Cast & Creatives
Andrew Doyle —
Andrew has performed three solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Zero Tolerance, Crash Course in Depravity, and Whatever It Takes which transferred to the Soho Theatre in London. His plays include Borderland (national tour for 7:84, Scotland), Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends (BBC Radio 4) and The Second Mr Bailey (BBC Radio 4). He has written musical adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s novel Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), and is currently adapting Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels to be produced at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in July of this year.
Follow Andrew on Twitter: @andrewdoyle_com
Caroline Lennon —
Born in County Wicklow, Ireland. Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes; Dancing at Lughnasa Theatre Royal Northampton, Twelfth Night Old Vic Tunnels, Chicken Soup with Barley Tricycle and Nottingham Playhouse, Angels Among the Trees & Wonderful Tennessee at Nottingham Playhouse, Dancing at Lughnasa at Watermill Theatre and Greenwich Playhouse, Hay Fever Savoy Theatre and Tour, Clowns at The Orange Tree Richmond, Joyriders at Birmingham Rep, Agammemnon’s Children at The Gate Notting Hill, House of Desires at the BAC and Yerma at Bristol Old Vic.Radio includes; Siobhan Hathaway on
The Archers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, No 1 Devonshire Street
BBC Radio 4, and Madanika in The Little Clay Cart for BBC World Service.TV includes; Casualty, London’s Burning, The 10%ers, The Great Kandinsky Film includes; Goneril in King Lear, Accident and Triple Echo.
Andrew Hayden-Smith —
Andrew Hayden-Smith Andrew Hayden-Smith is a North East born actor, presenter and voice over artist. Credits include Byker Grove, CBBC, Doctor Who and This Morning. Andrew made his on screen debut at the tender age of 12 on the set of children’s drama series, Byker Grove. There, he played the role of bad boy Ben Carter for 7 series before leaving for London where he became a CBBC Presenter.Andrew hosted the afternoon slot on BBC1 for 3 years as well as presenting his own show, The UK Top 40 every Sunday evening on the CBBC Channel in connection with Radio 1. Andrew has played the role of Freedom Fighter Jake Simmonds in Series 2 of Doctor Who where he battled the Cybermen in the episodes, ‘Rise of the
Cybermen’ and ‘The Age of Steel’ before returning in the series finale to take on the Daleks in the episode, ‘Doomsday’. Andrew made his mark on the West End stage shortly after, playing Romeo in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. Andrew’s Voice Over work includes various radio and TV commercials and more prominently as one of the regular Announcers for ITV2. Andrew has starred in the AKT NOW campaign for The Albert Kennedy Trust, working alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Paul O’Grady among others in the hope of raising awareness for young, homeless LGBT people. Andrew has been a reporter for Channel 5’s ‘Live with Gabby’ and various TV appearances include Doctor Who specials of Weakest Link and Pointless Celebrities as well as a panelist on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. You can currently hear Andrew putting those Geordie tones to good use as an Announcer on ITV2 and is a regular presenter of The Hub on ITV’s This Morning.Andrew recently filmed the E4 series Banana, and is currently filming Cucumber for Channel 4.
Lizzie Roper —
Lizzie Roper is a much-loved actress and award winning stand-up comedian. Lizzie has performed her solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with sell out West End transfers as well as UK tours.
As an actor, Lizzie appeared in award winning The Arbor and Oscar nominated Wish 143 in 2011. She was nominated for Best Actor at the Underwire Film Festival in 2012, and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe to play the title role in Tim Fountain’s darkly comic play Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult. Lizzie, in particular, was a huge hit. In 2013 Lizzie was cast as Sam Lacey-Lomax in Hollyoaks. With several huge storylines, she was a much loved addition to the cast.
Lizzie Roper’s TV credits include: Hollyoaks, Ye Olde Dragons Den, Call the Midwife, Dead Boss, Silent Witness, Him and Her, Being Human, Waterloo Rd, New Tricks, Coronation Street, Shameless, This Is Jinsy, Harry and Paul, The Worst Week of my Life, The Great Outdoor, The Bill and Holby City.