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Managing Director Michael Wilson Green’s background stems from touring theatre shows and television work including ITV’s A Touch of Frost. Recent commendable writing works have been for Kellogg’s and the Royal Mail where he achieved huge success. Michael continues to be very creative in devising new comedy entertainment events as well as acting, performing and directing shows for the public. Michael Wilson Green plays Basil Fawlty, Father Ted, Comedy Waiters and Murder Mystery roles.
Amy Forrest is the winner of Monologueslam Manchester. She trained in straight Acting and Musical Theatre performing in theatres all over the UK such as The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds, Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, Arts Depot in London, The Lowry in Manchester and at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and 2010. Aswell as theatres she has worked in pilot TV dramas and a comedy sketch show starring Johnny Vegas with Channel K in Manchester. Amy plays Sybil Fawlty and Murder Mystery roles.
David Sigston is a regular film writer/film director; credits include the production of Where’s Saltaire and The Sturges Plot for IndyFilm. Acting roles include film work, Come Rain Come Shine for ITV1, Narrator for Way to Trade e-book. Stage work includes acting roles for the Hebden Bridge Fringe and Manchester Youth Theatre. David plays Basil Fawlty, Comedy Waiters and Murder Mystery roles.
Wren Chapman holds a Lancaster University Theatre Degree with further training from The Actors Centre Barcelona. She toured extensively with the award winning Freerange Theatre. Theatre work includes credits The Dukes Lancaster and The Oldham Collesium. Film credits include Cold Tea for 1:2:1 Productions, The Geri Project for Indigo Films. She has worked for a whole host of training and events companies. Television credits include Coronation Street and a number of adverts for Sky Television and GTV. Wren plays Sybil Fawlty, Mrs Doyle and Murder Mystery roles.
Nick Chadwin is a fabulous professional actor and he has played in a number of roles for Laughlines including the American in Waldorf salad, The Major and The Health Inspector in a tribute to Fawlty Towers and an absolutely fantastic performance as Father Jack in our tribute show to Father Ted. In his time he has appeared in theatre and television and now values his time teaching youngsters the art of acting. Nick plays Father Jack, Comedy Paparazzi, Comedy Waiters, Murder Mystery roles.
Jonathan Hansler won Best Actor at the Fringe Report Awards 2011 and was nominated for Best Actor in the Off West End awards this year. Theatre credits include Goodbye The (After) life of Cook & Moore (Leicester Sq Theatre & Gilded Balloon Edinburgh). Maggie’s End (Gala Theatre Durham) Pete & Me (Devonshire Pk Eastbourne & New End). Television credits include My Family & Hotel Babylon (BBC), The Queens Sister (C4), Dream Team (Sky); History’s Hardest Prisons (Nat Geo Channel) Film credits include The Devils Business (Frightfest 2011), The Drummond Will, Death, Axed, The Tragedy of Albert, Innocent. Johnny plays Basil Fawlty and Father Ted.
Paul Nolan has worked extensively in touring theatre, performance comedy, television, corporate video, film, and physical theatre, spanning twenty five years. He was a director and actor with the award winning Tic Toc Theatre Co. based in Coventry for many years and appeared in all of their national and community touring shows as well as hosting comedy nights. He appeared in the BAFTA Winning film Brown Paper Bag by Geoff Thompson in 2004, and has worked as a freelance creative practitioner supporting young people in the arts. He is an associate artist with Theatre Absolute and is supporting the development of the UK’s first professional Shop Front Theatre in Coventry. Paul plays Manuel, Comedy Waiters roles.
Zoie Kennedy was nominated for best new-comer actress in the National Television awards in 2003 for her major role as Nurse Merrill Taylor in The Royal. Further television credits include roles in Doctors, Paradox, Holby City, Heartbeat and Emmerdale. Zoie plays Polly in Fawlty Towers and Murder Mystery roles.
Lisa Howard has extensive stage, film, television experience and has just written her first play. Film credits include Red Riding for Channel 4, television credits, Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps, The Royal, Emmerdale. Lisa Howard plays Sybil Fawlty, Mrs Doyle, comedy waiters and Murder Mystery roles.
Rodney Paulden has a musical theatre education and vast experienced in television commercials, pantomime and voice over work. Rodney holds an extensive murder mystery acting background and television credits include The Two Ronnie’s for BBC television. Rodney plays Comedy Paparazzi and Murder Mystery roles.
Rachael Pennell spent several years as a jazz/blues vocalist and cabaret artist, recording three solo albums, headlining at The 100 Club, The 606 and Pizza on the Park and touring throughout Europe and Los Angeles. She returned to theatre in 2005 and has appeared in productions at Birmingham Rep, Lichfield Garrick and Buxton opera House. Rachael plays Mrs Doyle, Comedy Waiters and Murder Mystery roles.
Nigel Collins has spent 33 years in the business before finding dinner theatre and is wondering what took him so long! He has made many appearances on TV amongst others the iconic shows Brideshead Revisited, Harry’s Game, Corrie, Emmerdale and most importantly The Sooty Show. Theatre work has been very varied: West End, repertory, small and large scale touring. Training and corporate films, role-play days and radio drama also keep him busy. Of all the jobs over the years playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show is by far the sweatiest.
Dan Carey has worked regularly in theatre, television, role play, film, education and the corporate sector for many years. Recent credits include Transform and 21 Plays at The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Falling Sickness at The Bradford Mill, No Friends in the North for Radio 4 and Jenkins the Chef in a national advertising campaign for ‘Visa’. A popular children’s actor who is well known for playing the role of ‘Rob, The Big Town Baddie’ in Brum. Dan Carey plays Manuel, Comedy Waiter, Father Jack and Murder Mystery roles.
Alexandra Little has an extensive CV. Television commercials include Talk Talk – X Factor, Walkers Crisps, Lean Direct and Nokia. Alexandra has featured in music videos for Busted, Cold Play and Manic Street Preachers. Television roles include parts in Spooks, the Katherine Tate Show, The Harry Hill Show, Holby City, The Sketch Show to name a few. Alexandra plays Sybil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers.
Andrew Balmforth has been a professional Actor since graduating from L.A.M.D.A back in 1996. He returned to L.A.M.D.A as a teacher of Stage Combat in 1999 after training as a fight Director (teaching credits include Guild Hall, Drama studio, L.A.M.D.A) and worked at the Royal Armouries Museum as a horse rider Jouster and fight director for many years. Andrew plays the role of Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
Andrew Fettes trained at the ‘Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art’. London West End credits include roles in Steptoe and Son at the Comedy Theatre and Dry Rot at the Lyric Theatre. He has also held television roles in Eastenders, Crimewatch and London’s Burning. Andrew has a vast theatre CV and also radio/audio and directing experience. Andrew plays Manuel and Dougal and Murder Mystery roles.