Old Bridge  
Old Bridge

by Igor Memic

Directed by Amanda Waggott

Wednesday 8 - Saturday 18 March, 2023

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Giulia Paratelli

Cast List

Emina : Rachel Bothamley and Sarah Assaf
Mili : Tommy Saunders
Mina : Arabella Hornby
Leila : Emily Carmichael
Sasha : Aleksei Toshev


Production Team

Director : Amanda Waggott
Set Design : Angelika Michitsch
Costume Design : Sue Carling
Lighting Design : Andy Peregrine
Sound Design : Harry Tomlin

Stage Manager : Nichola Vasey
Assistant Director : Jonathan Reed
Deputy Stage Manager : Deborah Ley
Lighting Operator : Matthew Ibbotson
Sound Operator : Jacqui Dickson
Set Construction and Get-in : Jude Chalk, Keith Syrett, Trinidad Prieto, Sara Svati, Max Batty, Andy Hind, Rob Hebblethwaite, Wendy Parry, Laura Coulton, Olli Stevenson, Ellis Pickerton, Alex Burton, Jordan, Izzy Glynn, Maria Hristova and members of the cast and crew
Marketing : Anna Jones, Nichola Vasey

Rachel Bothamley
Rachel Bothamley has been a member of the Tower Theatre since 2015. Her on-stage credits include Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Susannah in Bedroom Farce and, most recently, Alice in Mosquitoes. Off stage credits includes Stage Managing Much Ado About Nothing and Costume Design for Trainspotting. She has also worked as Assistant Director on Kafka's Dick and, more recently, Death and the Maiden. By day Rachel works in mental health and loves her job overseeing Referrals, Therapies and External Engagement for the charity Body & Soul.
  Sarah Assaf
This is Sarah Assaf’s fourth Tower Theatre production. Since becoming a member in 2018 and training with National Youth Theatre in the same year, Sarah has appeared in Arcadia, Antigone and The Thrill of Love. Other credits include Multitudes at the Questors' Theatre, and new writing fringe theatre productions as part of the Camden Fringe, Canal Shorts at the Union and more.
Tommy Saunders
Tommy Saunders has been a member of the Tower since 2021. Previous productions include The Merchant of Venice as Lorenzo and Coram Boy as Alexander. He also appeared in two productions which were part of Writers' Room - December: The Pictures of Dora Gray as Henry and Waiting for Grotto as Graham the elf.
  Arabella Hornby
Arabella Hornby has been a member of the Tower since 2018. She has taken part in The Canterbury Tales, Five Women, two short plays during the Love and Survival Festival, Shakers, Twelfth Night and, most recently, The Pictures of Dora Gray. Prior to joining the Tower, she worked as a professional immersive theatre actress for the company Secret Cinema, as well as producing and starring in a production of Constellations at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London.
Emily Carmichael
Emily Carmichael has been a Tower member for eleven years, where she has acted in approximately the same number of productions. She has also written a small clutch of plays, two of which have been performed at the Tower. Emily is tentatively developing her next piece thanks, in part, to the beautiful, unique Old Bridge script that she feels very fortunate to help bring to life. In May, she will be performing a dual role in The Brink by Brad Bird at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington.
  Aleksei Toshev
This is Aleksei Toshev's second production with the Tower Theatre, after recently performing in London Wall. Previous stage credits include Ned Spigett in Nell Gwynn, Autolycus in The Winter's Tale, Lucky in Waiting for Godot and Frank in The Memory of Water. He is a current member of the National Youth Theatre and has completed multiple courses/classes with RADA and the CSSD.
Amanda Waggott
Amanda Waggott has been a member of the Tower Theatre for several years performing in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Gainsborough Girls, Kindertransport and (most recently) Mosquitoes. In 2021 she directed Escaped Alone and mastered working behind the bar. She works in theatre as an actor, producer, writer and director. She is currently working on The Trojan Women Project. She is represented by North One Management.