Produced at theSpace @ Venue 45 as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Godspell was Borderline Confrontational’s third show.
Catch us at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016
Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell
theSpace @ Venue 45
August 22-27 at 9:15pm
Direction: Amelia Sciandra
Musical Direction: Laryssa Schoeck
Featuring: Dean Gribble, Marc Rafferty, Khalid Daley, Laryssa Schoeck, Iona Crampton, Libby Grant and Megan Ellis.
Meet our Godspell company!
Laryssa Schoeck, Music Director and Company Member
Laryssa finished her MFA in Acting: The British Tradition at Birmingham School of Acting this June. She received her BA degree in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Recent credits include Habeas Corpus (Felicity Rumpers), Gethsemane (Suzette Guest), Hamlet: 1603 Quarto (Ofelia), and The Vortex (Bunty Mainwaring). Her music directing credits include Fugitive Songs (Birmingham School of Acting), Flower Drum Song (Marymount Manhattan) and Triumph of Love (Marymount Manhattan). Laryssa is returning to New York City to start her professional career after The Fringe and will be performing in the Drama UK New York Showcase this September.
Fun Fact: Laryssa has performed in Godspell before!
Khalid Daley, Company Member
Khalid is from Birmingham and is a second year BA Acting student at Birmingham School of Acting. Recent credits include the Ice Cream Vendor/Ensemble for NYMT’s production of Sweet Charity (2015), and ensemble cast of Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies at the Birmingham Hippodrome (2014). He also sang an amazing rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and was Leading Player in “Magic To Do” in Borderline Confrontational’s cabaret “We Are The Authors of Our Own Story.”
Khalid has a slight obsession with Beyonce.
Dean Gribble, Company Member (Jesus)
Dean is currently studying BA Acting (Hons) at Birmingham School of Acting. Born and raised in Edinburgh he couldn’t be more excited to perform in his favorite place. He has performed in theaters all over Europe but this is his first major role at the Fringe and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be given the opportunity to play Jesus.
Recent credits include playing Richard in Richard III, Kinesias” in Lysistrata and he is also playing Joey in the National Express’ film “The Journey Boys.” In Borderline Confrontational’s cabaret show, Dean sang “Beautiful City” from Godspell, which
Fun Fact: Dean’s dream role is Jack Skellington in A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Libby Grant, Company Member
Libby Grant is a recent graduate from the MA Acting course at Birmingham School of Acting. Since then she has had a busy year being involved in numerous projects: touring in the pantomime Aladdin, being lead vocalist in a show team at a holiday resort and working as a voiceover artist. Libby will be making her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, which is a very exciting opportunity, both to be involved in and to witness some brilliant theatre. She feels privileged to be integrating with fellow BSA students, all of whom cover a variety of courses and talents. Libby previously worked with Amelia and Laryssa on Fugitive Songs so knows that Godspell is set to be a hit!
Fun Fact: If Libby had a patronus, it’d be a pug.
Iona Crampton, Company Member
Iona is 21 and lives in Birmingham, UK. She is currently training at Birmingham School of Acting and is heading into her third and final year! Since the age of 9, she has always had a passion for singing and musical theatre, and she feels very privileged to be part of this production of Godspell, sharing her first Edinburgh Fringe experience with such lovely, talented people. She graced Borderline Confrontational’s cabaret with a lovely performance of “Simple Little Things” from 110 In The Shade.
Fun Fact: Iona is deathly allergic to stinging nettles.
Marc Rafferty, Company Member
Marc Rafferty is 21 years old and currently training at Birmingham School of Acting, and is about to begin his third year. Being born and raised in Glasgow, Marc has a strong passion for Scottish theatre and has attended the Fringe for many years now. He is delighted to be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time. Marc has been acting since a young age, from theatre to TV and film, but it wasn’t until he began his training at BSA that he found his passion in musical theatre. Marc performed with Borderline Confrontatiaonal in their cabaret show.
Fun Fact: When Marc was younger he used to reject Christmas cards and birthday invitations, if his name was spelt with a K. He doesn’t anymore.
Megan Ellis, Company Member
Megan is a graduate of Read Dance and Theatre College where she studied a foundation course in Musical Theatre. Currently approaching her third year on the BA Acting at BSA her drama school credits include; Duchess Of York – Richard III, Lysistrata – Lysistrata and Annabelle – Lucky Stiff. This is her first time visiting the Edinburgh Fringe and she is extremely excited to be a part of this unique festival.
Fun Fact: Megan is a ginger by choice.