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Talking Scarlet present the UK premiere of Swap!

Brian Flowers and his wife Susan arrive at their house swapping summer vacation in Spain, only to discover they’ve unknowingly traded houses with a British gangster. The mess gets bigger and the clean-up gets sillier, as ex-girlfriends, twin brothers and dead bodies all start piling up in this hilarious farce, written and directed by Ian Ogilvy, best known as the star of the television series Return of the Saint, in which he assumed the role of Simon Templar from Roger Moore.

Kim Tiddy, starring as Coral Tanner, has been starring as strong, glamorous ex-model and WAG, Heidi Costello, in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for 18 months. She is perhaps best known for setting hearts aflutter as PC Honey Harman in The Bill, a role she played for four years. Kim enjoyed several theatre roles following her education at Arden School of Drama, in Manchester. After escaping to Spain to find more work, she made up her mind to pursue acting again, returning to England on the day that her agent received an offer of a role in The Bill.

Kim has recently been appearing in Double Death and Boeing-Boeing as Gloria for talking Scarlet. She also appeared in Truth Lies Diana for Jon Conway Productions and Last Night a DJ Saved my Life (with David Hasselhoff) for the same company.

Freya Copeland (who portrays Susan Flowers in the production) trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her TV work includes: Law and Order, Holby City, The Royal, Doctors, The Bill, Casualty and Emmerdale (where she played the role of Sgt. Angie Reynolds for four years).

Her theatre work includes: Maggie in First Person Shooter, Birmingham Rep; Christine in The Maintenance Man (UK Tour); Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Beatrice in A View From The Bridge, Bolton Octagon (Nominated Best Actress M.E.N Awards); Gloria in Brassed Off (Sheffield Crucible and The Royal National Theatre); Rossignol in Marat Sade and Agatha/Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls (The Royal National Theatre); Mistress and Fosca in Passion (National Tour and Queens Theatre); Julia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited (National Tour); Wicked Stepmother in Hansel and Gretel (Secombe Theatre) and Olivia in Twelfth Night (Clivedon Open Air Festival); Fairy Feathers in Cinderella and Mother Goose, and the title roles in Robin Hood and Jack and The Beanstalk (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre); Fairy in Mother Goose (Churchill Theatre) Bromley; and Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan (Camberley).

Freya recently played Olivia in Stone Cold Murder on tour for talking Scarlet.

David Callister stars as Brian Flowers. He was born in Norwich, Norfolk and educated locally. It was while playing leading roles in school productions, such as Oliver Twist, that David realised his future was to be on stage. With a flair for mimicry, he gained experience performing his own one-man show, as an impressionist and as a Pontins Bluecoat, before formally training at The Webber Douglas Academy in London. Following his graduation, he quickly won a variety of roles encompassing all manner of performing genre.

Theatre triumphs came early, as Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Malvolio and Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Max Millar in We’ll Meet Again for Channel Theatre Company and The Actor in the play God by Woody Allen. More success followed as Gorringe in Black Comedy, Josef Kobut in Judgement Day, Mike in Births, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Moon in A Real Inspector Hound.

The early 90s marked David’s debut on the small screen. While auditioning for a part in a television sitcom, he was offered the role of P.C. Kevin Anderson in the hit crime drama series The Bill, a role he played for 8 months. Other TV performances followed in The Chief for ITV, Crime Monthly, Michael Winner’s True Crimes, The Casting Couch and Heat of the Day. He has also appeared in a number of films, most notably as Jerry in Little Big Deal, Steve in Odd One or Two and Mike in The Feminine Touch, which was a multi award winner at The Raindance Film Festival.

During this period, David was offered a major theatre break by UK producer Ian Dickens, whose company he has continued to work with on a regular basis for several years now. In his first season of weekly rep with Ian Dickens, David appeared in 13 of the 15 productions staged, 10 of which were leading roles. He has gone on to become one of the UK’s most popular touring actors, having played everything from Agatha Christie to Alan Ayckbourn. Roles of particular note include; Norman in The Dresser, Bernard in Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinner, Norman in Ayckbourn’s Trilogy The Norman Conquests, George Pigden and John Smith in the Ray Cooney farces Out of Order and Run For Your Wife and Lionel Toop in Pool’s Paradise.

More recently, David received great critical acclaim for his role as John Barrett in N.J. Crisp’s psychological thriller Dangerous Obsession. However, it is perhaps for his high energy, precision performances in Ray Cooney’s farces, that he is best loved and for which he has received consistently rave reviews over the years. He has just completed touring as Big Mack in Shady Business, Norman in Table Manners, Inspector Pratt in Secondary Cause of Death and Ramsey in Stone Cold Murder all for talking Scarlet.

Tickets: £20 (Mon £14.50/ Friends 2 for 1, Wed Matinee £17) are available online at:www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via The Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220

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