Cast

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Tom Crowley – Inspector Archibald Fleet

Tom Crowley is best known as Aston in E! Network's The Royals, Eric Chapman in the Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats, and as the writer behind the stage adaptation of the Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment. His modernised stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations was published by Methuen in 2017. His sketch comedy podcast Crowley Time is available on all good podcatchers now. He has also been heard in BBC Radio 4's The Beef and Dairy Network, The Lentil Sorters and The Brig Society. @atomcrowley crowleytom.com

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LAYLA KATIB – Clara Entwhistle

Layla is an actor who was most recently seen on stage originating the roles of Jenny and Kate in The Sgt Pepper Show (ElevenOne Theatre). Other theatre credits include: Faith in Kindertransport (Troika Theatre), Charlotte Bronte in Bronte (Thistledown Theatre), Sue Bayliss in All My Sons, Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, and The Servant in Blood Wedding (The Oxford Theatre Guild). Audio drama credits include: Lily in The Lights of Witchywood, Billie in Castle of Horror, and the Princess in A Little Bedtime Gory (11th Hour Productions). Layla will be appearing in season 2 of The Amelia Project, as well as in the brand new audio drama podcast Hit the Bricks. @LaylaKatib

 
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Peter RaE – The Narrator

Peter trained at Mountview. He was most recently seen as Don Juan in TheatreLab’s Don Juan and as Don John for the Oxford Shakespeare Company's Much Ado About Nothing. Other theatre credits include: Francis Davey in Jamaica Inn (TheatreLab), Bernard Marx in Brave New World, Bob Cratchit and Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol, and Guy in One Language, Many Voices (TNT); Charles in Blithe Spirit, Claudius in Hamlet, and Felix in The Narcissist (English Rep). He is a founder member of The Woodstock Players in New York. Web-series credits include ShamPain (& co-writer), and Vultures. Audio-drama credits include Doctor Who (Big Finish).

@mrpeterae

 
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Gemma Arrowsmith – Season 1: Augusta Bell / Madam Fortuna / Whistler / Tiller · Season 2: Augusta Bell / Ada Talbot / Eva Van Huyt / Maud Armistead

Gemma is a comedy writer-performer. Most recently, she has written for and appeared in Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC) and Tracey Breaks the News (BBC). Her acting credits include Upstart Crow (BBC), Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life (BBC) and Vic Reeves’ Ministry of Curious Stuff (BBC). She has written for Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). Her third solo show Gemma Arrowsmith: EARTHLING was at VAULT Festival, Brighton Fringe, Cheltenham Science Festival and Green Man Festival in 2017 and toured the UK in 2018. gemmaarrowsmith.com @mmaarrow

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Richard Soames – Season 1: Dr Salik / Ravenmaster · Season 2: Sandringham / Administrator Winter

Richard is an actor, writer, comedian and improviser. In 2018 he took his second solo show Let's Make a Movie to the Edinburgh festival to critical claim and it is currently touring London, Brighton, Birmingham and Oxford. Previously at the festival he co-wrote the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominated show The Story Beast and was one quarter of Chortle-Award nominated sketch group The Beta Males. He plays Lord Fear in Knightmare Live, improvises with Monkey Toast and is a regular on the Dungeons and Dragons themed panel show Questing Time. He has appeared on BBC 1's Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Radio 4's Sketchorama, and is currently working on projects for TV and film. @richardsoames

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Nicholas Collett – Season 1: Chief Warder Whitlock · Season 2: Lester Horrocks / Herr Oberbaum

Theatre includes the RSC (Barbican), Bombur in The Hobbit (Queen’s Theatre, West End) and over 40 repertory appearances including Everyman Liverpool, Wolsey Ipswich, and Library Theatre, Manchester. His award-winning solo shows Spitfire Solo, Nelson - The Sailors’ Story and Your Bard have toured the UK, Australia and USA. Television includes Timebusters, Knightmare and many commercials – he won the 2016 British Arrows Craft Award for Best Performance by an Actor for the Currys advert Laptop with Jeff Goldblum. He has appeared in many Radio 4 Afternoon Plays with luminaries including Charles Dance and Miriam Margoyles, and has read The Morning Story. nicholascollett.com @nikolakolai

 

Jackie Smith-Wood – Season 1: Lady Lucretia / Quaternius · Season 2: Mrs Pomligan’s shop assistant / Polly from the Vaults

Jackie Smith-Wood trained at Webber-Douglas and is an actor and director. She received a Best Newcomer nomination for her role as Eliza Doolittle in Shaw’s Pygmalion opposite Peter O’Toole, and played Portia to Timothy West’s Shylock for the Old Vic Company’s The Merchant of Venice. Other stage productions include: Macbeth, Man and Superman, See How They Run, The Royal Baccarat Scandal, Master Forger, Private Lives, Beasts and Superbeasts. TV work includes: Mary Crawford in BBC 2’s Mansfield Park, Secret Orchards, Bergerac, Minder, Oxbridge Blues, Bright Smiler, Strange but True, The House of Eliott, and Maneaters of Kumaon.

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Phillip cotterill – Season 1: Septimus Bell / Professor McRory · Season 2: Septimus Bell / Percival Crawson / Captain Stefan

Phillip Cotterill trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include two national tours of The Borrowers and numerous plays for BMH Productions, ElevenOne Theatre and The Oxford Theatre Guild. Radio credits include two BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Plays with Watershed Productions. Phillip was an improviser with the critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Improverts, and is a writer-performer with award-winning comedy troupe The Dead Secrets. @PhilisBusy

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Nicholas quartley – Season 1 Lord Merrick

Nicholas Quartley has had over fifty years of acting experience, appearing in over fifty Shakespearean productions, and in the works of numerous other playwrights ranging from Euripides to Anouilh and Wycherley to Pinter.

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Molly Beth morossa – Season 1: Miss Waverley / Cabbie · Season 2: Miss Waverley / Gerovious / Jasper the Cabbie

Molly Beth Morossa is a performer, writer, theatre maker, cabaret artist and goth. A guest writer on Wooden Overcoats Seasons 2 (episode 1) and 3 (episode 7), she has also written material for The Unseen Hour, and voiced Carol Da Vinci in Hector Vs The Future. She is known for her award-winning solo shows Carnival of Crows and Greywing House, and work on the London cabaret scene. She co-hosts Crowley & Co.'s The Night at Brasserie Zedel in Piccadilly and is a regular contributor to the London Horror Festival. mollybethmorossa.co.uk @MBethMorossa

 
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debbie leigh-simmons – Season 1: Mrs Hampshire · Season 2: Allerton’s Shop Assistant / Rosie the landlady / Betty

Debbie trained at Italia Conti. Theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest (S4K/No1 tour); Dancing in my Dreams (OTTC); A Christmas Carol (Theatre Maxim); Namus (Sadler’s Wells); Peter Pan (White Rock Theatre, Hastings and Theatre Royal Nottingham); Fahrenheit 451 and Canterville Ghost (European No1 tour); Jude The Obscure (Yale University); Trojan Women (Actors Of Dionysis); Candide and Cinderella (Landor Theatre). Film/TV Credits include: Bel Ami (19 Entertainment); Bright Star (AFFC); Young Victoria (YV Productions); Vanity Fair (Focus Features); Parades End (BBC); Crimewatch (BBC). Radio credits include: Dr Who 1001 Nights (Big Finish).

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ida berglöw-kenneway – Season 1: Queen Victoria · Season 2: Queen Victoria / Dr Emeline Tilvane

Ida Berglöw Kenneway is a comedy writer, performer, and improviser. She’s a member of award-winning sketch and improv comedy adventurers The Dead Secrets (shows include Hickory Hickory Murder, The Curiositorium and, most recently, Ladies Antebellum: A Might Fine Adventure.) She is also one half of award-winning comedy duo Nathan & Ida, with Nathan Peter Grassi. They are currently touring Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand (Buxton Fringe Best Comedy Show 2018 & Swindon Best Performance 2018) and their new show Tropez!. Ida is also the founder and Creative Director of actREAL, a social enterprise that uses theatre to engage people with academic research on complex social issues. @IdaPersson

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chris sugden – Season 1: Chief Inspector Keller / Lift Attendant · Season 2: Chief Inspector Keller / Vault Robots

Chris Sugden is a comedy writer and performer, and one half of the writers of Victoriocity. Previous works include The Curiositorium and Buxton Fringe Best Comedy Show Bulletproof Jest (The Dead Secrets). @ChrsSgdn

 

joseph berglöw-kenneway – Season 1: Warder Ralgrieve

Joseph’s work on stage has encompassed a broad range of comic and dramatic roles down the years. Comic roles include Max Brod in Bennett’s Kafka’s Dick, and just about all the rude mechanicals in various productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A strong biographical thread has run through the dramatic parts he has played including William Hogarth (The Art of Success), Alan Turing (Breaking the Code), and Charles Darwin (Trumpery). Most recently he played Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler at Wokingham Theatre.

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Christian Flint – Season 1: The Fisherman / Warder Pike · Season 2: Edouard Vidocq

Christian Flint is a professional actor and theatre director. He has worked in theatre making for over 30 years and travelled all over the world performing in a wide variety of theatre styles. He has trained as a dancer, acrobat, mime, and comedian, as well as working as an actor in many genres of theatre. Theatre companies he has worked with include Paines Plough, The Gate Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Lindsay Kemp Company, Nigel Charnock Company, Theatre Alibi, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He and his partner Jackie Drew produce theatre work as Rhymenreason.

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Nathan peter grassi – Season 1: Prince Albert / El Fantasma · Season 2: Prince Albert / Lord Justice Fogg

Nathan Peter Grassi trained at Total Theatre (Western Australia). Nathan is a Co-founder and Producer of Troika Theatre. Performance credits with Troika Theatre include Romeo (Romeo & Juliet), Lord Arthur Savile (Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime) and Rupert Cadell in their sell-out production of Rope. Nathan is a member of the award-winning comedy group The Dead Secrets, who have toured the UK and internationally with their improvised comedy show Hickory Dickory Murder. Nathan is also one-half of the award-winning comedy duo Nathan & Ida, currently touring Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand and Tropez!

@nathanpetergrassi

 
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ben galpin – Seasons 1 & 2: Julius Bell

Ben recently completed a tour of The Hunting of the Snark, after a run in the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Other theatre work includes Potted Sherlock (Vaudeville Theatre), The Tempest (Thick As Thieves), Twelfth Night (Open Bar Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Open Book Theatre), Bite-Size Plays (St. James Theatre) and Romy & Julian (Vienna's English Theatre). Ben’s other credits include Qualms (BBC Radio 4), online comedy No Point, and regular improv comedy shows. He trained at Drama Studio London after studying Chemistry at St John's College, Oxford. bengalpin.com @BenGalpinUK

 
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Jen Sugden – Season 1: Mrs Pomligan / Miss Birch · Season 2: Mrs Pomligan & Boothroyd

Jen Sugden is a comedian and improviser, and one half of the writers of Victoriocity. She writes and performs with comedy troupe The Dead Secrets. Their most recent written narrative sketch show, The Curiositorium, was performed at the Brighton, Buxton and Edinburgh Fringes. Jen also improvises in the improvised Golden Age Detective Story Hickory Dickory Murder which toured both in the UK and internationally in 2016 and 2017. @JenSugden

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Lucy Rayfield – Mrs Keller

Lucy Rayfield is the founder and director of Oxford-based theatre company Vitruvian Productions, which specialises in adapting and staging forgotten or little-known classical and Renaissance plays. The group has a strong outreach component, touring schools and festivals with productions by playwrights from Poliziano to Euripides. Lucy is also an actor, performing most recently in Tomahawk Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing and Reverend Productions' Hamlet.

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George mclean – Ticket Inspector / Porter / Mr Gray

George has performed professionally in theatre over 2000 times in over 35 countries, in venues as varied as The Grand National Theatre of China, castles across Europe, theatres all over the UK, school halls and even an abandoned cement factory in the countryside of Estonia. George has also performed on BBC Radio 4, reading shortlisted Man Booker Prize extracts. Theatre parts include Edgar in King Lear, Ariel in The Tempest, David in David Copperfield and many more. George's first full length play Love Thy Brother was produced at the Courtyard Theatre London and directed by award-winning director Sean Turner.

 
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laurence goodwin – Seasons 1 & 2: Miss Bodkin

Laurence is the Artistic Director of Thistledown Theatre based in Oxford, directing, producing or acting in projects for the company. She has also directed for other companies, most recently for a joint academic and educational project on medieval mystery plays at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Laurence sings with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church and is a voice over artist (you can hear her dulcet tones on the hop-on-hop-buses of many North American cities).

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Wayne T. Brown – Season 1: Hooded Figure / Border Guard

Wayne recently completed a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing at Brunel University, winning the Catherine Barrett Memorial Prize for highest grade in the Writing the Short Story module. His poem, “r e g e n e r a t i o n”, won 2nd prize in the Linkage Southwark Poetry Writing Competition 2018, and his play, Dynamo Flo, won the 2016 ODN One-Act Playwriting Competition. He wrote the dramatic sequences for The Sgt. Pepper Show, which was produced in 2017 in collaboration with The Oxford Beatles and ElevenOne Theatre. Previous acting roles include: Ko-Ko in The Mikado, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Touchstone in As You Like It, and Andy Lee in 42nd St.

@waynetbrown

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Brian McMahon – Season 1: Hooded Figure / Mr Tredgold

Brian McMahon is a Cultural Exchange Fellow at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), Artistic Director of repertory theatre company Reverend Productions, and a freelance actor. Recent credits include Brian Epstein in The Sgt Pepper Show (ElevenOne), Hirsch in Ashes to Ashes (UK/Poland tour) and, as director, Violetta's Last Tango (Wilton's Music Hall).

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Helen Bang – Season 2: Lady Carmichael

Theatre credits include: Queen Herodias in Salome (Hoxton Hall, Athens, Thessaloniki); Dancing With the Devil (Sadler’s Wells); Dea in Edward Bond (Sutton Theatres); Gertrude in Hamlet, Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit (English Rep), Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Oxford Shakespeare Company). Online work includes The Self-Tapers on Youtube Channel Bang-Rae-Moreno.

@HelenBangActor

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Felix Trench – Season 2: Lord Sanger

Felix is a comedy actor and writer. He plays Rudyard Funn in the podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats and Phil Cheeseman in the iOS/Android app Zombies, Run! Other audio includes The AM Archives, Hector Vs the Future, Big Data, The Orphans, We Fix Space Junk and What's the Frequency? Screen includes work for the BBC and Channel 4, and stage includes Dracula (Open Book Theatre), Re:Act McQueen (St James Theatre) and Little Pieces of Gold: City Boys (Southwark Playhouse).

Photo by Lars Thornhill.

@felixtrench felixtrench.com

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Richard Rycroft – Season 2: Reverend Kilburn / Assistant Rodgers

Richard is an actor and comedian whose best-known TV role has been Maester Wolkan in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other TV roles have ranged from “Prince Albert’s mate” in Drunk History (Comedy Central) to the Speaker of The House of Commons in Wolf Hall (BBC). Stage Roles have included Hector in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys (Greenwich Theatre), Polonius in Hamlet (Oxford Castle) and Sir Epicure Mammon in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith). As a stand-up, he has grown from being a Finalist in the 2010 Hackney Empire New Act of The Year competition, to Runner-Up in Leicester Square Theatre’s Old Comedian of The Year - a mere six years later! These days, he mostly performs as the character Magnus Turner MP, whose wisdom can be found on Twitter @themtmp.

 

Peter Wicks – Season 2: Balmoral

Peter’s most recent theatre credits include: Great Expectations (Old Red Lion Theatre), The Elder Brother and The Bashful Lover (Globe Theatre), The Alchemist (Rose Playhouse), The Awkward Ghost (VAULT Festival), The Will of the People (Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre), Monster Hunters (King's Head Theatre), Timothy and Monkey (Drayton Arms Theatre). He was awarded the NSDF/RSC/Spotlight Emerging Artists Best Actor commendation for his role in A Hero of Our Time (Edinburgh Festival/Rose Theatre Kingston). Audio and voiceover credits include: Wooden Overcoats, Drayton Trench: Great Caesar’s Ghost, and video-game World of Tanks.

@wickerpest

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Ashley Hunt – Season 2: Warden Hughes

Ashley trained at LAMDA. He has played the parts of Peter Verhovensky in Dostoevsky's Demons, Leggo in Kay Adshead's Others, and Edward Sheridan in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. He performed Romeo and Juliet with the Stuttgart Ballet Company in the London Coliseum, and worked with Matthew Bulgo at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, performing Carnival by Collette Kane. Other credits include Torchwood: Children of the Earth as a recovery worker, and Bottom in the Young Shakespeare Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He is a core member of Oblivity Podcast playing Lowell. He is also co-founder of Ronin Theatre, committed to producing modern plays.

@ashleyhunt
@theatreronin
@oblivitypodcast

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Kieran Suchet – Season 2: Commodus Bell

Following the family tradition, Kieran has been performing since childhood. He has acted in theatrical performances throughout Europe and North America and won Best Newcomer at the Folger Shakespeare Festival in Washington DC. He went on to read Drama at the University of London and also studied at the National Film & Television School (NFTS). He has enjoyed seasons with the New Shakespeare Company at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; played Edmund Blackadder at the Reading Hexagon Theatre and more recently Julius Caesar in Oxford. As well as acting, Kieran is an avid writer and currently heads up the Media Arts programme at the University of Oxford.

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Additional voices by Ana Armas Romero, Edwina Christie, Daniel D. Jordan, Jamie Potton and Martha Zumack.

Piano solos by David Guthrie.

Production Team

Writers – Chris Sugden & Jen Sugden

Chris and Jen are comedy writer-performers. Previous works include The Ladies Antebellum, The Curiositorium and Bulletproof Jest with award-winning comedy theatre group The Dead Secrets. They hold PhDs in Science & Technology Studies (Chris) and Victorian Literature (Jen), which goes some way to explaining Victoriocity: no doubt because of the kinds of books cluttering up their flat, Chris developed the Even Greater London concept during their research, and after years of writing and performing scripted and improvised comedy together, they decided to bring it to life as an audio drama.

@ChrsSgdn @JenSugden

Producer – Dominic Hargreaves

Dominic Hargreaves is an Oxford-based sound designer and technical theatre practitioner. Recent sound designs include King Lear and Cyrano de Bergerac (Oxford Theatre Guild), The Tempest (Abbey Shakespeare Players) and The Curiositorium and Bulletproof Jest (The Dead Secrets). He is also a lighting designer, with recent credits including Blithe Spirit (Oxford Theatre Guild) and Avenue Q (Oxford Operatic Society). He also works in production and stage management roles and as a live sound Engineer. Dominic is generally not to be found on stage in theatrical productions, but has been known to appear in public singing and playing the violin.

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Director – Nathan Peter Grassi

Nathan Peter Grassi trained at Total Theatre (Western Australia), a physical theatre company specialising in devised ensemble performances and creating solo work. Nathan is the Co-founder and Producer of Troika Theatre, an Oxford-based company that has staged performances in both the UK and abroad. Nathan is a performer and writer with comedy group The Dead Secrets and co-directed their award-winning show Bulletproof Jest. Nathan is also one-half of the award-winning comedy duo Nathan & Ida, currently touring Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand and Tropez! Directing credits include Kindertransport (Troika Theatre) and The Lady’s Mad (Thistledown Theatre).

@nathanpetergrassi

Production Manager – Fiona Sinclair

Fiona Sinclair has been a stage manager for Oxford Theatre Guild (most recently Blithe Spirit and Mary Stuart at the Oxford Playhouse); ElevenOne Theatre (Bluestockings, Copenhagen, Emilie La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, The Play’s the Thing, Vita and Virginia); Thistledown Theatre (Emma) and The Dead Secrets (Bulletproof Jest and The Curiositorium at Edinburgh, Buxton and Brighton Fringes).

Original Music: Jon Ouin

Jon Ouin was a founding member of the band Stornoway and has composed music for numerous theatre productions by various companies. He has also written music for BBC radio drama series such as Tumanbay and School Drama, as well as historical themed TV such as Back in Time for the Weekend, and, perhaps more relevantly, Queen Victoria’s Letters.

jonouin.com @jonouin

Business Manager: Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell has been involved in producing and creating live comedy for many years, including stand-up, sketch comedy, and competitive improv. Elizabeth is a regular cast member and writer for the historic Middle Temple Revels, and used to run Cambridge University's Wolfson Howler stand-up night. Elizabeth studied theatre and film acting at the Montreal School of Performing Arts. She writes comedy songs and sketches, and has previously been a regular writer for NewsRevue. She is also a practising lawyer.

@LizxCampbell

Artwork: Vince Haig

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