The actors

Suzanna Hughes

Characters: Lynne and Marge

Suzanna Hughes

 

Suzanna joined ITI in 2012, to play Sybil in ITI’s Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and has performed that role all over the world, from Australia and Dubai, to Belgium and Malaysia, Edinburgh Fringe and London's West End. She started playing Lynne/Marge in 2017, also acting as assistant director, and is part of the cast for ITI’s new show, Pamela’s Palace. Previous credits include the worldwide launch of Hitman – The Video Game, Sky 1's Thorne, Channel 4's My Mad Fat Diary, the US TV drama Suspicion, and numerous theatre, commercials, voiceover work and corporate films. She especially loves accents, character work and comedy.


Danielle Briers

Characters: Kate, Val, Vicky

Danielle Briers

 

Originally from the West Midlands, Danielle moved to London to train at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Since graduating in 2013 she has been involved extensively with Kinetic Theatre Company, touring theatre for young people around the Midlands, the South East and the Isle of Wight. Alongside acting, Danielle also has an aptitude for directing and has led several educational plays for young people and people with learning difficulties. Danielle is also a great singer, as well as an ardent fan of devised and immersion theatre. As part of the show since the start, she has won 5-star reviews in London’s West End, Australia, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe, and Raffles Singapore. She also plays Sybil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.


Nerine Skinner

Characters: Vicki, Kate, and Val

Nerine Skinner

 

Nerine trained at The Brit School and then Arts Educational Schools. She has worked in many different areas of the industry; recent credits include seven musicals and two plays on a P&O cruise ship; The Songs of our Lives (Garrick Theatre, London); and The Genie of the Ring in Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse). She is also part of a comedy duo called Franks and Skinner (the name with the agreement of the great man!!); as part of that, Nerine has worked with Slung Low as a Russian Cossack Dancing Frog Tamer, been a clown compere for shows at Rich Mix, and won 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 for their premiere show Franks and Skinner Presents: Myself and Myself. Most recently they have recorded TV pilot episodes for CBBC. She joined ITI in 2017, specifically to play Kate/Val/Vicky in Confetti & Chaos, and now also performs in Pamela’s Palace.


Emma Packer

Characters: Lynn & Marge

Emma Packer

 

Emma has been writing and developing characters for 10 years. She has taken two shows to Edinburgh Fringe and won Best Female Act at the Camden SOLO Festival in 2013 and 2014. She recently graduated from the Criterion Theatre writing programme. Emma’s last play, ‘CTRL+ALT+DELETE’, was long-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Emma is currently writing a mockumentary in which she also performs; it will be on your TV screens in 2019. Edinburgh Fringe 2018 was Emma’s first appearance for ITI, appearing as Lynn / Marge in Confetti & Chaos.


Laura Sheppard

Characters: Lynn & Marge

Laura Sheppard

 

Laura is from South Yorkshire and trained at the Rose Bruford College. Her theatre work is extensive, most notably including Dinner Ladies and Dinner Ladies, 2nd Helpings (No.1 Tours/DGM), the original touring adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's highly acclaimed children's novel Double Act (Polka Theatre/Watershed), the revival tour of the Broadway musical I Do! I Do!, and the national touring production of Whistle Down The Wind (Bill Kenwright Ltd). Laura also provided vocals for the award-winning animated feature, Don Quixote (BBC/HBO), and performed in a one-woman show of songs from Broadway musicals, Songs From Shows. For ITI, Laura also performs as Sybil in Faulty Towers Dining Experience, touring the UK, Ireland and Australia; she performs regularly in that show’s London West End residency.


Bethany Smith

Characters: Vicki, Kate, and Val

Beth Smith

 

Beth is a mezzo-soprano belter, with a particular interest in contemporary musical theatre. She studied musical theatre at the Colchester Institute, before moving to London to complete her training and to study for her MA at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits while training include Beth in Merrily We Roll Along, Alexandra Spoffard in The Witches of Eastwick, and Alice Fisher in Billy the musical. Since completing her training, Beth has been working on the ITI admin team, but is excited to get back to her first love: acting. Performing in Confetti & Chaos is her first interactive acting role – and her first professional one too! We’re excited to have her on board.


Karina Garnett

Characters: Lynn & Marge

Karina Garnett

 

Karina Garnett graduated from Middlesex University where she trained with John Wright. Since then she has had a varied and exciting career touring with theatre companies all over the UK, Ireland, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Egypt and Singapore. She has performed mask theatre with Trestle and Strangeface, brought to life children's classics such as The Gruffalo and Room on The Broom with Tall Stories, and worked extensively with Young Vic-based performance and installation company Fevered Sleep. Karina is also a puppeteer and has worked with theatre-rites, Blind Summit, Polka, Indefinite Articles, The Little Angel, RSC, The Globe and Scratchbuilt productions. For ITI, Karina has been playing Sybil in Faulty Towers Dining Experience since 2012, and in that role has won 5-star reviews in Denmark, Europe and Australia, as well as at Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s West End.

Ben Hood

Characters: Ricky and Ray

Ben Hood

 

Ben trained at the University of Salford. His theatre work includes lead roles at Salford's Lowry Theatre, Manchester's Library Theatre and The Dance House. Now based in London, Ben works predominately in theatre, most recently in a tour of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, playing 10 characters. Other work includes the role of Jason in Medea at the UK International Physical Theatre Festival. Ben works extensively in interactive theatre, both in the UK and internationally for companies such as Heritage Arts and Bearded Kitten, and on advertisements for Bacardi and 3 Mobile. He has been a performance director for Secret Cinema, has performed for BBC afternoon radio plays, appeared in BBC 1's Doctors, and is a festival entertainer for Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury.


Jack Baldwin

Characters: Ricky and Ray / Marvin and Will

Jack Baldwin

 

Jack read classics at Kings College London then trained at LAMDA, and he has a wealth of experience in film, radio, theatre… even opera! His most notable recent TV was The Rochdale Pioneers, an acclaimed documentary about the Co-operative movement. Also on film/TV: Henry IV part I, A Political Life, and the forthcoming 'Coldfall'. Theatre credits include The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Mischief Theatre), Henry V, Henry IV part I, Titus Andronicus, Pericles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Shakespeare Conspiracy, Comedians, Don Juan and What the Butler Saw. On radio and podcast, he’s done The Spiral Stair, Brasshead, and Last Stand, and in opera Tosca, Peter Grimes, and The Macropulos Case. He is also one third of sketch group The Expeditionary Force, and has been playing Basil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience since 2012, touring widely and appearing in London’s West End regularly.


Phil Oakland

Characters: Ricky and Ray

Phil Oakland

 

Phil spent 3½ years bent over for Mickey Mouse, playing quadruped Ed in Disney’s The Lion King, followed by stints as Timon, Zazu and the deliciously evil Scar. Other non-human roles include the King of the Trolls in Peer Gynt, a hob-goblin in a national tour of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and a tractor in These Things Do Happen for NTC (‘the most fun!’). He made his London West End debut in Les Enfant Terribles’ The Vaudevillains, originating the role of Gaston Garceau, the silent but deadly mime artist; the show went on to Edinburgh Fringe and sold out. Phil joined ITI in 2016, winning 5-star reviews as Manuel in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and as Ray/Ricky in Confetti & Chaos.


Otis Waby

Characters: Will and Marvin

Otis Waby

 

Otis is an Actor, Writer and DJ who trained at LAMDA. Recent theatre credits include Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), national tours of Roast (Hen & Chickens), and A Pool Hall at The Edge of The World and Woman In The Wall (Theatre 503), and a lot of Shakespeare. For TV, he’s appeared in The Job Lot Series 2 for Big Talk/ITV 2, and in I Shouldn’t Be Alive on Discovery Channel. Recent film credits include Art Is and Goddard & Others for New Troy Productions. Otis joined ITI in 2017.


Hayden Wood

Characters: Ricky & Ray / Marvin & Will

Hayden Wood

 

Hayden began his career working as an actor and composer at the Edinburgh Fringe with the critically acclaimed Belt Up Theatre. Since then he has worked as an actor all over the world. Credits include Chris in The Play That Goes Wrong (London’s Duchess Theatre); Richard II (Arcola/ Houses Of Parliament); Alice's Adventures Underground (Vaults); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Park Theatre); and The Bunker Trilogy (winner of the Bank SA Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2014). Fantastically in tune with physical comedy and silly moustaches, Hayden began playing Basil in ITI’s Faulty Towers The Dining Experience in 2017, winning 5-star reviews in London’s West End and on tour in the UK and Australia.