Cast

Lloyd Davies

Alonzo

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Cord Elam in Oklahoma! (Gordon Craig Theatre); Ensemble in Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera); The Christmasaurus Live (Hammersmith Apollo); Ensemble/ John in Funny Girl (UK Tour); Prince Michael in Sleeping Beauty (Lichfield Garrick); Broadway to the Bay (Wales Millennium Centre); Follies in Concert (Royal Albert Hall).

Dean Ambrose

Bill Bailey

Training: Dean started his training with CPA School and then completed a Musical Theatre Diploma at CPA College.

Credits whilst training: Collections (Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford), An Evening Of Song (Jasmine Studio Theatre, Romford); Peter Pan (Palace Theatre, Newark); Peter Pan (Pavilion Theatre, Worthing) and Diverse (Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford).

Theatre credits: Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Sally Frith

Bombalurina

Training: Millennium Performing Arts

Theatre credits include: u/s Serena & Margot in Legally Blonde (UK Tour); Margot in Legally Blonde (Curve, Leicester / Monte Carlo); u/s Lady of the Lake & Dance Captain in Spamalot (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Pussycat in The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Goisa/Texas Tilley in Rumpy Pumpy (Theatre Royal, Windsor & Union Theatre); Lead in At The Movies (Bridlington Spa Repertory Season); Ensemble & Dance Captain in Spend Spend Spend (Union Theatre); Ali in Mamma Mia! (International Tour).

Matt Harrop

Bustopher Jones / Asparagus

Training: Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre credits include: Lord Battersby in Me and My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre); ensemble and understudy Molokov in Chess (ENO/London Coliseum); ensemble and understudy Pickering in My Fair Lady (Teatro di San Carlo, Naples); King Rat in Dick Whittington (New Wimbledon); Bishop of Digne in Les Miserables (Asian Tour); Mr Smythe in A Christmas Carol The Musical (Blackpool Opera House); Max in The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve); Mr Allardyce in Betty Blue Eyes (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour); Priest in Bare the Musical (European premiere, Union Theatre); Oliver! (UK Tour) where he played Fagin on many occasions; Owen O’Malley in On The Twentieth Century (Union Theatre); Mr Sowerberry in Oliver! (Louder Than Words Productions, Cyprus); Old Berger in Hair (English Theatre Frankfurt); the title role in the workshop of the new Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow for Nichola Treherne; Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Prince John in Tim Rice’s Blondel (Pleasance Theatre, London); My Fair Lady (UK Tour); Grantaire and understudy Thernadier in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre/Queens Theatre); Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour); Les Miserables In Concert (Scandinavian Tour)

Workshops include: Ivanov in Stephen Ward (Really Useful Group)

Television includes: Quacks (BBC)

Film includes: Les Miserables (Working Title) directed by Tom Hooper.

Louis van Leer

Carbucketty

Training: Louis began his dance training at D & B Performing Arts Saturday school in London at a young age.  He went on to learn styles such as Jazz, Tap, Latin & Ballroom and Ballet at various schools before being accepted into Central School of Ballet.

Theatre credits: Since graduating in 2018, he has danced in Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella on their UK and Asian Tour as part of the New Adventures company.

Katie Deacon

Cassandra

Training: Central School of Ballet in London, First Class BA(Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance.

Theatre credits: An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre); Lady in Waiting in the Royal Ballet’s Elizabeth (Barbican); Jemima/Understudy White Cat/Dance Captain in Cats (RCCL); Ginger Rogers in Welcome to the Grand (Jazz House Theatre); Spirit of Night/Dance Captain in Out Of This World (All Star Productions).

Workshops include: Swing in Immersive Nutcracker (Will Tuckett)

Other credits include: Soloist and corps de ballet roles with Balet NDB (Czech Republic), English National Ballet and The National Ballet of Ireland.

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.

Ella Nonini

Demeter

Training: Laine Theatre Arts and Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance.

Theatre includes: Wicked (Aldwych); Mamma Mia! (Novello); Julia in The Wedding Singer, Our House and The Lark (Studio Theatre, Epsom); Dance Captain and understudy Tink/Wendy in Peter Pan (Orchard Theatre, Dartford); Flying in at 40 and A Stair(E) at a Time (Epsom Playhouse); Peter Pan (Grand Theatre, Swansea); Dance Proms 2012 (Royal Albert Hall) and Snow White and The Wizard of Oz (Princes Hall, Aldershot).

Other work includes: winner at the All England Dance Finals 2011.

Jenna Lee-James

Grizabella

Theatre credits include: Guest Soloist for Brendan Cole – All Night Long (UK Tour); alternate Donna in Mamma Mia! (UK tour); Mary in Rod Stewart’s Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour); original cast of We Will Rock You, in which she played two leading roles, Meatloaf and Scaramouche (Dominion Theatre). Jenna became the only person in the world to have played all three female leading roles in We Will Rock You when she toured as Killer Queen in the 10th Anniversary World Arena tour. She created the roles of Becky McDonald in Street of Dreams – The Coronation Street Years (MEN Arena Manchester) and June Child in Twentieth Century Boy (UK premiere). Other roles include The Narrator in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre); Lorraine in Boogie Nights (UK Tour); principal singer in Money, Money, Money, the Real Abba Story (UK Tour); Maisie in The Boyfriend (Glasgow); Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Glasgow).

Leading roles in pantomime include the title role in Peter Pan (Grand theatre, Swansea); Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty with Joe Pasquale (Theatre Royal, Nottingham); Tiger Lily in Peter Pan with Joe Pasquale (Theatre Royal, Newcastle).

Television includes: The Max Proms (Omroep Max, Holland), Ruth Jones’ Summer Holiday, Parkinson, Party at the Palace, Party in the Park, Children in Need, Blue Peter, Al Murray’s Happy Hour.

Other work includes: Jenna has worked extensively as a solo artist in the UK and internationally. She has performed globally in countless concert productions and arena tours, most recently her second European tour of Champions Of Rock. Jenna has performed as backing vocalist for various artists including Ella Eyre, Laura Wright and Collabro and most recently for Take That at the 02 Arena, London. Jenna can be heard on many recordings for film, television, cast albums and live concert recordings, including the lead role on the concept album, Exposure. She is a soloist with The New London Chorale, a classical crossover group with many top ten hits in Holland. She has been a soloist on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night and is the voice of a number of children’s characters for various UK holiday companies.

Jenna’s debut solo album is due for release this winter.

Elizabeth Futter

Jellylorum

Training: Guildford School of Acting where she graduated with a first class honors degree and the musical theatre prize.

Theatre credits include: 1st Cover Glinda in Wicked (International tour); Barbie in Sky News the Musical (Union Theatre); Sally in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House); Cole (Frinton Rep); Gloria & 1st cover Lola in Damn Yankees (Landor Theatre).

Workshop credits: Suz in Murder at the Gates; Mary in Guys Fawkes the Musical; Ellie inThe Waterbabies; Lucy in The Devil’s Advocate; Leading Vocalist in My Fair Ladies. 

Voice Over Credits: Lady Loki (Marvel Avengers Academy); Lu Ping (The Girl from Shanghai)

Television Credits: Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball (BBC).

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).

Ceili O’Connor

Jennyanydots

Theatre credits include: Madame Demeziere in The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre); Nicki Wade in Badgirls (Union Theatre); understudy Eva Peron in Evita (UK tour ); singer in Thursford Musical Spectacular; understudy Jovie in Elf The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Trude in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); Marty in Grease; Polly in Crazy For You (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); understudy Dorothy/swing in Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium); understudy Luisa in The Fantasticks (Duchess Theatre). Ceili’s One Woman show The Understudy was runner up for the Theatremates Best Cabaret award.

Workshops: Sleepless in Seattle; The Little Prince; Florence Nightingale; Super Alice Smith.

Cast Recordings: Original London Cast The Wizard Of Oz, Original London Cast Elf The Musical, Words with Friends, Bob Gould, Danielle Hope, Back to the Future 54 Below. Concrete Jungle, Bobby Cronin.

Thomas Inge

Macavity/Admetus

Training: Performers College.

Thomas is one of 10 core dancers in Paramount’s feature film ‘Rocketman’, which is being released into cinemas in 2019.

Theatre credits include: Admetus/Macavity cover Munkustrap in Cats (Asian tour); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Top Hat (Japan); Dance Captain/ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Landor); Top Hat (UK Tour); ensemble/cover Dick Whittington in Dick Whittington (Manchester Opera House); El Batrone in Celtic Journey Dance Sensation (Marlowe Theatre); Franz in Coppelia (St Margarets Festival).

Other credits include: L’Oreal Road Show, Burberry Festive Campaign, BBC Dance Proms (Royal Albert Hall), Dancer for the FA Cup Final (Wembley Stadium).

Billy Mahoney

Mungojerrie

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre Credits: Swing, Dance Captain in Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue (UK Arena Tour); Mungojerrie in CATS (RCCL); Singer/Dancer, Company Manager onboard M/S Black Watch and M/S Boudicca (FOCL, Mirage Shows & Productions); Various Pantomimes for Qdos Entertainment & One From The Heart Productions: Dick Whittington (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Jack and The Beanstalk (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Jack and The Beanstalk and Dance Captain in Cinderella(Beck Theatre, Hayes)

Jak Skelly

Munkustrap

Training: Arts Educational Schools London

Theatre credits include: Guys and Dolls in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Me and My Girl (Chichester

Festival Theatre); West Side Story (Buxton Opera House); The Addams Family – A Musical Comedy (UK, Ireland and Singapore); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Thoroughly Modern Millie

(Kilworth House Theatre); West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); RENT (Leicester Curve);

Sweeney Todd (Leicester Curve).

Other credits include: Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), and the RSC’s Shakespeare Live.

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.

Alex Harrison

Quaxo/Mistoffelees

Training: Elmhurst Ballet School.

Credits include: Alex Harrison has performed with ballet companies in both Europe and America, most recently as a First Soloist with the Sarasota Ballet, Florida, USA.  He has danced lead or featured roles in works by internationally renowned choreographers such as Frederick Ashton (Alain in La Fille mal gardée), Kenneth MacMillan (First Movement Principal in Concerto), George Balanchine (Rubies Principal in Jewels), Jerome Robbins (First Sailor in Fancy Free), Christopher Wheeldon (The American) and Twyla Tharp (Nine Sinatra Songs, Forget Domani).

Most recently Alex toured China as Mr Mistoffelees in Cats.

Dan Partridge

Rum Tum tugger

Training: Arts Educational Schools London

Theatre includes: Link Larkin in Hairspray (UK Tour); Cover Rusty in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre); Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre, West End); Kerry Ellis In Concert (London Palladium); Peter Pan (Beck Theatre, Hayes); Jack and the Beanstalk (The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); Dance Captain in The Olympia Horse Show (Kensington Olympia).

Workshops include: High Society (Old Vic); The Band in Untitled (for David Pugh Ltd); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Film and television include: Rhys in Jacques (short); Son in Samsung Christmas advert 2014; ‘One to watch’ in The Elaine Paige Show (Sky Arts).

Kirsty Ingram

Rumpelteazer

Training: First Class BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre from The Arts Educational School.

Theatre credits include: Understudied and played Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (UK

Tour); understudied and played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (UK & International Tours); Dinah Lord in High Society (Mill at Sonning); understudy Blousey in Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); RSC 400th Anniversary (Stratford); Finalist in Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year 2016 (Novello Theatre); Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall); Olivier Awards 2015 & 2016 (Royal Opera House).

Other credits: Finalist in Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year 2016 (Novello Theatre); Ian Fleming Award Winner.

Matthew Rowland

Skimbleshanks

Training: First Class BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre from The Arts Educational School. Upon graduating he played the role of George in the 10th Anniversary Revival production of Taboo (Brixton Club House), for which he was nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in the Broadway World UK Awards. Matthew reprised his role in the New York 10th Anniversary Concert (54 Below).

Other credits include: Most recently, Matthew played Doctor and understudied and played Mr Wormwood and Rudolpho in Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre/RSC); understudied and played Mr Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane – also Assistant Children’s Director); Alf in Darling of the Day (Union Theatre).

As Choreographer credits include: Putting It Together (St James Theatre & G Live).

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).

Hannah Kenna Thomas

Victoria/White Cat

Training: The Delta Academy of Performing Arts and The Royal Ballet Upper School in London.

Credits include: Carousel (ENO); Mary Poppins Returns (Feature Film); Victoria, The White Cat in Cats (UK/ European Tour & London Palladium); Beauty and the Beast (Feature film).

Whilst studying Hannah performed annually at The Royal Opera House. She also took part in the 2012 Olympic Closing ceremony alongside Darcey Bussell, and has performed at Buckingham Palace with the Royal Ballet School 2012 for HRH Prince of Wales.

Gemma Buckingham

Swing

Training: Laine Theatre Arts graduating with a National Diploma in Dance (Trinity, London).

Credits whilst training: Julia in The Wedding Singer; Princess Apricot in Jack And The Beanstalk (Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Qdos Pantomimes); Ensemble/ understudy Carabosse and Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, FFE); Channel 4 Dancer on Come Dine With Me “Royal Wedding Special”; Dancer in James-Honey Music Video.

Theatre credits: Princess Apricot in Jack And The Beanstalk (Nottingham Theatre Royal); Jenny in An Evening Of Dirty Dancing (UK Tour, Stage Acts); Ginny in Some Words (new musical workshop).

Peter Cork

Swing

Training: English National Ballet School and London Studio Centre

Theatre credits include: Cats (China tour) understudying Skimbleshanks and Mr Mistoffelees; Sleeping Beauty (Kings Theatre, Glasgow); Johann Strauss Gala (UK Tour); understudy Older Billy in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace); West Side Story (UK Tour); Disney’s Tarzan (Original Stuttgart cast); Disney’s Tarzan (Hamburg); Dance Captain in Musical Starnights (European tour); Let It Be (North American Tour); The Beauty of Magic– choreographed by Anthony Van Laast & featuring Pamela Anderson (Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino); Faster Than Magic directed by Anthony Van Laast (European tour)

Television credits include: X Factor (ITV); This Morning (ITV)

Other Credits Include: Incandesence Circus Company; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Rebecca Fennelly

Swing

Training: Bird College with a BA (hons) degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: An American in Paris (Dominion); Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory & Savoy); The Producers (UK Tour); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour & Japan); You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James’ Theatre); understudied Cinderella in Cinderella (Mayflower, Southampton); Agnes in Pipe Dream (Union Theatre); and whilst training she played the roles of Yum Yum in Hot Mikado and Rita in Steel Pier.

Film/ Television includes: Rocket Man (Feature Film); Judy (Feature Film) & The Brit Awards 2012.

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).

Andrew Keelan

Swing

Training: Royal Academy of Music on the Post-Graduate Actor/Singer course.

Theatre credits include: u/s Timon, Pumba, Zazu & Ed in The Lion King (UK Tour); Herr Zeller in The Sound Of Music (Kilworth House Theatre); Policeman in Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall); u/s Tito in Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre); Passarino in The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s, London ); Side By Side By Sondheim (The Venue, London); The Woman In White (Palace Theatre, London); Showboat (Royal Albert Hall); Dickon in The Secret Garden (Byre Theatre, St. Andrews); Joly and understudy Marius in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre, London and National Tour); Neighbour and understudy Mickey in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, London and National Tour); Prince Peter in Jubilee (Her Majesty’s, London & BBC Radio 3); Morgan in Evita (Pattichion Amphitheatre, Cyprus); Jesus Christ Superstar (Sweden); Chess (BIC Bournemouth); Soloist in The Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala Concert (European Tour); Les Miserables Gala Concert (Scandinavian Tour); Peter in The Golden Key (Greenwich Theatre); Harrison in Inkel And Yarico (Covent Garden Festival); Charley in Merrily We Roll Along (Jack Lyons Theatre); Richard Crick in Tess (Old Vic Workshop); Trofimov in the Cherry Orchard; Arthur Bostock in the original stage adaptation of Whistle Down The Wind (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Harry in Once Upon A War (Churchill Theatre Edinburgh).

Film and Television credits include: Henry York Jnr in Midsomer Murders, Lee in Every Day In Autumn, Will Johnstone in Killing Time and The Social Worker in Quiddity.

Amy Whittle

Swing

Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Theatre credits include: Most recently Amy played the part of Jennyanydots understudying and playing Grizabella and Jellylorum in Cats (RCCL). Other credits include Lead Vocalist (Seabourn); Principal Soprano in Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook (UK Tour); Singer/Dancer – Sensatori, Christine Daae in Back to Broadway (Paris); lead vocalist in Back to Broadway(UK tour); Opera singer in Barockestra (Edinburgh Festival); Vocalist at the Rio De Jeneiro Carnaval; numerous concerts in the UK & Europe; member of dance group Eclipse in Sky One’s Got To Dance Semi Finals; and vocalist on single Seven Notes in Black (High Contrast).

Amy choreographed Cinderella (2016) at the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln.  She has also choreographed numerous shows for Bourne Leisure, TAG and Park Resorts, most recently assisting Creative Producer Stuart Glover on his shows for Celebrity Cruise Line in Miami.