Kofi is from a small town called Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. Kofi trained in acting at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). In his third-year productions Kofi appeared in Noughts and Crosses playing Kamal Hadley and A Matter of Life and Death playing Bob. After graduating from LIPA in 2019 Kofi signed with Amy Ireson at the Narrow Road Company. In 2019 he was part of a small cast performing in a corporate event for John Lewis and Waitrose at Birmingham NEC. He recently was involved in a professional workshop called the Black Queer Actors Playground, led by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, here Kofi was able to be a part of a group of actors coming together to share their experiences and also R&D some upcoming LGBT+ pieces of work. Kofi is thrilled to be working with Creation Theatre for the next 6 months.
Dharmesh trained at hope street physical theatre school his theatre credits include: Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow/ Creation Theatre), Macbeth (Banquo and Witch/ Big Telly Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter/Creation theatre), A Belly Full (Ravi/ Theatre at the mill), Double Dealer (Careless/ Orange Tree), Loves Labours Lost (Berowne/ Globe Theatre) Midsummer Nights Dream (Lysander/ Lyric Theatre/ Filter), The Captive Queen (Morad/ Globe Theatre), Julius Caesar (Decius Brutus & Messala/ RSC), Anthony and Cleopatra (Philo & Ventidius /RSC), Titus Andronicus (Bassianus/ RSC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus/ Globe Theatre), Cymbeline (Soothsayer/ Globe theatre), The Tempest (Ferdinand/ Globe Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus/ Globe Theatre) East is East (Abdul/ National tour), Fever Dream Southside (Raj/ Citizens Theatre), Albion (Aashir/ Bush Theatre), England Away (Mo and Alf national tour), Too clever by half (Yegor Vassilitch Kourchaev/Manchester Exchange), the snow queen (kumar, trestle), king Lear (Edgar/ Cornwall, Rsc), Hamlet (Hamlet, Rsc), Comedy of Errors (Angelo, Rsc), As You Like It (Lord Amiens, Rsc), Romeo and Juliet (Gregory, Rsc), American Trade (Ragiv, Rsc), The Grain Store (Onisko, Rsc), Morte Arthur (Lucifer/Agravain, Rsc), Happy and Married? (Freedom Studios); Satyagraha (Improbable/New York); Beauty and the Beast (Lyric, Hammersmith); Satygraha (Improbable/ENO); Coast (Contact, Manchester); Too Close to Home (Lyric, Hammersmith and tour); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Octagon, Bolton); Slow Time (National Theatre); Silent Cry (Red Ladder Theatre Co.); The Happy Prince (Leicester Haymarket Theatre).
Television credits include: Casualty (Tariq Quasim/ BBC), Doctors (Ramprakash Mukherjee/ BBC), Casualty (Ravi/BBC), Ray’s Daze (shoter/ BBC)
Radio includes: Cooking by heart (London Boy), Love Boat (Sunil), Jefferson 37 (Patel), Silver Street (Arun Chauhan), Wimmy Road (Jamal).
Natasha trained at RADA. She is currently an artistic associate at Jermyn Street Theatre and a core ensemble member with The Faction. She co-founded Women@RADA which has staged over 70 gender balanced playreadings, two new writing nights at The Arts Theatre, and the industry’s first graduate showcase.
Directing credits include The Snow Queen (live online for Iris Theatre) The Merry Wives of Whatsapp (live online for Creation) The Time Machine (site specific at The London Library and then live online over Zoom for Creation) A Christmas Carol (live online for Guildford Shakespeare Company) The Last Fire Breathing Tunnel Digger, online as part of Telling Tales (Muck & Rumble – Oncom finalists 2020) Twelfth Night (Rose Playhouse) Rhino (King’s Head) Hilda and Virginia (Jermyn Street) and shorts performed at The Royal Court, Southwark Playhouse and Park Theatre.
As associate/assistant director credits include Romeo and Juliet (The Globe) The Comedy of Errors (RSC) A Little Night Music (Storyhouse) and Shirley Valentine (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds).
Directing work in drama schools includes Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night and Midsummer Nights Dream (RADA Shakespeare Intensive) Macbeth (ArtsEd) Midsummer Nights Dream (City Academy) and Our Country’s Good (Identity Showcase). Natasha is an associate text and acting tutor and Shakespeare Awards Examiner for RADA
Credits include Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, King Lear and The Snow Queen (Creation Theatre, Oxford) Love’s Labour’s Lost, Thy Eternal Summer, All That Glisters (Guildford Shakespeare Company) Dorian Gray (English Theatre Frankfurt) The Talented Mr Ripley [Offie nomination, best supporting actress] Romeo and Juliet, Joan of Arc, Dog’s Dialogue (The Faction at Wiltons Music Hall, Greenwich Theatre, New Diorama) The Mousetrap (West End) Roots (Nottingham Playhouse and tour) Ready Or Not (Kali Theatre at the Arcola and tour) Suitcase Stories (Sell A Door UAE tour) Relatively Speaking, Within The Gates (Frinton Theatre) Julius Caesar, Iphegenia (Colchester Mercury Theatre).
Credits include The Snow Queen (Iris Theatre) Sleepwalk (RADA Festival) and Check Mate (Mercury Studio Theatre/Camden Peoples Theatre).
Graeme is a co-founder of theatre companies Stan’s Cafe and The Resurrectionists. He has worked with companies including Red Shift, Talking Birds, Bodies in Flight, Imitating the Dog, KILN Ensemble, Theatre Absolute, Little Earthquake, Untied Artists, The Other Way Works, No Stone, and Coventry Belgrade. He recently turned a solo show Fred Jeffs: The Sweetshop Murder (co-prod. Birmingham REP / Black Country Touring) into a True Crime Podcast series.
Previous work with Creation includes the Jonathan Holloway adaptations of 1984 (as Winston), Don Quixote (as ‘Sam’) and The Time Machine (as The Computer).
Giles has been working as an actor and stage manager for more than a decade and in the last five years has moved into Production Management. His first production experience was as production manager for Pantomimes. Since then he has taken Sesame Street and The Little Big Club shows on international tours, and expanded his production management experience in the UK. He has now been production manager for 12 pantomimes in 3 different venues in Peterborough, Northampton and Scotland. He has worked on a theatre tour of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon for Northern Irish company Big Telly and has toured with Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. He works regularly for Creation Theatre on their site-specific shows in Oxford, London and now online. In addition to this he works in a number of local schools supporting young technicians and actors in their productions.
His website is www.gilesstoakley.com or you can follow him at @GilesStoakley
VIRTUAL: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice: A Virtual Theme Park, The Tempest (all Creation Theatre & Big Telly), The Shakespeare Solitaire (Guildford Shakespeare Company).
Annabelle has also appeared in The Barn Theatre’s Shakespeare in lockdown series ‘Bard from the Barn’.
OTHER CREDITS INCLUDE: Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Snow Queen, Peter Pan, Swallows and Amazons, Christmas Carol (Creation Theatre Company), The Tempest (Creation Theatre & Big Telly Theatre Company), Orlando (Event Horizon Theatre Company), Northanger Abbey (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & UK tour), Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well, She Stoops to Conquer (Changeling Theatre).
Annabelle is delighted to be part of the Digital Rep Company that Creation are pioneering and grateful to be performing during a such an uncertain time.