Lisa Bowerman trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre: has worked extensively in many major venues throughout the country including Leicester, Bristol, Leatherhead, Plymouth, Salisbury, Harrogate, York and many more - in plays including: The Rivals, La Ronde, The Constant Wife, Ghosts, I Have Been Here Before, Relatively Speaking, Moll Flanders (title role), The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband and Blithe Spirit. West End includes: Rick's Bar Casablanca and Cavalcade. Tours have included Hay Fever, Blood Brothers and The Circle for Oxford Stage Company. More recently she was seen in All Our Hellos and Goodbyes (a play commissioned to celebrate the reopening of St Pancras Station), as Elena Popov in Brian Friel's adaptation of Chekov's The Bear at The Maltings, Farnham and as Hermione, Lady Macbeth, Gertrude and Hermione in Love Bites for Resurgence. Television includes: Casualty (first two series as paramedic Sandra Mute), Dr. Who (Survival), The Vision Thing, The Count of Solar, McCallum, Night and Day, Bad Girls, Casualty (again!), Doctors and Spooks. Most recently she appeared as Carla Connor's solicitor in Coronation Street. Radio/Audio: Lisa has recorded many plays for Radios 3 & 4 and IRDP and has for the last ten years played the eponymous heroine in the Dr. Who spin off audio series Professor Bernice Summerfield for Big Finish Productions, as well as Ruby in their Sapphire and Steel range. Lisa also works regularly as a director for Big Finish.
Ortis Deley. Theatre includes: Othello, Orlando and The Messenger in Love Bites for Resurgence, Confusions (Leatherhead) and the leading role in the highly acclaimed Talkin' Loud (Latchmere). Television: Currently co-presenting The Gadget Show for Channel 5. Also: The Bill, Doctors and Sorcerer's Apprentice. Film: Derailed, Kidulthood. Presenting: Ortis is well known as a presenter and his many credits include: most recently, three series of The Gadget Show. Also: Tomorrow's World - Lab Rats, Watchdog and anchor presenter on programmes such as Live and Kicking, six years on Short Change (twice BAFTA nominated for Best Presenter), Why 5, Hype and Hype on the Road and X-perimental all for BBC and CBBC channels. For Trouble, he has presented It's in the Jeans, Blast, The T-Spot iPop and three years on the Smash Hits Road Show. For Channel Five, Ortis has hosted The People's Choice Black Music Awards and appeared as a regular guest/singer/team captain on Night Fever. He has also hosted Making It for the BBC and co-hosted (with Emma Bunton) The British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards for ITV. For Children in Need, Ortis has appeared in Celebrity Scissorhands, and on Radio Five Live, presented his own sports show featuring in-depth interviews with British Athletes preparing for the Olympics. His most recent work includes Today on 3 for eTV, The Wonderful World of Weird for CBBC and voicing Yo Gaba Gaba for BBC. He has presented Best of Friends and narrated Wild Tales, both for CBBC. Ortis has a BSC Hons degree in Pharmacy. Love Bites was his first experience performing Shakespeare.
Kathryn Douglas trained at Mountview Theatre School. Theatre includes: Isabella, Desdemona and Portia in Love Bites for Resurgence, a Soloist in The Wonderful West End Concert Shows, Donna Marie/Miss Jones, understudied/played and Mrs Lyons in Blood Brothers (UK Tour and West End), Poppy the Cat in Poppy's Playbus Christmas Party (UK Tour), Bass in Wheels on the Bus (UK Tour), Mrs. Mugglewump in The Twits (Chequer Mead), Bird Girl and Mrs. Mayor (understudy) in Seussical the Musical with Cheryl Baker (Bulfrog Productions). She has just completed a national tour of Blood Brothers. Love Bites was her first experience performing Shakespeare. Television: Kat in Kat's Cafe. For more information please visit kathryndouglas.co.uk
Susan Franklyn trained at East 15 Acting School. Resurgence Artistic Director. Theatre includes work with The Royal National Theatre, New Vic, Actors Touring Company, Lumiere & Son, Monstrous Regiment and the award winning Contemporary Stage Company. In London: Canterbury Tales (Prince of Wales), Beauty and the Beast (ICA), Dead Wood (Kew Gardens), Point of Convergence (Cockpit & The Tron, Glasgow), Woman With a Dog (Cafe), Punishment Without Revenge (The Place), Elsewhere (Kings Head), Flight (Lyric, Hammersmith), Blood Relations and Mystery of the Rose Bouquet (Old Red Lion), Cleopatra in All for Love (BAC), Isabella in Measure for Measure (RNT WT). Number One tours: Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Under Milk Wood (UK/USA), Whose Life Is It Anyway? Regional work includes: The Country Wife, Vulture Culture, Pygmalion, As You like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, MacBeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Uncle Vanya, Smirnova's Birthday, The Jubilee, Berlin, Confusions and Letters Home. Was a founder member of cabaret group The Rogue Maries regularly playing venues such as The Albany Empire and Jongleurs. For Resurgence: Cleopatra, Beatrice and Emilia in Love Bites and Dr.Gillian Harper/Sarah in Differentia. Television: many roles including regular characters Valerie Sinclair in two series of Casualty, Juliet Grant in Soldier Soldier, also Maureen Collins in Lynda la Plante's The Governor. Film: Biddy in Great Expectations (Disney), Mark of Lillith, Death of a Father, Conspiracy of Silence, Dear Uncle. Directing: Differentia, Love Bites, Three Sisters, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Letters Home, Blood Relations, Mother Love in Confusions, Acting the Russians I & II, Smirnova's Birthday, Cinzano. Writing: Susan has written and voiced narrative and continuity for The Learning Channel, Granada Plus, Bravo and The Discovery Channel. Also: material for the comedy circuit, Fire in the Flint a play about 17th century spies, a co-written screenplay Pushing the River and Differentia for Resurgence. For Big Finish audio productions: Dr. Who, The Lost Stories, two episodes of Stargate and most recently The Library of Alexandria for the Companion Chronicles.
Max Gold trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes, for the Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello, The Dillen, Mary After the Queen, Two Noble Kinsmen, Melons, Worlds Apart, Sarcophagus and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream which he also played, alongside appearing in King Lear, for Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company. In London: Strange Interlude (Duke of York), Dreyfus (Tricycle), The Story of Jude (Orange Tree), Dog Beneath the Skin (Half Moon), Post Mortem (Kings Head), Flight (Lyric, Hammersmith). Tours: The Taming of the Shrew (UK/World), Vronsky in Anna Karenina (Shared Experience), Amadeus (Compass). Regional work includes: Rope, Volpone (Birmingham Rep), Our Town, Action Replay (Contact, Manchester), Our Country's Good, Hamlet, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Lady's Not for Burning, (Exeter), Cider With Rosie (York), Miss Julie (Derby), Sleuth (Salisbury). Also Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Frankfurt). For Resurgence: Petruchio, Benedick and Macbeth in Love Bites. Television includes: Dougie Briggs in EastEnders, Holby City, William & Mary, Rosemary & Thyme, Casualty, The Bill, The Swap, Swag, McCallum, The Fragile Heart, Chandler & Co, Buddha of Suburbia, Bergerac, Dangerfield, French and Saunders Christmas Special, Dombey and Son, The White Guard. Film: Suzie Gold, Inferno, The Commisioner, The Wonderland Experience, Man With The Rain in His Shoes, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Crimetime. Directing/Writing: many youth theatre projects for the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre in his role as Artistic Associate including Olympic Dreams, Journey to the West, The Rise of the EMO, Dr. Khan's Case Book. Also Mutiny on the Bounty (River Avon, Stratford), Keeper of Destiny and Ring of Terror (Ealing Comedy). Max is a qualified Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts instructor and was the Tai Chi consultant on Kenneth Branagh's film of As You Like It.
Angus Kennedy trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre: he began his career working with companies such as The Live Wire and Polka Theatre Companies then moved on to repertory including: The Father, Towards Zero, Trial of lady Chatterly (Farnham), The Cat and the Canary (Basingstoke), Darkness Falls (Watford), The Canterbury Tales (Huddersfield), Confusions (Leatherhead). He has appeared at The Edinburgh Festival in The Illiad and The Family and European Tours include Animal Farm, School for Scandal and The Mousetrap. Work in London includes the West End production of Number One (Queens Theatre) and productions at The Gate, Hen and Chickens, Pentameters and the New End. Most recently, Valentine, Leontes and The Host in Love Bites for Resurgence. Television: many roles including The Bill, Casualty, Grange Hill, Brookside, Bergerac, Eastenders, Bergerac, North and South, Family Affairs, The Gemini Factor, Trail of Guilt and more recently three seasons of the teen comedy Genie in the House playing Max Baxter. This year he has Film: this year he has filmed the role of DS Connor in the soon to be released horror movie The Fallow Field as well as playing Bob Sheen with two alpaca puppets in Nuzzle and Scratch for the BBC. Angus has appeared in many commercials.
James Lamb has been acting professionally for six years. Theatre: For Resurgence: Liam & Andrew Johnson in Differentia (Birmingham & York) and Speed, Young MacDuff and The Servant in Love Bites. Also Disco Inferno (Secombe Theatre), Ben in The Selfish Giant (Leatherhead Theatre), and Boy in the acclaimed three-hander of State of Emergency (The Gate). Television: Driving Me Mad (BBC), The Bill (Three Episodes, TalkbackThames) and recently, Casualty (BBC). Film: Heartless (Richard Raymond Films), Young Gods (Crunch Films) and info-films for BBC Education. James also works regularly as a voice over artist. Love Bites was his first Shakespearean experience.
Robert Daniel Lowe has been acting professionally for over eleven years, on stage and in television and film. Theatre: For Resurgence, Liam & Andrew Johnson in Differentia (London). Also, The House Amongst the Trees (Orange Tree) and Fleance in Macbeth (BAC). Many television roles include: regular character Lee Dwyer in The Bill, also, Mungo in Micawber, London’s Burning, Single, Family Business, Dick Trafford in Britain’s Boy Soldiers, Silent Witness, Holby Blue, Casualty, Sea of Fire, Troy in Secret Smile and Roy in Peter Kosminsky’s The Project. Feature Films: Otto in Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution (Assassin Films) and Shoot on Sight (Cinematics). Most recently, Robert featured in Doctors (BBC) and as Jack Maitland in four episodes of Primeval (Impossible Pictures/ITV). He graduated from Brian Timoney’s Actors Studio earlier this year.
Edd Mott trained at Bretton Hall and Le Coq in Paris. Theatre: Demetrius, Claudio and Romeo in Love Bites for Resurgence, Demetrius in Titus Andronicus (Edinburgh Festival), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice and most recently Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew all for the Polesdon Lacy Festival. Edd has also worked with Cragrats and Futures Theatre Companies on Race to Change Face and Get a Life and has appeared in The Comedy Showcase at The Rosemary Branch. He runs drama workshops throughout Surrey, specialising in Circus skills and working with children with behavioural problems. Last year he took a group of students to second place in the National Drama Finals of Great Britain.
Fiona Thompson trained at Rose Bruford College. Resurgence Outreach Partner. Theatre includes: Joanne in Differentia, Helena, Cordelia, Katherine in Love Bites for Resurgence. Also Emilie in Les Liaisons Dangerueses (Platform), Sister Temple in Orpheus Descending (BAC), Olga/Lipouchka in Acting the Rusians (Liberal Arts, Sutton) and Reece in Begin Again (Birds Nest, Deptford). Musicals: Currently a member of a new musical in development, 1916, which recently featured in West End Live in Leicester Square. Also :Eve in Children of Eden (Harlequin, Redhill), Miss Poski in the premiere of Dearly Beloved (The Rose, Sidcup) and Cinderella in the stage premiere of The Slipper and the Rose (Leatherhead). Extensive experience working with Shakespeare 4 Kidz and running citizenship workshops for Cragrats Theatre Company and also freelance creative writing workshops. Performance poetry at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston, Clean Break Studios and most recently at the Tate Modern. Film/TV: various vignettes for the Open University for their online Post Graduate Certificate in Understanding Personality Disorder.
William Whymper trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theatre includes: Julius Caesar, Richard III, The Relapse, Richard II, Henry IV (Parts I & II) Much Ado About Nothing, Anthony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company); Butley, The Cherry Orchard, (Farnham): A Flea in Her Ear, Saved, The Norman Conquests, Twelfth Night (Leeds); Saint Joan (Oldham); Deathtrap, Educating Rita (Colchester); When We Are Married (Ipswich); Hamlet (RSC Fringe); The Caretaker (Woking); Quartet (Perth); Sleuth (Geneva); The Father (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Jackets (Bush); The Revenger's Tragedy (Southwark Playhouse); The Six Days World (Finborough). Since 2003 William has acted for the New Farnham Repertory Actors' Company in David Copperfield, Henry IV (Part I), Charley's Aunt, Our Town, Racing Demon, Jane Eyre, The Bandwagon, She Stoops to Conquer (which he also directed), Kolbe's Gift, Tons of Money, Battling Billy, and Afterplay (which he co-directed). King Lear, Baptista and Timon in Love Bites for Resurgence. Television includes: The Mayor of Casterbridge, Richard II, Henry V, King John, The Borgias, Crown Court, By the Sword Divided, Juliet Bravo, Animal Behaviour, Strangers and Brothers, The Collectors, Just William, Hetty Winthrop Investigates, Bomber. Directing: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, The School for Scandal (Farnham Shakespeare Company). He has taught and directed at GSA, and continues to do role-play with medical students at Southampton University.
John Banks (actor/ voice over artist)
Michael Burbidge (musical director)
Kayla Kavanagh (singer/song writer)
Kyle Langley (musician-drums)
Andy Little (musician-guitar/composer)
Kath Lovell (Emergence MD)
Michael Maddocks (student/musician-trumpet)
Pauline Munro (actor)
Regina Reagan (actor/voice over artist)
Emma Seigel (student/actor)
Christopher Whitebread (singer)
Kelly Winch (actor)