WHO WE ARE

“What we see and what we seem,
Are but a dream, a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), A Dream Within a Dream

EMMA KING-FARLOW – Artistic Director, Writer, Producer & Actor

The Artistic Director of Shadow Road Productions and Festival Director of mixed arts mental health awareness festival UNBROKEN, Emma is also a traditionally published children’s author, former trustee of the OSO Arts Centre, and professional member of Stage Directors UK and The Society of Authors.

Emma has always been passionate about all forms of storytelling and her work has been performed in a wide range of venues, from the West End to the fringe.  Credits include A Christmas Carol (writer/director/co-producer/actor for Shadow Road), Aesop’s Fables/Persephone & The Pomegranate Seeds/A Tale of Robin Hood (writer/director/co-producer/actor, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2019, Ham House & Gardens, etc), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (director/producer, fringe), Robin Hood (writer/director/producer, London Wetland Centre), Jesus Christ Superstar (director, fringe), Dreams From The Pit (writer/director/co-producer, Palace Theatre), Californian Lives (director, King’s Head Theatre & OSO Arts Centre), Climate Change (writer, Fortune Theatre), Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitch-Hiker (director/producer, OSO Arts Centre), Oswald’s Return (director/producer, OSO Arts Centre) and The Story (director, Theatre503).  She has also devised and directed numerous original productions, several of which were staged in aid of the Forces charity Combat Stress and one of which – Diamond Days – was commissioned by the Barnes Literary Society.

Having completed an intensive filmmaking course at The New York Film Academy in London, Emma went on to attend several supplementary classes and workshops with the Lyceum Theatre, London Film School, The Frontline Club, Theatre503, Soho Theatre, Part of the Main and Raindance independent film school, among others.  She was also delighted to earn a place on the inaugural Directing Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in May 2016 and to attend the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Big Directors’ Weekend in Stratford Upon Avon in October 2019

Emma’s own experience onstage – together with the many examinations she has taken in both acting and singing, and the additional drama training she has enjoyed – have all resulted in a good understanding of and empathy with the various actors whom she directs, writes for and performs alongside! The work that she has done backstage on a range of theatrical productions and crewing for other film students has also given her a healthy respect for all members of her own crew and the desire to forge a strongly bonded team, both on each individual production and, more generally, among the members of the company as a whole.

Find out more by visiting Emma’s website, or following her on Twitter or Instagram.

AMY FLOYD – Co-Producer & Actor

A producer and actress who has been working in the film industry for six years and co-producing the UNBROKEN Festival & Short Film Prize with Emma since 2017, Amy spent 2018 in Australia where she fight coordinated the feature film No Such Thing As Monsters and assisted stage combat classes at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).  Since graduating from Cardiff University with a BSc in Business Management in 2013, she has been working both behind and in front of the camera, with her credits including A Christmas ClaretThe Black NecklaceJoseph’s ReelStringsLove Type DBeyond the TreesThe Rite of Rosemary; & Blackout.

Amy is an advanced dramatic combat fighter with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, has worked with Captivate Action since 2014, and has recently assisted at Rose Bruford College in London. An exciting and fiery performer, she is highly skilled in fighting for film and theatre. Her previous theatre credits include all of the Fireside Folktales productions, Sergeant Cooper in Robin Hood (Shadow Road Productions), Nina in The Seagull (Wateryard Theatre), and Mary in Our Country’s Good, directed by Katherine Pogson.

Find out more about Amy by visiting her website or her Instagram.

ROBIN HOLDEN – Actor

Robin trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.  His theatre credits include Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi and Hamlet in Hamlet at the Greenwich Playhouse; Oedipus in Oedipus, Charles Makin in The Hatpin, King Philip in Don Carlos, Macbeth in Macbeth, Iago in Othello and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar at the Blue Elephant; Ensemble in Judgement at Nuremberg at the Tricycle Theatre; Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in The Scandalous Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the Union & Tabard Theatres (nominated Best Actor 2011 Off West End Awards); Razumikhin in Crime and Punishment and Angel Clare in Tess of the D’Urbervilles at the Barons Court Theatre.  Film credits include: John Robin/Goltho; Alex/Sleepless; Lead/Rodeo Clown; Andy/Charlotte Holmes.

For Shadow Road Productions Robin has appeared as Henry V and other characters in Warriors, the journalist Jonathan Payne in Diamond Days, restaurateur Neo Vestri in Murder In Milan and Padre Andrew Cable in Dreams From The Pit.  He also recorded a version of Rupert Brooke’s The Soldier for the opening scene of The Poetry & The Pity.

Robin is also a qualified vet, ski instructor and phlebotomist – as well as proving himself to be a dab-hand with a projector during Diamond Days!

JO ABRAM – Stage Manager, Sound Engineer & Writer

Jo is a stage manager, theatre technician and playwright and we were delighted to welcome her to the team just in time for our exciting 2016 season!   

After studying theatre performance and creation at Dartington College of Arts, she moved to Mountview Theatre Academy to study production arts in 2009. She joined the Box Office and Literary teams at The Hope Theatre in 2014, and became Technical Manager there in January 2016.  She is currently working on The Lion King in London’s West End and says that she misses the Fringe more than she expected to! 😉

Find out more by visiting her blog – Being the Best Me

PREVIOUS ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

ANN ACOTT – Actress

As a child Ann was frequently involved in school plays and productions, whether acting, narrating or singing. These days, she thinks that the singing is best left to others, but her love of acting remains undiminished! She frequently attends ad hoc acting classes and has recently completed a stage combat course which she enjoyed immensely.

Ann’s previous work includes Deborah in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Anya in The Cherry Orchard and Joanna in Night of the Soul. She has also appeared in a number of revues and certain works of devised theatre, the Bardathon, a 24 hour Shakespeare marathon performed outdoors at The Scoop, and Voices, a rehearsed reading and recording for the charity Unifem. 

Ann appeared in a number of Shadow Road productions – Time Flies, The Road to Remembrance, Oswald’s Return, Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitch-Hiker, Diamond Days, Dreams From The Pit and The Story.
 

SUSAN MOISAN – Actress & Singer

Originally from Southampton, Susan trained as an actor at Drama Studio London after many years working in office and retail environments.  She is a strong classical actress and is regularly employed as a cabaret/jazz singer at numerous venues around London.

Her theatre credits include Ben Jonson’s The Devil Is An Ass (White Bear Theatre); Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Trifle Productions); creating the role of both the young and old Pharoah Hatchepsut in the new musical Zipporah (Charlie B Productions);  Sweeney Todd (Opera di Nepotist); a magical mannequin in The Warm Bodies (Upstart Theatre).  Her short film roles include The Factory (Central Film School), Prospect House (Chasing Safety) and Je Suis Daddy (Black Light Productions).

For Shadow Road Productions Susan appeared as Agatha Proudcock in our sell-out comedy Oswald’s Return, Mrs Stevenson in Sorry Wrong Number, Queen Elizabeth I (along with other various acting/singing roles) in Warriors, Queen Victoria in Diamond Days, the bereaved mother Mrs Rees in The Poetry & The Pity, Michelle Tessoro in Murder in Milan and Army medic Cat Granger in Dreams From The Pit.

EMMA KING-FARLOW
– Artistic Director, Writer, Producer & Actor

The Artistic Director of Shadow Road Productions and Festival Director of mixed arts mental health awareness festival UNBROKEN, Emma is also a traditionally published children’s author, former trustee of the OSO Arts Centre, and professional member of Stage Directors UK and The Society of Authors.

Emma has always been passionate about all forms of storytelling and her work has been performed in a wide range of venues, from the West End to the fringe.  Credits include A Christmas Carol (writer/director/co-producer/actor for Shadow Road), Aesop’s Fables/Persephone & The Pomegranate Seeds/A Tale of Robin Hood (writer/director/co-producer/actor, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2019, Ham House & Gardens, etc), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (director/producer, fringe), Robin Hood (writer/director/producer, London Wetland Centre), Jesus Christ Superstar (director, fringe), Dreams From The Pit (writer/director/co-producer, Palace Theatre), Californian Lives (director, King’s Head Theatre & OSO Arts Centre), Climate Change (writer, Fortune Theatre), Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitch-Hiker (director/producer, OSO Arts Centre), Oswald’s Return (director/producer, OSO Arts Centre) and The Story (director, Theatre503).  She has also devised and directed numerous original productions, several of which were staged in aid of the Forces charity Combat Stress and one of which – Diamond Days – was commissioned by the Barnes Literary Society.

Having completed an intensive filmmaking course at The New York Film Academy in London, Emma went on to attend several supplementary classes and workshops with the Lyceum Theatre, London Film School, The Frontline Club, Theatre503, Soho Theatre, Part of the Main and Raindance independent film school, among others.  She was also delighted to earn a place on the inaugural Directing Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in May 2016 and to attend the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Big Directors’ Weekend in Stratford Upon Avon in October 2019

Emma’s own experience onstage – together with the many examinations she has taken in both acting and singing, and the additional drama training she has enjoyed – have all resulted in a good understanding of and empathy with the various actors whom she directs, writes for and performs alongside! The work that she has done backstage on a range of theatrical productions and crewing for other film students has also given her a healthy respect for all members of her own crew and the desire to forge a strongly bonded team, both on each individual production and, more generally, among the members of the company as a whole.

Find out more by visiting Emma’s website, or following her on Twitter or Instagram.

 
AMY FLOYD
– Co-Producer & Actor

A producer and actress who has been working in the film industry for six years and co-producing the UNBROKEN Festival & Short Film Prize with Emma since 2017, Amy spent 2018 in Australia where she fight coordinated the feature film No Such Thing As Monsters and assisted stage combat classes at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).  Since graduating from Cardiff University with a BSc in Business Management in 2013, she has been working both behind and in front of the camera, with her credits including A Christmas ClaretThe Black NecklaceJoseph’s ReelStringsLove Type DBeyond the TreesThe Rite of Rosemary; & Blackout.

Amy is an advanced dramatic combat fighter with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, has worked with Captivate Action since 2014, and has recently assisted at Rose Bruford College in London. An exciting and fiery performer, she is highly skilled in fighting for film and theatre. Her previous theatre credits include all of the Fireside Folktales productions, Sergeant Cooper in Robin Hood (Shadow Road Productions), Nina in The Seagull (Wateryard Theatre), and Mary in Our Country’s Good, directed by Katherine Pogson.

Find out more about Amy by visiting her website or her Instagram.

 
ROBIN HOLDEN
– Actor

Robin trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.  His theatre credits include Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi and Hamlet in Hamlet at the Greenwich Playhouse; Oedipus in Oedipus, Charles Makin in The Hatpin, King Philip in Don Carlos, Macbeth in Macbeth, Iago in Othello and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar at the Blue Elephant; Ensemble in Judgement at Nuremberg at the Tricycle Theatre; Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in The Scandalous Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the Union & Tabard Theatres (nominated Best Actor 2011 Off West End Awards); Razumikhin in Crime and Punishment and Angel Clare in Tess of the D’Urbervilles at the Barons Court Theatre.  Film credits include: John Robin/Goltho; Alex/Sleepless; Lead/Rodeo Clown; Andy/Charlotte Holmes.

For Shadow Road Productions Robin has appeared as Henry V and other characters in Warriors, the journalist Jonathan Payne in Diamond Days, restaurateur Neo Vestri in Murder In Milan and Padre Andrew Cable in Dreams From The Pit.  He also recorded a version of Rupert Brooke’s The Soldier for the opening scene of The Poetry & The Pity.

Robin is also a qualified vet, ski instructor and phlebotomist – as well as proving himself to be a dab-hand with a projector during Diamond Days!

 
JO ABRAM
– Stage Manager, Sound Engineer & Writer

Jo is a stage manager, theatre technician and playwright and we were delighted to welcome her to the team just in time for our exciting 2016 season!   

After studying theatre performance and creation at Dartington College of Arts, she moved to Mountview Theatre Academy to study production arts in 2009. She joined the Box Office and Literary teams at The Hope Theatre in 2014, and became Technical Manager there in January 2016.  She is currently working on The Lion King in London’s West End and says that she misses the Fringe more than she expected to! 😉

Find out more by visiting her blog – Being the Best Me

PREVIOUS ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
ANN ACOTT
– Actress

As a child Ann was frequently involved in school plays and productions, whether acting, narrating or singing. These days, she thinks that the singing is best left to others, but her love of acting remains undiminished! She frequently attends ad hoc acting classes and has recently completed a stage combat course which she enjoyed immensely.

Ann’s previous work includes Deborah in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Anya in The Cherry Orchard and Joanna in Night of the Soul. She has also appeared in a number of revues and certain works of devised theatre, the Bardathon, a 24 hour Shakespeare marathon performed outdoors at The Scoop, and Voices, a rehearsed reading and recording for the charity Unifem. 

Ann appeared in a number of Shadow Road productions – Time Flies, The Road to Remembrance, Oswald’s Return, Sorry, Wrong Number and The Hitch-Hiker, Diamond Days, Dreams From The Pit and The Story.
 

SUSAN MOISAN
– Actress & Singer

Originally from Southampton, Susan trained as an actor at Drama Studio London after many years working in office and retail environments.  She is a strong classical actress and is regularly employed as a cabaret/jazz singer at numerous venues around London.

Her theatre credits include Ben Jonson’s The Devil Is An Ass (White Bear Theatre); Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Trifle Productions); creating the role of both the young and old Pharoah Hatchepsut in the new musical Zipporah (Charlie B Productions);  Sweeney Todd (Opera di Nepotist); a magical mannequin in The Warm Bodies (Upstart Theatre).  Her short film roles include The Factory (Central Film School), Prospect House (Chasing Safety) and Je Suis Daddy (Black Light Productions).

For Shadow Road Productions Susan appeared as Agatha Proudcock in our sell-out comedy Oswald’s Return, Mrs Stevenson in Sorry Wrong Number, Queen Elizabeth I (along with other various acting/singing roles) in Warriors, Queen Victoria in Diamond Days, the bereaved mother Mrs Rees in The Poetry & The Pity, Michelle Tessoro in Murder in Milan and Army medic Cat Granger in Dreams From The Pit.