by Robert Massey

Directed by Lynn Facey

Tuesday 15th -
Saturday 19th December, 2015

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

London première
Photography by David Sprecher

Gertie : Penny Tuerk
Dee : Ruth Anthony
Aiden : James Killeen
JP : Sean McMullan
Production Team
Director : Lynn Facey
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Irena Pancer
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Ruth Sullivan

Stage Manager : Laurence Tuerk
Assistant Director : Ben Belbin
ASM : Marie Lonergan
Lighting Operator : Sacha Walker
Sound Operator : Harriet Wynder
Set Construction and Get-in : Phillip Ley, Keith Syrett, Laurence Tuerk, Michael Bettell, John McSpadyen, Rosie Shipman, Jude Chalk, Roger Beaumont, Max Batty & Robert Irvine

Penny Tuerk joined the Tower in 1970 and has taken part in nearly seventy productions as an actor or director. Most recently she directed John Whiting's Marching Song, and in 2016 she will be directing Romeo and Juliet in London and Paris. She last appeared on stage as Judy in The Last of the Haussmans.
Chancers is Ruth Anthony's fifth performance with the Tower Theatre following her roles in Sailor Beware!, After the Dance, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Mystery of Edwin Drood! Ruth has contributed to countless other Tower shows, most frequently as production photographer, earning her the Frank Smith Award in 2014.
This is James Killeen's fourth outing with Tower. After playing assorted items of furniture in The Trial and a distraught wife-murderer in Terrorism, he has moved on to more benevolent characters such as Ian in Sons of Paradise and now Aiden in Chancers. He is thrilled to be part of bringing the story of modern-day Ireland to the Bridewell stage.
Sean McMullan is making his third Tower appearance, after The Producers and this year as James Joyce in Travesties - he's willing to be typecast as an Irishman if it helps. Previous roles elsewhere include Sidney (Deathtrap), Scapino (Scapino), Charlie (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and various personages in Happy as a Sandbag. Sean also plays trumpet in the Morley Big Band.
Lynn Facey joined the Tower in 2013 working first backstage as ASM on The Accrington Pals, swiftly followed by Stage Manager for the Tower's WW1 competition winner Sons of Paradise and finally as Assistant Director for Travesties. This will be her Directing debut.