Daniel trained at Central, and graduated in 1994. His first job was a season at the New Vic Theatre in Stoke, under the directorship of Peter Cheeseman. Shows there included David Copperfield, The Tinderbox and Hamlet. Other theatre work includes Angel in Tess Of The D'Urbervilles at the Royal Northampton, The Birth of Pleasure and The Norse Myths for Wonderful Beast, The Roaring Girl at the Finborough, the original cast of Spot's Birthday Party, The False Corpse and The True History Of The Tragic Life And Triumphant Death Of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman In The World for the Brighton Festival. Last year he played the title role in Macbeth with Butterfly, at the St. James Theatre. TV work includes The Bill, Casualty, The Knock and The Heart Surgeon.
Owen completed his training at Arts Ed London, going on to win the NSDF Emerging Artist Award as Matty in Territory (Pleasance Edinburgh). Owen's credits with Butterfly include; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Malcom in Macbeth, Feste in Twelfth Night, Boy Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Adriana in Comedy of Errors and Ferdinand in The Tempest.
Other credits include; Sam in Troublesome People (Derby Playhouse), The Baker in The Hunting of the Snark (Latitude), Flute in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Dubrovnik), Barney in Stig of the Dump (UK Tour), and Matthew Highlites Retouched (BBC Radio 4)
Caroline's roles with Butterfly's have included being company manager and performing at the beautiful Tiefburg castle in Heidelberg, Germany in; Macbeth, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet, as well as starring in various productions across the UK. Caroline Co-Directed California Suite at St. James Theatre and is Butterfly's Producer for all London work, whilst additionally Co-Producing many other regional productions.
Stuart Vincent trained at Arts Educational Schools London. His theatre credits include; Understudy/ Esemble in Break The Floorboards (UK Tour), Scooby Doo at the Mystery of the Pyramids (UK Tour) and Dance Class (Austrian Tour).
With Butterfly Stuart has just recently played the roles Lysander, Flute and Thisbe in A Midsummer Nights Dream in Puzzlewood Forest and Kents Cavern, followed by playing Hare in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at St. James Theatre, London.
Siu-see Hung trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Her theatre credits include DiaoChan - The Rise of the Concubine (National Tour and coming to Arts Theatre London in May 2016), I Wish To Die Singing (Finborough Theatre), Velocity (Finborough Theatre), A First Class Death (Vaults Festival), A Dream From a Bombshell (Albany Theatre), Obama America (Theatre 503), and Granny Dumpling (Yellow Earth and Albany Theatre). She has starred in two feature films this year that are currently in post-production and is a series regular in SketchPack (Raindance Festival nominated webseries for best comedy).
Lilac graduated from Arts Educational School London where roles include Miranda (The Positive Hour), Isabella (Measure for Measure) and Paulina (A Winter's Tale). Since graduating, she played Sonya (Ward 6, Lord Stanley Pub) and Hannah (There's No Place Like, Brighton Fringe and the Arts Theatre). She is the Artistic Director of Althea Theatre and recently came back from performing her own writing at The Northern Stage's Here is The News from Over There at Edinburgh Fringe. Her roles with Butterfly Theatre Company include Duchess Frederick and Duchess Senior in As You Like It and Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream.
Elliot graduated from ArtsEd in 2013. Previous work with Butterfly includes Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Kents Cavern), Caliban in The Tempest (Bristol) and the titular role in Hamlet (Bristol and Germany). Other theatre work includes Whodunnit and The Hotel Room, both with Stack10 and various roles in Brymack's work at Groombridge Place. He is next appearing in Gary Sefton's production of A Christmas Carol at The Spire (Brighton).
Charis trained in acting at ArtsEd. She has since gone on to train in improvisation with the Free Association Improv players and made it through to the Winner's Edition of MonologueSlam. Recent Butterfly theatre credits include playing Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Arts Theatre, London and Elizabeth in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at St James Theatre, London.
Ed trained at ArtsEd and has previously appeared for Butterfly in Macbeth and Hamlet on tour in the UK and Germany. Recently, he wrote and directed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the St James Studio Theatre, London. Other acting credits include The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus Theatre 2015), Ghost Ship and Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Fear (Rumpus Theatre, 2013), Viewfinder (Professional Sleepers), The Inventor (Infinity Road) and Lost & Found (Palikuku Films).
Joe graduated from The Arts Educational Schools in 2013. His roles included Mark in Dennis Kelly’s After the End, Jason in Zinnie Harris’s The Panel and Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His most recent work includes a lead role in a BBC radio drama and performing his own comedy writing at The Soho Theatre. His roles with Butterfly include Silvius in As You Like It, Malcolm in Macbeth and Demetrious in A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Oli Trained at Arts Educational in London. Since graduating he's been in a number of performances and worked across the industry.
Shakespeare is one of Oli's favourite areas to work in and is proud to have played in shows such as Macbeth,Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night.
Oli is also a keen writer and has helped adapt a piece from the original Frankenstein novel, entitled Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, with the writer and Director Ed Hartland which played at the Arts Theatre Leicester Square then transferred to the St James Studio in 2015.
James Lawrence trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Recent theatre includes: Prince in Snow White (The Gate Theatre) Young Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black (Simply Theatre Geneva), Jack Worthing in The Importance of Earnest, Charles Granillo in Rope (both Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd), Dominic Tyghe in Amy's View and Evan Davies in September Tide (both Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd, Theatre Royal Windsor). Recent screen includes the short film Success by Joseph Lidster (pre-production) and Calum Best in The Last Hours of George Best (ITV Studios). Recent audio includes David Sharma in Unheard (Audible), Robert in Quartet: Fear (What Noise Productions) and Dr Balthazar in Dark Shadows (Big Finish Productions). James has also narrated exhibits for The Science Museum, spent a summer as Artist in Residence with RIFT Theatre Company and in 2014 won a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First award for Travesti (Unbound Productions).
Emily graduated from Arts Educational Schools London in 2015 and has had her first professional job devising a new musical Night of the Prom with writer, director and producer, Tony McHale. Emily has previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Isabella Linton in Brontë's Wuthering Heights. This will be Emily's first production with Butterfly Theatre company and she can't wait to be a part of it!
Trained at ArtsEd, London. At the end of 2015 John was working with RSC Director Alan McCormack on a brand new piece of writing, and Esther Richardson on Richard Cameron’s new play at Cast, Doncaster. He was part of the 2015 Paul Taylor-Mills & Bill Kenwright Weekly Rep Company, which saw him take title roles in Hay Fever, Rope, Out of Order and The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Windsor). Other theatre credits include: The Glasshouse (Tristan Bates Theatre), Mephistopheles in Dr. Faustus (Site Specific), Haniel in Travesti (Pleasance Theatre London/Edinburgh), Christopher Isherwood in Christopher And His Kind (The Space), Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (Site Specific), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Site Specific), Max Millerin Sing Sing Sing (UK Tour), Caliban in The Tempest (UK Tour), Don Juan in Don Juan (UK Tour), and Wigglesworth in 40 Years On (York Theatre Royal). For film he has worked on: Wasted (written by Dr. Who and Torchwood writer Joseph Lidster), Two Sides (directed by Ridley Scott Associate James Copeman), and Island of Dolls (directed by Javier Solórzano)
After a background in Contemporary and Devised Theatre, Carla-Marie went on to train at Arts Ed. Since joining, Carla-Marie's previous roles with Butterfly include Mabel in An Ideal Husband, Celia in As you Like it, Witch 2 in Macbeth - German tour, Cecily in The Importance of being Earnest and Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream - UK tour. Carla-Marie is also an Associate Producer for Butterfly where she co-produced their production of The Lesson at The St James Theatre. She is thrilled to be working on a production of An Ideal Husband as both Producer and performer in her home of Jersey, Channel Islands!
Gemma is a Scottish Actress, with professional experience in screen, stage and voice-over work. Some patriotic credits include (of course) Taggart and Visit Scotland, but notably south of the border she was nominated for an Off West End award for her role of Emilia in Othello at the Riverside Studios in London.
Most recently Gemma completed a 6 month UK tour with an all-star TV cast in the hugely successful crime thriller play Dead Simple, during which she played the lead role at the Theatre Royal Glasgow and other venues with 'calculated meticulousness'. Last year she was described as 'horrible and cunning' as the Wicked Queen in a sell out Panto run of Snow White, and she is delighted to be back performing with Butterfly, playing the 'conniving' Mrs Cheevley in this production.
Gemma would like to clarify that just because she has the strength of a Scot and angular features, does not make her remotely similar to any of these characters.
But if you take her Irn Bru she may have to kill you
As a law school graduate and trained tax accountant, Jonathan made the decision in 2013 to leave behind the glamorous world of finance to go to drama school and pursue a career in acting. Film / TV credits include: Warren Simpkins in Coronation Street; Jack in the music video Snow Leopards by Kings. Theatre credits include: Leo, F*cking Men at The King’s Head Theatre London; Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Butterfly Theatre Company; Elliot, Swing By Around 8 at The Bread and Roses Theatre, London.
Scottish actress Gemma has experience in stage, screen and radio, recently finishing the UK tour of Dead Simple, playing the lead at Glasgow's Theatre Royal amongst other venues. She is delighted to be back with Butterfly and to have been involved with the LSO to celebrate the Bard (who she also shares a birthday with). Gemma has appeared as Olivia in Twelfth Night, Rosalind in As You Like It, and The Courtesan and Pinch in Comedy of Errors, all with Butterfly at the St James Theatre. She was also nominated for an Off West End award for her role of Emilia in Othello at the Riverside Studios in 2014.
Emily trained on the MA Acting course at Arts Educational Schools London. Since graduating, she has been involved in a piece of new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, been working on several short films and part of the Actor Table Reads at the London Screenwriters Festival. She has most recently been in Equapoise Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol at the Charles Dickens Museum. She is very very excited to work with Butterfly Theatre Company and the London Symphony Orchestra.