Lucienne Boyce

Lucienne Boyce Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction and non fiction. Her first historical novel, To The Fair Land (SilverWood Books) an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas, was published in 2012. Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery (SilverWood Books, 2015), is the first of the Dan Foster Mysteries and follows the fortunes of a Bow Street Runner who is also an amateur pugilist. Bloodie Bones is a finalist for the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016, and has been long listed for the M M Bennets Award for Historical Fiction 2016.

For information about the Dan Foster Mysteries (including information about the real people and events mentioned in the books) see

In 2013, Lucienne published The Bristol Suffragettes (SilverWood Books), a history of the suffragette movement in Bristol and the west country. She regularly gives talks and leads walks about the campaign.

For further information about The Bristol Suffragettes (including free suffragette walks and biographies) see

Lucienne is currently working on the second of the Dan Foster Mysteries, and a biography of a married couple who were involved in the suffragette, socialist and pacifist movements.

Social Media Links:-

Twitter: @LucienneWrite

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Rebecca Hulbert

cast-Rebecca-HulbertRebecca Hulbert trained for three years at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in acting. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio in London before returning to Cornwall where she has worked with local theatre companies such as cube theatre and Miracle.

After living in Costa Rica and India working on water and sanitation projects for the charity Raleigh International, she has recently qualified as a ShelterBox Response Team member. For more details of this disaster relief charity please visit

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Michelle Ridings

cast-Michelle-RidingsMichelle Ridings is a theatre artist based on the Devon/Somerset Borderlands. A performer and director, Michelle trained in theatre and writing for performance at Dartington College of Arts where she also specialised in Vocal Studies. She has worked on productions ranging from street theatre, processional performance, cabaret and new circus as well as plays and new writing projects, leading projects both in the U.K. and Europe. Experienced in interactive, site specific (indoor and outdoor), physical & devised performance, Michelle is a skilled improviser who is also competent in mask and clown work. An accomplished facilitator and educator, she is passionate about the transformative power of theatre arts and her work often addresses important social issues – for example: immigration, homelessness, mental health, social disadvantage, and domestic violence.

Michelle delivers workshops in voice/singing, theatre, performance skills, and writing for both professional and community projects. She facilitates regular vocal development workshops as well as working on a one to one basis with individuals to aid personal and professional development.

Michelle is interested in creating work which discusses and promotes political change as well as collaborative work with other practitioners from all disciplines.

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Rachel Rose Reid

cast-rachel-rose-reidAs an actress, Rachel has appeared in productions including The Wild Party (Riverside Studios); Pins and Needles (Cock Tavern, Time Out Off-West-End Musical of the Year); The Folk Contraption (Old Vic Vaults  / London Wonderground).

She has toured internationally in her own works I'm Hans Christian Andersen ( National Tour; ACT Theatre, Australia; WORDSFestival, Denmark); London Stone (Latitude Festival; Old Vic Tunnels).

As a storyteller and performance poet she has been commissioned by Billy Bragg, BBC Radio 3, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Southbank Centre, the Charles Dickens Museum, the English Folk Dance and Song Society and hip hop group Dizraeli and the Small Gods.

In 2012 she was shortlisted for the 'Best Female' and 'Trailblazer' categories of the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

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Stevie Thompson

Stevie trained in Performing Arts at the University Of Northumbria and then in Commedia Dell’Arte with Antonio Fava at the Scuola Internazionale Dell’Attore Comico, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Theatre includes: numerous shows for the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, including ‘The Odyssey’, ‘The Fairy Queen (or Oberon’s Cure)’, ‘Five Get Famous’, ‘The Dressing Book’ and the title role in ‘The Wife Of Bath’. Recently, she was resident at Kensington Palace as a Detector in ‘The Enchanted Palace’ for Wildworks Theatre. She had the pleasure of touring The Netherlands in a new opera, ‘Wake’ with a libretto by David Mitchell and music by Klaas deVries and René Uijlenhoet for the Nationale Reisopera. She toured nationally and internationally with Travelling Light in ‘Clown’ (winner of the Acting Award at Bucharest Children’s Theatre Festival 2005) and ‘Shadow Play’. She was in the original cast of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ for the Bristol Old Vic. For Theatr Iolo; a one woman show,  ‘Whose Shoes?’ and ‘Bliss’, a new play for Platform 4. She played Pantalone and La Zagna in ‘Modern Times’ for Commedia Project. For Kaos theatre she played Lady Bracknell in ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ (Winner of The Stage Awards, Best Ensemble) and appeared in ‘Hard Muscles, Glass Jaw & The 48hr Liquor Cure’.

Stevie is a member of The Playground devising network and is part of a piece in development based on Nabokov’s novel, ‘An Invitation To An Execution’ and played Penelope in a promenade production of ‘The Odyssey’.

As puppeteer: Stevie co-devised ‘Genesis, an object theatre show for CTC Theatre Co. She was part of State Of Play’s international devising project with Lunatique Fantastique and John Wright, and also performed at the Sydney Opera House in ‘Charlie And Lola’s Bestest Best Play’ for Watershed.

As director: ‘Mickey and the Emperor by David Almond with Theatre Of Incurable Players and ‘Flights Of Fancy’, an international commedia show for Playing For Time. Most recently, she has directed ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ for new company, Theater Wolke. Stevie regularly runs drama and commedia workshops for groups of all ages.

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Carolyn Tomkinson

cast-Carolyn-TomkinsonTheatre:  Irish Blood, English Heart (Trafalgar Studios); 1984, Northern Broadsides; Great Expectations and Tom's Midnight Garden, Library Theatre, Manchester; Under The Blue Sky, (u/s Catherine Tate), Duke of Yorks Theatre; Night Bruises The City, Southwark Playhouse; The Recruiting Officer and The Constant Couple, Farquhar Festival, Derry; Frozen, London Classic Theatre Company; Debris, Traverse, Edinburgh and Battersea Arts Centre – Time Out Critic’s Choice Season; The Comedy of Errors and The Winter’s Tale, Oxford Shakespeare Company; Matches for Monkeys, Chelsea Theatre; Modern Man, New End Theatre; Extraction (reading), The Old Vic; Five Kinds of Silence, Miles Toyne Associates – Old Red Lion; Lear’s Daughters, Cirque des Femmes; Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, Counterpoint Theatre; Appetite, Warbox, At Sea, The Amazing Adventures of Monkey Boy and Angel (readings), Soho Theatre.

TV and Radio: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher : The Murder in Angel Lane (Hat Trick Productions); Call The Midwife series 2 (Neal Street Productions, BBC); Law & Order UK (Kudos); The Bill, (Talkback Thames), The Colony, (BBC Radio),

Film: The Manual (OXV), A Very Important Cake, Thomas, Dead Hungry, Swinging With The Finkels, Friends In High Places, The Optician, Sex With The Finkels, Disconnected, Postcode, Can You Take It?, Marilyn, Why Jason Died, Dreamer, Lonely Girl.

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