Starring
Gareth Gates
as Willard

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Starring
Maureen Nolan
As Vi Moore

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★★★★
“Has the audience on their feet”
OK! Magazine

★★★★
“You leave feeling like you can change the world”
Manchester Evening News

About The Show

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the UK stage in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance.

City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, an American rural backwater. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined, as the town bans dancing. It isn’t long before Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, and he’s not alone.

Enjoy the best in UK musical talent, cutting-edge choreography and classic hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

Produced by the Award-Winning Team at Selladoor Productions – Producers of Avenue Q and American Idiot.

Running time: 2hr 30 mins including interval
Age range: Universal
 
“A ROARING SUCCESS”
Yorkshire Times

“FOOTLOOSE HAS A DRIVING BEAT THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST”
BritishTheatre.com

Tickets

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LONDON, RICHMOND THEATRE
Mon 15 – Sat 20 May0208 332 4500

HORNCHURCH, QUEENS THEATRE
Mon 22 – Sat 27 May01708 462395

BUXTON, BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Tue 30 May – Sat 3 June01298 72050

LLANDUDNO, VENUE CYMRU
Mon 5 – Sat 10 June01492 879771

COVENTRY, BELGRADE THEATRE
Mon 13 – Sat 17 June0247 684 6744

SWANSEA, SWANSEA GRAND
Mon 19 – Sat 24 June01792 475242 ext 2

GUILDFORD, G LIVE
Mon 10 – Sat 15 July01483 739 046

BROMLEY, CHURCHILL THEATRE
Mon 19 – Thu 22 Jul020 8290 8210

EASTBOURNE, DEVONSHIRE PARK
Tue 15 – Sat 19 August01323 415530

BASILDON, TOWNGATE THEATRE
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Aug01268 465 465

LONDON, THE PEACOCK THEATRE
Tue 12 Sept -Sat 30 Sept020 7863 8000

PRESTON GUILD HALL, CHARTER THEATRE
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Aug01772 80 44 44

SHEFFIELD, THE LYCEUM
Tue 29 Aug – Sat 2 Sept0114 249 6000

CHESTER, STORYHOUSE THEATRE
Tue 3 – Sat 9 Sept08448 157 202

LIVERPOOL, ROYAL COURT
Mon 30 Oct – Fri 03 Nov0151 709 4321

2017 NATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE

Kursaal Oostende, Ostend

Thu 26 July – Mon 6 Aug

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Preston Guild Hall, Charter Theatre

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Aug

Gareth Gates will not be performing on 10th or 11th August

01772 80 44 44Buy Tickets

Eastbourne, Devonshire Park Theatre

Tue 15 – Sat 19 Aug

01323 415530Buy Tickets

Basildon, Towngate Theatre

Mon 21 – Sat 26 Aug

01268 465 465Buy Tickets

Sheffield, The Lyceum

Tue 29 Aug – Sat 2 Sept

Gareth Gates will not be performing

0114 249 6000Buy Tickets

Chester, Storyhouse Theatre

Tue 3 – Sat 9 Sept

Gareth Gates will not be performing

08448 157 202Buy Tickets

London, The Peacock Theatre

Tue 12 Sept -Sat 30 Sept

020 7863 8000Buy Tickets

Liverpool, Royal Court

Mon 30 Oct – Fri 03 Nov

0151 709 4321Buy Tickets

Cast

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    Gareth Gates

    Willard / Acc. Guitar / Keys
  • Maureen-Nolan

    Maureen Nolan

    Vi Moore / Principal Clark
  • Josh-Dowen_Headshot_2017

    Joshua Dowen

    Ren McCormack / Acc. Guitar
  • Hannah-Price

    Hannah Price

    Ariel Moore / Keys and clarinet
  • Reuven-Gershon_Headshot_2017

    Reuven Gershon

    Rev. Shaw Moore / Lead and Rhythm Guitar
  • Lindsay Goodhand

    Ethel McCormack/ Betty / Coach Dunbar / Flute, Clarinet, Tenor and Bari Sax
  • Headshot-Laura-Sillett

    Laura Sillett

    Rusty / Alto Sax, Flute
  • Connor-Going_Headshot_2017

    Connor Going

    Chuck/ Keys
  • Emma-Fraser_Headshot_2017

    Emma Fraser

    Wendy-Jo/ Keys, Tenor Sax
  • Gracie Lai

    Urleen/2nd cover Rusty / Acc Guitar, Clarinet
  • Tomas-Wolstenholme_Headshot_2017

    Tomas Wolstenhome

    Bickle & Cowboy Bob / Bass/Guitar
  • Dominic-Gee-Burch_Headshot_2017

    Dominic Gee Burch

    Jeter / Lead and Rhythm Guitar
  • Lauren-Storer_Headshot_2017

    Lauren Storer

    Swing / Cowgirl / Council Member / Resident Director / Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Keys, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Harmonica
  • Grace-Lancaster_Headshot_2017

    Grace Lancaster

    Female Offstage Swing / Acc guitar, clarinet
  • Jamie-Ross_Headshot_2017

    Jamie Ross

    Male Offstage Swing / Keys, Bass, Guitar
  • Alex Marshall

    Wes / Keys, bass, Guitar
  • Lawrence-Libor_Headshot_2017

    Lawrence Libor

    Willard (Rehearsals and Wimbledon) / Acc. Guitar/Keys
  • Luke-Dowling_Headshot_2017

    Luke Dowling

    Off stage swing/ Dance Captain / Keys

Creatives

  • Dean Pitchford

    Stage Adaption,
    Original Screenplay & Lyrics
  • Walter Bobbie

    Stage Adaption
  • Tom Snow

    Music
  • Racky Plews

    Director
  • Sara Perks

    Designer
  • Matt Cole

    Choreographer
  • Mark Crossland

    Musical Supervisor
  • Humphrey McDermot

    Lightng Designer
  • Chris Whybrow

    Sound Designer
  • Debbie O’Brien

    Casting Director
  • Eric Carmen

    Additional Music
  • Sammy Hagar

    Additional Music
  • Kenny Loggins

    Additional Music
  • Jim Steinman

    Additional Music
  • Phillip Rowntree

    Producer
  • David Hutchinson

    Producer
  • Selladoor Productions

    Producer
  • Runaway Entertainment

    Producer
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery

    Co-Producer
  • Stephen McGill Productions

    Producer
  • Matthew Cundy Productions

    Associate Producer
  • Johnny Wood

    Associate Producer
  • David Keech

    Musical Director/Drums
  • Naomi James

    Producer

Naomi James

Naomi James

Producer
Prior to joining Selladoor Worldwide, formerly Sell a Door Theatre Company, in 2013, Naomi trained at Arts Educational Schools London and worked as a performer, both in the UK and internationally. Naomi initially worked part-time in Selladoor Worldwide’s education and outreach department, before becoming general manager in 2014.
During this time, she led the general management department on all of Selladoor’s
productions and projects, including sister company, Momentum Venues – a three-theatre fringe venue at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Naomi is now a Senior Producer for Selladoor Worldwide.
Selladoor Worldwide include: Guess How Much I Love You (UK tour); The Crucible (UK tour); The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Footloose (UK tour 2016); Little Shop of Horrors (UK tour); James and the Giant Peach (UK and Middle Eastern tour); The Broons (UK tour); American Idiot (UK tour); Hand to God (West End); Seussical (UK, UAE and Singapore); The Silver Sword (UK tour); American Idiot (West End); Avenue Q (2015 UK tour); The History Boys (UK tour); Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour); Avenue Q (Hong Kong); Seussical (Hong Kong); Sunset Song (Scotland tour); Alice in Wonderland (Greenwich Theatre); Avenue Q (UK and Ireland tour); Kidnapped (UK tour) and Seussical (Arts Theatre, West End).
David Keech

David Keech

Musical Director/Drums
Credits as musical director include: The Tina Turner Experience (GelreDome Stadium -musical director/drums); Hair (Ahoy Arena, European tour and Piccadilly Theatre gala – musical director/drums); The Queen Experience (GelreDome Stadium and RAI Theatre, Amsterdam – musical supervisor); Sensual Dreams (Hippodrome Casino – musical director/drums) and Santa Claus – the Musical
(Singapore – assistant musical director/drums). As the musical director, orchestrator and drummer with Get Funked, Dave has worked with artists including CeCe Peniston, Dawn Robinson, Shola Ama and Brendan B Brown.
Credits as arranger/orchestrator include: 9 to 5 (UK tour – music preparation and orchestrations [some]); Sensual Dreams (Hippodrome Casino – orchestrations [all]);Hair (Ahoy Arena, European tour and Piccadilly Theatre gala – orchestrations [all]); David Gest’s Legends of Soul (orchestrations [some]); Joe Maddison’s War (ITV – incidental
music) and High School Musical 2 (UK tour – orchestrations [some]).Credits as drummer/percussionist include: Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); The Drifters (Optimum UK tour) and High School Musical (UK tour). Dave uses Aquarian drumheads, Regal Tip drumsticks, Rhythm Tech percussion, Protection Racket cases, Baskey accessories/hardware and the Kelly SHU.
Johnny Wood

Johnny Wood

Associate Producer
In 2016 Johnny was lead producer for the UK premiere of Murder Ballad starring West End ‘royalty’ Ramin Karimloo and Kerry Ellis.
Johnny has extensive experience in theatre production and management, recently for Emma Brünjes Productions: Grumpy Old Women Live (UK tour); Dame Diana Rigg: No Turn Unstoned (Edinburgh Festival) and Meow Meow: Feline Intimate (London Wonderground).
For Richard Darbourne Limited: Barbershopera (Plymouth Drum) and Pride and Prejudice (UK tour). For Stephen McGill Productions: The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre). Johnny began with a placement at Bill Kenwright Limited, a unique producing environment, working on a number of shows including Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, national tour) and Starlight Express (UK tour).In April 2017, Johnny was delighted to join Selladoor Worldwide in a permanent role.
Tomas Wolstenhome

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Tomas Wolstenhome

Bickle & Cowboy Bob / Bass/Guitar

TRAINING: Tomas trained on the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford College.
THEATRE: Cinderella (Bolton Octagon), Burnt Part Boys (Park Theatre), Othello (Stafford Gatehouse) Can’t Buy Me Love (Salisbury Playhouse) Once the Musical (West End and International Tour), Into the Woods (Stratford Circus), The Fall of the House of Usher (Bargehouse- OXO Tower), The Crucible (Rose Bruford College), Swindlestock (The Rose Theatre) MUSIC: The London 50 Hour Improvathon (The Lost Theatre)

Reuven Gershon

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Reuven Gershon

Rev. Shaw Moore / Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Reuven is thrilled to be part of this exciting cast for the 2017 Footloose tour. Over the last five years he has been mainly performing as John Lennon in Let It Be in UK tours 2014, 2016, Prince of Wales and Savoy theatres London, St James theatre Broadway, Royal Court Liverpool, and International tours of North America, South Korea, Singapore, and Amsterdam. Other credits include Crime and Punishment the Rock Musical (The Scoop), Buddy the Buddy Holly Story (The Strand), Over the Rainbow – the Eva Cassidy Story (UK and Ireland tours), Rock and Roll Heaven (UK Tour), Bob the Builder LIVE! (UK and Australian tour), Heartbeat (UK tour), Heaven Can Wait (Oldham Coliseum), Noises Off (The Artrix Bromsgrove), and The Bootleg Beatles (Birmingham Symphony Hall). Film: Playing The Moldovans at Tennis. Enjoy the show!

Maureen Nolan

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Maureen Nolan

Vi Moore / Principal Clark

Maureen has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old. Together they became one of Europe’s first girl bands- The Nolans. The Nolans’ success is legendary, including phenomenal record sales worldwide, particularly in Japan where they sold more than 9 million! They have worked with some of the world’s most respected artists including  a European tour with Frank Sinatra. The Nolans put an entire generation ‘In the Mood for Dancing’ and they recently reunited for the sell-out ‘I’m in the Mood Again’ tour. Maureen is also an accomplished actress and has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End for 2yrs and on tour for many years to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role, earning them entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Maureen has toured the UK playing Sadie in the comedy musical Girl’s Behind, Jill in Mum’s the Word, Vi in Footloose, Sarah in The Naked Truth and has also played leading roles in 22 pantomimes.

Luke Dowling

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Luke Dowling

Off stage swing/ Dance Captain / Keys

Training: Italia ContiTheatre Credits include: Swing & u/s Ren and Chuck in Footloose (UK Tour); Dialect Coach / Ensemble in Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour).Luke was also a lead vocalist for AIDA cruises. For further information, please visit www.keddiescott.com

Lindsay Goodhand

Lindsay Goodhand

Ethel McCormack/ Betty / Coach Dunbar / Flute, Clarinet, Tenor and Bari Sax

Lindsay trained at Kingston University and Trinity School of Music. As an actress, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Lindsay’s theatre credits include Sleeping Beauty – Rock Panto (Leeds City Varieties), Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre), Legend Of A Band – Tribute to the Moody Blues (national tour), Broadway (Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra), Sweet Charity (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Daegu Opera House, South Korea), Craig Revel Horwood’s Strictly Confidential (UK Tour, Phil McIntyre Entertainments & BBC), The Real Thing, An Evening with David Hasselhoff (indigO2), Cinderella and Jack & The Beanstalk (Theatr Clwyd), Aladdin (Liverpool Playhouse), Laughter In The Rain (The Neil Sedaka Story, UK premiere and national tour, Bill Kenwright Ltd), Golden Moments & The Burt Bacharach Songbook (Netherlands tours, David Graham Productions), UK Pink Floyd Experience (national tour) and Celtic Journey (Stephen Gately’s Memorial Gala at the Palace Theatre, West End). On television she has performed with David Hasselhoff on This Morning, and with David Hasselhoff and Rod Stewart on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (itv1). Lindsay also appears in the Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Commercial as a Cappuccino Mum. For more information about Lindsay, please visit www.access-uk.com

Lawrence Libor

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Lawrence Libor

Willard (Rehearsals and Wimbledon) / Acc. Guitar/Keys

Lawrence, originally from Nottingham, is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has most recently appeared in the west end production of ‘American Idiot’. Lawrence also has a great interest in music; a former member of the Indie band Dog is Dead signed by Atlantic Records, and a founder of his own musical project CLAY SHAPED BOY for which he is continually releasing new material. Theatre includes: American idiot (UK tour/west end), Adam and Eve (Splendid Productions, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), Freak Show (Noisemaker), A Doll’s House (RCS Production), Macbeth (RCS Production), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (RCS Production), A Man of No Importance (RCS Production) TV/ Film includes: Teacup Travels (CBBC), God Help the Girl, The Perfect Stranger (Broken Blonde), Wasteland 26 (Breaking Point Flix) Music includes: Dog is Dead (UK Tour, E4’s Skins Season 2, Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival, Leeds Festival, Maida Vale Studio Recording Radio 1) For more information or media of Lawrence please visit www.lawrencelibor.com

Lauren Storer

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Lauren Storer

Swing / Cowgirl / Council Member / Resident Director / Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Keys, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Harmonica

Lauren trained at Rose Bruford College, where she gained a first class BA(hons) in Actor Musicianship.
Credits include: Footloose (No. 1 UK tour); Aladdin (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre); Here Be Monsters, The Santa Trap (Mayflower Theatre – UK tour); The Tale of Mr Tumble (MIF/CBeebies); Cabaret (MAC); The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); London Calling (Salisbury Playhouse); Save The Last Dance For Me (No. 1 UK Tour); Carnaby Street (No. 1 UK Tour); Wind in the Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Watermill Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Watermill Theatre); Acceptable in the 80’s (Nabakov Theatre Company); The Kissing Dance (Jermyn Street Theatre); Dreamboats and Petticoats (No. 1 tour and West End); Jason and the Argonauts, Medea (The Scoop Theatre, London); Cinderella (New Wolsey Theatre); Twelfth Night (The Works Theatre Company). Music credits include: Keyboards for Lonely Robot album launch (London Scala and Holland), Assistant MD for Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Vocalist for Verity and Violet (UK various, France.)

Laura Sillett

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Laura Sillett

Rusty / Alto Sax, Flute

Training: Laura trained at The Guildford School of Acting. Laura’s theatre credits include: Sandy Dumbrowski in GREASE (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line), Jill in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Stafford Gatehouse), Blue Fairy in PINOCCHIO (UAE), Muriel u/s Sue & Donna in DREAMBOATS & MINISKIRTS (UK tour), Snow Queen in THE SNOW QUEEN (UAE tour), Donna in DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS (UK tour), Briar Rose in SLEEPING BEAUTY (Emporium Theatre, Brighton), Soloist/Ensemble in MARVIN HAMLISCH CONCERT (St James Theatre) and Ensemble in THERE’LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND (Brick Lane Music Hall). TV & Film credits include: Main Girl in THE BEACH – THIEVES (Music Video, Sony). Commercial credits: Daughter in TCHIBO ‘Flügge’ (Frankfurt, Germany) and Featured Girl in BARCLAYS (Viral). For more information about Laura please visit: www.access-uk.com Laura would as always like to dedicate her performance to her late Uncle Colin.

Joshua Dowen

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Ren McCormack / Acc. Guitar

Training – Arden school of theatre in Manchester.Ronnie, ALL OR NOTHING, (Vaults Festival/UK Tour); Jon, TICK…TICK…BOOM!, (Old Joint Stock Theatre); Stevens, DOGFIGHT IN CONCERT, (St James Theatre); Michael, NIGHT OF THE PROM, (Hackney Empire Studio); Dandini, CINDERELLA, (Harlow Playhouse); Stevens, DOGFIGHT, (Southwalk Playhouse); Louis DiMucci, COOL RIDER ‘THE CULT MUSICAL SEQUEL IN CONCERT’, (Nimax Theatres); Chip Tolentino, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, (UK Tour )Other Credits – Cool Rider (Cast Recording) Twitter – @JoshuaDowen1

Jamie Ross

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Jamie Ross

Male Offstage Swing / Keys, Bass, Guitar

Jamie trained at the Guildford School of Acting after studying Music at the University of Manchester.
Previous credits include work as Lead Vocalist aboard the Seabourn Odyssey (Belinda King Creative Productions), Swing for Adam Long’s Dickens Abridged (UK Tour), Lead Guitar for Loserville (Union Theatre), Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack: Live (Arts Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe), Donald “Duck” Dunn in The Blues Brothers: Live (Lowry Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe).
Offstage Jamie can usually be found workshopping new musical writing or attempting to write music of his own. He is delighted to be cutting loose alongside such a talented and creative group of Bomont’s finest repressed teenagers!

Hannah Price

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Hannah Price

Ariel Moore / Keys and clarinet

Hannah trained at Guildford School of Acting she graduated in September 2015. Theatre includes: Morgana in SLEEPING BEAUTY (Leeds City Varieties), Ariel in FOOTLOOSE (UK Tour), DON’T RUN (Waterloo East Theatre), PANDORA (Union Theatre) and COMRADE ROCKSTAR (Ivy Arts Theatre). Other Theatre includes: GODSPELL (UK Tour / G-Live), Heather in HANDS ON A HARDBODY, Miriam in DEVILS ADVOCATE, Betty in PARALLEL LIVES, Emma in BETRAYAL and Laurey in OKLAHOMA (all GSA). Hannah is delighted to be returning to FOOTLOOSE for the 2017 tour. For more information about Hannah please visit: www.access-uk.com

Gracie Lai

Gracie Lai

Urleen/2nd cover Rusty / Acc Guitar, Clarinet

Gracie trained at Performance Preparation Academy. Theatre credits include: Cat in DICK WHITTINGTON (Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Ensemble / 1st Cover Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (UK Tour), Ensemble in ALADDIN (Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Liat in SOUTH PACIFIC (Kilworth House) and Vocal Captain/Ensemble in CINDERELLA (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) Credits whilst in training include: Dance Captain/Ensemble in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Tina McCoy in THE FIX, Vocal Captain/Swing in FOOTLOOSE (Workshop), Toby in CORAM BOY and Macbeth/Assassin in MACBETH (Workshop) Television and Film: Hologram Singer in DOCTOR WHO Season 9 Episode 9 (BBC), Hotel Guest in INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP Corporate Film. For more information about Gracie, please visit: www.access-uk.com

Grace Lancaster

Grace Lancaster

Female Offstage Swing / Acc guitar, clarinet

Grace is a recent graduate from Rose Bruford’s Actor Musicianship course. Credits include Wendy in tutti frutti’s Underneath a Magical Moon (York theatre Royal and UK tour). Credits whilst training Little Sally in Urinetown (Stratford Circus), Ensemble in Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Run (Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf), Anya in The Cherry Orchard (Rose theatre). Grace is a professional musician and has performed across the UK and beyond with the New York Brass band.

Gareth Gates

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Gareth Gates

Willard

Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural Pop Idol in 2001/2. He became a household name in the most memorable of these finals and much remembered Will VS Gareth contest!  He went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK, was the youngest ever debut at number 1 and is the 3rd best selling single of the Noughties; Whilst Anyone of Us was huge hit across the world.  More recently Gareth has had a hugely enjoyable and successful career in Musicals (Les Miserable’s, Legally Blonde, Joseph to name but a few).  In 2014 he picked up his skates again to appear in the last ever TV series of Dancing on Ice.  This finale bought back show winners and viewers favourites to compete for one last time!  As if that wasn’t enough he also found the time to join a band and become part of the second series of the Big Reunion, in the boy band 5th story.  Autumn 2014 saw the Big Reunion Boy Band tour bus hitting the cities across the UK and Ireland for an Arena tour with Blue, 5ive, Damage, 3T and many more! Gareth followed this up by taking a totally different show on the road, with his acoustic band set up playing past hits and new songs and himself playing the piano.

Mad about the musicals and several band shows kept Gareth busy, however a vocal injury forced him to take time off to rest his voice after living life on the road touring for 6 years took it’s toll.  During this time he invented Cuppanut – three different hot coconut drinks.  The venture is a huge success, is available nationwide and has won 4 Food awards to date.

Gareth’s return to the stage was Footloose the Musical, in unusually for Gareth, a comedy role.  His portrayal of Willard is winning his as many plaudits and fans, as is the scene where he’s stripped to his underwear!

Before returning to Footloose in April, Gareth is taking part in Comic Relief, as part of Boys Allowed (a comedy drag take on Girls Allowed for the show’s flagship ‘Let’s Sing and Dance..’ Prime time Saturday night show, on BBC1 on Saturday nights throughout March 2017.

Emma Fraser

Emma Fraser

Wendy-Jo/ Keys, Tenor Sax

Emma graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre arts in 2015 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre, having previously attained a First Class Music Degree from the University of Surrey. Recent theatre credits include: Genie in Aladdin (Theatr Clywd/Peter Rowe), Cerberus Sister/Pam in Les Enfants Terribles The Vaudevillains; (Edinburgh Fringe 2016), Various roles in an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast; (S4K International Dubai tour) and Nancy in Leader of the Pack (Waterloo East theatre). Emma also originated the role of Miss Grimsby in BRASS (NYMT, Leeds City Varieties) in 2014 and is featured on the original cast recording. She is thrilled to be taking on her first UK  Tour as Wendy-Jo, and would like to thank the cast and creatives for all their support. Follow her on Twitter @thefraserem

Connor Going

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CONNOR GOING

Chuck/ Keys

TRAINING: Connor obtained an MA with honours in music and philosophy at the University of Glasgow, prior to postgraduate training in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Reid Concert Hall), Actor D in Noël Coward: A Talent to Amuse (St. James Studio Theatre), Eric Ashley in Lord Dismiss Us (rehearsed reading, Above The Stag Theatre), Troy Bolton in High School Musical (SECC Clyde Auditorium), Stephen/Tony in Copacabana (King’s Theatre Glasgow)

CREDITS WHILE TRAINING INCLUDE: Soloist in Curtain Up! (Prince Edward Theatre), David Bascombe in Carousel (Sir Jack Lyons Theatre), Larry in Closer, Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, Scott Furnish in Fanatical [workshop]
FILM: Harry in Awakening (RCS)

COMMERCIAL: Mrs. Brown for TalkTalk TV (Christmas 2015)

Dominic Gee Burch

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Dominic Gee Burch

Jeter / Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Theatre includes: ‘Elliot/Lead Guitarist’ in Girl From Nowhere (St. James Studio), ‘Adam’ in Departures A Song Cycle (Pleasance Theatre), ‘Joe’ in Madeline and Joe (Sue Townsend Theatre, Leicester), ‘Lord Farquaad’ in Shrek The Musical (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man), ‘Lysander’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour, Oddsocks Productions) and ‘Badger’ in The Wind In The Willows (UK Tour, Oddsocks Productions). Dominic is delighted to be joining the cast of Footloose as ‘Jeter’ and would like to thank his wife, family & friends for all of their love and support.”

Alex Marshall

ALEX MARSHALL

Wes / Keys, bass, Guitar

Alex trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Prior to training, Alex performed in The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Terry Hands and The Wind in the Willows directed by Nicholas Hytner (National Theatre); Tosca, Eugene Onegin, Khovanschina and The Magic Flute (English National Opera) also directed by Nicholas Hytner; Camelot (Covent Garden Festival); Fedora (Royal Opera House); The Demon Headmaster (Pleasance Theatre) and on screen as Tony in West Side Story (Channel Four). Since graduating, he has played Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Set Up); the title role in Aladdin (both for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Upstage productions); Eddie in Camp Horror (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Joe B Mauldin in Buddy (Channel Islands Tour); Gareth in Speed Dating –The Musical (Jermyn Street Theatre); Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Another Kind of Magic (West End International), Jack Daw/male swing in Buddy (UK No 1 tour); Malcolm Sweet in Uncle Eric’s Winter Wonderland (New Vic, Stoke) Big Girls Don’t Cry (UK Tour), originated the role of William Penn in the workshop of The Perfect City and he recently was in You Won’t Succeed on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre). Alex’s screen credits include: Chris in the feature Walking With Shadows (Ghost Pictures); Shapeshifters Pop Video – Lola’s Theme (The Mob); and a DFS Commercial. Alex has performed in Cabaret at Lauderdale House, Battersea Barge and at the Arcola Theatre. Alex is delighted to be touring again with Footloose after the success of last years tour.

Stephen McGill Productions

Stephen McGill Productions

Producer

Stephen McGill formed his own production company in early 2012 after working as co-producer for Poppy Productions Ltd since 2010. He has previously worked on the worldwide productions of MAMMA MIA! as well as the London productions of BILLY ELLIOT and JERSEY BOYS.



He has recently co-produced the West End run of the Green Day Musical AMERICAN IDIOT at The Arts Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre’s West End transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME at The Shaftesbury Theatre and THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS at the Jermyn Street Theatre.



Recent productions include: FACING EAST: IN CONCERT (Lyric Theatre), THE TAILOR-MADE MAN (Arts Theatre), AN INCIDENT AT THE BORDER (Trafalgar Studios).



Other productions include: PUSHING UP POPPIES, (Theatre503 and Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh) THE LOST CHRISTMAS, (Waterloo East Theatre) IN THE ACT; (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and OUR BOYS (rehearsed reading, Prince Of Wales Theatre).



Stephen attended the Stage One Workshop for new producers and is a recent recipient of the Stage One Start Up Fund.

Damien Tracey Productions

Damien Tracey Productions

Associate Producer

Started in 2013 by Damien Tracey, the company has to date produced three World Premieres.

Previous Uk producing credits include: Asking Rembrandt (Old Red Lion Theatre), Warde Street (Park Theatre, Nominated for Three Off West End Awards including Best New Play), Faster Higher Stronger Straighter (Dominion Theatre Studio), Warde Street (Tristan Bates).

Other producing credits include: Son Of Derry (Cork Arts Theatre) Roddy Doyle’s Brownbread (Firkin Crane Theatre) Why I didn’t Kill Myself, A Comedy (Cork Arts Theatre).

Matthew Cundy Productions

Matthew Cundy Productions

Associate Producer

Matthew Cundy Productions is a commercial theatre producing company whose focus is both on supporting exciting new writing and producing innovative and re-imagined revivals.  Previous credits include USHERS: The Front of House Musical (2015) both at Momentum Venues for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the ARTS Theatre, West End.
 
Previously, Matthew has worked with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder as Production Manager for the orchestra’s opera performances at The Bridgewater Hall.  He has also worked as General Manager of Birmingham Festival Orchestra and co-formed and managed Hampshire Sinfonia.

Jason Haigh-Ellery

Jason Haigh-Ellery

Co-Producer

Jason founded Big Finish Productions in 1998 and the company has grown to be the largest independent producer of Audio Drama in the world, working regularly with media corporations such as the BBC, MGM and ABC on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Stargate, Judge Dredd, and on original series such as Graceless and The Confessions of Dorian Grey.  In 2013, Big Finish won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama for Doctor Who.
 
In 2011, Jason also founded the animation house Planet 55 Studios in Sydney, Australia, working first with the BBC on two animated versions of Doctor Who and now producing the original 26 part drama Prisoner Zero for ABC.
 
For television, Big Finish Entertainment has produced two reality shows – Nadia Goes to Hollywood and Nadia: Chasing the Dream for TV3 and been involved with reality shows Strictly Dance Fever (BBC) and Fame – the Musical (RTE).  Jason is presently developing a new teen television drama for an Australian broadcaster.
 
Theatre (tour): Henry V, As You Like It, Days of Hope, Tomorrow Morning, Spring Awakening, By Jeeves, Snoopy the Musical, Love Shack, High Society, Fly me to the Moon, Debbie Does Dallas – the Musical, Teenage Kicks, The Steamie, Guess How much I love You?, The Wedding Singer, West End Men, Fame – the Musical (Eire), Yes Prime Minister, The Ladykillers, Never Forget and Footloose – the Musical.
 
Theatre (West End):  Life Coach, Wolfboy, Footloose – the Musical, Shout!, A Christmas Carol, Third Floor, Shoshana Bean at the Ambassadors Theatre, Idina Menzel at the Royal Albert Hall, The Whatsonstage Theatregoer Awards (since 2007), Never Forget –The Take That Musical, West End Men, Yes Prime Minister (Theatregoer Award – Best New Comedy), The Ladykillers (4 Olivier nominations) and the sell-out West End debut of Nicholas Hoult in New Boy. 
 
Theatre (USA): Cinderella, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and her White Night, Sleeping Beauty, A Snow White Christmas and Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Los Angeles with Lythgoe Family Productions each Christmas.

Maureen Nolan

Maureen-Nolan

Maureen Nolan

Vi Moore/ Principal Clark

Maureen has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old. Together they became one of Europe’s first girl bands- The Nolans.

The Nolans’ success is legendary, including phenomenal record sales worldwide, particularly in Japan where they sold more records than the Beatles! They have worked with some of the world’s most respected artists including Frank Sinatra. The Nolans put an entire generation ‘In the Mood for Dancing’ and they recently reunited for the sell-out ‘I’m in the Mood Again’ tour.

Maureen is also an accomplished actress and has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End and on tour to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role, earning them entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Maureen has toured the UK playing Sadie in the comedy musical Girl’s Behind, Jill in Mum’s the Word, Vi in Footloose, Sarah in The Naked Truth and has also played leading roles in many pantomimes.

Tom Snow

Tom Snow

Music

Tom Snow has been making music, recording albums and writing hits for himself and other artists—on record, on radio, in the United States and all over the world—since the early 1980s.

He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture: “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” from Footloose (1984) and “After All” from Chances Are (1990); and he has twice been nominated for the Grammy Award: Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture — Footloose soundtrack; and Song of the Year — “Don’t Know Much.”

He has released four solo albums: Country (Clean Records, 1971), Taking It All in Stride (Capitol Records, 1975), Tom Snow (Capitol Records, 1976) and Hungry Nights (Arista Records, 1982).

Tom’s scoring work has appeared in films (Chances Are) and on television (Grand, Steel Magnolias, Teech, etc.) He has added songs to numerous motion pictures including Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Footloose, The Butcher’s Wife, Sing, Oliver and Company, About Last Night, All the Right Moves, Two of a Kind, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, and Heart Like a Wheel.

Some of the artists who have recorded Tom’s material include The Pointer Sisters, Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm, Gladys Knight, Anne Murray, Ringo Starr, George Benson, Sergio Mendes, Deniece Williams, Bette Midler and Dusty Springfield.

His hit songs have been repeatedly honored with BMI Citations of Achievement for their radio popularity, songs like “Love Sneaking Up On You” (Bonnie Raitt), “Don’t Know Much” (Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville), “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again” (Peabo Bryson), “He’s So Shy” (The Pointer Sisters), “Somewhere Down The Road” (Barry Manilow), “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” (Melissa Manchester) and “Deeper Than The Night” (Olivia Newton-John).

In 1986 Tom won the prestigious Robert J. Burton Award for BMI’s Most Performed Country Song of the Year — Dolly Parton’s “Don’t Call It Love.”

His latest projects embrace the worlds of pop music, motion pictures and the theatre (the stage adaptation of FOOTLOOSE features nine new songs by Snow; he also contributed material for Amanda McBroom’s HEARTBEATS). Snow contributed a song to Joe Cocker’s 2002 release, No Ordinary World and songs on both of Christina Aguilera’s English and Spanish language albums.

Tom Snow attended the Berklee College of Music and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Walter Bobbie

Walter Bobbie

Co-Author

Directed the international hit Chicago, now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Other New York credits include Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Submission, Cabin Pressure, The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, Durang Durang, For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, and A Grand Night For Singing. He served as Artistic Director of City Center Encores! where he also directed Fiorello!, Tenderloin, Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, and Zorba!, as well as the Carnegie Hall concerts of South Pacific and Carousel. He is currently readying the new Steve Martin/Edie Brickell musical Bright Star for Broadway spring of 2016. Mr. Bobbie is the recipient of the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.

Dean Pitchford

Dean Pitchford

Co-Author and Lyricist

Born and raised in Hawai’i and graduated from Yale University, Dean Pitchford performed off- and on-Broadway (Godspell; Pippin) before turning to songwriting, screenwriting and directing.  Dean was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning the 1981 Best Song Oscar for Fame, co-written w/ Michael Gore), three Golden Globes (winning for Fame), eight Grammys and two Tonys; his songs – recorded by such artists as Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Cher, Peter Allen, LL Cool J, Kenny Loggins, Hugh Jackman, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler and Martina McBride – have sold over 70 million records.  The musical stage adaptation (w/ Walter Bobbie) of his original screenplay for Footloose ran for more than seven hundred performances on Broadway and is now seen all over the world. Dean also provided the lyrics for Carrie, the Musical which was first produced in 1988 by the Royal Shakespeare Company – first in England and then on Broadway – and was then revived in 2012 by New York’s MCC Theater. Major productions have recently been  seen in London (Southwark Theatre) and Los Angeles (The Los Angeles Theatre).  Dean’s middle-grade novels, The Big One-Oh and Captain Nobody, are published by Putnam/Penguin; his performances of their audiobook recordings (Listening Library/Random House) were both nominated for Grammys. His third novel, Nickel Bay Nick, was published to acclaim in 2013, and Dean voiced that audiobook for Audible.com.

Matt Cole

Matt Cole

Choreographer

Matthew has recently choreographed Pure Imagination at the St. James Theatre. Other recent credits include: as Choreographer, Bette Midler and Me (Gilded Balloon and Gate House), Amour (Royal Academy of Music), Jerry’s Girls (St. James Theatre), The Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre); as Resident Director, The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), West Side Story (UK Tour); as Associate Choreographer, Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre). Matthew also choreographed two new shows in Miami for Jean Ann Ryan Productions, to be installed into their six star cruise ships.

Matthew choreographed Vampirette, a new musical that premiered at the Manchester Opera House, Angelina Ballerina the Musical (UK and Australian Tour), The World Skills Show (NEC LG Arena Birmingham) and The Road to Qatar (Landor Theatre and Edinburgh Festival). Matthew regularly choreographs pantomimes for Qdos Entertainment, including Aladdin, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. Each year he choreographs and directs the Pulse Awards at Grosvenor House London.

Other credits include: Assistant Choreographer and Resident Director on the Take That musical Never Forget, Assistant Choreographer on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Choreographer for comedian Pam Ann in her international and US tour including shows at the London Palladium and Hammersmith Apollo, Creative Choreographer for Private Drama (which supplies choreography to high profile corporate events across London) and Assistant Choreographer on the International Trend Awards for Wella Professionals in New York. Matthew is also part of the creative team for Icon Dance, which supplies dancers, choreography and production for major events.

Matthew’s performing credits include Saturday Night Fever, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Miami Nights, Cats, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, The Rocky Horror Show, Zorro, They’re Playing Our Song, Candide and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Matthew also performed on television in such shows as The Royal Variety Performance, Children in Need, Paul O’Grady and Comic Relief.

Runaway Entertainment

Runaway Entertainment

Producer

Formed by Olivier Award-winning producer Tristan Baker and Emmy award winner Charlie Parsons, Runaway Entertainment is a full service theatrical production company and our dedicated general management and production team have connections throughout the UK and across the globe. Our production arm specialises in the acquisition of titles and the development of first class commercial entertainment, while our general management arm offers producers an established and bespoke management service for plays and musicals in venues of all sizes.

Theatre credits for the past year include: The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), Guys & Dolls (West End & Chichester Festival Theatre), In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre & Southwark Playhouse), The Smallest Show On Earth (UK Tour)

Previously: The Last Horseman (Teatro del Canal, Madrid), Water Babies (Curve), Some Girl I Used To Know (West End & Tour), The Railway Children (Waterloo Station & Toronto), Footloose (West End, South Africa & UK Tours), Never Forget (West End & UK Tours), Bad Girls (West End), Kiss Me Kate (UK Tour), Love Shack (UK Tour) and Calamity Jane (West End & Tour).

Television credits include: The Word, The Big Breakfast and Survivor.

 

Selladoor Productions

Selladoor Productions

Producer

Selladoor Productions began its life as a small team with big ideas.  Established in 2009 with an aim to deliver dynamic, diverse and daring theatre, Selladoor Productions has produced an impressive portfolio of work principally aimed at engaging young adult audiences.

In its six year history, Selladoor Productions has developed rapidly, and has firmly established itself as a leading producer of mid- and large-scale touring theatre. Having produced in excess of 50 productions, the company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK & Ireland. Through new collaborations, lasting partnerships and successful grant applications, Selladoor Productionsv has quickly made an impact amongst the industry and its audiences alike.

The audience experience has always been at the heart of the company’s work and artistic planning. Selladoor Productions prides itself on an acute awareness of the challenges and obstacles that prevent young people from engaging in theatre. From the very outset, the company’s aim has been to makes its work accessible to all, and encourage the next generation of theatre goers.

Following successful UK tours of Dracula (2010), A Taste of Honey (2011) Spring Awakening (2012) and Lord of the Flies (2012), Selladoor Productions went on to produce the first West End production of Seussical, as well as a host of popular regional tours.

In 2013 alone, the company visited over 60 venues, attracting over 25,000 patrons – a figure which quadrupled in 2014, a year which saw the company go from strength to strength, with the UK tour of Kidnapped and UK and Ireland tour of Avenue Q. Large-scale commercial touring is now regularly complementing the company’s not-for-profit roots, creating a varied and distinctive programming structure.

The close of 2014 marked Selladoor Productions’ international debut, with both Avenue Q and Seussical landing in Hong Kong for a pre-Christmas run, while 2015 launched touring productions of a newly commissioned adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and the return of Avenue Q. Most recently, the team opened Green Day’s punk rock musical American Idiot at the Arts Theatre in London’s west end.

Phillip Rowntree

Phillip Rowntree

Producer

Phillip trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Phillip is Commercial Director and Producer of Sell A Door Theatre Company and Producer for Hutchinson Rowntree Ltd, specialising in Commercial Theatre and Production Accounting.

Producing credits include: The Silver Sword (UK Tour), American Idiot (West End), Avenue Q (UK Tour), Jekyll & Hyde (UK Tour), History Boys (UK Tour), Sunset Song (Scottish Tour), Avenue Q (UK & Ireland Tour), Kidnapped (UK Tour), Seussical (West End 2012 & 2013), Ghosts (UK Tour), Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK Tour), 1984 (UK Tour), Journey’s End (Greenwich Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour), Sealand (Arcola Theatre), Peter (LOST Theatre), The Man Who Had All The Luck (UK Tour), Rainbow (Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Fringe First Award Winner), Proof (Greenwich Playhouse and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The History Boys (Greenwich Theatre), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Greenwich Theatre), Lord of the Flies (Centenary UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (Greenwich Playhouse), Spring Awakening (First UK Tour), A Taste of Honey (UK Tour), The Comedy of Errors (Greenwich Playhouse), Dracula (Dunfermline Alhambra & UK Tour), The Railway Children (Edinburgh Fringe), Stitching (Edinburgh Fringe), The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Edinburgh Fringe), The Philanderer (Greenwich Playhouse), Where The Solitary Eagle Flies (Liverpool Unity Theatre), Twelfth Night (Greenwich Playhouse), Blue/Orange (Greenwich Playhouse), Six Ways (Edinburgh Fringe), Falsettoland (Edinburgh Fringe), By Order of Ignorance (Greenwich Playhouse) and Planning Permission (Liverpool Unity Theatre).

Directing credits include: Popular, Around the World in 80 Days, The Switch and Rob and the Hoodies (Vienna’s English Theatre, European Tour), Ghosts (UK Tour), Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK Tour), Seussical (West End 2012) and The History Boys (Greenwich Theatre).

David Hutchinson

David Hutchinson

Producer

David trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He also trained in writing at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. David is Artistic Director of Sell A Door Theatre Company, Producer for Hutchinson Rowntree Ltd and International Associate of Brooklyn Youth Company in New York.

Producing credits include: The Silver Sword (UK Tour), American Idiot (West End), Avenue Q (UK Tour), History Boys (UK Tour), Sunset Song (Scottish Tour) Avenue Q (UK & Ireland Tour), Kidnapped (UK Tour), Seussical (West End) Ghosts (UK Tour), Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK Tour), A Midsummer Nights Dream (UK Tour), The History Boys (Greenwich Theatre), Sealand (Arcola Theatre), Rainbow (Edinburgh Fringe), Spring Awakening (UK Tour), A Taste of Honey (Buxton Opera House), The Comedy of Errors (Greenwich Playhouse), Stitching (Edinburgh Fringe),  The Philanderer (Greenwich Playhouse), Where The Solitary Eagle Flies (Liverpool Unity Theatre), Twelfth Night (Greenwich Playhouse), Six Ways (Edinburgh Fringe), By Order of Ignorance (Greenwich Playhouse).

Directing credits include: Alice in Wonderland (Greenwich Theatre), 1984 (UK Tour), Journey’s End (Greenwich Theatre),  The Man Who Had All The Luck (Scottish Tour),  The Hound of the Baskervilles (Greenwich Theatre), Lord of the Flies (UK Tour),  Peter (LOST Theatre, London), A Christmas Carol (Greenwich Playhouse),  Proof (Greenock Arts Guild),  Dracula (Scottish Tour), The Railway Children (Edinburgh Fringe),  Blue/Orange (Greenwich Playhouse),  Falsettoland (Edinburgh Fringe),  Planning Permission (Liverpool Unity Theatre) and The Night Before Christmas (Liverpool Sennheizer Studio).

Mark Crossland

Mark Crossland

Musical Supervisor

www.markcrossland.co.uk

Mark works as a composer, arranger, vocal coach and musical director within TV and theatre.  Most recently he was MD on Carrie at Southwark Playhouse and before this Dance Til Dawn at The Aldwych Theatre. He is currently writing the score for The Prestige and working on a new show Club Tropicana for Weinbergers with his writing company Music Dimension with whom he has just arranged Jack Frost for Worthing Pantomime.  He is also working on the new shows Cleopatra and Sin and Salvation.

TV composing credits include: The Sound of Musicals (theme tune/ incidental music plus associate MD/arranger for BBC1), Dating Hell (Sky One), Singled Out (MTV/Channel 5), The National Lottery (BBC1).  Mark was also a member of Lorraine Kelly’s House Band on Friday Fever (GMTV).

 

Theatre MD credits include: Seussical, American Idiot, Batboy, Altar Boyz, 9 to 5, Sister Act, Hairspray, High School Musical (1 and 2), Annie, The Gondoliers, Return to the Forbidden Planet, The Roy Orbison Story, Fame, Thank You For The Music, Blues Brothers Meet Soul Sisters, Summer Holiday, Electric Lipstick, Harry’s Web, Rock ‘N’ Roll Heaven, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Wild Wild Women, Phantom of the Opera, From a Jack to a King plus the panto’s Sleeping Beauty (Aylesbury for FFE), Cinderella (Manchester, Southampton and Plymouth for QDOS).   

Theatre arranger/supervisor credits include: Annie (UK Tour/New Zealand/Singapore/Hong Kong), 9 to 5 (UK Tour), Jack Frost (Worthing Pavilion), The Snow Gorilla (The Rose Theatre, Kingston), High School Musical 2 (UK Tour), Santa Clause (Singapore), The Michael Ball ShowGlee section (Prince of Wales Theatre), Teen Scream (Edinburgh/Lincoln), From the Cavern to the Rooftops (Houston, USA), Billy (Leipzig, Germany) plus All You Need is Love for the 4th July Celebrations in Lubbock, Texas, USA – and many workshops for new shows.  He also rearranged and conducted Oliver in Kuala Lumpa.

He has composed the music for the Christmas shows Beauty and the Beast, Treasure Island and the Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and Peter Pan for Lincoln and Peterborough, plus musical adaptations of several children’s TV shows for theatre including

Polkadot Shorts and Wheels on the Bus which toured the UK. 

Sara Perks

Sara Perks

Designer

Sara has designed over 150 productions for a wide variety of theatres, companies, venues, sites and genres.

Recent projects include: Blood, a new play for Tamasha, How to Breathe, a new play for Nottingham Playhouse, the first national tour of Betty Blue Eyes, a co-production between Mercury, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Theatres and Salisbury Playhouse and The Ring Cycle Plays for Gods and Monsters Theatre at Scoop, London.

Future projects include: the first UK production of Dancehall at CAST, based on the seminal 1980s French film Le Bal.

Other credits include: The Glee Club – the opening show for CAST in Doncaster, Hello Dolly!, GypsyHot Stuff! (Curve, Leicester), The King and I (Curve and national tour), Laurie Sansom’s productions of Tennesse William’s Spring Storm and Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon (National Theatre/Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Wind In The Willow, Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz (also for the Royal).

Associate Artist at Mercury, Colchester (2008 -2012) shows including Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Quadrophenia, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, King David – Man of Blood, an acclaimed production of Journey’s End, Depot (a huge multi-discipline, promenade site specific collaborative project), Neil La Bute’s Helter Skelter/Land of The Dead/ The Furies (The Bush and Dialogue tour), Forgotten Things and Ugly (Red Ladder tour), Treasure Island (Derby Playhouse), The Elixir of Love (Grange Park Opera, co-design), Rough for Theatre 1 & 2 (Arts, London), Return To The Forbidden Planet (national tour), Dead Funny (Oldham and national tour), The Crypt Project (site specific at St Andrews Church, London for Sincera), The Ladykillers (Northcott, Exeter), and Union Street – Plymouth Theatre Royal’s millennium project with a cast of 230. She also designed the original and several subsequent productions of the cult space-rock musical Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens.

She was Associate Designer with English Touring Theatre for three years under Stephen Unwin, and for productions that included Peter Gill’s The York Realist (tour and West End), King Lear at The Old Vic, as well as her own production of Romeo and Juliet (tour and Hong Kong Arts Festival).  She returned to ETT to design Eden End in co-pro with Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

She trained at Bristol Old Vic and holds an Edinburgh Fringe First; The John Elvery Theatre Design Award and a Vision Design (Costume) Award from the BBC.

Racky Plews

Racky Plews

Director

Racky trained at Arts Educational & Sylvia Young.

Racky was the resident director at Trafalgar Studios on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair and also the choreographer in residence at The Gatehouse where credits include: Guys and Dolls (Best Production nomination – thirteen Off West End nominations), The Drowsy Chaperone (Best Off West End Production nomination What’s On Stage), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, A Slice of Saturday Night, The Hot Mikado and Into The Woods.

Credits include: American Idiot (West End), UK Premiere of the musical comedy Cougar (The Belgrade, Coventry), Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Seussical (London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Guys and Dolls (Tring Park), Josephine Baker (The Beckett Theatre, New York), Liza Liza Liza by Richard Harris (Bill Kenwright Tour), Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre, West End), Momentous Musicals (New Wimbledon Theatre, ATG), Aladdin (Hastings, Qdos), Blockbuster (assistant/resident director, UK Tour), Shitfaced Sondheim (UK Premiere), A Dolls House (UK Tour), Wagner’s The Ring Cycle and Oedipus & Antigone(The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), West End Bares 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Jerry Mitchell/Darren Carnall), An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch (St. James Theatre, main space), The Jewish Legacy (UK Tour), A Tale of Two Cities (Charing Cross Theatre), Lost Boy (Liverpool Playhouse), Billy Elliot’s West End Eurovision Entry 2013 and 2014 (Dominion Theatre), Denise Pearson – The Jackson’s World Tour (UK Arena Tour/Birmingham Pride/G.A.Y. London), Forever Plaid (UK & International Tour), Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand (UK Tour), the European Premiere of Bare – The Rock Musical (Best Choreography nomination Broadway World), Bernarda Alba, and Once Upon A Mattress (Best Choreography nomination Off West End Awards, The Union Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Kings Head Theatre), Assassins (The Landor), La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (and director- Hampstead Garden Opera), Freshers (Edinburgh Festival – Best Musical Whats On Stage Award), Dangerous Daughters (Perfect Pitch), The Wild Party (Mountview), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (CPA), The 48hour Musicals – The Boy Friend (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Crazy For You, and Me & My Girl (London Palladium).

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Gareth Gates

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Gareth Gates

Willard
Gareth will be performing from 29 Jan – 16 April and from 20 June onwards

Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural Pop Idol in 2001/2. He became a household name in the most memorable of these finals and much remembered Will VS Gareth contest! He went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the 3rd best selling single of the Noughties, whilst Anyone of Us was hit across the world. He is also the youngest ever-male solo artist to debut at number 1. More recently Gareth has had a hugely enjoyable and successful career in Musicals (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Joseph to name but a few). In 2014 he picked up his skates again to appear in the last ever TV series of Dancing on Ice. This finale bought back show winners and viewers favourites to compete for one last time! As if that wasn’t enough he also found the time to join a band and become part of the second series of the Big Reunion, in the boy band 5th story. Autumn 2014 saw the Big Reunion Boy Band tour bus hitting the cities across the UK and Ireland for an Arena tour with Blue, 5ive, Damage, 3T and many more! Gareth followed this up by taking a totally different show on the road, with his acoustic band set up playing past hits and new songs and himself playing the piano.
2015 with see him play many different live shows in many guises. His own acoustic theatre shows, a fully live band for a string of dates for Haven and in the autumn a tour for the 10th anniversary of Mad about the Musicals, and of course Footloose! www.garethgates.com

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Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 10:07pm
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