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Fifity or more actors, actresses, directors and technicians have toured Europe with Theatre from Oxford, among them:
Dominic Arnold, who trained at the Drama Centre in London and went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, and in television. For our company he has played Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest and Marat Yevstigneyev in The Promise.
Francine Brody trained at RADA and at Pittsburgh University. She has since worked in London, Newcastle and Durham, notably in Death of a Salesman, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which she played Gwendolen, and Strindberg's Miss Julie, in which she played the title part. For our company she has played Laura in The Glass Menagerie.
Marina Caldarone won the Thames Television Young Directors Award and went on to become the youngest ever artistic director of a repertory theatre, the Queen's at Hornchurch. She has directed everything from Euripides to contemporary plays all over England and in Hong Kong and Italy. For Theatre from Oxford she has directed Life in a Love, Romeo and Juliet, Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye and Willy Russell's Educating Rita.
Lynne Christie has worked at some of the principal theatres in Scotland (Carlisle, St Andrews etc.), as well as theatres in England. She has appeared in films for BBC Scotland and in Dr Finlay's Casebook. For Theatre from Oxford Lynne has played Mrs Pearce and Mrs Eynsford Hill in our production of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
Sue Curnow has played a large number of parts in the theatre and on television, including Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the title rôle in Euripides' Electra. She trained at LAMDA, where she won the Best Actress of the Graduating Year Award. For Theatre from Oxford she has played Hester in Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye.
Kirstie Davis has directed A Taste of Honey, Top Girls, The Erpingham Camp, Old Friends and other plays. She has founded a theatre company to promote new Irish, Scottish and Welsh writing. As President of the Drama Society at university she directed A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Yerma by García Lorca. She has taught drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, in the United States, in Kenya and for the European Summer School of Arts and Languages at Oxford. Kirstie directed our production of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and also played Clara Eynsford Hill.
Russell Floyd is well known to television audiences in Britain. He trained and won prizes at RADA, then went on to play Romeo at the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, Sebastian in Twelfth Night and a leading part in Sir Courtly Nice at the Young Vic. For our company he has played Jim, the Gentleman Caller, in The Glass Menagerie, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest and Leonidik in The Promise.
William Gaunt has played the leading rôle in a number of television serials, including No Place Like Home, The Champions, Foundation, Sergeant Cork and Capstick's Law. Having trained at RADA, he began his career in the United States and has worked as an actor in Hollywood and as a director in New York. He has directed and taken part in plays in the West End of London and all over England and his tours for the British Council have taken him to Japan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Egypt and Tunisia. For two years William Gaunt was Artistic Director of the Liverpool Playhouse, one of England's leading repertory theatres. For Theatre from Oxford he has played leading parts in Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing and Arthur Miller's Elegy for a Lady.
Gabrielle Hamilton has had a distinguished theatrical career, including leading parts in the West End of London (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream) and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played countless principal rôles at theatres all over England (Salisbury, Chichester, Leicester, Leatherhead, Ipswich, Exeter, Southampton), including Miss Haversham in a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Gabrielle played Mrs Higgins in our touring production of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
Alex Howlett has played Titania and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title part in Dick Whittington at Middlesborough, and has appeared in Cinderella at the Swan Theatre, Worcester. As a student at the Guildford School of Acting she played Viola in Twelfth Night and Phebe and Rosalind in As You Like It. Alex has spent seasons in Germany, playing a variety of parts with the White Horse Theatre Company, and in Copenhagen. She has appeared on television in both England and Germany. For Theatre from Oxford she has given two highly acclaimed performances, as Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's Pygmalion and Rita in Willy Russell's Educating Rita.
Cavada Humphrey first appeared on Broadway in 1944. She worked widely in the United States during the forties and fifties, playing, among many other parts, Blanche in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. She made her English début in the West End in 1960 as Mrs Patrick Campbell in Dear Liar. Subsequent work in the States included Goneril in King Lear, Lady Sneerwell in A School for Scandal and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Cavada played Amanda in our touring production of The Glass Menagerie.
Sarah Huntley trained at the Drama Centre and has since been working constantly, in television, in the West End, at the National Theatre, at Stratford East, Northampton and for Kent Theatre Company. Parts have included Lydia Langrish in Sheridan's The Rivals, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew and Ophelia in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. For Theatre from Oxford Sarah has played Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Nick Lucas spent twenty years as a solicitor before training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has appeared in the West End of London in Cyrano de Bergerac, with the Royal Shakespeare Company in The Hostage, and at the King's Head, London, in a play by Pirandello. He played the title part in Georges Dandin at the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, has appeared in films for BBC Television and in The Fairy Queen at the main theatre in Lisbon in Portugal. Nick has played Colonel Pickering in Theatre from Oxford's production of Shaw's Pygmalion.
Carolyn Lyster has made many television appearances for the BBC and taken part in plays on Broadway, including Sheridan's The Rivals, in the West End of London (among them No Sex Please, We're British), at provincial theatres in England (Chichester, Birmingham, Oxford etc.) and on tour in both Britain and the Far East. She has also toured Europe with Theatre from Oxford, playing Elizabeth Barrett in Life in a Love and leading parts in Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing, Elegy for a Lady by Arthur Miller, The Ages of Man and Children's Corner.
Lucy Maycock trained at RADA, having first read English at Oxford, where she took part in many OUDS productions, playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew and Charlotte Corday in The Marat / Sade. Since RADA she has played leading parts in theatre productions, including Hermione in The Winter's Tale, and made many television appearances. Lucy has played Gwendolen in our touring production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Guy Nicholls has appeared at the Royal National Theatre, at some of the other principal theatres in England, including the Royal Exchange in Manchester, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Leicester Haymarket, and at Scarborough. Television credits include Crossroads and Coronation Street. He also took part in the film of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit. Guy has played Alfred Doolittle in Theatre from Oxford's production of Shaw's Pygmalion.
Alrick Riley began his professional career as a child actor on television at the
age of eleven. He has since taken part in the film Scum, appeared regularly on television
and worked with the Black Co-
Richard Sarsby was for two years lighting designer and sound technician at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, where he lit and provided the sound for over twenty productions. Richard has designed and operated the lighting, and recorded and controlled music and sound effects, for Theatre from Oxford's productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, The Glass Menagerie, The Promise and Life in a Love.
Robert Southam is the creator of fm Oxford, Theatre from Oxford and the European Summer School of Arts and Languages at Oxford. He graduated from Oxford, then worked as an actor with some of England's leading repertory companies (Manchester, Sheffield, Leatherhead, Guildford etc.), and for the BBC. He has directed Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Arbuzov's The Promise, Shaw's Village Wooing, Arthur Miller's Elegy for a Lady, and others. Parts include Professor Higgins, Dr Chasuble, Oberon and Theseus, Capulet, Friar Laurence, Robert Browning (Life in a Love), Johnnie (Fugard's Hello and Goodbye), Frank (Educating Rita), Judge Powell (The Last Witch). His novels, Aisha's Jihad and The Snake and the Condor, have been widely read in Britain, Switzerland and France. www.robertsoutham.co.uk
Julia Tárnoky trained in drama at Birmingham University, then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where her numerous parts included the title rôle in Sylvia, a play about Sylvia Plath. Soon afterwards she received the Best Actress of the Year Award for her London Fringe performance as Helen in Corrywreckan. Other parts have included Isabella in Measure for Measure at the Edinburgh Playhouse and Clytemnestra in Agamemnon. For our company Julia has played Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest and Lika in The Promise.