Oliver Byng

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    21 - 31
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    176lb (80kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Oliver Byng plays the loveable Buttons who delighted the younger members of the audience in particular.
John Johnson
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2019Muddles who was played by Oliver Byng, Created the perfect atmosphere by consistently encouraging audience participation.
Kat Heath, Epsom and Ewell Families
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2019Oliver Byng smoothly transitions between a wide range of supporting characters and excellently handle the stream of penguin puppets
Becki Iverson, Compendium Minneapolis
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2018Special mention has to be made of Oliver Byng’s Flouncing Hortensio
Barrie Jerram, The Argus
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2018With a change of cap, switching of accent, Oliver Byng effortlessly moves from Doctor to Banquo, Malcolm to Macduff’s son.
Judith Wordsworth, British Theatre Guide
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2018Oliver Byng plays a charmingly-innocent Son of Macduff.
Nicole Craft, The Reviews Hub
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2018Oliver Byng brings Toad to life with an array of facial expressions and bounds of playful energy.
Rosie Snell, Scatter of Opinion
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2017The play boasts a clutch of comic rustics who get the biggest laughs thanks to the performance of Oliver Byng
Barrie Jerram, The Argus
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2017Hero and Claudio were also well cast, with young Abigail Watton and Oliver Byng putting in star performances
Elaine Hammond, Worthing Herald
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2017The naivety and bewilderment of a teenager is captured excellently in all aspects of his performance
Danny Shanahan, A Younger Theatre
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2017Oliver Byng is gleefully flamboyant, conceited and entitled, behaving like a spoilt, British upper-class twit obsessed with every new fad.
Kate Herbert, The Herald Sun (Melbourne)
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2017Oliver Byng was sensational as Toad
David Collins, Australian Arts Review
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Pat
Film (Short)
Silvertown
Alexis Gregory
Join the Docks Festival
Royal Docks
2020Bunny
Film (Feature)
Once A Year on Blackpool Sands
Karlton Parris
Baby Dog Films
2020Muddles/Buttons/Wishee Washee
Theatre
Oh Yes It Is!
Tom Beard
LP Creatives
Ropetackle Arts Centre
2020Leonardo
Workshops
Annual General Sex Party
Jonathan Richardson
Suburbaret
The Cockpit
2019Muddles
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Tom Beard
LP Creatives
The Leatherhead Theatre
2019Humpty Dumpty/Cheshire Cat (Puppeteer)
Site Specific
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Glenn Elston
Australian Shakespeare Company
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
2018 - 2019Captain Cook/Greenbaum/Greta/Admiral Drake U/S
Musical
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Emma Earle
Pins and Needles/Kenny Wax Family Entertainment
SEC Centre, Glasgow/Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis
2018 - 2019Ghost
Theatre
The Inheritance
Stephen Daldry
The Young Vic
Young Vic
2018Actor
Theatre
NewsRevue
Emily Jane Kerr
Emma Taylor
Canal Café Theatre
2018Brian
Theatre
DNA
Rob Cann
Mis-shapen Chaos Theatre
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2018Mad Hatter
Site Specific
Alice in Wonderland
Otis Elston
Australian Shakespeare Company
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
2018Panthino
Site Specific
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Nick Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2018Hortensio
Site Specific
The Taming of the Shrew
Nick Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2018Banquo/Malcolm
Theatre
Macbeth
Vivien Jones
Ceridwen Theatre Company
Cheltenham Everyman
2017Will Scarlett/Prince John
Theatre
Robin Hood
Dale Monie
Ashby & Ryder Creative Management
Peepul Centre, Leicester
2017Mr. Toad
Site Specific
The Wind in the Willows
Glenn Elston
Australian Shakespeare Company
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
2017Mr. Toad
Site Specific
The Wind in the Willows
Otis Elston
Australian Shakespeare Company
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
2016Morgan Jones
Theatre (Tour)
Mametz Wood
Helena Devereaux
InterAct (Wales)
National Museum of Wales/Churchill Theatre Bromley
2016Lysander
Site Specific
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Nicholas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Glastonbury Festival
2015 - 2016Ensemble/Gate Two
Theatre
Cinderella
Ellen McDougall
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith
2015Claudio
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Nicolas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2015Diomedes
Theatre
Troilus and Cressida
Nicolas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2015Ferdinand
Theatre
The Tempest
Nicolas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Glastonbury Festival
2015George, Duke of Clarence/Lord Hastings
Theatre
What Remains of Richard?
Vivien Jones
InterAct (Wales)
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park
2014 - 2015Ensemble/Smelly
Theatre
Dick Whittington and his Cat
Dan Herd
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith
2014Keeper
Theatre
Viral
Neil Callaghan & Mike Bryher
National Youth Theatre
City of London School for Girls
2014Yung
Rehearsed Reading
Man Up! By Vivienne Franzmann
Gbolahan Obisesan
National Youth Theatre
Toynbee Studios
2014Silvius
Theatre
As You Like It
Nicholas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2014Octavius Caesar/Soothsayer
Theatre
Julius Caesar
Nicholas Young
Rainbow Theatre Productions
Highdown Gardens
2014Henry/2nd Dwarf
Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Keith Hopkins
Blue Star Productions
Broadway Theatre, Catford
2013King Floriump/Prince Caspar
Theatre (Tour)
Sleeping Beauty
Nick Young
Rainbow Theatre
2013Priest/Lame Boy/Stranger/Little Grandma/Lad
Theatre
Rats' Tales
Susie Shreeve
East 15 Acting School
Corbett Theatre, Loughton
2013Baptist
Theatre
Pope Joan
Paul Hart
National Youth Theatre
St. James's Church, Piccadilly
2013George Gibbs
Theatre
Our Town
Hamish Gray
East 15 Acting School
Corbett Theatre, Loughton
2013Sir Anthony Absolute
Theatre
The Rivals
Charlotte Thompson
East 15 Acting School
Courtyard Studios, Loughton
2012Ensemble
Theatre
London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony
Kane Husbands
National Youth Theatre
Olympic Stadium
2012Ensemble
Theatre
London 2012 Paralympic Welcoming Ceremonies
Paul Roseby
National Youth Theatre
Atheletes Village, Stratford
2012Ensemble
Theatre
London 2012 Olympic Welcoming Ceremonies
Paul Roseby
National Youth Theatre
Athletes Village, Stratford
2011Islander
Theatre
Slick
Anna Niland
National Youth Theatre
Park Hill Estate, Sheffield
2011Ensemble
Musical
Sweeney Todd
Alex Parker
PH Productions
Mill Studio, Guildford
2010Worker Bee
Theatre
S'Warm
Paul Clayton
National Youth Theatre
Battersea Power Station
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2013Certificate of Higher Education (Theatre Arts)East 15 Acting School
    2010ActingNational Youth Theatre

    About me

    My credits include: The Inheritance (Young Vic) Mr. Poppers Penguins (Kenny Wax/Pins and Needles) Cinderella, Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Hammersmith) Macbeth (Cheltenham Everyman) The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland (Australian Shakespeare Company/Kew Gardens) A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest (Glastonbury Festival) NewsRevue (Canal Cafe) DNA (Yvonne Arnaud) What Remains of Richard? (Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre) Mametz Wood (National Museum of Wales/Churchill Bromley) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Catford Broadway) Much Ado' About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Rainbow Shakespeare)

    I am a London/Guildford based actor, My biggest interests are Shakespeare, Children’s Theatre and LGBT new writing.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Panto
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Bristol
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Hampshire
    • Hereford
    • Hertfordshire
    • Kent
    • London
    • Oxfordshire
    • RP
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Stafford
    • Suffolk
    • Sussex
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Hip-Hop
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Posh
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome