Winter Snow Ltd and J Clare Productions in association with Park Theatre present

The Snow Queen

By Charles Way

FRANCES MARSHALL l THE SNOW QUEEN
AYESHA CASELY HAYFORD l GERDA
ESMONDE COLE l CEI/FRED
SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG l GRANDMOTHER/MRS D/LILY
JUSTIN BRETT l MR GOODMAN/DAFFODIL/BAE, THE REINDEER
PAULA JAMES l ELISA/MRS FLYNN/SNOWDROP/PRINCESS FREDERICA
MATT CAVENDISH l JOHN/BINDWEED/ROBBER QUEEN


FRANCES MARSHALL

Frances trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and the University of Hull.

This year, Frances has been working with Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, playing Belinda in Season’s Greetings. Previous seasons with Ayckbourn include Anthea in Joking Apart and Caroline, Eva and Pat in his 81st play, A Brief History Of Women, which then went on to 59E59 Theaters in New York.

Other theatre includes: The Secret Garden, The 39 Steps, Angela in Abigail’s Party, Jane in Fallen Angels, Swallows and Amazons, Peter Pan, Rogue Herries, The Maid of Buttermere (Theatre By The Lake); The Massacre at Paris (Rose, Bankside); Phyllis in The Railway Children (York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum); The Busybody (Southwark Playhouse); Private Resistance (Eastern Angles); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stafford Festival Shakespeare). Film/TV: Capturing Mary (BBC 2); Mr. Gibson (Project 7); A Good Heart (Elton John).

 

 

AYESHA CASELY-HAYFORD

Ayesha is an award-winning voice artist and Off West End Award nominated actress.

Theatre includes: Critically acclaimed Two Gents Production of The Importance Of Being Earnest (Tara Arts), Where Will We Live? (Southwark Playhouse), We Dance We Work We Sing (Vault Festival and various UK venues), Adult Child Dead Child (Lost Theatre, London), With You Always (Old Fire Station, Oxford) and the Black Plays series (National Theatre, London).

Other credits include: English narrator for The Story of Ebola (UN gold award-winning animation film directed by Yoni Goodman), voice actor for Zombies, Run!, Spectrum London web series.

 

 

 

 

ESMONDE COLE

Esmonde, is a British & Sierra Leonean actor.

Theatre credits include DC Karim in Learning to Swim (Criterion Theatre), Fly/Blood/Bailiff in Market Boy (Union Theatre) and numerous productions with the Michael Grandage Futures Company. His experience also extends to Film and TV, playing Young Barry White for ITV’s Autopsy. He has a deep love for Shakespeare and recently played the title role in Macbeth (UK tour for Volcano Theatre). In contrast, he recently performed with UK rapper Stormzy, for his MERKY clothing line launch, in an immersive piece for 400+ people. 

 

 

 

 

SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG

Sarah-Louise is an actress, writer, director and internationally renowned cabaret performer. Winner of The UK Stage Award for acting, named one of Time Out magazine’s Top 10 Cabaret Acts and voted Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards, she has also guested with comedy and musical performers Fascinating Aïda and La Soirée and is a member of Olivier award-winning improvised musical group, The Showstoppers. Most recently her own show Julie Madly Deeply sold out at New York’s 59E59 Theatre. Prior to that, she played Queen Rat in Dick Whittington by Cariad Lloyd at the Lyric Hammersmith. She has appeared in the West End, London, on BBC Radio 4 and toured internationally, including to the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has played numerous parts in television, theatre and short films.

She is one half of writing and performing duo, Roulston & Young with whom she has created nine productions over the past eleven years. 

 

 

 

JUSTIN BRETT

Justin trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama. He is a long-standing member of the Olivier Award-winning “Showstopper – The Improvised Musical.

Theatre: Widow Twankey in Aladdin (Leeds City Varieties); Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet (West End); Dame in Robin Hood (Clywd); Dick Barton in Dick Barton – Special Agent and Tempest in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Tour); Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey); Cinderella (Oxford Playhouse); Lost in The Stars (Festival Hall); Blue/Orange (Bolton – Nominated Best Actor, MEN Awards); East Lynne (New Vic); The Real Thing (Manchester Library); Strangers on a Train, Blue/Orange, Arms and the Man (Keswick); My Sister Sadie, This Is Where We Came In (Scarborough); A Small Family Business (Leeds Playhouse); The Rivals (Bath); The Revenger's Tragedy (Bridewell); Deirdre of the Sorrows (Riverside Studios); Jinx, Other Lives (Orange Tree).

TV: Hilary Devey's Interns; Peep Show; Doctors; EastEnders; Topsy and Tim; Pulling; Dombey & Son; The Queen’s Nose; The Bill; London's Burning.

Film: War Horse; Gulliver's Travels; The Fallen; Brothers.

Twitter: @thejustinbrett

 

 

PAULA JAMES

Paula James is an actor and musician who trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre includes: Collapsing Creation (Kākāriki Theatre Company); Hamlet (Iris Theatre); First Encounters: Comedy of Errors (RSC); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Robin Hood, Julius Caesar (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Gingerbread Man (Hiccup Theatre - Derby Theatre & UK tour); Dead Reckoning (Five Plays) (Young Vic); Alice in Wonderland (Derby Theatre); Snow Child (International tour); Unearthed, Larksong, The Gift, Half a Horse (New Vic Theatre); The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Tragedy of Mariam, Electra, Hecuba (Lazarus Theatre Company); Not With A Whimper (Arcola Theatre); Duvet Day (Theatre Delicatessen); Price Tag, Emil and the Detectives (Red Earth Theatre - UK tour); Gulliver’s Travels (International tour); Wheelman, Stronger Than Me, A Puppet in the Works (BAC).

 

 

 

MATT CAVENDISH ​

Matt trained at LAMDA. Theatre includes: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (West End and UK Tour); Snow White (Oval House); The Midnight Gang (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Biograph Girl (Finborough Theatre - Offie Nomination for best supporting actor in a musical); The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway/West End); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End and UK Tour); Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Mischief Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Park Theatre); The Boys From Syracuse (Union); Romeo and Juliet/Love’s Labours Lost (Old Red Lion); The Borrowers (Northern Stage, Erica Whyman); An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall (Apex); News Revue (Canal café).
TV: Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC)
Matt is a member of the Tony and Olivier award winning companies Mischief Theatre and The Showstoppers.