Paul Duckworth (actor)

Paul has spent twenty years working as an actor around Britain. He played Jack Michaelson, the last villain in Brookside, and was Ringo in the movie Backbeat. He played the lead, George Groves, in celebrated Liverpool playwright Esther Wilson's The Quiet Little Englishman for Zho Visual Theatre - one of Liverpool Culture Company‘s commissions in 2008. During the last two years he has appeared at Liverpool’s Royal Court in Scouse Pacific and Little Scouse On The Prairie. His cabaret stand-up character Rinty Boo is also a popular compere in the north-west. Paul has never snowboarded. 

Paul Duckworth as Ian Rush

John Graham Davies (writer/producer)

John has written for the stage and radio during a thirty year professional career as an actor, including plays for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. His acting began at the Canadian National Theater, where he appeared in Hamlet and Troilus And Cressida. He was in the first production of John Godber’s Bouncers and then worked widely in rep theatre. His television work has included Jimmy McGovern’s Hillsborough (Police Officer) and Cracker, Coronation Street (Police Officer), Emmerdale (Police Officer), Heartbeat, The Bill (Police Officer), Casualty and many others. He spent four years opposite Patricia Routledge in Hetty Wainthropp (Senior Police Officer) and a long spell as Les, the domineering alcoholic patriarch of the Hunter family in Hollyoaks. John’s last stage play was his own one-man show, Taking Sides, which was based on his experiences organising convoys to Bosnia and Kosova. John has just completed a novel, Beating Berlusconi. He is a Huddersfield Town supporter and has turned to writing to avoid playing any more police officers.

Matt Rutter (director)

For the past five years Matt has worked as a freelance performer and director. His main focus has been work with his theatre company Big Wow which tours nationally, as well as working with Spike Theatre Company on many projects.  In 2008 he directed The Clock Strikes Five, a piece of devised verbatim theatre based on the Liverpool Dockers strike, and Billy Wonderful at the Everyman Theatre. On television he has appeared in At Home With The Braithwaites and Blue Murder and as a writer Matt has two scripts in development for BBC Radio 4. In January of this year he took up his post as director of the Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman Youth Theatre. Matt is a Manchester United supporter, but then he was brought up in rural Cumbria.

Writer John Graham Davies with Paul Duckworth at the Anfield launch of Beating Berlusconi!

Mike Wight (designer)

Mike has worked in visual media design, involving lighting, film and photography since the late eighties.  He worked on Billy Wonderful with the Everyman Theatre, and on Research and Development design with Wired Aerial Theatre. He has toured extensively in 16 countries, including America, Europe, the Middle and Far East,  as a production manager and lighting/multimedia designer with several theatre and dance companies, including The Right Size, Rejects Revenge, Spike, Ceol Chiarri Irish Dance, Prague Festival Ballet, Kaboodle,  Lip Service, Andy Dawson, Rowan Tully, John Wright, Peta Lily, LLT, Hope St. Ltd., Pickle Herring , Big Wow.  Mike is a Hibs supporter and a lethal shinty player.

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