Casanova Dreaming
Edinburgh Fringe 2018
Cast and Crew
about the play

6 - 25 August (not 12 or 19); 2.15pm (50m) theSpace on Niddry Street (venue 9)
Previews (6 - 7 Aug): 7.50 (6.00); Run (8 - 25 Aug, not 12 or 19): 9.00 (7.00)
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Patrick Bergamo

"I am an Italian/Scottish actor, born in Florence and living in the UK for the last nine years. I trained in acting at the Edinburgh Telford College, since when I have been in various short films, a feature film set in Preston, The Blackout, and a play, Nel mentre di specchi, which had a three week run in Florence. I have also appeared in the Amazon tv series Mozart in the Jungle. I am a very sportive person; I enjoy playing football, climbing and swimming. But most of all I enjoy the sun:-)"
Giacomo Casanova

Patrick Bergamo

Mike Brownsell

Mike has appeared in multiple productions in both London and Edinburgh; working in a variety of theatre styles, he has performed lead roles in Shakespeare, Wilde, Frisch and Curtis & Elton, as well as numerous supporting roles. In addition to acting, Mike has directed, designed and stage-managed productions in a variety of venues, and has run workshops on stage combat. Recently he appeared as Algernon in Edinburgh People's Theatre production of The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as Captain Blackadder in Blackadder Goes Forth, also for EPT. Mike is a keen history student, and is currently writing a play based on the seventeenth century East Lothian Witch Trials.
Bragadin / Lorenzo / Cesare / Agar / Branicki


Junior Cross

Junior Cross is an Argentine actress with large trajectory in the independent theatre scene in Buenos Aires. She has been part of several theatre productions such as Mujeres al final de la noche and Del miedo y sus racimos as well as several music videos and short films. She started studying acting at young age in Teatro Las Nobles Bestias in Buenos Aires in the late nineties. Junior has collaborated with many Cafe-Concert and variety theatres companies in the Buenos Aires independent scene. She moved to Edinburgh in 2017 and has since been involved in a variety of TV, short film and theatre projects.
Anna Maria / Cecilia / Sara*


Creighton King

Creighton King, performing in his Fringe debut, has studied with Bristol Old Vic Theater School, Acting Out (Edinburgh), UK Screen Acting Academy and Stage Fight Scotland. Discovering a love of Shakespeare a few years ago revitalized his passion for acting and he relishes exploring the wide variety of roles available for a mature character actor. He has played Theseus in Midsummer Night's Dream and received an outstanding review for his Pseudolus in Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. He enjoys the annual madness that is Pantomime and is currently working on the ambitious Ayr based feature film Love, My Way in a Northern Town. Originally from the Isle of Wight, Creighton is a freelance Pilates Instructor based in Inverness and in his spare time enjoys playing saxophone and drums.
Chevalier de Seingalt

Creighton King

Sarah Stanton

Sarah is thrilled to be making her UK theatrical debut in Casanova Dreaming. Over the years she has worked in theatre in the US and Canada, where her credits include The Trojan Women (Cassandra), The Crucible (Mary Warren), Noises Off (Poppy), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Ford). She moved to Edinburgh in January 2017 and is looking forward to many future adventures
Henriette / Nun / Sara*


Polina Sulim

Polina graduated from the Belarussian University of Culture and Arts in 2015. She has finished courses in TV hosting, appeared in live TV shows and had roles in the Russian TV series Returning of Muhctar - 2 and From Moscow to Forefront, and lead roles in TV commercials. She is also an established model in Belarus. In October 2017 Polina moved to Edinburgh, the city she fell in love with, and had to start again from the beginning. Her British theatrical debut was as Greed in Dr Faustus in March 2018. She is proud and excited to be part of the Edinburgh Fringe, in both Casanova Dreaming and Arbery Productions' updated version of the classic comedy Volpone.
Bellino / Charpillon / Sara*


Beverley Wright

Beverley is delighted to be returning to Arbery Productions, having previously played Ma Peck in the company's 2016 Fringe Production of Priestley's award winning The Rose and Crown. She looks forward to being part of a talented cast in this exciting new play. Bev made her stage debut (aged 4) as a Poppy in a ballet staged at the Usher Hall and since then has appeared in many productions across a variety of genres, including comedy, drama, Shakespeare, panto, Restoration comedy and farce. Most recent roles include Barbara Cartland (Bothered and Bewildered), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Ernest), and Audrey (Ten Times Table). When not treading the boards Bev can be found singing with Rock/Blues band Nobody's Business or with trio Spooky Blue in and around Edinburgh, where she lives with her husband and son.
Marquise d'Urfé / Mrs Cornelys



* The part of Sara will be taken by a different actress each night.

Martin Foreman

Setting aside short-lived and embarrassing forays in his youth, Martin's involvement in theatre began with acting courses in 2011. These led to various roles in fringe theatre in London before he returned to Edinburgh in 2014. Although he still acts occasionally, he devotes more time to playwriting and directing. This has led to several successes at the Fringe, including a trilogy of one-man plays, Desire and Pursuit, in 2014, J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown in 2106 and Volpone in 2017. As a playwright he won the 2012 London Solo Festival New Writing Award and the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award. He is also the author of two novels and two short story collections.
Director


Rosa Alexander

Rosa has worked in theatre in Bristol and Hebden Bridge. She has recently moved to Edinburgh and is looking forward to getting involved in a new project in the world's biggest drama festival.
Assistant Director


James Dawoud

James has taken many roles on and off stage. He was recently in Rent in Websters Theatre, Glasgow and will play (end of July 2018) Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors in the same locale. Previously he has been Fagin in Oliver with Hamilton District Youth Theatre and in the chorus in various shows at the Kings Theatre. For Pantheon he has stage-managed Lovers and organised and created props for Urinetown. He has also been musical director for Quite Contrary's cabaret. He has been accepted to study a Masters in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is excited to take his career in theatre further.
Backstage


Thanks also to

Chris Allan, Max Brading, Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.



Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman

All Edinburgh Theatre

Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women


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