Starring
Gareth Gates
as Willard
from 29 jan – 16 april, 20 June – 10 Aug and from 23 Aug onwards

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Starring
Maureen Nolan
As Vi Moore

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Starring
Lee Brennan
as Willard
From 18 April – 18 June and 10 – 21 Aug

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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 Sell A Door Theatre Company – Producers of Avenue Q and American Idiot
 
“The happiest most electrifying hit show – go now” – Sky News
 
“**** It’s a blast” – Metro
 
“Sensational” – The Sun

Tickets

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SPA BRIDLINGTON
Fri 29 Jan – Sat 6 Feb01262 678258
DARTFORD ORCHARD
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Feb01322 220000
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Feb0131 529 6000
MARINA THEATRE, LOWESTOFT
Mon 22 – Sat 27 Feb01502 533200
CARDIFF NEW THEATRE
Mon 29 Feb – Sat 5 Mar029 2087 8889
MANCHESTER PALACE
Mon 14 – Sat 19 Mar0844 871 3019
CARLISLE SANDS THEATRE
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar01228 633766
PORTSMOUTH KINGS THEATRE
Mon 28 Mar – Sat 2 Apr023 9282 8282
CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE
Mon 4 Apr – Sat 9 Apr01223 503333
BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Apr0844 576 3000
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
Mon 18 – Sat 23 Apr0844 871 3020
WESTON SUPER MARE PLAYHOUSE
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Apr01934 645544
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE LONDON
Mon 2 – Sat 7 May020 8545 7900
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
Mon 9 – Sat 14 May0844 871 3017
MILLENNIUM FORUM, DERRY
Mon 31 May – Sat 4 Jun0844 871 3023
TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE
Mon 6 June – Sat 11 Jun0844 871 3023
GLASGOW KINGS
Mon 13 June – Sat 18 Jun0844 871 7648
ABERDEEN HMT
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jun01224 641122
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
Monday 4 – Sat 9 Jul0844 871 3011
NEWCASTLE TYNE THEATRE
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Jul0844 2491 000
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE
Mon 18 – Sat 23 Jul0844 871 7645
THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
Mon 25 – 30 Jul0844 871 7650
BRISTOL HIPPODROME THEATRE
Mon 1 – Sat 6 Aug0844 871 3012
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Tue 24 May – Sat 28 May028 9024 1919
BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
Mon 19 – Sat 24 Sept01253 622 716
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
Mon 3 – Sat 8 Oct01473 433 100
THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE
Tues 28 Jun – Sat 2 Jul01274 432000
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE
Tues 11 – Sat 15 Oct0844 871 7615
ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
Wed 10 – Sat 27 Aug01970 62 32 32
EVERYMAN THEATRE
Mon 12 – Sat 17 Sept01242 572573
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Oct0844 871 7652
SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE
Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Oct01722 320 333
LEICESTER CURVE
Mon 29 Aug – Sat 3 Sep0116 242 3595

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Bridlington

Fri 29 Jan – Sat 6 Feb

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Dartford Orchard

Dartford

Mon 8 – Sat 13 Feb

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Feb

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Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Lowestoft

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Feb

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Cardiff New Theatre

Cardiff

Mon 29 Feb – Sat 5 Mar

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Manchester Palace

Manchester

Mon 14 – Sat 19 Mar

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Carlisle Sands Theatre

Carlisle

Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar

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Portsmouth Kings Theatre

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Mon 28 – Sat 2 Apr

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Cambridge Arts Theatre

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Mon 4 – Sat 9 Apr

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Bournemouth Pavilion

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Tue 12 – Sat 16 Apr

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Oxford New Theatre

Oxford

Mon 18 – Sat 23 Apr

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Weston Super Mare Playhouse

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Mon 25 – Sat 30 Apr

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New Wimbledon Theatre London

Wimbledon (London)

Mon 2 – Sat 7 May

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Liverpool Empire

Liverpool

Mon 9 – Sat 14 May

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Belfast Grand Opera House

Tue 24 May – Sat 28 May

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Millennium Forum, Derry

Derry

Mon 31 May – Sat 4 Jun

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Torquay Princess Theatre

Torquay

Tue 7 – Sat 11 Jun

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Glasgow Kings

Glasgow

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jun

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Aberdeen HMT

Aberdeen

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jun

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The Alhambra Theatre

Bradford

Tues 28 Jun – Sat 2 Jul

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Birmingham Alexandra

Birmingham

Monday 4 – Sat 9 Jul

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Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Newcastle

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Jul

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New Victoria Theatre

Woking

Mon 18 – Sat 23 Jul

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Theatre Royal, Brighton

Brighton

Mon 25 – 30 Jul

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Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol

Mon 1 – Sat 6 Aug

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth

Wed 10 – Sat 27 Aug

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Leicester Curve

Leicester

Mon 29 Aug – Sat 3 Sep

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Everyman Theatre

Cheltenham

Mon 12 – Sat 17 Sept

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Blackpool Opera House

Blackpool

Mon 19 – Sat 24 Sept

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Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury

Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Sept

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Ipswich Regent Theatre

Ipswich

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Sunderland Empire

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Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes

Mon 17 – Sat 22 Oct

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Gareth Gates will be performing between 29th Jan – 16th April, 20th June – 10th August then from 22nd August onwards. Maureen Nolan will be performing throughout the tour.

Cast

Click on a photo to see more information below.

  • gareth-gates

    Gareth Gates

    as Willard
  • Maureen-Nolan

    Maureen Nolan

    Vi Moore/ Principal Clark
  • Maureen-Nolan

    Lee Brennan

    as Willard
  • Luke-Baker

    Luke Baker

    Ren McCormack
  • Hannah-Price

    Hannah Price

    Ariel Moore
  • Nigel-Lister

    Nigel Lister

    Rev. Shaw Moore
  • Nicky-Swift

    Nicky Swift

    Ethel McCormack / Betty/ Coach Dunbar
  • Joanna-Sawyer

    Joanna Sawyer

    Rusty/2nd cover Ariel
  • Matthew-Tomlinson

    Matthew Tomlinson

    Chuck/1st cover Cowboy (split track)
  • Natasha-Brown

    Natasha Brown

    Wendy-Jo/1st cover Ariel/2nd cover Rusty
  • Miracle-Chance

    Miracle Chance

    Urleen/1st cover Rusty
  • Scott-Haining

    Scott Haining

    Bickie & Cowboy/2nd cover Willard
  • Lauren-Storer

    Lauren Storer

    Onstage Swing 1/1st cover Vi, Principal/1st cover Ethel, Coach, Betty/Resident Director
  • Natalie-Morton-Graham

    Natalie Morton-Graham

    Onstage Swing 2/2nd cover Vi, Principal/2nd cover Ethel, Coach, Betty
  • Luke-Thornton

    Luke Thornton

    Onstage Swing 1/1st cover Willard
  • Alex-Marshall

    Alex Marshall

    Onstage Swing 2/1st cover Rev 1st cover Chuck/2nd cover Cowboy
  • Thomas-Cotran

    Thomas Cotran

    Jeter/Cover Ren

Creatives

  • Dean Pitchford

    Stage Adaption,
    Original Screenplay & Lyrics
  • Walter Bobbie

    Stage Adaption
  • Tom Snow

    Music
  • Racky Plews

    Director
  • Sara Perks

    Designer
  • Matthew 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
  • Sell A Door Theatre Company

    Producer
  • Runaway Entertainment

    Producer
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery

    Co-Producer
  • Stephen McGill Productions

    Producer
  • Matthew Cundy Productions

    Associate Producer
  • Damien Tracey Productions

    Associate Producer

Lee Brennan

Lee-Brennan

Lee Brennan

Willard
Lee will be performing in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow From 18 April – 18 June

Lee was born in Carlisle on 27th September 1973. Growing up he always wanted to perform. His first thoughts of stardom were wanting to perform magic tricks like his then hero, famous magician Paul Daniels. Lee would perform his magic tricks in front of anyone who would watch him as he dreamed of stardom!

In 1982, 9 year old Lee was diagnosed with cancer, Hodgkin’s Lyphoma. Lee received gruelling chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Lee’s hair fell out due to the aggressive treatment he was receiving.

Lee was back to full health by the time he was 11 & it was then that he decided he wanted to be a professional snooker & footballer player! In 1985 Lee won a place on Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton’s Soccer School of Excellence after beating the rest of his secondary school in a keepy-up competition!

Lee’s first taste of TV came when he was chosen to appear on ITV children’s TV show ‘Get Fresh’ where he played snooker with professional player John Parrot & dressed up in a space suit!
Unfortunately just before Lee’s 15th birthday he was once again diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Lee didn’t get back to full fitness for 18 months & realised that his chances of turning pro as a footballer had gone. He left school & went straight into his first job as a YTS sign maker with Digital Signs in Carlisle. Although he loved being a sign maker Lee always knew he wanted to do something out of the norm & was already thinking about how he could get his break as a Popstar!

He was always singing around the house & loved Wet Wet Wet who were his favourite pop act at the time. Lee used to listen to Bros & New Kids on The Block.
Lee went from being a sign maker to working at Laser Quest then quickly on to ten pin bowling centre Hollywood Bowl.

One night at home in Carlisle, Lee decided to write a letter to his local radio station CFM. In the letter Lee asked if there was any way they could help him to perform on one of their road shows or if they knew any bands looking for a singer. The next day Lee went to the radio station & passed his letter with a photograph of himself to the receptionist & asked her to pass it on to the boss.

Daryl Thomas who was commercial manager of CFM at the time received Lee’s letter & at the time knew a Glasgow promoter called Steve Gilmour who used to put on gigs for the likes of Boyzone in Scotland. Daryl faxed Lee’s letter & picture to Steve. The very next day, Lee would receive the phone call which would end up changing the rest of life! Steve invited Lee to up Glasgow & after a second meeting Lee also met Spike & Jimmy & instantly there was a chemistry & the rest is history!

911 were one of the biggest pop acts of the 90’s, the decade when boy and girl bands ruled the music world! Lee, Spike & Jimmy were well known for their amazing stage shows & jaw dropping dance routines and of course not forgetting their massive pop tunes like ‘Bodyshakin’, ‘More Than A Woman’, ‘Day We Find Love’, ‘Party People’, The Journey etc…. The three lads appeared on the front cover of every teenage magazine and became pop pin ups for thousands of young girls around the world during their 5 years together in which they achieved huge success.

911 were one of only five acts in the 90’s to achieve ten consecutive UK Top Ten Hit Singles, eight of which were Top Five Hits and included their platinum selling Number One single ‘A Little Bit More’. 911 sold over 10 million records around the world & toured the UK four times including performing at the likes of Wembley Arena & Manchester’s MEN Arena during two sell out arena tours in 1998 & 1999 and played to 70,000 fans in Singapore on their tour of Asia.

‘Spike’ Dawbarn & Jimmy Constable first met each other whilst working as dancers on cult TV show ‘The Hitman and Her’ in the early 90’s. In 1995 Spike & Jimmy who by then had already built up a strong teen following of their own decided to form a boy band and recruited third member Lee Brennan after he was recommended to them by their Scottish manager Steve Gilmour – 911 was born!

The lads based themselves in Glasgow and it was there that their journey to the top of charts would begin! They embarked on a massive tour of Schools & under 18 clubs in Scotland and the rest of the UK to build up their growing army of teenage followers and were fast becoming crowd favourites on road shows during the Summer of 1995.
In April 1996 after being unable to secure a major record deal Lee, Spike & Jimmy along with their management team ‘Backlash’ decided to form their own record label called ‘Ginga Records’. ‘Night To Remember’ became the bands first independent single release and debuted at Number 38 in the UK charts. Their second single ‘Love Sensation’ which was on the sound track to Casper the movie followed in July ‘96’ and did even better entering at Number 21!

The success of 911’s two independent single releases created such a buzz in the UK pop industry that on 27th September 1996 music giants Virgin Records signed Lee, Spike & Jimmy on a four album deal! 911’s first release under Virgin brought them their first Top Ten Hit with ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ which smashed into the charts at Number 10!

911’s first album ‘The Journey’ was a huge success in the UK, Europe & Asia in 1996 and released six singles from the record. The lads had finally made their mark in the world of pop!

The next two albums ‘Movin On’ & ‘There It Is’ followed in quick succession giving the lads more Top 5 hits including ‘More Than A Woman’, ‘All I Want Is You’ & ‘Private Number’. 911 headlined their first arena tour and also the legendary Smash Hits Tour at the end of 1998 which would also see them go through a change of management team. In January 1999 Lee, Spike & Jimmy had one of their biggest selling hits and celebrated their first UK Number One!

September 1999 would see 911 release their 13th and final single ‘Wonderland’ along with their Greatest Hits & ‘A Little Bit More’ album. A song which Lee co-wrote for 911’s Greatest Hits album called ‘I Swear’ failed to make the cut. Instead, Lee would end up having a massive Number One Hit with the song as ‘I Swear’ was re-named ‘If You Come Back’ which R’n’B boyband Blue release and it became one of their biggest selling singles!
911 completed their arena tour in October 99 then in January 2000 the lads toured Asia to sell out audiences and became one of the first Western pop acts to perform sell out shows in China since Wham back in the 80’s.

On 26th February 2000 Lee, Spike & Jimmy decided to go their separate ways and announced their split live on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio One.

In Jan 2013 Lee, Spike & Jimmy would be launched back on to our tv screens when ITV2’s huge smash hit fly on the wall documentary ‘The Big Reunion’ aired & revealed what life was really like to be part of a pop band with all the ups & downs. The tv show ended up being ITV2’s biggest debut show for 7 years with 2 million viewers a week glued to all the bands stories. ‘The Big Reunion’ went on tour & Lee & the lads performed to over 200,000 people during two huge arena tours with Five, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Blue, Honeyz and Liberty X.

March 2014 would see the lads take to the road & complete their own 15 date headline tour, Illuminate The Hits & More. Also that month ‘The Big Reunion’, which by now had finished their 2nd series with new bands had announced that series 1 & 2 boybands including 911, Blue, Five, Damage, 3T, A1 & newly formed band 5th Story would be going on a 13 date Arena tour in Oct 2014.

2015 saw Lee & his band mates celebrate 20 years of 911. As well as performing pa’s around the UK & Europe in 2015. 911 completed their 8 date UK Journey 20 Tour in October before Lee went straight into Panto in Leeds playing the lead role of Aladdin for 65 shows.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Thomas Cotran

Thomas-Cotran

Thomas Cotran

Jeter/Cover Ren

Thomas is an actor from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and a graduate from the BA Musical Theatre course at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Upon graduating he took on the mammoth task of various plays as part of the Dundee Rep season. Most recently he played Owen in “Not About Heroes” at the Eden Court Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Freakshow at The Actors Church, Covent Garden and Camden Roundhouse. Sleeping Beauty at the Citizens Theatre. King John at the Oran Mor, and Creatures of the New Domain at On The Verge festival.  Thomas will be appearing in Loserville at the Union Theatre over Christmas before joining the Footloose team at the start of a very exciting year.

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Alex Marshall

Alex-Marshall

Alex Marshall

Onstage Swing 2/1st cover Rev 1st cover Chuck/2nd cover Cowboy

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 (NationalTheatre); 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); Bert in Mary Poppins
and Tommy De Vito in Jersey Boys (David Graham Ltd); Malcolm Sweet in Uncle Eric’s Winter Wonderland (New Vic, Stoke) Big Girls Don’t Cry (UK Tour), and originated the role of William Penn in the workshop of The Perfect City.

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. He is also writing two musicals at the moment and is looking forward to watching them flourish! Alex is delighted to be performing in Footloose.

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Joanna Sawyer

Joanna-Sawyer

Joanna Sawyer

Rusty/2nd cover Ariel

Joanna is a graduate of The Guildford School of Acting gaining a distinction in Musical Theatre and
winning the graduate musical theatre prize.
Credits include: Cover Liesl in The Sound of Music (Irving Street Productions, Julian Woolford),
Our Girl, (BBC One, David Drury), Cinderella in Cinderella (Fairfield Halls, Evolution Pantomimes),
Veronica in Love Birds (Edinburgh Fringe, Stewart Nicholls), Jack Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk
(Key Theatre), Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest (English Theatre Hamburg),
Beauty in Beauty and The Beast (Corn Exchange) and Anita in West Side Story (Belgrade
Theatre).
She is the co-founder and choreographer of 1940s close harmony trio, The Femmes, performing
all over the UK. www.thefemmes.co.uk
She is really excited to be part of the Footloose company!

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Nicky Swift

Nicky-Swift

Nicky Swift

Ethel McCormack / Betty/ Coach Dunbar

Trained at the Royal Academy.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble/1st cover Madame T in ‘Les Miserables’ (Queens Theatre), Cynthia Lennon in ‘Lennon’ (Royal Court), Vi Petty in The Buddy Holly Story (The Gatehouse), Jellylorum in ‘CATS’ (Arena Tour), Factory Girl/cover Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’ (MMP), Olive in ‘The Odd Couple’ and Olivia in ‘Twelfth Night’ (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company). Nicky recently played Vera Lynn in ‘Songs for Victory’.

Various pantomimes for the Liverpool Everyman including Aladdin, Jack & the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Dick Whittington Mother Goose and most recently Little Red Riding Hood.

Television & Radio Credits include: Merseybeat (BBC), Voices Raised (ITV), Hillsborough (ITV), An evening with Stephen Sondheim (BBC Radio 2)

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Miracle Chance

Miracle-Chance

Miracle Chance

Urleen/1st cover Rusty

Trained at the Guildford School of Acting

Credits include: Vicki in ‘Everybody’s talking About Jamie’ (workshop for Sheffield Crucible Theatre), Susie Alpine in ‘Loserville’  (Union Theatre), Viki/1st Cover Angelina in ‘Angelina Ballerina’ (UK & Australian tour), Hannah in ‘Romance of the Rose’ (workshop) and Charity in ‘Sweet Charity’ (GSA).

Miracle also played her first gig at Glastonbury Festival this year.

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Matthew Tomlinson

Matthew-Tomlinson

Matthew Tomlinson

Chuck/1st cover Cowboy (split track)

Matthew trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated in June 2015. His credits in training include Tony in West Side Story and Callum in Our House. He enjoyed understudying John Barrowman and Karen Dunbar/playing guitar in the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and since graduating has played Peter Carter in the development of new musical ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, Griff in feature film ‘Moon Dogs’ and most recently Male Understudy track in ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

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Scott Haining

Scott-Haining

Scott Haining

Bickie & Cowboy/2nd cover Willard

Scott recently appeared as ‘Joe. B Mauldin’ in the 25th anniversary tour of Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story (Rave On ltd).

Other theatre credits include: The leading role of ‘Bobby’ in the national tour of Dreamboats and Petticoats (Bill Kenwright Ltd), Buttons in Cinderella (Pete Rowe/Stafford Gatehouse) and Chris Biondo in Songbird (UK Tour).

Television credits include: Regular character ‘Nate Gurney’ in the BBC drama Waterloo Road; Doctors (BBC); Frankenstein’s Wedding (BBC); My Parents Are Aliens (ITV Granada).

A keen musician, Scott has played the trumpet from a young age and now plays multiple instruments. Between acting roles, he teaches and directs drama and musical theatre at a children’s theatre school in his home town of Leeds.

Scott would like to thank his family for their constant support.

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Luke Thornton

Luke-Thornton

Luke Thornton

Onstage Swing 1/1st cover Willard

Luke trained as an Actor/Musician at Rose Bruford College. He is delighted to be joining the cast of Footloose.

Credits whilst training: Actor/Musician in Songs For a New World (Stratford Circus), F in Three Wise Monkeys (Bush Theatre Company), Thief in Colour (Half Moon Theatre Company), Thomas in Today by Robert Holman (Jessica Edwards) and Rosco in Departure Lounge by Dougal Irvine.

Professional credits: Douggie in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Rolf in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium and Sunderland Empire), Frog in The Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera).

Film credits include: Musician in Angels vs Bullies (London Bus Theatre Company).

Luke has also sang as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House

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Hannah Price

Hannah-Price

Hannah Price

Ariel Moore

Hannah trained at Guildford School of Acting graduating in September 2015.

She has most recently appeared in 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 making her professional debut in FOOTLOOSE would like to thank her family, friends and Ros Roberts for their constant support.

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Natalie Morton-Graham

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Natalie Morton-Graham

Onstage Swing 2/2nd cover Vi/Principal/2nd cover Ethel, Coach, Betty

Natalie was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. She studied at The School of Creative Arts, Blackpool and graduated with BA (Hons) Musical Theatre in the Summer of 2012.

Credits include: Lou Ann/Swing in Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Delightfully Awkward Promo (BBC Worldwide), Polly Paston/Cover Cinderella (Key Theatre, Peterborough) Featured Soloist with Rapture House Theatre Company (Laurence House, Blackpool and Thornton Little Theatre) and Princess Jasmine, Aladdin (Key Theatre, Peterborough)

Instruments include: Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone and Drums.

Natalie is absolutely delighted to be appearing with Sell a Door on her first UK National Tour and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

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Natasha Brown

Natasha-Brown

Natasha Brown

Wendy-Jo/1st cover Ariel/2nd cover Rusty

Training: Natasha graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in Musical Theatre.

Theatre: Gretel in Hansel & Gretel (Hertford Theatre), Principal in Come Fly with Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Beth March in Steven Luke Walker’s Little Women (The Union).

Natasha is thrilled to be involved in Footloose and would like to thank her family & friends for their never ending support!

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Lauren Storer

Lauren-Storer

Lauren Storer

Onstage Swing 1/1st cover Vi/Principal /1st cover Ethel, Coach, Betty

Lauren trained at Rose Bruford College and gained a first class BA(hons) in Actor Musicianship. 
 
Theatre credits include: Narrator in The Santa Trap, Quilly Von Squint in Here Be Monsters! (Mayflower Productions/UK Tour), Ensemble in The Tale Of Mr Tumble (MIF and CBeebies), Genie in Aladdin (Shaw Theatre, London), Helga and U/S Sally Bowles in Cabaret (MAC, Belfast), Miranda in The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Girl in London Calling (Salisbury Playhouse), Mildred in Save The Last Dance For Me (No. 1 UK Tour), Phoebe in Carnaby Street (No. 1 UK Tour), Rabbit Rose in The Wind in the Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Gloria in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ensemble in Toad of Toad Hall (Watermill Theatre), Sarah in Acceptable in the 80’s (Nabakov Theatre Company), Bet Bouncer in The Kissing Dance (Jermyn Street Theatre), Babs and U/S Donna, Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats (No. 1 UK tour/ West end), Hera in Jason and the Argonauts, Ensemble in Medea (The Scoop Theatre, London), Fairy in Cinderella (New Wolsey Theatre), Maria in Twelfth Night (The Works Theatre Company).
 
Music credits: Keys on John Mitchell’s Lonely Robot tour (Holland/ UK), Keys/Assitant MD for Tommy (Greenwich theatre), Keys/Sax for Prince Revelations (G Live), Lauren also regularly gigs with the vocal duo ‘Verity and Violet’. 

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Nigel Lister

Nigel-Lister

Nigel Lister

Rev Shaw Moore

Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes: The Secret Adversary (The Watermill and Eleanor Lloyd Productions), Much Ado About Nothing (The Hague International Shakespeare Festival); Sex and Docks and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Red Ladder); The Comedy of Errors (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Second from Last in the Sack Race (Esk Valley theatre); A Christmas Carol (Kings Head Theatre, Islington); Play Up! Play Up! (I love West Leeds Festival); Thomas Saves the Day (Hammersmith Apollo/UK and Asian tour); The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Importance of Being Earnest. (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Cider with Rosie (Bristol Old Vic).

Television includes: WPC 56; Doctors; The Bill; Steel River Blues; Murder Investigation Team; Dream Team; Footballers Wives.

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Luke Baker

Luke-Baker

Luke Baker

Ren McCormack

Luke graduated from Arts Educational schools in 2010.

Recent credits include: American Idiot (Arts Theatre), Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre), Hairspray (Cork Opera House), I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), Bare (Greenwich Theatre), Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre & UK Tour), Aladdin with Paul O’Grady’s Lily Savage at the O2 (Michael Rose Productions), Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai), All The Fun Of The Fair (UK Tour), Peter Pan (UK Tour), Sign of The Times (Duchess Theatre), Salad Days (Tete a Tete Opera Company)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Matthew Cole

Matthew 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.

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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.

 

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Sell A Door Theatre Company

Sell A Door Theatre Company

Producer

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

In its six year history, Sell A Door 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, Sell A Door 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. Sell A Door 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), Sell A Door 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 Sell A Door’s 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.

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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).

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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).

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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. 

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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.

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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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