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Michael Palmer

Michael trained at the Webber Douglas Academy, London.

As well as regularly teaching and directing Michael has lectured in US universities (Notre Dame, Vassar, Wellesley) as well as running BTEC courses at FE level in UK. Recent theatre credits: Triggered at the White Bear (2022) which won an OffWestEnd award. Previous credits include: All Creatures Great and Small; The Butterfly Lion, both national tours with Bill Kenwright Productions. Friend or Foe (Colchester Mercury Theatre and tour).He has toured in musicals such as The Wedding Singer (original UK cast, No. 1 tour), Footloose (No 1 tour), Company (Greenwich Theatre); and SingalongaAbba (West End and No.1 tour). He has also acted in around twenty Shakespeare productions both in the UK and the US. He played the title role in Macbeth with Actors From the London Stage which toured US. Also Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (AFTLS). He was Claudius in Hamlet (Changeling TC); Eisenstein in Eisenstein in Action (Riverside studios); and he also performed a one man show Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for Creation TC in Oxford (six week run). He then played the Duke in The Duke in Darkness at the Tabard Theatre. Theatre for young people: The Scarecrow’s Wedding (West End and national tour); Lost Toys Big Christmas Adventure, The Right Royal Rumpus (Underwired TC). TV/film credits: Reel Life which is on general release. How Not to Live Your Life, Casualty, Waking the Dead, Wish Me Luck, plus around ten commercials.


Jane Lamacraft

Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Literature: LONDON UNIVERSITY. MA Text & Performance Studies: LONDON UNIVERSITY/RADA – Bursary winner. Acting Training: MOUNTVIEW - Dame Judi Dench Scholarship winner. 

Having worked as an actor in the West End, Film, TV & Radio, Jane started writing comedy and is now a regular writer for BBC Radio 4 for shows such as: THE NOW SHOW, THE NEWS QUIZ amongst many others and has also written for the likes of ARMSTRONG & MILLER, SMACK THE PONY, NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS, JASON BYRNE, RORY BREMNER, ALISTAIR MCGOWAN and recently performed her own work at SOHO THEATRE.