Angela Jane Kemp Alsop
Angela made her Blood, Love & Rhetoric debut playing Aunt Bea in the 2012 production of Lovecraft. Since then she has relished the roles of Rat Wife in Little Eyolf, Frau Rose in The Physicists, Lily Mortar in The Children’s Hour, Sloth and the Duchess in Faustus, Nanny in A Doll’s House and Dogsborough in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Currently, she is enjoying a trio of roles – Father, Yolande & La Hire – in The Lark.
Perhaps Angela’s largest role to date is that of Doris, the northern English heroine in How Much? Herna Bar: The Musical. This gem of a production, in which she also serves as musical director, allows Angela to marry her two passions – acting and singing. A singer on the Prague live music scene since 2000, for the last decade she has been fronting her band Duchess and the Kittens, a ragtag group of groovers who are ready to get any party started with their energetic and unique soulful klezmeresque covers of tunes old and new. The concerts are theatrical performances in themselves; Angela has recently been described as “a combination of Mae West and Bette Midler.” The band also provides the live music for How Much?
Originally from Manchester, in the north of England, Angela began acting in Prague with Finnish/Czech physical theatre company Krepsko in 2006. Taking part in productions such as The Garden Party, Bizarre Bazaar and Dronte, Angela was able to perform in Germany, France and Slovenia.
Angela’s adorable yet strange little Naked Bull Terrier cross Stardust is also part of the ensemble, having wowed audiences as Mopseman in Little Eyolf, Schatzi in The Physicists, and as the face of Putin the Dog in Chekhov: From Russia with Blood, Love and Rhetoric.