Edinburgh run, 2004

Katy Bartrop (Director)
Katy’s directing credits include Ayckbourn’s Things we do for Love (Sofa Productions), Scenes from Othello (Shaw Theatre & filmed by BBC), Chekhov’s Daughter of Albion (Covent Garden), Me and My Girl and The Boyfriend (Stagecoach), NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre) and, for last year’s Edinburgh Festival, scenes from the opera Lakmé and the musical City of Angels (Short and Sweet at Sweet). Katy trained as an actor & director at the School of the Science of Acting in London and as an actress has appeared on stage and screen, most recently as Boudicca’s daughter in a pilot for a feature Boudicca, and in three episodes of the new TV series Perfect Man.

Pete Smith (Musical Director)
Trained at the Royal Academy of Music but these days works in the management of the Academy, only spending his spare time as a Musical Director, mainly in the fringe comedy world. In addition to playing/arranging for numerous fringe shows, recent MD work includes Sam ‘n’ Emma – Pop Tarts (Pleasance), Lucky Stiff (Sweet), Closer than Ever (Jermyn St) plus 2½ years as a regular MD for NewsRevue (Canal Café) including NewsRevue 2003 (C Venues). He is proud to have received the Fringe Report award for Best Musical Director, 2004.

Jake Wiltshire (Technical Director)
Jake is Technical Manager at the Royal Academy of Music and was previously Technical Director of NewsRevue and the Canal Cafe Theatre .He has overseen 15 London runs and 3 Edinburgh runs to date and has worked with and designed shows for over 100 different companies and acts. In 2002 Jake co-produced, co-wrote and tech-directed The Bing Show, at the Edinburgh Festival. At last years festival he worked on Sam ‘n’ Emma, Shamlet, and Plat Du Nuit. Jake studied Audio engineering and Music Technology at the City of Westminster College. He was a founding member of Wicked Theatre and Technical Director for Swallow, nominated for the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

James Harris (Script editor)
James is a commissioned writer on the topical animation show 2DTV (ITV1) and the hidden camera show Lipsmackin’ (BBC3). He has also written two winning sitcoms on The Sitcom Trials (ITV1 West) and on radio, has recently written for the sketch show Bearded Ladies and previously News Huddlines and a Tango advertising campaign. As well as being a NewsRevue writer for six years, James has been a writer/script editor on Sam ‘n’ Emma: Pop Tarts (sell out: Pleasance, 2003), The Treason Show (Guardian Alternative Perrier Nominee 2002) and HMS Comedy’s Revolution (2002) and Evolution (2001) – both of which he produced. He also produced the acclaimed cabaret show Absolute Comedy at Madame Jojo’s in London (2002), and is represented by Talkback Management.

Marc Blakewill (Script editor)
Marc Blakewill was a commissioned writer on the spring 2004 series of 2DTV (ITV1) and has recently written for Lip Smackin’ (BBC3) and for the Radio 4 sketch show Bearded Ladies. At this year’s festival his work can also be seen in the narrative sketch show, Stickmen (Pod Deco). Other work includes a winning sitcom on The Sitcom Trials (ITV1 West, 2003) and material for series four of The Eleven O’Clock Show (2000). Other credits include News Huddlines (Radio 2, 2001) &Weekending (Radio 4). Marc has script-edited and also writes for topical news show The Treason Show (Guardian Alternative Perrier Nominee 2002). He was the principal writer of two Edinburgh sketch shows, Evolution (2001) and Revolution (2002). Contact Marie-Louise Hogan, Talkback Thames.

Beth Vyse (Performer)
Since graduating from Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Beth's credits include: THEATRE: Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed and Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company) Birdsong and A Day in Dull Armour (RSC The Other Place Theatre) Mooney and His Caravans (Greenwich) NewsRevue (Canal Cafe) REHEARSED READINGS: Beauty and the Beast (RSC) Learning to Swim the Indian Way (Royal Court) Adapted version of Pericles (Caird Company New Writing Festival, Highgate) TELEVISION: Spooks (BBC) My Family(DLT Entertainment for BBC) RADIO: Culture Shock (BBC Radio 4)

Gunnar Cauthery (Performer)
Gunnar Cauthery began acting as a child, playing Lloyd in cult BBC Childrens' Drama The Demon Headmaster, as well as appearing on Just William (also on the BBC), and ITV's Disney Club. He graduated from Bristol University, where he studied Drama, in 2003. Since then Gunnar has appeared in Western with Mahwaff Theatre Company (C Venues 2003, New Wimbledon Theatre and Prague Fringe 2004). Stage roles include Hamlet, Feste, Guiteau in Assassins and The Baker in Into The Woods. He first appeared in NewsRevue in November 2003.

Lorna Watson (Performer)
Lorna’s career began in improvised comedy as a student at the University of Edinburgh. Her first appearance at The Edinburgh Festival was in 1997 with the Improverts. Lorna’s most recent theatre credits include NewsRevue Best of 2003, The Unclean Sketch Show, The Lost Word, NewsRevue Christmas Special and Thursday Night Live. TV credits include Gatecrashers (ITV2), Spy School (Bravo), Boy meets Girl (E4) and a number of pilots. She also recently appeared in the British comedy film Zemanovaload.

Marcus Garvey (Performer)
Since Marcus graduated from Bretton Hall University he has appeared in various shows across the country. He has written columns for newspapers and magazines as well as plays. He wrote, directed and appeared in the pantomime The Three Little Pigs, which sold out at CragRats Theatre, and is currently being shown at the Cardiff Theatre Festival. At the moment, Marcus is a regular at improv comedy nights The Lost Word and Thursday Night Live. He is also working on a TV comedy pilot. He appeared in last year’s sell-out run of NewsRevue at the Edinburgh Festival and is glad to be back.