David Ahmad Amir
Theatre credits include: Amir in The Kite Runner (Playhouse Theatre, West End); Miles Hendon in The Prince and The Pauper and Jago in Jago's Box (New Vic, Staffordshire); Dr. Watson in The Game's Afoot (Les Enfants Terribles & EBP); Lord Capulet/Friar Laurence in Romeo & Juliet (Orange Tree); Antilla in The Man Without A Past (New Perspectives); Perseus in Eyecatcher (Sheffield Crucible); David in Potted Potter (Little Shubert Theater, New York/Melbourne International Comedy Festival) and Potted Pirates (Pleasance, Edinburgh); Thomas in Ernest & The Pale Moon (Les Enfants Terribles); Davis in Sleeping Beauty (Colchester Mercury); Mr. Shu Fu in The Good Soul of Szechuan and Klaus Heinrich in Fear & Misery in The Third Reich (Watford Palace); Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (TNT/ADGE); Charlie in Ideomotor (London Horror and Vaults Festivals); George in George's Marvellous Medicine and Peter in Tom's Midnight Garden (Birmingham Stage Company); Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet (Akademie der Kunst, Berlin) Screen credits include: Kat and The Band (Boudica Films); Doctors (BBC); Apple Tree Yard (Kudos) and The Frank Skinner Show (Avalon).
Dean Rehman Baba
Dean has worked extensively in the UK and America and he studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. Recent Theatre includes: National Theatre Wales, Bristol Old Vic, Sherman Cymru, Wildworks, Coventry Belgrade, Trifle Gathering, Difficult Stage and Give it a Name. Recent Film includes: Ambition and The toll Recent Television: Anita series 1&2 for S4C. None of the above would have been possible without much love and support. In Memory of Sally Merchant.
Christopher Glover Rahim Khan
Christopher has performed extensively in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and he was an original member of Irish theatre company, Tinderbox. His recent theatre includes Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (Blackeyed Theatre. UK, Netherlands & China Tour), Aladdin and Alice in Wonderland (16feet), Peckham The Soap Opera (Royal Court), Who Cares (Royal Court), and 5 Steps (Royal Court Tottenham). In 2017 he was longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. His film/TV credits include Eastenders (BBC), Touching Evil (ITV), Rules of Engagement (ITV), Dennis Potter’s Karaoke (BBC/Channel 4), The Bill (ITV), Underworld (Hat Trick/Channel 4), Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures/Channel 4) and Casualty (BBC). He was in the 2014 film Heard and 2018 War On Drugs (Talos Films) as Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”. In Australia, his theatre credits include Constance Drinkwater (Darwin Festival/Tour), 7 Deadly Australian Sins and Gods of Spicy Things (Australian Tours). He also played three characters simultaneously in Scott Witt’s comedy Macbeth. As Associate Director of Jute Theatre Australia, he directed the original productions of Cake (Tropic Sun/JUTE Tour), The Shining Path (Queensland Tour) and Dancing Back Home (Mudlark Tasmania), while his play The Mad Mile was nominated for several awards.
Lisa Zahra Soraya
Lisa trained at the RWCMD. Her most recent credits include Lady Macduff , Macbeth , National Theatre & The Kite Runner , West End. Theatre includes: Bethan , Mission Control , National Theatre Wales . She, Out of the Dark , Rose Theatre, Kingston. Fariba, A Thousand Splendid Suns , Birmingham Rep ,Northern Stage. Lady Macduff , Macbeth , National Theatre. Paulina , Death and the Maiden , The Other Room. Soraya , The Kite Runner, Wyndhams Theatre/Playhouse Theatre West End. Fatimah, Before I Leave , National Theatre Wales. Huseini ,Umrao Jan , Cockpit Theatre/ Edingburgh festival. Lavinia, Resurrection, Theatre Royal Bath. Hermia, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Torch Theatre & Uk Tour. Juliet, Romeo and Juliet , Royal Court , Cunard. Titania, A Midsummer Nights Dream, WMC Eli, The Voyage, Clwyd Theatr Cymru Fatima , Imogen, Cymbeline WTC- (winner of the best newcomer award) Jessica , Merchant of Venice , WTC TV/Film & Radio includes : Bateaux Embroidering The Truth , BBC 4 Home Fire, BBC 4 We are displaced, BBC 4 Nobody Girl (Tornado Studios) REQUIEM (BBC/Netflix) Twelfth Night (ISC Films) 50 ways to kill your lover (Sky) Fairuz (Dubai Film Festival ) Skellig (Sky movies) Dr. Who (BBC) Myths of Ancient Greece (Ch 5) The Persistence (firesprite) Aegyptus (UBSOFT) Torchwood, (Fall to Earth)
Stuart Vincent Kamal/Zaman
Stuart graduated from Arts Ed London School of Acting. Theatre credits include; ROMEO AND JULIET (Orange Tree Theatre); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN; MACBETH (Butterfly Theatre Company); PLAY ON! SHAKEPEARE (Butterfly Theatre/ London Symphony Orchestra); DANCE CLASS (Vienna English Theatre) and UNDERCOVER (Stack 10 Theatre). Short film credits includes; GOOD LUCK (CineCore Motion Pictures); DANCING WITH THE DEVIL; BODY SHOP (Palikuku Films); WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN (Stack 10) and HERO (Silver Koi)
Tiran Aakel Ali/Farid
TIRAN AAKEL trained at East 15 Acting School, London. Theatre credits include: Three Sisters (MK Gallery); Blueprint Medea (Finborough Theatre) The Jungle (dir: Stephen Daldry - Young Vic Production - Playhouse Theatre); Burkas and Bacon Butties (The Vaults); Time's Up! (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); I was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky (UK Tour). Television credits include: EastEnders (BBC), Casualty (BBC), The Bill (ITV). Film credits include: Pretty Music for Very Ugly People, Regret Button. Radio credits include: Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow - The Bruce-Partington Plans (BBC R4). Voice-Over credits include The Museum, A Form of Colonisation (both Tamasha Theatre Company), Timewatch - In Pursuit of Happiness (BBC)
Bhavin Bhatt Assef
Bhavin Bhatt started his acting career at a young age when he was scouted during a production of Bugsy Malone, where he played the character of Dandy Dan. Since then, he has gone on to feature in advertisements and cameo roles as a child actor in series such as Spooks and Murder in Suburbia. Whilst studying drama at university, Bhavin took an interest in Bollywood dance with an academy called Desi Masti in Leicester, which ultimately led to him working with the top Bollywood company in the UK called Bolly Flex, led by Naz Choudhury and Leena Patel. He performed in Dhamaka (2012); Bollywood Showstoppers (2013) and Bollywood Showstoppers (2014) at the O2 Arena in London with A-list Bollywood actors, such as Shahid Kapoor and Bipasha Basu. This year, Bhavin has worked under the direction of Suba Das at Curve Theatre, Leicester, for the production of Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road, where he played the character of Shailesh. At present, Bhavin works as a professional dancer and actor, and is extremely excited to work on this production of The Kite Runner.
Ian Abeyesekera Wali/Doctor
Ian Abeysekera Ian trained at LAMDA Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (RSC), All for Love (BAC), Pygmalion (Theatre Clywd), Enemy of The People (UK Tour) Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Chichester Festival Theatre). Film includes: Deadly Advice and Alive and Kicking TV includes: The Bill, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Brighton Belles, Crimewatch, Days that Shook the World and Switch Ian has also performed in Audio plays of The Arabian Nights (Volumes 1 & 2) and the Three Musketeers for Audible and as characters from the Dr Who universe for Big Finish Productions
Hanif Khan Tabla Player
UK based and Mumbai native, Hanif Khan is an ideal position to share classical Indian forms of music as well create new forms of music by lending his talent to the genre of ‘fusion’. He is the son of the renowned tabla player Ustad Hidayat Khan. He is sought-after percussionist and performs with both Indian and European musicians. His career had taken an international route and has performed in Europe ,the Middle East and North America. An accomplished classical trained Indian percussionist, he is a versatile performer and has accomplished acclaimed artists such as Hari Parshad Chaurasia, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Pandit Arvind Parikh, Ustad Nishat Khan, Ghulam Ali, Rona Majumdar, Ghulam Mustafa, El Massry Hussein and Rajan and Sajan Mishra among others. In London, Khan has performed at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Rooms, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, The School of Oriental and African Studies, The Nehru Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Glastonbury, Womad , Abbey Studio ,Birmingham Symphony Hall and Birmingham Repertory Theatre and many other international festivals. Has worked with some of the leading Asian Music Circuit, Milapfest, Sama Arts and Sampad. Hanif Khan was rewarded by the National Music Conservatory of the Noor Al -Hussein Foundation and the International Music Centre for his contribution to the international meeting on the promotion of the local music heritage in the age of globalisation
Adam Samuel Bal Wali/Doctor
Theatre: Humbug (Albany); Game of Love and Chai (Tara Arts/UK Tour); Ishq (Sadler’s Wells); Bollywood Jack (Tara Arts); Bring on the Bollywood (Belgrade Theatre); Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse); Wreck (Nottingham Playhouse); Blood (Tamasha 25. UK tour); Half 'n' Half (National Theatre of Wales) Workshops: Dr Faustess: A new musical (The Cockpit); #Bros (Royal Court/Soho Theatre); Benny and the Greycats (Sheffield Crucible/Barbican); Feelin' in the Mood (Chet Walker) Rehearsed Readings: Chimps (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Pine (Hampstead Theatre) Film: The Flood (2018)
Andrei Costin Hassan/Sohrab
Andrei was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. Training: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre includes: Carnival Stories, The Dream (Masca Theatre, Bucharest), The Kite Runner (West End/UK Tour), The Lost Boy (Theatre in the Quarter, Chester), Green Leaves Fall (Strictly Arts/Belgrade Theatre), Inkheart (HOME Mcr), Haram Iran (Above the Stag Theatre), I'm Not Jesus Christ (Theatre N16), Whose Life Is It Anyway? (Frinton Summer Theatre), Handkerchief of Clouds and The Gas Heart (Immersive Theatre/Romanian Cultural Institute) Film and television include: Doctors, Memento Amare, Acceptable Damage, Bleachy Doomsday Andrei is delighted to be reprising his roles in The Kite Runner.
Stanton Wright Ensemble/Cover/Merchant
Stanton trained at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts. Credits include: Theatre: Dorian, PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY (Jermyn St Theatre); Florizel, THE WINTER’S TALE (National Theatre); John, THE LION IN WINTER (English Theatre Frankfurt); Ronnie Lane, ALL OR NOTHING (West End and on tour); Ralph, LORD OF THE FLIES (Courtyardi Theatre, Hereford); Troubadour, TAKE ME HERE BY THE DISHWASHER (Barbican, Ragnar Kjartansson); Actor/Puppeteer, THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME (Unicorn Theatre/Brunskill & Grimes); Actor/Puppeteer, JACKIE THE BABOON (Orange Tree Theatre/Brunskill & Grimes); Florence, FLORENCE LOVES YOU (Theatre 503); ensemble, RENAISSANCE BODY (RSC/British Museum). Film: WHITE GIRL (Short); OUT OF THE BOX (Short); RUM (Short)
Rhîan Mclean Ensemble/Cover/Resident Director/Pomegranate Lady
Rhîan trained at the Birmingham School of Acting. Theatre Credits include: Tabby McTat (UK Tour, Freckle Productions), Faulty Towers (ITI: Adelaide Fringe Festival & Sydney Opera House); Spring Reign (Lowry Studio & National Tour); Taming of The Shrew (TNT Theatre Company, China & Europe); Comedy of Errors (Worcester Rep & International Shakespeare Festival, Romania); Suitable for Shop Work (Swan Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Worcester Rep); Rosie's Magic Horse (Southwark Playhouse & National Tour); C'Tait La Nuit (Greenhouse Theatre Project UK/Edinburgh Fringe); Don Bosco (Rise Theatre, National Tour); Three Sisters (Greenhouse Theatre Project, Missouri USA); Alice in Wonderland (Heartbreak Productions, Open Air National Tour); Don Juan; after the war (Greenhouse Theatre Project, Missouri USA); The Interview: Story of the Holocaust (Bradford Playhouse); Word on The Street & Christmas Presence (Gate Theatre & National Tour); Poisoned Pool (Royal Albert Hall); Salaam Bethlehem, Monsieur De Coubertain's Olympic Feat and A Different Drum (Riding Lights Theatre, National Tour). Further information visit: www.keddiescott.com

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