It’s Press Night tonight for Jack Whitam who plays Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Directed by Ian Brown and choreographed by Sainou’s Lucy Hind, the much loved family riverbank classic has been adapted by Leeds-born Alan Bennett and designed by Colin Richmond. Toad is played by Sainou’s Paul Kemp and the show runs until 19 January 2013.
The West Yorkshire Playhouse remains at the forefront of the UK’s producing theatres and is currently part-funded by Arts Council England, National Lottery and Leeds City Council. The rest of its income is made up of ticket sales, fundraising and donations. They build and rehearse their own shows and regularly collaborate with other major regional producing theatres and companies, with many of the shows transferring to London’s West End.Overview
Jack Whitam trained at Bristol Old Vic.
His recent theatre includes Cassio in Othello with Actors from the London Stage, Edmund in King Lear for Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory, Sallust in Emperor & Galilean at The National and Eros in Antony & Cleopatra for The RSC. Other notable theatre credits include King Lear, Macbeth and Richard III all for The RSC, The Tempest, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing all for Sprite Productions and Much ado About Nothing for Derby Live and many readings/workshops for Shakespeare's Globe, Birmingham Rep and Royal Court.
As well as being a leading Shakespearean actor, Jack is also a strong comedic actor with featuring on the films Man Up, Powder and his Comedy internet series The Art of Awkward Conversation.
Recent screen credits include feature film Man Up and Doctors for BBC TV.About Sainou
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Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.
Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & Hermione Halpin, with assistance from Dominique Munday and Kristian Wall. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.