Every family has a dark underbelly. Especially the perfect ones.


Soho Theatre


Steve Marmion


Gareth David Lloyd
Gala Gordon
Adrianna Bertola
Matt Barkley

Meet the cast

Theatre includes: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd), The Stick House (Raucous), Twelve Angry Men (Kenwright), Lyre, Oscar and Jim (High Tide Festival), Three Women and a Piano Tuner (Chichester/Hampstead Theatre), Twelfth Night (English Touring Theatre), After Agincourt, Before Nell (L&G Productions), The Threepenny Opera (National Youth Theatre).

Television and Film include: The Widow, Albert, Robin Hood: The Rebellion, Waterloo Road, Dark Signal, Holby City, Red Faction, Warehouse 13, Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes, Girl Number 9, A Very British Cover Up, Caerdydd, Doctor Who, Beethoven, The Bill, Rosemary and Thyme, Absolute Power, Casualty, Mine All Mine.

Matt trained at Mountview Academy and have been working in the industry for 10 years. (2017) - Gangsta Granny West End & UK Tour (2018) - Blueberry Toast Soho Theatre (2018) - BFI & Raindance Nominated Short Film Alien Culture

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School, Arts Educational Schools London, LAMDA, member of The National Youth Theatre.

Theatre Includes: Markie/Lily/Tina/Little Girl in The Twilight Zone (The Almeida Theatre), Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original cast Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Matilda in Matilda (original cast, RSC)

Young Cosette in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre), Gretl von Trapp in The Sound of Music (original cast, London Palladium), Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music Anniversary Tour to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Film Includes: Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger.

Television Includes: Sharice in Casualty, Silent Witness, Hank Zipzer, Call the Midwife, Red or Black, Mr Eleven, The Erin Simpson Show, The Little House, The Harry & Paul Show, Doctors, Magic Grandad.

Recordings Include: Matilda, (original cast album recording), The Sound of Music (original cast album recording).

Other work includes: Mini Jessie J in the ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ music video, performed live at V Festival with Jessie J, various commercials including Littlewoods, Compare the Market, Hyundai, BT, Batchelors & various voice over work including Disney, MTV, & Microsoft.

Gala Gordon is an English actress. After graduating from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Gordon made her professional stage debut playing the lead role of Irina in Benedict Andrews’ production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Young Vic. Television credits include: ITV series, ‘Endeavour,’ and playing the role of Christine Keeler in Netflix series, ‘The Crown.’ Feature film credits include: ‘Kids in Love’ and ‘White Island.’ She most recently played the role of Strindberg’s wife, Frida in Howard Brenton’s ‘The Blinding Light’ at The Jermyn Street Theatre. Gala is represented by 42 Management.

Meet the writer

Mary is a native of Texas and received her MFA in playwriting in 2014 from the Yale School of Drama. Just prior to her graduation, Mary signed on as co-screenwriter with Nicolas Winding Refn on his latest film The Neon Demon.

She is currently writing on Seth Rogen’s new series for AMC, “Preacher” and has written for NBC/Sky Atlantic’s series “Patient Zero.” Mary’s plays include Bird Fire Fly; Blueberry Toast (Yale School of Drama); Wonderful (Tympanic Theatre Company); The Drive (Tympanic Theatre Company); What A Very Pretty Pageant!; Stand (an autumn play) (The American Laboratory); The Trapeze Artist (Baylor University); and This (Yale Cabaret).

Her work has been read/developed by Baylor University, Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, the American Laboratory, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Endstation Theatre Playwrights Initiative, Le Pavé d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival. For three years she served as literary associate at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Awards include the Howard Stern Scholarship and UR/SA Grant for Playwriting. She mentored for the Yale/Co-Op Eugene O’Neill Playwriting Program, the Dwight/Edgewood Project in New Haven, and taught Playwriting at Wesleyan University. She also served as a Deacon at the University Church in Yale. She received her BFA from Baylor University.

Meet the director