Lauren Ellis Steele

Playing Chantelle

Lauren trained at Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Scots (Oran Mor, NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Robin Hood (The Lanternhouse Theatre); The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Cinderfella, Mammy Goose & Alice in Weegieland (Tron Theatre); Peter Gynt (National Theatre); MYTH: The Rise and fall of Orpheus (The Other Palace); Girls’ Night Oot! (UK Tour); Wicked (UK Tour).

TV credits include: Carly Bonner in 6 Degrees (BBC – 3 series); Chloe in The Crash (BBC).

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Jo Freer

Playing Maw

Jo trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her theatre work includes: The Steamie, The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, Sunshine on Leith, The Witches, Midsummer, Much Ado About Nothing, (Dundee Rep), Let The Right One In, House of Bernarda Alba, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Our Teacher’s a Troll, Submarine Time Machine, (National Theatre of Scotland), The Alchemist, Cinderfella and Alice in Weegieland (The Tron Theatre Co). Trumpets and Raspberries, Cinderella (The Royal Lyceum) Little Shop of Horrors, Absurd Person Singular, Communicating Doors, Amadeus (Pitlochry Festival Theatre) First Dance, The company will overlook a moment of madness, When the penny drops and Made in China (A play, a pie and a pint).

TV credits include: Scot Squad, River City and Doctors (BBC) and Emmerdale (ITV).

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Lawrence Boothman

Playing Fairy Godmother / Prince Archibald

Lawrence holds an MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, thanks to an RCS Scholarship and the John Mather Trust Award. His stage credits include: Filov in The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria (Arcola Theatre), Emile in The Devil Drinks Cava (A Play, A Pie & A Pint), Cassius in Julius Caesar (Scottish Tour) and Lebeau in Arthur Miller’s Incident At Vichy (Finborough Theatre).

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Eva Beattie

Playing Cinderella

Eva graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from New College Lanarkshire in 2020. Her credits there include: Gertrude in Seussical the Musical, Zombie Prom, and Beauty and the Beast (pantomime). She is very excited to be taking on the role of Cinderella in this production! She also teaches at two theatre groups in Kilmarnock and Cumnock.

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Gary McNair


Gary McNair is a writer and performer from Glasgow. He aims to make work that will entertain and challenge audiences in equal measure. His work has been translated into several languages and performed around the world from America to Australia, Germany to Japan, and from Portugal to Possilpark. He is a mainstay of the Edinburgh Fringe where his last seven shows have sold out and he has won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award three times.

He is Writer in Residence at the National Theatre of Scotland and is an Associate Artist at both the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the Tron in Glasgow. He loves telling stories and is delighted that people want to hear them.

Recent works include; Dear Billy (National Theatre of Scotland), Nae Expectations (The Tron) Jekyll and Hyde (Reading Rep/The Lyceum) Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil (The Lyceum), The Alchemist (The Tron), Square Go [co-authored by Kieran Hurley] (Francesca Moody Productions/Paines Plough), McGonagall’s Chronicles(Oran Mor), Locker Room Talk/Letters to Morrissey (The Traverse) A Gambler’s Guide To Dying (Show and Tell/The Traverse).

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Jo Rush


Jo Rush is a director, theatre-maker, and dramaturg, who specialises in supporting writers and artists in the development of new work. She co-directed the 2022 tour of Adam McNamara’s police drama Stand By and is currently developing Star o’ the Bar a new devised piece of pub theatre with performer Jo Freer. Through the Capital Theatres and Pitlochry Festival Theatre Musical Commissioning Hub she led the development of Rebel, a new Scottish musical by composer Tommy Antonio. She has premiered new work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the last ten years, including Ivory Wings by Susie Coreth in 2019, Mary the Last Farewell by RA Stevens in 2014, and devised piece Hide & Seek in 2013.

Jo developed and co-directed the site-specific promenade production Design by Disaster, by Dave Fargnoli in 2018, for the University of Edinburgh with Braw Fox Theatre. Through the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Award she also led the innovative ‘CreateWorks’ project to develop and produce original audio plays written by engineers and inspired by their specialist research.

Jo has worked as an associate and assistant director in theatres across Scotland, including Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil for Lyceum and PFT Sound Stage, 2021, My Friend Selma for Terra Incognita, 2019, The Cheviot, The Stag, and the Black, Black Oil for National Theatre of Scotland, 2019, Death of a Salesman at Dundee Rep, 2017, Bloody Trams, Traverse Theatre, 2014, and Dark Road, Royal Lyceum Theatre, 2013.

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Brian James O’Sullivan


Brian is a composer, actor and comedian from Glasgow. Recent composing work includes “The Thinkery” and “My Name is Sarah and…” As a comedian, he recently completed his solo trilogy, “Uh Huh: The Janice & Frank Story” (parts I, II and III) and as an actor is currently appearing in “Macbeth” (Donmar Warehouse) and was the recipient of Best Dame in the UK Pantomime Awards 2022.

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Natasha Jenkins

Set & Costume Designer

Set and Costume design credits include Beyond Caring (Schaubühne), Une mort dans la famille (Odeon Theatre de L’Europe/Comédie de Genève/Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg/ Théâtre de Liège/ Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand), Faith, Hope and Charity (National Theatre/ Odeon Theatre de L’Europe Paris/ Wiener Festwochen); LOVE (National Theatre/Odeon Theatre de L’Europe); Scissors (Sheffield Theatres) Beyond Caring (National Theatre/Yard Theatre), The High Table (Bush Theatre); Richard III (Perth Theatre); Clockwork Canaries (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Stand By (Utter; Fringe First Winner); The Whip Hand (National Theatre of Scotland/Traverse Theatre/Birmingham Rep); Monstrous Bodies (Dundee Rep). Costume design credits include Dantons tod reloaded (Thalia theatre Hamburgh) Professor Bernard (Theatre Freiburg), Eine Griechische Trilogie (Berliner Ensemble); Uncle Vanya (HOME Manchester); Freaky Friday (Arts Ed). Music Video Production Design includes Anywhere But Here (Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk).

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Laura Hawkins

Lighting Designer

Laura trained at Rose Bruford College, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Lighting Design.  

A selection of recent design credits include: Woman Walking (Sylvian Productions) Lena (Feather Productions/ Glass Handbag) Thora (St Magnus Festival) Shrill, Two in a Barrel (Scissor Kick) The Steamie (Dundee Rep) Awaken (Cheryl Prince) Summer on Stage 2022 and 2023, The Multiverse is Gay, Seven Against Edinburgh (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) Bill McLaren: Fighting the Enemy (Firebrand Theatre) The Comic Tragedy, By the Seat of your Pants (Plutot la Vie) Clybourne Park (Rapture Theatre Company) Obvious Unrest, Torn (Faux Theatre) and By a Thread (Kat and Dawg Productions) 

Laura also works as a relighter and is an Associate Lighting Tutor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

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