Tim Rice

Lyrics

Tim Rice

Lyrics

TIM RICE has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession – musical theatre. Their first collaboration (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew) was based on the life of Dr. Thomas Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist, The Likes Of Us. Their next three works together were much more successful – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstarand Evita.

Tim has since worked with other distinguished popular composers such as Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Alan Menken (Aladdin, King David, Beauty and the Beast), Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Chess), and Stuart Brayson (From Here To Eternity). He also wrote two songs with the late Freddie Mercury, featured on Freddie’s album Barcelonawith Montserrat Caballé.

He has recently written new material with Sir Elton for the 2019 release of The Lion King as he did with Alan Menken for the 2017 release of Beauty and the Beast.

Tim founded his own cricket team in 1973, which played its 700th match in 2019, and was President of MCC, founded in 1789, in 2002. He was appointed President of the London Library in 2017 in succession to Sir Tom Stoppard. He is a Trustee of Sunderland FC’s Foundation of Light and a Life Vice President of the schools/cricket charity Chance to Shine. He is a regular broadcaster/presenter on BBC Radio 2, drawing on his extensive knowledge of the history of popular music since Elvis was a lad. He has won several awards, mainly for the wrong thing or for simply turning up.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music

When Sunset Boulevard joined School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in February 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently.   Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Love Never Dies and School of Rock. His latest musical, a very new take on Cinderella is planned to preview on Broadway in 2020.

 

His production of School Of Rock was the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway.  He has co-produced his own shows including Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera and his credits as a solo producer include groundbreaking Bombay Dreams, which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage, the Olivier Award Winning Daisy Pulls It Off and La Bete, the record breaking London Palladium production of The Sound Of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

He owns seven West End Theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the London Palladium and The Other Palace, which provides a unique London home for new musicals in development.

Every penny of his theatres profits is invested back into the buildings.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.

Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.   Additionally he has been honoured with seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor.

He was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997. His autobiography Unmasked was published by Harper Collins in March 2018.

Laurence Connor

Director

Laurence Connor

Director

Director: Chess (English National Opera); Unmasked (The Other Palace); Miss Saigon (Broadway, West End); School of Rock (Broadway, West End, US Tour, Australia, China and Korea); Les Misérables (Broadway, US Tours, UK Tours, Australia, Japan, Korea and Spain); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Australian arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera (UK and US tours); Oliver! (UK tour). He directed the 25th anniversary concert ofThe Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 in London, both of which were simultaneously broadcast in cinemas worldwide and subsequently released on DVD.

DVD credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena Tour); The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary concert (Royal Albert Hall) and Les Misérables (O2 Arena).

Awards: Miss Saigon on Broadway (Tony nomination for Best Revival); Miss Saigon (UK – Manchester Evening News Award for Best Touring Musical, Korea – Best New Foreign Production and Best Ensemble in a Musical, and Australia – the Green Room Award for Best Director of a Musical) and Les Misérables (UK – Best Musical at the Manchester Evening News Awards).

JoAnn M. Hunter

Choreographer

JoAnn M. Hunter

Choreographer

JoAnn M. Hunter has 20 Broadway shows to her credit as a Choreographer, Associate Choreographer and Performer.

Choreography:

Broadway – School Of Rock (Bdway, US Nat’t Tour and West End, Australia), Disaster, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Broadway Bound.

National Tour/Regional: Ever After (Alliance Theatre), World Premiers of August Rush with John Doyle, Beatsville by Glenn Slater, A Sign Of The Times by Bruce Vilanch, Harmony (Alliance/Ahmanson Theatre) by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, and Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes’ The Nutty Professor directed by Jerry Lewis. Pump Boys and Dinettes , Grease, Oliver, & Curtains all at (PMP), Nat’l tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She has directed Debra Monk in her one woman show with special guest Ron Rifkin, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, and David Hyde Pierce.

Assoc Broadway Choreographer – Spring Awakening, Curtains, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up.

Up coming projects: UnMasked at PMP.

In development, Rock And Roll Refugee (Dir/Chor) The Story of Lady Rocker Genya Raven, Lourds Lane superhero rock musical SuperYou (Dir/Chor).

Morgan Large

Set and Costume Designer

Morgan Large

Set and Costume Designer

Recent credits: Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse/Northern Stage. UK Theatre Award for Best Design); Violet, The Woman in White, Death Takes a Holiday (Set Design, Charing Cross Theatre); The Lady Vanishes, Rain Man (Bill KenwrightLtd); Guys and Dolls (Royal Albert Hall); Rock of Ages, Fame! (UK Tours); Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory); Tell Me on a Sunday (Set Design, Majestic Theatre, Shanghai/RUG); Ruthless! (Arts Theatre); The Christmasaurus (Hammersmith Apollo); Top Hat (Set Design), Thoroughly Modern Millie(Kilworth House); Tango Moderno (UK Tour); George’s Marvellous Medicine (Leicester Curve/UK Tour); Deathtrap (Salisbury Playhouse/UK Tour).

Other credits: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre.Olivier Awardfor Best Revival of a Play); Othello, Lives in Art (Sheffield Crucible); The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre/UK Tour); Forbidden Broadway (Vaudeville Theatre/Menier Chocolate Factory); Midnight Tango (Phoenix Theatre/Aldwych Theatre/UK Tours); The Life of the Party (TheatreWorks, California/Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Me Tender (UK Tour); Dance ’til Dawn (Aldwych Theatre/UK Tour); Our New Girl (Bush Theatre); Room on the Broom (Lyric Theatre/Garrick Theatre/World Tour); Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre); Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre); Footloose (Playhouse Theatre/Novello Theatre/UK Tour/South Africa).

Ben Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Ben Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Ben is an Associate Artist of Curve in Leicester. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London.

 

West End includes: Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Inala (Peacock Theatre); Young Frankenstein (Garrick); Annie (Piccadilly); Snow White, Dick Whittington and Cinderella (Palladium); Breakfast at Tiffanys (Theatre Royal Haymarket); All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick); Visiting Mr Green (Trafalgar Studios); Dancing in the Streets (Cambridge) and African Snow (Trafalgar Studios).

 

Regional and UK tours include: Rough Crossing, Dracula, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tours); Love on the Links & Before the Party (Salisbury Playhouse); An Officer and a Gentleman, Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful Thing  (Curve/UK tour); What the Butler Saw (Curve/Theatre Royal Bath); The Importance of Being Ernest (Birmingham Rep/Curve); Kiss Me Kate (WNO/Opera North), Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath/UK tour); The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival);  The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House (New Wolsey, Ipswich/UK tour);  Sherlock Holmes, Angus Thongs and Even more Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse);  Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd).

 

International Includes: La Clemenza di Tito (Opéra de Lausanne/Opera de Oviedo); Romeo und Julia (Theater Trier); Annie and Chess (Toronto); The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Life, Strangers On A Train, Sweet Charity and Tommy (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Legally Blonde (South Korea); Inala (Sadlers Wells/International tour); Faust, 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Dracula (Singapore/Bangkok) and Voices of The Amazon.

 

Television includes: Quadrophenia, The Classic Brit Awards (Royal Albert Hall); The Olivier Awards 2011 – 2019 (Knight of Illumination Award for Best Lighting, Royal Opera House and Royal Albert Hall); The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall) and Il Divo (Coliseum).

 

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Gareth Owen

Sound Designer

Gareth Owen

Sound Designer

Sound Design Award highlights : Oliver Award for COME FROM AWAY, Olivier Award for MEMPHIS, Olivier Award for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Tony nomination for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Tony nomination for END OF THE RAINBOW, Olivier nomination for BAT OUT OF HELL, Olivier nomination for TOP HAT, Olivier nomination for END OF THE RAINBOW, Outer Critics Circle Award for COME FROM AWAY Broadway, Pro Sound Award for SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR.

West End Musical Design highlights : COME FROM AWAY, BAT OUT OF HELL, STRICTLY BALLROOM, 42nd STREET, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, MEMPHIS, I CAN’T SING, IN THE HEIGHTS, IMPOSSIBLE, TOP HAT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, MIDNIGHT TANGO, SWEET CHARITY, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CAROUSEL, PALLADIUM PANTO, SHOUT!, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HIGH SOCIETY, FAME, CALAMITY JANE, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES.

International Design highlights : SUMMER (Broadway), COME FROM AWAY (Broadway), BRONX TALE (Broadway), STARLIGHT EXPRESS (Bochum, Germany), CLUELESS (New York), DISNEY’S HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Worldwide), SPRING AWAKENING (Broadway), DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID (Worldwide), END OF THE RAINBOW (Broadway, London), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Broadway, London), LITTLE PRINCE (Abu Dhabi), SECRET GARDEN (Broadway), SISTER ACT (UK, Brazil, Italy, France, Holland), DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Worldwide), BODYGUARD (Holland, Spain), LET IT BE (Broadway, London, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Germany), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (UK, Russia, Japan, Germany, Australia), HAIRSPRAY (UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia), (London), GLEE LIVE (Worldwide Arena Tour), FOOTLOOSE (London), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Korea, Spain, Taiwan), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (UK), and CATS (International Arena Tour).

Richard Mawbey

Hair, Wigs and Make-up Design

Richard Mawbey

Hair, Wigs and Make-up Design

Richard has enjoyed a great career in hair, make-up and wigs. He has worked on “Finding Neverland” “Evita”, “La Cage Aux Folles”, “Frost Nixon”, ”Waitress” and “Priscilla” in New York. London theatre credits include “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Nine to Five”, ”Uncle Vanya”, “Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall”, ”Pack of Lies”, ”Pinter at the Pinter”, ”The Lieutenant of Inishmore”, ”Labour of Love”, ”Spamilton”, “Lazarus the David Bowie Musical”, “The Libertine”, “ Mrs Henderson Presents”, ”Elf”, “The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Season”, “The Ruling Class”, “Assassins”, “Urinetown”, ” Forbidden Broadway” “Richard the Third”, “From Here To Eternity”, “The Commitments”, “Strangers On A Train”, ”A Midsummer Nights Dream”, ”Merrily We Roll Along”, “ Privates on Parade” ”South Pacific”, “Top Hat”, “Hairspray”, “Passion”, ”Legally Blonde”, ”End of the Rainbow”, “Piaf”, “Sweet Charity”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Guys and Dolls”, “The Producers”, ”Kiss Me Kate”, “Starlight Express” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.

Nationwide productions include: The Madness of King George for Nottingham Playhouse and National Theatre LIVE”, “CILLA the Musical”, “White Christmas”, ”Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “We Will Rock You”, ”Nine To Five”, “A Damsel in Distress” at Chichester Festival Theatre, “Benidorm the Musical”, “Abigail’s Party” and “Little Britain Live”. He owns London’s Wig Specialities, Film credits include “The Ghost Writer”, “Titanic”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “Star Wars”, “Mask of Zorro”, “Disney’s Santa Clause” and Richard Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter.

Television includes: “ITV’s CILLA”, “Vikings”, “Black Sails”, “Ripper Street”, “Mr Selfridge”, “Little Britain”, “Catherine Tate Show”, “French and Saunders”, “Poirot”, ‘’Miss Marple’, “Gavin and Stacey”, “House of Saddam” and “Larkrise to Candleford”.

Richard is Personal wig-maker to Sir Sean Connery, Kylie Minogue, Sheridan Smith, Paloma Faith, Jessie Jand Dame Edna Everage..

John Cameron

Orchestrator

John Cameron

Orchestrator

Oscar-nominated John Cameron created the orchestrations for the 1991 Palladium production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat . He is best known for his orchestral score for every version of Les Misérables between 1979 and 2006 including the original Robert Hossein production in 1980 through the RSC, Broadway, tour and concert versions, winning the New York Drama Desk Award for Orchestration in 1986 and the National Broadway Theatre Award in 2002. Other shows he has arranged include Honk, & Spend, Spend, Spend. Zorro The Musical which he co-composed with the Gipsy Kings was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2009.

As a composer, John’s 50+ movie scores Include the Oscar nominated score for A Touch of Class, the British classic Kes and the Emmy Nominated score for The Path to 9-11.

Songwriting hits include Agnetha Faltskog’s If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind. Concert works include the cantata Missa Celtica recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and the choir of New College Oxford. Recording artists worked with include Jose Carreras, Donovan, Hot Chocolate and Heatwave.

In 2014, Nils’ Wonderful Adventure a musical in Mandarin Chinese, with music and original English lyrics by John, won a Golden Lion Award in China for Best Children’s Musical. As well as developing the songs and the score for Mister Mayfair, a movie trilogy, John is currently working as composer/lyricist on four different Music Theatre projects, from a Kung-Fu extravaganza set in 1930’s Shanghai, Hard Times that he and John Caird are developing for Lorne Campbell and Northern Stage, Ruth The Musical (the story of Ruth Ellis) recently presented at The Actors Church, and In Another Century, a love story set during the Easter Uprising in Dublin.

John Rigby

Musical Supervisor and Director

John Rigby

Musical Supervisor and Director

Dr John Rigby is a conductor, musical supervisor and musicologist who initially studied orchestral conducting at the University of Huddersfield and the Royal Northern College of Music. He gained his PhD from Kings College London having researched the cultural resonances of Franz Lehár’s ‘Berlin’ operettas during the Weimar Republic. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Arts from Edge Hill University in recognition of his work in musical theatre and conducting.

West End credits include: An American in Paris (Dominion); Beautiful and Damned (Lyric); The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello); The King and I (Palladium); The Last Empress (Apollo, Hammersmith); Marguerite (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s Theatres); The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy); The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); and Sinatra (Palladium).

As Musical Supervisor, he worked on the UK Tours of The Producers and The King and I; Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary Tour of The Phantom of the Opera; the arena world tour of Jesus Christ Superstar; the new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre and School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Currently, he is Co Musical Supervisor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella, also at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Elsewhere, he has conducted Chess for English National Opera, Carmen Jones at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Madama Butterfly for Lyric Opera, Dublin, Carousel for Opera North and Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park, as well as enjoying regular concert engagements with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Hallé, the London Concert Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.

John Rigby was nominated for Best Musical Direction for the 2019 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards and is delighted to be returning for this year’s revival.

Stuart Burt CDG

Casting Director

Stuart Burt CDG

Casting Director

Stuart is a freelance Casting Director, Artistic Associate of the Lyric Hammersmith and was previously Head of Casting at the Ambassador Theatre Group from 2012 to 2017. He is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

Current projects include: The Memory of Water (Nottingham Playhouse); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium); & Juliet (Manchester Opera House/Shaftesbury Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (ATG); A Doll’s House, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith); Guys and Dolls (Crucible Theatre); How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Lowry Theatre/UK Tour).

Theatre credits include: Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Crucible Theatre); Pinter at the Pinter (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Skellig, The Madness of George III and Kinder transport (Nottingham Playhouse); Hogarth’s Progress: The Art of Success and The Taste of the Town (Rose Theatre Kingston); Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park); Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera); Big Fish (The Other Palace); The Christmasaurus (Hammersmith Eventim Apollo); The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith); Uncle Vanya (Theatr Clwyd/Sheffield Crucible); Terror (Lyric Hammersmith/Brisbane Festival); The Rocky Horror Show (BB Promotion); Buried Child (Trafalgar Studios); The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios); The End of Longing (Playhouse); Passion Play (Duke of York’s); Blue/Orange, Private Lives, Gaslight, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Rocky Horror Show, Annie Get Your Gun, Tonight’s The Night and Spamalot (UK Tour); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse); The Choir (Glasgow Citizens/UK Tour).

As Casting Director for The Jamie Lloyd Company credits include: Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s); The Maids, The Homecoming, The Hothouse, The Ruling Class, Richard III, Macbeth, East is East and The Pride (Trafalgar Studios).

Jo Hawes CDG

Children's Casting Director

Jo Hawes CDG

Children's Casting Director

Joanne Hawes trained at LAMDA and started her career at the Theatre Royal Windsor in Stage Management.   In London she was part of the Stage Management teams for ANNIE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, ON YOUR TOES and LA CAGES AUX FOLLES. Following several years as a theatrical PA she became the Children’s Casting Director for OLIVER! at the London Palladium in 1995. Many wonderful shows have followed and current productions include LES MISERABLES in London and on tour, MARY POPPINS, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the forthcoming LION KING UK Tour, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at the Arcola and THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE.

Jo gives Masterclasses in the Art of Auditioning to children and young people from 7 years old.  She also runs very successful Performing Arts Courses in which the young performers take part in musical numbers but also learn other skills such as make up, puppetry, flying, mime, photography and making and working with props.

Her book CHILDREN IN THEATRE is a useful handbook for parents, children and industry professionals.

Jo has been happily married to a trumpet player for nearly 34 years, has children who are all involved in the industry and lives in Berkshire.

Nikki Woollaston

Associate Director

Nikki Woollaston

Associate Director

As Director: Weimar Cabaret (Barbican London); Hairspray, Sweet Charity, Les Misérables and West Side Story (Pimlico Opera)

As Director/Choreographer: Anton & Erin Dance Those Magical Musicals/Movies, From Broadway to Hollywood, Swing Time, Just Gotta Dance and That’s Entertainment (Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, UK Tour); Anton and Erin’s Christmas Cracker (Royal Albert Hall) and Ballroom to Broadway (Anton Du Beke, UK Tour).

As Choreographer/Movement Director: Porgy and Bess (Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen); The King’s Speech (Wyndhams Theatre & UK Tour), Backbeat (Duke of York’s, London/Toronto/Los Angeles);Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park); Samson et Delila, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Dialogues des Carmelites (Grange Park Opera); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Wuthering Heights (UK Tour); Marguerite (Haymarket Theatre, London and Japan); Kismet (English National Opera); The King and I (UK Tour); Nymph Errant(Minerva, Chichester) and The Vivien Ellis Awards (Her Majesty’s Theatre London).

As Associate/Rehearsal Director: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium); Chess (ENO); 42nd Street (Theatre du Châtelet Paris); She Loves Me (Chichester Festival Theatre); Madama Butterfly (Grange Park Opera) and Shoes (Saddler’s Wells/Peacock Theatre).

As Assistant/Resident Choreographer: Gypsy (Savoy Theatre, London); Oliver! (London Palladium); Cats (New London Theatre); Anything Goes (Royal National Theatre & Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); On The Town (English National Opera & Theatre du Châtelet, Paris); Sinatra (London Palladium & UK Tour).

Mass Movement Choreography: Kynren, Season 1,2 & 3; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Opening Ceremony); London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Opening and Closing Ceremonies); Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games (Opening and Closing Ceremonies); Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Doha); The Big If (Hyde Park, London); United Arab Emirates 44thNational Day Stadium Celebration (Abu Dhabi).

Billy Mitchell

Associate Choreographer

Billy Mitchell

Associate Choreographer

Training: Tiffany Theatre College

Choreography work includes: Associate Choreographer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CINDERELLA (New London, West End), Assistant Choreographer for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (London Palladium), Assistant Choreographer for SCHOOL OF ROCK (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End), UK Associate Choreographer for SCHOOL OF ROCK (South Korea) and Choreographer for ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT LIVE AT CHELSEA (London).

Dance Captain: SCHOOL OF ROCK (Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End), WICKED (Apollo Victoria Theatre, West End) and MAMMA MIA! (Novello Theatre, West End).

Rebecca Louis

Resident Director

Rebecca Louis

Resident Director

Associate Choreographer/Children’s Director on Nativity! The Musical (Regional Tour & Hammersmith Apollo 2018 & 2019), Associate Director on The National Theatre’s Flash Mob for PRIDE 2019, Associate Movement Director on A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic), Acting Resident on The Girls (Phoenix Theatre), Assistant Choreographer on The What’s On Stage Awards 2016 (Prince of Wales Theatre), Assistant Choreographer/Director on Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Assistant Choreographer and Rehearsal Cover on Follies (Royal Albert Hall), Assistant Choreographer on A Little Night Music Concert (Palace Theatre), Resident Director/Assistant Choreographer on Betty Blue Eyes (UK Tour), Annie (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Assistant Choreographer on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for Qdos Pantomimes (Beck Theatre Hayes), Associate Choreographer on The Sound of Music for Popular Productions (Doha & Bahrain)

Before Rebecca’s transition to become a creative, she performed for 20 years in several West End and touring shows and enjoyed working with children; which included Dance Captain on Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). She regularly leads workshops for Delfont Mackintosh Education, guest teaches in several performing arts colleges and every year is involved with Kids Week workshops in the West End.

Rebecca is thrilled to be working with both children and adults alike on this production of ‘Joseph’ at the world famous London Palladium.

Ali Berry

Associate Musical Director

Ali Berry

Associate Musical Director

Ali Berry studied piano and violin at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded one of their top prizes before also training at the RCM as a repetiteur in vocal coaching and conducting.

She was Associated Musical Director for THE LION KING, London and Assistant Musical Director for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK & Ireland tour, LAUTREC, London & TABOO, London.

Ali plays extensively in the West End working on MARY POPPINS, LES MISERABLES and WICKED having  also worked on ALADDIN, JERSEY BOYS, MATILDA, MISS SAIGON, BILLY ELLIOT, ANNIE, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, MARTIN GUERRE, THE CARMAN, THE KING AND I and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

She toured the UK with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & Scandinavia with LES MISERABLES & was Musical Director on Broadway in New York for THE THREEPENNY OPERA with the NYMT as well as ‘GUERNICA’ and ‘WAR CHILD’ .

Other credits also include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Music Theatre Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Batignano Opera (Italy), Symphonia Academica & Musical Director for Toni & Guy at the Excel Centre SALON INTERNATIONAL.

Ben Mark Turner

Children’s Musical Director

Ben Mark Turner

Children’s Musical Director

Ben is delighted to be making his professional debut at the Palladium this Summer. In 2020, Ben graduated from King’s College London with first-class honours, and returned in September last year to complete a Master’s in Musicology. During his studies, Ben received his vocal training from the Royal Academy of Music and was the recipient of a young conductor scholarship from Sing for Pleasure. Ben is the former musical director of All the King’s Men and has worked avidly with North-West and London-based youth musical theatre societies.

Sam Davis

Dance Arrangements

Sam Davis

Dance Arrangements

Broadway credits include: An American in Paris, Prince of Broadway, Holiday Inn, Gigi, Side Show, Big Fish, Curtains, and the upcoming Company.

London:  Joseph.. (2019), An American in Paris, and Company.  Film and television credits include Beauty and the Beast (2017), Hail, Caesar!, “A Christmas Story Live,” and “Good Behavior.” As composer: Bunnicula, #DateMe, Red Eye of Love, Love and Real Estate (all off-Broadway), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park.)

Other theatre work includes: Susan Stroman’s Little Dancer (Kennedy Center, Seattle’s 5th Avenue) and The Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theater), The Trumpet of the Swan (Kennedy Center), The Honeymooners (Paper Mill), Ever After (Atlanta’s Alliance), and music supervisor for Dreamgirls (U.S. national tour, Korea, South Africa, Japan).

Sam is a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and a graduate of the University of Michigan. For more information, visit samdavismusic.com

Simon Gooding

Production Manager

Simon Gooding

Production Manager

Simon Gooding is one of the UK’s most prolific production managers with a career spanning almost 40 years. Simon Gooding Production Management Ltd provides Production Management services around the globe to both touring and residential theatre productions.

Recent SGPM Ltd credits include: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW –UK tour, WHITE CHRISTMAS – Leicester, MAGIC MIKE –West End, BENIDORM LIVE – UK tour, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN – UK tour, CATS – international tour, EVITA – international tour, SUNSET BOULEVARD – UKtour, BEAUTIFUL – UK tour, ANNIE – West End, Toronto and UK tour, CRAZY FOR YOU – UK tour, GREASE – UK tour, NATIVITY – UK tour, SISTER ACT – UK tour, FUNNY GIRL – UK tour, to name but a few.

Simon is delighted to be involved with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

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Lizzie Frankl

Prop Supervisor

Lizzie Frankl

Prop Supervisor

Theatre credits: Hansel and Gretel (ENO & Regent’s Park Theatre), The Starry Messenger (Wyndhams Theatre), Three Sisters & The Hunt (Almedia Theatre), Guys & Dolls (Théâtre Marigny, Paris), Ian McKellen Live On Stage (UK Tour), The Price (Wyndhams Theatre), Home I’m Darling (Duke Of Yorks Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre), The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Apollo Theatre), Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams Theatre), Stepping Out (Vaudeville Theatre), Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), Wind in the Willows (UK Tour & West End), Aladdin the Musical (Prince Edward Theatre), Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre & Menier Chocolate Factory & UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (Noel Coward Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre & Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles), The River (Circle in the Square, Broadway), Speed the Plow (Playhouse Theatre), Monty Python Live (O2 Arena), Benvenuto Cellini, Eugene Onegin & The Death of Klinghoffer (English National Opera), Bodyguard the Musical (UK Tour & Australia), Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Testament of Mary (Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway), The Little Mermaid (Tokyo, Moscow and Netherlands), Also including various productions at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The Old Vic Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre & Theatre Royal Bath.

Upcoming shows include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican) and An Expensive Poison (Old Vic Theatre)Music credits:Brit Awards Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas European Tour Robbie Williams’ The Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour.

David Bloom

PR & Publicity

David Bloom

PR & Publicity

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