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Joe Deverell-Smith


Training: Leeds College of Music

Previous credits for Tread the Boards Theatre includes: ‘Borachio' in Much Ado About Nothing, 'Cornwall' in King Lear, 'Jarvis’, ‘Watson’, ‘Mr Wrankley’ in Sweeny Todd, ‘Wickham’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Jan’ in Poles Apart, ‘Demetrius’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other credits: ‘Berowne’ in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Institute Players), ‘Roman citizen’ in Julius Caesar, 'Senator/soldier/citizen’ in Coriolanus (RSC), ‘King Henry Vi’ in Henry VI (parts 1, 2 and 3), ‘Ralph Mayhew’ in Blue Stockings, ‘Monsieur De Treville’ in The Three Musketeers, ‘Slightly’ in Peter Pan (Playbox Theatre), ‘Ryan McCarthy’ in Six (United Theatre Company).

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John-Robert Partridge


Training: John trained at Birmingham School of Acting in 2008 graduating with the Brian Shelton Meritum for Shakespeare performance.


Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: Long John Silver in Treasure Island, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Richard Gloucester in Richard III, Henry in Henry V, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Other credits include: Trincolo in The Tempest, Dame Ginny in Maid Marian and the Merry Men, Dr Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Fancourt Babberley in Charley’s Aunt, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (all Worcester Rep), To Build A Wooden O, Movable Props (MalvernBard) The Truth Factory (Moonstruck Theatre)


John is Artistic Director and co-founder of Tread the Boards and is delighted to be celebrating the 11th anniversary year.

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Pete Meredith


Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: Dame Gladys (Jack and the Beanstalk), Adam (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me), Pip (Great Expectations). Jim Hawkins (Treasure Island), Edmund (King Lear), Claudio / Verges (Much Ado About Nothing), Dame Gladys Twankey (Aladdin the Pantomime)

Recent other credits include: ‘Lord Oxford’ in I am Shakespeare, ‘Harrold’ in Communicating Doors, ‘Skin Lad’, ‘Joey’ and ‘Brink’ in Road, ‘Charles Darnay’ in A tale of Two Cities, ‘Ransom Foster’ in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘Alan’ in One Man Two Governors, ‘Rosencrantz’ in The Prince of Denmark, ‘Oskar’ in Let The Right One In, ‘Joe’ in Tarantara Tarantara, ‘Actor 5’ in Love Play, ‘Prince Hal’ in Jack Falstaff, the title role in David Copperfield, ‘Ensemble’ in Anne Boleyn, ‘Kevin’ in Port Authority, ‘Tulsa’ in Gyspsy

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Alexandra Whitworth


Training: Italia Conti (BA Hons Acting) 2013 graduate


Recent credits for Tread the Boards Theatre include: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Goneril in King Lear, Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, Gabrielle Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde, Cathy Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights and Mina in Dracula.


Other theatre credits include: Sherrif of Nottingham in Robin Hood (Playhouse productions), Viola in Twelfth Night (Worcester Rep), Lady Macduff/Witch 3 in Macbeth (National Production Company), Sara in Mary Christmas (Malvernbard in association with Worcester Rep) Miranda in the Tempest, Alice in Alice Through The Looking Glass, Helena & Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, various roles in The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny


Previous recorded media credits include: Lead female in Marc Almonds music videos for ‘Scar’ and ‘The Pain Of Never', audio book narrator for various novels for Oakhill Publishing the most recent one being ‘Reported Missing’ by Sarah Wray.

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