Post Mortem




About Post Mortem

This quirky piece required a youthful touch and this group of recent RADA graduates have risen to the challenge.  Romeo and Juliet, both now dead, reflect on their tragic fate and what might have been.

About Romeo:
Montague’s son, who is loved and respected in Verona. He is initially presented as a comic lover, with his inflated declarations of love for Rosaline. After meeting Juliet, he abandons his tendency to be a traditional, fashionable lover, and his language becomes intense, reflecting his genuine passion for Juliet. 

About Juliet:
Capulet’s daughter, not yet 14 years old. Her youthfulness is stressed throughout the play to illustrate her progression from adolescence to maturity and to emphasize her position as a tragic heroine. Juliet’s love for Romeo gives her the strength and courage to defy her parents and face death twice. 

About the writer

Jacky Hilary is a Human Resources Manager who lives in West Sussex. She has been taking part in theatre since childhood as a writer, performer, director, avid theatregoer and occasional reviewer. To date, she has written a one-act play and two full-length plays, two of which she previously directed for Burgess Hill Theatre Club. Post Mortem is her first piece of playwriting for some years. Her last was also Shakespeare-related, in that it was an amalgam of Shakespeare scenes featuring rings, entitled Give me a ring. Jacky is seriously chuffed that the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival have endorsed Post Mortem, and will now dust off a half-written play and attempt to complete it. 



Director of Photography

Crispin Glancy
Eva Rae Thomson

Julian Chesshire
Adrian Couso
Nicole Small


Crispin Glancy

Crispin has just completed the Foundation Course in Acting at RADA. He has been an active member of Petersfield Youth Theatre, playing many roles including Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Fagin in Oliver! For PSF Crispin has played Young MacDuff  (Macbeth 2014), Juno (The Tempest 2016), Silvius (As You Like It 2017), Herald (Henry V 2018) and Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew 2018). Other credits include Chris/ Daryl in F Off for National Youth Theatre,  KiKi/ Villeneuve in Beauty and the Beast for Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, Morrie in the National Youth Music Theatre’s Brass and Foster in Forty Years On at Chichester Festival Theatre. 

Eva Rae Thomson

Born in Tuscany and raised in Barcelona and London, Eva Rae is a recent alumna of the RADA 2019/20 Foundation Course in Acting. She began acting with the Battersea Arts Centre Homegrown Company at the age of 12, co-devising and performing in over 15 shows directed by a wealth of modern theatre makers (George Mann Theatre Ad Infinitum, Tim Cowbury/Jess Latowicki Made in China). Eva Rae is also an artist and a published illustrator, serving as Art Director and Hair/Make Up on Post Mortem. Eva Rae has a place at Rose Bruford College to begin her Acting BA this October.

Julian Chesshire

Julian was born in London, UK in 1997 to English and Swiss parents and grew up in Ludlow, Shropshire. Since moving to London in September 2016, Julian has been cast in multiple plays, short films and TV Pilots and various walk on roles as well as working as a sound designer for film and theatre. Most recently Julian attended RADA for a Foundation in Acting course.

Currently he is working with Adrian and other young creatives to create a collaborative zero-budget production company, helping actors and filmmakers create showreel/portfolio material to help get a head start in their careers with various short films and scenes, scheduled to film this year.

Adrian Couso

Hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, Adrian moved to the UK in 2015 in hopes of leading a more creatively fulfilling life. Working primarily with still photography, he has honed a particular aesthetic that he hopes to translate into cinema, his true passion. Adrian, always being open to new projects, is currently working with Julian to produce several short films, helping emerging talent find their footing in the industry and hopefully planting the seeds for a better future for the arts in the UK.

Nicole Small

Nicole trained in Period Costume Making and Design in Liverpool. She is a costume cutter/maker, supervisor and designer for film, theatre, opera and ballet both here and in the USA.

Work includes principal costumes for all five Pirates of the Caribbean films, most of Tim Burton’s films including Dumbo, the Red and White Queens in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Johnny Depp’s costumes in Dark Shadows, Men in Black:International and a new Netflix period drama. Theatre work includes Twelfth Night at the Royal National Theatre, Romeo & Juliet at The Globe.

Earlier this year she worked on costumes for the Disney film The Little Mermaid and is currently cutting costumes for one of the lead characters in the upcoming London stage musical of Frozen