The stars of the screen & stage take to the Fortune Theatre in aid of Help Refugees.


Fortune Theatre


Polly Stenham

Supported by

Ambassadors Theatre Group

Meet the cast

Nicholas Pinnock can currently be seen in the sci-fi thriller “Counterpart” on STARZ alongside a stellar cast of J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, and Harry Lloyd and on Netflix in the fan favorite TV show, “Top Boy” and seasons one and two of “Marcella.” His next project includes a starring role in the film “VS” and in the fall of 2018, will be seen on stage in the theatre production “Ear for Eye” at the Royal Court in London.

In 2017 Nicholas Pinnock was seen returning to the stage for his second round in “The Royale.” Nicholas reprised the role of ‘Jay Jackson,’ after a successful run at the Bush Theatre. That same year, Nicholas was seen in the television miniseries “Guerilla,” also starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Denise Gough, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear and Daniel Mays.

In 2016, Nicholas starred in History Channel’s four-part series “Barbarians Rising” playing the role of ‘Hannibal,” and as the male lead in ITV 1’s (and Netflix’) crime drama “Marcella,” alongside Anna Friel, Laura Carmichael, and Sinead Cusack in the eight-part drama. For that, he reprised his role in the 2017 for the second series.

Over the years, Nicholas has starred in a number of projects including “Ice Cream Girls,” “Dalziel & Pascoe,” “Kingdom of the Blind”, with Clive Owen and “Diamonds,” with James Purefoy. 2015 Nicholas was seen in the role of Frank Sutter in Sky’s much acclaimed “Fortitude” with Stanley Tucci and as Bishop Mick Hunter in ITV’s “Midwinter of the Spirit.” Theatre work includes “As You Like It” at Staffordshire Castle at the Staffordshire Shakespeare Festival, followed by working with directors such as Kathy Burke and writer Debbie Tucker Green, in Hampstead Theatre’s production of “Born Bad,” “San Diego” at the Tron in Glasgow and “Topdog/Underdog” at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. He was also featured in The Times Magazine’s Olivier Awards portfolio alongside Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott, and James McAvoy.

Lindsay Duncan is a Tony & Olivier award winning actress, renowned for her extensive career both on stage and screen. She most recently starred alongside Michael Keaton in the Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning film Bird Man. Duncan’s other film credits include Marc Webb’s Gifted, Roger Michell’s Le Weekend, Richard Curtis’ About Time starring alongside Bill Nighy and Tim Burton’s ‪Alice Through the Looking Glass‬. On television Lindsay has recently appeared as Ysabeau De Clermont in Sky One’s A Discovery of Witches. Other appearances include Clementine Churchill in Churchill’s Secret, Frau Bellinghaussen in Stephen Poliakoff’s Closer To The Enemy, Grace in HBO’s critically acclaimed The Leftovers and Lady Smallwood in BBC’s Sherlock.‬

James Massiah is a poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality mortality & ethics through performance writing & visual media. His latest project ‘Euthanasia Party/Twenty Seven’ is a series of poems about fate sex life & death from the perspective of a young determinist He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC & the Guardian as well as featuring in campaigns for Selfridges Loewe & Nike. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern the Courtauld & the Houses of Parliament & been profiled in Vogue Dazed i-D & GQ.

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.

Credits include: Machinal (Almeida Theatre), Dead Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), Children’s Children (Almeida Theatre), Humans (Channel4/AMC), The Miniaturist (BBC), 24: Live Another Day (Sky), ‪The Inbetweeners 2‬ (Film4), Outnumbered (BBC), The White Queen (BBC). Emily trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. ‬

Meet the director

Stenham's debut play,That Face premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in April 2007. It was directed by Jeremy Herrin and starred Lindsay Duncan as the alcoholic mother Martha and Matt Smith as her son Henry. Stenham won the Evening Standard's 2007 Charles Wintour Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the 2007 Theatrical Management Association Award for Best New Play. Stenham represented the Royal Court at the 2007 Latitude Festival before That Face transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in 2008 with largely the same cast and again under Jeremy Herrin's direction. In 2013 her third play No Quarter was staged at the Royal Court, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Tom Sturridge. Polly co-wrote Nicholas Winding Refn’s film, The Neon Demon. In June 2018 Stenham was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative.