Troy Chessman

7 appearances in RDG productions

Troy made a strong impression on his RDG debut performance in 2012 in Cold Comfort Farm - following which he gave a lively performance as young Gerald in When We AreMarried . In 2015 Troy directed a very imaginative production of Macbeth 2015 which was runner-up at the Elmbridge Festival and went on to the semi-final of the All-England Festival at Oxted where he took over the title role and received the Adjudicator's Award for encouragement and his modern version of the script. He ended a busy year by winning the Best Supporting Player Award at Spelthorne Festival for exactly capturing the essence of Joe Orton in our anarchic production of Funeral Games. For Troy, the 2016 autumn festivals started with disappointment - but ended with great success. He began by directing the Jean-Paul Satre play, No Exit, but we were unable to secure the performing rights so there was rapid change of plan and with the assistance of Caroline Ross he directed Almost Nothing, a new powerfully seductive South American play. Rehearsed in just three week, it was runner-up at both Woking and Spelthorne Festivals and won seven additional trophies - including for Troy, personally, the prestigious Best Actor Award at Woking. The following year his touching performance in PVT Wars contributed to the production winning both the Elmbridge and Leatherhead Festivals. At the English semi-finals Troy and his two fellow actors won the Adjudicator's Award for their ensemble acting. Troy went on to direct a bold, full-bloodied production of Steven Berkoff's hard-hitting Brighton Beach Scumbags.