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PHILL JUPITUS plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Phill Jupitus is a comedian, actor and broadcaster principally known as captain on the long running TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He has also appeared on QI, Eight Out Of Ten Cats and Have I Got News For You. Radio includes The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Just A Minute as well as being the first DJ on BBC 6 Music. Theatre include Lifecoach at The Trafalgar Studios, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at The Shaftesbury, and King Arthur in the touring production of Spamalot.

ALAN COX plays Harry Houdini

Alan appeared in Hannah Eidinow's production of Kingmaker, written by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, which was recently revived at the Arts Theatre in London after its sell-out run on the Edinburgh fringe. He also worked with Hannah on Playing with Grown Ups at the Brits Off-Broadway festival at 59E59, where he previously performed in the critically acclaimed revival of Cornelius by J. B. Priestley. He appeared in the London premieres of Longing (Hampstead), Found in The Ground (Wrestling School), The Earthly Paradise (Almeida) and The Rubinstein Kiss (Hampstead). He made his West End debut in Strange Interlude, and recent appearances include The Creeper and The Importance of Being Earnest. In the US, he has toured in Frost/Nixon and The Caretaker and appeared on Broadway in Translations (MTC) and Off-Broadway in The Seagull (Culture Project). His other theatre work includes seasons at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre. TV and film credits includes The Good Wife, Lucan, John Adams, Housewife 49, Not Only But Always, Contagion, The Dictator, Mrs Dalloway, An Awfully Big Adventure and Young Sherlock Holmes. He is a regular improviser with Ken Campbell's School of Night.


Deborah Frances-White is a founder member of The Spontaneity Shop, co-author of The Improv Handbook, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, corporate speaker and executive coach and is passionate about helping women in business to unlock their personal power.

MILLY THOMAS plays Bess Houdini

Milly trained as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: Animals (Theatre503); A First World Problem (Theatre503); Seeing Double: Vision and Seeing Double: Figures (Edinburgh Fringe); Coram Boy (The Pleasance Theatre - Islington); After the War (Cambridge ADC) - Winner IUDF Award; Playhouse Creatures (Windsor Studio - Bristol); Twelfth Night (Edinburgh Fringe). Television credits include: Downton Abbey (ITV/Carnival); X Company (Temple Street Productions/CBC); Doctors (BBC). Film credits include: Joan of Arc (Holt Productions); And Then I Was French (Dog Eared Films); Woman in Gold (The Weinstein Company/BBC Films); Hearts and Minds (Scratchmark Films). She can also be seen as part of the ensemble cast of the improvised comedy show The Beau Zeaux at this year's Edinburgh fringe.

ED COLEMAN plays Bernard Ernst

Ed was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, then trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film institute and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Theatre includes Jerusalem (Oxford Playhouse) and Long Sentences (Albany Theatre). Film includes Pride, 28 Weeks Later, Exit, and Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. TV includes Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Merlin, Holby City, Gracie (all BBC), Bones (Fox), Teenage Kicks (ITV) and two series of the award-winning Spy (Sky). He can also be seen as part of the ensemble cast of the improvised comedy show The Beau Zeaux at this year's Edinburgh fringe.


Hannah is a multi-award winning director including five Scotsman Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival for An Instinct for Kindness (recipient of the Argus Angel Award 2012; nominated for Best Solo Performance Whatsonstage Awards 2012); Somewhere Beneath it All, A Small Fire Burns Still by Dave Florez; Lockerbie: Unfinished Business by David Benson; What I Heard About Iraq adapted from an article by Elliot Weinberger; and Gone by Glyn Cannon. Further credits include: Playing with Grown Ups by Hannah Patterson (Theatre 503 and Brits off-Broadway Season at 59E59 Theatres, NY); Maurice's Jubilee by Nichola McAuliffe (ATG No. 1 UK Tour 2013; Edinburgh Festival 2012 - Best Actress Stage Award for Nichola McAuliffe); Hand Over Fist by Dave Florez (Edinburgh Festival 2012 - nomination for Stage Awards Best Solo Performance); A British Subject by Nichola McAuliffe (Arts Theatre 2011; Edinburgh Festival & Brits off-Broadway Season 59E59 Theatres, NY, 2009); The Lady From The Sea, a new version by Frank McGuinness (Arcola; BBC Radio 3); New Israeli Political Drama Platform Series (Royal National Theatre).

Graphic Design: IDIL SUKAN

Idil is the Creative Director and Lead Photographer at Draw HQ. Photography work includes editorial and press work, specialising in the entertainment industry. She has shot for TV, bands, musicians, comedians, actors, shows and more including Spotlight and headshot photography and fine art portraiture. Every year, Idil also works at the Edinburgh Festival, producing graphic design and photography for many different theatre and comedy shows.


Nicholas specialises in theatre, dance and opera.He was shortlisted for Best Lighting Designer, Off West End Awards 2013. Other recent work includes Patience at the King's Head, Between Us at the Arcola, Genesis for Crystal Ballet, and Playing with Grown Ups at Theatre 503.

Costumes: LEX WOOD

Having begun her costuming life in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival, Lex is a designer, assistant and stylist working in the film, and comedy circuits; most notably Captain America: The First Avenger, Snow White and the Huntsman, Into the Woods, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, and is a friend of the Edinburgh Fringe, having styled many a comedy act, including WitTank, The Penny Dreadfuls and Anna Morris: Would Like to Thank.

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