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Past Production: 

The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret

2022

The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret was Greedy Pig Theatre Company's first web series. Written by Douglas Murdoch and Gabrielle Finnegan. Directed by Lex Kaby and Assistant directed by Alicia Pollard.

Angelo has fallen out a window, and no one’s telling the truth. Across five 10-minute episodes, ‘The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret’ takes turns diving into the minds of a group of students who have just witnessed the potential death of their flatmate after a flat party went wrong. With an insight into when the characters are being either honest or dishonest, ‘The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret’ will have you piecing together the clues, as you try to work out what really happened, and why no one’s story seems to be quite the same…

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'The tension of each episode, cultivated by Lex Kaby and Alicia Pollard’s direction, Alex Latham’s lighting and Finn MacNeil’s sound design and composition, is perfectly balanced with the vulnerable performances of the ensemble cast.'

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DOUGLAS MURDOCH 

Co-Writer & Editor

Douglas Murdoch has produced 'Life, Still' (2019), 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (which he wrote), and will be producing a selection of Greedy Pig projects, due to launch this year.

Doug is also a marketing specialist, having previously worked at the Egg Theatre in Bath, and now working freelance. He studied at Bath Spa University, where he achieved an MA in Scriptwriting.

LEX KABY

Director

Lex Kaby is a theatre-maker, producer and co-founder of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. She has directed all of Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s productions to date, including ‘Life, Still’ (2019), ‘Close Your Eyes, I’m Filming’ (2020), 'Nhair' (2021), 'The Fish Cage' (2021) and ‘The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret’ (2021). As well as this, she has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions.

Lex is currently studying an MA in Directing at Bath Spa University and works as a freelance director. She has recently directed 'The curse of the Sapphire Blade' for Black Dog Productions (2021), 'The Wave' for Calf2Cow (2021), 'DING!' for Flipside Productions (2021) and is looking forward to working with Black Hound Productions and His Terectomy in the near future. 

Lex is passionate about gender in performance and is currently researching the ways in which actors and directors portray gender in theatre.

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RUSSELL ECCLESTON 

Actor

Russell is an actor, writer, and director. He also co-founded bath based theatre company Black Dog Productions. 
Russell is Black Dog's resident fight director, and has choreographed every black dog show to date, and also works with other companies around the South West. 'The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret' is his first piece of filmed media and he has thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of Eli and getting the chance to work with the wonderful Greedy Pig.

INEZ SOLOMON-GARDNER

Actor

Inez is an actor based in London and the Southwest. She has trained with the National Youth Theatre and TRB Theatre School. Her theatre credits include Hamlet at the Theatre royal Bath, Boudica at the Egg theatre, Roundabout (a devised production), and Ding! at the Rondo Theatre Her television credits include Doctor Who (BBC) and The Offenders (BBC).

KYIAH ASTHON

Actor

Kyiah Ashton has been acting since they started at Bristol Old Vic Young Company as a teenager. They went to Wellesley College in the US, where they performed in the department production of The Waiting Room, and since returning to the UK have acted in BANG!, a film directed by Tom Brereton Downs. They are currently training at Identity School of Acting in London.

NELL BAILEY
 
Actor 

Nell is an Actor and Director based in SE London. She is co-founder and UK artistic director of November Theatre. Previous work includes feature film Witch (Skylark Vision), The Cartographer (MakeHappen Films), and Pancake Day (The Tank NYC). Recent directing work includes How To Build A Wax Figure (VAULT Festival 2022), Sweet Nothings (MixnMatch Festival) and Milk First (NYT). Training includes RADA and NYT. BA Barnard College, USA.

MICHAEL DIFFORD
 
Actor 

Michael is a graduate of Bath Spa University and the National Youth Theatre. He is extremely proud to have worked with Greedy Pig and is so excited to see the finished product!

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GABRIELLE FINNEGAN

Co-writer

Gabrielle is an actor, writer and director, with an aim to make work which gives a voice to those often forgotten. Gabrielle's credits include writing Be. for Greedy Pig, her first spoken-word play, which inspired her to create Cat and Her Whittington (a socialist-feminist retelling of the Dick Whittington story, all in rhyme), as part of Bath Spa's SparkFest, 2021. Additionally, she co-wrote series 2 of Mind Magicians with Toby Underwood, a podcast designed to inspire children to have fun being eco-friendly, and a poem called 'Flames', for Holly Jefferies Coven (SparkFest Digital, 2020), which has received airplay on various BBC Radio Uploads.

ALICIA POLLARD  

Assistant Director

Alicia has worked as an actor, director and stage manager since graduating from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in acting in 2016. She also co-founded Black Dog Productions, a theatre company focused on producing new writing based in the Southwest. Alicia’s stage management credits include Howl (2017), Orphan (2018/19), There’s Nothing There (2020).

MEGAN SMETHURST

Graphic Designer & Assistant Editor

Megan studied at the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University where she achieved a BA in Graphic Communication. She has previously enjoyed designing the posters for the majority of the Greedy Pig past projects! Meg also has her very own art shop on Etsy where she sells and commissions her designs and illustrations, check out @mgs_designn if you’re interested - she also takes commissions!

FINN MACNIEL
 
Composer & Sound Designer

Finn MacNeil is a musician/composer and sound designer, hailing from Bristol. IHestudied Music (BA) at Falmouth Univeristy, and has had work featured in the ‘British Horror Film Festival’s official selection (Film Festival Guild), as well as composed for national theatre tours (Apricity Theatre Company, Black Dog Productions, Beyond the Horizon). He is also the co-creator of Echogenic, a Bristol based events company focusing on underground music, primarily 140 and deep dubstep.

ALEX LATHAM

Lighting Designer

Alex Latham is a London, Bath and Bristol-based theatre designer and technician whose specialities include scenic, lighting, sound and video design. Alex has designed for a broad range of classic and new writing, musicals, dance pieces and sight-specific work.

His portfolio includes work at the Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and with various fringe venues and touring companies in Bristol and the south west. Other work with Greedy Pig includes the company’s research and development performance of ‘Nhair’ by Conny Hancock and our upcoming production of ‘Be.’

Photography by Finlay Mills