ENACT: Volume One would not have been made possible without our talented playwrights, cast and creatives.
Directed by Emelia Hutchinson and written by Aoife Mannix, Lynsey Cullen, Tristan Jackson-Pate and Karen Featherstone, ENACT: Volume One is a series of original plays written and developed in response to Young People's experiences and observations of healthy relationships through participatory workshops in schools.
Starring Krage Brown, Olivia Sinclair, Kylie Bates, Ross Tomlinson and Zoe Croft, this compelling performance displays a powerful presentation of voices as part of this collaborate piece of work.
EMELIA HUTCHINSON: DIRECTOR
Emelia is a director and facilitator based in Oxfordshire. Emelia specialises in working with writers and developing new scripts for the stage.
Director Credits: Rattlesnake (Mountview, Catalyst Festival), Climbing the Mountain (ShowFace festival), Mr Incredible (co-production with Pound of Flesh). Assistant Director Credits: The Mutineers: The Curse of Captain Crow, The Changing Room & Myth II (Cherwell Theatre Company), In Our Own Words: R&D (Ice&Fire UK). As a facilitator she has worked for Cherwell Theatre Company, The Watermill Theatre and Chipping Norton Theatre.
Krage’s theatre credits include Sam & Zoe Vs Evermore (CTC/Butterfingers), Corrosive (Pegasus), Dreamscape (Leaning House), The Web (tour with CTC) and The Mourning Few (Arcola). Screen credits include: The Things I See (BBC), short films, music videos and commercials for brands including Lidl and Stella Artois. Krage is also a voice actor and has worked on audiobooks, audio plays and language training apps. He recently voiced characters for comedy podcast Burnt Toast Presents and is a co-host on the OTM Podcast.
Olivia is an actor from London. She studied Musical Theatre at The BRIT School and Bird College and went on to perform in shows such as Top Hat and The Lion King. More recently, she has turned her focus to acting. Two proud roles for Olivia were playing Myra in the short film ‘If Not Freedom’, and playing Sophia Karadia in ‘Hitmen Reloaded’ for Sky.
Olivia is thrilled to make her debut with The Cherwell Theatre Company, performing in ‘Enact Volume 1.’
Originally from the Midlands, Kylie moved to London and trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She has an extensive background in performance with credits in theatre, television and voice-over. Kylie is also one of The D-Day Darlings; UKs Premier Wartime Act and is also currently touring with the ‘A Beautiful Noise Show - The Definitive Tribute to Neil Diamond’.
Kylie is delighted to be shedding light on such an essential topic with Cherwell Theatre Company.
Ross has worked extensively across television, film and
theatre. His TV appearances have included the award winning This Is Going to Hurt, alongside Ben Whishaw for BBC1, and Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral for Hulu/Channel 4. He most recently completed work on the feature film Allelujah, written by Alan Bennett, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Judi Dench.
Ross is a regular performer at Brick Lane Music Hall in London’s East End. He is delighted to be taking part in his first production with Cherwell Theatre Company.
Zoe is a multi-award-winning actress, writer, composer and filmmaker. Best known for her roles as statistician 'Greta Allinson' in Holby City, as a series regular in Close to Me (Channel 4), 60’s icon Pamela Courson in Rider on The Storm (ITV) and featuring in Ralph and Kate (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), Ibeline (Feature Film) and Further Education (Feature Film). She is currently filming a new series for Amazon and is working on a (top secret!) project for Disney, directed by Danny Boyle. Additional credits include; Hope Nicely Lessons for Life (Audible), and opera performances at Glyndebourne.
Her directorial debut; an animated short film that she single handedly wrote, narrated, illustrated and composed the music for ‘Some Way Out', has won numerous awards and been seen at festivals all over the world. She has additionally been nominated for the ‘Best New Voice’ award by the Publishers’ Association for her work narrating Caroline Day’s ‘Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life’
The creative team also includes Dan Parry (Lighting, Sound & Tech), Madlen Burton (Set Design), George Whitley (Stage Manager on behalf of Activate Learning), Charlie Hopkins (Set Build on behalf of Activate Learning). Produced by Cherwell Theatre Company, special thanks goes to Nicki Stevenson (Project Director) Stacey White (Project Manager), Diana Christie (Workshop Design & Creative Practitioner) and Keziah Horgan (Workshop Design & Creative Practitioner).