The amazingly talented cast support Thomas Dennis, who will reprise the lead role of John.
Thomas’s recent work includes the lead in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse (UK Tour and the Lyttleton Theatre, London) and Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre, West End). Other theatre work: Yen (Gothenburg English Studio Theatre); Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Chalk Farm (Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bush Theatre London, Brazil & Brits Off Broadway); Henry V (Mouth to Mouth) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
TV: Magic Grandad (BBC) Parents (Sky) and Henry V (BBC Hollow Crown).
Film: Hysteria and Prince of Persia, Sands of Time.
For Wireless Operator Thomas received amazing reviews:
‘a quite astonishing performance… a breathtaking display of emotional and technical bravura”
‘a compelling emotional and physical intensity…’
Roger Kay (Fringe Review)
‘completely absorbing, his ability to flit naturally between the different emotional states of his character is strikingly believable….’
Martha Crass (Edfringereview.com)
‘Central to it is the excellent performance of Thomas Dennis…. An immersive and emotionally turbulent performance…’
Kenneth Scott (Edinburgh Guide)
‘The central performance, by upcoming stage star, Thomas Dennis, is nothing short of masterful.’
William Quinn (The Scottish Play)
‘Thomas Dennis’ beautifully nuanced performance we get a deep understanding of the fear and confusion that raged in his mind’
Greg Stewart (Theatre Weekly)
‘….a quite astonishing performance from Thomas Dennis. In a breathtaking display of emotional and technical bravura…’
Gary Sullivan (The Wee Review)
As mentioned those of you already familiar with the play will understand that it’s a one man show playing against an unseen pre recorded cast of twelve.
The recording artists are:
Terry – pilot – Joe Eyre
Alf – navigator – Simon Haines
Tim – engineer – Kaffe Keating
Scotty – mid upper gunner – Martin Quinn
Dai – bomb aimer / front gunner – Ben Wainwright
Spooky – rear gunner – Joey Phillips
Voices via radio:
German radio controller – Ben Wainwright
Master bomber – Christopher Hunter
Maude (Hazel Control WAAF) – Elaina Jeffryes
Kate – John’s sweetheart – Lucy Pickles
John’s mum – Hilary Townley
Dot – Scotty’s sweetheart – Lucy Pickles
Beatrice – John’s daughter – Mabel Kinnings