Production Team

Andy Pope - Director

Andy has over 28 years of experience in Theatre, TV and Radio as an actor, writer and director. He has been teaching using his own unique approach for the past 13 years at drama schools, schools and colleges around the Northwest

He currently runs 'The Embers Acting Group' in Manchester delivering Meisner based acting classes to


Andy trained as an actor in Manchester and has been
teaching acting, writing, directing and performing for over 25 years.
Andy’s theatre credits include The Misfits and Planet Germany at Manchester Royal Exchange,
Evening Star at Studio Salford, TV credits include Emmerdale,
Shameless, Where the Heart is, Peak Practice, Soldier Soldier, City
Central and Cops to name but a few.

Andy continues to write, direct and teach and his productions have
earned nominations from the Manchester Theatre Awards and the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

Andy directed Little Diamond Theatre Company's touring production of John Godbers' 'September in the Rain' followed by 'April in Paris', 'The Woman who Cooked her Husband' and has recently adapted and directed the much loved folk tale 'Stone Soup'


Jon Bintliff - Stage Manager / Actor

Jon's credits include :

2017, Television, Witness, ABERRATION: INTO THE UNKNOWN, Black Flag TV, Nathan Head
2016, Stage, The Purifier, THE PURIFIER, The Essence Theatre Company, Bola Akande
2016, Stage, Johno, THE RUGBY TOUR, The Ogg Shaped Theatre Company, James Ogg

2014, Short Film, Dr Dear, BLEEP, Whiting Productions, Paul Whiting
2013, Comedy, Bill Cartwright, DEADLINE DAY, Manchester Theatre Company, David MacCreedy
2013, Short Film, Doctor, ALONE, Little Lewis Productions, Darren Wilder
2013, Short Film, Mike, GORILLA, JB Productions, Jack Bottomley
2013, Stage, Snug the Joiner, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, The Actors' Lab, Sue Jenkins
2013, Stage, Terry, BLESSINGS, The Actors' Lab, Sue Jenkins


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