Our Cast of players!
Carla Simpson - The Host
Carla graduated with a BA hons in Acting from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Having won the Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award she swapped Edinburgh for London to take up a scholarship with the BBC Radio Drama Company. Returning to Yorkshire some years later she created the character Susie Sparkles and has been entertaining at events across the North for more than a decade. Carla has also created numerous shows for schools to explore children's creativity and ignite a passion for reading. From 2008-2017 Carla ran The Acting Creative, a drama group for the YouTube generation which she hopes to bring back to life as the Anything Could Happen Acting Creative in 2019.
Matt "The Mountain of Mirth"
Matt Rogers started out in comedy as a stand up comedian, before turning his attention to studying Theatre at Bretton Hall. Since then Matt has; founded 2 award winning theatre companies, trained as a clown with Peta Lily and Philippe Gaulier, taught at Salford University, and generally messed around making any ridiculous thing that popped into his head with Uncanny Theatre. Matt has toured his shows nationally and internationally, and has worked with a wide range of acclaimed artists from across Europe favourites including Chris Goode and Jamie Wood
The “Pennsylvanian Punslinger” - Kate McCabe
Kate is an NYU/Tisch School of the Arts theatre grad who has been performing stand-up and improv since 1998. She has studied with teachers like John Thies of IO and Jill Bernard of HUGE Theatre. She currently teaches stand-up with CSzUK and also at the University of Salford. She leads improv workshops with CSzUK and the Laugh at Leeds Comedy Courses.
She loves the playfulness of improv and is currently performing with ComedySportz Manchester and Murder Inc. As a stand-up, she gigs all around the country.
“Nonstop Nonsense” Natalie
Natalie Bellingham trained at Bretton Hall College and since then has continued to train with with some of the most talented comedy professionals in the UK and abroad including John Wright, Jamie Wood, Phillip Gaulier, Peta Lilly and The Actor’s Space.
Natalie has been making beautifully absurd work with Uncanny Theatre since 2010, alongside her work with Uncanny she designs and delivers projects for schools and families for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and runs regular workshops for children at Wakefield Theatre Royal. She has also worked with students as a visiting artist at Salford University and Leeds Beckett University, where she also acted as an artist mentor on their Masters course.
Shane Huby is a perfect Anything Could Happen performer having spent his childhood acting in roles as diverse as Ratty from Wind in the Willows to the Yellow Submarine. As he got older and more mature (?) he started writing and directing his local pantomimes, found a love for costume and prop making and relishes scaring the pants off people every Halloween for the Hallowscream nights in York.