March 25-27th - CC Amstel Studio
by Theo Toksvig-Stewart
On the first day of their Drama degree, W and M are thrown together. Their relationship soon progresses in a romantic haze; but everything changes after a drunken evening with their friends. Recognised with many 5 Star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, Endless Second was subsequently recorded for the BBC. An unmissable play in the age of the #metoo movement.
"The best, most thought-provoking show at this year's Fringe."
☆☆☆☆☆ UK Theatre Web
“Powerful, timely, and sensitive, ‘Endless Second’ is as excellent as it is important.” ☆☆☆☆☆ -Three Weeks
"Theo Toksvig-Stewart has crafted a subtle and nuanced script that aims straight towards controversy." ☆☆☆☆ - The List
"It smashes all stereotypes about rape and sexual violence" ☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby
"A truly compelling piece, stunningly written by Toksvig-Stewart"
☆☆☆☆ EdFringe Review
Presented by arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd - London
W - Danielle Hollreiser
M - Charlie Bird
Writer - Theo Toksvig-Stewart
Direction - Mark Winstanley
Design - Alison Bass
Lighting and - Kat Kask
Ticketing Managers - Rachel Perry and Robert Lundin
Customer Service Manager - Gareth Lemon
Social Media Marketing - Rachel Foran
Daniëlle Hollreiser - plays W
Danielle is a British actor from the UK and the Netherlands. At an early age she acted with Guildford School of Acting and provided voiceovers for the children’s TV show, Miffy and for dutch museums. She trained in Shakespeare and Contemporary Acting at The Guildhall School of Music and Dramatic Arts, in Film Acting at LAMDA, and in Contemporary Acting at RADA, London. Before graduating from The University of St Andrews, she performed regularly in St Andrews and Dundee. Previous roles include, Jess in Love and Money, Jan in DNA, and Daisy in The Great Gatsby and performing in Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since returning to The Netherlands in 2015 she has appeared on stage as well as in short films. In 2017 she was placed in the top 10 in the 72 Hour Film Festival, The Hague. Her recent stage roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Éponine in Les Misérables. Danielle is very excited to be making her debut for QETC in Endless Second.
Charlie Bird - plays M
Charlie graduated in English from the University of Leicester in the UK, settling in the Netherlands following a year abroad at Leiden University. Charlie fell in love with acting at a young age and hasn’t stopped since, acting across the Netherlands and the UK. Previous roles include Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Don in The Universal Language and Doug in Pillow Talk for Downstage Left . His work for QETC earned him top reviews, namely for playing 40 roles per show in the 2019 and 2021 runs of their comedy spoof, The 39 Steps. Charlie is excited to act in Endless Second and take on the challenges and rewards such a play has to offer.
Mark Winstanley - Director
Mark's acting and directing career began as a child, training with Manchester Youth Theatre and LAMDA. In 2020 he was lead voice actor on the NETFLIX feature film The Forgotten Battle (Slag om de Schelde). Earlier this year he appeared in a new TV drama seriew for VPRO, The Spectacular as a BBC journalist. A founder of QETC, in 2019 he appeared in both Scary Bikers and The 39 Steps. He reprised this last role and directed its revival, gaining top reviews, in November 2021. He is especially proud of directing QETC's biggest hit - a modern, gay adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest. He works in voiceovers and commercials, including a recurring role as Scottish Dougie, for Famous Grouse Whisky. In autumn of this year he will achieve a 40 year ambition, directing QETC’s 20th Anniversary production of the musical Cabaret.