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APRIL IN PARIS

by John Godber

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Ralph Bogard

Ralph trained in New York City at the Lee Strasberg Institute and with Wynn Handman at his studio in Carnegie Hall. He has worked throughout the UK and overseas in plays and musicals. His London credits include: Vanderhof in PROMISES PROMISES (Southwark Playhouse), Peter Quince and Egeus in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Globe Theatre, London), Dan in SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS (King's Head), Robin in USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL (Charing Cross Theatre), Christopher Lyon in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Arts Theatre), Flight Attendant in BRANDED (Old Vic London), Sam in VOLCANO and Mr Choakum in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (both at Theatre Royal Stratford East), Saucy Jack De'Ath in SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS (Leicester Square Theatre), Fat Sam in BUGSY MALONE BY SECRET CINEMA (The Troxy Theatre), Pardoner/Nicholas/Knight in THE CANTERBURY TALES (Theatre Delicatessen), Mansour in THE ROAD TO QATAR (Landor Theatre) and Ensemble in MOZART'S ZAIDE (Sadlers Wells and UK Tour).

Ralph's touring credits include: Brother and understudy for Baker in JOSEPH & THE...DREAMCOAT (U.K. No 1 tour), Santa Claus in LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS (U.S. & Canada National Tour). International Credits include: George Pepper in RED PEPPERS (78th streets theatre), Haq in THE CINNAMON MOTHS (Urban Stages) (both in New York City off Broadway), Tito Merelli in LEND ME A TENOR (Vienna's English Theatre) and Jake Blues in THE BLUES BROTHERS (Scandinavian tour and cruise). Film credits include: Immigration Supervisor in HARD AND SOFT, Charlie Cipriani in MAN OF LITTLEWORTH, Mohammed in SUGAR COATING, Gee in THE MORNING AFTER, Family Friend in ESTHER KHAN and many commercials and music videos. Ralph performed his solo musical cabaret show INSOMNIA LULLABY at the Wandsworth Arts Festival and Albany Theatre in London. He can also be heard on the Original Cast Recordings of the musicals: USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL and B.A. BRIDE. He has been in the development workshops of new musicals: BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL as Dr. Gloom and Phillotson in JUDE THE OBSCURE, the musical. Ralph is also a director and devisor who has had his plays performed all over the world including Israel, Australia and the U.K. They include WHEN THE SKY FALLS IN (now also available as a semi audio eBook) and SIREN by world renowned cabaret performer Lili La Scala. Most recently, Ralph created and directed The Caravan Society project with the National Trust in England. He is the resident host of the most loved cinema in London's Leicester Square, The Prince Charles Cinema hosting and programming their event films. Most recently he directed the short film SOUPER DOOPER! which has been screened in the West End. This is his first time at The English Theatre of Hamburg and he is delighted to be here! For more information about Ralph go to www.RalphBogard.com.

Cathy Conneff

Cathy trained at Bretton Hall College and Drama Studio London. She is an experienced stage actor, recently working with Brush Stroke Order on research & development of their new show, SAME, SAME, DIFFERENT, with Director's Cut on their programme of new writing, THE SECRET LIFE OF SALLY at Southwark Playhouse and played the role of Bryony Adams in the World-Premiere of the one-woman show POENA 5X1, OR HOW I CAME TO AGREE WITH RIGHT-WING THINKING by Abbie Spallen at the Underbelly, Edinburgh. She has also appeared in various films including Lilly (Lead) in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (Hao. Pictures), Magenta in SOPHIA LAZZATI (Padelis Fernandes Films) and Kez (Lead) in ON THE EDGE (MFreeth Films), which is a finalist in the 2017 Sunderland Short Film Festival. Cathy was the winner of the 2016 Casting Call Pro Monologue Competition, Actor's Choice Award, and was part of the team who won Best Ensemble Award at the 2016 London 48 Hour Film Festival Awards.