The Cast

This article relates to the following productions of Princess Pumpalot
2013 Edinburgh Fringe
Niloo-Far Khan

Niloo-Far Khan as Princess Pumpalot

Niloo-Far Khan attended the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh, graduating in 2012.

Her Theatre credits include: Meredith Parker in Bat Boy – The Musical (MGA Academy), Daisy in Daisy Pulls It Off (MGA Academy), Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (Tempo Musical Productions), School Teacher in And They Played Shang-a-Lang (Craft Theatre Company).

Niloo has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year since she was 16. She is thrilled to be involved in Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess and is looking forward to farting in front of a live audience.

Arron Usher

Arron Usher as Guffy / Low-Flying Gnome

Arron Usher studied a BA in Acting at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

His Theatre credits include Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (MacRobert Arts Centre), Silly Billy in Jack & the Beanstalk (Eden Court), Daft Jamie in Sleeping Beauty (Brunton Theatre), Callum Patterson in Silence in Court (EmeraldBlue Productions), Buttons in Cinderella (Alhambra Theatre), Douglas in One Elliot Park (Siege Perilous Productions) and Gary Oliver in And They Played Shang-a-Lang (Craft Theatre Company).

TV/Film credits include Young Brian Burnett in Gingernuts (STV), Soldier in King Jamie & The Angel (Channel 4), Mr Alexander in Night is Day (Silly Wee Films) and Andrew in Wind Over Lake (Imagine Pictures).

As well as playing the part of Guffy in Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he will also be appearing in Taggart creator Glenn Chandler’s Killers.

Edward Cory

Edward Cory as The King

Edward Cory studied drama at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University, graduating in 1986.

Since then he has appeared from Dornoch to Bognor Regis, Norwich to Taunton in varied productions including Mr Oxenby in The Dresser (British Actors Theatre Company), Baron Carberry de Scissor in Cinderella (Brunton Theatre), Count Alucard in Sleeping Beauty (Brunton Theatre) and Herbert Vole in Sequence of Events (EmeraldBlue Productions).

TV work include roles in Taggart, Albert and the Lion, Winners and Losers and A View From Harold Clark.

As well as playing the part of the King in Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he will also be appearing in Taggart creator Glenn Chandler’s Killers.

Donna Hazelton

Donna Hazelton as The Queen / Bearded Witch

Donna, a Fifer , broke into professional theatre after winning Channel 4’s TV show Musicality in 2004. Subsequently, she has appeared as Mama Morton in the hit West End production of Chicago at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Following that, Donna performed at the Olivier Awards back in 2005.

Her extensive Theatre credits include UK, European and International tours including Barbara Cassidy in Over The Rainbow - The Eva Cassidy Story (Theatre Productions UK Tour) Lisa in Girls Night and Lois in Girls Behind (Goodnights Entertainments), Best Of Musicals (Gastspeil Gerhartz Europe). A particular highlight was playing Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music (Popular Productions) in Dubai.

Donna also keeps busy as a principal soloist in A Song, A Sip and A Sandwich at various venues throughout Scotland. She is delighted to be involved in Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Matt Robertson

Matt Robertson as Prince Niceavia / FAQ

Matt studied at Adam Smith College, Kirkcaldy where he attained a HND in Acting and Performance.

Theatre credits include: Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger, Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Adam Smith College), Jacko in Cock and Bull Story (EmeraldBlue Productions), Kenny in Arch in the Greenhouse (That's Lunch Productions), Craig Hunter in Standing Staines (Siege Perilous Productions), Malky in And They Played Shang-A-Lang (Craft Theatre Company) and George in Spend Spend Spend (Why Not? Musical Theatre Company).

TV/Film credits include: Charles in Bloodline (Silly Wee Films), Scott in Deal A Full House (Samson Productions), YoJoJo stand-in in Waybuloo (BBC/Foundation Productions), Brad in Me in a Nutshell (Third Draft Pictures) and Stan McCoy in Cameron Stone - A Legendary Actor (Silly Wee Films) and Kyle in Nature At Work (Mental Case Films).

This is Matt’s 4th year performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and he’s delighted to be part of Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess.

Brett Herriott

Brett Herriot as Prince Nastavia / Geoffrey the Giraffe

Since completing training at London’s Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Brett has enjoyed a varied career in performance, technical theatre and teaching drama. He’s enjoyed a long tenure with Edinburgh’s Theatre Workshop working on some of the UK’s most exciting progressive theatre.

His theatre credits include Rent (Craft Theatre Company, EMT, GMT and Nederlander Workshop), Sweeney Todd (EMT), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (EMT), And They Played Shang-A-Lang (Craft Theatre Productions) and Let Us Entertain You (Showcase Musical Productions).

Brett has also dabbled in Film and Television including Trouble Sleeping (BBC and Makar Films), EastEnders (BBC) and Hollyoaks (Channel4).

Brett is looking forward to making his children’s theatre debut with Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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