Ben and Patti talk about Off The Page! in this interview bradcast on Radio Cambridge.

Off The Page! was set up in early 2002 by Patti Holloway and Ben Bazell. Its aim is to bring lesser known or ignored writers of plays and poems to a wider audience. It is intended that most productions will have a small cast and so be capable of touring.

Patti Holloway

Patti trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she won a BBC radio prize.

She has appeared on Television, No. 1 national tours and West End. For two years, she was a member of the Old Vic company under the direction of Jonathan Miller where she appeared in The Tutor, Too Clever by Half and Bussy D Ambois. She has also worked with the RSC: The Master Builder directed by Adrian Noble. She worked with Alan Ayckbourn and played the part of Eva in the West End production of Absurd Person Singular.

TV: The Bill; Voice Over Work: BBC Newsnight and featured in many Radio productions.
  Ben Bazell

Ben started his professional career with Pip Simmons Theatre Group working on a number of productions including Do It!, Superman, An die Musik. Played Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show at the Kings Road Theatre. Played Arthur in Aren’t We All? at the Haymarket, London and in Yonadab at the National Theatre. Spent three years in the English Shakespeare Company in The Wars of the Roses – Shakespeare history – on worldwide tour and at the Old Vic. Appeared as Jeff in the revival of Absurd Person Singular, directed by Alan Ayckbourn at the Whitehall Theatre.

Television includes: The Bill; Beddoes in Poirot; von Schoenberg in Genghis Cohen; as well as appearing as a regular presenter on BBC’s Playschool.