Joyous Gard is an award-winning theatre company created in 2017 by Beth Eyre, Joe Eyre, and Frankie Parham.
Beth is an actor, voice artist, producer, and co-director of Joyous Gard. Beth is probably best known for her performance as Antigone Funn in the award-winning podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats (Vulture’s 10 Best Podcasts of 2018), which released its critically-acclaimed third season this year, and for which Beth has been nominated for Best Actress in the 2018 Audio Verse Awards.
Beth is much in demand for her audio work, with her list of credits including roles in Beef and Dairy Network, Wolf 359, Our Fair City, The Unseen Hour, Greater Boston, Hector VS The Future, and Zombies, Run!
Theatre credits include Indebted To Chance and The Recruiting Officer (Old Red Lion Theatre), Timothy (Snatchback’s debut theatre production and part of 3 New Plays at VAULT ‘18), The Bashful Lover (Read Not Dead, Shakespeare's Globe), The Awkward Ghost and Monster Hunters, (VAULT '16 and King's Head Theatre, Crowley & Co.), The Bad Seed (Brockley Jack), Xposed (Hen & Chickens Theatre), The Alchemist, The Devil Is An Ass and A Chaste Maid In Cheapside (directed by Jenny Eastop, Rose Playhouse), The Waiting Room (Arts Theatre) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival).
Beth is the founder of Snatchback, an audio and theatre company committed to improving the representation of women. She has co-produced and performed in their series Drayton Trench (with Wireless Theatre Company). Beth trained at Drama Studio London and has a Master's Degree in Shakespeare from UCL.
Joe is an actor, writer, and co-director of Joyous Gard.
Joe wrote and performed in Crocodile, which won a Highly Commended Award at VAULT ‘17 in its original run. This year a new, solo version of the show, written and performed by Joe, enjoyed a sell-out run at the Old Red Lion Theatre as part of the 2018 London Horror Festival, where it was directed by Will Maynard.
Joe’s second play - Tiger - was part of Joyous Gard’s 3 New Plays at VAULT ‘18. It was directed by Will Maynard and received fantastic reviews. Joe is currently developing the script for a full production, with the hope of touring the play.
Theatre credits include Skin A Cat (Rive Productions, UK Tour), Gallowglass (Middle Ground Theatre UK Tour), The Bashful Lover (Read Not Dead, Shakespeare's Globe), Richard III (Antic Disposition), French Without Tears (Orange Tree Theatre and ETT, directed by Paul Miller), Shakespeare Within the Abbey and The Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare's Globe and Mark Rylance), As You Like It (Creation Theatre), Mojo (Edinburgh Fringe, directed by Matt Maltby), and King Charles III (Wyndham's Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold).
Joe is a member of The Factory Theatre, and trained at Guildhall.
Frankie is a producer of theatre, film and comedy.
Credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Kingston, 2018), the New Generation Festival (Florence, 2017), the UK première of Luce by JC Lee (Southwark Playhouse, 2016), Oliver Dench’s One-Man Hamlet (Théâtre National de Nice, 2016), stand-up comedian Helen Duff (various, 2015-2017), DENIM (Soho Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Glastonbury / VAULT Festival, 2014-2018), Waiting for Godot (Arcola Theatre, 2014), sketch comedy double-act Scene Selection (various, 2013-2018), Twelfth Night (UK tour, 2013), Spring Awakening (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2012), Hamlet (UK tour, 2011), Henry V (OUDS/Thelma Holt international tour to Tbilisi, Georgia, 2009) and Предложение (Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal performed in Russian, 2007).
He has also worked for the RSC (Revolutions season), Moscow’s Sovremennik Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, Shakespeare’s Globe (Globe to Globe season), Theatre Royal Plymouth, Sputnik Theatre Company, Whispering Beasts, Sovereign Arts, DEM Productions, Shakespeare in Italy, antic | face and the critically-acclaimed Oneohone Theatre Company.