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Kate Productions Ltd and Lucas A. Ferrara in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

The Beach House

By Jo Harper




Kathryn Bond

Kathryn is a comic, actress and writer. When not making shows with other theatre companies she is gigging her own unique comedy shows that combine stand up and character comedy. Kat has written and performed in CBBC's Bafta award winning 'Class Dismissed', and acted alongside Kerry Godliman in Amazon Prime's 'Whitstable Pearl'. She recently won The Funny Women Comedy Writing Award and has been developing scripts for TV. She is also a trained improviser with the Free Association.

Theatre credits include: Its True, It's True, It's True (Breach Theatre), Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Madhouse Re: Exit with Access All Areas (The Lowry), Aloe Aloe (Bush Theatre & Arts Theatre), Never Like Her Anyway (Soho Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (The Junction), StillFools (The Arcola).

TV credits include: Whitstable Pearl (Acorn TV), Class Dismissed (CBBC), Call the Midwife (BBC), UrbanMyths (Sky Arts) and Dr Brown Show (Channel 4).



Gemma Lawrence

Credits as a writer and actor include her OFFIE-nominated debut play Sunnymead Court (Arcola Theatre/Actor’s Centre/UK tour). Other acting theatre credits include A Dead Body in Taos (Fuel Theatre); Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough (Southwark Playhouse); Not Talking (Arcola Theatre); Five Plays: Nuclear (Young Vic); Wasted (Orange Tree Theatre); All My Sons (Hong Kong Arts Festival); The Tempest (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like It, Children of the Sun (National Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Gaslight (Salisbury Playhouse); Lee Harvey Oswald (Finborough Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Tobacco Factory, Rose Theatre); and Rough Cuts: The Lion’s Mouth (Royal Court Theatre). Her television credits include Silent Witness, Shakespeare and Hathaway, 18 – Clash of Futures, Luther, Misfits, 1066, Waking the Dead, Time of Your Life, Stir it Up, All About George, and Ahead of the Class. Her film credits include Frail, A Bunch of Amateurs and Enlightenment.


Gemma Barnett

Gemma Barnett is a theatre maker/actor/writer based in London. She has just toured with Dash Arts in Dido’s Bar and appeared in The Gunpowder Plot. She can also be seen in the most recent series of Casualty.

Her piece The Front Desk won the ‘Poetry for Good’ prize and was featured on BBC Woman’s Hour. She was a winning finalist of BBC Words First in 2021. Previous theatre work includes A Hundred Words for Snow (Trafalgar Studios/ winner Offie Best Actress), Dr Korczack’s Example (Leeds Playhouse), Lola (Vault festival), Salty Irina (The Yard Theatre) and Goggles (Pleasance Edinburgh).

Film/TV includes MISS for Gold Mango Productions (Outstanding New Work – Indie Short Fest).

She was selected for the first iteration of the VAULT FIVE collective with her show AGATHA and is currently in post-production with her debut short film, BRIDGE, that is being produced by Kusini Productions, Nina Georgieff and BBC Films.