Meet the doctors

By June 26, 2017cast announcement, news

Get to know the ensemble

We have asked our ensemble a few quick questions to give you some insight into our international team of performers.

Click on their headshots to discover more.

Professor Bernhardi

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 6.00PM

Exeter Barnfield Theatre

Anja Jacobsen

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world? Still London, even though that now seems to be a slightly more one-sided affair.

How many languages do you speak? Two – English and German

What's your hidden talent? I bake a mean quark cake.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Trust your instincts.

Camila França

Ensemble

What’s your favourite place in the world? I tend to pick a favourite place in every place I live, so my favourite place is always nearby. But Rio de Janeiro is on my top list.

How many languages do you speak? Three. Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I once hand-glided off a cliff.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? You're enough!

Gavin Duff

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world? In my shower. Having spent a year having my house rebuilt every time I go in there it reminds me that the upheaval was all worthwhile and when the British, Irish, Swedish and Polish work together, magic happens.

How many languages do you speak? English, Welsh and completely fluent in nonsense.

What's your hidden talent? I play the ukulele like a Spanish guitar.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Never listen to other people’s advice.

Ian Keir Attard

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world? Bed. I’m an inherently lazy person and now I have a child I rarely get time in my favourite place so I relish my lie ins on a Saturday.

How many languages do you speak? English only, typical Brit… However I like to think my foreign accents are very good.

What's your hidden talent? My hidden talent is throwing tea bags into a mug. When I make a cup of tea I’ll always throw the bag from a few steps away and I’m quite good now. The pyramid tea bag is best aerodynamically.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Never wee into the wind. Literally and metaphorically.

Nick Danan

Nick Danan

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world? Home, because my wife is there.

How many languages do you speak? One.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself? If I was a girl I was going to be called Jennifer.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? We don’t see the world as it is, but as we are.

Trine Garrett

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world: Langelinie and Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Because it feels like home, because theatre, opera and fairy tales come together by one ocean, because sailors and tattoos go hand in hand and because great beer (though very expensive!) is never far away!

How many languages do you speak: Danish and English. I understand written and spoken Swedish and Norwegian and I'm currently brushing up on German (8 years of studies, not completely forgotten).

Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I used to be a cocktail bartender and make a mean daiquiri.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Put your attention on the other person.

Will Timbers

Ensemble

What’s favourite place in the world? Normally I would say London for its diversity but right now I want to be swimming in the Med!

How many languages do you speak? Two. English and French

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I once won a Pétanque competition on the Ile de Ré. I was 15 and spending part of my summer holiday with a French family in a campsite on the island. Let's just say the locals didn't expect me to win!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Eat your greens.

Production shots by Cameron Slater Photography, Kamal Prashar and Luca Migliore.