Ollie is a first year undergraduate studying English at St Anne's College. Since coming to Oxford, he has performed in his college Cuppers play 'Wonderland' (nominated for 'Best of Cuppers') and 'Double Edge' (Burton Taylor Studio, MT'12). He will soon be assistant directing 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (Simpkins Lee, HT'13). He is also sings in a cappella group 'Out of the Blue'.
Liberal philosopher and hero with a burning desire for recognition
Head of Harvard Philosophy, Rawls’s boss and arch-nemesis, a libertarian villain
Luke is a first year undergraduate studying English at Mansfield. So far he has appeared in 'The Get Out' (Keble O'Reilly, MT'12) and 'Arthur! Or, Fifty Shades of Grail' (Moser, MT'12) as well as Mansfield's Cuppers Show 'Short Circuit' for which he was nominated for the best actor award. This term he will also be performing in 'Rope' at the Oxford Union.
Rosalind is a second year undergraduate studying Music at University College. Recently she appeared in a new opera of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (HT'13), which she also helped devise. Rosalind's other credits include Vivaldi's Gloria (TT'12) and Handel's 'Messiah' (TT'12). She also participated in a vocal masterclass with S. Daneman, and recently released 2 CDs with the Rodolfus Choir and Merton Chapel Choir. She is currently working towards a solo vocal recital for TT'13.
Beautiful philosophy student with a thing for 'big' philosophers
Clare is a final year undergraduate studying PPE at University College. In Oxford her performances have included 'Faust' (Queen's College Chapel, HT '11), 'The Rover' (New College Garden Play, TT '11), 'Cabaret' (O'Reilly, HT '12), and 'Tamings' (O'Reilly, HT '12). Clare has sung with the a cappella group In the Pink since MT 2010, with whom she has recorded a CD, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and toured to Berlin.
Objectivist Russian libertarian seductress, the chief villain and mistress of Nozick
Sam is a second year undergraduate studying Medicine at University College. At Oxford he has acted in 'Kafka's Dick' (Burton Taylor Studio, MT'11) and 'Cabaret' (Keble O'Reilly, HT'12), and had a role as assistant director in 'Pride and Prejudice' (Christ Church gardens, TT'12).
Greek ventriloquist artist at the Piraeus, the hottest gay nightclub in Athens
Jacob is a second year undergraduate studying Chemistry at St Catherine's college. Whilst at Oxford, he has performed in "Anything Goes" (TT12) and was also creative director or "The Last Five Years" (MT12). Outside of Oxford he has also performed in productions of "Les Miserables" and "Guys and Dolls".
Also playing HENRY SIDGWICK, an effeminate utilitarian.
Andy is a second year undergraduate studying History and Politics at University College. His first performance in Oxford was as part of the University College Cuppers entry 'Duck Variations' (Burton Taylor Studio, MT'11). He has since played the lead role in 'The Country Wife' (University College Gardens, TT'12) and the part of Aaron in 'Titus Andronicus' (English Faculty, MT'12). Andy is also on the committee for the Univ Players.
Also playing JEREMY BENTHAM, a utilitarian hedonist, and a Harvard student
Alex is a third year History Undergraduate at Pembroke College. At Oxford he has acted in many plays including 'The Get-Out’ (O’Reilly, MT'12), 'Miss Julie' (BT, MT'12), ‘Othello’ (Corpus Christi Auditorium, HT'12), ‘Kafka’s Dick’ (BT, MT’11) and ‘Arcadia’ (Brasenose Gardens, TT’11). He has also produced the Pembroke musical ‘Anything Goes!’ and written and performed alongside sketch duo ‘Rory & Tim.’ He will be appearing in ‘Rope’ at the Oxford Union this term.
James is a third year chemist from Univ. At Oxford he has played the lead in 'The Government Inspector' (Univ Garden, TT'11), and appeared in 'Caligula' (Burton Taylor, MT'11) and 'The Country Wife' (Univ Garden, TT'12). James has also co written and performed 'The Univ Revue' (HT'12) and is an ex-president of the univ players. Before Oxford he performed in 'Myface' at the Edinburgh Finge (Aug'10). He will soon be appearing agin in the 'Univ Revue' (HT'13).
French student radical rocker.
Also playing ADEIMANTUS, a Greek philosopher, and JAMES MILL, a utilitarian.
Henry is a first year PPEist at Brasenose College. At Oxford he performed in the Brasenose Cuppers production 'The Actor's Nightmare' (Burton Taylor, MT'12), while at school he played a succession of posh Englishmen in productions such as Much Ado About Nothing and Sweeney Todd. He is grateful to have been given the chance to continue in this vein in "A Theory of Justice: The Musical!"
Utilitarian Barbershop Quartet lead.
Also playing THRASYMYCHUS, a Greek philosopher, HENRY, a Harvard student, and JEAN BODIN, a member of Hobbes's gang.
Florence is a first year undergraduate studying English at Brasenose College. This is her first play in Oxford since Cuppers (Burton Taylor, MT'12), in which she was in the cast of 'The Actors Nightmare' and received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Prior to university, she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival '12 with Babolin Theatre Company, in the original play 'Picnic Apocalyptic' (Bedlam Theatre).
A feminist unhappy with the number of male philosophers.
Also playing JACQUES BOSSUET, a Hobbes gang member and NICOLA, a Harvard student.
Tommy is a third year PPE undergraduate at Brasenose College. He regularly writes and performs comedy, contributing to, amongst others, 5 annual sketch-shows at Jackson's Lane Youth Theatre and 3 pantomimes. Last year he wrote the BNC pantomime, a comedy short-film and co-wrote and co-starred in the comedy duo Tommy & Tris. He regularly debates and rows.
Crazy homeless man.
.David is a first-year undergraduate studying PPE at New College. Back at home he has starred as Nathan Detroit in 'Guys and Dolls' and as Mary Magdalene in a somewhat gender-bending interpretation of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', and was the musical director of his school's production of 'High School Musical'. He has also sung with the Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Big Band at St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Deontological fairy godmother.
Also playing GLAUCON, a Greek philosopher, a Harvard student, and JAMES TYRRELL a member of Locke's gang.
John is a second year undergraduate studying PPE at Christ Church. At Oxford he produced ‘Twelfth Night’ in the Christ Church Cathedral Gardens, TT’12 and performed in Matthew Parvin’s ‘The Players’ as part of the Turl Street Arts Festival, HT’12.
The Emcee at the Piraeus, the camp father of ethics.
Also playing JOHN, a Harvard student and ROBERT FILMER, a member of Hobbes's gang
A defiant suffragette.
Jenni is a third Year PPEist at Lincoln College and loves political philosophy. Last year she appeared in a Lincoln Players production of 'West Side Story' and is a committed member of 'The Oxford Singers'.
A righteous feminist.
Also playing CARLA, a Harvard student, and ALGERNON SYDNEY, a member of Locke's gang
Claudia is a first year historian at Balliol. Before coming to Oxford she has portrayed a series of feeble female characters in pantomime, school productions and local theatre- last seen being eaten by a giant plant. She is very excited to break this mould in her first Oxford production, having finally found a use for her Philosophy A Level.
Esmé is a third year undergraduate reading English Literature and Language. She was co-President of The Univ Players. She has acted in Gogol’s The Government Inspector (Univ Garden Show, TT11) and Ayckbourn’s Family Circles (Pegasus Theatre, MT12) and contributed to and acted in The Return of the Univ Revue (Univ JCR, HT12). She directed Wycherley’s The Country Wife (Univ Garden Show, TT12) and assisted directed Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (O’Reilly, MT11) and Titus Andronicus (EFL, LT2, MT12). In her first year she co-wrote and directed her college’s Cuppers entry Desperate Times Call For... (BT, MT10). She has been on the marketing team for Musset’s Never Say Never (HT11) and an adaptation of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (TT12). On the stage crew for Reflections of a Man/Poetry-in-Motion (OFS, MT12) and producer/performer inThe Stream (various colleges, MT12).
Ramin is a third year undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Balliol College. In 2011 he set up DEM Productions through which he has produced a range of successful productions including a successful run of ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ at the Oxford Playhouse a double bill of ‘Bug’ and ‘Fear’ in the Burton Taylor Studio, and the musical ‘Cabaret’ (O’Reilly, HT’12), which he also directed. In his first year at Oxford he wrote and directed his college’s Cuppers entry ‘Norma’ (BT, MT’10), ‘The Tea Party’ (Michael Pilch Studio, HT’11) and a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Oresteia (O’Reilly, TT’11), which he also acted in. He has also produced ‘Children of Oedipus’ (O’Reilly, MT’11), ‘The Two Cultures’ (Michael Pilch Studio, MT’11), assistant produced ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (Oxford Playhouse, MT’11) and executive produced ‘A Little Night Music’ (Oxford Playhouse, MT’12). As the president and treasurer of the Balliol Dramatic Society, he had experience evaluating a large number and range of budgets for plays. In HT’13 he is producing ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (Simpkins Lee)
Eylon is a third year undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Brasenose College. His theatre experience in Oxford includes producing The Tea Party and assistant producing Cabaret, as well as acting in Blithe Spirit (BNC arts week, 2012) and a 24-hour play. In school he acted in lead roles in a number of plays including The Wizard of Oz, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Producers, and His Dark Materials, as well as writing and directing his own short film. He has also written two novellas. He currently writes for the Oxonian Globalist and debates for Oxford all around Europe. In his spare time, he works for a human rights tribunal.
Toby is a second year undergraduate reading Music at St Anne's College, where he is also a music award holder and President of the Music Society. His experience as musical director includes The Last 5 Years (Corpus Christi College, 2012), Anything Goes (Pembroke College, 2012), Aladdin (Jersey Opera House, 2012) and Animal Farm (Victoria College, Jersey, 2009). Other shows in which he has been involved include A Little Night Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Acorn Antiques, Whistle Down the Wind, Beauty and the Beast and Return to the Forbidden Planet.
Tommy is a third year PPE undergraduate at Brasenose College. Besides studying political philosophy, he regularly writes and performs comedy, contributing to, amongst others, five annual sketch-shows at Jackson's Lane Youth Theatre and three pantomimes. Last year he wrote the BNC pantomime, a comedy short-film and co-wrote and co-starred in the very well-received comedy duo Tommy & Tris (4*s OTR). He regularly debates, rows and cavorts with an insect called Steve.
Ksenia is a second year undergraduate studying Philosophy and French at Oriel. She has produced A Little Night Music (Oxford Playhouse, MT’12), Fresher (Cuppers, MT’11) and was co-producer for Mephisto (OP, HT’12) as well as the entertainment at the Moulin Rouge ball (OU, HT’12).
Rob is a second year PPE undergraduate at University College. In his first year, he directed Duck Variations (Cuppers, MT'11) and an adaption of Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Christchurch Cathedral Gardens, TT'12). He is the Director of CABAL Student Productions, a not-for-profit production company he founded in MT'12 with fellow student Aleksandr Al-Dhahir. In the same term, he also co-produced Titus Andronicus (English Faculty).
Bethan is a in her second year reading music at St Hugh’s College. Having spent much of her childhood doing the lighting for pantomimes and travelling round in a props van, Bethan finds theatres difficult to avoid, and in her first week in Oxford she was conscripted into the musical directorship of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s Michaelmas 2011 show. She is now the G&S Society President, and is currently directing her third show.
Georgia Luscombe is a second year History & Politics undergraduate at Lady Margaret Hall. Having studied theatre, and working on set design in her home of Birmingham, she is looking forward to working some more on theatrical design. Since arriving in Oxford, she has directed the 2011 LMH Cuppers entry Broken Trinity, and designed 'Titus Andronicus' (TT 12 Uni Parks). Next term she will also be designing ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.
Diana is a third year undergraduate studying Physics and Philosophy at St Hilda’s College. Her previous experience includes being the PM for O Human Child, a promenade-style performance that is currently in the Moser theatre; LD for The Pirates of Penzance (Magdalen college auditorium next week); and of course quite a few light and sound operating roles throughout various other shows. She will be also the PM for the dance show 'Spring Rain'. She is also producing 'Antigone (after Sophocles)' (O'Reilly, HT'13).
Dana is a lecturer of political theory finishing her DPhil at Mansfield College in the relationship between politics and dance. She has been dancing for over twenty years, proficient in a number of styles, and performing in a range of productions. She regularly teaches dance classes in Oxford.
Graham is a 3rd year Mathematician at Jesus College. He has been involved as lighting designer for a vast number of shows in Oxford, including A Little Night Music (OP, MT’12), Journey’s End (MT10 O’Reilly), The Seagull (HT’11, OP), A Row of Parked Cars (HT’11, TSAF), Sweeney Todd (HT11, Pembroke College), Brasenose Arts Week (TT’11), Tamburlaine (TT’11, O’Reilly), Twelfth Night (HT’11, O’Reilly), The Players (HT’11, TSAF), Jake’s Progress (HT’11, O’Reilly), Brasenose Arts Week (TT’12), Love’s Labours Lost (TT’12, Chch Cathedral Gardens).
Daniel is a second year undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Brasenose College. At Oxford he has designed the sound for the major musical Cabaret (O’Reilly, HT’12),After the Dance (Simpkins Lee, TT’12) and Bug (Burton Taylor Studio, TT’12). While at school in Boston, he ran the sound for ‘Hot Grog’, which was taken to the Edinburgh Fringe, as the PA announcements and the Battle of the Bands at school. He also coordinated the sound for Oxford’s Got Talent.
Elly is a fourth year studying French and Italisn at Balliol College. She has done costume designs for a number of school productions and is regularly involved in projects such as fashion week.