Reading Gaol - James Bowen is "Monster"

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We are delighted to welcome James Bowen to the cast of Reading Gaol and to the role of "Monster"

James 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, James is also currently longlisted for Collaborators for the Old Vic 12 and producing his own feature film. 

Twitter: @JVBowen1

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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