By Anna O'Grady
In the face of an imminent sperm shortage, a same-sex couple discuss taking action to preserve their chances of having a family.
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Frances Eva Lea (Jade)
Meet the cast
Frances Eva Lea is an actress, musician and writer.
She recently performed her one woman show BEASTLY at The Vaults Festival and is now developing the idea for screen.
Anna O’Grady is a writer with a background in live comedy.
Most recently taking Anna & Helen: Stuck In A Rat to the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 (‘Comedic bliss’ – The Guardian), as well as developing scripts for TV. She is also an actor, having toured extensively in Theatres throughout the UK as well as appearing in TV shows including Flowers (Channel 4 / Netflix), Midsomer Murders (ITV) and Holby City (BBC), and Films including Black Pond, Complicit and Mars 1001.
Anna O’Grady (Emma)
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.
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.)
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.
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).
Joey trained on the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford.
As a musical director, assistant MD, composer and/or arranger credits include:
Snow White (NIE, Cambridge Junction & Tobacco Factory); ICARUS (The Wild and The Innocent); Assassins (Watermill Theatre & Nottingham Playhouse); A Midsummer Nights Dream (Watermill Theatre); Reasons To Be Cheerful (Graeae); The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Mischief Theatre & Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Three Minute Heroes (Belgrade Theatre); The Threepenny Opera (Graeae/UK Tour); The Snow Spider (Io Theatre Company); Our House (New Wolsey Theatre/UK Tour); Dreamboats and Petticoats (BKL Playhouse Theatre, West End) Joey is also an actor and has performed in many of the shows above as well as many other productions across the country.