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The City Stories Company currently includes:

Uriel Adiv, Daphne Alexander, Peter Bradley, Emily Bruni, Louisa Clein, Alan Cox, Sally Dexter, David Farley, Kirsten Farley, Karina Fernandez, Tom Gordon, Rosabella Gregory, Scott Handy, Alexander Hanson, David Howe, Gary Kemp, Chloe Mashiter, Penelope McGhie, Julian Ovenden, James Phillips, Sarah Quintrell, Grace Smart, Phoebe Sparrow, Martin Turner, Yolanda Vazquez, Jay Villiers.

Uriel Adiv

Uriel is a recent LAMDA graduate. Past theatre includes Twelfth Night (Cambridge Arts Theatre), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Edinburgh Fringe) as well as work with the Royal Shakespeare Company (Maydays), Merely Players (Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew) and the EST in New York. Theatre while training includes Festen, Habeas Corpus, Julius Caesar, Racing Demon (LAMDA) Parade, Guys and Dolls, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Cambridge University).

Daphne Alexander

Trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include; 'Little Stitches' (Gate Theatre), 'Hidden In The Sand' (Trafalgar Studios), Mare Rider, Change, Europe Now (all at Arcola Theatre), Sea at Night (Hackney Empire). Film credits include: The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski), The Fourth Kind (Gold Circle Productions), Always in the Present (Oliver Guy-Watkins). TV credits include: House of Saddam (BBC/HBO), Casualty BBC 1( regular 2006-8), The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (BBC 1). Radio: Aeneid, Modesty Blaise (series 1 and 2), BBC Radio 4.

Emily Bruni

Emily trained at Guildhall. Her theatre credits include The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips (Hampstead), Donkey Heart (Red Lion), Yes Prime Minister (Trafalgar), Broken Glass (Tricycle), Ring Round the Moon (Playhouse), Someone Else's Shoes (Soho), After Mrs Rochester (Shared Experience), The Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Camino Real, The Spanish Tragedy (RSC). Her many film and television credits include Catherine in Catherine the Great, Personal Affairs, Passer By, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Scarlet Pimpernell, If Africa, Believe Nothing, Metropolis, Remember Me, London’s Burning : London’s Riots, Peep Show 6,7 & 8, Shallow, Tamara Drewe, Toast of London, Life in Squares and Intimate Affairs.

Louisa Clein

Since graduating from The Drama Centre, Louisa has appeared in seven series of Judge John Deed (BBC) along with Island at War, Casualty, Holby City, New Tricks and Midsommer Murders. Louisa was awarded second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her performance in Trevor Nunn’s Lady From The Sea at the Almeida. Other theatre includes Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips (Hampstead), Interior (Young Vic), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arcola) and Railway Children (Waterloo Station).

Alan Cox

Trained at LAMDA. His recent theatre includes Kingmaker (St James studio), Playing with Grown Ups (Brits off Broadway) and Cornelius (Finborough). In the US, he has toured in Frost/Nixon and The Caretaker and appeared on Broadway in Translations (MTC).  He has appeared in the London premieres of Longing (Hampstead), Found in The Ground (Wrestling School), The Earthly Paradise (Almeida) and The Rubinstein Kiss (Hampstead). TV and film includes The Good Wife, John Adams, Housewife 49, Not Only But Always, Mrs. Dalloway, An Awfully Big Adventure and Young Sherlock Holmes. He is a regular improviser with Ken Campbell’s School of Night.  

David Farley

David was nominated for the Tony Award for Costume Design, and he and Timothy Bird were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Set Design, for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at the Roundabout Theatre, New York. He and Timothy Bird won the Olivier Award and the Evening Standard Best Design Awards, as well as the Critics Circle Award, for its productions at the Wyndhams Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory.


Other recent work includes; SNAPSHOTS, directed by Danny Goldstein for Goodspeed C.T.; TURN OF THE SCREW for New York City Opera at BAM, directed by Sam Buntrock; LA BOHEME at Houston Grand Opera and The Canadian Opera Company, directed by John Caird; KISS ME, KATE at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, directed by John Doyle; OKLAHOMA! at Chichester Festival Theatre directed by John Doyle; A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the The Garrick Theatre, West End & Broadway, directed by Trevor Nunn.

Kirsten Farley

City Stories is Kirsten’s Producing debut. She is also a Stage Manager. Previous Theatre Productions include: Fortune’s Fool (The Old Vic), Routes (Royal Court), One Man, Two Guv’nors (National Theatre at Theatre Royal Haymarket), Jumpy (Royal Court), Huis Clos (Donmar at Traflagar Studios) The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre) and La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway). She has also run the Nabakov Arts Clubs at Village Underground, Shoreditch, The Poety Stage at Latitude Festival, and the first Theatre Uncut (Southwark Playhouse).

Matthew flynn

Matthew was born in Birmingham and trained at The Drama Centre London. He has worked  over the last two decades for The National Theatre, the RSC, the Globe Theatre as well as in London's West End most recently in the National Theatres production of War Horse. He has worked nationally at theatres such as Liverpool's Everyman and Playhouse as well as at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. As a founder member of Propeller Theatre company he has toured extensively  playing Brooklyn Academy of music with The Winters Tale and A Midsummer Nights Dream. He also works in TV and in feature films such as Pride, Sahara, Franklyn.

Tom Gordon

Theatre credits include: Long Story Short (Charing Cross Theatre; Pleasance Islington) City Stories (Residency; St James Theatre), Fair Em (Union Theatre) Peter (Sell A Door), Northern Big Board (Slung Low), The Wind In The Willows (Latitude), Dealer’s Choice (DugOut), Julius Caesar, Wild Turkey, Racing Demon, The Angel Tide, Serious Money, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Virtuoso, The White Devil, Three Sisters, & Posh (LAMDA), Journey’s End, Henry IV ii, Anything Goes and Bad House (University of Leeds), Screen Credits include: The Tour (Raedar Films), Temporary Accommodation (Jackson Films), and Forget the Pact (Benalex Media).
Tom is a founding member of Good Shout (

Rosabella Gregory

Gregory is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.

She has released three solo album and EPs. 

Gregory has toured internationally, and supported the legendary, Jools Holland.

A live BBC Radio 2 session with "Whispering Bob" Harris remains her most treasured experience to date. Harris -an avid supporter of Gregory - says of her piano style : "it reminds me of watching Brian May play the guitar".

Career highlights include collaborations with Bob James, Manolo Badrena and Go West front-man, Peter Cox.

Gregory won the International Prize in the 2007 New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest, where Grammy award-winner Russ Titelman, compared her to "a young Joni Mitchell".

She describes her songwriting style as "classical songwriting with a filmic twist".

Current projects move Gregory towards the world of Theatre. Collaborating with her lyricist, twin, she has composed the score to a new musical, commissioned by Tony award-winning producers Corey Brunish and Brisa Trinchero.

Gregory also lectures Composition, at the University Of West London.

Scott Handy

Scott last worked with James Phillips in Hidden in the sand at Trafalgar studios. In December Scott will be playing Antonio in Rupert Goolds production of Merchant of Venice at the Almeida theatre and in the spring working with the Wooster Group in New York. Television appearances include The Game (out soon on BBC), series regular ‘Robin’ in The village and series regular ‘the-blank-faced-man’ in Hunted. Film work includes, Shadowlands for director Richard Attenborough, Macbeth for Rupert goold, A Knight’s Tale for Columbia pictures, Hamlet for Peter Brook, Skaggerakk for Soren Karl Jacobson, The Book of John for Canadian Pictures, The Tulse Luper Suitcases for Peter Greenaway and Match Point for Woody Allen. 

Alexander Hanson

Alex's recent theatre credits include: Stephen Ward (Aldwych); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK arena tour); Uncle Vanya (Chichester Minerva); An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville); A Little Night Music (Menier, Garrick, Broadway). TV includes: Hitler on Trial; Lewis; Party Animals; Kidulthood; Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Alex is delighted to be a part of City Stories. 

David Howe

David has been Lighting Designer for Productions in the West End, Broadway, Europe, Asia and USA. Musicals, Opera, Drama and Dance.

Patrick Kennedy

Theatre includes - Photograph 51 (Noel Coward); No Quarter (Royal Court); Therese Raquin (National Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Salisbury Playhouse); Measure for Measure (Plymouth Theatre Royal); Suddenly Last Summer (Albery Theatre); Les Liasons Dangereuses; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bristol Old Vic) Maps of Desire (Southwark Playhouse). 

Film includes London Has Fallen; Mr Holmes; November Man; The Sophisticated Neanderthal; War Horse; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; The Last Station; Me and Orson Welles; Atonement; In Transit; Munich; A Good Year; Mrs Henderson Presents; The Tulse Luper Suitcases; 

TV includes - The Collection; Churchill's Secret; The Money; Murder on the Home Front; Downton Abbey; Boardwalk Empire; Peep Show 8; Parade's End; Black Mirror; Married Single Other; The 39 Steps; Consuming Passions; Einstein and Eddington; Bleak House; Cambridge Spies; Inspector Linley Mysteries.

Chloe Mashiter

Chloe is a writer and director whose work includes shows at Vault Festival 2014, Pleasance Islington and Rose Bruford College. She has assisted on productions at The Yard Theatre; The Barbican; Theatre503 and Cambridge Arts Theatre. Chloe was a resident trainee director at the King’s Head Theatre in 2013 and is an associate director of Filthy Lucre, who specialise in live music events. She regularly works with Secret Cinema and has had interactive work commissioned by bodies such as Artsadmin and In The Woods Festival. Chloe is also a member of the literary team at the Finborough Theatre.

Penelope McGhie

Mare Rider (Arcola / Podium Mozaiek, Amsterdam) Autobiographer (Dublin Festival/ UK Tour) Slowly / Hurts Given and Received, (Riverside Studios) Women of Troy, Iphigenia at Aulis, UN Inspector, Henry IV pt 1 & 2, Tales from the Vienna Woods, His Girl Friday, Duchess of Malfi, House and Garden, (National Theatre 2000 - 02) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 & 2, Elizabeth, The Golden Age, Silk, Hex, Holby City, EastEnders, Beast, A Tour of the Western Isles.

James Phillips

James is a writer and director. His first play, The Rubenstein Kiss won the John Whiting Award and TMA Award for Best Play. Theatre includes: 'The White Whale’ (Slung Low/Leeds) 'Hidden In The Sand' (Trafalgar Studios), Mapping the City (Slung Low), The Little Fir Tree, Macbeth (both Sheffield Crucible) Frankie and Johnny (Sound West End) Observe the Sons of Ulster (Pleasance London). TV: If We Dead Awaken, for Touchpaper/Channel 4. His first feature film is being produced by Blonde to Black Pictures. His book of documentary photographs 'The Last Dividing Line' has just been published in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Sarah Quintrell

Sarah trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. Theatre credits include; Forty Years On, The Railway Children, As You Like It, Pygmalion, Bloodtide, A/S/L and Sightsonic. Television: Dr Who, Lewis, Doctors, Carrie and Barry, The Marchioness Disaster, Bombshell and Island at War. Film: Look Like the Innocent.

Grace Smart

Grace is a London based Designer who has recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) with a First Class BA Honors in Theatre Performance Design. Her shows there included The Picture of Dorian Gray, which won ‘best set design of the year’ voted by peers, and Three Sisters On Hope Street, (Paul McCartney Auditorium). Design Assistant shows include Macbeth (Manchester International Festival), La Tempesta (Shoreditch Site Specific), and Slung Low's The White Whale (Leeds Dock Site Specific).


Phoebe Sparrow

Phoebe Sparrow trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, recently appearing in Fathers and Sons at The Donmar Warehouse. Other credits include; Masquerade (SlungLow), The Birthday Party, Measure for Measure, Hot Mess, The Will/The Dispute, Arcadia, Love and Money and Look Back in Anger.

Martin Turner

Recent theatre includes: Kreon in Medea (National Theatre); Juror No. 11 in Twelve Angry Men (West End,  Birmingham Rep); Cardinal Inquisitor in A Life of Galileo and Patriarch Job in Boris Godunov (RSC); Electra (Gate); Fabrication (Print Room); Moscow Live (High Tide Festival); Hay Fever (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Banquo in Macbeth (Broadway, BAM, West End, Chichester);Orsino in Twelfth Night (Chichester). Recent television: New Tricks, The White Queen, A Cop in Paris, Dark Matters, Son, Waking the Dead, Law and Order, Whitechapel, The Queen. Recent film: Overboard, Labirent


Yolanda Vazquez

Yolanda recently appeared in 'Hidden In The Sand' by James Phillips at the Trafalgar studios. Other stage credits include: Hermione in The Winter"s Tale, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Queen Elizabeth in RichardIII, Hortensio in The Taming Of The Shrew, Adriana in Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe) Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Dido in Dido and Aeneas (OAE) & Gertrude in a Spanish translation of Hamlet at the Teatro Espanol, Madrid. Television includes: Top Boy, Any Human Heart,Pinochet in Suburbia (BBC/HBO) and Maria’s Child. Film includes: The Air Up There, Notting Hill.

Jay Villiers

Trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes: Accolade (St James Theatre);The Winslow Boy (Old Vic); Hedda Gabler and In Praise Of Love (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Titanic - Scenes From The British Wreck Inquiry 1912 (MAC Theatre, Belfast); Fanta Orange (The Finborough); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing (The Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Gone To Earth (Shared Experience).

Film includes: The Sea; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; The International; Before The Rain; and Henry V.

Television includes: War and Peace; Mr Selfridge; Extras; Father Brown; Absolute Power; Lewis; Midsomer Murders; The Government Inspector; and Miss Marple.

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