The Shearing Gang production has been lucky enough to be joined by 5 brilliant professional actors. They have been in Cornwall rehearsing almost every day for the last two weeks in the run up to what promises to be a fantastic run of performances. Meet the cast below...
Claire Rammelkamp is an award-winning playwright and actress from Bristol. She studied English at Oxford University before training in the first all-female cohort of the National Youth Theatre. She is co-artistic director of Wonderbox and an associate artist of The Space Theatre. Her stage credits include Burn The Curtain’s ‘Company of Wolves’, Alice Knight’s ‘Ghost Dance’, and ‘A Womb of One’s Own’ which headlined the Playmill Festival at The King’s Head Theatre, Islington. TV and Film credits include Joe Aherne’s ‘B&B’ and the Amazon Prime Drama ‘The Looming Tower’. Claire will be starring in a revival of ‘A Womb of One’s Own’ at The Pleasance during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. She is excited to be part of a brand new creative adventure in The Shearing Gang.
Peter Watts. Peter trained at the National Youth Theatre. Recent work includes: The Heart of Winter (Watermans), ear for eye (Royal Court), Assassins (Pleasance), As You Like It, Night of the Barghest, Othello (York Theatre Royal), The Rain King (Harrogate Theatre), Journey’s End (MESH Theatre, Ypres), The Arrest of Anne Boleyn (Tower of London), Tales from Star City (King’s Head), The Soldier’s Tale (Sabotage), Rubber (Vaults), Alice in Wonderland, Journey’s End (Immersion / UK Tour), Mr. Kolpert (Lion and Unicorn), All Isn’t Lost (Theatre503), Where Nothing Arrives (Tristan Bates), State of Affairs (Camden People’s Theatre).
Bronte Tadman trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Theatre credits include: Daisy in Peppa Pig’s Adventure at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and UK and Ireland tour, Cinderella in Cinderella at Theatre Royal Winchester, Lady Macbeth at The Watermill Theatre, Elsie in Poppies at The Space Theatre, DJ in soundtrack Your Life at Theatre 503, Wendy in Peter Pan at The Watermill Theatre, The White Queen in Wonderland at The Union Theatre, The Other Woman in The River, Edinburgh Fringe. Television credits include: Call The Midwife, BBC. Radio credits include: Young Mary in Road to Loutrec, BBC Radio 4. Film Credits include: Alice in “Frankfurt”, Brodrick Productions Charlie in Still Love dir by Jenet Le Lacheur. Commercial credit: Croft Twist. Whilst training Bronte played Cleopatra at The Globe Theatre, as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival and received the Oliver Student Bursary Award. Bronte is thrilled to be spending the summer with The Shearing Gang.
Harry Creffield is an actor and singer/songwriter from Weston-super-Mare. He received a BA (Hons.) degree in Acting from Falmouth University, where he received the ‘AMATA Outstanding Performance Award’ at the end of his final year. He is also a member of the National Youth Theatre. His theatre credits include playing Greg in Relatively Speaking, Stephen Dimes in Echoes of Wartime and co-developing and starring in the improvised children’s shows Pick Your Own Panto and Pick Your Own Fairytale. He was recently cast in an upcoming TV drama documentary. Harry feels very privileged to be playing Ruan and cannot wait to share The Shearing Gang with the people of Cornwall.
Stephanie Houtman studied BA Acting at The Manchester School of Theatre, following which she represented the school as the Spotlight Prize nominee. TV/Theatre credits include: Voice/Puppeteer of Peppa in ‘Peppa Pig Live’ UK Tour and West End (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Violet in ‘BlackShirts’ rehearsed reading (The Lowry), ‘The Oresteia’ (HomeMcr), Julie in ‘SKINS’ (Channel 4), ‘The Last Seder’ (Spotlight award - Matthew Dunster), ‘Strong not Skinny’ (Theatre N16). She has been Acting from a young age, having also made appearances in children’s TV programme’s ‘The Giblet Boys’ (CITV) and ‘LOOK’ (ITV). Stephanie also has a passion for Singing and has had experience working as a recording artist, song writing and gigging (OXO tower/Singing Waiter at ‘Archer Street’ SOHO).