by David Gieselmann

3-29 August 2011

Fools & Kings co-produced Mr Kolpert (by David Gieselmann, translated by David Tushingham) with New Symposium Productions for this summer's Edinburgh Festival. The production ran for the full festival at C-Soco Studios in August Street, at 6.40pm from the 3rd to the 29th of August. It was directed by Will Maynard, produced by David Dowling, and comprised of a cast of five.

Director Will Maynard

Producer David Downling

Exec Producer Jack Sain

Designer Rachel Beaconsfield Press

Production Manager Calum Docherty


trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alongside his role in MR KOLPERT, he is currently playing Wilbur Wright in THE WRIGHT BROTHERS for the Oxford Playhouse. Earlier this year he played Oberon in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Horatio in HAMLET, both for the Guildford Shakespeare Company. Other recent work includes Thomas Becket in MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL at the Oxford Playhouse, Lewis Carroll in PHANTASMAGORIA for Guildford Electric, James in TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN for Manchester Library Theatre, Fabian in TWELFTH NIGHT  and Borachio in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Harrogate. He also worked on THERESE RAQUIN at the National Theatre and was in HELEN at Shakespeares Globe in 2009. He was winner of the 2006 Michael Bryant Verse Speaking Award. 

Rosie's theatre in the last year includes: AT FIRST SIGHT (UK tour, Latitude festival); ANTIGONE (Southwark Playhouse); TAMING OF THE SHREW (tour to Japan); MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL (Oxford Playhouse Productions); PENALTY & DOING THE DEED (Old Red Lion); BRIDGES AND BALLOONS (The Good Human Studio); FATAL EXCUSES (The Dixon Studio). Film includes: TIMERS (Ben Cousens); LOOKING FOR MARILYN (Channel 4, 3 minute wonder); IN PASSING (BBC HD). From September, Roseanna will be on the 2 year acting course at LAMDA. 

Olly graduated from Drama Studio London (2 year course) last year, where he took part in the SAM WANAMAKER FESTIVAL at Shakespeare's Globe, playing Richard III, and played the Maniac in his graduation production of ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST. Since graduating he has appeared in THEATRE SOUK (Theatre Delicatessen), THE DEVIL IS AN ASS (White Bear), The Time Out recommended WARD NO. 6 (Camden Peoples Theatre) and HENRY IV PART 1 VI (The Rose Bankside) He is also a regular speaker at storytelling events, and is a working artist and scriptwriter.

Fran trained at Drama Studio London and graduated in July last year. Whilst training she played Cleopatra in ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA, Viola in TWELFTH NIGHT and numerous roles in Moira Buffini's LOVE PLAY. Since leaving her theatre credits include a UK tour of BREAKFAST WITH EMMA by Faye Weldon and MARY ROSE, a ghost story by J.M Barrie. She has also worked on a number of short films, most recently THE END for Film Four. Francesca was at the fringe a few years ago with Strindberg's THE FATHER and is very excited to be back again this year!

Phil completed the acting foundation Course at the Oxford School of Drama in 2007, and has worked professionally in film, television and theatre within companies that include the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC. At present Philip is nearing the end of a degree in Social Anthropology at St Andrews University with a view to returning to theatre upon completing his studies.

JAMES CORRIGAN - Pizza Man (alternate)
James' previous roles include Stanley in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Odysseus in THE ODYSSEY (both at the Oxford Playhouse), Benedick in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Dakin in THE HISTORY BOYS, Adam in PARADISE LOST, Melchior in SPRING AWAKENING at the Camden Peoples Theatre, Lorenzo in THE SPANISH TRAGEDIE, Demetrius in THE DREAM, Dave in SOME VOICES, and Royce in THE NIGHT HERON amongst other credits.

Nominated for Best Actor twice in his three years studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, James also directed BENT by Martin Sherman. He is a member of ONEOHONE Theatre Company, and will also be performing with them at C Venues as well as MOJO by Jez Butterworth at Zoo Monkey House. James has just accepted a place at LAMDA starting in September.

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