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Tread the Boards Theatre Company presents


by William Shakespeare


30 March - 23 April

£17.50 (£14 conc)

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Tread the Board's annual Shakespeare offering has Twelfth Night lovers and Shakespearian newbies laughing all the way from this St Patrick's Day to the next as the setting of modern day Ireland forms the backdrop for one of Shakespeare's most well-loved comedies. Directed by John-Robert Partridge this is entertaining, accessible and cheeky Shakespeare with all the craic of a night out in Dublin's fair city.

Fearing her beloved twin brother drowned, Viola washes up on the shores of Illyria. Nearby, Countess Olivia also mourns a brother and is juggling a perpetually drunk uncle, two unwanted suitors and a pompous butler. When their worlds collide, Viola finds herself tangled in an uproarious knot of love, cross gartered tights, deception and mistaken identity. Will she be able to unravel it all and get the happy ending she so desires?



Lighting Design: Kat Murray

Sound Design: 

Set Design: Adam & Sue Kent

Producer: Catherine Prout


Sarah Feltham

Joshua Chandos

John-Robert Partridge

Freya Cooper

Lucas Albion

Daniel Grooms

Ciara Lane

Edward Manning

Dominic Selvey

Sean MacGregor

Wilson McDowell


Denise & Kevin Prout, James Morrison

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John-Robert Partridge - Director/Sir Toby

Twelfth Night has such a fantastical story of hope and tom-foolery in a place that is new and different so setting it in my families home of Ireland seemed to fit with the fun, the music and the ship-wrecked newcomer experiencing new wonders on a far-off island.

Directing Credits with TTB include: Macbeth, Richard III, King Lear, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein

Acting Credits with TTB include: MacDuff in Macbeth, Richard III in Richard III, Henry V in Henry V, Branwell in Bronte, Toad in The Wind in the Willows, The Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Dame Dotty in Beauty and the Beast, 

Additional Acting Credits: Evil Queen in Snow White (Worcester Rep), Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest (Worcester Rep), Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Worcester Rep)  

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Ciara Lane - Lady Olivia

Acting Credits with TTBWitch Three - Macbeth

Additional Acting Credits: A Midsummer nights dream (SE theatre company), Anansewa spider-woman, the nutcracker (primary theatre company), 
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(applied stories)


Joshua Chandos - Duke Orsino

Acting Credits with TTBRobert Walton in Frankenstein and Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood. 


Additional Acting Credits

Joshua trained at East 15 Acting School. 

His theatre credits include Friar Lawrence in Romeo + Juliet (Chelmsford Civic Theatre), Sam in Winter ‘53 (fEast Theatre), Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SE Theatre) and various roles with Performance in Education. 

Joshua is also a writer. His writing credits include Grief Encounter at Camden Fringe (4*), Knackered Bras (The Music Cafe) and most recently, Things That Divide Us at 53two (4.5*).

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Sarah Feltham - Maria

Acting Credits with TTBWitch One in Macbeth,  Laura Lyons/ Dr Mortimer / Mrs Barrymore in The Hound of the Baskervilles


Additional Acting CreditsCassandra in On 3 (Scarlett Light Media), Comedy Improvisation Actor with Off the Cuff, Eleanor in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and My Hyde (Andrew Cocoran Productions), Nurse in TV series Seaview (Belgrade Film and Digital Ltd), Ana in New Beginnings (Powerhouse Theatre Company), Seppings in Jeeves and Wooster (Andrew Corcoran Productions)

Sarah was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' by Midlands Movie Awards 2021, and won the 2020 BTA Monologue Competition for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth.

Sarah is represented by Red Talent Management

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Wilson McDowell - Antonio/Passer-by

Acting Credits with TTBDebut Season


Additional Acting CreditsThe Trial - Steven Berkoff (RBC, Stephen Simms),Hobson's Choice (RBC, Sean Aita),Taming of the Shrew (RBC, Suzy Catliff), A Midsummer Night's Dream (SE Theatre Company, Elliott Wallis), Warrior of the Táin (Quintessence Theatre Co, Anna Simpson), Border Pole (Bright Umbrella Theatre Co, Chris Darcy)

Wilson trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and The Lir Academy

Wilson was a nominee for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award.

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Edward Manning - Malvolio

Acting Credits with TTBHenry V, Casting, Wuthering Heights, Brontë, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, King Lear, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night.


Additional Acting CreditsThe Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Unhealthy Cure, King John, Charley’s Aunt, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice (Worcester Repertory Company). 

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edward lives with his wife in south Warwickshire and when not acting he works for the National Trust and enjoys spy novels and Marillion.

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Freya Cooper - Viola

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season


Additional Acting CreditsFreya trained at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


Daniel Grooms - Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Acting Credits with TTB: Robin Hood in Robin Hood the Pantomime, Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstien


Additional Acting CreditsTravels with My Aunt (Michael Friend Productions), Jeremy in Love for Love, Augustus Colpoys in Trelawny of the ‘Wells’, Tim in Some Explicit Polaroids, Professor Bhaer in Little Women the Musical, Clybourne Park, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Macbeth, Three Sisters (all RBC), Gilbert & Sullivan’s Improbable ‘New’ Musical: The Fringe Lozenge (Coily Dart/Edinburgh Fringe sellout), Alan Strang in Equus, Alfie in One Man Two Guvnors, Goodnight Mister Tom, My Boy Jack (all The Festival Players), Patsy in Monty Python’s Spamalot (ESNA) and Malcolm in Macbeth (RSC Open Stages). 

As a writer his plays include an adaptation of Great Expectations in which he also played Abel Magwitch/Mr. Jaggers/Joe Gargery/Herbert Pocket. Daniel has also written and performed numerous pantomimes, sketches and comedy characters for BBC Radio WM.


Dominic Selvey - Sebastian

Acting Credits with TTB: Silly Willy in Robin Hood the Pantomime

Additional Acting CreditsDominic is completing his BA (Hons) in Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 
He recently made his professional debut at the Attic with Tread The Boards, as Silly Willy in Robin Hood: The Pantomime.  His other credits include Lloyd in Blue Stockings, Christopher (Katherina) in The Taming of the Shrew and Nick in Specu
lators, all at RBC.


Lucas Albion - Feste

Acting Credits with TTB: Funny French Franc - Beauty and the Beast, Freddy - Pygmalion

Additional Acting Credits:  Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (SE Theatre Company)

Lucas is completing his BA(hons) Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Sean MacGregor - Priest/Guard/Fabian

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season

Additional Acting Credits

Sean is completing his BA(hons) Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

The Clockmakers Daughter - Ensemble

Hobson’s Choice - Dr MacFarlane

Speculators - Charlie Cross

Nell Gwynn - Lord Arlington

As You Like It - Duke Frederick/Senior

Netflix: The Crown - Fisherman 6

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