The Globe Players are a family company, run by the McEvoy siblings Jenny, Michael and Tony. Originally set-up by their parents, Faith Noble and Patrick McEvoy in 1966, the family have continued to build the business as actors, writers and producers, welcoming hundreds of freelance actors to join them in their tours and performances throughout the years. Many longtime ‘Globeys’ can be found in acclaimed shows throughout the UK, with Globe Players alumni appearing at The National, The RSC, in the West End, television much more besides.
Meet the Actors
Dauda Ladejobi (Sols) is a Nigerian born, award winning poet, rapper and workshop leader from East London. He has performed his poetry at the Rich Mix, Barbican and Roundhouse along with various other venues promoting upcoming talent, along with performing at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe 2018. He was commissioned by Waltham Forest council to write a piece celebrating being awarded the Borough of Culture 2019. He also spearheads the Spoken, Not Stirred team that run a monthly Open Mic night in the Barking Broadway along with running workshops with schools, colleges and community groups.
Imogen trained at Drama Studio London, and has been with the Globe Players for three years. Her work for us includes Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and What You Will. Other theatre incl. Happy Even After, (Human Story Theatre) As You Like It & The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Garden) The Birthday Party, (London Classic Theatre National Tour) Wild Justice, (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Pint Sized (Bunker Theatre). Screen includes Rosamund Pilcher’s Licence to Cheat & From Another Planet (ZDF) and short films Everything Is Going To Be Fine, Alone and Fancy That. Imogen has also recorded over 30 audio books.
Jessica trained at Drama Centre in London & The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute in Moscow. As well as many roles for The Globe Players she has also played Viola, Twelfth Night & Cordelia/The Fool, King Lear (The Yard Players) and Various, Precious Little (Jack Studio Theatre). She loves working with The Globe Players because she is passionate about making theatre accessible to younger audiences, hoping to inspire students to experience the importance of our imaginations and to fall in love with storytelling.
Since playing a Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, aged four, Nansi has performed in many of Shakespeare’s plays, often with the Globe Players. She trained at Drama Studio London. Other work includes the Bush Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company. In addition to performing, she also teaches science to young children.
Ollie works as an actor/director and business strategist for the Globe Players – touring with them for many years and being an honorary member of the family. He has also directed Shakespeare in the Garden for C Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe) to great acclaim, including The Tempest, Twelfth Night, What You Will and Shakespeare for Kids. He also directed and performed in the award winning Sylvia’s Ball.
Joanna has worked with the Globe Players for many years as an actor, workshop leader and assistant to business development. She has enjoyed this alongside her other acting work in television, film and theatre. She also works independently as a theatre workshop leader and Youth Theatre co-ordinator in the Netherlands.
Saskia trained at the Identity School of Acting and the University of West London. Her recent professional credits include The Webb at The Cockpit theatre, various short films and music videos, and becoming a member of the National Youth Theatre. She is thrilled to be working once again with The Globe Players after performing in her first tour with them in early 2020.
Meet the Family
Jenny is a founder member and the Artistic Director of The Globe Players. When not performing, directing, costuming or loading, unloading and driving vans, she has also found time in her 58 year acting career to perform all over the world, including with The National Theatre, the RSC, in the West End and on television.
Michael is a founder member of the Globe Players. He worked in the theatre all his life, as a writer, actor and stage manager. His many one-man shows toured the world to great acclaim, and he created the text-study shows that have enchanted and delighted our Globe Player audiences for so many years. His eye for detail and ability to turn a complex plot into an engaging and enlightening hour of theatre have been inspiration to many. Michael very sadly died in 2020 – we miss him hugely.
Tony is a founder member of the Globe Players and the voice at the other end of the phone! After many years touring with the company as an actor, Tony is now most commonly found in the Globe Players’ office – his gentle voice is often the first introduction to the company for many teachers who are disappointed not to meet him in person!
A retired gastroenterologist and formerly a trustee of the patients’ support organisation Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Stephen is now a trustee both of the Globe Players and of the Eaton Fund, which provides small grants to women in financial hardship, and to nurses and visual artists regardless of gender.
Philippa Ritchie spent 20 years working as a professional actor before joining the BBC Radio Arts department where she produced programmes for Radio 4, Radio 3 and the World Service including Front Row, Saturday Review, Free Thinking and The Arts Hour. She has also made many radio documentaries and produced international stand-up comedy shows, winning an Aria award (previously known as the Sony Awards) in 2018.
Sara is a trustee of several charities, working extensively in the arts and education.
Kate is a practising solicitor with a particular focus on providing governance and regulatory advice to the higher education sector. Kate has a passion for education, having worked as an associate lecturer, teaching contract law, and later as Head of Legal at a University.