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A Midsummer Night's Dream

NIK GRUNDISON will be appearing as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. This August, Theatre Space NE will be staging an outdoor production of Shakespeare's classic comedy at St Paul's Churchyard, Sunderland.

Shakespeare Tour

LISA O'HANLON is enjoying travelling the length and breadth of the country  to deliver the "Summer of Shakespeare" programme on behalf of Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation. 

New Headshots for Nik

NIK GRUNDISON has recently had some new headshots taken by Ste at Oak Photo


JULIE ROOT has been busy filming two commercials here in Manchester. The first filmed back in May was for BrewDog’s ‘Beer For All’ campaign. Cast by Martin Gibbons Casting. 

The second was filmed in July for National Express. Cast by Lee Mountjoy Casting, directed by Olivier Richomme for Fetch Films. 

Kat Lunney for Foxy Bingo

KATHERINE LUNNEY has appeared in the first of several Foxy Bingo adverts as part of a commercial campaign filmed back in March 2021.  Cast by Emma Stafford casting, directed by Cris Mudge at Chief Productions right here in Manchester. click the image to view!

Nik Grundison in Wild East

NIK GRUNDISON has been appearing in Wild East by April de Angelis, outdoor theatre, with theatre Space NE in May 2021 as Dr Grey, providing covid-safe entertainment across the North-East. 

One Day At A Time

MARY G HOOTON plays Julie in 'One Day At A Time' (Twelve Step Film Productions), which will be shown at the Brittany International Film Festival and Tokyo Lift Off Film Festival.

Ian Archdeacon as Baker

IAN ARCHDEACON is working for Virtual School Visits providing educational theatre experiences, appearing as the Baker in the Fire of London.

Happy Little Bunnies

STUART HOROBIN appears in Happy Little Bunnies now available to rent on Amazon Prime. A dark movie 'A psychotic, bunny-masked serial killer is on the prowl, carving up local perverts.' directed by Patrick McConnell. Click the image to watch the trailer.

Freyja Erickson in 'The Cliff'

Freyja has been filming a political satire called 'The Cliff' with Delcreth Productions.

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Moon Fish

Mary Gerardine Hooton continues filming for Moon Fish with Babydog Films this year. The script has been awarded a Finalist place in two international film festivals.​

Ian Archdeacon in Gym BS

Ian has been filming with 2b Acting, for a new online sitcom called 'Gym BS'. Available to watch on 2b Acting's 'In View' subscription service. 

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Sense and Sensibility

Mary Gerardine Hooton appeared as the ‘Narrator’ in Chapter 33 of Jane Austen’s  of ‘Sense and Sensibility’,  a marathon online live broadcast and arts fundraiser. This was her third readathon with Sun and Moon Theatre, also playing the ‘Narrator’ and ‘Mrs Weston’ in ‘Emma’ and the ‘Narrator’, ‘Mrs Bennet’ and ‘Charlotte Lucas’ in ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

Hand to Hand Combat

Mary and Julie Root were part of a cast of 45 who appeared in ‘Hand To Hand Combat’ written by Jayne Marshal and directed by Paul  Blinkhorn, a short film to raise awareness of Domestic Violence, a link to which is below.

Rebecca Fenwick in 18 Victoria

Rebecca Fenwick is joining the cast of 18 Victoria in the role of Catherine, a live performance directed by Julie Root for Root Branch productions.

16th June Lawrence Batley Theatre
17/18th June Harrogate Theatre. 

Julie Root in a Christmas Carol

Julie Root played The Ghost of Christmas Present in Lawrence Batley Theatre’s animated digital production of A Christmas Carol alongside Gyles Brandreth as Scrooge. "Kelsie Ross Weavill and Julie Root attack their roles as, respectively, Scrooge’s nephew Fred and the Ghost of Christmas Present with persuasive zeal." The Stage

Filming the trailer

Mary Gerardine Hooton has started filming the trailer for a new feature with




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The Waybackk 1966

September 30, 2020

Adam Speers appeared on the Thursday 1st October edition of the ITV Lunchtime news, in a promotional clip with Sir Geoff Hurst from the Virtual Reality film The Wayback 1966. The film created as a tool for carers of senior citizens with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, has been championed by Sir Geoff Hurst as the disease has greatly affected ex footballers from the 1966 squad due to the intense head trauma from heading heavy leather case footballs. The full promotional clip can be seen by clicking the button below.

A Night at the Musicals - Lockdown Edition

September 14, 2020

Nik Grundison produced and performed in an online version of her annual charity musical theatre concert, A Night at the Musicals. She is now putting together a mini Halloween version, A Fright at the Musicals, which will be released on 30th October on the YouTube channel RoyaltyTheatreOfficial.

’Tis not a year or two shows us a man'

September 30, 2020

Katherine Lunney performed as Emilia in TNT'S production of Othello, performing outdoors at castles in Europe.

Welcome Lisa Maguire

July 19, 2020

We're incredibly pleased to welcome Lisa Maguire to our team.

The Show Must Go Online!

April 03, 2020

Leo Atkin appeared in The Show Must Go Online's The Taming of the Shrew.


The Show Must Go Online is the creative brainchild of UK actor/director Rob Myles, who is supported by Sarah Peachey as Producer. They are both based in Glasgow, Scotland and are in the process of staging readings each week of Shakespeare’s entire canon of plays – in the order they are believed to have been written.

Congratulations to Mary Gerardine Hooton

March 30, 2020

Mary Gerardine Hooton has been cast in a film, more details to follow...

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