MEET THE PLAYERS

The team has included many a performer and writer over the years. Here’s as full a list as we can manage, listing those involved, what roles they have fulfilled and in which plays.

(You can click on the Player’s name for extra info.)

Martin Odoni

Martin Odoni - Lord Fear - Bartram - Fatilla

Martin is the Lord of the Dunshelm Players, so it’s oddly fitting he also plays Lord Fear.

Founder of the team. Mixed all plays to date.

Born: 1975

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Famous For Retreating (2005/2006)
When Five Tribes Go To War (2007-2010)
Yes, Dungeon Master (2007-2009)
KM Today (2008)
Yes, Dungeon Master: Blue Balls (2010)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn (2010/2011)
Yes, Dungeon Master: The Long Donjons (2011)
Techno-Colour Tales: Green (2012)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (2012)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (2013)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (2013)
The Rude Awakening Of Lord Fear (2013)
All Washed Up (2013)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (2014)

Script Editor for

Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (2015)
In Defence Of Dan (2015/2016)

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Lord Fear/Honesty Bartram)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Lord Fear/Fatilla The Hun/Commentator)
KM Today (Dr Bert Merlin)
Bolt To The Head (Lord Fear/Casper The Key)
Yes, Dungeon Master (Returning Officer/Throne)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn (Sir Hugh de Wittless)
Techno-Colour Tales: Green (Lord Fear)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Lord Fear)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Aedric)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Aedric)
The Rude Awakening Of Lord Fear (Lord Fear)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Lord Fear)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Aedric)
In Defence Of Dan (Judge)

In his own words;Born in Devon in 1975, presently living in Salford, I was an avid Knightmare fan right from the very first episode in 1987. A perennial ‘old enough to know better, young enough not to care’ type, I basically never lost my affection for the show, and when an Internet community developed around the turn of the millennium, I was one of the frequent fanfic writers to contribute to it. I wrote the first ever (as far as I know) audio play script for Knightmare in 2004, had a team of talented enthusiasts to record it in 2005, and finally got to release the completed work in 2006. From there, The Dunshelm Players (or ‘KMR-AmDram’ as we rather clunkily called ourselves at the time) were a fact of fandom, and many a project has followed. Most of the scripts and almost all of the mixing have been my work, for my sins, and I ain’t done yet.

Andy Marshall

Andy Marshall - Pickle- Folly

Andy Marshall, writer, website controller, and top grass-skirt model.

Team Deputy, main website administrator.

Born: 1987

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Bolt To The Head (2008)

Script Editor for

Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (2015)

Featured in

Bolt To The Head (Folly)
Yes, Dungeon Master (Bernard Folly)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Pickle)
Yes, Dungeon Master: Blue Balls (Bernard Folly)
Yes, Dungeon Master: The Long Donjons (Bernard Folly)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Pickle)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Pickle)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Pickle)
All Washed Up (Pickle)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Pickle)
In Defence Of Dan (Prosecutor)

In his own words;  “Writer, snappy dresser and alleged human being.  Born in 1987 and residing in darkest Southampton, Knightmare was my first exposure to what would become a long and deliciously sordid love affair with adventure gaming of the “Use inventory item on bewildered NPC” variety. Since then I became an infrequently frequent contributor to the Surrounds RP board, where my dabblings with character and world buildings earned me some choice roles with the Dunshelm Players, in between befuddling everyone I with work with whimsical irreverence and esoteric references to things best left unexplained.

Andrew ‘Snowcat’ Kenny

Andrew 'Red light!' Kenny

The technical wizard/sound engineer extraordinaire.

Sound technician.

Born: 1981

Roles: –

Sound/recording director on

Famous For Retreating

Jake Collins

Jake Collins - Hordriss - TheEyeShield

‘Tis The Eyeshield, Master!

Voice actor, co-creator of The Adventures Of Sidriss The Confused

Born: 1983

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Sidriss The Confused & The Chamber Of Secrets (2010)
Sidriss The Confused & The Deathly Hallows (2010)
Sidriss The Confused & The Merchandising Deal Of Azkaban
(2011)
Sidriss The Confused & The Goblet Of Tabasco
(2012)

Featured in

Bolt To The Head (Hordriss)
Yes, Dungeon Master (Sir Hordriss/Supporter 1)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Hordriss/Gumboil)
Sidriss The Confused & The Chamber Of Secrets (Hordriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Deathly Hallows (Hordriss)
Yes, Dungeon Master: Blue Balls (Sir Hordriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Merchandising Deal Of Azkaban
(Hordriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn (Hordriss/Ridolfo)
Sidriss The Confused & The Goblet Of Tabasco (Hordriss)
Yes, Dungeon Master: The Long Donjons (Sir Hordriss)
Techno-Colour Tales: Green (Henry III/John)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Henry III/Hordriss/Skarkill)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Hordriss)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Hordriss)
All Washed Up (Treguard/Folly)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Skarkill)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Golgarach)
In Defence Of Dan (Knightmare fan 2/Foreman)

In his own words; Jake Collins was born on 12th June 1983. He was the editor of The Eye Shield online fanzine from July 2001 to July 2011, producing a new issue every two months for exactly ten years. He first contributed his voice to the Dunshelm Players in December 2008. He lives in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Rosey Collins

Rosey Collins - Morghanna - The Left-Wing Descender!!! - Sidriss!

Rosey Collins (sister of Jake) and star of The Adventures Of Sidriss The Confused.

Voice actress, co-creator of The Adventures Of Sidriss The Confused

Born: 1985

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Sidriss The Confused & The Deathly Hallows (2010)
Sidriss The Confused & The Merchandising Deal Of Azkaban
(2011)
Sidriss The Confused & The Goblet Of Tabasco
(2012)

Featured in

Bolt To The Head (Morghanna)
Yes, Dungeon Master (The Descender)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Morghanna/Mistress Goody(badwife))
Sidriss The Confused & The Chamber Of Secrets (Sidriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Deathly Hallows (Sidriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Merchandising Deal Of Azkaban
(Sidriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn (Sidriss)
Sidriss The Confused & The Goblet Of Tabasco (Sidriss)
Yes, Dungeon Master: The Long Donjons (Jane Byrden-Fortune)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Majida/Stiletta)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Majida/Stiletta)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Majida/Stiletta)
All Washed Up (Majida)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Stiletta)
In Defence Of Dan (Knightmare fan 1/Lola Roberts)

In her own words;Rosey Collins was born in July 1985. She loves being creative, and over the years has produced artwork, stories and articles for The Eye Shield fanzine, as well as lending her voice to several Knightmare audio productions.”

Russell ‘Ruzl’ Odoni

Treguard

He may look like his hand was made to hold that glass, but don’t be fooled; Ruzl’s never *that* sober.

Lead actor.

Born: 1984

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Treguard)
KM Today (Professor FJ Hordriss)
Bolt To The Head (Treguard)
Yes, Dungeon Master (Treguard Myatt)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Treguard)
Yes, Dungeon Master: Blue Balls (Treguard Myatt)
Yes, Dungeon Master: The Long Donjons (Treguard Myatt)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Treguard)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Treguard)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Treguard)

Helen Becconsall

Helen Becconsall - Malice - Majida

Helen Becconsall – the actual pro round here.

Character actress.

Born: 1983

Roles:-

Featured in

Yes, Dungeon Master (Majida/Commentator/Supporter 2)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Malice)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn
(Gretel/Mildread)

Ricky Temple

Ricky Temple - Skarkill - Motley

Ricky Temple, writer and voice actor.

Writer, voice actor

Born: 1986

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Famous For Retreating (2005/2006)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (2015)

Featured in

When Five Tribes Go To War (Skarkill)
Sidriss The Confused & The Philosopher’s Sojourn (Motley)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Raptor)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Olaf)
In Defence Of Dan (Aaron Challenge)

Alec Downs

Alec Downs - born to smirk for no apparent reason

Alec Downs – born to smirk for no apparent reason

Voice actor.

Born: 1980

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Merlin/Skarkill)
Bolt To The Head (Skarkill)

In his own words;  “Knightmare was a staple of my childhood TV diet, and it no doubt fed my interest in adventure books, RPG games and even CGI. I fondly remember many hours playing the Knightmare board game with Martin and Russell, eventually using the advanced rules we put together; that’s just how we roll. After ‘Bolt To The Head’ (but not directly because of it), I left the UK for Australia, since as a Scotsman, I was far too happy with the miserable weather. Recording the first two audio plays was immense fun and I feel privileged to have been involved.”

Amy Davies

Gwendoline - Heggatty - Maldame

Amy Davies, Ye Young Shadey One.

Voice actress

Born: 1998

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

In Defence Of Dan (2015/2016)

Featured in

Techno-Colour Tales: Green (Gwendoline)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Maldame/Heggatty)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Elita)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Elita)
All Washed Up (Daisy)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Gwendoline/Maldame/Heggatty)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Mellisandre)
In Defence Of Dan (Danosaur 1/Danosaur 3/Defence/Amelia Davidson)

In her own words;Discovered Knightmare in the Challenge repeats, re-discovered Knightmare in 2011 whilst googling, looked up to everyone like they were celebrities and didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to join. The youngest person on the team but DEFINITELY has the longest hair (and Martin can back me up).

Martin Harder

Martin Harder - Mogdred - Merlin

Martin Harder – star of stage, film, and mainly television commercials.

Character actor.

Born: 1983

Roles: –

Featured in

When Five Tribes Go To War (Mogdred)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Merlin)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Merlin)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (The Gatemaster)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Cedric)
In Defence Of Dan (Dan Howell)

In his own words;My earliest vivid memory is of a reoccurring dream about a skull haunting in the toilet, meaning that I must have been a Knightmare fan for even longer than I can remember. With The Dunshelm players I have fulfilled two of my all-time greatest wishes; to be a voice actor, and to be the tallest Martin within a small group of people.

Sue McPherson

Character actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Majida/Heggatty)

Clare Speedie

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Elita/Greystagg)

Matt Richings

Matticus - Merlin

Matt Richings, master of digital media.

Voice actor.

Roles: –

Featured in

Yes, Dungeon Master (Merlin)
When Five Tribes Go To War (Merlin)

Eleanor Booth-Davey

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Stiletta)

Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson - Lissard

Ross Thompson, who plays Lissard in the Techno-Colour Tales.

Voice actor.

Roles: –

Featured in

Techno-Colour Tales: Green (Lissard/Tree-feller)
Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Lissard)
Techno-Colour Tales: Black (Motley)
Techno-Colour Tales: Violet (Motley/Lissard)
All Washed Up (Motley)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Lissard)
Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (Motley)
In Defence Of Dan (Clerk)

Vivienne Traill

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

Famous For Retreating (Mellisandre/Lady Brinkatore)

Adam Hall

Voice actor.

Roles: –

Featured in

When Five Tribes Go To War (Sir Hugh de Wittless)

Jennifer Hewitt

Jennie Rennie - Greystagg

Jennie Hewitt (nee Rennie) is the latest newcomer to the team at the time of writing.

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

Techno-Colour Tales: Grey (Greystagg)
Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Greystagg)

In her own words;Born in 1997, the world was undoubtedly blessed with the annoying Jennie Hewitt. My crazy side has always been forever at hand, able to unnerve even the wiliest opponents.

“Ever since I can remember, I have talked. Non-stop. So imagine my surprise when Martin here offers me an opportunity to burn thru some talking for a Knightmare drama piece. A life-changing moment, Martin has opened the gateway to voice actressdom.

“The rest of my life is pretty much irrelevant to you chaps, so go stick a nose in a well read book wink I know I will!

“PS: I could NEVER have done something so grand had it not been without the help of my irreplaceable-practically-twin-sister Amy Davies, who is losing a long battle for the length of the hair.

“PPS: I is never cutting it. Ever.

Roz Pearson

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Scriptwriter for

Famous For Retreating – The Missing Scene (2015)

Featured in

Techno-Colour Tales: Amber (Peggatty/Romahna)

Lucy Davies

Voice actress.

Roles: –

Featured in

In Defence Of Dan (Danosaur 2)

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