Sitting Up for Michael rehearsal photos

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers, James McAnespy
Janette McManus
Paul Christian Rogers, Peter Dineen, Fintan Dineen

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Emma Spence, Fintan Dineen, James McAnespy

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers

James McAnespy

The full cast of Sitting Up for Michael

The full cast of Sitting Up for Michael

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers, Emma Spence, Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Director Alex Howarth

Emma Spence, Sharron Byrne

Janette McManus, James McAnespy, Sharron Byrne, Peter Dineen

Fintan Dineen, James McAnespy

Peter Dineen, James McAnespy

Paul Christian Rogers, James McAnespy, Peter Dineen, Sharron Byrne

Laura Duffy took these fantastic rehearsal pictures of Sitting Up for Michael, featuring our entire cast and director, Alex Howarth.

C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource

Meet the cast & crew - Georgia Stanley-Hirst, Props & Costume

Georgia is currently in her final year of a degree in Theatre Production Arts at Mountview Academy and is specialising in Stage Management. 

Having worked with Alex on a production at Mountview last year and Stage Managing his show, at Edinburgh Festival in the summer, it’s been great for them to be working together again. 

In the past, she has stage managed productions for Mayhem Musical Theatre Company and Perfect World Productions and has worked on a number of productions at Mountview, including ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘Richard II’. 

After graduating from Mountview, she will continue to work in a wider variety of jobs within theatre and continue working in the industry.

Meet the Cast and Crew: Fintan Dineen as Rory

Fintan Dineen is a 22 year old writer and performer from South West London. Fintan graduated with a First in Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance (BA Hons) at the University of Portsmouth in 2013. He is now studying an MA in Performance Practices and Research at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 


He is currently working on a one man comedy piece as part of Brink Festival (a festival collated by MA RCSSD students). In the past, Fintan has worked up and down the U.K. with the Young Vic, Belarus Free Theatre, Hammersmith Lyric and the National Youth Theatre. Apart from acting, Fintan looks forward to a career in the creation and devising of contemporary, forward thinking and socially engaged performance.

Meet the Cast & Crew: Emma Spence as Doris

Originally from Bangor, this is only the second Northern Irish play that Emma has acted in, having spent most of her time on the stage being American/Spanish or English.



Emma trained in courses at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts; Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Method Studio.

Theatre credits include Maria Twelfth Night (The Nursery); Cassie The Time Traveller's Mother (The Britannia); Sue A Gaggle of Saints (The New End Theatre, Hampstead); Sue Bash (Theatro Technis); Emma The Factualist/Rationalist Pool No Water (Clean Break); Servant/Girl Blood Wedding (The Bridewell Theatre); Jennifer The Misanthrope (The Bridewell Theatre) andOlivia/Luciana/Nurse From Shakespeare With Love (The Rag Factory).

C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill
 is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource