Natasha began acting very young. Originally from Scotland, she graduated from university in Edinburgh in 2012.
Natasha was in two Edinburgh Fringe shows playing Anya in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in 2010 and Helen of Troy and the Evil Angel in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in 2012.
Now in Perth, Natasha has appeared in local productions such as the Old Mill’s A Conversation, Koorliny Arts Centre’s Closer by Patrick Marber, and cast-devised show In the House of Bacchus at Stirling Theatre.
On-stage since the age of four, Ellin has appeared in a variety of productions locally, interstate and abroad. Initially training with the Valerie Heston School of Dance, in her early teens she developed a love of acting and of musical theatre.
Since then she has become a director-choreographer, gained qualifications as a dance teacher, and recently completed her BA of Arts (Hons) in Theatre and Drama through Murdoch University. Recent acting credits include “Ruby Moon”, “Twelfth Night”, and “Twenty Questions”.
Mary Soudi is a Perth-based actor and comedian. She graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Performance Studies.
Mary has gone on to star in Georgina Cramond's dark comedy "Sparks" as part of Blue Room's "600 Seconds" for Perth 2014 Fringe Festival.
Mary is an experience improviser, starring in the 2013 long-form improvised show "The Knife, The Fork and The Stranger" under the direction of Will O'Mahony, and she has recently joined the team of comedians at Perth's premier weekly improvised comedy show, "The Big HOO-HAA!".
Jeff has a long history in theatre. With over 22 years and around 55 productions, he has very rarely not been doing theatre. Rejected by WAAPA for being "too trained", he has proven himself to be a competent and versatile actor.
Jeff has also directed a number of productions including "Twelfth Night", "Lady Windermere's Fan" and "Quality Street". He also appears in the short film "Manu Marmont", and the soon the be released, "The Silent City".
He reprises the role of Clifford which he performed in 2012.
Trained with ActUpNorth, Manchester UK, Peter appeared in over 50 shows in film, TV and theatre. Now a resident of Perth for 2 years, Peter has kept himself working with companies such as Phoenix and Roleystone. He has appeared in several films including ABC’s “The War that Changed Us”, and locally produced “Broken Contract.”
Playing the Announcer in A Finger in the Dyke is Peter’s first time working with Herding Cats and he is enjoying working with such a talented and professional (and most importantly, fun) cast and crew.
The Crew - Production
Professional Writer, Actor and Director and lives in Perth, WA. He is producing the 2014 season of "Finger in the Dyke" which he describes as a "dream job", given that much of the action is in hotel bars. He directed "Finger in the Dyke" in 2007 and 2011.
The Real Producer
The Crew - Technical
Merri FordMerri has 25 years of experience in creating, researching and sourcing costumes for the stage. Her background is in Musical theatre and since moving to Perth 11 years ago she has costumed plays ranging from Shakespeare to period dramas.
Kimberly has assisted in a variety of events. She has recently worked on Perth made films such as "Needle" (starring Jessica Marais) and "These Final Hours". With an interest in fantasy, science fiction, horror, thriller & drama genres, Kimberly has participated in events in Perth and overseas including ComicCon & Supernova.
Taylor has pursued acting, stage management, art design, editing and directing. Driven by her creativity, she now studies script-writing, film and video at university
Her creative spirit has led her to Set Design for the marvellous production, "A Finger in the Dyke 2014".