About
ATS Productions

ATS Productions is a new theatre company dedicated to giving young actors an opportunity to show case their talents. Selection for the troupe is based purely upon the skills and professionalism of the actors.

This new theatre company is a natural development of the Artists’ Theatre School which was started in 1998 by Amanda Redman, MBE, with Freda Gill, Julie Legrand and Ann Mutlow as a school for young actors from all backgrounds. Amanda started her professional acting career in 1979 and is well known for a string of acclaimed acting roles, including Sexy Beast, At Home with the Braithwaites and New Tricks. Her students must be open, honest, dedicated and hard working as well as having talent and potential.

 

The school is dedicated to the teaching and professional development of its pupils via a series of professionally taught masterclasses covering all aspects of the actor’s craft. The school’s graduates have been tutored by the likes of David Threlfall, Ray Winstone, Dame Sheila Hancock, Dame Harriet Walter, Susan Jameson, Dan Sefton, Roy Mitchell, Beattie Edney and Art Malik. All students take part in the end of year showcases which are directed and produced by Amanda Redman to the highest professional standards and to great critical acclaim.

 

The school continues to produce a stream of talented young actors who have learned the technical skills of their trade and are ready to take the next step in their careers; however the opportunities open to young actors to develop further have dwindled with the collapse of Repertory Theatre and the pressures on drama schools. This leaves many of the school’s members struggling to get their “break” and to make the transition into full time acting careers. Frustrated by this block on her pupils’ career paths, Amanda has decided to break the mould from within and to expand the scope of the Artists’ Theatre School to include a touring theatre company – ATS Productions. Those actors who have not been lucky enough to find the next step, due to lack of opportunity rather than lack of talent, can now progress from the school and join a company performing productions of the highest quality. All the graduates will continue to support the school and continue their professional development by attending the masterclasses.

Co-Directors
The Company

Roberta Cefai

Theatre credits: ‘Confusions’ (ATS 2022), 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022), 'HUSH, The Musical' (Teatru Manoel, TMYT), 'The Crucible' (Teatru Manoel), 'As You Like It' (MADC, Shakespeare in the park), 'An Inspector Calls' (MADC, Blue Box Theatre)

Film credits: 'One Breath' (Triton Film Productions), 'Carmen' (Falkun Film Productions).

Matthew Charles

Training: St Mary’s University studying Drama & Theatre Arts.

 

Theatre Credits: ‘Confusions’ (ATS 2022), ‘Trains, Not Boats and Planes’ (ATS 2022), 'Lady Windermere’s Fan’, ‘Rent: The Musical’, and ‘To London’ (Drama St Mary’s), ‘Other People’ (Teenage Cancer Trust). 

 

Promotional Credits: ‘I am IBM’ (IBM Productions) 

 

TV Credits: The Kemps: All True (BBC 2).

Andrew D'Alton

Training: London College of Music, Ealing 

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022), 'Still Life' and 'Hands Across the Sea' from Noel Coward’s ‘Tonight at 8.30’ (ATS 2018)

 

Film credits: 'Front' (short film 2022) 

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Emma Duke

Training: Italia Conti Acdemy of Theatre arts 

Theatre Credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022) 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022),  'The Milliner and the Weaver' (ATS 2019), 'Gizmo' (ATS 2019), 'Still Life' and 'Hands Across the Sea' from Noel Coward’s ‘Tonight at 8.30’ (ATS 2018), 'Citation Needed' (Camden Fringe 2018/Questors Theatre 2017), 'Nell Gwynn' (ATS 2017), ‘Table’ (ATS 2016), 'Romeo and Juliet' (TIE Tour with Complete Works), 'Into The Woods' (Landor Theatre 2012), 'Just So, The Musical' (TAG Productions 2010) and Dance Captain/Choreographer (MJP Productions, London Palladium 2009)

TV Credits: The Kemps: All True (BBC 2)

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Graeme Sanders

Training: Drama Studio, London (2001) 

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022) 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022), ‘Our Country’s Good’, ‘Dogg’s Hamlet’, ‘Nell Gwynn’, ‘Still Life’, ‘Red Peppers’, and ‘Hands Across the Sea’ from Noel Coward’s ‘Tonight at 8.30’ (ATS 2018), 'The Panel’ (ATS 2019), ‘Gizmo’ (ATS 2019), 'The Accrington Pals’, ‘Alexander’s Diaries’, ‘Bouncers’, 'Citation Needed' (Camden Fringe 2018/Questors Theatre 2017), ‘Twelfth Night’, several theatre in education tours for ‘Impact TC’, various stage readings for Shakespeare’s Globe’s ‘Red Not Dead’ programme

Film credits: For Candlelight Productions: ‘Life’s Rich Pagent’, ‘A Mere Trifle’, ‘The Bench’

TV Credits: The Kemps: All True (BBC 2)

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Beth Sissons

Training: Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Identity School of Acting

 

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022) 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022), 'Red Peppers’ and ‘Still Life', from Noel Coward’s ‘Tonight at 8.30’ (ATS 2018), ‘The Turas Mor’ (Soho Theatre, Walthamstow Parks Festival), ‘Nell Gwynn’ (ATS 2017), ‘Birthday’ (Showcase, Oxford House, London), 'All’s Well That Ends Well’ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), ‘Morning Choices’ (UK schools tour with the Otesha Project), ‘Remembrance’ (Site-specific, Periplum Theatre Company & Wimborne Community Theatre)

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Lawrence Ellis

Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

 

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022) 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022), 'Henry V', 'Into the Woods' and 'Abigail’s Party' (North Wall Arts Centre), 'A Chorus of Disapproval' (Putney Arts Theatre), 'Breathing Corpses (ATS), 'Our Country’s Good,' (ATS), 'Table' (ATS 2016), 'Nell Gwynn' (ATS 2017), 'Still Life' and 'Red Peppers' from Noel Coward’s ‘Tonight at 8.30’ (ATS 2018), 'The Panel’ (ATS 2019), ‘Gizmo’ (ATS 2019), 'Citation Needed' (Camden Fringe 2018/Questors Theatre 2017)

Rehearsed reading credits: 'Brown Girl Panic' (Seven Seas Films in association with Sky TV)

 

Film credits: Rush, A Brush With Death, Rufus FM, Guilt Trip, Blue and Lone Girl (voiceover). He played the lead in a production of Dr Faustus which had been adapted for radio.

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Rory Hobson

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022), 'Trains, Not Boats And Planes' (ATS 2022), What Lies Beneath (National Youth Theatre), Boy 1 in Steel Tumbleweed (The Courtyard Theatre), Cupid in Galatea (The White Bear), Young Russ in We’re All Dead (Stockwell Playhouse), and Cleon/Lysimachus in Pericles (Upstairs at The Gatehouse/Zamek Valtice, Czechia).

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Beth Sissons

Training: Fine Arts Academy

 

Theatre credits: 'Confusions' (ATS 2022), 'Trains, Not Boats and Planes' (ATS 2022),'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Fine Arts College, 2018), 'Back to the 80s' (Harlow Playhouse), 'Grease, The Musical' (Harlow Playhouse), 'Live at Old Epping Choir House'.

 

Film credits 'The Trap' (dir. Lena Headey), 'The Hot Potato' (2012), 'Fathers of Girls' (2009)

Beth Sissons

Amanda Redman

Amanda Redman, MBE, is an award winning British actor. Originally from Brighton, Amanda trained at the Bristol old Vic theatre school and began her successful career in 1978.


Her theatre credits include productions at The National Theatre, The Royal Court, the West end and many more.  Amanda's television/film credits include 'Sexy Beast', 'New Tricks', 'At Home with the Braithwaites', 'The Good Karma Hospital' and 'Bumps'.  Amanda has co starred with David Threlfall in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and 'Tommy Cooper: Not Like that like this.'
 

Amanda set up the Artists Theatre School in Ealing in 1998 and to this day, directs an annual show with her students.

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David Threlfall

David Threlfall is a TV, Film & Theatre Actor and Director with BAFTA, OLIVIER and CLARENCE DERWENT Awards to his credits since 1975. Some of his work includes: Theatre: Hull Truck: Bed of Roses. Royal Exchange Manchester: Count of Monte Cristo, Macbeth, Peer Gynt. RSC- where he is an Associate Artist- credits include Smike in Nicholas Nickleby 1981 also Channel 4 ( TONY & EMMY nominated.) Don Quixote at Stratford & Garrick Theatre 2019. Various Film & TV: Master & Commander, Hot Fuzz, Russia House, Olivier’s King Lear, Ripper Street, What Remains, Housewife49, Shameless - also directed many episodes (5 RTS awards). Prince Charles in Diana Her True Story & Prince Philip in The Queen’s Sister (RTS Award) and Tommy Cooper-Not Like That, Like This which reunited him with Amanda Redman whose ATS Company he has worked with for the last 4 years. 2019: Sony Radio Award for Spike & The Elfin Oak. 2020: Mr Cream in The Old Tune, Samuel Beckett, Jermyn St. Theatre. Holds D’Art from Sheffield & Manchester Universities.