Glory Dazed

Glory Dazed Meet The Cast

This dark comedy by Cat Jones examines the plight of ex-servicemen in modern Britain, focusing on an Afghanistan veteran's attempt to find redemption through reconciliation with his ex-wife.

From L-R Samuel Edward-Cook, Annabel York, Evie Guttridge, Adam Foster.

Biographies

Samuel Edward-Cook

Samuel trained at RADA.

Theatre includes: Oliver Twist (Hull Truck Theatre); Queen Margaret & Persuasion (Manchester Royal Exchange); Antigone (Barbican/Brooklyn Academy of Music); Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre/Shakespeare's Globe/Out of Joint); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare's Globe); Our Big Land (Romany Theatre Company/UK Tour); King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath); Glory Dazed (Edinburgh Festival/Adelaide Festival/Soho Theatre) and Boys (Headlong/HighTide/Nuffield). 

Television includes: Silent Witness (BBC); Pure (Channel 4); Casualty (BBC); Emmerdale (ITV); Innocent (ITV); Brief Encounters (ITV); Beowulf (ITV); Peaky Blinders (BBC); Land Girls (BBC) & Doctors (BBC). 

Film Includes: Switch (Film London); Passenger (HMT Productions) & Magwitch (BBC/ Viola Films).

Annabel York

Annabel trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Some of Annabel’s favourite credits include: GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Immersion Theatre Company), AMANDA in PRIVATE LIVES (Headliners Theatre Company), VIV in TOMBOY (Soho Theatre Young), HELENA in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Rebecca Loudon Productions)), LARA in JOY DIVISION (John Gielgud Theatre as part of the RADA Festival), HOLLY in THE WEDDING SINGER (The New Wimbledon Theatre).

After 'Glory Dazed' Annabel starts development on her one-woman play - 'The Quingdom', written by herself and directed by Rebecca Loudon. 

She is also co-founder of the 1920s vocal trio, ‘THE WILD TONICS’, who recently performed on BBC One’s TV talent show, ‘All Together Now’. Last year they had the pleasure of performing with Gary Barlow at the grand opening of The Ned, amongst other beautiful venues including The Ritz, The Sheraton Grand and The Burj Khalifa Dubai. Check them out at www.thewildtonics.com

Evie Guttridge 

Evie is an Actor from the Beverley area who has always had a passion for theatre and performing. Evie has previously appeared at the East Riding Theatre before as Maud in ‘the Night Season’ and as a member of the gang in ‘Oliver Twist’. She also played the part of Spoonface in ‘Spoonface Steinberg' which was later performed at the Lyttelton Arts Factory, New Zealand. Evie is thrilled to be back at the ERT working on Glory Dazed with such a creative cast and team!

Adam Foster

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and York St John University

Theatre: The Shed Crew (Red Ladder), War Horse (National Theatre UK Tour and South Africa), The Economy of Ecology (Manic Chord/WYP),  Glory Dazed (Soho Theatre/Adelaide/Edinburgh), Hamlet (Crucible Theatre), Crying in the Chapel (Contact), Bay (Young Vic), The History Boys (National Theatre UK Tour and West End), Twelfth Night (Donmar West End), Dead Fish (Crucible Studio/Reform Theatre), Revolution (Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays), Julius Caesar (Leptis Magna Theatre, Libya), God's Official (Reform Theatre), Gutted (Angelica), The Puzzle Women (Dead Earnest/Sheffield Theatres).

Television: Coronation Street (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Jericho (ITV), Prisoners' Wives (Tiger Aspect/BBC), Emmerdale (ITV/Granada), Doctors (BBC), Paradox (BBC).

Film: X Plus Y (Origin Pictures/BBC Films), Pusher (Vertigo Films).

Radio: Best Q, Call the Doctor (BBC).

The Director

Jake Smith

Jake Smith trained on the National Theatre Directors’ Programme and has held positions as Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, Trainee Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and Creative Learning Facilitator at Hull Truck Theatre. 

He is the current Artistic Director of the Award Winning Petersfield Shakespeare Festival and was previously nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Director.

Directing credits include: Goodnight Mister Tom (East Riding Theatre), Worm Town (Customs House & Alphabetti Theatre), Shakespeare’s Sister (Courtyard Theatre), Henry V (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival), The Taming of the Shrew (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival & Theatre Royal Winchester), Notre Dame The Musical (Alexendra Theatre), I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Andy Capp The Musical, (Finborough Theatre), A Christmas Carol, (Chichester Festival Theatre), Shakespeare’s Lost Women, (Theatre Royal Winchester & Tour), It’s a Wonderful Life, (East Riding Theatre), As You Like It, The Tempest, (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival), The Arsonists, (Courtyard Theatre), Gulliver’s Travels The Musical (Alexendra Theatre), The Buried Moon, (The Rose Playhouse & Theatre Royal Winchester), Discovered, (Arts Theatre & Hollywood Fringe),  The Little Match Girl, (Assemble Fest), Alice’s Site, (Hull Truck Theatre), Pangaea, (Workshop, Accrington Theatre, New York City)

As Associate, Staff & Assistant Director: Jonathan Kent, The Height of the Storm, (UK Tour & Wyndhams, West End), Lorne Campbell, The Last Ship, (Northern Stage & UK & Ireland), Nikolai Foster, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, (Curve, UK Tour & West End), Howard Davies, For Services Rendered and Jamie Glover, Miss Julie and Black Comedy (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), Nadia Fall, Way Upstream, Dale Rooks, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Jonathan Kent, Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre), Max Stafford-Clark, Pitcairn (Chichester Festival Theatre and Out of Joint) and Christopher Morahan, Stevie (Hampstead Theatre)

The Writer

Cat Jones

Cat’s TV writing credits include: 2 episodes of HARLOTS Season 1 with 2 more underway for Season 2 (Monumental/ITVEncore/Hulu), WILL (Monumental/Turner Networks), JUDGE DEE (Bandit for Chinese TV), EASTENDERS, DOCTORS, (BBC) WATERLOO ROAD (Shed/BBC), YOUNGERS 2 (Big Talk) for which she also wrote a music track – and TATAU (Touchpaper/BBC). Her short film in verse, FLEA, was one of three original short films commissioned for BBC iPlayer. In 2014, Cat wrote and co-directed short film, CUSHY,  which won Screen Yorkshire’s Best Short Film Award at the Leeds International Film Festival. In 2015 her second short, LITTLE BIG HOUSE was filmed as part of the ‘iShorts + Funny Girls’ scheme funded by Creative England in partnership with Baby Cow and Big Talk. Cat has a number of original projects in development including the Cate Blanchett attached young Elizabeth 1st drama BESS, for Monumental, PENALTY for Bandit Productions/Green Door/BBC, based on an idea by Idris Elba, BAIT for Studio Lambert/C4. In 2011, Cat won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama with GLORY DAZED, which she subsequently adapted for the stage. GLORY DAZED was produced at Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2012 as part of the Old Vic New Voices season, winning the Holden Street Theatre Award, which took the production to Adelaide for 5 weeks in 2013, where it won the Critics Choice Award, after which it transferred to Soho Theatre Upstairs. Cat took part in the Old Vic’s 24 Hour Plays at the end of 2012 and was the winner of the 2013 Pearson Playwright Award. Her musical THE NATIVES was developed by the Old Vic under the TS Eliot Commissions Project and had a reading in July 2015.  Her radio plays HANG DOG (2013) and THE FIX (2016) were broadcast on Radio 4.

Glory Dazed

Saturday 26th January - Saturday 2nd February 7:30 pm & 2:30 pm
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