Absent Friends Casting

We are delighted to introduce the cast of Absent Friends.

Lisa Burrows (Cast) Lisa Burrows – Diana

For LCT: Katie in Love in the Title 

Theatre includes: Drowning on Dry Land (National Tour), Humble Boy (National Tour), Night Maze (Nottingham Playhouse), Tinder Box and Silks, Spices & Spirits (Forest Forge), The Lottie Project, Puss in Boots and The Secret Garden (Polka Theatre, Wimbledon), The Crystal Den (New End Theatre), Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (Shakespearean Young People’s Theatre Company) Silent Paddy & Queen Vic and So Where’s Charlie? (The Emery Theatre), Relentless Perfection (Leighton House), Cloud Nine (The Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea), Billy’s Friend and Lip Gloss (White Horse Theatre Company).

Television includes: Thackeray’s Women (BBC), Dreamworld (BBC).

Film includes: Baby’s Angels, Playing by the Rules, David’s Dream and Love Connection.

© Michael Wharley Photography 2014 Pete Collis – Colin

Training: Birmingham Theatre School

For LCT: Robert in Betrayal.

Theatre includes: King Charles III (Wyndham’s Theatre), Olga’s Room (Arcola), The Syndicate (Chichester Festival Theatre), Blue/Orange (Greenwich Playhouse), The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband (MAC), and numerous Shakespearean productions including the title roles of Hamlet, Macbeth, and Henry V, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Alonso in the Tempest, Baptista in Taming of the Shrew, Puck, Demetrius, Quince in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Macduff in Macbeth. He was a founding member of Shakespeare Aloud! for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust.

Television includes: Historyonics (BBC) and Henry VII (Cromwell Productions).

John Dorney (Cast) John Dorney – John

Training: LAMDA.

For LCT: Felix Humble in Humble Boy and Mick in The Caretaker.

Theatre includes: Flight and Peter Pan (National Theatre), Something Beginning With… (The Orange Tree), Feelgood (English Speaking Theatre of Vienna and English Speaking Theatre of Frankfurt), Better Watch Out (Hampstead Theatre), At the Back and Out of Focus (Soho Theatre), Volpone (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Revenger’s Tragedy and The Stranger (Southwark Playhouse), A-Team: The Musical (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), Coalition (Pleasance Edinburgh and Islington), and Beauty and the Beast (Creation, Oxford

Radio includes: Richard in two series of the sitcom My First Planet (Pozzitive for Radio 4), the lead role of Adam Dean in the audio revival of The Omega Factor (Big Finish).

Kevin Drury (Cast) Kevin Drury – Paul

Training: The Poor School.

For LCT: Harlequin in The Game of Love and Chance and The Double Inconstancy, Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger, Larry in Closer.Kevin’s theatre work includes UK tours of Romeo and Juliet, The Pastoral Symphony, The Killing Game and A Touch of Danger. He also played Duperret in Michael Cabot’s critically-acclaimed production of Marat/Sade (Arcola Theatre, London).

Television includes: Dalziel & Pascoe and Heartbeat. Kevin has recently finished shooting a pilot for the sitcom Dead Man’s Cardy.


© Michael Wharley Photography 2013 Susie Emmett – Marge

Training: Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre includes: Inherit the Wind and I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme), The Road to Nowhere (Croydon Fairfield Halls), A Government Inspector (Northern Broadsides), Who’s Under Where? and A Piece of Cake (The Mill at Sonning), Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Tour), Broken Time (Harrogate Theatre and Tour), Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (UK and International Tours), Lark Rise to Candleford (Finborough Theatre), King Arthur (Arcola Theatre), An Absolute Turkey (Electric Theatre), Claw (Greenwich Playhouse).Television includes: EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Waking the Dead all for BBC.

Film includes: The Man Who Married Himself, opposite Richard E Grant

 Kathryn Ritchie (Cast) (427x640) Kathryn Ritchie – Evelyn

For LCT: Miss Julie in After Miss Julie.

Theatre includes:  Annabella Schmidt, Margaret and Pamela in The 39 Steps, Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace, Mrs Dearth in Dear Brutus and Ensemble in Little Shop of Horrors (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Maria Feletti in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Torch Theatre, Milford Haven) and Mrs Perks in the original cast of The Railway Children at Waterloo Station (York Theatre Royal/The Touring Consortium).

Film includes: Stella in Borrowed Memories (NFTS).

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