Therese Raquin

by Èmile Zola Adapted by Nona Shepphard Music by Craig Adams Book & Lyrics by Nona Shepphard

Thérèse | Julie Atherton

Madame Raquin | Tara Hugo

Camille | Jeremy Legat

Laurent | Greg Barnett

Michaud | James Hume

Olivier | Matthew Harvey

Suzanne Lila Clements

Grivet | Gary Tushaw

Oarsman | Iwan Lewis

River Woman | Claire Greenway

River Woman | Ellie Kirk

River Woman | Lucy O’Byrne

 

Musicians

Piano  | James Simpson

Violin | Caroline Sharp

Violin | Maciej Burdzy

Viola | Joe Bronstein

Cello | Abi Hyde-Smith

 

 

Biographies...

 

Julie Atherton | Thérèse

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent appearances include: Therese Raquin (Finborough Theatre), Ordinary Days (Finborough/Trafalgar Studios); The Opinion Makers (Colchester Mercury/Derby Theatre), Another Way (Cockpit Theatre), the world premiere of LIFT (Soho Theatre), Sister Act (UK Tour), The Hired Man (Leicester Curve), Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Avenue Q (Noël Coward Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre & U.K. Tour), First Things Last (Lincoln Centre, Broadway) Mrs Gucci (The Arts Theatre) Tick Tick Boom (Duchess); Cathy in The Last 5 Years (Haymarket & Duchess) You'll Never Walk Alone (Queens Theatre); A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Her Majesty's); Little by Little (Arts Theatre); Tempting Fate (St James) Notes from New York (Donmar, Duchess, Apollo, Lyric); Christmas in New York (Palace Theatre). The Great British Musical in Concert (Criterion) Euro Pride (Royal Albert Hall) Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall) Tomorrow Morning (Landor) Through the Door (Trafalgar Studios), Charlotte’s Web (Polka Theatre); Let Him Have Justice (Cochrane). Just So (Chichester) Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse) Out of This World (Chichester)

Television includes: Otherworld (BBC3), Barbara (Carlton) and Brainiacs (Sky One). She also appeared on the Royal Variety Performance filmed at the Coliseum; Children in Need; Paul O’Grady Show; Challenge Anneka and Britain’s Got More Talent. 

Radio includes: Big Cook Little Cook and I’m an Alien Beam Me Off Here.

Julie also starred in the Portrait of a Princess viral on You Tube and has two solo albums – A Girl of Few Words and No Space For Air.

Her 3rd solo album will be released in September. www.julieatherton.com

 

Greg Barnett | Laurent

Theatre includes: The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal Bath), Swallows and Amazons (Vaudeville Theatre), 20th Century Boy (New Wolsey Theatre), Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show (UK Tour), Pushing Up Poppies (503), Marry Me a Little (Everyman Cheltenham), Spend Spend Spend (The Watermill and UK Tour), The Plantagenets Club (Young Vic), Zorro (Garrick Theatre), Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep) Sweeney Todd (UK Tour), Fiddler on the Roof (Courtyard Theatre).

Television includes:- Zac Iveson in Doctors BBC.

Film includes:- David in Hot Property, Conal in The Road to Nirvana, Jude in Bonobo, Matt in The Narrow Gate.

 

Lila Clements | Suzanne

Theatre includes Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare’s Globe), Therese Raquin (Finborough Theatre), Golden Hearts (Tamasha Theatre), Dick Whittington (Gatehouse  Theatre, Stafford), Beauty and the Beast (Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford), Whisky Galore – A Musical! (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Kissing Dance (Jermyn Street Theatre), Twelfth Night (Open Air Tour) and Into the Woods (Greenwich Theatre). Lila is also a popular voice over artist. She is excited to be part of the Park Theatre transfer of Therese Raquin. 

 

 

Claire Greenway | River Woman

Training: Royal Academy of Music. 

Theatre credits include Ladybird/Aunt Sponge in James and the Giant Peach (UK Tour), Spinach (King's Head Theatre), Sister Mary Patrick original cast in Sister Act (London Palladium), Betwixt! (King's Head Theatre). Claire has been involved in various pantomimes as FAIRY including Cinderella (Epsom Playhouse), Sleeping Beauty (Stafford Gatehouse), Beauty & the Beast (Jordan Productions). Television & Film credits The Austrian Princess in Anna Karenina, Margaret in Little Crackers - Jane Horrocks (Sky1), Carol in Phoneshop (Channel 4). As a singer she has been involved with various projects including Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Water Horse, Sweeney Todd Monkey Journey to the West (O2 Arena).

Claire is thrilled to be rejoining the cast of Therese Raquin after its great run at the Finborough Theatre.

 

Matthew Harvey | Olivier

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London. Matthew is delighted to be making his professional debut in Thérèse Raquin. 

Other credits include Che (Evita), Frank Hamer (Bonnie & Clyde), Major General (The Pirates of Penzance), Joel Williams (Movin’ Out), Erronius (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Soloist (Laugh and Be Happy) and Principal Ensemble (The Songs of My Life). 

Matthew was a choir member for Kerry Ellis in Concert and The 2013 Olivier Awards. 

 

Tara Hugo | Madame Raquin

Training: RADA. Theatre includes: Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass, recorded by Glass (OMM), performed at his Days/Nights Festival 2013 (upcoming November 2014 St George’s, Bristol with Michael Riesman); Book of Longing tour with Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass included Barbican, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, (OMM recording); The Bacchae (NY Shakespeare Festival); Legacy Falls (London/NY, Best Actress Offie nomination); La Cage Aux Folles (dir. Terry Johnson, Chocolate Factory); Threepenny Opera (dir. Phyllida Lloyd, Donmar, Laurence Olivier nomination for Jenny); MacBeth (dir. Nicol Williamson, Broadway); Lead roles: Spin, Borrowed Time (dir. Imelda Staunton, Southwark Playhouse) Happy End, Road to Nirvana, Saint Joan, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Antigone, Bilbao (Kurt Weill soloist, Batignano, IT), Hugo Concerts (dir. Alan Rickman).  Film/TV: Broken, Hellboy, Big Women, In Love and War (dir. Richard Attenborough), Submerged, Smallpox, Midsomer Murders, Murder City. 

 

Ellie Kirk | River Woman

Training: Guildford School of Acting with BA (hons) Acting Degree. GSA Actress of the year and Spotlight nominee 2008 before playing Juliet in the Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.

More recent theatre includes Margot in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Headlong’s production of The Alchemist  (Liverpool Playhouse), LIFT (Soho Theatre), Susan in Creation Theatre's production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (North Wall Oxford) and the original production ofTherese Raquin (Finborough Theatre).

For television, Ellie has just filmed her second series of CBeebies’ Gigglebiz, and has appeared in My Mad Fat Diary, Doctors, Cardinal Burns and Genie in the House.

 

Jeremy Legat | Camille

Training: RADA.  Theatre: Jeremy played Camille in the Finborough Theatre production of Thérèse Raquin. Prior to this he played Peter Pan (opposite Henry Winkler) at the Richmond Theatre, and was nominated as Best Actor in the Off West End (Offie) Awards for his role as Lt. Frank Cioffi in the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb’s Curtains at the Landor Theatre. Jeremy played the title role in Hamlet, and Geoffrey Chaucer and Chauntecleer in The Canterbury Tales on-board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2; and Boq in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Other credits include Cupid in Angels in the Architecture’s promenade performance of Dido, Queen of Carthage, (originally at the Chapel of St Barnabus, and then around Kensington Palace), for which Jeremy was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award; John in Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Jamie in Beautiful Thing (Leicester Haymarket); Moritz in Spring Awakening (Young Vic/Jerwood Foundation); Kay in The Snow Queen (Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton); Herb in Lauren Child’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? (Soho Theatre/Warwick Arts); White Steve in Gompers (Arcola Theatre); and Dipper in Oliver! (London Palladium). In January 2012, Jeremy played his one-man show as part of the Landor Theatre’s Spotlight On season.

TV & Film includes: Anthony Darwin in Canoe Man (BBC); Jason Bassett in Mike Bassett: Manager (ITV); Christopher Whitehouse in Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (BBC); Hustle (BBC); Surviving Disaster (BBC); Endgame (Evolution Films); Hope and Glory (BBC) and most recently, the lead role of Ed Mason in the horror film The House on Arch Lane (Markenfilm).

@jeremylegat      www.jeremylegat.com

 

Gary Tushaw | Grivet

Training: RADA. West End Credits include: Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap (St Martins Theatre), Marius in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), Romeo/Ensemble in Romeo and Juliet (Piccadilly). 

Other Theatre includes: Seth in The Hired Man (Leicester Curve Theatre), Christopher Baldry in Return of the Solider (Landor Theatre), Sheriff Ted Hinton in Bonnie and Clyde (Kings Head Theatre), Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar (Theatre 503 at the Latitude Festival), Hacked (Theatre 503), Georges Duroy in Bel Ami  (White Bear), The Boys in the Front Room (SID Productions), Fred in A Christmas Carol (Southwark Playhouse), Slithers in Our Miss Gibbs (Finborough), title role in The Melancholy Hussar (Kings Head), MacHeath in The Beggars Opera and Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires), Caliban and Ferdinand in The Tempest (New Wolsey), Dorian in The Picture of Dorian Gray (Pomegranate), Orlando in As You like It and Osric in Hamlet (National Tour), Henry Gow in Fumed Oak and George in Red Peppers, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (REL/Cunard Productions).

Workshop performances of Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple playing Richard Dudgeon (RADA Festival) The Admiral Creighton, playing the role of Lord Brockelhurst, Nicked (HighTide Festival Theatre), Imagine This and The Ruby Necklace.

 

Lucy O’Byrne | River Woman

Training: Trinity College, London, Bull Alley Theatre Co, Dublin.

Theatre includes: Miss Adelaide Guys and Dolls; Tzeitel Fiddler on the Roof; General Stanley’s Daughter Pirates of Penzance.  Credits whilst in Training – Eva Peron Evita; Kate McGowan Titanic; Lady Percy Henry VI; Silvia The Recruiting Officer; Television incl: Finalist The Voice of Ireland; Sam/Jessica Ballybraddan 

Lucy is delighted to be joining the cast of Therese Raquin. 

 

 

James Hume | Michaud

Training: BA Hons in Drama at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. PG Dip in Music Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Hilda Deane Anderson award for Outstanding Achievement and was winner of the Toni Fell “Speech into Song” competition. Theatre credits include: Mr Pitman/Mr Etches in the multi award winning European premiere of Titanic, directed by Thom Sutherland (Southwark Playhouse), Pierre Gringoire in Quasimodo, directed by Robert Chevara (Kings Head), Soloist in You Are My Home : The Songs of Anderson and Petty (St James Studio), Mr Kodaly in She Loves Me (All Star Productions), Berlin : A New Musical, directed by Paul Nicholas (Bloomsbury Theatre), Prince in Mother Goose, directed by Paul Elliott (King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Qdos). Was part of the creative team behind Carousel for Morphic Graffiti (Arcola Theatre).

 

Iwan Lewis | Oarsman

Training: Guildford School of Acting. Theatre includes: Emmett in Legally Blonde in The National UK Tour, Lemar in Godspell at the Union Theatre, Private Augenti in Passion at The Donmar Warehouse, which marked his West End debut and Nick Piazza in Fame for Bronowski Productions. 

Film credits include; Bahorel in the Acedemy Award winning Les Miserables directed by Tom Hooper.