How It Is Productions in association with Park Theatre present

The Time Of Our Lies

By Bianca Bagatourian


MARTINA LAIRD will play the role of Howard Zinn on all evening performances
COLIN SALMON will be playing the role of Howard Zinn on 2 Aug
CHÉ WALKER will be playing the role of Howard Zinn on Sat 3 Aug 3pm & Sat 10 Aug 3pm


Martina Laird 

Martina Laird has worked extensively in the industry as an actor. Credits include working at The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, The Almeida, The Donmar Warehouse, Shakespeare’s Globe. Martina is probably best known as the popular character Comfort Jones on BBC’s flagship drama Casualty. In addition to awards for her television work, she was nominated for an Evening Standard award for her role in Moon On A Rainbow Shawl at the Royal National Theatre






Colin Salmon (Guest Star)

Theatre credits include: All or Nothing at All (Tricyle Theatre); After Darwin (Hampstead Theatre); Beckett Honour of God and Indian Boy (Royal Shakespeare company).

Television credits include: Trial and Retribution (ITV); The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Some Girls (BBC3); Master of None (Netflix); Limitless (CBS), Krypton (SYFY).

Film credits include: Prime Suspect 2; Tomorrow Never Dies; The World is Not Enough; Die Another Day.




Alvaro Flores 

Alvaro is a UK based actor/musician of Mexican origin.

Training: Italia Conti Academy (BA Acting), Royal Academy of Music (PGDip Musical Theatre Performance).

Theatre credits include: Day of the Living / #WeAreArrested (RSC, The Other Place); Wig Out (Royal Court Theatre); Don Quixote in Algiers (White Bear, London); Fair Trade (Pleasance Theatre); Something Strange (Arcola Theatre); Qaddafi’s Cook (New York, San Diego & Hollywood Fringe, US); World At One (King’s Head); La Expulsion (Mexico tour); Cuerdas (El Galeon, Mexico); 

Musical theatre credits include: ClubMex (Hope Mill Theatre); Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Fidel the Musical (Iris Theatre), Madagascar Live (Mexico, Brazil & Latin America), NINE (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Camp Horror (Cockpit Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Shawford Mill Theatre), The Beggar’s Opera (Landor Theatre), Concert for Diana (Wembley Stadium).

Film and TV: Rambo 5, Daedalus (Spain), The Last Bite, The Fall, Rage. Mexico: Las Reglas de la Ruina, Otra Vida, Rictus, La Virgen de Estambul, Amor de Barrio, Fuente Ovejuna, Herue.

V/O credits include:  Dusk video game, Our Girl (BBC), The Beauty and the Bear (Portuguese), Disney. 


Claire Lebowitz King

Theatre includes: The Donkey Show and Measure for Measure (Living Theatre);  No Sir! and The Brig (Asst. Dir, Obie Award), Mysteries and Smaller Pieces. NYC: The Transportation of Judith Malina, Three Sisters Come and Go. Jack and the Corporate Beanstalk, Time out of Nothing.


Writing includes Bradass87.


Claire is also a stand-up comedy around London.



Lanna Joffrey

Lanna received her MA in Acting from Royal Central and her BFA in Acting from Syracuse University.

Theatre credits include: Cause (Vault Festival); They Promised Her the Moon (Old Globe); A Thousand Splendid Suns (Old Globe, A.C.T., Seattle Rep); The Soulless Ones (Hammer House Live); The Profane (Playwrights Horizons), I Call My Brothers (The Gate); Muse of Fire & Sonnet Walks (The Globe); Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure (The Factory Theatre),  Valiant (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theatre503, Women & War Festival, Folkestone, and WOW Festival, NY Fringe Award), Nine Parts of Desire (Lyric Stage, IRNE Award), 1001 (Denver Center, Ovation Award).





Trang Le

Trang received her B.A. in North American Studies & Theater from the University of Munich. She is an alumna of the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theater, Los Angeles.

Theatre credits include: Isaac Babel and the Black Sea (Adler Lab Theater); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Adler Play Production); A Month in the Country.

Film credits include: Non-Exitus, Dokumori Mountain.





Jessye Romeo

Jessye Romeo trained at WAC Arts and was a member of The National Youth Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Stop & Search (Arcola Theatre); Big Guns (The Yard); The Islanders (Whitechapel Gallery); Itch and Scratch (Hackney Showroom); Martyr (Unicorn Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/Traverse Theatre); If Chloe Can (NYT); Our Days Of Rage (NYT). 

Television credits include: Curfew; In the Long Run; Doctors; Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Will.

Film credits include: Mindhorn, The Somnambulists. 



Anais Lone 

Anais is a recent graduate of WAC Arts in north London with a diploma in Musical Theatre. She directed her first piece at New Diorama Theatre with the Camden Youth Theatre.