H.R.Haitch Cast and Creatives
  • Luke Bateman


    Luke Bateman is a composer, pianist and performer.

    Original music for Jermyn Street Theatre plays include: On Approval, St Johns Night, Mother Adam and All I Want for Christmas (with Katy Darby). Also with Katy, three further musicals ; Bachelor Boys (MMD sounds of England winner), Lord Byrons Mistress (MMD sounds of England winner) and De Sade. With Michael Conley he has written the score for 'The Little Beasts', developed by Perfect Ptich, 'The Sorrows of Satan', developed by FTG productions, and is currently writing 'Personality' based on the Andrew O'Hagan novel of the same name. Company member and Assistant MD in 'A Chorus of Disapproval' directed by Trevor Nunn (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End).

    With Mary Evans he wrote 'My Sexual' - winner of Iris Theatre's blind date song writing award
    and 'Xmas Swapping' (2013) and 'The Christmas Table' (2014), winning the Iris Theatre's
    Audience choice award.

    For TV and advertising clients include BBC Sport, Santander, producer for The Sun - 2010
    World Cup song featuring Terry Venables, Ian Wright, Harry Redknapp and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also for the RPO two arrangements for Sarah Brightmans album 'Classics'.
    Luke is a founding member of the Book, Music, and Lyrics (BML) workshop.

  • Mary Evans


    From the earliest age, Mary Evans demonstrated prodigious proclivities for becoming a writer: she was terrible with money, allergic to early mornings and always promised that any written work would be delivered tomorrow. Since then, Mary’s professional life has voyaged around words.

    She began her career as a journalist, writing for The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sun, and TV Times magazine and she still regularly broadcasts her views on anything from politics to parenthood on BBC Radio 2, BBC News, BBC Radio 4, Five Live and the bus.

    As a scriptwriter, Mary has been shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum; as a children’s author she has presented her books Who Let the Gods Out? and Rosie Harker, Nosey Parker at The Hay Festival in 2014 & 2015; as a songwriter she has won three awards with Luke Bateman and as a nuclear physicist, she has been completely rubbish.


  • Freddie Tapner

    Musical Director

  • Rosemary Ashe

    Vera/Queen Mary

    Rosie has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of The Opera’, Madame Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’, Widow Corney in ‘Oliver!’, Felicia Gabriel in ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical, Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in ‘Mary Poppins’, & Lottie Grady in ‘When We Are Married’ at The Garrick. She recently played Grandma Mole in a brand new musical version of ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and ¾” at the Leicester Curve theatre.

    She has also appeared with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Opera, Opera Northern Ireland & Carl Rosa in many different roles including Musetta in ‘La Boheme’, Helene in ‘La Belle Helene’, Frasquita in ‘Carmen’ & Despina in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ to name but a few.

    Television & radio appearances include: An Audience With Ronnie Corbett, the House of Eliott & Friday Night is Music Night & Songs From the Shows.

    Rosie can be heard on many cast albums including: The Phantom of the Opera, Kismet, The Boyfriend, The Witches of Eastwick, Oliver!, the 10th anniversary concert of Les Miserable & Mary Poppins.

  • Tori Allen-Martin


    Tori's theatre credits include cover Dionne in Hair (European Tour), Lauren in After The Turn (The Courtyard), Mimi in Rent (The Cockpit) and, most recently, she originated the role of Nono in the world premiere of Yarico.

    Alongside her theatre career, her self-penned/self-funded, debut EP Wasted recently debuted top 20 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Tori appears on Idris Elba's mi Mandela album and lived in South Africa working with Elba for the duration of the project.

    Tori also runs Interval Productions which has produced five musicals. She is an award-nominated writer, the first piece of theatre she wrote (alongside Sarah Henley) STREETS has played The Cockpit Theatre, Hackney Empire and The Vaults and received OFFIE nominations for Best New Musical and Most Promising Playwright/s.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Brian / Prince Richard

    Mike trained at Mountview. Theatre credits include: Frank Snr in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Frank/Slugger/Compere in Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre & UK Tour), 'High Pockets Duncan' in Buddy (Duchess Theatre, UK & Irish Tour); 'Ariel' in Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK Tour); 'Jack Lees' & 'Judd Hardy' in Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre); 'Norman Petty' in Buddy (Uk Tour); 'Wardle' in Pickwick (Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre); Policeman/Teacher in Bloodbrothers (Bill Kenwright Ltd); 'Mudjekeewis' in Haiwatha (Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre);

  • Matthew Pennington

    Alfie / Prince Alfred

    Matthew graduated from Arts Educational Schools London in 2012 with help from the BBC Performing Arts Fund. During his training he performed at the BBC Proms: Sondheim at 80 and Christmas in New York at the Prince of Wales theatre. After graduating he went on to be Richard in Victor Victoria at the Southwark playhouse and has most recently performed in a new musical called Rumpy Pumpy at the Kings Head and Landor theatre. Other work included Peter Pan (Playhouse, Weston Super Mare), The Wedding Singer, Swear Our Love and several short films.

  • Micheal Smith-Stewart

    Vernon / Lionel

    Michael has worked extensively in the West End before taking time out from theatre. He has recently returned to the stage.
    Credits include:
    Alice in the Walled Garden (Sixteen Feet Productions); The White Witch of Rose Hall (Catford Broadway); The Last Confession (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Full Monty (Irish National Tour, Goldenboy Productions); Norah’s Ark (Drill Hall, London); Rent (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); The Lion King (The Lyceum); Blue Monday (Barbican Centre); Centralia (Brix Theatre); Carmen Jones (The Old Vic & Japan & Tour); Mourning (Cochrane Theatre); Silent Paddy & Queen Vic (Derby Playhouse); The Secret Garden (Warwick Arts Centre); Showboat (London Palladium & Tour); Back Street Mammy (Lyric Studio, Hammersmith); Mass Carib (Hackney Empire/Tour).

  • Laura Wickham


    Laura trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an associate artist of Iris Theatre both as an actor, and as a producer. Credits with Iris Theatre include: “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Richard III”, "Alice in Wonderland", "Julius Caesar", “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Wind in The Willows” & ”Romeo & Juliet”.

    Other Theatre credits include: "The Girl with the Imagination" (Greenwich Theatre), "Sleeping Beauty" (Hawthorne Theatre), "Wolf" (Tristan Bates), "STAGE RIGHTS" (Scary Little Girls), "Sleeping Beauty" (The Castle), "Sh*t-faced Shakespeare" (Edinburgh Fringe), "Gutter Press" (Greenwich Theatre & Riverside Studios), "Aladdin" (Greenwich Theatre), “No Milk, No Stamps" (Rondo Theatre), “The 24 Hour Plays” (Bath Theatre Royal), "April Revue" (The King's Head), "Eddie King's Unforgettable Tour of the Forgotten" (Tobacco Factory), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" & "Macbeth" (Hen & Chickens), "Company" (Embassy Theatre), "The Importance of Being Ernest" (Southwest Tour), "The Basement Monologues" (Bristol Old Vic).

  • Daniel Winder


  • Ine Van Riet


    Ine has an MA in Creative Producing from Birkbeck College, University of London. Ine joined Iris Theatre after two years working as Development Officer and Associate Producer for Tara Arts. She works as a freelance Fundraising Consultant and Producer with a portfolio including two national tours and UK premières presented at Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, Tara Arts, Rich Mix and the Tristan Bates Theatre.

  • Caroline Pitts

    Production Assistant

    Caroline studies Theatre and Media Production at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles California and has been working at Iris Theatre as a administrative assistant during part of her year abroad. When she isn't acting, she is exploring her passion for production. Caroline has worked as dramaturgical researcher for Necessary Targets in Los Angeles, and has recently worked as Assistant Producer for short film, Tipping Point in London. Now, she is excited to great creative with H.R. Haitch's talented cast and creative team.