2010 Show Cast Biographies

Selected 2010 Cast Biographies, in alphabetical order

HARRY CLAYTON-WRIGHT

Harry Clayton-Wright is a performer, singer, dancer and aspiring YouTube sensation.  After studying the art of performance, he left college at 18 and went straight into hosting and acting in a Blues Brothers Experience show at Butlins in Skegness, it was here he learnt how to work a crowd and win over drunks.

Moving to London after the summer, Harry found the streets were not paved with gold but with crime and he was mugged twice. Butlins rescued him, offering another summer dancing and singing, which he gladly accepted.

Moving back to Blackpool, Harry has since worked for the Sea Life Centre as a pirate and is now very excited to be working on Carnesky’s Ghost Train. It’s here that he can be as unhinged as he likes.

In his spare time, Harry produces, directs and performs in videos that have developed a cult online following. To see some of Harry’s work, please visit his YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarryClaytonWright

VICTORIA IVANOV

Victoria Ivanov trained originally in performing arts at the Clifton Arts Centre, Blackpool and The Fylde College.  She has worked on stage and screen since 1994. Working around Europe and America.

Currently Victoria is creative director of Candy House Entertainment, as well as pursuing her illusion and vocal spectacles.  Victoria is very excited to be performing on Marissa Carneskys Ghost Train.

www.candyhouseents.com

JASON DEXTER KARL

TV presenter and actor Jason Karl is an established presenter of live and recorded television, a theatrical producer, owner of the UK’s first scare attraction company ‘AtmosFEAR!’, and author of nine books in a variety of genres (history, paranormal, witchcraft) including ‘An Illustrated History of the Haunted World’, ‘The Secret World of Witchcraft’ and ‘Jason Karl’s Great Ghost Hunt’.  He is a contributing author in several books including the 2010 release ‘It’s Only a Movie… Isn’t It?’ and featured in ‘Celebrities Favourite Pets’.  His books have sold over 40,000 copies in international territories including Europe, America and Canada. He is a recognised face of alternative television, DVD and IPTV media productions and writes for various journals and publications. Jason first appeared on television aged 14 in the iconic award winning Anglia Television series ‘Knightmare’ which paved the way for his career in the entertainment industry. This was quickly followed with further childhood appearances including British Satellite Broadcasting’s ‘The Satellite Game’, the Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone film ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’ and experience in production design at Shepperton Film Studios with HBO.

After studying theatre, photography, film and television and gaining his Equity card travelling the country in a variety of theatre shows in his early twenties, Jason rose to fame as a co-presenter on the Living TV show ‘Most Haunted’ and subsequently ‘Most Haunted Unseen’ both of which have been successfully syndicated to worldwide audiences. He has presented and appeared on a variety of television programmes and series in several genres including; Discovery Channel’s ‘Ghost Hunters’, ITV’s ‘Haunted Halloween Live’, BBC Jam’s ‘The Makeover Show’, Virgin 1’s ‘Duncan Bannatyne’s Seaside Rescue’, Questico’s ‘The Circle TV’, ‘Tineke’s Paranormal World’ (Holland), ‘Ghost Quest’ (Belgium)’, ITV’s ‘Strange But True Encounters’, ZDF1’s ‘Schlossgeister Mondan’ (Germany), the supernatural adventure gameshow ‘Spectre Inspectors’, Meridian TV’s ‘Perfectly Pets’, two DVD series’ ‘Jason Karl’s High Spirits’ and ‘Phenomena’, and the controversial American television show ‘Diana – Spirit of a Princess’ for ABC (USA) which reached over 30 million viewers across America.

Jason is a former Creative Director of television production company Pure TV for whom he produced ‘Haunted Homes’ – which he also presented, ‘Spellbound’ – a five part white magic self-help series, and ‘The TV Chef’ starring Julie Goodyear and Ken Morley which was shown at the Edinburgh Television Festival. Since 2000 Jason has been Creative Producer for ‘AtmosFEAR!’ – the UK’s first and most successful location based scare entertainment company which is celebrating its first decade of achievements in 2010.  In 2009 business guru Duncan Bannatyne selected Jason as his choice of attraction designer to undertake a complete re-imagineering of a failing tourist attraction as part of a TV series for Virgin 1, following Jason’s design the attraction was re-opened receiving critical acclaim.  Under Jason’s leadership the company has produced a succession of high profile themed productions for a variety of blue chip clients including Walt Disney Pictures, Virgin Active, Merlin Entertainments and Mars. In December 2009 Jason wrote and directed ‘Soulstice’ a festive production based on Mummer’s plays of the 15th century.  AtmosFEAR!’s most recent attractions ‘Scare Kingdom Scream Park’ – the UK’s newest scream park and ‘Buccaneer Bay & The Sunken Village of the Damned’ have received wide television acclaim on the BBC and Virgin 1 television channels.

As a live broadcast television presenter, Jason has anchored over 1000 hours of content in a variety of genres on both terrestrial, satellite and international channels. He presented the UK’s first ever terrestrial ghost hunting show live on ITV1 and ITV2, introduced the controversial ‘Diana – Spirit of a Princess’ to thirty million viewers across the USA, and has presented live television on ‘QVC’ – the world’s premier shopping television network, gameshow channel ‘Jackpot TV’, ‘Yes TV’ and jewellery showcase ‘Gemtique’.  In 2009 Jason anchored an 8 part TV series called ‘The Circle TV’ from studios in Berlin and featuring the world’s most famous medium Derek Acorah, and over 50 episodes of the IPTV light entertainment programme ‘FIPtv’.

Jason regularly presents live events, makes public appearances and gives after dinner talks on a variety of alternative subjects. He is a member of British Actors Equity, The Spotlight (Presenters), The Chartered Institute of Journalists, The Pagan Federation, The Haunted House Association and co-founder of ‘The Ghost Research Foundation’, he is also a member of the board of BASHA (British Association of Scare & Haunted Attractions).

Jason is a regular writer for ‘Ghost Voices Magazine’, ‘Paranormal Magazine’ and ‘Haunted Magazine’. Since April 2009 he has been chief reporter on Scare Entertainment Television – an IPTV channel delivering on demand media content serving the scare entertainment industry around the world, he is also anchor presenter on FIPtv where he has hosted over 50 location based entertainment shows interviewing personalities including Ricky Whittle, BBC Radio 1’s Aled, Heatwave and Skylla.  

Throughout 2010 Jason will present Gov TV, an online IPTV channel, host and produce OMG! TV and appear in award winning theatre producer Marisa Carnesky’s ‘Ghost Train’ show in Blackpool.  He is currently writing his tenth book ‘Lancaster’s Haunted Heritage’, due out October 2010 and will produce a raft of scare attractions with his company AtmosFEAR!, including ‘MediEVIL’ and ‘Scare Kingdom Scream Park, which returns for its second year, he will also produce and direct a seasonal tour of Christmas production ‘Soulstice’.  From September Jason will become a producer for  ‘Hallowscape’ – a UK based scare entertainment music supplier.

Jason lives in a haunted Georgian country house in rural Lancashire, which he has been renovating for the last three years. In his spare time he collects rare Disney historical memorabilia.

www.jasondexterkarl.com

www.atmosfearuk.com

www.omgtv.co.uk

www.scare-e.tv

RED ROBERTS

Red Roberts, originally from London, is fully trained in all aspects of Performing Arts.

Having had a keen interest from a young age in unique styles of theatre, her performance experience has varied from Shakespeare to Musical to Epic Theatre.  Red has travelled the North West training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Theatre Studies finishing up in Blackpool with a Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts .
 
However, her heart lies in the unusual and bizzare aspect of theatre, with a keen interest and performance experience in Circus Arts, Artaud and Street Theatre.
 
Red has worked for Merlin Entertainments for over a year, performing in busy periods of the year as a Pirate in a Shark Tunnel and a Contortionist in SeaLife’s special exibit entitled, ‘Scary Monsters’.  She also presents many talks and presentations at the Sealife centre to the general public.

Red’s past experience includes dancing at the ‘Green Parrot’ Blackpool and has performed in both ‘Showzam’ festivals. In 2009 she was involved in a Commedia dell’arte
piece and 2010 performing a solo Contortion/Ribbon manipluation circus art, presented by MissBehave.

Red is currently teaching Circus Arts in a high school in Lytham, St Annes. As well as training the children, she is also choreographing and directing a Circus Performance that will be taken to Germany later this year.

As well as DJ’ing private party’s, this summer, Red will be performing in Carnesky’s Ghost Train and The AlienAttack Show in Blackpool.

KAY TRAYFORD

With a Bachelors Honors Degree in Performance Art and Musical Theatre Kay has worked as a professional performance artist and actress for over five years.

Her past work includes ‘SideShow Illusions’ Showzam festival 2010, choreographer and performer at the aclaimed ‘Guys as Dolls’ showbar in Burnley, dancer and perfomer at the ‘Green Parrot’ Blackpool, street performance artist for ‘The Victorians’, Blackpools festival of light, Blackpool Illuminations 2008/9 and most recently Stage Manager for ‘Carneskys Ghost Train’.

Kay is a member of A.V Productions theatre company and recently starred as ‘Constanta’ in their spectacular U.K debut of ‘Dracula the musical’.  Originally from Burnley, Lancashire, Kay has studied and worked around the country and europe in places such as France, London, Manchester, Hull and now of course the town of Blackpool.

Kay is currently busy stage managing and is working hard rehearsing for up and coming shows with A.V Productions this year.

www.sideshowillusions.com

www.showzam.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vitolo-Productions/307965417706

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