Lucas is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Away from acting, Lucas loves a cup of tea, can whip you up a mean lemon meringue pie and has the power to befriend any dog that graces his presence. He is also the authority on all things fish and chips, which comes with being from Grimsby, his hometown.
As an actor he is a big believer that the arts are a vital lifeline that can inspire change and education and should be accessible to people of all backgrounds. As a lover of classical text, he is incredibly excited to be bringing you this modern adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac along with such a talented cast and crew.
Lucas is also very excited to be exploring this beautiful country for the very first time. When he was younger, he would sing ‚Vienna‘ by Billy Joel for his mother, as it was one of their favourite songs, so he feels it is a rather thrilling twist of fate that his first job after drama school should be here with you all.
Lucas‘ previous credits include work with several companies across Stratford-upon-Avon, where he has played the likes of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Feste in Twelfth Night.
Curtis was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East England and has had a passion for the arts from the young age of five. He knew then that being an actor was the only profession he wanted to have. Throughout the years, Curtis’s dedication to acting grew and he took inspiration from the people like Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman to influence his own style.
What Curtis most enjoys about acting is being able to tell a story and make the audience feel a whirlwind of emotions – from happiness to sadness or rolling around the floor with laughter. Curtis’s main aim is to entertain the audience and make the theatre an enjoyable experience for all people.
Inaam Barwani (playing Kris) is a British actor born and raised in north London. He is of Omani and Sri Lankan origin, having spent three years of his childhood, from age 7-10, living in Oman. Coming back to London for the final grade of British elementary school, year 6, he quickly realised a love and curiosity for the arts, and performance especially. This love continued throughout his coming years in school and he began to take the idea of becoming a professional actor more and more seriously, involving himself in local workshops, classes, networking, and eventually, professional work.
Inaam has worked on stage and screen in the UK.
Xena grew up in Cairo, Egypt and Vienna, Austria, spending most of her life involved in various forms of performing arts. After moving to Manchester, England, she is delighted to return to Austria for the tour of ROXY & CY.
She obtained her diploma in acting at Vienna’s English Theatre Academy (VETA), and her most recent professional credit was the role of Caroline in I And You at Vienna’s English Theatre. Aside from acting, Xena especially enjoys channeling her creativity into singing, writing (both poetry and prose) and directing. Something many people might not know about Xena is that she is a big Manchester United supporter and has paid many a visit to Old Trafford.
Xena cannot wait to explore the parts of her home country she has yet to be acquainted with. She is also especially looking forward to meeting and getting to know the audience personally.