Cathy Shiel - Writer / Producer / Rosie Red / Beaver

Cathy Shiel is an actor and theatre maker based in Manchester, UK. During her 12 year career she has performed in national touring shows of both classical and contemporary theatre. She has produced and co-produced touring shows and written her own work. Cathy is a highly skilled actor with a long-standing track record of producing her own work. She has emerged as a strong lead artist on 2 previous ACE activities and has built upon relationships formed and skills learnt in these projects. Cathy works extensively with the early years age range and is a qualified Early Years Professional.

Ryan Greaves - Director

Ryan graduated from Manchester Met School of Theatre with a First Class Degree in Acting. Since then he has appeared in a wide range of productions, from Shakespeare to children’s theatre. He directs and performs in panto annually and has recently co-created a new family comedy show. Ryan also works as a drama teacher and workshop facilitator.


Jennifer Birch - Cyril

Jennifer is a Yorkshire lass from Halifax. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014. She spent the majority of last year performing as Alice in Wonderland with Story Magic Theatre performing in schools and also Centre Vale Park. When she’s not having fun running around as characters Jennifer devotes her time to a local Youth Theatre in Halifax.


Alastair Gillies - Weasel

Alastair’s Theatre credits include All Items of Value Have Been Removed (JB Shorts 2015), The Crucible (Royal Exchange Theatre), Pinocchio,
Les Liaisons Dangeureuses (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Len Johnson:
Fighter (Rising Moon Productions), Someone to Watch Over Me (Yer Maun
Productions), Polly and Gordon: Beautiful Desolation (Just Talk Theatre), South (Shred Productions). Alastair also appeared in Taggart (SMG Productions)


Creative team

The play was devised by Ryan Greaves, Susan Swanton, Chris Jack, Lane Stewart


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