Glorious, But Brief

Glorious, But Brief written and directed by Amelia Sciandra

Glorious, But Brief is a re-telling of the Trojan War through the lens of a love story between Achilles and his close companion Patroclus. With a cast of characters ranging from mythical goddesses to scorned lovers to power hungry generals, this is a familiar tale told in an unfamiliar way.

After a successful run in Clapham the Bread & Roses Theatre, Borderline Confrontational is looking for the next venue for Glorious, but Brief. Should you wish to bring this show to your theatre, please contact us!



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!


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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.”

Fun Fact:
Khalid has a slight obsession with Beyonce.

Dean Gribble

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

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.

Twitter: @libby_grant1

Iona Crampton

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

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

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.

We Are The Authors Of Our Own Story

Produced in winter 2016, We Are The Authors Of Our Own Story was a cabaret show created by Laryssa Schoeck and Amelia Sciandra. Combining contemporary musical theatre, modern musical theatre, Golden Age, pop and soul music, the show highlighted incredible BSA singing and acting talent.

Musical Direction: Laryssa Schoeck

Direction: Amelia Sciandra

Featuring: Megan Ellis, Khalid Daley, Ben Locke, Vivian Belosky, Zak Campbell, Grace Brightwell, Georgina Parker, Amaki Obi, Rosie Coles, Ryan Price, Dean Gribble, Marc Griffin, Jared Nelson, Emily Dabczynski, Rachael Mou-Thiel, Madison Boan, Robert Richards, Christopher Buckley, Niamh Walsh, Caroline Basra, Iona Crampton, Sara Skibsted, Francesca Montanino, Jack McCann, Samia LaVirgne, Christopher Lyons, Charis McRoberts, Sam Chipman, Cormac Elliott

Fugitive Songs

Presented in the spring of 2015, Fugitive Songs, a song cycle by Tysen and Miller was Borderline Confrontational’s first production.

Direction: Amelia Sciandra

Musical Direction: Laryssa Schoeck

Featuring: Ryan Price, Georgina Parker, Grace Brightwell, Rachel Smart, Lee Comley, Freya Sharp, Christopher Buckley, Cormac Elliott, Vivian Belosky, Jack McCann, Rachel Delooze, Libby Grant, Glenn McGivern, Adam Syron, Megan Cooper, Scott Westoby, Matthew Bretton, Rosie Coles, Morgan Bernhard, Jarrard Richards, Ben Locke, Tim Atkinson, Alex Ranahan

Fugitive Songs