As part of our continuing series production profiles we take a look at actor Morris Findley. Morris will be playing the role of General Rigaud who is the Leader of the Southern Mulattoes in the play Black Spartacus.
Morris trained at the BAFTA winning Television Workshop from age 9 and has made many appearances in their productions. Most recently he appeared in Lear (2014) and The Roses of Eyam (2015). He has previously been trained as a theatre technician and is studying Computing and Drama at The Becket Sixth Form in Nottingham. As well as studying he is also doing steady professional acting and technical work.
He has worked as a role player for medical and examination companies and appeared in several short films including Breaking Point by Edward Fleming (2015). Morris has done technical theatre work for companies including The Television Workshop and Nottingham Contemporary Arts Gallery. Working with lights and sound on a large range of productions, such as, Arabian Nights (2013) and The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (2014).
He is also involved with Nottingham Playhouse, attending and assisting with their Youth Theatre and Critics Circle schemes. He has appeared in their main stage production of I Was A Rat (2013), the youth theatre production of Joseph (2014) and recently received excellent reviews as Renfield in Dracula (2015).
He has worked regularly with Shadow Syndicate Theatre Company on a number of productions, including playing Bugsy Malone in Bugsy Malone (2015), King Claudius in Hamlet (2014) and co-writing and performing in the award winning fringe piece, Lapse (2014). He has recently also co-written and appeared in this years show, Redaction, for the Fringe Festival 2015.
Tickets to Black Spartacus are available here
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