Theatre credits include: A Very Expensive Poison (Old Vic), Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre), Girl From the North Country (Old Vic), The Iliad (Almeida), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court), Little Revolution (Almeida), Mr Burns (Almeida) and London Road (National Theatre).
TV credits include: Karen Pirie (ITV), Rogue Heroes (BBC), The Salisbury Poisonings (BBC), The Liberator (Netflix), Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic/HBO) and Bodyguard (BBC).
Film credits include: All The Old Knives, Star Wars: Rogue One, London Road, and Anna Karenina.
Melody Adeniran is excited to be a part of the Chorus of Furies in Maryland after being a member of the Young Company at Stratford East earlier this year, performing in the devised show Scream Fire (For the Revolution). She has most recently performed at the Bloomsbury Festival in Umbrella, showcasing the work of a new playwright while also taking part in a rehearsed reading. Melody starred in the short film Love in Tinderworld in 2020, and after training at Identity School of Acting for two years, she is now studying at MN Academy.
Elsie Frangou is thrilled to be making her professional theatre debut at Stratford Youth Zone. She is a recent graduate of Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company where she most recently portrayed Buckingham in Richard III and Man in Hannah Khalil’s Scenes from 72* Years.
Thalia Gambe is an actor and singer from London. She is currently training in Acting at Rose Bruford College. Recent Credits include: Punk Rock (Stratford East), Blue Corridor 15 (BBC4) and START (Theatre Peckham).
Jade Leanne is an R&B artist, dancer and actress from East London, w
In 2018, Jade burst onto the music scene with the release of her first original single, She. Fast forward to April 2020, Jade released her highly anticipated debut EP, The Experience, landing the artist her first international radio play in America and the title of, Rookie Of The Year 2020 at the State Of R&B Awards.
Theatre credits include performing in the National Theatre Connections’ production of Extremism at the National Theatre, and Stratford East’s Panto, Rapunzel.
Ella McCallum is an actor and theatre maker from London. As part of the 2020/21 Young Company cohort, she is thrilled to make her return to Stratford East with such an important piece of theatre.
Recent credits include: Heart of Hammersmith (Lyric Hammersmith), Scream Fire (for the Revolution) (Stratford East) and Imaam Imraan (National Youth Theatre).
Maya Bartley O’Dea
Maya is an actor and producer. Stage credits include Northern Girls (Pilot Theatre), Punk Rock (Stratford East), and Hairspray and Spring Awakening for York Stage Musicals.
She is part of National Youth Theatre and Stratford East Young Company.
Theatre credits include: NSFW (Royal Court), Like Rabbits (Brighton Festival), Chimerica (Almeida/Headlong/West End); Hansel & Gretel, Beauty & The Beast (National), Housekeeping (Theatre Uncut/Southwark/Latitude), Small Hours (Hampstead), Bloody Wimmin (Tricycle), it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break/Arcola), Psychogeography, Guns or Butter (Union), Tinderbox (Bush) and Hedda (Gate).
Awards include: Olivier Award for Best New Play (Chimerica), Evening Standard Award for Best New Play (Chimerica) and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (Chimerica).
Eva Sampson trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course and at the University of Birmingham. Eva is currently Associate Director on Four Quartets with Ralph Fiennes at The Harold Pinter Theatre. Eva Sampson is the Co-Artistic Director of How It Ended Theatre Company and is an Associate Artist of National Youth Theatre.
Work as Director includes: Heart of Hammersmith (Lyric Hammersmith), The Little Gardener (Kew Gardens), The Last Nine Months (Vaults Festival), Sticky (Southwark Playhouse), The Tide (Young Vic), The Scarecrows’ Wedding (Watford Palace Theatre), Peter Rabbit (Singapore Repertory), Rudolf (Leeds Playhouse) and Decades (Brixton House).
Work as Staff Director at The National Theatre includes: The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call and Downstate with Steppenwolf Theatre.
Work as Associate and Assistant Director includes: Olivier Award winning Noye’s Fludde (Theatre Royal Stratford East and ENO), Twelfth Night (Young Vic, Jerwood Assistant Director) and Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas ( Lyric Hammersmith).
Eva was Resident Assistant Director for Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 season: This is My Family and 8 Hotels.
Digital Theatre work includes: Meet Mo, Ribena and Jack and the Beanstalk: A Pocket Pantomime (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and At the Statue of Venus (Royal Opera House). As Associate Director: Unprecedented (Headlong and Century Films), a major digital project broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine Season. For TV/Radio: That's How It Feels, REED TVC Campaign (MYNT and Kingdom Creative) and Keep the Home Fires Burning (The Culture Trust Luton).