Mollie Jones

Maureen

 

Mollie is a graduate of 13 Performing Arts School, owned and run by Jack P Shepherd. Her passion is for live theatre with named credits including: "Fairy Godmother" in "Cinderella Needs A Fella" January 2017, "Nancy" in "Oliver!" July 2016, "The Genie" in "Aladdin" in January 2016 and "Marty" in "Grease" in July 2015. Other productions have included "Bugsy Malone", "The Grinch" and numerous LAMDA exam showcases for which she achieved distinction in all her exams. Mollie has taken part in the "National Theatre Connections" programme during her time in school, performing in "The Wardrobe" and "The Mobile Phone Show" at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester.  New York  Beautiful Monster playing Claire Clairmont plus various Gene Frankel Theatre September 2017 Studying performance studies at college, and hoping to go on further to continue her studies in London and get her degree in Musical Theatre, Mollie is extremely excited to have such an incredible opportunity so early in her acting career.

Macaulay Cooper

Tommy
 
 Macaulay has recently completed his degree in Musical Theatre at The Arden School of Theatre. This will be Macaulay's second  time performing with Skint Productions and is very much looking forward to portraying Tommy  Previously he has also studied at West Cheshire College where he truly found his passion for acting and also had the chance to play Alan Strang in a production of Peter Shaffers 'Equus', which led to him gaining representation from Elizabeth Stocking at The Narrow Road Company acting agency. Macaulay has been with Narrow Road for a number of years now and in that time he has been featured in two adverts, the first a Nike World Cup advert in 2014 and most recently he has featured in McDonalds 'Breakfast' advert. Macaulay is looking forward to portraying the role of 'The Tommy and performing in New York for the Second time having played the Monster in Beautiful Monster Gene Frankel Theatre September 2017

Kyle Brookes

Eddie

Kyle Brookes is a UK-based actor, who has appeared in films produced in England and the USA.

Jacob, Westbound
Giant Leap Films (in production)

Kyle, Digital Empire
Group Dane, 2016

Giles, Fairytale of Liverpool
Giant Leap Films, 2016

Innately passionate about his craft, Kyle’s acting career began at an early age, appearing in local theatre productions across Merseyside, England. After training in method acting, he gained a variety of experience in film and television productions.

Mac, Police Follow This Van

K&A, 2015

Moss Briggs, Normandy
Independent Productions, 2015

Prisoner (lead), Three Minutes To Go
Brotherman Pictures, 2013

Some of his theatre productions include Noel Coward's Waiting In The Wings and The Games Afoot.  Beautiful Monster  Playing Lord Byron  Gene Frankel Theatre  New York September 2017 Kyle has made his directorial debut in his new short film series Three Men And A Muse which is currently in post-production.

 

Wendy Laurence James

Gladys 

Wendy Laurence James has the distinction of being the only performer to appear in all of Skint Theatre's productions since 1999. As an actor/singer  she has appeared professionally in theatre, radio and TV across the UK for over 30 years.  She is also in a Cabaret Duo ' China Dolls' which has been performing  across the UK since 1990.

Credits include: Various  Regional Pantomime from 1984 to 1993.TV – Featured Artist - Billy and Wallys Big Night Out : SKY series 1996/98, Radio – Featured Artist - Radio Merseyside and Billy Mahr Shows, Radio Magic - Billy Butler. Cabaret   - China Dolls - Professional cabaret duo,  Recording  - China Dolls Album, Esmerelda in Sanctuary - Original Cast Recording. Choreography -  1983 – 1993 North West Regional Theatre including, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Grease, Jack the Ripper, Yearly pantomime and Variety shows.

Her Skint credits include: Musical Narrator/Maisie/Choreographer - Basic Black (Manchester) , Letty/Choreographer - Some Fine Day (Manchester),Eva - Betty Grable's Legs (Manchester),  Eileen - Guts ( Manchester, Edinburgh Fringe) Rita - Tricks  (Manchester, Edinburgh Fringe),  Theresa/Choreography -  Kissing Ringo (Liverpool),  Sylvie - A Family of Women (Manchester, New York Fringe), Mrs Darling - Mrs Darlings Bed n Board (UK Tour , New York Fringe),  Lizzie Stride/Choreography -The Rippers 5 (Manchester, London, New York Fringe).

 Gene Frankel Theatre New York September 2017 Beautiful Monster playing the part of Mary Shelley in this iconic and revealing story of the last days of the author of Frankenstein.

Wendy would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support but especially her daughter who makes her production debut in the company as its PR representative.

 

Karlton Parris

Writer/Director

 Karlton is the life force behind Skint Productions, a Manchester, UK-based theatre company, which he founded in 1999. As a playwright, he has found acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. His plays, which have been performed throughout the UK, include Basic Black, Some Fine Day, Guts, and a World War II trilogy: Betty Grable's Legs, A Family of Women, and Mrs. Darling's Bed 'n' Board (the latter two having been presented at the New York Fringe Festival).
His musicals Tricks and Kissing Ringo (both with composer Louisa Jay) have been performed in Edinburgh, London, and Liverpool. Kissing Ringo is currently in pre-production for an anticipated New York run. His new musical The Ripper's 5 (music by Louisa Jay) was performed in New York at the Lyn Redgrave Theatre, the Salford Arts Theatre in Manchester and also an extened off Westend run in London. Karlton also worked on a musical theatre project in collaboration with Earl Wentz, several of his collaborations with Earl Wentz were heard in 2006's American Composer Series special tribute to Earl Wentz in New York.