LORI HALEY FOX
Lori Haley Fox is thrilled to return to Aberystwyth Arts Centre after two wonderful seasons as Svetlana in Chess and Velma in Hairspray.
Lori has performed both on Broadway, the West End and throughout Europe.
American Theatre credits include: Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Broadway), Sondheim: A Celebration (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York), Bombs Away (Kirk Theatre, New York), Tanya in Mamma Mia! (US National Tour) and the workshops Snow, Elway, and I Got Fired, the Musical (New York).
UK Theatre credits include: Sylvia in Hot Flush (UK National Tour) Mrs Snoring Man/Seamstress & 1st cover Martha Watson in White Christmas (Edinburgh Festival Theatre) Mrs Lottie Hardy in Sons of the Desert (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool) Margaret and 1st cover Roz/Violet in 9 to 5 (UK TOUR) , Alternate Anna & Alternate Lady Thiang in The King & I (UK Tour), Original London cast of Mamma Mia! and alternate Donna (West End), Lady In The Dark (National Theatre), Overtures (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), One Touch Of Venus (Opera House Studio, London), Into The Woods (The Landor Theatre, London), Bright Lights, Big City (Hoxton Hall, London), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) and Definitely Doris (Kings Head).
German Theatre credits include: Christine in The Phantom Of The Opera (Neue Flora Theatre) and Jelly / Griddlebone in Cats (Operettenhaus).
Lori’s recording work includes a Broadway Series at the Abbey Road Studios in London as well as the original cast recording of Mamma Mia! Lori also appears on the cast recording of Lady in the Dark, which was the recipient of The Evening Standard Award and she has also recorded Coronation Street: The Musical for BBC Radio 2.
Her film work includes Mamma Mia! The Movie (Directed by Phyllida Lloyd) and The Day of The Grackle, winner of five Short-Film Festival awards.
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Deloris Can Cartier
Jenny trained at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts.
Her first professional engagement was with the Regents Park Open Air Theatre where she appeared as Phlox in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Traveller in Henry IV Part I and Lady of Camelot in Camelot.
Other theatre includes: Jill Goose in Mother Goose (Palace Theatre, Watford); Katisha in Hot Mikado (Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate); Nala in The Legend of the Lion King (Paris); Ronette in the highly acclaimed production of Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory and Duke of York’s); Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Nottingham Playhouse); Billie in Our House directed by Matthew Warchus (Birmingham Rep and UK Tour); Rose seller in Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Mimi in a gala performance of Rent (Garrick Theatre); Princess in Aladdin (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Louise in Ghost (Manchester Opera House/Piccadilly Theatre); Angie in the Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy Theatre); Diva in Peter Pan (Manchester Opera House); Bluette in The Blues Brothers (UK tour) and most recently Tina Turner in Soul Sister (UK Tour).
Television includes: Silent Witness, Eastenders, (both for the BBC) and MI High (Kudos).
As a screenwriter, Jenny’s first film Payback Season was released in cinemas nationwide in March 2012.
Sister Mary Robert
Training: London School of Musical Theatre
Credits: Regina in the Original London Cast Rock of Ages (Broadway World Award-Best Supporting Actress); Manicure Girl in Theory Of Relativity, Shaftesbury Theatre & Garrick Theatre, Original London Cast; Tink in Lost Boy, Charing Cross Theatre; Rusty in Footloose, UK Tour; Florence in Chess, Channel Islands Tour; Vicky in Bright Lights Big City UK Premier; Betty in Me & Juliet, Finborough Theatre; Emily Arden in State Fair, Trafalgar Studios; The Perfect Wife Roadshow Original UK Cast; Wedding Singer Original UK Cast; Lead Female Vocalist in Another Kind Of Magic, Scandanavian Tour; Marcy in I Love You Because, Original London Cast; U/s Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Duke of York & Ambassadors Theatre; Lead Vocalist in Night of 1000 Voices, Royal Albert Hall; U/s Eva Peron in Evita, Adelphi Theatre; Serena in Fame, Aldwych Theatre; U/s Scaramouche & Meatloaf in We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre; Lead Female Vocalist in Build Me A Bridge, Original Broadway Cast.
Sister Mary Patrick
Natalie trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Professional credits include: Candice the Cabbage Patch Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk (Hiss and Boo); Sally Jessop in Stand Up The Musical (Floral Pavilion New Brighton); Pompeia in Measure for Measure (Union Theatre); Margaret in Fings Ain’t What They Used T’be, Workshop (The Old Vic Rehearsal Room); The Storyteller in Beyond Beauty (Rebel Theatre); Ensemble in The Rover (Hampton Court Palace); Princess Katarina in There Was An Old Woman (Waterloo East Theatre); Butcher’s Wife in The Mother (The Scoop); Queen Victoria in Around the World in 80 Days (The Scoop); Joan in Fings Ain't What They Used To Be (Union Theatre); Martha/Doctor/Ensemble in Van Winkle (Waterloo East Theatre); Wendy in Lucy in the Sky (Ravensbourne Walker Space); Seasprite/Maid/Vine Creature in Sleeping Beauty (Greenwich Theatre); Tree Nymph in Author Smith’s Tour of Greenwich (Greenwich Theatre).
Credits whilst training include: Poncia in Bernada Alba (Blackheath Halls); Barbara in Lost and Found (The Arts Theatre); Bullfrog/Turkey in HONK! (TLCMD); Mrs Fraser in Stepping Out (Greenwich Theatre).
Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours
Katie has enjoyed a great career in stage and television, performing from Broadway to international touring companies around the world. Favourite roles include Velma Kelly in Chicago, Sheila in A Chorus Line, Texas in Cabaret (revival version), Mrs Potifar in Joseph, Joanna in Sunset Boulevard and Tessie in Gypsy. Katie was honoured to perform in the Broadway production A Tribute to the Public Theatre directed by James Lapine. She was also honoured to perform in Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch at the Symphony Space NYC.
Katie choreographed for the NBC TV sitcom Ed, a David Letterman production, for two seasons.
You may have tuned in to see her on various episodes of Sex and the City, and Law and Order.
Katie is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of 5,6,7,8 Productions, London.
Sister Mary Lazarus
Andrea trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she won the prize for comedy and also the Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre Award.
She has performed roles in classic and modern plays and has toured in Sweden, Germany and around the UK. Andrea returned to the UK in 2005 after 12 years in Hong Kong where she appeared in Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Blithe Spirit, and Blood Brothers as well as compiling and performing in three one-woman shows.
Theatre roles include Baby Jane in the Chamber musical Whatever Happened To Baby Jane at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow, Golde in the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof, Mayor Dotty McSpotty in Jack & the Beanstalk , Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella for Quodos/One For the Heart, Elsa in Park Avenue and Madame Fong in Flower Drum Song for the Lost Musicals at Sadlers Wells and Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady. For the Wales Theatre company Andrea created the role of Mary Carson in The Thorn Birds the Musical. In Cambridge Andrea played General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls, Aunt Harriet in Wilde in New York and Dragana in Real Dracula. 2011 saw her as Enid Beaucoup in Slay it with Music, Sheila in The Reluctant Debutante - a No 1 UK tour directed by Belinda Lang, and Mother Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life; Madame Begriffinfeld in Peer Gynt for the Ibsen Stage Company, Jekyll & Hyde for Morphic Graffiti and Cora in Old Goat Song. Last year Andrea played Margaret Fallowfield in Gay’s the Word and Mrs Hudson in The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes for which she was nominated as Best Actress in a Musical by the West End Offies. Recent work includes understudy to Sheila Hancock in Barking in Essex, Helen in a workshop of Reception a new musical, and Jessie and Betty in Scottish Widows.
Gary gained a BA (Hons) in Drama at the John Moore’s University as well as studying at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Gary has recently finished filming the television 6 part family drama Our Zoo, playing the role of John Pollard (BBC/Big Talk Prods).
Theatre credits include: Emperor Chop Suey 3rd in Aladdin (Paul Holman Associates); The Captain in Anything Goes (Kilworth House); Harry in My Fair Lady (Kilworth House); Admiral von Schreiber in The Sound of Music (Kilworth House); The Sound of Music (Bahrain, Popular Productions); The 12 Tenors (European Tour); Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma! (UK Tour); Paddy Cleary in The Thornbirds – a Musical (World Premiere); Abu in Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, Peterborough); Lord Scrumptious/Inventor and u/s Baron Bomhurst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (No.1 UK Tour); Principal Vocalist in Thursford Xmas Spectacular; Shrank in West Side Story (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Dad in Amazing Grace (Wales Theatre Company Tour); Man 1 in Closer Than Ever (Erin Arts Centre); Constable/cover Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and Mister Bumble in Oliver! (Aberystwyth Arts Centre).
Opera credits include The Merry Widow, La Traviata, Tailor of Gloucester, Tales of Hoffman, The Magic Flute, Handel’s Messiah, Master Peter’s Puppet Play, Nabucco, Cavalleria Rusticana and The Bartered Bride.
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AARON LEE LAMBERT
Lt. Eddie Souther
Training: BA from Yale University and MA from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).
Theatre credits include: Most recently, URINETOWN The Musical at the St. James Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd. In the West End, cover Donkey in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and cover Eddie in Sister Act alongside Whoopi Goldberg (London Palladium). In 2013, Luke in the London Premiere of Next Thing You Know (Landor Theatre). Also, Jerry Springer The Opera and First Lady Suite (Edinburgh Fringe), Show Boat directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Paul Gemignani (Carnegie Hall), Meet John Doe (Goodspeed’s Norma Terris), But the Giraffe and Brundibar by Tony Kushner (Off Broadway), Angels (NYMF), Usher (NYC Fringe).
Workshops include: In Touch (Arts Ed), A South Pole Christmas and Rebels & Retail (Perfect Pitch), Madam directed by Joey McKneely, The Popesical (NYU), The Jerusalem Syndrome directed by Annette Jolles, Twilight in Manchego (Barrow Group).
Other work includes: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton (Royal Albert Hall and UK Tour) and backup singer for the UK leg of Josh Groban’s recent All That Echoes tour.
Aaron wrote book, music and lyrics for From Up Here, which received its World Premiere in June 2012 and was broadcast live on Whatsonstage.com. The Original Cast Recording of From Up Here is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Dress Circle and the Perfect Pitch website. www.FrUpHe.com
Theatre includes: Chuck Brown in Over the Rainbow, UK tour. Horse in The Full Monty, White Rock Theatre, Armand in Once on this Island, Birmingham Rep/ Nottingham Playhouse / Hackney Empire. Preacher Man in The Blues Brothers Revival, (first cast), Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Levi Stubbs in Dancing in the Streets, (first cast West End & tour), Flying Music Ltd. Banzi in The Lion King, Disney Theatrics. J.T. in Oh What a Night, Stella Ents. Douglas in Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Bridewell Theatre. Rocky 2 / Poppa in Starlight Express, Apollo Victoria. Robert in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Prince of Wales. No Moe in Five Guys Named Moe, (West End first cast). Lyric Theatre. Five Guys Named Moe, (first cast) No. 1 tour.
Television & film includes: The Argument, Haruna Media. Fly Baby, Wily Films. Senet, 11 Little Films. Three of a Kind, BBC. La Grande Echiquier, Paris TV. Threepenny Opera, Cannon Films. Absolute Beginners, Julian Temple. Angels (series regular), Channel 4.
Andrew recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts.
Whilst in training his credits include Johnny Brash in The Great American Backstage Musical, Lucius Andronicus in Titus Andronicus, Isador Straus in Titanic: The Musical, Howie Corbett in Rabbit Hole and playing Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the 2012 Sam Wanamaker Festival. Since graduating he has played Swing in Hairspray at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, directed by Anthony Williams, Royal Messenger/Drummer in the actor/muso panto Cinderella A Rock'n’Roll Panto at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. Andrew recently finished a season on MV Azura as part of the onboard company.
Ricardo was born in São Paulo but grew up in Lisbon, Portugal where he developed his musical talents at the Portuguese National Conservatoire and later at the Nexus Music College.
Recent credits include Pablo in Sister Act (Grange Park Opera), Tyrone in Fame (Gordon Craig Theatre and European Tour), Aladdin in Aladdin (Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock), Ensemble in They’re Playing Our Song (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Adam Putman in Bitesize (Landor Theatre), Victor in Smokey Joe’s Cafe on board P&O’s Ventura, and Lead Vocalist in West End Backwards at the Kings Head Theatre. Screen work includes Luka in 5 Days August [Working Title] Nightbus (Pilot), Misfits for Channel 4 and the latest Direct Line and 63336 Commercials.
Ricardo is really excited to spend his summer in Aberystwyth being part of such an incredible show!
Sister Mary Celeste
Emma has recently graduated from SLP College in Leeds with a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
Her credits at SLP include: The Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical at York Grand, Helene in Sweet Charity, soloist singer in West End to Broadway at Bradford Alhambra, featured roles as a singer and dancer in Too Darn Hot at Bradford Alhambra, soloist singer in Showstoppers and Time Flies York Grand.
Emma is delighted to be making her first professional debut in Sister Act.
Training: The Royal Academy of Music, London, where he gained a Postgraduate Performance Diploma (Distinction) and the LRAM in singing teaching. He also holds a BMus (Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Greenwich/Trinity College of Music).
Performing Credits: Most recently, Disney’s The Lion King where he played Timon for Sir Tim Rice at the Irish Premiere to great critical acclaim. He also played Zazu, Ed and Pumbaa at certain performances. West End/West End Tours include: Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End/British national tour), Schlomo in Fame with Barbara Dickson and Rick in A Slice of Saturday Night with Norman Pace. Two seasons in repertory for Pitlochry Festival Theatre included: Tim in Noises Off (Leon Sinden Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor); Dvornichek in Rough Crossing; Ralph/Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate; Harold in An Ideal Husband; Fraser in The Life of Stuff; Jock in The Servant o’ Twa Maisters; Mr Adamson in What Every
Woman Knows; Prince Donald in Sleeping Beauty; Ugly Sister in Cinderella. He created the role of George Campbell in the critically acclaimed Whisky Galore – A Musical!
Other performing credits include Gordon in Jake Murray’s The European Love Café (Canal Café Theatre, London); Malcom in the workshop of Kenneth Avery-Clark and Mark Goldthorp’s new musical The Singing Teacher; Man 1 in The World Goes ‘Round (Canal Cafe Theatre, London); the title role in Pinocchio (Adam Smith Theatre); Ko-Ko in The Mikado (Carl Rosa Opera Company); HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera Company’s 2006/2008 USA tour); David in Michael Strassen’s production of Company (King’s
Head Theatre, London); Man 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (King’s Head/Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Lead Soloist in Simply Sondheim (Music Theatre Ireland); Paul in Company (Insideout Productions); A Dickens of a Christmas (Jermyn Street Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzance (Buxton Opera House). George was a soloist in the Stephen Gately Memorial Concert (Palace Theatre, London).
Television: Herbie in An Enchanted Evening (DVD) alongside Dame Judi Dench and Ruthie Henshall (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - BBC4); The Queen’s Golden Jubilee; Taggart (STV).
Other: As a Musical Director, credits include Beauty and the Beast (Questors Theatre, London); Little Women (Bloomsbury Theatre); Tarzan (The Music Box, Edinburgh). George is the Vocal Consultant to Faith Drama and is a Singing Tutor at London’s American Musical Theatre Academy. He is in high demand as a teacher of singing throughout London.
Sister Mary Theresa
Hailing from Las Vegas, Callie is going into her final year at LIPA, studying BA Hons Acting.
Callie’s most recent theatre credits include performing in the company of The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1000 Suns (Gaffball Productions), and The Drowsy Chaperone (PS Productions). She has also worked regularly with McCoy Rigby Productions in Los Angeles, CA as The Witch in Into the Woods, Carmen Bernstein in Curtains the Musical, and Ethel Merman in Forbidden Broadway, and as a Dreamer in The Secret Garden. Las Vegas credits include Hannah Fergusen in The Spitfire Grill, Rhonda in Almost, Maine, Goldie in The Diviners and Sweeney Todd.
Callie has also just directed the new play Spunk which premiered at the Etcetera Theatre in London last January and will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Sister Mary Gabriel
Harriet is a 22 year old graduate from Aberystwyth University after receiving a 1st class BA Hons in Drama and Theatre studies in July 2013.
Whilst at Aberystwyth, Harriet was lucky enough to perform in a number of roles with local theatre groups such as the Wardens and Nanteos Players and also as part of her degree work. Credits include Fairy Bow Bells in Dick Whittington and the Pi-rats of the Caribbean (2014), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013), Cheekee in Aladdin (2013), Lyra in His Dark Materials (2013), Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (2012) and Chorus in the Aberystwyth Summer Season show Hairspray (2012). Harriet is also a Soprano in Elinor Powell's Sgarmes, a local close harmony singing group.
Harriet is over the moon to be part of this year’s summer season show Sister Act.
Sister Mary Stephen
Amanda has just completed a BA Hons in Musical Theatre from Blackpool and the Fylde College.
Shows Amanda was in whilst training include: Sweet Charity, Nine and The Witches of Eastwick. She is very excited to be making her professional debut in Sister Act!
Sister Mary Joseph
Bethan has been performing from a very young age. Local to Aberystwyth, she is no stranger to the Arts Centre stage. She has taken part in many productions throughout her years in Aberystwyth.
Roles include: Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, Princess Jasmine in the Wardens’ Aladdin and Alice Fitzwarren in their latest Pantomime Dick Whittington and The Pi-Rats of the Caribbean. Bethan is a student at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Dance School studying ballet, modern and tap. Her interest and love for dance and choreography has allowed her to enter many competitions, including both the Urdd and National Eisteddfod with her dance groups, achieving much success over the years.
Bethan will begin her professional training in Musical Theatre at Italia Conti in September. Bethan is very passionate and is thoroughly excited to have been accepted and granted a Scholarship from the school! Due to the rest of the expenses of the course, rising costs of living around the London area and there being no government funding available for the course, Bethan has been desperately searching for sponsorships and grants. If you are aware of any funding schemes or grants or would like to donate to Bethan’s training or have any questions or information, please contact via email to email@example.com. Thank you.
Bethan is extremely excited to be a part of the summer season production of Sister Act this year!
Sister Mary Irene
After recently completing a BA (Hons) in Music Theatre at the University of Central Lancashire where she performed as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma and Mary in Merrily We Roll Along, Briony is very excited to be making her professional debut in Sister Act.
Jack has recently finished studying a BA in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, where he achieved a 2:1 in his studies.
Throughout his time at university he has played in various bands as a lead guitarist and vocalist, gigging in many of the major cities in the UK. He has only very recently made his first theatrical foray onto the stage taking part in the Aberystwyth Wardens’ annual pantomime in January of this year. Since then he has auditioned and been offered places at many prestigious performance schools in and around London including The Urdang Academy, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and finally Doreen Bird College of Performance Arts where he has chosen to commence his musical theatre and dance training as of September 2014.
Rob attended the 1 Year Acting Foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He was a long standing member of the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth Theatre. He is part of a diverse singing group, Elinor Powell’s Sgarmes which he enjoys immensely. His stage roles have included: Tim in Noises Off; George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life; Baz in Hard Feelings; Malvolio in Twelfth Night; Jethro Kell in Dreaming; Trinculo in The Tempest; Mr.Sowerberry in Oliver!; Malcolm in Macbeth. Rob has also performed in three Arts Centre Summer Season Productions: Chicago, Chess and Hairspray.
He is delighted to be involved with Sister Act!
Bradley has recently completed a three year Music Theatre Degree, graduating with honours from the University of Central Lancashire.
Credits whilst training include: Will Parker in Oklahoma, Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde and Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along. Bradley has also been a member of the award winning UCLan Chamber Choir and has performed across Europe. He is continuing his studies at Guildford School of Acting on the Musical Theatre (MA) course in September. Bradley is very excited to make his professional debut in Sister Act with fellow UCLan graduate and friend Briony Jones. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.
David was born in raised in Bedfordshire and graduated from Mountview in 2002.
Since then he has been part of several UK No.1 tours including, Godspell, Summer Holiday, Annie, South Pacific, on which he was also Resident Director and the 2008 tour of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, in which he played Caleb. He has also performed in Oliver in Malaysia, the acclaimed production of Gypsy at the Dundee Rep Theatre and a highly successful new production of Chicago at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre where he played Amos. In 2006 David was fortunate enough to be part of a brand new musical written by the Heather Brothers, Teen Scream, where he got to play a serial killer and spend a fantastic summer at the Edinburgh Festival.
As well as numerous pantomime appearances across the country over the years, including, Stevenage, Lincoln, Malvern, Lowestoft, Swansea and Poole, choreographing the latter, he also spent an incredible year at the world famous Funny Girls at Blackpool, which was a true education in more ways than one. He has been Lead Production Vocalist and Company Manager for P&0, on board ‘Azura’ and ‘Ventura’ and was also involved in the inaugural team for the brand new Princess ship the ‘Royal’, which was named by the Duchess of Cambridge in June 2013.
Since then, David has been Resident Director on a brand new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Directed and Choreographed by US Award winner Patti Colombo, which has just completed a very successful UK No.1 Tour, and most recently he has been on the Isle of Man operating Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.
David is delighted to be back in Aberystwyth and part of this hugely exciting production of Sister Act. He would also, as ever, like to thank his family for their unwavering love and support, despite the fact they never see him!
Director and Choreographer
Anthony’s creative career spans many years across a broad spectrum of productions. His productions currently running include Private Lives, which is in its third year on P&O’s newest ship, Adonia and the UK national tour of Back to Broadway.
Other recent directorial and choreographic credits include Mephisto, Hamburg, the critically acclaimed Hairspray at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Copacabana at the Mechanics Theatre; Private Lives for P&O; Aladdin, UK Productions; Chess, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Cinderella, UK Productions; Smokey Joe’s Café, P&O; Chicago, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; La Cage Aux Folles, Mechanics Theatre; Cappuccino Girls, National Tour; The King And I, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Cappuccino Girls, Garrick Theatre, Manchester, Wales Tour and the USA; Aladdin, Broadway Theatre; Black Mountain Male Voice Choir, USA Tour; Dance Attack, a new West End Corporate Dance Show; Closer Than Ever, Erin Arts Centre; Chess, Royal Northern; Witches of Eastwick, Gaiety Theatre; Hot Mikado, RNCM; Copacabana, UK No.1 Tour; David Copperfield, UK No.1 Tour; Evita, Gaiety Theatre; Pirates of Penzance, UK & Irish Tour; The Sorcerer, UK & Irish Tour; Jesus Christ Superstar, Royal Gala Productions; Fiddler on the Roof, Edinburgh Festival; Hay Fever, Royal Court Theatre and Return to the Forbidden Planet, Gaiety Theatre.
Anthony has also worked with the world famous Hallé Orchestra on a number of main house and community projects.
Previously, Anthony was Associate Director to Michael Bogdanov and was also responsible for the choreography in Mephisto in Hamburg as well as recent Wales Theatre Company and Aberystwyth Arts Centre Productions. Credits include: Thorn Birds - The Musical, UK National Tour; Romeo and Juliet, UK National Tour; My Fair Lady, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; The Servant of Two Masters, UK National Tour; West Side Story, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Contender, World Premier and National Tour; A Christmas Carol, UK National Tour; A Child’s Christmas in Wales, UK National Tour; Mal Pope’s Amazing Grace, UK National Tour; Fiddler on the Roof, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Oliver!, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Additionally, Anthony was choreographer for Oscar Nominated Ulrich Tukur for his cabaret tour of Hamburg & Berlin.
After Sister Act, Anthony will be directing Stand Up - The Musical starring Lionel Blair, Darren Day, Billy Pearce & Dean Sullivan and then on to Rhyl for UK Productions Pantomime season at the Pavilion Theatre as Director/Dame. Future productions include Witches of Eastwick and Flashdance.
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Trained at the Royal College of Music, Michael has been involved in London theatre for the last 20 years. He was Director of Music at The Academy Of Live And Recorded Arts 1993-1997 and Deputy Head of Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts from 1997-2004.
West End credits include Sunset Boulevard (Adelphi Theatre) 1995-1996, Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre) 1997, Show Boat (Prince Edward Theatre) 1998, Annie (Victoria Palace) 1998, Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre) 1995, Blood Brothers (National Tour) 1995, Mamma Mia (Prince Edward Theatre) 1999-present, Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal and Prince of Wales Theatre) 2000-2001, The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre) 2002-03.
He was a BBC Audition Adjudicator and Associate Chorus Master for the feature film of The Little Prince as well as one of the principal repetiteurs for West Side Story in the Bregenz Festspiele 2004 in Austria.
Now resident in South Wales, Michael is a tutor on the Masters programme of Musical Theatre at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and was part of the creative team opening the Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
More recently he was Musical Director for Qdos Pantomimes at the New Theatre, Cardiff 2004- 2007 and will be the musical director for the New Theatre panto this Christmas. He was Assistant Musical Director for BBC’s Voice Of Musical Theatre in April 2005 and October 2006. Also in 2006 Michael was Musical Supervisor of The Cardiff International Festival Of Musical Theatre Opening Gala Concert and an adjudicator for BBC Radio 3 Choir Of The Year Competition.
This is Michael’s eighth consecutive summer season at Aberystwyth and as ever, he is delighted to be back once more.
Set and Wardrobe Design
David’s production credits include Boys Plays, Sleeping Beauty and Sleeping With Straight Men, Above The Stag Theatre, Bloodline; The Laundry, Project Snowflake, Secrets from the Long Grass, Skinhead, Around the World in 80 Days, The Ghost Train, Jack Studio Theatre; Remains of the Day and 1888, Steel Pier and Bare Union Theatre; One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Lost Theatre; Sunny Side Of The Street, Jermyn St Theatre; Rent, 3 Little Pigs, Whodunnit, Stepping Out and The Dinner Party, Greenwich Theatre; The Busy Body, Southwark Playhouse; Song & Dance and Carmen Jones European tours directed by Anthony Van Laast; Oh! What a Night, Blackpool Opera House directed by Kim Gavin; A Christmas Carol, London and Nottingham Theatre Royal; Dick Whittington, Bristol Hippodrome directed by Jim Davidson; Anthony Minghella’s Cigarettes and Chocolate Man in the Moon, Lonely Hearts, The Old Fire Station, Money to Burn, The Venue Leicester Square; Chess 10th and 20th anniversary productions, Oslo Spektrum and UK Tour directed by Anthony Van Laast; Dido and Aeneas, Guildford; costumes for Jose Carreras’ Amore Perduto, Dortmund. Also the Scandinavian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Fame, Grease and Saturday Night Fever, Mannen fra La Mancha Det Norske Teatret Oslo directed by Runar Borge; Mapp and Lucia Jermyn Street Theatre and Greenwich; Naked Flame and FRA winner, Best Farce, Fire Down Under UK tours; The Hobbit, Queens Theatre London and UK tours directed by Roy Marsden; Diamond and Shamlet, Kings Head Theatre London; Saturday Night Fever UK national tours, Apollo Victoria Theatre and Johannesburg choreographed and directed by Arlene Phillips; plus the more recent Madrid and Spanish tour directed by Karen Bruce; Instant Magique, and Oui, J’ adore and a further ten productions at the Royal Palace Kirrwiller, France. David has also designed 13 World touring productions for Holiday on Ice, including In Concert and Dreams. Peter Pan (set and costumes) and Spirit (costumes) created and directed by Robin Cousins. Also Festival (costumes) created and directed by Karen Kresge; Strictly Come Dancing, The Professionals UK tour (set), Ice Age Live - A Mammoth Adventure Arena World Tour.