CAST

 
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DAVID WARNER
Kelver Leash

David Warner’s long and distinguished career has encompassed many of the great Shakespearean leads – his 1965 Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company was hailed as the finest of its generation, and four decades later he played King Lear to great acclaim – while his cinema credits include Titanic, The Omen, Straw Dogs, Time Bandits, Tron, The Company of Wolves, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, two Star Trek movies, and Disney’s 2018 blockbuster Mary Poppins Returns.

 
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RICHARD COYLE
Kelver as a younger man

Best known as Jeff in the BBC comedy series Coupling, Richard Coyle’s other television credits include Lorna Doone, Sword of Honour and Born to Kill, while on the big screen he has appeared in Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy, Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia, and Renny Harlin’s 5 Days of War. Richard is also a prolific theatre actor, with plays under his belt by the likes of Harold Pinter, John Osborne and Friedrich Schiller.

 
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EDWARD HOLTOM
Kelver as a boy

Aged just 16 when he recorded Decades, Edward’s previous credits include the title role in Oliver! in London’s West End, The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Reichenbach Fall episode of the BBC’s Sherlock, and Jim Hawkins opposite Tom Baker’s Long John Silver in an audio dramatisation of Treasure Island. More recently he has played Peter Pan in Ella Hickson’s Wendy & Peter Pan, and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.

 
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JACQUELINE PEARCE
Linda

A veteran actor and a true cult icon, Jacqueline has appeared in films as diverse as White Mischief, The Reptile and Princess Caraboo, while her TV appearances include Moondial, David Copperfield and Dark Season. However, to a generation of viewers Jacqueline is undoubtedly best remembered as one of television’s greatest villains: the satanic Servalan, president of the Terran Federation in the BBC’s science fiction classic Blake’s 7.

 
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SIMON GREENALL
TV Reporter / Roger Fame / Freddie

Loved by millions as Alan Partridge’s high-maintenance Geordie friend Michael in two series of I’m Alan Partridge and the subsequent film spin-off Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Simon Greenall’s other credits include W1A, The Missing Hancocks, Armstrong & Miller, Between the Lines, Doctor Who, and a long-running gig providing the voice of Aleksandr Orlov the Meerkat in a certain well-known advertising campaign.

 
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JAN RAVENS
Jemima / Kelver’s Mother / Lady Blue

Best known for her work as an impressionist on shows like Spitting Image and Dead Ringers, where her gallery of regular characters includes such favourites as Anne Robinson, Kirsty Wark and Theresa May, Jan Ravens also has a string of acting credits including Skins, One Foot in the Grave, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, and three series of The Grimleys. Jan is no stranger to the concept album, having previously appeared on Pete Townshend’s 1993 magnum opus Psychoderelict.