Claire Heverin is an up and coming actress whose training included courses at PPA academy, a BA from the Courtyard Theatre Training Company and MET film school. Since graduating she has worked both in film and theatre. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'I'll Walk With God' (2016). This year she's had principle parts in Wet (Theatre N16), Severed (Lauren Thompson Films) and appeared in feature film Eve (Fablemaze). She is delighted to be back with the rest of the cast for another run of Modern Horror Stories.
Claire's favourite scary film is Roald Dahl's 'The Witches' - "15 years later it's still petrifying".
Jack Parr is a northern actor that moved to London to pursue his acting career. So far he has appeared in films, TV and commercials. This is Jacks first theatre appearance, let’s hope there’s many more.
Jack's favourite spooky film has to be 'The Hills Have Eyes' or 'Wrong Turn' - "There’s something so real and scary about cannibalism".
James trained in Acting at The Courtyard Theatre. James mostly performs as an improviser with Sprout, directed by Dave Bourn. James also appears in short films and theatre plays such as 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in Croatia, directed by Helen Tennison and 'Aladdin' in Southampton, directed by David Dobson. James has been with Modern Horror stories from the early days and has died many times in many ways. Let's see how he dies today.
James is also a writer and published poet. (Check out his amazing book 'Haiku' on Amazon). James has written for every Modern Horror Stories show so far and his dark imagination continues to keep us all on the edge of our seats.
James' favourite terrifying film is 'Unfriended'.
Katie Stanway is a trained actor from the Birmingham School of Acting. With numerous theatre appearances in London under her belt she has recently moved back to Edinburgh where she took part in The Edinburgh Monologue Showdown, as well as two fringe productions, one of which was ‘Modern Horror Stories’. Having now achieved one life’s ambition by performing in her hometown’s international festival she’s very excited to be part of the second run of this production!
Katie's favourite chilling film has to be 'What Lies Beneath'.
Marianne Chase is an actress, writer and director - a triple threat! Soon to be seen in multiple roles in the comedy drama series 'Crying Out Loud' and the mocumentary feature film 'CULT'. You can join her unofficial fan page to see her comedy shorts and sketches. Last summer saw her nominated for the best actress award at the Strawberry One Act Festival, in New York City for her role in 'The Waiting Room', then skulking the streets of Edinburgh as Pat Butchers ghost for her one woman show 'Av' A Butcher's', at the Fringe.
Mariannes's favourite hair-raising film is 'The Evil Dead'.
Martyn has been working in comedy for the last 10 years as an MC and regular stand-up. A trained actor, stage manager and promoter, running his own clubs in the form of 'That Thing is Comedy' with which he runs shows in London and also takes them up to the Ed Fringe. Martyn is also co-producer of 'ImprofestUK', an annual improvisation festival where they cram as many shows as possible into one week and also raise money for Cancer Research UK in a special charity show. A charity very close to his heart.
Martyn's favourite eerie film has to be 'Shaun of the Dead'.
"Really cool guy, highly recommend" – Jesus
Matt's favourite bloodcurdling film is 'The Hills Have Eyes' (2006).
Once a talented and respected improviser and stand up, Alasdair now lives in America with his wife and daughter, trapped in the vagaries of corporate America. He was a founder member of Sprout and won the Edmonton improv festival in 1997 but, these days, having no real outlet for his creativity means that his dream of being a successful writer is literally all he has left. Please don’t take it away from him.
Alasdair's favourite creepy films are 'The Shining' and 'Saw'.
Dave is an improviser, writer, director and horror fan. He co-founded improv group 'Sprout' back in the 90s and comedy club 'The Funny Side' in the 00s. His latest project is 'Modern Horror Stories'. He has had three ferrets in the past – Bentley, George and Florence. And two dogs now – Mr Watson & Auralee.
Dave suggests you check out horror gems 'Dead Snow', 'Dead Snow 2' and 'Train to Busan'