Born out of bravado and a side of desperation, Mr Brown Presents was created when two equally odd souls met at a stately home wearing 18th Century costumes and pretending to be other people. Our aim is to produce groundbreaking theatre for the sheer hell of it.
Hailing from the West Yorkshire city of Bradford Allison now lives in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, close to the seaside town of Filey. She has been performing professionally in theatre, film and television for over 20 years. Her first professional role involved sitting on a motorway service station toilet for 2 days just to get her Equity card.
In addition to performing Allison teaches drama and personal development skills. She also works with Op Nightingale Heritage, which uses archaeology to help injured veterans and local communities. A self-confessed geek Allison loves sci-fi, astronomy, archaeology and is an avid ice hockey fan. Addictions include; coffee, wine and kewpie mayonnaise.
Jimmy (Iago) Johnson is a Welsh actor, writer, trainspotter and cellist currently based in Glasgow. He’s been acting for the best part of 15 years, but took a little time off during his archaeology degrees, which saw him travelling to exotic dig sites as far away as the Isle of Man (he didn’t find anything, before you ask), playing in a Klezmer band, and teaching children about history.
Since re-starting his acting career two years ago he has ridden a man like a horse in a park, pretended to be a duck in front of a thousand people, and beaten a man in a to death with a severed foot on camera. His focus is on making accessible, thought-provoking, and fun theatre and entertainment with a darker twist. When he’s not doing all that, he’s probably drinking far too much tea, reading comics, sewing historical clothes, or writing fiction and magazine articles. He’s a pretty good barman, an enthusiastic ballet student, and he used to drive steam trains for a job. It was cool. Ask him about it!
Bribe me with: Tunnock’s teacakes, dark beer.
Don’t bribe me with: peanut-based snacks. Don’t do it...