Rising Tides

Engaging with change

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Arid Wasteland in the Desert
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Passionate about the enviroment

Gavin Dent

Artistic Director

Neil Sheppeck

Associate Director

Sir Mark Rylance


Tom Burke OBE

Environmental Scientist

Ece Özdemiroğlu FRSA, Founding Director of EFTEC.

Jonathan Rennison

founding director of the yellowchair and an experienced Non-Executive Director.

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Previous Work

  • Fridge directed by Gavin Dent and devised by Total Arts and supported by Cambridge Junction

  • An Accidental Birth of An Anarchist
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  • Think Tank

Devised by Chris Lawson, Paul Webster and The Cast.

  • Between Two Waves by Ian Meadows directed by

  • Gasping by Ben Elton directed by Neil Sheppeck and Gavin Dent.

  • Evidence Plays: Writers, Actors, Directors, Experts

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  • Limpets by Jonnie Bayfield.Directed by Alex Murphy
  • Fracture by Steve Casey. Directed by Alex Murphy

Further Evidence

269 Westferry Road

London E14 3RS

Reg Charity No. one 801587

Emai: info@space.org.uk

Tel: 020 7515 7799

10th, 11th, 14th Nov 2023 • 7.30pm + (Matinee 3pm 11th Nov)

Four short plays about the crisis in our waterways

Livestream 11th November 2023

Faye Maughan

Training: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and London Studio Centre.

Previous Productions at The Space include: Space 25 and Spitfire Sisters.

Theatre work includes: Richard II (Le Totem, Paris), As You Like It (Rose and Crown), Romeo and Juliet (Waterloo East),The Gin Chronicles at Christmas (Interrupt the Routine), The Project (White Bear Theatre) Stuffed (Jack Studio Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Waterloo East), Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Jack Studio Theatre), The Fatal Friendship (Rose Playhouse),The White Devil (Tristan Bates Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Globe Players), An Ideal Husband, (TheatroTechnis).

Voice includes: The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith (A Monkey with Cymbals), Rocketman, (Rocket Pictures), Audio clips for 999 training (Sightline Productions), Hic Yacet (Orestes Productions).

Website: fayemaughan.com

Sarah Toogood

From a devised theatre background, Sarah relishes creating a wide range of characters. She has

worked in theatre productions including Fecund Theatre’s HELLO YOU, Foursight theatre’s BETTE


more recently in Jeff Waynes’ acclaimed WAR OF THE WORLDS, IMMERSIVE THEATRE

EXPERIENCE. Her more recent TV credits include BRITTANIA (S3) , NEWARK NEWARK, SEX

EDUCATION (S4), and she is about to appear in new ITV thriller RED EYE. She is currently

developing a TV comedy pilot with her comedy partner, Sarah Thom based on their devised

podcast, PARK CREATURES. She has also been writing and developing a TV drama series MARY

MARY with writing partner Amanda Hallam Lane and Met Film Production.

John Rayment

John’s recent credits include THE CITY THAT WALKS ON WATER, on Southend Pier, highlighting the pier’s history; AUNTIE’S HOUSE at The Kings Head in Islington; a short tour of the solo show, TIMELESS by Brian Coyle, first here at The Space, then at 53two in Manchester, and the Alma Tavern in Bristol; THE TIDE and CHEKHOV IN MOSCOW, also both at The Space; I DON’T DANCE for So & So’s Capsule Festival during lockdown; JOURNEY’S END - a UK tour for Immersion Theatre, followed by a month’s residency of the play a year later in Ypres for Mesh Theatre Co.

Other work includes a production of LAZYTOWN in Abu Dhabi, Secret Cinema’s immersive BACK TO THE FUTURE, and assorted audiobooks, voiceovers and audio dramas, notably EMISSARY OF THE DALEKS; AVALON - BAYBAN’S BOUNTY; NOW IS THE NEW DARK and ROSE TYLER - THE DIMENSION CANNON: OTHER WORLDS for Big Finish Productions.

John also has a sideline in poster design, producing artwork for a dozen different shows over the last year, including five at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.


George Seymour

George Seymour is a London based actor who trained at Arts Ed. Recent credits include, Helen (Vaults Festival 2023) and Revolution X (Planet X Ltd). He is represented by Rogues and Vagabonds Management.


Debra Bond

Debra is an actor, comedian and writer. She graduated from Arts Ed in 2021 following a career as a Civil Servant. Her theatrical credits include: Pass it On: The Chat (Dir. Ellie Rose Amit, 2022), The Play with Speeches (Dir. Katherine Reilly, 2022) That Could be a Sketch (Dir. George Coates, 2021), Katzenmusik (Dir. Sean Linnen, 2021), Twelfth Night (Dir. Karen Tomlin, 2020), The Seagull (Dir. Stephen Hudson, 2019, Lean (Dir. Miriam Lucia, 2019) and The Balcony (Dir. Terry Smith, 2019).


Vikash Kawa

Vikash is a professional South Asian Actor and Model based in London. He completed his Masters in Acting from the Guildford School of Acting in 2021. Prior to Acting Vikash worked in Banking and Financial Services for 11 years.

Vikash has previously represented brands such as Ferrero Rocher, Coke, Shana Paratha, Virgin Active, Treatwell, Smart Meters, Sky Protect, Hewlett-Packard, Marie Curie etc for commercial and modelling related work.

A peek into the highlights of Vikash’s Acting career include:

Recently portrayed sub inspector in a feature film alongside Ajay Devgan, Ranganathan Madhavan directed by Vikas Behl (2024)

Worked alongside Tiku Talsania as his store manager in a Gujarati comedy drama (2024).

Portrayed a pilot in an Indian take of Sherlock Holmes alongside Bobby Deal (2024)

Portrayed David in Cutputtli, alongside Megastar Akshay Kumar (2022)

Leading Casting Director Mukesh Chabbra shows immense faith in his talent

Passion, persistence, sharp looks, and a bold screen presence are Vikash’s strong suits. He can light up the silver screen with all that he has to offer as an Actor and Model. Thanks to his Kenyan / South Asian background, he is fluent in 4 languages (English, Hindi, Gujarati, Swahili) making him an ideal choice for diverse, multicultural roles.

Hannah Hartwell

Having graduated from East 15 in 2022, Hannah Hartwell went on to perform in Pippin at Westacre Theatre in Norfolk, before embarking on a 9 month tour around Belgium and France with Pickles Theatre Company.

She spent this summer travelling in Europe, finishing with a month of training in Commedia Dell'Arte in Italy with Antonio Fava.

During her travels, Hannah swam in many seas, her favourite - the Baltic Sea in Latvia- which isn't salty, and contains beautiful Baltic Amber!


Michael Jayes

MICHAEL JAYES trained at LAMDA and has worked in theatres all over the UK and abroad. London appearances include: Accidental Birth of an Anarchist, Between Two Waves & Gasping (The Space), Box and Cox (Spice of Life), The Clandestine Marriage (Albery), Les Femmes Savantes (Hampstead), Five Years (Bunker Festival), Fuenteovejuna (Royal National Theatre), Hold On Hortense (Croydon Warehouse), The Man Tree (ICA), Newsrevue (Gate), Noises Off (Richmond), Old King Cole (Southwark Playhouse), The Promise (New End), Riverman (Tabard), The Underpants (Old Red Lion) and Two Halves of Shandy (Soho Poly/King’s Head). Since playing Michael Starling in the BBC’s Royal Flying Corps drama Wings, Michael has also worked extensively in film/TV including ‘Allo ‘Allo, The Basil Brush Show, Bergerac, The Bill, The Bright Side, Call the Midwife, Call Red, Chariots of Fire, Chucklevision, The Cleopatras, The Colonel’s Lady, Constant: Theatre of the Invisible, The Debt,The File on Jill Hatch, Flying Colours, The Gentle Touch, Head Over Heels, Hot Money, The Hutton Enquiry, Love in a Cold Climate, Love Story, Macready and Daughter, Making News, Minder, Murder in Mind, Partners in Crime, Pig in the Middle, Potter, Princess Daisy , Remington Steele, Take Three Women, Tandoori Nights, The Two Mrs Grenvilles and Tickets for the Titanic. Michael has now completed filming as Graham Butterworth in Entitlement, C4’s new comedy drama series which airs shortly both here and in the USA.


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