Cambridge's leading amateur theatre production company

Established 1981

James Dowson

Acting appearances for Bawds include AS YOU LIKE IT (Orlando), THE WINTER'S TALE (Leontes), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Signor Benedick), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (James Leeds), THE CRUCIBLE (The Reverend Samuel Parris), THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (Ambitioso), MACBETH (Banquo), PERFORMING DOGS (Joseph Richardson), LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (Le Vicomte de Valmont), THE ELEPHANT MAN (John Merrick), NORTH OF BOSTON (Voice One), WHERE PEOPLE PERFORM (Brian - Best Actor Cambridge Drama Festival 2004)), DICKENS' CHILDREN (Charles Dickens), JOKING APART (Richard), A LITTLE BRIEF AUTHORITY (Angelo) for which he was awarded Best Actor at Sawston and Cambridge Drama Festivals, and DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Mephistopheles).

Productions for other companies include THE GINGERBREAD MAN, AMADEUS (Salieri), LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD, OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR!, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS (Mad Hatter, Carpenter), HAUNTING TALES (Director), NOBODY'S PERFECT (Leonard), TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (Director), THE KING AND I (The King of Siam), MOTHER GOOSE (The Demon King), BABES IN THE WOOD (The Sheriff of Nottingham), DEAD GUILTY (Gary), THE PIED PIPER (title role), BREAKING THE CODE (pictured above as Alan Turing), WE FOUND LOVE AND A SET OF EXQUISITE PORCELAIN FIGURINES ABOARD THE SS FARNDALE (DJ), JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (The Giant) and ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES (Mustapha Lot).


Directing credits include THE RIVALS, SWEENEY TODD and THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE. 


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