Julie Clare Productions in association with Park Theatre present

Yes Queens

By The Yes Queens

HELEN FOSTER
MONICA GAGA
SUSAN HARRISON
SALLY HODGKISS
ALI JAMES
JINNI LYONS
NELL MOONEY
MARIA PETERS
CHARLIE RUSSELL
LUCY TRODD
HEATHER URQHART
SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG


Helen Foster

Helen Foster is an actor, improviser and writer and trained at LIPA.

Theatre credits include: Get Ready With Me (A clown show) Co-collaborator (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse) BedPeace: the Battle of Yohn & Joko (The Cockpit) The Misfits of London: The Gin Chronicles (Edinburgh Fringe) The God of Hell (Theatre N16) (Silly) Little Women (Camden People’s Theatre) 

TV credits include: BBC Newsnight (BBC) 

@helenfoster001

 

 

Monica Gaga

Monica trained at East 15 Acting School.

Theatre and comedy credits include: The Comedy Store Players(The Comedy Store); HELL YEAH! (Omnibus Theatre) and Liar (Lyric Hammersmith).

Television credits include: itvBe, BBC3 and London Live.

Radio credits include: BBC Sounds, CBC, Jack Radio.

When Monica isn't acting, hosting or facilitating she is championing diversity and inclusion in improv. 

@msmonicagaga

 

Susan Harrison

Susan has been improvising for ten years. She is a member of Olivier Award Winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, performing with them in the West End & internationally. She is part of the improv duo BEINGS and co-hosts an improvised podcast Hayley and Ruth: Two Stars with comedian Gemma Arrowsmith. Susan was a series regular in the BAFTA winning CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed and in the CBBC comedy show DNN, for which she wrote and created her own characters.
Theatre credits include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Mischief/West End), The Elephantom (National Theatre), Bagpuss (Soho Theatre).

www.susanharrisoncharacters.com

@SueHarrison123

 

Sally Hodgkiss

Sally is an actor, writer and comedian. 

Theatre credits include: Grim and Grimmer (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Once Upon A Time (The Drum Plymouth and Tour), Sparks (Old Red Lion), Funfair (HOME), Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield Crucible), The Queen of the North (Bolton Octagon), A Wondrous Place (Manchester Royal Exchange/Sheffield Crucible), Plain Jane (Manchester Royal Exchange), Dinosaur (Arcola), Northern Spirit (Northern Stage), You Once Said

Yes (Underbelly), You Wouldn’t Know Him He Lives in Texas (SXSW Festival), Love and F**cking (Royal College of Art).

Film credits include: It Could Happen to You, An Actor’s Life: Less Ordinary, Hard Words, Speechless.

Television credits include: Eastenders (BBC 1), Old School (BBC), One More Pint (BBC Three), SuperHyperLiteral (Web series).

Radio credits include: Two By Two (BBC radio/Pier Productions).

Comedy credits include: Whose Line is it Anyway? Live (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Stephen Frost Improv Allstars (Glastonbury and various), The Actor’s Nightmare (Hoopla and various), Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure (Underbelly, Edinburgh), The Committee (Vaults and various), Shaken Not Stirred (Just the Tonic), Criminal (Vaults and various) and she has also appeared as a guest with The Comedy Store Players.

Sally is currently developing a play entitled ‘Whose Woods These Are’ with her creative partner Niall Ashdown, which is touring in 2022. 

@sallyhodgkiss

 

Ali James

Ali has recently been Movement Director for Magic Goes Wrong with Mischief Theatre, the NYT and Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

Theatre credits include: Eva Peron in Evita (Gaiety Theatre), Whistle Down The Wind (West End), Tell Me on a Sunday, Cathy in The Last Five Years (Buxton), Giraffe (Sketch Comedy Edinburgh), Television credits include: Eastenders (BBC 1)

Improvisation credits include: The London 50 Hour Improvathon.

Ali can currently be seen in Showstopper at the Lyric Theatre, West End.

@ali_james22

 

 

Jinni Lyons

Jinni Lyons is an actor, improviser and writer.  She performs regularly with Yes Queens and The Actor’s Nightmare, and guests with the Comedy Store Players. She created a solo improv show, Jinni Lyons is an Only Child, which she toured nationally and internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Improvised Plays Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, MA. She has appeared in several London 50 Hour Improvathons and Liverpool 33 Hour Improvathons, Unbridled: The Improvised Jilly Cooper Show, and created immersive theatre for Vault Festival and Tate Britain with The Society of N.I.C.E. She has also performed with NewsRevue and Secret Cinema. 

@comedyfoodgirl

 

 

Nell Mooney

Nell trained at Rutgers Mason Gross. Theatre credits include:  Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Odyssey and others with the Factory Theatre Company (Willow Globe, touring), Humana Festival of New Plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Diary of a Teenage Girl (Off Broadway) Film credits include: Enchanted, Hyde Park on the Hudson, Mad Hot Ballroom. Television Credits Include: The Eichmann Show (BBC2), Hoff the Record (Dave), Law and Order SVU (NBC), Spencer McKay in As the World Turns (CBS). Radio Credits Include: Doctor Who: Shield of the Jotunn (Big Finish), Improvisation credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (UK Tour), The Playground, Free Association. 

@nellmooney

 

 

Maria Peters

Improvisation credits include: being a member of one of the UK’s top improv duos, Breaking & Entering, the creators of London’s sell-out Playground show. She has also appeared with Music Box, Hoopla Players, Criminal Improv, Rhi & Ria, The 50-hour Improvathon, Katy & Maria, Ma & PA.

Writing credits include: BBC Radio Comedy and she is a regular on the improv podcast Destination.

Theatre credits include: Maria’s critically acclaimed solo debut show The Science of Cringe (Edinburgh) which performed to sell-out audiences. “Left me helpless with laughter” – Fringe Guru.

She performs internationally across Europe and the United States.

@ThatMariaPeters

 

Charlie Russell

Charlie trained at LAMDA and was part of the Creative Development for Mischief Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Sandra, The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour, West End, Broadway); Sandra, Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Pleasance, West End, BBC1 adaptation); Caprice, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (West End);

Television credits include: Sandra, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1); Sandra, The Goes Wrong Show (BBC Sitcom); Doctors (BBC 1), And Then There Were None (BBC1 & Mammoth Screen) #FindTheGirl (BBC3 Online)

Radio credits include: A Twist Of Dahl (BBC Radio 4)

Improvisation credits include: Improviser, Mischief Movie Night (West End, UK Tour)

Charlie co-produced (as part of Mischief) the Mischief Movie Night London Run and UK Tour (2017/2018). She has just independently produced a new solo piece, piano play by Calum Finlay for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with Calum.

@CF_Russell

 

Lucy Trodd

Lucy has been improvising since 2005. She worked extensively with Ken Campbell, which led to the founding of Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (currently on tour and extended to 2020 in the West End).

Trodd En Bratt is Lucy’s absurd double act. They wrote and performed two series for BBC Radio 4/NBC Universal and were finalists in the prestigious BBC Audio Awards.

TV includes: semi-improvised sitcom Lee and Dean (C4) and Julia Davis’s Sally4Eva (Sky).

She is currently developing a bunch of ideas with fellow Showstopper! Sue Harrison and working on an all-female clown show.

www.lucytrodd.com @LucyTrodd

 

Heather Urquhart

Improvisation credits include: performing regularly with Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and with The Maydays Tim Burton themed improv show Happily Never After.

Her duo improv show, Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has also toured in the US, Europe, Pakistan and most recently to Malawi.  

She is an Artistic director of the Nursery Theatre in London and has also co-written a book on the subject of musical improvisation called Sing it!

Heather was winner of the award for best female performer in the Brighton Fringe and can often be found improvising a concept album with Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly. 

@MusicImprov

 

Sarah-Louise Young

Sarah-Louise Young trained at Bristol University and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She is a performer, writer and director.

Theatre credits includes: The Snow Queen (Park Theatre), Yank! (UK Premier, Hope Mill Theatre/Charing Cross Theatre – for which she was nominated for an Offie for Best Supporting Actress and appeared at 54 Below in New York as part of the 10 year anniversary celebration of the original Off Broadway production), Goodnight Mister Tom and Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Come Blow Your Horn and Monster (Royal Exchange Theatre), Dick Whittington (Lyric, Hammersmith), Jerry’s Girls (UK Premier, The Other Palace/Jermyn Street Theatre), Heels Of Glory (Chelsea Theatre), Royal Vauxhall (Pleasance Theatre/RVT), Peter Pan (Floral Pavilion, New Brighton) and Snow White (original cast) and Room On The Broom, both for Tall Stories (National and International tours).

Cabaret credits include: An Evening Without Kate Bush (Edinburgh and National Tour, including upcoming 3 week run at Soho Theatre scheduled for February 2022), La Soirée (West End), Je Regrette! (Edinburgh, Wilton’s Music Hall and National Tour), Julie Madly Deeply (Edinburgh, West End, Off Broadway, Toronto and National Tour), Fascinating Aida (Edinburgh, West End and National Tour), Cabaret Whore (Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Off-Off Broadway, National and International Tour), Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots) (Edinburgh, Crazy Coqs and National Tour), Songs For Cynics (Edinburgh, Crazy Coqs and National Tour).

Improvisation credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (West End, Edinburgh and National Tours), Yes Queens (Brighton Fringe and Park Theatre London) plus numerous 50 and 30 hour improvathons in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Edmonton, Canada.

Television credits include: The Jury, No Angels, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, and Kay Mellor’s Strictly Confidential.

Radio credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Front Row (BBC Radio 4).

Writing credits include: Sarah-Louise is one half of writing and performing partnership, Roulston & Young whose full scale musical, Maxa The Most Assassinated Woman In The World was workshopped at Wilton’s Music Hall.  They have collaborated with numerous artists including Fascinating Aida, Marcel Lucont, Clementine Living Fashion Doll and TO&ST winner, Lynn Ruth Miller. Sarah-Louise wrote The French Brexit Song, recording it with Amanda Palmer for charity and was long-listed for the Aria APP Chamber Musical Project to develop a new musical, Escape Room with Richard Link and Paul Chronnell.

Directing credits include: Looking For Me Friend (The Music Of Victoria Wood), Jarman, Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet, Honey’s Happening and The Bobby Kennedy Experience.

She is currently working on a new solo show for Summerhall for Edinburgh 2022 called The Silent Treatment and has just published her first book, created with Paul Chronnell, called The RSVPeople.

www.sarah-louise-young.com

@slytheatremaker