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an oak tree: second actors

Each performance of an oak tree features a second actor, who has neither read nor seen the play before the moment they step on stage. Here they are, with love and thanks to them all:

Rehearsal 2005: Ian Golding, Cath Dyson, Hannah Ringham. German previews: Alex Miller, Tom Hartmann.

UK previews: Deborah Asante, Emma Kilbey, Dan Ford, Alister O’Loughlin, Jo Dagless, Anna Howitt, Matthew Scott, Natalie Childs.

Edinburgh Festival: Rebecca Thorn, Claire Knight. Sandy Grierson, Ant Hampton, Tom Brooke, Annie Ryan, Sarah Belcher, Al Nedjari, Paul Blair, Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Brian Ferguson, Stevie Ritchie, Matthew Zadjac, Gabriela Murray, Ciaran Bermingham, Mark Ravenhill, Waneta Storms, Andrew Clark, Tom Espiner, Jon Spooner, Ross Manson, Jason Thorpe.

Ireland 2005: Barry McGovern, Deirdre Roycroft, Dennis Conway, Martin Murphy.

UK Touring 2006: Amelda Brown, Johnny O’Hanlon, Richard Talbot, Nick Walker, Nic Jeune, Pooja Kumar, Richard Croxford, Maria Connolly, Miche Doherty, Kathy Keira Clark, Tristan Sturrock, Mary Woodvine, Emma Rice, Kevin Johnson, Chris Bianchi, Toby Jones, Helen Kane, Hayley Carmichael, Toby Park, James Wilby, Christine Molloy, Christopher Eccleston, Gin Hammond, Roger Lloyd Pack.

Lithuania: Sakalas Uzdavinys. Latvia: Ivars Puga.

Israel: Marcello Magni, Kathryn Hunter. Russia: Roman Indyk, Alexander Vartanov, Maria Popova.

Portugal: Beatriz Batarda, Cathy Naden, Andre e Teodosio, Joao Pedro Vaz.

Finland: Taisto Oksanen, Auvo Vihro.

Italy: Lella Costa, Elio de Capitani, Laura Curino.

US Previews: Richard Kamins, Angela Reed, Carmela Marner, Gene Marner, David Bridel, Peter Gaitens, Camilla Enders, Johana Arnold, Ed Vassallo.

Barrow Street Theatre, New York 2006/7: Peter Van Wagner, Rachel Fowler, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Michael Cullen, Mark Blankenship, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Busch, Reed Birney, Randy Harrison, James Urbaniak, Kristin Sieh, Leslie Hendrix, Steve Blanchard, Laurie Anderson, Amy Landecker, John Shuman, Jeremy Bieler, Kelly Calabrese, Michael Countryman, Laila Robbins, Pearl Sun, Joan Allen, Maja Wampuszyc, Christopher Cook, Maura Tierney, Alison Fraser, Frances McDormand, Mary Bacon, Tamara Tunie, Ray Dooley, Brooke Smith, John Judd, Richard Kind, Matthew Arkin, Craig Wroe, Michael Cerveris, Marin Ireland, Peter Dinklage, Alysia Reiner, Tim Blake Nelson, Chuck Cooper, Ben Walker, Austin Pendleton, Alix Elias, Mark Consuelos, David Pasquesi, Mike Myers, David Rasche, Chris Eigeman, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Chalfant, Joey Slotnick, Bob Balaban, Adam Rapp, Mary Testa, Hunter Foster, David Hyde Pierce, Stephen Lang, Kathryn Grody, Scott Foley, Jay O. Sanders, Alan Cox, Denis O Hare, Alan Ruck, Lisa Emery, Frank Wood, Mark Saturno, Nicole Orth-Pallavicini, Erik Jensen, David Mogentale, Alexandra Neil, Brian Logan, Katie Finneran, Walter Bobbie, Wendy Vanden Heuval, Tovah Feldshuh, Carolyn McCormick, Maryann Plunkett, George Demas, Christopher Durang, Judith Ivey, Jim Dale.

Canada 2007: Patrick MacEachern, Kelly Dawson, Joel Smith, Heather Kolesar, Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Kathryn Shaw, Marcus Youssef, Jonathan Young, John Krich, Erin Ormond, Trevor Hinton

Soho Theatre 2007: Paterson Joseph, Sophie Okonedo, Ruth Sheen, Tracy-Ann Oberman, David Morrissey, Ed Woodall, Phelim McDermott, Amanda Lawrence, Anna Francolini, David Harewood, John Ramm, Selina Cadell, Anthony Vendetti, Tracey Childs, Jeremy Killick, Gina McKee, Juliet Aubrey, Michael Simkins, Saskia Reeves, Celia Meiras, Tricia Kelly, Hugh Bonneville, Paul Hunter, Adrian Scarborough, Linda Bassett , Eve Best, Kwame Kwei Armah, Gary Winters, Janet McTeer

UK Tour 2007/2008: Richard Headon, Sam Troughton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Katz, Ben Keaton, Jonathan Keeble, Brigit Forsyth, Claudia Elmhirst, Bill Champion, Louise Dearden, Mark Calvert, Terry O’Connor, Deka Walmsley, Jon Whittle, Nathan Rimell, Cora Bissett, Julie Brown, Murray Wason, Siwan Morris, Richard Elis, Ged Stephenson, Vic Llewellyn

Brazil: Rodrigo Nogueira, Guilherme Leme

Singapore 2008: Loong Seng Onn, Jean Ng, Karen Tan, Ivan Heng

Quebec 2008: Kevin McCoy, Robert Bellefeuille, Anne-Marie Cadieux

Melbourne 2008: Jane Turner, Geoffrey Rush, Julia Zemiro, Kim Gyngell

BBC World Service 2007: Tim McInnerny