About Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game is a climate catastrophe satire, inspired by a holiday walk in the Highlands, developed during an artist’s residency with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and further developed with audiences as a script-in-hand reading in Bath. Now Skin in the Game hits the stage for the first time as a fully-developed play at the New Wimbledon Studio theatre in London.
The New Wimbledon Theatre, run by Ambassadors Theatre Group, chose Skin in the Game as one of its inaugural Premieres Season shows.
Mixing ‘Cards Against Humanity’-style humour with ‘Squid Game’-level consequences, the show asks everyone what we can do to stop a disaster right here, right now… and who are we really trying to save?
Craig Talbot- Danny/Big Beast
Craig (he/him) is an actor from Peterborough who graduated from The Guildhall School. He has since gone on to work in theatre and film. Alongside working he has made numerous of his own short films, winning various awards. Recent credits include Witness for the prosecution(County hall), Glamour (Film) and Six days of Sistine (Film).
Kristin Duffy- Elizabeth, Producer
Kristin (she/her) is an actor/muso, founder of Slackline Productions and podcaster at The Second Chapter podcast. She has performed with the female/non-binary Shakespeare company, The Sirrah Sisters (Lady Capulet, Romeo & Juliet; Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Antonio, Twelfth Night), in the folk musical Grit of Life, and with Slackline in The Werewolf of Washington Heights (Izzy Tressider), as well as in film. A former fashion designer, Kristin also lent her sartorial skills to costumes for Skin in the Game. Twitter: @kristinduffyuk, Instagram: @kristinduffy_actor
Eden Avital Alexander- Tyny/Troll
Eden (she/her) started performing at the age of 5 as a dancer, but theatre acting met her at the age of 8 and they fell in love.
She is an East 15 MA acting graduate; classically trained and specializes in a few physical theatre techniques.
Eden was based for a while in Brighton, where she performed main roles in different genres; musicals, new writings, Shakespeare adaptations, cabarets and more.
She recently had a premiere of a short film “Luzinete”, she can also be seen performing character work with Club de Fromage and occasionally her own stand up comedy. Twitter/Instagram: @EAlexande
Ed Theakston- Mike/Derek
Ed (he/they) is a performer and theatre-maker trained on the BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. Recent credits as a performer include: The Others (Camden People’s Theatre), The Elders (Teatro Technis), George Westinghouse in Tesla (The Alchemist), Pleasure Gardens (CPT), The Manageress (Crazy Coqs) and Equus (Frenetic Theatre). Ed appears in the music video for Sam Fender’s single, Dead Boys. Ed is a co-founder of contemporary theatre company We Are Kilter – recent credits as director for We Are Kilter include; creator and director of Theatre For Two (ACE-funded UK tour), European premiere of Mating in Captivity (King’s Head Theatre). @EdTheakston
Nick Biadon- Bob/Crowd
Nick (he/him) is excited to be a part of the Skin in the Game company. Theatre credits includes THE MOUSETRAP (UK Tour), STILL ALICE (UK Tour), MACBETH (Catford Broadway Studio), THE BACCHAE (Blue Elephant Theatre). Nick trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Twitter/Instagram @NickBiad
Gill Kirk, Playwright
Gill is a theatre, film and TV writer. Credits include: Glitter Knickers, Water’s Not So Thick (both Rondo Theatre, Bath), Passion (VAULT Festival/Aberdeen Dance Live), A Bit of Song & Dance (Tobacco Factory Theatres).
She received a 10-day writer’s residency and ongoing development support from Pitlochry Festival Theatre to develop Skin in the Game. The show’s development was also supported by The Society of Authors and the Peggy Ramsey Foundation. Visit Gill’s website
Sarah Gain, Director
Sarah has worked across theatre for 30+ years and is Creative Producer at Sarah Gain Productions. Credits include the creation of Emperor’s New Clothes written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Mrs Scrooge, currently supported by the Arts Council UK and written by Hannah Khalil. Director credits include a UK regional theatre tour of’Death and The Maiden’ for Baroque Theatre Company and ‘Sing A Long with Frozen’ for Disney’s Summer Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Her work is focused on making theatre & creativity accessible. Visit Sarah’s website
Jennifer Kay, Movement Director
Jennifer is a Northern based movement director & Arts Council supported theatre maker. Movement directing credits include Becoming Berenice (Voila! Europe Festival 2018, London), The Flies (Exchange Theatre, The Bunker), Quest for Stolen Beauty (Launchpad19, Sheffield Theatres), My Night with Reg (Green Carnation Theatre Company, The Lowry, Manchester), 13 (ALRA North 3rd years), and 10 Nights (The Bush/Tamasha/Graeae). Visit Jenn’s website
Mat Davies, Graphic Animator
Mat is Event Coordinator for the Walt Disney Company, working on Disney events all over the world. He creates design and animation of graphics for Disney Integrated Marketing Events for live and online events and is behind the marketing and events for West London Queer Project.
Simon Beyer, Lighting Designer
Technical Stage Manager, Rori Endersby
Rori Endersby (they/them) is a queer Stage Manager from South London. They believe that it is important to use theatre to highlight important topics such as the climate crisis as well as highlighting narratives that aren’t always given space. Previous credits include Deputy Stage Manager on the UK tour of Rotterdam, Stage Manager on The Jazz Age at The Playground Theatre, and Technical Stage Manager on multiple projects at The Half Moon Theatre. Instagram: @roriendersby
Masks by Rob Whitmarsh
Rob is a friendly maker living in London, who loves working with others (friendly or not). He spent 10 years in the retail display industry creating in-store and window displays for brands such as Estee Lauder, Mac and Chanel, then went on to the University of the Arts London where he studied Production Arts for Screen, focusing on the technical arts side. Rob’s passion lies in sculpting, animatronics, costume armour and prop-making. Visit Rob’s website