools in Doncaster on Monday 17th October with Collingwood Learning. `A Curious Journey` is a brand new interactive theatre performance that highlights and explores domestic abuse and relationships for pupils aged between 9 and 12. Funded by Doncaster Children’s Trust, the play is loosely based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass as 14-year-old Alice embarks on a dreamlike journey to discover what makes a perfect relationship. Along the way she learns much about relationships from larger-than-life characters such as The Mad Hatter, Iris, the Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts (all played by Eve).
Dean Ramsden with Spinoff Productions
Our Client Dean Ramsden will be performing 2 forum theatre style pieces around the Hull area, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds with Spinoff Productions this October.
Stuart Horobin in Night of the Bride of Plan 9 from Outer Space
This play cobbles together scenes and characters from three of the worst films ever made by the infamous director Ed Wood. Alien invasions, raising the dead, mad scientists, and an atomic octopus all rub along together in this madcap comedy in which a cast of five rush around to populate the stage with a range of characters.
It is an absolute scream. Melodramatic and camp in the extreme, the show uses Wood’s inarticulate sensationalism to intentionally comic effect. It’s a gloriously funny show that subverts the crapness of its origins into slick and silly slapstick.
Stuart Horobin impresses as mad scientist Vornoff and army colonel Edwards. Bum on a Seat September 2016.
Stuart Horobin is alternately creepy as the mad doctor Vornoff and officious as Col Edwards who seems well-versed in double-think as he simultaneously accepts and denies the existence of flying saucers. The Review Hub September 2016.
Leo Atkin still shining in Billy Elliot
Our Leo is still thrilling audiences as George in Billy Elliot. Currently performing in Scotland, the Edinburgh Evening News reviewed the production and said the following “There’s a laugh out loud boxing class, which allows Leo Atkin to demonstrate his innate comic timing as George, Billy’s long-suffering boxing coach”.
We couldn’t be prouder of Leo and can’t wait to watch him in action in Manchester over the Christmas period. For the full Edinburgh News review follow this link:
James Nicholas in Tales from the Hudd
James Nicholas worked with Chol Theatre this summer on a piece called Tales from the Hudd. The 30 minute piece was performed at the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield and inspired by some of the real-life stories behind the exhibits and the building itself.
Visit this website for more information on Chol Theatre
Morag Peacock as Morrison’s Mum
We are very proud of our Circuit member Morag Peacock who is now the Morrison’s Mum! Check her out by following this link
James Nicholas in Alice in Wonderland
Good luck to our client James who will be appearing as many different characters in Blue Orange Theatre Companies production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Saturday 28th May. This is multi-rolling at its finest!
Team effort for Safeguarding Stories
A huge well done to our clients; James Nicholas, Stuart Horobin, Rachel Creamer, Morag Peacock and Molly Blaise for filming safeguarding monologues with Collingwood Learning on behalf of Bradford Council’s safeguarding scheme.
Molly Blaise and Dean Ramsden perform in Parliament
Congratulations to our clients Dean and Molly who worked with Collingwood Learning earlier in the year touring a theatre in education piece called ‘Smashed’. Here they are performing in Parliament earlier this month.
We have built up a great relationship with Collingwood Learning and many of our clients have worked for them on various projects.
Rose Van Leyenhorst’s ‘The Oddity’ setting off on tour
After a successful 3-night run at the Hope Mill theatre, Manchester, Out of Nowhere Theatre’s ‘The Oddity’, written and directed by Circuit client Rose Van Leyenhorst, will be setting off on a Northern tour of Liverpool, Preston and Wigan from May 18th.
The team have received a string of excellent reviews from their Manchester shows and we’ve no doubt they will continue to roll in as the performances continue. Looks like Out Of Nowhere has a very bright future: we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled!
Leo Atkin in Billy Elliot
We’re already proud as punch of Circuit client Leo Atkin as he currently tours the UK as ‘George’ in the main cast of Billy Elliot but this Friday 29th April, he’ll be stepping out of his boxing gym leader shoes and into the role of Billy’s Dad for the night at Sunderland Empire!
With five star reviews pouring in and standing ovations every night, this is definitely one you shouldn’t miss: we can’t wait for Leo and the cast to head up to Manchester this November (and they’ll be stopping for Christmas too)!