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Pathways—meet this year’s cohort

Seven people, five women and two men, stand in front of a purple banner smiling at the camera

Alex Williams is originally from The Rhondda Valley in South Wales.  She moved to Greater Manchester several years ago and has been attending Extant Engage workshops since 2017. Through Engage, as part of an ensemble, she played one of Shakespeare's most famous and formidable characters, Lady Macbeth. 

Anthony Gough is from Greater Manchester and has been an Engage workshop facilitator since 2017. He has an honours degree in performing arts from the University of Bolton.   He is passionate about making theatre accessible and was a recipient of Extant’s Tim Gebbel’s Bursary for R & D sensory theatre project.

Chloe MacCombe is from Derry and has had some training via the BBC Class Acts scheme. Along with her twin sister Judith, she manages and performs on her own YouTube channel, Skit Twins and presented news story for UTV.

Danielle Evans is from Greater Manchester and has attended a number of Extant Engage workshops since 2016. She recently received a high distinction upon completion of a 12-month course in performing arts and previously was a member of Leopard Theatre Company.

Douglas Walker is from Bristol. In 2015 he wrote and performed his first solo comedy show and went on to write another three which have been performed at fringe festivals in Edinburgh, Perth and Adelaide. He has a first-class honours degree in philosophy from the University of Sussex.

Jake Sawyers is originally from Port Talbot, Wales and is currently based in Cardiff.  He has a first-class honours degree in acting from the University of Wales Trinity St. David. He has acted with UCAN Productions, yello brick, Elbow Room and Taking Flight.  In 2007 he regularly appeared as a chef on CBBC’s Blue Peter.  He is currently creating short comedy films for BBC Cymru.

Judith MacCombe is from Derry and like her sister Chloe has had some training via the BBC Class Acts scheme. She co-manages and performs on her own YouTube channel, Skit Twins and presented news story for UTV.

Megan John is from Cardiff and has an honours degree in drama and theatre studies from the University of Aberystwyth. She has acted with UCAN Productions, National Theatre Wales TEAM, Yellow Brick and Valley and Vale Community Arts.