Eleanor Joyce (Jan)
Eleanor has a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and recently graduated with a Masters in Acting from Arts Educational School, London. Theatre roles include: Ida in SEE HOW THEY RUN (Millfield Theatre), Daphne in PRESENT LAUGHTER (Millfield Theatre) and Rapunzel in INTO THE WOODS (Emporium Theatre). Eleanor has recently played Ginger in the immersive piece ORNAMENTAL BREAKDOWN with Backstage Forward theatre. Credits whilst training include: Henderson in THE ANGRY BRIGADE, Isabella in MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Grushinskaya in GRAND HOTEL, Wendla in SPRING AWAKENING and Laurey in OKLAHOMA! Eleanor is thrilled to be playing Jan in I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT!, her first international production since graduation.
Christopher Hunter (Greg)
Christopher received his B.A. in Theatre from University of Southern Queensland. In his native Australia he performed professionally in a variety of onstage productions (ROMEO & JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and PYGMALION) and a number of short films including the award winning INTERZONE before moving to Paris where he continued to hone his screen acting skills working on many independent shorts and studying the Eric Morris method under the tutelage of Celia Anne Brown. In the summer of 2016 Christopher relocated to London where he has found success on both stage and screen making his onstage debut in a very successful run of Tommy Murphy’s HOLDING THE MAN and starring in the upcoming Feature film THE 12.
ALAN BOOTY (George)
Alan is really glad to be back at the English Theatre to play George just a year after playing Harold in ORPHANS. He was first seen here as Wilf in QUARTET in 2009 and later as Victor in BIG BOYS at the end of the 2012/13 season. Back in England, he has performed roles ranging from the downtrodden radio announcer Douglas Smith in the 50th anniversary tour of ROUND THE HORNE, a hapless crook in IT NEVER ENDS at Theatre 503, a pompous mayor in a Jewish comedy TREASURE at the Finborough, an unfaithful husband in THE THOUGHT ON THE STAIRS at Southwark Playhouse, toured with the National Theatre in Alan Bennett’s PEOPLE, shared a scene as a grocer with Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons in the recent feature film THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY, played a deviant monk in a soon to be released medieval adventure film and he played the alcoholic father of the main protagonist in the film STONES, which recently won best feature film in the London Independent Film Festival. Other theatre credits include: the suave husband in A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE OR LITTLE IMPORTANCE ANYWAY (Hen and Chickens); Granville Harcourt MP in THE LAST GREAT LADY; Van Helsing in DRACULA (Leicester Square Theatre); Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in AS YOU LIKE IT, Falstaff in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET, Egeon, Balthasar and the courtesan in A COMEDY OF ERRORS (all in Cambridge); Jaggers in GREAT EXPECTATIONS (National tour); Dr Winkel in THE THIRD MAN (for Secret Cinema); Count Maximilian von Moor in THE ROBBERS by Schiller (Faction Theatre Co., New Diorama and Bath Theatre Royal (Ustinov Studio), Peter Brook Award); a psychotic priest in A GENESIS OF KARMA (New End, Hampstead); Pozzo in WAITING FOR GODOT (Old Bomb Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal Studio); Stevie in THE BLUEST BLUE (24:7 Festival winner in Manchester, then Octagon Theatre Bolton and Southwark Playhouse) and Harry in HOME (Studio Theatre, York). Alan has also performed Alan Bennett’s A CHIP IN THE SUGAR many times at venues in London, York and Scarborough and his own plays A FOOL SUCH AS I (Studio Theatre, York) about a would-be Elvis impersonator and TALES FROM AMPELMANN (Stephen Joseph Theatre) about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Television and other films include: a featured criminal in CRIMEWATCH, DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD and DANCING ON THE EDGE (BBC); THE WAY OF THE MONKEY’S CLAW (Feature film); BLIND LUCK (Virgin Media Shorts finalist), THE SIREN (Award for ‘Best Actor’ in the Bournemouth Film Festival for young directors).
Holly Smith (Laura)
Holly trained at The Guilford School of Acting. Theatre credits include MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY (Leicester Square Theatre), NATIONAL MOURNING (Theatre503) SHADOWLANDS (No 1 tour), FLARE PATH (No 1 tour), CANDIDA (The English Theatre of Hamburg), THE HOTHOUSE (Trafalgar Studios), TEECHERS (Harrogate Theatre, Haymarket Theatre and Globe Theatre Warsaw), BLITHE SPIRIT (national tour), OUT OF ORDER (New Wimbledon Theatre and national tour), THE BARCHESTER CHRONICLES (Chichester Festival Theatre), LOVE AND MARRIAGE (Marlborough Theatre), WELCOME BACK (national tour). Television credits include ZAPPED (babycow productions) WATSON & OLIVER (BBC), COMING OF AGE (BBC) and THE FRAME (ITV). Film credits include CLOSER (Columbia Pictures) and APPEARANCES (Cavendish Fante Pictures). Holly has just finished performing in the West End in her one woman show MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY by Roberto Athayde.