Adriano Cappelletta and Richard Crawley met at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, where they created Beckett-esque sketches and the delectable Shane and Eddie during a character workshop. On seeing Shane and Eddie, the usually dour Gaulier commented, “It’s fucking good”.
Adriano Cappelletta is a Sydney-based actor, writer and musician. A NIDA acting graduate, Adriano has performed written his comedy shows Cubbyhouse and Connie Chang’s Cabaret Roadshow to critical and popular success at The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival and two consecutive Great Escape Rock festivals playing along side Silverchair and Sigur Ros as his alter ego Connie Chang. In 2009 Cubbyhouse was presented at The Summer Play Festival at The Public Theatre, NYC. He has performed with major theatre companies in Sydney (The Ensemble Theatre, Theatre of Image) and Perth (Perth Theatre Company). In 2008 he appeared alongside Jacki Weaver in Death of a Salesman (Ensemble Theatre) and in 2006 was nominated as Best Newcomer at The Sydney Theatre Critics Awards for his role as Rodolpho in A View from the Bridge (Ensemble Theatre).
Richard Crawley is a London-based writer and performer. At last year’s Edinburgh fringe, he was dubbed by the Observer as ‘the hardest working actor at the Fringe’, appearing in a total of 68 performances. He devised and co-wrote Magicians! Behind the Magic!! at Just the Tonic (‘the most impressive audience deal I have seen all month’ Financial Times). At the same time he performed and wrote his one-man show, Richard Crawley: The Boy, on the Free Fringe (‘utterly bemusing…strangely entertaining’ **** Three Weeks) and this year at the Brighton Fringe (‘bizarre and unsettling’ **** Fringe Guru). Lastly, as a member of Slip of Steel, he devised and performed in their critically acclaimed theatre piece, Of Women and Horses I Have Known, directed by Susanna Hislop at The Underbelly, (‘a perfect blend of comedy and theatre… delightful’ ****The List). Other acting credits include: Progress by Doug Lucie at The Union, Sam The Highest Jumper of them all at The Finborough, and the Specsavers’ Edith Piaf advertising campaign. He studied English Literature at Cambridge University, where he was part of the Footlights and he trained at LAMDA. www.richardcrawley.co.uk