William Travis opens Blind Date

Date - 27 November, 2014, All News Opening Nights Theatre

William Travis joins Susan McArdle at the Bolton Octagon Studio this evening, they open in Blind Date with Biteback Theatre.

Blind Date was conceived originally by Dave Simpson as a 15-minute play for Manchester’s celebrated new writing initiative JB Shorts – a bi-annual festival of short plays written by established television writers and presented, in a pub basement, by a prolific range of North West based actors and directors.

Blind Date will preview at Bolton Octagon Studio on November 27th, 28th and 29th, followed by a week in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre on w/c January 25th 2015.


Established British actor William Travis was born and bred in Lancashire. After training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama he joined the cast of family drama series Where The Heart Is where he played series lead Dick Lampard for five years. In popular British Drama This is England '86 and This is England '88, a spin-off from the 2006 film, William played regular character Mr.Squires.

William recently played the recurring role of Neil in Coronation Street for ITV. Other notable screen credits include three series of the BAFTA Nominated Four O'Clock Club, award winning series Accused alongside Olivia Coleman, The Syndicate, The Johnny and Inel Show and Casualty all for the BBC and The Mill for Channel 4.

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