Making Tracks #4

Meet the cast – part 1

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SUP’s production of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN arrives at NST Campus in Southampton, 22-15 January 2020. You can book here – tickets start at just £10


Chris Aland (Father, Doctor)

A longstanding member of SUP, Chris has acted, directed and worked backstage for the Photo 18-12-2019, 19 36 41company. His memorable role as General MacKenzie in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None last year culminated in his grisly death – in the audience.

Chris particularly enjoys the Totton Festival of Drama: in 2019 he appeared in Tennessee Williams’ And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, and he will return in 2020 in The Man On The Floor from Neil Simon’s London Suite. In December 2019 he played Father Christmas at Furzey Gardens for SUP/Minstead Trust.

Kerrie Brady (Phyllis)

Photo 18-12-2019, 20 14 00Kerrie joined SUP in 2017, deciding to return to acting a year after completing her A-level in Drama. She was immediately cast as the police detective in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Since then, she has appeared with SUP at the Totton Festival of Drama 2018 in Darlings, You Were Wonderful! and in A Jolly Sinister Jape at the Rose Theatre, Eastleigh. Kerrie is currently the SUP Secretary.

Jess Capes (Bobbie)IMG_4407

Jess trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Previous credits include working with alternative rock band Mallory Knox on a music video, as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and numerous parts in short films. For SUP, she suffered a shocking fate in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. At Totton Festival of Drama 2019, Jess won the Best Supporting Adult Player award for SUP’s Ghost Story.

Gavin Costigan (Old Gentleman)

Gavin Costigan’s first role for SUP was in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, in which he successfully managed to murder the rest of the cast each evening. His recent follow-up role as Billy in London Suite gave him the opportunity to channel his inner dodgy financial advisor. In The Railway Children, he seems to have no significant character flaws. There are two things you need to know about the Old Gentleman… and Gavin is both of these.

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Gavin (left) and Paul

Paul Cresser (Perks)

A member of SUP since 2010, Paul started acting in 1993, appearing as the Thunderbird ‘Brains’ in a pantomime. His favourite roles include Seth Starkadder in Cold Comfort Farm, Bob in How The Other Half Loves and Dirk in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Other highlights include ‘blink and you’ll miss him’ appearances in TV series Victoria and Albert, The Mayor of Casterbridge and EastEnders. Paul’s SUP production of And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens won the Technical Achievement at Totton Festival of Drama 2019.

Stefan Dimitrov (Butler, Perks child, Crowd/Passenger, Hound) 80465508_1308392902673272_7719644492638191616_n

Keen to learn more about theatre and the craft of acting, Stefan joined SUP a few months ago.

This is his first production with SUP. Stefan is also interested in learning behind the scenes.

Sarah Fergusson (Perks child, Hare, Crowd/Passenger)

Photo 18-12-2019, 19 49 26Sarah has been with SUP for three years, playing several widely-varying roles and learning a great deal behind the scenes. A brilliant prompt during rehearsals, her favourite and most notable parts for SUP include the fabulous Mrs Drudge in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, in which she ‘cut her teeth’ in comedy, and as Mrs Semple in Neil Simon’s London Suite, both at the Rose Theatre, Eastleigh.

Last December she played Mrs Christmas at Furzey Gardens for SUP/Minstead Trust.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at NST Campus, 22-25 January 2020 – matinee Sat 25th Jan

Book now: call 023 8067 1771 or click here

Tickets from just £10