Putnockee Players are a contemporary theatre company who aim to create bold new work that is both challenging and entertaining.
The company was established in early 2017 by Christopher Walthorne, an actor with a background in experimental theatre and performance art.
Putnockee Players is committed to providing a platform for new writing, and to act as a showcase for exciting new talent.
Their first production, Honest Lies, debuted at the Camden Fringe Festival 2017, where it played to sell-out audiences. It later transferred to Etcetera Theatre in Camden in March 2018. The play is written and directed by Christopher Walthorne, and stars Alexander Jeremy and Georgie Matthews.
Their second production, Secondhand Stories, received it's premiere at The Lion & Unicorn theatre, as part of Camden Fringe Festival 2018. It is written and directed by Christopher Walthorne, and stars Mitch Howell.
Christopher Walthorne is an actor, writer, director and producer. He trained in Contemporary Theatre & Performance at Manchester Metropolitan, graduating in 2013. He is the founder of Putnockee Players.
As writer, director and performer, he toured a one-man show, In My World (2013) to arts festivals in Manchester and Portugal. He directed Team Leader (2016) a two-act play by Urszula Kucharczyk, Love & Tigers (2019) a one-man show by writer/performer Louis Hill, and co-directed the short film I've Heard This Before (2018) with Lewis Benjamin Peck.
As an actor, Christopher has starred as Oswald Alving in Ghosts, Tristan Tzara in Travesties and as Louis Vallin in The Sons of Three Countries Remembered, a World War One play that toured to London, France and Germany.
For Putnockee Players he has written, directed and produced Honest Lies (2017-18) and
Secondhand Stories (2018).
Mitch Howell has been a professional London-based actor since 2009. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and radio, as well as in motion capture, puppetry and physical theatre.
He has tackled a wide variety of leading and supporting roles throughout his theatre career. He has received rave reviews for his performances as Van Helsing in Dracula (Lion & Unicorn) and Squealer in Animal Farm (Courtyard Theatre) and most recently portrayed Cassius in
Julius Caesar (Courtyard).
He has also lent his voice to professional radio productions of The Raven, Madame X and
Beyond The Time Machine, and he has appeared in several short films, including
Looped Alphabet (2014) and Peaked (2015).
Secondhand Stories was specifically written for Mitch, and is his first production for
Alexander Jeremy is an actor, comedy writer and improviser. He is a core member of the acclaimed, Time Out recommended improv group, Shoot From The Hip, is a co-founder of
the production company Alpha Baboon. and is also a member of the National Youth Theatre.
Alexander has previously starred in Paul G Raymond's Valentine for Sky Arts, which was produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, and played the lead in the independent feature film
Made In Taiwan. He also wrote, directed and starred in the feature film Fred, and the short comedy film Camping With Greg, for his comedy Youtube channel Two Actors.
He made his professional London theatre debut in Honest Lies, originating the role of Sam.
Georgie Matthews is an actor, writer and director. She has been a professional actress since 2012, after extensive theatre training throughout her teens.
She has starred in numerous short films, including Mary No More, winner of Best Student Film at Norwich Film Festival 2016 and shortlisted for the prestigious, BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Film Festival. She also wrote and starred in the short film Mike And Delilah.
Georgie made her professional theatre debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Two Tired at The Vault for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.
She joined Putnockee Players for the second run of Honest Lies, playing the role of Claire. This marked her London stage debut.
Hayley Osborne is an actor who trained at The Artists Theatre School under the tutelage of BAFTA-nominated actress Amanda Redman, where she received training in both classical and contemporary theatre. She graduated in 2016.
Hayley has starred in numerous short films, and made her feature film debut in the horror comedy Killerhertz. She made her London theatre debut in Dante's Inferno at the Barons Court Theatre, and originated the role of Claire in Honest Lies.