Mollie Jones

Maureen   Stage/Film

 

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.

Macaulay Cooper

Tommy Stage/Film
 
 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 Stage/Film

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 credits include Noel Coward's Waiting In The Wings and The Games Afootand skint proudctions   Beautiful Monster  Playing Lord Byron on tour across the UK and the  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  Stage/film

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.

 

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.His latest new writing BEAUTIFUL MONSTER toured the UK also playing the Gene Frankel Theatre in the East Village September 2017. karlton is busy writing the screenplay for the film version of ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS which goes into production summer 2018.

 

 

Linda Clark

Red Ethel  Stage/Film

 Linda trained at East 15. Favourite theatre and TV roles include: Mrs Danvers in Rebecca, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Mrs Beckoff in Torch Song Trilory and, most recenfly, Rose in Broken Strings. In Repertory: Evy Meara in The Gingerbread Lady, Bet in April in Paris, Ethel Banks in Barefoot in the Park (Colwyn Bay) and Helga ten Dorp in Deathtrap (Newpalm Productions). Touring: Aunty Ivy in Glrls Night  Out and its sequel Girls' Night  Out in biza, Rita in The Real Monty  Keeps It Up, The Landlady in Two and Cassandra in Manny's Part. New Play Festivals: Joan in That's What Friends Are For, Flo in Waiting For God and Miss Delia in The Thing She Left Behind. Pantomime: Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Carabosse in Beauty and The Beast and also Sleeping Beauty. Film: Geoff Saunder's Hanging in  There, Lord Arthur Savilles Crime and Bare, which stars Steven Arnold and Brendan Coyle. Also Fatal Affair and Meeting. On TV: Linda played Jackie Busher in That Peter Kay Thing, magistrate Mary Bolland in Emmerdale, a Carrionite witch called Bloodtide in Doctor Who and Janet Dent, Marcus' Mum in Coronation Street.
 

Dominic McCavish

Mr Elbridge Stage/film

In 2017 after 17 years teaching drama in secondary schools and encouraging 100's of young people to take that exciting next step onto the path of professional acting I decided it was my turn to develop my skills and career.

In my first 24 hours I found myself acting as a supporting artist in ITV's "Girlfriends" and the last few months have been a whirlwind of applications and auditions. I’ve had wonderful experiences working on film projects but my goal was always to work in the medium of live theatre with that continuity of character and live audience magic. Having the opportunity the work with Skint Productions on “Blackpool Sands” is a huge milestone in my acting journey

November 2017. Group Therapy Member in The “C” Word for Manchester University.September 2017. Supporting Artist for ITV "Girlfriends"October 2017. The Villager in “A Coven of Evil” for Macabre Pictures.   Venue: Forum 28 Barrow in Furness.   Chorus and band member in “Barnum”.Sir Bedevere/ Mrs Galahad in “Spamalot” Chorus in “White Christmas”. Curtis Shank in “Sister Act”.Chorus in “Jekyll & Hyde”. Duke Theseus in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Glyn Stratton in “Time of My Life”.Coronation Hall Ulverston.

 

 

 

 

 

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David A Jones

Musical Arrangement Soundtrack

David is a classically trained pianist, having started lessons at the age of 8. By the time he had reached college his work was featured on BBC TV and in national press.

A graduate of the world renowned studio engineer's degree course at Salford University with a BA PMR (Popular Music with Recording), David specialised in music composition for TV and film. 

David has written and recorded work for the London College of Music, Casio, Jaguar, Barclay's Bank, MBNA Bank, Unilever, Kenwood and several international animation houses, in addition to having performed live extensively, both solo and as part of national touring bands. He prides himself on flexibility to create authentic scores in almost any genre. His passion is for cinematic power and beauty - orchestral fused with contemporary electronica - but his first musical love will always be Rock!

Mary Gerardine Hooton

Mrs Corkhill  film version
 
Mary studied at The Oxford School of Drama and Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall.
 
Credits include – Forever Changes (Mr Millerman Presents, Nominated Best Drama, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017), Parents Without Children (Manana Prods, Nominated Best Fringe Production, Manchester Theatre Awards 2016), Mouth (Magpie Man Prods, Winner ‘Best Spoken Word’, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2015), A Fist Full Of Love (Proud Prods, Winner Manchester Forever Award 2011), The Events (Actors Touring Co., Home Mcr), Truth About Youth (Royal Exchange Mcr), Pig (WRAS, Arhus Denmark), Island of Animals (IOA, Ismaili Centre, London), That Golden Age (Breathe Out Theatre), Connecting (Damian Filmworks), Cricket (Austin Bros Films), Lens (Aftertouch Films), Who Killed The Swan? (Kenneth James Films) ‘
 

Michelle Monk

Brenda   Film Version

Michelles first appearance was alongside Maxine Peake in the Independent Film Funny Cow which had rave reviews at Film Festivals. She has recently appeared in two Kay Mellor TV Dramas Love Lies and Records and Girlfriends and has just finished filming the new comedy drama Itchy Brits which she plays club owner Vanesesa Sinclaire

Michelle lives in Manchester with her husband Colin and is a season ticket holder at Old Trafford. She has 4 children and a German shepherd called Yogi
 
 
 

Elizabeth Coombs

Mrs Price  Film Version

Elizabeth Coombs has worked professionally in theatre and film for 25 years. Theatre credits include Leaving Paradise ( proper Job),When The Bombs Dropped ( B2B),Parallel Lines( Darts),Us And Them( VX11,PhenomenalFemales(Celebration Hope), Passing Strangers( Planet Rabbit),Lets Dig It( ArtyFacts).
TV include Mersybeat and Leaving Paradise
Short films include,All Geared Up(VX11) Alice( Martyn Ragley),Toll Booth( Howling Wolf,Best international short film 2017, Martin Stocks)

 

Adam Varah

Fred Film Version

Since graduating from drama school, Adam has performed in a varied range of projects including film, theatre and voiceover. Adam has acted most recently in theatre productions that have toured all over the country, playing leading and character roles in Macbeth, Romeo And Juliet and An Inspector Calls.

 

Olivia Charlotte Cole

Susan Elbridge Film Version

Training: London College of Music (BA Acting) 

 

Theatre credits include: Rita Quince ,A Midsummer Nights Dream (Bite My thumb), Carol in Shakers ( Bite my thumb) Gabrielle Jodoin in Les Belles Soeurs (Rose Theatre),Points of Departure ( Jermyn Street Theatre), Angie in Fiction ( Drayton Arms),Blondage ( Camden Fringe), Ugly Sister/ Fairy Godmother in Cinderella ( Uk Tour), Lavinia in A little Princess (Uk Tour), Peg Mythenroyd in Friller (Narky Nickers), Various Leads in IPA Productions (Barcelona) 

TV/Film: Anna Bomelburg in Devil’s Gold (Amazon Prime), Jenna in Jenna (Leeds Indie Films), Arts Club Dancer in Phantom Thread (Focus Features), Housemate in Let Leeds Commercial (Rattle Media), Girl at Bar in Holding on to Nothing (Talking Lens), Olivia in Nothing Better (Big Pink Films), Andy in Joyce’s Story (Leeds Indie Films)

Voiceover: ADR in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Pinewood Studios)

 

 

Charlotte Darley

Edna  Film Version

 

 is a Yorkshire actress based near Leeds. She recently graduated from the Arden school of theatre in Manchester. Training for 3 years on their BA Acting for live and recorded media programme. Charlotte has been performing since the age of 5 when she started dance classes with the Elizabeth Phillips School of dance, 18 years later she is still dancing! She also now teaches ballet and tap to younger students. Charlotte has always loved acting and has been acting since she was a teenager where she took acting classes at Stage 84 in Bradford, where she accomplished a distinction in Grade 7 acting with Trinity Guildhall London examinations. Since starting out Charlotte has done a few short films one of which came second at the Leeds international film festival in the Yorkshire short film category. This is her first feature and she is super excited to be on board with such a lovely talented cast and crew to tell this amazing true story!

 

 

James Darby

Albert Film Version

 

James  qualified from a full time performing arts course at Huddersfield New College in 2014. Since then he has been working on tv sets as a supporting artiste, on programs such as Hollyoaks, emmerdale and coronation street. Alongside this he has been working on various short films and participating in a variety of acting workshops.  James adds I have really enjoyed performing since I started in highschool, where I was given the lead in the schools musical. I currently study at "act up north in Leeds" and am really excited to work in my first ever feature film.

Sam Rose

Wilfred Film Version
 
 
Sam is a 20 year old up and coming actor based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Having only started out last year, he has already built up an impressive resume on the independent film circuit. His credits include Robin Hood, The Hunters, Itchy Brits and exciting new sitcom Mrs Plonker; where he has been cast as one of the leads. Sam specialises in comedic acting, taking a keen interest in comedies like The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat and Peep Show. He also appreciates a good period drama, having appeared as a featured supporting artist in Victoria and The Little Stranger. This prompted him to write his first feature film, set in the Victorian period, which he hopes will be going into production next year. Due to his love of both genres, he is thrilled to be joining the cast of Once a Year on Blackpool Sands. 

 

Tony Richardson

Mr Corkhill Film Version

 
ony spent many happy years treading the board's playing all sorts of characters from Malvolio to The Mad Hatter.Before taking the plunge a little later in life some may call this a mid life crisis and spent two years training at The Poor School London. Since graduating in 2017 he has been cast in a number of productions,shot dead twice half drowned and very nearly suffocated with chocolate cake, it's been great fun! 

 

 

Mark Cronfield

Mr Black Pudding Film Version 

 

Mark has worked extensively in Theatre performing with North Country Theatre, Time Will Tell, Theatre Hullabaloo, three over Eden and The National Theatre. 
He has worked in television and film playing Vic in 'Hollyoaks: Moving On' and playing a subterranean beastie in Neil Marshalls' 
'The Descent'. 
  He is delighted to join the 'Blackpool Sands Cast

 

 

Sue Parker-Nutley

Mrs Yates Film Version

 

Sue Parker-Nutley (playing Mrs Yates) has appeared in 6 feature films and countless shorts. Her stage roles include Lady Bracknell (The Importance of Being Earnest), Miss MacKay (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and Sybil Fawlty (A Slice of Fawlty Towers). She has recently been the face of the Scammer Nanas campaign, shown on The One Show. Appearing in many commercials, she is most probably best remembered as the Wonga Dinner Lady. Murder Mystery events are also one of her specialities. Delighted to be a part of this film.

 

MICHAEL BAILEY

Earnest  Film Version 
 
 
Michael trained at Liverpool Theatre School. Whilst training Michael performed in two Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas as part of The Annual G&S Festival held at Buxton Opera House, The Pirates Of Penzance and The Gondoliers, for which he won the ‘Best Character Actor’ award in the First International G&S Festival in 2010. Theatre credits include the first ever Dance Proms (The Royal Albert Hall), The Ken Dodd Happiness Show (Liverpool Philharmonic), Divorce Me, Darling! (Chameleon Theatre), The Boyfriend (Albert Hall Theatre, Llandidrod Wells) The Wizard of Oz (Middleton Arena/ The Brindley), The Secret Garden (Speke Hall), Goldilocks And The Three Bears/Jack and Jill's Rhyme Time (Theatre By The Lake), Salad Days (Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre/Harroagte Theatre) Aladdin (The Brindley) Liver Birdsong (Epstein Theatre) You, Me and Us and Tangled Web both for Altru Creative Education and the title roles in both Aladdin (UK Tour), and The Magic Of Pinocchio (The Dancehouse) a production he also choreogrpahed. In 2014 Michael danced as part of the revived cast in the production shows on board the Costa NeoRomantica for Costa Crociere Productions. Choreography credits include Sinderfella (The Dancehouse), as well as playing Dandini and Revive: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Michael also choreographed numbers for various shows such as The Ken Dodd Happiness Show (Liverpool Philharmonic) Mardi Gras (Theatre Royal, London) Smile Together (Liverpool Empire) and Melody and Music (St. Georges Hall). Film & Television credits include Pleasureland (Kudos Productions/Chanel 4), Kill List: The Musical, (Kate Herron Productions), Kill Kane (North Bank Entertainment) Accidental Warlock (Fright Wig Productions) and in the interactive project Ministry of Future (Visual Colle

Oliver Byng

  Bunny  Film Version

Oliver trained at East 15 Acting School and with the National Youth Theatre.
His credits include: Wedding Day Winners (BBC One) It's Tough Being a Man (BBC3) Cinderella, Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Hammersmith) Macbeth (Cheltenham Everyman) The Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company) A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest (Glastonbury Festival) What Remains of Richard? (Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre) Mametz Wood (National Museum of Wales/Churchill Theatre, Bromley) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Catford Broadway) Much Ado' About Nothing, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida (Rainbow Shakespeare) and Robin Hood (Ashby Ryder Creatives)