Barrett Robertson

Cast are announced for Being Human

Posted on 22 May 2012

Three talented performers have been confirmed to participate in Being Human to be held at the the Belgrade from 22-23 June.

The three successful auditionees are all be born and bred in the West Midlands including Barrett Robertson (above) who was born in Coventry. Barrett will star alongside Ben Hastings and Elinor Middleton in Being Human, a live poetry performance that is set to be an extraordinary portrayal of what it is to be human.

Barrett started acting at the age of 6 when he joined the Belgrade youth theatre where he was involved in many productions. He trained at Stratford on Avon College and has subsequently worked on stage in the UK tour in Porridge, as the lead role of Tobias in Other at The Drum, Gangsta Rapture at mac, Birmingham and in The Capital Festival which celebrates new writing. On television he has appeared in Casualty, The Bill, and Doctors. In 2010 he featured in the film Clubbed.

Accompanying Barrett will be Elinor, who was a member of the National Youth Theatre from 2003 – 2010 and has subsequently trained with The Actors Temple in London and The Story Room Theatre Company in Budapest. Her stage work includes Fool’s Paradise for Nu Century Arts at The Drum in Birmingham, Ay Mango Theatre’s A Woman of No Importance and Lady Windemere in Lady Windemere’s Fan at the Blue Orange Theatre. Elinor has traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and has worked with theatre companies in Hungary and Romania.

Benedict has just finished his third year at the University of Birmingham, where he studied Drama and Theatre Arts. Roles with the University societies have included Alan Strang in Equus, Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Reverend John Hale in The Crucible, Azdak/ensemble in The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011), Louis in Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, Gabriel Law in When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone by Bob Martin and Don Mckellar, and Jim in All My Sons. He has also worked with Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre, taking the role of Mark Antony in Julius Caesar in 2011.

The poems in performance will consist of a collection of contemporary world poetry, which is the final volume in Bloodaxe Books’ acclaimed trilogy of anthologies, directed by Steve Byrne (Interplay Theatre, Leeds) and designed by Talking Birds (of Coventry). Charting the drama of our lives, these are thoughtful and passionate poems that will touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit.

Being Human is produced in association with the Belgrade, Bloodaxe Books and Midlands Creative Projects and it follows the succesful national tours of Staying Alive (2003) and Being Alive (2006/2007).