We’re delighted to be bringing Deadpan Theatre‘s original musical Get Your Sh*t Together to the Landor Theatre this September, opening on Tuesday 15th. But while we know they’re all lovely folk, you haven’t had the chance to meet them yet – so here’s a look at the wonderful actors who make up this new British musical. For more info about the show, check out the Shrapnel website – you can buy tickets from the Landor now.
Mhairi is a member of the National Youth Theatre and has received a distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 Singing. She has performed in numerous productions at venues including Watch this Space Theatre Festival (Outside the National Theatre, Southbank) with NYT, The O2 Arena, London, Shepperton Studios, The New Theatre, Oxford, The Oxford Playhouse, Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, The Theatre at Radley, Oxfordshire, The Theatre at Headington, Oxford, and Oxford High School. Whilst at Bristol she performed in Trash (Anson Rooms), Litlive (PRSC), Carol, Black Comedy, White Comedy (Studiospace), Gaev, Cherry Orchard, (Wickham Theatre), Hag, The Masque of Queens (Wickham Theatre)and Tom Snout, Midsummer Night’s Dream (UoB). She is an auditioned member of The Bristol Suspensions (a cappella group) which include gigs at The Little Black Box Theatre, Be in Bristol, The Station, Zero Degrees, The Birmingham Conservatoire, and Edinburgh at Greenside.
Sylvie Briggs is currently a student at the University of Bristol, about to enter her final year studying English Literature. She has been a member of the National Youth Theatre since 2011. She has participated in a number of productions at the University of Bristol including the musical Cabaret and the Drama Society’s production of His Dark Materials Part I and II. She also played the part of Lady Bracknell in a university production of The Importance of Being Ernest, and was in the Falstaff Society’s Much Ado About Nothing. Get Your Shit Together is Sylvie’s first project with Deadpan Theatre, and her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Tom has been acting since the age of 9. In feature films he appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair, and as the lead opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Dummy. He has also appeared in Midsomer Murders and in James Joyce’s Exiles at the National Theatre. At theatres in Bristol he appeared as Emcee in Cabaret, Will Parry in His Dark Materials Parts I and II and Ernst in Spring Awakening. He also co-wrote and musically directed the comedy Spotted in the ASS Libary: The Musical. Tom recently spent a year in Barcelona, where he played Chip Tolentino in Jocular Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He is delighted to be working with Deadpan Theatre again after playing Frank in their previous comedy, Changing Partners.
Jonas studies Theatre and English (BA) at the University of Bristol. Prior to university, he performed as June in KCS Theatre Company’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of A Matter of Life and Death. In Bristol he has appeared in several productions; including Michael in The Pillowman, Roger in His Dark Materials: Parts I and II, and Joe in Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean. He has just returned from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, playing the part of Oliver Tate in Popcorn productions’ adaptation of Submarine. Jonas has performed with Deadpan Theatre before, playing Bruce in Just Before Sunrise at the Alma Tavern Theatre in Bristol, and is very excited to be working with them again.
Edward studied English (BA) at the University of Bristol. Edward has recently finished performing in the award winning sell-out run of TapTap Theatre’s two man play Captain Morgan (Parts 1&2) at the Edinburgh Pleasance Dome, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. The show has enjoyed previous success featuring for the BBC and has played in theatres such as the Arcola and Lyric Hammersmith theatres in London. Edward has been awarded an NSDF Acting Commendation for his performance in the show. Previously, in Bristol theatres Edward has performed leading roles in musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and the new 1945 Productions musical Take it Interns for which he was also awarded an NSDF Acting Commendation. Before studying at the University of Bristol, Edward played the role of Angelo in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.
Eliot has just completed her English degree at the University of Bristol. She co-wrote Low Tide in Glass Bay, Deadpan’s first production which premiered at the Alma Tavern Theatre in Bristol and went on to have runs at the Landor Theatre, the Underbelly (Edfringe 2014) and the White Theatre. She co-wrote a second play, Changing Partners which had a sell out run at the Alma Tavern Theatre before moving to the Rialto Theatre (Brighton Fringe 2015).
This year she was selected as a writer for the Bristol Old Vic New Writing Scheme. She worked with their Literary Producer to develop a short play, Specifics which was performed at the theatre in the Summer. This is Eliot’s second onstage role with Deadpan Theatre, having also played Bronnie in Low Tide in Glass Bay. She was also in a range of musicals and plays whilst at University, including Cabaret, Parade, NSFW and Hedda Gabler. She also performed in 1945 Productions’ Take It Interns at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013.
Katie is thrilled to be working with Deadpan Theatre again. Having previously been involved in their first production of Low Tide in Glass Bay at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, and Changing Partners in Bristol and at the Brighton Fringe this year, she is excited to be playing the part of “Annabelle” for the London run of Get your Shit Together. She has recently graduated from Bristol University with a BA (Hons) in Drama; whilst there she played roles such as Amy in Breathing Corpses, Angela in Abigail’s Party (Bellow Theatre) and The Duchess in Mercury Fur (To Be Announced Theatre company). This September she will be starting an MA in Acting at East15 Drama School.
Guy’s theatre credits include Thrill Me (The English Theatre of Hamburg), originating the role of Joseph in the new musical Out of the Lens (Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Waterloo East Theatre), The Tempest, (Waterloo East), Macbeth in The Curse of Macbeth (EdFringe), As You Like It (EdFringe and Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Buoy Wharf and Bridewell Theatre), Christopher and His Kind (The Space), Louis in Angels In America: Peretroika, Roger in Rent, Leo in The Producers, Waiting for Godot, ENRON (all ADC), East, The Last 5 Years (Corpus Playrooms). Guy has toured the East Coast of the USA and Europe as Claudio in Measure For Measure (also Jackson’s Lane), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice(The Cockpit) and KING LEAR (Tristan Bates). He is also a member of the London based Cabaret troupe DENIM (Arts Theatre, Glastonbury with Florence Welch and sponsored by Mac Cosmetics).