Meet the company 
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Alicia Pollard

Alicia studied acting at Bath Spa University and graduated with a First Class honours degree. She co-founded Black Dog Productions with Tiff and Russell in 2017. Alicia alternates between acting, directing and stage managing. She also wrote her first play for the company in 2020 with the support of her team. 

As well as acting for the stage, Alicia is also a professional voice actor as well as a VoiceOver coach for RichCraft. 

Acting credits include Clara in Films About Ghosts, Nancy in Howl (third stint), Joanna in The Curse of the Sapphire Blade and Baby in Submission.
Voicing credits include corporate videos for McDonalds and commercials for radio stations in the north of England. 

Esther Warren

Esther Warren has not appeared in productions from regarded institutions such as The National Theatre, The RSC & The Old Vic; you will not recognise her from television dramas that have aired on BBC One & Channel 4 and she has never

been formally recognised by any awards body for her work in theatre.

 

Esther is available for hire as an actress and lighting designer/tech, her credits can be found if you look hard enough.

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Tiffany Rhodes

Since graduating, Tiffany has tried to put her fingers into as many metaphorical pies as possible.
As well as acting, directing, producing and assisting stage combat for Black Dog, Tiffany has also been lucky enough to be part of other Somerset theatre projects.  These include Apricity theatres 'The Breach', a Henry V adaptation from the point of view of the working class soldiers, and Moondog Theatre's 'And Then They Came For Me' A show detailing the story of Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss where she was lucky enough to meet Eva herself. 
She also has been freelancing as a stage combat workshop leader and an audio description teacher for young people at The Egg Theatre, Bath where she found her love of educating. 
Most recently Tiffany has dabbled in writing as it was always something terrifying and exciting for her in equal measure. She most recently wrote a new Comedy Horror show 'The White Heart Inn' with colleagues Russell and Charlotte, and comedy audio drama 'A Boat Called Commotion' which was recorded in early 2021.

Russell Eccleston

Russell is an actor, writer, and director. So far he has written seven of Black dogs shows. As well as directing Howl, Films About Ghosts and Savage. 

His theatre credits include Dennis/Hugo in Lost, Bolingbroke in Fall Of Kings (Apricity), Henry IV in Between The Armies (Apricity), Orphan in Orphan, Jessie in There's Nothing There, Rivac in Curse Of The Sapphire Blade, Guy in Submission and John in The Yellow Wallpaper (Dumb Blonde)

 

His film credits include the roles of Eli in The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret (Greedy Pig) and William in Revenir (Matt Sterling)

 

Russell is also one of Black Dog's resident fight directors, his choreography has appeared in every black dog show to date, he has also worked on shows for other companies such as Apricity Theatre, Dumb Blonde Theatre, The Scullions, Theatre West and Beyond The Horizon.
 

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