Cast & Crew
Paul is one of Liverpool’s most popular actors, with massive experience of both stage and screen. His credits to date include: Backbeat, Brookside, Little Scouse on the Prairie and Reds and Blues: The Ballad of Kenny and Dixie.
Paul has gained many plaudits recently for his role in Beating Berlusconi, a one man show telling the tale of how one Liverpool fan’s true story of his experiences at Liverpool FC’s legendary Istanbul Champions League Victory, and most recently has completed a successful run with Spike Theatre’s anniversary production, Sink or Swim.
Paul plays legendary director Elia Kazan
Carl is a hugely experienced actor and director whose screen and stage credits include The Swimming Man, The Scarlet Ball and The Quiet Little Englishman.
Carl was the The Unity Theatre’s Youth Director from 2007 to 2010 and also toured round the UK with Walk The Plank Theatre Ship.He regularly tours internationally and takes parts in prison tours and workshops.
Carl is currently being directed himself as part of the cast of Esther Wilson’s Tony Teardrop, with Cut to the Chase Productions
Carl is the director of Waiting for Brando and also plays Arthur Miller, the American playwright famed for Death of a Salesman and The Crucible.
Joe Shipman is a popular, versatile young actor who won the Favorite Actor Award at Manchester’s 24/7 Festival in 2010.
Joe’s recent stage and screen credits include: Endz – No Word of a Lie, Hatch, The Swans One Wish and Ten Tiny Toes.
Joe plays Vinnie, a 19 yr Old Liverpool Merchant Seamen.
Daniel Hayes is a young actor with a wide range of theatre experience.
His theatre credits include, FinkOn’s ‘Crying in the Chapel’, Matthew Dunster’s ‘I know where the dead are buried’ and ‘Ker-ching’ which was directed by Frantic Assemble’s Scott Graham.
TV credits include BBC’s Ideal and Lime Pictures ‘Sex and the chippy’.
Daniel plays Eddie Walsh, a 24 year old merchant Seaman from Liverpool.
Phil Saunders – Lighting Designer
Phil has worked as a lighting designer and technical manager in small scale theatre for many years.
Highlights so far include: Angels In America ( Lee Beagley and Unity Theatre), When We Dead Awaken (Josette Bushel-Mingo and Västerbottensteatren, Skellefteå, Sweden), Tmesis, Memento Mori and Anima (Tmesis Theatre), The Golden Boy (Patrick Dineen), Wall Talks and Treasured (Cut To The Chase).
Most recent designs are Tony Teardrop at St Lukes ‘Bombed Out’ Church, Liverpool, Hansel and Gretel for Unity Theatre and Johnny Come Lately for Coal Theatre.
Phil is Technical Manager at Unity Theatre, Liverpool.
Nina Patel-Grainger – Set Designer
Nina studied theatre design at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and graduated in 2010.
She designed Endz for the Liverpool Everyman’s community tour and Sum of Parts and We Sing Faster in the City, two pieces in Anthology by Slung Low, also at the Everyman. Subsequently she was assistant designer on Slung Low’s Mapping the City, a sprawling 3 hour promenade piece around the city of Hull. In her final year at LIPA she designed Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Unity and devised and directed Shadow Snatcher at the Kazimir. She has also been a puppet-maker, prop-maker and painter for companies including, 20 Stories High, the Liverpool Lantern Company, Liverpool Playhouse, and Liverpool Scenic Workshop.
Nina was a finalist for the Linbury Prize, a competition run by the National Theatre for emerging theatre designers.
Currently she is working as design assistant at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Click here for some fabulous photos of Nina’s work.
Libby Bowers – Costume Designer
Designer and maker for a production of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Round Heads and Pointed Heads’ performed in the Paul McCartney Auditorium in March 2012 directed by Brendon Burns. November 2011: Costume designer for ‘Caz and Britney’ and three 50’s debutant costumes for a production of ‘Alternative Miss Liverpool’ directed by Gary Clark.
September 2011 – Present: In house costume maker and wardrobe supervisor at LIPA (Liverpool Institute For The Performing Arts). August 2011: Designer, maker and installer of window displays featured in Bistro Jacques, Bistro Pierre and Bistro Francs in Liverpool city centre; theme, Victorian bloomers. July 2011 – August: ‘Romeo and Juliet’: Assistant Costume designer for a modern interpretation of the play, performed at St George’s Hall.