Alice Josephs is a playwright and journalist. Her first play Briefcase Encounter - A Financial Fantasy reached the Verity Bargate Award second round in 2007, while BBC Newsnight reporter Angus Stickler described her second play, melodrama For The Public Good, as “very powerful”. After forming RealDeal Theatre she produced and wrote her third play, Swimming Naked – A Farce For Our Financial Times, the London Paper's 'attraction of the day', also covered in City AM and the Evening Standard. Other plays include: What's My Line (2013), The Unmarrying Kind (2012), That Was The Week (2009), How It Turned Out (2008). Alice conceived and organizes the hugely popular open-submission Sitcom Saturday, which she has produced since 2008, and Popcorn Saturday events. These are respectively new writing script-in-hand performances of six 15-minute sitcoms and six short plays celebrating the movies and cinema.
Jeanne Golding trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her acting career began some years before that in repertory where she took leading roles in Shakespeare, Noel Coward and musical theatre including Maria in West Side Story, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Eliza in My Fair Lady. Her TV work includes Lady Lynn in the BBC’s Jane Eyre (director Susanna White). Wide-ranging theatre experience includes Bill Maxted’s Adventure (director Alan Meadows), Old World (director Christopher Morahan), Othello (director Tom Rutherford), West Side Story (director Robert Cameron), Peter Pan (director Michael Armstrong) and Measure for Measure (director Andy Corelli). In addition to acting, Jeanne works in education tutoring dyslexic students. She has recently appeared as Paulette Goddard in How It Turned Out by her fellow RealDeal Theatre scriptreader Alice Josephs.