Cast Announced for Alternative Christmas Comedy, Vampomime!
This year’s alternative Christmas comedy, Vampomime, welcomes the return of some familiar faces to the B2 Stage. Running from Sat 5 Dec – Sat 2 Jan, this brand new play is written and directed by the acclaimed local writer, Nick Walker and is sure to be a riotous night out in the run up to Christmas!
_It’s not easy putting on a pantomime when you’re a theatre company entirely run by vampires. This year’s production of Beauty and the Beast is beset by practical problems – they can’t enter the stage until they’ve been invited in and the glare of the lighting is really painful on their eyes. They’re also distracted by an uncontrollable bloodlust for virgins, although they don’t anticipate that being a big problem with Coventry audiences.
Will beauty get driven batty? Will the beast love in vein? Will the audience die laughing? Whatever happens, a monstrously good time is guaranteed for all! As ever, the B2 Xmas Show has been created especially for grown-ups so it’s perfect for office parties or anyone who wants to enjoy a Christmas night out away from the kids._
Our talented cast of four includes Katy Stephens, Graeme Rose, Jack Trow and Miriam Edwards. Playing the role of Karen will be Katy Stephens who many may recognise from last year’s B2 Xmas Show, Oh No It Isn’t!, also penned by Nick Walker. Katy is a regular performer on stage at the RSC, appearing in productions including As You Like It, The Grain Store, King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra. She has also appeared in many productions for the Mercury Theatre in Colchester and the New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle.
Also returning to the Belgrade, is Miriam Edwards in the role of Denise. Earlier this year, Miriam, performed in Belgrade Unplugged; a series of rehearsed readings performed across Coventry and Warwickshire; and poetry in performance play The Hundred Years War in B2. She has performed on many stages across the Midlands including Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Absolute and Bedworth Civic Hall.
Joining them on stage is actor Jack Trow, in the role of Vlad. Jack has been an Associate Artist of the Birmingham based theatre company Stan’s Cafe since 2006. During this time, he has worked on many productions with the company including For Their Own Good which he co-wrote and performed, winning a Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh 2014. He also appeared in the Belgrade’s Theatre in Education play Big School in 2009, which toured local primary schools.
Completing the cast is Graeme Rose, who will be playing Alan. Graeme is an actor and theatre maker, who also co-founded Stan’s Cafe Theatre Company in Birmingham. Most recently, his theatre credits include Jekyll & Hyde at the Enfield Theatre and The Cardinals on tour.