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By Jessica Norman

As Rosa and Gabriel navigate love and dating in a digital-only world, it’s intimacy, not distance, which proves to be a problem.

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Meet the cast


Joseph Adelakun (Grabriel)


Joseph is a graduate of Rose Bruford College.


Theatre credits include:

The Winter’s Tale, Comedy Of Errors (National Theatre), Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus (RSC), Richard II (Arcola Theatre), What The

Thunder Said (Theatre Centre), Boi Boi Is Dead (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre), Back To The Future (Secret Cinema), In the Jungle of the Cities (Arcola Theatre), Whole (20 Stories High), Run! A Sports Day Musical (Polka Theatre).


Screen credits include:

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (Legendary Entertainment), The Mime, Love Bitten (Dan Allen Films), Rosemary Jane (London Film School) and Little Big Planet PS Vita (Sony)


Audio credits include:

Radio Elusia (Boundless Theatre)

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On screen she is known for Channel 4's comedy series Not Safe for Work, Film 4's drama Rebecca and Sterling Picture's horror film The Convent.


Her most recent film Embraceable You won 'Best Isolation Short' at the LA Motion Picture film festival.

Her roles in the theatre have ranged from Shakespeare's heroines (Beatrice, Rosalind, Viola, Cordelia, Katherine) to Tennesse Williams' leading ladies and Noel Coward's comediennes. She most recently trod the boards in Blithe Spirit (Duke of York, Richard Eyre).

Trained at the prestigious Drama Centre London, her love for acting grew at Tonbridge School, and her Dutch & Italian heritage fostered her love of language.

A champion of mental health she has previously worked with the incredible charity Mind, and is also training as a yoga & meditation teacher.

Emily is represented by Rozzy Lloyd at Narrow Road and Deborah Pearce at Voicebank London

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Emily Tucker


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Ben Caplan


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Trained as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is currently working on The Winter’s Tale at the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Theatre includes:

The Exorcist (UK Tour), Describe the Night (Hampstead), The Knowledge (Charing Cross), Hedda Gabler (Salisbury), Abigail’s Party (Bath and UK tour), Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead, Harold Pinter), Shiver (Watford Palace), Playing with Grown Ups (Theatre503), Dr.Korczak’s Example and A Winter’s Tale (Unicorn), Titanic (MAC Belfast), Pushing Up Poppies (Theatre 503), Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court),The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), Three sisters on Hope street( Everyman Liverpool,Hampstead), Two Thousand Years (Mike Leigh-National Theatre and tour), Hamlet (Nuffield Theatre); The Dwarfs (Tricycle Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (UK Tour), As You Like It, Sweat (Bloomsbury),Hedda Gabler, The Man of the future is Dead (Edinburgh), Rose and the Ring; Guys & Dolls, Les Grandes Meaulnes, Judging Billy Jones (Young Vic.)


Television includes:

Small Axe (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Midsummer Murders (ITV), Maigret (ITV), X Company,The Coroner (BBC), New Blood (BBC), The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries (ITV), Call The Midwife Series 1-6 Playing Sergeant Peter Noakes (BBC),Whitechapel (ITV), Dark Matters (Discovery), The Runaway (Sky), Trinity (ITV), The Passion (HBO/BBC), Maxwell (international emmy), The Candidate, Judge John Deed, Dwarfs, Band of Brothers (HBO/BBC-winner of Golden Globe and Emmy), A Touch of Frost, Soldier, Soldier, Inspector Morse, The Perfect Blue, Where The Heart Is.

Film includes:

The Harness, The Commuter, Leapyear, Guy Ritchie&39;s Rocknrolla, Driver (official selection for the London Film Festival 2009), Hospital, Patrick Mann’s Daughter, Scotch Corner.


Directing credits include:

SNAP.CATCH.SLAM (Pleasance,Edinburgh), The Collector (Underbelly Edinburgh and Arcola London), King Lear, As You Like it, King John, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Orphans(Various Drama Schools). Short films- Park Life, Hope, Intern, Man’s Best Friend, Kung Fu Action Chic, Wilting. Started Aslan Productions in 2002 and co-produced &; Everything is Illuminated; (Hampstead Theatre).

Jessica is a London-based writer for stage and screen.


Her plays include:

Wilding (long-listed for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020 and shortlisted for the 2019 Papatango Award), This Little Earth (Arcola Theatre/in development with Brian Zeilinger & Emily Lunnon Productions) and Unremembered. 


Short film projects include:

Love in Lockdown (Kick It Down Productions).


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