Cate has been acting and directing in Oxford for the past 10 years. Past roles include Blanche duBois (A Streetcar Named Desire), Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), Goneril (King Lear), Jane Bennet (Pride & Prejudice), and Elvira (Blithe Spirit). Directing credits include Sense & Sensibility, Collaborators, Measure for Measure, Blue Stockings and Twelfth Night. This is her first sci-fi role since playing a killer Communist space-robot in a school play, and her first time trying to act using just her voice and not her face, which has been a fascinating learning curve! She’s loved taking on the prickly, harried character of Falconer and is absurdly attached to her imaginary eyepatch.
Having appeared in various TV interviews with Wes on Central News and voiced a short news article for now redundant radio channel BBC Thames Valley, Hannah feels primed for the role of Christy. Yeppo. Previous acting roles include: Actor 2 in Collaborators (Ronin Theatre) Eva Schlesinger Kindertransport (Troika Theatre) Witch Macbeth, Helena A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Velvet Delamitri Popcorn and Belle A Christmas Carol (BMH Productions) and most recently toured as various characters in a new play: The Lady’s Mad (Thistledown Theatre).
Max Windich is an Oxford-based lawyer, glutton and inveterate cat-fancier. Recent stage roles have included Brendan Flynn in Doubt, Chris Keller in All My Sons and Orsino in Twelth Night, all for the Oxford Theatre Guild, and Iago/Claudio in Othello/Much Ado About Nothing for BMH Productions. Recording Oblivity has been his first time behind a microphone in almost thirty years (somewhere out there is an audio tour of a windmill in which he played Third Lovable Urchin). Now, like Kirsten Dunst in Interview With a Vampire, he wants some more.
Ashley trained at LAMDA. He has played the parts of Peter Verhovensky in Dostoevsky's Demons, Leggo in Kay Adshead's Others and Edward Sheridan in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. He performed Romeo and Juliet with the Stuttgart Ballet Company in the London Coliseum and worked with Matthew Bulgo at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, performing Carnival by Collette Kane. Other credits include "Torchwood: Children of the Earth" as a recovery worker and Bottom in the Young Shakespeare Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He is also co-founder of Ronin Theatre (@theatreronin), committed to producing modern plays. Twitter: @ashleyhunt
Guy mainly sings! He’s performed in a Plutonian ton of musicals, including Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, Oliver!, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone and most recently Sister Act with groups such as Oxford Operatic Society and MAC Productions. He met the Oblivity team through his rare forays away from the glitter and greasepaint, stepping into actual plays with BMH Productions and Ronin Theatre, appearing in Macbeth, As You Like It, Flint Street Nativity and Collaborators.
Phillip Cotterill trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include two national tours of The Borrowers and numerous plays for BMH Productions, ElevenOne Theatre and The Oxford Theatre Guild. Radio credits include two BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Plays with Watershed Productions; he plays Septimus Bell and Professor McRory, among other characters, in the podcast Victoriocity. Phillip was an improviser with the critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Improverts and is a writer-performer with award-winning comedy troupe The Dead Secrets.
James Silk has previous appeared in several OTG productions including Henry V, The American Pilot, Trifles,The Habit of Art, Seasons Greetings, Mary Stuart and, most recently The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. He has also appeared in Shock Troupe's production of The Cap & Bells as Fifi LaBelle and BMH's production of Twelfth Night & The Tempest
Justine is an actor and director. This is her first role in audio drama - previous roles on stage have included Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Old Fire Station, 2018), Miranda in The Tempest and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oxford Castle, 2016 & 17), and Miss Grey in Sense & Sensibility (Oxford Playhouse, 2016). Directorial credits include The Tempest (The Theatre Chipping Norton, 2018) and Festen (Mathematical Institute, 2016). Justine is also an Artistic Director of Nova Theatre, producing female-led work in Oxford, and works in Development for Arts at the Old Fire Station.
Clare first acted over 30 years ago as a rather chubby 8 yr old in The Sound of Music. She studied acting at Rose Bruford before spending seven years as a professional actress appearing in musicals and dramas in the West End and touring. She has appeared in shows from Nova Theatre, BMH Productions, Oxford Theatre Guild, Oxford Operatics, Mac Productions and more.
Ashley, an Oxford native, is thrilled to be in the cast of Oblivity. Ashley trained at Bretton Hall College and his radio credits include Malcolm in The Ghost Whisperer, Eddy in a radio version of Pinter’s The Caretaker and Guy Fawkes in The Nottingham Chronicles for Radio Nottingham. Ashley has been lucky enough to work as an actor all over the world, but nothing thrills him more than getting to work with his friends from home, especially on such a brilliant project like Oblivity!
An actor and singer, Rachel has most recently gained a qualification in performance and photographic make-up, meaning she is often seen back-stage styling as much as performing these days. Theatre credits include Cinna in a gender-reversed production of Julius Caesar (Nova Productions); Ariel in The Tempest; Mistress Quickly & Princess Katherine in Henry V; Mrs Barrymore in The Hound of the Baskervilles and Maria in Twelfth Night (BMH Productions); Sarah in A Tender Mother (KittleKink Productions); Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Tomahawk) and Mrs Crimple in The Ragged Child (National Youth Theatre). Singing credits include backing vocals for touring artists; The Drifters; Susan Boyle and Peter Andre (Oxford Gospel Choir) @rachwilmshurst
Ida Berglöw Kenneway is half of writer-performer duo “Nathan & Ida”, currently touring “Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand” (award winners at Buxton and Swindon fringes 2018), and soon launching the new show, “Tropez!” She is part of comedy group The Dead Secrets: recent work includes the monthly improvised show Hickory Dickory Murder and sketch shows “Ladies Antebellum: A Mighty Fine Adventure”, “The Curiositorium”, and “Bulletproof Jest” (Best Comedy Show, Buxton Fringe). Other podcast work includes Queen Victoria in “Victoriocity”.
Ed graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre in 2005. Ed is a seasoned performer with over 20 years experience on stage. Audio recordings have been limited to factual based work and he is the english translation for such wide varying languages as Turkish, Hindi, French and Spanish. These tapes are presumably available in all good charity shops. Ed is delighted to join the cast of Oblivity and particular praise to Rob Stringer as the real mad scientist behind it all.
Alistair is a actor, director and producer based in Oxford. He's worked with a huge number of companies in Oxford, with roles favourite roles including: Sherlock Holmes (in his won adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles), Henry V, Tesman (Hedda Gabler), Victor (Private Lives), Henry Carr (Travesties) and Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility). He has directed a range of shows, including Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Oliver! and his own one-play adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy, with a gender-reversed cast. He is the co-founder of Ronin Theatre, specialising in staging modern theatre and also an associate director of BMH Productions.
Unphased by disliking the sound of his own voice, Ralph is thrilled to be appearing on a podcast for the first time. Actually he hasn’t actually recorded it yet. Maybe it was an awful experience and he was awful in it.
Oblivity is Rob’s fault. When not thinking up ways to annoy the Persephone team, Rob writes other things, writes and plays music with Tom in Auctioneers, and occasionally (over)acts in plays. He likes audio-drama - especially funny stuff and scary stuff. He also has a day job doing internal communications and employee engagement. He is married to a delightful human, with whom he likes to travel. He dreams of one day running a madcap hotel staffed by ghosts. Tweet him.
Joe records all the things and puts all the things together in some sort of order. If Rob is lucky it will be in the order he intended. Joe is a lifelong sci-fi comedy nerd and huge fan of radio comedies from the last few decades (the ones he was alive in). When not editing he teaches people how to edit.. and record video... and audio... and other things related to the whole general area of making stuff for people to watch/listen to when they're bored/sick of real life human interaction.
Helen isn't an actor or a singer. She was once lead angel in her primary school Christmas play aged 6 1/2 and was so enamoured with the limelight that she's never been in anything since. Instead, she up-cycles furniture, carves wooden spoons and talks to animals. She's also an organiser and can turn her hand to marketing, budgeting, sourcing costumes or making an epic millionaires shortbread. She has a voice which sounds surprisingly like a futuristic AI and is married to Rob, hence why she managed to wangle the part of Phoebe....
A lifetime fan of radio and podcasts, Alex is thrilled to be working in the medium for the first time. She works in theatre for her day job, doing Marketing & Programming at the Old Fire Station in Oxford - she’s also on the board of Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, and is an Artistic Director of Nova Theatre. Alex has directed several theatre shows in Oxford including Festen (2016), The Tempest (2017) and Julius Caesar (2018).