Amanda – Beverley Beck
A Dorset native, Beverley has been acting in the local area on and off for (and she can’t quite believe it) over 20 years!
Appearing with various local groups, including: The Bournemouth Shakespeare Players, B.O.A.T., Broadstone Players, Arena Theatre, BLTC and Castle Players, Beverley has played a variety of roles ranging from principle boy to Lady Macbeth.
Occasionally, Beverley gets paid to act and has appeared in Torchwood, Trollied, Sherlock, Da Vinci’s Demons, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Casualty, to name a few.
This is Beverley’s first Noël Coward play and first appearance with WAC and she is very much looking forward to playing the role of Amanda and spending the summer touring the Dorset countryside.
Sibyl – Marie Bushell
Marie has been acting since the age of six and in 2012 graduated from the ‘Arts University Bournemouth’ with a BA (Hons) degree in Acting.
In her final year at Uni she performed in several plays, with roles including Bertholde in ‘In Extremis’, Doreen in ‘Road’ and was asked to perform with the professional theatre company ‘Hoodwink’ on Brownsea Island celebrating the ‘National Trust.’
Since graduating Marie has performed as Pea in ‘Arena’s production of ‘Jerusalem,’ Thaisa in ‘‘Brownsea Open Air Theatre’s’ 50th anniversary production of ‘Pericles’, Louise in Bournemouth Little Theatre Company production of ‘There Came a Gypsy Riding’ and Magda in ImpAct Theatre’s production of ‘Neighbourhood Watch.’
Elyot – Jay Westaway
Jay has just graduated from Arts University Bournemouth and is very excited to venture into his first professional role as Elyot.
While at university he performed in Alan Ayckbourn’s Seasons Greetings and a production of Oh What A Lovely War.
He hopes that you thoroughly enjoy his portrayal of of Elyot and would like to thank his family and friends for their support and WAC for giving him this opportunity
Victor – Toby Trimby
Toby began exploring the world of Theatre at the age of 11, just after realising the imagined world of space was far safer than becoming an actual Astronaut.
He has been to outer-space many times as a result.
Having created work with a small group of Actors throughout school and college Toby studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Plymouth and Acting at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Some of the projects he has taken part in include; Time and the Conway’s, Mother Goose, Jack and the Beanstalk, We Will Rock You, the Black Veil and Aladdin and last year (2013) he was cast as Algernon in WAC’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Director – Lyn Richell
Lyn first became involved with drama in 1962 when she worked for a holiday camp and had to produce a weekly show with and for the holiday makers.
This was quite a challenge as, of course, you never knew what type of person would come to the weekly meeting wanting to perform at the end of the week.
Lyn has been a member of The Broadstone Players since 1969 both acting and directing (only seems like yesterday). She is Honorary Treasurer of the group, as well as being Vice Chairman and Trustee of the War Memorial Hall and Chairman of the Dorset Drama League.
She has appeared in and directed many plays over the years. The last performance Lyn gave was as a killer in ‘Dead Guilty’ and she loved it – so beware!!!!
The last play Lyn directed was the Broadstone Players centenary production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
Lyn and her late husband have been nominated and won awards in the Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards. Lyn is delighted to be Directing ‘Private Lives’ for WAC and feels she is extremely lucky to be working with such a talented cast and backstage crew.
Lyn hopes you enjoy the performance as much as she has enjoyed directing it.