'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, details to be announced soon.

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.

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

Ross Dinwiddy's new play based on Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony'.

You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare. Tragedy, comedy, horror and the absurd intermingle in this dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness.

First Performances at:

The Rialto Theatre

11 Dyke Road

Hove

BN1 3FE

01273 725 230

MAY 2018

4th 6.30pm

13th 6.30pm

21st 8.00pm

22nd 8.00pm

25th 6.30pm

26th 6.30pm

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