Old Bridge  
Old Bridge

by Igor Memic

Directed by Amanda Waggott and Ruth Sullivan

Monday 14 – Saturday 19 August, 2023

At the Greenside Venue (Forest Theatre), Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Photography by Giulia Paratelli

Cast List

Emina : Twyla Doone
Mili : Tommy Saunders
Mina : Arabella Hornby
Leila : Emily Carmichael
Sasha : Aleksei Toshev


Production Team

Director : Amanda Waggott
Associate Director (Edinburgh) : Ruth Sullivan
Producer : Arabella Hornby
Set Design : Angelika Michitsch
Costume Design : Sue Carling
Lighting Design : Ryan Williams
Sound Design : Harry Tomlin

Stage Manager : Ruth Kirby
Lighting and Sound Operator : Ryan Williams

Twyla Doone
Twyla Doone is an actor, writer who director and has worked in the West End as both an Assistant Producer and Assistant Director for Jonathan Church Productions. Most recently she has performed as Fran in Each Fallen Robin (Tower Theatre) and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rosalind in As You Like It and Princess Katherine in Henry V (all for PSF). Her TV and film work includes Do You Remember (Feature Film – Anna, 2014) and Alone (Short Film – Grace, 2011).
  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.