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ALICE HAIG as ‘Erna Petri’

“I can’t wait to start work on this project. The script is both moving as a depiction of an historical atrocity and arresting as a warning to us today. I think it’s important, particularly in the current climate of fear and anger, that we make attempts to understand and investigate what makes people commit acts of terror or violence. For the audience, the story is compelling as well as challenging. For me, as an actor, Arena will be a fascinating study of supreme cruelty and ordinary domesticity. An exciting challenge!”

Alice Haig trained at Central School of Speech And Drama. Alice’s most recent work was in ‘How to Disappear Completely’ which was written and directed by Sam O’Mahony, and will be screening in Belfast in January 2019 as part of the Prime Cut Productions ‘RevealeD’ showcase at The Mac Belfast. Alice also played ‘Cheryl’ in Leo Richardson’s ‘Beautality’ a comedy pilot starring Jill Halfpenny and starred in ‘Scottish Killers’ for the BBC. Alice also has a long list of theare credits which include Love From A Stranger (Royal and Derngate & UK Tour), Pride and Prejudice (Nottingham Playhouse & York Theatre Royal) and Richard III (USA Tour).

PHILIP CORREIA as ‘Horst Petri’

Phil trained at LAMDA and starred in ‘Bliss!’ By Rita Osei, which won Gold at the 2018 Latitude Film awards and was released VOD in September 2018 via ITunes, Amazon and Google, among others. Phil also played ‘David’ in Chris Briant’s ‘The Hunters’ for Lionsgate alongside Dianna Agron in 2011, was in short film ‘Matchmaker’ and recently completed shooting his first video game. Outside of film, Phil has also appeared in numerous TV series and has a plethora of theatre credits to his name including Othello (ETT), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre/Live!/BKL).