Our Team...

Peter
Name : Peter
Age : Well that would be telling!
Born : Devon, England

According to his parents, Peter was born outside a village called Wedlock.
At school he was always the Teacher’s pet. They kept him in a cage at the back of the classroom.
After leaving full time education at the tender age of 31, Peter started looking for a career that would suit his temperament and fully use his educational capabilities. The job at Lidl stacking shelves did not last long but it was a springboard into showbiz.
As lead singer for “Dicky Heart and the Pacemakers” he toured the high spots of Basingstoke and Horsham. It was during this period he got a call from the Phileas Fogg Theatre Company. He was offered the opportunity to become Assistant Bottle Washer. After years of training, dedication and hard work he is now Executive Assistant Bottle Washer.
He hopes to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his lemon meringue pie recipe and is currently the British Hide and Seek Champion.
His philosophy can be summed up by his profound saying, “There is many a cat wot has sat in front of the fire and got its bum burned”

Charlie
Name : Charlie (Angel One)
Age : Older than his teeth, not as old as his tongue
Born : Deepest Darkest Wales

Charles Septimus Grundle was found under a gooseberry bush on the 9th day of November, at some time in the last millennium.
He was raised in the Welsh town of
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiogogogoch.
Because he could never pronounce it or spell it, he tells everyone he is from Cardiff.
After leaving The Greta Garbo Home for Wayward Boys and Girls, several jobs followed; a hod carrier for Lego and a bouncer for Mothercare. It was after he tried his luck as a soot juggler that the call of the theatre beckoned. It was there he found his true vocation and went from strength to strength and is now famed as the best actor to ever have come from
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogg-ogoch.
In a nutshell, Charlie´s motto has always been "Dimitte me lambere faciem tuam!"

Kate
Name : Kate
Age : Incredible, considering...
Born : Hampshire, England

'Due to a rare genetic condition known as ‘hollowleg syndrome’, Kate is able to maintain her world champion status as cake eater extraordinaire whilst also training for the stay-in-bed-as-long-as-you-can marathon, yet still retain her perfect figure.
She used to live on a bus, but a fire left her stranded in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff, where the constant rain will keep her safe from any future flames. When she is not imparting her knowledge of almost everything to unwary Dutch pupils, she works as a Giggle Doctor and writes about circus.
She used to have 3 pet rabbits and a guinea-pig, but now she doesn’t, but the stew was delicious!
Her favourite hobbies are rolling around on the floor, balancing on things, and making things look pretty.
She has asked us to tell you that she is very clever. You can make your own mind up.

Emma
Name : Emma
Age : Never ask!
Born : Free

Emma started her fun packed life as a child. With the breeze in her sails, the wind up her Dhoti, a song in her heart and bonhomie plus other French words like cul de sac and soup de jour, she launched herself in to showbiz.
Many rolls followed, cheese and ham just to mention two. Sorry, many roles followed until at last, by a strange quirk of fate she was spotted by The Phileas Fogg Theatre Company. If Emma’s pet tortoise had not had an ingrowing toenail, if Tottenham Hotspur had not won 2-0 against Millwall, if Cadburys’ Creame Eggs had not been discounted at Tesco and if it had been a Thursday, this may never have happened.

Heather
Name : Heather
Age : Many many moons
Born : In a barn, according to her mother

Heather decided on an acting career after her first choice had proved to be potentially life threatening!! Her love of animals and wanting to be a vet was abandoned when she discovered she is hugely allergic to cats, dogs and all other domestic animals. Including fish. Her heart was broken when she realised her love for bigger animals was unrequited after she was spat on by a camel, sneezed on by a zebra, chased by a goose and bitten by a monkey. Heather has had her rabies vaccinations

New Peter
Name : New Peter
Age : Just a baby really
Born : Middlesborough, (oop North) England

Peter is tall and skinny with ginger hair and blue eyes. He was raised in the slums of Middlesborough, by a gang of thieves, living on a diet of 'parmos' (a Teeside takeaway delicacy) and black puddin'!
He was eventually kidnapped by a band of travelling minstrels and made to perform in their vaudeville show that toured the north-east of England. The end of the show was a singing tap-routine which could educate about the workings of Microsoft Word, and was performed in prisons and other reformatory institutes to help the inmates come to grips with such technology. He was voted Top Educational Performer 2002 by The Grundian’s Theatre Supplement.
He hopes to create such pizazz with his work in The Netherlands.

Meryl
Name : Meryl
Age : Still being asked for ID regardless
Born : Mighty mighty Norfolk, England

Meryl is the self-proclaimed ‘sensible one’ *ahem*,who strayed down to London for drama school but missed the sheep of home so headed back in a flash as soon as she was able.
She got married (not to a sheep) and is planning to own her own troupe of mini-foggettes in the near future..

Fran
Name : Fran
Age : Looks younger than she is
Born : Hertfordshire, England

The lovely Fran is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a penguin biscuit wrapper.
She seems sporty. Other actors find that strange...

Petra
Name : Petra - Miss Moneypenny
Age : Ladies never tell
Born : Yes

We won Petra in a raffle. Since then she has become Fogg’s “Miss Moneypenny”.
Her 1st job was for a well-known Dutch snijbonenmolen manufacturer. Her task was to put the snij in the bonenmolen. She was so successful that the company moved her to Portugal. Unfortunately Portugal was not ready for such an innovative product, so the factory had to close.
She has one child at the moment who she has called Snij She is hoping for twins next time who she is planning to call Bonen and Eric

Super Jen
Name : Super Jen
Age : Depends on her mood
Born : to be wild...

When Super – Jen was born on the distant planet of Basingstoke, she always dreamed of travelling far and wide. She spent 3 years in South Wales honing the skills that would keep her away from Basingstoke. She found Spain and loved life there so much she spent 5 years enjoying it. Then in January 2014 she discovered The Netherlands. What keeps Super – Jen in the land of the Nethers? The lovely people and beautiful landscape? Yes, but above all: Stroopwafels, stamppot and microwaveable cheeseburgers!

Alexa
Name : Alexa
Age : Bronze
Born : to be wild

Alexa was brought up in an out of way and quaint little village called Winslow in Buckinghamshire. This was invaded by the Danes in 960, the Normans in 1067, the French in 1415 and the Dutch in 1657, but no one noticed.
With the genes and blood of all these marauding races in her, it is no wonder she has a wanderlust and finds it hard to stay in one place. The creditors, who are also chasing her, added to her roving behaviour.
Her idea of heaven is working out, watching films, going out for meals and pampering herself. This she manages to achieve in one go; she takes her rowing machine, which is equipped with a dvd player in to restaurants, eats with one hand while the other is being manicured.
Now working in the Netherlands, with its ancient heritage, history of world renowned painters and sculptors, it’s reputation for producing exquisite flowers and cheeses, her favourite aspect of Dutch culture indulging in Chocomel with Slagroom.

Ashley
Name : Ashley
Age : Debatable
Born : thinks so?

The two loves of Ashley’s life are acting and making scale models of airplanes from tin foil.
His acting skills and achievements, as we all know, are legendary and hardly need mentioning here.
As a child he would take the tin foil from the tops of milk bottles and create simple but accurate models. His heart was almost broken when milk bottles were replaced with plastic cartons. Luckily he found most take away containers were made from tin foil and they became an admirable substitute.
His scale model of a Vulcan bomber was the envy of the small but elite West Shillington Tin Foil Aeromodelling Club.
Currently he is working on a model of the International Space Station

Kyle
Name : Kyle
Age : Older than some but younger than others
Born : Aquarius

Despite having the surname of McSporran, Kyle was not born in the Highlands of Scotland. This may explain why he does not like haggis, whiskey, Robbie Burns or bagpipes. He does, however, in the privacy of his home and only at weekends, enjoy putting on his kilt and quoting lines from the film Braveheart.
It was this film that inspired him to become an actor. His only limitation to the roles he takes on is that he insists on wearing the same face make up as Mel Gibson did, for every part. He also insists on calling everyone “Jimmy”.

Mary
Name : Mary
Age : Acts or is?
Born : Golden

The question of who actually wrote the plays of Shakespeare has fascinated Mary since college. She had a eureka moment when she saw the four opening words of Macbeth, When Shall We Three. By using the first letter of each word could mean, “William Shakespeare Wrote This”.
She was now on a quest to find further clues in his works. The theory Francis Bacon was the real playwright was disproved when she realised, “To Be Or Not To Be”, really spelled out “That Bacon, Obviously Not The Bard!” To add to her theory, she saw, “Friends Romans And Countrymen”, from Julius Caesar, could mean Francis? Really! Absolute Claptrap!”
Her quest continues.
Mary has also told us she was a 14th century Tibetan female cobbler in a previous life.

Melanie
Name : Melanie
Age : Same as the last 2 digits on her Gold Amex
Born : To be mild

Melanie was born in a small village in Zambia or Zimbabwe or somewhere beginning with Z. (Zwolle perhaps?)
Her early years were spent running bare foot through the savannahs, chasing gnus or wildebeest as they are also known as. (so, maybe not Zwolle)
The love of the outdoors and one gnu in particular have stayed with her all her life.
She moved to England in a tearful state, mainly because she had to leave George, her favourite gnu behind.
Her life changed when she won the Montreux Octopus, freestyle, eating competition.
She is now engaged in knitting a full size George the Gnu.