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Cast


Athena Bounti

Athena was a member of theatre company ‘Prova’ in Greece from 2004 till 2008. She acted and co-directed several productions and performed in different cities in the national student theatre festival in 2006 and 2008.

After moving to London in 2008, Athena started acting classes at The Actor’s Surgery and later at Morley College, where in 2012 she completed ‘Acting: The Company’. She also plays the piano and sings, having performed in several live gigs.

Productions include: Stace in Space by Matt Cunningham (Stace), Love and Money by Denis Kelly (Sandrine and Val), Macbeth:Reboot, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play (Lady Macbeth and Malcolm), Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo de Filippo (Doctor), The Blue Room by David Hare (Au Pair), Domestic News by Marios Pontikas (various roles), Scenes from a Dead World, a play based on George Orwell’s 1984 and Macintosh Juliet by Stelios Lytras (Juliet) and The Seventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Steal a Bit Less by Dario Fo (Enea).

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Faidon Loumakis

Faidon started acting at the age of 16 in his school’s theatre company, in Athens, Greece. After school, its members formed the theatre company Metalikiakos Thiasos which stayed active for four years. While at university, Faidon was part of theatre company Prova, where he also devised and directed a play based on 1984 by George Orwell.

After moving to London, he 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).
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Karen Vowles

Karen pursued her passion for acting after joining a community theatre group at Hoxton Hall shortly after moving from South Wales to London in the late 90s.

Productions include To Kill A Mockingbird (Mayella), Love and Information (a variety of unnamed characters), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), A Caucasian Chalk Circle (Grusha), Volpone (Bonario), Peter Pan (Tootles) and a variety of devised shows including Sex Lies and The Circle Line.

She has also further studied at The City Lit and Morley College and done lots of workshops including archetypes, comedy improv, stand-up, directing and the Meisner technique. She is a competent improviser and has appeared on stage with both Three Worlds and Third Person improvisation companies, as well as regularly organising and attending drama residentials outside of London.
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Mike Waller

MikeWallerMike trained at Morley College and with Frantic Assembly, and is a founding member of Reboot. His productions include Stace in Space (Teacher) at the Vaults Festival, Love and Money (David), Macbeth:Reboot (Macbeth), Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Rocco), The Blue Room (The Student), and the web-series ‘Shrink’ (Dr Tim). Mike was proud to perform in WeAreHere, created by Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris with the Royal National Theatre to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Mike is originally from Stockton-on-Tees and is a doctor, medical and PhD, with an interest in cystic fibrosis. Medicine has allowed Mike a unique understanding of the extremes of human psychology, behaviour, physicality and emotions, which together provide invaluable acting tools to his characterisation and theatrical performances.

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Creatives


Matthew Cunningham

Matt’s work as a playwright has been performed at a number of venues, including Theatre503, the Soho Theatre, the Rose Theatre, the Scene Dock Theatre (Los Angeles), Latitude Festival, the Vaults at Waterloo, and the Edinburgh Fringe.

From 2011 to 2014, Matt was Emerging Playwright in Residence at Kingston University, where he teaches Creative Writing. Most recently, his adaptation of Cut Throat (Tranche-Cul) by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard was produced by Trip & Guts Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival. He’s super excited to be working with Reboot.
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Dominic Grant

Dominic-GrantDominic 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. For more information you can visit Dominic’s website at www.dominicgrant.org.
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Rest of the company


Rathna Ali

Rathna-AliRathna 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.
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Asha Goveas

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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 was the producer of Macbeth:Reboot, Love and Money and Stace in Space, involved on all fronts. She loves visceral theatre, physical or not, and movement.
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Mamad Heidari

Mamad is from Iran. He started acting in Morley College on 2012 a few months after he had moved to London.

He has a degree in computer science from Iran. Mamad started working with the Persian theatre group ‘Saam Theatre Company’ in London while studying at Morley college and has acted in productions in both English and Persian language.
He is interested in literature and history and his love of Shakespeare is his main motivation for being an actor. He joined Reboot Company in 2016 when he saw their production of MacbethL Reboot last year.
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Laura Marziale

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). Recently, Laura performed Lady Macbeth at Reboot Theatre’s production of Macbeth, and also started an acting course at the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup.

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Maxine Walker

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 recently also worked 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.