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Cast & 


Grace Kirby

Grace Kirby 

Grace has been an actor, director and teacher for over 30 years, working in film, theatre, and television. Notable stage credits include Communicado’s Fringe First award-winning Carmen: The Playand performing alongside Stanley Baxter in one of his legendary Scottish pantomimes. Recent projects include working for Northumberland based companies, Théâtre Sans Frontières and Demi-Paradise Productions and coaching the women’s acapella group Five in a Bar. She has also worked regularly as a drama specialist and assistant director for Cumbria’s StagedRight Youth Theatre. After decades living and working in the North, Grace is delighted to be working for Librarian Theatre and visiting new places on The Green Ship voyage.

Stephanie De Whalley

Stephanie trained at The Oxford School of Acting and University of Leeds. Theatre credits include: Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (UK Tour/Immersion Theatre), Somewhere in England (New Wimbledon Theatre), Blasted (1929/West Yorkshire Playhouse/San Francisco), Sam Wanamaker Festival (The Globe), As You Like It (Blenheim Palace Open Air). She has also filmed many short films for the Independent festival circuit, and the feature ‘The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael’ which was screened at Cannes Film Festival. She is a tap dancer and ukulele player for Invisible Cabaret troupe who recently performed at The Vaults Festival in London.

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Joseph Martin

Joseph trained at East 15 Acting School and National Youth Theatre. Credits include Middle Aged Rent (Hope Theatre), The Laramie Project (Castle Theatre), Cornucopia (Palace Theatre) and Punk Rock (Looking Glass Theatre). Voice and presenting work for BBC Radio 2 and Warner Bros. Studios. Joseph is also a writer, and an extract from his debut play was recently selected for Redgates Theatre's Gateways Showcase. When not touring with Librarian Theatre, Joseph plays bass in a band with no name and is slowly building a record collection. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Green Ship and hopes you enjoy George and Alice's adventures over the garden wall.

Ivanhoe Norona

Ivanhoe has worked extensively in theatre where he has played Sir Toby Belch for the Plymouth Barbican, Bottom, Fluellen, Tybalt and Macbeth in Shakespeare‘s classics. He has also played Changez in Hanif Kureishi’s Buddha of Suburbia and Stephen in Patrick Marber Dealer's Choice. He was the lead in Ay Carmela! by Jose Sanchis Sinisterra at the Cervantes Theatre in London. He has also won a best supporting actor for his role of Steve Marks in Clouds of Grey. He has been in several films working alongside Omid Djalili and Orlando Bloom and featured in the second series of The Crown working with Matt Smith.

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Alexander Lass

Director / Adapter

Alex trained at LAMDA, the Orange Tree Theatre, and on the National Theatre Directors Course. He is a freelance director based in London. Upcoming projects include When the Birds Come, a new play by Tallulah Brown (Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival 2019), the first major revival of David Hare’s The Permanent Way (London, Autumn 2019), and the UK premiere of Ages of the Moonby Sam Shepard. Directing credits include:46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios 2; Stage Debut Awards Best Director Nominee), Chips With Everything (Farrer Theatre), Giant Leap (Pleasance Edinburgh), Young Bloods (RADA Festival), Midsummer Night’s Dream (LAMDA Summer School), Scenes on the Sand (Arcola Tent), Skeletons and Unrivalled Landscape (Orange Tree Theatre). Associate/Assistant work includes: No Man’s Land (UK Tour and West End), Poppea (Royal Academy of Music Opera), Oppenheimer (RSC Swan Theatre / West End), London Wall (Mint Theater Company, NYC).


Amanda Mascarenhas


Amanda trained at Rose Bruford College and works as a Theatre Designer and Visual Artist in Theatre, TV and Events. She is Associate Artist to Kazzum Arts and a Trustee of The Kings Head. Notable credits include: Coming Clean (Trafalgar Studios), Our voice, our way (Wellcome Trust), Wonder Girl (Ovalhouse), Guilt Trip (Intermission Theatre), Mole and Gecko (RUA Arts), La Traviata (Kings Head), TYPT18 (Talawa Theatre), Much ado about nothing and Macbeth (Merely Theatre EU Tour), Fear in the Forest, Move to Junk and Macbeth (EU Tour), A Sublime Feeling (Salisbury Playhouse), The Big 30 exhibition (Southbank Centre), The Boy and The Mermaid (Paper Balloon), East Meets West (Soho Theatre), Scrub a Dub (Halfmoon Theatre).


Rachel Darwood 

Production Stage Manager

Rachel trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and works as a freelance Stage Manager on about ten different productions a year. Previous credits with the company: Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Christmas Carol, and Hamlet (“The Book’s the Thing”). Other notable theatre credits include: The Noises (The Old Red Lion), Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III (Pendley Shakespeare Festival), Lands (Antler Theatre), As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Squares), The Midnight Gang (Chickenshed), The Divided Laing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Steady Rain (Arcola Theatre). Rachel also works as a member of the technical crew with ESS Hire – most recently working on the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenges, and enjoys going back to the Twinwood Vintage Festival every year where she manages the main arena.


Chi-San Howard

Movement Director

Chi-San trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and works as a Movement Director and Choreographer for Theatre, TV and Film. Previous Movement Work for Theatre includes: Let Kilburn Shake (Kiln Youth Theatre) Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse) Under the Umbrella (Belgrade Theatre Coventry) American Idiot (Mountview) Carmen the Gypsy (Arcola Theatre) Bury the Dead; Homos or Everyone in America, Adding Machine: A Musical (Finborough Theatre) Describe the Night (Hampstead Theatre) Parade (Mountview) NeverLand (Guild of Misrule/Site specific) Love and Money, Pornography (ALRA) In Event of Moone Disaster (Theatre 503) Tenderly (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio) Cosmic Scallies (Royal Exchange Manchester/Graeae), Children of the Night (Oxford Playhouse/Oxford Arts Festival), These Trees Are Made of Blood (Arcola Theatre) Deposit (Associate, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs) Occupational Hazards (Associate, Hampstead Theatre) Moth (Hope Mill Theatre) Every You Every Me (Oxford Playhouse) The Tempest (Southwark Playhouse), Narcissus (RCSSD/Minack Theatre); Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse), The Best Pies in London (Youaremine./RIFT Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival).


Luke Maher

Musical Director

Luke recently trained as a classical and jazz musician at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now works as a freelance composer, teacher and piano player. Since moving to London from Scotland, Luke has written music to accompany various theatre pieces and short films, including Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur and Alice Birch’s Revolt: Revolt She Said, Revolt Again while at Guildhall. Outside theatre and film, Luke works as a freelance piano player with various different groups across a wide spectrum of genres. He is also a passionate songwriter and producer. 


Kelly Eva-May

Producer / Adpater

Kelly trained in Theatre Arts at Middlesex University and is co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Librarian Theatre. Producing and performing credits for the company include: 'Rapid Retellings' of Henry V and Hamlet ("The Book's the Thing"), A Christmas Carol and Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest. Other notable credits include The Maids and Grimm's Fairy Tales (Pandemonium), The Tale of Susie Squirrel and The Princess and the Solder (White Horse Theatre), Miss Julie (Empty Bliss), Midsummer Night's Dream (Beyond Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Lonely Cloud). Her poetry anthology Essence of a Mayfly is available from Playdead Press. 


Tom Cuthbertson


Tom trained in Acting at Arts Educational Schools London, and is co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Librarian Theatre. Producing and performing credits for the company include: 'Rapid Retellings' of Henry V and Hamlet ("The Book's the Thing"), A Christmas Carol and Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest. Other notable credits: The Importance of Being Earnest (Butterfly Theatre), Macbeth (Tran-Shakespeare Initiative), Macbeth (Shakespeare and Co. Paris), The Man Who (Stonecrabs Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi (Inky Cloak Theatre), and Richard III (Changeling Theatre). 


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