The actors

Danielle Briers

Characters: Stacey, Val, Vicky

Danielle Briers

 

Danielle is from the West Midlands and began acting and singing as a child. She has now been acting professionally for seven years. She originally trained at Sir Paul McCartney’s School for Performing Arts, LIPA, in Liverpool, before moving to London to study acting further at ALRA. Danielle joined ITI in 2015 as an original member of the writing team and cast of ‘Confetti & Chaos’, then known as ‘The Wedding Reception’. She was a cast member for the debut Edinburgh Fringe run and Australia tour and has enjoyed training new actors who have joined the team in recent years. Danielle has been playing the role of Sybil since 2018 and has since performed in ‘Faulty Towers the Dining Experience’ around the UK and Ireland.


Helen Colby

Characters: Lynn & Mel

Helen Colby

 

Helen trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and was awarded The Dame Judi Dench Scholarship Award. She appears in Confetti & Chaos from Edinburgh Fringe 2019, where she is also one third of the comedy vocal trio, The Dots. Helen’s theatre credits include: Bec The (M)Other Life (Workshop), Spite Beauty and the Beast (Salisbury Playhouse), Mrs Hopkins My Fair Lady (Teatro San Carlo), Mrs Pratchett Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Lead Vocalist at The Brick Lane Music Hall, Baguette Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Wakefield), Fairy Godmother Cinderella (Beck Theatre Hayes), Baroness Elberfeld The Sound of Music (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Anna The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Perfect Pitch Workshop), Dance Captain/Swing Sweeney Todd (Adelphi West End), Fairy Godmother/Wicked Stepmother Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Tabard), Ensemble/Cover Frau Schmidt/Sister Berte The Sound of Music (No. 1 Tour), Ensemble/Cover Sister Mary Patrick Sister Act (Original Cast - London Palladium), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), On That Note and Side by Side by Sondheim (The Tobacco Factory). Film, TV and Recordings include: Toxic Audiobook Narrator RNIB, Irene Call The Midwife Christmas Special 2017, Neal Street Productions, Policewoman The Chase, Vodafone, Company Consider Yourself (Test Shoot) Dir. Vadim Jean, BBC Films/Gold Circle and The MOB Film Company, Company London Road Dir. Rufus Norris, Cuba Pictures, Sweeney Todd London Cast Recording, Sister Act Original Cast Recording, The Royal Variety Performance filmed at The Opera House Theatre Blackpool.


Nerine Skinner

Characters: Vicki, Stacey, and Val

Nerine Skinner

 

Nerine grew up in East Grinstead and at 14 gained a place at The Brit School for Performing Arts, before studying Musical Theatre at The Arts Educational Schools in London. It was here that Nerine discovered her love of comedy and performing stand-up, before her acting career took her in other directions – pantomimes, devising wacky international immersive productions, working at sea for P&O, and dancing in Abu Dhabi. Her main focus now is comedy, and with Franks and Skinner she has devised and staged two 5-star shows, ‘Myself and Myself’, and ‘MindfulMess’, and has most recently been creating a comedy cabaret show called ‘The Dots’. Nerine has performed as Sybil Faulty since 2017, and also plays Stacey/Val and Lynn/Mel in Confetti & Chaos, as well as Marlene/Cassandra in Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience.


Laura Sheppard

Characters: Lynn & Mel

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. As Sybil Faulty, Laura has toured the UK, Ireland and Australia, and performs regularly in the show’s London West End residency. She also appears in ITI’s Confetti & Chaos.


Bethany Smith

Characters: Vicki, Stacey. 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.


Monique Lewis Reynolds

Characters: Lynn & Mel

Monique Lewis Reynolds

 

Monique has worked for over 20 years both on- and off-stage for various Australian musicals. On-stage, performance highlights include the musicals ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, plus a national tour with Artes Christi Australia of ‘The Jeweler’s Shop’, and appearing in their productions of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (as Lady Bracknell) and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. Off-stage, she has worked in production, wardrobe, and direction, and, in 2001, she was Associate Producer for ‘Simply Weill’ at the Sydney Opera House. Monique also releases her own albums, which sell internationally. Performing as Sybil Faulty since 2016, Monique currently tours Australia and Asia, she also plays Lynn and Mel in ‘Confetti & Chaos’.

Ben Hood

Characters: Ricky and Ray

Ben Hood

 

Ben trained at the University of Salford and works predominantly 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 in ads 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. With ITI, he wins 5-star reviews playing Manuel in ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’, and Ricky/Ray in ‘Confetti & Chaos’.


Jack Baldwin

Director; 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 credits include Mischief Theatre’s London West End award-winning productions of The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, in which he appeared from 2017 until summer 2019. Other theatre credits include Shakespeare tragedies and comedies, plus The Shakespeare Conspiracy, Comedians, Don Juan and What the Butler Saw. Recent TV/film credits include was The Rochdale Pioneers, an acclaimed documentary about the Co-operative movement; Henry IV part I, A Political Life, and the forthcoming 'Coldfall'. On radio and podcast, he’s done The Spiral Stair, Brasshead, and Last Stand, and in opera Tosca, Peter Grimes, and The Macropulos Case. Jack has been playing Basil in ITI’s Faulty Towers The Dining Experience since 2012, touring internationally and winning 5-star reviews all the way. He also directs Confetti & Chaos, performing in it too as either Ricky/Ray or Will/Marvin.


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 to play Will/Marvin in Confetti & Chaos.


Hayden Wood

Characters: Ricky & Ray / Marvin & Will

Hayden Wood

 

Hayden's theatre credits include Chris in ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (London West End) ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (London West End), Burke in ‘Burke and Hare’ (Watermill/Jermyn Street), Bagot in ‘Richard II’ (Arcola), Mad Hatter in the Olivier-nominated ‘Alice's Adventures Underground’ (Vaults), Dowitt in ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ (Park Theatre), Brennan in ‘The Owls Are Not What They Seem’ (Theatre Delicatessen), Sherlock in ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis’ (UK Tour), ‘The Bunker Trilogy’ (Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre 2014), ‘Girl With The Imagination’ (Greenwich Theatre), ‘Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty’ (Hawthorne Theatre), ‘The Boy James’, ‘Outland’, ‘Tartuffe’, ‘Lorca Is Dead’ (with Edinburgh International Festival award winners, Belt Up Theatre). For ITI, Hayden has won many 5-star reviews for his roles as Basil in ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’, and for Ricky/Ray in ‘Confetti & Chaos’. He also directs ‘Faulty Towers: A One Night Stand’.


Nicholas Richard

Characters: Ricky & Ray

Nicholas Richard

 

Nicholas is a Sydney-based performer with eight years’ professional experience across stage, screen, voice-over and stand-up comedy. He gained extensive experience in puppetry as the voice and puppeteer of Hoot the Owl on the ABC Kids' wrapper programme, ‘Giggle and Hoot’, from 2012 to 2017, as well as the voice and puppeteer of Nicky and Trekkie Monster in the Sydney Comedy Festival 2015 return season of ‘Avenue Q’. Among a number of independent film projects, Nicholas starred in the Australian comedy web-series ‘In Transit’ (T. Butler Productions), which won international acclaim and awards in 2013 at the Indie Soap Awards, LAWebFest and Marseille Web Fest. Nick joined ITI in 2018 to play Manuel in ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’, and now also plays Ray/Ricky in ‘Confetti & Chaos’.


Rebecca Fortuna

Characters: Stacey, Val, Vicky

Rebecca Fortuna

 

Rebecca holds a double degree in Law/Arts (majoring in Theatre and Drama) from La Trobe University. She has been performing since she was 7 years old and has trained at Stella Adler (LA), Q44 Theatre, Sixteenth Street and CPCA. She also has over 10 years’ vocal/acting/accent training with coach Suzanne Heywood, and singing with Darren Wicks of Total Voice Studio. Theatre credits include lead roles in touring productions of ‘Medea’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Messenger Dogs’, and the ‘ANZAC Centenary Road Show’. Other theatre credits include lead roles in ‘Gao Xingjian’s Weekend Quartet’ (VCA – Open Stage), Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’ (Q44 Theatre Co.), and Gordon Graham’s ‘The Boys’ (Nice Productions – Gasworks). Screen credits include lead roles in feature films ‘Nova Star’, ‘No Such Thing as Monsters’, plus guest roles on TV series: ‘Rostered On’ (Netflix & 7 Mate), ‘Utopia’ (ABC) and ‘Lowdown’ (ABC). Rebecca also runs Red Theatricals, an acting and performance school in Melbourne. Rebecca joined ITI in 2018 to play Sybil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and now also tours Confetti & Chaos.