Edie Campbell, founding member of LynchPin. Training: Guildford School of Acting. Favourite roles include: Henry V/Prince Hal The Wooden O; Elsa, Road to Mecca; Célimène, The Misanthrope; Rosie, Dancing at Lughnasa (Riverside Theatre, Iowa); Bess, Abundance; Me, HIM (University of Iowa Theatres); Emily Stilson, Wings (Liar’s Theatre); and Alison, Look Back in Anger (Pegasus). Edie co-founded LnchPin Productions and continues to perform its two one-woman plays, Emily Dickinson & I and Cloning Mary Shelley on two continents and within the UK.
Jack Lynch, director, founding member and Artistic Director of LynchPin and was instrumental in starting ScripTease. Training: The Naropa University, Boulder (BA) and University of Iowa (undergraduate and MFA). He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama, Greenwich University, Guildford School of Acting, and Guildford College. Co-wrote Emily Dickinson & I, the journey of a portrayal, and Cloning Mary Shelley (with and for Edie Campbell); Consider This… (employing stories from The Forgivenness Project; You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret. Jack is currently working on reworking his screenplay into a playscript of the gothic novel The Monk, by Matthew Lewis. He is an active member of WriteOne, a local scriptwriters group.
Kate Napier (pending update)
Suzanne Parke, voice cover for LynchPin. Training: as an actor at the Drama Studio London and received her Master in Voice at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Suzanne does extensive voice over work for radio, television and film and is currently head of voice at the Performance Preparation Academy, Guildford. Her New York acting credits include Starstruck, Slaves of Slapstick, and Whores of Heaven. She has toured Europe with physical theatre companies Marquis Studios and Mastfor II. Her London credits include True West and Conceived in Sin. Her work as a voice coach includes The Laramie Project, Animal Farm, The Way to Keep Him, The Women of Lockerbie.
Elisabeth Tooms studied law at Oxford University and was involved in student theatrical productions. Directed fringe productions, touring in the UK and overseas. Changed direction to work for a City of London law firm. Returned to theatre work, taking commissions as director, stage manager and lighting designer. Stage managed Cloning Mary Shelley and Emily Dickinson and I for Lynchpin’s One-bi-One as well as LynchPin’s MainStage productions of The Women of Lockerbie, Consider This…, and Old Abe, which she also directed. Elisabeth is the Stage Manager and Lighting Designer for Intermission Theatre at St Saviour’s in London.
Oliver Church trained in Acting at the Guildford School of Acting and was a finalist in The Actors Centre’s Alan Bates Award in his graduating year. He first worked with Lynchpin in 2013 as part of Scriptease and has happily returned time and again. Theatre credits include: Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (This Is My Theatre), Prince Edward in Richard III (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Kevin Needleman in The Same Deep Water As Me (GSA). Film credits include: Mark Black in Face 2 Face (Jonathon Crewe), Paul in The Art Of Apology (The Mock-U-Men). https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/0931-6726-934
Katie Crooks: After her first degree in Music, Katie has taught singing for the last twelve years, trained in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, worked professionally as an actor-musician and returned to GSA in 2012 to train on the unique PoVaS (Practice of Voice and Singing) MA course. Katie is a freelance voice, accent and singing coach for professional theatre companies, she coaches voice and presentation in the corporate world and teaches both voice and singing privately and for a number of drama schools including GSA, Laine Theatre Arts and Hurtwood House. She also continues to work as a musical director and actor and regularly performs with LynchPin’s Artifice and ScripTease. Recent Roles include Mrs Lovemore in The Way to Keep Him (Artifice) and Ada in Immortality (ScripTease).
Matthew Curnier trained with The Actor’s Company at the London Centre for Theatre Studies. He graduated in 2008 and joined the LynchPin family through Artifice in 2013. He is proud to be part of this repertory company and has performed in Lover’s Vows and Austin’s Artifice, as well as 8 the play for ScripTease. Other theatre credits include: Arkaduisz in My Brother’s Country (The Lowry), Mac in Old MacDonald (UK Tour), Platoon Sergeant in Death at Dawn (Global Premier), Frederick in Carrie’s War (National Tour), Hugo in I Found Her In A Bath Of Blood (Theatre503), Max Deems in Follies (Yvonne Arnaud), Patrick in Treats (Soho Theatre), Gustl Wahl in Undiscovered Country (Charing Cross Theatre). https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/0451-3492-6265
Andrew Hopkins graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2004 as the Sean McGrath scholar. He went on to work in musical theatre as both an actor and musician. He played Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer at Hampton Court Palace in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex and then went on to play Herr Von Cuckoo in The Gingerbread Man. Other professional credits have included Allsop in Clive Barnes’ two-hander play Nobody Here But Us Chickens in Bristol. Andrew is a regular reader for LynchPin’s ScripTease series, most recently appearing as Oscar Wilde in Lynda Strudwick’s Immortality, and Noel Coward in Noel & Gertie. Television credits have included small roles in Doctor Who, Casualty and Double Yellow as well as a short contract for the a welsh language soap Pobol Y Cwm.
Cath Humphrys trained at The Actors Class, London 2014-15. Cath has performed in several ScripTease events. For Artifice she has played Lucy in The Rivals (Cafe Mila), Jane Austen in Austen’s Artifice (Stansted Park), understudy Widow Bellmour in The Way To Keep Him (Stansted Park). Other theatre credits include Sister James in Doubt, Mother in Aunt Dan & Lemon, Irene Ruddock in Talking Heads (all Mill Studio), Rosemary in Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Talking Heads 2 rehearsed reading (Cafe Mila) (all for Triple C Theatre Co.), Solange in Follies, Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music (both Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Mistress in Passion, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (both Mill Studio, Guildford), Elaine in original cast AM DRAM: A Musical Comedy (Electric Theatre), Sammy/ Doctor in Sunset Boulevard (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) (all for PH Productions). http://www.spotlight.com/3814-9084-8359
Ray Murphy trained at Guildford School of Acting on their MA Acting programme, winning the MA Acting Award and graduating with Distinction in 2013. Since 2014, Ray has worked closely with LynchPin and Artifice, performing in Lovers’ Vows, The Way To Keep Him, Austen’s Artifice , and multiple ScripTease events, which have included prominent new writing ventures such as Subsidence by Leighton Carter and Immortality by Lynda Strudwick. Other credits include: Psychic in Abduct (2015), Quince and Egeus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( Blenheim Palace), Bacchus, Erysichthon, and Hermes in Metamorphoses (Ivy Arts Centre). http://www.spotlight.com/733512703638
Claire Parker: Claire’s career began in West End Musicals as a child performer. She continued to work solidly as an actress for years on stage & television including a season at the National Theatre until leaving to have a family in France. There, she also ran a dance school, was a voice artist in Paris, created and ran a local business magazine and began writing plays, one of which has been performed professionally. Recently returned to the UK, Claire moved into the area and is thrilled to discover the creative hub of artists locally and particularly LynchPin Productions, for which her script Rotten Perfect had a ScripTease reading, and she read the role of Rose in Grapple.
Rowan Suart trained for the stage at Elmhurst Ballet School, Actors Centre, and Actors Institute. Since 1971 she has played diverse character roles professionally all over the UK in repertory and commercial theatre, television, radio, voiceovers, and roleplay. LynchPin MainStage: Hattie in The Women of Lockerbie (Electric Theatre); ScripTease: A Christmas Carol, The Rivals, Immortality, Sex, 8 the play, September 1968. Artifice: Villager in Lovers’ Vows (Chawton, Guildford, Bath), Lady Hunstanton in A Woman Of No Importance (Clandon Park). She also performs solo poetry/prose/play recitals, and writes/produces plays for interactive dinner entertainments. http://www.spotlight.com/9615-5644-1564
Jaymes Sygrove trained at GSA, graduating in 2008 with a first in Musical Theatre. For LynchPin Jaymes has appeared in many ScripTease readings including: Grapple, Subsidence, “8”, Keystone, Sex, and Immortality. Other credits include: Pish-Tush in The Mikado (WMTO), Alec in Shivered (The Place), Marley in A Christmas Carol (UK Premiere), Paulie in Coffin (Kings Head), Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Waltham (Rose & Crown), and the Greg Freeman plays Doig!, Beak Street, No Picnic, and Dogstar (Tabard). Film & TV credits: P.C. Sean in EastEnders (BBC), Tom in Fallen Angels (Mordue Pictures), Tempting Fates (Eye Film & Media), Unto A Good Land (Ross Barnwell). http://www.spotlight.com/7656-8944-0485
Gately Freeman, Helen Taylor, Laura Dymock, Susanne Robinson, Andrew Hodson, Priyanga Buford, Mairi-Clare Murphy, and Kate Matthews