Alexandra Da Silva and Neil Eckersley in association with MC Productions and Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
My Dad's Gap Year
CATH I MICHELLE COLLINS
DAVE I ADAM LANNON
WILLIAM I ALEX BRITT
MAE I VICTORIA GIGANTE
MATIAS I MAX PERCY
Michelle has worked extensively in TV and theatre over the last 30 years. She has appeared in two of Britain’s best loved soaps EastEnders and Coronation Street, the hugely popular 2,000 Acres of Skye and The Illustrated Mum, which received an international Emmy Award. She most recently appeared in The Dumping Ground (CBBC) and To Provide All People (BBC 1). Other TV credits include Real Women, Dr Who, Casualty, Hotel Babylon and Sunburn (BBC); Death in Paradise (Red Planet/BBC); Lloyd and Hill, Can't Buy Me Love, Miss Marple, Rock Rivals, Perfect, Midsomer Murders, Daylight Robbery (ITV), Single (Tiger Aspect/ITV) and Queens of Mystery (Acorn).
Theatre credits include Calendar Girls (Phoenix Theatre); Rattle of a Simple Man (Comedy Theatre); Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Birmingham Hippodrome), Never Forget (Arden Entertainment); Romeo and Juliet and The Demolition Man (Bolton Octagon); The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre); A Dark Night in Dalston (The Park Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour).
Adam Lannon is a London born, Bedfordshire raised actor who trained at East 15 acting school. He has worked extensively in immersive theatre on acclaimed productions such as Heist, Time Run and in the role of the Maze Master 'Louisiana Smith' at the continually sold-out interactive theatre experience The Crystal Maze. Comedy wise, Adam recently joined the award-winning comedian Richard Gadd in two of his shows, Cheese and Crackwhores and Breaking Gadd (Soho Theatre).
Television credits include Lee & Dean, the five-star reviewed comedy show on Channel 4. He also played opposite Anamaria Marinca (as her abandoned love interest) in the latest season of MARS (National Georgraphic).
Adam is thrilled to be making his Park Theatre debut in My Dad's Gap Year. Prior to this production Adam collaborated with Rikki Beadle-Blair at The Bush Theatre, acting in two of his 'BOOM!' Five-minute plays.
Alex has trained with The Actor’s Class and the National Youth Theatre.
Theatre credits include: FLEECED (Bread and Roses Theatre/The Space Arts Centre), Our Big Love Story (The Hope Theatre/Courtyard Theatre), Dry Run (Baron’s Court Theatre), Corpus Christi (Arcola Theatre), Man-Cub (Etcetera Theatre/King’s Head Theatre), Sleepwalkers (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Teeth ‘n’ Smiles (LOST Theatre), The Tempest (Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Lysistrata – The Sex Strike (Lion and Unicorn Theatre) and You Can (NYT/Ambassador’s Theatre).
TV and Film credits include: EastEnders (BBC), Stutter (Team Angelica) and Pendulum (Trancentry Productions).
Victoria is an associate managing director, member and actor for Philippine Theatre UK.
Aside from her yearly responsibilities, roles and commitments to her theatre group she has also appeared in various theatre show including Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Rise (The Old Vic Community Company). She has participated in several photography projects and is one of the faces in the exhibition Trans-it-I-on by Misia-O, which is showing in Paris, London and New York. Victoria is also a passionate and committed member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group which is campaigning towards ‘the acceptance without exception’ of trans people in the UK and abroad.
Training: East15 Acting School.
Theatre credits include: Safari (North Wall); A Taste of Love (Arcola); Trying to Find Chinatown (Theatre503); Peter Pan (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and Refuge (Lyric Hammersmith). He also works as a presenter and producer and founded the physical theatre company Contingency Theatre, who are artists in residence at the Arcola Theatre, Greenwich Theatre and Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre this autumn.