Pretty Shrewd

Eloise Kay

Eloise spent most of her time at the University of Cambridge with performing in many choirs, plays and concerts. After this she attended drama school, where she learnt how to play a meercat, a retired pianist and a bridge. In her free time she likes nothing more than eating chocolate cake, belting out the odd classical aria or two, and eating yet more cake.

Catriona MacKenzie

Catriona (Cat), originally from Bristol, graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2010. Her theatre credits include: Cathy in The Last Five Years (Bristol Tobacco Factory), Jenny in Jennifer Skylark and The Seagull’s Handbook (Greenwich Theatre), Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Billingham Forum), Courtesan in The Rover (Hampton Court Palace), Susie in Babes in Arms (Union Theatre), Amiens in As You Like It (White Bear Theatre), Amy in Catching Father Christmas (Arts Depot), La in The Vaudevillains (UK Tour), Ensemble in The Wind in the Willows (St Paul’s Church) and Ensemble in Through the Door (Trafalgar Studios). Film credits include: Ana in B Flat and Natalie in Apocalypse. Cat is also a member of the swing group „Elle and the Pocketbelles“ . She’s delighted to be a part of Pretty Shrewd, and is very excited about exploring Austria!

Joseph Tweedale

Joseph is 22 and was born and raised in Cardiff, in Wales. He first fell in love with performing when he began to learn how to play the trumpet at the tender age of 7. He perused this instrument for a number of years and then decided to progress onto The French Horn, whilst playing in many different orchestras throughout the UK. Joseph decided that he wanted to be an actor relatively late on during his education and definitely managed to surprise his parents who thought he wanted to study music! After persuading his parents, who still wanted him to become the next Mozart, that acting was exactly what he wanted to do he went to study Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. Joseph graduated in 2012 gaining a First Class Bachelor of the Arts Degree and decided it was time to move to London and try his hand at being a professional actor. Since moving, he has performed in a number of theatres, with some great theatre companies and as some wonderful characters, most notably Aeneas in Dido, Queen of Carthage, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tiresias in Oedipus the King. This is the first international theatre tour Joseph has ever been involved in and he is incredibly excited!

David Simmons

Luke graduated from The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2012. Prior to that he went to the University of Bristol where he studied Drama and Geography. Not a common combination, but he grew up doing musical theatre and climbing trees in the woods….so what else was he going to do? Since leaving drama school he has mostly been working on films (short and feature) in many different capacities, but loves acting, especially live theatre and he hopes to still be performing when he’s very old, very bald and most likely very deaf!