Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp is an American stage and film actor and singer best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway  production of Rent in 1996 and later for reprising the role in the film version and the Broadway Tour of Rent in 2009. He also performed the role of Charlie Brown in the 1999 Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He recently toured the US in musical If/Then, alongside fellow Rent alumni Idina Menzel. 


Anthony met Patch of Blue when they attended his show 'Without You' at the Edinburgh Festival.

 We are honoured to have him on board to support and guide us as we continue to develop new work..

Alex Howarth     Artistic Director & Writer   
Alex graduated the Postgraduate Theatre Directing programme at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013. He founded Patch of Blue and is their Artistic Director. He loves raspberries and Freecycle.


Alex Brain
Writer & Performer, Set & Costume

Alex plays Cyla in When We Ran, Tilly in The Tortoise and the Hare, and Katy in We Live By The Sea. She was recently in The Railway Children at Waterloo Station and played Enid Blyton in the BBC drama Enid. She loves chocolate & raspberries and Benedict Cumberbatch. 


Katy Reynard

Writer & Performer, Producer

Katy plays Ela Catherine and Perrin in When We Ran. She trained at Liverpool Theatre School where she met Alex working on her graduate production. She loves lists and hates counting torches. 


Lizzie Grace

Writer & Performer, Tour Manager

Lizzie plays Ela Martha in When We Ran, Hatty in The Tortoise and the Hare, and Paul Williams in We Live By The Sea. Lizzie trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and runs new writing company Good One Theatre. She loves Ru Paul's Drag Race and when she gets to wear dresses in plays. 


Tom Coliandris 
Writer and Performer
Tom plays Ela Frederick in When We Ran, and Ryan in We Live By the Sea and trained at East 15. He had great success in CBBC series 'Rocket's Island', and is a founder member of Lion House Theatre with Casey Jay Andrews. He loves beer and Sullian Brown's husky tones. 


Alexandra Simonet

Writer & Performer 

Alexandra plays Ela Jane in When We Ran, Bartlett, Petunia and Lolly in The Tortoise and the Hare, and Hannah in We Live By The Sea. She trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and was part of the original cast of Beans who developed it at Mountview. She loves finding big hills for BBQs and Will Monks' glitter. 


Casey Jay Andrews 

Writer and Performer

Casey plays Mother in When We Ran, and plays in the band for We Live By the Sea. She is the founder of Lion House Theatre and trained at Guildford School of Acting. She loves gin and Sullivan Brown's husky tones. 


The Mason Brothers

Composers & Musicians 

The Mason Brothers write all the original music for Patch of Blue's work. They are Imogen & Ellie Mason. They love funky instruments and navigating airports. 

Amelia Wall

Amelia makes all of Patch of Blue's video work, and filmed and edited all the video for We Live By the Sea. She is currently training at Central Film School. She loves smoothies but hates large doors. 


George Damms
Writer and Performer

George plays Ela John in When We Ran, and plays in the band for We Live By the Sea. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He likes playing lots of instruments and long drives to Norfolk.


Rachel Sampley
Lighting Design and Technical Management

Rachel joined Patch of Blue in 2016. She has recently worked on the Out of Joint season at the Arts Theatre, West End. Rachel loves when she only has to do one cue at once. 


Wil Monks

Lighting and Video Design

Wil Monks has designed lighting and sound for Patch of Blue since 2012. When not working for us, he has a very busy freelance career, including work for Battersea Arts Centre and running his own business, Frontseat 

Media. He loves brandy and 

body glitter.