Who's Who
Brendan Murphy (Stanley Diamond)
Brendan is an actor, writer and comedian.
His critically acclaimed parody show FRIEND (The One With Gunther) was winner of Best Play at the Worldwide Comedy Awards, and his latest solo show Buffy ReVamped is set to entertain fans of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" around the world as it tours internationally from next year.
An experienced improviser, Brendan is a member of BBC Radio One's BattleActs! and a guest player for Second City and Monkey Toast. As one half of the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter, he has toured extensively across the U.S. and Canada including a residency at Bally's, Las Vegas, which won Best New Show in the Best of Las Vegas Awards.
He is co-writer of the satirical comedy podcast "NonCensored with Rosie Holt" and the upcoming musical comedy The Last Library with Oliver Izod. Other writing credits include The Mawaan & Emily Show (BBC Asian Network), SO! Beano (Sky Kids) and Comedians In Quarantine (Comedy Central) with co-writer Kiell Smith-Bynoe. Screen credits include: Man Vs. Bee (Netflix), Broadchurch (ITV) and Spiderman: Far From Home (Marvel Studios).
Brendan Murphy can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @notmurph
Elizabeth Arends (Beth)
Elizabeth trained as a ballet dancer at Northern Ballet and went on to learn to act at Mountview Drama School because her feet hurt.
She has been Joseph Fiennes' wife in Chariots Of Fire sequel On Wings Of Eagles. And both terrified and terrifying in horror films Alone and the upcoming Abruptio. TV credits include "Lethal Weapon," "New Amsterdam," "Coronation St" and "Emmerdale." Elizabeth recently won a Robby Award for her portrayal of the conniving Nurse Fay in Joe Orton's Loot at The Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles. Elizabeth has enjoyed a wealth of experience in voice acting and motion capture for various video games and animated films.
Elizabeth now leads a nomadic lifestyle, dividing her time between Liverpool, London, Los Angeles and Houston!
Daniel Clarkson (Writer/Director)
According to Wikipedia, Daniel is a “British comedy actor, playwright and director with two Olivier nominations and a Blue Peter Badge.” Graduating from Bretton Hall, Daniel is probably best known for being one half of the comedy double act “Dan and Jeff”, renowned across the globe for their “Potted” stage shows as well as an 18-month residence in the CBBC office as their in-house presenters. With four shows now under his belt (Potted Potter, Potted Pirates, Potted Panto and Potted Sherlock) he has received both audience and critical acclaim, having had sell-out seasons in both London’s West End and New York, and completed several successful international tours including a current residency of Potted Potter in Las Vegas where it won "Best New Production."
Daniel has made regular appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 - writing, performing and directing his unique brand of condensed comedy, and was fortunate enough to spend six months in LA training and performing with The Upright Citizens Brigade.
Over lockdown he co-wrote and performed "Judge Smudge" in "Monster Court," for the BBC filming the entire series in his dining room!
The Crown Live - a comic parody of the Netflix series "The Crown" – is Daniel’s latest creation and originally opened in London in 2019 to high praise from both audience and critics alike. Three seasons later and he’s thrilled that it’s now touring the U.S. He hopes it will act as a fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, a beloved monarch who will be deeply missed.
@Daniel_Veronica (help his ongoing quest to get more Instagram and twitter followers than the Kardashians!)
Ellie Taylor (Associate Director)
Ellie's directing credits include Cabinet of Curiosities (New Vic Theatre), Vinland (Jack Dean & Company) and Much Ado About Nothing (Northern Opera Company).
As Associate Director; Potted Potter (Seabright Productions / Ireland Tour), The Worst Witch (Royal & Derogate / Kenny Wax Family Entertainment / Nimax Theatre Ltd) and All My Sons (Rose Theatre Kingston / Hong Kong International Arts Festival). Assistant Directing includes Around the World in 80 Days (New Vic Theatre / Kenny Wax Family Entertainment / New Victory Theater New York) and Wendy and Peter Pan (Leeds Playhouse / Jonathan Church Productions). Ellie was also the Resident Assistant Director at the New Vic Theatre.
Her upcoming work includes directing On The Brink by Sean Aita for the Vienna English Theatre.
Ellie has an MA in Text and Performance from RADA / Birkbeck and a BA in History and Politics from The University of York.
Jenn Hewitt (Company Stage Manager)
Jenn has been stage managing theater just shy of two decades. As a Canadian, she spent her early career split between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Toronto, Ontario, working for a multitude of theater companies as well as a brief stint that took her to Montreal for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
For the last decade she has spent life on the road touring extensively through Canada and the United States with Evil Dead the Musical, Disenchanted the Musical, and Potted Potter the Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience as well as launching the Las Vegas residency for Potted Potter. More recently Jenn has dabbled in film working on "The Sinner" Season 4 and "Locke and Key" Season 3, but happy to be back with her first love, theater.
Adam Foley (Production Manager and Relighter)
Adam trained at the University of Hull, is head of production at award winning theatre company SIlent Uproar specialising in touring work for the last 10 years.
His previous credits include: Potted Potter, Waiting for God (Seabright Productions), Chris Ramsey 20/20 (Avalon), Aladdin (CAST), My Voice Was Heard But it Was Ignored, Smile Club (Red Ladder), We Used To Be Closer Than This, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Aladdin, Dick Whittington (Middle Child), Hansel & Gretel: Fairytale Detectives (Paperfinch & Theatr Clwyd), The Culture, Our Mutual Friend (Hull Truck Theatre), Small Wonders (Punchdrunk), The Golden Fleece, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), Pig, Small Plans (Silent Uproar), The Merry Wives, Winters Tale, She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear, An August Bank Holiday Lark, The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides).
Robbie Butler (Lighting Designer)
Originally from Ireland and based in the U.K., Robbie is one of only a handful honorary life members of the Association for Lighting and Production Design. Having trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has won an Off West End award for Best Lighting Design and was also the winner of the 2015 ETC Award. More info at www.robbiebutler.com
Theatre includes: The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience (The Tower of London); Young Frankenstein The Musical (Deutsches Theatre Munich and English Theatre Frankfurt); Our Man In Havana (Watermill Theatre); The Glad Game (Nottingham Playhouse); MUSHY: Lyrically Speaking (Watford Palace Theatre and U.K. Tour); The Guards at the Taj, My Mother Said I Never Should, The Children (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); ORAL (Regional U.K. Tour); The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke (Complicité - Edinburgh International Festival); The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Bolton Octagon at the Macron Stadium); The Selfish Giant (U.K. Tour); Down and Out: Live (La Generale, Paris); Abandoman (Underbelly Productions); Run The Beast Down (Marlowe Theatre); and many many more.
Opera includes: The Makropulos Affair (Welsh National Opera); The Angel Esmeralda (Guildhall School); Isabeau (Opera Holland Park); Dialogues Des Carmelites (Guildhall School); Fidelio (Polish National Opera - Associate); Il Trovatore (The Royal Danish Opera & Teatro Real Madrid - Associate); The Enchanted Pig (HGO).
JAMES NICHOLSON (Sound Designer)
James studied Theatre Sound Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
West End, U.K. Tours and International Productions include: Jay Cooney’s Out Of Order (U.K. Tour); Boys In The Band (Vaudeville Theatre and U.K. Tour); Vanities (Trafalgar Studios); Ushers - The Front of House Musical (Arts Theatre); As Is (Trafalgar Studios); Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); Young Frankenstein; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (English Theatre Frankfurt).
Off West End includes: Are You Being Murdered (Devonshire Park Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe), Buffy Re-Vamped, Could it be Magic?, The Crown Dual (Wiltons Music Hall, Edinburgh Fringe), Rags, Putting It Together (Hope Mill Theatre); The Rhythmics, Aspects Of Love, Pippin, Unexpected Joy, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse); Rags, The Snow Queen, Chinglish, The Boys In The Band, Shutters (Park Theatre); Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, Catford); Made Up Stories From My Unmade Bed (Battersea Arts Centre); Dusty, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, Ushers - The Front Of House Musical, Finian's Rainbow (Charing Cross Theatre); Fitzrovia Radio Hour's A Christmas Carol, The Falcon’s Malteser, F*cking Men (Vaults); Lights Out, Rise and Fall, The Bridge (Rose Theatre Kingston); Princess Caraboo, Lost Boy (Finborough Theatre); Road Show, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, White Feather, Henry VI - Play Of Thrones, Lear, Ace Of Clubs (Union Theatre); Don't Exaggerate (Jermyn Street Theatre); Sold (Pleasance Fourth); The Good Actor (Hoxton Hall); Liza Liza Liza, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre).
Lee Newby (Set and Costume Designer)
Credits include: The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre); Ian Mckellen’s Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Royal Windsor); Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre); Les Misérables (The Mack Theatre, Mountview); My Night with Reg (Turbine Theatre); Musik (Leicester Square Theatre); The Life I Lead (Wyndham’s Theatre & U.K. Tour); Steve (Seven Dials Playhouse); The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre); SUS, Mother of Him, Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] and Gently Down the Stream (Park Theatre); The Last Five Years, Grand Hotel & Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse); A Prayer for Wings and Jerker (King’s Head Theatre); Musik, Cruel Intentions and The Crown Dual (Edinburgh Festival); Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938 (Ustinov Studio Theatre, Bath); Mythic (Charing Cross Theatre); The Tempest, Deathwatch and Ignis (Coronet Theatre); Abigail’s Party and Abi (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch & Derby Playhouse); Homos, Or Everyone in America (Finborough Theatre); Romeo and Juliet and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York); The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd); Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios); Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall); First Lady Suite (Mountview); Stay Awake, Jake (The Vault Festival); Violet and Spend, Spend, Spend (Bridewell Theatre).
Seabright Productions
The company is led by James Seabright, an Olivier Award winning commercial theatrical producer and general manager. Current productions include the worldwide tour and Las Vegas residency of Potted Potter by Dan and Jeff, U.K. tours of Black Is The Color Of My Voice by Apphia Campbell, the immersive Trainspotting Live, Clownfish’s Attenborough and his Animals, Buffy Revamped by Brendan Murphy, the debut U.S. tour of The Crown Live by Daniel Clarkson and acclaimed new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, which premiered as a digital show in 2021 and can now be seen globally via BroadwayHD.
Previous London productions include Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (Garrick, Apollo, Vaudeville, Palace, Duchess, Lyric and Hammersmith Apollo), Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Ambassadors, Apollo, Criterion and Lyric), Loot by Joe Orton (Park and Watermill), The Boys in The Band by Mart Crowley (Park and Vaudeville), Our Boys by Jonathan Lewis (Duchess), The Lion by Benjamin Scheuer (St James), Eric and Little Ern (Vaudeville), and several seasons of Potted Panto and Potted Sherlock with Dan and Jeff.
James chairs the boards of the League of Independent Producers and the King’s Head Theatre and is an associate artist of Wilton’s Music Hall. His first book, "So You Want to Be a Theatre Producer," was published in 2010 by Nick Hern Books.