Nicky Diss

Nicky Diss

Nicky trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. Her credits include The Just So Stories (Pleasance, Edinburgh), The Railway Children (Image Musical Theatre), Jim Cartwright’s Two (Dispense Theatre), Arthur of Camelot (The Place Theatre, Bedford), Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet (Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon), A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sense and Sensibility (Chapterhouse Theatre Company), Theatre Uncut 2012 (Theatre Delicatessen).

Nicky recently founded Open Book Theatre Company, dedicated to staging literary adaptations in libraries. She produced and starred in their inaugural production of Dracula in libraries across London in October 2013 and their adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is currently in development. In the mean time...a bit of Kipling!

Emma Manley

Emma Manley

Emma trained at East 15 Acting School. Her theatre credits include The Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre, LOST Theatre and The King's Head), Young Vera Brittain in The Last Post, (Bath Theatre Royal) and Salome in The Tragedy of Mariam.

Emma's musical theatre credits include The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Lou in Girlfriends and Herb in Godspell, for which Emma received a nomination for Best Female in the Off West End Awards, all for All Star Productions at Ye Olde Rose & Crowne Theatre.

Emma is also a freelance LAMDA Exam tutor for the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.

Jo Wickham

Since graduating from East 15 Acting School, Jo has appeared as The Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors (Principal Theatre Company), The Just So Stories in both Edinburgh and London casts (Red Table Theatre), Maria in Days of Hope (All Star Productions), The Queen of Rats Dick Whittington (Principal Pantos) and Councillor Judith Taylor The Murder Council (Tab A Productions).

Her short film credits include, Sharon in Tearaway (Erin Mochan), The Headteacher in Hitler and Henry VIII (Shoreline Pictures) and Young Mum in Sunny Boy (Screen East).

TV credits include Francesca Wriggly-Summers in comedy pilot Unleashed (Lumino Films) and also The Charismatic Man, a film written and directed by Jon Ronson, which will be on Sky Arts in May 2014.

Charlotte Worthing

Charlotte WorthingCharlotte trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Her theatre credits include The Just So Stories (Pleasance, Edinburgh), These Trees are Made of Blood (BAC), The MiniaturistsWord:Play4 and The Occupied Times (The Arcola), Power, Glory (The BikeShed Theatre), PLAYlist, Festopia (Theatre503), Liquorice and Smoke Rings (The New Wolsey), Ripper (Wilton’s Music Hall). 

Charlotte's TV and Film credits include Souljacker (Contrazoom) and Junk Mail (BBC1).

Her radio work includes Drama series Chain Gang and The Private Patient (BBC Radio 4 & 7). Charlotte also records audio books for RNIB. 

Louise Gregory

Louise GregoryLouise works as a freelance stage and production manager, lighting and sound designer.  She has toured with The Unfolding Sky (Dora Frankel Dance), Letter to My Father/Crush (Appetite Dance), Rihla: The Journey of Bellydance (Tarab Dance) and Company (Farnes Productions).  

As a lighting designer her credits include HEART, Silk, FLOCK and FOUND (ZENDEH), Dissolve (Awkward City) and To Freedom’s Cause (GMDT).  

She was Production Manager for Whistle Down the Wind (Music in the Minster).

She also writes and directs interactive murder mysteries with her company, Mystery, Inc., and recently directed a comedy play about the religion of Dr Who, Blue Box Messiah.

Rafe Beckley

Rafe Beckley

Rafe's directing credits include Picasso is Coming…Ce Soir (St James’ Theatre Studio, London), The Just So Stories (King’s Head, Pleasance Theatre and tour), Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Pleasance Islington), Lear and his Daughters (King’s Head), Kitty and Damnation and Hans Christian Andersen’s Dark Tales (Giant Olive) and The Duchess of Padua and Pythagoras Smith (Pentameters).

Rafe has also taught and directed at the East 15 Acting School, the Northern Film School, and the Colchester Institute.

He is currently writing a book on the methodology of Open Book Theatre Management, which will be published later this year.

Kelly Golding

Kelly GoldingKelly studied an MA in Creative Producing at Birkbeck. She has an extensive background in broadcasting having worked with ITV and BBC.

Producing credits include Sex, Lyres & Audiotape (Edinburgh), working with live performance artist Rhyannon Styles on Angel Cake and Style's Saturn Returns (CPT) and The Just So Stories at LOST Theatre and Edinburgh.

Kelly has also worked with Fuel Theatre on several productions including Melanie Wilson’s Autobiographer and Belarus Free Theatre’s Minsk 2011 and with Curious Directive as Assistant Producer on Olfactory, Your Last Breath and After The Rainfall, Edinburgh.

Jennifer Hazel

Claire ChildsJennifer has worked as a performer, teacher, composer and music director in Boston and London.  Music directing credits include Sweeney ToddInto the Woods, Seussical, Amahl and The Night Visitors and numerous Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

In addition to arranging the music for The Just So Stories, her original theatre and dance scores have been heard in places such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Mimetic Festival and Resolutions Festival at The Place in London.  Jennifer regularly performs and teaches in London, as well as working as an artist with Oval House’s Demonstrate programme for young people with special needs.

Claire Childs

Claire ChildsClaire's theatrical lighting design credits include The Barrier (Park Theatre), Picasso is Coming...Ce Soir (St James Studio), Killing Roger  (Little Angel Theatre and on tour), Venus/Mars (The Old Red Lion Theatre and Bush Theatre), Blavatsky's Tower (Barons Court Theatre), The Girl With No Heart (Bedlam Theatre and on tour), Magnyfycence (Hampton Court Palace), A Midsummer Night's Dream at Glamis Adventure Playground, Spare (New Diorama Theatre) and Blue Fence (Pleasance Theatre). 

Claire was the lighting designer for the dance production NowHere at various UK theatres, and for Blood, Guts & Gore at Fairfield Halls.

Her website is

Ele Slade

Ele SladeEle is a set and costume designer / maker, and an experienced facilitator of theatre in education, and theatre for social engagement.

Designing for a variety of performance contexts, settings and styles, Ele employs both traditional and devised design processes. Her work is rooted in interactivity and collaboration. 

Recent designs include The Door (The Park), Sea of Stories (Staithes, site specific/community), The Cow Play (Ed Fringe), The Importance of being Earnest (Brighton Fringe), The London Cuckolds (The Pleasance, London).

Alongside The Just So Stories, her current productions are: The Final Revelation of Sherlock Holmes (The Pleasance, London), Life on The Refrigerator Door (The Yard), Splinters R&D (Ovalhouse), The Happiness Factory (Whitby)

Hannah Broadway

Hannah BroadwayHannah Broadway is an illustrator and designer.

Hannah likes drawing. She also likes playing second hand board games, eating marmite, the colour red, jewellery, a good pen, Felix & Ursula, mooching around junk shops, being read to, dancing in the kitchen and making lists! 

She has been working as an illustrator for over a decade, with a range of clients from the NHS to Bristol University to Bloomsbury Publishing, she has illustrated 5 picture books, designed t-shirts for Mild West Heroes, done a big old mural for the harbourside, 'popped up' with Made in Bristol twice before & knows just how lucky she is to do a job she loves!

Hannah lives in Bristol where she is learning to grow vegetables, trying to get better at cycling up hills and continues to enjoy making it up as she goes along!

Mafalda Cruz

Mafalda CruzMafalda Cruz is a creative artist specializing in theatre, film and performance arts. 

Originally trained in Fine Arts - Sculpture, she is currently based between Oporto and London after finishing an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice - Scenography at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Over the course of her career she has worked in a wide variety of disciplines including set design, film, illustration, sound, animation, sculpture and photography examples of which can be found on the following website:

Giles Golding

Giles GoldingGiles is a professional photographer and web designer.  His company GilesG Photography, specializes in portraiture and events

He is Head Photographer for the events companies Showmasters and Massive Events.  Giles has shot a variety of cult legends and celebrities including Joan Collins, Leslie Nielsen, Buzz Aldrin and David Hasselhoff.