Cast / Creative
Nigel Harman - Simon
Training: Arts Ed.
Theatre includes: A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter), The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal Bath), Shrek – The Musical (Laurence Olivier and WhatsonstageAwards, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Celebration (Gate Theatre, Dublin), True West (Sheffield Crucible), Public Property (Trafalgar Studios), Three Days of Rain (CMP & Neal Street Productions for Apollo Theatre), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Caretaker (Tricycle Theatre, Sheffield Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Donmar/ATG, Piccadilly), The Exonerated (Riverside Studios), Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse Theatre), Three Sisters and My One and Only (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Lady in the Van (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pirates of Penzance (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Signing Off (Jermyn Street Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Damn Yankees (Adelphi Theatre) and Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre).
Film includes: Patience, Telstar (Aspiration Films) and Blood Diamond (Warner Bros. Pictures).
Television includes: Downton Abbey (Carnival), Mount Pleasant (Tiger Aspect), Miss Marple the Mirror Crack’d (ITV Studios Ltd), Hotel Babylon (Carnival Film & Television for BBC1), Plus One (Kudos for Channel 4), Lark Rise to Candleford (BBC), City of Vice (Touchpaper Television 4), The Outsiders (Campus Manor Productions Ltd) and Eastenders, Red Cap and Doctors (BBC).
Radio includes: The Big Broadcast (BBC Radio 4) and Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).
Cynthia Erivo - Chenice
Trained: graduated in 2010 from RADA
Theatre: Marine Parade (Brighton Festival), I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain (co-production between The English Touring Theatre, Belgrade Theatre and The Traverse Theatre), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (The Gielgud Theatre), Sister Act The Musical (UK tour), LIFT (The Soho Theatre) and The Color Purple directed by John Doyle and produced by David Babani (Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination, Menier Chocolate Factory).
Other work includes: As well as being an actress, Cynthia performs as a solo artist, writing and recording her own material. She also took part in the 2012 24 Hours Plays at the Old Vic, which for the night became the 24 Hour Musicals.
Alan Morrissey - Max
Training: Bristol Old Vic
Theatre: Stepmother and The Man Who Pays The Piper (Orange Tree), Sixty Five Miles and Once Upon a Time in Wigan (Paines Plough/Hull Truck), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe and European Tour), Boiling Frogs (Southwark Playhouse), The Horse Marines (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Seagull (Hampstead Theatre), As You Like It (Sprite Productions), Solstice, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company/West End), James and the Giant Peach (Bolton Octagon), Much Ado About Nothing (Salisbury Playhouse), A Winter of War (Cheltenham Everyman) and Salad Days (Bristol Old Vic).
Film: League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse (League Films), Charity (Red Ant), Northern Soul (Stubborn Heart), Nightingale and the Rose (Stink) and Jacob (Magic Lantern).
Television: Alan played Nurse Nicky Van Barr in Holby City; Other TV includes: Endeavour (Mammoth Screen), Land Girls and Doctors (BBC).
Simon Bailey - Liam
Trained: National Youth Theatre.
Theatre: most recently; Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour), Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in Sondheim's A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud theatre), Kevin in The Devil's Advocate, The Prince in Sleeping Beauty, Cerruti in The Dancing Years and Jeff in [Title of Show]. In the West End; u/s Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet-The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (New London Theatre), u/s Galileo and Britney in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Enjolras in the 21st anniversary cast of Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic in Passion (Donmar Warehouse). Off West End credits; The Man in Striking 12 (Waterloo East Theatre, British Premiere), Officer Starnes and Tom Watson in the critically acclaimed Parade (Southwark Playhouse, nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, 2011 Broadway World Awards). Regional work includes Thompson in Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse). Touring work; Blue in Naked Flame (England) and Ringo Starr/Freddie Mercury in RockLegends (South Africa)
Music: Simon is a founder member of 'Theatreland's first super-group' Teatro. Teatro achieved gold status with their eponymous debut album after just 3 weeks, making them one of the fastest selling Musical Theatre acts of all time. Teatro performed in Los Angeles, New York, Dubai and all over the world along with performing for Her Majesty the Queen at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance (Liverpool Empire). Simon also has a lot of concert work taking him all around the world. Most recently he has performed in Kuala Lumpur, Athens, Egypt, Vermont (USA) and many concerts all over the UK.
Charlie Baker - Hunchback
Training: LAMDA and the NYT.
Performances include: Charlie tours as a stand-up comedian worldwide; his critically acclaimed show Baker’s Dozen had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in summer 2013.
Television includes: team captain on A Short History of Everything Else, two series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Rob Brydon’s Christmas Special, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011, 2012 and 2013 and The Comedy Store. As an actor his most recent credits include The IT Crowd, Doctor Who and Miranda. He won Let’s Dance for Comic Relief live on BBC1 in 2011.
Other work includes: as a singer he has toured with The Charlie Baker Band and sung on numerous Hollywood films, most notably The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Billy Carter - Gerrard Smalls
Theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten with Kevin Spacey (Broadway), Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall with Michael Gambon (Off Broadway), The Weir (Manhattan Irish Rep), Birdsong (Harold Pinter Theatre), Macbeth (Queens), Eastward Hoe, The Malcontent, The Island Princess, The Roman Actor (Gielgud Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company), The Revengers Tragedy, Translations (Royal National Theatre), Wig Out, Bruises (Royal Court), Macbeth (Almedia), My Boy Jack, Observe The Sons Of Ulster (Hampstead), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Southwark; Best Actor Nomination Off West End Awards), The Soldiers Song (Theatre Royal, East 15), I'll Be The Devil (Tricycle/RSC), Aristocrats (Chichester), Dealers Choice (West Yorkshire Theatre), Sergeant Musgrave's Dance (Oxford), Kes! (York), Assassins (Shefield), Over the Bridge (Belfast) and Comedians (Oxford Stage Company).
Television: Thomas Andrews in Titanic: Blood and Steel starring opposite Derek Jacobi and Chris North (Lionsgate/Encore U.S), I Fought The Law, The Gist, Holby City, Casualty, Common As Muck, The Fitz, Small Island, Perfect Day (BBC), Murder Investigation Team, Primeval, Soldier, Soldier (ITV), Fair City (RTE) and Late with Sean Hughes..
Film: Festival (Pathe/Film Four) and Up On The Roof (Granada Films).
Billy lives in New York City and is thrilled to return to the West End in I Can’t Sing!
Victoria Elliott - Jordy
Theatre credits include: Two, As You Like It (Royal Exchange) Tyne, 13.1, Jump, Me and Cilla, A Nightingale Sang in Eldon Square, Lush Life and First Draft(Live Theatre), Oh What a Lovely War!, Wind in the Willows, Hansel and Gretel, Pub Quiz (Northern Stage), Cooking with Elvis (Hull Truck).
Television credits include: Hebburn (Series I & II, BBC 2/BabyCow/Channel X), Truckers (BBC/Company Pictures), The Ministry of Curious Stuff (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), 55 Degrees North (BBC/Zenith) and Steel River Blues (ITV/Granada).
Radio credits include: The Exuberant, Love and Mettle, Everyone Quite Likes Justin, Living the Dream (BBC Radio 4) Vultures, A Summer Night (BBC Radio 3)
Victoria is making her West End debut.
Ashley Knight - Louis
Ashley began his career in 1963 in his family’s Variety act. His father was a stand-up comedian on the club circuit and his mother a fire-eater!
Theatre: High Society (UK/Eire Tour), Victor Victoria (Southwark Playhouse ), Ghost the Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), Follies (The Pleasance), Annie (UK/Eire Tour), Company (Barons Court), Beauty and the Beast (Kuala Lumpur/UK Tour), She Loves Me (Savoy Theatre), Grand Hotel (Dominion Theatre), Bertie (Alexandra Birmingham), Cowardy Custard (UK Tour), James and the Giant Peach (Theatre Royal York/UK Tour), Return To The Forbidden Planet , Fireside Tales (Liverpool Everyman Theatre),The Rocky Horror Show (Swan Worcester), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Hong Kong Arts), Godspell (UK Tour), Grease ( Belgrade Coventry), Bar Mitzvah Boy (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Frontiers of Farce (The Old Vic and Criterion Theatre)
Television: Metal Mickey (LWT) Hale and Pace (ITV), I Claudius , Treasure Island, The Chester Mystery Plays, Much Ado About Nothing (BBC), Playdays (CBBC), The Wrong Man/Paul Merton (Carlton TV), Rumpole of the Bailey (ITV).
Film: Warlords Of Atlantis (EMI Films), Catch Me a Spy (Ludgate/Capitol Films), S.W.A.L.K (Hemdale/Sagittarius Films).
Also a Jazz pianist-vocalist, singer-songwriter and cabaret artist. He is a regular performer in London’s best hotels and nightspots such as Joe Allen’s and The Pheasantry, has made live appearances on Jazz FM and BBC Radio and has entertained worldwide on Luxury Cruise Lines. In 2002 he was a guest pianist at Sir Elton John’s Windsor home for the famous White Tie and Tiara Ball.
Simon Lipkin - Barlow
Trained: Sylvia Young Theatre School and then at the Arts Educational.
Theatre: Lonny in Rock Of Ages (Original West End cast), Galahad in Spamalot (original UK and International Tour), Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q (original West End cast), The Wedding Singer (original UK cast), Willard in Footloose (UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (West End), Pharaoh in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End), Alice In Wonderland (Nuffield Theatre), Austentatious (The Landor), News Revue (The Canal Café) and Leopold in Never The Sinner Kenneth Moore theatre).
Television: includes episodes of The Bill, Casualty, The Royal Variety Performance, Children In Need and That Puppet Game Show. He also voices characters on the Cartoon Network show The Amazing World Of Gumball.
Film: Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), The Harry Hill Movie, and Nativity 3.
Simon would like to dedicate his performance to his friend Kevin and of course his dog Dexter.
Katy Secombe - Brenda
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Manchester University.
Theatre: Nurse in The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory), Alice Challice in Darling of the Day, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella The Midnight Princess (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre), the Queen in Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Clara in Noël Coward’s Hay Fever (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and as Rosie in Mamma Mia (West End), Guys and Dolls, A Winter`s Tale, Mother Clap`s Molly House (National Theatre), Kate in Bedroom Farce (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Mama Morton in Chicago (National Tour), Mrs Paroo in The Music Man (Festival Theatre Chichester), Peggotty and Mrs Micawber in David Copperfield (County Hall) and Hannah in A Chorus of Disapproval (Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Mercury Theatre Colchester co-production).
Television: The Matt Lucas Awards, Casualty, London`s Burning and the children`s series Megamaths for BBC 2 and Katy has also featured in Twice Brightly for BBC Radio 4.
Film: Les Misérables
Radio includes: Twice Brightly.
Other work includes: Katy is co-founder of Rhapsodia, a history-based storytelling company for children.
Joe Speare - Grandpa
Theatre: musical theatre includes; The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Jose in The Harder They Come (The Barbican, Birmingham and the West End), Carmen Jones (Southbank Centre), The King in The King And I (Irish Tour), Boogie Nights 2 – The 80’s (National Tour), Boogie Nights (Qdos Entertainment, National and South African Tour), The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers (David Pugh Ltd, National and International Tours), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Turnstyle Group, National Tour), Genie in Aladdin (Opera Theatre, Manchester). Other theatre includes; Kujur in Slave: A Question of Freedom for (Feelgood Productions), Mullins in Peter Pan (Pele Productions), Jim in Huck (Fresh Glory Productions), Daniel in Katrina (The Oxo Tower, London), Reverend Sykes in To Kill A Mockingbird (Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse plus a National Tour), Harvey and Nude With Violin (Royal Exchange), The Mysteries 2003, Twelfth Night, Of Mice and Men, Martin Chuzzlewit, Bouncers and The Tokolosh (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Bouncers and Hansel and Gretel (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), The Revenger's Tragedy (The West Yorkshire Playhouse), Bare (Oldham Coliseum), Peter Pan and Toad of Toad Hall (Birmingham Repertory), The North West Playwright's Workshops (Contact Theatre, Manchester), Waiting For Godot, The Double and Man Friday (Liverpool's Playhouse Studio), Sargent Brown in Carmen Jones, Slave: A Question of Freedom (Feelgood Productions, Hammersmith Studio and tour) and several productions for Unicorn Theatre for Children in London.
Television and Film: Prime Suspect V, Cracker, Coronation Street and Children’s Ward (Granada Television), Raffle Baby (Real Life Productions), Emmerdale (Yorkshire Television), The Bill (Thames), That Peter Kay Thing (Open Mike Productions), Cold Earth (Gatlin Pictures) and Haters.
Radio: September Song, The Last of The Mohicans and Anacaona (BBC Radio 4).
Joe gained a diploma in Practical Musicianship and went on to sing with the a-capella group Natural High (who later became The Christians) and American soul band, Chairman of The Board.
Delroy Atkinson - Security Guard / Ensemble
Theatre: Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal,Stratford East), All My Sons ( Manchester Royal Exchange), Amen Corner ( National Theatre, Olivier), Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Avenue Q (Noel Coward, Wyndams and Guilgud), Jihad The Musical (Jermyn st.), Sandi Toksvigs Christmas Cracker ( Royal Festival Hall), Wah! Wah! Girls (Peacock Theatre), Anyone Can Whistle (St David’s Hall, Cardiff), Lost in the Stars (Royal Festival Hall), The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic), Poison (Tricycle Theatre), Jerry Springer The Opera (National Theatre, sharing the 'best performance in a supporting role' Olivier award), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ( West Yorkshire Playhouse), Twelfth Night, Our Country's Good, The Tempest and Treasure Island (Nuffield Theatre), Speak for Yourself (Kings Head) Come Dancing (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Bomb-itty of Errors (New Ambassadors), Rent (Prince of Wales), Lautrec (Shaftesbury), Five Guys Named Moe (tour), The Harder They Come (Theatre Royal Stratford East & USA tour).
Television: Small Island (BBC), My Family (BBC), After You've Gone (BBC), No Heroics (ITV), Moon Monkeys (BBC), The Bill (ITV), House Party (Sky1), From Bard to Verse (BBC).
Film: Still Crazy (Columbia Tristar), Did You Get The Bag? (Candella), Rivers Of Blood (Braced Film),. Fish Out of Water (Llanindrod prods).
Peter Dickson - The voice of Peter Dickson
Peter Dickson is the UK’s most prolific voiceover artist.
He has enjoyed a stellar career spanning almost 40 years. Peter’s powerful voice is famously heard on award-winning TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Live at the Apollo, All Star Mr and Mrs, Family Fortunes and premier live stadium events. But Peter’s signature ‘Voiceover Man’ creation only showcases a small part of this talented artist’s vocal skills.
A former broadcaster and journalist, Peter started his career on radio when he was just 17. He worked with Steve Wright on his groundbreaking Radio 1 shows and launched Melody Radio (now Magic 105.4 London) where he presented The Breakfast Show. In a recent national poll, he was voted as having one of the top three iconic voices of the decade.
His voice has featured on award-winning animation series Ooglies and Monkey Dust and on over 30 major computer game titles, including Fable I, II & III, The Adventures of Tin Tin, Blades of Time, X Blades 2, Everybody’s Golf and Kinect Sports seasons I & II.
He has voiced thousands of TV and radio commercials, anchored awards ceremonies for some of the world’s biggest brands, launched countless products, and he was the voice of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Peter is proud to be part of the cast of I Can’t Sing! at the iconic London Palladium.
Peter’s iPhone app is Peter Dickson’s Pocket Announcer and you can visit www.myruddyvoice.com to download a personalised message from Peter.
Rowen Hawkins - Alterboyz / Ensemble
Trained: London studio Centre (1999-2002, Intoto).
Company: Rowen is a founding member of ZooNation Dance Company (2002-present)
Theatre: ZooNation's Box Beat (Sadlers Wells), Jaxx & Step Mom in ZooNation's Into the Hoods (Novello Theatre, Royal Festival Hall & Sadler's Wells), Bounce The Street Dance Sensation (Dutch & South Africa Tour), Blaze the Show (Sadler's Wells, UK & European tour), ZooNation's Some Like it Hip Hop (Sadler's Wells & UK tour)
Music Artist's & Tours: Rihanna (World Music Awards, & Waxtap Stadium, Ukraine), Shayne Ward (UK & Ireland Tour), N-Dubz (Love, Live, Life. Uk Tour), Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole, Alesha Dixon, Goldfrapp, The Saturdays.
Fashion, Corporate & Commercial: Puma model/Dancer (2008-2011),T Mobile, LG, Nike, Mazda, Audi, CAT Footwear, Google, Level Shoes Dubai, Clarks Shoes, ISBO.
Film & TV: Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire (House of Dermstrang), Tim Minchin Live at the Apollo (Dancing Bear), X Factor, Blue Peter, Britain’s Got Talent, Ministry of Sound, Levi's, MTV, Top of the Pops, Graham Norton Show.
Choreography: ZooNation's Groove on Down the Road (Lion's solo & Toto's solo), Into The Hoods, BBC - Sam & Mark (Singing in the Rain), 'Blaze' (Sofa Duet), Assistant for Kate Prince on Street Dance 3D.
Joseph Prouse - Undertaker / Ensemble
Training: Performers College.
Theatre: Moe Pressman understudy Billy and Jake Houseman in Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly Theatre), Sid Philips understudy Production Tenor/Dialect Coach, Roscoe Dexter and R.F in Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre), King/Guard/Pied Piper understudy Pinocchio and Shrek in Shrek (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Keller and understudy George Nowack in She Loves Me (Chichester Festival), Norm Waxman, understudy Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi in the original London cast of Jersey Boys (Prince Edward), Travis/Cowboy Bob, understudy Ren McCormack in Footloose (Playhouse), Evita (Adelphi), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales), Artful Dodger in Oliver! (London Palladium), Nat McCabe and understudied the role of Gus Fielding in Babes In Arms (Chichester Festival), Aladdin (Richmond); Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour); Footloose (UK tour) and he created the role of Sammy in the world premiere of Jolson (Theatre Royal, Plymouth).
Television: A Royal Gala (ITV); Children in Need, The Royal Variety, For One Night Only, Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Workshop: Kelly in Admirable Crichton, Narrator/ Brian (The Psychic) in The Monster Bride, Dave The Laugh in Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging, Tony in Supernova.
Recording: Tony in Supernova.
Steven Serlin - Vladimir / Ensemble
Theatre: Hugh in Sleeping Arrangements (Landor Theatre), Mr Kessel in Mack and Mabel (Southwark Playhouse), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Aylesbury),Vladimir in Monkee Business (Tour), The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House), David in Company (Southwark Playhouse), Officer Abe Klein in Arsenic and Old Lace at Salisbury Playhouse, UK Tour Of Tap Fever, King Rat in Dick Whittington (Stoke), Oscar in Oscar’s World, Created the role of Jan/Aaron in Imagine This (WestEnd and Plymouth Theatre Royal), Mr Pressman in the UK Tour of Our House, Frankie Valli in Big Girls Don’t Cry (UK Tour), Featured Soloist in Chess The Concert at the Royal Albert Hall starring Josh Groban, Larry Stein in Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), Monty the DJ in Saturday Night Fever (West End and 1st National Tour), Angelo in Sir Peter Hall’s production of Piaf starring Elaine Paige (West End), Long John Silver in Treasure Island (Lincoln Theatre Royal), creating the role of Terry in Boogie Nights (West End and Tour), Sonny and Kenickie in Grease (Dominion), Tom Jenkins in Scrooge The Musical (Tour), Jesus in Godspell (Rep), Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (Tour), Middle Elvis in Elvis the Musical (Tour), Wayne Hudson in Popcorn (Rep), Mateo in Ken Hill’s Zorro (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Gary in A Slice Of Saturday Night (Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (25th Anniversary Tour), Nick in Bedroom Farce (Rep), Steven in Copacabana (Tour), Chess (1st National Tour), Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk (Crawley), Lead Soloist in The Spirit of Broadway (UK & World Tour), Joseph in Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat (Tour),Mr Boo in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Rep), Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Rep).
Television: Royal Variety Performance (2013), Frank Stubbs Promotes, Inspector Poirot, The Bill, Mercury Man in an Xbox Game Viral, Casualty, A Touch Of Frost and a Subway Commercial.
Film: Eugenius in Musical Star (Short film).
Steven has sung at many Corporate and Band Events and these have taken him from Amsterdam to Spain, New York and Verona. He has also been involved in various Workshops, most recently, The Infidel by David Baddiel. Steven is delighted to be a part of the original Company for I Cant Sing!
Shaun Smith - Dance Captain / Alterboyz / Ensemble
Training: Harlequin Stage School, Worcester. Graduated from London Studio Centre in 2008.
Theatre includes: Boy Blue Entertainment’s The Five and the Prophecy of Prana (Barbican), Blaze the Streetdance Sensation (Australia and Germany tour), ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop (Sadler’s Wells and UK tour), Shoes the Musical (Sadler’s Wells), ZooNation’s Into the Hoods (Royal Festival Hall), West Side Story (UK tour) and Boy Blue Entertainment’s Pied Piper (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
Other work includes: LMFAO (Let’s Dance and Britain’s Got Talent), Justin Bieber’s ‘Somebody to Love/Baby’ (The X Factor), Cher Lloyd’s ‘Swagger Jagger’ (T4 on the Beach and BRMB Live), JLS (Summertime Ball), Cheryl Cole’s ‘Promise This’ (BBC Children in Need), Katie Perry’s ‘Fireworks’ (The X Factor), Professor Green’s ‘Monster’ (Mobo Awards) and Cheryl Cole’s ‘3 Words’ (music video).
Alex Young - Brunhilde / Ensemble
Training: Alex studied music at King’s College London, before training in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.
Theatre includes: High Society (UK tour), The Sound of Music (Kilworth House), The Sound of Music (UK tour), Ruddigore (Tabard) and Buddy (Channel Islands). Workshops: The A to Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse).
Concerts include: Danny Elfman’s Music to the Films of Tim Burton (UK tour), Rodgers and Hammerstein Prom with John Wilson (Royal Albert Hall), Elton John and Ray Cooper (Royal Albert Hall) and Laurence Olivier Awards 2011 (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Other work includes: Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year winner 2010 (Queen’s).
Luke Baker - Ensemble
Trained: Arts Educational schools.
Theatre: Matt in Bare (Greenwich Theatre), understudy Jamie, Ste & Tony in Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre & UK tour), Ensemble in Aladdin with Paul O’Grady’s Lily Savage (O2, Michael Rose Productions), Ensemble in Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai), Ensemble and cover Jonny in All The Fun Of The Fair (UK tour), Ensemble in Peter Pan (UK tour), understudy Alan in Sign of The Times (Duchess Theatre), Ensemble and cover PC Boot in Salad Days (Riverside Studios, Tete a Tete Opera Company), Josh Cassio in Studio 54, a musical version of Othello (Edinburgh Festival), and, at Arts Ed, The Announcer in My Favourite Year and Rum Tum Tugger in Cats.
Film: corporate film for Argos.
Adam J Bernard - Swing
Theatre: Seaweed J Stubbs in Hairspray (Asia Tour), Lead Vocalist in Thriller Live (international and European tour and West End).
Television: PC Matthews in Any Human Heart (Channel 4), Jordan in The Cut (BBC Switch), Chris in Random (Channel 4), Tom in Gigglebiz-Series II (BBC), James in Drifters (E4), Bell-Boy in We'll Take Manhattan (BBC 4), Well Funny People (BBC 3), The Kevin Bishop Show (Channel 4), Coming of Age (Channel 4) and Dream Of A Life (Film 4). He can also be seen as Tempo in the Cussons - Imperial Leather Foamburst current advertising campaign.
Adam is excited to work with the cast of I Can't Sing! and would like to thank his family, friends & agent for their continuous love & support.
Jenna Boyd - Ensemble
Trained: Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre: Mrs Segstrom in A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Mae in The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Devonshire Park Theatre), Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee (Trinity Theatre), My Fair Lady (The Proms, Royal Albert Hall), Ena Sharples in Street Of Dreams (Reckless Entertainment), Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (UK Tour), Jessica in Austentation (Landor Theatre), Pearl in Simply Cinderella (The Curve, Leicester), Lynne in Stepping Out (Derby Playhouse), covered and played Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (West End), created the role of Mimi in Acorn Antiques (West End), created the role of Kay in Cogs in a Well Oiled Machine (Colourhouse Theatre), covered and played the role of Christine in The Beautiful Game (West End).
Television: The Intern (Channel 4), Casualty (BBC), Heartbeat (Yorkshire TV), Dustbin Baby, Blue Murder (ITV) and Night and Day (LWT).
Film: Les Miserables (Working Title) and Little Things (short film).
Cyrus Brandon - Ensemble
Trained: Tring Park School for the performing Arts (Musical Theatre).
Theatre: Dream Across the Ocean (Ashcroft Theatre), Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Tring Park), Jesus Christ Superstar (Shaw Theatre), Young Voices (UK arena tour)
Television: dancer in Robbie Osgood’s Love on the Dance Floor, choreographer/dancer in SDJEM’s I’ll Be Around and dancer in Example’s Wrong Places (music videos).
Cyrus is delighted to be making his West End debut in I Can’t Sing!, and would like to thank all his close family and friends for all their help and support.
Gabrielle Brooks - Ensemble
Trained: The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Theatre: Little Inez in Hairspray (UK tour); Avenue Q (UK tour) where she covered and played, Gary Coleman and Mrs T/Yellow Bear; 10th Anniversary concert of Our House (Savoy Theatre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium); Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych Theatre).
Television: The Paul O'Grady Show (Channel 4); Notes on a Scandal (Fox Search Light); Grangehill (BBC); Coming Down The Mountain (BBC); Lead role for online greeting card advert (Dogs Doodahs).
Other credits: Lorraine in Love me Tender workshop (Adam Spiegel Productions); Lead role for Cambridge University Press corporate video.
Scarlette Douglas - Ensemble
Trained: Cheshunt Dance School Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre: Waitress #1/Swing in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre/Garrick Theatre), Mandy in Monkee Business (UK tour), Dancer in Man in the Mirror (Monte Carlo), Dancer/1st Cover Lead Vocalist in Thriller Live (Singapore/Abu Dhabi), Queen Ihase and cover Sandra Isadore in Fela! (National Theatre), Candy/Assistant Dance Captain in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour), Dancer/1st Cover Lead Vocalist/Ass Dance Captain in Thriller Live (international tour ‘09), Dynamite in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (New Wolsey Theatre), Taylor McKessie in High School Musical 2 (Dubai), Soul Girl/Dance Captain in Jesus Christ Superstar (Austria), Dancer/Singer in Thriller Live (UK and European Tour), Taylor McKessie in High School Musical (Dubai), Featured ensemble in We Will Rock You (Original Cast Theatre 11 – Zurich) and Singer/Dancer/Dance Captain in Thriller Live (Dominion Theatre).
Television: The Royal Variety Show, The Unglamorous Life of These Guys, MTV, Models, Mayhem and Misfits, Odd One In, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Children in Need, Comic Relief, The John Barryman Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, Variety Club Awards, The Box and Fashion TV.
Film: Cinderella (2015), The Muppets 2 (2014), Dark Shadows (2012), Fela! (NT Live 2011), One Day (2010) and Gulliver’s Travels (2010).
Choreography: Assistant Choreographer for; Guys and Dolls (UK Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep in 2010 and New Wolsey Theatre in 2008), Jesus Christ Superstar (Austria) and Thriller Live (Dominion Theatre).
Advert: Subway (2011), Coco Cola Ident (2012), Baileys (2012), ITV2 Idents (2013), Sure/Rexona (2014).
Music Video: Katy B, Craig David, Sugababes and Hard-Fi
Modelling: Bobbi Brown, Sadie Cohen-Jennings, The Shier Sisters, The Hair Show, Afro Hair and Beauty Show, Black Beauty Magazine and Fashion TV.
Scarlette is thrilled to be a part of the original cast of I Can’t Sing!
Kelly Ewins-Prouse - Dance Captain / Swing
Trained: Laine Theatre Arts (Diploma in Musical Theatre and gaining her teaching qualifications).
Theatre: Assistant Choreographer for Singin' in the Rain (UK Tour), Night of a Thousand Stars (Royal Albert Hall), I Gioielli Della Madonna (Opera HollandPark), Broadway Ballet Girl & Swing/ Dance Captain in Singin' in the Rain (Palace Theatre), Street of Dreams (Manchester MEN Arena), Understudied/ Played Ali in Mamma Mia (International Tour), Swing/ Dance Captain in White Christmas (Sunderland Empire Theatre), Havana Girl in Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre), understudied and played Annie Barrowman in Never Forget (UK National Tour), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Dance Captain for Fame (UK Tour), understudied and played Mabel Washington, Miss Bell, Iris and Lambchops in Fame (Aldwych Theatre), understudied and played Cha Cha and Miss Lynch in Grease (UK tour), Cinderella (Shaw Theatre, London) and Peter Pan (His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen).
Television: Olympic Handover 2008, The Royal Variety Performance, The Generation Game, Children in Nee, Musicool, Surprise Surprise and National Television Awards.
Scott Garnham - Ensemble
Trained: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, before which he attended Kirkham Henry Performing Arts.
Theatre: Feuilly understudy Marius and Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Mr Lindquist in A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Ronan Corr in Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision (Novello Theatre and UK Tour), Jose Reize in Never Forget (UK tour), Jason in Jason and the Argonauts (New Victory Theatre, New York), Hunter in the London premiere of Title of Show (Landor Theatre), Billy in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (UK Tour), Billy in Around the World with Billy Brite (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Honk! The Ugly Duckling (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables (O2 Arena), Scott Alan in Concert (IndigO2) and Christmas in New York (Palace Theatre, London).
Recordings: Honk! The Ugly Duckling (Original Cast Recording) and his own self-penned Self Indulgent Ballad (Berry Street Studios) which reached No 5 in the UK iTunes comedy chart.
Cherelle Jay - Ensemble
Trained: The Urdang Academy (diploma in musical theatre and dance with a DADA award).
Theatre: Some Like It Hip Hop (UK Tour and West End)
Television: National Television Awards 2014, Royal Variety Performance 2013, backing dancer for Cher Lloyd on The X Factor and has also had many years presenting on Sky Sports and hosting live sports shows.
Music Videos: Featured girl for George Sampson's Headz Up video.
Film: The Holiday - Walking on Sunshine film
Choreography: Rachel Kerr
Cherelle wants to thank her family and friends for their continuous support in her career and a big thank you especially to her mum for her never ending love and devotion throughout her journey.
Faisal Khodabukus - Swing
Trained: Northern Ballet School (national diploma in professional dance, 2004).
Theatre: Ensemble Swing/ Cover Teto and Jordan in Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly Theatre), Ensemble Swing/ Cover Billy and Teto in Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Boaz in Rapunzel, The Musical (workshop/concept performance, Playhouse, Harlow), Lead Vocalist in Venetian Carnivale (Tatton Park Cheshire), Cut Dancer in A Chorus Line (Bronowski Productions, Israel), The Cagelle, Chantal in La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse, London), understudying the role of Jacob in We Will Rock You (Dominion, London) and Swing and cover George in The Wedding Singer (UK tour).
Other work includes: Royal Caribbean Cruise lines (The Navigator and Independence of the seas), Belinda King Presents (Queen Elizabeth II, world cruise and Queen Mary II) and dancing in the opening and closing ceremony of The Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Record of the Year (ITV).
Faisal is looking forward to performing in I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical and dedicates his performance to his loving family and friends.
Brian McCann - Swing
Theatre includes: Priest in Jesus Christ Superstar (arena tour), ensemble, understudied and played Pirelli and Beadle Bamford in the Olivier Award-winning Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival Theatre), Passarino and standby Phantom and Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show directed by Christopher Luscombe (UK tour), Rebel Leader, standby Pop and Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Dominion), Brick, understudied and played Dwight/God and Montel/Jesus in Jerry Springer – The Opera directed by Stewart Lee (UK tour) and ensemble, understudy Lover in The Who’s Tommy (UK tour). Fringe: Let Us Fly (King’s Head), Spelling Bee (Catford Broadway) and The Fantasticks (Jermyn Street). Workshops: Joe Casey in Our House.
Film includes:Jesus Christ Superstar.
Concerts include:Ireland’s Three Tenors, Hey, Mr Producer! and Billy Joel: Unsung.
Jaye Marshall - Ensemble
Dance includes: Jaye is a member of Boy Blue Entertainment. She was a dancer in the film One Man Walking for C4’s Street Summer and on The One Show (BBC1) and Alan Carr Chatty Man (C4) for MKS. Also, National Television Awards 2014 and Royal Variety Performance 2013. Jaye was a professional performer in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Choreography includes: a flashmob for the UKYCC convention, ‘Powershift’, performed at Jubilee Gardens and Parliament Square, and choreographed and performed at The Royal International Air Tattoo.
Recordings: Lead vocalist for Kontor Records. Featured on Scooter's album, Music For A Big Night Out. Lead vocalist on the feature track 4am, which charted at number 5 in Russia.
Jaye is delighted to be making her West End musical debut in I Can’t Sing!
Max Parker - Swing
Training : The Arts Educational School, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. Credits whilst training included Val in Babes in Arms and dance captain/Carlos in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Theatre: Amos Scudder in Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre), Ensemble/1st Cover Dandini in Cinderella (Swindon) and Ensemble in Guys and Dolls (Cadogan hall).
Radio: Friday Night Is Music Night hosted by Michael Ball (BBC Radio 2),
Television: Ensemble in the Olivier Awards 2012 (Royal Opera House) and Ensemble in the Olivier Awards 2011 (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Max is thrilled to be making his West End debut in I Can’t Sing!
Kirstie Skivington - Swing
Trained: Urdang Academy
Theatre: 1st cover Diamond/2nd cover Luce in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre), 1st cover Mrs Santiago in Ghost (Piccadilly Theatre). Chloe in The Thing About Tom (Workshop).
Television: Royal Variety Show (2013). Featured dancer for several television shows, promos and events.
Kirstie is very much looking forward to being part of this new and exciting project.
Philippa Stefani - Ensemble
Theatre: Rizzo in Grease (Bronowski Productions for Slovenia), 1st Cover Velcro/Ensemble in Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre, Original Cast), 1st Cover Mollie/Ensemble in Ghost (Piccadilly Theatre, Original Cast), Patty and The Shimmy Girl in Smokey Joe’s Café (Landor Theatre), 1st Cover Sister Mary Robert/Ensemble in Sister Act (London Palladium, Original Cast), Swing in Imagine This (New London Theatre, Original Cast),1st Cover Mimi/Dance Captain in Rent Remixed (Duke of York Theatre, Original Cast), Assistant Dance Captain/Ensemble in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, Original Cast) and 1st Cover Serena and Carmen/Ensemble in Fame (Aldwych Theatre).
Original Cast Recordings: Imagine This, Sister Act, Ghost and Soho Cinders.
Television National Television Awards, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, GMTV, Royal Variety Performance, This Morning (ITV), Paul O’Grady and The Gadget Show (Channel 4) and Children in Need and Blue Peter (BBC).
Philippa would like to dedicate her performance to her late dance teacher Miss Deborah Capon.
Gary Trainor - Ensemble
Trained: The Italia Conti Academy, first class BA (Hons) Degree in Acting.
Theatre: The award winning play Potted Potter (USA/ Australasian Tour and The Garrick Theatre London, where he is the only person to have played both Dan and Jeff roles), the Old Vic New Voices 24 hour plays and UK/US exchange where he performed in Prophecy at the Public theatre New York, The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s Theatre), Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story) (UK tour), Frankenstein: The Year Without a Summer (UK tour), Stones in His Pockets (UK tour), The Oxford Passion (Creation Theatre, Oxford), Into The Woods (Landor Theatre and Jago (The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh).
Workshops: Around The World in Eighty Days for Sean Foley and the workshop of the Clancy Brothers forthcoming Feature Film The Parting Glass, directed by Alan Gilsenan.
Finlay Banks - Young Simon
Fin is 12 years old and attends an ordinary all boys state school in St Albans. He has had no official stage training but instead has received his theatre training on the job over the past two years, working with some amazing directors and casts in 3 popular musical theatre productions.
Fin is a passionate singer and songwriter. He also loves playing football for his team, and supports Arsenal.
Theatre: Edgar in Ragtime the Musical (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Freiderich in The Sound of Music (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (UK tour)
Other Work: American Boy in MOFILM Commercial competition entry for Walmart.
Noah Key - Young Simon
Noah is 10 years old and lives with his Mum, Dad and brother Monty. He is delighted to be appearing in the original cast of I Can’t Sing! at The London Palladium.
Prior to I Can’t Sing!, Noah played the role of Gavroche in Les Misérables (The Queens Theatre, London).
Macready Massey - Young Simon
Macready Massey is 11 years old and is a student at Sylvia Young Theatre School. The part of Young Simon in I Can’t Sing! is Macready’s West End debut. His previous experience includes playing the young James Whistler in the PBS Special The Art and Life of James McNeill Whistler, and Call The Midwife for BBC One.
Milo Panni - Young Simon
Milo is ten and lives with his parents, two brothers and sister in Forest Hill, South East London, where he attends Fairlawn Primary School. He has attended Take Flight Theatre School since 2011 and loves performing. He is absolutely delighted to be making his West End debut as Young Simon in I Can’t Sing!.
- Harry HillBook & additional Lyrics
- Steve BrownMusic & Lyrics
- Sean FoleyDirector
- Kate PrinceChoreographer
- Es DevlinProduction Designer
- Leah ArcherCostume Design
- Jon ClarkLighting Designer
- Gareth OwenSound Designer
- Ben & Max RinghamSound Effects
- Phil BatemanMusic Supervisor / Vocal Arrangements
- Chris EganOrchestrations / Arrangements / Programming
- TreatmentVideo Designer
- Scott PenroseIllusionist
- Jill Green CDGCasting Director
- Jessica Ronane CDGChildren’s Casting Director
- Cameron WennAssociate Director
- Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Associate Choreographer
- Campbell Young AssociatesHair & Wigs
- Stephanie ArdittiCostume Supervisor
- Chris Marcus & Jonathan Hall for Marcus Hall PropsProps Supervisor
- Emma Child Associate Set Designer
- Peter HarrisonAssociate Lighting Designer
- Russell GodwinAssociate Sound Designer
- Stage EntertainmentProducer
- Syco EntertainmentProducer
- Just For Laughs TheatricalsAssociate Producer
- Glass Half Full ProductionsAssociate Producer
Harry Hill - Book & Additional Lyrics
Harry Hill is a BAFTA Award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comic. Originally a junior doctor, he began his entertainment career on the UK comedy circuit and progressed through the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4, then to ITV and the enormous critical and ratings success Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
He regularly performs on tour, combining stand-up comedy, music and characters in unique and award-winning stage shows. In 2013, Entertainment Distributors released The Harry Hill Movie which followed Harry’s adventures on the road with his Nan, played by Julie Walters. He’s written two novels and a number of children’s books about a tiny horse called Tim. You may also know him as the voice of You’ve Been Framed.
Steve Brown - Music & Lyrics
Composer, lyricist, arranger and record producer Steve has worked with some of the biggest names in British television, radio and theatre for over 30 years. Numerous TV shows include Spitting Image, Rory Bremner, They Think It’s All Over, Lenny Henry Goes to Town, The Brian Conley Show, SM;TV (for which he wrote the classic ‘Wonky Donkey’ theme), Saturday Night Takeaway, New Tricks, My Parents Are Aliens, Not Going Out, My Dad’s the Prime Minister and many others.
He has worked extensively with Steve Coogan, including featuring as the musical director Glen Ponder in the Alan Partridge Knowing Me, Knowing You series and also completing two UK tours as Coogan’s musical director.
Music has often been combined with stints as a performer in TV as well as on radio, including In One Ear (R4), Brunch (Capital Radio), Jammin’ and The Lee Mack Show (R2). Steve has had a long-term working friendship with Harry Hill, completing several UK tours and providing all the music on TV Burp and The All New Harry Hill Show. He recently composed the songs and score for Harry Hill the Movie.
Theatre includes: writing music and lyrics for the musicals Spend Spend Spend (Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical) and It’s a Wonderful Life, a collaboration with Francis Matthews (New Wolsey, Ipswich). Steve produced the triple-platinum album Seasons of My Soul by Rumer, followed by the acclaimed MOBO-winning artist Laura Mvula’s debut, Sing to the Moon (RCA Records). He is currently signed by Atlantic Records as a producer. I (it was me all along) am thrilled to have a show at the mighty Palladium which once hosted the genius of Danny Kaye and I send love to Deb and my children, my friend Keith and finally to my great friend and brilliant collaborator H.
Sean Foley - Director
Sean Foley is an actor, writer and director. He is a multi-nominated and Olivier Award-winning theatre maker who, uniquely, has been nominated or won awards in the acting, writing and directing categories.
Directing includes: most recently, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense starring Matthew MacFadyen and Stephen Mangan(Duke of York’s) and a critically-acclaimed revival of his production of The Ladykillers (Vaudeville). His recent RSC debut, directing Thomas Middleton’s A Mad World My Masters, turned an obscure 17th-century farcical satire into a critical and popular hit show, which will be revived and tour in 2015. His original production of The Ladykillers starring Peter Capaldi (Gielgud) received five Olivier nominations, for Best Director, Best New Play, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design and Best Actress. He adapted and directed the world premiere of The Painkiller starring Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon (Lyric, Belfast). As co-artistic director of the right size theatre company, Sean Foley created, co-wrote and starred in over ten original comic plays between 1990 and 2005. the right size created comic theatre that toured extensively nationally and internationally, visiting over 25 countries and winning many awards worldwide.
He co-wrote and starred in Do You Come Here Often? (Vaudeville) which won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and The Play What I Wrote (Wyndham’s) which won Best New Comedy. He was also nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor – along with Hamish McColl – for his role in The Play What I Wrote, and the show was Tony nominated on its Broadway transfer (Lyceum) in 2003. Ducktastic (Albery), which Sean Foley co-wrote and starred in, and Arturo Brachetti: Change (Garrick), which he wrote and directed, were nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Other directing credits include: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester), Ben Hur (Watermill, Newbury), What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville), Armstrong & Miller Live (UK tour), Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress (Edinburgh Festival and Leicester SquareTheatre) and Pinter’s People (Theatre Royal, Haymarket).
As an actor, as well ashis appearances in all the right size’s work,he was Matti in Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (Almeida/Albery), I Am Shakespeare (Chichester) and Hysteria (BirminghamRep). He played Liam the Goldfish in twoseries of the Radio 4 comedy The Goldfish Bowl, and was most recently the voice ofReynard Depardieu in The Harry Hill Film.
Television includes Wild West (BBC1), Brass Eye and People Like Us. He was The Man inKarel Riesz’s last film, Act Without Words (RTE/C4 Beckett on Film Project).
Kate Prince - Choreographer
Kate is the Artistic Director of ZooNation Dance Company which she founded in 2002. In May 2010 she became an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation became a Resident Company.
In 2008 Kate directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s five-star award-winning production Into the Hoods at the Novello Theatre which became both the first ever Hip Hop dance show to open in the West End and the longest running dance show in the West End’s history. She also choreographed the cast of Into the Hoods for a special performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in Hyde Park.
In 2011 Kate wrote, directed and co-choreographed ZooNation’s production Some Like it Hip Hop at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre which enjoyed a critically successful sell-out run. Some Like it Hip Hop will be returning to London again in the Autumn of 2012, before embarking on a UK and international tour.
In 2012, ZooNation celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special performance at Sadler’s Wells with over 200 dancers on stage. In 2013 Kate created a full-scale production for ZooNation’s Youth Company, Groove on Down the Road (Queen Elizabeth Hall), with a cast of 11-19 year olds. In 2012 Kate made the short film The Holloway Launderette with Felix Harrison for BAFTA, Channel 4 and the Big Dance Shorts.
Kate has choreographed for two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance (BBC) and for the movie StreetDance 3D. She also choreographed a special performance at the Laurence Olivier Awards 2011 to music from West Side Story played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Kate also choreographed for Shoes, directed by Stephen Mear.
Television includes: So You Think You Can Dance (BBC), Laurence Olivier Awards (BBC), Top of the Pops (BBC), CD:UK (ITV), Smash Hits Pollwinners Party (Channel 4), Strictly Dance Fever (BBC), Blue Peter (BBC), When Will I Be Famous (BBC), Sport Relief (BBC), Discomania (ITV), The Album Chart Show (Channel 4), Whatever (Sky), Popworld (Channel 4) and The Paul O’Grady Show (Channel 4).
Music Video includes: Anyway - Duck Sauce, Something Good 08 - Utah Saints, If I were You - Diagram of the Heart, Up! - The Saturdays, What’s it Gonna Be - HtwoO ft. Platnum, Baditude - Sam Obernik, Hey Kid - Matt Willis and Can You Feel It - V.
Kate is a board member of Dance UK and a graduate of Edinburgh University.
Es Devlin - Production Designer
Es Devlin is a multi-award-winning international stage designer whose work crosses a wide range of genres including drama, dance, opera and pop.
She studied English Literature at Bristol University, Fine Art Foundation at Central St Martins and Stage Design at the Motley Theatre Design Course.
Es’s recent designs include Kanye West Yeezus Arena Tour, Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House, American Psycho and Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre, Miley Cyrus Bangerz ArenaTour, The Master and Margarita for Complicite at Barbican Theatre and Avignon Festival, Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at TFANA New York , the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Other concert tour designs include Lady Gaga Monsterball US Theatre/Arena Tour, Kanye / Jay Z Watch the Throne ArenaTour, Muse Resistance Arena Tour, Pet Shop Boys Electric, Pandemonium and Fundamental Arena Tours, Nitin Sawhney at IMAX Cinema, Take That Progress and Circus Stadium Tours, Imogen Heap Eclipse Tour and Massive Attack V Adam Curtis at Armory NYC and Manchester International Festival.
Es has designed operas for Barcelona, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, as well as Les Troyens and Salome at the Royal Opera House, Carmen and Gadaffi at English National Opera and Imago at Glyndebourne.
Theatre includes Betrayal and Hinterland for the National Theatre, The Spanish Golden Age Season, Antony and Cleopatra and Henry IV for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dumbshow and Yard Gal for the Royal Court, Hamlet at the Young Vic, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Machinal at Roundabout Theatre, New York, Batman Live Arena Tour and many at the Bush Theatre.
Dance includes Afterlight and The Rodin Project for Russell Maliphant, Four Scenes and God’s Plenty for Rambert and A StreetCar Named Desire for Northern Ballet Theatre.
Film production design includes shorts by Mike Figgis and costume design for Sally Potter’s film RAGE.
Television production designs include the MTV Europe Music Awards (2010 and 2011) and performances for Kanye West, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Pet Shop Boys.
Es was awarded Critics Circle Award for Stage Design 2013, Red’s Creative Woman of the Year 2012, TPi Stage Designer of the Year Award 2011 and 2010, Olivier Award for Costume Design 2006, TMA Award for Stage Design 1998 and the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 1996.
Current projects include The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for the Royal Opera House, The Nether for the Royal Court and U2 Arena and Stadium Tours.
Leah Archer - Costume Design
Leah has designed for television, film and theatre. Her costume design credits have ranged from the ground-breaking, Olivier Award-winning Jerry Springer – The Opera at the NT to the BAFTA Award-winning ITV programme Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
Leah trained at Central St Martins School of Art and Design, graduating in theatre design, and started her design career at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. She designed for various theatre companies which included the RSC in residence at the Barbican. After this she joined the then BBC costume design department based at Television Centre in London, working on many TV drama, comedy and light entertainment productions. Since then she has worked with various independent production companies, designing work for ITV, C4, BSkyB and the BBC.
Film includes: the classic Pet Shop Boys film It Couldn’t Happen Here and, more recently, The Harry Hill Movie and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.
Television includes: the BAFTA-winning comedy That Mitchell & Webb Look, The Harry Hill Show, The All New Harry Hill Show, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, Fist of Fun, This Morning with Richard not Judy, the long-running 2 Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Grown Ups, The Smoking Room, Parents of the Band, Time Gentleman Please, Garth Marengi and Ideal. Leah has designed extensively in light entertainment, both pre-recorded and live; her recent designs include The One Ronnie – 80th Birthday Tribute to Ronnie Corbett, 2012 Jubilee Concert in the Mall and The Royal Variety Performance (London Palladium).
Jon Clark - Lighting Designer
Jon Clark studied theatre design at Bretton Hall, Leeds University.
Jon Clark’s extensive work for the National Theatre includes OTHELLO, HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE EFFECT, DAMNED BY DESPAIR, COLLABORATORS, GREENLAND, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HAMLET, THE CAT IN THE HAT (also Paris), PAINS OF YOUTH, and OUR CLASS. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company where he has lit HAMLET, COMEDY OF ERRORS, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, THE HOMECOMING, KING LEAR, A WINTER’S TALE and MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Lighting design for other London theatres include: TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS, MOONLIGHT and POLAR BEARS (Donmar); AMERICAN PSYCHO, KING LEAR and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Almeida); TEN BILLION, RED BUD, AUNT DAN AND LEMON, THE PRIDE and GONE TOO FAR (Royal Court); A SEASON IN THE CONGO (Young Vic); SALOME (Headlong Company and tour), and the Olivier winning INTO THE WOODS (Regent’s Park).
West End theatre includes THE COMMITMENTS, THE PRIDE, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, THREE DAYS OF RAIN (Olivier nomination for Best Lighting), Pinter’s THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION and PINTER’S PEOPLE; also PAINKILLER, (Belfast) and FOUR QUARTETS at Lincoln Center, New York.
His opera lighting design includes THE PERFECT AMERICAN Teatro Real Madrid + ENO; WRITTEN ON SKIN at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Covent Garden, Amsterdam, Paris and Toulouse; WOZZECK, CALIGULA and THE RETURN OF ULYSSES (English National Opera); OREST (Nederlands Opera); the Oliver-nominated CLEMENCY (ROH2 London); STREET SCENE and THE LION’S HEAD (Opera Group); productions at Grange Park, Aldeburgh Festival and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
He has also lit dance productions for ROH2 in London, Bern:Ballett and Scottish Dance.
Future work includes productions for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Young Vic and two more West End musicals.
Gareth Owen - Sound Designer
Sound design award highlights: Tony nominations for A Little Night Music and End of the Rainbow and Olivier nominations for Top Hat and End of the Rainbow.
International design highlights: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (USA), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (worldwide), Sister Act (UK, Italy, France, Holland, Spain), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (worldwide), Let It Be (Broadway, London, Japan, Russia, Germany), Evita (Las Vegas), Jesus Christ Superstar (USA and European arena tours), Moeder Ik Wil De Revue (Holland), The Rocky Horror Show (London, UK, Australia), Das Wunder von Dern (Germany), A Chorus Line (Israel), Fame (international arena tour), Glee Live (worldwide arena tour), Hair (Slovenia, Spain), End of the Rainbow (Broadway, London, Los Angeles), A Little Night Music (Broadway, London, Hungary), The Sound of Music (Malaysia), Excalibur (Las Vegas), An Expert at the Card Table (Las Vegas), Footloose (South Africa), Buddy (international arena tour), Time Travel (Las Vegas), Saturday Night Fever (Korea, Barcelona, Taiwan), Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK, South Africa, France) and Cats (international arena tour).
West End musical design highlights: Candide, Merrily We Roll Along, Top Hat, Pippin, Midnight Tango, Road Show, Aspects of Love, Sweet Charity, Carousel, Shout!, Fiddler on the Roof, Footloose, Paradise Found, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Fame, Camelot, High Society, Calamity Jane, Side by Side by Sondheim, Midnight Tango, The Big Life, Tick Tick... Boom!, Next Big Thing, The Last 5 Years, Romeo and Juliet and La Cage aux Folles.
West End play design highlights: Barking in Essex, Uncle Vanya, Hysteria, Long Day’s Journey into Night, An Ideal Husband, The Woman in Black, Prick Up Your Ears, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Epitaph for George Dillon and Dealer’s Choice.
UK tour design highlights: Singin’ in the Rain, Ice, Hairspray, Nine to Five, Sister Act, Strictly Come Dancing, Flashdance, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Tell Me on a Sunday, High School Musical Two, The Wedding Singer, Anything Goes, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Summer Holiday and Children of Eden.
Ben & Max Ringham - Sound Effects
Awards include: Ben and Max were nominated for a Best Sound Design Olivier for Piaf and The Ladykillers and as part of the creative team accepted a Best Overall Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Olivier award for The Pride.
Theatre includes: as sound designers, The Full Monty (Sheffield, UK tour, Noël Coward), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s) and Ben Hur (Watermill). As composers/sound designers: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Grandage Company), The Pride (Royal Court, Trafalgar Studios, UK tour), Lungs (Berlin Schaubuhne), The World of Extreme Happiness (NT), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios), Paper Dolls (Tricycle), The Full Monty (Sheffield Lyceum, UK tour), Ring (BAC), The Architects (Shunt), NSFW (Royal Court), A Taste of Honey (Sheffield Crucible), Scenes from an Execution (NT), The School for Scandal (Bath Theatre Royal), The Motor Show (LIFT), What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville), The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic), Democracy (Sheffield Crucible, Old Vic), She Stoops to Conquer (NT), A Christmas Carol (Arts),
The Ladykillers (Gielgud, Vaudeville, UK tour), Painkiller (Lyric, Belfast), My City (Almeida), Little Eagles (RSC), Remembrance Day (Royal Court), Racing Demon and Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible), The Electric Hotel (Fuel Theatre), Glorious (Rajni Shah Productions), Les Parents Terribles (Donmar at Trafalgar Studios), Salome (Headlong), Polar Bears (Donmar Warehouse), The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), Three Days of Rain (Apollo), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Really Old, Like Forty Five (NT), Phaedra (Donmar Warehouse), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse, Vaudeville, Buenos Aires), All About My Mother (Old Vic), Contains Violence (Lyric, Hammersmith), The Lover/The Collection (Comedy), The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible, Tricycle, UK tour), Amato Saltone, What If…?, Tropicana, Dance Bear Dance and The Ballad of Bobby Francois (Shunt), The Pigeon (BAC) and Henry IV Parts I & II (NT).
Forthcoming: Blithe Spirit (Gielgud), Boeing-Boeing (Sheffield), Around the World In Eighty Days (world tour) and Adler and Gibb (Royal Court).
Ben and Max are associate artists with the Shunt collective and two-thirds of the band Superthriller. In 2013 they designed Papa Sangre II, a sound-based IOS game for digital arts company Somethin’ Else.
Phil Bateman - Music Supervisor / Vocal Arrangements
Phil was the original musical director on Billy Elliot the Musical (Olivier Award for Best Musical 2006). Phil helped create the show and train the children, and conducted the show for the first year of the run. Prior to that he was one of the original creative team for Our House (Olivier Award for Best Musical 2003) for which he was musical supervisor and wrote the vocal arrangements and additional material. In 2008 Phil was musical supervisor/vocal arranger for the new musical Imagine This (New London/Plymouth Theatre Royal, also associate producer on the cast recording). He has recently been working as musical supervisor on workshops for Bridget Jones the Musical with songs by Lily Allen, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall by Lee Hall with Simon McBurney.
Other theatre includes: Three Sisters, After Miss Julie, Vernon God Little, My Dad’s a Birdman (with music by the Pet Shop Boys)and The Human Comedy (Young Vic), The Glee Club (Hull Truck), She Loves Me (Chichester Festival Theatre), Treasure Island (Kingston Rose), Hello, Dolly! (Olivier Award for Best Revival 2010) and Gigi (Regent’s Park Open Air), Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre), Piaf (Sheffield Crucible), Rodgers andHammerstein’s Cinderella (Bristol Old Vic), Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK tour), Wild, Wild Women (Orange Tree), Canterbury Tales (UK tour), Winnie the Witch (Birmingham Rep) and Love in a Maze and Cabaret (Watermill, Newbury).
Phil worked as vocal coach on Ricky Gervais’s movie Cemetery Junction. Prior to that he worked as singing coach/vocal arranger, with Guy Chambers, on the movie Kinky Boots. He was also musical director for the cast album of Billy Elliot the Musical and he has recently written theme tunes forCBBC’s The Big Performance and Extreme School with songwriter Tim Woodcock.”
Chris Egan - Orchestrations / Arrangements / Programming
Chris Egan has worked in all genres of music as a Composer, Arranger & Orchestrator.
Theatre includes: The Bodyguard (West End), The Pajama Game (Chichester), Kiss Me Kate (West End), End Of The Rainbow (Broadway, West End, US Tour), Crazy For You (West End), Witches Of Eastwick (UK Tour, Worldwide), Never Forget (West End & UK Tour), The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Grease (West End, Worldwide Tour), Daddy Cool (West End & European Tour), Footloose (West End, UK Tour, South Africa), Love Shack (UK Tour) and Calamity Jane (West End).
Television includes: The Tony Awards, The Academy Awards, Man Down, Upstairs Downstairs, Queens Diamond Jubilee, The Tony Awards,Royal Variety Performance (2005, 2007 & 2009), Guinness World Records Smashed, For One Night Only, Britannia High, Guilty Pleasures, Graham Norton’s Big Finish, Saturday Night Diva’s, Musicool, Cirque De Celebrity, Paul O’Grady Show, Soapstar Superstar, An Audience with Lionel Richie, BBC Proms In The Park, Duet Impossible, Prince’s Trust 30th Anniversary Concert, Just The Two Of Us, An Audience with Joan Rivers, Another Audience with Dame Shirley Bassey, Baby Ballroom The Championship (UK & International), Children In Need, Late Night with Jerry Springer, BBC TV License Campaign and Girlstuff Boystuff animation series.
Radio includes: BBC Voice of Musical Theatre (2000-2006), Dame Shirley Bassey Electric Prom, Friday Night Is Music Night, John Barrowman Radio 2 Special, Michael Ball Celebrates Anthony Newley, James Bond Special.
Concerts include: Dame Shirley Bassey (Glastonbury, Electric Prom & UK Arena Tour), Elaine Paige (UK, European, Australian, American & Asia Concerts), Lionel Richie (Hyde Park, Emirates Stadium Concerts), Shalamar (UK Tour).
Other credits include: Heathrow Terminal 5 Royal Opening, St. Pancras International Royal Opening, Morse Live at the Albert Hall, P&O Naming Cermonies of “Ventura” & “Arcadia”, Laurues Sports Awards Monte Carlo, Young World Arena Tour.
Written arrangements include: for many recording artists such as Lionel Richie, Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Oliva Newton-John, Phil Ramone, Hayley Westenra, Tony Hatch, Ronan Keating, Michael Ball, Robin Gibb, Dame Shirley Bassey and Leslie Bricusse.
Treatment - Video Designer
Treatment is one of the world’s leading screen content production companies. Creative directors Luke Halls and Damian Hale and producer Sam Pattinson have designed and produced work for U2, The Rolling Stones, Sigur Rós, You Me Bum Bum Train, Complicite, Lady Gaga, the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremonies,
Elton John. A Tribe Called Quest, Robbie Williams, Rhianna, Jay Z, Death in Vegas, Deadmau5, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Adele, the Pet Shop Boys and John Mayer. They were also responsible for the projections on Buckingham Palace during The Queen’s Golden Jubilee concert in 2012.
Scott Penrose - Illusionist
Scott is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star and is a past recipient of The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year award.
Apart from his skills as a performer, he is demand for creating magic effects and illusions for West End and Broadway theatre, film and television.
Most notably he was a co-creator for Cirque du Soleil’s current world touring show Kooza, designing magic and special effects. Scott also designed magic and illusion based effects for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Love Never Dies.
Latest credits also include; Derren Brown Svengali, Ladykillers (West End and UK Tour), Spamalot (West End and UK tour), The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (UK Tour), Ghost Stories (West End and Toronto), The War of the Worlds Arena Tour and Faust (New York Metropolitan Opera).
He has taught magic for film and TV to the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Woody Allen, Catherine Zeta Jones and Edward Norton. Scott’s work has taken him around the globe and he appeared in and worked on productions in the USA, Canada, Japan, India, Egypt, Israel, France, Sweden, Holland and Spain.
Jill Green CDG - Casting Director
Jill’s theatre work began in stage management with Chicken Shed Theatre Company. Her casting assistant is Gordon Cowell. Jill is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.
Theatre includes: in the West End, The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward and transfer to the Piccadilly), Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury and transfer tothe Garrick), The Human Comedy (YoungVic), Jack and the Beanstalk (Barbican), Sinatra at the London Palladium, Aladdin (OldVic), The Producers (Theatre Royal, DruryLane), The Vagina Monologues (Wyndham’s), Contact (Queen’s), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury), My One and Only (Piccadillyand Chichester Festival Theatres) and Fosse (Prince of Wales). Tours and regional: Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour), West Side Story (UKtour), Finding Neverland (Curve, Leicester), She Loves Me and 42nd Street (ChichesterFestival Theatre), Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (UK tour), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre), Wuthering Heights (Tamasha TheatreCompany UK tour),
The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Liverpool Playhouse), The Producers (UK tour), Babes in Arms (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic), Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Promises Promises (Sheffield Crucible), Annie Get Your Gun, Fosse (European and internationaltours), Cats (UK tour), On Your Toes (Japan), Anything Goes (Grange Park Opera), West Side Story (UK tours 2000 and 2001), Chess and Copacabana (Denmark). Workshops: Made in Dagenham, Finding Neverland, Queer as Folk and Desperately Seeking Susan. Casting consultant: Tailor Made Man (Arts), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (NT) and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Lyric, Hammersmith).
Film includes: Beyond the Sea directed by Kevin Spacey and with choreography by Rob Ashford (co-casting).
Jessica Ronane CDG - Children’s Casting Director
In 2003 Jessica began searching for the boys to play Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical. The first three Billy’s have gone on to win Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical amongst other accolades.
Jessica casts the children for Matilda the Musical which opened in Stratford in 2010. Now running in London, the first four Matilda's went on to win 'Best Actress in a Musical' at the 2012 Olivier Awards. It is also running on Broadway.
Other casting credits include: Film – The Good Lie, The Facility, Hunky Dory, Elsewhere, Chalk, Patagonia, Jenny and the Worm, Pop Art, Wednesday. TV – Caroline Quentin’s Little Cracker – Nutcracker, Eric and Ernie, In With The Flynns,
Young Dracula which won the Welsh Bafta, Half Moon Investigations, Kerwhizz, Tommy Zoom and Space Pirates. Theatre – Caroline or Change, Baby Girl, Mrs Affleck and Burnt by the Sun at the National Theatre, A Member of the Wedding at the Young Vic , Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Most recently - To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sound of Music for Regents Park Open Air Theatre 2013 season, The Audience for Stephen Daldry starring Helen Mirren and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Sam Mendes.
Forthcoming work includes – Film - Miss Shirley Bassey, to be directed by Marc Evans, Rocketman which will be directed by Michael Gracey. Theatre – Nativity The Musical by Debbie Isitt and To Kill A Mockingbird which returns next year to Regents Park Open Air Theatre and on tour.
Cameron Wenn - Associate Director
Cameron is also currently the associate director for Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour) and was the associate director for its recent season at the Palace Theatre, London. Prior to this, he was the associate director on Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, responsible for two productions worldwide, which toured North America, Europe and Asia, directing it in 27 different languages and 32 countries. Cameron has directed many shows for the Australian producer/director Garry Ginivan, for whom he staged the national tours of My Grandma Lives in Gooligulch, Pinocchio and the puppetry-based children’s musical Possum Magic. He was resident director on the Villa Lobos opera Magdalena and the New Zealand tour of The Hobbit. Other notable directing credits include Romance Romance, Lost in Yonkers and Play it Again Sam.
In 2005 he received a Best Director Green Room Award nomination for Joe Starts Again, which he also directed in New York. Cameron has guest directed at the Victorian College of the Arts and Young Opera Workshop, Lismore. Cabaret highlights include his innovative staging of Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters, jazz chanteuse Nichaud Fitzgibbon’s Peggy Lee at The Famous Spiegeltent for the Melbourne International Festival.
Cameron has also written and adapted pieces for performances in Australia and Asia. He co-founded the successful writers’ platform ScreenPlay, which showcased the work of new screenwriters, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille - Associate Choreographer
Carrie-Anne is a professional dancer and choreographer originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. She started her training at the Avril Earl Dance and Theatre Arts Centre then at 19, after moving to London, she studied at the Centre Performing Arts College. In 2006 Carrie-Anne became a member of ZooNation Dance Company where she started working under the direction of Kate Prince.
Performance and choreography credits include: Resident Director, Dance Captain, Ensemble and Swing for Into the Hoods, Resident Director, Dance Captain and Ensemble for Blaze the Streetdance Sensation, Assistant to Kate Prince for StreetDance 3D, Choreographer for Dance Star Party (Sony PS3 Dance Game), Choreographer for Esmee Denters for T4 On The Beach, Choreographer and Performer in Olympic Torch Relay, Co-Choreographer, Resident Director, Dance Captain and Ensemble for Some Like It Hip Hop, Assistant Director and Choreographer for Groove On Down The Road, performer in ZooNation Unplugged and most recently, choreographer for Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.
Campbell Young - Hair & Wigs
Theatre includes: West End musicals Stephen Ward, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Bodyguard, Kiss Me, Kate, Sweeney Todd, Love Never Dies, Oliver! and Priscilla. Broadway musicals: Spider-Man. West End/Broadway: Matilda, Ghost and Billy Elliot. West End plays: Henry V, Peter and Alice, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Passion Play, Old Times, A Chorus of Disapproval, The King’s Speech, Hay Fever, South Downs/ The Browning Version, Betrayal, The Children’s Hour and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Donmar Warehouse: The Physicists. Young Vic: The Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun. Old Vic: Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard III and Inherit the Wind. Broadway: Betrayal, One Man, Two Guvnors and Mary Stuart. West End/Broadway: La Bête, Private Lives and Rock ’n’ Roll.
Opera includes: Don Carlos and L’enfant et les sortileges (Bolshoi Opera Moscow), Anna Nicole (BAM), Elektra (Aix-en-Provence), Der Freischütz (Baden-Baden), Un Ballo in Maschera, La Bohème and Einstein on the Beach (international tour) (Bregenz) andmany productions for ENO, Scottish Opera,WNO and Opera North.
Television includes: The Americans, House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Smash.
Stephanie Arditti - Costume Supervisor
Theatre includes: Peter and Alice, The Cripple of Inishmaan (MGC Season), The Physicists, Spelling Bee, King Lear, A Streetcar Named Desire, Madame de Sade, Mary Stuart (Apollo) Pirandello’s Henry IV. (Donmar), Children of the Sun, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Comedy Of Errors, The Cherry Orchard, Danton’s Death, The White Guard, The Power of Yes,
Philistines, Power (NT), The Turn of the Screw, Rope (Almeida), The Orphan of Zhao, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Merry Wives-The Musical, All’s Well That Ends Well, Othello, Macbeth (RSC), Frontline (Globe), Sinatra(Palladium/tour), Evita (Adelphi), Acorn Antiques-The Musical(Haymarket) and Hay Fever (Noel Coward Theatre).
Opera includes: Don Giovanni (NY Met Opera).
Chris Marcus & Jonathan Hall for Marcus Hall - Props Supervisor
Recent Theatre includes: Strangers on a Train (Gielgud), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Sound of Music (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Viva Forever! (Piccadilly), Roots (Donmar), The Pride, The Hot House, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival, Top Hat (UK Tour and Aldwych), Mary Poppins (UK Tour, 1st and 2nd USA Tours, Australia, Holland), The Phantom of the Opera (UK & USA Tours and 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall) Batman Live (World Arena tour), The Sunshine Boys (Savoy), What The Butler Saw, Uncle Vanya, In A Forest Dark and Deep (Vaudeville), Old Times (Harold Pinter), The King’s Speech (UK tour/Wyndham’s) The Duchess of Malfi,
The Real Thing, Six Degrees of Separation, Cause Celebre (Old Vic), Roots, The Night Alive, Trelawny of the Wells, Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (Donmar), Birdsong, La Bête (also New York), The Children’s Hour, Death and the Maiden (Comedy), Million Dollar Quartet (Noël Coward), The Lion in Winter, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Arcadia, Backbeat (Duke of York’s)Flashdance (Shaftesbury), Blithe Spirit (Apollo), Prima Donna (Sadler’s Wells), Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), 9 to 5 The Musical, Dirty Dancing, Midnight Tango (UK tour), Heartbreak House (Chichester Festival Theatre), Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Handover Ceremony (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Dehli 2010).
Emma Child - Associate Set Designer
Emma trained at Rose Bruford College, London. She has worked on a variety of productions in Es Devlin’s studio, including Chimerica (Almeida, Harold Pinter), Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre for a New Audience, New York) and the Pet Shop Boys arena world tour.
Art Direction includes The Biffy Clyro UK Tour (2013); Prodijig UK Tour (2013) and the MTV Video Music Awards (Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam).
She has recently been Design Assistant on The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne) and Prop Designer for the Opening Ceremony of the UEFA Champions League (Wembley Stadium).
She worked as Design Studio Coordinator on all four London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies.
Peter Harrison - Associate Lighting Designer
Peter’s recent lighting designs have included Paul Bunyan (Welsh National Youth Opera), Much Ado About Nothing (Ludlow Festival), All the Single Ladies (UK Tour), Britain's Got Bhangra for Rifco Arts (Watford Palace, UK Tour), The Ballad of the Burning Star and Translunar Paradise for Theatre Ad Infinitum, and Orpheus in the Underworld for the Royal College of Music. Other designs have included Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin and Cinderella for First Family Entertainment (Richmond Theatre), The Doubtful Guest for Hoipolloi (Watford Palace, Theatre Royal Plymouth, UK Tour), Wuthering Heights for Tamasha Theatre Company (Lyric Hammersmith, UK Tour), The Viewing Room (The Arts Theatre, London),
Orestes for Shared Experience (Tricycle Theatre, UK Tour), Once We Were Mothers (Orange Tree, Richmond), Too True To Be Good (Finborough Theatre), and Betwixt! and Shadowmaster (both for the Kings Head Theatre).
As an Associate Lighting Designer, Peter's recent work has included The Commitments at the Palace Theatre, London, Collaborators at the National Theatre and Written on Skin for the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence with Jon Clark, In a Minor Key for Mikhailovsky Ballet, St Petersburg, Twelfth Night for the Ludlow Festival with Simon Bennison, and The Wolves in the Walls for the National Theatre of Scotland with Natasha Chivers.
Russell Godwin - Associate Sound Designer
Associate Sound Design work for Gareth Owen Sound Ltd includes : Singin’ in the Rain (UK), Terry Johnson’s Hysteria (Hampstead), Disney’s Little Mermaid (Worldwide), Hairspray (UK & Asia), Nine to Five (UK), Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory), Hair (International), The Sound of Music (Asia), It’s a Wonderful Life (UK), Ruby Wax – Losing It (UK), and Footloose (UK).
Russell has enjoyed touring over the last ten years with productions including Hairspray (UK Tour 2010-11), Nine to Five (UK Tour 2013), Sister Act (UK Tour 2011-12), HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (UK Arena Tour 2012).
Stage Entertainment - Producer
Founded in 1998 by Joop van den Ende, Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest theatrical producers with bases in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Italy and the USA, and the owner of 30 venues across those countries.
Headed by Rebecca Quigley, Stage Entertainment’s London team currently produce the West End’s newest comedy musical, I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical, the annual national arena tour of Strictly Come Dancing Live! and the UK tour of the critically acclaimed Singin’ in the Rain.
The company’s previous UK credits include: the multi-award-winning Hairspray (Shaftesbury and UK tour), the UK and Ireland tour of Oliver! in partnership with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Sister Act (London Palladium and UK tour),
Strictly Come Dancing Live! (UK arena tours), Disney’s High School Musical 1 & 2 (Hammersmith Apollo and UK tours), The Full Monty (Prince of Wales and UK tour), Contact (Queen’s), Blue Man Group (New London) and Tommy (Shaftesbury).
Future projects include the brand new West End musical Made in Dagenham, based on the hit British film. Stage Entertainment works across Europe with international partners to present the world’s biggest musical theatre titles, including The Lion King, Tarzan, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Cats and Dirty Dancing, as well as developing and producing its own musicals, including Rocky, Sister Act, Hij Gelooft in Mij and Ich War Noch Niemals in New York.
Syco Entertainment - Producer
Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies, responsible for some of the world’s most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world’s most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Sam Bailey, Il Divo, Emblem3, Alex and Sierra and Fifth Harmony. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent.
The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and Fremantle Media. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 41 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in 205 countries. In 2012 Got Talent became the world’s biggest-selling TV format and is now commissioned in 52 countries as a local format. Most recently, Syco continued to capitalise on the ongoing success of its established global hit TV formats as well as releasing two movies, One Direction’s 3D movie This Is Us with Sony Pictures, and One Chance, a film based on the success story of Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner, Paul Potts, in association with the Weinstein Company.
Just For Laughs Theatricals - Associate Producer
Just for Laughs Theatricals is a subsidiary of Just for Laughs, the largest comedy producer in the world. The company creates major festival events in Montreal, Chicago, Toronto and Sydney; produces dozens of hours of television each year, including the world-renowned Just for Laughs Gags; and, theatrically, has produced French-language productions of One Man, Two Guvnors, Singin’ in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Rent, Nine and The Sound of Music.
Adam Blanshay’s London credits include: Ghost Stories (Arts), Ghosts (Trafalgar Studios), Mojo (Harold Pinter), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (St James), Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s), Chimerica (Harold Pinter),
The Ladykillers (Vaudeville), Merrily We Roll Along (Harold Pinter), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Old Times (Harold Pinter), Twelfth Night/ Richard III (Apollo), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter), Abigail’s Party (Wyndham’s and UK tour), Without You and Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory) and His Greatness (Finborough). Upcoming: Made in Dagenham. UK tour: Shrek – the Musical. Broadway credits include: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, Twelfth Night/Richard III, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award Best Musical), Evita (and USA tour), Jesus Christ Superstar, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jerusalem, Catch Me if You Can, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Scottsboro Boys. Upcoming: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Glass Half Full Productions - Associate Producer
London: Ghost Stories (Arts), Ghosts (Trafalgar Studios), Mojo (Harold Pinter) and In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (St James).
Upcoming: Made in Dagenham. UK tour: Shrek the Musical. Broadway: Twelfth Night/Richard III. Upcoming: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. USA tour: Evita.