A story of love, loss and taxidermy on a Broadland estuary. Told by a mix of professional actors and a community choir.
'Breydon Crowther' was inspired by the landscape, and has been devised by and developed with a locally integrated creative team. This exciting new production is a genuinely home grown affiar
Tony Ramsay is a Norfolk based playwright who has written for the stage, radio and television. Recent work includes “The Long Life and Great Good Fortune of John Clare” (“Gripping, intelligent…” The Guardian, “A compelling, fascinating and dramatic evening in the theatre…” The Stage) and “River Lane” , a community play for Peterborough. (“Amusing, touching, truthful… a love letter to Peterborough.” Peterborough Telegraph.
Chris grew up in Caister-On-Sea. He spent his teenage years gazing out of the train window at the expanse of Breydon Water on his countless trips back and forth to Norwich. With a studio overlooking the Cambridgeshire Fens, Chris has composed original scores, songs, and sound design for over 30 theatre productions including several musicals and an opera. He has worked at the RSC, the Lyric Theatre Belfast, and the UK's leading regional touring theatres including Eastern Angles. Chris is also a composer, arranger and orchestrator of music for TV, Film and Radio and released a number of albums with global production music library Audio Network, with whom he records at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
Tim trained as an actor at Webber Douglas. He is a co-founding member of Shanty Theatre Company, who formed in 2008. For Shanty he has performed in Smugglers, written for Rebel Harbour and Griselda’s Grandad, directed for Salty Socks, A Rat’s Tale, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Story Giant and Holy Mackerel!, and has made tea for most of the bits in between. He has directed for other companies too, most notably Eastern Angles, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Wassail. He is developing a one-man show (where he plays a bearded lady!) in association with Bristol Old Vic. When he’s not wearing his Shanty hat he’s programmer for Pound Arts in Corsham. Tim is a dedicated cricket fan and an East Anglian separatist.
A native of East Anglia, David was born and raised in Lowestoft from a seafaring family. He has worked extensively in theatre, including seasons at The Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich), Torch Theatre (Milford Haven), Century Theatre (Keswick), and Open Air Theatre (Regents Park) and an appearance in the West End in 'Moving' at the Queens Theatre. He has also worked locally with Eastern Angles, Red Rose Chain, and Common Ground theatre companies.
David was a regular for fourteen years at the Gawsworth Open Air Festival where his roles varied from Badger in 'Wind In The Willows' to Mr Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice'. Other theatre roles include Harpagon in 'The Miser', Old Shepherd in 'The Winters Tale", Duncan in 'Macbeth', Renfield in 'Dracula', Doolittle in 'Pygmalion' and Inspector Lestrade in 'Sherlock Holmes'.
He has recorded several plays for Radio 4 including Tony Ramsay's 'The Bluethroat' and 'The Ballad of Billy Rainbow'. TV appearances include Dr Who, London's Burning, The Chief and Poppyland.
David has appeared in over 20 pantomimes, the latest being Abanazar in 'Aladdin'. He has just returned from a new venture, performing in one act plays on the high seas, visiting Germany, Denmark and Norway
Samantha Sutherland trained at Rose Bruford college on the actor musicianship course. Credits include: Theatre; THISBE (Door Ajar Theatre) THE PAPER DOLLS (Polka Theatre) ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND (Les Enfants Terrible) NICOBOBINUS (Dumbwise/Red Ladder) FAUST (Dumbwise) THE BATTLELINES TRILOGY (Forest Forge) THE RECRUITING OFFICER (Salisbury Playhouse) PANTS ON FIRE’S PINOCCHIO (Pants on Fire) ARABIAN NIGHTS (Watermill Theatre) TEOFILA TEODORA (Woodenfingers) OVID’S METAMORPHOSES (Pants on Fire) OLIVER TWIST (Bolton Octagon). Television; Sara in GREEN GREEN GRASS, Fiona in CALL MICKEY. Samantha is the artistic director of Door Ajar Theatre Company http://www.doorajartheatre.com and runs Mamfy's Music Time, www.mamfysmusictime.co.uk which offers music tuition and entertainment to children.
Jack Kelly is a writer performer. He trained at the Lecoq school in Paris and has a bias for the physical and the comic. His work has been described as "Madcap Brilliance"***** Broadway Baby and "Darkly Surreal" **** Three Weeks. Jack has toured internationally as a clown with Charity Circus The Flying Seagull Project working with children from marginalised groups and isolated communities in Eastern Europe, South East Asia and West Africa. Jack works regularly as an Actor and Puppeteer in the UK and internationally in Theatres, at Festivals and on the Streets. .
Alice trained at East 15 and, since graduating in 2013, has undertaken a wide variety of roles. She has performed two seasons in The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, playing a total of fourteen parts between four plays - the majority of them men! Recently, she performed three plays as part of INK Festival 2016 at The Cut, Halesworth. Other credits include 'JANE EYRE' (Rosemary Branch Theatre) 'TARTUFFE' (Theatrical Niche UK tour) and 'THE ADVENTURES OF ISAAC SADDLESORE'. (Etcetera Theatre) As a native East Anglian, Alice is delighted to join the cast of Breydon Crowther.
Samuel Wright was trained at East 15 acting school 0913, Since completing his training, Samuel has enjoyed a variety of theatre roles, including Badger in Immersion theatre/Cambridge touring theatres production of Wind in the Willows, Dogberry and Don John in Much ado about nothing with Burnt out theatre, Dick Dauntless in a production of Ruddigore with Forbear Theatre and most recently The Canterville Ghost touring internationally with TNT/ADGE. He also has a background in singing, having sung with Kathleen Shanks and the Cantamusica at the famous Abbey Road Studios and most recently recording ‘Virga Jesse’ for the new upcoming film Assassins creed. Samuel is from Suffolk and is very Excited to be working with the Eastern Angles for the first time in this production Breydon Crowther.