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Warren Bain

Bertie Wooster

Warren is thrilled to return to Jeeves and Wooster! Selected credits include: Jeeves in Bloom (Chemainus); A Comedy of Errors (Company of Fools); . . . And Then, the Lights Went Out (Stage West Calgary); A Christmas Carol (Upper Canada Playhouse); Red Light Winter (Another Theatre Co.); and six seasons with the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, and is one half of the Bain & Bernard Comedy duo. My deepest love to Katie, and my family.


David Baughan

Stage Manager

Born in England, David is a theatre stage manager, lighting designer, author and photographer. Stage management credits in BC include numerous productions for TheatreOne (Nanaimo), Graffiti Theatre (Salt Spring Island) and Chemainus Theatre. David is pleased to return to Chemainus where he has already stage managed over 30 productions. Many of David’s photographs are held in the Musée National d’Art Moderne collection in Paris.

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David Boquist

Lighting Designer

Darren is thrilled to return to Chemainus having designed last season’s Over the River and Through the Woods. Based in Vancouver, he has had the pleasure of designing for Pi Theatre, Axis Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Western Gold Theatre, Upintheair Theatre and Theatre North West to name a few. He also continues to pursue his passion on the stage acting in an upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.


Bernard Cuffling


Previous work for Chemainus Theatre Festival includes: Jeeves in Bloom, Dracula (Director), Hay Fever (Director), Woman in Black (Actor/Director). Last season he was a member of the Bard on the Beach company in Vancouver, where he lives, in The Tempest, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Later this season he will appear in The Arts Club Vancouver’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life playing Clarence, the angel.


Ian Farthing


Previously seen on stage at Chemainus Theatre Festival in A Christmas Carol and Jeeves in Bloom, this production marks Ian’s directorial debut in Chemainus. Other directing credits include award-winning productions of Macbeth, Othello & Two Gents of Verona at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, ON. His acting career has seen him perform in London and across Canada with Shakespeare’s Globe, Arts Club, Pacific Theatre & Mirvish Productions amongst others.

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Olivia Hutt


A recent graduate of Studio 58’s conservatory acting program, Olivia is thrilled to be at the Chemainus Theatre Festival for the first time! Recent roles: Cosmonaut in Studio 58’s original production of Kosmic Mambo, nominated for a Jessie Richardson award, and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! She and fellow graduates have launched their theatre company, SpeakEasy Theatre. Their first show was performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 2015.

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Laurin Kelsey

Set Designer

Laurin Kelsey obtained her BFA in Set & Costume Design from the University of Victoria and attended the National Theatre School of Canada for Design. Laurin is happy to return to the island after living and working in Germany for three years, where she designed for both theatre and film. Recent credits include Macbeth (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre), The Mousetrap and Over the River and Through the Woods (Chemainus Theatre Festival), and My Romantic History (English Theatre Berlin)

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Näomi Lazarus

Costume Designer

Näomi is very excited to design her first show with the Chemainus Theatre Festival. She has designed over fifty plays and half a dozen films since she began in 2003. Recent productions include The Boy With The Enchanted Hands (Mortal Coil Performance Society), The Winter’s Tale (Classic Chic Productions), and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Ensemble Theatre Company). Näomi lives in Vancouver with her husband Jason and daughter Elizabeth who likes to “help” by decorating her
dressforms behind her back.

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Brian Linds

Sir Rupert

Brian previously appeared at CTF in Delicious Lies, Harvest, Arsenic and Old Lace and Barefoot In the Park. Other credits: Waiting For Godot, Brighton Beach Memoir, Uncle Vanya, Death of A Salesman, As You Like It (Blue Bridge Theatre), A Christmas Carol ,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown (The Belfry), Driving Miss Daisy, August: Osage County, The Patron Saint Of Stanley Park, It’s A Wonderful Life (Arts Club).

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Seth Little


Vancouver-born Mr. Little has played over forty character roles in the last 6 years. Favourites include celebrities and historical figures Richard Nixon, Carol Channing, Paul Lynde, Lotte Lenya, and Oscar Wilde in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (directed by William B. Davis.) Seth recently appeared as alien transvestite Doctor Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and as the bewigged fop Doctor Bartholio in Adam Henderson’s adaptation of The Marriage of Figaro.

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Barbara Pollard

Aunt Agatha

Barbara is thrilled to return to Chemainus for her third time, having last appeared as Ma Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life. Barbara Is one of the authors of Mom’s the Word, a trilogy of internationally successful plays. Recently she was in My Fair Lady with RCMT, Steel Magnolias for Peninsula Prods. and played a lead in the movie Harvest Moon. Barbara is currently working on her own play Mother Loving Son and has two gorgeous grown children.

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Linzi Voth

Apprentice Stage Manager

Linzi is thrilled to be back in Chemainus after working on Over the River. With a Bachelor of Performing Arts & MT Diploma (CapU) Linzi thrives as a multifaceted performing arts addict.
Production Manager: Jesus Christ Superstar (FCP). SM/ASM: Dancing on the Edge Festival; Holmes & Watson (ACE Productions); The Competition is Fierce (ITSAZOO); Time Machine (MACHiNENOiSY); Crazy for You (Gateway). This Fall: Snapshots (WRS); Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen (Famous Artists).