Dead Drunk Detective CAST
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Arfie Mansfield is a long-time improviser currently featuring in comedy groups BIG NOW, Trio Quintet, Duck Duck Tales, An Excess of Bees and Somewhat Theatre he has also improvised on radio (on Resonance FM’s Newsprov) and on film (in The Trial of All Tony Blairs).
Kate Oswald – Betty
Kate Oswald began writing and performing comedy in 2014 when she left her job in high end fashion realising that zippers, although important, are not necessarily worth crying over. She has recently graduated from the National Film and Television School where she studied Writing and Producing Comedy. She regularly performs improv on the London circuit with her group The Parentheticals. she is also a part of Bear With Productions.
Leanna Wiggington – Melissa
Leanna Wigginton trained at London Studio Centre. She is a proud member of Story Kitchen and part of double act Sandy and Danni. She recently made her West End debut as Helena in Shit-faced Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Charles Scherer – Server (Season 1)/Dr. Frankenstein (Season 2)/Dracula (Season 1 & 2)
Charles Scherer is an improviser with The Parentheticals.
Victoria Hogg – Dawn/Madam Byrne (Season 1)
Vic learned improv comedy with iO West, UCB, Second City and many UK schools, and co-founded Duck Duck Goose in Feb 2014. With an Applied Theatre MA from Goldsmiths, Vic is an AT / improv coach and consultant. Vic appear in improv groups Gorilla Panic and Duck Duck Tales.
Steff Prince – Stranger/Doc Madd (Season 1)/Monster/Shapeshifter (Season2)/Hairy (Season 1&2)
After joining Duck Duck Goose in July 2015, Steff took to the show as he does to most stuff: with excitement, hugs and far too much hair. Having trained with Hoopla, you’ll find Steff playing in Duck Duck Tales, Gorilla Panic and Glow in the Dark.
Mark Tindle – Jekyll/Hyde/Korlock
Mark Tindle is a transatlantic improviser, dividing his time between London and the US. He was a long-time member of Duck Duck Goose before moving to the US permanently in 2017. He has been a member of Duck Duck Tales, X & Y, and Story Kitchen Impro.
Dan Luxton – Mr Green/The Headless Horseman/Pharoah (Season 1)/Satan (Season 1 & 2)
Dan Luxton has been an actor, improviser and hospital radio presenter for several years, and a thoroughly devious and villainous wretch for even longer. When not portraying the embodiment of all evil, Dan co-hosts weekly improv comedy night Duck Duck Goose.
Mark Wheeler – The Invisible Man (Season 1)/Ghost Kid (Season 2)
Mark Wheeler is an improviser and puppeteer as part of Bark & B. He is also currently alive, sober, and incurious.
Mark Johnson – Hotel Manager (Season 1)/ Igor/Clown (Season 2)
Mark Johnson is a director of Prospero Theatre CIC and Waterloo Community Theatre CIC and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has recently been a part of Neverfolk, a new improvised theatre project from Sonder.
Catharine Haslam – Reba Cage/Balfar/Passerby (Season 1)
Catharine Haslam joined the St. Andrews-based improv group, Blind Mirth in 2012 for three years. In that time, Catherine co-wrote, co-directed, and performed in multiple Late Night Pillow Fights: an all-female comedy show for charity. She was also a regular panellist in the Bubble Bath Panel Show and performed in multiple plays, including the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Catherine moved to London in 2015 and performed in the play Meritocracy and with improv groups Running-A-Mock and Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show.
Alex Sievewright – Indiana (Season 1)
Alex Sievewright is a comedian and actor that has been part of various groups but is perhaps best known as the co-host of The LIL Show, where he and host Talal Karkouti interview and improvise with a different improv group every week on K2KRadio.com. He is also a part of the new improvised podcast series Numbskull Island.
Mike Hutcherson – Maurice (Season 1)
Mike Hutcherson trained in improv by the likes of Lee Simpson (Comedy Store Players), Alan Marriot (Crunchy Frog), and Alistair Cook, and also in clowning with Phil Burgers (Doctor Brown), Eric Davis (Red Bastard) and Cirque du Soleil. He’s performed in Jam Jar impro, The Golden Bang, Mike & Constantine, imprology, Hoopla’s House Team, Mike & Charlie, Schtum and many more. As a puppeteer and puppet maker Mike has worked with Puppetcraft, Far & Wide Puppets, Tip The Wink, and performed for over 4 years at Disneyland Paris. When not improvising Mike is a professional video producer, editor, and filmmaker.
Charlie V. Martin – Pauline (Season 1)/A Loch Ness Monster (Season 2)
Charlie V. Martin is more often known as Dante, Napoleon, Eve or King Lear. These are all characters from her one-woman comedy show Dante’s History of the Banished, which has just finished it’s debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe. And when she’s not being silly historical characters, she’s being silly puppet characters in Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show!
Charlotte Kaye – Joe (Season 1 & 2)
Charlotte Kaye is a puppet maker, puppet improviser, occasional human improviser and retired stand up comedian.
Natalie Ruginis – Floaty/Ghoulia (Season 2)
Nat is a member of The Parentheticals and has appeared in comedy sketches produced by Bear With Productions.
Joe Colgan – Paul T. Geist (Season 2)
Joe is a member of The Parentheticals.
Lizzy Mace – Sarah (Season 2)
Lizzy Mace trained in acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She currently performs and coaches improv round London and beyond, including appearing in 2017 at IMPRO Amsterdam, SWIMP: the Sweden International Improv Festival and on home turf at Shoreditch Improv Festival and ImproFestUK. As a writer-performer she has received 4- and 5-star reviews for shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and Brighton Fringe, where she also won an Argus Angel Award for Excellence. Hobbies include community gardening, jam-making and telling everyone she’s vegan. Follow her on Twitter @LizzyMace
David Simpson – Hugh (Season 2)
Inventor. Dreamer. Plonker. By day David works for a trendy Shoreditch tech startup. By night he’s one fourth of Jack Left Town – The Improvised Rock Documentary.
Madeleine Hunter – Cassandra the Witch Doctor (Season 2)
Maddy joined Duck Duck Goose in June 2016. She plays in 20% Less, DuckDuckTales, and many other imaginary teams, and has fallen off many real items of furniture. She has been permitted one cat reference. That was it.
Johnny Briers – Vince Hampshire (Season 2)
Jonny Briers – improviser, musician and third thing – can be found playing in top quality improv groups Left Foot First and Ramshackle. Recently you may have seen him performing his one man improvised talk show, The Jooty Booty Show, in which he interviews himself, because God knows no one else would want to. Hobbies include thumb wrestling, making callbacks and third thing.
Sophie Pumphrey – Jacqueline Daniels (Season 2)
Sophie is an improviser that has set up and performed in various improvised comedy groups including the fabulous Made Up Like Tarts and C3467x, the fable-making Fat Perm duo, and is currently starring in the satirical BIG NOW! in and around London as well as ClusterFox and Somewhat Theatre.
Brendan Way – Writer
Brendan Way has written a range of comical scripts and presented various podcasts, all of which he devised. He is delighted to collaborate with Podcast Adventures on Dead End, his first scripted radio series. He is also a part of improv groups Duck Duck Goose and The Parentheticals.
Katharine Kerr – Producer
Katharine brings 10 years of radio production expertise and has written and produced for some of the UK’s biggest networks. She wrote her first novel at the age of 11 and still has the rejection letter to prove it. She is also the producer of Ed & Friends and Sketch, Please!
Edmund Fargher – Co-Producer
Ed worked in the British film industry as a writer and producer before he discovered improv comedy. Now he is part of Giggle Loop, an improv comedy trio with regular live shows in London. Ed is also the host and co-producer of Podcast Adventures shows Ed & Friends and Sketch, Please! as well as a part of the London chapter of Theatresports, Story Kitchen Impro.