The Ensemble

The Ensemble

Artistic Director

Ana Brothers: Queen of Hamilton, New Zealand

Flock Theatre Ana BrothersAfter training as an actor at The New Zealand Drama School Ana has gone on to work extensively as a collaborator on a diverse range of projects. This work has always been political, playful and physical. Ana recently trained under Philippe Gaulier, was selected for The Royal Court playwriting group (2016) and the Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab (2017). As well as being Artistic Director of Flock Theatre Ensemble she is Lecturer in Physical Theatre at Morley College and Head of Drama at Connaught School For Girls in Leytonstone.


Company Advisor

Jan Sharkey-Dodds: Queen of The North

Flock Theatre Jan Sharkey-DoddsJan is head of young artists at Theatre Royal Stratford East and an advisor to the Royal Opera House learning and participation team.


Actor-Devisors

Ama Addison: Queen of Ghana

Flock Theatre Ama AddisonAma is an African gem from the rich and colourful homeland, Ghana. But she wanted more so she expanded her wings and flew to all parts of the world living in five different countries.

Raised in a traditional Ghanaian home, she made her parents proud by graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance. Bored of the typical nine to five desk job, she spread her wings again and flew to New York City where she graduated from the renowned New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 2013.

Since then her theatrical credits include: Bangles (Colour Productions), Epilogue (Strawberry Theatre NYC), Howard Ink (Harvest Theatre NYC) and A Procession of Clouds (UnChained Theatre NYC). Ama also has a number of TV and film credits including: Fair City (RTÉ TV One), Autopsy: Last Hours (ITV) and Water Dogs (MCS Films). Ama’s voice can also be heard in Taboo (ITV) and The Crown (Netflix).

And now… she’s rested her wings on this new exciting female led company – Flock.


Brigette Wellbelove: Queen of Surrey

Flock Theatre Brigette WellbeloveBrigette has lived in the same house in Surrey since she was one. She is the youngest of four daughters, a writer, a singer, a musician (a handful of four stringed instruments, from ukulele to bass) and an award-winning actress. She also makes badass badges.

Credits include Squealer in Animal Farm (Royal and Derngate), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Worcester Repertory Company), Lisa in Sorry, I Killed Your Cat (The Bread and Roses Theatre) and Emma in Good People, Bad Day (Sweet Dukebox, Brighton Fringe).

Brigette started a production company LoveHart Productions in 2016 which, like Flock, aims to foreground women’s voices. The company recently took her new-writing comedy show to Brighton Fringe receiving rave reviews, she assumes because the plot was rather farcical.


Danielle Phillips: Queen of Doncaster

Flock Theatre Danielle PhillipsDanni is 22 years old making her the youngest member of Flock. She was born and bread in Doncaster, South Yorkshire (someone has to be) and is attempting to manage ‘adult life’ as a ‘jobbing actor’ since graduating from LAMDA in 2016.

Her credits whilst training include: Goodnight children everywhere (Tom Attenborough), Crime and punishment (Philip Breen), Fiddler on the roof (Caroline Leslie), Macbeth (Tim Luscombe), On the shore of the wide world (John Bashford), Two Cities (Lisa Spirling), Twelfth Night (Scott Handy).

Her professional film credits include Stephen Spielberg’s up coming dystopian feature ‘Ready Player one’ (2018) and… That’s it so far, but give her time!

The past four years Danielle has worked with Lung Theatre Company to create and tour new verbatim theatre. Their first production “The 56’ is a play about the Bradford city football club fire in 1985, for which she was awarded Spotlight’s ‘Most Promising Actress Award’ in 2015. Their second production was the critically acclaimed “E15’ about the Focus E15 campaign and their ongoing fight for social housing across London for which she was awarded nothing, but her Mum said she was bloody great.


Jasmine Jones: Queen of Baghdad via Oxford

Flock Theatre Jasmine JonesYoung, gifted and Iraq. Jasmine trained at Drama Centre London. Credits include BBC Radio Drama Company, RSC and Company of Angels. She’s co-founder of Feral Pigeons theatre company, whose musical comedy ‘The Sisters’, received critical acclaim and played at Latitude Festival and several London venues. Jasmine is one-half of comedy duo Double Diddy, producing comedy for a live an online audience.

Alongside her work with Flock, Jasmine is also collaborating with all-female theatre company Dangerous Space, led by Nastazja Somers and Barbra Houseman.

Jasmine is the creator and producer of Storymouth – a storytelling podcast featuring unique, unexpected and moving accounts of real-life experiences.


Jennifer Kay: Queen of Bolton

jennifer kay flock theatreOriginally from Bolton, Jennifer still can’t understand why things in London are so expensive and has been known to exclaim ‘How much?!’ in public. She’s been acting for ages and is sick of the roles on offer for women in her casting bracket. In the rehearsal room you’ll find her rolling about on the floor trying to physicalise an obscure concept or a leaf or something. She’s also a bit of a clown, her proudest moment to date being described by Philippe Gaulier as ‘not horrible’.

Jenn’s most interesting work since graduating from Arts Ed with an MA in Acting include a monologue for The Royal Exchange’s Memories of Partition and a stop-motion animation short film, playing an army veteran to aid support for PTSD sufferers called Stage 2: Super Civvy Land.

The role she’d most like to play is Macbeth.


Komal Ahmen: Queen of Africa/India/ Zurich and London

Flock Theatre Komal AhmenKomal grew up both on the (not so) mean streets of suburban London and the (not so) cheesy streets of Zurich, with African parents of Indian origin.  In order to complete her journey of world domination, her children will be born in the Americas and grow up in Australia. However she does not own a house in any continent, as she’s whittled away her savings supporting an addiction to avocados.

Komal’s theatre credits include: No Dogs, No Indians (National Tour); Aviatrix (Theatre Du Menilmontant); Sweets & Chocolates (RADA Festival) Strongback Tales (Richmix); Henry V (Edinburgh Fringe 2015); Merchant of Venice (Drayton Arms).

Komal’s Film and TV credits include: Khoj (BUA Films); Holby City (BBC); Pardaa (BUA Films); Blackout (Raw TV/Channel 4)

Komal is a graduate of E15 Acting School and a feisty feminist who is excited about her journey with Flock.


Lisa O’Connor: Queen of County Clare

She’s as mad as her hair suggests! From the dewy expanses of County Clare, comes this Irish caricature and recent graduate of CIT Cork School of Music with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre and Drama Studies.

Having recently slayed her offspring whilst embodying the challenging role of Medea in Medea Redux (dir. Hilda Leader, Stack Theatre) and made the ultimate sacrifice for passion in Lorca’s Blood Wedding (dir. Regina Crowley, Stack Theatre) Lisa relishes the opportunity to break new ground as a dedicated member of Flock Theatre Ensemble.

While offstage, Lisa has travelled from Craggy Island to the Blue Mountains in Sydney Australia; indulging her love for new experiences. With adventure has come an enhanced appreciation for movement, play and storytelling, and with quite a tale of her own to tell, now she just never shuts up!


Natalie Ann Jamieson: Queen of The Geordies

Flock Theatre Natalie Ann JamiesonNatalie is a native Geordie actress who trained at Rose Bruford Drama School where she gained a BA Hons in Acting. As well as an actor Natalie is also the director of two businesses, a teacher and 1/3 of a reputable pub quiz team!

Natalie’s theatre credits include: Rattle and Roll (Open Clasp) Expectations (Pleasance, Islington) Turning Pages, Between the Lines, I’m Just Saying, She Said & Chat Room (Live Theatre) What Flows Past the Baltic (Arcola Theatre & Nottingham Playhouse) Lydia’s House (Tour) Heaven Eyes (Tour) F**king Instruments (Old Vic Tunnels, Barn Theatre) The Europeans (Unicorn Theatre) and Burn (Theatre Royal).

TV and Film Credits include Ken Loach’s Palme d’or winning film I, Daniel Blake (sixteen Films) Vera (ITV) Diana (Shot by Shot) and RTS award-winning My World.

Natalie eagerly awaits the day when she will pass on her current empire to ascend the throne. Having carefully traced her family tree Natalie has learned that she is ancestor to King James 1st hence the surname Jamieson. However Natalie will never forgot her roots and you do not have to call her Your Majesty or Mam, the new royal greeting will be ‘Alreet Pet’.


Rachel August: Queen of Iceland, Norway and Leicestershire

Rachel hails from the dark landscapes of Iceland and Norway as well as the quaint hills of Leicestershire and even the highlands of Scotland. To date she has moved house approximately 115 times. Needless to say, she goes by the nickname Nomad.

She trained at Oxford School of Drama, and besides Flock is currently also a member of Barbara Houseman’s new all-female Shakespeare company Dangerous Space.

Credits since graduating include A Tune of Two Muses (The Pleasance Theatre/Arcola Theatre), 9 Hours to Fallujah/Okoboji (NFTS/Soho Theatre), Skin Deep (Camden Fringe), Things That Do Not Count (HerStory Festival, solo show), a sell-out, Time-Out featured run of Alice in Wonderland in Abney Cemetery, Julius Ceasar (North Wall Arts Centre) and Ratchet (Soho Theatre/OSD).

Screen work includes music videos with Adele and Fallen State, award-winning shorts and even a virtual reality shoot, in which she was followed round by a VR camera that looked unnervingly like a dalek…

Finally, Rachel is a black belt in Taekwondo and – technically – a world champion. Technically.