By Scott Howland
From the creative team that brought you the 5* show Nothing to Perform comes Play 2, a brand new piece about trauma, accusations, psychosis and suspicion. Play 2 is based on a true and previously untold story.
It is strongly recommended that you read the script before watching Play 2.
Feel free to follow along during the show.
Emily spent ten years at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts training in acting, sining and dancing alongside a full academic curriculum. Following this she undertook a History Degree at King’s College London, during which time she became co-president of the Drama Society and was involved in acting and directing whilst there. She has been an active member of the National Youth Theatre since 2017. Previous roles include: Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Off-West End: Ariel in The Tempest (The Print Room). Off-Broadway: Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry (Invulnerable Nothings*). Laertes in Hamlet (SheArts Festival NYC). Aumerle and Queen Isabelle in Richard II (Shakespeare in the Square). Other New York: Eurydice (Columbia Stages), The Love of the Nightingale (Insomnium Theatre Company), Hector in Troilus and Cressida (NYU Tisch Mainstage), King Richard in Richard II (The Classical Studio – NYU) *Voted top 3 Productions in Austin 2017
Robert is a recent graduate of the University of Northampton School of the Arts. His recent roles include; Gary in Chelsea’s Choice, Florindo in A Servant to Two Masters, Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus and George in his devised show Accused. As well as acting, Rob has also devised and directed his own shows and hopes to continue creating theatre in the future. .
This is his debut performance with N2P.
Oliver is originally from the Lake District, spending his early years with the Young Actors company at The Theatre by the Lake. After completing his training at the University of Northampton School of the Arts in July, he made the move to London to pursue his acting career. Credits include: Henry, Lord of the Flies, Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre. Kamal, Going to Extremes, Sean McGrath, AlterEgo Creative Solutions. Reverend Parris, The Crucible, Nadia Papachronopoulou, Jackson’s Lane. Saturninus, Titus Andronicus, Tobias Deacon, Delepre Abbey.
Collette studied musical theatre at the BRIT school. During her time she played Mrs. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors and had the opportunity to create and perform her own play- purgatory. She also explored the twisted story of the Red Shoes in her performance of it at the Bussey Building. Since leaving, she had the opportunity to work with the BFI directing course in their short film ‘The Call’. She also does filming for courses that allow people to work in Youth Offending, a project she feels very passionate about.
Jess trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre school and her credits include: The Madness of George III (Nottingham Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (Insane Root), The Mikado (Charles Court Opera), Robin Hood (New Mutiny Theatre Co), Who Cares (Lung Theatre/The Lowry), Medea (Bristol Old Vic), Peter Pan (National Theatre)
Since moving to London in September 2016 Julian has been cast in multiple short films and TV Pilots, various walk on roles in productions such as ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and BBC’s ‘Doctors’ as well as working within the music industry as a producer and A&R assistant. Currently Julian is working with other young creatives to create a collaborative zero-budget production company, helping actors and filmmakers create short films and showreel material.
Gaz is a graduate of Drama Centre London from the 2 year Screen Acting course. As well as performing in award winning short films and features, he has toured and performed with repertory theatres over seas and in the UK. His work includes roles on Coronation Street, Looking For Eric and numerous short films in the north and London. He also a co-founder of Fireside Cinema, a production house and events company and will soon have their first commissioned film release this year. Gaz has worked with N2P since it’s first project ‘Nothing to Perform’ at the Camden Fringe.
Scott recently graduated from RADA where he studied an MA in Text and Performance, specialising in writing as well as acting. He also recently began working with London Film School as one of their resident actors, working with MA screenwriting students. Scott is proud to be developing N2P with such a talented group of artists, and does so as his main focus. N2P now also facilitate monthly Networkshops - which Scott began with Harriet Taylor in late 2018. Other credits include Anna-Liisa - RADA, Much Ado About Nothing - RADA, Meiwes/Brandes - N2P, Nothing to Perform - N2P, Space to Create - National Theatre, Henry V - Antic Disposition National Tour.
This is Scott's third original piece of writing under the banner of N2P.
THEATRE INCLUDES: ‘Light Shining in Buckinghamshire’, ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ (National Theatre), ‘The Trial’, ‘Twelfth Night’ (Young Vic), ‘King Lear’, ‘Coriolanus’, ‘Julius Caesar’ (Royal Shakespeare Company), ‘The Treatment’ (Almeida Theatre), ‘Mr Gillie’ (Finborough Theatre), ‘Fatherland’ (Lyric Hammersmith), ‘The Divide’ (Old Vic).
Member of the RADA Elders Company from January 2017 to December 2018 appearing in ‘Down the Hatch’, ’Of Blood’ (George Bernard Shaw Theatre).
Scott Howland - Playwright/Movement Director
[See bio above.]
Harriet Taylor - Director/Producer
Harriet is a graduate of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. After working off-Broadway as a performer and arts administrator at New York Classical Theatre, she moved to London and completed her MA in Text & Performance at RADA. She is now undertaking an MFA in Creative Producing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Harriet works as Assistant Producer at The Mono Box and at Mercury Musical Development.
Instagram: @harriet_taylor / Twitter: @proletHARRIET / Web: www.harrietlouisetaylor.com
Julian Chesshire - Sound Design
[See bio above.]