The cast, comprised of graduates from RADA's MA in Text & Performance, share equally the responsibilities of writing, directing, and performing MEIWES/BRANDES.
Harriet is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theatre at the New Studio on Broadway and earned a minor in applied theatre. After working on and off-Broadway as a performer and arts administrator, she moved back to London in 2016 to explore her English roots and complete an MA in Text & Performance at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Harriet’s work as a performer, director, and dramaturg is informed by her international upbringing; living and traveling extensively throughout Europe, Central Asia, and Africa has fostered her commitment to diversity and fascination with art a means of development. Her work, off-Broadaway and at The Camden Fringe, can be seen at www.harriettayloractor.com, www.newyorkclassical.org, www.mythindependent.com, and www.nothingtoperform.com.
(She builds websites for fun.)
Scott graduated from Salford University with an honours degree in Media and Performance. After leaving Salford he gained a PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to work as a drama teacher at several schools in Manchester. Scott then spent the next three years at Media City working as a Researcher and then as an Assistant Producer on several shows for both ITV and BBC. Eventually Scott moved to London to work on Britain's Got Talent’s 10th anniversary series as one of the Assistant Producers before leaving to travel throughout South America, Asia and Australia. Scott returned to education to study an MA in Text and Performance at RADA. During his MA Scott has also worked on several multinational ad campaigns for the likes of Tesco and Virgin Media, as well as producing and starring in his own play as part of the Camden Fringe Festival (which Harriet Taylor directed). Most recently, Scott worked at the National Theatre, devising and directing a piece as part of a movement based theatre company called 'The Pappy Show' who were selected to work at the National as part of the their 'Space to Create' programme.
Aurora is a musical comedy writer and performer hailing from Australia. She has trained and acted with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain as well as the young actors programme at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Aurora holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts - Drama and a minor in Music Studies from QUT Brisbane. In 2015 Aurora became a qualified Drama teacher and continues to teach youngins on the side. Aurora completed her MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Birkbeck College. Aurora recently joined the Camden Roundhouse Young Creatives group for Cabaret and Drag performers. Aurora is a Gemini.
Laura has been playing the piano for almost 20 years and often uses music as a tool of communication and facilitation, especially in her work as a director. She has directed a few short films as well as a play and is currently working on a feature film. While studying at RADA, she decided to challenge herself and focused her energy on new work and adapting classics. This is her first musical as a writer, director and performer. Her recent credits include MEIWES/BRANDES (2017), My Name’s Macbeth (2017) and Salomé (2018).