The sons and daughters of opera singers, accountants, policemen, and intelligence officers, Kalon are bringing their first show to ZOO at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.


Chloe Christian 


After being a jack of all trades in University, I realised that directing was a way to marry the artistic with the logistics, the presence on stage with project overview off stage.

I have previously performed in SuTCo’s productions of ‘Enron’, ‘The White Devil’, ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Headlock Theatres production of ‘Jekyll + Hyde’.

Technical credits include stage management of Paperfinch Theatre’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’ and acted as a technical officer for production of ‘Trainspotting’ (SuTCo), Wind in the Willows (SuTCo) and Technical Manager of SuTCo. Directing credits include ‘The 24 Hour Musical’, ‘Mammals’ (SuTCo) and Assistant Directing of Verismo Theatre’s ‘Departures’.


Dan Turner


Daniel Turner was born in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen-hundred and Ninety-One to Louise and Peter Turner in Wythenshawe Hospital, Greater Manchester. When he was five years old they moved from Warrington to Wilmslow, Cheshire, because they never wanted anyone to take him seriously. Daniel applied himself to his studies, and hoped one day to be the very best, but quickly realised that Pokemon trainers don’t exist in the real world, and so wasn’t really sure what he wanted to do.

Having been a huge fan of hallucinating vividly for hours on end whilst staring at ink of a page from an early age, Daniel found himself very drawn to studying Literature and attempting to write it. Needing things to do to fill his time while he was studying, Daniel became heavily involved in the University Theatre Company. Having worked both on and off stage, and spent a lot of his time writing and performing spoken word around Sheffield, Daniel hopes to find validation through writing words and getting people to say them.

Daniel has an M.A. and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Sheffield (which was quite fun), attended All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, for his secondary schooling (which he wouldn’t recommend to anyone), and has a black belt in Karate. That last part isn’t particularly relevant, but lots of people have told him to put it on his C.v., so it might as well go here too.

Anna Dobrucki


Starting out in Theatre working with Lawrence Batley Theatre from 15 to 17. I then joined the National youth Theatre in 2012, completing the introductory course. 

From being at Sheffield I have been in productions that have proceeded to go to NSDF (National Student Drama Festival) and the Fringe itself. Enron (2014) & The Nutcracker, which won Cameron Macintosh award for Best Musical and Judges Award for Theatrical Imagination (2015).

Joining physical theatre company Headlock we took an adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde up to Edinburgh in 2014. After leaving university with an Accounting Degree, I began training at Fourth Monkey on the 2 year Acting course.


Mike Alexander


I first got into acting from an early age as a member of various youth theatre groups, I was heavily involved in my schools various productions over the years, playing large roles in shows such as ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Animal Farm’. I also completed theatre studies at A level which included assessed performances.

At university level I have performed in two productions: ‘Damage’ a new writing piece by Ben Price and ‘Posh’ by Laura Wade. I was also awarded best newcomer to the University of Sheffield’s theatre society.


Liz Johnson


I am currently working full-time as a Production and Admin Assistant for Third Angel, a devising theatre company based in Sheffield that tours nationally and internationally. I’m leaving them at the end of September after just over a year with the company (which has been excellent!) and am planning to move into producing projects on a freelance basis.
I have an MSc in Creative and Cultural Industries Management from the University of Sheffield, where I also spent a year as Vice-Chair of Sheffield University Theatre Company.
I was also the co-founder and Production Manager of Seven Hills Media, a media start-up with a focus on theatre publicity.
Let’s talk @lizjohnsons !


Abbey Bursack

Stage Manager

Abbey first started working on theatre productions while at university for Sheffield University Theatre Company. This allowed her to explore a wide range of roles in student theatre, from stage management roles to set design, from construction to lighting design.
After thoroughly catching the bug for little sleep and high-pressure days, Abbey applied and successfully got a place at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on their Stage Management and Technical Theatre course. She has since completed her first year, which has allowed her to gain a huge amount of invaluable experience while working on numerous public shows and in every technical department.
Abbey is about to enter her second and final year at LAMDA, specialising in Stage Management but with a keen enthusiasm and genuine love for everything technical theatre.