As we get closer to unleashing our tale upon the city of Portsmouth we thought you might like to meet a few of the cast members. Amongst other things, there are plans for a few immersive theatrical experiences that will form part of the story. Moments when you might encounter our characters in real life and really become part of the story!

We have already started working with the cast to develop these encounters and they are a really enthusiastic and talented group of people. The Cursed City team are extremely proud top have the opportunity to work with them and we hope you will enjoy meeting them.

Cursed City – Dark Tide Theatrical Cast

Natalie Watson SQ NATALIE WATSON

Natalie is a professional contemporary dancer who graduated from Chichester University in 2013 with a BA and MA in Dance. Since then she has performed nationally and internationally with MCDC, Nexus Dance Theatre, Manic Stage Productions and Hayley Barker. Alongside her performing, she teaches and choreographers in a wide variety of educational and community settings. 

Hana Maria SQ HANA MARIA

Hana Maria is a New Zealand-born violinist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. She moved to England at twelve, where she studied at The Purcell School, leaving to pursue a career as a session musician and in rock bands, most notably with her own project Hana Piranha. She tours the UK and abroad incessantly and has played venues ranging from Wigmore and Royal Festival Hall to Wembley and 02 Arenas.

Scott Jowett SQ SCOTT JOWETT

Scott Jowett is a former professional musician with UK festival tours and Irish national TV and radio appearances under his belt. More recently, Scott has won best actor in the DV Missions 48 Hour film challenge, an event which he has since MC’d for in the past three years. This role typically combines hosting, acting and dancing. With all this, plus stand-up comedy appearances, a live solo performance piece as Mephistopheles, live poker tournament wins – Scott Jowett can easily be considered a fearless performer on any stage, at any table, for any reason.

Brittany Hildrith SQ BRITTANY HILDRETH

A recent musical theatre graduate who trained at the University of Portsmouth. Brittany is always dedicated to any role she is given and has a wide set of skills and interests when it comes to performance work, including immersive, children’s theatre, scare acting, voice-over and much more. Since receiving her first class degree, she quickly dove headfirst into jump starting her acting career, landing roles within projects in the area as well as outside of Portsmouth. Most recently getting involved in a touring pantomime company in which she will star as Dusty the Dame in a production of Beauty and the Beast commencing in late November. Not only that she is now represented by the well-known agency Buzz Talent and is looking forward to all the opportunities that await her. 

Christine Lawrence SQ CHRISTINE LAWRENCE

A long-serving member of Titchfield Festival Theatre, Christine has acted, directed, organised the wardrobe and even worked behind the bar.  She was previously a psychiatric nurse and now is proud to be known as an author, with two novels to her name as well as a collection short stories and poems, many of which she has performed at events in Portsmouth including Dark Fest, Book Fest, Victorious and Portsmouth Festival.  Her work is published in Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grownups, Day of the Dead, Portsmouth’s Star and Crescent, Pompey Writes – The best of Star and Crescent, 2012 – Writers to Watch.  She is one of the founder members of Portsmouth’s spoken word group – T’Articulation and she has organised several spoken word events in the past two years.

Check out the Facebook page for more information and updates when Cursed City – Dark Tide launches this October.

Cursed City – Dark Tide is funded by Arts Council England to produce a transmedia story experience that will be delivered this autumn as part of Darkfest 2019.

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