Only Fools and Actors

Only Fools and Actors was created on November 4th 2007 and has been making a name for itself since its creation. Founded by Artistic Director, Benn Cody, and supported by a dedicated crew and cast, the company is destined for success, both at The Fringe and in its future productions.

The company’s current production of ‘Flush’ is a hard-hitting, powerful piece that ‘leaves the audience hungry for more’. A play concerned with sex, death, guilt and masculinity at its very worst, ‘Flush’ will stay with you long after the curtain falls. ‘Flush’ sees five lives intertwined in a twisted story of cards, life and death. A powerful dark comedy, ‘Flush’ is guaranteed to shock you and aweyou.

The company is made up of students from the university and are based in a broad selection of degrees, from Drama through to Geology. Each member has an important role within the company and it is obvious that each and every member is passionate about both drama, and the success of the company.

The passion and determination of the company has led to sponsorship and donations from some large names in theatre, including David Dipper, Nathan Curry of Tangled Feet, freelance director, Tessa Walker as well as some generous contributions from Royal HollowayÂ’s own Research and Enterprise Department.

Only Fools and Actors is lining up future productions, including the critically-acclaimed masterpiece ‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber, which was directed by Jack Salzman at Royal Holloway earlier this year. Jack will be revisiting the production and touring it around the country early next year.

The company also endorses new writing and we currently have multiple projects which we are aiming to perform in the summer of 2009. We aim to recreate the face of theatre with new and innovative writing, but first, we need to expand the company and be seen producing powerful productions. We need your support so we’d love to see you in London or in Edinburgh enjoying ‘Flush’!

If youÂ’d like to get involved with Only Fools and Actors, either visit our website or email

‘Flush’ will be performed for a one night preview at The Arcola Theatre, London on July 29th and will run for the full three weeks of The Fringe Festival at The Annexe. For more information, ticket sales or any questions or comments, please visit our website at

Company List:

Tom Bridges – Francis
Grace Felton – Holly
Sian Gordon – Lilly
Ollie Kaderbhai – Charlie
Jack Tidy – Cupid

Benn Cody – Director

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