Introducing: In Souliloquy Cycle 3 Characters!

Here are our  wonderful characters for cycle 3!



No one truly knows another well.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by John Last




A Princess who’s lasting happiness is tempered by the sea.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Tessa Hart


Richard III.


This King seeks not redemption but to redress his foul memory.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon




Finding who you are when you are not who you are makes a fine song.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Peyvand Sadeghian


The Soothsayer.


Even knowing the horrible inevitability, he must keep speaking.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Chris Rogers




Emilia can’t ever forget and she will never forgive.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Shannon Howes


Introducing: Writer and Director Team for Cycle 2



Franco-American Victorine Pontillon has divided her life between the two countries, and is now settled in London.

After obtaining her Baccalaureat Litteraire from the Lycée Victor Hugo in Caen, with a concentration in Art History and Theatre. She then returned to the States for a BFA in Theatre Performance from FAU, graduating Suma Cum Laude in 2011, before completing her MA in Acting (International) at East 15 Acting School.

When not acting or directing she can usually be found writing, teching, or shooting production photography/headshots.


The V half of V&T Tilly is co-founder/producer/production manager/mother of In Souliloquy.

For Cycle 2 she is directing: YorickThe SoothsayerMirandaRichard IIIEmilia and Viola.



Tilly is a freelance writer and dramaturg specialising in collaborative visual theatre.  She studied Creative Writing/Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne (First Class Honours) and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia (Distinction) where she was the 2012 recipient of the Malcolm Bradbury Development Award. She is a graduate of both the Royal Court and Menagerie Young Writer’s Programs and has been mentored through the Little Angel Theatre and Norwich Puppet Theatre.

The T half of V&T Tilly is co-founder/producer/production manager/mother of In Souliloquy.

For Cycle 2 she has written: YorickThe SoothsayerMirandaRichard IIIEmilia and Viola.


Photos both by Jennifer Hook.

Introducing: Shannon Howes as Emilia.

We are delighted to announce Shannon Howes as Emilia (after Othello) for our second cycle of In Souliloquy.


Shannon graduated from East 15 Acting School with her MFA in Acting which included a short residency at The Globe Theatre and a month training at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow. Born in Canada, she also has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Brock University in St Catharine’s, Ontario. Her most recent work was with RAaW London, training with their Young Persons Theatre Company and writing and acting in numerous short films. Her East 15 credits include: Esther in Making Stalin Laugh (dir. Matthew Lloyd), Mrs Bradshaw in Victory (dir. Tony Graham), Chorus in Caucasian Chalk Circle (dir. Nick Bagnall) and Jess in Love and Money (dir. Robin Sneller). Shannon currently lives and works in London

Shannon is playing an Emilia who can’t forgive and won’t forget.


Introducing: Peyvand Sadeghian as Viola.

We are excited to announce Peyvand Sadeghian will be joining the In Souliloquy team for cycle two as Viola!


Peyvand is an actor and puppeteer who likes to keep her projects varied and performances versatile. She was an active member of the National Youth Theatre for six years, and went on to study BA Drama & Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College all of which has informed her collaborative approach to work.

She is due to star as Niama in “90 Minutes”, an independent feature film directed by Simon Baker, currently in production.
Peyvand is playing a Viola who can’t help but question how her life only really started when she was disguised as a man.

Introducing: Chris Rogers as The Soothsayer.

We are delighted to announce Chris Rogers will be playing The Soothsayer (after Julius Caesar) for the second cycle of In Souliloquy.


Image: Rosalind Alcazar

Chris has been working in theatre and film for over fifteen years. Trained in music at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts his credits include Mr Smith in “The Bald Primadonna” for The Poor Players Company, Antiphalus of Syracuse in “The Comedy of Errors”, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in ”Twelfth Night”, Roderigo in “Othello” and Clarence in “Richard III” for the Cambridge Shakespeare company, Lucentio in “The Taming of the Shrew” for The Original Theatre Company, Lysander in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” for Lord Strange’s Men and he is the only person ever to have played the Evil Prince in the world premiere of Frank Zappa’s musical “Thing Fish”,

His feature films include “The Empty Plan” and “Stag Hunt” and he has worked for international broadcasters like the BBC, the History Channel, and The Discovery Channel in various television dramas.

Chris is the head of Off the Curb Productions, creating film and theatre himself, and his experience ranges from Open Air and small theatres to the largest theatrical stage in the world at the Bregenz Opera Festival.

Chris plays The Soothsayer, a man who in spite of the horrible inevitability of it all must keep speaking.



Introducing: John Last as Yorick.

We are delighted to announce John Last will be playing Yorick in our second cycle of In Souliloquy.



John is an award winning actor, voiceover and director, winning various awards for his short film, King John Act IV Scene I and as Leko in Anna Jordan’s,Chicken Shop (Best London Fringe Production – West End Frame, 2014). He is the founder of The Forgotten Shakespeare Project and has also written the animation, Johnny & George.

Working in the voiceover industry for a few years, you’ve probably heard John’s voice in one form or another from itv2 to Channel 5 and currently with Discovery and TruTV.

John is playing a Yorick who isn’t a all happy about how he is remembered.