Principal Cast Biographies
Catrin Stewart – Dolly Diggs/Connie
Catrin Stewart is a Welsh actress well known for playing Jenny Flint in Doctor Who and Ruth Jones’ daughter Emma in the hugely popular Sky1 series, Stella. Catrin recently won the award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 for playing twins in The Library Suicides (Y Llyfrgell), directed by Euros Lyn and based on Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel. Her theatre credits include Juliet in Headlong theatre’s Romeo & Juliet directed by Robert Icke (“Catrin Stewart’s Juliet is one of the most captivating and touching I have seen” Observer), Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Rob Hastie (“A superb, captivating Maggie, stealing scenes even in which she doesn’t speak” Telegraph), and the current West End revival of 1984.
David Puckridge – Ollie Bloom
David Puckridge trained at Rose Bruford College and Kent University; previous short film work includes The Watchers, Only One Person Will Like This Film, 6th Sense and Cat Davies’s KEEN-wah. He pops up in Alice Lowe’s directorial feature debut Prevenge. He has lost count how many times he has been killed by James Moran on screen – probably not enough. On stage, he has recently worked on the acclaimed immersive theatre experience You Me Bum Bum Train in the West End, and co-wrote and directed the interactive horrors The Institute and its sequel, The Institu2e, at the Pleasance, Islington.
Kim Newman – as himself
Kim Newman is a critic, author and broadcaster. He is one of the world’s most foremost experts on fantasy and horror. He regularly writes for Empire Magazine including the monthly column “Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon”, Sight and Sound and Rotten Tomatoes. His non-fiction includes the books Nightmare Movies and the BFI Companion to Horror. His fiction includes Anno Dracula and The Secrets of Drearcliffe Grange. His new novel, Angels of Music, is due for release in autumn 2016. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award and the BSFA Award.