The Actors

Clare Buckingham

Characters: Marlene / Cassandra

Clare Buckingham

 

Clare is an actress, singer, dancer and song-writer who specialises in interactive and improvised theatre. She has appeared in The Crystal Maze Live Experience, Knightmare Live!, and numerous immersive events for companies such as A Door in A Wall and SPECIFIQ. One of Clare’s passions is musical improv, and she is part of the all-female troupe NOTFLIX: The Improvised Musical, which regularly wins 5-star reviews and awards around the country. She has also appeared in many commercials for brands such as Barclaycard, Suzuki and Lotto (with the legend that is Noel Edmonds!). With ITI, Clare plays the iconic roles of Marlene and Cassandra in Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience.


Joshua Plummer

Characters: Rodney Trotter

Joshua Plummer

 

Josh is a Sussex based actor and an East 15 graduate, having studied Acting & Stage Combat. His theatre credits include A Few Good Men (The Stables Theatre), Yes, Prime Minister (Royal Hippodrome), Posh (Barons Court Theatre) as well as a run with the monthly satirical sketch comedy group ‘The Treason Show’ (Rialto Theatre). He has also featured in TV and film projects with National Geographic, Blink Productions and regularly appears in Next Global Crisis's online Championship Series. Josh is also a comedy writer, fight director, voice artist, podcast co-host and a rugby union referee!


Lawrence Watling

Characters: Rodney Trotter

Lawrence Watling

 

Lawrence gained a Masters degree at the University of Kent, alongside training at the Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia. He went on to receive high acclaim for his portrayal of Shaggy in the Warner Brothers UK tour Scooby Doo Live where he completed 560 consecutive shows. Recent performances include Parolles (All’s Well That Ends Well) and Edgar (King Lear) at the 30th annual Cambridge Shakespeare Festival and Fagin (Oliver!) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lawrence appears regularly in immersive and stand up shows in the UK and internationally, and currently leads the cast of the successful web series Casting Directors, now in its second season. He is also a keen writer and director, having set up his own company ‘In a Nutshell’, which creates immersive and interactive theatre for children.


Meredith Colchester

Characters: Boycie / Trigger

Merry Colchester

 

Merry graduated from Brighton University in 2011 and has worked ever since in performance arts. He started in the film industry with three friends, creating Gallivant Film, which is ongoing. He has appeared in 20 films and produced many music videos and documentaries (most notably Granny Project). Though continuing in film, Merry has reverted to his main passion: live theatre. With Joe Mulcrone, Merry set up Cat and Mouse Theatre, making immersive theatre, most successfully the annual feature Charlie Brown Speakeasy performed at Boomtown Festival and other live music events. Together with ex-tutor Matt Rudkin, Merry and Joe also set up SLASHTHEATRE, staging three successful comedies: Buddhism, is it just for losers?, The Room In The Elephant, and Fake Hip Gnosis. Independently, Merry continues his acting career and his engagement in visual arts. Merry has worked in a variety of performance forms, including puppetry, devised theatre, and interactive performance – most notably as Basil in ITI’s Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.


Nick Moon

Characters: Del Boy / Uncle Albert

Nick Moon

 

Nick is an actor, comedian and impressionist. He began his professional acting career over 20 years ago when he started working as a stunt artist in a jousting tournament. Since then Nick has accumulated many roles, not just within theatre and musicals but also in the film industry where some of his credits include Brighton Mob, Home for Christmas, and Further Ed. His character work has made him one of the most sought after impersonators on the touring circuit, winning critical and audience reviews. Nick also freelances as a producer and a director.


Rob Taylor-Hastings

Characters: Boycie / Trigger

Rob Taylor-Hastings

 

Rob led his University’s Theatre Company to produce 41 shows in one year and founded their still-running improve group, the Flat Pack. He went on to train at East 15, graduating his Masters in 2012. Since then, Rob has moved on to write, direct and produce comedy shows for multiple years at Edinburgh Fringe and for radio. Recently he was in talks with The BBC to develop his long running web series into a fully-fledged show. He has performed in a wide range of productions, from Shakespeare & Pinter to abstract movement pieces and performance art. His television debut came as a recurring character in Channel 4's Hollyoaks, where he gained notable popularity. Currently, Rob is expanding his career and pursuing being a presenter for, eg, his YouTube Toy Review channel that recently broke 2m views, Robots Live (a touring version of Robot Wars), and The Crystal Maze Live Experience (intro video and in competition). All this, but he quotes his greatest achievement as creating his own video production company: focusing on corporate video and short festival films, Tiny Ginger Studios has travelled the globe and produced wide ranging content from Toy Fair reviews to political activism in the USA.


Daniel Hope

Characters: Boycie / Trigger

Daniel Hope

 

Dan is an actor-musician. He starred in the last five Rock and Roll pantos at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, and recently appeared in the actor-musician version of Made in Dagenham (New Wolsey Theatre, and Queens Theatre Hornchurch), and in Our Blue Heaven, an original musical celebrating Ipswich Town's 1978 FA Cup run. Dan's also carving a niche in comedy horror films, playing the lead in multi award winning short The Furred Man, and winning a festival best supporting actor award for the role of Barry in Love Bug. For a decade Dan wrote and performed improvised audience participation science-based comedy for the Science Museum as part of Punk Science, touring to the Edinburgh Fringe and internationally for the British Council. He went on to develop and film the kids’ science show Scien-trific (Discovery Channel). Dan also presents corporate events around the world for Shell Ferrari Formula 1, most recently at the Singapore Grand Prix. He has been known to appear in adverts for fast food products, despite being a vegetarian. He is, however, a vegetarian with a mortgage.


Katharine Mary

Characters: Marlene / Cassandra

Kat Mary Gillham

 

Kat trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2004. Since setting up her own theatre company (also in 2004), has produced and performed in shows both in the UK and internationally. These have ranged from an adaptation of popular children’s book ‘Vampirates’, to comedy parody 'Escape From The Planet Of The Day That Time Forgot', to large scale immersive shows such as ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ ‘Metamorphosis’ and ‘Woyzeck’. Kat regularly tours her solo show ‘Mata Hari – Female Spy' and performs as a puppeteer with street theatre troupe, the ‘Flying Buttresses’. TV credits include playing Julia in the award winning BBC1 drama ‘Pompeii –The Last Day’, and playing Ellie alongside Josh Widdecombe in BBC’s ‘Josh’. Kat has worked extensively in commercials and is often cast as ‘commercial mum’ for brands such as Kaufland, Halfords and Peugeot. She has presented for Facebook Live alongside David Schneider and can also be seen chasing the general public around the Crystal Maze as a Maze Master – think Richard O’Brien but with more hair!


Luke McGibney

Characters: Boycie / Trigger

Luke McGibney

 

Luke McGibney was nominated for Performance Of The Year 2017 by Royal Television Society Awards for his work in Channel 4 Rise. He trained at The Oxford School of Drama, and his professional theatre debut was in the West End at The Royal Court in prison drama ‘The Barred’. Luke’s television and film credits include Containment, The Intent, Richard III, Stereotype, Pride and Prejudice, Yoke Farm, and The Urn. He is also an active participant of the infamous UK Monologue slam reaching the finals twice 2016 and 2017. He joined ITI to play Basil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and has toured that role to wide acclaim around Australasia and Europe. Outside of work, he loves walking with Rambo his German Shepard and writing comedy.


Nerine Skinner

Characters: Marlene / Cassandra

Nerine Skinner

 

Nerine grew up in East Grinstead obsessed with dance, and at 14 gained a place at The Brit School for Performing Arts on the dance course. It was during her time there that she realised how much she also loved singing and acting – so she went on to study Musical Theatre at The Arts Educational Schools in London. While at Arts Ed, Nerine discovered her love of comedy. She took to the comedy circuit as a stand-up and would have carried on with that had her acting career not taken her in various new directions – including pantomimes, some wacky immersive productions, working at sea for P&O in seven musicals and two plays, and dancing in Abu Dhabi as part of the Diwali Festival. Her main focus now is comedy: with Lizzie Franks, she has formed her own duo called Franks and Skinner and together they devised a full sketch show called Myself and Myself which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and received 4- and 5-star reviews; they returned to Edinburgh in 2017 with a new show, MindfulMess. Nerine joined ITI in March 2017, and plays Stacey/Val in Confetti & Chaos as well as Sybil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.


Oliver Ford

Characters: Delboy / Uncle Albert

Oliver Ford

 

Oliver Ford is a fanatical fan of classic British sitcoms and the great era of Hollywood comedy from the ‘20s and ‘30s. He has been an actor for nearly 20 years having graduated from East 15 Acting School. In that time he has never stopped working, appearing in films, TV shows, in over 40 ads and on the West End stage.