The show is written and directed by James Cary (right), an award-winning sitcom writer for BBC TV and Radio. He worked on the first two series of Miranda and co-wrote Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop for BBC Radio 2. He co-created Bluestone 42 for BBC3 which ran for three series and has also written episodes of My Family, My Hero and Citizen Khan. His radio credits include Another Case of Milton Jones, Hut 33, Recorded forTraining Purposes, Concrete Cow and Think the Unthinkable. His stage show, Infinite Number of Monkeys, was nominated for Perrier Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Anna Nicholson (left) trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating over 4 years ago. Anna has performed multiple times in NewsRevue (Canal Cafe), a satirical musical comedy sketch show about current affairs. She now contributes towards the writing of the show. Other credits include: KATE (winning the NSDF Emerging Artist Award at Edinburgh Fringe, also Pleasance, New Diorama, Greenwich), 1916: No Turning Back (Gala Theatre, Durham), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Postcards from the Seaside and Lizzy, Darcy and Jane (National Tours), 6 Degrees (Soho), Tyne (Arts Theatre - West End). Anna has also performed in Broken Holmes and Upper Lip, farcical parodies of Sherlock Holmes and Jeeves & Wooster respectively. (Edinburgh Fringe 2013 & 2014)
Cameron Potts (right) trained at Guildford School of Acting and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Theatre includes: Angel Theatre Company’s More Eavesdropping (Baron’s Court Theatre, London); Aladdin in Aladdin (Colour House Theatre, London); John Rutter’s Requiem (Actor’s Church, London) Eddie in IF the Musical (Waterloo East, London) Comrade Rockstar (World Premier); JD Drew in Hands on a Hardbody (European Premier); Michael Dork in Loserville; Martin in Help Yourself (Edinburgh Fringe 2014 & 2015); Cameron in Jingle Jam (Central Hall, Edinburgh). Credits while training include 'Curly' in Oklahoma!; a workshop production of new musicals Comrade Rockstar and The Devil's Advocate; Larry in Closer; Brutus in Julius Caesar; Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit. Cameron has recently returned from performing as a lead vocalist on board a Holland America Line ship for Belinda King Creative Productions and is an associate artist with Foolproof Creative Arts, a Scottish based arts organisation.
Anna Newcome (left) trained at The Oxford School of Drama (MTFC) and City Lit. Theatre includes: Dr Bex Kenworthy in The God Particle, National Tour, by James Cary, Mary Slowman in The Thomas Clifford Show, London Tour and Edinburgh Fringe with Selah Theatre Company, Basel Hallwood in The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Bread and Roses and The Shelley Theatre, Doppelganger Productions, Cecily Cardew in The Importance of being Earnest, The Lighthouse theatre, Dramatic Productions, Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre and Marterio in The House of Barnarda Alba, City Lit Rep Company, Delia Sniff in Mother Goose, Touring, Hurricane Productions, Moira Cameron in The Lochness Mystery, International Tour, Action Theatre in English. Film includes: Rose in Room to Let, Moving Culture Films, Alice in The Rebel, The Soldier and The Outcast, Distinct Films. Anna also works as a writer, devisor and director.
Original music and lyrics for A Monk's Tale have been provided by James Sherwood (right), a musical stand-up comedian and comedy writer. He has written for many Radio 4 comedies, including the Now Show and the News Quiz, and devised the topical panel show I Guess That’s Why Call it the News, for which he also wrote and performed the theme tune. He also provided the theme tune for Guerilla Cricket, the online commentary service. He appears in comedy clubs all over the UK, and in professional church choirs all over London. His compositions range from scathing satirical numbers to sacred choral music.
A Monks Tale
Written and directed by James Cary
Starring Anna Newcome, Anna Nicholson & Cameron Potts
Original music and lyrics by James Sherwood
Additional Material by Kate Chedgey