Just who is this mysterious shadowy figure? Some call him man of the community, tireless in his efforts to improve the wellbeing of his fellows; Some see him as a crusading loner, bringing comedy into the dark places of sobriety. Personally, I see him as a fat bloke that leaps about the stage shouting obscenities quite loudly and simulating sexual acts with innappropriate objects – and as I’m him, I should know!
After showing early promise as a radio DJ (he promised to stop playing his own record collection), Matt swapped his dingy studio for the glitz of the stage. Instantly he felt at home, as the lights were so bright, he still couldn’t see his audience.
When not performing with the Whose Turn team, Matt has appeared on TV making up questions about Simon & Garfunkel, starred in a low budget re-make of The A-Team, and sung happy birthday to Courtney Love. All these showbiz achievements – yet he still hasn’t been invited on to “Through The Keyhole”.
Erika has performed on the local amateur theatre scene since she was 12 and has since carved out a niche for herself as the best chorus member this side of Newport Pagnell (she lives in Giffard Park, so this is no mean feat). She always manages to pick up the roles other people are too proud to take on, but having lost her pride and the skin from her right-knee in a nasty tricicle accident in 1981 she doesn’t seem to notice.
Having worked as a radio DJ she is no stranger to the art of making up nonsense on the spot, in fact, ask any of her friends and they attest to the fact that nearly everything she says is complete drivel. Erika considers herself to be mediocre at everything, with the exception of volleyball (at which she sucks) and playing the fool (at which she is slightly above average).
A man whose wit, charm and natural effervesence is only surpassed by his shy and retiring wallflower-like persona. Brian is currently employed as a home help (in that he’s helped himself to the contents of many homes).
Although Steve has been lured out to perform as an improviser on occasions, he prefers his safe compere seat guiding the games and maintaining a weak semblance of order to the proceedings. When not ringing his bell / pressing his buzzer, he performs with other local MK drama groups and at Murder Mystery Dinners.
Mark has come a long way since he first stood on a stage. That’s because the stage was in the North-East of England. Frequently mistaken at school for Roland from Grange Hill, life was a bitter-sweet combination of signing autographs and getting beaten up before he found his way into comedy.
Mark’s acting roles have included a Panto Dame; a Nightclub Bouncer; a pub rugby player and even a singing elephant! As well as acting, Mark, writes murder mysteries, plays and poetry and also performs as a singer/songwriter. Sophisticated, erudite and multifaceted, Mark can spell these and many other words besides!
A genuinely warm, funny and likeable fellow, who didn’t give me the part I wanted in “Little Shop of Horrors” but I have decided to love anyway. It was a good show, though. If you didn’t see it then you should have. He has since redeemed himself by letting me be the Big Bopper in “Buddy”.
Matthew is a truly beautiful man. One minute he’s saving the rainforest café, the next he’s supporting ‘Help the Aged’ (he thinks its Pulp’s best record to date).
Born into aristocracy, Matthew often gave money to the working classes for fun (and he realised it was tax deductible). Now he feels its payback time. In 1997 he released his autobiography “My Life With A Dog” which was critically panned and withdrawn from shelves after just 12 seconds (it later turned out that Matthew had just put his own cover onto Bernie Winter’s life story).
A keen bloodsports man, Matthew is at his happiest when shooting foxes. And the unemployed. Matthew’s favourite curry is a Tarka. It’s like a tikka, only ‘otter. His favourite swearword is ****.