THE HARD TIMES OF FERRIS JW WHISPER is a brand new play which explores the national identity, the role of women in society and a decaying Britain.
It is written by playwright and actor Andrew Sheridan - a winner in the 2008 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting competition for WINTERLONG.
Andrew trained as an actor at Rose Bruford and has performed extensively in award-winning theatre, television and film, including roles at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Andrew’s debut play, WINTERLONG received its world premiere at the Royal Exchange in 2011, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London. The play has subsequently been produced in Sweden, Holland and Germany. Andrew has also completed a residency at the National Theatre Studio.
Performing in THE HARD TIMES OF FERRIS JW WHISPER is:
Alexandra Mathie as Linda - Alexandra has previously appeared at the Royal Exchange in ORPHEUS DESCENDING, ANTIGONE, SEE HOW THEY RUN, THE VORTEX and SEPARATE TABLES.
Andrew Ellis as Morris - Andrew has previously appeared at the Royal Exchange in The Studio visiting show THE FRAGILITY OF X and has also appeared in the Shane Meadows film THIS IS ENGLAND and the TV series THIS IS ENGLAND 1986.
Carla Henry as Rose - Carla has previously performed at the Royal Exchange is MISS JULIE, WEEDING CANE and the Olivier award-winning production of ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD.
Joe Gill as Orton - Joe’s TV credits include River City, THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY and IN WITH THE FLYNNS. Joe has also appeared in the stage production of The Comedy of Errors with the Manchester Contact Youth Theatre.
Katie West as Ferris - Katie has previously appeared at the Royal Exchange in PUNK ROCK and BLITHE SPIRIT, as well as in the Word-In-Progress events: BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES AND I STARTED A FIRE.
Patrick Bridgman as Seymour - Patrick has previously appeared at the Royal Exchange in MARY BARTON. Recent stage credits include SOME LIKE IT HOTTER (Watermill/Oxfordshire Theatre Co Tour) and SLEEPING BEAUTY (Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
is a series of lunchtime readings, presenting two brand new plays making their first appearance in front of a live audience. This is your chance to be involved in the next stage of their development by telling us what you think.