Meet The Players

Michael Philips (DIRECTOR)
Michael is an associate of the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and has extensive experience as a performer in theatre and television.
He is one of the artistic directors of the Waltham Forest Youth Theatre and also runs drama classes for adults with learning difficulties.
Michael formed Global Theatre Company in 1997 and has directed plays for performance in a number of venues in and around London area, including Harlow Playhouse, The Miskin Theatre, Westminster Theatre, Etcetera Theatre and King's Head in Islington. Michael has produced and Directed Pygmalion, Lord Arthur Savile's crime and Happiest days of you Life and Outside Edge (2011), Present Laughter (2013) and A Chorus of Disapproval (2015) at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall, and The Railway Children at Harlow Playhouse (2016). Toured Elgar and Alice at Forest Community Theatre, Hertford Theatre and The Arts Centre, Hunstanton (2016).

Simon Billig
Simon has performed in several Global Productions including Relative Values and the Headmaster in . He has appeared in numerous Wadham Players performances, but favourites have been the Sheriff in Robin Hood and Lord Buckingham in The Three Musketeers, when he got to do sword fighting. Simon also enjoys writing and adapting scripts for use in schools.

Stephen Balchin
Stephen has written, directed, and appeared in a range of plays over the last 15 years, mainly with the Leytonstone-base Woodhouse Players. Acting credits include: Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Paris in The Crucible, Mr Samsa in Metamorphosis and the Wolf in Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. His performances with Global Productions include John Cristow in The Hollow and Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round the Garden.

Jennifer Dorian
Previous roles include Cordelia in King Lear and Lady Tilehouse in The Sea (Guildhall Summer School of Speech and Drama), Ellen in Robin Hood, Anne in Spring 1600, Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers and Cinderella in Cinderella (Open Air Productions). She has also appeared with Global Productions in the Happiest Days of Your Life (Minack Theatre) and in 14 Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, playing Isobel in The Pirates of Penzance, Ruth in Ruddygore and Fleta in Iolanthe. In 2009 she appeared in Spectre Knight at the International Gilbert and Sullivan festival in Buxton.

Elaine Elliott
As a teacher, examiner and co-director of the Waltham Forest Youth Theatre, Elaine has led drama workshops and classes for all ages, including teacher training courses for which she wrote a book of drama ideas for teachers. She has written and directed plays and pantomimes for young people, often composing her own music. Her favourite roles for Global Productions include Stella in September Tide, Madame Dubonnet in The Boy Friend, Margrethe in Copenhagen and Felicity in Relative Values.

Lucy Elliott
Lucy trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and has since taken on a variety of professional work ranging from Jim Cartwright's Two on the fringe circuit to puppeteer for Sooty!
Having spent a lot of time on tour Lucy has performed in most theatres in the UK including venues such as Bath Theatre Royal and The Liverpool Empire. However, she most treasures performing at The Minack Theatre having performed there four times.
Lucy is the creative force behind TheatreSkool, a children's theatre workshop in Hertfordshire which encourages young people to develop theatre skills and confidence.

Adam Elms
Adam Elms is an actor, director, and playwright currently based in London. He read Drama and English at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he was awarded the Drama Prize.
His recent acting credits include: Talthybius in Trojan Women (Edinburgh/Bristol), The Inspector in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Alma Tavern), two seasons on tour with Rainbow Theatre Company, and as Friar Bonaventura in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore which toured the UK and internationally.
Other acting credits include: Cleansed, Black Comedy, The Ugly One (Edinburgh Fringe); The Pillowman, Woyzeck (Alma Tavern); Measure for Measure, Rhinoceros (Redgrave Theatre, Bristol); Nicholas Nickleby (Olympus Theatre); Love's Labour's Lost (Bristol Shakespeare Festival/Devon). In amongst leading and supporting roles in a number of short films and a children's theatre troupe specialising in Mummers' plays, Adam has also appeared as Tracy A. Hansen in a series of readings looking at life on Death Row in America and more recently gave a performance of Tommy's War, one of his own solo plays, at the Drayton Arms in Kensington.
He had directed everything from Stoppard, Friel and Shaffer to Pinter, Wilde and Mamet, adaptations of poems and stories and premieres of brand new plays. Adam is currently writing two full-length stage plays and a sitcom pilot and contributes regularly to The Flaneur Arts website with articles and theatre reviews.

Rose Floyd
For the last eight years, Rose has appeared in outdoor and indoor productions playing a wide variety of parts. Her particular favourites have been Ruth in Jimmie Chinn's But Yesterday, Moxie in Noel Coward's Relative Values and Mrs Martin in an award winning production of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Prima Donna at Waltham Forest Drama Festival in 2008. Rose has performed several times at the Minack theatre, most recently as Enid Washbrook in A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn.

Johanna Grace
Johanna graduated from LAMDA, with a Sir John Gielgud Trust Scholarship, in 2013.
Credits whilst training; Lucille in Parade at The Old Vic Tunnels, Jean in Have a Nice Life, Jess in Love and Money, Helena in Rupert Goold's Faustus, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.
Since graduating, Johanna has been working on a selection of new work with some very exciting young writers; most recently in Nick Mohammed's Chortle Award nominated new musical Dracula! at the Soho Theatre, which gained 4 star reviews across the national press. This is Johanna's first production with Global and she would like to thank the company for welcoming her so warmly.

June Gray
June has appeared in numerous productions from pantomimes - including title roles in Aladdin and Dick Whittington - to Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet. June has appeared twice at the Minack Theatre in An Italian Straw Hat and Pygmalion. Particular roles she has enjoyed are Alma Rattenbury in Cause Célèbre, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Evelyn in Absent Friends.

Christine Holliss
Chris is one of the founder members of the Lansbury Players and has over 30 years experience in treading the boards. She has performed in a wide variety of plays including the lead roles in Don't Drink the Water (Woody Allen), The Anniversary (Bill MacIlwraith), The Killing of Sister George (Frank Marcus) and Relatively Speaking (Alan Ayckbourn).
The voice of Mrs Gamble in the BBC Radio Series To Be Continued..., Chris has also been on stage in Flat Pack Radio's Happy Hour (Flat Pack Productions).
The role of Miss Whitchurch in The Happiest Days of Your Life marked Chris's third appearance at the Minack.

Richard Holliss
After sixty productions with the Lansbury Players, Richard joined Global to play Professor Higgins in Pygmalion (Bernard Shaw) at the Minack Theatre in 2005, and the reluctant hero Lord Arthur in Lord Athur Savile's Crime (Minack 2007). In 2006 he won the Best Actor award for the role of Frank in Educating Rita (Willy Russell) at the Thurrock Drama Festival.
Richard's other credits include writing and broadcasting for BBC Radio, conducting onstage interviews at the National Film Theatre, co-authoring several books on the cinema and providing voiceovers for Paramount Pictures audio CD's and DVD commentary for both BBC/2 Entertain and Warner Brothers.

Suzanne Macpherson
After leaving Southend High School for girls she completed two seasons at Butlins in the children's theatre performing in shows such as Ghostbusters, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
Suzanne has performed in numerous pantomime seasons touring in Northern Ireland, Wales and England.
She joined Global Theatre Company and performed Billy Liar, 1066 and All That, Round and Round The Garden, and The Boyfriend.
After a five year break, during which she has set up her own theatre school and achieved her B.A. English Degree, she has now performed again in The Happiest Days of Your Life.

David Mason
David has worked as a lighting technician or designer on over 150 productions since 1995. London fringe productions include Copenhagen, Educating Rita and The Brylcreem Boys. Occasionally he takes time out to both direct and act. David has worked on the lighting and sound at the Minack Theatre four times.

David Millard
David originally trained as a LAMDA drama tutor before working with youth and adult groups directing both scripted and improvised plays.
Recent performances include Landlord in Two (Pentameters Theatre); Derek in Brighton Beach Scumbags (Pleasance Theatre); Herr Winklekopf in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Minack Theatre); Yvan in Art (Harlow Playhouse) and Henry in The Anniversary (Greenwich Playhouse). He has also written for and appeared in comedy show Flat Pack's Radio Happy Hour at Art's in Camberwell.

Chris Millington
Chris started acting in 1982 and has since worked with a number of companies, including The Woodhouse Players, Lansbury Players and Global Productions..
A winner of several best actor awards at the Waltham Forest and Thurrock Drama Festivals, Chris has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and the world famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Recent productions include: A Chorus of Disapproval (Minack Theatre), The Accrington Pals and The Railway Children (Harlow Playhouse).

Lee Ocsko
Lee is a previous winner of the Havering Best Supporting Actor Award, and has starred as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Willow Cottage Open-air Theatre. Lee represented Great Britain at the Australian Rules Football International Cup in Melbourne in 2008. More recently Lee has won the Best Actor Award at Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre for his role in Edward Albee’s Zoo Story in 2009, and again in 2010 for the role of Gus in The Dumb Waiter, where they reached the All England Finals as Eastern Area Champions and the All Winners Final in 2010.

Terry Perkins
Has his own film editing company. Terry started acting in 2001 and trained at City Lit and London Centre for Theatre Studies. He enjoys both stage and screen work (TV and film). Terry has most recently directed and performed in A Merry Regiment of Women at the Bread and Roses Theatre and then quickly went on to operate the sound and lights for the show Femmetamorphosis at the Edinburgh Festival. Terry has stage directed The Happiest Days of Your Life at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, played various roles in Footloose, The Wedding Singer and Big musicals at The Kenneth More Theatre Ilford.
He has filmed for the National Geographic Channel’s Ancient Megastructures II involving green screen work. A TV comedy sketch in Alex Zane Pops Out and Grantchester.

Dave Perry
Since graduating from the 3 Year acting course at LAMDA in 2012, Dave has been fortunate enough to work in television, film and on stage alongside some of Britain's finest actors. Most notably featuring in many episodes of Downton Abbey; as well as performing with the likes of Iain Glenn, Tamsin Gregg and Alan Cox in William Boyd's first stage play Longing at the Hampstead Theatre. With other credits including animations for Channel 4's Random Acts and short film Dead Bob, which is set for short film festival success later this year, Dave has already had a promising career. Dave is very excited to be working with Global Productions again, especially after playing Tom in their much successful Accrington Pals at the Harlow Playhouse last year. He is really looking forward to his first appearance at The Minack Theatre.
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David Reed
David has appeared in many Global productions both at the Minack Theatre and at Harlow Playhouse. He first appeared at the Minack in 1992 playing Ariel in the 60th anniversary production of the Tempest. Since then he has played the title role in the Recruiting Officer and Colonel Pickering in Pygmalion. More recently he appeared in Outside Edge playing the part of Dennis. At Harlow David has appeared in Noises Off, See How They Run and Dealers Choice. A keen musician, David has written 2 musical plays and was musical director in Global's production of The Boy Friend also directed by Michael Philips.

Alison Roberts
Alison started off her career as an extra in the film Yanks. Actively involved in theatre since appearing in The Liepidopterist at school, her favourites include Jack the Ripper, From Here To The Library, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Laura Doddington in Time and Time Again. She has performed many times at the Waltham Forest Drama Festival of Theatre and been nominated for best actress as well as winning best supporting actress. A regular performer with Wadham Players, Alison has also performed in numerous plays with Global Productions, including; Murder In Company, Prescription For Murder, Relative Values, Time and Time Again and An Inspector Calls, The Hollow and A Chorus of Disapproval, performed at The Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Alison's TV credits include The Bill in 2009.

Mark Simons
Mark has had a passion for acting from a very young age. His first major part was playing Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at the age of 9. Since then he's gone on to studying acting at both college and university, where he gained a HND in Performing Arts.
Mark has played a various selection of parts in both Global Productions and Wadham Players, from a selfish and un-loving husband in Absent Friends, to a camp and cheeky nephew in Relative Values. But his favourite part to date has been the guilt ridden son, Eric Birling in An Inspector Calls.
When Mark is not acting, he helps to run local drama classes for children, which involve drama games and acting out scenes.

Le'Voy Wilson
Le'Voy joined Global Productions as Music Producer for their pantomimes, Mother Hubbard and the Haunted Castle in January 2008. He also takes an active role in filming the more recent productions under ZedCapricorn Multimedia Services at the Minack Theatre and Harlow Playhouse.
Le'Voy is also currently working on his own album. His website is www.levoy.co.uk/