Cast & Creative

JONATHAN ANDRE JONATHAN ANDRE
JONATHAN ANDRE

Max / Workman 3

JONATHAN ANDRE

JONATHAN ANDRE

Max / Workman 3

Jonathan Andre trained at Kingston University. His work in theatre includes Fela! at the National Theatre, on Broadway and the US tour; Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe; Sister Act at the English Theatre, Frankfurt; To the Streets! for China Plate at Birmingham Hippodrome; The Wiz at the Hope Mill Theatre; Undreamed Shores/Unforgotten Voyages: The Grand Union Orchestra at Hackney Empire; and The Lion King in the West End. Jonathan Andre is the winner of the Apple AATCe Creative Talent Contest.

MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER
MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER

Swing

MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER

MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER

Swing

Monique Ashe-Palmer’s trained at Bird College of Dance, Music and Theatre, receiving a BA Hons in Performance. Work in theatre includes £1 Thursdays (as Stacey) at the Finborough; Waitress on UK tour and at the Adelphi; Madagascar the Musical (also associate choreographer) on UK and international tour; Sleeping Beauty at Camberley; and Six at the Vaudeville. TV includes Emmerdale.

ELIZABETH AYODELE ELIZABETH AYODELE
ELIZABETH AYODELE

Joy

ELIZABETH AYODELE

ELIZABETH AYODELE

Joy

Elizabeth Ayodele trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Prior to her time at RCSSD, she was part of the first cohort of Open Door. Her work in theatre includes Small Island at the National Theatre; How to Save the Planet When You’re a Young Carer and Broke for Boundless; Playboy of the West Indies at Birmingham Rep; Hot in Here on UK tour; and Steel Magnolias on UK tour. Film includes Me, You, Us, Them and Walk Out to Winter.

JONATHON BENTLEY JONATHON BENTLEY
JONATHON BENTLEY

Gary / Nigel / Workman 1

JONATHON BENTLEY

JONATHON BENTLEY

Gary / Nigel / Workman 1

Jonathon Bentley trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Work in theatre includes From Here to Eternity at Charing Cross Theatre; Mamma Mia! The Party at the 02; Miss Saigon on UK & international tour; Magic of the Musicals at the Royal Albert Hall; and Mamma Mia! at the Novello.

ADAM COLBECK-DUNN ADAM COLBECK-DUNN
ADAM COLBECK-DUNN

Onstage Swing

ADAM COLBECK-DUNN

ADAM COLBECK-DUNN

Onstage Swing

Adam Colbeck-Dunn trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Work in theatre includes Miss Saigon at Sheffield Crucible; Hairspray for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; Cinderella at Newark Palace; The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella at Cork Opera House; Aliens Love Underpants on UK tour and at the Underbelly; Hello Again at the Hope; Cole at the Yvonne Arnaud; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Frinton Rep; Spend, Spend, Spend and Billy at the Union; I Love You Because at Jermyn Street; and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at the Criterion. Recordings include Ushers: The Front of House Musical.

VIQUICHELE CROSS VIQUICHELE CROSS
VIQUICHELE CROSS

Onstage Swing

VIQUICHELE CROSS

VIQUICHELE CROSS

Onstage Swing

Viquichele Cross trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she received an MA in Music Theatre. Her work in theatre includes Six on the Norwegian Bliss Cruise Line; Tina – The Rock Legend on tour in Germany; World of Musicals for GFD Promotions; and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical in the West End. She has worked with music artists such as Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Loose Ends, Samm Henshaw and RAYE. TV includes Starstruck.

JAMIE DONCASTER JAMIE DONCASTER
JAMIE DONCASTER

Onstage Swing

JAMIE DONCASTER

JAMIE DONCASTER

Onstage Swing

Jamie Doncaster trained at Arts Ed, where productions included Bandstand and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Standing at the Sky’s Edge is his professional theatre debut.

CAROLINE FITZGERALD CAROLINE FITZGERALD
CAROLINE FITZGERALD

Onstage Swing

CAROLINE FITZGERALD

CAROLINE FITZGERALD

Onstage Swing

Caroline Fitzgerald trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Guildford School of Acting. Her work in theatre includes Follies at the National Theatre; Salad Days on UK tour; Pride and Prejudice in Perth; Great Expectations at Theatr Clwyd; Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Card at Regents Park; Private Lives, A Comedy of Errors and A Chorus of Disapproval at Farnham; The Secret Garden at the Watermill, Newbury; House Guest at Windsor; Trouble in Tahiti at Bridewell; High Society for West Green House Opera; Dick Whittington and Mother Goose at Northampton; Betjemania at King’s Head; Viva España at the White Bear; Le Grand Macabre and El Niño at Théatre du Châtelet, Paris; Jerusalem at the Apollo and Royal Court; Blood Brothers on UK tour and in the West End; and The Boy Friend at Her Majesty’s Theatre. TV includes Coalition, BBC Proms and Children in Need. Films include Macbeth, Aldo Moro Trilogy and the short film, One Day. Soundtracks and recordings include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Military Wives and Puss in Boots. Radio includes Monogomy, Side Effects, The Good Companions, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Friday Night is Music Night.

MYA FOX-SCOTT MYA FOX-SCOTT
MYA FOX-SCOTT

Jenny

MYA FOX-SCOTT

MYA FOX-SCOTT

Jenny

Mya Fox-Scott trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where productions included Curtains, Julius Caesar, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A School for Scandal, Sweat and Paradise. Work in theatre includes Peter Pan for Little Wolf Entertainment.

JOEL HARPER-JACKSON JOEL HARPER-JACKSON
JOEL HARPER-JACKSON

Harry

JOEL HARPER-JACKSON

JOEL HARPER-JACKSON

Harry

Joel Harper Jackson’s work in theatre includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre on UK tour; Kinky Boots (as Charlie Price) on UK tour; Pieces of Sting at the Mercury Theatre; Little Women at Hope Mill; Evita (as Ché) at Ljubljana Festival; Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park; Cock (as M) at the Ambassadors; Chess (as Freddie) at Theatre Royal Drury Lane; and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (original London cast) at the Aldwych. Film includes Matilda.

SHARLENE HECTOR SHARLENE HECTOR
SHARLENE HECTOR

Grace / Alice

SHARLENE HECTOR

SHARLENE HECTOR

Grace / Alice

Sharlene Hector is a soul, RnB and pop vocalist, who was a lead vocalist for Basement Jaxx. Work in theatre includes Dreamgirls on UK tour; A Strange Loop at the Barbican; and Hairspray at London Coliseum. Work as a featured vocalist includes ‘Step It Up’ with Riva Starr and Armand Van Helden; ‘Saviour’ with Dimension; ‘Throw Your Soul Down’ by DJ Will Clarke; and ‘Therapy’ by Duke Dumont. Sharlene Hector has provided backing vocals for artists such as Alicia Keys, Muse, Emeli Sandé, Sam Sparro, Primal Scream, Rebecca Ferguson, Lala Hathaway, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. TV includes Derren Brown’s ‘Showman’, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow – Name That Tune, The X Factor, Top of the Pops and Later with Jools Holland. Sharlene Hector has performed at Glastonbury, V Festival, Bestival and Wireless.

SAMUEL JORDAN SAMUEL JORDAN
SAMUEL JORDAN

Jimmy

SAMUEL JORDAN

SAMUEL JORDAN

Jimmy

Samuel Jordan’s work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Theatres and the National Theatre. TV includes Masters of the Air, Wolfe, All Creatures Great and Small, The Window and Sex Education.

JEROME LINCOLN JEROME LINCOLN
JEROME LINCOLN

Onstage Swing

JEROME LINCOLN

JEROME LINCOLN

Onstage Swing

Jerome Lincoln’s work in theatre includes Cinderella at Lyric Hammersmith; Alice in Wonderland at Liverpool Playhouse and Theatre Royal, Plymouth; Sleeping Beauty at Queen’s, Hornchurch; Whistle Down the Wind at the Watermill; and For You I’d Wait at the Turbine and the Union. TV includes Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

MEL LOWE MEL LOWE
MEL LOWE

Connie

MEL LOWE

MEL LOWE

Connie

Mel Lowe’s work in theatre includes the Fair Maid of the West for the RSC; Good King at HOME, Manchester; A Billion Times I Love You at Liverpool Everyman; Hungry at Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Gypsy at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; A Christmas Carol at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds; The Importance of Being Earnest at the Octagon, Bolton; The Cat in the Hat at Leicester Curve and on UK tour; Me and My Girl at Chichester; and Orlando at the Garrick. TV includes The Midwich Cuckoos.

DAVID McKECHNIE DAVID McKECHNIE
DAVID McKECHNIE

JOE / WORKMAN 2

DAVID McKECHNIE

DAVID McKECHNIE

JOE / WORKMAN 2

David McKechnie trained at Rose Bruford College. His work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Crucible and the National Theatre; Flowers for Mrs Harris at Riverside Studios; Stepping Out at the Stephen Joseph, Scarborough; The Merry Wives of Windsor for Oxford Shakespeare Company; The Miracle Worker at the Civic, Chelmsford; The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado for Sasha Regan’s All-Male Opera Company; Top Hat on UK tour; Peter Pan at Lichfield Garrick; That’s Jewish Entertainment Upstairs at the Gatehouse; Pageant at the Vaudeville; and Chicago at the Adelphi.

SEAN McLEVY SEAN McLEVY
SEAN McLEVY

Onstage Swing

SEAN McLEVY

SEAN McLEVY

Onstage Swing

Sean McLevy trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, having been a member of Sheffield’s Crucible Youth Theatre. His work in theatre includes I Love You, Now What? at London Pleasance and Edinburgh Fringe; Julius Caesar and Hamlet at the Brighton Shakespeare Company; V and Code of Conduct at Printer’s Playhouse; The Break at Mac Belfast; Table Manners at Frinton Summer Theatre; and Dear Nobody at Sheffield Crucible. Directing for theatre includes Trippin at Soho Playhouse, off-Broadway, NYC. Sean McLevy is also a singer-songwriter with three full-length albums and has also directed and taught hundreds of drama students at drama schools in the UK. He is the former Head of Acting at the Mountview Academy.

RACHAEL LOUISE MILLER RACHAEL LOUISE MILLER
RACHAEL LOUISE MILLER

Cathy

RACHAEL LOUISE MILLER

RACHAEL LOUISE MILLER

Cathy

Rachael Louise Miller trained Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, receiving the Dame Judi Dench Scholarship. Her work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Crucible and the National Theatre; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on national tour; The Wizard of Oz at the Royal Festival Hall; The Cradle Will Rock at the Arcola; Little Women on national tour; Once Upon a Mattress Upstairs at the Gatehouse; The Adventures of Pinocchio at Greenwich; Howard Goodall’s A Winter’s Tail at the Landor; Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2; and Les Misérables at the Queen’s, West End. Voiceovers include Thomas and Friends, the Emmy-nominated Mush Mush and the Mushables, Angelina Ballerina, Supermonsters, Mimi’s World, Stardog & Turbocat, Blippi Wonders, Shell Shocked, Orpheus and Eurydice and Lady Bower Reservoire; and for video games, Shadow Point, Sherlock Holmes, Eyepets, Disney Universe and War Hammer. rachaellouisemiller.com/

BAKER MUKASA BAKER MUKASA
BAKER MUKASA

George

BAKER MUKASA

BAKER MUKASA

George

Baker Mukasa trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is a 2022 Ian Charleson Award nominee. Work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Theatres and the National Theatre; The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, Troy Story, Swingin’ the Dream and Festive Tales for the RSC; Brief Encounter at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Henry VIII and I, Joan at Shakespeare’s Globe; The Last King of Scotland at Sheffield Crucible; Peter Pan for Hull Truck; The Hartlepool Monkey for Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre and on UK tour; The Beggar’s Opera and Alice in Wonderland at Storyhouse Chester; Beasty Baby on UK tour for Theatre Rites; and Tina: The Tina Turner the Musical at the Aldwych.

ALASTAIR NATKIEL ALASTAIR NATKIEL
ALASTAIR NATKIEL

Marcus / Housing Officer

ALASTAIR NATKIEL

ALASTAIR NATKIEL

Marcus / Housing Officer

Alastair Natkiel trained at the Manchester School of Theatre and is continuing to train with Impulse Theatre Company and Mixing Networks. His work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Theatres and the National Theatre; The Red Lion at the New Wolsey, Ipswich; Rock/Paper/Scissors for Sheffield Theatres; The Merchant of Venice at Stafford Shakespeare Festival; Closer Than Ever / Early Birds / Our Boys at Edinburgh Fringe 2018; What Every Woman Knows at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Laughter in the Rain – The Neil Sedaka Story on UK tour; After the Blue at Jermyn Street; The Importance of Being Earnest at Baron’s Court; Dangerous Corner at the Landor; and Muswell Hill (Off West End nomination for Best Actor) at the White Bear; Shrek the Musical at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse, West End; Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud; and The Go-Between at Trafalgar Studios. TV includes Line of Duty (seasons five and six), Silent Witness, Casualty, Coronation Street, The Marchioness Disaster, Hollyoaks, The Machines That Built the World and MINT (voiceover). Films include RUN, The Testing Point, Mad to Be Normal, The Innocent, Make Aliens Dance and Two Sides (Internal Film Festival nomination for Best Actor). Radio includes Silver Street 

LAURA PITT-PULFORD LAURA PITT-PULFORD
LAURA PITT-PULFORD

Poppy

LAURA PITT-PULFORD

LAURA PITT-PULFORD

Poppy

Laura Pitt-Pulford’s work in theatre includes The Light Princess at the National Theatre; Gypsy – A Musical Fable, In Concert at Alexandra Palace; Falsettos at The Other Palace; Little Miss Sunshine (as Sheryl Hoover) at the Arcola; Flowers for Mrs Harris at Sheffield Crucible and Chichester; The Gronholm Method (as Melanie) and Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Nell Gwynn (title role) for English Touring Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and on UK tour; Platinum (as Anna) at Hampstead; Side Show (as Violet), Mack & Mabel (as Mabel) and Parade (as Lucille) at Southwark Playhouse; Oliver! (as Nancy) at Leicester Curve; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park; Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall; The Sound of Music (as Maria) at Leicester Curve; Marry Me a Little (as Woman) at the St James; Guys and Dolls (as Sarah Brown) on UK tour; Aspects of Love (as Rose Vilbert) at Lyric, West End; The Witches of Eastwick in Concert (as Jane) at the Sondheim; A Little Night Music in Concert (as Petra) at the Palace Theatre; and Sunset Boulevard in the West End. TV includes EastEnders, Mallory Towers, Emmerdale, Casualty, Unforgotten, The Split, Free Rein and Father Brown.

ADAM PRICE ADAM PRICE
ADAM PRICE

Charles / Trev / Seb

ADAM PRICE

ADAM PRICE

Charles / Trev / Seb

Adam Price trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His work in theatre include Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Crucible and the National Theatre; Kinky Boots on UK tour; Hairspray on UK tour; Blood Brothers, Olivier Twist and The Ghosts of Scrooge at Library, Manchester; Babes in Arms, The Winter’s Tale and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park; The Boys from Syracuse at Sheffield Crucible; Guys and Dolls, Fat Pig – The Musical (title role) at Leicester Haymarket; The Red Balloon at Bristol Old Vic; Notre Dame (as Quasimodo) at the Old Fire Station, Oxford; The Merry Widow and The Ghosts of Ruddigore for Opera Della Luna; Make Some Noise and One Step Beyond at Theatre Royal, Stratford East; A Hole in the Fence at the White Bear; Much Ado About Nothing at Hampstead; The Dark Side on UK tour; The Boy Juliet at Overground, Kingston; Privates on Parade at the Noël Coward; and Hairspray (original cast) at the Shaftesbury. TV includes Family Affairs, EastEnders, May to December, Coppers, The Cuckoo Sister, Grange Hill, Just Good Friends and Executive Stress. Film includes Cinderella, This Is Christmas and Young Soul Rebels (Cannes Critic’s Award). Audio includes The Prey, The Bone House, Fearless Stories, Hammer Time, Blood Stained, Seconds to Die, King’s Bounty 2, I The Inquisitor and Mila and Morphle. Soundtracks include Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Cinderella.

LAURYN REDDING LAURYN REDDING
LAURYN REDDING

Nikki

LAURYN REDDING

LAURYN REDDING

Nikki

Lauryn Redding is a writer, composer and actor. She created and starred in Bloody Elle (Stage Debut nomination for Best Composer, Lyricist or Book Writer) which played at the Lyric, Soho Theatre, the Royal Exchange and the Traverse, where it won the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Award and was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award. Other work in theatre includes The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and The Hired Man at Queen’s, Hornchurch; 71 Coltman Street and Oliver Twist at Hull Truck; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Twelfth Night at Wilton’s Music Hall; The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe; Seagulls at Bolton Octagon; Educating Rita on UK tour; Treasure Island at the New Vic; Bead and Roses, Up n’ Under, Oh! What a Lovely War and Dreamers at Oldham Coliseum; Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain at the Garrick, Sydney Opera House and on Australasia tour; UK tours of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians and Ruthless Romans; Horrible Christmas at The Lowry; Frankenstein at Salisbury Playhouse; Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill; and The Worst Witch at the Vaudeville. TV includes The Midwich Cuckoos, Doctors, EastEnders, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Emmerdale. In 2022 Lauryn Redding was selected to join the BBC Studios Writers’ Academy and has stage and screen projects in development.

NICOLA SLOANE NICOLA SLOANE
NICOLA SLOANE

Vivienne / Karen

NICOLA SLOANE

NICOLA SLOANE

Vivienne / Karen

Nicola Sloane trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also Sheffield Crucible), London Road, National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the National Theatre; September in the Rain at Salisbury Playhouse; GH Boy at the Players; Our Town at Regent’s Park; The Butterfly Lion, Flowers for Mrs Harris, Strife, Way Upstream, The Gondoliers and The Waterbabies at Chichester; Love in Idleness and A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End; Flowers for Mrs Harris, My Fair Lady and Me and My Girl at Sheffield Crucible; Two Cities at Salisbury Playhouse; Enter the Guardsman at the Donmar Warehouse; Frankenstein and To Kill a Mockingbird at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Monsieur Popular at the Ustinov, Bath; A Chorus of Disapproval and The Beggar’s Opera at Bristol Old Vic; Whenever at the Stephen Joseph; Sweeney Todd at Theatr Clwyd; Backstairs Billy at the Duke of York’s, The Sound of Music, Acorn Antiques, Spend Spend Spend, Martin Guerre, Les Misérables and The Woman in Black in the West End. TV includes The Long Shadow, Breeders, Silent Witness, Gentleman Jack, Documentary Now!, Maigret, Black Mirror, Home Fires, Call the Midwife, Parade’s End, Dancing on the Edge and Holby City. Films include Red Joan, The Danish Girl, The Tale of Tales, London Road, Mr Turner, The Theory of Everything, Les Miserables, Broken and Season of the Witch. Radio includes HighLites.

LILLIE-PEARL WILDMAN LILLIE-PEARL WILDMAN
LILLIE-PEARL WILDMAN

Justine

LILLIE-PEARL WILDMAN

LILLIE-PEARL WILDMAN

Justine

Lillie-Pearl Wildman trained at Guildford School of Acting. Work in theatre includes Newsies at the Troubadour Wembley Park; Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy; and Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club.

KAREN WILKINSON KAREN WILKINSON
KAREN WILKINSON

Onstage Swing

KAREN WILKINSON

KAREN WILKINSON

Onstage Swing

Karen Wilkinson trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a First Class Degree in Musical Theatre. Theatre while training includes West Side Story Concert for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Magic of the Musicals at London Palladium, and Guys and Dolls, Betty Blue Eyes and Nell Gwynn. Her work in theatre includes The Phantom of the Opera in the West End. She has performed as a soloist at Cadogan Hall, the Apollo, the Vaudeville and at Feinstein’s 54 Below, off-Broadway, NYC.

RACHAEL WOODING RACHAEL WOODING
RACHAEL WOODING

Rose

RACHAEL WOODING

RACHAEL WOODING

Rose

Rachael Wooding has worked extensively in the theatre. Recent work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Theatres and the National Theatre; Well-Behaved Women (as Mary Magdalene) at Cadogan Hall; Fat Friends the Musical (as Joanne) on UK tour; Wonderland (as Alice) on UK tour; Another Night Before Christmas (as Karol) for Bridge House; Street of Dreams (as Rita Fairclough and Ida Barlow) at Manchester Evening News Arena; Bright Lights, Big City at Hoxton Hall; Evita (title role) on UK tour; Grimm – Hard Core Fairytales for Mammoth Music Workshop; Love Shack on UK tour; Pretty Woman at the Savoy; We Will Rock You at the Dominion; Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward; Hairspray (original West End cast) at the Shaftesbury; and Saturday Night Fever at the Apollo. TV includes Girlfriends, Doctors, Coronation Street, Al Murray’s Happy Hour and The Royal Variety Performance.

YOUNG COMPANY

Alayna Anderson

Young Connie

Luca Foster-Lejeune

Young Jimmy

Renée Hart

Young Connie

Eric Madgwick

Young Jimmy

Chioma Nduka

Young Connie

Sam Stocks

Young Jimmy

Band

Alex Beetschen

Musical Director / Keys 1

Sam Hall

Assistant Musical Director/Keys 2/Guitar

Jon Gingell

Lead Guitars

Phil Donnelly

Electric & Upright Bass

Darren Beckett

Drum Kit & Percussion

Tina Jacobs-Lim

Violin

Rosie Tompsett

Violin / Viola

Gabriella Swallow

Cello

Richard Hawley

Music and Lyrics

Richard Hawley

Music and Lyrics

Richard Hawley is best known for his work as a musician, as a solo artist and with the bands Pulp and The Longpigs. He released his ninth album Further in 2019. Richard Hawley’s music and lyrics are used for Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National and Sheffield Theatres, which won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2019 and South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award for Best Musical 2020. Music collaboration credits includes with Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, the Arctic Monkeys, Elbow, Paul Weller, Manic Street Preachers, Duane Eddy, Lisa Marie Presley, Martin Carthy, Noma Waterson, Robbie Williams, All Saints and Texas.

Work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge for Sheffield Theatres, the National Theatre and in the West End.

Film and TV include Denmark, Funny Cow, The Simpsons and Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film.

Chris Bush

Playwright

Chris Bush

Playwright

Chris Bush is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker.

Her work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible), The Odyssey, Pericles and A Declaration from the People at the National Theatre; The Changing Room for National Theatre Connections; The Band Plays On, Steel, What We Wished For, A Dream, The Sheffield Mysteries, Rock/Paper/Scissors for Sheffield Theatres; Jane Eyre at the Stephen Joseph and the New Vic; Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World on UK tour; Hungry for Paines Plough; (Kein) Weltuntergang / (Not) The End of the World at Schaubühne, Berlin; Nine Lessons and Carols: Stories for a Long Winter at the Almeida; Faustus: That Damned Woman for Headlong, the Lyric Hammersmith and Birmingham Rep; The Last Noël at Attic Theatre and on UK tour; The Assassination of Katie Hopkins at Theatr Clwyd; Scenes from the End of the World at The Yard and Central School of Speech and Drama; and Larksong at the New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent.

Film includes Mars.

Robert Hastie

Director

Robert Hastie

Director

Robert Hastie is Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.

His work in theatre includes Standing at Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre and Sheffield Crucible; Miss Saigon, Much Ado About Nothing (co-produced with Ramps On The Moon), Rock/Paper/Scissors, She Loves Me, The Band Plays On, Coriolanus, Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The York Realist (co-produced with the Donmar Warehouse), The Wizard of Oz, Of Kith and Kin (co-produced with the Bush Theatre) and Julius Caesar at Sheffield Theatres; Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe; Breaking the Code at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Henry V at Regent’s Park; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Theatr Clwyd; My Night with Reg and Splendour at Donmar Warehouse; Carthage and Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun at the Finborough; Sixty-Six Books at the Bush; A Breakfast of Eels at the Print Room; and Operation Mincemeat in the West End.

TV includes Sex Education (Romeo and Juliet stage direction).

Ben Stones

Set and Costume Designer

Ben Stones

Set and Costume Designer

Ben Stones trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art. He has designed for theatre, dance, comedy, fasion and musicals.

His designs for theatre include Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Theatres; Olivier nomination for Best Set Design) and The Suicide at the National Theatre; Sylvia at the Old Vic; Miss Saigon, Rock, Frost/Nixon, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, She Loves Me, The Band Plays On and KES Reimagined for Sheffield Theatres; Headwig and the Angry Inch at Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester; Happy Meal at the Traverse; The Watsons at Chichester and the Menier Chocolate Factory; The Bear/The Proposal at the Young Vic; Swive at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; HIR at the Bush; Frankenstein, Breaking the Code, Doctor Faustus, A Taste of Honey and The Producers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Good with People for Paines Plough and at 59E59, New York; The Dazzle, Bug and Fool for Love for Found111; Hobson’s Choice and Twelfth Night at Regent’s Park; Way Upstream at Chichester; Creditors at Donmar Warenhouse and Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and Operation Mincemeat in the West End. Dance productions include Mixtape Celebrating 20 years of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company; Message in a Bottle for Universal Music and Sadler’s Wells; Some Like It Hip Hop and Into The Hoods for Sadler’s Wells and on UK tour; The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Royal Opera House and the Roundhouse.

Opera productions include The Merry Widow for English National Opera.

Lynne Page

Choreographer

Lynne Page

Choreographer

Lynne Page is a British choreographer working internationally in film, television, opera, theatre and musical theatre.

Her work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Olivier Award nomination), The Cherry Orchard, The Merchant of Venice, Never So Good, Saint George and the Dragon for the National Theatre; The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the RSC; Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Assassins and Company for Sheffield Theatres; Tammy Faye, Spring Awakening, There Came a Gypsy Riding, The Late Henry Moss and American Psycho (also Broadway; Drama Desk Award) at the Almeida; The 47th at the Old Vic; Noyes Fludde at Theatre Royal Stratford East; La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award nomination and Olivier Award nomination) and A Little Night Music (also Broadway) and Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory; and Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Ink (also Almeida and on Broadway), Funny Girl, The Grinning Man, Tell Me on a Sunday and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in the West End.

Opera includes Death in Venice at the Royal Opera House; Marnie and Medea for English National Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera, NY; Les Troyens at La Scala, Milan; and Andrea Chénier at the Bregenz Festival. TV includes The Crown, Four Weddings and a Funeral and So You Think You Can Dance.

Film includes Judy and Fred Claus.

Music choreography includes collaborations with The Pet Shop Boys (as director and choreographer), Inner Sanctum and Dreamworld tours and Glastonbury, Stormzy and Jess Glynne at the BRIT Awards, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding, Imogen Heap and Duffy.

Dance includes choreographing Lyssa, Lynne Page’s first work for the Royal Ballet.

Tom Deering

ORCHESTRATOR, ARRANGER
& ORIGINATING MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Tom Deering

ORCHESTRATOR, ARRANGER
& ORIGINATING MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Tom Deering studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he was made an Associate in the 2016 honours list.

His work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (2023 Olivier Award for Best Score and Orchestration) and wonder.land at the National Theatre; Tammy Faye at the Almeida; The Boy in the Dress for the RSC; and Made in Dagenham in the West End. He also worked with FKA Twigs on his Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music. As composer, work includes Committee at Donmar Warehouse; Pity at the Royal Court; and Little Red for National Youth Ballet of Great Britain.

Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer

Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer

Mark Henderson is a lighting designer with over 40 years’ experience working extensively for all the major theatre, dance, and opera companies in the UK.

Work in theatre includes Dancing at Lughnasa, Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible), Paradise, Peter Gynt, Young Chekhov, The Hard Problem, 50 Years on Stage, The Last of the Haussmans, Antigone, Detroit, 13, The Kitchen, Emperor and Galilean, One Man, Two Guvnors, Rocket to the Moon, After the Dance, Really Old, Like Forty Five, The Habit of Art, Burnt by the Sun, Gethsemane, Fram, Never So Good, Much Ado About Nothing, Chatroom/Citizenship, A Matter of Life and Death, The Alchemist, The Life of Galileo, Playing with Fire, The Present of an Empty Room, The UN Inspector, The False Servant, The History Boys, Mourning Becomes Electra, Democracy, Edmond, His Girl Friday, Henry V and All My Sons for the National Theatre. Other productions include: The Boy in the Dress for the RSC; The Bodyguard and Girl From the North Country on UK and international tours; Oklahoma at Chichester; Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse; Light in the Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall; Into the Woods at Theatre Royal, Bath; and Newsies at the Troubadour, Wembley Park.

Opera includes designs for English National Opera, the Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne. Dance includes designs for English National Ballet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, the Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Rambert. Other work for performance includes Kate Bush Live: Before The Dawn.

Awards include The History Boys – Tony Award; Sweeney Todd – WhatsOnStage Award; Showtime at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff – Welsh BAFTA; and Olivier Award wins in 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016.

Bobby Aitken

Sound Designer

Bobby Aitken

Sound Designer

Bobby Aitken has been involved with theatrical sound design for over 30 years. He has worked both in the UK and around the world, designing in small-scale theatres to grand arenas, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics.

Work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge for the National Theatre; The Beggar’s Opera and Bartholomew Fair at the RSC; Tammy Faye at the Almeida; Apollo 11 on US tour; The Nutcracker at Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Albert Hall; The Divide at the Old Vic; Mackie Messer at Salzburg Festival; Sweeney Todd at the Israeli National Opera; Blast! in London and the USA; and Return to the Forbidden Planet in London, the USA, Japan and Australia; Lennon on Broadway; and Ghost (also on Broadway and internationally), Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia! (also on Broadway), We Will Rock You, Grease (also internationally), Show Boat, Five Guys Named Moe (also on UK tour) and From a Jack to a King in the West End.

Opera includes Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Aida, Tosca, La bohème, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at the Royal Albert Hall. Other sound design includes Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains in London and Rome.

Cynthia De la Rosa

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer

Cynthia De la Rosa

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer

Cynthia De la Rosa is a wigs, hair and make-up designer.

Work in theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible), Blues for an Alabama Sky and Beginning (also in the West End) for the National Theatre; The Color Purple at Curve, Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome; “Daddy”: A Melodrama, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shipwreck, The Twilight Zone (also West End), Against and Boy at the Almeida; Jitney and Sylvia at the Old Vic; The Watsons (also Menier Chocolate Factory/West End) and Running Wild at Chichester; Allelujah! at the Bridge; Strange Fruit and Boys Will Be Boys at the Bush; Half God of Rainfall at Kiln; Frost/Nixon for Sheffield Theatres; The Convert, Twelfth Night, Yellowman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Once in a Lifetime at the Young Vic; The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses at Rambert; and Promises, Promises at Southwark Playhouse.

TV includes Everyone Else Burns, Dreaming Whilst Black, Stath Lets Flats and Riches. As Main Team Artist: The Great, Des, The Windsors, The Windsors Christmas Special, Killing Eve, A Very English Scandal and Guerrilla.

Film includes Tommie’s, My Jerome, Almost London, I Am Mary, The Track and Farewell She Goes.

ALEX BEETSCHEN

Musical Director & Associate Music Supervisor

Stuart Burt CDG

Casting

Stuart Burt CDG

Casting

Stuart Burt’s casting for theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible – Olivier Award Best New Musical) and East is East (also at Birmingham Rep) at the National Theatre; Mrs Doubtfire at Manchester Opera House (also West End); White Christmas, Miss Saigon, Rock/Paper/Scissors, She Loves Me and Guys and Dolls at Sheffield Crucible; Sylvia at the Old Vic; & Juliet at the Shaftesbury and on UK tour; Sister Act on UK tour and at Eventim Apollo; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium, on UK tour and in Toronto; Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells and on international and UK tours; The Da Vinci Code on UK tour; The Two Character Play at Hampstead; Romeo and Juliet and Little Shop of Horrors at Regent’s Park; Herding Cats at Soho Theatre; Terror, The Seagull and A Doll’s House at Lyric Hammersmith; The Rocky Horror Show on UK and European tours; Hogarth’s Progress at the Rose, Kingston; The Madness of George III, Skellig, The Memory of Water and Kindertransport at Nottingham Playhouse; The Choir at the Citizens; The Drifters Girl at the Garrick; The Windsors: Endgame at the Prince of Wales; The Spoils and Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios; Cabaret at the KitKat Club (Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival); and The End of Longing and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse. As Casting Director for The Jamie Lloyd Company, work includes Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy; The Seagull (WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Casting Direction), Betrayal (also on Broadway) and Pinter at the Pinter (season casting director) at the Harold Pinter; Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse, Harold Pinter, Theatre Royal Glasgow and Brooklyn Academy of Music; Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s; and The Maids, The Homecoming, The Hothouse, The Ruling Class, Richard III, Macbeth, East Is East and The Pride at Trafalgar Studios.

TV includes The Ashley Madison Affair, Locked Up Abroad and Dr Seuss’ The Grinch Musical. Film includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (ballroom dancer casting). Stuart Burt won Casting Directors Guild (CDG) awards for Best Casting in Musical Theatre for Cabaret (2023), Best Casting in Regional Theatre for East Is East (2023) and Best Casting in Theatre for Cyrano de Bergerac (2021).

CHLOE BLAKE

Children’s Casting

CHLOE BLAKE

Children’s Casting

Chloe Blake has worked in the Casting team for the National Theatre since 2020 and is Casting Director for the Unicorn Theatre (2023/2024). Work includes, as casting director, Jekyll and Hyde (schools tour), Barrier(s) and Hamlet for Young Audiences (schools tour) for the National Theatre; The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse, The Odyssey and The Three Billy Goats Gruff  for the Unicorn; and Warehouse, Satisfaction and Pull the Door as a freelance casting director. Other work includes casting associate for The Effect and Blues for an Alabama Sky, young performer casting for Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Till the Stars Come Down and Small Island and additional casting for Kerry Jackson all at the National Theatre.

ELIN SCHOFIELD

Associate Director

ELIN SCHOFIELD

Associate Director

Elin Schofield is an award-winning director, writer and movement director. She trained on Sheffield Theatres’ inaugural cohort of The Bank training scheme and at the National Theatre Studio. Work as director includes Scissors (UK Theatre Awards Best Director Award) in Chris Bush’s triptych Rock/Paper/Scissors at Sheffield Theatres; Screwdriver (co-writer) at Lyric Hammersmith and Sheffield Theatres; The Queen’s Head at Battersea Arts Centre; This Is Not a Demo for Sheffield Theatres’ Young Company; Signals and Daniel for Footprint on UK tour. Work as Assistant or Associate Director includes Dear England (also West End) and Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible) at the National Theatre; LOVE off-Broadway and on European tours for Alexander Zeldin Company; The Narcissist at Chichester; Talent and hang (Crucible Studio) for Sheffield Theatres; Stick Man at Leicester Square and on UK tour; and Pop Music for Paines Plough and on UK tour. Movement direction includes Seagulls at Bolton Octagon; The Changing Room at Crucible Studio; and The Snow Queen and The Nutcracker at Theatr Clwyd. Elin Schofield co-founded and directed both award-winning, small-scale touring company Footprint Theatre and Sheffield Theatres’ Young Company (18–25). As a writer she has been a part of the Royal Court’s Playwriting Group and the Sheffield Theatres’ Playwriting Group.

THOMAS HERRON

Associate / Resident Choreographer

THOMAS HERRON

Associate / Resident Choreographer

Thomas Herron is an award-winning choreographer, movement director and dancer. He trained at the London Contemporary Dance School at the Place in London, gaining his BA in contemporary dance. He has had an extensive dancing career performing all over the world and is now choreographing for theatre, opera, film and TV. His work as choreographer includes Rock/Paper/Scissors at Sheffield Theatres; The Nose revival at Sydney Opera House; Marnie revival at The Metropolitan Opera; the music video for Ben Khan’s ‘1000’; and the music video for Other Lives’ ‘Reconfiguration’. As associate choreographer, work includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres; Tammy Faye (also upcoming Broadway run) and Spring Awakening at the Almeida; Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix; Lyssa at the Royal Ballet; Marnie at the Royal Opera House and Metropolitan Opera; and Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall. Herron was also associate choreographer for the miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral and for Jess Glynne at The Brits.

Opera includes La bohème, Der Rosenkavalier, L’elisir d’amore and The Nose at the Royal Opera House and Opera Australia; Carmen at the Royal Opera House; Saul at Glyndebournes and South Australia State Opera; and Medea and Marnie at English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera.

Film includes Matilda, Aquaman 2, The Mummy, Anna Karenina and World War Z.

SALLY WILSON

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor

SALLY WILSON

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor

Sally Wilson studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. She has worked in theatre and TV for over 20 years and has been a prop-maker on large-scale evenets, such as the Summer Olympics in Sydney (2000). Work as a costume designer incluces Coriolanus and Trust in Care at Sheffield Theatres. Work as a costume supervisor includes we’re here because we’re here for the National Theatre, Birmingham Rep and 14–18 NOW; The Hypochondriac, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Assassins, Racing Demon, Fiddler on the Roof, Hobson’s Choice, Company, As You Like It, Me and My Girl, Oliver, Othello, Hamlet, True West, Betrayal, The Winter’s Tale, The Caretaker, The Last King of Scotland, How a City Can Save the World, Chicken Soup with Barley, Of Kith and Kin, Tribes, Songs from the Seven Hills and 20 Tiny Plays at Sheffield Theatres; and The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole at Leicester Curve. TV, as costume supervisor or a member of the costume department, includes The Real Full Monty on Ice, Britain’s Got Talent, Game of Talents and Gladiators. Sally Wilson was project manager for Together in the City, a large-scale cultural festival in Sheffield and a producer and artist for Quotes for Hope, an art installation in Sheffield.

JONAS ROEBUCK

Associate Sound Designer

NICK GILPIN

Sound Programming Associate/Music Mix Engineer

NICK GILPIN

Sound Programming Associate/Music Mix Engineer

Nick Gilpin’s work as music programmer for theatre includes Standing at the Sky’s Edge (also at Sheffield Crucible), My Fair Lady and Jerry Springer: the Opera at the National Theatre; Just So at the Tricycle; Martin Guerre on UK tour; Oliver! on UK tour; Shoes at Sadler’s Wells; Moby Dick and Viva Forever at the Piccadilly; and Mamma Mia and Billy Elliot in the West End and internationally. Music production for TV includes Kombat Opra Presents and The Sound of Music Live. Film includes Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (supervising music editor). As co-producer, albums include Mamma Mia (original cast recording, plus German, French and Spanish cast recordings; Grammy nomination), Jerry Springer: the Opera, Shoes and Billy Elliot. Nick Gilpin runs a music production company with Martin Koch. Their work includes London 2012 Paralympic ceremonies and the UAE National Day ceremony.

KATY RICHARDSON

Consulting Music Supervisor

KATY RICHARDSON

Consulting Music Supervisor

Katy Richardson graduated from the University of Leeds with a First in Music before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Work as a musical supervisor includes Six at the Vaudeville and on UK tour;  Lizzie and RENT (WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Musical Direction or Supervision) at the Hope Mill; Bonnie & Clyde at the Garrick, the Arts and on UK tour; Rehab The Musical for Neon 194; and Six: The Reunion Concert at Hampton Court Palace. Work as a musical director includes Six: The Reunion Concert at Hampton Court Palace; Bonnie & Clyde: The Reunion Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Frank & Friends: Frank Wildhorn in Concert at Cadogan Hall; Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Theatre; MT Fest 2021 – Millennials and Hair at the Turbine; Six at the Lyric, the Arts and on UK tour (2018); RENT at Hope Mill; Natalie Paris in Concert and An Evening with Aimie Atkinson at The Other Palace; Pageant on UK tour; Sister Act at Bernie Grant Arts Centre; NewsRevue at Canal Cafe; Cinderella at the Spotlight; Blues Brothers: Live and The Rat Pack: Live at C Scala, Edinburgh; Dracula at the Arts and at Latitude Festival; and Personals at the Landor. Other work includes Hex (rehearsal music director) at the National Theatre; Dr Dolittle (assistant musical director) on UK tour; Norma Jeane: The Musical at LOST Theatre;  Sweet Charity at Leicester Curve; The Theban Motherf**ker (co-composer) at Latitude Festival; Feathers in Snow (composer) at the Unicorn; and Americana (arranger/orchestrator) and Facehunters (arranger/orchestrator) at Spa Complex Scarborough and stage@leeds. Katy Richardson won the National Student Drama Festival Judges’ Award for Musical Direction (2014) and was the musical supervisor and musical director for the winner of ‘Search for a Twitter Composer’ in 2013. Katy Richardson was the founder and co-creator of the Musical Director Mentorship Scheme.

SAM HALL

Assistant Music Director

SAM HALL

Assistant Music Director

Sam Hall is a musical director, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist. Hall studied as a contemporary classical composition scholar at the Royal College of Music.

Work in theatre includes The Bodyguard (musical director) on UK tour; School of Rock (assistant musical director, rock-coach and associate supervisor) in the West End and on tours in South Korea and the UK; Waitress (cello and guitar) on UK tour; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (guitars, keys, mandolin and assistant musical director) on UK tour; and The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage! (guitar and keys) broadcast on Nickolodeon. Sam Hall has completed writing two new musicals, On The Edge about men’s mental health and Two Sisters an actor-musician folk-horror piece with Kerry Andrew, both directed by Broadway’s Patrick O’Neill with London performances scheduled for 2024. Hall also plays in various original projects, including alt-folk group You Are Wolf and fantasy hip-hop duo Shots At The Dragon.

Peter Noden

Casting Assistant

Shereen Ibrahim

Dialect Coach

Michaela Kennen

Dialect Coach

Keisha Banya

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor

Marcus Hall Props

Props Supervisor

Kenan Ali

FIGHT DIRECTOR

Nicola Rossiter

Orchestral Manager

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