Performers, Choreographers and Facilitators

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Joe Ashman

Joe is in the Netflix original series ‘Free Rein’ playing Callum, and now working on filming season 3. He has worked in the West End since age 10 at the Palladium & Donmar Warehouse amongst others. He loves to come back & work on the excellent WEIS shows during Christmas.


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Rebecca Ayres

Rebecca trained at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Theatre credits include: Teletubbies Live (UK tour), Animalphabet (UK Tour & Pleasance Dome Edinburgh Festival), Rapunzel (UK tour), Lady Windermere's Fan (UK Tour), Finding Alice (UK Tour), Black Snow (Moscow Art Theatre), Snow White (The Wilde Theatre) Rebecca has also spent time travelling the world as a Lead Vocalist on board AIDA. Workshop credits include Profumo The Musical (Palladium Theatre). As a singer/songwriter;Rebecca regularly gigs in & around London.


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Nicola Avino

Training: University of Salford and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Roles include: Soprano in The Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Tiger Lily and u/s Peter in Peter Pan (Floral Pavilion New Brighton, Grand Theatre Blackpool and Assembly Hall Yheatre, Tunbridge Wells), Production Vocalist (Seabourn Cruise Line).

Concerts include: Gospel for the Godless (Soho Theatre)

Recordings include: Underworld the Musical concept album (Darryl Way) and Sea of Clouds EP (Phill McMurtry).


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Sarah Bayliss 

Sarah graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre in 2017 and is currently performing in the hit musical MAMMA MIA! On board the Allure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean international.
Sarah is the understudy for the lead roles of Donna, Tanya and Rosie whilst also being in the ensemble. 

Credits include ‘Heather’ in American Idiot, ‘Doralee’ in 9 to 5 the musical and ‘Candy’ in Brenda Bly Teen Detective (workshop).


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Charlie Bull

Her West End credits include: Daphne in the Warner Bros. production of Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries (London Palladium), War of the Worlds covering the role of Carrie, (Dominion Theatre), cover Mrs Hobbs in Elf the Musical (Dominion Theatre), cover Dale Tremont in Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Lorraine in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Rat Pack (Adelphi Theatre), cover Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre) Connie/cover Stephanie in Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria).

 


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Richard Carson

Training: Mountview

Credits include: Strephon in Iolanthe (UK Tour), Jason in Myth (Workshop Production, The Other Palace), Sky in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Ensemble/Cover Chris in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre), Ensemble/Cover Fiyero in Wicked (Original Company UK and Ireland Tour), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Radlett Centre), John in The Hired Man (Bernie Grant Centre) and Ensemble/Farmer in Oklahoma! (Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms).

Film and Television includes: Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Performance (Universal Pictures) and Oklahoma! (BBC Proms).


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Sophie Caton

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London. 
Theatre credits: Scrooge (Curve, Leicester); Mary Poppins (International Tour); Romeo & Juliet (Greenwich Theatre, London); Oliver! (UK Tour); The Bugle Boy (Garrick Theatre, West End); Into The Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Olivier Awards (Drury Lane, West End); Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2); Mary Poppins (UK Tour); COMPANY (Derby Playhouse); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); Les Miserables (Palace Theatre, West End); Carousel (UK Tour); Martin Guerre (UK Tour); Scrooge (Dominion Theatre, West End). 

 


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Natalie Day

Training: London School Of Musical Theatre
Theatre Includes: Fantine in Les Miserables (1st Understudy, Queens Theatre West End), Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre, West End), Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (1st Cover, UK No.1 Tour) Claire in Ordinary Days (Drayton Arms Theatre), Marjorie in The Queen’s Nose (From Page to Stage 2017 season at The Other Palace), Jeanie in Hair (European Tour), Ensemble in Evita (UK No.1 Tour), Guest artist with Ruthie Henshall in Care For A Song (Ipswich Regent Theatre), Soloist in various seasons at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Television Includes: Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams The Dream (BBC), I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story (ITV).
Recordings Include: DVD of Les Miserables 25th Anniversary at the 02 Arena (Universal/Cameron Mackintosh Ltd), DVD of Chess In Concert (Warner Brothers/Hugh Wooldridge).


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Nichola Devlin

Nicholas trained professionally at GAMTA graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2010.
Professional credits include: Production vocalist onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth (Qdos); Lead Vocalist onboard P&O Arcadia, P&O Aurora and P&O Oriana (Headliners Theatre Company); Production Vocalist onboard Celebrity Infinity (Qdos); Tackaberry in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (London, Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Lead Vocalist as part of Warner Leisure Hotels, Thoresby Hall; Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (London Skewbald Theatre)


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Tim Driesen

Theatre: The Lion King, Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Galileo In We Will Rock You, Phoebus and Gringoire in Norte Dame de Paris, Adrian Banks in Never Forget, Starlight Express, Mamma Mia, Joseph in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bat Boy, Thank You For The Music.
Film: Final Portrait, Never Forget live in Manchester


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Stephanie Elstob

Steph trained at Central School of Ballet.
She has worked for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. She has danced in La Boheme at The Royal Albert Hall. She was a swing on The Bodyguard and swing on Kiss Me Kate on tour and West End.
Steph also played Marie Taglioni on ITV’s Victoria and was Assistant Choreographer on Mr Selfridge. She has also danced in the new Beauty and the Beast, Avengers & Anna Karenina.


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Abi Finely

Abi trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. She reached the Semi Finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC Television show “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” Straight after Abi worked with Sir Tim Rice, taking the lead female role of Fiona in his revival of Blondel (Pleasance Theatre, London). Recently Abi has been performing in London’s West End, performing in Showstoppers: The Improvised Musical and embraced her Inner hIppy playing Sheila in the European tour of Hair.
Other theatre roles include: Peggy in Hi De Hi (UK Tour), Serena in Fame (UK Tour), Miranda in Betwixt (King's Head Theatre, London).Television Credits: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria (BBC Television), When Joseph Met Maria (BBC Television), McDonald's Saver Menu commercial, Whodunnit (BBC Worldwide).


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Ewan Gillies

Ewan trained at Arts Ed London.

Credits include: Singing In The Rain, TopHat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Evita, White Christmas, The Rocky Horror Show, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Follies In Concert, Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Gala, Recordings for London Olympics Opening Ceremony and appearances on The Royal Variety Performance (BBC), This Morning (ITV), The Paul O’Grady Show (ITV)


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Alex Hammond

Alex has been a professional performer for 6 years after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music. He has performed in many productions on tour and in the West End including ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘A Little Night Music’ and ‘Motown the Musical’ where he was also the resident director. He is currently in the West End production of ‘Matilda’ as the Escapologist. He loves working with young people and is passionate about using theatre to inspire and educate.


Sarah Harlington

Training: ArtsEd

Theatre: Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (UK Tour), Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q (UK Tour), Sally in Girlfriends (Union Theatre), Serena in Fame (UK Tour), Twyla in When Midnight Strikes (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Sister Act (UK Tour), Hair (European Tour), Mary in The Human Comedy (Young Vic).

TV: The Sound of Musicals (BBC Four)

Workshops: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (ATG).


Jessica Hern

Jessica trained at The Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a first class honours degree.

Theatre credits includes: As You Like It (HandleBards, International and UK tour), Musical of The Year (The Lost theatre), Pirates of Penzance (London Wonderground and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe), Girlfriends (Union Theatre), Singer (Inspirational Singer Of The Year Awards), The Story Of Bart (London Hippodrome), Freckle in The Outback Games (Edinburgh Fringe).


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Alistair Hoyle

Training: East 15. Theatre credits include: 'An Enemy of the People' at Chichester with Hugh Bonneville, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 'Twelfth Night' (International Tour), renowned burglar Barry Island in 'Grass' and Brian in Newbury Corn Exchange's 2011 panto 'Robin Hood'. Ali also plays Grade 8 Trumpet.


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Nikita Johal

Nikita trained at PPA, Guildford. Credits: Leila in 'Broken Wings' (The Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Wendla in 'Spring Awakening' (Hope Mill Theatre) Yonah in 'Children Of Eden' (Union Theatre), Princess Caraboo in Princess Caraboo (Finborough Theatre) Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Harlington Centre) & Vocalist in 'The World Goes 'Round (Yvonne Arnaud). Workshops: Pimpy in 'Bend It Like Beckham' (Dominion Studios), Ruksana in 'His Indian Boyfriend' (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Mouse in 'Americana' (TR Stratford East) & 'Make Musicals Great Again'(Derailed Theatre).


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Suzanna Kempner

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Suzanna has played Squeaky in Assassins (Winterflood Theatre), Cassandra in I Capture The Castle (showcased at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (tour), Katisha in The Mikado (Tabard Theatre) and performed in John Bucchino & Friends 2013 (St James Theatre). She is also a comedian, winning the 2012 UK Funny Women Variety Award. Her stand-up hour debuted at the Leicester Square Theatre and 2013 Edinburgh Festival.


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Ellis Kerkhoven

Ellis is an actor, writer and director. He has performed in the West End, on National Tour, Internationally and on tv. Shows include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Dr. Dolittle (with Phillip Schofield), Rock'n'Roll, Julius Caesar, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hayfever, The Amazons, Charleys Aunt, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Peter Pan. Ellis writes and directs new musicals regularly for Youth Music Theatre Uk and has written and directed shows for Singapore Repertory Theatre.


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Emily Jane Kerr

Emily trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent theatre credits include: H.R.Haitch (Union Theatre); NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre); What is Love? (Southwark Playhouse); Othello, Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night's Dream (all Grassroots Shakespeare London). Emily is also an improviser and comedy writer, and has been part of the team behind sell-out, award-winning Shakespeare for Breakfast for four years in a row. On television, Emily plays Janine Ingerson in Call the Midwife.


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Arvid Larsen

Arvid has worked extensively in Musical Theatre both in the UK and the rest of Europe. His UK credits include, Jesus in 'JCS', Joseph in 'Joseph ATATD' to name a few. He just finished a year as Maxim DeWinter in the musical Rebecca in Germany. Other credits include: Tony in West Side Story in his native country, Norway. He's also toured the world as lead vocalist with 'The 12 Tenors'.


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James Leece

Theatre credits: Cord Elam in Oklahoma!, Mr Uperman in On The Town; Benjamin in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Don Lockwood in Singin’ In The Rain; 42nd Street Charity Gala; The Snowman in The Snowman; Robbie/First Cover Johnny in Dirty Dancing; My One And Only; Oliver!; Spirit Of The Dance; Candide; Carmen and Callas.
For Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company:Early Adventures; Luca in The Car Man; Jim Upton in Edward Scissorhands; James in Highland Fling; The Nutcracker in Nutcracker!, Swan Lake


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Catriona Mackenzie

Cat has 10 years of teaching experience, but as a performer, she has recently played Mouse in the UK tour and West End run of 'The Gruffalo's Child', and Cat in the UK and international tour of 'Room on the Broom'. She is also a dep singer for the band 'Elle and the Pocketbelles', and has performed with them at Glastonbury Festival, Glorious Goodwood and numerous events at the Ritz.


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Peter Manchester

Peter trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His credits include: Les Miserables; 25th Anniversary Cast, Les Mis 25th Anniversary Concert at the o2, The Classic Brit Awards & The Royal Variety Performance; Bullock in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse, Mercutio at Stafford Shakespeare Festival, Jockey in 20th Century Boy Tour, Cyril (Cyrano) in Mods & Rox (Cyrano De Bergerac), Oberon in Midsummer Nights Dream, Without You (ITV), Get Lucky (short) & The Muppets Most Wanted!


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Rachel Manchester

Rachel trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Credits include: Wendla (Spring Awakening), Catherine (Memory of Water), Paulina (The Winter's Tale), Abigail (The Crucible), Gerda (The Snow Queen), and Marianne (Sense and Sensibility).

She's taken her own production company to The Edinburgh Fringe, and performed a six month run of plays in Venice.

A highly skilled multi-instrumentalist, she has most recently been working as a Guest Entertainer, performing her own shows on some of the biggest cruise ships in the world.


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Diana May

Diana trained at Guildford School of Acting and started her career in theatre with credits including the original cast of Fanny and Faggot by Jack Thorne in the West End. After this she went on to enjoy the bulk of her career in TV including Holby City, Doctors, Scott and Bailey and playing regular character Carol Selby in The Royal for ITV. Additionally, Diana has over 5 years workshop facilitation experience often with a focus on SEN and ASD children.


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Robert Metson

Robert trained at LAMDA then at London School of Musical Theatre.

Some of his credits include playing Claude in the 50th anniversary production of 'HAIR' which won best off West End Productions at the Whats On Stage awards and has now released its cast recording on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon music. He has also played the Narrator in the 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' and toured internationally with the Sound of Music.


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Katharine Moraz

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Credits Include: Rosalind in As You Like It, One Man Two Guvnors, Ophelia in Hamlet, Avenue Q, Hairspray, The Laramie Project.


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Ashley Orwin

Training: the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance & the Doreen Bird College of Dance & Theatre Performance.
Theatre credits: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, A Chorus Line, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfes, Onegin, La Traviata, Les Troyens, Boulevard Solitude, national tours with the Rambert Dance Company & guest appearances with the Royal Ballet & ROH2.
Film credits: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (P2), The Muppets Most Wanted & Anna Karenina.


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Katie Pritchard

Theatre Credits include: Dandini in Cinderella (Key Theatre, Peterborough), Carnaby Street (UK Tour), Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End) and Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour), Kong and u/s Aladdin in Rock and Roll Aladdin (Shaw Theatre, London), My Fair Lady (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Rent (Broadway Theatre), and Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington (Chaplin's Pantos). 


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Adam Small

Adam trained at RADA and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre. On graduating he was awarded The Gyearbuor Asante Prize for Acting. 
Credits include: Hot Lips and Cold War (London Theatre Workshop), Paper Hearts: The Musical (Edinburgh, Gatehouse and International Tour) - Offie Nominee for Best Male in a Musical, Honeymoon in Vegas (Palladium), Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Finborough) and A Feast With The Gods (Almeida). 


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Dylan Turner

Dylan has starred in many West End shows. His theatre credits include Zeke Baylor in High School Musical - Live on Stage at Hammersmith Apollo, Sky in Mamma Mia!, Sonny/Doody in Grease, Travis in Footloose and The Jury in Chicago. He has also recently appeared at the Donmar Warehouse as Soldier in Life Is A Dream. Dylan appeared in the film Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep which has broken all box office records, and has become the fastest and highest selling DVD of all time in many countries around the world.


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Shona White

Shona trained at the Royal Academy of Music. 
She played Florence in Craig Revel Horwood’s Chess on a UK tour and in Toronto.

West End credits include: Standby/Elphaba - Wicked, Betty-Shout!, Usherette/Magenta - The Rocky Horror Show, Sophie Sheridan and Lisa -Mamma Mia!, All the Fun of the Fair and Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse. 
National tours include: Betty - Shout!, Usherette/Magenta
- The Rocky Horror Show, Juve Lead - zipp!, Barbra Streisand – Manhattan Nights and Ensemble/Eponine/Cosette in Les Miserables.
 Shona’s debut album ‘I’ll Bring you a Song’ is now available online.


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Simon Willmont

Training: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) 
Theatre: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Epstein, Liverpool), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates), Mamma Mia! (International tour), Shady Business (UK tour), Beauty & the Beast (Engine House), Blood Brothers (Phoenix & UK Tour), The Hired Man, Cinderella (Theatre by the Lake), Jack & the Beanstalk (Everyman, Cheltenham), Everybody Loves Jason (Leicester Square Theatre), Rumpelstiltskin (Ripley Theatre), The Adventures of Robin Hood (Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton), Girls' Night Out (UK tours), Fabula Urbis (Greenwich Theatre). 
Television: Coronation Street (Granada), Codebreakers (BBC) The Royal (YTV).


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Lizzie Wofford

Training: Mountview & NYMT.

Theatre: Aladdin, Letters to Emma, Fanny A New MusicHall & Edges (Lichfield Garrick); Candide & State Fair (Cadogan Hall); Wolfie and the Showgirl (Birmingham Festival); The Owl and the Pussycat (Coventry Belgrade); A Christmas Carol (Lyceum); Wonderful Town (Rose & Crown); Apartment 40c (LTW & St James); The Grand Tour (Finborough); Matt Lucas & Friends (Vaudeville); Sweeney Todd (NYMT).

Radio: The Archers; Tree Splitting; Gunpowder Women; Rainbow Bridge (BBC Radio Four).


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Gary Wood

Theatre credits include Fletcher in Allelujah! (Bridge Theatre), Harry in Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre), Stephen in A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, The Aborigine in Our Country's Good and Jamal in Dara (National Theatre), Shakti in The House of In Between and Rashid in The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Paul in A Chorus Line (Palladium), Angel in Rent (Greenwich Theatre), Prince Chululongkorn in The King and I (National Tour) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria).Television credits include Casualty.


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Belinda Wollaston

Belinda is a graduate of the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. 

Her stage credits include: Just Another Love Story-Love According To Stephen Sondheim (Above The Arts, Arts Theatre), Rainy Days and Mondays (Tabard Theatre) and (London Theatre Workshop), Judy! (Arts Theatre, London),  December Songs (London Theatre Workshop), Palace Judy in Through the Mill (Southwark Playhouse), Drew Gasparini, Live in London (The Other Palace), Oh Carol!, The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield (UK National Tour), Percy in the Spitfire Grill (Union Theatre), The Tour (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Once We Lived Here (Kings Head), But I'm A Cheerleader Musical (Workshop), John Bucchino and Friends (The Other Palace), Torch Song Trilogy (Gaiety Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Garnet Productions), Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Sydney Mardi Gras Festival), She Loves Me (Neglected Musicals), Mamma Mia (Dainty), Assassins (New Theatre). She was nominated for best Actress at the BroadwayWorld UK Awards (2017) and for best Cabaret at the Australian GLUG awards (2017).