Who We Are

The cast with Eva Schloss

Gemma Reynolds

Gemma trained at The William Esper Studio in New York under Bill and Suzanne Esper. She recently appeared in the BAFTA winning ITV drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and performed a bi-lingual role in Teatro Inestable / Red Sky Theatre's A Veces / Sometimes in Valencia, Spain.

Other work includes Rosalind in As You Like It at The RSC's Dell, and Katerina in A Woman Mov'd at Colston Hall, both for RippedScript; a rehearsed reading of Robin Mukherjee's Silence in the Studio at The Theatre Royal, Bath's Ustinov Studio; Theatre Uncut at the Bristol Old Vic; and The Chainmakers' Strike at The Riverside Studios with And Then We Danced.

Gemma is a founding member of Akrasia Productions and an associate artist with Hecate Theatre Company with whom she has twice performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Benjamin Hardy-Phillips

Benjamin is an actor and musician from Frome, Somerset. He trained at Rose Bruford Drama School in 2018 and has since been working with Magpie Dance company in facilitating movement for performers with learning difficulties. In 2016 he traveled to Texas to study American Theatre where he played Andrew Jackson in the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Other credits have included Robbie in Sucessionville (Steven Dykes) and being the Musical Director of The Hairy Ape (Eugene O’Neill). Benjamin is very proud to be a part of this production.

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Savannah Betts

Savannah is a German-South African actress based in Bristol. Since graduating with a 1st-class Honours BA in Performance, she has since appeared in various stage shows and award-winning short films across the North East and South West. Credits include Pure Sin with Head and Wrecker Productions (Short Film), The Anti-Brexit Love Show with Remania Productions (performed at The Alma Tavern), as well as Manifesto for a New City (performed with Northern Stage).

Savannah feels incredibly honoured to be a part of this important production, and to help pass on this truly incredible story.

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Patrick Withey

Patrick has just finished his final year at Bath Theatre Academy, on the new course being run jointly by Bath College and the Egg Theatre Bath. During his time there he played Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Charlie in [BLANK], and God in Our House Is On Fire. He has played a variety of roles in Frome, including Jean Valjean in an award winning production of Les Miserables, 2nd Lieutenant Hibbert in Journey's End and Wallace Hartley in Titanic: The Musical.

His most recent role was playing Pistol and the High Constable of France, in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V, by Apricity Theatre Company called The Breach. He is also Artistic Director of Black Hound Productions, who are currently working on a one-man show focussing on the issues of men’s mental health. Patrick feels honoured and humbled to be able to take part in such a fantastic production, ensuring we don’t forget the tragic events that swallowed Europe in the mid 20th Century.

June Trask

June is thrilled to have been asked by Eva Schloss to direct and take And Then They Came for Me on tour in the South West of England.

June has extensive experience directing theatre, from children to professionals and has directed short plays in London at The Pleasance and Soho. She has an MLitt degree, with emphasis in directing Shakespeare, from Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont and Oxford, UK, and an MA in creative writing from California State University, Chico.

After her thirty-year teaching career as Head of Theatre and English in secondary schools in California, she moved to England, where she and two talented colleagues set up The School, an advanced performing arts school for young people in the Nailsea area. She has travelled extensively in the US, Mexico, Peru and France.