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HOLLY CASSIDY

Fancy, Sir Frank Wiley & CHARITY

 

THE DRESSING BOOK CAST & CHARACTERS

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Holly trained as an actor musician at Rose Bruford College and later went on to study physical theatre at Jacques Lecoq in Paris for 2 years. She makes her own work and toured her debut show, The Campers with her company Fever Birds in 2022. This is Holly's second season for The Rudes - in 2023 she joined the team for Miss Popplewell's Garden. Acting credits include: Love Bites (BOB Theatre) Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Dr. Livingstone, I presume, Frankenstein! (Miracle Theatre Princess Pavilion, Falmouth & South West tours) The Campers (Fever Birds) Movement director for The Secrets of the Stour (Wimborne Community Theatre) Une Journée Sur La Côte D’Azure, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Dreampark Theatre (UK and European tour) Merlin’s Apprentice (Kickline Theatre Taunton Brewhouse) The Strong Man (Bashstreet Theatre Uk & European tour) Grime (Ramshacklicious UK tour) Having watched Rude’s shows before and loved their work, Holly is delighted to have joined the company for this summer tour.

 

RUDES SHOWS

MISS POPPLEWELL'S GARDEN

THE DRESSING BOOK

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MAX GALLAGHER

AUGUSTA RUMP, SIR JOHN RUMP, FORTITUDE TUCK, DICK & BENJAMIN

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Max is delighted to return to The Rudes after playing Babi in ‘The Comedy of Babi Babbett’ and Harry Best in ‘Gods & Dogs’. Acting credits include: ‘Home Fires’ (ITV); Geordie/1st Understudy Songman/Baby Joey in ‘War Horse’ (UK/Australia Tour including Lyttelton, National Theatre); Marquess of Dorset in ‘Richard III’ (Hull Truck/Northern Broadsides/Hull City of Culture 2017); Stephen Lynn/Bobbie in ‘Brief Encounter’ & Pianist in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ (Watermill, Newbury); Burglar/Radio DJ in ‘Mog’ (The Old Vic/Royal & Derngate/Wardrobe Ensemble); Duke of Amalfi in ‘The Duchess of Amalfi’s Steward’ (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Globe); Tim in ‘Oh We Do Like To Be’ (HighTide/Turbine); Henry Clerval/De Lacey in ‘Frankenstein’ (Blackeyed UK Tour); Aunt Spiker/Centipede in ‘James & the Giant Peach’ (Selladoor UK/Hong Kong/Middle East Tour); Frederick/Marley/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); Scarecrow in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Theatre Royal, Winchester); Emile in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (CAST, Doncaster); Louis/Theo in ‘PIAF’ (Bridewell/Charing Cross); Colin Craven in ‘The Secret Garden’, Officer in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ & Witch in ‘Macbeth’ (Grosvenor Park Open Air, Chester); Frank in ‘The A-Z of Mrs P’ (Southwark Playhouse); Scripps in ‘The History Boys’ (Mercury, Colchester); Sparkish in ‘Love, Lies & Lust’ (Queen’s, Hornchurch); Hindley in ‘Wuthering Heights the Musical’ (Mercury Musicals Development); Apollo/Narcissus/Theseus in ‘Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ (Pants on Fire/VAULTS); Terry in ‘Tomfoolery’ & Joe in ‘Hello Norma Jeane’ (Theatre on the Coast Summer Rep, Southwold); Simple Simon in ‘Jack & the Giant’ (Chipping Norton); Sam in ‘Oh No! Not Snow!’ (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); Rafi in ‘Rapunzel’ (York Theatre Royal/tutti frutti UK/Ireland Tour); Dmitri in ‘Once Upon a Snowflake’ (Paper Balloon/Pegasus, Oxford); Knave of Hearts in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ & Musician of Bremen in ‘Grimm Tales’ Winter Gala’ (Grimm Productions); Judge Roan/Old Soldier/Officer Starnes in ‘Parade’ (Rose Bruford)

Creative credits include: Composer/Co-Lyricist for ‘Robin Good’ (Norwich Playhouse) and ‘The Rotter’s Opera’ (Astor Theatre). Composer/MD for ‘Oh We Do Like To Be’ (HighTide/Turbine). Musical Supervisor for ‘Mehr Als Auf Der Welt/Please Right Back’ (1927/Burgtheater Vienna) and ‘Lesbian Pirates: The Musical’ (Lowry/Playwell). MD for ‘Centralia’ (RJG/Arcola) & ‘Tomfoolery’ (Theatre on the Coast Summer Rep, Southwold). Assistant Composer/MD for ‘Roots’ (1927/Edinburgh International Festival/Spoleto Festival USA/HOME Manchester/Théâtre de la Ville International Tour). MD/Arranger for ‘Parade’ (Rose Bruford). Assistant MD/Arranger for ‘PIAF’ (Charing Cross/Bridewell). Rehearsal Room Music Copyist/Transcriber for ‘Tammy Faye’ (Almeida Theatre). Show MD for ‘Mog’ (The Old Vic/Royal & Derngate/Wardrobe Ensemble); ‘Brief Encounter’ (Watermill, Newbury); ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Grosvenor Park Open Air, Chester); ‘Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ (Pants on Fire/VAULTS) and ‘Once Upon a Snowflake’ (Paper Balloon/Pegasus, Oxford). Keys 2 for ‘Dick Whittington & his Cat’ (Norwich Theatre Royal). Pianist/Vocalist for ‘Spirit Trio’ (Spirit of Adventure and Discovery Cruise Ships, SAGA)

 

RUDES SHOWS

THE COMEDY OF BABI BABBETT

GODS & DOGS

THE DRESSING BOOK

 

EVIE JAMES

MAYBELLINE ERSTWHILE

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Evie is delighted to be back again performing with The Rudes! She graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her theatre credits include Tina in Gods and Dogs and Mrs Hawrtrey-Churlish in Miss Popplewell's Garden (The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company), Ally in Reclaiming Harry (Edinburgh/Prague/Colchester Fringe 2022), Fairy Fee/Fancy Nancy/Contessa of Petiti in Dick Whittington (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), Young Woman in Contagion Cabaret (The Theatre Chipping Norton), Peppa Pig in Peppa Pig’s Big Splash/Peppa Pig’s Surprise (UK & Ireland/Australian Tours), Ellie in Santa’s Dizzy Day (Harlow Playhouse)and Sam in Teletubbies Live (Winter Wonderland).

 

Commercial credits include Freya in Favro, Woman Working From Home for Deep Heat and Wife for Armstead Paints.

She has also worked extensively in Immersive Theatre (The Crystal Maze Live, Polar Express) and enjoys writing stupid comedy songs on her ukulele. 

 

RUDES SHOWS

MISS POPPLEWELL'S GARDEN

GODS & DOGS

THE DRESSING BOOK

 

TAMSIN LYNES

MRS STOUT, MRS PUNCTILIOUS, LADY SHAFTHAM, A PROSTITUTE

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Tamsin is an actor, musician and puppeteer who trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is over the moon to be making her Rudes debut this summer! 

 

Recent credits include Three Little Pigs (Lost the Plot Theatricals); There's A Tiger In The Garden (Flock Theatre Makers); A Tale Of Fellowship (The Actor's Church); #FIT (Big Licks Theatre Company/The Cockpit); The Merry Wives (Film on Film Entertainment); Legends Of Arahma (The Actors Church); Red Riding Hood (Colour House Theatre), Pinocchio Gets Wood(Guildford Fringe Company), Much Ado About Nothing (The Cockpit), Othello (Brunel Museum/The Cockpit), Jack and the Beanstalk (Campus West), The Soldier’s Tale (Clapham Omnibus Theatre).

 

Tamsin can also be seen all around East Sussex on the back of the buses, recruiting keen new bus drivers to join Metrobus! Sadly, she wasn't allowed to keep the bus for the tour- would've made for a far easier get out...

 

RUDES SHOWS

THE DRESSING BOOK

 

ROWAN TALBOT

SIR GEORGE ERSTWHILE, WHIPPET MCKENZIE & PUNCTILLIOUS

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Rowan has been involved, as either an actor or composer in all but three of The Rudes productions since 1999 and has been working professionally for 30 years. His other selected theatre includes: Green Man Red Woman (National Theatre Wales), The Children’s Court (National Theatre Wales & Unicorn). Robin Hood, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Clwyd). Noises Off, The Hot Mikado, Twelfth Night, Relatively Speaking and Dick Barton Special Agent (Queens Theatre). My Beautiful Launderette (RSC, Bloomsbury, SNAP). Jack and The Beanstalk (Ipswich), The Gruffalo’s Child (Tall Stories), Scooby Doo (Warner Bros), Stand By Me (Riverside), The Cow Play (Square Moon). Mistress Maud’s Chambers of Fantastical Truth (for the artist Caroline Sabin). Rapunzel, Beauty and The Beast, Ali Baba, Jack & The Giant and Puss In Boots (Chipping Norton). You’ve Got Dragons (Taking Flight) and, most recently, Finding Home (Mercury Theatre Wales) and the solo show In Pursuit Of Maud (Caroline Sabin). TV and Film credits include The Hate Commission (Channel 4), Forest People (BBC), Blue Peter (BBC).

Rowan is also a composer and MD and has written scores for over 50 theatre productions and films. Selected credits include National Theatre Wales, Ransack Dance (Resident co-composer), The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company (Resident MD and composer), Taking Flight Theatre Company, Fabler Theatre Company Chipping Norton Theatre, Mercury Theatre Wales, Cardiff University, Newport Live, Artis Community, Cardiff Council, Creative Connection and the NSPCC.

 

RUDES SHOWS

MISS POPPLEWELL'S GARDEN

GODS & DOGS

LITTLE LILLY HARLEY

IKARUS INC (2010 & 2019)

OBERONS CURE

WHO SAW MARJORY DAW?

NOAH BABELS ARK

FIVE GET FAMOUS

THE GOLD RUSH

THE FAIRY QUEEN

THE ODYSSEY

THE WIFE OF BATH (2003 & 2004)

THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN

THE COMEDY OF BABI BABBETT

TWELFTH NIGHT

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

THE DRESSING BOOK

 

ED THORPE

DR ASHBY, EARL SHAFTHAM, SOBRIETY PINCH, PHINEAS GREENFIELD & A ROGUE

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Ed is an actor and musician who was born and raised in Nottinghamshire and trained at Rose Bruford College. He is delighted to return to The Rudes after appearing in Little Lily Harley & Gods and Dogs. His Theatre credits include: The Commitments (National Tour), Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Robin Hood: The Arrow of

Destiny, Swallows and Amazons (York Theatre Royal); Peter Pan, Far From the Madding

Crowd, Alice in Wonderland (The Watermill
Theatre); Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Four Dames in Search of a Panto,
Aladdin; (Theatre Royal Winchester) Hood: The legend Continues, The Tiger’s Bones and other stories, The Giant Jam Sandwich (New Perspectives); Tom’s Midnight Garden, George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage Company). He has never been on the telly, except for a Swiss crisps advert. He is excited to rejoin the Rude Mechanical family and is looking forward to another glorious English summer on tour.

 

RUDES SHOWS

GODS & DOGS

LITTLE LILLY HARLEY

THE DRESSING BOOK

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