Written by: Nathan Hardwick
Directed by: Pollyanna Newcombe
Pollyanna is a fierce proponent of theatre’s ability to interrogate, illuminate and decipher the world we find ourselves in. She is currently directing the world premiere of Homo Superior for a new writing festival curated by Peter James CBE as part of a one year Masters in Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Other recent directing credits include Mother Teresa is Dead and Leave The Tape Running. She has assisted on As You Like it directed by Jane Moriarty, The Music Man directed by Adam Welsh and a Soho Theatre Showcase. Pollyanna has also previously directed: Shakers; The Bath; and devised physical theatre pieces Your Country Needs You and A Battery Shelled. Pollyanna previously worked in high-end financial services for 5 years, which has significantly influenced her artistic agenda; she graduated from the University of Oxford in 2012 where she read Economics & Management.
Marcus graduated from the University of Southampton in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree in English. During his time there he was heavily involved in the university theatre group, acting and directing in contemporary and classical plays and writing his own work. He has directed at the Edinburgh Fringe and his first fell-length play will appear at the Camden Fringe this August. He is approaching the end of an MA in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and is currently rehearsing a piece of original writing that will premiere in June.
Marcus started acting professionally in 2013, training with Method Acting London. His theatre credits include Trevor Nunn’s ‘Wars of the Roses’ at the Rose Theatre and Rufus Norris and Jeremy Deller’s ‘We are here because we are here’ with the National Theatre. Film credits include ‘The people Craig Abigail knows’ Directed by Jacob Spring and ‘Farming’ directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Rosie-lea Sparkle graduated from Bristol UWE with a first class honors in Drama with Creative Writing, during her time in Bristol she performed and produced new writing and was part of a University new writing theatre company. Rosie was a member of the National Youth Theatre where she gained the opportunity to perform around the UK including the Hay Festival. She's currently a student at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, on the MA performance (acting) course, performing in a range of published plays and new writing.