Common Players Creative Associates:
Anthony Richards: Anthony is the founding director of Common Players. He conceived and directed the majority of the company's theatre projects between 1989 and 2007, and works as a freelance Director and Actor. Away from Common Players, Anthony has recently directed a large-scale community play in Lewdown, Dartmoor, and Fallen, a film which was projected as a part of a new multimedia presentation of Early Music. This was rewarded with a four star review in The Independent. Anthony also works as a role play actor and trainer for public sector and corporate clients through being a director of Dramatic Improvement www.dramaticimprovement.co.uk .
Jonathan Stokes: Jonathan’s relationship with The Common Players began when he appeared as an actor in Taylors Tractor and the Trailer Factor (2002), followed by Stormy Weather (2005). His most recent work for the company is as a playwright. Jon wrote three plays for the Players' CiderWithRoadies project about Devon apples: The Peasgood Nonsuch Music Hall Extravaganza, Worm Food and The Big Squeeze. His other credits include Strings, LabRats, and Pineapple for Raised Eyebrow Theatre and Weekending for BBC Radio 4. He lives on the Yorkshire Wolds with his wife Rebecca and two-year old son Ronnie.
Common Players Core Staff:
Graham Stoate - Project Development Director:
Graham comes from a background in Education where he taught Drama and English for many years at secondary level in Dorset and Devon. He has also acted (Bluntschli in Shaw’s Arms and The Man, Simon in Stoppard’s Real Inspector Hound!) and directed many school and adult productions. As a former Head of Drama, Graham has two drama practitioner’s books to his credit Themes from Life and Dramastarters! For the last six years he has worked for the Royal Navy at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as English and Defence Communication Subject Matter Expert, helping to train young Naval officers.
Gill Sergeant - Company Administrator
Please feel free to contact her with any query or question. If she doesn’t know the answer she will most likely know who will be able to help you.
Common Players Trustees: