Wednesday 24 October 2018

Meet the cast for #Liberty stage production. The #MustSee #Theatre #Event #LGBTQ #Women #Play

The main cast characters of #Liberty the must see production-play of 2019 

Emily Carding plays Kath Duncan , the most important Scot and Uk civil rights activist the past 100 years. Emily  trained at Bretton Hall and the University of Exeter where she gained an MFA in Staging Shakespeare. She has appeared in versions of over twenty of Shakespeare’s plays, both on stage and screen.  Her recent starring role as The Officer in Franz Kafka’s Apparatus was received with great praise from the press, with The Stage saying, “Emily Carding is a byword for a must-see” and the Telegraph remarking “her performance as the Officer is captivating; her devotion both to the "apparatus" itself and her previous superior, the Old Commandant, as convincing as it is unnerving.”

She has, together with independent theatre company Brite Theater, created a number of challenging and innovative shows including Shakespeare in HellHamlet (an experience)and Richard III (A One Woman Show)which has won multiple awards and rave reviews internationally, including the first and only instance of all awards on offer at Prague Fringe going to one company. Richard III was awarded the “Bobby” award at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and Hamlet (an experience)and Caliban’s Codexwere both nominated for the Performance, Creative and Inspiration awards at Prague Fringe 2018 with Hamlet also being nominated for the Infallibles award at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Richard III (a one woman show)has toured to New York, Italy, Iceland, Slovakia, Romania and Pakistan, with Hamlet (an experience)due to tour internationally also, including the world-renowned Encore Series at the Soho Playhouse New York  which features the best of the best of world fringe performances.

A number of films in which she appears were released in 2018  including the comedy-horror Scareycrows, a green screen adaptation of Macbethand Ghost Stories(opposite Martin Freeman).

AMY WHITROD BROWN takes on the huge role of playing the Labour leader George Lansbury. Amy is a Leeds - born actress with a BA Honours in Drama from the University of Manchester. Having studied a semester abroad at Rutgers University, NJ in BFA Theater she returned back to the US to study the Conservatory program in Acting at the New York Film Academy. She worked in NYC in film and theatre before moving to London almost two years ago where she became Advanced trained in BADC Stage Combat. Her most recent theatre credits include The Cagebirds (Guzzle), A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes), The Lion in Winter (Alais Capet), and Dracula (Lucy Westenra). Amy has recently worked on short film, Victim, as the lead, which is being entered for screening at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals; for the BFI, Grim Resolve, and fantasy short, Peregrine’s Hymn. She is currently in production for Feature concept All Against All and Feature film V vs V: Odin’s Abomination. She is excited to work with such talented cast members and for this very unique opportunity.

Ana Luiza Ulsig is an established well known big star in Brazil , and takes on the role of Sandy Duncan and the Prison Governor. The political upheavel in  her native Brazil in which the first Women leader has kicked out without any evidence leading the way for a new fascist President insured this play whilst set in 1930s, was very much a production of OUR time .  Ana Danish Brazilian performer, has been acting since the age of 11, with more than 10 years of experience in Improvisation. She came to London for an MA at Rose Bruford College. In the past year, Ana performed at the Edinburgh FRINGE Festival 2018 with the play “UR Medëa”; In London, she co-wrote, co-produced and acted in "FUR - Four Women, Four Stories”, a show inspired by the feminist pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft; In Denmark, Ana participated in Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 with “All This Coming and Going”, a play produced by Teatret Gruppe 38, and in the film “Lifeboat”, a story about the current refugee crisis in Europe. 
Back in Brazil, Ana performed in more than 20 productions, with substantial roles such as Mary in “Passion of Christ” and Linda in “Chão de Estrelas” (floor of stars); street theatre productions; TV soap operas and commercials; besides being a co-author of five theatre plays.

Rona Topaz is this productions Musical Director , although this is NOT a musical, it does have some powerful songs, Rona also plays the role of Kath Mama and a Comrade. Rona is a singer, actress, facilitator and political activist. 

Theatre includes: Lucy in Sweeney Todd (Bridewell) Ensemble in Les Miserables (London Palladium) Films include Bright Young Things, Alien Autopsy, Mrs Lees and Her Ladies. Further info:

As a singer she has supported artists including John Cooper Clarke, Frank Chickens, Billy Bragg and the Pearlfishers, as well as contributing  vocals to a number of projects, including 80’s House hit, Ride The Rhythm. Currently she is about to take over the musical direction of the Watford Palace Theatre Choir, as well as vocal coaching and facilitating a variety of projects for people with dementia and learning difficulties. 

Rona rejoined the Labour Party in 2015 after hearing a speech by (journalist) Owen Jones, and within a year she had joined Disabled People Against Cuts  and contributed evidence to a number of select committees. She is a founder member of Disability Equality Act Labour, which campaigns for the implementation of the Equality Act Legislation  throughout the Party. She is also a volunteer with Stop the War as well as an EC member of Conscience, Taxes for Peace. She is also about to train as a welfare benefits advocate with the CAB. She is thrilled to be a part of this project. 

Alex Reid is currently known for being one of the uks most decorated professional mma fighters and for his celebrity status, winning celebrity big brother with the highest ever vote.

Since graduating from Guildford school of acting in 2000, Alex has continually starred in many tv series, soaps, plays, and films from Hollyoaks and Drifters, to just recently “A Dangerous Game” & “Retribution”.

Alex is really looking to get stuck into the  play “Liberty”, with strong feelings  about the topic concerned, helping those without a voice
Alex plays the hugely important role of Fred Copeman the boxer, kid from the work house, Communist leader , Civil rights activist who was jailed 3 times, and who was a leader of the Invergordon Mutiny the biggest Mutiny in British History of the past 100 years. , the Hunger marches , a brigade leader in the Spanish Civil War , a close friend and house mate to Kath and Sandy Duncan who would later go on to become a friend and advisor to the Royal Family,Labour Leader Clem Attlee and against the odds  honoured with an OBE and become an elected Labour Councillor on Lewisham Council 

Alex Reid is better known as the Winner of Celebrity Big Brother ,with many actor credits to his name having  stared in HollyOaks , the film Killer Bitch and is a World Combat fighter with huge media profile 

James Ruston is a born and bred local Deptford gay actor and singer who will play the character of Charles Thomas Partner , Henry Ward who like Charles was jailed 5 times and served 12 years just for looking Gay. Its power to this production that 80 years on Deptford gay men will play the rolls of Gay men whose Jail term lead to the freedoms they can enjoy in 2018 , why this production so important to be seen by all #LGBTQ , Women and any one with an interest in Human and Civil rights and Social Justice. 

Giorgio Borghes  Ak Claudia F , is a Deptford based gay actor, drag artist , singer , who will play the gay  resident in 1930s Deptford  Charles Thomas whose arrest and 5th jail term with his partner just for looking gay, kicked of these events, and as tribute to fellow former local resident the transvestite Percy Duke who was jailed for wearing a dress , will tell his story whilst reflecting on the fact every week in USA a Trans person is murdered just for being Trans. 

Claudia F is the queer club queen that is taking the stages by storm! A vocal powerhouse, dancer and live performer with an high energy presence! 
Originally from Italy, where she started her career in various venues, in 2012 she moved to London and entered Drag Idol UK that introduced her onto the British scene. She performs regularly in the gay/cabaret scene in London and all over UK, hosting also variety and charity shows. 
She is also a songwriter and have already released two EP,“Am I wrong?” and “Here and Now” on all major online platforms, you can find them on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Deezer and many more. 
You can follow Claudia F on Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram: @ClaudiaFDQ

Originally from Gorizia, Italy, Giorgio graduated from the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in 2007 in Bologna. In October 2012 Giorgio moved to London, here some credits:

Musical Theatre: “One night only” (Hippodrome Casino and Proud Cabaret), “Elegies for angels, punks and raging queens” (The white bear), “From up here” (Camden Fringe and Brighton Fringe) and “Rent” (Halfway to Heaven).

Plays: “Moments”, “Minor Planets” (Chelsea Theatre), “The Wedding Party” (Actor’s Centre), “One flew over the Coocko’s nest” (Lord Stanley), “Ken” (Hampstead Theatre)
Physical Theatre includes: “Liberation” (The Vault Festival, The Place, Zoo Southside Edinburgh Fringe)

Opera: “Aida” (South Downs Opera)

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Liberty: The untold story of the struggle to establish civil rights 
by Raymond Barron-Woolford

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