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I am a young actor, director, writer and producer from Selby in Yorkshire. I made my professional stage debut aged only nine and my professional TV debut aged sixteen. I completed a BA(Hons) in acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded arts between 2008-2011. In 2010 I founded Black Coffee Theatre with two friends, I am also Creative Associate for touring Shakespeare company Permanently Bard and the Audience Development, Outreach & Fundraising Officer for The Hope Theatre in Islington.

I am working hard to create theatre for new as well as existing audiences and move away from the elitism that surrounds a lot of professional theatre. I am a proud supporter of Equity’s Professionally Made, Professionally Paid campaign.

Tony Bradshaw is a former Wigan secondary head teacher. He is currently vice chair of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, a trustee of the Young Persons Centre in Wigan and treasurer of his local church. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of Wigan Rotary Club. He became a trustee of ALRA in 2011.

Harry became Chair of the Board at ALRA in 2010. He serves in the public, charity and voluntary sectors and was a primary Head Teacher before retirement. Harry chairs Merton Vision; The Battersea Power Station Community Forum and is a Churchwarden. He has experience of working with minority communities and is also past chair of POLKA Theatre and a Local and Health Authority

Richard is an actor, director and teacher of acting. He created and for 21 years was director of POLKA Theatre for Children and then of Parasol Theatre. He is also author of 47 plays, performed world-wide and winning The Lord Mayor of London's Prize for "The outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the nation" in 1978.

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