Hello, my name is Nicole and I play the role of Gertrude Bell in the Cairo Connection. This role is every actress’s goal...to play the part of a trailblazer, an extraordinary woman. She lived a life that I could only dream of doing: she conquered Alpine peaks; was a desert explorer and cartographer; a spy, wartime political operative and soldier; a writer and an archaeologist who spoke six languages, including Arabic. All while travelling with a canvas bathtub and Wedgewood china. What she did was amazing and I’m excited to share the story of her life. She took the most horrendous risks, that she could have been murdered, or anything could have happened to her in the desert...she was completely fearless. Bell is often referred to as the female version of her friend T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), when in truth, Lawrence could probably be remembered as a less-impressive, male Gertrude Bell!
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Hi, I’m Edmund and am excited to be playing the role of Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence. He was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer, who became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia! Big shoes to fill and I hope you enjoy my performance!
Hi, I'm Freya, the actress portraying Miss Bell. Gertrude Bell was an inspiring and fearless woman who lived her life to the absolute fullest, travelling and making an impact. She documented her journeys around the globe where she learned epigraphy, photography, and journalism. I am thrilled to play the role of Gertrude Bell, especially taking place in my most favorite of her travels...Cairo, Egypt.
Hello, my name is Damion and I play the role of T. E. Lawrence! I am quite excited to tackle this role of such a diverse character in history, between being a write, archeologist, war veteran, and working quite closely with the leader in the Arab Revolt (Emir Faisal)! Unfortunately, his life was ended a bit short after receiving a fatal injury in a motorcycle accident. Although his work has lived on, he is most well known for his writing in “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” which was an autobiographical piece of work from his participation in the Arab Revolt! This Gentleman has made so many stories, and lived the equivalent of so many life times, that I just hope I can truly due his character justice!
My name is Teagan, and I’m honored to be able to portray the great Gertrude Bell in the Cairo Connection. This woman lived an extraordinary life, one more akin to a movie than almost anything we would consider typical today. She was an archaeologist, a spy, an explorer, as well as the first woman to earn first-degree honors from Oxford University in modern history. This truly remarkable woman isn’t talked about enough when it comes to history and It’s a privilege to be able to bring her to life once again.
My name is Griffin and I grew up with a love for theatre, and participated in all of the offered programs at my schools and was the lead in multiple community shows. When I was invited to play the role of Lawrence of Arabia in the Cairo Connection it was perfect, a mix of my love for theatre and fascination with Egypt and its mythology. I am fulfilled knowing that I am able to do justice to the man Lawrence and to be able to bring to life the adventure of the Cairo Connection.
My name is Ruby Darling and I am so honored to be portraying Gertrude Bell! After doing a widely extensive character study on such an amazing historical figure, I believe that I can accurately present the gumption and grit that Gertrude was known for. This is my favorite role yet and I sincerely look forward to performing it for you!