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Roses Urquhart



Roses writes, directs and co-produces the NKC series and plays Ruby, in whose kitchen the series is set.  Roses trained at RADA and has worked for Bath Theatre Royal, the Arcola Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre. Roses also played Mia/Oberon in Project 400's cult New York hit, The Donkey Show.

Gwyn Emberton

Movement director


Gwyn trained at Middlesex and began his career at Scottish Dance Theatre.  He danced in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, was a founding member of Akram Khan Company and a principal dancer for Inbal Pinto from 2002-2005, touring internationally.  On his return to the UK Gwyn worked with Jasmin Vardamon, Scottish Dance Theatre, Russell Maliphant Company and Sadhana Dance Company. Gwyn joined the NKC in 2009 as a dancer and movement director for Bun & the Space Arachnids, and co-produced The Imbolc Blues. He teaches internationally and founded Gwyn Emberton Dance in early 2012.  

Regular collaborators include:

Alex Knapp

Chrissy Stergios

Helen Stergios

Lol Johnson

Mat Ricardo

Lucia Zoro

Sharna Rose Bevan

Clare Barrett

Jo Bowis

Paul Frankish

Sophie Trott

Anna Drury

Andrew Charity

Emmy Urquhart

Ruby Kitchen, the east-end actress-manageress, first appeared in 2006 when Roses Urquhart was asked by some friends to MC an east-end themed wedding. Many of the guests assumed that Ruby must have her own cabaret show somewhere and taking them at their word, Roses wrote Ruby’s first show, The Night Kitchen Cabaret, which played to a packed Luna Lounge in Leytonstone in 2007, before headlining at The Green Room theatre tent at The Big Green Gathering festival. In 2008, Ruby and her family returned with Granite and the Heartbreak Charms, selling out The Water Poet in London and in 2009 The Night Kitchen moved to its current home at Clerkenwell Theatre, London, with a Hallowe’en Special; Bun & the Space Arachnids. The Imbolc Blues followed in early 2011.  After a break writing a pilot version of the NKC for television, the NKC is back with short films for the web, available to see here. The NKC's next theatre show, working title Moldavite & the Sungrazer, is in preparation...

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Prior to this Roses trained in contemporary dance and circus, working with the SF Women’s Circus, Gravitas Dance Company and Le Cirque Agathe.  

With Lucia Zoro, Roses' first film, Circularity Thinking, a comic short bringing hula hooping to the boardroom, has been shown internationally, see the film here.

Roses is currently working on a series of NKC films for the web, see the latest here.