Marc Bannerman and Cavan Clarke to star in The Acedian Pirates at Theatre503 this autumn.


Marc Bannerman (Eastenders, Time Gentlemen Please) and Cavan Clarke (The Plough and the Stars, Wendy & Peter) will be joined by Matthew Lloyd Davies (Three Days in the Country, The Madness of King George), Sheena Patel (Wah! Wah! Girls, Laila), Rowan Polonski (Doctor Who, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Andrew P Stephen (The Woman In Black, Foreplay).




Marc Bannerman

Theatre roles include: Shylock in Merchant of Venice (Studio 3 Arts), In Two Minds (Theatre Royal, Windsor), Two Women (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), The Graft (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Absurd Person Singular (Bill Kenwright tour), Soap (Theatre Royal, Northampton)

TV work includes: Marc played popular regular character Gianni di Marco in Eastenders. Other TV work includes: Holby CityCouplingMe & Mrs JonesTime Gentlemen PleaseDream TeamFootballer’s Wives Overtime and Hotel Babylon

Film work includes: Godfathers of London, No Reasons, The Right to Remain Silent, Landscape of Lies, Can’t Bank on Heaven and On the Eight Ball Cortina.


Cavan Clarke

Cavan trained at Rose Bruford.

Theatre includes: The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse), Wendy & Peter (RSC), Two Noble Kinsmen (White Bear), The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Quarter Too Ensemble), Sleeping Beauty (The Braids Art Centre/C21).

Film includes: Who Will Separate Us.


Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre includes: Three Days In The Country, A Small Family Business, The Madness Of George III (National Theatre), Taming Of The Shrew, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (RSC), The Lion King, Chicago / Mamma Mia (West End/International Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (Upstairs at the Gatehouse - nominated Best Actor, Offies 2010). Repertory theatre: Pitlochry, Birmingham, Stoke, Theatr Clwyd, York, Greenwich, Plymouth, Southampton, Northampton.
Film/Television includes: The Madness Of King George, Muppet Treasure Island, Inspector Alleyn, Playing The Field, Wives And Daughters, Shrinks, Over Here, A Rather English Marriage.
Radio/Voice: Mrs Lirriper, Bypassing Jenny, Blind Man’s Buff, Puss In Boots. Matthew has also recorded/produced over 75 audiobooks.


Sheena Patel

Sheena trained at Guildford School of Acting, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting.

Theatre credits Include: Zeenat in Laila (Rifco Arts/Watford Palace Theatre); Kiran in The Deranged Marriage (Rifco Arts); Shruti in My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding (Kali Theatre); Humeera in Break The Floorboards (Rifco Arts); Young Soraya/Shanti in Wah! Wah! Girls(Kneehigh Theatre and Sadlers Wells); Shirley in Robin Hood (Watford Palace Theatre); Priest/Mrs Patel in Britain’s Got Bhangra (Rifco Arts/Watford Palace Theatre); Anita in Wuthering Heights (Tamasha Theatre Company /The Lyric Hammersmith); Vandella in Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Osip Theatre /Finborough Theatre); Jamellya in Romonic (Soho Theatre) and Aisha in In Hearts and Minds (Khayaal Theatre Company).

Workshops include: Gurinder Chada’s Bend It Like Beckham (West End).

TV credits Include: The Royals (NBC Universal and Lionsgate); Nishi in Emmerdale (ITV); Nina in Eastenders (BBC) Aalia Hakeem in Holby City (BBC); Jaya Kapur in Law and Order (BBC); and Sammy in Casualty (BBC).


Rowan Polonski

Rowan trained at Rose Bruford.

Theatre includes: Desert Rats (Arts Theatre/Chaskis), Another Country (Trafalgar Studios).

Television includes: Doctor Who, Otherworld, Beach Bums and The Actors Shrine.

Film includes: The Three of Us, Kingsman: The Secret Service.


Andrew P Stephen

Andrew P Stephen has appeared in ten seasons of The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival since 1994 in lead roles that include Macbeth, Iago, Angelo, Shylock, Prospero, Petruchio, Benedick, Hamlet and most recently in 2013, Richard III.

West End productions and major tours include: The Woman in Black – with which he has a long association and remains the only actor to have played both parts, Elling, Absurd Person Singular, Strangers on a Train, Arsenic and Old Lace, Season’s Greetings, Funny Peculiar and Duet for One.
Recent fringe roles include: Rodolphe in Madame Bovary (The Hope Theatre) and Theodor W Adorno in Carl Djerassi’s final play, Foreplay (The King’s Head).

Recent film roles include: Marcus in The Trouble With Dot and Harry and Christopher in the soon to be released The Holt.


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