ABOUT THE COMPANY
Degrees of Error are an improvised theatre company based in Bristol, focused on producing improvised dramatic and comedic work. Degrees are the resident theatre company of the Bristol Improv Theatre, where they rehearse and perform regularly. Degrees of Error was originally founded in 2010 as Only Humour but rebranded in 2013 to feature at the first ever Bristol Improv Theatre Festival.
Their improvised Murder Mystery play Murder, She Didn't Write has toured the UK and enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2013.
PETER BAKER - Mr Green / Detective Willy Solvit
Peter joined Degrees in 2015 after starring in a short film with Lizzy Skrzypiec. His past roles include Woyzeck, Sherlock Holmes, Elvis Presley, Queen Victoria and Pablo in Closer Each Day. Peter will be seen in upcoming feature film House Of Bricks and from 2019 will be playing Trigger in Only Fools And Horses The Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
TOM BRIDGES - Mr Orange / Detective Scott Lanyard (Backup colour: Blue)
Tom joined the company in 2015, with previous improv credits including Unspeakable Tales, the improvised H.P. Lovecraft show. Tom's devised theatre company, Heretical Productions have several knock-out Fringe runs under their darkly satirical and absurdist belts. Tom also performs regularly with Stephen Clements in Tales Of Adventure and Shadows Over Improv.
CAITLIN CAMPBELL - Miss Pink / Detective Genevieve Foxcroft (Backup colours: Scarlett / Gold)
Caitlin joined the company in 2012 and is Assistant Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre. She teaches at The BIT and has worked on projects with At-Bristol Science Centre, Cancer Research UK and Rising Ape. Caitlin also performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock and is touring with The Wardrobe Theatre’s Rocky Shock Horror.
COMPANY DIRECTOR of Degrees of Error
STEPHEN CLEMENTS - Mr Blue / Detective Sebastian Greyweather (Backup colours: White / Green)
Stephen is one of the founding members of Degrees of Error, when the company first started in 2010 as 'Only Humour'. Stephen is General Secretary and Trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre, where he regularly performs with cult hit shows “Tales of Adventure” and “Shadows Over Improv”.
CO-DIRECTOR Murder, She Didn’t Write.
SECRETARY and TREASURER Degrees of Error.
TESSA GAUKROGER - Miss Scarlett (Backup colour: Violet)
Tessa joined Degrees in 2016 for their fifth sell-out fringe run. An experienced actor and comic, her previous credits include Tanya in Jerusalem (Exeter Northcott/West Country tour), Tina in Beta (House Party Collective), as well as several UK tours and a comedy short film series with her acclaimed comedy duo: O&O.
PRODUCTION MANAGER for Murder, She Didn't Write.
JOHN LOMAS - Mr Blue / Lieutenant Lou Tennant
Joining in 2017, John is an actor and writer from Bristol. He is the Artisitc Director of the Closer Each Day Company and tours with Impromptu Shakespeare and The Great American Storybook. He is a lead instructor for the Bristol Improv Theatre, Gatecrash Theatre in Swindon and founded The Unscripted Players. Acting credits include Meet the Humans (BBC), The Bristol Hum (Bristol Old Vic) and The Driver (Theatre West).
RACHAEL PROCTER-LANE - Miss Gold
Rachael is an actor, improviser and secondary school English teacher. She joined Degrees of Error in early 2017 after performing alongside Peter Baker and John Lomas in Closer Each Day, the improvised soap opera. Rachael is also the co-creator of Dice Tales: The Improvised Storytelling Show, which entertains and educates children throughout the South West.
LIZZY SKRZYPIEC - Miss Violet / Detective Agatha Crispy
Lizzy joined the Degrees in 2011. Last year she represented Degrees with Andrew Yeoh at the London 50 Hour Improvathon, and for her day job, Lizzy works in TV development, with credits on productions by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more. Lizzy also devised and performed in The Wardrobe Theatre’s hit Christmas show Reservoir Dogs.
CO-DIRECTOR of Murder, She Didn't Write.
SARA GARRARD - MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND PIANIST
Sara joined the company in 2013 to underscore Murder, She Didn't Write in its first run at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is currently studying for a PhD in Composition at the University of Bristol.
ALEX HOYLE - LIGHTING AND SOUND
Alex joined the company in 2015 in preparation for Degrees of Errors' third Edinburgh Fringe run. A former stand-up comic, he brings his instinct for comic effect and timing to the company's lighting and sound design. He is Stage Manager and head technician at the Bristol Improv Theatre.
DEGREES IN ABSENTIA
Andrew is one of the founding members of Degrees of Error. Outside of Degrees, he is Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre and a lead instructor with their theatre school. Andy holds an MA in Drama & Theatre Education from Warwick University.