is an actress and singer who has worked in the West End and on national and international tours, in musicals including Buddy, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, most recently the sell-out hit The Color Purple in Concert, and theatre, TV and film. She is currently writing (and re-writing and re-writing) three novels in the supernatural horror genre, in themes that run from voodoo to history to 'village with a secret'. Her first play, a short occult horror, The Thing She Left Behind, will be performed as one of the winners of Sky Blue Theatre's British Theatre Challenge, in London in October.
started out as a professional child actor. From the age of ten, he had roles in TV dramas on the BBC and ITV, in films and at theatres including the Royal Court. After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, he began a career in online communications and is now in public service, helping people understand and manage their money. His published fiction includes Sockpuppet and Lucky Ghost.
is an actor, singer and dancer based in London. Originally from Glasgow she trained at the UK Theatre School for Performing Arts, Glasgow, followed by the Arts Educational Schools, London where she graduated with a triple * distinction in performing arts and was awarded the Cone Ripman Prize for Musical Theatre. As a student she played Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Lucille in Parade and Pip in Moby Dick the Musical. As a professional child actor she played the title role Red in Joern Utikilen’s scottish bafta nominated short film Little Red Hoodie and Khahidja in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Tron Glasgow.
Recent professional credits include Fifth Colony Stella in John Cameron Mitchell’s feature film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Rebecca in Jack Rosecroft’s short film Honey, Lauren in Nick Bye’s online charity awareness film What I Learnt and as a dancer in Michael McIntyres Very Christmassy Christmas Show for the BBC.
trained at the Oxford School of Drama and founded her own theatre company, Net Curtains. She commissioned and produced over 10 new social, political plays including Archers’ and Eastenders’ writer Tim Stimpson's First Impressions about Margate regeneration at Margate Theatre Royal in 2010. Claire has performed at Arcola Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre. She also started presenting, a highlight being in front of a 3,000 strong audience at London's ExCel. Claire is returning to the industry after starting a family and is delighted to be working on such an innovative project as OFF Book.
Claire is represented by Branded Talent.
trained at the Identity School of Acting in London. He is also a playwright, his first full length play Allies in the Ardennes enjoyed a successful run in June 2017 at the Welsh Church Theatre in London. He was recently cast in Corpucia, an independent sci-fi short film. David is also a musician, playing the drums and piano. He is very excited to be part of this new project.
trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. She is appearing at The Edinburgh Festival in the sci-fi comedy The Starship Osiris(Congolese version). Other venues she has performed in include The Arcola Theatre, The Park Theatre and Ovalhouse Theatre. She is always glad to tap into the unknown and experimental. Leonora enjoys nurturing overgrown or stripped down characters. She recreated Andromeda in Andromeda at The Launderette, a comedic adaptation of Andromeda, Euripides' unfinished play. Leonora has also been on CBBC (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), Star Stories (Channel Four) and Mile High (Sky). She has played a medley of characters, from a quirky mother with post-natal depression to a rather odious princess way over to a psychologist with psychological problems and an artificial intelligence therapist.
Having taken a degree in Drama and English at Middlesex University, John worked as an actor and teacher in theatre-in-education for a number of years until funding cuts ended this work. He then studied for an MA in Contemporary Theatre Practices at Essex University. During this time he played a wide range of roles from Puck to Portia.
He has recently played Phyllurgus in Lysistrata, Goldstein and Old Prole Man in 1984 and Gonzalo in The Tempest. He is currently looking to do more film/tv work and has just played the lead in the music video for the Ghostpoet track Woe is Me.
studied drama at Aberystwyth University. As a founder member of The Entire Theatre Company he has played Bertolt Brecht in a two-hander play, Orbits in London, Germany and Poland and will be reprising the role in Berlin in October. Since 2000 at the Millennium Dome and the Expo in Hanover, for Natural Theatre Company he has portrayed numerous characters for street style theatre projects. Other work in recent years includes the lead in Heresy at the Tabard Theatre as Spanish Inquisitor and the Pastor in an immersive adaptation of Kafka's The Trial, walking the streets of Shoreditch, developed in collaboration with the Barbican and supported by Sky Arts and the Arts Council.
Film includes a singing beggar in Les Miserables, a butler in Impirioso and his first on-screen death in Monster.
Wendy recently played Sofia in The Color Purple in Concert, Cadogan Hall. She has been nominated three times for her role as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical, which toured the UK, China and Australia, 2014-2016. Her many other roles include Hattie, Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic), Myrt Carmen Jones (Old Vic) and Bloody Mary, South Pacific (Kilworth House). West End theatre includes Joanne, Rent (Prince of Wales), Porgy and Bess (Savoy) and the original cast of Mamma Mia. Her extensive film and TV work includes C4's Man Down, BBC's Doctors, Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman and the US record-breaking miniseries Hatfields and McCoys. Wendy can be seen in The Lorax from October 2017(Old Vic then Canadian tour.
Karen was born in West Yorkshire. In 1976 she won a scholarship to attend The Italia Conti stage school. Her first professional job was in the musical Bubbling Brown Sugar (Sweet Georgia Brown). At the time she was the youngest person to have a lead and solo in the West End. She spent 4 years in Italy working as a presenter dancer and singer on a hugely popular TV show Domenica.
Returning to London she joined David Merrick's 42nd Street chorus at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, on the Lenny Henry Show and at the Questors Theatre in Stephen Sondheim’s Company. In the past 20 years she's worked as a choreographer for many well known recording artists, and in 2000 she had a no 12 in the UK Charts, with Mirrorball, Given up. In 2009 appeared for 8 weeks on Channel 4s controversial When women rule the world. A popular fitness Instructor, Karen also performs regularly with a jazz band.
Liam, 16, is on the Musical Theatre Course at the BRIT school for Performing Arts and Technology. He was a principal in his final major project 13 The Musical as well as Assistant Musical Director. Recently, he was Musical Director at the Other Palace Theatre for the Colours of Faith and was Director of Music at St Augustine's Church in Whitton at the age of 15. He's also a well respected singer/performer. He plays the Piano, Organ, Drums and conducts. He was awarded The Deans Award by The Royal School of Church Music. He's had the privilege of performing in amazing venues like St Paul's Cathedral, Guilford Cathedral, The Cadogan Hall and The Rose Theatre.
Katie was chosen to perform in a special Disney Princess show in Jersey and in the prestigious West End Live, where she had a Principal role as Vivienne in Legally Blonde even before her acceptance to the Guildford School of Acting's Musical Theatre programme. She graduated this summer. Katie is delighted to be part of the OFF Book company!
Benedict is studying music performance at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. He has played drums for Colours of Faith at The Other Palace Theatre, Carrie the Musical and Rocksicals, a cabaret performance of rock numbers from musicals. He has also studied musical theatre, and performed a principal role in 13 the Musical, as well as acting as an assistant musical director. He plays drums, piano, bass and guitar, as well as being a singer and performer.
Group photo: Ben Bowles @ Margate Bookie