Tuesday, 23 June 2015

'King Chaos' Cast & Creative Biographies

Cliff Chapman (Tyler) is a professional actor and voiceover artist, represented by Meredith Westwood Management and London VO. Born in Leicester, brought up in the Isle of Man and escaping to London in 2009 to train, he has enjoyed a variety of roles across stage, screen and audio in the last five years, including a long standing association with Liar's League. He also writes and directs. He enjoyed working with Steve Jordan ever since he let him play an evil imaginary version of The Doctor in 2011 and looks forward to being a part of more adventures for Tyler and Gary. In 2015, he played the lead in forthcoming short comedy, The Battle of Ronaldsway, and Bad Bat's sketch show, Global Mega Incorporated. www.cliff-chapman.com@CliffChapman.

Having acted from an early age, at 15 Adam Joselyn (Gary) landed a lead role in Who’s the Daddy Now, a pilot for Carlton television, where he acted alongside Lenny James. Aged 18, he got the part of Simon in the pilot episode of The Inbetweeners. Although much of the cast was later re-cast, E4 commissioned the first series of the popular show off the back of the pilot episode. More recently, Adam appeared in a FilmFour short film My Song. In the last 12 months he has also featured in commercials for PayPal and Coca-Cola, as well as playing Rick in webseries The Takeaway, and Giles in the feature film The Inbetweeners 2. This is Adam’s fifth collaboration with writer/director Steve Jordan, after successful runs of Dead Static in 2012, Pilgrim Shadow in 2013, The Probleming in 2014 and Global Mega Incorporated earlier this year. Adam is represented by BMA. @AdamJoselyn.

Since graduating with a degree in Drama from the University of Bristol, Emma Stirling (Sponge) has enjoyed working across the performance industry on projects ranging from film and television through to theatre and radio. Recent credits include First Date and Ball Talk, independent short films touring festivals this year; an ongoing community theatre project that has taken her to colleges and youth groups around the UK and Los Angeles; and voiceover work including radio drama The Lost and Found with Roundhouse Radio and content for the ongoing monthly podcast, The Bunker. Emma has been delighted to work with Bad Bat previously in The Probleming which premiered in 2014's Camden Fringe, and Global Mega Incorporated a sketch show at the Etcetera Theatre earlier this year. She is thrilled to be joining the team once again and can't wait for her third Bad Bat adventure! @em_thomson

Robert Dearn (King Jeffrey) has recently graduated from East 15 Acting School and is delighted to be joining Bad Bat for their new production, King Chaos. Credits: 'Joe' in Great Expectations (BBC Bitesize) 'Major Sholto' in The Sign of the Four (BBC Bitesize) 'Bob Crachit' in 'A Christmas Carol' (BBC Bitesize), 'Birmingham Male Voice' for The Accent App (Richard Ryder) and 'Boy' for Catcher Media (NHS Walsall). Credits Whilst Training Include: 'Willy Loman' in Death Of a Salesman, 'Vershinin' in Three Sisters, 'The Duke Vincentio' in Measure For Measure and 'Dennis' in 13. @robert_dearn.

Steve Jordan is a playwright, theatre director, producer, award-winning author of short fiction and the co-founder of theatre production groups Bad Bat Productions and ManMoth Productions. His plays have been performed in London’s West End and many Fringe venues across the capital to wide-spread acclaim. His short fiction has been published in KZINE, the Terror Tales horror anthology series, and also awarded a Watty Award in 2015. He also writes screenplays, audio plays and novels. www.thestevejordan.blogspot.co.uk@stephenjordan.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Announcing our new show: King Chaos!

A new one-hour science fiction comedy play about morality, power and corruption (in space), and successor to the critically-acclaimed Future Boys stage adventures, Pilgrim Shadowand Dead Static, written and directed by Steve Jordan.

The show runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden as part of this year’s Camden Fringe Festival, from Monday 10th August to Saturday 15th August 2015, 7.45pm. This will be our fifth Camden Fringe festival as contributors. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions).

It's the future! King Jeffrey, compassion-vacuum and ruler of a evil galactic empire known as 'the Syndicate', commands the universe with an iron fist of idiocy and self-obsession. For years the Syndicate have hunted Tyler and Gary, two petty criminals turned freedom fighters. Having discovered their fortune and rallied an army to their cause, they embark on an audacious mission to capture the Syndicate throne and end Jeffrey’s reign of terror and incompetence. They succeed, but... what are they supposed to do now?

Will Tyler and Gary put their differences aside to make the universe a better place, or will their egos make things infinitely, impossibly worse? Just who are the good guys anyway? Power corrupts, and there is only room on the throne for one... You won't want to miss this fast-paced game of intrigue, cunning & stupidity!

Words about the Tyler and Gary’s previous stage adventures...

'Any time spent with these characters is a joy.' - Gareth Alexander, Views from the Gods, reviewing Pilgrim Shadow (★★★★), 2013.

'Exciting and hilarious science fiction…' - Tessa Hart, Remote Goat, reviewing Pilgrim Shadow (★★★★), 2013.

'Splendidly thoughtful and hilarious…' - James Bacon, Forbidden Planet International, reviewing Dead Static, 2012.

'The makings of a classic series.' – Alan Hindle, Snipe London, reviewing Dead Static, 2012.

Cliff Chapman as ‘Tyler’
Adam Joselyn as ‘Gary’
Emma Stirling as ‘Sponge’
Robert Dearn as ‘Jeffrey’
Produced by Steve Jordan & Ellen Gallagher for Bad Bat Productions.