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Athena Bounti – Lady Mabeth, Witch 2 & Malcolm
Athena grew up in Greece and from an early age was very creative, playing piano, singing and dancing. In high school she discovered theatre after being involved in several school productions.
While studying Culture and Film as an undergraduate, she joined the University Drama Company “Prova” or rehearsal. Roles included The Seventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Steal a Bit Less by Italian play writer Dario Fo in the leading role of Enea; and as Juliet in a play devised by the Company, a modern adaptation based on Romeo and Juliet and George Orwell’s 1984. In the final year, Athena played various roles in Prova’s production of Domestic News by Marios Pontikas which she also co-directed.
A few years after she moved to London, Athena started acting classes at The Actor’s Surgery and later at Morley College, performing in The Blue Room by David Hare as the Au Pair. The following year she joined Morley College’s Acting: The Company, as the Doctor in Eduardo de Filippo’s Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Lady Macbeth in College production of Macbeth:Reboot.
David Evans – Banquo
1959 – 2016
David thought about acting at school and finally gave it a try thirty years later. He fell head over heels in love with it. He was vastly enthusiastic and committed both in his studies and in the plays he did. He was often the first to volunteer for things despite the fact that he generally had one or two demanding productions or courses on the go at any time (and a full-time job).
As well as Reboot he worked with Journeyman Theatre, Streatham Theatre, the Morley Company and City Lit. Productions included The Blue Room and Macbeth: Reboot at Morley College and the short plays Against The Odds and What?! in the City Lit’s Page to Stage project at the Lyric Studio, Hammersmith.
David was excited about reprising Banquo in Macbeth:Reboot. He spent many days and months working closely with everyone in the company, sharing the pains and pleasures of acting. For his role he had said “the hardest and the best acting I’ve done: I wanted to do it again, better”.
Faidon Loumakis – Macduff
Faidon was born in Athens, Greece. His involvement with acting started when at 16 where, almost by accident, he became involved in a school play. He immediately fell in love with the craft, staying in the school’s theatre company for two years. After school, its members formed a theatre company which stayed active for four years.
While at university, Faidon juggled audio-visual and film studies, playing music, and being part of two theatre companies, where he devised and directed a play based on 1984 by George Orwell.
Three years after moving to London, he decided to push away his concerns about acting in a second language and started acting classes at The Actor’s Surgery and later at Morley College, where he performed in the Blue Room by David Hare and Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduarto de Philipo.
Productions include Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare (Lysander), My Highness by Dimitris Psathas (Fotis); It Wasn’t Me by Grigorios Ksenopoulos (Themos); Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare (Benvolio); Seventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Steal a Bit Less by Dario Fo (Arnaldo Nascimbene); Scenes from a Dead World (based on 1984 by George Orwell and Macintosh Juliet by Stelios Lytras).
Jonathan Watkiss – King Duncan, Lennox & Doctor
Jonathan is reprising his role as a monarch in Macbeth: Reboot after first playing a king at Infant School. A medical consultant, his involvement in student drama for the last 10 years has allowed him exploration of his creative side. It is his first production in a company independent of a drama college.
Past performances include Here Comes A Chopper, City Lit; Fen, Morley College; The Good Doctor Morley College; Cause Celebre, City Lit Rep Company; Macbeth: Reboot, Morley College.
Laura Marziale – Lady Macbeth
Laura is from Italy. She moved to London in 2005 after living in Tanzania and South Africa. She has a degree in African Languages and Cultures from Italy and an MA in Anthropology of Media from SOAS in London. She works in two different charities during the day but theatre has always been her passion. She has pursued it in all the countries she has lived in.
In London she is part of an amateur Italian theatre company called Teatro In-stabile. Her greatest challenge has been to act in English but overcoming her fear she joined Morley College’s Company in 2013. This has marked the beginning of an amazing journey for her. She has played a variety of roles in short plays by Pinter, the lead roles in Antigone by Jean Anouih and Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo de Filippo (Donna Rosa). Currently, Laura is performing Lady Macbeth at Reboot Theatre’s production of Macbeth, and has also started an acting course at the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup.
Maxine Walker – Witch 1, Ross & Porter
Maxine started acting courses at Morley College in 2012 and went on to join the Morley Company in 2014.
She has performed in stage productions of Antigone (the Nurse), Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Aunt Meme) and Macbeth: Reboot (Porter, Witch, Ross and Gentlewoman.) She is currently working on a devised piece about the NHS.
Good drama shines a light on social and human relationships and she feels privileged to be part of that process and the Company, with its commitment and talent.
Mike Waller – Macbeth
Mike started drama training as a child, attaining LAMDA gold medals for acting and speaking of verse and prose. He joined Morley College in 2013 and graduated to their Company, performing in stage productions of The Blue Room (The Student), Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Rocco) and Macbeth: Reboot (Macbeth). Mike is currently filming for the web-series ‘Shrink’ scheduled for release in November 2015.
Mike is a doctor and finishing a PhD in research into cystic fibrosis. Medicine has allowed Mike a unique understanding of the extremes of human psychology, behaviour, physicality and emotions, which together provide valuable acting tools to his characterisation and theatrical performances.
He is most privileged to be a part of Reboot Theatre Company and honoured to be given the opportunity to achieve his schoolboy dream of playing Macbeth on stage.
Rathna Ali – Angus & Lady Macduff
Rathna juggles a busy career in IT in the city with being a mum to two young rascals. And so she decided she needed even more of a challenge.
She has always been interested in acting; having taken LAMDA exams when young and partaken in school productions. At university she joined the Imperial College Dramatic Society and enjoyed challenging roles such as playing Hitlers gay bodyguard.
Having recently rediscovered drama by attending courses at Morley College, she then later auditioned for Acting The Company and played Lady Macduff/Angus in the Morley College production of Macbeth. Physical theatre has been a new discovery for her.
Rathna is excited about reprising her roles in her professional debut.
Richard Burrell – Macbeth
Sylwia Lemanska – Witch 3, Fleance, Donalbain & Macduff’s Son
Sylwia was born in Poland where in high school she was a member of a puppetry theatre.
In 2006 after having graduated from a Teacher College of Foreign Languages, she came to London to live and travel the world. Although she was not involved with theatre for a while, she never forgot how much she loved the thrill of being on stage.
In 2013 she was cast for a commercial. This experience influenced her decision to join the Morley Company in 2014. She has performed in stage productions of Antigone (Ismene), Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Maria Carolina) and Macbeth: Reboot (Witch, Fleance, Macduff’s son, Soldier).
Director and Producer
Dominic has worked extensively in film, television and theatre for 30 years. As an actor, theatre work includes the Young Vic, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Court, national and international tours, the West End, fringe productions and repertory seasons. Television includes The Bill, 99-1, Eastenders, Doctors, Family Affairs, London’s Burning, Serious and Organised, the Genius of Mozart. Film includes Guardians Of The Galaxy, the Callback Queen and Wedlock. He has taught and facilitated work at many drama schools and was Head of Drama at Morley College between 2007 and 2014, where he continues to teach. Dominic can be seen soon in Tripped an exciting new series on e4, playing Detective Hughes.
Conceiving, adapting and directing this production of Macbeth has been a huge thrill and great challenge, and the reward of working with such an exceptional company has been a genuine privilege.
Asha Goveas, a former journalist and event producer, studied acting classes at Morley College for three years. She appeared in Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, a play based on Sophocles’ tragedy about Oedipus’ daughter, in the title role, and as Giulianella in Saturday, Sunday, Monday, by Eduardo De Fillippo, Italy’s Alan Ayckbourn, both Morley productions.
Asha is the producer of Macbeth:Reboot, involved on all fronts. She loves visceral theatre, physical or not, and movement.