Revolutionary, author, pirate, drinker and sometime maker of ladies corsets, Tom Paine was a 37 year old bankrupt when he sailed the ocean and lit the fuse of the American Revolution. From the alehouses of England to the battlefields of America and the blood soaked streets of Paris, Paine tells his own amazing story with the help of an original score and a cast of thousands. "We have it in our power to begin the World over again!" A production of The Audio Ballads.
Elizabeth Hammond is an Actress based in London and Manchester, sharing stories about real lives across: Film, TV, Theatre and Voices.
She was part of the the National Tour of Heartbeat, playing 'Mrs Hoon'.
On the filming side, she has most recently played the comedy role of ‘Alex’ in ‘A Little Hungover’, written and directed by Tyrell Williams and produced by Stornaway Productions.
She played a 'Police Officer' in 'Dodgy Dave', directed by Charlotte Regan (BAFTA Nominated) which was screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
She has enjoyed recording, many different character voices in ‘Thomas Paine’ for Audio Ballads and early this year voiced: 'Rose' an astronaut in the film 'Red Light' by DX Torres VFX.
For her full CV and recordings please visit her website:
Beric grew up in London's Soho and trained in musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting. He was the frontman of indie bands The Healing Fields and Playing Nervous during the noughties, performing across the UK and Europe, before moving into composition and production. He has remixed and produced in various musical styles, composed for stage and film, created bespoke tracks for performers and teaching institutions, and was asked to write music and lyrics for a rock opera based on the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Beric set up the recording and production studio Livingstone Sound, from where he continues to compose, arrange, and produce. His reworking of the track Idleland is being used as the title song for a documentary series launching this October, and will shortly be available as a single.
As an actor, Beric has appeared in a wide range of theatre productions as well as in radio plays, audiobooks, on television and in short films. On stage in 2019 he played Alan Bennett in The Lady in the Van opposite Jennifer Wilson; John Malcolm in Separate Tables; William Warren in California Suite and Daddy/Szczepansky in a new musical production of The Railway Children. Beric devised and presented the Random Roads Music Project, a 13,000-mile road trip across the United States, working with local musicians to record a song for Amnesty International. As a presenter he has worked for Thames/Fremantle, Facebook Confetti, Mail Newspapers, and during 2018 he hosted and co-wrote 101 episodes of HQ Trivia, the live interactive game show with over a million players from the UK.
Performer. Educator. Creative. Activist. Rose Bruford trained, Mark toured nationally before he started performing spoken word and using it to facilitate workshops on culture, identity and poetics and then published ‘Mixed Messages’ in 2009. His work has been heard live as far afield as Johannesburg and been featured in venues from the Hackney Empire to the Paralympics, as well as on BBC One, Radio 4, Radio London and Choice FM. Mark is working on theatre and TV projects including a number of new commissions for Radio 4 and the homelessness charity Crisis.
Andy has worked professionally as an actor for the last 20 years since graduating from The Birmingham School of Acting. His many performances on stage include The Cherry Orchard – Young Vic, Brassed Off – New Vic, The Government Inspector, Treasure Island and Water Babies – all with Northern Broadsides, and Piano/Forté at the Royal Court. His TV and Film work includes Pennyworth, Eastenders, Obsession: Dark Desires and Victims. Andy also works extensively as a voiceover artist having recorded a huge number of Audiobooks, plays and podcasts and is a regular performer on the No Sleep Podcasts, with another podcast, The Boleyn Brothers awarded the Gold Drama Podcast at the 2019 New York Radio Awards.