Happy to be performing after a fairly lengthly break, Mark was once with the Canterbury Players and, for a brief stint, the Chilham Players, so our venue is familiar territory. Mark was an RAF technician, which took him to the Falkland Islands and Belize. He now runs the Whitstable Stove Shop.
MISTER EDDIE FITZGERALD
PLAYED BY MICHAEL AYRIS
A welcome addition to the Makeshift Players, Michael is a veteran actor on the Kent dramatics stage. He brings an edge and aggression to the character of Eddie that is not to be missed.
MADAM MARGOT FLANDERS
PLAYED BY JANE DANES
An early scholarship to RADA set Jane on her long career. An extremely talented and versatile actress, she has appeared in several lauded productions including Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. She also regularly appears in pantomime.
MISTER THOMAS PROST
PLAYED BY BRUCE PARTLETON
Bringing a beautiful elegance to the character of Thomas, Bruce has an excellent pedigree when it comes to the performing arts. Not content with just acting, Bruce has also written and directed two short films: Ivy and LOL.
MISS CECILE SMYTH MP
PLAYED BY JILL BEARUP
With a natural presence and talent for the stage, Jill has also appeared onscreen in several productions, including in the hit NerdQuest with Stuart Ashens. She also runs a highly subscribed YouTube account with an emphasis on media analysis for nerds.
MISS ELLEN TEWKESBURY
PLAYED BY JOANNA PRICE
The only person to appear twice on this list (and with good reason), Joanna has been in several productions throughout the years. She has lent her talents to such plays as The Boyfriend, Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music. Despite her experience with musical theatre, she also does rather well in speaking-only roles.
MISTER JACK WESTBROOK
PLAYED BY ERROL FLYNN
Errol Flynn (not that one) has spent a fair amount of his life onstage, but even more of his life off it. He has a background in theatrical sound and lighting. However, he has periodically trodden the boards in productions of Oliver!, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Hobbit and Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman.
MISTER HENRY FOXWORTH
PLAYED BY JULIAN WRIGHT
The thought of appearing onstage used to terrify Julian, a man more suited to sitting behind a keyboard creating plays than actually appearing in them. However, having written the sumptuous 1920s masterpiece that is Henry's Last Party, Julian was finally persuaded to make his onstage debut in the premiere of his own work.
Joanna has a long history of producing plays for the stage, and has worked her magic on Henry's Last Party with magnificent aplomb.
Backed up by a degree in Film Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury, she has made her vision for Henry's Last Party a reality.