EMILY STRIDE – Mary Ann
Emily Stride started acting at age 5 with a role in BBC Radio’s ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and as the character Too Ticky in the English dubbed version of the animated series ‘The Moomins’. She subsequently began training at Redroofs Theatre School, leading on to study drama at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Stride’s television roles have been as teen witch Fenella Feverfew in UK CITV’s ‘The Worst Witch’, Elsie in RPG video game ‘Mark Leung: Episode One’ and Jessica in the 2009 web series ‘A Day in the Life’. Stride has worked extensively with children theatre companies such as The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company and undertakes summer seasons with the Rainbow Shakespeare Company. She has also worked with Chunky Onion Productions in Hong Kong and Macau and with circus shows in Hong Kong and Singapore with Noname Family Circus. She has also appeared at the Hong Kong Arts Centre as Chloe in Tom Stoppard’s play ‘Arcadia’.
Stride has recently completed two summer seasons with the Rainbow Shakespeare Company, starring in ‘Macbeth’, ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Tempest’ and ‘The Comedy of Errors’, at various venues including Worthing and Greenwich.
DAVID CARON – Father
David Caron is a highly experienced theatre and film actor, continuously applying a Method approach to his work, embodying his characters through acute sense and emotional memory.
His stage work includes seasons with Shakespeare’s Globe, Lincoln Centre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Aquila Theatre Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Chester Gateway, American Drama Group, Durham Theatre Company; appearing in such plays as ‘King Lear’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Pygmalion’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Caron’s film work includes ‘Red Wind’, ‘The Duchess’, ‘Yesterday We Were in America’, Tim Burton’s ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Lollipop Man’, ‘All The Great Writers’, ‘The Backpack Project’. He is also an accomplished dancer having appeared in the choreography of Tim Burton’s film ‘Sweeney Todd’.
SILVANA MAIMONE – Mother
Silvana Maimone is an actor, singer and deviser/improviser with many years’ experience working in live and recorded performance.
Maimone has worked consistently in both theatre and film, most recently starring in lead roles in short films ‘Le Mirage’ and ‘Clocks’.
Other recent productions include playing Miss Erpeton in ‘Red in the water’ for Paco Poch Cinema and Mother of the Groom in ‘Live in the moment’.
Maimone is currently playing Stella in independent Feature ‘£43’.
ETALIA TURNBULL – Alice
At the age of 12, Etalia Turnbull already bears a significant progressive acting career. She has performed in several prestigious U.K theatres such as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Victoria Palace and the Adelphia theatre, appearing in such West End shows as ‘Oliver!’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and recently ‘Billy Elliott’. Her other theatre credits have extended across several venues in the UK.
Turnbull’s television credits include appearing as Vanessa Redgrave’s onscreen daughter in the ITV production ‘The Shell Seekers’ and a role in ‘Britz’. Her feature film credits include roles in ‘Shoot on Sight’, ‘Franklyn’ and she has most recently completed a role in the upcoming movie version of ‘The Inbetweeners’.
Turnbull is also an elaborate singer and dancer, having achieved high distinctions in ballet and appearing in ballet productions of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Giselle’.