Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre full company announced!

We’re excited to announce the Rep Company for this summer’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Performing in the company are:

Marc Benga as Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Spiller in The Borrowers and the Dauphin in Henry V
Marc formerly performed in Macbeth (Orange Tree theatre) Boys (New Diorama), Cosmic Jives (Albany Theatre))

Samuel Collings as Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Oggins in The Borrowers and Pistol in Henry V
Samuel formerly performed in Othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME, Manchester); Hammer House of Horror (Hoxton Hall); Demons (Shoreditch Hall))

Jessica Dives as Feste in Twelfth Night, Aunt Lupy in The Borrowers and Bardolph in Henry V
Jessica formerly performed in Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman Theatre); The Lost Ones in association with The Bush Theatre and TRSE; Guess How Much I Love You (Selladoor Worldwide;)

Steven Elliot as Orsino in Twelfth Night, Hendreary in The Borrowers and King of France in Henry V
Steven formerly performed in Frankenstein, The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre) Titus Andronicus (the RSC)

Lisa Howard as Maria in Twelfth Night, Homily in The Borrowers and Quickly in Henry V
Lisa formerly performed in Noughts and Crosses for Pilot Theatre; They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! ( Northern Broadsides); George’s Marvellous Medicine (Curve Theatre, Leicester)

Whitney Kehinde as Viola in Twelfth Night, Daenerys Drudge, Eggletina inThe Borrowers and Mountjoy in Henry V
Whitney formerly performed in Hamlet and King Lear (RSC), Twelfth Night (National Theatre)

Joseph Millson as Antonio in Twelfth Night, Oliver in The Borrowers and Henry in Henry V
Joseph formerly performed in The Rover (RSC) and was recently announced as Mr Banks in the West End’s revival of Mary Poppins )

Sarah-Jane Potts as Olivia in Twelfth Night, Ronny Rainpipe in The Borrowers and Katherine in Henry V
Sarah-Jane formerly performed in A Streetcar Named Desire (St Anne’s Warehouse – Brooklyn, New York) For Love Or Money (Northern Broadsides), Betrayal (Northcott Theatre, Exeter),

Vanessa Scholfield as Captain in Twelfth Night, Arietty in The Borrowers and Katherine in Henry V
Vanessa formerly performed in Hard Times (Northern Broadsides), Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), Plastic Figurines, (New Diorama Theatre)

Mitesh Soni as Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Tom, Tyrian Trudge in The Borrowers and Nym, Alice et al in Henry V
Mitesh formerly performed in Cinderella (Oldham Coliseum) The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Swallows & Amazons (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre)

Seren Vickers as Priest in Twelfth Night, Harpsichord et al in The Borrowers and Fluellen in Henry V
Seren formerly performed in Hauntings & Pork Pies, An Act of Care (National Theatre Wales) )

Chris Wright as Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Pod in The Borrowers and Exeter in Henry V
Chris formerly performed in A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck Theatre); Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Storyhouse); The Winter’s Tale (Octagon Theatre)

This summer’s four trainee actors will be Louise Wilson and William Todd Lukeman in Twelfth Night and William Medland and Des Hinks in Henry V.

The season opens on Friday 5 July. Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre was founded in 2010. Its first productions Much Ado About Nothing and Hercules were staged on a simple wooden platform stage, for three weeks to an audience of 2,500. In ten years’ it has moved from a small stage, to a thrust stage to a full in the round theatre. Over 40% of its seats are now covered, and its capacity has doubled. The theatre now welcomes around 27,000 theatregoers for 9 weeks each summer.