Cast et al.


Gabriel has 20+ years’ professional acting experience. Known for hundreds of roles as a lead on popular TV sketch-show Comedy Inc, he’s a NIDA graduate, performed all stages of Sydney Opera House, and read books/stories/poetry for ABC and BBC radio. In Prague, Gabriel acts in US/UK films/TV, such as Jojo Rabbit, The Catcher Was a Spy, Carnival Row, Spy City, Knightfall, Legends, and in Czech productions like Ondříček’s Zátopek and video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance. He performs Shakespeare with Professor Hilský and worked with Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka as an English consultant. As narrator/voice, Gabriel’s recorded audio guides for Czech institutions like Univerzita Karlova and Mendelovo muzeum Brno, dubbed the title-role Komenský for Czech movie Comenius, and worked with a host of international brands, including as global-English voice of BMW in-house training. Gabriel is proud to be part of the rich tradition of Jára Cimrman.

Ben Bradshaw

Ben had been treading the boards at various theatre companies for years before deciding , in his 40s, to take a chance on turning professional. It was a good decision for almost immediately he got a lucky break: one of his first professional roles as an actor was as the eponymous Ben in the original BBC, The Office. His appearances in this critically-acclaimed situation comedy, lead to other roles in TV ,theatre and film; and like a lot of the English-speaking actors in Prague, he has had roles in Knightfall, Carnival Row, Borg & McEnroe , Ophelia, The Seed, Das Boot, Kafka, Chevalier and Interview With A Vampire (Season 2). Ben, like his colleagues, feels very privileged to be part of the unique phenomenon that is Jára Cimrman.

Marc Cram

Marc Cram is a founding member of BLR Improv (Prague, CZ), Dad’s Garage Theatre Co. (Atlanta, GA), and The Whammo Players (Tallahassee, FL). Since 1993, he has taught and performed regularly in narrative-based group comedy improvisation. As well as performing and conducting workshops at theatres and festivals around the world, Marc has enjoyed developing new shows and formats, working with short and long form improv, puppets, music, stage dynamics and storytelling. Marc is delighted to be involved in the legendary legend of Jára Cimmrman playing the role of Lieutenant Beran in Conquest of the North Pole.

Peter Hosking

Realising at an early age (30) that he wasn't cut out for an office job, Peter chose acting as a means of avoiding his engineering past. To everyone's surprise, this proved to be a successful change and there followed 30 years as a professional Australian actor and voice artist. In 2008 he came to Prague with the idea of staying for one year. Mother Prague got her claws into him and since then he has been living in Prague, working in English language theatre, film, and sometimes TV. He maintains his voice career with occasional studio work around the city and also via the internet and a home studio. Working with CET and being a small part of the whole Cimrman phenomena has been an enduring privilege and pleasure.


Curt grew up on a small farm near Carthage, South Dakota, USA. After graduating from high school he joined the United States Air Force , before becoming a professional student for many years, eventually completing Masters degrees in English Lit and Theatre. He taught English and writing at universities in Kyoto, Japan, where he also studied Aikido and learned how to fall down in 16 different directions. He then spent time as a scuba instructor in southern Thailand and can hold his breath for 20 seconds. In Prague he's worked with various English language theatre companies over the years including Blood Love & Rhetoric, Bear Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company, and Eesk Theatre Company. Film work includes appearances in Jo Jo Rabbit, Knightfall, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Babylon AD. He is honoured and privileged to perform with Cimrman English Theatre the acclaimed and venerable plays of Jára Cimrman.


Josh is the former Associate Artistic Director of Stages located in Houston, Texas where he was a staff member since 2001. He has worked as a producer, actor, director, fight choreographer, production manager and technical director for the past 20 years with several Houston theatres such as Stages, The Alley Theatre, and many others. Josh’s favourite productions as a director include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Wittenberg Veronica’s Room, Sender, The Book of Maggie,; and Panto Cinderella . As an actor: The Crucible (John Proctor), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Burt Barricune), A Christmas Carol (Spirit of Christmas Present/Bert), The Royale (Max), Nixon's Nixon (Henry Kissinger), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pilate/Freud/Burt), The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Jackie): original cast recording, The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio),The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp), Lion in Winter (Richard), The Odd Couple (Oscar), and The Bear (Smirnov). Josh has recently moved to Prague and is an Associate Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company; he also works as a freelance voiceover artist, actor and director.

Michael Pitthan

Michael is a English and German speaking actor, based in Prague. His recent Czech premiere in Chata na Prodej is his biggest film role thus far, and alongside performing Cimrman's works, one of his proudest moments. He has also portrayed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the German series Charité, worked with Toni Collette on Unlocked, has had great fun fighting Emily Hampshire in 12 Monkeys, being a Roman in Britannia, and an undercover agent in Crossing Lines. Having had a taste of screen fighting and experience in stage combat, he decided to set up a series of fighting workshops for him and his fellow actors in Prague. He looks forward to challenges, on screen, stage and life. Which is why he's re-mounting his own theatre shows, and getting back to his first acting passion, is also organising Commedia dell'Arte workshops.


Kevin is a passionate and avid fan of all live theatre. Having graduated from Wofford College with his BA in Theatre and History, he made the massive leap towards Europe and never looked back. Now a Prague based actor, Kevin enjoys teaching theatre at both Prague Youth Theater and Nový PORG. Along with this, he has had several amazing opportunities such as performing in “King Lear” at Stavovtské Divadlo, writing and directing original work with Dark Bark Theatre, and playing alongside such talented actors in CET. He is proud to be a part of such a talented cast, and the hilariously enigmatic Cimrman experience.


We welcome to our Conquest cast Daniel. For many years, Daniel has been the head lighting technician at the Divadlo Járy Cimrmana. Now he is lighting up the stage in a different way - he plays the role of the Head Technician ( naturally) and the insurance salesman.

Adam Stewart

Before moving to the Czech Republic in 2005, Adam honed his theatre skills in London and at the Edinburgh Festival as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He then studied Acting and Education at Bretton Hall University in the north of England where he received a BA (hons). For the last 25 years Adam has worked extensively in theatre, television and as a freelance drama practitioner/educator in New York and throughout the United Kingdom. Adam holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and was Head of Drama at the English International School of Prague for 5 years. In 2011 Adam founded Prague Youth Theatre, where he is the Artistic Director. Adam is delighted to be a member of the Cimrman English Theatre.


Originally, Jake is of Czech descent and grew up in and around Toronto, Canada. He has performed for the Prague Shakespeare Company, Blood Love and Rhetoric and for Eesk Theatre Company where he played the lead role of Tom Madison in Castro’s Beard. Jake has been the stand-in for the principal for The Stand-In (Záskok) since November 2018, and we are pleased that now he has taken on the role permanently.