Director - HELENA MIDDLETON
Director Helena Middleton is a director and founding member of the internationally acclaimed theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble, a group dedicated to creating devised ensemble based theatre. Shows include the touring productions RIOT (National Theatre: The Shed, UK/US tour 2011-2014), 33 (Bristol Old Vic, 2013), and 1972: The Future of Sex (Edinburgh 2015, UK tour, ***** The Stage, **** The Guardian). She has several shows which are currently touring including Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk (Greenwich Theatre London, The Egg Bath) and The Star Seekers (Theatre Royal, Plymouth). Other recent theatre directing credits include Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (Bristol Old Vic Christmas show 2016), Edgar and the Land of Lost (Bikeshed Theatre), and Sink (Wardrobe Theatre, Canal Café Theatre); as well as The Oil and the Shard (Camden People’s Theatre), which she also wrote. Her next show with The Wardrobe Ensemble is Education Education Education which will tour to venues across the UK in Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018.
Helena is also an English graduate of the University of Cambridge, where she directed over eleven productions, including Frost/Nixon, Last Among the Long Grass, Cambridge 24 Hour Plays (ADC Theatre); All in The Timing, A View From the Bridge, Samuel Bailey’s The Red Soil (Corpus Playroom); and The Marlowe Society’s Comedy of Errors (assistant director, Cambridge Arts Theatre). KIN is her debut short film.
Writer - SAMUEL BAILEY
Samuel Bailey was born in London and brought up in the Midlands before settling in Bristol. He is a playwright who has developed work with and been commissioned by such theatres as The Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Theatre West and Bristol Old Vic. In 2015/16 he was one of the inaugural Old Vic 12, a prestigious development scheme for the country's most exciting emerging theatre practitioners. He is currently developing new play Shook, and working on his second short film screenplay for Early Day Films.
KIN is a project stemming from his own experiences of growing up on an estate in a provincial town in the midlands; specifically, from his mother’s experiences of working in children’s care homes. As an unashamedly dedicated film buff, Samuel’s long-term goal is to write more for the screen, in particular tackling stories that give a voice to underrepresented groups in society.
Producer - TIM O'BRIEN
Having graduated from Cambridge in 2014, producer Tim spent a year working as a development assistant and script reader for Heyday Films, having also spent time at Element Pictures and Big Talk. He produced a small number of short films whilst at Met Film School in 2010, and met Helena whilst studying at Cambridge.
Jamie - JOSEPH QUINN
It’s an exciting time for Joseph Quinn, who has just completed filming of Kenneth Lonergan’s upcoming BBC TV adaptation of Howard’s End, playing a lead role alongside Hayley Atwell, Alex Lawther, and Matthew Macfayden. He will also be appearing in the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as the upcoming and highly secretive J.J. Abrams produced WWII movie Overlord
alongside Wyatt Russell and John Magaro.
In the UK Joseph is best known for playing Arthur Havisham in the BBC TV drama series Dickensian, but he also recently finished a critically acclaimed run of Katherine Soper’s Bruntwood winning play Wish List at the Royal Court Theatre in London (“the acting is exceptional: Joseph Quinn is utterly devastating as Dean” Roger Foss, The Stage).
This year sees him return to the stage alongside Olivia Colman in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play Mosquitoes at London’s National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris. An extremely talented and versatile young actor, Joseph is going from strength to strength and is very much one to watch over the coming years.
Harry - JACK HOLLINGTON
Having made his professional debut on the stage in Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls, Jack followed up by touring with Mike Bartlett's Medea, the National Tour and West End run of The Full Monty, and with appearances on screen in BBC’s Casualty and Matt Smith's final episode and Christmas Special of Dr Who.
BBC’s The Go-Between, adapted from the J.P. Harley novel by Adrian Hodges and directed by Pete Travis, was Jack's first leading television role. He also played the role of Young Beowulf in the ITV series Beowulf, broadcast on the Esquire Channel in the US. Jack also played the role of Lubko in the 2017 feature film Bitter Harvest, filmed in and around Kiev, Ukraine and Pinewood Studios, and this year he can be seen in Martin Koolhoven’s upcoming feature film Brimstone starring Dakota Fanning, Kit Harrington, and Guy Pearce, as well as ITV’s Fearless alongside Helen McCrory.
Becky - SUNETRA SARKER
Sunetra Sarker is a household name in the UK, best known for her much-loved and long-running roles in TV favourites Brookside, No Angels, and, most famously, Casualty, on which she played the much-loved Dr Zoe Hanna for over 9 years.
Sunetra has been extremely busy since leaving Casualty last May, playing a variety of exciting roles on shows such as Death in Paradise and Broadchurch, as well as the upcoming Channel 4 drama series Ackley Bridge and Series 2 of ITV’s Safe House.
Her recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One, a show watched regularly by over 6 million viewers, uncovered a fascinating family history swept up in India’s struggle for independence as well as a moving connection to Gandhi. Kin is her first time working with director Helena.
Sasha - EDYTHE WOOLLEY
Mother - maÍrÍn o'hagan
YOUNG JAMIE - CONNOR MILES
YOUNG HARRY - FINLEY BEARD
KID AT HOME 1 - KEANE HOLBROOK
KID AT HOME 2 - MEGAN MILLS
KID AT HOME 3 - RICARDO NAYIM SMITH
KID AT HOME 4 - ELEANOR MANNIX
KID AT HOME 5 - EVIE MANNIX
MR COLES - PIERS WEHNER
MRS COLES - KIRSTY COX
Director of Photography - JACK OFFORD
Production Designer - ZOË KLINCK
Editor - RICHARD SMITHER
Additional Editing by - ALEX FENN
Costume Designer - SOPHIA AIUDI
Production Sound Mixer - DAVID BEKKEVOLD
Sound Supervisor - STUART MORTON
Original Music by - DAVID RIDLEY & AARON MAY