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Tom O’Connell and James Seabright in association with Jack Maple, King’s Head Theatre and Park Theatre present

The Boys In The Band

by Mart Crowley




Daniel Boys | Donald

Television and Film include: Holby City (BBC Television), Fall Out (Crowded Pictures) and Little Man (Peccadillo Pictures).

West End and London credits include: Potts in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), Sir Lancelot in Spamalot (Playhouse), Captain Walker in Tommy (Prince Edward), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Gielgud / Noel Coward – Winner of the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role), Roger in Grease (Victoria Palace), Mark in RENT (Prince of Wales & National Tour), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Jason in Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios) and Christian in Wolfboy (Trafalgar Studios).

Other theatre credits include: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors  (Theatre Clwyd); Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story (Bolton Octagon), Colin in The Opinion Makers (Mercury Colchester and Derby Playhouse); Mike Connor in High Society (National Tour); Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Windsor); the title role in Peter Pan (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin); Judas in the 40th Anniversary concert of Godspell (Palace Theatre, Manchester); Mark in RENT (European Tour); Morino in Sunset Boulevard (National Tour); Tony in West Side Story (European Tour) and The War Of The Worlds (National Tour).

Workshops include: The Painted Lady (Bristol Old Vic) and The Trouble With Doug (Northampton Royal & Derngate) 


Jack Derges | Cowboy

Television credits include: EastEnders (BBC), Humans (Channel 4 & AMC), Episodes (BBC & Showtime), Crims (BBC), The Royals (E!), Cucumber (Channel 4), Holby City (BBC), WPC 56 (BBC), Switch (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Skins (E4).

Film credits include: AUX (Revolutionary Films), Freak of Nurture (Ratio Films), Dungeons and Dragons – The Book of Vile Darkness (Warner/Silver Pictures).

Theatre credits include: The Sweethearts (Finborough Theatre).





Mark Gatiss | Harold

Mark Gatiss is an actor, writer and producer. He first found success with The League of Gentlemen, with whom he won the Perrier award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, and went on to enjoy a radio series and three television series on the BBC, and a big screen outing in 2005. A lifelong fan of Doctor Who, he has written eight episodes since its return to TV in 2005, and has appeared in the show twice. Other notable TV performances include Nighty Night, Mapp and Lucia, London Spy, Game of Thrones, Coalition, Wolf Hall and Sense and Sensibility. Film appearances include Dad’s Army, Our Kind of Traitor, Bright Young Things, Victor Frankenstein and Starter for Ten. He is perhaps best known as the executive producer and writer of the award-winning global phenomenon Sherlock, alongside his friend and colleague Steven Moffat, in which he also plays the role of the detective’s older brother Mycroft Holmes. His theatre work includes the role of Menenius in Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse) for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Supporting Actor, Agrado in All About My Mother (Old Vic), Bernard in Season’s Greetings (National Theatre), Charles I in 55 Days (Hampstead), Captain Brazen in The Recruiting Office and Stephen Crosswell in The Vote (both Donmar Warehouse), and most recently Dr Shpigelsky in Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), which saw him awarded Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Olivier Awards. 


Ian Hallard | Michael

Ian Hallard trained at Mountview.

Theatre credits include: Alan Turing in Lovesong of the Electric Bear (Hope Theatre & subsequently the Arts Theatre), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd), Great Britain (National Theatre & Theatre Royal Haymarket), King Lear (Cockpit), Scenes from an Execution (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Southwark Playhouse), Lilies (Greenwich), The Importance of Being Earnest (Jermyn Street), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Tempest (Wimbledon), Alcina (Festival d’Aix en Provence), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Battersea Arts Centre), Trial By Jury (Covent Garden Festival) and UK tours of Donkey’s Years and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. 

Television appearances include: Doctor Who, Poirot, Where The Heart Is, Doctors, Sherlock, Crooked House, Ideal, Hustle, Marple and The Worst Journey in the World.

He has also worked as a script associate on two episodes of Poirot and co-wrote a third The Big Four with Mark Gatiss. 


James Holmes | Emory

Theatre credits include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Wind In The Willows and Romeo and Juliet (Chester Performs), Portia Coughlan (The Old Red Lion), Rain Man (English Theatre Frankfurt), Flint Street Nativity, The Lady in the Van and Happy Now (Hull Truck), The Dumb Waiter (Derby Live), Catherine Tate (Soho Theatre), Loaded (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh) and the original production of Anorak of Fire (Arts Theatre, Edinburgh Assembly Rooms & National Tour).

Television credits include: Sherlock, Miranda, Psychoville, How TV Ruined Your Life, The Last Enemy, The Catherine Tate Show and Love Soup (BBC), I Live With Models (Comedy Central), Phoneshop and TV Go Home (C4).

Film credits include: Lava, Death Defying Acts


John Hopkins | Alan

Theatre credits include: title role in Ben Hur (Tricycle Theatre), Richard the Lionheart in Holy Warriors (The Globe), Elyot in Private Lives (Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), Tim in Candide, Penitent Brothel in A Mad World My Masters, Saturninus in Titus Andronicus, Narrator in Venus and Adonis, Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra, Sebastian in The Tempest, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Dolabella in Antony and Cleopatra, Dauphin in King John, Octavius in Julius Caesar and Servant in Love in a Wood (All RSC), Kochkaryov in Marriage (Belgrade Theatre), title role in Ben Hur (Watermill Theatre), Dickinson in Ross,  Nicolai Legat/Baron de Gunzburg/Dr Frenkel in Rattigan’s Nijinsky, Freddie Page in The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre), Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sheffield Crucible), Edward in The Good Soldier (Theatre Royal Bath), Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Angelo in Measure for Measure, Trigorin in The Seagull and title role in Hamlet (The Factory), Harcourt in The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Eli in Screams from Job (Southwark Playhouse), Man inSamuel Beckett's Play (BAC).

Television credits include: The Lodge, Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Doctors, Catastrophe, Dancing on the Edge, Hacks, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Merlin, Identity, The Bill, Hotel Babylon, Mutual Friends, Wire in the Blood, Robin Hood, Tripping Over, The Path to 9/11, Midsomer Murders (two series as DS Scott), Trial and Retribution, Spooks, Nicholas Nickleby, Love in a Cold Climate.

Films include: The Face of an Angel, Alice in Wonderland, The Experiment, The Swimming Pool.

Radio credits include: Dead Girls Tell No Tales, Regime Change.

Video game credits include: Ryse: Son of Rome, Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's The Division, Hitman, Horizon Zero Dawn 

John trained at RADA.


Paul Kendrick | Understudy

Paul Kendrick trained at Drama Centre London after reading English Language and Literature at Oxford University.

Theatre credits include: Ghost Stories (Arts Theatre), The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), Women of Troy (The Scoop at More London), Peer Gynt (Riverside Studios), Lord Arthur’s Bed (The Lowry & touring). 

Television credits include: Consenting Adults (BBC). 

Radio credits include: Turing’s Test, Rock (Made in Manchester/The Independent) and voices for radio documentaries and audiobooks.



Greg Lockett | Bernard

Greg trained at LAMDA.

Theatre includes: Don't Smoke in Bed (Finborough Theatre), African Americana (Theatre 503), Merchant Of Venice (Polish National Opera), Romeo and Juliet (Vault Festival), Secret Cinema Presents: Back to the Future, Secret Cinema 21- Miller's Crossing, Zorro; A New Musical (USA Premier- Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare, USA), Metamorphosis: Myths and Legends (Georgia Shakespeare, USA), Vincent in Brixton and many others whilst training.

Film &TV includes: Cinderella (Walt Disney Pictures), Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathé Pictures/ BBC Films), Hoff the Record (Dave TV).

Radio includes: Hollywood Endings: Doubles and Babycakes both for BBC Radio 4. 
Twitter: @GregLockett


Ben Mansfield | Larry

Theatre credits include: Great Britain (Dir, Sir Nicholas Hynter, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Relative Values ( Dir, Sir Trevor Nunn, Theatre Royal Bath & West End) One Man, Two Guvnors (Dir, Sir Nicholas Hynter, Theatre Royal Haymarket) Henry IV parts 1&2 (Dir, Sir Peter Hall, Theatre Royal Haymarket) Twelfth Night (Dir, Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir, Sir Peter Hall, Rose Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Jenufa (Arcola Theatre) and French Without Tears (English Touring Theatre). 

Film credits include: Mr Nobody (Dir: Jaco Van Dormael) Hell Bent for Leather (Dir; James Wood), Inside You (Dir. Alex Kirby).

Television credits include: Father Brown (BBC), Endeavour (ITV), Not Safe for Work (Channel 4) ‘Captain Becker’ in Primeval (Series 3 &4) and Holby City (BBC)



Nathan Nolan | Hank

Film & TV credits include: hit BBC drama Undercover, global crime drama Crossing Lines, Miracle Landing on the Hudson, Zero Dark Thirty, Captain America, Hanna, and he has recently completed filming on Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. 

Theatre credits include: The Children’s Hour (Pinter Theatre), Death Of A Salesman (Bolton Octagon), Vieux Carre (Manchester Library Theatre), Lockerbie 103 (World Premiere, UK Tour), Torch Trilogy (The Kings Head), Rumble Fish (World Premiere, UK Tour), The Grapes of Wrath (Finborough Theatre) and Life During Wartime (Lyric Studio Hammersmith). 

Nathan is also a prolific voice over actor with Radio drama credits including The Forsyte Saga, Home Front, The Help, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Little Women. Originally from Canada, Nathan came to the UK in 1998. Passionate about food, beer and wine, he also moonlights as popular food and drink blogger Mr Drink n Eat.