Cast Bios The Date

Peacock Productions is a new company, founded by husband and wife team Mike & Becky Peacock.

Between us we have over 30 years experience in theatre & storytelling. We are excited to be putting their passions & experience into a new medium and look forward to developing more projects in the near future…


IMG_2495Mike Peacock – Writer & Director

Mike was born and bred in Manchester, where he trained at the Arden School of Theatre. After graduating, he spent the following few years working for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Riding Lights Theatre Company, Manchester Actors Company & Friargate Theatre, York. In 2001 he co-founded Rhema Theatre Company, which has since toured all over the UK – performing in schools, communities and occasionally theatres! He has spent an awful lot of time travelling!
As a writer, Michael has created over 20 different theatre productions of all shapes & sizes for Rhema Theatre Company. He has had work published for Riding Lights Theatre Company, written for the 24:7 Theatre Festival and also worked with Soho Theatre Company. His scripts have been performed on various different radio stations and a number of television channels both in the UK and abroad. They have also been used in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania by the charity Act4Africa.
As a theatre practitioner and workshop leader, Michael has worked as far afield as Bosnia, Uganda, Slovenia and most recently, Iraq.
Recently he completed his short film ‘The Date’, which will be appearing in a number of different festivals later in 2014.

448864Callum Arnott ‘The Man’

Callum has been working as a professional actor and director for 16 years since graduating from drama school in Manchester, appearing on stage, screen, radio and street theatre across the world. The short film ‘The Date’ represents a coming together of both Callum and the film’s director Mike Peacock after they trained together in the mid nineties.

Theatre credits include a tour of Germany last year in ‘Macbeth’, Tybalt and the lead role of Benedick in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, he also appeared alongside Pete Postlethwaite in The Royal Exchange’s critically acclaimed production of ‘The Tempest’ as Francisco. Other credits include a number 1 tour of ‘Girls Night Out In Ibiza’; Mr Mugglewump in ‘The Twits’ at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff; ‘Macduff in ‘Macbeth,’ Palace Theatre Redditch; James Vane in ‘A Picture Of Dorian Gray’ at Vienna’s English Theatre; ‘American Buffalo,’ Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester; Gepetto and Mephisto in ‘Pinnochio’ a no.1 tour for Derek Grant, ’ Walter Hartwright in a tour of ‘The Woman In White’. ‘The Opposite Sex’ and ‘Sex Drugs and Rick n’ Noel’ both tours of the Middle East. For Leicester Ark Theatre, Cliff Lewis in ‘Look Back In Anger’, Slim in ‘Of Mice and Men’ and the lead role in ‘Macbeth’.

620746Esther Dix ‘The Woman’

Esther trained at LIPA, graduating in 2011 and gaining a LIPA Acting Prize. Credits include Marina in Pericles (3MT), Ella in Because She Loved The Lion (Brighton Fringe), Deborah in Happiness (Write Now Festival), Lynette in Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (re:play Festival), Young Elsie in Anthology (Liverpool Everyman/Slung Low), Olwen Peel in Dangerous Corner and Heather in Loyal Women (LIPA). She also worked with Lodestar Theatre Company on the 2009 and 2011 Liverpool Shakespeare Festival, and is the artistic director of Rumour Theatre Company, recently directing Someone Once Told Me by Laura-Kate Barrow at Threshold Festival. Esther leads a community arts project, New Leaf Theatre Ensemble, resident at the Lantern Theatre in Liverpool, and provided drama training for teams working with the charity Act4Africa in Kenya and Tanzania. She is currently seeking representation.