The Real Inspector Hound  
The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Rob Ellis

Wednesday 17 - Saturday 27 January, 2024

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Jason Harris

Cast List

Moon : David Miller
Birdboot : Matthew Vickers
Mrs Drudge : Sheila Burbidge
Simon Gascoyne : Micky Gibbons
Felicity Cunningham : Emily Hassan
Cynthia Muldoon : Maeve Curry
Major Magnus Muldoon : Daniel Watson
Inspector Hound : Darren Chancey
Higgs : Tom Tillery, David Taylor, Jack Hanrahan, Arthur Poole, Jonathan Norris, Flavia Di Saverio, Harry Reeder, Matthew Ibbotson or Richard Kirby


Production Team

Director : Rob Ellis
Set Design: Max Maxwell
Costume Design : Lynda Twidale
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Stanley Piper

Stage Manager : Sarah Ambrose
ASM : Ruth Sanderson
Lighting Operator : Juliet Webster
Sound Operator : Richard Davies
Set Construction and Get–in : Millie Weston, Wendy Parry, Keith Syrett, Nick Insley,, Jude Chalk, Phillip Ley, Gary O’Keefe, Andy Hind, Jack Hanrahan, Angelika Michitsch, Colin Guthrie, John McSpadyen

David Miller
David Miller is delighted to be back onstage with Tower Theatre Company for the first time since Arcadia and Wolf Hall in 2018, the latter touring to Lincoln's Inn and the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. He can also be heard on Tower’s two immersive audio walks, Strange Meeting and Remembrance, which are available to listen to in Abney Park Cemetery, via the Echoes app.
  Matthew Vickers
Matthew Vickers has been an acting member of the Tower Theatre for some years now having performed in numerous plays including Coyote on a Fence, Clybourne Park, An Enemy of the People, Arcadia, Sweat and more recently PMQ and Death and the Maiden. He is looking forward to playing Birdboot in what promises to be a very entertaining production.
Sheila Burbidge
Sheila Burbidge is a very long-time Tower member, doing most jobs, sometimes acting and directing. Now she looks after wardrobe and is a Trustee. She is really thrilled to be a part of this production, and looking forward to a lot of fun.
  Micky Gibbons
Micky Gibbons lives in North-East London with his husband Simon and a family of foxes who live in their back garden. He works as a doctor in public health. His previous acting credits include A Doll's House at the Tower and The Real Inspector Hound with the KDC. He was also a performer and writer on a number of Edinburgh comedy shows including Stout, Pale and Bitter and Xaablaargh the Conqueror’s Guide to Humons. He is currently working on a podcast series with the comedy collective ‘Forced Rhubarb’.
Emily Hassan
Emily Hassan has always been a passionate theatregoer and discovered acting while studying English at university. Favourite roles include Medea, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Varya in The Cherry Orchard. She is also a member of the National Youth Theatre, with whom she volunteers. Since graduating, she appeared onstage in Amadeus with SEDOS and is very much looking forward to her first Tower show. By day, Emily is studying for her postgraduate diploma in law in anticipation of becoming a solicitor.
  Maeve Curry
Maeve Curry has previously performed as lead singer with Riverdance (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin) and through her association with this show, she sang for then First Lady, Michelle Obama during her state visit to Ireland. From there Maeve moved to London to train at the Royal Academy of Music (Musical Theatre). Her credits include Snow White in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Cork Opera House), Baroness Elberfeld in The Sound of Music (Cork Opera House), Miss Krumholztz in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (City of London Festival) and The Whore/Claire in the UK Premiere of Amour, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the UK Awards. Since then, she has appeared at the Old Vic Theatre (OV200), in London's West End (A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre), and most recently, she performed the role of Gladys Bumps in Tower’s production of Pal Joey.
Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson's most recent production for the Tower was Richard III in which he played Clarence and the Mayor. His other credits as an actor include Brian in Dead Funny, Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Lord Arlington in Nell Gwynn, Uriah Heep in David Copperfield, Teddy in The Homecoming, Grumio in The Taming of The Shrew, Ross in Macbeth, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Ramble in Lock Up Your Daughters, Fred in Fallen Angels, Canon Throbbing in Habeas Corpus and Oliver in As You Like It. Other favourite productions in which he has appeared include Lady Windermere's Fan, Hard Times, Pygmalion and Dancing at Lughnasa.
  Darren Chancey
Darren Chancey trained at the City Literary Institute in Covent Garden and graduated in June 2023. Some of his roles whilst training were Michal in The Pillowman, Professor Pavel Protasov in Children Of The Sun, Antipholus Of Syracuse in The Comedy Of Errors, King Creon in Antigone, and Jason in Medea. In October 2023 he made his debut with the Putney Theatre Company as Peter in Apologia. The Real Inspector Hound is Darren’s debut with the Tower Theatre Company.
Rob Ellis
Rob Ellis is a theatre producer and director, originally from Yorkshire, who joined the Tower in 2016. For the Tower he has directed Clybourne Park, The 39 Steps and The Merry Wives Of Windsor, which toured to Paris. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees for the organisation. For his day job, Rob is the Executive Director at Relish Theatre, a sustainable new-writing production company that platforms LGBTQ+ artists and stories. He was previously Producer at the Actors' Church in Covent Garden.