The Diver   Camille Marmié

The Man ( Dumfries & Galloway )   Vincent Friell

The Woman ( Cumbria )   Lisa Howard

Composer & Sound Designer   Pippa Murphy

Writer & Producer   Wallace Heim

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Camille Marmié

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Camille is an actress and performer, based in Glasgow. She trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD).

Theatre credits include Horizontal Collaboration (David Leddy / Fire Exit, Scottish Tour), Hamlet (UK and Ireland No.1 Tour), Calvinball (Ipdip Theatre), Blackout (Showroom / New Room Theatre, Scottish Tour), When the Rain Stops Falling (Tron Theatre / Makeshift Broadcast), The Bloody Boyds (Surge), The Cherry Orchard (Rekindle Theatre Company); Huis Clos, Le Petit Prince (Vienna’s English Theatre), King Lear, Twelfth Night (Bard in the Botanics), Cinderella (Citizens Theatre).

Radio and voice over credits: Super Rich Kids (BBC Radio 4), The Situation/Ástand (RÚV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service), Teuthida Rex (Caledonian Gothic); Outlander (Starz).

TV credits: The Replacement (BBC 1), Documentary Now! (IFC).

Twitter @CamilleMarmie

Vincent Friell


Vince’s theatre credits include: Late Sleeper (Oran Mor), BROTH (Oran Mor/Traverse), COCK (Tron Theatre), Balgay Hill, (Dundee Rep), Linwood No More (White Stag Theatre Company), Men Should Weep (Tag Theatre Company), Can’t Pay Wont Pay (7.84),  Slab Boys (Young Vic), Perfect Days (Traverse Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre), Good Things (Borderline Theatre Co), Dante (Arches Theatre Company), Danton’s Death (Communicado), House Amongst The Stars (Perth Rep).


TV credits include: Taggart (STV), Still Game (BBC Scotland), Toughlove (Granada), Roughnecks (BBC), Being Victor (STV), Rab C Nesbit (BBC Scotland).

Film credits include: Jim the Fish, Restless Natives, Trainspotting, Angels Share and Fast Romance.

Lisa Howard

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Lisa trained at East 15. She recently toured nationally as ‘Grandma’ in George’s Marvellous Medicine for Curve Theatre, Leicester. Other recent theatre work includes: Flood for Slung Low Theatre Company and Hull City of Culture 2017; When We Are Married (Northern Broadsides); The Duchess of Malfi (Nottingham Playhouse); Emergency Story Penguin (Slung Low); The Tempest (Miracle Theatre); Blood and Chocolate (Slung Low); Little Voice (Giddy Ox); Big Society (Leeds City Varieties); Road to Nab End (Oldham Coliseum). She has also worked with Red Ladder, the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, York Theatre Royal, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck and Northampton Rep.


TV and film credits include: ‘Grace Sheehan’ in Emmerdale; ‘Judith Jobson’ in Red Riding 1983; ‘Miss Finch’ in Coronation Street. Radio includes: 15 Minutes Live! for Slung Low; Goodbye Simple Girl, Murder at the Vicarage and Pianoman for BBC Radios 3 and 4.

Pippa Murphy

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Pippa Murphy is an award-winning composer, sound designer, producer and musical director living in Scotland. She works with orchestras, ensembles, bands, artists, dancers, writers and performers in the UK and abroad. Commissions include BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, BBC SSO, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Hogmanay, Edinburgh International Festival, Celtic Connections, Hanoi Contemporary Music Ensemble, St Magnus Festival, Janis Claxton Dance, National Museum Scotland, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and numerous contemporary theatre companies including Birmingham Rep, Dundee Rep, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh, 7:84.

Pippa completed her BMus, MA and PhD in composition at Birmingham University. She was Artist in Residence at the Scottish Parliament 2015.   FB @pippamurphymusic   Twitter @pippamurph

Wallace Heim

Wallace Heim writes and researches on art, performance and ecology, and she does this in many places. Her academic slant is philosophical, but she works across disciplines in writing about the experience of performance, of art and of social practice arts, to consider how these events shape ecological and social understanding. She has published recently on environmental conflict and theatre, on whether a place can learn and on extinction. She co-edited the books Nature Performed and Landing Stages. She co-convenes Councils on the Uncertain Human Future, dialogic events on climate change, for Edinburgh University. Her PhD is in Environmental Philosophy, Lancaster. She taught Art + Ecology at Dartington College of Arts, and edited the Ashden Directory, an online magazine focussing on theatre and ecology. She also makes films and curates exhibitions, events and screenings. Her first career was as a set designer in theatre and television, starting with the Gate Theatre, London.   FB @wallace.heim   Twitter @wallaceheim

with thanks to

Alison Surtees, David Borthwick, David Haley, Doug Weir, Emily Brady, Gareth Evans, Lou Stein, Patrick Bealey, Reiko Goto, Rob Edwards, Robert Butler, Rosemary Burton, Tim Collins

and all those who spoke with me anonymously.