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Our Team

Alexandra Davies

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Founder

Alexandra Davies is originally from Grimsby, Lincolnshire. After performing from a very young age in local concerts, amateur dramatics groups and through school/college, Alexandra studied Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban gaining a 1st Class Honours.

 

Credits Include: CBBC Sports Relief Does Glee Club, Zombie/Mrs Stone in SWAT Apocalypse Events, Zombie in eBay Commercial and Reporter in Henry: A Killer New Musical (The Albany)

 

Credits While Training: Beryl in Made In Dagenham (Stratford Arts), Ma Riley in The Clockmakers Daughter (The Laban Theatre) and Linda Lou in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Stratford Arts)

Alexandra has a passion for creating opportunities, developing and producing new work with Aktualise Theatre company, Aktualise. She is also the Literary Agent for North Artist Management and a Singing Teacher.

Kimberley Ramshaw

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Founder

Kimberley is originally from Northumberland in the North East of England, but has lived in Leicestershire since the age of 6. After a childhood filled with singing, acting and dancing; Kimberley gained a place at drama school and studied alongside Tom and Alexandra at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance majoring for a 1st Class Honours in Musical Theatre Performance. 

Her credits while training include:

Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (Blackheath Halls), Angel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Stratford Arts), and the principle role of Rita O'Grady in Made in Dagenham (Stratford Arts)

Kimberley is currently sailing around the world being a Lead Vocalist on Viking Ocean Cruises, onboard Viking Sea until late October 2019, which is why you won't see her around at the moment. 

Kimberley has always wanted to create, growing up in a musical family herself, she was always supported by her family and friends to create and share her work with others. As a creative, Kimberley is very excited for the future of Aktualise and the opportunities that will come fourth.

 

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Tom Ramsay

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Founder

Tom has directed and performed from an early age. In 2017 he graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a First Class BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre. As a director his credits include original productions of Superhero: The Musical (later produced by NYMT) and Overcoming Statistics, a verbatim musical.

As a performer, he is a three-time alumni of the National Youth Music Theatre, and is featured on two original cast recordings, including as a featured soloist in the U.K. Theatre Award winning musical “Brass”. Since graduating he has appeared at The Other Palace, The Battersea Barge and in the original cast of Sherlock - The Musical.

He is a founding member and director of theatre company Aktualise, which produces original works in South East London. He is also Literary Manager for Aria Entertainment/From Page To Stage, where he works on the development and support of new musical theatre.

eLIZE lAYTOn

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Associate Producer

Elize fell in love with theatre and performing when given the opportunity to perform in the operas at a young age. Pursuing this dream, Elize trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and graduated with a first-class degree in Musical Theatre Performance in 2017.

Additionally trained in Physical theatre with Physical Lab, LAMDA and National Youth Theatre, she has a passion for devising and creating new work. She produced, created and performed in #Utopia with company Our-Kind Theatre for Emerge Festival and has also devised/directed two projects, creating ‘Fooling Images’, a folk gothic immersive experience exploring avenues of fear, and ‘Political Dreamland’, a deconstruction of Fiddler on the Roof, fusing Brechtian and Artaudian theatre.

Professional Credits include: Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (APL Theatre and Palchettostage; Cover Bear in ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ (Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Lyric Theatre); Emily in ‘Love Across The Line’ (Ambitus Theatre, R&D); Lucy in ‘Narnia’ (Brentwood Theatre Company); Dancer in ‘Grinding Gears’ (Friction Dance Theatre, Emerge Festival); Connect It Ensemble in ‘BBC Ten Pieces Proms’ (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall).

Elize is very excited to be collaborating and co-producing with Aktualise Theatre. 

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