Meet the team of The Ruby Slippers
Owen studied dance and drama at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has been working as drag artist Divina De Campo for the last ten years. Divina recently supported RuPauls DragRace Stars nationally and internationally as well as making television appearances on Must Be The Music , Britain’s Got Talent ,MTV’s A-Z of Drag , the Voice and most recently as a judge on the BBC show All Together Now. Owen also is a director and choreographer. His most recent theatre show was the critically acclaimed Dancing Bear.
Debra trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama receiving her degree from past Alumni Gary Oldman himself.
Her T.V. credits include ;- Peak Practise (ITV), The Cops ,(BBC),Nice Guy Eddie ( BBC) ,Being Eileen ( BBC),Emmerdale, Picking Up The Pieces (ITV).
Where The Heart ( ITV) Is and Coronation Street where she was part of the famous Tyrone trial case.
Film credits include: I mean it ( Film Four ), Under The Mud ( Hurricane) and the due out homegrown film ‘Our Eddy’.
Theatre credits ; Rita, Sue and Bob Too ( Manchester fringe),Fall From Grace ( Liverpool Playhouse), Cabaret ( Neptune / Epstein) and Waiting for Hillsborough ( Liverpool Fringe)
She won the best actress award for her role in her own short film at Wirral International Film festival and has just finished writing her first play with its first read through- A one act drama in which she hopes to introduce to the Liverpool Fringe scene over the next year.
Debbie is happy to return to the wonderful role of Helen. She is well known around Liverpool as a yoga teacher so is very excited to have this opportunity to be back in her acting roots on stage once again.
James trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He appeared in the BBC sitcom Eyes Down with Paul O Grady. His theatre work includes the musicals She Loves Me and The Last 5 Years as well as Fassettoland. His work as a director includes Honk!, the comedy Two, Road and Our Country’s Good.
Jordan Simms trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. Since then he has worked as a part of fringe theatre, devising and performing pieces including Andrzej Welminski’s “Pages from the book of …”, which gained success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Jordan has also worked with Institut Del Teatre in Barcelona starring as Puck in their rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently Jordan has been performing as a drag artist at venues in Manchester, he has supported RuPauls Drag Race stars Sharon Needles and Alaska 5000 in their Halloween special.
Kurtis Stacey is a 28 year old actor from Liverpool. It all started for Kurtis in 2005 at The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA) 4:19 where he trained in Singing, Dance and Drama. Back in 2009 he was awarded a Triple Distinction for his BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, for this
achievement he also received an award for having the highest grade in the country (which is still the highest today).
Kurtis’s most noticeable role was in 2011 when he became a series regular in ITV’s Emmerdale as Alex Moss. After two successful years in the soap his character had a gruesome ending becoming the first soap character ever to be murdered on Christmas Day! he also appeared in the first ever-live episode, which gained around 14 million live viewers; some of his other TV Credits are Waterloo Road (BBC), Hollyoaks, commercials and Films. His most recent film “The 13” is currently waiting release after a successful run of multiple film festivals nationally and internationally where he was pipped by Lawrence of Arabia himself “Peter O’toole” for best actor at the London Greek Film Festival. Kurtis has performed in many pantomimes his proudest one in 2016 when he played Dick in
Dick Whittington in his hometown’s The Liverpool Empire. Kurtis will also be playing “Captain Hook” this coming Christmas in Middlesbrough.
Along side his acting career Kurtis is an Ambassador for multiple charities. A couple are the James Burger Memorial Trust and Save Our Soldier. Kurtis participates in challenges all year round to raise money for these wonderful charities and you can find out more information on his social media.
Emma trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and has been Acting, singing, directing and teaching professionally for the last eighteen years.
Her Theatre credits include: The Ruby Slippers, Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Anna Karenina, The Hired Man, Road, Dahling you were marvellous, Private Lives, Romeo and Juliet, The School for Scandal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two and The Four of Us
Her T.V appearances include Springhill, Nice Guy Eddie, Eyes Down, The Bill, Ladykillers, Moving On, Justice, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale,
She has written several Television scripts under the name of Emma Culshaw, with her writing partner David Paul and is a founding member of “Break a Leg Productions” Emma is also the principal of Stage Door Theatre School in Crosby were she teaches Performing Arts classes for 3-21 yr olds.