Rhea Melvin

Rhea Melvin

 

17-year-old Rhea is currently in her second year at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and has the biggest passion for this career. Rhea’s first acting job came at the age of just six when she appeared in an advertisement for Dale Farm. She started dance classes aged seven and went on to play the role of the wicked witch in her school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She has since performed in Belfast Grand Opera House’s  productions of ‘Annie’ (ensemble), ‘Guys and Dolls’ (senior dancer), ‘Grease’ (principle role of Cha Cha and Senior Dancer) and ‘Hairspray’ (senior dancer and chorus). She took the principle role of Carmen in the MAC Belfast’s production of ‘Fame’. She attended five years of McMasters Stage School, Bangor, and studied ballet and singing at The Dance Studio, Bangor. (photo credit: Maylin Cardoso Fuentes)

John Travers

John Travers

 

John began his acting career in 2003 with ‘ Aisling Walsh’s ‘ multi award winning ‘Song For a Raggy Boy’ to which he won best actor at the Cherbourg film festival kick starting his career in film, television, radio and advertisements. He has appeared in 14 features and 14 short films (‘Everything in this Country Must’, Oscar nominated) in all working with some top flight directors including the late Lord Richard Attenborough in ‘Closing the Ring’ . His most recent work includes ‘ My Name is Emily ‘ and Bafta nominated ‘ Good Vibrations ‘ with two short films coming soon ‘Invisible’ and ‘Frankie’
John broke on to the Irish theatre scene in 2008 with Rosemary Jenkinsons’ ‘The Johnny Meister and the Stitch’. He has worked on countless theatre pieces including ‘Basra Boy’ (Grand Opera House), award winning ‘Sign of the Whale’ (Tinderbox) and ‘I Never See The Prettiest Thing’ , (Partisan Productions). His most recent work includes the Northern Ireland tour of ‘The Laughter & The Tears’ playing the late and great Robin Williams. He is represented by Colin Ash & Micheal Poole with www.novaartists.co.uk.
(photo credit: Maylin Cardoso Fuentes)

 

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence

 

Peter Lawrence graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015. Since then, he has had the privilege of performing with the Australian Shakespeare Company, playing the part of Mr Badger in The Wind in the Willows and The Choir of Man, in which he was able to demonstrate his extensive abilities on the guitar. The show had a successful run and now has a bright future after winning the pick of the fringe award 2017. Most recently, he is now playing the role of Bob in Derry Playhouse’s Playcraft Live. Peters career spans into the music industry performing around England, Wales and Scotland with his own original music. He is represented by Amy Bird with Dale Hammond Associates. (photo credit: Maylin Cardoso Fuentes)

Ellen Whitehead

Ellen Whitehead

 

Ellen  is currently studying BA Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting. Her credits include: Cat Royale (The Diamond of Drury Lane – Workshop), King’s Child (‘The King and I’, UK Tour), Nina (‘In the Heights’, Ravare Productions), Little Red Riding Hood (‘Into the Woods’, Belvoir Players), Judy Haynes (‘White Christmas’, New Lyric Operatic Society), Maria (‘The Sound of Music’), Millie (‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, Guildford Youth Theatre). This is Ellen’s professional debut. (Photo credit: Sara Domínguez)