Isabelle Farah - Writer, Performer
Isabelle is a British Lebanese actress, comedian, and writer. She trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre work includes Twelfth Night at the Cockpit, A Tale of Two Cities at the Charing Cross, Waiting for Summer at the EtCetera, Old Red Lion, and the Unity, A Tale to Tell at the Carriageworks and on tour and she features regularly as various on 'Zombies, Run!' As a comedian she has gigged internationally and reached the semi finals of several competitions. On screen she played a murderer in Death Row Doctors and a Glazed Ham in a Walkers Festive Flavours commercial. Writing credits include Breakfast, longlisted for the Funny Women Shorts Prize in 2020, some satirical journalism, and she has a Sitcom in Development.
Eleanor Rushton - Director
Eleanor Rushton is an actor, director and writer. She is co-founder and Creative Producer of the award-winning ONEOHONE Theatre Co, with whom recent work includes CULT at the Pleasance, The Teind at the Old Red Lion and The Vanek Trilogy with the London Czech Centre. As a voice actor, Eleanor can regularly be heard on BBC Radio 4 and in the cult running app, Zombies, Run! Her audio directing credits include Snowflakes by Naomi Ishiguro, and 1789 AD by Olly Allsopp
Seah Hotson - Sound Designer
Seah is a sound designer, composer, vocalist, sonic artist and facilitator based in Bristol. Her work includes sound and music for theatre, film, game and art installations.
Josh Roche - Dramaturg
Melanie, Bob, Chris Hewitt, Maddy West, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Laila Alj, Roseanna Frascona, Jenny Kassner, Kreena, Tim, and the staff at Runway East London Bridge. To everyone who saw me through 2017, but especially to Nigel at CCIWBS for pushing me.
To the people who picked me up in 2019 when things got bad again.
Sammy, Richard, and Matthew at RBM.
The incredible teams at Assembly Fest, Southwark Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, Vault Festival, New Normal Festival.
I’d love to raise particular awareness of two charities:
Suicide&Co is a charity who supports those bereaved by suicide. A community of 34,146 individuals are directly bereaved by sucide every year in the UK and suicide grief can be isolating and hard to navigate alone. Suicide&Co are opening up the conversation about suicide related grief so no individual has to face their grief journey alone.
As part of their mission to open the conversation they offer free counselling sessions - if you want to support an individual bereaved by suicide you can donate here. They sell some fun merch too which also raises money!
Maytree's aim is to save lives and relieve suffering by providing a one-off four night stay to people in a suicidal crisis. We offer guests a supportive, non-medical environment where they can rest, reflect, and be befriended confidentially and without judgement.
Registered Charity Number 1087668
Samaritans - 116 123
Cruse - https://www.cruse.org.uk/ 0808 808 1677
SOBS - https://uksobs.org/ 0300 111 5065
CCIWBS - https://www.bereavement-counselling.org/ 020 7284 0090
A Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
Clear Music - Nico Muhly
Sun of Jean - Loyle Carner