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The Cast

As part of this year's Highgate Festival, Blacktooth Productions present Highgate Histories at Lauderdale House on 19 June.

Blacktooth specialise in literary readings washed down with rollicking anecdotes and live music. For one night only they present an offbeat celebration of an area known for its vivid history and illustrious residents. The programme includes pieces by Dickens, Marvell, Coleridge and Christina Rossetti, along with tales of Highgate's Great and Good (and not so good) and episodes from the area's occasionally murky past – some of them with a direct bearing on Lauderdale House.


Audience reactions to recent Blacktooth shows

"What a tour de force! Amazing linking together of disparate historical people and events to make a charming, entertaining performance--and a great history lesson. I am beyond gob smacked at your talent. Thanks for a great evening--and congratulations."

"Blacktooth put on splendid, well produced and thought provoking quirky events. Well worth supporting this local group of troubadours and story tellers!"

Tamzin Griffin has recently appeared in Holby City and the ABC Murders. Stage performances include ‘Draw Me Close’ at the Young Vic and ‘St George’ at the National Theatre. She is a long-term member of the Complicite theatre company.

Daniel Dresner is a working actor and coach. He has appeared on TV, in movies and commercials and on the internet. Credits include playing George W Bush for Channel 4 and a Serbian attache in ‘Mercenaries’ for ABC..

James Pickford is a pianist and bassist whose work as a soloist and accompanist spans cabaret, classical music, rock and pantomime. Off-stage, he is an arts correspondent and deputy editor of Money at the Financial Times.