"Feel" - Cast Bios
Isobel has recently graduated from the Oxford School of Drama. She has most recently performed in Islanders by Caitlin Shannon and Matt Parvin at the Soho Theatre. Earlier this year she was seen in Tennessee Williams’ Spring Storm (North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford). Other credits include Scattered by Kerry Fitzgerald for New Dreams Theatre (Bread & Roses Theatre), Choice by Jodi Burgess (Culture Clash Theatre), a rehearsed reading of Familiar by Phoebe Sparrow (North London Tavern).
Last year she performed a rehearsed reading of a new version of Dreamboats and Petticoats by writing duo Marks and Gran. Isobel is also a member of the North London based actors and writers group Player Playwrights. Previously she gained a BA in Drama at the University of Bristol.
For Proforca Theatre Company Isobel originated the role of Naomi in Feel by James Lewis (Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Theatre N16, Hertford Theatre and the King’s Head Theatre).
Jonathon trained at the National Youth Theatre and now works as an actor in London. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Jonathon spent a number of years competing around the world as a member of the England Karate Squad. He also gained a first class degree in Engineering from Loughborough University. His credits include:
Theatre: The Creature in Nick Dear's Frankenstein (Bridewell Theatre); Faustus in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (Theatro Technis); Gorge in Dennis Kelly's The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Bridewell Theatre); Billing in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Theatro Technis); and Alan in Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).
Jonathon originated the role of "Innocent" for the Proforca Theatre Company production of "Reading Gaol" in 2017 and this is currently in further development as a one man performance.
Workshop & Rehearsed Readings: Dream 16 (RSC); Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress (Actors Studio); King Lear (Theatro Technis).
Film (supporting artist): Bridget Jones's Baby; Star Wars: Rogue One; Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Voiceover: The Man Came Around.
Vincent is an Actor, Composer and Writer working in the UK and Ireland. Recently graduating from Exeter with a degree in Business Economics, he is involved in an ongoing theatre project "We Had a Black Dog", backed by mental health charity SANE, and David Hendon’s “Sign of the Times”. Theatre credits include Napoleon in Peter Hall’s Animal Farm (Exeter Northcott); Tom in Duncan Macmillan’s Monster (UK Tour) and Benny in Ella Hickson’s Boys (Thornlea Studios). As well as touring with improv comedy group The Exeter Revue, Vincent is also currently longlisted for Collaborators for the Old Vic 12 and producing his own feature film.
For Proforca Theatre Company, Vincent originated the role of "Monster" (as James Bowen) in our production of "Reading Gaol" (Nov 2017). We delighted to welcome him back to the company.
Gemma left her small town of Barnsley to live in Manchester in 2006 there she studied at The Arden. 5 years later she made the big move to London and never looked back.
Her first job in London was performing as historical characters at The London Dungeon, after two years there she decided she wanted more training to peruse her dreams of being in Corrie (just like Karen). Since her MA at Central School of Speech and Drama, she has been a part of many productions from feature film Social Suicide, web series Oville, and more recently Pride & Prejudice in the UK and China.
This is her first time working with Proforça Theatre Company and is very much looking forward to playing the role of Karen. This is an opportunity to play a beautiful character who reflects many people we know in the world.