MARCUS AYTON is currently playing DONKEY in SHREK on the UK Tour! He played Sammy Davis Junior in THE RAT PACK and Ray Charles in THE BLUES BROTHERS at last years Edinburgh Festival. Previous credits include Man Friday in ROBINSON CRUSOE, UK Tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, where he appeared as 'The Baker', lead vocalist for THE MAGIC TENORS and 'Jim Conley' in PARADE.
AMANDA COUTTS is playing Scaramouche in WE WILL ROCK YOU on board Royal Caribbean. It's a role Amanda knows well after playing the role on the UK Tour and in the West End, having also played the role of Meat. She appeared in Panto in Stoke this Christmas as Scheherazade in ALADDIN and recently appeared UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE in 9 to 5, playing the role of Judy. Other credits include Pearl in STARLIGHT EXPRESS both UK Tour and Germany & Rusty in FOOTLOOSE on tour in the UK.
PAMELA MERRICK is currently understudying Eileen Atkins in THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM which will do a short tour before coming to the Wyndhams Theatre. Previous credits include DRIVING MISS DAISY, PETER AND ALICE, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, BURNT BY THE SUN, HER NAKED SUN, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA amongst many others.
JACQUELINE TATE recently played Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES! Previous credits include ALLEGRO at Southwark Playhouse, Christmas Eve in AVENUE Q, Head Nurse in SOUTH PACIFIC and Princess in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Jacqui also regularly appears in her own cabarets, most recently at Crazy Coqs.
STEVEN BUSH is currently appearing at The National Theatre in JULIE. He will then head to Waterloo East theatre to play the lead in THE GREATER GAME. Other credits include WAKING THE WALKING DEAD at The Old Red Lion, Richard Gecko in a production for SECRET THEATRE, Creature in FRANKENSTEIN at St James' Theatre and Tim in ANGEL AT MY DOOR at the Soho Theatre.
MIRA ORMALA is thrilled she'll be playing Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Oslo this year. Mira appeared at Thursford last Christmas. Previous credits include THE HOT MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE for Buxton Opera House and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at Norwich Theatre Royal.
SALLY CHENG will head to the RSC in Stratford for Christmas to appear in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. She recently appeared in ROBIN HOOD and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST for Guildford Shakespeare Company. Other credits include: TWELFTH NIGHT & A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the RSC, FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON at The Finborough, THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at both Salisbury Playhouse and the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
KARL JAMES-WILSON is appearing in the UK Tour of JERSEY BOYS playing the role of Norm, however for the first six weeks or so, Karl is playing of the leads, Nick Massi. He was recently the alternate Johnny Castle in the UK Tour of DIRTY DANCING and played the role of Wardy in HOLLYOAKS.
HARRISON SPIERS is appearing on Euroboat for a couple of months after playing Ben in the UK Tour of DEAR ZOO. He played PETER PAN at Camberley Theatre, where he appeared the previous year in CINDERELLA. Further credits include Cartoon Network, Monstersaurus, Cat In The Hat, Avenue Q, The Way Back Home, Aliens Love Underpants and the Italian Tour of Happy Days.
OLIVER BINGHAM will tour throughout 2018 in MATILDA covering the roles of Mr Wormwood, Escapologist and Sergei. He recently appeared in the new UK Tour of RENT as swing. Previous credits include SOHO CINDERS at The Union Theatre and the MONEY SUPERMARKET commercial.
WILL BRECKIN will appear in the UK Tour BENIDORM LIVE this year, the stage show of the hugely successful TV series. He recently appeared in JOSEPH for Bill Kenwright Productions and played Billy in the West End production of DIRTY DANCING.
OWEN PULLAR just finished LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST as King of Navarre for Oxford Shakespeare Company having worked with them last year on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Previous credits include CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE for Lazarus Theatre Company and THE TEMPEST for the RSC.
CRAIG ANDERSON will head to the Derby Theatre this Christmas to play Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. He recently appeared in MACBETH with S4K which toured the Middle East. Previous credits include CINDERELLA at Hazlitt Theatre, MIKRON THEATRE COMPANY touring the UK on two new plays and The Jester in SLEEPING BEAUTY, also at Hazlitt Theatre.
LOUISE WILLIAMS is currently in SECRET THEATRE's Romeo and Juliet and previously worked with them on Blade Runner. She also appeared in THE GREAT GATSBY as Daisy.
OLIVER TOWSE is about to appear in THE LION IN WINTER for The English Theatre, Frankfurt. He recently played Gatsby in THE GREAT GATSBY at Theatre Clwyd which then went on tour and previously played Ferdinand in the RSC's THE TEMPEST at The Barbican Theatre.
FRANCESCA WILLIAMS is on tour with the new production of SHREK which opened in Edinburgh. She previously appeared as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington and also performed in a workshop, STEPPING OUT, directed by Maria Friedman.
PETER LAND just filmed an episode of Autopsy...The Final Hours playing Howard Hughes. He recently appeared in RUTHLESS! at The Arts Theatre covering the role of Sylvia St. Croix. Other credits include PRICKED OUT as Mal at The Kings Head Theatre which was directed by Nicholas De Jongh and he played opposite Tyne Daly in DEAR WORLD at the York Theatre in NYC. Peter played the role of Sylvia in Ruthless! on Broadway and appears on the original soundtrack.
NATALIE SPRIGGS is about to head off to Niagara to appear in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE as Miss Flannery, which also toured the UK. She will appear in SNOW WHITE as the Wicked Queen at The Wycombe Swan. Other credits include: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for Qdos Pantomimes, PUTTING ON THE RITZ Australian Tour and AN EVENING OF TIM RICE for Belinda King.
MICHAEL WADE PETERS is currently appearing in the UK Tour of Flashdance. He will head straight to THE BODYGUARD for a UK Tour, a show he previously appeared in the West End. He also appeared in WILL ROCK YOU on board the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas.
PERRY O'DEA will appear in the UK Tour of MOTOWN. Perry has just finished a run in the West End of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Previously he appeared in GREASE in Dubai, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, understudying The Toymaker and Goran, the UK Tour of OKLAHOMA! and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT. Other credits include The Neighbour in BLOOD BROTHERS as well as covering the lead role of Mickey and Eva's Brother in EVITA UK Tour.
RICARDO AFONSO most recently appeared on the UK Tour of A Classic Rock Show. Previous credits include 'Taxi Driver', one of the leading roles in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, lead singer in THRILLER LIVE in the West End and prior to this he created the role of 'Alberto Beddini' in TOP HAT. He also played the leading role of 'Galileo' in WE WILL ROCK YOU at The Dominion Theatre in the West End for three years.
Over Christmas Ricardo performed in several BOND AND BEYOND concerts for Raymond Gubbay.
SAMMY GRAHAM appeared in ON THE TOWN at The Royal Albert Hall in August and will go straight on to a workshop of HONK! She recently appeared in IT'S ONLY LIFE at The Union Theatre. This production marked Sammy's professional debut having just graduated from Arts Ed this year!
RACHEL SPURRELL is appearing in the West End production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA where she covers Madame Giry. She recently toured the UK with BILLY ELLIOT where she will understudied Mrs Wilkinson and Dead Mam. Other credits include TITANIC at The Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto in TITANIC, MADE IN DAGENHAM at The Adelphi Theatre, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY & CANDIDE at The Menier Chocolate Factory, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and HIGH SOCIETY.
SAORI ODA is appearing in THE KING AND I at The London Palladium. Previous credits include MISS SAIGON UK Tour, CAROUSEL & MADAME BUTTERFLY at the ENO, MISS SAIGON West End, THE LION KING West End, WICKED West End and THE WIZARD OF OZ.
DARRYL PAUL is playing Brit in WE WILL ROCK YOU on board The Anthem of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises. Previous credits include TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT where he covered the leading role of Stoner on the UK Tour, STARLIGHT EXPRESS UK Tour as Swing and The Commitments at The Palace Theatre.
PETER NASH is appearing in the UK Tour of JERSEY BOYS, covering Tommy, Hank, Nick, Norm and Gyp!!! He recently toured in FUNNY GIRL where he covered Eddie and Nick. He appeared on the UK Tour of CHICAGO! and played Christian Elias, the Nutcracker Prince in NUTCRACKER THE MUSICAL! at the Pleasance Theatre. In the summer of 2015, Peter appeared in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regents Park Open Air Theatre which was his professional debut upon graduating this year from Arts Ed.
ZOE GEORGE will head to Milton Keynes this Christmas to play Maid Marion in ROBIN HOOD opposite Shane Ritchie! Zoe appeared in the new musical TIGER BAY at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. She also appeared on the International & UK Tour's of WICKED, covering the roles of Elphaba and Nessarose. Zoe played the Princess in ALADDIN in Northampton last Christmas for Qdos and previous played Princess Apricot in Jack and the Beanstalk at The Swansea Grand.
ETHAN BRADSHAW is appearing in the new UK tour of SHREK as cover Pinocchio. He recently appeared in The UK Tour of GHOST where he covered the leading role of Carl. He also appeared in WAR OF THE WORLDS at The Dominion Theatre. Previous credits include Thursford, The Christmas Spectacular and two years in the West End production of LES MISERABLES, a role he secured upon graduation from Arts Ed in 2013.
KEVIN YATES is covering the leading role of Donkey in the new UK Tour of SHREK, later this year, his second tour with the show! He covered the roles of Benny and Collins in the recent production of RENT, to mark it's 21st year.
MARK HOUSTON is appearing in PAW PATROL, which tours the UK later this year and will also visit Singapore! He recently toured with Polka Theatre in CHOCOLATE CAKE and last Christmas appeared in SLEEPING BEAUTY. Previous credits include 9 TO 5 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, MUSICAL OF THE YEAR at The Lost Theatre and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at The Hall for Cornwall.
ABBIE CHAMBERS is playing Sandy in GREASE on board Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas! She also played Elle in LEGALLY BLONDE Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
GORDON WARNECKE has just filmed an episode of HOLBY CITY. He recently filmed VENUS, a feature film, in Canada. He has also completed directing his third short film,Pezzzhead. Gordon was seen on screen as 'Ravi', a series lead in the comedy PUPPY LOVE for BBC4. Previously to this he worked on stage on a two-hander at The Polka Theatre entitled; GRANDAD, ME.. AND TEDDY TOO! Gordon starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the cult classic MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE.
MITCHELL HUNT is currently filming episodes of Eastenders, playing the role of Matt. He recently appeared at The White Bear theatre in THE TAILOR MADE MAN as Billy Haines. This year he filmed two feature films SMALL CITY & THE CORRUPTED. Other credits include HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS, MR SELFRIDGE, HOLLYOAKS and CALL THE MIDWIFE.
SARAH SPENCE graduated this year from PPA and will make her professional debut in SEUSSICAL at Southwark Playhouse over Christmas.
GEORGINA PARKINSON will play Wendy this Christmas in PETER PAN. Other credits BILLY ELLIOT, SHREK and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.
ANNABELLE LOUISE has just graduated from Italia Conti and is making her professional debut in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at The Union Theatre. She will play Alice Fitzwarren in DICK WHITTINGTON this Christmas.
JAMIE JUKES recently played one of the Phantom's in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, which toured Europe. Previous credits include the UK Tours of The All MALE MIKADO and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
BENJAMIN CUPIT Just appeared in THE JURY in The Brindley Theatre. Last year he played Wishee Washee in ALADDIN in Peterborough. He appeared in YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre in a role he originated at The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.
GEOFFREY TOWERS recently appeared in OSLO which opeed at The National and transfered to the Harold Pinter Theatre. He recently appeared in AN INSPECTOR CALLS at The Playhouse Theatre. Other credits include STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse, THE HOMECOMING at Trafalgar Studios, THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar Studios, THE WEIR at The Wyndhams, PASSION PLAY at Duke of York's, TRAVELLING LIGHT and THE VEIL at The National Theatre and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Haymarket Theatre.
WENDY LEE PURDY covered Madame Morrible on the International Tour of WICKED having previously toured the UK with the same show. Previously, Wendy played Mama Morten in Chicago and Yente in Fiddler On The Roof which were both UK Tours. She also toured the world with Mamma Mia! covering all three leading ladies, Donna, Tanya and Rosie!
DARYL ARMSTRONG toured South Africa in THE 12 TENORS IN CONCERT. Previously he appeared in JEEVES AND WOOSTER, which toured Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore & New Zealand, THE FIX at The Union Theatre and new play LOTTY'S WAR. Other credits include 'Charles' in the new musical BETWEEN EMPIRES and 'Claquesous' in LES MISERABLES at The Queen's Theatre.
MICHAEL STORRS recently appeared on the BBC in PITCH BATTLE with his group VOX-X Over. Previous credits include the UK Tour of 39 Steps, LES MISERABLES, THE 12 TENORS and BUGLE BOY.
LISA BAIRD recently appeared in HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at The Duke of York's Theatre. She recently toured with the brand new stage production THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, which was produced in association with Chichester Theatre. Lisa has also appeared in THE KINGS SPEECH, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and QUARTERMAINE's TERMS - all in the West End.
NADIA EIDE recently played the role of Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE for the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. Previous credits include, Yum Yum in THE MIKADO, Lady Psyche in PRINCESS IDA and she was recently a contestant in the BBC's PITCH BATTLE.
MARK TOWNSEND appeared in SIX FIVE ROCK AND ROLL EXPRESS earlier this year as well as GATSBY at The Union Theatre. Last Christmas he performed in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET in Dubai. He is currently sailing the high seas, performing with CARNIVAL!
CHRIS HOLLAND recently appeared in TITANIC, playing the role of 'Murdoch', which transferred from Southwark Playhouse to The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Chris had just completed a two year run as the alternate 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES at The Queen's Theatre in The West End, he played the role over 100 times.
Panto season 2018/2019!
Zoe George - Maid Marion - Robin Hood - Milton Keynes
Natalie Spriggs - The Wicked Witch - Snow White - Wycombe Swan
Georgina Parkinson - Wendy - Peter Pan - St Helens
Benjamin Connor - Dick Whittington - Broxbourne
Annabelle Louise - Alice Fitzwarren - Dick Whittington - Northwick
Kate Playdon - The Blue Fairy - Pinocchio - Hertford
Jamie Jukes - Aladdin - Harlow Theatre
Craig Anderson - Hansel - Hansel and Gretel - Derby
Ewan Reilly - Thursford
Saori Oda - Aladdin - Hackney Empire
Tori Hargreaves - Princess - Aladdin - Hope Street Theatre
Holly Richard Smith - Aladdin - Welwyn Garden City