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LifeLoveLinedancing
Corn Exchange Witney
Tues 17th - Sat 21st
June 2025
7.30pm Tues - Sat
2.00pm Matinee Sat
Tickets £15

For a Few Mondays More is the world premiere sequel to A Fistful of Mondays and brings the original characters up-to-date, setting them new challenges whilst building on the energy and excitement of the first show with another classic country soundtrack and linedance action.

The Walbersley Sports and Social Club is still struggling and is not helped by the arrival of a stranger in town. New landlord Steve Savage has designs on the club and on dance teacher Annie, which creates trouble for bar manager Barry, Tom and everyone else. Carol has to decide what to do about Jerry and a new member of the dance group stirs up arguments and friction with new ideas. In For a Few Mondays More the dance group must find a way to come together again to hold onto what they love before it is all taken from them.

Balancing Act first produced A Fistful of Mondays at the OFS Oxford in 2009. This led to a UK number 1 Uk touring production of the play in 2011 (Rhinestone Mondays) starring Shaun Williamson (Eastenders); two members of pop group Steps (H and Faye) and Lyn Paul (Blood Brothers/ New Seekers)

“The audience loved the show and were engaged throughout.”
Daily Information - A Fistful of Mondays 2009

“A feel-good musical about a line-dancing group has burst onto the Oxford stage brimming with bouncy Country and Western numbers.”
Oxford Times - A Fistful of Mondays 2009

“Brings a smile to your face and the urge to dance all the way home.”
The Tines - Rhinestone Mondays 2011

“One of those shows that ushers you out into the night with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.”
Southern Daily Echo - Rhinestone Mondays 2011

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Team

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  • Joe Graham

    Writer / Director

    Joe has had professional productions at the The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham; Sherbet Lemon, Best Man Faller, Spare Prick, Actually Moving and Bristol Old Vic; Joined at the Hip.

    He was commissioned to write two new pantomimes for Watford Palace Theatre; Cinderella and Aladdin. In 2011 his musical comedy Rhinestone Mondays undertook a Number 1 theatre tour around the UK starring Shaun Williamson (Eastenders, Extras). Joe’s play Oranges on the Brain was produced by Delirium Theatre at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford and at the Courtyard Theatre, London.

    Written in workshop with a group of secondary school students for Sixth Sense Theatre Company, his play The Goldfish Bowl, toured over 40 schools. Joe wrote and performed, I Get That a Lot at the Chipping Norton Theatre as part of Paines Plough’s ‘Come to Where I’m From’ initiative.

    Joe also works with his own theatre company, Balancing Act to produce his own work, having written and directed the plays: Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails; A Fistful of Mondays; Fun Run; Spare Prick (all at OFS Theatre) and The Murmuration of Starlings (Witney Corn Exchange). He also wrote and directed the family comedy musicals: Quasimodo a Gogo; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth and Robin Hoodwinked, with brother Jim Graham writing the original music.

    Joe has also written many one-act plays for local festivals, winning awards at both the Oxfordshire Drama Network and Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festivals.

    Joe has also turned his writing skills to screenplays and is also looking to also progress that side of his work.

  • Sam Mansfield

    Asst Director / Producer

    As both producer and onstage, Sam has been a key part of Balancing Act since 2009, appearing in Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails. He followed this with roles in A Fistful of Mondays (2009); Fun Run and Quasimodo a Gogo. He has also produced and played leading roles in the family comedy musicals, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls.

    As producer for Balancing Act, Sam’s credits include: Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails; A Fistful of Mondays; Fun Run; Mind the Gap; Spare Prick; The Murmuration of Starlings; Quasimodo a Gogo; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls. Sam has also produced and played roles in several productions for Kennington Dramatic Society including: Lest We Forget; Cinderella and Aladdin. As well as producing the upcoming Balancing Act productions, Sam will also take to the stage again in For a Few Mondays More, the 2025 sequel to A Fistful of Mondays.

  • Sara Whittingham

    Choreographer

    Sara has been dancing since she was three and, with lifelong experience in many dance disciplines, has been choreographing productions for many years now including: Quasimodo a Gogo; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth; Robin Hoodwinked; A Fistful of Mondays (2009) and many pantomime productions.

    On the acting front Sara first acted with Balancing Act in It’s Your Funeral (1999). She then went on to appear in Joined at the Hip (2001) and The Witches of Prestwick (2002); Getting Dark (2003); Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails (2009); Mind the Gap (2005/2013) and Spare Prick (2013). She won awards at two drama festivals for her performance in Getting Dark.

    In musical shows she had memorable roles in Robin Hoodwinked (2005); Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth and Quasimodo a Gogo (2015).

    Having choreographed the original production of A Fistful of Mondays in 2009, Sara is back to put the cast through their paces again, only this time she is also on stage in the role of Annie.

  • Chris Graham

    Producer / Stage Manager

    Chris has been working as a producer and stage manager in Balancing Act productions since 2003. For Chris, producer is a fairly generic title for someone who does everything to keep cast happy and fed throughout the intense Balancing Act rehearsal schedules, as well as working to source props and materials to make each production happen. Her unseen work and dedication behind the scenes are a large part of the glue that keeps the Balancing Act family together.

    She stepped out in front in 2012 to direct the one-act play The Swing, winning awards at the Oxfordshire Drama Network play festival.

  • James Mansfield

    Technical Manager

    James appeared in the very first Balancing Act production In Limbo and followed that by developing the same character in Let’s Party and It’s Your Funeral. With Kennington Dramatic Society he played the lead role in Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls (2008) and many play productions. James won awards at drama festivals when he directed the powerful one-act play Lest We Forget.

    He first teamed up with Joe as producer for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo a Gogo) in 2009 and has worked as a producer or technical manager in all Balancing Act productions since then at various venues.

  • Jennifer Barton

    Asst Stage Manager

    Jennifer has been interested in theatre since school and her passion led her to complete a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts with credits including The Wizard of Oz and Jesus Christ Superstar.

    Jennifer is also part of Buttercross Theatre Productions having performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Aladdin; Our House; 9 to 5 and Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. More recently she gave a striking performance as The Girl in the Balancing Act 2023 production, The Murmuration of Starlings. Now an integral part of the Balancing Act family, Jennifer is ASM for A Fistful of Mondays, in preparation for a return to the stage in the upcoming sequel, For a Few Mondays More in 2025.

  • Jim Graham

    Jim Graham

    Music

    Jim has written the original music for several musical productions including: Quasimodo a Gogo; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth. Jim also wrote the original musical score for Balancing Acts’ latest play, The Murmuration of Starlings. Often seen, on performance nights, behind the scenes in a technical capacity, Jim made his Balancing Act stage debut in 2012 in the award-winning one-act play The Swing at several drama festivals.

    As well as being one half of the Jaggy Edges musical duo (with brother Joe), Jim writes the music, records and plays all the instruments on their two albums, Little Incidents and Peanuts and Monkeys.

  • Heather Graham

    Heather Graham

    Backstage Crew / Props

    This is Heathers’ first direct production with Balancing Act and we welcome her support and enthusiasm behind the scenes for our upcoming productions. We look forward to having Heather on board and welcoming her into the Balancing Act family.


Cast

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  • James Card

    Tom

    James trained at ALRA, and is delighted to be returning to Balancing Act, after appearing in a trio of Joe Graham’s previous works, Fun Run, Spare Prick, and as Duncan in the original production of A Fistful of Mondays, all at the Old Fire Station. Other theatre credits include Collider and Distractingly Female for the Saturday Matinee Company (OFS Theatre); Richard in Harold Pinter’s The Lover (Ruskin College); Baby Talk (Etcetera Theatre); Pawn (Man in the Moon Theatre); Nevermore (New Wimbledon Studio); and three appearances at London’s famed Sitcom Trials, Games Night, The Grown Ups Are Talking, and Gardening Leave (Soho Theatre). Film and TV credits include the title role in Jack the Ripper in America (Discovery US); Steve - opposite Anna Crilly (Lead Balloon, Anna & Katy) - in Queen of the Jubilee; the title role in Aidan Samson’s award-winning short Neil’s House; 1066: The Battle for Middle-Earth (Channel 4); and Tom in Over A Smoke (CPH Film Collective). James also appears in several internationally successful web series, including as Steve in The Syndicate (Systir Productions) and Parker in Raptured (Red on Black Productions).

  • Steve Hay

    Barry

    Steve is a boat-dwelling Oxford-based Scottish actor and voice artist.

    Steve appears in recently released horror feature Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology. He is the voice of the Scottish Government’s current speed and healthy eating campaigns, the narrator of Channel 5Star’s hit World’s Wildest Holidays, the voice of Alton Towers’ £16M wooden spectacular The Wickerman, is the 360-degree virtual reality guide to Glenfiddich distillery, and is one of The Macallan Pioneers Experience founding actors.

    Recent television includes hit series Outlander, and as an ADR voice artist on feature films Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, MacBeth, directed by Justin Kurzel and Jason Connery’s Tommy’s Honour, and television series In Plain Sight. Recent theatre includes Macbeth in a bi-lingual international co-production at Kyrgyzstan’s national theatre, Tomorrow Never Knows in Lodz, Poland and Too Long The Heart for Siege Perilous in Edinburgh. He played JM Barrie in The Mythmakers in London’s West End and in New York.

    Steve is also a regular reader and helps cast and direct Short Stories Aloud, curated by Sarah Franklin. He has appeared in several music videos for Candy Says, and The Long Insiders. Steve is a founding member of the Oxford Actors Network, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers and Inspires networking group for the Film, Television, Voiceover and Mocap Industries.

    He also worked for the homeless charity Crisis, and used to be a journalist. Occasionally he still is.

    Steve is both scared and excited to be working with Joe again, after playing lead roles in The Murmuration of Starlings (2023), Spare Prick (2013), Fun Run (2010) and Joe’s 2009 original production of A Fistul of Mondays.

  • Sara Whittingham

    Annie

    Sara has been dancing since she was three and, with lifelong experience in many dance disciplines, has been choreographing productions for many years now including: Quasimodo a Gogo; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth; Robin Hoodwinked; A Fistful of Mondays (2009) and many pantomime productions.

    On the acting front Sara first acted with Balancing Act in It’s Your Funeral (1999). She then went on to appear in Joined at the Hip (2001) and The Witches of Prestwick (2002); Getting Dark (2003); Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails (2009); Mind the Gap (2005/2013) and Spare Prick (2013). She won awards at two drama festivals for her performance in Getting Dark.

    In musical shows she had memorable roles in Robin Hoodwinked (2005); Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth and Quasimodo a Gogo (2015).

    Having choreographed the original production of A Fistful of Mondays in 2009, Sara is back to put the cast through their paces again, only this time she is also on stage in the role of Annie.

  • Oscar Mackie

    Oscar Mackie

    Clint

    Oscar is an Oxford based actor who recently graduated from Glasgow acting school, ACS, in 2023.

    Oscar has been acting in Oxfordshire since 2011 doing pantomimes, and has gone on to feature in many other projects on and off stage. Recent stage productions include The Mystery Of The Dyatlov Pass Incident at the Edinburgh fringe, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and A Doll’s House. Oscar has also recently began acting in videos for online distribution, such as performing in the music video for The Motive (by mustbejohn and Tentendo).

    Oscar also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Swansea University, a certification in unarmed stage combat from TBAFSASC, and is a fanatical fan, player, and coach of many sports and activities.

  • Katie Mansfield

    Carol

    Katie has danced from an early age and has performed and choreographed in many shows and pantomimes with Kennington Dramatic Society, Katie first performed with Balancing Act in the award winning one-act play Mind the Gap, both in 2005 and 2013. Katie has since performed in Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails; A Fistful of Mondays (2009); Fun Run and Quasimodo a Gogo. She has also played leading roles in the family comedy musicals, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth and Robin Hoodwinked.

    More recently, she has added a new string to her bow and is also part of Attitude Dance Companies Burlesque troupe, The Scrumpets who host regular Cabaret shows at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon. Unleashing her alter ego, Ginny VonToniq, she recently performed her first solo Burlesque performance to the velvety tones of Nancy Sinatra.

    Katie is excited to reprise her original role as Carol in A Fistful of Mondays and the coming 2025 sequel For a Few Mondays More.

  • Jenny Johns

    Sophie

    Jenny trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School winning the Newton Blick Award 2011. Theatre includes: Bike (Butterfly Psyche), Contractions (OFS Studio, Oxford), Comedy of Errors/Macbeth (GB Theatre), Twelfth Night (Rondo Theatre, Bath), While They’re Away (Under Construction Theatre), Twelfth Night/Much Ado About Nothing (GB Theatre), Big Brother Blitzkrieg (Bitter Pill), Perfect (Saturday Matinee Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Leaning House), Displaced (Cheltenham Everyman/Tamasha Theatre), With You Always (Bayyani Theatre), Treasure Island (Cherwell Theatre Company), Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre), Funny Money/Absurd Person Singular (Sheringham Little Theatre), Atlantis (Hidden Spire), Pete Stays Home (Cherwell Theatre), Table Manners (Sheringham Little Theatre), The Murmuration of Starlings (Balancing Act), The Serpent’s Tooth (Another Theatre Company). Radio: Ambridge Extra (BBC), The Archers (BBC). Film and television: The Experiments (Channel 4), Breach of Trust (Joseph Oppenheimer), After the Bombs (Mad Tramp Productions), Appendix 2 (Broken Antler), Days of our Optical Lives (Liquid Productions), Where Are You Really From? (Keshav Shree).

  • Harry Quinn

    Harry Quinn

    Duncan

    Harry Studied Performing arts at Abingdon and Witney College, appearing in A Midsummer Nights Dream and A Chorus Line. He then played key leading roles in Kennington Drama Society’s, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo a Gogo) and the family comedy musical, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? He has also played key roles in Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth; Dick Whittington and The Wizard Of Oz. He performed again in Balancing Act’s new musical version of Quasimodo a go go as the minstrel Pierre Potpourri.

    Harry appeared in drama festivals in the powerful one-act play Lest We Forget.

    Harry is thrilled to be making his second Balancing Act appearance as Duncan in A Fistful of Mondays and the coming 2025 sequel For a Few Mondays More.

  • Jim Graham

    Jim Graham

    Jerry

    Jim has written the original music for several musical productions including: Quasimodo a Gogo; Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls; Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Peter Pan and the Fountain of Eternal Youth. Jim also wrote the original musical score for Balancing Acts’ latest play, The Murmuration of Starlings. Often seen, on performance nights, behind the scenes in a technical capacity, Jim made his Balancing Act stage debut in 2012 in the award-winning one-act play The Swing at several drama festivals.

    As well as being one half of the Jaggy Edges musical duo (with brother Joe), Jim writes the music, records and plays all the instruments on their two albums, Little Incidents and Peanuts and Monkeys.