About The Players

Jennifer Higham returns for her third AFTLS tour, having previously toured with Twelfth Night (2012) and Romeo & Juliet (2010). Theatre credits include: The Stepmother, The Man Who Pays The PiperThe Linden TreeAlison’s HouseThe Woman HaterThe Three Farces, and Winter (all at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond); Clever Dick (Hampstead Theatre); The Internationalist (Gate Theatre); Lovely and Misfit (Trafalgar Studios); The Pillowman (Royal National Theatre); Rope (Watermill Theatre); Evening Primrose (Sadler’s Wells). Television credits include: The Lost Honour, PersuasionStar, and Back Home (for ITV); Crooked HouseDoctors, Born and BredCasualty, and Steven Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter (for BBC); and Soldiers in the Snow (for Channel 4). Film credits include: Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s DreamMetamorphosis, and Ella Enchanted (for Miramax).

Patrick Miller trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As You Like It is Patrick’s third tour with AFTLS, having previously appeared in Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. His work for the Bristol Old Vic includes ten traditional pantomimes, John Godbur’s Up N Under, Catherine Johnson's Too Much Too Young, as well as writing and performing his own playAnatomy Of A Mad Man to sell-out audiences. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he played The Fool in Cicely Berry's production of King Lear as well as roles in MacbethThe TempestThe DutchmanLove Of The Nightingale, and Macbett. Other theatre work includes: the title role in Julius Caesar, Rosencrantz in Hamlet (Cheek By Jowl), Malcolm inMacbeth (New York International Arts Festival), King The Musical (West End), Five Guys Named Mo (Royal National Theatre), Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (National Tour), and Sebastian Barry's White Woman Street at the Bush Theatre (London) and Abbey Theatre (Dublin). His television and film credits include: DoctorsPrime SuspectThe BillBad Boy BluesEbony's, and Monument. He also played Akili Johnson in Byker Grove. Patrick works for the Hackney Empire as a director, facilitator, and dramaturge and was part of the creative team that brought A Midsummer Night’s Madness (based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream) to the National Black Theatre of Harlem in New York. He is currently developing a new one-man play with writer Patrice Etienne that looks at the stories of Afro-Caribbean soldiers serving in the British Army during World War I and II.

Robert Mountford trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. This is his third tour with AFTLS, having previously appeared in Hamlet (2006) and The Winter’s Tale (2008). Theatre work includes: Much Ado About Nothing (West End) and The Merchant of Venice(World Tour) for the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Black Album (Royal National Theatre); As You Like ItMuch Ado About NothingMerlin, and Hercules (Chester Open Air Theatre); Endless LightBorn AgainGandhi, and Coconuts (for Kali at Southwark Playhouse and Arcola); The TempestThe Merchant of VeniceAn Enemy of the PeopleThe Penal ColonyBaron Von Munchausen, and Medea (Tara Arts). UK Tours include: A Midsummer Night’s DreamRomeo and JulietAs You Like ItMuch Ado About Nothing, andEast is East. He has also worked with Paines Plough and Shakespeare’s Globe. Television work includes: North Square (Channel 4), EastendersOne NightCasualtyReverse PsychologyThe Story of India, and According to Bex (for the BBC), TornA & E, andLondon’s Burning (for ITV). Robert also has extensive credits in film and radio. He is currently working on his first one-man show, which will be premiered shortly after his return to the UK.

Joannah Tincey is delighted to be back with AFTLS for another US tour, having appeared as Leonato/Hero in Much Ado About Nothing in 2009. After studying English Literature at Sheffield University, Jo trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her most recent theatre credits include: The Stepmother, The Man Who Pays The Piper, and Seven Year Twitch (Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond); Great Expectations, Colder Than Here, and A Doll’s House (Theatre by the Lake - Keswick); Cider with Rosie, The Merchant of Venice, He’s Much to Blame, and Wives As They Were, Maids As They Are (Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds). She also appeared as a slightly hysterical Chambermaid in The Royal Bodyguardfor the BBC with David Jason. Jo won BBC Radio’s Carlton Hobbs Award in 2007 and was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company from 2007-2008. She returns regularly to BBC Radio and has appeared in over 40 plays for BBC Radio 3 & 4. She recently established her own theatre company, Two Bit Classics, where she produced her own two-actor adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. Jo played Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Bennet, Lydia, Mr Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Charlotte Lucas, Mrs Gardiner, and Captain Denny in the 2013 UK tour and is looking forward to touring this Austen extravaganza again in Autumn 2014!

Dan Winter trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. This is Dan’s third tour with AFTLS, having previously appeared in Twelfth Night (2012) and Macbeth (2007). Theatre credits include: Edward II and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Royal National Theatre);Romeo & Juliet (Rose, Bankside); The Comedy Of ErrorsRichard IIUncle VanyaAntony & CleopatraJulius CaesarPericlesThree SistersMacbethThe ChangelingTroilus and Cressida, and As You Like It (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); I Remember Green,Rabbit Ears, and Pavement (Theatre West); Count of Monte Cristo and Henry V (Theatre Boudin); A Doll’s House (SWAN); Treasure IslandFive Sides of a Circle, and Circus (Tobacco Factory); Trade It! (SOS) and The Tempest (New Wolsey Theatre); As You Like It (Arundel); Oedipus (Tour); Othello (Wycombe Swan); Black/WhiteHave A Go Hero,Pericles, and Oh What A Lovely War (Bristol Old Vic). Credits in TV, film, and radio include:The Story Of Tracy Beaker (CBBC), The Great Escape (ITV), Ashes (Hanover Productions),Breaking the Chains (BBC), The Quest for Infinity (Green Umbrella), When We Were Heroes(Suited & Booted), ZauberjacklThe Tinner’s CorpseDixon of Dock Green, and I Left My Heart in 1960! (Radio 4). Additionally, Dan has taught and led workshops in Shakespeare, Voice, and Stage Combat for drama schools, youth groups, primary and secondary schools, and at colleges and universities in the UK and the USA.