Rehearsals are now under way for Shaun Kitchener’s Six Pack, a collection of comedy short plays to be performed at Leicester Square Theatre from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 February.
As tickets continue to fly, get familiar with the cast and creatives behind the show below – and grab tickets here.
SHAUN KITCHENER • Writer / Actor
Shaun won the BAFTA Rocliffe Prize for Comedy in 2016. His play Positive was performed at the Park Theatre, Waterloo East Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe, garnering an Offie nomination for Most Promising New Playwright. Shaun produces, writes for and performs in the quarterly new writing event Briefs, and other self-produced plays include Christmas Farce (Rosemary Branch), Caravan (White Bear), It Never Rains (White Bear) and One Night Stand (Edinburgh Fringe). Training includes the Royal Court’s New Writers’ Programme, Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab and the London Film School (Writing for Continuing and Serial Drama).
CHRISTOPHER COHEN • Actor
Trained at Drama Studio London, Christopher’s theatre work includes Titus Andronicus (Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola Theatre), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Bread and Roses), Jeopardy (Waterloo East) and Christmas Farce (Rosemary Branch). Commercials include Reed Employment Agency and Better Left Unsaid. Christopher has also performed multiple times at West Avenue’s Briefs new writing nights.
JAMIE-ROSE MONK • Actor
Since graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Jamie has starred in two series of CBBC’s sketch comedy Class Dismissed, and worked extensively with Gaggle on projects such as The Gag Show (Etcetera Theatre), Lysistrata (Almeida Theatre), Yap Yap Yap (Wow Festival, Southbank Centre) and the one woman show Fat. She has also performed with her own sketch group Buttery Brown Monk, and worked with West Avenue on Positive (Edinburgh Fringe and Waterloo East), Caravan and Pin (both White Bear) and Christmas Farce (Rosemary Branch), as well as multiple Briefs new writing nights. She will soon be seen in the major motion picture Holmes and Watson.
MARC GEE-FINCH • Actor
Marc trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and his stage credits include Fanny and Stella (Above The Stag), The Mikado (The Rise Leicester Square), Qdos Entertainment’s Peter Pan (Crewe Lyceum Theatre), Cinderella (Royal & Derngate) and Up4aMeet? (Waterloo East). Other work includes commercials for Rimmel, E4’s drama Glue and Studio Universal South Africa. Marc is also a professional fashion and editorial model represented in both the UK and Milan.
NATALIE LESTER • Actor
Trained at Drama Studio London, Natalie’s TV work includes Call The Midwife, Silent Witness and Casualty. Theatre includes The Comedy of Errors (Arcola Theatre and overseas), Christmas Farce (Rosemary Branch), A Pile of Bricks (Arts Theatre), Caravan and Pin (both White Bear), The Spinsters of Lavender Lane (Etcetera Theatre) and It Never Rains (White Bear). Natalie also won Special Mention at Monologue Slam at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and has worked on the short films Get A Life, Fitness Therapy and Urban Paranoia. She additionally performs regularly at West Avenue’s Briefs new writing nights.
ROBERTA MORRIS • Actor
Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Roberta is a writer and performer who has appeared in several very high-profile TV commercials including Virgin Atlantic, Chicken Charades and eHarmony. Theatre credits include Lysistrata (Almeida Theatre), Christmas Farce (Rosemary Branch), Caravan and her own play Pin (both White Bear). She has written and performed in a series of shorts at West Avenue’s own Briefs nights, and appeared in the independent films Another Life and Pegar.
ROB ELLIS • Director
Directing includes Clybourne Park (Bridewell Theatre), A Matter of Life and Debt (Edinburgh Fringe) and Positive (Edinburgh Fringe), as well as multiple short plays including several at West Avenue’s Briefs events. Assistant directing includes The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband (Bridewell Theatre) and A Flat Full Of Chandeliers (Hen and Chickens). Rob is also Artistic Director of Relish Theatre, with whom he produces the podcast Theatre Feuds!, and Assistant Artistic Director of Tower Theatre. He obtained an MA in Theatre Directing – Text and Production from the University of East Anglia with Distinction.