Andrew McDonald Headshot 2017 1 Andrew McDonald; Mr Torrance

Trained at LAMDA. Extensive Theatre credits include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre); Farinelli and the King (Duke of York’s); The Vote (Donmar); The Scottsboro Boys (Garrick); Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket and tours); Pygmalion (Tour); This House, The Alchemist, The Royal Hunt Of The Sun, Pizarro, Tartuffe (National Theatre); The Entertainer (Old Vic); Don Carlos (Gielgud and Crucible, Sheffield); The Alchemist, Julius Caesar, Columbus and the Discovery of Japan (RSC); Our American Cousin, Early Days, The Insurgents, A Man With Connections (Finborough).

Television includes: The Vote (More4); Crimewatch, Eastenders, Murder Not Proven (BBC); The Bill (ITV). He has appeared in many Low Budget feature and short films.

Radio includes: Don Carlos, Hobson’s Choice, Spring Awakening, Pilgrim’s Progress, An Eye for an Eye.

Maxine  Maxine Howard; Mrs Torrance, Aunt Emily

Maxine trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama her recent theatre credits include:  Mrs Van Daan The Diary of Anne Frank; Side by Side by Sondheim; Jack’s Mother Into The Woods; Anne Under The Blue Sky; Maureen in Eight Women; Mrs Braddock The Graduate; Mrs Peverill/Ensemble Lark Rise; Madame Cabet Days of the Commune; Gillian in Marriage Play; Enid O’Donnell The Supper party;  Nurse in Romeo & Juliet; Mrs Tepan Picnic on the Battlefied; Gladys We Need To talk About Clive; Eleanor R Always The Bride

Film and Television credits include: It’s All About The Manners to be released later this year; Essex Spacebin; Children of Angels; Mary Portas Secret Shopper; The Juice; Yam; Crossing Bridges; The Bill; East Enders  

Mark Keegan (Pic 2-B&W-Low Res)  Mark Keegan; Uncle James & Chairman

Although acting since the age of 12, Mark finally turned to professional acting in April 2015, and hasn’t looked back. Recent theatre credits include Isa in ‘Prizes To Give Children’ for Written Foundations Theatre Company at The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Shoreditch; Dave Goodwin in a new play ‘Call It Even’ for Blackshaw Theatre at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington; The Janitor in ‘Dry Land’ which had a successful run at Jermyn Street Theatre; Dr. Ray in a new play ‘Protocols’ which ran at The Club Theatre, RADA (part of The Camden Fringe).

Amanda Reed  Amanda Reed;Mrs Higgins

 Amanda Reed trained at Birmingham School of Acting, 2002

Theatre includes: The History Boys, NT production Wyndhams Theatre; When We Are Married, Garrick; Enjoy, Gielgud;Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, UK Tour; Brief Encounter, UK Tour; The Importance of Being Earnest, English Theatre Frankfurt; Arsenic and Old Lace,Vienna’s English Theatre.  Fringe: Playhouse Creatures, The Landor; Muscles the Musical, The Landor; Wyrd Sisters, Upstairs at the Gatehouse. TV includes: Doctors–BBC; Raised By Wolves–Channel 4. FILMincludes: The Real Men in Black; The Naked Lunch; The Warehouse; Horace K48; The Spotter, Hearing Things; Position Filled, Lizzie X.

Amanda is delighted to be back at Theatre Royal Brighton and working again with Lucy Linger. Unbelievably, it’s been 12 years since Wyrd Sisters!


Hayley Sasserath  Hayley Sasserath; Mary the Maid

Hayley is a Year 12 student at Oxted School who is currently studying Geography, Theatre Studies and English Literature and Language. She has experience in both performing and directing; her latest directing project, Oxted Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Starlight Express’, was aided in rehearsals by Sir Richard Stilgoe. She has appeared at the Barn Theatre and Harlequin Theatre, however working with Threadbare has provided her with her first professional credit.

img_113010x8crop  Matthew Winters; Roger, Philip and various company roles

Matthew Winters is a charming and enthusiastic young actor who graduated from Drama Centre two years ago. Since then he has been seen treading the boards of the Barbican and the Northern Stage Newcastle, in commercials and music videos, including Bryan Ferry’s Loop De Li, and in the Channel Four series Humans. He is taking time out of filming Borstal, a feature film in which he plays the lead, in order to be with us here in Oxted. Borstal will be available on DVD and Netflix in 2017.



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