Nick Blessley

Playing Dave


Nick has nearly 50 years of acting experience, including Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, pantomime, musicals, modern drama, and farce.  He also directs and writes, and has done voice overs for TV adverts.  This is his 2nd appearance with the Edinburgh Fringe, following his debut in 2017 playing Chris in "From Today, Everything Changes".


Julie Flower

Playing Victoria

Julie is an experienced actor and improviser.  She performs widely in London and the South East as part of long-form improv group Classic Andy and also as one half of improvised duo Twinprov.  Her acting credits include leading roles in plays such as Amy’s View, Uncle Vanya, The Circle and The Memory of Water.  Julie incorporates techniques from improv into her corporate work as a management and organisational development consultant and also hosts a radio show/podcast called Funny Ideas, melding work and comedy.  Julie is delighted to be performing at the Fringe for the first time in 2018 with us and as a guest on a number of improv shows.


Ian Tucker-Bell

Playing Ben

Ian started as a writer, actor and director in youth theatre, before completing a degree in Theatre in 2004.  Since then he has been involved in local and regional theatre, as well as working as a drama teacher.  He has performed lead roles in ‘Chess’, ‘An Inspector Calls’, and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, and has written a variety of work for the stage - short plays, full-length plays, pantomime & musical - including ‘Trans Pennine’.  Most recently he directed "Lovesong" for The Oast Theatre, Tonbridge.  Alongside this he works as a songwriter and composer, and released a short album of instrumental work in 2017 entitled ‘A Fine Bright Day Today’.



Philip Holden



Philip has been involved in the theatre ever since he was born. His grandmother and both of his parents were involved in amateur theatre for much of their lives.

He first came to Edinburgh whilst at university and subsequently billed himself as “Rory Bremner's worst ever straight man”. He has written and directed plays and performed in operetta, community opera, stage plays, in the open air and on TV. He writes and voices corporate films and is a published author. Most recently he stopped buying books and bought a bookshop instead.

He has been with the Oast Theatre for eight years most recently directing Daniel O'Brien's adaptation of ‘Three Men in a Boat’.

He made his debut as a director at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, directing "From Today, Everything Changes" which also returns to the Fringe this year.


Philip Tucker-Bell

Stage Management

Philip only discovered theatre in the last 8 years, mainly because he married some playwright who needed a bit of practical help.  He has appeared on stage in 4 roles, each a smaller part than the last - until finally becoming a stage manager.  He is much happier backstage building sets, which he does for every Oast Theatre production (as part of their Playgroup - retired people with power tools) and also stage managing a variety of shows including ‘Servant to two Masters’ and various Pantomime.  He stage managed the successful production of "From Today, Everything Changes" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017.


Martin Apps

Stage Management

Martin has been involved in theatre for a number of years, both in set building at The Oast Theatre, Tonbridge, and even on stage in a variety of panto.

More info on Martin will follow soon..

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