Anthony Thomas Ashiotis was born in Nicosia . His mother is half English – half Irish whilst his father is Greek Cypriot .
He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and runs his own firm of auditors, accountants and consultants since 1990 which firm is well known and highly awarded, based in Nicosia and with clients based worldwide (www.ashiotis.com.cy) .
He has over many years been involved in charity work especially as President of Rotaract Nicosia and Rotary Nicosia. He loves theater and has performed in both small and leading roles in quite a number of theatrical plays ( mostly comedies) and always for charity . He has in recent years also written a number of theatrical plays . “Friends for Oscars “ is the first play he has written and it is the first time it will be on stage with few more plays to follow after this ! There are also serious thoughts and plans for this specific play to be taken abroad !
Jill as Jenny Saunders
Jill McDonald moved to Cyprus from the UK in 1995 to teach at a Montessori school, having previously taught at a Montessori school in London. Before teaching, Jill worked in professional theatre, including 3 years with Hull Truck Theatre Company, followed by Theatre in Education projects for Hull Freetown Theatre. Jill has been involved with tv, film, theatre and radio both in the UK and Cyprus for more years than she cares to remember! She has worked at the Junior School for 10 years.
Andros as Tom Green
Andros Zacharia is a London born Cypriot who works with numbers during the day and the rest of the time with letters. Basically, he is an accountant by profession and performer/speaker by passion. In 2019 Andros acted in the comedy play "Get Staffed". He is dedicated to contributing to the evolution of mankind since they are not so kind.
Eleonora as Samantha Green
Eleonora La Luna is a greek cypriot performer. After completing her studies in London and upon receiving her BA in Theatre Arts she has worked professionally as an actress in London and in Cyprus, both in theatre productions but also in short films. Since 2013 she has worked at ESTIA Theatre Centre in Nicosia in a number of productions including the play “Miss Julie” for which she was nominated for the Best Female Role award by THOC. She currently hosts her own radio show on one of the most popular music stations in Cyprus. As a singer, she has collaborated with a variety of music producers as well as bands.
Demetris as Roger
Demetri Demetriou graduated from King's College[ University of London] in 1997 with a degree in law. He then went on to study acting at Drama Centre London and graduated with a degree in acting in July 2000. Demetri went on to work as a professional actor in the UK for six years. In film he played a part in 'The Sea Wolf' [Tower of London Productions], he played a part in the BBC production of 'The Way we Live Now' and a part in the Granada production of 'Planespotting'. In theatre he played roles in 'The Woman in the Moon' [Arcola Theatre], 'Brother my Brother' [Croydon Warehouse Theatre], and he also produced and played a part in the play 'Four Knights in Knaresborough' [Riverside Studios.] Demetri returned to Cyprus in 2006 and carried on working as a professional actor. In film he played parts in local productions such as 'Block 12',' 'Joy and Sorrow of the Body','Sunrise in Kimmeria', 'Smuggling Hendrix', 'Clementine', 'Natas' and other local films. He also played a part in a Greek film called 'The Small Fish'. Demetri also had roles in various television productions such as' Deikse mou to filo sou',' Mpatso agapi mou',' 'I Zoi einai oraia', 'Galatia', 'Petrino Potami', and various others. He is currently playing a part in the local period drama 'Halkina Hronia'. In theatre he played parts in English speaking and Greek speaking plays such as'ART', 'Betrayal', 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Mani Money' in theatres across the island. Demetri also played parts in two commercials and a corporate video.
Rosie as Mrs Saunders
Rosie Charalambous was born in the USA and, as the daughter of a diplomat, spent her childhood travelling the world, from Iraq to Sweden, Libya and Argentina before being sent to boarding school in England. She took a drama course at the Chichester College of Further Education before gaining a BSc in Psychology, Sociology and Politics from the University of Bristol in 1972.
Rosie has worked in radio since 1971, with Radio Bristol, the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Radio Victory and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. She now produces and presents the Cyprus News Digest podcast, published weekly on the Cyprus Mail website, i-tunes and YouTube.
An avid rally fan, Rosie was the first female driver to finish the Cyprus Rally, collecting the Ladies Cup three times before settling down to start a family.
She is the Motoring Editor of the Cyprus Mail, the founder and now president of the local charity Cans For Kids and also works as a freelance editor and voice-over artist.
A long-time member of ACT, Rosie has performed in numerous productions, most recently as Jessie in Calendar Girls.
Nada as Olga
Nada Panayiotou is an economist by profession and actor by choose. She is originally from Serbia (Belgrade) and has been living and working in Cyprus since 1996. She is a business woman and mother of four, and has appeared in over Seven theatre productions, over the past 10 years. You may have seen her in her last production English Comedy November 2018 “Get Staffed’ by Frank Gibbons , as the main actor. She had a great privilege to serve as President of Rotary club Nicosia 2017-2018. She loves acting and when she’s not acting (or crawling around the stage on all fours), Nada enjoys running half marathons, reading and dancing. She promotes peace and love.
Mohammed as Pizza Man
Mohammed Awwad is a primary school teacher. Studied English Literature in Bethlehem University/ Palestine. His focus is the Education of young children through comedy and clowning. Mohammed's main focus is introducing comedy to the disadvantaged communities and provide psychological healing for troubled children through clown education. Mohammed travels between Europe, Middle East, Africa and Far Asia in hope to give laughter and joy to as many hospitalized children as possible, people with special needs and elderly people.
Flora as Lili
Flora Papantoniou, was born in 1990 in Cyprus. She studied drama at the “Embros” Academy in Athens Greece where she graduated from National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has worked for many theater productions in Cyprus and some in Greece, as well as television productions.
Andrea as Jennifer Laval and Mimi
Andrea Demetriou obtained a Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature from Philosopher's School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2017). She had also received a higher diploma in Acting from Vladimiros Kafkaridis Drama School, Nicosia, Cyprus (2013). Andrea took part in various theatrical productions and co-worked with Thoc, Theatre Skala, Satiriko Theatro, etc. She had also participated in various TV series such as Petrino Potami (RIK1), Mavra Mathkia (Alpha Cyprus), Mprousko (Ant1), Tatouaz (Alpha) Chalkina Chronia (RIK1), Alla logia thkeie Papa (Sigma), etc.
Andrea, also, studied music for 6 years (2004-2010); piano, theory and harmony of music, solfege, vocal classes, at Ethniko Odeio (Larnaca) and Da Capo School of Music.
She loves singing, dancing, travelling, reading books, writing lyrics and sports.
Feidias as Radio DJ, Carpenter , TV Reporter and other supporting roles
Feidias Psaras was born in Cyprus in 2003. He is a student of the English School and has a passion for literature and theatre. In 2019, he incarnated Mitch in the theatrical play The comedy about a bank robbery organised by his school; he is currently holding the role of Kenickie Murdoch in the upcoming musical Grease. He has been among the presenters and hosts of the 2019 English School Talent Show and a member of the English School Senior Choral since 2017. Feidias is also a keen debater: in November 2019, he addressed the European Youth Parliament as the rapporteur of the Cyprus Euroscola team. He is a member of the Ciclo team which was awarded the title of the best project presented at the 2019/2020 English school Youth Entrepreneurial Programme. In 2018, he was awarded the English School Founder’s Award for English and in 2019, for Physics, English Language and English Literature.
Shaunna as Miss Pinky Sue – Film Director
Shaunna teaches English as a Foreign Language instructor at the University of Cyprus. She is originally from the state of Oregon, USA, studied and lived in Germany for 12 years before coming to live and work in Cyprus . She has been involved in the following productions:
2020 Anglo-Cypriot Theatre Production of The Calender Girls
2015 Anglo-Cypriot Theatre Production of The Odd Couple (Female Version)
2013 XMAS Productions of The Good Body
2010 Anglo-Cypriot Theatre Production of The Vagina Monologues
Anthony as Sir Peter Lawson
Anthony Root. Started acting in the late seventies and debuted in The Rose and Crown by J.B Priestly. During that same period he took part in Shakespeare productions at Curium with small or walk on roles. His 33 year profession as cabin crew prevented him from being involved further with the theatre in an acting capacity. He has been a regular front of house member at various ACT productions and appearing in the panto Treasure island as a pirate' He has taken part in a showcase directed by Athena Xenidou and has been involved in theatre improvisation. Stand up comedy has featured during the last couple of years taking part in various shows.
Vasily as Butler
Vasily Lavrikov has studied theater and directing in Athens, Greece . Has participated in various production's while in Greece . Returned to Cyprus and finished ministry's of tourism tour guide school in 2015 and now is working as an official tour guide of the republic of Cyprus. Fluent in Greek , English and Russian languages.
First theatrical appearance in Cyprus was with the theatrical company of Doros Kyriakedes. Before appeared briefly in some TV series for channel sigma.
Mary as TV Gaga Presenter
Mary Spyrou is a recent graduate from the University of Essex with a BA in Drama. She has played roles ranging from ditzy and comedic to serious and abusive. She aspires to pursue a career in acting as well as volunteer for educational programs involving children. Currently she is interning for the Home for Cooperation’s Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2020. In 2021, she plans to audition for theatre schools in Europe to acquire an MA in Acting.
Mary as Julie and Supporting Role
Mary Ioannou is a university student originally from Greece , and has been living her whole life in Cyprus. At the moment she's studying English literature and language at the University of Nicosia. Her main focus for the future, is to finish her studies and follow psychology Master's abroad in the UK. She has a passion for traveling and exploring the world. In her free time she's drawing, baking and playing games. She always wanted to follow play acting and ''Friends for Oscars'' is her first participation in a play
Andriana - Supporting Role
Andriana Kiriakidou was born in 2003 and raised in Cyprus. She is a student at Acropolis Lyceum and has always had a passion for acting.She has already participated in a play called “Get staffed”.
Stefany - Supporting Role
Stefany Panayiotou was born in Cyprus in 2003.
In 2018 Stefany represented her school (Falcon) and won second place in a Public Speaking contest, where she competed against competitors island wide.
She is an active ballet dancer and participated as a solo singer and dancer in a play with Hummingbird. Her dream is to study acting and performance at LA