Our Actors – When The Rain Stops Falling

Robert Benison – Henry Law/Gabriel York 

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Robert didn’t start acting until his thirties, but has made up for lost time, having performed in over thirty productions. Highlights of these have been An Inspector Calls, Rebecca ( both with Kirkintilloch Players), Coriolanus and The Crucible (Strathclyde Theatre Group).

Jane Black – Elizabeth Law (50s)

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Jane Black is an actress and cake designer. She runs her own cake business Sweet Unique (www.sweetunique.co.uk) and has played a wide range of acting roles.

She studied at the Edinburgh Acting School and has been a member of Leitheatre in Edinburgh for many years, as well as working with various other drama companies. Her credits include Barbs Marshall in Liz Lochead’s Perfect Days and she has recently performed at the Studio at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in Takin’ Over the Asylum. One of her most memorable roles was as Beatrice in Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”

Her work incorporates a range of acting styles and accents. Jane loves talking in different accents and a fellow (Australian) actress said that Jane’s Australian accent was better than her own!

She is absolutely delighted to be playing the older (and English!) Elizabeth Law in this production and very much looking forward to another acting challenge!

Serena Day – Gabrielle York (50s)

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Serena Day grew up in Sydney, Australia and originally trained as a makeup artist. She has travelled widely and lived in cities including Melbourne, London and New York, walked 500 miles across Spain on the Camino Pilgrimage, spent 10 days in total silence on a Buddhist retreat, and performed as a clown in Montreal.

After returning from China where she spent two and a half years teaching English, Serena took up acting and attended classes in Sydney. Over several years she worked professionally as an actress, appearing in corporate training videos and live workshops, commercials, television episodes and short films.

In 2014 Serena’s husband took an early retirement and the couple relocated to Glasgow where they enjoy the city’s abundant cultural activities and access to wild outdoor spaces.

Alan  MacKenzie – Gabriel Law/Andrew Price

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Alan is a graduate of the Acting for Stage & Screen training from Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret Universities. He is delighted to be working with Makeshift Broadcast again after being part of (Un)known Unknowns (Arches, 2010). Other previous theatre credits include King John (Stone Soup Shakespeare), Hamlet (Bard in the Botanics, 2014), The Pitchfork Disney (Heroes Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Wilderness of Tigers), Globophobia (Urban Fox), Fourplay, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (New Celts).

Clare Marcie – Gabrielle York (20s)

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Originally from New Zealand, Clare is a UK based actor who recently completed training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is delighted to play the role of Gabrielle York, a part she has seen a friend play back in New Zealand. Clare has also had her writing published and has dabbled in directing. She will be performing an excerpt from What Would Kanye Do? at the Arches Scratch Night 28th January. Other credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe),The Tempest (Tron Theatre/ RCS) A Season in the Congo (Tron Theatre) Self-Less and I Could Beat Up Peter Pan (On The Verge Festival – Arches) Blind Eye (RCS/Cockpit Theatre/Traverse Theatre) King John (Stone Soup Shakespeare/Tron Theatre)and The Night Before the Trial and The Sneeze (Tron Theatre)..

Camille Marmié – Elizabeth Law (30s)

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Camille trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the RCS) and has since appeared in a variety of theatre, radio and screen productions.
Recent theatre credits include: Blackout (New Room Theatre), Horizontal Collaboration (David Leddy / Fire Exit), The Bloody Boyds (Conflux), The Cherry Orchard (Rekindle Theatre Company); King Lear, Twelfth Night (Bard in the Botanics); Three Sisters, Cinderella (Citizens Theatre); The Little Prince, Huis Clos (Vienna’s English Theatre).

John Michael-Love – Joe

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John has just finished performing at Kew Gardens in London, as part of their Christmas At Kew Festival. He has also performed a wide variety of roles, from Ian Jones in Sarah Kane’s Blasted, to the Lion in The Wizard Of Oz. More recently he appeared in Hamlet as part of last year’s Bard in the Botanics season. John played Jack Jarvis in SonicBoom Theatre Company’s 2013 production of Still Game at Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre. This will be John’s 2nd time performing in The Tron’s Changing House, as Still Game was also performed there in 2012. When The Rain Stops Falling is John’s first time performing with Makeshift Broadcast.

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