The Taming of the Shrew Company

Katherina - Charlotte Dowding

Charlotte trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

This is Charlotte's Lazarus debut.

Previous credits include:Francine, Clybourne Park, Max Key, The Karamel Club. Landlady, The Good Person of Szechwan, Katie Henry, Bridewell Theatre. Mother, White Pig, Jimmy Grimes, Jacksons Lane. Sherbet, Chorus (work in progress), Hannah Joss, The Vaults. Dancer, ITV The Halcyon, Stephen Woolfenden.

Petruchio - Mathew Foster

Mathew trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Previous Lazarus credits include; Achates, Dido: Queen of Carthage, Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre. France in King Lear, Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre.

Previous credits include; Richard, Dream Girl, Kris Hallett, Old Red Lion; Ensemble/Understudy, Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies, Jeremy Herrin, RSC West End & Broadway; Steven, Orion's Hat, Tristan Bates Theatre, Caitriona Shoobridge; John, Blue Remembered Hills, Graham Hubbard, New Diorama; Jonny, Just Say No, Tommo Fowler, Theatre 503; Zadkiel, Travesti, Rebecca Hill, EtCetera Theatre; Mark, Sitting With Thistle, Simon Kane, Lion & Unicorn; Trooper/Commissioner, 55 Days, Howard Davies, Hampstead Theatre.

Mathew also appeared in the BBC's Tractate Middoth directed by Mark Gatiss, shot Spoon Fed with Lesley Sharp and Joseph Mawle directed by Nick Jones, and works regularly with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on their 'Read Not Dead' programme of plays, including Love's Pilgrimage, Cynthia's Revels, The Old Wive's Tale and Every Man Out Of His Humour.

Bianca - Sabrina Laurison

Sabrina trained at ALRA.

This is Sabrina's Lazarus debut.

Previous credits include; Alice, Feast of Fools, Myles Horgan, Theatre N16. Amy, Insane, Danielle Imara, Leicester Square Theatre. Luna, Eclipse, Nick Young, The Station.

Theatre whilst training includes; The Cherry Orchard, Blood Wedding, Love and Information, The Comedy of Errors, Sense and Sensibility and The Love of the Nightingale.

Lucentio - Samuel Lane

Samuel trained at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

This is Samuel’s Lazarus debut.

Previous credits include; Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Haf Gardner, Young Shakespeare Company. Archangel Michael, The Nativity, Kathy Longbottom, Wintershall Estate. Joseph of Nazareth/(U/S) Jesus, The Life of Christ, Ashley Herman, Wintershall Estate. Will Bennett/Dr Maudsley, Blue Stockings, Sarah Hayhurst, The Cockpit Theatre.

Tranio - Evangeline Dickson

Evangeline trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

This is Evangeline’s Lazarus debut.

Previous credits include; Mrs Millenium, Urinetown, The Musical, Josh Seymour, Pleasance Theatre. Shen Te/Shui Ta, The Good Person of Szechwan, Katie Henry, Bridewell Theatre. Malcolm, Macbeth, Zoé Ford, Karamel Club.

Hortensio – Shiv Rabheru

Shiv Rabheru trained at The Identity Drama School and Doreen Bird College. 

This is Shiv Rabheru’s Lazarus debut. 

Previous credits include: Sameer, Submission, Shafeeq Shajahan, The Kings Head Theatre. Cy, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Jonathan Butterell, Sheffield Crucible. Jamal, Prevent Tours, Matt Matlby, The Bunker Theatre. Mr. Mistoffelees, CATS, Trevor Nunn, UK and European Tour. Pouncival and understudy Mr. Mistoffelees / Mungojerrie, CATS, Chrissie Cartwright, RCCL. Jake, Sleeping Beauty, Marc Day, Milfield Arts Centre.

Biondello/Grumio – Rachel Smart

Rachel trained at Birmingham School of Acting.

This is Rachel's Lazurus debut.

Previous credits include; Squidge, Cold Front, Dilek Latif, The Vaults. Cobweb, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Alexandra Spencer-Jones, River Stage: National Theatre. Kate,The Priory, Alexandra Spencer-Jones, The Crescent Theatre. Brabantio, Othello, Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, The Birmingham Hippodrome. Auntie Biel, Three Sisters On Hope Street, Jake Murray,The Birmingham Hippodrome.

Gremio/Pedant - CJ de Mooi

Previous Lazarus credits include Thersites, Troilus and Cressida, Ricky Dukes, Tristan Bates Theatre. Menenius, Coriolanus, Ricky Dukes, Tristan Bates Theatre.

Previous credits include Simon, Guilty Pleasures, Stephen Leatherland, National Tour. Ms Axel, Geek!, Jamie Chapman Dixon, Tristan Bates Theatre. Arnold, The International Stud, Dan Phillips, Edinburgh C Venue. The Stranger, The Renata Road, Ed Greenberg, Feature Film.

Best known from the long running BBC show Eggheads, CJ is an actor with many stage and screen credits to his name. Drama, pantomime, musicals and even drag have all featured in his career but he finds the classics most rewarding. He is thrilled to be working with Lazarus again and taking on the challenge of the Bard!

Sly - Gareth Balai

Gareth trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY

This is Gareth’s Lazarus Debut.

Previous Credits include; Ensemble, Misa Criolla, Jonathan Griffith, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Dorian Gray, Wilde at Home, David Grant, Mary MacArthur Theatre. Greg Pierotti, The Laramie Project, George Heslin, Lester Martin Theatre. Will Scarlet, Robin Hood - A New Musical, Douglas Carter Beane, Lester Martin Theatre. Inmate, The Insanity of Mary Girard, Natalie Villamonte Zito, Atlas Performing Arts Center. Daniel Radcliffe, Brothers Grimsby, Paramount Pictures, Louis Letterier.

Baptista - Dawn Bush

Dawn trained at The Drama Studio – London

This is Dawn’s Lazarus debut.

Previous credits include: Chorus, Henry V, John-Robert Partridge, Tread the Boards at the Attic Theatre, Stratford-on Avon: Miss Prism/Lane/Merriman, The Importance of Being Earnest, Michelle Shortland, Dot Productions tour: Dame Nutella/Felix the Cat, Dick Whittington, Party Time tour. Film credits include Eve, The Seditionist Kaine Levy, the Met Film School and Marjorie Family Secrets, Serge Rashidi, SVG Productions.