Catriona Clancy - Artistic Director
Cat studied English Literature at Oxford University before going on to train as an actress at The Webber Douglas Academy, (now part of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.) On graduating, she was taken on by Peter Hall's Company for his UK tour of Mrs Warren's Profession. Cat has also worked with The RSC, Shared Experience Theatre Company, The Hollow Men, a British comedy troupe which has been a hit in America on HBO, and has taken lead roles in Pride and Prejudice, Blithe Spirit, The Pearl and The Vestment, and Huis Clos. As a singer Cat has worked with Judy Garland’s Manager on Garland, The Unsung Years, sung solo at The Palladium and appeared onstage with famous James Bond songwriter Don Black, performing Diamonds Are Forever!
Cat was also the Movement Coach for 2 seasons of BBC’s Wolfblood and was the featured Acting Coach on the BBC3 Documentary “Young, Foreign and Over Here”, about young East Europeans trying to make it in the London acting scene.
In 2009 Cat helped to found a theatre company “KinkyFish” and directed them in productions of Our Country's Good and The Tempest. Other directing credits include Medea at Sadler’s Wells, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at The New Diorama Theatre, The Memory of Water at The Unicorn Theatre, Shorts and Mixers at The Seven Dials Club, Bitter Glitter at Interchange Studios, Duet for One at Park Theatre, Grey Matters at The Arts Theatre Leicester Square and Cow at the Etcetera Theatre (a play by Sue Healy selected to be part of Theatrefullstop’s Pub Festival.) I
Trained at City Academy in 2009, since which he’s been keeping pretty busy!: Theatre Credits: Guy, Toxic (City Academy, Sadler’s Wells); Our Country’s Good, A Dream Play, Too Busy To Think Of A Title, The Violinist (KinkyFish Theatre Company and Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Marat/Sade, M/S (Mozart & Salieri and Marat/Sade) (Littlebird Productions); Five-One (Bubble and Squeak Collective); Shorts and Mixers, Bitter Glitter (Actorcise Actors Collective). Also some short movies, some operas and a writing credit to his name, too. Jaymes also has a number of sound design and directorial credits to his name, too.
Chryssi started acting in school and hasn’t stopped since. She trained at London Actors Workshop, and City Academy, London in 2011. Since then she has appeared in various film and theatre productions across London. Highlights include participating in an ensemble production of Julius Caesar at Questors as part of RSC's regional showcase, and Camden People’s Theatre. She currently studies for an MA in Applied Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Navneet started acting after joining City Academy, London in 2009. He went to train further by taking the summer program at New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2010, where he secured a scholarship. Since then he has worked on various innovative live theatre projects in London.
Srabani trained as a classical singer. Since retraining as an actress she has played Medea in a showcase (Sadler’s Wells), Hilary/ Martha in Shorts and Mixers (Seven Dials Club), Farida/ Peggy in Bitter Glitter (Interchange Studios), Inez Serano in Hellbound (Old Boys Club), Dr Best/ Rudi/ Chief Constable Perkins in Alan Ayckbourn’s Gizmo (Camden People’s Theatre) and Stephanie Abrahams in Duet for One (Park Theatre). Film credits include Rain (Hugs) and The Drama Teacher (Tour Girls).
A true multilingual citizen of Europe, Petra chose London as her hometown 15 years ago, the perfect city to hone her acting skills, where she trained at City Academy and attended various acting workshops. Petra has appeared in a showcase at Saddlers Wells and several innovative film and theatre projects across London.