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Edinburgh run, 2006

Jemma Gross (Director)
 
After studying European Drama with French at Sussex and Bordeaux Universities, Jemma worked as an Assistant Director for the Kings Head Theatre, London. After many years acting and producing on the fringe she is thrilled to wear her first Edinburgh Director's hat with NewsRevue and to be working for C venues as their Marketing Coordinator. To round off a great year Jemma will be training with the Actors Company in London from October.

Pete Smith (Musical Director)
 
Pete trained at the Royal Academy of Music but now works full-time in the management there just spending his spare time as a Musical Director, mainly in the fringe comedy world. Pete has played for NewsRevue for over 4 years including 3 Edinburgh runs. He is a regular MD with HMS Comedy and Ladies Monthly and has played keys in numerous productions including Parade at last year’s Festival. He is proud to have received the Fringe Report award for Best Musical Director, 2004.

Ross Mc Givern (Technical Director)
 
Ross is the Technical Director at the Canal Cafe Theatre and has overseen twenty three consecutive London runs of NewsRevue and is also a regular writer for the show. He has worked with numerous acts at the Canal Cafe Theatre and has created lighting designs for various shows including The Public Eye, Hurly Burly and a nationwide tour of Harold Pinter's A Slight Ache and The Lover.
Ross studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre at GSMD. This is Ross' second consecutive NewsRevue in Edinburgh.

Emma Taylor Rebaldi (Producer)
 
This is Emma’s 6th year producing NewsRevue. She is artistic director of London’s Canal Café Theatre. Recently she took time out to go to Film School in Madrid, work as a TV presenter writing her own daily show broadcast on 3G phones and train as a hypnotherapist. Her most recent production (director/producer) was the highly successful May Monologues for writer/actors which she plans to make a regular feature of the Canal’s calendar. Emma was Fringe Report’s Theatre Person of the Year 2003.

Andrew Spiers (Performer)
 
Andrew trained at LAMDA and The University of Birmingham. Television: The Real Hustle (BBC) and 'The Rooms'. Theatre: A Comedy of Errors (Globe theatre), Molly's Dream (BAC) Herons, King John, Serjeant Musgrave’s dance, The Crucible and ‘Bouncers’ at the National English theatre in Warsaw. Edinburgh credits: Honk, I love you you’re perfect now change, which transferred to London this year and the one-man show 'White Van Man'. Andrew is in the current Coca-Cola Commercial and ‘The Plan B show’ at Edinburgh this year.

Benjamin Wilson (Performer)
 
After appearing in the London NewsRevue in 2005 Ben is excited to be back for the Edinburgh run. As a versatile comic actor and writer Ben has appeared in several Edinburgh shows including 2003’s sell out Lewis In Wonderland directed by Ed Clarke. His TV and film work includes The History Boys Movie, No Angels and a BBC One trail. He is currently writing his own sketch show.

Gemma Arrowsmith (Performer)
 
Gemma trained at the GSA Conservatoire where she won the principal's award in 2004. She was a finalist in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award 2005. In the last year, Gemma has done two London runs of NewsRevue, toured in Red Riding Hood and the Wolves (C Theatre), been in the chorus of Kenneth Branagh's The Magic Flute and done numerous voice overs. Gemma is part of new comedy impro group The London Institute of Improvology. You can also see Gemma in Plan B at C Venues.

Jessica Ransom (Performer)
 
Originally from Sheffield, Jess studied at Birmingham University, graduating in 2003. Her theatre credits include Love & Understanding, the Snow Queen, Lewis in Wonderland, The 22nd July Project & a number of new writing projects for Upstart Theatre. Short films include: Turn & Run, Alice in the Underground & Project_Raven. Jess also does stand-up comedy & is currently co-writing a sketch show which she will be performing at the Canal Café Theatre in September & October.