Twelfth Night Cast & Creatives
  • Vik Sivalingam

    Director

    Directing credits include Jimbob, The Komagata Maru Incident, Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blue/ Orange, Home, The Glass Menagerie, Uncle Vanya and The Bullet.

    Vik holds an MFA in Theatre Directing (Birkbeck, University of London) and a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare (RSC/ Warwick University). Vik was Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2008-2011) and most recently he was Resident Director of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre.
    Future projects include the World Premiere of Half and Half- The Curry Musical at Welsh Millennium Centre and Much Ado About Nothing at Brooklyn College (NY).

  • Tony Bell

    MALVOLIO / ANTONIO

    Theatre Credits Include: Shakespeare in Love (West End)) 39 Steps (UK tour), Oh The Humanity (Soho Theatre/ Northern Stage), The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller/ World Tour), Treasure Island, A Man for all Seasons (Haymarket Theatre), The English Game (Headlong), Don Quixote (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew (Old Vic, RSC, BAM New York), The Bee (Soho Theatre/ Tokyo), Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson (Chocolate Factory), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Comedy Theatre/ BAM NY), Red Demon (Tokyo Nodamap), Ghostward (Almeida Theatre), Bouncers (Hull Truck), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Promised Land (Sheffield Crucible)

    Television Credits Include: The Game, Prisoner’ Wives, Midsomer Murders, Holby City, Trail of Guilt, Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Peak Practice, Coronation Street, Doctor

  • Nick Howard-Brown

    FESTE

    Nick trained at East 15 Acting School.

    Performed as the White Knight at the recent unveiling and dedication of the new statue in the grounds of St. Paul’s Church.

    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).

  • Pepter Lunkuse

    VIOLA

    Pepter trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Theatre credits whilst training include: Shannon and Alice in 13, Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town, Nina in The Seagull, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Anitra in Peer Gynt, and Rosalind in As You Like It.

    Professional credits include: Iras in Antony and Cleopatra at Chichester Festival Theatre, Exposure: Child Trafficking for Wild Pictures/ITV, Martha in Liberian Girl at the London 2014 Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and Terri in The Vertical Hour at the park Theatre.

  • Robert Maskell

    SIR TOBY

    Once a professional French horn player, Robert spent 10 years with The Philharmonia.

    Theatre includes: King Edward IV, Catesby (Richard III) and Duncan, Porter (Macbeth) - Guildford Shakespeare Company Tabarro, Georges, Albin – La Cage aux Folles (The Playhouse)
    Trio, Max Detweiler – The Sound of Music (The Palladium), Carney – A Man of No Importance (The Salisbury Playhouse), Michael – Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Broadway Studio Theatre), Earthworm – James and the Giant Peach (The Watermill), Pedro – Blind Eye (Theatre503)

    TV includes: Edward III – London: The Greatest City (Channel 4)
    Musician – Eroica (BBC)

    BBC Radio includes: Mr. Furnival - Orley Farm Lord Williams – Rudolpho’s Zest

    Voiceover includes: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Audio Books)
    Big Bold Grolsch Commercials

  • Julian Moore-Cook

    ORSINO

    Julian Moore-Cook is originally from Canada but grew up in Ireland. He was trained at East 15 Acting school, graduating in 2012. This is his first time working with Iris Theatre for which he is very excited.

    Other Theatre includes: Our American Cousin, Finborough; Beggars Opera, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; ObamAmerica, Theatre503; Wind in The Wilows, Brockwell Park.

    TV Includes: Casualty, 24: Live Another Day

    Film: Mission Impossibe 5

  • Olivia Onyehara

    OLIVIA

    Theatre includes Our American Cousin (Finborough Theatre) Time And The Conways (Nottingham Playhouse), Tanzi Libre (Southwark Playhouse), All Our Daughters? (New Vic Theatre) Orpheus and Eurydice (Riverside Studios) The Possibilities (Tristan Bates Theatre).

    Screen includes Drone Strike, My Name is Jo, Forced to Marry (ITV).

    Radio includes Consider the Lily's (BBC Radio 4) The North Wind Has Thy Bones (BBC Radio 4)

  • Anne-Marie Piazza

    MARIA

    Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
    For Iris Theatre: Richard III, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alcestis

    Theatre credits include: 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.

    Feature film: The Promoter
    Audio: Henry IV Parts I & II Music & Speeches (Royal Shakespeare Company); regular Annette Turner in The Archers; plays for BBC Radio drama; audiobooks for Naxos, Isis, RNIB.

  • Henry Wyrley-Birch

    SEBASTIAN / AGUECHEEK

    This is Henry's first show for Iris Theatre.

    Other Credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Nymph to a Rhinoceros), Behind Closed Doors (Chamenos Collective), Walking The Chains (Show of Strength), That Is All You Need To Know (Idle Motion), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rose Bridge Theatre Company), Painted Faces (Chamenos Collective), Dr. Selavy's Magic Theatre (PK Productions), Hey! Presto (Peaceful Lion Productions), Anatomy of a Murder (For Short), The Great Gatsby (Ruby in the Dust), Bringing Down The Moon (Peaceful Lion Productions), The Jungle Book (Livewire Theatre Company), The Man In The Iron Mask (Livewire Theatre Company), The Odyssey (Livewire Theatre Company).

  • Tanja Pagnuco

    Summer Producer

    Tanja is very excited to be Iris Theatre’s producer for the two summer shows! After graduating from an MA in Playwriting/Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths College, she’s been pursuing her work as a dramaturg, director and producer. She is Associate Director and Producer for StoneCrabs Theatre Company, and recently produced a festival at RichMix, which has been nominated for the International Press Award and The Lukas2015 Arts Festival of the year. She directed and produced shows at venues such as The Pleasance, The Albany, Tara Arts, and the New Diorama Theatre.

    summer@iristheatre.com

  • Matthew Schmolle

    Summer Marketing Manager

    Matthew is interested in exploring theatre's place in a cohesive society. He is Executive Director of The Working Party Theatre Company (TWP), a freelance creative producer (The Big House, OVNV, The Spectator's Guild, EEA) and a community engagement specialist (The Prince's Trust, Only Connect). He is currently working on "FAST MOVING CONSUMABLES" (TWP), a durational outdoor performance, for InTRANSIT Festival and 'The Wicker Husband' a new musical for younger audiences going through Research and Development at The Unicorn. He is thoroughly enjoying his time at Iris!

    marketing@iristheatre.com

  • Helen Pack

    Assistant Producer

    Helen is currently finishing her MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College London. As well as joining Iris, during Helen’s MA studies she has help internship positions with Fuel and Black Theatre Live, whilst also being a Youth Ambassador at the Southbank Centre and a Front of House and Event Assistant at The Place. Having gained much practical experience in theatre also during her undergraduate, Helen is excited to continue her experiences with Iris Theatre.

    office@iristheatre.com

  • Kelly Quintyne

    Assistant Producer

    Kelly is a freelance Assistant Producer who has worked in television production for ten years, on entertainment and arts programmes, for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. Her work has included programmes about theatre with Nicholas Hytner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Judy Craymer and Michael Grade. She is also a member of the Starling Arts musical theatre company, performing in one of their choirs. Kelly has joined Iris to work on Summer Season 2015.

    office@iristheatre.com

  • Harry Blake

    Composer

  • Carys Beard

    Set and Costume Designer

    Her design credits for theatre include: The Circus, dir. Jonathan Humphries, The Invisible Dot, Assembly Bosco, Edinburgh Fringe Festival ; The Accrington Pals, dir. Sabina Netherclift, The Electric Theatre; The Memory of Water, dir. John Gillett, The Electric Theatre; Fanny and Faggot, dir.Justin Audibert, Ivy Arts Centre; Punk Rock, dir. Kate Budgen, Ivy Arts Centre; The God of Carnage, dir. Dan Coleman, Ivy Arts Centre; The Fear of Music, dir. Alice Hamilton, Up in Arms, UK touring; I Am England, dir. Sita Calvert-Ennals, The Egg Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath; The Get Together, dir. Roisin McBrinn, The Sherman Theatre; The Best Years of your Life, dir. Joe Murphy, nabokov, HighTide Festival; O Go My Man, dir.Joe Murphy, The Bute Theatre.
    In 2013 , she was selected as a finalist for The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in The National Theatre of Scotland category.
    Carys has also worked extensively as a Production Designer for TV and Film.

    www.carysbeard.com

  • Leigh Conroy-Horscraft

    Costume Supervisor

    Leigh Conroy-Horscraft; Costume Supervisor. Leigh graduated form Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2012 with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. She specializes in costume and has worked in television and theatre since graduating. Leigh has worked for companies such as; Welsh National Opera, National Dance Company, BBC, Channel4 and SkyTV. In 2013 she worked on a BFI film called The Falling, which has just seen its nation wide release.

  • Filipe Gomes

    Sound Designer

    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).

  • Benjamin Ploya

    Lighting Designer

    For Iris Theatre: 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).