Laurence Pears

Larry started acting in Cornwall from a young age and at 15 he landed a role in the film Ladies in Lavender alongside Maggie Smith and Judy Dench. He then joined Dawn French and Catherine Tate in the BBC series Wild West (filmed in Portloe) playing Cecil the destructive teenager in Series 1 and 2. 

Graduating from LAMDA in 2009, Larry has built up an impressive range of credits both on stage and screen. He has worked with Sir Alan Ayckbourn on numerous occasions, premiering Ayckbourn’s latest show on Broadway Better off Dead. Larry has also toured internationally with Shakespeare’s The Tempest, working with Actors from the London Stage, a company co-founded by Sir Patrick Stewart. 

Often collaborating with the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre Company, Larry has performed leading roles in the West End. Most notable credits include Jonathan in The Play That Goes Wrong, Cooper in A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Hook in Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

Darren Seed

Originally from Cornwall, Darren trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduating in 2013 with the 'Peter Ackerman Award' for Outstanding Comedy Performances. 

He has since worked extensively on stage and screen, performing in the West End and touring productions nationally and internationally. Darren has also worked behind the scenes as an acting coach and voiceover artist for the BBC.

His credits include: The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jeffries for ITV, Poldark and Father Brown (BBC), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt USA Tour and the Olivier Award nominated shows Room On The Broom and Oi Frog & Friends! UK tours and West End.

As an actor, puppeteer and physical comedy performer, Darren regularly works with new writers co-devising productions for Kenny Wax, Tall Stories, Tobacco Factory, Pins & Needles, Oxford Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic.


Ellie Leah

After graduating from The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama Ellie swiftly got her first UK tour in the show The Blues Brothers

Since then Ellie has performed in the West End but has also been lucky enough to perform all over the world in shows including: Mamma Mia! Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Legally Blonde, Annie, Nell Gwynn (Globe theatre production), SisterAct (London Palladium), Calendar Girls The Musical and most recently Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Alongside this Ellie has performed at West End Live and for the Broadway launch of SisterAct with Alan Menkin and Whoopi Goldberg.

In between acting roles Ellie has worked as an audience compère at the BBC on The One Show and Strictly Come Dancing and has even lent her singing voice to idents including the 75th anniversary of the BBC World Service. 

Usually the one being directed as an actor, Ellie now finds herself in the directors seat with Jam First Theatre and loving spending time getting to know Cornwall and working on original Cornish based productions.