Reading Gaol - Timothy Blore is "Monster"

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We are delighted to welcome Timothy Blore to the cast of "Reading Gaol" and the role of "Monster"

Tim is an actor-musician recently graduated from Drama Studio London in July. Theatre credits include performing 'The Elder Brother' at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Read Not Dead (rehearsed reading), Stitchin' Fiction at the Boogaloo (rehearsed reading), an immersive theatrical event called 'Down to a Sunless Sea' at Hackney House, 'A little Princess' performed at Theatre N16 and Edinburgh Fringe C-Cubed venue with Foxglove Theatre Company, Oscar Wilde's Salomé with Ethreael Theatre Company performed at Theatre N16, Breathing Corpses with KDC Theatre performed at Barons Court Theatre, 5/11 performed at Network Theatre with Network Theatre Company. He is also a BBC Carleton Hobbs Award for Radio finalist having received commendations from the judges on his performances. Currently he is in the process of developing his own play 'Alternativity' which recently had its first reading at the Phoenix Artists' Club. Aside from acting he is a linguist (fluent in French and German) and a grade 8 cellist with distinction. He graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 in Modern Foreign Languages.

You can find Tim on Twitter @TimBlore1

Our adaption of Reading Gaol is based on "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, adapted and Directed by David Brady and with new material by Catrin Jones, Harriet Lambert, James Lewis and Erin Read. 

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Reading Gaol - Jonathon Cooper is "Innocent"


We are delighted to welcome Jonathon Cooper to the cast of Reading Gaol and to the role of "Innocent"

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).

Workshop & Rehearsed Readings: Dream 16 (RSC); Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress (Actors Studio); King Lear (Theatro Technis).

Film (supporting artist): Bridget Jones's BabyStar Wars: Rogue OneBatman vs Superman: Dawn of JusticeHan Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Voiceover: The Man Came Around.

This is Jonathon's first production with Proforça Theatre Company and he is thrilled to be joining the team.

Our adaption of Reading Gaol is based on "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, adapted and Directed by David Brady and with new material by Catrin Jones, Harriet Lambert and Erin Read. 

Tickets for all performances are on sale now from our website at 

James Baxter-Derrington


James recently graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History, during which time he also starred in various productions including ‘God of Carnage’ and ‘The Duchess of Malfi’. He is an associate member of Partners Rapt Theatre Company, performing as Brutus in ‘Julius Caesar’, Sir Toby Belch in ‘Twelfth Night’, and the titular role in Macbeth, amongst others.

He is the founding editor of The 730 Review, an online Arts magazine, which encompasses everything from Cinema and Music to Ballet, Galleries and Theatre, and all things in-between.


Myles Delahunty is Lane

Myles is an actor and artist and is based in London. He has always held a deep love and admiration for theatre and film, and vivid interest for the art of acting, and the actors process.

Over the years Myles has acted in numerous theatre company plays in which i have attained large roles, i have also had formal training at Guildhall School of Music And Drama as a part of 'Junior Guildhall' and attended weekend classes at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Previous roles have included Stanley Stubbers in "One Man, Two Guvnors", Major Despard in "Cards on the Table", Renton in "Trainspotting", Gregor Samsa in "Metamorphosis", Anton Schill in "The Visit" and Betty in "Cloud 9"

We're delighted to welcome Myles to this production and to the Proforca family. 

Alasdair Melrose is Dr. Chasuble

Alasdair trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, completing his Masters in Music Theatre in 2016. He has performed Florizel at the Minack Theatre in The Winter’s Tale and with Lazarus Theatre Company in The Beggar’s Opera. He has also played Fred Anderson at the LOST theatre in A Christmas Carol. Recent short films include Potty The Plant and The Last Man. Alasdair is a co-founder of Bigger Fish Theatre.

We've wanted to work with Alasdair for ages and we're delighted to welcome him to the cast of Earnest for a special guest appearance. 

Twitter: @AlasdairMelrose

Emma Dodwell Groves is Miss Prism

Emma is an interculturalist and musical theatre lover originally from Hong Kong who moved to London in 2016. Having sunk her teeth into a range of amateur and semi-professional dramatics over the years, she has played Nancy in Oliver, the wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors and has sung in a wide range of musical revues.

She’s also done her fair share of non musical amateur theatre, including Eliza in Pygmalion and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dreams (with bits in Chinese!). 

For Proforca Theatre Company, Emma previously played the role of "Chesty Prospects" in "Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens" and we are delighted to welcome her back to the company (hopefully this time with a lot less plastic bubble wrap!) 

Twitter: @EmmaTwoNames

Erin Olivia Read is Cecily Cardew

Erin moved to London to pursue a career in acting and to begin studying drama at Queen Mary University of London. Roles include the short films 'Unforgettable', 'Performance' and ‘Extra Time’ (2015) the latter of which has recently become an award winning film. 

Her passion for music, singing and dancing has led her to explore every part of the theatre.  In 2015, she was the Assistant Musical Director for ‘The King and I’ (The Riverhead Theatre) and ‘Oliver’ (The Embassy Theatre) and she assisted with the singing coaching and acted in productions of ‘Fame’ and ‘Footloose’ (2011 & 2012 respectively) at The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent.

For Proforca Theatre Company, Erin was Musical Director / Assistant Director for "Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens" (Nov 2016) and Producer for the workshop production of "Feel" (2017)

We're delighted to welcome our very own "Triple Threat" to her  first acting role with Proforca Theatre Company. 

Twitter: @eoread7

Harriet Lambert is Gwendolen Fairfax

Harriet is a performance artist, dancer and actress based in London. Originally training in Contemporary Dance, Harriet later completed a MA in Performance and Visual Practices at the University of Brighton. Her work has been performed throughout London, Brighton and Munich, most recently at Brighton Fringe 2015, with her own one woman show ‘CETBC’.

Harriet is a founding member of Proforca Theatre Company, and originated the role of "Camilla" in "If I Go"  (May 2016) and the role of "Naomi" in Proforca's workshop production of "Feel" (2017). Other Roles include Choreographer / Assistant Director for "Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens" (Nov 2016).

When she’s not writing/performing her own work, or performing in others’ work, she is also currently training part time as an Osteopath. 

Twitter: @ProforcaHarriet

Catrin Keeler is Lady Bracknell

Originally from Wales, Catrin trained at The Academy Drama School London and has attended The Central School of Speech & Drama. Previous roles include Carol in Shakers, Justine Ross in Harper Regan, Pogo in Pond Life and has toured as Jack in a musical version of Jack and The Beanstalk. Catrin is an experienced voice over artist with a catalogue of work including continuity announcing, corporate and radio work as well as narration and voicing audio books. She has also had lead roles in various short films and corporate works as well as appearing on a number of reality and game shows. 

Cat is a founder member of Proforca Theatre Company and originated the role of "Becky" in "If I Go" (May 2016) and the role of "Karen" in our production of "Feel" which is being workshopped in 2017. Other roles include Producer and Costume Designer for "Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens" (Nov 2017)

Catrin’s dream role would be behind the bar in Coronation Street or in anything directed by Shane Meadows. (Even if it was an advert for toilet cleaner!) We're delighted to welcome Cat back to the stage as the formidable Lady Bracknell. Handbags at the ready! 

Twitter : @catrinkeeler @proforcacat

Piers Hunt is Jack Worthing

Piers trained at RADA. Recent Credits include Pirandello’s ‘Naked’ at The Jack Studio, ‘I Went to a Fabulous Party’ at the Kings Head, Shaw’s ‘Misalliance’ at the Tabard, ‘Trapped’ at the Cockpit, and the award wining ‘The Tulip Tree’ at The Drayton Arms and Edinburgh Festival. He also played Ralph Fiennes’ Character in Secret Cinema’s production of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ as well as Lord Darlington in Lady Windermere's Fan at the Bridewell Theatre. He has featured in over 15 short films, as well as a feature film, ‘D is for Detroit’ which is scheduled for a 2017 release. Piers also provides the voiceover for an interactive exhibition at the Museum of London and his second short film as writer/director goes into production next month. His first short film was long listed for the Cannes Film Festival. 

This is Piers's first production for Proforca Theatre and we're delighted to welcome him to the company. 

Twitter: @PiersHunt

Ross Kernahan is Algernon Montcrieff

Ross is a London born and bred dramatist, actor, producer, sound designer and writer. He graduated in 2015 from the University of Sussex, after completing a foundation course in Music and Computer Science and went on to complete a BA in English Literature. At University Ross returned to performance and by the end of his degree had performed in several film/theatre/commercial productions, had devised, designed, wrote and directed several of his own productions and installations, performed at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe and become producer at the company Fight or Flight Productions where he remains today.

Having relocated to London the company's latest production, "Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons" has been very well received well in it's new home and opened to 5 star reviews at the Brighton Fringe. 

Having graduated Ross pursued acting full-time playing a variety of TV/Film and theatrical roles including: 
Theatre: Othello (Touring - UK); Boys (Stockwell PH); 
Film: Justice League, Hey Joe, The Loft. 
TV: Will, Life Outside the Frame, and various commercial work.

For Proforca Theatre Company, Ross played the role of "Sammy Sax" in "Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens" (November 2016) and we are delighted to welcome him to his second role with the company

Twitter: @RossKernahan