Dan founded Iris Theatre at St. Paul's in 2007. His varied training includes both Theoretical Physics and Acting. Since graduating from Drama Centre in 2006 he has dedicated much of his time to building this company. He has worked professionally in Austria both for the Shakespeare in Styria festival and the Vienna English Theatre as a Director and Writer; as well as for The Castle Wellingborough on their 2012 Christmas show Sleeping Beauty. He also works within the corporate environment as a creative consultant for event production and pitch optimization.
Treasure Island is Harold’s professional stage debut.
Stage credits at East 15 include: Welcome To Thebes; Macbeth; As You Like It; Three Sisters; Jesus Hopped The`A` Train (Corbett Theatre); 4.48 Psychosis (Oxford Arms)
Television credits include: PREMature (Community channel)
Short film includes: Urban Decay
Nick Howard Brown
Squire Trelawney, Ben Gunn & Jack Rackham
Nick trained at East 15 Acting School.
Played Feste in Twelfth Night and the Green Cricket in Pinocchio for Iris last summer.
Also for Iris Theatre: Cassius in Julius Caesar and Clarence/Buckingham in Richard III, as well as the Mad Hatter in both Alice in Wonderland (including the re-staging at the Cockpit Theatre) and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Other theatre credits include: Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare's Globe), Laertes in Hamlet (Tivoli Theatre, Dublin), Sonny in Before the Fire Burns Out (Cheltenham Everyman) and Perchik in Tinderbox (Tooting Arts Club).
Dominic is an actor, an award winning director and writer from London.
He is The Co Artistic Director of HighRise Theatre and an assosiate artist with CONEY and Muju.
Acting credits include:
FILM & TV: Miranda Hart’s ‘Maracattack’, ‘Dough’ starring Jonathan Pryce and
'Spooks - The Greater Good.'
THEATRE: Come in Sit Down - MUJU/The Tricycle (‘stand out performer’ Evening Standard), Penny Lane - The Yard, Early Days - Coney/BAC/The Arches, Big Smother - Oval House, The Concrete Jungle Book - Arts Depot, Community Payback New Diorama/RIFT
He studied on the contemporary theatre course at East 15 Acting School.
Dafydd Gwyn Howells
Bob Tayler, Blind Pew & Long John Silver
Dafydd trained at ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) in London.
Theatre credits include: Arrive Alive! (Polka Theatre); Alice Through the Looking Glass and Richard III (Iris Theatre); Twelfth Night (The Nursery, London); Barry and Ange (Old Vic Tunnels); Victor Victoria (Southwark Playhouse); Me and Juliet (Finborough Theatre); Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Carousel and Bent (Broadway Theatre, Catford); Proof (Arts Theatre, London); Cyrano De Bergerac (Bold & Saucy); A Doll’s House (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Ben Hur (Battersea Arts Centre).
Dafydd has been nominated for two Off-West End Awards for Best Male Performance and for one West End Wilma Award for Best Supporting Cast Member.
Anne- Marie Piaza
Mrs Hawkins & Isabella Hands
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
For Iris: Twelfth Night, Richard III, Alice Through the Looking Glass
Theatre credits include: Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre, Kingston) Day Of The Living (We Light Up The House); Macbeth; These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse); Dickens’ Ghosts (Cheltenham Playhouse); Snow Spider (OvalHouse); What Every Woman Knows (Finborough); Alice in Wonderland (Nuffield); Oh What A Lovely War (Haymarket Basingstoke); Hanging Around (The National/Kneehigh); 2011-2013 Musical director for Sixteen Feet Productions.
Radio: regular Annette Turner in The Archers.
Film: In Perfect Fifth; The Promoter.
Captain Smollett & Billy Bones
Adrian trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre credits include: Half 'n' Half: The Curry Musical (Wales Millenium Centre); Othello Syndrome (Drayton Arms); Coming Home/Wanted (Bush Theatre); Beauty & the Beast (Millfield Theatre); On the Third Day (Yvonne Arnaud); Cargo (Edinburgh Mela); AGM (All the Pigs); Hearing Voices (National Tour). Film/TV credits include: Kingsmen: The Secret Service (Marv Films); The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (Hat Trick Productions); Walking on Sunshine (Vertigo FIlms).
Mrs Livesey & Mary Read
Trained at LAMDA.
Theatre includes Old Times, Seeing The Lights and Rookery Nook (Theatre by the Lake), Purge (Arcola Theatre), The Norman Conquests, The Turn of the Screw, Deathtrap and Ding Dong (Little Theatre, Sheringham), Contractions (Unicorn Theatre) and Julius Caesar (Broadway Studio).
Rebecca is also a regular cast member of Shakespeare's Globe Read Not Dead project, appearing in over 20 of these plays, including The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Love's Sacrifice, Gorboduc, Gallathea and Timon of Athens.
Film: Peninsula (Rapid Eye) and Simana (Vertigo Heights)
Born and Raised in Rome, Valentina trained as Set Designer at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. In 2012 she moved to London.
Ever since, she's been working as Production Designer in several Commercial projects and Short-Films, as well as completing her skills thanks to work placements with BAC (The Good Neighbour 2013) and Iris Theatre (Pinocchio 2015).
In 2015 she opened her first personal exhibition "Where are we?" at the CornerHouse Theatre, consequently reopened at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio as part of Illuminate Festival.
Candida is composer, musical director and orchestrator. She has been composing for the Iris summer seasons since 2009. Other composing credits include Buckets (Orange Tree); Macbeth (Shakespeare in Styria); Once Upon a Time (Booktrust Tour); The Hostage (Southwark Playhouse).
As Musical Director her credits include Beyond the Fence (Sky Arts/ Arts Theatre), JM Barrie's Peter Pan (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Prodigy (St James, NYMT); A Mad World My Masters (English Touring Theatre); Hecuba, The Witch of Edmonton, The Heresy of Love, The Heart of Robin Hood (RSC); The Tempest (RSC US Suitcase Tour); Galileo (Birmingham Rep); A Soldier in Every Son (International Tour); Bed and Sofa (Finborough); The Vaudevillians (Lowry Theatre, Manchester and Charing Cross); Everything Must Go (Soho).
Other theatre includes: Wendy and Peter Pan, The White Devil, Arden of Faversham, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, King John, City Madam, 50 years of the RSC Musical (RSC); The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz (Palladium), La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse).
Trained at London College of Fashion in Costume for Performance, Maddy is a London based Costume Designer and Maker.
This is the second time Maddy has been Costume Designer for an Iris Theatre production she co-designed ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ in 2014. Maddy also designs for fringe performances such JubJub Present’s ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ performed at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the 2014 Latitude Festival.
She is a skilled costume maker and is often commissioned to make bridal or historical costume for private individuals. Maddy is also an in house dresser for ATG’s Richmond Theatre having worked on such performances as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Hobson’s Choice’ and ‘King Lear’.
Tanja has an MA in Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths College and works as both a director and producer, focusing her own work on new writing.
She produced shows in venues such as The Pleasance, The Albany, The Space, Tara Arts, the New Diorama and produced a festival at RichMix, which won the International Press Award and The Lukas2015 Arts Festival of the Year Award.
For Iris Theatre, she produced Twelfth Night and Pinocchio in 2015.
With a background in marketing, licensing, distribution, co production and brand management, Catherine managed global brands for international blue chip companies before heading up the European arm of South Korean agency KOCCA in 2005 (under the Ministry of Culture), setting up distribution, co production and licensing partnerships for Korean animation character brands and mobile content across Europe. After this, Catherine worked independently, directly with animation studios distributing and licensing out their content internationally. She has worked as marketing consultant for arts organisations including Stratford Circus, Company Chameleon, Scottish Youth Dance, Akademi and Broken Leg Theatre amongst others, focussing on audience development, strategic marketing and development of the organisations' marketing for national tours / promoting work.
Catherine has an MA in Strategic Marketing from Kingston Business School and a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Filipe is an Associate Artist of Iris Theatre. Filipe’s sound works & compositions are often presented in new and imaginative ways - from interactive experiences to sonically bringing props and objects to life. Filipe has worked on several Iris Theatre productions, including; As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Through The Looking Glass and Circuit. Other theatre productions and sound installations include: The Whispering Forest (OXO Tower), Alice (V&A Museum), Hangover Square (Tailspin Theatre), Nineveh (Theatre Témoin), Well (Metta Theatre), Switch (1000 Most Influential Londoner Awards), Transient Rhythms (Margate), Walk With Me (Margate).
For Iris Theatre: Twelfth Night, Pinocchio, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Circuit; Dido & Aeneas; Wind in the Willows; L'Enfant et les Sortileges / O'Saci; Romeo & Juliet; Alcestis; Our Ellen; The Nativity; Murder in the Catherdral. Recent work includes: The One That Hurt The Most / Doll / Goodbye My Love (Southwark Playhouse); After Juliet (Westwood Theatre); Freedom Showcase (Phoenix Arts Theatre); The Mushroom Pickers (Southwark Playhouse); Crocodile seeking Refuge (Lyric Hammersmith Studio); Finally the Girl (Red Lion); Cancer Time (Theatre 503); Theatre Café (Arcola Theatre); Northern Lights (Soho Theatre).
Set Designer Assistant
Jonathan graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts and then worked at Mountview Theatre School for many years, both on the technical team and also running part time acting courses for adults and children. He has since pursued a career in events management working on a variety of both large and small events in some truly extraordinary venues and locations, including the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Senior Event Manager at the Royal Albert Hall and The 02 Arena.
Jonathan is currently freelance having recently worked on Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, and is delighted to be back working in theatre and looking forward to an exciting summer season with Iris Theatre.
Jenny is studying for her BA in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. Originally from Bristol, she has worked at Stratford Circus Arts Centre and also works as a Specialist Volunteer at Theatre Troupe, a theatre-arts organisation for young people with acute and chronic mental health issues. Jenny has a passion for film and theatre production, having recently produced her first short festival film 'Dissociation'. Jenny is a Befriending Volunteer at Maytree, a respite centre for suicidal people, and is also working on Brook's 'Do...' Project, which aims to improve Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in the UK.
Sophie is currently studying a joint degree in Film Studies and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. She enjoys working in both theatre and film, and has had some experience in both areas. Her previous experience in theatre was in Dubai, where she grew up, as an Assistant Director for two productions, Footloose and Macbeth. In 2015, she produced three student films, one at Queen Mary and two at London Metropolitan University. She is currently working at CUB magazine as head of PR Events and Marketing.
Sofi has a Bachelor of Media Studies where she majored in Film and Television production and Marketing/Public relations from Swinburne University in Melbourne. She started her career in film production, having produced a number of award-winning short films and worked on commercial projects for World Vision, TopShop, Live Nation, London ZSL Zoo, HSBC Bank and Cornetto. Since moving to the UK two years ago, Sofi has produced on a number of theatre and live event productions in London, Edinburgh, Germany and Brighton. These include Happy Ending (Arcola Theatre), Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope (Arts Theatre), Romance/Romance (Landor Theatre), Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre and Germany Tour) and Kingmaker (UK Tour) among others both independently and in her role as Associate Producer and then General Manager of Propeller Productions Ltd. She also works in venue management for a number of London venues in duty management, stage management and box office.
Ine Van Riet
Ine has an MA in Creative Producing from Birkbeck College, University of London. Ine joined Iris Theatre after working as Development Officer and Associate Producer for Tara Arts. She is also a freelance Fundraising Consultant and Producer. Credits include: Eye of a Needle (Southwark Playhouse), Horniman’s Choice (Finborough Theatre), Mucky Kid (Theatre503), Sita’s Story (National Tour, Tara Arts).
For Iris Theatre, Ine worked as General Manager on Twelfth Night and Pinocchio in 2015 and produced the first stage development of H.R.Haitch, a new musical by Luke Bateman and Mary Evans.
Ine is now part of the Development Team at the Bush Theatre and will continue her association with Iris Theatre as a member of the Board of Trustees.