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Amelia Bullmore studied Drama at Manchester University. Having started out as an actress, she began writing in 1995 and continues to do both. Her first stage play, Mammals, had an extended sell-out run at the Bush Theatre in April 2005 and a successful national tour in 2006. It was also co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and shortlisted for the What's On Best New Comedy Award. Her adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2009. Di and Viv and Rose premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2012, transferred Upstairs in 2013, and then to the West End in 2015.
Bullmore wrote two episodes of the second series of This Life for World/BBC2, and devised the series Black Cab for World/BBC2, writing three of the episodes. She wrote two episodes of the first series of Attachments, also for World/BBC2. She was a Dennis Potter Award Finalist in 2000 for her original 90-minute drama, The Middle.
Paul has been acting and directing with various companies in the Southampton area for nearly 40 years. Paul joined Maskers in 2014 and has already directed two shows for them. His acting credits include an Italian waiter in Betrayal and Akela the wolf in The Jungle Book, last year's Hamptworth show. He is delighted to be directing in the Studio again, which he feels is an ideal setting for Di and Viv and Rose. Paul's background is in physical theatre and he hopes this has helped him to add extra depth to the production. He is delighted to be working with Ruth, Leah and Kristina , whom he enjoyed acting with in Jungle Book and he is looking forward to seeing their combined energy light up this thought-provoking comedy.
The Cast (In order of appearance)