KEITH RAMSaY

Billy

Keith trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre credits include: Arty in Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers (Watford Palace Theatre) and the new musical The Picture House (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012).

Television credits include: Series semi-regular role of Stewart McAndrew in New Tricks (BBC) and Michael in Dylan Moran's Little Cracker (Sky 1).

Keith performed with the National Youth Music Theatre in their production of The Dreaming in 2006.

Credits whilst training include: The Young Thing in Michael John Lachiusa's Hello Again, Ozzie in On The Town, Lysander in Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street and Merrily We Roll Along.

Keith would like to thank his friends and family for all their support and is delighted to be appearing in Billy!

MARK CARROLL

Geoffrey Fisher

Training: Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre includes: Original West End cast of Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Marguerite, West Side Story and Saucy Jacks and the Space Vixens. Other West End productions include Jersey Boys and Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Giorgio in Passion (The Bridewell), My Fair Lady, Rockula, Dr Dolittle ,Yakety Yak (Oldham), Leave Him to Heaven, The Ballard of Little Joe, The Magical Rhythms of Ireland and numerous national tours.

Plays include: Carver (Arcola), The Maids (Cheltenham), Equus (Edinburgh) Macbeth (The Royal Exchange, Manchester) and The Duchess of Malfi (Salford).

Television and film includes: The Phantom of the Opera (Pinewood), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pinewood), Dereliction Detectives (BBC), The Iceman Murders (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), To Serve them all my days (BBC), the Clowns Game, Who’s the Cockroach, Number 203, Plastic Beauty, Better than Tomorrow, Do not Disturb, Sheep in the Room, Coronation Street. Various music videos, live TV appearances as singer /songwriter.

Other work includes: Member of Mercury musicals with compositions performed by the RSO and Ruthie Henshall on the album Pilgrim (Producer). Music and lyrics for P G Woodlouse (BBC). Winner of the John Lennon Award for outstanding new songwriter PRS (presented by Yoko Ono) and Finalist Sondheim/Stiles 2010 song award. For workshop footage and information about 4 musicals including The Attic (Haymarket Theatre London) and Supernova ( Prince Edward Theatre London) please go to www.markcarrollmusicals.com

ricky butt

alice Fisher

Ricky is delighted to be returning to the Union Theatre. Last appearing as Denise in The Baker's Wife directed by Michael Strassen.

West End credits: Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers and Oliver.

Repertory theatre credits: The Beggar’s Opera, An Enemy of the People, Sons and Lovers, Far from the Madding Crowd, A Comedy of Errors, John O’ God’s Sending, Godspell and West Side Story, Coronation St: Street of Dreams.

TV credits: Casualty, Marmalade Atkins, The Bill.

For 17 years Ricky has been a successful Foley Artist, working in Film and Television winning a Golden Reel award 2008 for Best Foley on Slumdog Millionaire.

paddy glynn

Gran

Paddy spent her formative years in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, moving to England to train as a dancer. She began her career at the London Palladium, but after seasons in Las Vega and Disneyland, decided 'enough with the feathers and sequins!' and turned to acting – travelling and working in London, Paris, New Zealand and America. As an audio reader, Paddy has 48 unabridged novels to her credit. But she reckons her best credits to be son Mat, a writer and performer, and daughter Bimla, an events producer.

Over the past two years Paddy has been Irish as Sinead in Doctors, French as Queen Margaret in Richard III, Russian as Sofka ( a one-woman show at the Bookshop Theatre) and posh English as Queen Aggravain for the Union's Christmas offering, Once Upon a Mattress! Her Northern credits include Annie Parker in When We Are Married by J.B.Priestley and, with the author himself, a celebration of his work on YTV for his 80th Birthday.

Having known Michael Strassen since they both played in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the Bristol Old Vic, Paddy is delighted to have met up again for this revival, an evocative slice of 60's life which she is the only cast member to recall with authority!

MARK turnbull

councillor duxbury

Mark trained at the Webber Douglas Academy. He spent the earlier part of his career working in repertory theatre where he played many roles in plays by such diverse writers as Alan Ayckbourn, Terence Rattigan and Shakespeare. He also played roles on tour in the UK and abroad such as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Frank'n'furter in the Rocky Horror Show, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Che in Evita and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other work includes a stint in Les Miserables playing Jean Valjean, Combfere and Brujon (Palace Theatre) and Frank'n'furter in the Rocky Horror Show (Picadilly Theatre). He also participated in the 10th Anniversary and 25th Anniversary concerts of Les Miserables. His most recent roles have been M. Marquis in Michael Strassen’s production of The Baker’s Wife, Sir Danvers Carew in Morphic Graffiti’s Jekyll and Hyde both at the Union Theatre and Georges in the reworked Marguerite directed by Guy Unsworth.

Since returning to the UK Mark has gained an MA in Theatre and Performance from Rose Bruford College, taught acting and vocal technique at several of the major London drama schools, whilst still working as a freelance director. He has directed several plays on the Edinburgh and London fringe which include most recently An Audience with Murder for Theatre Maketa and a production of The Pajama Game for the Italia Conti Academy.

As a director, Mark spent five years in southern Africa as the Artistic Director of 7Arts Theatre and as Associate Director at REPS Theatre, where he directed many productions ranging from Shakespeare to large scale musicals. He also was a committee member of the National Theatre Organisation and a consultant to the Ministry of Education and Culture. He was also involved in AIDS awareness work raising money for Island Hospice which supported HIV positive sufferers.

katerina stearman

liz

Katerina trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama (MA Classical Acting) having read Philosophy at UCL.

Theatre credits include: Varya in The Cherry Orchard (White Bear), Stella in Bodies Unfinished (Brockley Jack), Emily in Small Mercies (Etcetera), Frau Hoffemier in Count Oederland (Arcola), Karla in Above and Beyond (Corinthia Hotel), Eleanor in rehearsed reading of Cake and Congo (Clean Break).

Katerina’s role in Billy is her first foray into Musical Theatre.

rosie clarkson

barbara

Rosie originally comes from West Yorkshire and then went onto train in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. She is also a National Youth Music Theatre alumni.

Rosie has played the role in Cathy in The Last Five Years in An Evening with Jason Robert Brown at the Bridewell Theatre. She was also a featured soloist in Matt Lucas and Friends, a charity concert at The Vaudeville Theatre. Rosie regularly performs in cabarets and concerts in the West End.

TV Credits: Great Expectations (BBC) (Dancer)

Theatre credits (in training): Young Sally in Follies, Amy in Company, Corie in Barefoot in the Park and Sally in The Hired Man. Rosie also workshopped the role of Pilar in Goodbye Barcelona.

Rosie is represented by Lowy-Hamilton Artists

laura bryars

rita

Professional Training: Urdang Academy

Theatre Credits: Dick Whittington (Prod: Taylorian Productions)

Theatre Credits (whilst in training): Fame (Choreo: Matt Cole); Fiddler on the Roof (Choreo: Imogen Knight); Memphis (Choreo: Matt Cole); Assassins (Choreo: Jenny Arnold); Martin Guerre (Choreo: Matt Cole).

Film Credits: Cuban Fury (Dir: James Griffiths)

Representation provided by: Box Artist Management – www.boxartistmanagement.com

adam colbeck-dunn

arthur

Originally from West Yorkshire, Adam graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2012 having secured a full scholarship.

Whilst at Mountview he was cast as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along, Dido Martin in Carthaginians, Bert Barry in 42nd Street and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden.

Theatre Credits include: Phillip Hepburn in Kinraid a new musical by Eleanor Aguis (Karamel Club), I Love You Because (Jermyn Street), Peter Pan (Buxton Opera House).

Recordings: Ushers: The Front of House Musical (SLTG Productions).

tom senior

stamp

Training: Arts Ed (BA Acting course)

Credits include: Cowboy Bob in the tour of Footloose, Jack in Wrecked (Lowry Theatre, Manchester), Pete in The Proposal (Fiddy West), Oberon in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Butterfly Theatre Company), Jamie in the european premiere of Bobby Cronin's Daybreak (Tristan Bates Theatre London), Jack in The Synamatics single It Hurts, Lead Vocalist in the european premiere of The British Pop Invasion (European Tour)/ British Pop Invasion (television), TV Limburg, Claus in the Olympic Revue workshop.

Credits whilst training include: Roberto Zucco in Roberto Zucco, Hamlet in Hamlet, Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge, Elyot in Private Lives, Paddy in Max and Paddy (Short Film).

michael adams

shadrack

Recent theatre credits include: Antonio in the Tempest (RETZ), Brecht, Arturo Ui, Mr Peachum in I Bertolt Brecht (UK Tour), Rodger in New World Order (Hydrocracker), Macbeth in Macbeth (Brighton Shakespeare Festival) and Magnus Volks in Electric Train of Thought (Bitesize).

Recording credits include: Sapphire and Steel, Dr Who (Big Finish).

Recent film credits: Billy in Better Than Tomorrow, (Toybox Films) and Kharon in Kharon (First Light Productions).

Michael trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

michaela cartmell

ensemble

Training: The Arts Educational School, London.

Theatre: The Hatpin (Blue Elephant), A New Day (Tristan Bates Theatre), Tall, Thin and Blonde (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Vagina Monologues/A Memory A Monologue A Rant & A Prayer (The Bussey Building), Ragtime (Landor Theatre) and Edges (Landor Theatre).

Workshop: The Bowl (Young Vic Theatre), Olympic Revue (Mercury Musical Development) and Nightingale (The Polish Theatre).

Radio: A Christmas Carol (London Contemporary Theatre).

rebecca eastham

ensemble

Rebecca graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of theatre arts in 2012 where she was awarded a DADA award. Whilst training she played Martha in The Secret Garden and Angie in The Wedding Singer. She has been heavily involved with the developing of new musical theatre performing in The Picture House at The Lost theatre. Rebecca is very excited about being part of Billy Liar. 

ross mcneill

ensemble

Ross is currently in his final year at The MTA.

Credits in training include: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Waterloo East), Something Old, Something New, In Touch, The Sunshine Gang (all at The Bridewell) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Courtyard Theatre).

Professional credits include: Christmas in New York (Prince of Wales), The Meeting (Pleasance Edinburgh), MMD Gala (Novello), Tommy Gala (Prince Edward).

Film credits include: Territory

joseph o'malley

ensemble

Joseph trained at the Guildford School of Acting. 

Credits include:  Drudge in Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians (UK Tour, Birmingham Stage Company), Ensemble/u.s Captain Corcoran in H.M.S Pinafore (Kings Head Theatre), Pompey in The Way to Keep Him  (Edinburgh Fringe), Herb in Godspell with Beyond the Barricade Productions. Joseph will be returning to the Birmingham Stage Company in September in their production of Horrible Science.

Filming work includes: Robbie in Natasha (Feature, Inspired Movies), Ben in Hanging Jay (short) as well as commercial and corporate work

Theatre whilst training: Goldberg in The Birthday Party, Stanley in Wildest Dreams, and Doc in West Side Story.

This is Joseph's first time at the Union Theatre and he is looking forward to getting stuck in!

paul rymer

ensemble

Paul is originally from Middlesbrough and trained at The Urdang Academy.

Credits whilst in Training include: The Baker in Into The Woods (Hannah Chissick/Mark Aspinall); Detective Starnes in Parade (Hannah Chissick/Jeremy Powell); Policeman/Ensemble in Carousel (David Erik/Kelly Rainford) and Purser in Anything Goes (Jimmy Johnston/Garth Hall).

Paul is thrilled to be making his professional debut in a Northern show and would like to thank his close friends, family and especially his Mam for all their love and continued support.

Ashley stirling

ensemble/marilyn monroe

Ashley trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2012. She played the role of the Cook in Brechts Play The Caucasian Chalk which was nominated for the Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award.

Roles whilst training: Lily in The Secret Garden, The Actress in Hello Again, Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along and Golde in Fiddler On the Roof.

She has also performed in plays such as Jane Ayre where she played Jane, and Getting Out where she played Arlie/Arlene. And was also part of a workshop playing the part of Bell in the new musical Kinraid.