Cast & Creatives


James Baxter

James Baxter

James Baxter – Bruce Blakemore

James, originally from Sunderland got his first break in Fiona Evans Fringe-First winning stage play Scarborough at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe, his performance as a teenager embarking upon an illicit affair with his PE Teacher won him a best-actor nomination for a Festival Fringe Award. Since then James has appeared on stage at The Old Vic, Hull Truck and Live Theatre.

James’s TV and film work includes, Still Open All Hours (BBC), Hebburn (BBC), Red Dwarf X (BBC), Joe Maddison’s War (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV).

James is very excited to be returning to Assembly Edinburgh



Dominic Shaw

Dominic Shaw – Director

Dominic grew up in Jersey C.I. & trained in Musical Theatre at Performers College, Essex where he gained a National Diploma in Theatre Arts.

As Director: Get Got (Edinburgh Fringe 2013) Fan Fiction, Reading (St. James Theatre). As Associate Director: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre, London), Legally Blonde (West End/Uk Tour/Australia/Vienna). Staging for TV: Comic Relief 2008 (Hairspray), News Years Eve Live 2012 (Sydney), Tonight’s The Night (ITV), 2011 Olivier Awards (Legally Blonde). As Movement Director: GStarRAW 2013 Ad Campaign (Rankin Photography). Dominic is a regular guest teacher at The London Stage School, Hither Green.


Alex Oates

Alex Oates

Alex Oates – Writer

Alex is a proud Geordie living in London.  He created the award winning BBC drama Eastenders:E20 becoming the only writer to work on every series, he has developed and is continuing to develop pilots of new ideas with BBC3, CBBC and I love TV Productions.

As a playwright Alex’s work has been performed at many venues including Old Vic, Arcola, St James’s Theatre as well as the New York new writing festival. His first play ‘Fan Fiction’ recieved a professional staged reading late 2013 at The St James Theatre starring Russel Tovey, Iwan Rheon and Rebekka Ryan. Alex is currently working on developing original  plays and writing an original musical.

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