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Mar 6, 2010

'Death is no barrier to Beatrice and Florence's friendship, but when Beatrice leaves her childhood home Florence is forced to remain in the house, and the future of their relationship is threatened.'


Arabella Gibbins is an actress, singer and songwriter

Arabella studied dance and drama from an early age. She moved to Spain  with her family for three years at the age of 13, and during her time there collaborated with a Flamenco guitarist in Jerez to write and record her first album. Arabella returned to Oxford to finish school, before going on to study at Bristol University. 


During her time at Bristol Arabella continued to study and perform drama; she also worked in Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Her performances include ‘Laurie’ in Oklahoma (directed by James Page), ‘Queen Ann’ in Shakespeare’s Richard III (directed by Ben Cooper) and ‘Inez’ in Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Way Out (directed by Till Wagner). Radio work includes ‘Hopes and Fears’ by S. Fairburn. Arabella also acted in a touring production of The Vagina Monologues, which was taken to Glastonbury Festival in 2007.


Training and sang with Brighton Goes Gospel and The Sound of the City choirs. She is now the lead singer of Brighton’s up-and-coming band ‘Illustrators’. Arabella performed in Gary Mepsted’s short film ‘The Glove’ which will be screened later this year and is currently working on a one-woman show titled ‘Storms and Strangers’, also directed by Gary Mepsted. She is rehearsing for The Royal Informer, a musical based on the life and loves of Henry VIII, to be performed this summer. 

Lucy Mepsted actress

Although she is only 19, Lucy has been acting for many years. Recent productions include 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for the Shakespeare Youth Festival, 'An Evening with Noel Coward' for the Brighton Festival, 2008, 'Attempts on Her Life' by Martin Crimp, and 'Enjoying Alan Bennett', for the Brighton Festival,2009.  She has also recently worked on a short film, 'The Glove'. Lucy is currently in rehearsal for a new musical, 'The Royal Informer' which will debut at the Brighton Festival 2010, and transfer to the Edinburgh Festival.  Lucy is also an enthusiastic and accomplished singer and (slightly reluctant) dancer.

Gary Mepsted writer

Gary is a writer, director, broadcaster and occasional actor. He is currently involved in various theatre and film projects (as writer/director). Gary also writes reviews for a number of publications. His full length stage play, 'Two Minute Egg' is now in rehearsal. When he's not writing Gary plays the electric guitar (with enthusiasm rather than finesse), paints, draws, reads voraciously - and teaches creative writing. He also appears regularly on radio reviewing books and discussing matters literary.