Our cast and production team for Tobias and Syd

Credits Tobias and Syd Play Writer and Director: Elspeth Penny Dramaturgy and Executive Producer: Sara Davies Sound and Editing: Iain Hunter Producer: Elspeth Penny And the Music was composed and performed by Matthew Sheeran. Tobias: Sion Daniel Young Syd: Ell Potter Nell/Joan: Kezrena James Columbus/ John Donne: Joseph Tweedale Harry: Joseph Tweedale Newsreaders: Gaia Ashwood, […]

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Sara Davies

Dramaturg and Executive Producer Sara is Dramaturg and Executive Producer for 2BU Productions. Recently, she has worked on the 3 podcast ideas we developed, and then Tobias and Syd which we took to full production. Sara is a freelance radio producer, abridger, writer and mentor; before that she worked for twenty years as a Producer

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Iain Hunter

Creative Sound Engineer / Production After working with us to edit Silva Lining’s Care Plan, Iain Sound Engineered and edited our second audio drama podcast, Tobias and Syd. Iain is a Creative Sound Designer for Audio Drama, Podcasts and Radio, with 30 years of experience. He’s also a Senior Audio Supervisor and team leader with

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Elspeth Penny: Writer, Director – audio drama, memoir and creative letter writing

Elspeth Penny (MA Cantab, MA UEA) is an award winning Writer and Director of drama, memoir and creative letter writing. She is also an arts + health specialist. She is making a second podcast drama, funded by Arts Council England. She loves handwriting, letters, teaching creativity, wilderness and dance. Elspeth Penny (She/her) (MA Cantab, MA

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Charlotte Bailey

We’re delighted to welcome Charlotte Bailey to help with 2BU Productions’ marketing strategy; she’s got the eye of an artist as well as the sharp skills of a kick-ass marketeer. Charlotte ( is a writer, filmmaker & artist. She has been doing the brand/marketing strategy for SME’s and creatives for several years and is currently

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Nick Sutton

Nick has extensive film-making and teaching experience. He gained a BA in Theatre Studies, before going to study Scriptwriting & TV Production at The Metro Film School in Sydney. He has written a number of short films including Easy Target which was sold to Virgin Media. He taught ‘Mobile Story Making’ at Bristol University and

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Dr Barny Hole

2BU Productions are working with clinician Barny Hole: I am a kidney doctor and am studying for a PhD. My research looks at how older people with kidney failure decide between dialysis (a kidney machine) and comprehensive conservative care (treatment of symptoms, social and psychological problems without dialysis). Every day in the UK ten

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Professor Justine Schneider

University of Nottingham Justine has been Professor of Mental Health and Social Care at the University of Nottingham since 2004. She was previously Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Applied Social Studies at the University of Durham (1998-2004) and a Non-Executive Director, County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust. Her previous employment includes seven

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