The New Year brings new blood to the Nuffeld stage
The cast of SUP’s upcoming AND THEN THERE WERE NONE includes new faces
When we auditioned and cast the show, we were pleased to welcome some exciting new talent to SUP Theatre Company.
In fact, the 10-strong cast is an almost 50/50 split, comprising five new or new-ish members alongside five longstanding players. This has made for a genuinely interesting dynamic within the cast, as old friends have come to blows in character – and new alliances are forged.
So, it’s in with the new…
Anna Hussey plays Mrs Rogers
Anna has mainly been working backstage for the last decade, specialising in costume since leaving university.
She returned to the stage in 2016 and is making her debut performing with SUP in this thrilling production, with a marvellous turn as the hectoring and put-upon housekeeper on Soldier Island.
Along with performing, Anna enjoys board games, sci-fi and fantasy TV/film and attending rock gigs. She also hopes to return to another of her university pastimes in the near future... skydiving!
Gavin Costigan is Justice Lawrence Wargrave
Gavin’s first public performance in 1972 received mixed reviews from the critics.
Some thought that a loud solo rendition of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” may not have been entirely appropriate for a Nativity play – and perhaps even less so since he was in the audience.
His acting skills have progressed since then, although sadly his singing is much the same. He has appeared in a variety of shows for different groups, and before the current production his favourite part was Charles Condomine in BLITHE SPIRIT.
Gavin is returning to the stage after a break from acting due a combination of work and children – but both of these are now somewhat more under control. His Wargrave is watchful and controlling. When not acting or trying to earn a living, he writes poetry, drinks whisky and walks up Scottish mountains, though not all at once.
Hannah Harrison plays Dr Elizabeth Armstrong
Hannah likes to think that her revolutionary gender swap makes her the TRUE first female Doctor!
She trained as a professional actress at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts alongside fellow cast member Jess Capes. After following her friend of six years to Southampton, Hannah decided that she had to go one step further and join SUP – to further annoy Jess with her constant company.
Hannah is also an avid snow globe collector and has a thing for pineapple shaped objects. Her Dr. Armstrong is a joy to behold.
Alex Mawers is Anthony Marston
Alex is a qualified accountant working at Southampton General Hospital. As his amoral playboy character in the show says – repeatedly and annoyingly – he’s a “triffic!” addition to the team.
He’s only just returned to acting and this will be his first stage performance since his GCSE performance of Alice in Wonderland in 2010!
Although not seen on stage with SUP yet, Alex did appear as the Inspector’s assistant at two SUP Murder Mystery Dinners in 2018.
Jess Capes plays Vera Claythorne
Jess trained at drama school with fellow cast mate Hannah.
She is very excited to be tackling this role alongside an amazing cast: if rehearsals are anything to go by, her performance in the climax of the play will have audiences on the edges of their seats.
Jess used to compete in ice skating, loves her brass music and once owned 13 gerbils!
Please remember to tell your friends, family and colleagues about the show – and don’t forget to book
SUP proudly presents Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at NST Campus theatre from Wed 23-Sat 26 January 2019 – tickets from just £10
Concessions and group bookings also available