Georgia trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She played Fiona in Tim Burton’s feature film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She has extensive stage credits including Baby June in Gypsy with Imelda Staunton, Matilda in Matilda in the West End, Blousey in Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith, Young Eponine in Les Miserables in the West End and Pandora in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
Alisha is delighted to be joining the cast of Bugsy Malone.
Previous credits include Berlin Berlin (cover Josephine Baker), The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age (Workshop). Alisha trained at Bird College obtaining a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre having previously trained at The BRIT School. Whilst training at Bird College her credits include: Danielle in Bring it On, Soloist in Now You Know, Featured Vocalist in Wars and Emcee in Lucky Stiff. Other notable credits include: the BRIT Awards with P!NK, Dancer in Bury a Friend with Hoofersuk.
Lucy began training in her home town of Blackpool (UK) before going on to train at Bird College London.
Professional credits include Ensemble, Berlin Berlin (2019/20) Ursula/Cover Maria/Cover Liesl, The Sound Of Music (2022).
Credits whilst training: Ensemble Mack and Mabel (2017) Charity, Sweet Charity (2018), Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes (2019).
Lucy is delighted to be part of this production of Bugsy Malone and would like to thank her friends and family for their support.
Training: The Urdang Academy
Credits includes: Baby Bear in Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Birmingham Hippodrome) Snow White in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (Princes Theatre, Clacton), Dancer in Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), Pony the Hat in Emil and The Detectives (National Theatre), Alice in Matilda The Musical (Stratford & Cambridge Theatre), Alison Summers/Keeley Gibson in Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace), Workhouse Girl in Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Young Eponine/Young Cosette in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Gretl in The Sound of Music (London Palladium).
Jessica is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bugsy Malone and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.
Professional Training: Urdang Academy
Credits whilst in Training: ‘Serena’ in Legally Blonde (Hannah Chiswick/Nathan ‘Neo’ Gordan/Lucy Banfield); ‘JoJo’ in Seussical The Musical (Jenna Boyd)
Alicia is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Bugsy Malone and hopes you all enjoy the show.
Esme trained at London Studio Centre (Sheila O’Neill Award recipient for Musical Theatre and Dance) and Arts Ed Sixth Form.
Her credits include: Hex (The National Theatre and Movement Workshop); Pericles (The National Theatre); Gentlemen Prefer Blonde’s (The Union Theatre) – OFFIE Award for Best Musical; Sleeping Beauty as Princess Anastasia (Greenwich Theatre) – OFFIE Award for Best Panto; Little Shop of Horrors (Pleasance Theatre); London New Year’s Day Parade dancer for FrontRow Records and English Youth Ballet Gala Course (Voiceover).
Training: Sharpe Academy Theatre credits includes: Ginger – The Night before Christmas, Harrow Arts Centre. Credits in training: Nicky – Shakers Re-Stirred, Ariel – The Little Mermaid, Puck – A Midsummer Nights Dream. Luchia is delighted to be making her professional musical debut in Bugsy Malone.
Kalifa is ecstatic to be joining the cast of Bugsy Malone. This will be his first musical theatre tour and he can’t wait to get on stage and do what he loves with a wonderful cast of friends.
Training: The Brit School & The Urdang Academy.
Theatre includes: Tommy in Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre).
TV includes: Breaking the Band: Jackson 5, The Teen Choice Awards, The X Factor, The Brit Awards, The Voice, The Voice Kids, Kimberley Wyatt Well Fit Dance Crew.
Film includes: Spell (dir. Mark Tonderai), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: The Film (dir. Jonathan Butterell), Jingle Jangle (dir. David E. Talbert).
Other work includes: Vodafone commercial, JD Sports commercial, Michael Bublé & Idina Mendel ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ music video.
Rory trained for the majority of his life at the Myra Tiffin Performing Arts School. There he found his passion for all things performing. Since the age of 18, Rory has spent a lot of time developing his craft working with the new and upcoming jazz company Jazz House Theatre. Alongside his training, Rory’s professional credits include; Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre); A Christmas Carol (UK Tour); Ragtime the Musical (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); and One For The Road (Young Vic and The Print Room).
Rory is really looking forward to touring the UK with this Company and working with talented young actors.
Training: The Urdang Academy
Credits Include: Johanna Radebe’s Freedom (UK Tour); The Wiz (The Hope Mill Theatre); The Greatest Dancer (BBC); Trigger Point (ITV); Big Night of Musicals (BBC); The Witcher (Netflix); The Kitchen (Netflix); Saul Nash Winter Collection (Vogue)
Andile is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bugsy Malone and would like to thank Apollo Artist Management and the creatives for having him on board!
Marcus trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School and Laine Theatre Arts.
As a young performer, he has appeared in UK Tours and repertory productions such as, Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Evita and Quadrophenia.
His West End credits include: Gavroche in Les Miserables, Nigel in Matilda The Musical, and Young Abel in Children Of Eden.
Marcus has also appeared in UK pantomimes for Crossroads, Imagine Theatre and Evolution Productions.
Recent Credits include: the title role in Peter Pan at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield and Young Paul Simon in Breaking The Band for ITV.
Training: Bird College.
Credits: Ensemble/Cover Billy in Dick Whittington (Royal & Derngate) .
Credits while training: Joe in 9 to 5, Don Price in Big Fish and Kurt in Heathers (all at Doreen Bird Foundation Theatre) and Ensemble/Dancer in Destinations (Orchard Theatre).
Choreography: Black and Gold (Bird College).
Other credits: Stan Laurel in Scenes in the Square (choreography by Matt Nicholson).
Thomas is thrilled to be performing in the Bugsy Malone tour as it was the first musical he performed in when he was younger
with his local dance school.
Thomas would like to thank his friends, family, teachers and agent for their continued support.
Ru trained at The Urdang Academy
Credits include: Ensemble in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford); Dancer in EUGENE ONEGIN (Garsington Opera).
Credits whilst training include: Dance Captain in PIPPIN (Bernie Grant Arts Centre); Double J in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (The Urdang Academy).
Ru is also a professional ice skater having competed internationally representing team GB, and is a 2-time National medallist.
Ru is thrilled to be making his musical debut in Bugsy Malone and would like to thank his family, friends & Agents for their continued support.
‘Bugsy Malone’ was the first show I did in secondary that affirmed I wanted to be an actor. Fast forward to November of last year and I got my first acting agent in Cowley Knox & Guy who have been amazing in the short time I’ve been with them. Fast forward AGAIN I get an email asking me to audition for this very same show. I was thinking it would be hilarious if they asked me to play Leroy the same character I played way back then and IT WAS! All that backstory is to say that this is my first ever UK tour and my professional theatrical acting debut!! I don’t think it’s sunk in yet but I’m terrified and excited and hope this is the first opportunity of many.
I studied Drama & theatre for 3 years at Royal University and also did 3 terms on Middleweek Newtons acting course after graduating. My most recent acting credits were working on ‘Anthem’ performed at the Almeida theatre performing work written by black playwrights and performed with a predominantly black cast and ‘Message in a Clay River’ as part of the Peckham Fringe.
Luke trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School and The Urdang Academy.
His Theatre credits include Ensemble, Aladdin (Corn Exchange 2019); Melchior, Spring Awakening (Bernie Grants Arts Centre); Dancer, Strike Boys. CO – ROSA (Move IT 2018); Soloist, West End Live (Sylvia Young Theatre School); Augustus Gloop, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, (Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2013); The Wizard of Oz (The London Palladium 2012); Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2011)
Training: Laine Theatre Arts and Glendale Theatre Arts. Theatre includes: Chistery in Wicked (10th and 15th Anniversary London Company), Assistant Choreographer for Something Rotten (Wermland Opera, Sweden), Dance Captain for Beauty and the Beast (Oxford Playhouse), Bill Bailey and Understudy Mungojerrie in Cats (UK Tour), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens) and Anthems: The Concert with Kerry Ellis and Brian May (Royal Albert Hall). Television includes: This Morning (ITV), The Apprentice; You’re Hired! (BBC), The Olivier Awards (ITV), commercials for Adidas and Marks & Spencer. Film includes: Another Mother’s Son (Feature Film).
Cast ‘Unders’ - Roxy
Delilah has recently completed shooting as Betsy Miller in upcoming Mammoth Screen series, TOM JONES, the adaptation of the Henry Fielding novel.
Previous to this, Delilah played Martha Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Dominion Theatre. She also played the role of Summer in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and was part of the show’s momentous 1000th performance!
Recent theatre credits include; Witch in the RSC’s MACBETH at London’s Barbican Theatre and Nora in A LITTLE PRINCESS at London’s Royal Festival Hall directed by Arlene Phillips.
Isham has been a part of D&B Performing Arts School for many years. Isham has danced competitively around the country and performed as a featured soloist in several D&B showcases and cabaret nights. Isham loves to express his creativity by singing and practicing subjects which he finds challenging, like English and Science. Isham is absolutely delighted to be making his professional debut as Fat Sam in the Bugsy Malone tour. He would like to thank his family and friends for all the support he has received and most importantly to D&B Management who have mentored and helped him through his journey!
Theatre: Young Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (West End); Tomika in School Of Rock (West End); Jade (Lead) in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Original Workshop and UK Tour)
Television: Young Ximena in Kensal Town; Fayth received Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer in Series 14 of Britain’s Got Talent
Fayth is delighted to be returning to the stage as Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and being a part of this incredible cast!
Kayla-Mai has been part of D&B Management for three years. Kayla-Mai has featured in a range of Commercials, and made her Television debut playing the role of Sweetie in Little Darlings with Sky. In addition to her training, Kayla-Mai loves to nurture her creativity by designing and making clothes, writing short stories, poems and songs and playing the piano and guitar. Kayla-Mai also takes weekly classes at D&B Theatre School. She would like to thank her family, friends and everyone at D&B Management for their support and is very excited to be joining the Bugsy Malone UK tour!
Kit is delighted to join the cast of Bugsy Malone in the role of Dandy Dan. He recently finished playing Gavroche in Les Miserables in the West End and is very excited to be back on stage again.
Kit’s other theatre credits include: Michael in Peter Pan pantomime and an Oakmore Kid in Nativity the Musical. Kit’s first role was playing Mark Getty in feature film All the Money in the World directed by Ridley Scott. Other film credits include 48 Meters Deep Uncaged and he will soon be on screen again in the new Matilda movie for Netfix.
Cast ‘Unders’ - Doodles
Training: New London Performing Arts Centre (NLPAC)
West End Theatre:
Gavroche in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre/Sondheim Theatre),
Young Charlie in Kinky Boots (Adelphi),
Young Scrooge/Johnathan in A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre),
Michael Banks in Mary Poppins (The Prince Edward Theatre).
Matilda (Netflix & Working Title Films)
Matthew Humbolt in Endeavour (ITV),
Britains Got Talent Final, 2020 – Michael Banks/Mary Poppins “One Show More” (ITV)
Original Cast Recordings:
Mary Poppins – The Definitive Supercalifragilistic 2020 Cast Recording, live at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Gabriel played the role of Nicky in short film “Dead Cool” for Glass Gun Films (winner of Best Short at the British Horror Film Festival as well as 9 other awards). He has been in commercials for Aldi – Christmas, Not On The High Street & Sainsbury’s.
Gabriel would like to thank his agents at Byron’s Management and the team at Bugsy Malone. He is so excited to be on his first tour playing the title role of Bugsy!
Albie has been performing since he was 3yrs old and has previously appeared in ‘Peter Pan’ pantomimein Gravesend.
Albie recently played ‘Dylan’ in TV pilot ‘Home Grown’. He also played the ‘Hero Spaceman’ in the Bohemain Rhapsody ‘John Lewis & Partners’ commercial. Albie can be seen in various other commercials for ‘Asda’, ‘Clydesdale Bank’, and ‘ING Bank’.
Albie is delighted to be making his professional Stage debut in Bugsy Malone, and would like to thanks all his friends and family for their support.
Training: Stagebox, LSI
Theatre: Tomika in School of Rock (Original Cast), Sara Crewe in A Little Princess (West End),
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), The Midnight Gang (Chichester Festival Theatre)
Film: Jasmine played Paper Girl in Louis Wain – feature film.
Other: Jasmine has worked on new musical workshops and as Lola for BBC radio.
Jasmine is delighted to be playing this iconic role.
Aidan trains at The School of the Arts, he enjoys singing, dancing and acting. He has previously played a theatre role of Baby Driver in Bell Bottoms and also appeared in the TV series, In the Long Run. Aidan had his professional theatre debut in the new production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks playing the role of Paul. Aidan is thrilled to be part of this production, playing Fizzy.
Cherry is a very experienced actress who has been with D&B Management for three years. She will excitingly be making her TV debut in cult classic Good Omens 2 on Amazon Prime later this year, and she has also featured in many commercial projects. Cherry loves to sing and dance and has been training with D&B Theatre School since she was 4. She loves gaming and hanging out with her friends. Bugsy Malone is one of Cherry’s favourite films so she is absolutely thrilled to be making her stage debut in the Bugsy Malone national tour. Cherry would like to thank her family, friends and everyone at D&B Management for their support and encouragement!
Cast ‘Unders’ - Knuckles
Amar is the youngest of his three siblings, he lives in Kent and attends Langley Park Boys School. Bugsy Malone will be Amar’s professional theatre debut. He has starred in numerous commercials and TV campaigns since the age of four, but really caught the acting bug when he played the Sheriff of Nottingham in his end of year school production of Robin Hood in Year three. In addition to his love of theatre, Amar enjoys playing Rugby for his school and competes internationally in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, winning the Kids World Championships in 2016 at age six.
Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School
Theatre includes: Young Nala in Disney’s The Lion King (West End); The Greatest Showman 2021 (Underbelly Festival); Coco Festival.
Other appearances include: Kidz Bop UK (music video) and TLC Kensington West End Singers.
Avive Savannah is super excited to play Blousey Brown and looking for to embark on the Musical Tour.
Charlie is very excited to join the cast of Bugsy Malone in what marks his professional debut. Having trained for a number of years at the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe and performing in Pantomime a The Wycombe Swan, Charlie can’t wait to play his favourite Bugsy Malone character Fat Sam.
Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School
Theatre includes: Young Louisa Miller in Louisa Miller Opera Show; Annie in Annie The Musical; Alice in Matilda The Musical (RSC); Music in Action (Jersey WestEnd); production workshops (Jersey WestEnd)
Television includes: Matilda in Britain’s Got Talent guest performance; Seize The Holiday (ITV); The Big Audition: Episode 6 Run Up (ITV)
Other appearances include: Matilda (film reading); voiceover (RBA Productions); Pearson ELT TV Production.
Awards include: The Stage – Sylvia Young Theatre School 2018 full scholarship award.
Ellis has been with D&B for several years. Before Bugsy, Ellis was in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium in 2021 as one of the young performers. Ellis loves to dance all the time, and trains in ballet, tap and modern at D&B Theatre School, where he also loves to act and sing and see his friends. Ellis is ecstatic about joining the cast of the Bugsy Malone tour as Fizzy, and would like to thank his family and friends, as well as all of his team of teachers and mentors at D&B, and the agents at D&B Management for giving him this opportunity!
Rayhaan is 11 years old. He is represented and training at The Rose Arts London. He is a budding actor, after performing key roles in a popular play at a renowned London Theatre. He has also appeared in a popular Netflix series, which has earned him a profile on IMDB. He loves dancing, singing and acting and is also currently studying for his LAMDA certification.
Sean is currently Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. Prior to this he was the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Sean was an Associate Director of the Oxford Stage Company from 2001 to 2006 and has also worked at the National Theatre, RSC, Tricycle, Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Credits include: Hamlet, Metamorphoses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry VI and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe); Death of a Salesman (PARCO Theatre Tokyo/Japan tour); The Seagull, Terror, Shopping and F***ing, Bugsy Malone, Herons, Secret Theatre Shows 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7, Cinderella, Desire Under the Elms, Morning, Have I None, Saved, Blasted (winner Olivier Award 2011, Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre), A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Three Sisters and Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre/UK tour/Manchester Royal Exchange/Brisbane Festival/Dublin International Festival); Ghost Stories (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre/Duke of York’s/Liverpool Playhouse/Panasonic Theatre, Toronto/Arts Theatre) and The Plough and the Stars (The Abbey Theatre, Dublin/Irish/US tour).
Drew is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and a proud Associate Artist at The Old Vic Theatre in London and The Birmingham Rep Theatre. Drew won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights in 2016 and he was nominated for the same award in 2017 for the ground-breaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Theatre credits as director/choreographer include: King Kong (The Broadway theatre, Broadway); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, London’s West End/Toronto/West Yorkshire Playhouse); On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 – Regent’s Park); The Wild Party (The Other Palace) and Torch Song (The Turbine Theatre London).
Select credits as a theatre choreographer include: Carousel (Regents Park); Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park and American national tour); In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography -Kings Cross Theatre); Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography – UK tour); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Oklahoma! (national tour) and Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester).
For the McOnie Company: Jekyll and Hyde (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Old Vic Theatre); DRUNK! (Curve Theatre Leicester/The Bridewell Theatre London); Making Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre/Latitude Festival); Slaughter (Audience Choice Award Winner- The Place Prize) and Be Mine! (Robin Howard Theatre).
Ballets: MERLIN (Northern Ballet – national tour); XYZ (Classical Creative- Digital Release); Old Man of Lochnagar (National Youth Ballet- Sadler’s Wells) and Little RED (National Youth Ballet- Hackney Empire);
Work on Film: Greatest Days Movie (Elysian Films) and Me Before You (MGM).
Originally trained as a classical musician, Jon retrained on the Motley Theatre Design course and was a Linbury Prize finalist in 2000. Since then he has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide. He designed the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London 2012, and has recently been nominated for an Emmy Award for his production design for the Red Bull parkour film featuring the world’s largest pinball machine.
Theatre includes: Bat Out of Hell (London/Germany/Toronto/New York); Wicked (Stage Entertainment, Hamburg); True West (West End); Spirited Away (Toho, Japan); Oedipus (Tokyo); Tree (Young Vic/Manchester International Festival); The Band – the Take That Musical (West End/UK tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/West End – Best Design UK Theatre Awards); Force Majeure (Donmar); The James Plays (National Theatre/National Theatre Scotland/world tour); Ghost Stories (West End/Toronto/Moscow); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Rep); Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Mametz (National Theatre of Wales – winner Best Design UK Theatre Awards and Wales Theatre Awards) and You for Me for You (Royal Court).
As an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he has designed numerous productions including: Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 season.
His extensive dance collaborations include designs for Rambert, the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House, Norwegian and Finnish National Ballets, Netherlands Dans Theater, and English National Ballet.
Opera design includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rigoletto (Oper Halle); Die Walküre (Bordeaux National Opera); Cendrillon (Glyndebourne); The Knot Garden (Theater an der Wien); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano) and Agrippina (Grange Park Opera).
Forthcoming designs include: Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods with Terry Gilliam (Theatre Royal Bath); the fourth part of the James plays, James IV (NTS/Scottish tour), and the opera Ainadamar (Scottish Opera/Met Opera, New York).
Theatre as Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arranger includes: Get Up Stand Up (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Shaftesbury); Our House (Cambridge); Made in Dagenham (Adelphi); I Can’t Sing! (Palladium); Imagine This (New London); Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum) and One Love: The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep).
MD/Arranger includes: The Man in the White Suit (Wyndhams); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); The Lorax (Old Vic/Toronto/Minneapolis) and As You Like It (Regent’s Park).
Original MD: Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace).
MD includes: Hello, Dolly! and Gigi (Regent’s Park); Three Sisters, Human Comedy, My Dad’s a Birdman, After Miss Julie and Vernon God Little (Young Vic); She Loves Me and Present Laughter (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Miser (Garrick); Treasure Island (Kingston Rose); Piaf (Sheffield Crucible); Cinderella (Bristol Old Vic) and Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK tour).
Film as Singing Coach/Vocal Arranger includes: Kinky Boots and Cemetery Junction.
Television as Composer includes: Big Performance/ Extreme School.
Theatre credits include: Magic Mike Live (Las Vegas, London, Berlin, Australia); Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre, London); Blanc de Blanc (Las Vegas, Australia); Bohemia (Monte Carlo); Legally Blonde and The Seagull (Regent’s Park); A Very Very Very Dark Matter (Bridge Theatre); Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre, London); Gobsmacked (USA tour); Hairspray, Laila the Musical, Jackie the Musical, The King and I, Happy Days the Musical, After Miss Julie and Vulcan 7 (UK tour); The Infidel, a Musical (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Sound of Music, Gypsy and Chicago (Curve Leicester); Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company); The James Plays, The World of Extreme Happiness and Love the Sinner (National Theatre); Mr. Burns and Before the Party (Almeida); Fräulein Julie (Schaubühne, Barbican); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Showtime at the Pink Flamingo and Limbo & Limbo Unhinged (Strut n Fret); Trainspotting (Glasgow Citizens); Milk, Swallow, Ciara (Traverse); The Twits, Liberian Girl, God Bless the Child, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, No Quarter and Kebab (Royal Court); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbican); A Christmas Carol, Once on This Island, Mother Courage and her Children and Dead Funny (Nottingham Playhouse); First Love Is the Revolution, The Boy Who Fell into a Book, Pastoral and Roller Diner (Soho Theatre); The Member of the Wedding (Young Vic); Testing the Echo (Out of Joint); Mogadishu and Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); One for the Road, Hedda Gabler and The Duchess of Malfi (Northampton); The Fahrenheit Twins and Low Pay? Don’t Pay! (Told by an Idiot); If Only (Chichester Festival Theatre); 1984, Macbeth, Too Clever by Half and You Can’t Take it With You (Royal Exchange) and Terminus (Abbey Dublin, Young Vic, Irish, US, Australian tour).
Sound designs include: 9 to 5, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Club Tropicana, Doctor Dolittle, Fame, The Railway Children, The Wedding Singer, The Million Dollar Quartet, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Happy Days the Musical, Carnaby Street, High Society, Blood Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde, Tommy, Save the Last Dance for Me, The Boy Friend, Half a Sixpence, The Roy Orbison Story, This Is Elvis and Laughter in the Rain (UK tours); Cabaret, Scrooge, Soul Sister, Dreamboats & Petticoats and The Country Girl (West End and UK tours); Starlight Express and Evita (international tours); Whistle Down the Wind (UK and American tours); Dancing in the Streets (West End and international tours); Mame (Hope Mill Theatre); The Stick Maker Tales (National Theatre Wales); The Wizard of Oz and Into the Woods (Leeds Playhouse); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Five Guys Named Moe (Festival Square Theatre and Marble Arch Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, A Little Night Music and The Beggar’s Opera (Chester Storyhouse); Hedda Gabler (Northampton Royal); The Prodigals (Coventry Belgrade and Edinburgh Fringe); The King and I and Hairspray (Leicester Curve and UK tour); Obama the Mamba (Leicester Curve and The Lowry) and Simply Cinderella, The Pillowman, Hot Stuff, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, Piaf, Sweeney Todd, Chicago and The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve).
Between 2002 and 2007 Ben was Head of Sound at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre where he designed: West Side Story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Macbeth, An Illustrious Corpse, Beautiful Thing, The Fortune Club, East, Divine, The Bogus Woman (also Adelaide and New York), The Good Woman of Schezuan, Pacific Overtures, The Happy Prince and The Wizard of Oz.
Theatre includes: Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Royal Windsor); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Bridge Theatre, the UK tour and in the West End); Noises Off (The Garrick Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Very Very Very Dark Matter and Julius Caesar (The Bridge); Doubt: A Parable, The Long Song, Hedda Tesman and Plenty (Chichester); Death of a Salesman (The Young Vic and West End); Carousel and Peter Pan (Regent’s Park); The Last Ship (UK tour); Is God Is, Pity, Prudes, Gun Dog, Girls and Boys, Road, How to Hold Your Breath, Linda, Birdland, The Nether, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Anatomy of a Suicide, The Twits, X and Hangmen (also West End) at the Royal Court; Don Juan in Soho and The Exorcist (West End); Machinal, The Game, Mr Burns, Medea, The Treatment, Carmen Disruption, Mary Stuart (also West End), Oresteia (also Trafalgar Studios) and Hamlet (also West End) at the Almeida; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (The Old Vic); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/Trafalgar Studios); Wings (The Young Vic); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End and NY); Scandaltown, Ghost Stories, Love Love Love, Bugsy Malone, Tipping the Velvet, City of Glass and Jubilee (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); The Way of the World, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Teddy Ferrara (The Donmar Warehouse) and Witness for the Prosecution (London Court House).
Opera includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh Festival); Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are, Dark Mirror and Curlew River (The Barbican/US tour); The Illuminated Heart (Lincoln Center, NY); Greek (Scottish Opera/Festival Theatre, Edinburgh) and Rigoletto (Irish tour).
Film/Television includes: Prisoner in Paradise, The Show, Electric Dreams, In the Dark Half, His Heavy Heart, Jimmy’s End, Showpieces and Skeletons (BAFTA nominee and Michael Powell Award-winner).
Other work includes: collaborations with Alan Moore on his comic book series Providence and the multi-media project As Big As the Sky with artist Ai Weiwei. Her work has also been exhibited at Sprueth Magers Art Gallery.
Training: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Credits as Director: Bare: A Pop Opera (Chichester Conservatoire at The Alexandra, Bognor Regis); Legally Blonde (Mountview, London); Lysistrata Jones (ArtsEd, London); Graduate musical (LSMT, London); UK premiere of James D. Reid and Nicholas Lloyd Webber’s The Little Prince (ICTheatre, Brighton); More Light by Bryony Lavery (online rehearsed reading, Drink the Ink and Magnetic Studios); Saving Rachel (Fertility Fest 2019, Olympia); Vanya’s by Barlow & Smith (MMD workshop); The Field by Lydia Thomson for Rapid Write Response (Theatre503); A West End Christmas (Cadogan Hall); The Fun Club presents… [working title] (Camden People’s Theatre) and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM! and The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan (Bridewell Theatre).
As Associate Director: Bugsy Malone (UK tour); SIX the Musical (UK tour, West End and NCL Cruises 2019-2022); Turn of the Screw (UK tour 2019); The Rink (Southwark Playhouse); Titanic the Musical (UK/Ireland tour and Hamburg State Opera) and Spamalot (UK tour 2018).
As Assistant Director: Pickle Jar (Soho Theatre); Turn of the Screw (Mercury Colchester and UK tour 2018); Ever Onward workshop (The Other Palace) and Spamalot (UK tour 2017).
Training: The Urdang Academy.
Theatre credits include: Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (English Theatre Frankfurt): Associate Choreographer on Waitress (UK tour); Swing/Resident Choreographer on Waitress (Adelphi); Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Piccadilly); Snow White (Palladium); Assistant Choreographer on Groundhog Day (Broadway); Groundhog Day (Old Vic); Choreographer for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises; Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix); Assistant Choreographer on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse); Performance Captain for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony; Assistant Choreographer on American Pyscho (Almeida); Assistant Choreographer on Matilda (Broadway); Matilda (Cambridge); Associate Choreographer on We Will Rock You (UK tour); We Will Rock You (Dominion); Fame (UK tour); Saturday Night Fever (UK tour) and Grease (UK tour).
Workshops include: Matilda (feature film).
Theatre includes: Regular work at the National Theatre, RSC, Donmar, The Globe and in the West End. She has also worked in many of the country’s regional theatres. Recent work includes Macbeth (Almeida); Small Island (National Theatre); Henry V (Donmar Warehouse); Cyrano de Bergerac (West End, Glasgow & Brooklyn); Tina, The Musical (West End & Germany) and Sweat (Donmar Warehouse & West End).
Television & Film include: Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks on all of which she is a regular fight director; My Policeman (Amazon Studios); Death of England (Sky Arts & National Theatre – BAFTA Nominee for Best Single Drama); Romeo & Juilet (Sky Arts, PBS America & National Theatre) and Gym (RADA, Short Film). Other film work includes Pondlife and Making Noises Quietly (Open Palm Films).
She is also a qualified boxing coach and coaches at Rathbone Amateur Boxing Club.
Maisie started her training in stage combat during her time at Guildford School of Acting. She is now a qualified instructor with the APC, fight performer and choreographer. She runs her own company, MC Combat, which offers further training in stage/screen combat and strives to promote female fighters.
Theatre (Fight Director): The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (Soho Theatre); The Mountaintop (Chipping Norton); LAVA (Soho Theatre); SAD (Omnibus Theatre); The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre); The Animal Kingdom (Hampstead Theatre); Fair Play (Bush Theatre); Malindadzimu (Hampstead Theatre); Falcon’s Flight (Lifeworks Creative) and The Sweet Science of Bruising (The Egg Theatre).
Television/Film (Fight Performer): Havoc (Netflix); Hanna season three (Amazon Prime); Avenue 5 (HBO); Hanna season two (Amazon Prime) and Parousia (Puzzle Piece).
Jack graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019.
Design Assistant credits: Jon Bausor; Into the Woods (Theatre Royal Bath), Rigoletto (Opera Halle), What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Rep), Spirited Away (Imperial Theatre, Tokyo), Sadeysa Greenaway Bailey; NW Trilogy (Kiln Theatre), Anansi the Spider (Unicorn), Gabriela Tylesova; ALW’s Cinderella (Gillian Lynne), Peter Mckintosh; South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre), 12 Angry Men (Theatre Cocoon, Beijing), David Korins; Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward), Simon Wells; Youth Awakening (ET space, Shanghai), Peter J Davidson; Fidelio (Lyric, Chicago), Matt Kinley; Les Misérables Concert (Gielgud), Phantom of the Opera (UK/US tour).
West End theatre includes: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Gillian Lynne); Be More Chill (Shaftesbury); Heathers (Haymarket); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo); Matilda the Musical (Cambridge) and Ghost (Piccadilly).
Other London theatre includes: Origin (Almeida); Evita (Regent’s Park); Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican and Regent’s Park); Groundhog Day, Jekyll & Hyde and High Society (Old Vic); Othello, I Think We Are Alone and Fatherland (Frantic Assembly); Leave to Remain and Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Millennials, Be More Chill, Heathers and The Wild Party (The Other Palace); Ghost Quartet (Boulevard); The View Upstairs (Soho); But I’m a Cheerleader, My Night With Reg, High Fidelity and Torch Song (Turbine); In the Heights (Kings Cross); Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch); Working, Xanadu, Carrie, Casa Valentina and Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); The Etienne Sisters (Stratford East); Paper Dolls (Tricycle) and bare (Union).
Tours and regional theatre includes: My Fair Lady (UK tour); Bugsy Malone (UK tour); The Cher Show (UK tour); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (UK tour); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (UK tour); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK tour); Rent 20th anniversary (UK tour); Lizard Boy (Hope Mill and Gilded Balloon); Talent, Kiss Me, Kate, The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible); Piaf and Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Insane Animals (HOME) and The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd).
International theatre includes: Cabaret (Lido Paris); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles); Matilda (international tour) and Ghost (international tour).
Television and film includes: Disenchanted, Mary Poppins Returns and Beauty and the Beast (Disney); Matilda (Netflix); Greatest Days (Elysian); The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance and Over the Rainbow (BBC) and Superstar (ITV).
Will is a full member of the Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain.
Verity is a London based Casting Director working across projects in film, television and theatre. Her most recent projects include associate work on All the Old Knives for Amazon; Halo for Paramount+, and The First Lady for Showtime.
Alongside screen work, independently Verity has cast projects for the Almeida, The Globe, Southwark Playhouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Old Red Lion, The Pleasance and Hope Mill Theatre.
Having specialised in young person casting, Verity has cast children in a wealth of West End shows as well as many studio feature films and television productions, most recently Small Island (The National Theatre); 101 Dalmatians (Regent’s Park); Bugsy Malone (UK tour); Frozen the Musical; Beauty and the Beast the Musical; School of Rock the Musical (UK tour); Enola Holmes and The Pursuit of Love.
Originally from Edinburgh, Lindsay trained at Bird College, graduating with a 1st Class BA (hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance.
Theatre credits include: Dance Captain/Swing in Carousel (Regent›s Park Open Air Theatre); Dance Captain/Onstage Swing in Grease (UK tour); performer in Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Programme & Performance (Frantic Assembly Theatre Company); Swing/Understudy Female Authority Figure in Hairspray (UK tour); Swing/Understudy Liz and Pam in Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto); Dance Captain/Swing in Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Dance Captain/Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK tour); Ensemble in Cinderella (Milton Keynes Theatre); Dancer in Olympic Opening Ceremony (London) and Bebe in A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv).
Film credits include: Greatest Days (Coky Giedroyc).
Creative credits include: Associate Choreographer on Be More Chill (Japan); Associate Director and Movement Director on A Face in a Million (workshop); Resident Choreographer on Be More Chill (The Other Palace, London); Resident Director/Resident Choreographer on Hairspray (UK tour); Choreographer for Sophie Ellis Bextor – LyricFest 2017 (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); Choreographer for Paper Hearts the Musical (Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Upstairs at the Gatehouse/Hamburg) and Choreographer for Three Men Naked From the Waist Down (Finborough Theatre).
Connagh made the move to London in August 2019, following a Music degree at The University of York, to throw himself into the big, scary world of being a freelance Musical Director. Starting his musical journey with the incredible theatre company TACT (The Arts Centre Telford) back in 2015, Connagh discovered music later than most, and had his first piano lesson at the age of 17 with almost no prior experience, and very quickly fell in love with it.
Connagh has worked on many amazing projects while in London, and has worked at most of the top drama schools in the UK as well as numerous workshops, UK tours, Fringe productions and West End shows. Connagh started predominantly as an audition pianist, throwing his name to every Tom, Dick and Harry who would let him play for them, and has since had the pleasure of meeting and playing for many wonderful creatives and casting directors.
Connagh would like to thank James Pearson, Rosie Pearson and Phil Bateman for their continued support, mentorship, and friendship throughout his career so far.
Connagh loves his job and is extremely excited to make the huge leap in his career to be Musical Director for the Bugsy Malone UK tour.
Credits: SIX (West End, UK tour, NCL); Dirty Dancing (West End); Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (UK tour); Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Birmingham Hippodrome); Rent (Hope Mill); The Wild Party (ArtsEd); Evita, Pippin and Saturday Night Fever (PPA) and The Season (Royal & Derngate).