Cast & Creatives


James Baxter

Casting for the 2018 revival of Silk Road will be announced soon!

James Baxter - Bruce Blakemore (2014)

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. and trained at Performers College, Essex.

As Director: A Memory For Forgetting (Arcola); Bubonic (Workshop ATG); Thoroughly Modern Millie (GSA); Catch Me If You Can (Workshop, ATG); Avenue Q (GSA); Silk Road (Assembly, Edinburgh); Get Got (C too, Edinburgh); Fan Fiction (Reading, The Other Palace); Forthcoming: Next Door (White Bear); and Thirteen Days (Other Palace).

As Associate Director: Kinky Boots (Adelphi); Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Aldwych); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy/UK Tour); and Legally Blonde (Savoy/UK Tour/Australia/Vienna).

Staging for television: Olivier Awards 2016 (Kinky Boots) 2015 (Beautiful), and 2011 (Legally Blonde); GStarRAW 2013 advertising campaign (Rankin Photography); News Years Eve Live 2012 (Sydney); Comic Relief 2008 (Hairspray); Tonight’s The Night (ITV).

Dominic is a guest teacher at the Guildford School of Acting, The Arts Educational School, and The London Stage School.

Performing credits include: Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (Original German Cast); Saturday Night Fever (Capitol Theatre, Dusseldorf); Wicked (Original London Cast); Hairspray (Original London Cast); The Royal Variety Performance (2006/2007).


Alex Oates

Alex Oates - Writer

Alex is a writer, based in London, and has been shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize.

Theatre includes: Rules for Being a Man (All In Productions, UK Tour); All in a Row (reading, Bolton Octagon, winner of Top 5 Season); Mutations (rehearsed reading, Pleasance Islington); Pig (commission in association with Hull Truck, New Diorama, Marlowe Canterbury and ACE); Hansel (Assemble Fest, Hull); Silk Road (Assembly, Edinburgh); People Will See Me and Cry (The Story Project, Arcola); Fan Fiction (rehearsed reading, St James); Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (Parker, New York); Time Warner Ignite (Old Vic Tunnels); Zombie Nation (24 Hour Plays, Old Vic).

Film and television includes: Match Not Found (Bytesized Entertainment, web series); The To-Do List (pilot, BBC Three Comedy); North vs South (BBC Comedy North, pilot); Eastenders E20 (staff writer).

Comments are closed