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Brill Productions Limited in association with Park Theatre Present

Abigail's Party

By Mike Leigh


Barbara D’Alterio

Barbara first trained at The Academy Drama school and then went on to ArtsEd, graduating in 2003. 

Although a Londoner, born and bred, Barbara has Italian heritage which landed her the role of Silvia in Hollyoaks back in 2005. Since then film and TV include; In The Long Run, Dagenham, Big Boys Don’t Cry, American Rebellion, Riot, The End Of It, Mockingbird, Sections and Forever Young. She most recently played Maria in Soda Bikes which will be part of the Tri Rivers Film Festival 2021. 

Theatre includes; Last Night a DJ saved my life (Gilded Balloon Edinburgh) People In Glass Houses (Insight Theatre) and The Tales Of Peter Rabbit (International Tour) Barbara payed Susan in Abigail’s Party for Frinton Summer Theatre and is delighted to reprise the role at Park Theatre.  


Ryan Early

Ryan trained at Drama Centre London.

Theatre credits include: God of Chaos (Plymouth Drum), The Argument, Donny’s Brain (Hampstead), Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange Manchester), The Woman’s Wyle, Midsummer  Night’s Dream, The Golden Ass (Shakespeare’s Globe), Mustafa (Soho Theatre), Starseeker, Alice in Wonderland,  (Royal and Derngate), The Knight of The Burning Pestle (Young Vic), Amy’s View, All Quiet On The Western Front, The Secret Garden (Nottingham Playhouse), War and Peace, The Eleventh Capital, Teeth and Smiles (Royal Court Theatre), About Face (Almeida), The Country Wife (Watford Palace), Ready or Not (Arcola), Miss Yesterday (Stephen Joseph Theatre),  Beau Brummell (59e59 New York), The Hounding of David Oluwale (Eclipse/Hackney Empire), Oliver Twist, The Servant (Lyric Hammersmith), One Life And Counting (Bush Theatre/Channel 4).

Television credits: Ryan is currently the series regular Dan in Almost Never (Season 1,2,3 BBC/Disney), Grantchester (ITV), The Crown (Netflix), Knightfall (Sky), The Detectives (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), PC Tom Nicholson in Series 11 of Heartbeat (ITV), The Bill (Thames) Love Soup (BBC).

Film credits: The Foreigner (SFX/Netflix), Red Tails (Lucas Films) A Night in 97 (The Evil Corporation) Beseme Mucho (Partnership Productions)

Radio Credits: Ryan has performed in over 50 plays for BBC Radio 4 and 3 and is the regular character of Lee Bryce in The Archers.


Emma Noakes

Emma trained at The Oxford School of Drama

Theatre includes: The Rover, Two Noble Kinsman, The Winter’s Tale (RSC), Separate Tables, Bedroom Farce (Salisbury Playhouse), Proof, The Rivals, The Admirable Crichton (New Vic), Charged (Soho Theatre), Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep/Tour), Pygmalion (Old Vic/Hong Kong), The Sea (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

Television: The Salisbury Poisonings, Shakespeare and Hathaway, Doctors, New Worlds, Call the Midwife, Holby City, The Bill

Film: The Other Boleyn Girl

Radio: As winner of Carleton Hobbs Award Emma has worked on numerous plays including: Mr Pye, Road to Ferrara, Shakespeare’s Fire, Mad Girl, Maurice, The Brothers Karamazov, Cry Hungry, Two Men from Delft, This is my Car Park, The Rise and Fall of Danny Clark (Radio 4), For the Time Being (Radio 3)

Emma also narrates audiobooks.


Kellie Shirley

For theatre Kellie has worked at The RSC, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Royal Court, Soho Theatre, ATG, Lyric Hammersmith, Menier Chocolate Factory and National Theatre, where she played the role of Pauline in the International tour/West End of the NT’s comedy One Man, Two Guvnors directed by Nick Hytner. 

Kellie was recently selected to be part of the BAFTA Elevate Actor’s Cohort 2020/21 and can currently be seen as Kirsty De La Croix opposite Idris Elba & Bill Bailey in the award-winning comedy series In The Long Run (Sky, Now TV, Starz) as well as the new Children’s series Biff and Chip as Mrs Robinson currently on BBC IPlayer.

Other recent TV work includes: Meet The Richardson’s (ITV Studios) Keep Calm and Carry on (Amazon Prime/Raspberry) Death in Paradise (BBC), Murder in the Carpark (Ch4) Call The Midwife (BBC) True Horror (Ch4) The Marriage of Reason and Squalor (Sky Arts) and she played series regular Stacey in BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated mini series Joe All Alone (BBC/Zodiak)

Kellie is probably best known for playing Carly Wicks in BBC One’s EastEnders and Kym in The Office - Christmas Specials.

She can next be seen in Terence Davies’ upcoming feature Benediction (Emu Films) Indie thriller Bull (Signature/Tea Shop) and Baby Boy (Film 4). Other film work includes: King of Thieves (Studio Canal), Girl on a Bicycle (Warner Bros) Riot (Lionsgate) Everyone’s Going to Die (Memory Box films) Wimbledon (Working Title) Venus (MiraMax), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Working Title) and Heidi (Piccadilly Pictures).

Kellie has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4, as well as voicing Maudie Miller in Terrance Rattigan’s centenary for Flare Path for BBC Radio 3.

She is an ambassador for the charities Anthony Nolan and Mencap, and a patron for Magpie Dance.

Matt Di Angelo 

For television Matt’s work includes Francesco Alidosi in Borgia (Series 2 & 3, Sky/Canal+) and Sean Kennedy in Hustle (Series 5-8, BBC). Further credits include; Ordinary Lies (ITV), Death In Paradise (BBC), Casualty (BBC), I Dream (BBC) and Harbour Lights (BBC). He also starred for a number of years as Dean ‘Deano’ Wicks in Eastenders (BBC).

Previous theatre includes:  Loot (Tricycle Theatre & Newcastle Theatre Royal). Abigail’s Party will be Matt’s first play at Park Theatre.