MEET THE WRITERS
& PERFORMERS






Elizabeth Chan


Theatre includes: Mephisto [A Rhapsody], Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre); Shakespeare Walks and Shakespeare in the Abbey (Shakespeare’s Globe); Macbeth, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (National Theatre); Celebration Florida (Soho Theatre); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse); Chimerica (Almeida/West End); The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland); Into the Numbers (Finborough); B!irth (Royal Exchange); The Suger-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (HighTide); Caught, Hamlet is Dead (Arcola); Don’t Shoot the Clowns (Fuel); An Argument About Sex(Traverse/Tramway); Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith). TV includes Vera, Chimerica,
No Offence, Motherland, The Last Dragonslayer,
Last Tango in Halifax, Cucumber, Holby City, Black Mirror and Silent Witness.




Irfan Shamji


Irfan was born in Zambia. He attended RADA and graduated in 2017.

Most recently, Irfan starred in Bijan Sheibani’s THE ARRIVAL at the Bush Theatre. Critics hailed his performance as ‘exceptional’ and ‘terrific’. Prior to that, he starred alongside Haydn Gwynne in HEDDA TESMAN at Chichester Festival Theatre. His other
stage credits include: Guy Jones’ MAYFLY at The Orange Tree Theatre; ONE FOR SORROW at the
Royal Court, directed by James Macdonald; DANCE NATION for the Almeida; and HAMLET, for which he was selected by Kenneth Branagh to play ‘Laertes’ to Tom Hiddleston’s HAMLET while he was still in his
final year at RADA.

Last year Irfan was the recipient of the Clarence Darwent Award for his performances in MAYFLY,
ONE FOR SORROW and DANCE NATION.

Irfan’s film credits include Trevor Nunn’s RED JOAN, which also stars Judi Dench; and Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

Irfan’s television credits include Sky Arts’ URBAN MYTHS, in an episode directed by Sean Foley and INFORMER for the BBC directed by Jonny Campbell. Most recently, Irfan completed voicing characters for Netflix’s DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, produced with the Jim Henson Company.







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