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Tomás Barry

Daniel - Between Two Waves

Tomás is a native Londoner, joining Rising Tides just after completing his MA in Theatre Lab at RADA. He's thrilled to bring the part of Daniel to life, and hopeful that the climate crisis will bring the change the world needs.

Francesca Boccanera

Assistant Director - Gasping


Assistant director Arabian Nights, Hoxton Hall, Iris Theatre; Italian Coach for Our Lady of Kibeho, Theatre Royal Stratford East,


Francesca has been an integral part of Rising Tides supporting the production team in all areas. The page is to small and the list to large to truly express our gratitude.

Emily Beach

Ensemble - Gasping


Emily trained at ‘The Oxford School of Drama' & LAMDA, credits include; The Wedding Room (Vaults), Pride & Prejudice, Play On (The Pantaloons) Pub Quiz for Kids, A Pocketful of Grimms (Story Pocket Theatre) How To Find Us (Soho Theatre) Shakespeare for Breakfast (Edinburgh) Them That Got (Old Red Lion), Brazil, Laura Marling (Secret Cinema), A Clockwork Orange (Southwark Playhouse), Taming of the Shrew, Cranford (Chapterhouse) Sum Zero (Lyric Hammersmith) Co-Director- 'Bad Girls The Musical' (Union Theatre). Film Includes; The Deal (Syd Heather) The Days Inbetween (Detour Pictures) Recent Voiceover; Euronics (Global Radio).  Emily is a presenter working with Silvertip Films & recently Sky.

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Philip - Gasping
Jimmy - Between Two Waves

THEATRE INCLUDES: Clarence and James Tyrell in Richard III (Antic Disposition); Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Antic Disposition); Evan in The Smallest Story Ever Told (King’s Head Theatre & Tour); Edmund in King Lear (The Malachites); Othello (The Malachites); Decade (Theatre 503); Diamond (King's Head Theatre); The Gay Man's Guide (The Drill Hall); All the Daughters of War (National Theatre Studio); Petrograd (Old Red Lion); Cornelia (Shakespeare's Globe 'Read Not Dead' Season). Theatre whilst training includes: Lvov in Ivanov; Hatch in The Sea; Leonidik in The Promise; Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet; Stephen in Three Birds Alighting on a Field; Hawthorne in The Crucible; Ekart in Baal.

FILM INCLUDES: Stones; Making It; Desert Flower; Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj; The Intruder (short); The Vault (short); Betrayal (short)


TELEVISION INCLUDES: Lt. Jackie Smythe in Victoria Cross Heroes; Dalston Violet (pilot); Do It In Style (pilot).

Keri Chesser

Sound Designer - Gasping

Sound Editor - Between Two Waves

Keri was nominated for an Off West End Award in Sound Design for Grand Guignol at the Space Theatre, where she is Resident Sound Designer and Theatre Manager. She has been entirely self -taught or has learned her craft on the job. Credits include Spitfire Sisters (Three of A Kind/Space Productions), The XMas Carol (Vulcanello Productions), Bottled Up (Space Productions transfer to Lyric Hammersmith), Mountains of Madness (Vulcanello Productions), The Masks of Aphra Behn (A Monkey with Cymbals), and Vernon God Little (Burn Bright Theatre).

Gavin Dent

Co-Director - Gasping & Associate Producer


Gavin has directed and produced on a number of productions; Directing including; Flutter (Soho Theatre), Scratches (New Diorama), Fridge (High-Tide Festival),


Producer; Lisa and John Slideshow (Mac Theatre, Belfast),


Acknowledging the power theatre has to establish positive social change. Gavin is committed to creating work that will make audiences aware of how immediate the climate change emergency is for everyone.

Alice Langrish

Grenelle - Between Two Waves


Alice is a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre & Film.

Fresh from a sell out run of Small Island at The National, she is delighted to be working with Rising Tides. She is a keen environmentalist and this year planted cauliflowers for caterpillars.  She is an associate and performs as part of Dramatic Improvisation Group Three Worlds.


Alice is involved PHE 'everymind matters' campaign written by Richard Curtis and directed by Ian Rankin.

Linda Miller

Director - Between Two Waves


Linda, originally trained as an actor at Arts Ed Drama School, and went onto train as a director on Di Trevis’s, Intensive Director Training Programme and Springboard (Young Vic Theatre).


Directing credits include:                                                          Lady From the Sea (RADA), New Nation (T Junction), Cheese Kicks (Old Red Lion), Cyrano De Bergerac (The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud), The Wrong Way (Bunker Theatre), Trainspotting (Theatre 503), Beyond the Canon (Vanbrugh Theatre, ADF/ RADA), Beyond the Canon Part 2 (Cottesloe Room, ADF, National Theatre), Divide and Rule  –  ADF Talks Brexit, ( NT), This Man Right Here (Hen and Chickens), His Life Matters (The Bush Theatre), Selling The Sky (Furnace Residency, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Black, White, Brown and Grey (Soho Theatre, Writers Avenue), A Harlem Story- Sequel to Porgy and Bess (Jermyn Street), Cuckoo Pint (The Cockpit Theatre, Little Pieces of Gold Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Camden People's Theatre), The Dead Shepherd (The White Bear Theatre), 5 Guys Chillin (Asst Dir. Otherplace, Brighton Fringe), Christmas (Asst Dir. White Bear Theatre, Spellbound Productions).  

Neil Sheppeck

Co-Director - Gasping & Artistic Director

Neil was the creative force behind Love&Madness, directing and performing in over 25 UK & Eire Tours. Now he still acts and directs, but is devoting a lot of his time to developing plays and projects addressing the challenges faced by Environmental Change.


Fiona - Between Two Waves


Gintare Smigelskyte is a Lithuanian actress and singer. She recently finished studies at RADA. The roles she played varied from Elida in "The Lady from the Sea" by H. Ibsen, Mother Courage in "Mother Courage and Her Children" by B. Brecht,  Oberon in "Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare, Annia in "Charry Orchard" by A. Chekhov. Recently she created the solo piece "Joan's Decision" based on the story of Joan of Arc. Before coming to London she studied Musical Theatre in Vilnius. Performed in touring productions of musicals "Chicago",  "Rent",  "Sweet Charity", "The Great Comet of 1812". In Lithuania, she is well known for her role Ugne in leading TV Show  "Rezidentai". Also, she took part in the historical TV Series "Laisves Kaina. Disidentai".  Throughout her career alongside the work in theatre and television, she also took part in various immersive, site-specific, collaborative performances as a dancer/physical performer and singer

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Production and Set

David Conway and Perri Snowdon

Video Editing (Between Two Waves)

Martin Stone

Costume (Between Two Waves)

Jenny Napthine 

Bertie King for Equipment Donation


and, of course, Everyone at The Space:

Adam Hemming, Matthew Jameson, Keri Mason, Zoe Silva, Cinthia Lillen, Leanne Webster

Michael Jayes

Sir Chiffley Lockheart - Gasping


MICHAEL JAYES trained at LAMDA and has worked in theatres all over the UK and abroad. London appearances include: Box and Cox (Spice of Life), The Clandestine Marriage (Albery), Les Femmes Savantes (Hampstead), Five Years (Bunker Festival), Fuenteovejuna (Royal National Theatre), Hold On Hortense (Croydon Warehouse), The Man Tree (ICA), Newsrevue (Gate), Noises Off (Richmond), Old King Cole (Southwark Playhouse), The Promise (New End), Riverman (Tabard), The Underpants (Old Red Lion) and Two Halves of Shandy (Soho Poly/King’s Head). Since playing Michael Starling in the BBC’s Royal Flying Corps drama Wings, Michael has also worked extensively in film/TV including ‘Allo ‘Allo, The Basil Brush Show, Bergerac, The Bill, The Bright Side, Call Red, Chariots of Fire, Chucklevision, The Cleopatras, The Colonel’s Lady, The Debt,The File on Jill Hatch, Flying Colours, The Gentle Touch, Head Over Heels, Hot Money, The Hutton Enquiry, Love in a Cold Climate, Love Story, Macready and Daughter, Making News, Minder, Murder in Mind, Partners in Crime, Pig in the Middle, Potter, Princess Daisy , Remington Steele, Take Three Women, Tandoori Nights, The Two Mrs Grenvilles and Tickets for the Titanic. Michael is delighted to be playing at The Space for the first time as Sir Chiffley Lockheart in GASPING.

Luke Ofield

Lighting Designer & Assistant Director - Between Two Waves


Luke is a Brighton based writer and director of Fringe Theatre. Recent writing includes The Writers’ Bloc (The Rialto Theatre, The Wyndham’s Theatre) ‘potential to become a modern classic’-Voice Magazine. Recent directing credits include The Tempest (Brighton Open Air Theatre) and the award nominated The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Antony and Cleopatra with Unmasked Theatre.

Skevy Stylia

Kirsten - Gasping


Skevy Stylia trained at Arts Ed London. Recent roles include ‘Rosalind’ in ‘As You Like It’ and Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and she is delighted to be working with Rising Tides on ‘Gasping’.

Gabriel Thomson

Sandy - Gasping


Gabriel secured his first acting role, playing Pip in a BBC adaption of Great Expectations at the age of 12. The following year, he made his big screen debut as Pinocchio in The New Adventures of Pinocchio, and later, Sascha, in Enemy at the Gates alongside Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ed Harris. From 2000 until 2011, Gabriel played Michael Harper in the British BBC sitcom My Family. Gabriel portrayed Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing with the British Shakespeare Company on their 2009 tour of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Norway and the Czech Republic. He also starred in the British film 13Hrs alongside Tom Felton and Josh Bowman 2010. He later joined the cast of GB Theatre Company, playing Orlando in As You Like It and Dr Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor on their tour of the UK, and played Romeo for the same company the following year. After attending KCL to study English Literature, Gabriel performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the drag queen and stylist, Andrew, in Das Stuck’s new play The Mannequin.