Siberian Lights presents ‘The Goodnight Girl’, a rehearsed reading of a brand new play by Hannah Warsame.

“Karmen is the starlet of Soho’s red light district. And when she meets Brigitte, a wayfaring streetwalker in search of better nights, she adopts her into the unlikely household she has created. But in the house where all past lives are left on the doorstep, it is not long before a skeleton begins to knock, asking to be let in. Some people have all the cards. Some people have only one. And sometimes, a single card is all you need to bring down a house.”

Directed by the brilliant Alice Knight (currently at The National), with a cast of exceptional talent, this is an evening not to miss.

Date: 24/04/2017
Time: 7pm
Location: SLAM, Kings Cross

Tigger Blaize

Tigger Blaize

PENNY

Tigger was brought up in Guernsey, and completed three years actor training at Rose Bruford College. S/he has worked with Oxford Playhouse, The Belgrade Coventry, York Theatre Royal, Vamos Theatre, Trading Faces, Theatre Hullabaloo, Theatre Royal Stratford East, BBC, among others and has a part in Stonewall and Team Angelica’s groundbreaking anti-homophobic bullying film "FIT". Tigger is very physical, with performance skills in mask, puppetry and acrobatics; is a qualified ski instructor, plays football and runs or cycles most days. S/he is all about the tea and cakes.

Wil Coban

Wil Coban

DES

Wil Coban graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2014.

His theatre credits since graduating include; Romeo and Juliet (Walter Meierjohann, HOME) for which he was nominated for the Manchester Theatre Best Newcomer Award.

His TV, film and video game credits include: Cuffs (BBC), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Warner Brothers), Justice League (Warner Brothers), Obey (Harvest Pictures), Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment).

Represented by Samira Higham @ Independent Talent

Jessamine-Bliss Bell

Jessamine-Bliss Bell

MARGOT

Jessamine-Bliss Bell graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City in 2015.

Her film credits since graduating include playing Meghan in Dragonheart : Battle For the Heartfire (Universal Pictures), Mandy in My Best Friends Wedding (Columbia Pictures), Jeanne in 2015 Annee Quelconque (Les Fils De -short), Jess in Smart Talks with Yayoi Kusama (short AirFrance TV), Anna in A Brooklyn Love Story (Greendore productions - short)

Represented by Giacomo Palazzo @Independent Talent
Axelle Sibril Lefèbre @ Film Talents France

Ellie Heydon

Ellie Heydon

LUCILLE

Ellie Heydon recently graduated from RWCMD, and is co-founder and resident director of Siberian Lights.

Her theatre credits include; POSH (The Arts Theatre), Growth (Paines Plough, The Gate Theatre), Longing, The Winters Tale, Strange Orchestra, The Strange Orchestra (The Richard Burton Theatre co).

Her directing credits include: Mercury Fur (The Pleasance), The Honourable Edward (The Cambridge Theatre), The Subject (SLAM), A Better Life (The Pleasance).

She can currently be seen in new ITV/HULU drama HARLOTS, playing Anne Pettifer.

Represented by Scott Marshall Partners and SM Voices.

Simona Bitmate

Simona Bitmate

BRIGITTE

Simona trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Since graduating theatre credits include; The Silence of The Sea (Donmar Warehouse), Under a Foreign Sky (Unicorn Theatre), Magic Flute (Abu Dhabi Festival) and The Humans (BAM, New York City).
Television and film credits include; Peterloo (upcoming for Thin Man Films), Doctors (BBC) and Mother (Somesuch - shortlisted for Best British Short by BIFA).
Simona has also aided in the development of new work for; Complicité, Etch, Akram Khan, The Miniaturists and Masterclass.

Ashna Rabheru

Ashna Rabheru

NELL

Ashna Rabheru is currently in her second year at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Her theatre credits whilst training include: Three Days in the Country (Director Dave Bond, RWCMD), The Crucible (Director Marilyn Le Conte, RWCMD), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Director Patricia Logue, RWCMD) and The Importance of Being Ernest (Director Claire Brown, RWCMD)

Television credits include: Indian Summers series 1 & 2 for Channel 4 and Is This Thing On for the BBC.

Represented by Jess Alford at United Agents

James Meteyard

James Meteyard

FRANKIE/POLICEMAN

James graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2015.

As an actor his theatre credits include: After Party (The Pleasance, Islington) Troilus and Cressida (Rose, Bankside), Macbeth (Broadway Theatre) Writer (Camden People’s Theatre). His short film credits include: Emily’s Birthday (Dir. Sam Fenton), Uncovered (Dir. Jack Shanks). His Voice Over Credits include: Fable (Pinewood Studios).

As a director his theatre credits include: Soundtrack Your Life (Theatre503), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Broadway Theatre/Brockely Jack), After Party (Union Theatre).

For Siberian Lights James wrote and directed a short piece, Moving Up which featured as part of Jukebox: Work Hard, Play Hard.

James is co-artistic director of the theatre company Wildcard

Lucy May Rothwell

Lucy May Rothwell

ZSA-ZSA

Lucy May Rothwell graduated from Royal Welsh Collage of Music and Drama in 2015.
Her theatre credits since graduating include; The Stick House (Dir. Anna Ledwich, The Lo-co Klub), The Ensemble Project (Dir. Alice Knight, Lyric Hammersmith), These Demon Ways (Dir. Alice Knight, Rosehill Theatre), St.Jowan’s Tide (Dir. Anna Fox, Nuffield Theatre).
Film credits include playing Ophelia in Hamlet for The Other Richard and Storm in Sie for NFTS.
She will next be appearing in Redefining Juliet at Ovalhouse.

Represented by Steve Nealon @ Steve Nealon Associates

David Tarkenter

David Tarkenter

FELIX

David has most recently been in ‘The Red Barn’ at The National. He was also recently at The Globe in ‘The Inn at Lydda’. Other productions for The Globe include ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’ world tour and ‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’ David was also a long time member of The Mercury Theatre Acting company and Theatre by the Lake.

David‘s TV and Film credits include a wide range of work including the BBC, where he starred in ’Harry‘, ’Biker Grove‘ and ’55 Degrees North’.
David has also worked as a Voice Over artist including commercials, plays and numerous audio books. He was also one half of the comedy double act ‘The Keiths’ and part of the Comedy Cafe players improv group.

Francesca Isherwood

Francesca Isherwood

KARMEN

Having recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Francesca is now consistently torn between London and Glasgow, but is currently in her hometown of London. Her recent theatre includes Theatre Crawl (Plays Rough/Old Red Lion Theatre), Ubu Roi (The Marlborough Theatre), Love‘s Labour’s Lost (Bard in the Botanics), and another Love‘s Labour’s Lost (Globe Education). Francesca’s television credits include The Roman Mysteries, The New Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show and Casualty.