Premiere 15 November


A Farce by Jack Sharkey

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James Walmsley - Jeremy Troy


James, a European from the United Kingdom, trained at East 15 Acting School in London. His association with The English Theatre of Hamburg goes back to 1995 and HERE LIES JEREMY TROY will be his sixteenth production. Previously here he played PC Hawkins in CORPSE! (Twice), Dick Taylor in MR FOTHERGILL’S MURDER, Bob in BIRTHDAY SUITE, Greg in SYLVIA, George Butler in ALONE TOGETHER, John Smith in CAUGHT IN THE NET, Charles Fleminge in DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME, Piers Boston in FUNNY ABOUT LOVE, Brian in TOUCH AND GO, Philip in RELATIVELY SPEAKING, Roger in ANYONE FOR BREAKFAST?, Bill McGregor in NO DINNER FOR SINNERS, Walter in DON’T LOSE THE PLACE and, most recently, Bernard in last season’s production of BOEING BOEING. This past summer he played Monsieur Pere in the world premiere of THE UNNATURAL TRAGEDY at The White Bear Theatre on London’s Fringe and in the summer of 2017 he played Rubin in THE MENTOR in London’s West End. Television credits include THE CHIEF (ITV), LONDON’S BURNING (ITV), CANTERBURY TALES (BBC), and regular appearances as DC Peter Tucker in THE BILL (ITV). James would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Debbie Radcliffe - Kathryn Troy


Debbie trained at Exeter University (BA Hons Drama & English). Over the years she has worked in repertory theatre and toured extensively – in medieval plays, Shakespeare and modern classics – throughout the UK and overseas, including the roles of Helen Damson in THE GIFT OF THE GORDON (Adelaide, Australia); Lady Capulet & Benvolio in ROMEO AND JULIET (world tour with TNT/ADGE); Lady Macbeth in MACBETH and Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (New Triad Theatre Company). This is Debbie’s seventh season with The English Theatre of Hamburg, having played Anne in STAGE STRUCK (1999), Margery in DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME (2002) Rosie Boston in FUNNY ABOUT LOVE (2011), Hilary in Derek Benfield’s TOUCH AND GO (2012), Shirley in ANYONE FOR BREAKFAST (2014) and Nancy McGregor in NO DINNER FOR SINNERS (2015). Debbie took on the role of Nat Whilk in an audio recording of SHAKESPEARE IN COURT by Alexander Waugh, and narrated an on-line video explaining the Impossible Doublet’ for the Shakespeare Authorship Coalition. Debbie also researches local history; gives illustrated talks on Dr. Alphonse Normandy (a 19th century analytical chemist and desalination pioneer); is an artist (recently participated in an art project at the British Museum); and has just played Selina Macaulay, the wife of the prominent anti-slavery campaigner, Zachary Macaulay, as part of the 2018 Bloomsbury Festival.

Stephen Chance - Charlie Bickle


Stephen trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has appeared in many theatre productions, most recently as Sartorius in a UK tour of Shaw’s WIDOWERS’ HOUSES, as Vinnie in Sam Shepard’s SIMPATICO at The Tabard Theatre, London, and as Adolf Hitler in BIG BROTHER BLITZKRIEG at the King’s Head Theatre, London. Television appearances include THE BILL (ITV), GENIE IN THE HOUSE (Nickelodeon), CASTLES IN THE SKY (BBC), THE CROWN (Netflix), LIFE OUTSIDE THE FRAME (1848 Media), GHOST TO GHOST (Boring Panic) and GENIUS (National Geographic). Feature films include KILL KEITH (Metrodome), THE SHADOW WITHIN (Intandem Films), THE HAUNTING OF RADCLIFFE HOUSE (Great Point Media), GALLIPOLI: END OF THE ROAD (Warner Bros.), COBRA SPY (Velocity Films) and ME BEFORE YOU (MGM). Stephen has previously appeared at The English Theatre in I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (2003), LONDON SUITE (2005), DOUBT (2008), CAUGHT IN THE NET (2008), BIRTHDAY SUITE (2009), DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME (2010), TOUCH AND GO (2012), ANYONE FOR BREAKFAST? (2014) and BOEING BOEING (2017).

Isobel Wood - Tina Winslow


Isobel is a new graduate from Drama Centre London, completing her training in July 2018. HERE LIES JEREMY TROY is Isobel’s first professional debut since graduating from drama school. Isobel’s theatre credits whilst in training include: Polyxena in Glyn Maxwell’s AFTER TROY directed by Seb Harcombe, Julia in Dario Fo’s AN ORDINARY DAY with the Here Now Ensemble, Tatyana in NAKED NOT NUDE written and directed by Tony Clark, Tina Coo in Phylis Nagy’s THE STRIP directed by Jonathan Martin, Lydia in Sheridan’s THE RIVALS directed by Annie Tyson and Irina in Chekhov’s THE THREE SISTERS directed by Seb Harcombe. Prior to training Isobel attended the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, she is a member of the company and has appeared in many NYT productions. She also attended Tring Park School for the Preforming Arts, on a Drama Scholarship, where her drive to pursue a career as an actor began. Isobel’s film credits include AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.

Alan Booty - Sven Ivorsen


Alan is really glad to be back at the English Theatre of Hamburg to play Sven after playing George last year in I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT. He was first seen here as Wilf in QUARTET in 2009 , later as Victor in BIG BOYS and Harold in ORPHANS in 2016. Back in England, he has performed roles ranging from an insensitive husband, a downtrodden radio announcer, a pompous mayor, a short sighted bishop, a deviant monk, an alcoholic father, a psychotic priest, Van Helsing in DRACULA (Leicester Square Theatre), Jaggers in GREAT EXPECTATIONS [regional tour]; 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]; 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 which won a Peter Brook Award); Pozzo in WAITING FOR GODOT (Old Bomb Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal Studio); Harry in HOME by David Storey. 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 about a would-be Elvis impersonator and TALES FROM AMPELMANN (Stephen Joseph Theatre) about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Television and other films also include: a featured criminal in CRIMEWATCH; a frontline soldier in DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD and an aristocrat in DANCING ON THE EDGE (BBC); a blind customer in BLIND LUCK (Virgin Media Shorts finalist), and a lonely sailor in THE SIREN (Award for ‘Best Actor’ in the Bournemouth Film Festival for young directors). Alan has enjoyed performing with the National Theatre and with companies at many venues in London, around England and at the Edinburgh Festival. The English Theatre of Hamburg, though, is a special place for him.