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Craig Revel Horwood

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Craig Revel Horwood

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Craig Revel Horwood is a household name having appeared as a Judge on all 21 series of the hit BBC1 entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing. He also both directs and appears in the annual Strictly Come Dancing Live arena tour. He created the touring show Strictly Confidential, was Head Judge on Dancing with the stars New Zealand and is currently Head Judge on Dancing with the Stars Australia.

Craig started his career as a performer in musical theatre in his home country of Australia, moving to London to appear in many West End musicals including Miss Saigon and Crazy for You. After many years, he returned to the West End starring as Miss Hannigan in Annie, which he also twice successfully toured around the UK. He has starred in pantomime every year for Crossroads, with roles including the Wicked Queen in Snow White, Captain Hook in Peter Pan and the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella.

Craig’s work as a director/choreographer has included productions of The Witches of Eastwick and Copacabana at the Watermill Theatre Newbury, Fiddler on the Roof on a national tour, Chess on tour in the UK and in Toronto, The Hot Mikado on a national tour, and in the West End: Sunset Boulevard, My One and Only and Spend Spend Spend, the last two of which were nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Choreography. Craig has also choreographed several musicals and operas in Europe, and choreographed Paradise Moscow for Opera North, and created work for the Ballet Boyz. In 2022, Craig Directed and Co-Choreographed a new production of the musical Strictly Ballroom starring Kevin Clifton.

In 2012 Craig won the BBC2 series Maestro at the Opera, the final of which saw him conduct Act 2 of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House.  He has also won Celebrity Masterchef and discovered his Australian roots in Who Do You Think You Are.

In Summer 2021 Craig was seen travelling the UK with fellow Strictly Judge Bruno Tonioli on the ITV primetime show Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips and was revealed as ‘Knickerbocker Glory’ on ITV’s The Masked Dancer, reaching the semi-final.

In 2022 Craig toured the UK in his solo show All Balls and Glitter and in 2023 Craig reprised the role of Miss Hannigan in the UK Tour of Annie. This Christmas, Craig will be playing the ‘Wicked Stepmother’ in Cinderella at the Wimbledon Theatre.

Craig has three volumes of memoirs published, and his debut novel ‘Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street’ was published in 2020.

THE VIVIENNE

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THE VIVIENNE

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The Vivienne is without doubt the UK’s No.1 drag superstar, after emerging as the original champion of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Since then, she has become a huge star both in the UK and internationally appearing on TV regularly and releasing music for fans across the globe. 2022 saw The Vivienne’s TV career go global when she appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars All Winners on US TV. 2023 saw The Vivienne make history as the first drag star to appear on a major UK reality competition series, competing in Dancing On Ice on ITV. Viv made it all the way through the Top 3, with breathtaking performances in the final. 2023 also saw The Vivienne become the face and voice of the BBC’s Eurovision Song Contest trailers. In addition, she performed Waterloo at the massive Eurovision opening ceremony in Liverpool city centre.

Jason Manford

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Jason Manford

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Jason Manford hails from Salford, Lancashire. He is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, radio and television presenter. He began his career in 1999, while working at the Buzz Comedy Club in Chorlton, Manchester. Jason was collecting glasses when a performer didn’t arrive for an evening set. Jason, who was 17, stepped in to fill the gap, an event which marked the beginning of his comedy career. Six gigs later he was crowned The City Life North West Comedian of the Year.

After winning several smaller awards, Jason was nominated for the Perrier Award in Edinburgh in 2005 for his show Urban Legends. He shot to stardom as team Captain on Channel 4’s, 8 out of 10 Cats in 2007.

Following his UK tours in 2008 and 2009, stand up sets on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1, 2009) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic, a position which made him the ideal host of ITV’s reality comedy competition, Show Me The Funny.

A second series of his hilarious creation Walk on the Wild Side (BBC One) aired in 2010. Jason has also hosted Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1). He was a regular panellist on two series of Odd One In (ITV1).

Jason took his I’m Turning Into My Dad tour across the UK in 2010, including a five night run at the Edinburgh International Festival that summer. He then went back on tour in 2011 with Off On Tour We Go: Jason Manford Live.

After his opera singing turn saw him emerge the winner on Born To Shine (ITV1) Jason put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour. This was followed by a well-received run in the critically acclaimed hit West End musical Sweeney Todd, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. He hosted ITV’s Funny Old Year on New Year’s Eve 2013, giving his unique and personal take on everything from television to sport, from the gaffes to the feuds and the trends of the year. Jason toured the UK with his First World Problems show which took him to all corners of the British Isles which started in May 2013, performing more than a staggering 200 shows. First World Problems was released on DVD in November 2014 and the tour finished in December 2014.

In April 2014 Jason appeared alongside Shameless star David Threlfall in ITV1’s drama based on the life of Tommy Cooper, Not Like This, Like That. Jason hosted a brand new series on BBC One, Question of Sport: Super Saturday throughout June 2014. In September 2014, the illustrious Sunday Night at the Palladium returned to ITV and saw Jason as one of the guest hosts. He has also enjoyed appearances on QI (BBC Two), Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Channel 4), Comedy World Cup (Channel 4) and Lip Sync Battle UK (Channel 5).

Jason starred in The Producers as timid accountant, Leo Bloom. The show is based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie. The hilarious musical comedy which has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, opened in March 2015.

In March and April 2015, Jason starred in the BBC One six part drama series Ordinary Lies with co-stars Max Beesley, Michelle Keegan and Mackenzie Crook. For his role as downtrodden car salesman Marty, he was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the Royal Television Society Awards.

Following three successful end of year specials of Funny Old Year, Jason went on to host Funny Old Week for ITV throughout July 2015.

Jason then hosted The Money Pit on Dave (UKTV), where ordinary people decide whether or not to invest their own money on a variety of projects on the show in return for a share in the company or a special reward.

In July to November 2015, his Best Of live show toured the UK. Jason wrote a comedy-horror show called That’s The Spirit for Sky1, which aired Halloween 2016. He starred in this alongside Rebecca Callard, Imogen Gurney and Brenock O’Connor.

Jason took to the stage in February 2016 to star as Caractacus Potts in the UK critically acclaimed tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for a 12 month run.

Jason hosts a live three hour show on Absolute Radio on Sunday mornings with celebrity guests and his own comedic take on the topics of the week. His show receives huge ratings and is very popular with audiences across the UK. In 2017, Jason was nominated for Best Music Presenter at the ARIAS, run by The Radio Academy. In 2018, Jason was nominated in the Funniest Show category at the ARIAS. The show holds the Sunday morning record for pulling in the most listeners in that slot since Absolute was launched in 2001.

2017 was non-stop for Jason. After finishing Chitty in February, he went straight into hosting a brand new Sunday night primetime TV game show called Bigheads. The series began April 2017 on ITV1 and ran for six weeks. April also saw Jason present the prestigious Olivier Awards (ITV1), before jumping into hosting duties for week seven of The Nightly Show (ITV1). He also made a guest appearance in the new series of Benidorm (ITV1). In September that year, Bigheads won Best TV Game Show at the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards in Berlin. Jason was nominated for Best Entertainment Presenter for Bigheads at the National Television Awards, while the show itself was nominated for The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.

In October 2017, Jason released his debut album of musical favourites A Different Stage on Decca Records. The record ranges from show tunes he has performed in the past, to songs that are close to his heart and some of his childhood favourites. The album reached the Top 10 in the UK.

In January 2018 Jason took to the road for his mammoth year-and-a-half long Muddle Class UK tour, which explored Jason’s life growing up ‘working class’, then finding that as he’s got older, part of him has become ‘middle class’, causing much confusion!

In October 2018, Jason trod the boards once again, this time as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Towards the end of 2018, Jason filmed the Christmas special of his prime time ITV1 show, What Would Your Kid Do? and a second series, which aired in March 2019. The series set the challenge for parents to guess how their kids will react in a variety of different situations, as child development psychology merges with an entertaining game show.

December saw the release of a special Christmas episode of Jason’s Cartoonito children’s show Daisy & Ollie, which saw a special guest appearance from Take That’s Gary Barlow performing a song. Daisy & Ollie is now shown every weekday morning on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

2019 saw the continuation of Jason’s hugely successful Muddle Class UK tour, and later in the year star in Scarborough, a BBC One sitcom written by Benidorm creator Derren Litten.

May 2019 saw Manford’s Comedy Club take over Blackpool with his first ever ‘Manford’s Comedy Festival’ in partnership with Winter Gardens and Absolute Radio. The festival line-up included big comedy names such as John Bishop, Sean Lock, Milton Jones, David O’Doherty and more.

In September 2019, Jason returned to musical theatre to star in the hilarious whodunnit Curtains as Frank Cioffi, which toured the UK and included a month-long run at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre.

January 2020 saw Jason host a brand-new, primetime comedy gameshow for BBC One, First & Last. In February, Jason claimed second place as ‘Hedgehog’ in the first series of ITV1’s The Masked Singer.

During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Jason hosted a number of events from his home to keep the nation entertained whilst being stuck indoors during the lockdown. These included a weekly Friday night gameshow ‘Jason Manford’s Games Arcade’, a kids quiz every Wednesday afternoon with questions thought up by his own children and also a ‘Lockdown Comedy Club for Kids’, where Jason invited children all over the UK to send in their own jokes to be shared on his YouTube channel.

In June 2020, Jason’s Muddle Class show recorded at Stockport Plaza was shown on BBC One.

In January 2021, Jason guest starred as character Craig in BBC One’s Death In Paradise.

In May, Jason’s brand-new quiz show Unbeatable launched on BBC One, running for 50 episodes. In the same month, Jason’s Absolute Radio show won the bronze Comedy Award at the 2021 Audio and Radio Industry Awards.

In September 2021, Jason kicked off his brand-new stand-up show Like Me – a massive 280+ date UK & Ireland tour, culminating in November 2022. In October, the tour saw Jason play at the prestigious London Palladium.

January 2022 saw Jason host BBC One’s ‘Big Night of Musicals’ at Manchester’s AO Arena. In February 2022, Jason joined the judging panel of ITV’s new Saturday night prime time entertainment show, Starstruck. The same month also saw Jason return to The Masked Singer as Hedgehog, where he performed a duet in the final with winner Natalie Imbruglia.

In April Jason hosted the ‘Olivier Awards’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He previously hosted the UK’s most prestigious stage honours in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

In November 2022 Jason co-hosted this year’s Children in Need on BBC One alongside Ade Adepitan, Alex Scott, Mel Giedroyc and Chris Ramsay live from Media City, Salford.

Jason headed out into the fresh air with friend, former cricketer and broadcaster Freddie Flintoff on an unforgettable wild adventure in the depths of Snowdonia to film a one off special, Two Men and a Tent for ITV.

Also, in November 2022 Jason also released a charity single ‘Assembly Bangers’ on the Westway Red Label. This brilliantly nostalgic dance track based on the ‘hits’ that have been sung in school assemblies for many decades to raise funds and awareness for the Trussell Trust’s first ever large-scale emergency appeal to ensure food banks can keep going this winter.

In December Jason made his Panto debut leading the cast in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan in the role of Captain Hook at the Manchester Opera House.

Following the success of Jason’s charity single ‘Assembly Bangers’ released to raise funds and awareness for the Trussell Trust’s first ever large-scale emergency appeal to ensure that food banks can keep going this winter, Jason released ‘Assembly Bangers: The Album’ on Westway Music Label.

Also, in December 2022 Jason joined the panel of judges on ITV1’s Britain Get Singing including Will.i.am, Alesha Dixon and Adam Lambert. This festive show supports ITV’s groundbreaking mental health campaign Britain Get Talking.

On New Year’s Eve Jason co-hosted the National Lottery’s Big Bash from the OVO Arena Wembley on ITV1.

In what spare time he has, Jason runs Manford’s Comedy Club with his brother Colin. Since the launch over four years ago, Manford’s Comedy Club has gone from strength to strength and have booked over 300 comedians to entertain more than 80,000 people in 70 different locations across the country. From Holiday Parks to Art Centres and from bustling City Centre Nightclubs to quiet out of town theatres, Manford’s Comedy Club has delivered a lot of laughs to a lot of people.

Jason supports Manchester City FC and has a season ticket with his dad and three brothers. He cites Billy Connolly as the first comedian he saw when he was nine years old, and as the first inspiration for him to become a comedian. He has a love for family friendly entertainers including Eric Morecambe, Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson.

Nic Greenshields

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Nic Greenshields

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TRAINING: LAINE THEATRE ARTS

THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: LOVE NEVER DIES (THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE); LES MISERABLES (INTERNATIONAL TOUR) LES MISERABLES – THE STAGED CONCERT (SONDHEIM THEATRE); YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (GARRICK THEATRE); GUYS AND DOLLS (SAVOY/PHOENIX THEATRE); BILLY ELLIOT (VICTORIA PALACE); THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE); INTO THE WOODS (ROYAL OPERA HOUSE); WONDERFUL TOWN (ROYAL EXCHANGE); THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (CAMBRIDGE THEATRE); LES MISERABLES (PALACE/QUEENS THEATRE); LAUTREC (SHAFTESBURY THEATRE) MISS SAIGON (THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE); OKLAHOMA (UK TOUR); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (INTERNATIONAL TOUR); CATS (INTERNATIONAL TOUR); ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND (SOHO THEATRE); ANYTHING GOES (KILWORTH); MY FAIR LADY (KILWORTH); ANNIE (EDINBURGH); WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (EDINBURGH); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (EPSOM); HAMLET (ILFORD); SWEENEY TODD (EPSOM); DICK WHITTINGTON (BROMLEY); ALADDIN (WINDSOR); CINDERELLA (WOLVERHAMPTON)

DIRECTING CREDITS: RESIDENT DIRECTOR FOR SCHOOL OF ROCK (GILLIAN LYNNE THEATRE); ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (KINGS CROSS THEATRE); ASSISTANT RESIDENT DIRECTOR FOR GUYS AND DOLLS (PHOENIX THEATRE); AND DIRECTOR FOR STARS IN THE ROUND (ROYAL ALBERT HALL)

FILM AND TELEVISION CREDITS: CILLA (ITV); SUBCULTURE (BERSERK FILMS); DE – LOVELY (PARAMOUNT); THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (BBC); THE BRIT AWARDS (ITV); THE OLIVIER AWARDS (ITV); BLUE PETER (BBC); LIVE FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM (BBC); AND CHILDREN IN NEED (BBC)

RECORDINGS: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME; LES MISERABLES – THE MOVIE; LOVE NEVER DIES CONCEPT ALBUM

CONCERTS: LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE O2; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL; STARS OF THE WEST END INTERNATIONAL

Aston Merrygold

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Aston Merrygold

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Known for his incredible stage presence during his time with X Factor formed band JLS, it is not surprising that the band has gone on to sell out countless arena tours and sell over 10 million records, including five Number 1 hits and numerous awards. Whilst the band took a seven year break, Aston made strides in his career appearing on the West End, Strictly Come Dancing and released his platinum debut single ‘Get Stupid’ and most recently ‘Overboard’ and ‘Share a Coke’. JLS made their comeback last year and performed to sold out arenas all over the UK and Ireland.

Alongside pursuing his musical ambitions and being a husband and father to his two sons, Aston has continued to remain at the forefront of entertainment, becoming a judge on the Sky 1 talent show, Got To Dance. He was also unmasked as Robin in the Semi Finals for the 2020/2021 series of Masked Singer UK and joined the cast of CBBC’s comedy drama, Almost Never, playing Jordan, the new manager of ‘The Wonderland’. Most recently, Aston was a panellist on the Masked Singer Live tour across the UK and is due to star as Willard in Footloose the Musical this summer for performances in Aberdeen, Glasgow and London.

MARLEY FENTON

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MARLEY FENTON

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Training: The Arts Educational School, receiving the Ian Fleming Award, from where he graduated in 2023.
Theatre includes: Company in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends (Gielgud Theatre); his professional and West End debut covering and playing Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium).

Gary Wilmot

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Gary Wilmot

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After innumerable guest appearances on mainstream television, Gary starred in a string of television series making him a household name as a comic-actor and singer. Gary went onto be a subject of “This is Your Life”, hosted the Laurence Olivier awards and won a TMA best actor nomination in his musical theatre debut as Bill Snibson in Me And My Girl

Theatre credits include: Queen Nigella in Jack & The Beanstalk (The Palladium), The Wizard Wicked (Apollo Theatre) Elisha Whitney Anything Goes (The Barbican) Dame Gary in Pantoland at the Palladium (The Palladium) Jethro in Prince of Egypt (The Dominion), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (London Palladium), Jonathan Ripples in Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear (National Theatre), Grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola), Mrs Crumble in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (London Palladium), Major/Monsieur Armande in Flowers for Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sarah The Cook in Dick Whittington (London Palladium), Badger in The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium), George McMillan in Big (Plymouth/Ireland), Anthony in End of the Rainbow (National Tour), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma (National Tour), Andre in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Savoy Theatre & National Tour), Vernon Hines in The Pajama Game (The Shaftesbury Theatre), Sammy Shaw in Radio Times (The Watermill & National Tour), A Bowl Of Cherries (Charing Cross Theatre), Thomas Marvel in The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Septimus Podgers in Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime (National Tour), Billy Flynn in Chicago (National Tour), Lion in The Wizard of OZ (The Royal Festival Hall), Scarecrow in The Wizard of OZ (The Mayflower Theatre), Arthur Kipps in Half A Sixpence (National Tour), Santa Claus The Musical (The Mayflower), Dick Deadeye in H.M.S. Pinafore (NSC, Regents Park), Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Palladium), Henry 3 in Travels With My Aunt (National Tour), Pirate King in The Pirates Of Penzance (NSC, Regents Park & National Tour), Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream (NSC, Regents Park), Confusions (National Tour), Dennis Cain in One For The Road (Bristol Old Vic & National Tour), Fagin in Oliver (National Tour), Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl (Albert Theatre & National Tour), Stephen/Tony in Copacabana (The Prince Of Wales Theatre), Joe in Carmen Jones (The Old Vic), Teething Troubles (National Tour), and Bill Snibson in Me And My Girl (The Adelphi Theatre & National Tour). 

Television credits include: Gandpa Who The Grinch NBC, Showstoppers, Cue Gary, The 6’ O’Clock Show, The Saturday Gang, Copycats, So You Wanna Be Top, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon, Aspel And Co, The Bob Monkhouse Show. Don Black – Diamonds Are Forever. 

Radio: Lennie in Prostrate (B.B.C. Radio 4) 

Albums include: Love Situation, The Album (recorded at Abbey Road Studio with the London Symphony Orchestra), and Double Standards. Other Credits Include: Host/Soloist of From Hackney to Hollywood-The Songs of Don Black (UK Tour) and host of the Laurence Olivier Awards

As a writer/director: Sweet Lorraine at Regis Centre, Bognor Regis, Hackney to Hollywood (Co-written with Don Black). 

Upcoming projects – Gary was recently announced to star in the stage adaption of The Artist for The McOnie Company

For more info on Gary: www.garywilmot.co.uk or follow on twitter @garywilmotactor

Allan Stewart

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Allan Stewart

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Allan started his career at the age of 10 in the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. He appeared in clubs and theatres during his school days, and at the age of 16 wrote and recorded his first single at the Abbey Road studios, with the legendary Beetles producer, George Martin.

His voice broke and when he came back into the business two albums and the hit single “Opening Night” followed. Although he was initially known as a singer he was seduced by the sound of laughter and turned his attention to comedy and television. He starred in many series for STV including “Hello, Good Evening, Welcome,” “The Allan Stewart Tapes”, and his national television break came in the 80’s with the hugely successful series “Copy Cats”. “Live from the Palladium,” “Night of a 1000 Stars” and many other high profile TV guest spots filled his diary.  He hosted his own quiz show “Chain Letters” and appeared in two Royal Variety performances.

He played the lead in the original musical of Jolson’s life at London’s Victoria Palace, and in The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. He toured in the hit play “Stones in his Pockets” and played the part of Roger De Bris in the Mel Brooks musical “The Producers”. This year he headlines his 27th consecutive pantomime in Edinburgh. Allan is very excited to be touring in this wonderful new production of The Wizard of Oz.

 

Alex Bourne

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Alex Bourne

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Alex has recently reprised his role of Daddy Warbucks on the national tour of Annie. Other theatre includes: Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (UK Tour); Lex Hogan in Eugenius at The Other Palace; Daddy Warbucks in Annie (London, UK Tour and Toronto); Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! (UK Tour); Blackheart in Robinson Crusoe (Cliffs Pavillion, Southend); Bob in Midsummer Songs (The New Wolsey Theatre); Harrison Howell in Kiss Me, Kate (Royal Albert Hall/BBC Proms); Billy Flynn in Chicago (China Tour); Daryl in Witches of Eastwick-TMA Nominee for Best Actor (Watermill Theatre); Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate – Olivier Award Nominee (Chichester Festival Theatre and Old Vic); Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Billy Flynn in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre); Dean Martin in The Rat Pack (Flying Music/Strand Theatre, London); Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Theatrical/UK tour); Magnificent Musicals (Gary Brown); Frank ‘N’ Furter in Rocky Horror Show (Turnstyle); Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Theatrical/Dominion Theatre); Danny Zuko in Grease (Robert Stigwood Org/Cambridge Theatre, London); Kenickie in Grease (Robert Stigwood Org/National Tour); John Lennon/Bobby Vee/Bruce Springstein in Only The Lonely (Whitehall Theatre, London); Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Victoria Palace/US tour) and Showboat (RSC/Opera North at The London Palladium).

Workshops includes: Lex in Eugenius (First Family Entertainment); DrAcula in Vampi (Batty productions Ltd); Ivan in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Ambassador Theatre Group) and Manonegra in Children of the Sun (Quecha Theatricals Ltd).

Radio and concerts includes: All About Bond (Henley Festival); A Night of a Thousand Voices (Royal Albert Hall) and Friday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2).

Film includes: The Shop Owner in Cinderella starring Camila Cabello (Sony Pictures).

Aviva Tulley

Dorothy

Aviva Tulley

Dorothy

Training–The Brit School, Arts Educational School, London.

Theatre–Erzulie in ‘Once On This Island’ (Southwark Playhouse).

Concert–‘Roles We’ll Never Play’ (Turbine Theatre).

Previously played Nabulungi in ‘The Book Of Mormon’.

Benjamin Yates

Scarecrow

Benjamin Yates

Scarecrow

Training: The Arts Educational Schools, London and winner of the BBC Performing Arts Bursary.Television credits include: Olly in EMMERDALE (ITV).

Theatre credits include: Tommy Devito in JERSEY BOYS (West End); Cover Theo In THE SCHOOL OF ROCK (West End); covered and played Fiyero in WICKED (UK Tour); covered and played Jack in WONDERLAND (UK Tour); Riff and covered Tony in WEST SIDE STORY (Kilworth House); Mungojerrie in CATS (LondonPalladium, UK and European Tour); JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (World Arena Tour); THE WHO’S TOMMY (Blackpool Winter Gardens); Sonny in GREASE (Ljubljana Festival).

Emily Bull

Glinda

Emily Bull

Glinda

Training: Arts Educational Schools.

Theatre credits include: Mrs Jones in For Tonight (Adelphi Theatre); Kathy in 9 to 5 (UK tour & South Korea); Rose in The Mould That Changed the World (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & USA); Acrobat & 1st cover Miss Honey/Mrs Wormwood in Matilda (UK tour); Katie Nana & 1st cover Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (international tour); Jennie Brinker in Allegro (Southwark Playhouse); Heather in Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum); Anna in The Station Master (Tristan Bates Theatre); Secretary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall); Fritzie & 1st cover Sally Bowles in Cabaret (UK tour); Young Lucy & 1st cover Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre & Chichester Festival Theatre); Cosette in Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre); Frenchie & 1st cover Sandy in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Bobbie in The Railway Children (Sevenoaks Playhouse).

Screen credits include: Miracle Parent in Matilda: The Movie; Standby Maria in The Sound of Music Live (ITV); London Road (National Theatre & Cuba Pictures).

Recordings include: Sweeney Todd (London 2012 cast recording); The Railway Children (original cast recording).

Abigail Matthews

Toto

Abigail Matthews

Toto

Training: The Mountview Academy

Theatre Credits: Bleak Expectations (Criterion Theatre – West End); Robin Hood- The White Rock (Hastings); The Miracle Worker (The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford); Baby Bear (UK Tour); Confessions (The Playground Theatre); The Butterfly Lion (Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Peter Pan (Beck Theatre); Goodnight Mister Tom (Duke of York’s); The White Feather (Union Theatre); Bye Bye Birdie ( Rose and Crown, Offie Nominated for Best Supporting Actress); War Horse  (Gillian Lynne Theatre); Dick Whittington (The White Rock); A Winter’s Tale & The Hired Man (Landor Theatre, Offie Nominated for Best Supporting Actress); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (360 ° Theatre, Kensington Gardens); Evita (UK & European Tour).

Adam Craig

ONSTAGE SWING

Adam Craig

ONSTAGE SWING

TRAINING: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and The Dance School of Scotland.

CREDITS WHILST TRAINING: King Triton in The Little Mermaid; Mal Beineke and Lurch in The Addams Family; Mr Lindquist in A Little Night Music and Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall).

The Wizard of Oz marks Adam’s professional debut.

Alexandra Regan

OFFSTAGE SWING

Alexandra Regan

OFFSTAGE SWING

Training: Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance (BA).

Stage Credits: Ensemble Swing in Starlight Express (Bochum); Ensemble in Aladdin (Qdos); Bess in BESS (Stuart Brayson); Rita O’Grady in Made in Dagenham (Bird College); Ensemble in Dick Whittington (Qdos).

Cole Dunn

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Cole Dunn

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Cole trained at Laine Theatre Arts and was most recently Ruhrgold/Cover Greaseball in Starlight Express, Germany.

Other Credits Include: Choreographer/Gargoyle in Sleeping Beauty (Bear in the Air London), Lead Vocalist onboard Viking Entertainment, Ensemble in Beauty & The Beast (Stageworks Worldwide), The Delivery Boy in The Magic of Just Eat Commercial, Dandini in Cinderella (Crossroads & One From The Heart) and Lead Vocalist in the Aria Entertainment concert From Page To Stage.

Cole is an avid supporter of more intersectionality in the creative arts & hopes to use any platform he has to champion this.

David Burrows

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David Burrows

UNCLE HENRY & ENSEMBLE

Theatre credits include: Lt Ward and President Roosevelt in the recent national tour of ‘Annie’. Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Love in the Mist’ at Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs.  ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, which opened at the ‘Curve’ Leicester. David played Uncle Bert in ‘Half a Sixpence’, at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, which was nominated for an Olivier award in the Best new musical category and has appeared on ‘Live at the London Palladium’, ‘Children in Need’, and the ‘One Show’. He was part of the cast of ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, playing the part of Mr Hoallum, which was nominated for an Olivier award in the best revival category. Other acting credits include original cast ‘My Fair Lady’ at the National Theatre and at London Drury Lane, which went on to win an Olivier in the best revival category. ‘Oliver’ the London Palladium, UK national tour and the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto. Factory Foreman, in ‘Les Miserable’ at the Palace Theatre, London. Harvey, in ‘All the Fun of the Fair; National tour. ‘Inherit the Wind’ at the Old Vic. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, The Taming of the Shrew and ‘Babe the Sheep Pig’, all at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. ‘Diana, Truth and Lies’ at the Snapple Theatre, Off Broadway New York and Soho Theatre London. The Wizard and Professor Marvel in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse.  The Proprietor in “Assassins”, Sheffield Crucible Theatre.   Charlie Davenport in the National tour of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’. ‘The Witches’ National Tour. ‘The BFG’ National tour and West End. Archie Rice in ‘The Entertainer’, Colin in ‘Absent Friends’ and Roy Tunt in ‘The Sociable Plover’ at Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs.

Fanja Parent

ENSEMBLE

Fanja Parent

ENSEMBLE

Fanja trained at the Arts Educational School

Credits whilst in training: Larry in A CHORUS LINE and Beggar Woman in SWEENEY TODD (Arts Ed).

Further credits: Ensemble in THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2023 (Royal Albert Hall); Ensemble in LET’S FACE THE MUSIC (Royal Albert Hall) and Soloist in DISCOVERING OPERA (National Opera Studio).

Instagram: fanjapr.t

Represented by Michelle Blair Management

Kelsie-Rae Marshall

Ensemble

Kelsie-Rae Marshall

Ensemble

Training: Lisa Thornley School of Dance & The Hammond

Theatre Credits: ALW Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End ) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (London Palladium, West End); Emmie Sparrow In Brass the Musical (Union Theatre); Princess Jasmine In Aladdin (New Brighton Floral Pavilion);  Ensemble U/S Ulla The Producers (International Tour); Ensemble U/S Lisa Housman Dirty Dancing  (UK Tour); Ensemble Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Leeds Playhouse & UK Tour); Demeter in Cats (Royal Caribbean); Ensemble Red Hot Broadway (China Tour)

Other Credits: Christmas Spectacular (The Barbican); Cinderella Workshop (Andrew Lloyd Webber); Floating Festivals: Stages & Throwback Cruise (Beyond Repair Dance); Britain’s Got Talent Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (ITV); London Live News – Brass (London Live); Dancer Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders (BBC); Carnival Cruise lines Dancer/Singer (Carnival Paradise & Carnival Breeze); Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Dancer (Oasis of the seas); The Blues Brothers Show (Monte Carlo Sporting Club); Dancer House full 3 (Bollywood)

Kelsie would like to thank her Mum and Dad for their continuous love and support.

Martin McCarthy

OFFSTAGE SWING

Martin McCarthy

OFFSTAGE SWING

Training: Dixon-Woods School of Dance, & Italia Conti

Theatre: Drake & understudy Rooster in Annie (UK Tour); The Wizard of Oz (Curve); White Christmas (Tour); Witches of Eastwick Concert (Sondheim Theatre); On Your Feet! (Curve; ENO & Tour); West Side Story (Curve); 42nd Street (Theatre Royal); Grease (Curve); Legally Blonde (Curve); Calamity Jane (Watermill/ Tour); White Christmas (Edinburgh & Cardiff); Top Hat (Aldwych & Tour); Chess (Tour); Tap Dance Fever (Canada); Dick Whittington (Cochrane); State Fair (Finborough); Evita (Tour); Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Be Good, The Boyfriend and The Taming of The Shrew (all Regents Park); Fame (Tour), Follies Concert (Palladium); Santa Claus (Southampton & Liverpool)

Film: Matilda

Other: Choreographer on Crazy For You (Gothenburg); Choreographer on Singin’ in the Rain (Broadway Theatre); Associate Choreographer on Kiss Me Kate (Luxembourg); Associate Choreographer on Legally Blonde (South Korea); Assistant Choreographer on Kiss Me Kate (Chatelet); Assistant Choreographer on Let’s Dance Again (Royal Festival Hall)

Nathan Routledge

Ensemble

Nathan Routledge

Ensemble

Training: Performance Preparation Academy (PPA)

Theatre: Jersey Boys (UK & Ireland Tour); Roles We’ll Never Play (Vaudeville Theatre); The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum); Snow White (Manchester Opera House)

Other Work: Grad Tidings (Southwark Playhouse); Unplugged (Phoenix Arts Club)

Nathan is delighted to be joining the cast of The Wizard of Oz!

Instagram: @nathan.routledge

Olivia Kate Holding

Ensemble

Olivia Kate Holding

Ensemble

Training: Olivia trained at Bird College, where she graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree.

Theatre credits: Hamilton- Victoria Palace Theatre,  On Your Feet!, Young Gloria/ensemble- Original UK tour cast, Saturday Night Fever – UK tour Linda/cover Annette, Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, Mamma Mia! Swing cover Ali/Lisa – Novello Theatre

TV credits: Ant& Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Paddy’s ITV Christmas special, The Apprentice – ‘You’re Hired!’

Rose Ouellette

ONSTAGE SWING

Rose Ouellette

ONSTAGE SWING

TRAINING: Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton

THEATRE CREDITS: Dinah in Starlight Express (Mehr Entertainment, Bochum), Joanne/Cover Gloria/Assistant Dance Captain in Rocky the Musical (Stage Palladium Theatre) Swing/Assistant Dance Captain in Mamma Mia! (Stage Metronome Theatre), Taddy- Jo/Cover Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Denver Arvada Center), Polly in Crazy for You! (San Diego Moonlight Amphitheatre), Soprano Soloist in All Night Strut (Broward Stage Door) .

OTHER CREDITS: Ensemble/Cover Olive Thomas in Ghostight (Signature Off-Broadway Theatre, New York Musical Theatre Festival), Featured Soloist in Divas! ( The Palace Theatre), Ensemble in Spandex (Roy Arias Off- Broadway Theatre, Workshop), Lead Soloist (AIDA Cruises)

Sadie Levett

Ensemble

Sadie Levett

Ensemble

Training: Italia Conti Academy. National Youth Theatre

Theatre credits include; Cathy in Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre), Carrie (u/s Pearl and Dinah) in Starlight Express (Bochum)

Credits whilst training: Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, Julie/Ensemble in Our House, Soloist in An Evening with Earl Carpenter

Sadie would like to thank her family for their ongoing and unconditional support!

Sydney Spencer

Ensemble

Sydney Spencer

Ensemble

SYDNEY SPENCER – SHE/HER

Sydney trained at The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits: Ensemble/Cover Kay in CLOSE-UP: THE TWIGGY MUSICAL (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ayesha in SCOUTS! THE MUSICAL (The Other Palace).

Theatre credits in training: Patsy in GAS STATION ANGEL; Kyra/Dance Captain in BARE; Rita O’Grady in MADE IN DAGENHAM; Ilse/Dance Captain in SPRING AWAKENING; Charlotte Cary in THE WELKIN; Mrs Corry in MARY POPPINS (Mountview) and Ensemble in MAGIC AT THE MUSICALS (Royal Albert Hall).

Instagram: @_sydneyspencer

Twitter: @_sydneyspencer

Represented by Michelle Blair Management

Thomas Kalek

ENSEMBLE

Thomas Kalek

ENSEMBLE

Training: Bird College

Theatre credits include  Mother Goose (Hackney Empire Theatre, London), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (New Victoria Theatre, Woking)

Film credits include Barbie (Warner Bros.)

Thomas is excited to be joining this production and would like to say a massive thank you to his family, friends and agents for their continued support.

Tyler Ephraim

Ensemble

Tyler Ephraim

Ensemble

Training: London School of Musical

Theatre includes: Frank in Trolls – Online (The Cockpit Theatre), Dan/1st Cover Issachar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  (UK & International tour), Stick Man in Stick Man (UK tour), Mane Man in The Wonderful Storybook (Theatre Peckham), Judah in Joseph and theAmazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Spencer in Boogie Nights (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Death of Rats in Soul Music (Rose Theatre), Ensemble in Dark Tower (Riverside Studios).

Credits whilst training include: Jimmy in Grand Hotel, Jester In Once Upon a Mattress, Bill/Ron Macer in Made in Dagenham.

Other work includes: On Hostile Ground (online musical) and Juhgiyo (music video)

Tyler is thrilled to be apart of The Wizard of Oz Cast and would like to thank his family, friends and agent for their constant love and support. Especially his Nan.