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Cahoots Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents the World Première of

Dead Sheep

by Jonathan Maitland

Elspeth Howe | Jill Baker
Margaret Thatcher | Steve Nallon
Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson | Graham Seed
Alan Clark / Bernard Ingham | Tim Wallers
Stephen Wall / Brian Walden | John Wark
Geoffrey Howe | James Wilby


Jill Baker plays Elspeth Howe. Jill's theatre work includes Coriolanus, As You Like It, Much Ado about Nothing, The Changeling, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Savage Amusement, The Great White Hope (All RSC). Richard 11(Old Vic Production). The Secret Rapture (National Theatre) Calendar Girls & All My Sons ( West End). Denis Potter's Sufficient Carbohydrate (Hampstead/ West End ) Mike Leigh's Goosepimples (Hampstead/ West End) One o Clock World (Tricycle Theatre). Miss Julie ( Sheffield Crucible). Television includes Happy Valley, Eastenders, New Tricks, Law & Order UK, Wallander, Spooks, Waking the Dead, Holby City, Sea of Souls, Above Suspicion, Prime Suspect, Perfect Strangers. Film John Carter, Tower Block, Notes on a Scandal, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Shakespeare in Love, Hope and Glory.

​Steve Nallon plays Margaret Thatcher.  In 1984 Steve became a founding member of the Spitting Image team and it aired until 1996. Although Nallon became most famous for providing the voice of Thatcher he also voiced many of the show's other characters, including The Queen Mother, Alan Bennett and David Attenborough.  His other stage credits include Cissie and Ada, An Hysterical Rectomy (UK tour) and Carnival (Barbican), his television work includes Jonathan Creek and TV Burp and he will appear in the film 51 Degrees North in 2015.  

Graham Seed plays Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson. Graham trained at RADA. Theatre credits include: Bedroom Farce and Separate Tables (Salisbury Playhouse) Jim Hacker in Yes Prime Minister (National Tour), Basket Case with Nigel Havers (National Tour), Toad of Toad Hall (West End); Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre); Relatively Speaking and Confusions (national tour); Design for Living (English Touring Theatre); Twelfth Night (BAC); Translations (Watford and tour); A Chaste Maid of Cheapside (Almeida and tour); Someone to Watch Over Me (Frankfurt); An Eligible Man (New End, Hampstead); The Skin Game (Orange Tree); Nelson (Nuffield, Southampton); Present Laughter (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); French Without Tears (Mill at Sonning); Journey’s End (National Tour)and the award winning production of Accolade by Emlyn Williams at the Finborough Theatre. He has also played many repertory seasons including: Birmingham, Greenwich, Library Theatre, Manchester, and Perth. Television credits include: I, Claudius, Edward VII, Brideshead Revisited, Mike Leigh’s Who’s Who, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, Jeeves and Wooster, Crossroads, Prime Suspect, Nature Boy, Dinnerladies, Station Jim, Band of Brothers, The Chatterley Affair, Doctors, Midsomer Murders and He Kills Coppers. Film credits include: Gandhi, Good and Bad at Games, Honest, Little Dorrit, These Foolish Things and Wild Target with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. Radio credits include: Nigel Pargetter in The Archers for 30 years until his dramatic exit at the beginning of 2011. He is now an occasional presenter on ‘Pick of the Week’ and a regular voice on ‘What The Papers’ Say’ both for Radio 4. He was the recipient of the Broadcaster of the Year Award 2010 from the Broadcasting Press Guild and the Voice of Listener and Viewer Special Award 2010.

Tim Wallers plays Alan Clark / Bernard Ingham.  Trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Theatre credits include Simon Chester in the orginal cast of Yes Prime Minister (Chichester Festival and Geilgud), Fred in Fallen Angels (national tour), Harry Bright in Mamma Mia,(Prince Edward), Lord Windermere in Lady Windermereʼs Fan (Chichester Festival) Morris Dixon in Present Laughter (national tour), James Hewit in A Right Royal Farce (Kings Head), Rufus in The Lady and the Van (Theatre Royal Bath), Hamish in Alan Aykbourneʼs Things We Do For Love (Chester Gateway), Robin in Time and the Conways (Bristol Old Vic), Earl of Drumdurris in The Cabinet Minister (Albery and tour), Kean (Old Vic and tour and Toronto) Mr Worthy in The Recruiting Officer and Lord Windermere in Lady Windermereʼs Fan (Royal Exchange Manchester). Television includes Babylon, Count Arthur Strong, Father Brown, New Tricks, The Interceptor, Law and Order, Doctor Who, Holby City, Margaret, Hughie Green: Most Sincerely, Ballet Shoes, Skins, Fanny Hill, Consenting Adults, Maxwell, Inspector Lynley, Hotel Babylon, Waking the Dead, A Good Murder, Jericho, Derailed, Lady Jane-The Jane Andrews story, Night and Day, Randall and Hopkirk, Love in a Cold Climate, Armadillo, Wives and Daughters. Films include The Crime Wave, RocknRolla, Mamma Mia, Filth and Wisdom, The Oxford Murders, Provoked, Julie and the Cadillacs.

John Wark plays Stephen Wall / Brian Walden. F
or Park Theatre his work includes Toast, Keepers of Infinite Space & Thark. Other theatre work includes The Winter Guest (West Yorkshire Playhouse/AlmeidaTheatre), Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us (National Theatre of Scotland/Traverse Theatre), Dog In The Manger, Tamar’s Revenge and Pedro The Great Pretender (RSC), Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic/Barbican), The Fear of Breathing and Jamie the Saxt (Finborough Theatre), The Only Girl in The World (Arcola Theatre), The Torchsong Trilogy (Tron Theatre). For Television his work includes Outlander (Sony TV/Starz) The Ten Commandments (Hallmark), Robin Hood (BBC), Taggart (STV), Gforce (BBC) and for film Queen of the Desert,  A Little Chaos, The Fitzroy, Within The Woods, The Oxford Murders, Late Night Shopping and Breaking The Waves.

James Wilby plays Geoffrey Howe. 
Theatre work includes The Second Mrs Tanqueray (Rose Theatre) Less Than Kind (UK Tour), The Consultant (Theatre 503), On Emotion (Soho Theatre), Don Juan (West End), Helping Harry (Jermyn Street Theatre), A Patriot For Me (RSC), The Common Pursuit (Phoenix Theatre), The Tempest, Salonika, Jane Eyre (All Chichester Festival Theatre), As You Like It (Royal Exchange Manchester), Chips With Everything (Leeds Playhouse), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Belgrade Theatre), Another Country (Queen’s Theatre). Television includes Strikeback ,Our Zoo, Death in Paradise, Endeavour, Law & Order, Ripper Street 2, New Tricks, Titanic, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, Midsomer Murders, A Risk Worth Taking,  Clapham Junction,  Futureshock: Comet, The Last Days of The Raj, Lewis, Little Devil, Jericho, Island At War, Sparkling Cyanide, Bertie and Elizabeth, Nothing But The Truth, Trial and Retribution IV, The Woman In White, The Dark Room, Treasure Seekers, Witness Against Hitler, You Me and It, Tell Me That You Love Me, Storyteller, Dutch Girls, Impact Earth, Ancient Rome, Miss Marple, Foyle’s War, Silent Witness, Murder in Mind, Crocodile Shoes, Lady Chatterley, Adam Bede, Mother Love, A Tale of Two Cities.  Film includes: Chicklit Shadows in the Sun, Lady Godiva, Gradiva, De-Lovely Gosford Park, Life – A Users Manual, Cotton Mary, Tom’s Midnight Garden, Regeneration, Un Partie D’Echec, Howard’s End, Immaculate Conception, A Handful of Dust, Maurice, An Ideal Husband.