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CAST

JAMIE BROWN
as Harry Clasper
A Gateshead lad, Jamie trained at Bretton Hall and has worked extensively across the UK since 2006. Highlights include originating the roles of Harry Clasper (Hadaway Harry - Theatre Royal, London, NE tour) and John Simpson Kirkpatrick (The Man and The Donkey - Customs House) for which roles, he was named Performing Artist of the Year at the Journal Culture Awards in 2016. Other Waugh plays Jamie has starred in include Mr Corvan's Music Hall and The Great Joe Wilson.
Most recently he starred as Jack Ford in the stage premiere and subsequent revival of When The Boat Comes In. Other Customs House appearances include John O’Brien and Charlie MacFell in Catherine Cookson’s The Fifteen Streets and The Cinder Path respectively (ION Productions/Customs House), whilst further regional credits include James Bradford (The Fighting Bradfords, Durham Gala), as well as Victor Rainbird (Rainbird: Tragedy of an Artist) and Pvt. Henry Stevens (Death at Dawn) with Cloud Nine Theatre Company. 

Elsewhere, he has done stints with
Warner Brothers, BBC, and the Royal Opera House amongst many others - in roles ranging from Hamlet right through to Scooby-Doo - as well as gaining acclaim as a director (Geordie the Musical, The Butcher’s Bill), and being longstanding associate member of award-winning 1623 Theatre Company. Full info and credits can be found at www.jamiebrown.org.uk

CREATIVES

ED WAUGH
Writer

Since starting off in 2002 with his writing partner Trevor Wood, Ed has either co-written or solo-penned 20-plus plays, 12 comedy Laffalang shows, three Joe Wilson Nights and sketches for Sunday for Sammy (The "Geordie Royal Command"). The duo also won "Best Comedy" screenplay award for The Liquidator at the New York-based Gotham Screen International Film Festival.

 

A co-writer of international hits Dirty DustingWaiting For Gateaux and national successes The RevengersSon of Samurai and Maggie's End, Ed's solo work includes North East hits Dracula: Die Laughing (2014, which was the first play at the Whitby Goth Festival), The Accidental Activist (2015),  Mr Corvan's Music Hall (2017), The Great Joe Wilson (2018) and the forthcoming Carrying David (2019).

 

Ed's solo play, Hadaway Harry, premiered in 2015 and subsequently played to sell-out audiences in London, before returning to sell-out shows at Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2017, making it the fourth show he has had at the North East's most prestigious theatre (the others are the co-penned Dirty DustingWaiting For Gateaux and Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather).

 

Due to the successes of  Mr Corvan's Music Hall and The Great Joe Wilson, he is producing The Great Geordie Songbook at Sage Gateshead in November 2019. 

ALISON ASHTON
Set Design
ALISON STRINGER
Costume Design
ALISON McGOWAN
Puppet Design
VON FOX PROMOTIONS
Producers
Von Fox Promotions are a media and promotions company from the North East. Comprising Richard Flood and Sophie Teasdale, Richard has over 30 years experience in theatre and project management, and Sophie is a celebrated photographer having recently been rewarded by the Royal Shakespeare Company for her theatre photography. 
Von Fox specialise in promoting artists, shows and companies through the media of video, photography, social media and graphic design. The company also manage local artists, most recently Jarrow born singer-songwriter 
MXYM.
Details can be found at www.vonfoxpromotions.com