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Cast And Creative Team

Charlie Allen - Russell

A graduate of Rose Bruford. Charlie has a string of stage and screen credits to his name. including The Taming of The Shrew(Festival Shakespeare Company), Jekyll And Hyde (Revera Produstions), The Great Escape (Periplum Productions) and Get Carter (S.P. Productions). Film and TV Credits include, Brighton Rock (BBC), Fraternity(MCN Productions) and House of Trafalgar(Future Sun Films). Charlie was also delighted to win the Best Male Lead Performance at The Brighton Fringe Festival in 2012

Naeem Hayat - Pahval

Naeem has just graduated from the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art. Productions whilst at RADA include King Lear,The Grace Of Mary Traverse, Cockroach, Yerma, Love For Love and Richard III for the Sam Wanamaker festival at Shakespeare's Globe. Naeem is very excited to be part of this company and production.

Whitney is currently the assistant director for Headlong's American Psycho. Previous directing credits include: Scratch Me, I Bleed(Camden People's Theatre); BACCHANALIA (London/Greece/USA); M. Butterfly (RADA MA Showcase, GBS Theatre);Throwing Your Voice;Exit Johnny Clarke;Szinhaz(Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Valentine at Bellevue (Theatre Intime). Assisting credits include: The Common Pursuit(Moises Kaufman, Roundabout Theatre Company); A Month in the Country(Richard Nelson, WTF); Cockroach(Tom Hunsinger, RADA); Too Clever By Half (Paul Hunter, Told By An Idiot / Workshop). Whitney also assisted playwright Steven Sater (Tony and Olivier Award winner for Spring Awakening), developing new plays and musicals such as Alice by Heart(National Theatre: Connections) and Prometheus Bound(American Repertory Theater). Training: RADA, Princeton University. For more info, visit:

Whitney Mosery - Director

Harry Jardine - Yakhov

Harry Jardine graduated from RADA in July 2013. Whilst training, he won the Carleton Hobbs award, which won him a 5 month contract with the BBC radio drama company, finishing in late December. During this time he performed in over 30 radio plays. He has also just finished working on Ron Howard's new film In The Heart of the Sea, which will be released in 2015. He is delighted to be a part of this extremely important play.

Chris McCalphy - John

Chris trained at Rose Bruford in London and The Hub Theatre School in Cornwall.


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Recent theatre credits include: THE LADYKILLERS (UK Tour and West End), THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III (UK Tour and West End), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED(Guildford and West End), ENJOY(UK tour and West End), SINGLE SPIES(UK Tour), YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Southwark Playhouse), THE LETTER (UK Tour and West End).

Damien Tracey - Writer /Associate Producer

With a shared passion for both writing and performing, Faster Higher marks Damiens ninth play to be professionally produced. Previous writing credits include: Warde Street(Tristan Bates Theatre) Oísín and Tir Na Nóg (Irish Tour), The Princess and The Dragon Wizard(Bunratty Castle),Chú Chullain (Irish Tour), Son of Derry Ruler of None(Cork Arts Theatre), Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Irish Tour), Why I Didn’t Kill Myself – A Comedy(Cork Arts Theatre) and Deidre Of Sorrows (Irish Tour), Previous producing credits include, Warde Street at The Tristan Bates theatre, Why I didn’t Kill Myself A Comedy at The Cork Arts Theatre, Cork Premiere of Roddy Doyles Brownbread at the Firkin Crane and two productions of Son Of Derry Ruler Of None at the Cork Arts Theatre.

Chris Aylmer - Darragh

Originally from Dublin Chris Trained at Arts Educational School of Acting London. His theatre credits include a tour of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II with the (Kent Theatre Company), The Hostage at (The Southwark Playhouse) and Leopoldville at (The Tristan Bates). Film and TV credits- RTE's 'Fair City', the award winning pilot 'Garda Confidential' which he co-produced, 'The Situation Is' a short film he Co-wrote and produced which went on to premier at the Galway Film Fleadh, screen at The Irish film festa in Rome and won Best International Short Film at the Underground Cinema Awards in Dublin.

Carsten Hayes - Vladislav

Carsten is delighted to be performing in Damien Tracey's latest play, and contributing in small part to Scealta Mora's continuing dedication of producing exceptional new writing. Since graduating from the Oxford School of Drama in 2000 Carsten has performed on stage everywhere from exciting fringe productions to the West End, most recently in The Sea Plays (Old Vic Tunnels) and Mary Rose (Riverside Studios). TV and Film work includes Spooks, Waking the Dead, V For Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes 2, as well as recently playing Wernher von Braun in a (National Geographic production.)

Rachel Meyrick - Producer

Rachel is currently assistant producer for Told by an Idiot, she has produced with the company nationally and internationally on all their shows including the current Christmas Barbican children's show Get Happy, 2013 production of Too Clever By Half in association with the Royal Exchange Manchester and the recent 2013 smash hit My Perfect Mind with the Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth.

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