The Cast

Paul Duckworth

Paul Duckworth

Carl Cockram

Carl Cockram

Joe Shipman

Joe Shipman

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes

The Writers

Mike Morris Mike Morris

Steve Higginson Steve Higinson

Visit Our Sponsors

Arts Council England


Nerves and Thanks.

Ok, final blog post before the first night of the play. Nervous? Yes. Not sure why, really. Couldn’t be more pleased with the director, cast and others supporting the play. I’m not really nervous about people’s reactions. Hand on heart I truly believe we have done the best we can and I think we have created a script that will stand up – and I’m convinced our cast will make it fly. I feel ready to take any criticism on the chin, but I’m sure people will enjoy it. I’m also convinced that it will have another run, at The Unity, and maybe beyond. Whatever, if the next three nights are half as rewarding and enjoyable as the past three years I’ve worked on this, then it will be a good three nights.

There are many people to thank for helping us bring Waiting for Brando to the stage. Theatre works best when everyone involved pulls together and we consider ourselves blessed to have had the support of the people below, particularly those who have been involved in the production of the play who have put in so much time and effort to make it a success.

Carl Cockram, director and actor, has been incredible. We wouldn’t have got anywhere near this stage without him. I’d recommend him to anyone wishing to get a play on, and for it to be done well. Paul Duckworth (Elia Kazan), Joe Shipman (Vinnie Walsh), Danny Hayes (Eddie Walsh), Michael Ryan, Helen Millne, Christine Gibb, Kal Ross (Sound Design), Nina Patel-Grainger (Set Design), Sam Kent (Set maker – Lobster Productions), Libby Bowers (Costumes), Mathew Barnes (Stage Manager), Tom Wilson (Arthur Steckler & Lighting Tech), Wes Storey (Design), Paul Darby (Website), Sarah Black (Choreography), Andy Frizzel (Music Consultant), Tony Wailey (Inspiration), Gemma Dunne & Suzanne Morris.

Special thanks to our supporters and sponsors:

Arts CouncilEngland

The Unity Theatre Making Art Award

Graeme Philips and all his staff at The Unity Theatre

Madeline Heneghan, Greg Gibson and all at Writing on the Wall

Lynne Morris, Becky Ryland, Janet and all at Unison

Valandjo’s Boutique

DavidsonMorris Solicitors

Wild and Wolf

Admiral Carpets

Matt Cox and his Staff from Matt Cox Hairdressing

Many, many thanks,

Mike Morris & Steve Higginson

The Unity Theatre
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Saturday 20 April 2013
Click Here To Buy Tickets


Kirkgate Theatre

Thursday 25 April 2013

Click Here To Buy Tickets


Trinity Theatre

Saturday 27 April 2013

Click Here To Buy Tickets



The Harlequin

Monday 29 April 2013

Click Here To Buy Tickets



Valley Theatre

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Click Here To Buy Tickets



Wilde Theatre

Southill Arts Centre

Thursday 16 May


Friday 17 May 2013

Click Here To Buy Tickets


Visit Our Sponsors

Davidson Morris Immigration Solicitors

Writing On The Wall