Happy New Year, and heres to a great year for all, especially to the ReFraction Theatre company, who have a great few months ahead to create, rehearse and deliver ‘Tunnel Vision’.

Well, I think its time you met the performers that will tour the show in March – April this year.

Paul Bowles

Paul B completed a HND in Performing Arts at the Oldham College in 1998.
After which he managed to form strong links with Oldham’s Kobal Theatre Company.
With Kobal, Paul has spent the last 5 years working on Fringe projects which have been
performed at; The Oldham Coliseum (Wordsmith), The Contact, The Royal Exchange (Blue), The Buxton Fringe Festival and most recently at The 2008 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester.

Angela Bowles ( Yes there Married)

 After obtaining her HND at the Oldham college she worked in various theatre settings, T.I.E, Corporate and Voice over work. Angela also opened the Academy school of performing arts for pupils aged 5-16 years. Through her work at the Academy she realised that she enjoyed teaching, so has returned to university to gain her PGCE.

Ben Guilfoyle

Ben is a performing artist who specializes in acting, writing and singing.  He has studied performing arts at the University of Huddersfield for the past 2 years and is now in his final year. Outside of ReFraction Theatre he is rehearsing for a musical that will tour both Germany and England later in 2010. General interests are; movies, comic books, gaming, and occasionally the odd bottle of red wine lol. 

Alex Williams

Alex was a high acheiver throughout school and college, carrying on to a foundation degree at the University Campus Oldham and gained a 2-1 in the foundation degree in performance.  Alex is an all round performer, but has found in himself a talented  physical theatre performer. Alex is interested in fine art and dance and has also performed in previous touring productions Seven(08) and Breugel(09).

Paul Anthony Adams

Paul firstly studied at the Northern Academy for Theatre and Television, and then progressed to Musical Theatre training at the Oldham College.  More recently Paul has developed himself as an all round performer at the University Campus Oldham. He has a strong passion for ‘Movement – Physical Theatre’ performance and is keen to try daring and high energy movement choreography.  Paul has devised several pieces of theatre over the last couple of years, touring around the Manchester area, studios, schools and colleges and has just finished a very successful show at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.  Interests are in; Digital and Social Media within the Theatre Industry.

Abi Crayon

Abi has danced and performed since the age of ten with a passion for performance throughout school, college and university. Abi has trained in many dance styles including ballet, modern, tap, contemporary, street and now training in capoeira a martial art and dance.  Abi has had training as a dancer and performer, taking A levels in both Drama and Dance, whilst continuing on to a performance degree at the University of Huddersfield, touring devised theatre.

Throughout her studies Abi has integrated herself in the industry as a creative performance facilitator working with children in both dance and drama fields.  Now in her final year Abi is keen to progress in the theatre industry continuing her freelance teaching work with big aspirations for the future.

 Lucas Southern

Lukas.J.Southern trained for 4 years at Accrington and Rossendale College  (ACCROSS), first on the Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts at which he achieved a triple distinction. Secondly on the FDA Foundation Degree in Theatre and Performance where he gained a 2:1. Some of his roles have figured from a range of classical and contemporary plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s Improbable Fiction to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. After he finishes his top up year at Huddersfield University he hopes to sign with an agent and become a household name as a professional actor.

Well there’s the Gang, Hope that gives you a little background information.

The first production meeting of the New Year is this Monday, (if the snow will let us lol) so watch this Blog, Follow @refractiondrama on Twitter, please comment chat, and spread the blog.

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