Wind In The Willows
WIND IN THE WILLOWS
In 2015 Sixteenfeet Productions returned to some of London’s loveliest outdoor spaces with its unique brand of open-air promenade theatre.
Who didn’t fall in love with Wind in the Willows as a child? A quintessentially English tale which is full of high jinks, adventure and camaraderie. It boasts an array of truly unforgettable characters, including the impulsive Toad; good-natured Mole; wise Ratty; and reclusive Badger.
‘The Kenneth Grahame classic is perfect for a summer evening with its delightful tale of toad, ratty and mole set among the rose bushes of a magical English garden’
★★★★ – The Londonist
‘This adaptation is delightful, I can’t recommend it enough!’
‘These guys never disappoint – yet another mesmerising, energetic, creative, top notch production and performance’
– Mumsnet Ealing
Listen to Ducks Are A Dabbling!
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Trained: Mountview Theatre School
For Sixteenfeet: ‘Wind in the Willows’; ‘Alice in the Walled Garden’ and Sir Toby Belch in ‘Twelfth Night’ (a co-production with Attic Theatre Company).
Other Theatre includes: ‘Hamlet’; ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’; ‘Summer Lightning’; ‘The Grapes of Wrath’; ‘A Woman of No Importance’ (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Macduff in ‘Macbeth’ (Vienna’s English Theatre); ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Northcott Theatre); ‘Waiting For Godot’ (Cockpit Theatre).
Radio includes: ‘Doctor Zhivago’, ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’; ‘Arcadia’; ‘The Silver Fox’; ‘Down and Out in Paris’ and ‘London’; ‘Edge Falls’; ‘The Sea’; ‘Metropolis’; ‘Shylock’ (BBC); ‘The Walnut Bureau’; ‘Mrs Lirriper’ (First Writes); ‘Doctor Who’; ‘The Company of Friends’ and ‘Paper Cuts’ (Big Finish).
Anthony has also featured in TV commercials and as a voice artist in a number of voice overs, readings, documentaries and audio books.
He is very excited to have the keys to Toad Hall again and promises not to get up to any mischief.
Trained: Manchester School of Theatre
Helen is originally from London and graduated in 2012. Whilst in training she played a variety of roles including: Tobias Ragg in ‘Sweeney Todd’ and Feste in ‘Twelfth Night’
Other Theatre includes: ‘Dr Faustus’ (Manchester Royal Exchange) and recently Belle in ‘Beauty And The Beast’ (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Helen has done Voice Over Work for: ‘Silent Witness’; ‘Way2Go Guide’; ‘The London Eye’ and ‘Brittania High’.
TV includes: Presenter for ‘Boomerang/Cartoon Network’ and BBC drama ‘The Driver’. She is also a keen singer.
This is her first time working with Sixteenfeet Productions, and she is very excited to be part of the company this year.
Trained: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Phil Adele is a half-Mauritian, Stockton born Actor and Musician living in London.
After graduating in 2009, Phil has enjoyed time touring with ‘Peppa Pig’s Party’ as well as working at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake, appearing as Akthar in their production of the ‘History Boys’. Phil also enjoys film and camera work and has worked hard over the last few years to develop his skills further.
Phil has been a musician from a young age and continues to practice and perform at every opportunity. He is excited to be a part of this adaptation of ‘Wind In The Willows’, a piece which is close to his heart and he hopes to see you there.
For Sixteenfeet: Prince Dashingly Charming in ‘Goldilocks & the Three Endings’
Productions at Drama school include: Alan in ‘Time and the Conways’, Suslov in ‘Summerfolk’ Keith in ‘The Cosmonaut’s Last Message’.
Theatre credits include: ‘Is It Getting Cold In Here’ (Theatre 503); ‘Grapes and Rain’ (Waterloo East); ‘Little Pieces of Gold’ (Park Theatre).
(Pre-LAMDA): ‘Edward II’ (Rose Theatre, Bankside); ‘The Art of Concealment’; ‘The Life of Terence Rattigan’ (Teens Iambic Arts Theatre, Brighton); World Premiere of Mervyn Peake’s ’The Cave’ (Blue Elephant Theatre); ‘Spare’ (New Diorama); ‘Wind in the Willows’ (Actor’s Church, Covent Garden).
Film credits include: Spooks; The Greater Good; Two Down and Miss in Her.
Trained: Rose Bruford College
Pippa hails from Wrexham in North Wales and is a new graduate from Rose Bruford College (Actor/Musician course)
She was seen recently at The Bargehouse Theatre in the production ‘Britain Ltd’ which was produced by the Ad Infinitum theatre company. Productions at college include ‘Songs For a New World’; ‘The Water Engine’; ‘Pericles Prince of Tyre’; ‘The Lost Boy’; ‘Richard III’; and ‘Cat On a Hot Tin Roof’.
Pippa plays a number of musical instruments to a high standard and enjoys horse-riding, mountain biking and tennis.
She is delighted to be part of the cast of ‘Wind in the Willows’ and is keeping her fingers crossed for a rain-free spell!
Theatre credits include:
For Sixteenfeet: Orsino in ‘Twelfth Night’ (co production with Attic Theatre); ‘Wind InThe Willows’.
Benvolio in ‘Romeo & Juliet’; France in ‘King Lear’ Yoshitsugu in ‘Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards’ (National Theatre); Orleans in ‘Henry V’; Captain Springame in ‘The Wives Excuse’ (RSC); ‘Strange Kind of Hero’ (Brighton Festival); Horatio in ‘Hamlet’ (Bristol Old Vic); Andre/Peter in ‘Three Sisters’ (Birmingham Rep); Macduff in ‘Macbeth’ (Leicester Haymarket); Ferdinand in ‘The Tempest’ (Salisbury Playhouse); Adam in ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ (English Theatre Frankfurt).
Television includes: Giles in (Coronation St) ; Paediatrician in (The Golden Hour); Ben Ashford in (Eastenders);
Russell in (Casualty); Dr Marwood in (Dalziel and Pascoe); Agent Spencer in (CI5 New Professionals); France in (King Lear); Clarence in (Neverwhere); Sgt Thomas in (Soldier Soldier) Michael in (Doctors).
Radio includes: ‘The Roads to Freedom’ Radio 4; ‘The Nations Favourite 100 Poems’; ‘Father Gilbert Mysteries’ with Adrian Plass.
VIK SIVALINGAM – DIRECTOR
Vik directed ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Endings’ for Sixteenfeet last summer. Other directing credits include ‘Twelfth Night’; ‘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 Romeo and Juliet, the World Premiere of ‘Half and Half’ – The Curry Musical at Welsh Millennium Centre and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Brooklyn College (NY).
ANDREW S. WALSH – WRITER
Andrew S. Walsh is an award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames. A man of many job titles he has appeared as writer, director, speech designer, narrative designer, narrative producer, story consultant, script editor, motion capture director, camera director, voice director, story producer, storyliner, story editor and once mysteriously as ‘t – by’, something which he attributes to being a tea drinking Englishman.
To date he has worked on videogames such as ‘Prince of Persia’; ‘Lego City: Undercover’; ‘Risen’; ‘Harry Potter’, and the upcoming ‘Fable Legends’. His film work includes the English version of ‘Professor Layton’ and the ‘Eternal Diva’, while his time in television has embraced a wide-range of accents from Yorkshire men in woolly hats (Emmerdale); Geordie school kids (Byker Grove), a bunch of Canadians (Risk) and some proper Londoners (Family Affairs).
His theatre work includes ‘Wind in the Willows’ for Sixteenfeet as well as ‘Five Bites Over Lunch’ for the Ben Kingsley Theatre; ‘Summoning Cananaza’ (Chaincourt); ‘Loom! The Musical’ (Styal Mill) and ‘Faerie, Luv Story’; ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’; ‘Party Politics’ and ‘The Morning After’ for Hell or High Water. He hopes to continue doing things like this because it means that every morning his office is wherever he dreams it to be.
CARYS BEARD – DESIGNER
Trained: The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
In 2013 she was selected as a finalist for The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in The National Theatre of Scotland category.
Her design credits for theatre include: ‘Twelfth Night’, dir. Vik Sivalingam, (The Actors Church Covent Garden); ‘The Circus’, dir. Jonathan Humphries; ‘The Invisible Dot’, (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); ‘Witty Ticcy Ray’, dir. Ben Hadley, (Omnibus Arts Centre); ‘Clive and other stories’ ,dir. Ruth Mariner, ‘Gestalt Arts’, (Peckham Asylum); ‘The Accrington Pals’, dir. Sabina Netherclift’; ‘The Memory of Water’, dir. John Gillett, both at (The Electric Theatre); ‘Fanny and Faggot’, dir. Justin Audibert; ‘Punk Rock’, dir. Kate Budgen; ‘The God of Carnage’, dir. Dan Coleman; ‘3 in Rep’ at (The 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).
GUY HOLDEN – COMPOSER
TRAINED: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Won the The Carleton Hobbs Award for Radio Drama and spent his first professional job working for the BBC Radio Rep company where he played a number of leading roles. After leaving the BBC he had a short spell working in theatre before becoming a professional musician.
Musical Theatre experience includes: guitarist in the Olivier Best New Musical ‘Kat and The Kings’ (European Tour) and The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour and West End). As a guitarist he has performed at: Jazz Café; Pizza Express (Dean Street); Tenor Clef; The Union Chapel; Purcell Rooms (South Bank); Royal Festival Hall Foyer, National Theatre Foyer.
Guy currently works as a freelance Producer and Composer and Teacher.
MATTHEW LLEWELLYN SMITH – STAGE MANAGER
Matt is from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. He studied Theatre Design and Production at Trinity College, Carmarthen. This is Matt’s sixth successive summer working for Sixteenfeet having stage managed and built sets for Alice in the Walled Garden, Wind in the Willows and Goldilocks and the Three Endings. In the past year Matt has stage managed ‘Twelfth Night’ (The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden); ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (Aldenham School); ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ (UK Tour) and the Unicorn Youth Theatre’s summer show. Other Stage Management highlights include ‘Wash and Blown Away’ (both Alkmaar, Holland and on tour in the UK); ‘1936: The Berlin Olympics’ (Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells); ‘When the Fallen Sang’ (St Giles-in-the-Fields); seven pantomimes at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City and UK tours of The ‘Black Curtain’; ‘Moonfleet’; ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘The Ballad of Martha Brown’ (all with Angel Exit Theatre).
ED BUTLER – ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Trained: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Ed studied a BTEC Diploma in Production Arts at Lincoln College receiving a triple distinction award and is continuing his training at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, specialising in Stage Management.
Recent credits include: Assistant Stage Manager ‘Market Boy’ (Embassy Theatre) Assistant Stage Manager ‘Phantom of the Opera’ (Lincoln Drill Hall) Stage Manager ‘Cinderella’ (Lincoln College) Deputy Stage Manager
‘Our House’ (Lincoln College).
SAM DAWOOD – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Sam is about to to go into her second year of her degree in Technical Arts and Special Effects in Wimbledon College of Arts. Sam hopes to work as a freelance artist/designer within the theatre and film industries. This is her second season with Sixteenfeet after working on Goldilocks and Alice in 2014.
ELEANOR ROS – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Eleanor completed her degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths University in 2014. She has since worked for Bread and Roses Theatre as assistant Producer, other credits include Omnibus Theatre Arts, Clapham and Kenny Wax Productions. She is currently working for The Barbican Centre, the Gate Theatre and St John’s Smith Square. Eleanor’s aims to build a career as a Theatre
JEN DAVIS – ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Jen graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013, after reading Drama and Theatre Arts. She has directed plays for a number of new writing festivals including: ‘How It Turned Out’
(RealDeal Theatre); ‘Cheers’ (Attic Theatre); ‘Self Reflection’ (Theatre Exchange); ‘The Pudding Club’; ‘Looking Down’ (Lost Theatre); ‘Community Not For Sale’; ‘Mouse and Lion’ (Sixteenfeet Productions).
For the last twelve months she has been on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s artist development programme: Foundry. Whilst being on the programme she has showcased work at their monthly scratch nights and directed Billy for their Home Theatre Project. Recently, she co-founded and produced ‘Shoot Festival’ – a new platform for emerging artists making work in Coventry.
CAROLINE FUNNELL – PRODUCER
After leaving RADA Caroline spent several years as an actor before moving into production. She was resident casting director for the New Vic, Stoke and the English Theatre Frankfurt. She has worked extensively in theatre in the UK & internationally. She is an Associate of GEST, Gothenberg’s English Speaking Theatre.
Caroline is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Artistic Director of Sixteenfeet which she founded in 2008.
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