Cast

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Robin Lake

Alonzo

Training: The Ballet Academy Stockholm and Arts Educational Schools London.

Theatre credits: Swing understudy Johnny Castle and Robbie in Dirty Dancing (UK tour); Ensemble in Cinderella (Wyvern Theatre) and The Prince in Snow White the Musical (Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur).

Radio credits: Soloist for Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2)

TV credits: Dancer for Pop Idol (Sweden).

Other credits: Dancer in Pet Shop Boys Inner Sanctum (Royal Opera House); dancer in Adam Cooper’s Come Fly with Us (Geneva); dancer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016; dancer for the What’s On Stage Awards (West End).

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Aaron Hunt

Bill Bailey

Training: Urdang Academy

Theatre credits: Tommy the Cat in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Wakefield); Tumble Brutus in Cats (Royal Caribbean Cruises); dancer, acrobat and aerialist in Come Fly With Me (Royal Caribbean Cruises).

Television credits: Meet Pursuit Delange (Jason Gardiner) and Four Corner’s (Olympia, Dean Lee).

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Charlie Johnson

Bombalurina

Training: Arts Educational Schools London in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: Estrella in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); Tracey in The Life (English Theatre Frankfurt);  Alice/The Pearl Lady in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Landor Theatre) ; Florrie in Spend, Spend, Spend (The Union Theatre) and dance captain/assistant choreographer for Copacabana (UK Tour).

Other Credits Include: choir in Kerry Ellis Live in Concert: London Palladium directed by Steven Paling; soloist in SMASH The Concert – the songs from the hit series; backing vocalist on Kerry Ellis (self-titled album); principal ensemble in The Songs Of My Life: An Evening with Peter Polycarpou (Garrick Theatre, directed by Peter Polycarpou/Rosie Hill)

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Enric Marimon

Carbucketty

Training: Escola de Dansa Mado in Barcelona, The Urdang Academy and Guilford School of Acting London.

Theatre credits: Carbucketty in Cats (Royal Caribbean Cruises); Come Fly With Me (Royal Caribbean Cruises), ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk (Hull New Theatre) and dancer for Big Dance (London Olympics 2012).

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Natalie Bennyworth

Cassandra

Training: London Studio Centre

Credits whilst training: Godspell; Vera in Stepping Out; Natalie in Next To Normal and Jazz Company 2010 (UK tour). Natalie also appeared as dance captain/understudy Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Darlington Civic Theatre).

Theatre credits include: Dancer/understudy Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre); Liz in Chicago (RCCL); Lady Mabelle in Once Upon a Mattress (Union Theatre); Kitty/ Swing in Chicago (RCCL); Hunyak in Chicago (Palladium Theatre Stuttgart).

Natalie has just finished playing the role of Cassandra and dance captain, understudy Bombalurina and Demeter in Cats (RCCL).

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Fletcher Dobinson

Coricopat

Training: Millennium Performing Arts.

Theatre: Juano in West Side Story (Salzburg Festival); Coricopat in Cats (RCCL); dance captain/ensemble in Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, Catford); choreographer/ensemble in Rockin’ through the Ages (UK tour); Feelgood Academy the Musical (workshop).

Theatre whilst training: Understudy Seymour in Little Shop of Horror; Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar; The Pajama Game.

Commercial: T-Mobile.

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Agnes Pure

Demeter

Training: Arts Educational Schools London

Credits whilst include: Tango Dancer in Evita; ensemble in The Music Man.

Theatre credits include: Snake Lady in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Gold Digger in Sinatra & Friends (German and Swiss tour); ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (Eastbourne); ensemble in Kerry Ellis in Concert.

TV and radio credits include: Polish working girl in No Offence (Channel 4) and ensemble in Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2)

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Joanna Ampil

Grizabella

Theatre CreditsThe Bridges of Madison County (RCBC Manila); Rebel Edsa 30 (Aliw Theatre, Manila); South Pacific in Concert (Resorts World Manila, NPAT); Cats (UK and European tour 2013-14); The Sound of Music (Resorts World Manila NPAT); The Real Love (Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles); Pinocchio: A New Musical (DBS-SRT, Singapore); Avenue Q (Noel Coward and Gielgud Theatres, London); West Side Story (Meralco Theatre, Manila); Rent (European Tour); I Sing! (Union Theatre, London); Musical of Musicals (Sound Theatre, London); Hair (The Gate Theatre, London); Les Miserables (Palace and Queen’s Theatres, London); Jesus Christ Superstar (‘96 revival, Lyceum Theatre, London); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, original Sydney production, First UK and Southern Ireland Tour).

Other Credits: ‘Defying Gravity’ Concert (Sydney, Australia); West End Women Concert Tour (UK National tour); Magic of Disney – A Celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (Hyde Park, London); Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall, London); The Real Love (Pasadena Civic, Los Angeles), ABS-CBN 2011 Christmas Special (Araneta Coliseum, Manila); Night of 100 Stars-A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch (Palladium, London); Stars of The Musicals (Stadium Putra, Kuala Lumpur); Musical Moments (Hong Kong); The Philippine-Vietnam Friendship Concert (Hanoi Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City); Broken News (BBC TV); Les Miserables’ Special Performance; Joanna Ampil-I love… solo concert (Music Museum, Manila 2009); Joanna Ampil-West End girl solo concert (Onstage Theatre, Manila 2010). One Day (feature film), Larawan (feature film).

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Tony McGill

Gus

Anthony is originally from Australia where he had an extensive theatrical career performing in several national tours prior to moving to London in 2012.

Theatre credits include: Lieutenant Brannigan and understudy Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls (UK tour, West End and Tel Aviv);  John and understudy Seth Lord in High Society (UK tour); Narrator in Will Tucket’s Wind in the Willows (Royal Opera House); Doc in West Side Story (Sage Theatre, Gateshead); Pop in Gypsy (Leicester Curve); Old Joe in Damn Yankees (Landor Theatre); Arvide Abernathy in Guys & Dolls (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (Singapore Repertory Company); William Farquhar in Sir Stamford Raffles (Wildrice Theatre); Man #1 in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well (Sing Theatre); Man #1 in Closer Than Ever (Adelaide Festival Centre); Otto in Take Flight (Adelaide Festival Centre); ensemble in The Secret Garden (Gordon Frost Productions); Oscar in 42nd Street (Helen Montague Productions)

An accomplished Musical Director, Tony was also assistant conductor for the Australian productions of Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. He has been Musical Director/vocal coach for many performers including Marina Prior, Hugh Jackman and Geoffrey Rush.

A founding member of the Australian comedy/vocal group, Combo Fiasco, Tony toured extensively with them for twelve years. Popular on the New York cabaret scene Combo Fiasco were celebrated on numerous radio and television shows – including the NBC Today Show. The trio also performed at many international arts festivals and recorded three CD’s.

From 2006 to 2011 Tony was Head of Musical Theatre at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Since being in London Tony has taught at Mountview Theatre Academy, the Urdang Academy and Associated Studios.

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Charlotte Scott

Jellylorum

Training: Charlotte is originally from Norwich and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: The Last Tango (West End); Acrobat and understudy Miss Honey and Mrs Wormwood in Matilda (West End); understudy Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (St James’ Theatre); Suzy in Pipe Dream (Union); understudy Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain (West End); understudy Glinda and Nessarose in Wicked (West End); Jill in Jack & The Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Norwich); understudy Janet and dance captain in The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour); understudy Serena, Lambchops and Mabel, also assistant dance captain in Fame (UK tour); understudy Ariel Moore and Wendy Jo in Footloose (UK tour); Cats (UK tour) – understudy Jemima, Rumpleteazer and Jellylorum, consequently taking over the role of Jemima for the first Italian tour.

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Grace Swaby

Jemima

Training: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Theatre credits include: Soloist and principle roles/various leading roles in Drew McOnie – To You Duet (National Youth Ballet of Great Britain 2012-2016); vocalist in ‘The 16’, BBC School Choir Of The Year (Tring Park School for the Performing Arts); vocal solo in Three Little Pigs (National Youth Orchestra for National Youth Ballet); Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (National Youth Ballet of Great Britain); Corps De Ballet in Paquita (Bolshoi Ballet Company); Corps De Ballet in Sleeping Beauty (Mariinsky Ballet Company).

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Joanna Lee Martin

Jennyanydots

Training: Doreen Bird College in Kent.

Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House); Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible and UK tour); HMS Pinafore (Theatre Royal, Bath); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep Theatre),; Passport to Pimlico (South West Fest, London); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); The Sound of Music (Bahrain International Festival); Iolanthe (Chichester Festival Theatre); Mamma Mia (International tour); Dinnerladies (UK tour); Doctor Dolittle (UK tour); Fiddler on the Roof (UK tour); Carousel (UK tour); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK tour); Hot Pants (Oldham Coliseum); Joey & Gina’s Wedding (Café Royale, West End) as well as numerous pantomimes around the UK for Qdos, Hackney Empire and UK Productions.

Screen credits include: The Bill (ITV); Holby City (BBC); and music video ‘Any Minute Now’ for Soulwaxx.

Workshops: Graham Price Superstar for Birmingham Rep Theatre, Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Flowers for Mrs Harris both for Sheffield Theatres and also The Monster Bride (Tristan Bates Theatre) created by Brenden Cull.

Alongside her theatrical engagements Jo actively works in the industry as a Jazz & Musical Theatre teacher and choreographer.

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Jak Allen-Anderson

Macavity/Admetus

Training:  The Royal Ballet School Associates and Reynolds Performing Arts College.

Theatre credits include:  Gangle in Love Never Dies (Hamburg); Can-Can Soloist for Feerie – Moulin Rouge (Paris); ensemble in Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre, London); ensemble/dance captain in Sleeping Beauty (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); ensemble in Cinderella (FFE, Milton Keynes); dance captain for MSC Splendida Cruise Lines.

TV & Film credits: Apothecary’s Son and Lumieré motion capture for Beauty And The Beast (Disney Pictures);  Gangle in Love Never Dies (Helen Fischer TV show); model/dancer in From London With Love (Burberry Global TV advertising campaign).

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Joe Henry

Mungojerrie

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Credits whilst training: ballet dancer in LIFT the Musical; ensemble/swing in On the Town and Pablo in Sister Act.

Theatre credits: ensemble/dance captain in Miracle on 34th Street (Madinat Theatre, Dubai).

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Matt Krzan

Munkustrap

Training: London Studio Centre.

Theatre credits: Munkustrap in Cats (West End); cover Buddy in Elf – The Musical (Plymouth and Dublin); cover Bernadette and Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK tour); dance captain/swing in Book of Mormon (West End), dance captain/swing in Chicago (UK tour); swing and cover Farrah/ Young Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (West End); swing in Wicked (West End); dance captain/swing in La Cage Aux Folles (West End), Cats (UK tour & Italy); Nintendo/alternate Electra in Starlight Express (UK & Scandinavian tour); ensemble in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (Original UK and European tour); swing and cover Munkustrap/Tugger in Cats (UK & European tour); principal dancer in Classical Spectacular (Royal Albert Hall) and principal dancer/lead tenor Jazz Company (UK tour).

Television credits: featured dancer for Kate Nash – Mouthwash (Music Video) and dancer in He’s Having a Baby (BBC).

Workshops: Ghost – The Musical and La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway productions).

Most recently Matt Choreographed Loserville (Union Theatre, London) and Cool Rider – In Concert (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue and Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden).

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John Ellis

Old Deuteronomy

Training: Originally from Melbourne Australia, John has worked extensively in musical theatre & opera concerts all over the world.

Theatre credits include: In Australia – AssassinsThe Wizard of Oz; Lt. Barri in Passion; KoKo in The Mikado; Sam in The Pirates of Penzance; Harry Slocum in Summer Rai; Just a Rainy Day or Two? and New Habits, which saw the launch of his first solo album.

Moving to London credits include Simon and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour); Opera on the Queen Mary 2; The 12 Tenors and Old Deuteronomy in Cats (World tour).

Most recently John has just spent two years playing Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera (West End) which he completed after coming from the German production of Das Phantom Der Oper where he played both Piangi & Passarino.

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Axel Alvarez

Quaxo/Mistoffelees

Training: Opera de Paris School, Paris National Dance Conservatory and then the Royal Ballet School in London, graduating at the age of 19.

Credits include: Axel has danced professionally with the Ballet of the National Opera of Paris, the Opera of Rome, and the Ballets of France.

Axel previously played the role of Quaxo/Mistoffelees at the Mogador Theatre in Paris.

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Pepe Muñoz

Rum Tum tugger

Pepe Muñoz was born in Alicante, Spain.

Theatre credits include: Pepe made his professional debut playing Macavity in the Madrid production of Cats in 2003, and has also appeared in productions of Cats in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria; Dirty Dancing (Hamburg); West Side Story (international tour including Theatre du Chatelet, Paris and Sadlers Wells, London); Chicago (West End and Barcelona); dancer and alternate EmCee in the Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity (New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas).

Other credits include: Judge and mentor in the Spanish Talent show FAMA (Cuatro TV Chanel). He is also a Fashion Illustrator.

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Meg Astin

Rumpelteazer

Training: Meg graduated from Bird College where she obtained a first class BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Credits whilst training: Chicago; A Chorus Line; White Christmas; Mallory in City of Angels; Anybody in West Side Story.

Theatre credits include: Anybody in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); ensemble in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End); Handmaiden and understudy Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour); ensemble in Cinderella (Milton Keynes Theatre).

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Lee Greenaway

Skimbleshanks

Training: Laine Theatre Arts and The KLF Dance Academy.

Theatre Credits: Skimbleshanks in Cats (Really Useful Group and RCCL); swing and cover Mary Sunshine in Chicago (West End, China and Istanbul); Eugene in Grease (Slovenia); Isachaar in Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); created the role of Connie in The All Male Pirates Of Penzance (London and Australian tour); Children Of Eden – Gala Performance (West End); ensemble in We Will Rock You (Berlin and Cologne); The Elephant’s Child in Just So (Tabard Theatre, London); Frank’s Closet (Hoxton Music Hall, London); swing and cover Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour); Jack in Into The Woods (New Theatre, Oxford); dancer in Jack and The Beanstalk and Dick Whittington for Qudos Entertainment.

Director and choreographer credits: Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol and The Pirates Of Penzance (Tabard Theatre, London); Now We Are Sixty (The Kings Head Theatre, London) and Oh! No It Isn’t (Union Theatre, London).

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Eilish Harmon-Beglan

Tantomile

Training: Jill Tindale at Quay Theatre Arts in Weymouth and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. She was also a Senior Associate with the Royal Ballet School and attended the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive Course. 

Theatre Credits include: Tantomile understudy Victoria/White Cat, Rumpelteazer and Jemima in CATS (RCCL); dancer for Headliners Theatre Company (P&O); dance captain and Forest Fairy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Epsom Playhouse); dancer for the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall).

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Sophia McAvoy

Victoria/White Cat

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits: Victoria/White Cat in Cats (Really Useful Group); You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre); Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Newcastle); Aladdin (Hawth Theatre, Crawley) and Peter Pan (Grand Theatre, Swansea).

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Alice Cornwell

Swing

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

Credits whilst training: solo dancer in The Four Seasons of Jerome Robbins; Rumpleteazer in Cats and singer in Is there life after College.

Theatre credits: cover Peter Pan and dance captain in Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Norwich).

Other credits: trumpeter in Young Orchestra of Great Britain (Royal Albert Hall).

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Alexandra Girard

Swing

Training: Ballet Theatre Afrikan Academy, under the direction of Martin Schonberg, Peoples Theatre Musical Theatre Academy

Credits whilst training: The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Peoples Theatre).

Ballets: Member of Ballet Theatre Afrikan Company – performances included Paquita, Cinderella, Markitenka, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Just so Stories, Hooked on Classics, The Adventures of Alice.

Theatre credits: Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Johannesburg Theatre); Tribute to the Musicals (Theatre du Gymnase); E-volution (Don Camilo); A Broadway Christmas Cabaret (Tres Honoré); Maria in West Side Story In Concert (Gstaad, Switzerland); Tantomile and cover Demeter / Jemima in Cats (Mogador Theatre, Paris).

TV credits: Children’s Television series Galooby / Kideo/ Kideo Star (SABC) and Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde/Sidaction/ Téléthon 2015.

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Nathan Johnson

Swing

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Credits whilst training: Featured dancer/singer in Astaire at a Time

Theatre credits: Coricopat and understudy Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (RCCL); ensemble and understudy Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos Entertainment); ensemble and understudy Dick in Dick Whittington (Qdos Entertainment).

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Nell Martin

Swing

Training: Nell graduated from Arts Educational Schools London with a 1st class honours degree in Musical Theatre.

Credits whilst training: Paula Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can; dance captain in Crazy For You; Janet in DEFECT.

Theatre credits include: Pauline in West Side Story (Salzburg International Theatre Festival); Flora in Neptunalia (CScape Dance Company); assistant choreographer/ensemble for Bad Girls (Union Theatre); assistant choreographer for Beauty and the Beast (Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre); Dancer for research and development with Kneehigh Theatre Company.

Film and radio credits: Choreographer for feature film Servants Quarters; soloist on Friday Night is Music Night – We Can Be Heroes (BBC – Mermaid Theatre)

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Dane Quixall

Swing

Training: Shena Simon/City College Manchester and the Urdang Academy Covent Garden

Theatre Credits: Zeke and understudy Frankincense in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (UK Tour), ensemble cover Phillips and Inventor in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK & international tour), Angelique in La Cage Aux Folles (West End), swing understudy Mungojerrie, Skimbleshanks and Mistoffelees in Cats (European Tent Tour,) swing understudy Mistoffelees, Skimbleshanks and Mungojerrie in Cats (UK & international tour & West End revival at the London Palladium) and Neleus in Mary Poppins (Vienna)

TV Credits: Paul O’Grady Live@5, John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night, Comic Relief, The Royal Variety Performance, Sunday Night at the London Palladium,

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Oliver Ramsdale

Swing

Training: Laine Theatre Arts; Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship

Credits include: Swing/1st cover and played Munkustrap (Cats International Tour & London Palladium), Ensemble in Qdos Pantomimes; Nottingham, Southend and Wolverhampton.

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Jordan Castle

Walking Understudy

Training: The American Musical Theatre Academy

Theatre credits: Christmas, The Musical (Battersea Arts Centre)

Television credits: Grand Designs (Channel 4 – promo)

Cats marks Jordan’s professional debut.