The Killing Of Charles Bravo

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THE KILLING OF CHARLES BRAVO

The Times called it “the most disgusting exhibition to have been witnessed in this generation”, with many writers and novelists, including Agatha Christie, exploring this dark and sinister side of the Victorian Era.

In 1876, a lawyer named Charles Bravo was murdered in his own house, by an unknown assailant, using the most devastating of poisons. To this day, no one knows the truth, or the real murderer, despite many motives and characters that have now been etched in history.

In May 2016, for an extremely limited run, Twenty Seven Live Ltd and Theatre N16 hosted an exclusive, site specific, promenade performance, based on a real life murder case that took place right in the heart of Balham. Audiences could meet the very people who wandered these corridors, contemplating their fate, whilst exploring the historical rooms at The Bedford Arms.

Here’s a rather lovely review of the performance.

MATTHEW HARRISON – JAMES

Matt

Mr Charles Bravo

Matthew trained at East 15 and has worked progressively in classical theatre and film.

Recent productions include: “Volpone” (Candle Fire Theatre), “Romeo and Juliet”,  “Macbeth” (Heartbreak Productions), “Othello”(HT Theatre), and “A Woman of no Importance” (Venture Wolf). Matt will be performing in July with candle fire theatres “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This is his first promenade new writing production.

CLAIRE GORDON – WEBSTER

Claire

Mrs Florence Bravo

Claire Gordon-Webster is a British/South African actress, known in South Africa for playing Renee, the lesbian journalist on the soap, “Scandal” Since moving to London she has worked with National Geographic Channel, desperately avoiding shark attacks, on their “Dead or Alive” series and voiced the short story, “Sanctuary” for BBC Radio 4. She juggles screen and voice over work with her own writing and is currently working on a feature length screen play.

Twitter: @CGordonWebster

RICHARD DARNTON

Richard

Dr Gully

After a brief hiatus (38 years) Richard returned to professional acting late last year, appearing as Dr Harvey in ‘Punk Rock’ at Theatro Technis.  Recent TV/Film credits include Detective Ron Rock in Discovery ID’s ‘American Monster’ and CEO Harrison Jones in ‘Viral’.  Up to last year he had performed regularly in local non-professional stage performances, most recently as Toad in ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ in Streatham.

KAITLIN A FEENEY

Kait

Mrs Jane Cox

Theatre includes The World’s Wife, The Night Season, Mrs Klein, The All-Seeing Eye (Lost Theatre) and Therese Raquin (The Courtyard). Films include Rooms of Eleanor and City of Tiny Lights.

As well as performing, Káitlin is a writer and qualified voice teacher. In the past she has also appeared in Cabaret, Sweet Charity and Gypsy but creaking knees have put an end to any further high kicks. Káitlin is a great supporter of new writing and formed Before The Flood with 3 other writers, directors and actors. The group provides opportunities for writers to have their work performed whilst in the development stage.

Coming from an Irish family, Káitlin spends time on the family farm in Galway, practising her Irish language and photographing the landscape. The Killing of Charles Bravo is Káitlin’s first appearance at Theatre N16 but reunites her with Sarah Chapleo who also directed Therese Raquin.

Twitter: @kaitinafeeney

TOM WHALLEY

Tom

Auctioneer/Barrister/Doctor

Tom trained at Associated Studios, London. A native Geordie, Tom made a name for himself as a performer and has written his own pantomimes, sketches and even a musical. Following an appearance on BBC Three’s Shoplife, Tom has worked with a number of theatre companies, directors and creatives in the North East and London.

Recent theatre credits include: Dr Willy Von Whackoff, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (King’s Head Theatre); Carmen, Carnival Dreams (The Ashcroft Theatre); PC Pong, Aladdin (Sunderland Empire); Glinda/Wicked Witch of the West, Looking for Oz (UK Tour); Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar (Durham Cathedral); Ensemble Cover Georg/Arpad, She Loves Me (Landor Theatre); Banquo, Macbeth (The People’s Theatre).

Television credits include: Shoplife (BBC Three) Twitter: @imtomwhalley

LAURA HAWKYARD

Headshot- Laura Hawkyard2

Fanny Plascott

Laura recently moved to London from Bradford and is very excited to be making her London debut in The Killing of Charles Bravo! Laura trained at Guildford School of Acting and has over six years of experience teaching drama to children aged 3-17.

Theatre Credits
Topper, The Curious Case of the Human Being (UK Tour); Mrs Scrooge, Ebenezer Scrooge (Sunderland Empire); Chrissie, If I were you (Bingley Arts Centre); Ensemble/Cover Mary Magdelene, Jesus Christ Superstar (Durham Cathedral); Sadie, The Wind Road Boys (Sunderland Empire)

Twitter: @LauraHawkyard

SARIA STEEL

Saria

Mary Keeber

Saria Steel is a South African actress and RCS graduate. Since graduation, her TV highlights include running away from Hippos in Dead of Alive for National Geographic Channel, playing a murderous Canadian inThe Wives Did It for Discovery ID and being a party to resurrections as Lazarus’ sister in Finding Jesus for CNN. Stage highlights include one woman show Flight Lessons, written for her by Award Winning playwright Amy Jepha, which premièred at the Jermyn Street Theatre and Theatre 503 before touring to the Edinburgh Fringe. Saria can next be seen in new writing company Wild Card’s production of After Party at the Union Theatre.

Twitter: @SariaSteel

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