KEPOW! Theatre and Veritas Theatre in association with Park Theatre present

Beneath The Blue Rinse

By Tom Glover

SANDY THOMPSON | ABIGAIL HOOD (Also Jenny in The Answer)


Marlene Sidaway

Theatre credits include: Doris in A Cream Cracker Under the Settee (Leeds Playhouse), Returning to Haifa (Finborough), Kenny Morgan (Arcola), The Ladykillers (Newbury), The Crucible and Enjoy (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Macbeth and The Daughter in Law (Sheffield Crucible), Uncle Vanya (The Print Room), The Enchantment and A Prayer for Owen Meany (National Theatre), The Lady in the Van (Salisbury Playhouse), We'll Always Have Paris (Mill at Sonning), A Lady of Letters & Just Between Ourselves (Scarborough & Northampton), Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Soho Theatre), All My Sons (Bristol Old Vic), Hedda Gabler (Manchester Royal Exchange), Noises Off (Liverpool), The Madness of Esme & Shaz (Royal Court), Dearly Beloved (Hampstead Theatre). Marlene has also written and performed several one woman plays.

Television credits include: the BAFTA nominated MUM (3 series) playing the part of Maureen; In The Long Run; Doc Martin; Cuffs; Doctors; Wallander; Hustle; Foyle’s War; Midsomer Murders; Sensitive Skin; Coronation Street; Pride & Prejudice, Brother Cadfael, Peak Practice, Casualty, The Bill, Miss Marple, Shine on Harvey Moon, A Landing on the Sun, Inspector Lynley. Films include: Sink, Me and Orson Welles, Venus, Goodnight Mr Tom, Tom's Midnight Garden. For years Marlene has worked in radio on various series, including: playing Miss Lewis in King Street Junior (100 episodes) and many plays and comedy series with Ken Dodd, Les Dawson and other well known comedians. She has also recorded over 50 audio books.


Ian Redford

Theatre credits include: Love and Information (Crucible Theatre Sheffield), Loot (Park Theatre), Travels with My Aunt (Glasgow Citizens Theatre), The Alchemist (RSC), The Seagull (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), A Mad World My Masters (ETC/RSC), Linda (Royal Court Theatre), Witch Of Edmonton (RSC), Arden of Faversham (RSC), The Roaring Girl (RSC), Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola), The Gatekeeper (Manchester Royal Exchange), A View From The Bridge (Manchester Royal Exchange), Dr Faustus (Manchester Royal Exchange), Antigone (Manchester Royal Exchange. Nominated best actor), Love The Sinner and Mother Claps Molly House (RNT), Six Degrees Of Separation and Branded (Old Vic), All My Sons (Curve, Leicester), The Permanent Way and A Laughing Matter/She Stoops to Conquer (Out of Joint/RNT), A State Affair / Rita Sue and Bob too (Out of Joint/Soho Theatre), Our Countrys Good, Shopping and Fucking, Some Explicit Polaroids and A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson (Out of Joint), The Golden Dragon (ACT), Robin Hood (Cambridge Theatre), Cinderella (First Family), Peter Pan (Camberly).

Television includes:  two years as Keith Appleyard in Coronation Street, guest artiste in Casualty, Midsomer Murders , New Tricks , One Foot in The Grave, Moon and Son, The Bill, Second Sight. Film includes: The Man With The Iron Heart, Martha and Mary, Dracula, The Prince and The Pauper, The Legend of the Boogeyman, Remains of the Day, The Great Escape, Romeo and Juliet , She Stoops To Conquer, Three Men And A Little Lady, Charles 111.


Kevin Tomlinson

Theatre credits include: Whose Story Is It Anyway? (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Flat 73 and Beneath The Blue Rinse (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre), Spiral (Park Theatre, London), On The Edge! (York Theatre Royal & UK tour), The Ragged Child and Ramblin' Rose (Royal Theatre, Northampton), Crazy Little Thing Called Love! (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Seven Ages (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough & UK tour), Facing it Out (Told by An Idiot, BAC), Madame Tellier's Establishment (Trestle TC, Gardner AC, Brighton), Direct from the Edge (Peterborough Key Theatre), Godspell (Derngate Theatre, Northampton), The Man Who... (Kendal Arts Centre & UK Tour).

For the past 20 years, Kevin has worked extensively with the legendary Keith Johnstone (author of Impro) in Canada, playing the lead role in Keith's absurdist comedy Damian at the Garry Theatre in Calgary and also St Peter in The Invitation (also written by Keith). Kevin also performed alongside the cast of Whose Line is It Anyway? at the Hackney Empire - to help raise funds for the refurbishment of the Royal Court Theatre - a show which was directed by Keith and Phellim McDermott (Improbable Theatre). Kevin has also performed in various International Improvisation Tournements all over the world, including in; Canada, Holland, Norway, Germany, France and the USA. Film credits include: John Duncan in Devil's Harvest, alongside Brian Blessed and Julie T. Wallace. TV credits include: Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream for BBC2 Open University.


Abigail Hood

Since graduating from the Oxford School of Drama, Abigail’s theatre credits have included: That Face (Royal Court), Spiral (Park Theatre), The Snow Queen (Scarborough Stephen Joseph), The Bomb (Lancaster Dukes), Dangling (Southwark Playhouse), True Love Waits (Latitude Festival), The Lesson Before Break (Theatre 503), Weapons of Happiness (Finborough Theatre), Faultlines (Union Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Salisbury Playhouse), Whispering Happiness (Box of Tricks), Home (Tangled Feet, Latitude Festival), All The Little Lights (Derby Theatre), Bleeding Hearts (Bolton Octagon), Cock (Oxford Playhouse); Whose Story Is It Anyway? (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Flat 73 (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre), Crazy Little Thing Called Love! (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Seven Ages (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough & UK tour), The Snow Queen (Pegasus Theatre), Before The Tempest and Contractions (Old Fire Station, Oxford), On the Edge (York Theatre Royal & UK tour) and Playmaker (Oxford Playhouse). Her TV/Film credits include: The Bill (ITV), The Things I See (BBC) and The Lesson (Urban Fox).