Photos and Biographies
James Burman - Student 1
James started his acting career at the age of eleven after being cast in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Women Beware Women” in 2006 directed by Lawrence Boswell, he was then invited back for the following season and was cast in “Merry Wives the Musical” in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre directed by Gregory Doran.
Since then James has worked in a range of theatre, including Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Longborough Festival Opera and Youth Music Theatre’s “According to Brian Haw” which transferred to The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. He became a founding member of Chapel Lane Theatre Company in 2014 after the success of his musical “Trinkets Lost” which, after a sell-out run, prompted the beginning of the company.
James was a member of the original “Shakespeare’s R&J” cast in Stratford-Upon-Avon and is delighted to be reprising his role as ‘Student 1’ as it transfers into the Tabard Theatre.
You can follow James on Twitter @James_Burman
Alexander Morris - Student 2
Alexander has recently graduated from LIPA, after studying a 3-year BA Acting course. He has also been nominated for the Spotlight Prize 2015.
From an early age Alexander performed with the RSC in Much Ado About Nothing (Gregory Doran, 2001) and Richard III – Histories Cycle (Michael Boyd) as well as local amateur productions, such as Pinocchio, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Blood Brothers.
His roles in training include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Joss Bennathan), Lysimichus in Pericles (Russell Bolam) and Simon in Hayfever (Stefan Escreet).
Alexander is delighted to be appearing in "Shakespeare’s R&J" with a wonderful company straight from his hometown.
You can follow Alexander on Twitter @AlexSebMorris
Richard Hall - Student 3
Richard has performed for Chapel Lane Theatre Company in their last two productions after joining the company while he studied with Year Out Drama in Stratford Upon Avon. Whilst with this company, he performed in multiple shows including Execution of Justice directed by Benet Catty and Story Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.
Originally from Newcastle, Richard performed with the Newcastle Theatre Royal and various smaller companies whilst performing as a clarinetist and choral singer.
Richard is thrilled to be a part of this production and delighted to work with Chapel Lane Theatre again.
You can follow Richard on Twitter @RichardHall94
Jeremy Franklin - Student 4
Jeremy is currently a first year student at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, reading English and Drama.
From the age of five, he attended Playbox Theatre Company in Warwick where he learnt about performance, leaving at the age of eighteen having been in over twenty plays. His first professional work was in 2006, when he gained a part in “Merry Wives the Musical” directed by Gregory Doran at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Jeremy has since been a part of the academically renowned Edward’s Boys ‘boy-players’ company, performing the lead role in their production of Henry V at the Swan Theatre in Stratford in 2013, and in 2014 he performed in a multi-lingual production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in Fribourg, Switzerland.
He is also a keen musician, singing in one of London’s most prestigious choirs, London Contemporary Voices, with whom he has sung with many leading artists such as Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Laura Mvula.