Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Casting Announcement

We can now announce the actors in our plays this weekend. See below for more information!
Helen Griffin (Purple and Green; This Time I Win; Little Mermaid)

Helen has worked extensively in theatre in Wales, most recently reviving her acclaimed one-woman show, Caitlin, for the Dylan Thomas centenary. Another one-woman show, (no-one will work with her!), Who's Afraid Of Rachel Roberts?!, which she also co-wrote, played in Edinburgh last year and she has performed in several National Theatre Wales productions. TV work includes Getting On, Coronation Street, Criminal Justice 2, The Bill, Dr Who, Con Passionata, Pobl Y Cwm, Casualty and Holby City. Film includes Human Traffic, Twin Town and Little White Lies, (which she also wrote), and for which she won a BAFTA Cymru Best Actress. She has recently been filming Under Milk Wood, directed by Kevin Allen and Just Jim, directed by Craig Roberts. The film Y Syrcas, for which she wrote the screenplay, has just been nominated Best Film Bafta Cymru. She is currently writing a series for Ffatti Films and S4C called Scarlet Town.


Lynn Hunter (An Extraordinary Woman; Inge; Nissa’s Waiting Over There)

Lynn has been an actress for longer than she cares to remember. She has been fortunate enough to have worked in theatre, television, film and radio. For the past 20 years she has been involved in the development of new writing and is very pleased to be involved in this, Agent 160's event showcasing new writing. Lynn is currently shooting two new television series written by Russell T. Davies, Cucumber for Channel 4 and Banana for E4. They will air in January 2015.


Llinos Mai (Red Heart; Poo Karma and Arctic Exploration; Shidan)

Llinos Mai is a well-known theatre actress. She has worked with many theatre companies such as Torch Theatre, Theatr Iolo, National Theatre Wales, NTW Waleslab, Mappa Mundi, Mai Oh Mai Productions, Arts Active/WMC, Sherman Cymru, Gwent Theatre, Cabaret Whales, Theatr Na N’og and Jarbones Theatre Company.

She is a talented comedy actress and has appeared in comedies including Allergy, Angela in Angela and Buster and Lauren in Lauren and Jade. She has appeared in Y Pris for Fiction Factory.

Llinos is a fluent Welsh speaker and a highly skilled actor-musician playing the harp, bass guitar, flute, piano, ukulele and is a fantastic Soprano singer. She is a great composer, writer and drama workshop leader.


Caryl Morgan (Custard Slice Eaters; Llond Boi; John Grace)

Caryl is from Swansea and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

She is an Associate Actor at Clwyd Theatr Cymru where her credits include the national tour of Under Milk Wood, Boeing Boeing, A Doll’s House, Roots, Arcadia and The Cherry Orchard.

Other, most recent, theatre work includes: Halt! Who goes there? (Theatr na n’Og), Dyled Eileen (Theatr Genedlaethol), A Letter from Shakespeare (GradCo) and workshopping Peter Karrie’s new musical Rasputin, Ripples to Revolution.

Radio work includes: And Quiet Flows the Don, Making Perfume and Dammed for BBC Radio 4 and Dyddiau Hope Street for BBC Radio Cymru.

Screen work includes: Being Human (BBC3) A470 (ITV Wales) and Mabel (Spinning Head Productions).

Caryl spent three years playing regular character Izzy Evans in the Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm on S4C.


Natalie Paisey (Frequency Hopping with the Ecstasy Girl; A Mother’s Heart; Unarmed/Heb Arf)

Natalie is a Cardiff-based actress, originally from Ammanford. She has performed in Italy with the director Firenza Guidi and in Wales with National Theatre Wales, Sherman Cymru, and with Welsh National Opera in collaboration with YelloBrick Theatre Company. She has made appearances in BBC/S4C’s Pobol Y Cwm, BBC’s The Sarah Jane Adventures and Merlin as well as in numerous short films, voice overs and on radio; and will be appearing in Ruth Jones’ Stella in early 2015.

Natalie is herself an aspiring playwright and is very happy to be involved in this inspirational project.


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