Originally from Paisley, Martin has a BA Hons in Acting from the University of the West of Scotland. He spent a year touring Germany with White Horse Theatre performing plays for schools. Other theatre work has included appearances at the Tron theatre Glasgow in "Coconut Badger" and the Citizens, Glasgow as Dr Knox in the "Doctor and the Devils". Film and television credits include "Taggart", "River City", "WEBCAM Connections", "Bashtoon", and silent film "Murder". In his spare time Martin is a loyal follower of St Mirren FC but asks people not to hold this against him!
After graduating from London University with a BA Hons in English, Kirsten moved to East Lothian and qualified as an accountant. A career in local government and three children followed, but throughout that time she acted with local groups in productions including "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Blithe Spirit", "The Government Inspector", "The Proposal", "The Secret Rapture" and "Lettuce and Lovage". A summer school at RSAMD in Glasgow provided the impetus to concentrate on developing her acting career. She made her professional debut in 2010 as Mrs Venable in Theatre Alba's production of "Suddenly Last Summer" by Tennessee Williams at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Keith has worked extensively as an actor for over twenty years in Scotland playing roles opposite such luminaries as Rikki Fulton and Jimmy Logan on stage ("A Wee Touch o' Class" and "Treasure Island"), Alan Bates and Daniel Craig on television, ("Oliver's Travels" and "Our Friends in the North") and Catherine Oxenberg and Celia Imrie on film ("Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After" and "Blue Black Permanent") Radio work includes BBC Radio 4 's adaptation of "Sunset Song". His directing work includes "Our Boys" and "The Battle of the Hills/The Stormwatchers" for Theatre Enigma and "Suddenly Last Summer" and "Little Red Riding Hood" for Theatre Alba. This is his first time working with Peapod Productions.
Philip has worked with The National Theatre of Scotland, The Arches, Mischief La-Bas, Theatre Alba, Siege Perilous, Theatre Workshop, V.amp, SpartaKi, Cutting Edge and Liminal Theatre. He has also performed in Ireland, Romania and Italy. Film work includes "The Wicker Tree" and the Scottish BAFTA winning "Trouble Sleeping". As well as being founder and Artistic Director of Peapod Productions, Philip is also on the board of Firefly Youth Theatre, where he directs and co-produces "Guid Scratch" (an annual celebration of new writing by new and established playwrights in West Lothian). He has also taught and directed for The Benvenuto Players (a youth theatre based in Varese, Italy).
Adam is an actor with over ten years' experience working mainly in theatre and film. Previous theatre includes “The Crucible”, “Richard III”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”, “Mother Goose”, “Macbeth”, “Reminiscences”, “Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy” and “King Lear”
He previously appeared in Alistair Rutherford's “An Island Between Heaven And Earth” as George MacLeod at the Leith Festival and on tour 2010.
He is also a teacher and workshop facilitator with SCAMP Arts.
Simon has been an actor since 1977, worked extensively in Scotland, particularly at the Byre in the 1980s. West End appearances include "The Miracle Worker", "The Widening Gyre" and "The Mousetrap". TV includes "Still Game", "Taggart", "The Omega Factor", "High Road" and "Charles Endell Esq". Radio includes many performances for BBC Radio Drama and BBC Radio Scotland.
Unfortunately, due to personal commitments, Simon has had to withdraw from the tour after Leith Festival.
Alistair Rutherford writes for theatre, radio and film.
Previously produced stage plays: An Island Between Heaven and Earth (Iona Productions), Homecoming (Leith Festival), Lazar House (Hydrae Productions), Lizzy Strata (Big Village Theatre) and The Garden (Peapod Productions.) Radio plays: An Island Between Heaven and Earth for BBC Radio 4 and Happy New Year for BBC Radio Scotland.
Previous film commissions include Vault for Storymix Ltd, Sweden and additional material for Haunted Hogmanay (Ko Lik Films, BBC1 Scotland). Current projects include the stage adaptation of A Most Curious Detour , an autobiography by Stuart Hepburn, commissioned by the Stroke Association UK, and adapting Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat for radio.