Sam Arthur
Kevin/ Crouch

Sam is an actor from London, England. He has been “treading the boards” since he was 12 with his first taste of performing skipping across the stage as an exuberant Friar Lawrence in a primary school production of Romeo and Juliet. Igniting that love for the craft again, Sam trained at East 15 Acting School in London for a year, followed by a 3 year BA acting course at Manchester School of Theatre where he graduated in 2020.
With his previous work primarily being on the stage, ranging from John Proctor in The Crucible to Puck in Midsummer’s Night Dream, Sam finds that nothing can quite compare to the electricity and energy an audience and a good story can bring to a space. Sam has always wanted to travel the world and Austria, in the heat of spring, is very high on his bucket list of must see places. To be able to tour this beautiful country whilst sharing an incredible story is a real honour and one he is very much looking forward to telling.

Megan Ashley
Sharon/ Saphire

Megan is originally from Shropshire, England. She is a graduate from Guildford School of Acting where she studied musical theatre. After leaving GSA she began her career by playing Snow White in a pantomime in Wales. Since then she has performed in a wide variety of shows including travelling around the United Arab Emirates in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, performing in the historic Middle Temple Hall in London in several productions of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ and touring the UK with a piece of gig theatre called ‘Electrolyte’.
Megan also plays lots of instruments and can often be found performing as an ‘actor-musician’ in shows, combining the instrument playing with the acting. She plays oboe, piano, accordion, saxophone, harp and taiko drums.
When she is not acting Megan can be found teaching singing, dance and drama in schools.
Megan can’t wait to get on the road and start exploring everything on offer in Austria!

Will Batty
Aaron/ Byron

Will graduated from Mountview drama school in November 2022, with Virtual Heroes being his first professional tour. Upon leaving Mountview, Will performed over the festive season in the immersive Christmas show: LaplandUK, playing a very silly elf called Porter.
Will previously graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2021 with a BA in English, where he was an active member of the theatre scene, playing lead roles that notably included: Macbeth in Macbeth, Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, and George Tesman in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at Cambridge’s ADC Theatre. At Cambridge, Will also directed an open air production of Twelfth Night as well as a couple of short audio dramas. Before Cambridge, as part of his company Marcus & Wilhelm, Will collaborated on all aspects of Stiffs: an absurdist-comedy that played at multiple venues and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Will is currently developing a piece of gig-theatre with a working-title of Nowhere’s End: a tragically-romantic solo play about the end of civilisation on a distant planet (with songs). He plays guitar, piano, and sings, and loves writing songs both silly, macabre, and about the mundanity of modern life (with a little bit of love chucked in as well). Will sees theatre as a way of being curious and critical about the world and the stories that shape our lives, and he is interested in the strange, the weird, and holding a glass darkly to society. Will is incredibly excited about the Virtual Heroes tour, and is looking forward to meeting students and audience members, as well as immersing himself in Austrian culture.

Molly Coates
Rita/ Bent

Molly has just graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting, finishing with a First. Molly is extremely excited to be a part of this production, and this will be her first professional play since graduating. She is so excited to be in Austria and hopes to improve her German whilst there.