A panel of black, brown and asian musical theatre nerds are given free rein to go off on one, unleashing their wildest musical conspiracy theories and asking the big questions: FMK: Bill, Harry or Sam? How low could Hades go? Should the Phantom be given roller skates? And so much more!
Meet the Panel
Actress, writer and comedian Lauren Douglin began acting after working as a secondary school teacher. In 2019 she wrote five pieces in new monologue book Slam Speeches, in partnership with Triforce Monologue Slam and has recently performed in the BBC3 comedy Oi, Pussy. Lauren is currently performing her honest and uplifting stand up set around London and Sussex, sharing her stories of navigating life as a big brown girl from the seaside.
Nayonica Ghosh started stand up in 2018 at her university comedy society at Queen Mary University of London, since then she’s been seen sharing her excruciatingly personal anecdotes all around the London open mic circuit and festivals such as Truck Festival in Oxfordshire and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her Instagram bio refers to her as a ‘Professional Wind up Merchant’ which accurately reflects her silly and relatable persona. Nayonica’s material playfully deals with navigating life as a self titled ‘walking, talking minority checklist’ and young adult. She is an unapologetic geek for language and is just finished her second year of a Linguistics and Hispanic studies degree at QMUL. She is also a keen filmmaker and passionate advocate for reform in the education system, having addressed the House of Commons about necessary change in the current pastoral care curriculum in 2017. An alumna of the BFI Film Academy her short films and comedy sketches have screened at prestigious venues such as BFI Southbank, the Barbican and film festivals internationally.
Jo is co-director of ivo theatre and associate at Milk Presents. Recent work includes [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] (Nemo Martin, 2020 VAULT Origins Award Winner), Surge (Jay Bernard, The Albany), My Name Is My Own (Jay Bernard & June Jordan, Southbank Centre), What’s Far Is Near (Created by the company with additional writing by Lama Amine, Victoria Lupton and Jo Tyabji, performed simultaneously via live broadcast in The Purcell Room, London and Hamra Palace Theatre, Beirut), Motherland (Created and performed by Jo Tyabji, UK Tour) and Cocktails Before The Revolution (Created and performed by Jo Tyabji and Raz Weiner, Zoom).
A theatre educator an occasional performer. Joash has earned a masters degree in Musical Theatre, and has performed a variety a roles from Gomez Addams, to Black Dude in Toxic Avenger. Joash has performed at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, the Old Joint Stock Theatre, the Arena Theatre and various venues around the United Kingdom.
Nemo Martin is a non-binary writer, freelance stage manager and podcast producer. Their debut play [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] won the Origins Award for outstanding new writing and their first collaborative musical ASIAN PIRATE MUSICAL sold out at VAULT Festival 2020. They are doing a PhD on positive representations of race and gender in adaptations of Les Misérables and host Bread and Barricades: A Les Mis Podcast.
Jellicle Questions for Jellicle Nerds will be broadcast live on Omnibus Theatre’s YouTube channel.