Daniela Pasquini

Delighted to welcome Daniela to the Cheryl Hayes fold…


Daniela Pasquini is a co-founder of The Bush Theatre’s associate company Antler where she works collaboratively, devising and performing in new work and is an award-winning film maker – creating shorts in which she writes, directs and performs.

FILM NEWS: BLACKBIRD is her brand spanking new short, for 2017, made alongside award-winning cinematographer (and brother) Alex Pasquini. Daniela devised, directed and performed in the short which is scored by Sky Academy Arts Scholar Ollie Howell and script edited by award-winning writer and performer Jonnie Bayfield.
The short won the acclaim of A CHORTLE’s Best Comedy Show On Demand and cited as ‘..a masterclass in comedy short film-making’ by the LOCO Film Fest, London. (vimeo.com/danielapasquini/blackbird)

Emmeline  is a short Pasquini directed and co-wrote, winning critical acclaim on the festival circuit; awarded the BFI award for Best Short in the Future Film Festival, The Brantford Film Festival, the Chicago International Childrens Film Festival and New York International Children’s Film Festival among others. (vimeo.com/antler/emmeline)


‘Pasquini really impresses in both characters, the flamboyant Paola in particular is a real highlight and deserves her own sketch show’  A younger Theatre, If I were Me

Pasquini is delightfully witty…and her timing is impeccable* – The New Current, Where The White Stops

…masterfully controls her dead pan quips – Exeunt, Where The White Stops
ANTLER FACTS: Where The White Stops; was awarded the Ideastap-Underbelly Award 2013 and Nominated for The Stage Awards, Best ensemble 2013 before being performed at The Bush Theatre, London as part of The Radar festival and Antler’s first UK Tour. Our latest show If I were Me, won the Suitcase Prize at the Pulse Festival, New Wolsey in it’s early development and later transferred to the Soho Theatre, London as part of the Soho Rising festival, 2016. Antler are now an associate company with The Bush Theatre, London.

Matt & Ollie Summer Playtime

Following on from their success at The Vault festival in January, Matt & Ollie are taking Playtime to various festivals… You can catch them at:

Saturday 03.06.2017 1pm
Sunday 04.06.2017 1pm

Tickets here

Saturday 24.06.2017 8.30pm

Tickets here


Wednesday 05.07.2017 7.00pm
Monday 10.07.2017 7.00pm
Tuesday 11.07.2017 5.30pm

Tickets here

Wednesday 26.07.2017 9.00pm

Tickets here

Carrie Marx opens in Cosmic Trigger

Opening night is 4th May at the Cockpit Theatre – buy tickets here

Website here

Shaista Aziz

has contributed to this beautiful new book of British Muslim Women’s writings. Edited by Sabrina Mahfouz and published by Saqi books it is available to buy now….



Charlie Partridge

Delighted to welcome Charlie Partridge to the CHM fold!  Click here for his new showreel

RESTING – the web series….

It’s been a few years in the editing but it’s finally here…!

Featuring our very own SYDNEY STEVENSON, click here for the first episode…


Warm & Ashdown

I don’t have a problem with people knowing I was born in 1990 (ahem) but I suspect this will resonate with others….!

Warm & Ashdown

Ben Green’s

always busy….  Catch Ben on Webscam (2LE Media)

His own sketch too




BADD by Carrie Marx

The 1980s. America is gripped by Satanic Panic.

Secret rituals and devilish practices are taking place across the country, destroying the minds and lives of the American youth. But the most diabolically terrifying threat of all is Dungeons & Dragons: for some just an innocent role-playing game, but viewed by many as a gateway to corruption, violence, and SATAN. Thankfully, the forces of good are fighting back…

You are invited to attend this inaugural meeting of B.A.D.D. (Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons) to learn how best to protect your children from the clutches of the occult.

Written and performed by Carrie Marx, BADD is a darkly comic presentation on the multitude of Satanic threats hidden in seemingly innocuous everyday objects and media. It is part theatrical lecture; part participatory brainstorming session.

Inspired by true events.

Premiering at The Vaults Festival, 1-5 March, 21.30 each night – buy tickets here: BADD tickets


James Wren…

…has won Best Actor in a Foreign Feature for THE TRAP at the Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, Kentucky – alongside 4 other acolades for the same movie!
ALPHA PAPA meets THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in this high-octane comedy horror.
Two very different groups arrive at the same building on the same night. Both after the same loot, a hoard of ancient treasure buried deep within a vast, abandoned Victorian bathhouse. One is a group of professional cat burglars. Hardened, experienced, and on one last mission before retirement. The other … well, not so professional. A bunch of misfit, unemployed youngsters on a team building exercise.
But neither group’s ready for the horrors they encounter…
THE TRAP – You Will Have Your Sides Split.
Written by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & James Wren
Directed by Fergus March
Produced by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & James Wren