Lear’s Daughters Cast & Crew

Director – Isabelle Kettle
Producer – Leyla Mclennan
Executive Producer – Jessie Anand
Production Designer – Pippa Scarcliffe
Lighting – Isla Tyrrell
Goneril – Charlotte Quinney
Regan – Kim Jarvis
Cordelia – Olivia Emden
Fool/Musician – Sophie Grant

Director

IssyIsabelle recently directed a successful run of The Duchess of Malfi at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge, amongst many other acting and directing projects over the last three years. Previous praise includes: ‘Isabelle Kettle’s production…is a coherent, aesthetic whole, sustained by a fantastic cast…it grabs the play by its bloody, throbbing heart.’ – The Duchess of Malfi, Cambridge Theatre Review ★★★★; ‘for overall vision and execution Kettle deserves high praise.’ – The Bloody Chamber, Varsity ★★★★

Producer

Jessie produced a number of shows whilst at Cambridge, including Cambridge American Stage Tour’s Measure for Measure, the Marlowe Showcase 2013, and various productions at the ADC and Corpus Playroom, including Glengarry Glen Ross and A View From the Bridge. Since graduating in 2013, she has been producing on the London fringe, most recently a run of new writing at Theatre503 and a musical theatre gala at the Arts Theatre West End, as well as working with youth theatre charity RicNic.

Production Designer

Production Designer

Pippa is an aspiring production designer who has designed for a variety of shows, ranging from a sketch show with 60 costume changes in as many minutes to a devised version of King Lear with a herd of live sheep on stage. In the last year she has worked both as a production designer (for theatre and film) and as a design assistant to Fotini Dimou at the Finborough Theatre. Productions include: King Lear With Sheep (DIG Lewisham, Jevington Place Farm); Girl From Nowhere (Theatre503); Variation on a Theme (Finborough Theatre); Measure for Measure (Cambridge American Stage Tour); andThe Snow Queen: Footlights Pantomime 2012 (ADC Theatre).

Performers

Charlotte has acted in several notable roles, including the Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi, and has a great deal of experience working with verse and Shakespeare. Previous praise includes: ‘Charlotte Quinney is indubitably the highlight of the show, entirely confident in her stage presence.’ – Terminus, Varsity ★★★★

 

KimKim appeared in the 2014 graduate showcase as the culmination of many roles in Cambridge including Cariola in The Duchess of Malfi and the title role in Becky Shaw. Previous praise includes: Kimberley Jarvis’ potent combination of frail vulnerability with profanity and sexual explicitness was…captivating.’ – Terminus, Varsity ★★★★

 

Olivia

Olivia appeared in the Marlowe Showcase 2014, and has acted a number of leading roles, including Irina in Chekhov’s Three Sisters. She also performed in a one-woman show at the Camden Fringe Festival 2013. Previous praise includes: ‘Olivia Emden delivers a sterling performance. She brings an unflinching honesty and maturity…that is most impressive.’ – bash, The Cambridge Student ★★★★★

 

Sophie is an established singer and has been gigging on the London circuit since she was 14. She currently performs with a band, Lorelai, at venues and events around Cambridge. ‘Powerful harmonies, and spine-tingling vocals’ – The Mover

 

 

Other recent collaborations involving members of the company include a production of The Duchess of Malfi at Cambridge’s ADC Theatre, directed by Isabelle Kettle and featuring Charlotte Quinney as the eponymous heroine and Kim Jarvis as Cariola. 2013 saw Charlotte and Olivia Emden perform as Valentine and Proteus in a gender-swapping version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona that toured Japan. Previous collaborations also include A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Hamlet; Tartuffe; Dido, Queen of Carthage; The Government Inspector; God of Carnage; The Bloody Chamber; Terminus; Becky Shaw and The Marlowe Showcase.

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