Will Seaward

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    Height
    6' (1m 83cm)
    Weight
    17st. (108kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Large
  • Files

    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.willseaward.com
    Spotlight Member
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Petruchio
Theatre
Sh*tfaced Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
Lewis Ironside
Magnificent Bastard Productions
The Leicester Square Theatre
2018Shylock
Theatre
Sh*tfaced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
Lewis Ironside
Magnificent Bastard Productions
Leicester Square Theatre
2017 - 2018King Rat
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Jonathan Ashby-Rock
Hounslow Arts Centre
Hounslow Arts Centre
2017Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward Goes to El DoradoWill Seaward By Arrangement with The Galton Agency
Heroes@The Hive
2017Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IVWill Seaward By Arrangement with The Galton Agency
Gilded Balloon
2017Merman
Radio
Daphne Sounds Expensive - 'Atlantis'
Matt Stronge
BBC Radio
2016 - 2017Baron Hardup
Theatre
Cinderella
Jonathan Ashy-Rock
Hounslow Arts Centre
Hounslow Arts Centre
2016Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward: Magnificent BastardWill Seaward By Arrangement with The Galton Agency
Gilded Balloon
2016Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IIIWill Seaward By Arrangement with The Galton Agency
Gilded Balloon
2015WH Chippendale / Father Walther
Theatre
The Knight From Nowhere
Lucy Foster
ACS Random
Park Theatre
2015Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IIWill Seaward
Gilded Balloon
2015Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward Has a Really Good Go at AlchemyWill Seaward
Gilded Balloon
2013 - 2015Captain Stubble, Miss Pie
Theatre (Tour)
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
Emma Earle
Les Enfants Terribles
Underbelly (McEwan Hall), London Wonderground, West Yorkshire Playhouse, London Southbank Centre, Leicester Curve, Madinat Theatre
2014Narrator
Theatre
The Rollicking Mission of Michael the Christmas PuddingWill Seaward
The Museum of Comedy
2014Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost StoriesWill Seaward
Gilded Balloon
2014Tentacle Monster
Online / Digital
Tentacles: After the End
Adam Priest
tentacles.org
2013Narrator
Theatre
The Juicy Quest of Michael the Christmas PuddingWill Seaward
2013Will Seaward
Theatre
Will Seaward: Socialist Fairytales!Will Seaward
Gilded Balloon
2013The Scientist
Online / Digital
Confusing Situations (Confused.com online series)
Mark Davies, Hassan Otsmane Elhaou, Kishi de l'Allebone
Confused.com / The Online Video Company
2013Paparazzi Fly
TV
Random ActsPretty Bird / Channel 4
2013The Man
Theatre
Spinning Machines
Peter S Case
Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
2012Storyteller
Theatre
The Exotic Adventure of Michael the Christmas PuddingWill Seaward
The Etcetera Theatre
2012Actor One
Theatre
Voices of the Fallen
Anthony Cord
Cordial Productions
The Duke of Hamilton
2012Ross / Carr Gomm
Theatre
The Elephant Man
Anthony Cord
Cordial Productions
The Duke of Hamilton
2012Don
Theatre
Its Complicated
Matt Lim
The Camden Fringe
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Dr M
Theatre
Heads Bodies Legs
Ray Malone
Heads Bodies Legs
The Space
2012Sir Toby Belch
Theatre
Twelfth Night
Emma Gersch
Moving Stories
Minack Theatre
2012The Showman
Theatre
The Double Regina Experience
Andrea Blood, Zoe Sinclair
The Girls
The Art Car Boot Fair
2012Magistrate
Theatre
The French Cook
Bobby Brook
Bits Of Obits
The Hanbury Arms
2012Sourdust
Theatre
Gormenghast: Titus Groan
Ellie Pitkin
Blackshaw Theatre
The Actors' Church
2012Arthur Gride, Mr Tix, William
Theatre
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Adam Hemming
Space Productions
The Space
2012The Lady of the Lake
Theatre
The Sword and the Dope
Matthew Gould
Act-On Productions
Greenwich Playhouse
2011Fatso
Rehearsed Reading
Fulfill Me Fully, Phil
Sebastian Rex
Acting Like Mad
New Diorama Theatre
2011Dr M
Rehearsed Reading
Heads Bodies Legs
Rachel Malone
Heads Bodies Legs
RADA
2011Mr Dimitrovich
Theatre
The Trunk
Emma Sampson
Space Productions
The Space
2011Tiriel
Theatre
Visions of Tiriel and the Daughters of Albion
Peter Case
Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
2011Orgon
Theatre
Tartuffe
Emma Sampson
Space Productions
The Space
2011Sir Fopling Flutter
Theatre
The Man Of Mode
Jo Kennedy
a single leaf
Bridewell Theatre
2011Blunt
Theatre
Aphra
Claire Amias
A Monkey With Cymbals
RADA, The Space
2011Will Seaward
Theatre
Art Attack (Midnight Matinee)Tristan Bates Theatre
Tristan Bates Theatre
2010Narrator
Theatre
The Pied Piper (ADC/Footlights Pantomime)
Will Seaward
The Footlights
ADC Theatre
2010Daniel
Theatre
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Ben Kavanagh
The Marlowe Society
ADC Theatre
2010Sir Epicure Mammon
Theatre
The Alchemist
John Haidar
The Marlowe Society
ADC Theatre
2010Falstaff
Theatre
Henry IV Part I
Ben Mortimer
Clare Actors
Clare College Fellows Garden, Cambridge
2010Hitchcock
Theatre
Hitchcock Blonde
Emma Violet Makinson, Lydia Onyett
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
ADC Theatre
2010Sylvester
Theatre
People Watching (Foorlights Spring Revue)
Ben Ashenden, Alex Owen
The Footlights
ADC Theatre
2010Nurse
Theatre
The Relapse
Alex Lass
Downing Dramatic Society
The Howard Theatre
2010King Lear
Voiceover
Open Shakespeare Project
Laura Cowan
Recorded Drama Society
2009Agammemon
Theatre
Troilus and Cressida
Xavier Buxton, Tzen Sam
The Heywood Society
Friends of Peterhouse Theatre
2009Colonel Melkett
Theatre
Black Comedy
James Hancock Evans, Emma Violed Makinson
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
ADC Theatre
2009The Skull Fairy
Theatre
Ballad of the Skull Fairy
Will Seaward, Marc Vestey
The Stealth Fantasmic
Underbelly
2008The Bishop
Theatre
The Balcony
Kate Shenton
Kate Shenton
The Drama Barn Studio Theatre
2008Henry Horatio Swann
Theatre
Lost Soul Music
Chris Bush
White Rose Theatre / Belt Up Theatre
C Venues
2008Van Helsing
Theatre
Bouncy Castle Dracula
Will Seaward
The Strolling Theatricals
Rocket Venues
2008Abanazer
Theatre
Aladdin 2: Abanazer Strikes Back
Will Seaward
PANTSOC
Vanburgh Bowl, University of York
2008Long John Silver
Theatre
The Incredible Peter Pan...tomime!
Will Seaward
PANTSOC
Central Hall, University of York
2007Fabritio
Theatre
Women Beware Women
Matthew Lacey
Dramasoc
The Drama Barn Studio Theatre
2007Uncle Terry
Theatre
Meet Me In The Bathroom
Sam Magdi Hanna
Sam Magdi Hanna
Stagecoach Theatre
2007Gonzalo
Theatre
The Tempest
Sam Magdi Hanna
Sam Magdi Hanna
Latitude Festival
2007Duncan/Banquo
Theatre
Bouncy Castle Macbeth
Will Seaward
The Strolling Theatricals
2007Begbie
Theatre
Trainspotting
Will Seaward
Belt Up Theatre
C Venues
2007Narrator
Commercial
Robbin' Hood
Will Seaward
PANTSOC
Central Hall, University of York
2006The Old Man
Theatre
Rhinoceros
Nikolaus Morris
White Rose Theatre
The Drama Barn Studio Theatre
2006Charles the Wrestler, Sir Oliver Martext, William
Theatre
As You Like It
Nikolaus Morris
White Rose Theatre
The Drama Barn Studio Theatre
2006Aegeus
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sam Magdi Hanna
Sam Magdi Hanna
York Minster Gardens
2006God
Theatre
Man and God
Chris Bush
White Rose Theatre
Underbelly
2006The King of Pantoland
Theatre
Cinderella
Paul Young, Rich Hubbard
PANTSOC
Central Hall, University of York
2006Ghost
Theatre
Bouncy Castle Hamlet
Will Seaward
The Strolling Theatricals
Rocket Venues
2005Socrates
Theatre
Olympia
Chris Bush
White Rose Theatre
The Drama Barn Studio Theatre
2005Pozzo
Theatre
Waiting for Godot
Will Seaward
The Strolling Theatricals
Sweet on the Grassmarket
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010MPhil Social Anthropological AnalysisCambridge University
    2008BA English and History of ArtUniversity of york

    Additional Skills

    Singing (baritone)

    Regular performer of stand-up comedy (North of England Winner: Amused Moose Laugh Off 2012, Finalist: Golden Jester Award 2012, Semi-Finalist: Leicester Square Theatre New Act of 2012, Semi-Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act of 2012)

    Experience comparing events

    Extensive knowledge of sea shanties and folk songs

    Fencing, sailing

    Additional Information

    Nominated for 'Best Male Actor' in the 2011 Off West End Awards - Top Three for 'People's Choice'

    Reviews / Press Quotes:

    "a latter-day Brian Blessed"

    The Saturday Telegraph (Socialist Fairytales)

    “it’s impossible not to love him...boundless imagination...It’s as though the rest of us have gone out blackberrying and Seaward’s come back with a unicorn’s feather...Izzard wishes his comedy was this off-the-wall. Charlie Parker wishes his jazz was this free form...Seaward is a master of the spoken word...There are moments in every Fringe when it’s worth a moment’s wonder at the sheer amount of talent attracted to the great cultural crossroads of Edinburgh”

    FringeReview (Socialist Fairytales)

    "Seaward had the audience laughing from the moment he stepped onstage... a great deal of charisma...utterly absurd and belly-achingly funny.”

    Three Weeks (Socialist Fairytales)

    “Full Marx...excellent connection with the audience...a joyous journey...Seaward’s hypnotically off-kilter narrative keeps you constantly grinning and guessing where you’ll end up next...superbly bizarre and wonderful”

    BroadwayBaby (Socialist Fairytales)

    "a cross between Stephen Fry, Allan Davies and the BFG"

    Varsity (Cambridge Footlights Smoker)

    "a tweed clad madman...perplexingly hilarious"

    Varsity (Cambridge Footlights Smoker)

    "Commanding...wonderfully eccentric"

    The Cambridge Student (Hitchcock Blonde)

    "had the quality of inducing hysteria among the audience"

    Nouse (Robbin' Hood)

    "large, loud and loveable...dominated the stage from the very beginning"

    The Cambridge Student (Henry IV Part I)

    "character-acting talent and humour to spare...very funny"

    Festbuzz (Ballad of the Skull Fairy)

    "hilarious...a sort of gargoyle General Melchett...a dandy Hagrid...I could watch him all day"

    Three Weeks (Ballad of the Skull Fairy)

    "the audience cheered when Hagrid-like Will Seaward walked on stage could carry any play."

    The Tab (The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged)

    "Will Seaward bellows and banters with hilarious results...boisterous, lusty...particularly entertaining to watch"

    Cambridge Evening News (The Alchemist)

    "And it's fair to add that there was a standout characterisation of Epicure Mammon from Will Seaward."

    Michael Grosvenor Meyer, Early Modern Literary Studies (The Alchemist)

    "There is no better example of the careful handling of awkward renaissance text than the performance of Will Seaward. He relished in delivery - so much so that one felt lines like 'Oh my voluptuous mind' were written especially for him, in an act of astonishing foresight by Jonson himself."

    The Tab (The Alchemist)

    "Will Seaward streets ahead as the ridiculous fop, Sir Fopling Flutter, preening, posturing and bristling with the latest ridiculous trends direct from NYC."

    Paul Vale, The Stage (The Man Of Mode)

    "Easily the showiest part is the title character, Sir Fopling Flutter as an over-excited Michael McIntyre with an American accent, which frankly has to be seen to be believed."

    David Cox, remotegoat (The Man Of Mode)

    "the gloriously odd and wonderfully named William Seaward...eccentricity and faultless delivery...perfect"

    Varsity (2010 Footlights Spring Revue)

    "it was great to see his huge talent and huge voice perfectly cast in a part where it was finally fitting for him to steal the show absolutely brilliant"

    The Tab (2010 Footlights Spring Revue)

    "The five cast were good. Will Seaward as an angel was magnificent."

    JetPlane (2010 Footlights Spring Revue)

    "It is Will Seaward whose stage presence and voice-overs hold the show together His captivating performance means that People Watching does in the final reckoning earn the adjective extravaFUNza."

    The Cambridge Student (2010 Footlights

    Spring Revue)

    "It's worth checking out for Will Seaward's high-spirited Orgon: he dominates the stage"

    JP Watson (Tartuffe)

    "turns it up to eleven throughout the play, with a striking blend of blustering, grimacing, and booming vocals that are often very funny. Imagine Brian Blessed playing Mr Toad and you'll have some idea"

    Spoonfed (Tartuffe)

    "genius...he's the production's core...fascinating and hilarious to watch"

    Remotegoat (Tartuffe)

    "special mention to Will Seaward's goggle-eyed Sir Percival"

    Time Out (The Sword and the Dope)

    "Will Seward a splendidly camp presence throughout, law-suitingly near the knuckle as a Lynne Franksish PR to Sir Backstabber"

    Broadway World (The Sword and the Dope)

    "Will Seaward gives a similarly excellent performance...innately funny...he had me and my companion in fits of laughter with his beautifully vulgar Lady of the Lake. He moves with a touch of the commedia dell'arte...joyous to watch"

    RemoteGoat (The Sword and the Dope)

    "for me the show was stolen by the towering presence of Will Seaward, whose roles included a camp and cowardly Sir Percival, the voluptuous Lady of the Lake and a PR consultant with the most outrageous Spanish accent since Jim Broadbent's turn in the first TV series of Blackadder."

    The Greenwich Visitor (The Sword and the Dope)

    "A particular pleasure is the interplay between Will Seaward's oily Mr Gride and Lucy Frederick's witch-crazy Peg Sliderskew as a gruesome pair of gargoyles."

    Broadway Baby (Nicholas Nickleby)

    "the star of the show is really Will Seaward, without doubt a brilliant character actor. His Ross, the dodgy tormentor and self-styled business partner to Merrick is raucous and conniving, and captures the desperation of Victorian London while he switches back and forth throughout the play (sometimes within a minute) to the sublime and imperious Carr Gomm, chairman of the London Hospital committee and Treaves' boss.

    www.OneStopArts.com (The Elephant Man)

    "Will Seaward was exemplary. Not only does he deliver lines with humour, finesse and a surprisingly large amount of drama and emotion, but he was able to keep the audience guffawing with his adlib."

    The Yorker (Abanazzer Strikes Back)

    "Will Seaward was brilliant in his role as the bombastic, volatile Colonel Melkett"

    The Cambridge Student (Black Comedy)

    "As Colonel Melkett, Will Seaward was booming, irrepressible and worked his facial muscles almost to death. He was repaid with the adulation of the audience."

    Varsity (Black Comedy)

    "the gong for Performance of the Evening could go to only one man... Will Seaward. He is fantastic...His resonant voice and sensitivity to pitch and metre impressed greatly. He sounded a bit like Brian Blessed circa Flash Gordon, and that is very much a compliment."

    The Yorker (Peter Pan)

    About me

    Comedian and Offie-nominated actor. Eight highly acclaimed solo comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2013. Acting credits include BBC Radio 4, Shitfaced Shakespeare, Les Enfants Terribles and Wilton's Music Hall.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Accordion
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Dorset
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Folk
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Facial Characteristics
    • Sideburns
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous