The Importance of Being Earnest is Michael’s second show with Bruiser, having previously appeared in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Michael's other recent theatre work includes Blackout (The Lyric Theatre), Othello (The Abbey Theatre), Ignition (Tinderbox), Fast and Loose (Accidental Theatre) and I Banquo, Bash: Latter-day Plays, and How These Desperate Men Talk (Pan Narrans Theatre). Michael has also appeared in the latest season of Game of Thrones (HBO).
A Belfast native, Michael trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts after studying at the University of Cambridge where he performed with the famous Cambridge Footlights comedy troupe.
Michael is the understudy for Bruiser's production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Ross Anderson-Doherty is a singer, actor and cabaret artist living and working in Belfast. He has worked closely with the Outburst Queer Arts Festival and Theatre of Pluck. His also often found singing songs and doing his ‘comedy’ in the Cabaret Supper Club, Belfast. Having worked with Bruiser as an actor and facilitator for many years he is extremely excited to be playing the, literally, awesome Lady Bracknell.
When not performing he can often be found teaching voice in Queen’s University, the Crescent Arts Centre and his own private studio.
Born in Belfast, based in London Chris has worked extensively on the Irish, UK and Off-Broadway stage including Brendan At The Chelsea and Forget Turkey, Forget Turkey II
(Lyric Theatre, Off-Broadway and tour), Carthaginians (Irish Tour), Over the Bridge (Finborough), Service (Theatre 503), The Gathering (Theatre Abandon), Miniaturists and A Bunch of Bees (Arcola).
His Film/TV credits include Regional Variations, The Understudies, The Boys from County Hell, Breakfast on Pluto, Call of the Dragon, The Day Mountbatten Died, Teethgrinder and A Touch of Frost. While his radio credits include two series of the award winning Don't Make Me Laugh.
He has recently returned from a ten month world tour as the Presenter for the Volvo Ocean Race, round the world boat race.
Chris will play the role of Cicely Cardew in the upcoming Bruiser production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Joseph trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
His recent theatre credits include Watership Down (Watermill Theatre), Princess Caraboo (Finborough Theatre), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre), A life of Galileo (Royal Shakespeare Company), Women of Troy (Scoop Theatre Southbank), Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians, Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks, Horrible Science (Birmingham Stage Company), Billy (Union Theatre) and HMS Pinafore (Kings Head Theatre).
Joseph's filming work includes the feature film Natasha.
Joseph will play the role of John 'Jack' Worthing in Bruiser's production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Joseph Derrington graduated from the School of The Arts (University of Northampton) in 2014. He has since worked across theatre, film, television and voiceovers with directors such as Laurie Sansom (current AD National Theatre of Scotland), James Farrell (Nameless Theatre and RSC Associate Director) and Jamie Rocha Allan (Assistant Director: Frantic Assembly + Associate Director, RSC).
His theatre credits include: Tyke (Arts Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe), The Lost Carnival: The Battle of the Carnivals (LAS Theatre/Wild Rumpus Theatre ), The Dumb Waiter (Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans), The Bacche (Royal & Derngate) and The Crucible (Looking Glass Theatre).
Joseph has also starred in the television programmes: Birdsong (Working Title) and William and Mary (Granada Television).
Joseph will play the character of Algernon Moncrieff in Bruiser's production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Samuel trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2014 with the Ian Fleming Award for Musical Theatre.
His theatre credits include Aladdin (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Bill Humphries in 84 Charing Cross Road, (Salisbury Playhouse/Cambridge Arts Theatre), Flute in Midsummer Nights Dream (Middle Temple Hall), Silvius/Le Beau in As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse) and Gloumov in Too Clever By Half (Derby Guildhall).
Samuel has also worked in television including roles in Doctors (BBC), The Royals (Lionsgate Television) and Giblets Boys (ITV).
Samuel will play the role of Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax in Bruiser's production of The Importance of Being Earnest.