Christmas run, 2004

Christopher Hale (Director)

Tom De Keyser (Musical Director)

Ross Mc Givern (Technical Director)
After inventing the index finger Ross agreed (begrudgingly) to become the full time Technical Director at the Canal Café Theatre (he had to fund his next venture of the foot nipple). Ross obtained a BA Hons. from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Stage Management and Technical Theatre in the Summer of 2003. After a few months of unemployment and destitution he fluked some work at the Young Vic on Peter Brook’s “Le Costume”. After this period of sudden excitement Ross decided to sell out and work for Stage Electrics for a year. This stretch of mental malnutrition was alleviated by the occasional lighting design at both the ETC. Theatre and the Riverside Studios. Ross now hopes to feed his starved brain at the Canal Café so that his future inventions succeed (look out for the new and improved towel crab soon to be available at all branches of Woolworths!)

Beth Medley (Performer)
Beth trained at ALRA, where she was cast in roles as varied as Bertha (Hello from Bertha) and Shylock (The Merchant of Venice). Since graduating she has appeared in Shakespeare for Breakfast at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as Portia in Merchant of Venice at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Beth has also appeared in a series of adverts for the Greek National Lottery, as the purring, crawling, frustrated housewife, (full story available on request) and is delighted, and scared to join NewsRevue.

Christopher Hale (Performer)

Fiona Hunter (Performer)

Nathaniel Tapley (Performer)
Natt did not train anywhere. Because he’s lazy. He performed in 19 plays while at Oxford, including playing Hamlet ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’, which he says (wrongly) counts. Since then he has worked in many of London’s seediest comedy venues in the sketch shows ‘Insult to Injury’ and ‘The Worlds of Nathaniel and Tobias’. He has also appeared in BBC Radio 4’s ‘Afternoon Play’ and has played various roles in CBBC’s ‘Xchange’. He won the 2003 NISI MASA Screenwriting Award and the NAPALM Screenwriting competition 2002.