Maximus is from Brighton and has been acting since he was a teenager, originally for Brighton Little Theatre where he worked on The 39 Steps and Frankenstein. Followers of Blue Devil will recognise Maximus from his role as The Soldier in Apparatus. He has recently finished filming on A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and A Great War, where he played the young C.S. Lewis which is due to be released later in 2020. Maximus also recently played the role of Ben in Alan Aykbourne's GIZMO under the direction of Amanda Redman.

Kace is a graduate of Drama Centre London. He began his training on stage at Almeida Theatre spending several years performing and training as part of his early schooling & went on to build on this experience with time spent at the Young Actors Theatre & The Precinct Theatre. Kace is also co-writer, co-director and co-star of the surealist two-hander, The Luncheon which has received international acclaim and a nomination for the South East Dance Award at Brighton Fringe 2019.

Tara’s career spans both the UK and Australia, where she played Tanya Crawley in the Australian premier of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, a production which earned 7 Sydney Theatre Awards nominations. Tara also writes, directs and produces and was recently invited to join the Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) Committee. 

Christopher trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes: Different From The Others (The White Bear - Nominated Best New Play, 2020 Offie Awards), Prefer Not To Say (Paradise Green, Edinburgh), Billy Budd (Royal Opera House), For a Life (Theatre 54, Shetler Studios, New York - Nominated Best Actor), Little Revolution (The Almeida), Where Will We Live? (Southwark Playhouse, Camden People's Theatre), The Peregrine (Stockwell Playhouse), Black Eye Club (Bread & Roses), Reprehensible Men - Part II (The Tristan Bates), Border Control (Theatre503, Norwich Arts Centre, Camden Roundhouse), Christmas (Theatre N16)

 

Film: All Is Vanity (post production), In From The Side (post production), More Strange Than True, Our Little Haven, The Chain

 

Short Film: Mr. Alan on Saturday (Nominated Best Lead Actor in a Short Film, Madrid International Film Festival), Ergo, Starling Murmuration, Take Me To The Waves

 

TV: Tripped (E4), Conspiracy (Channel 5), LIAR 2 (ITV)

Tom is an actor-writer who graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge in 2018, performing alongside the Footlights in their acclaimed annual Pantomime as part of his university acting career. Since then, he has worked extensively in London fringe theatre, including Elephant Steps (Arcola), A Little Princess (The Other Palace), Shackleton and his Stowaway (Cervantes), and as part of the company of The Bevin Boys (Pentameters), was nominated for a London Pub Theatres Award. He is also currently in rehearsals to play a WW2 Navy drag queen in Butterfly(VAULTS Festival). He makes his feature film debut this year as a supporting lead alongside Kelvin Fletcher in We Go in at Dawn (release March 2020), with two other features set for release later this year, Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot (Picture Perfect Ltd) and Blue Abroad (University of Southern California). His first short film, The Tortoise, won Best Comedy at Ivy Film Festival, and has recently been nominated for 4 awards at Watersprite International Film Festival, including Best Fiction Short. He's thrilled to be bringing one of his favourite novels to the stage in Brighton this year.

Heather is a highly experienced actor with credits ranging from The Kenny Everett show to an American tour of Shirley Valentine. Her career has seen her on stage in the West End in a multitude of shows, on TV and in feature films. In addition to her acting, Heather also finds time to co-ordinate the Hastings Theatre Fringe Festival and writes, directs and produces

'Apparatus' Cast and Crew

Our 2017 Production

Kiki Kendrick as Joyce

Kiki has toured extensively with Hull Truck Theatre ('Reunion', 'Fly Me to the Moon', 'I Want That Hair'). Other theatre credits include; 'My Beautiful Laundrette' (tour), 'The Woman who Cooked her Husband' (Winchester Theatre Royal), and award-winning 'Waiting for Hillsborough' (tour). She wrote, produced and appeared in 'Babooshka', 'Mutton' and ‘NEXT!’ for her own theatre company Liberated Theatre. 

 

She has appeared in several award-winning films; 'Love Type D', 'Do I Love You?' 'Nine Lives of Tomas Katz', 'Frontman', 'Phobias', 'The Stomach', 'Egg' and 'Recession'. TV credits include 'The Office', 'Fat Friends', 'Cold Feet', '2 Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps', 'Waterloo Road', 'My Family', 'Casualty', 'Holby City', 'Doctors' and 'Funland'.

 

Kiki was awarded The Best Actress at the SoCal Film Festival for her role as Sarah in 'Frontman' and Best Creative: Actress and Writer at the Fringe Report Awards for 'NEXT!". Her play Babooshka won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

 

Kiki is currently appearing in the Young Vic's universally acclaimed 'The Jungle' at London’s Playhouse Theatre.

Elliott Rogers as Wilson

Elliott is a young actor from South East London. Since graduating, he has participated in three runs of 'Torn Apart (Dissolution), one at Brighton Fringe. It is due to be shown in July at The Hope Theatre in Islington. Elliott has a sharp passion for Shakespeare and physical theatre and has recently featured in Taylor Swift and Zain Malek's music video; 'I don't wanna live forever' and is currently rehearsing 'Road' by Jim Cartwright for 'The Bob Hope Theatre'. As well as acting, Elliott loves directing and producing films. Which led him to co-found 'Brainchild', a collective of industry professionals that produce films with experimental theatre rehearsals.

 

Since playing Wilson in Ruffian, Elliott has had a prominent role in an episode of 'Casualty' and recently finished in The National Theatre’s production of Polly Stenham’s 'Julie'.

Pádraig Lynch as Mike 

Pádraig trained at Drama Centre London. His theatre credits include The Plough and the Stars ( National Theatre) A View from the Bridge (Wyndhams Theatre; Young Vic in The West End ), Antigone in New York (The Rag Factory) Let the Right One In (Apollo Theatre ,Shaftesbury Avenue; National Theatre of Scotland in the West End ) The Kindness of Strangers (Southwark Playhouse), The Trail (The Barbican, Rift TC),  Shawshank Redemption (Secret Cinema)The Quare Fella (Tricycle Theatre), The Beauty of Queen Linane (Salisbury Playhouse), Juno and the Paycock (National Theatre of Ireland - Abbey Theatre), Hamlet (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), By the Border (Royal National Theatre, Studio), Mariana Pineda (Arcola Theatre), Zoyka’s Apartment (Old Red Lion Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), Macbeth (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Dracula (Hackney Empire) and Roosters (Bush Theatre).

 

Film includes Night Shift, Northern Paradigm, Conspiracy of Silence, The Courier, Taffin, The Killing Zoneand The Summer House.


Television includes Fair City and The Cloning of Joanna May.

Blue Devil's Artistic Director - Ross Dinwiddy

Photograph by Sarel Jansen

About Ross 

Ross has written and directed a number of films including 'The Last Stop' and 'Modern Monsters'. His work has been shown at many prestigious film festivals internationally, including Toronto, San Francisco, Tokyo, New York and Sydney. With 'The Last Stop' premiering in London at the BFI South Bank to great reviews and a sold out NFT1. Subsequently, there was a successful home video release, where it entered the HMV top 20. Recently, Ross has written his first novel, 'Danyrogof Deep', to 4 and 5 star reviews and was an Amazon best seller in November 2014. 

 

He co-founded Blue Devil in 2016 and directing 'Ruffian on the Stair'  for them was his first theatre project. The play became a critical and audience success, earning the company a Best Newcomer nomination at the Brighton Fringe  Awards 2017. He followed this up by writing and directing 'Apparatus' for Blue Devil, to 4 and 5 star reviews and was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Fringe Awards 2018. Apparatus will transfer for a London run in early 2019.

 

Ross is currently working on Blue Devil’s next production, The Geminus.

Blue Devil's Producer & MD - Rich Bright

About Rich 

Rich worked as co-producer & producer on the films, ‘The Last Stop’ and ‘Modern Monsters’. He first got involved with theatre and film whilst living in France where he translated several screenplays, scripts and advertising scripts into English.

A member of Blue Devil from the outset as co-producer, he originally planned and executed the advertising, promotional and marketing strategy for ‘Ruffian on the Stair’. In the summer of 2017, Rich took over as principal producer of Blue Devil and brought ‘Apparatus’ successfully to the stage. Very much a creative producer, Rich loves being involved in all aspects of production, from inception, through financing and casting, to being on-hand during the rehearsal stage. He has a passion for nurturing and facilitating the creative process so that the artists involved are concentrating on what they do best. Rich’s background in market research means he always keeps the needs of the audience at the forefront of all decision making whilst balancing this with the artistic ethos of the company.

Rich is currently planning the London transfer of Apparatus and in pre-production of Blue Devil's next production, The Geminus.

About Alex Grace

Alex studied film and documentary production at the London College of Communication and has worked on a variety of campaigning films, documentaries, topical comedy shorts and podcasts including the Noemi Weiss’ feature documentary MILK, the hugely popular topical podcast No Pressure to be Funny and a series of films for the Justice Alliance Campaign to save legal aid.

 

Alex has also produced large scale comedy fundraising shows and campaigns for NGO’s  and charities such as sector Amnesty International, Reprieve, Stop Climate Chaos, War Child and War on Want

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