Music by Julian Slade
Book and Lyrics by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 October 2014
The first professional UK revival in over 50 years
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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade’s musical Free As Air.
Among the Channel Islands, tucked away out of sight, lies the tiny island of Terhou, a treasure as yet undiscovered by the tourist trade. In this remote paradise, the happy population sings all day long, arising early to prepare for their annual Independence Day Celebration. They soon discover there is no young lady to be crowned May Queen in their Coronation Ceremony, as all the young women have played the part before.
As luck would have it, along with the boat returning from the monthly trip to gather supplies arrives a beautiful stranger – Geraldine. Yet close behind follows the love-struck Jack Amersham and the mischievous Ivy Crush, the press reporter charged with shadowing her…
Will the islanders find their May Queen, or will the peace of Terhou be disrupted forever? A charming classic British musical, Free as Air enjoyed a run of over 400 performances at the Savoy Theatre in 1957, starring Gerald Harper, Gillian Lewis and Patricia Bredin. It now receives its first professional UK revival in more than fifty years.
The Original Finborough Theatre 2014 London Cast will be released on 31st July 2020. All pre-orders of the new recording of the Original Finborough Theatre 2014 London Cast of FREE AS AIR taken before July 10 2020 will receive the 2 CD set containing the DigiMIX of the Original London Cast and the Original 2014 London Cast recordings for the price of £13.99.
From July 11th 2020, the prices for the single CD of the Original 2014 London Cast CD will be £13.99 and the 2CDs set will be £19.99. Order your copy now and receive both CD’s for this special price by clicking here.
Hear a preview of the recording by clicking here.
About The Composer Julian Slade
Composer Julian Slade (1930–2006) was also a librettist and lyricist, best known for the record-breaking musical Salad Days (1954), the longest running UK musical of the 1950s with 2,288 performances – a record at the time. It was in London that a young Cameron Mackintosh saw Salad Days with his aunt and decided to become a theatrical producer. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, Slade then joined the Bristol Old Vic, where he eventually became Musical Director, writing incidental music and co-writing two Christmas musicals, eventually culminating in the writing of Salad Days. His many other musicals include Follow That Girl! (1960), revived at the Theatre Museum by Stewart Nicholls in 2000, Hooray for Daisy (1960), Wildest Dreams (1961), adapting Winnie the Pooh at the Phoenix Theatre (1970), Trelawny (1972) with music in collaboration with Aubrey Woods and George Rowell, Out Of Bounds (1973) and Nancy Mitford's novel Love in a Cold Climate (1997).
About The Director Stewart Nicholls
Director Stewart Nicholls returns to the Finborough Theatre where he directed Ivor Novello's musical Gay's The Word, which subsequently transferred for a further successful run at the Jermyn Street Theatre and was recorded for CD. Productions Stewart has directed and choreographed include Salad Days and The Biograph Girl (London College of Music), Dorothy Squires: Mrs. Roger Moore (Edinburgh Festival), Lunch With Marlene starring Kate O’Mara (National Tour), Hetty Feinstein’s Wedding Anniversary (New End Theatre, Hampstead), Beatlemania (Gothenburg Opera House), South Pacific starring Alan Opie, Maria Ewing and Les Dennis (Birmingham Symphony Hall for BBC Radio Two), Over My Shoulder (National Tour and Wyndham's Theatre), Carousel (St David’s Hall, Cardiff, for BBC Radio Three), the première of Charles Hart’s Love Songs (Bridewell Theatre) and five pantomimes for the Hall For Cornwall, Truro. Workshops include Merman's Apprentice starring Kim Criswell. Choreography includes Iolanthe, Princess Ida and The Mikado (Buxton Opera House and National Tour), Cowardy Custard starring Kit and the Widow and Dillie Keen (National Tour), Noël and Gertie (Cockpit Theatre) and Tim Rice’s revival of Blondel (Pleasance London). Stewart is the leading archivist of British Musical Theatre, directing, choreographing and restoring many forgotten musicals by major British writers including Noël Coward’s Sail Away (his restored version is published by Warner/Chappell Music). He produced CDs of many of these productions including The Amazons, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. www.stewartnicholls.co.uk
About Aria Entertainment
Producer Aria Entertainment is run by Katy Lipson, whose productions include Marry Me A Little (St James Studio), The Return Of The Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre), The Secret Garden (National Tour) as well as the From Page To Stage season of new musicals.
Celebrating British Music Theatre Series
In 2006, the Finborough Theatre began the Celebrating British Music Theatre series with a sell-out production of Leslie Stuart’s Florodora. Productions since then have included sell-out rediscoveries of Lionel Monckton’s Our Miss Gibbs, Harold Fraser-Simson’s operetta The Maid of the Mountains, A "Gilbert and Sullivan" Double Bill featuring Gilbert’s play Sweethearts and Sullivan’s opera The Zoo, Dame Ethel Smyth’s opera The Boatswain’s Mate, Sandy Wilson’s The Buccaneer, Oscar Asche’s Chu Chin Chow, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, Ivor Novello's Perchance to Dream, Gay's The Word and Valley of Song, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Grand Duke, Edward German's Merrie England and Paul Scott Goodman's Rooms: A Rock Romance.
The Press on Free As Air
“The Finborough Theatre is well known for its rediscoveries of long lost plays, but it has also been making great strides in reclaiming neglected musical gems. Composer Julian Slade may be best known for Salad Days, originally premiered in 1954, but the forgotten Free As Air, from 1957, is an equally infectious, loopy delight.” Mark Shenton, The Stage
“A shining example of a neglected piece of British musical theatre history, Free As Air is just delightfully good fun.” There Ought To Be Clowns
“A wonderful upbeat show for a lovely evening out.” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network
“Slade & Reynolds’ unashamedly old-fashioned yet still entertaining - and endearing - show.” Raymond Langford Jones, Sardines Reviews
“Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade’s Free As Air hasn’t been seen professionally since 1974 but in the sure hands of Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainments and Neil McPherson’s Finborough Theatre, director/choreographer Stewart Nicholls makes a compelling case for its revival.” There Ought To Be Clowns
“Much of the joy of these musicals that the Finborough has resuscitated with their ‘Celebrating British Music Theatre’ series comes from the thrill of unamplified ensembles filling this most intimate of theatres with the joy of song. And with a cast of 17 here, Nicholls and musical director Ben Stock pitch it just right, capturing the endearing glee that comes from something so determinedly old-fashioned yet utterly sincere in its delivery – it would be easy to bandy the word ‘twee’ about but there’s a real emotional honesty to the playing here.” There Ought To Be Clowns
“High in drama it is not, and that’s rather refreshing. The whole show is a little bit silly and it knows it, but is so joyous and full of life that it wins you over in no time and has you smiling until the end.” Catherine Duffy, Bargain Theatre Land
“This gem of a show more than deserves a full length run of its own. It is sweet and charming and thoroughly enjoyable, filled with daft plots and loveable characters it is pure escapism at its finest and is impossible to resist.” Catherine Duffy, Bargain Theatre Land
“‘Generous’ and ‘good-natured’ were the words that came to mind as I left the theatre. There was a really warm and friendly atmosphere in the audience” Clare Annamalai, Everything Theatre
“The big plus that comes from productions in small venues is that there is no need for amplification of any kind. And with an MD of the calibre of Ben Stock, as here, we are fully able to appreciate Slade’s delightful harmonies and choral work, whilst the clear, strong singing voices in the leading romantic leads played by Ruth Betteridge Molly), Dan Stevens-lookalike Josh Little (Jack), Daniel Cane (Albert)and Charlotte Baptie (Gerladine), enable us to relish each glistening note of the songs” Raymond Langford Jones, Sardines Reviews
“There’s a great deal of pleasure being had on both sides of the footlights. The strong-voiced ensemble give it musical heft under the direction of Ben Stock, and there are irresistible turns from Charlotte Baptie, Joanna Munro, Josh Little and Jane Quinn.” Mark Shenton, The Stage
“The company sound simply glorious – Charlotte Baptie’s shimmering soprano leads beautifully as Geraldine but there’s also great support from Daniel Cane as the smitten Albert, Ruth Betteridge as a bicep-feeling village maiden and Josh Little as the handsome tart who likes the attention, and the sweetly played late-blooming (but long in the gestation) romance between Joanna Monro and Ted Merwood’s islanders” There Ought To Be Clowns
“The quality of the cast really does shine through from top to bottom.” There Ought To Be Clowns
“Betteridge sings her heart out as Molly.” Adrian Edwards, Musical Theatre Review
“Ruth Betteridge as Molly makes a powerful contribution that could set bells ringing” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
“As the heiress Geraldine, Baptie not only looks the part but sings it really beautifully, her solo ‘Nothing But Sea and Sky’, a highlight. All the singing is of an exceptionally high standard” Adrian Edwards, Musical Theatre Review
“Charlotte Baptie as Geraldine has a true heroine’s voice with a touch of a velvet glove” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
“There are some terrific performances to witness and marvellous voices to hear.” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
“Josh Little as Jack is a fine tenor with a nice line in insouciant humour” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
“Richard Gibson as the latter is excellent as the rather shambolic head of the island, demonstrating his comic abilities and a fine singing voice in ‘Let the grass grow’ and ‘The boat’s in’.” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
“Stewart Nicholls’ tightly directed and choreographed ensemble revival shows, not only does its well-made book have a timeless innocence and charm...Salad Days was no flash in the pan” Raymond Langford Jones, Sardines Reviews
“Director/choreographer Stewart Nicholls has staged it with engaging sincerity. He fields a 17-strong cast on this tiny stage to bring it to vigorous life.” Mark Shenton, The Stage
“Special mention has to go to Nicholls’ choreography though, for some outrageously entertaining routines that simply shouldn’t work in so small a space” There Ought To Be Clowns
“Nattily choreographed by Nicholls” Adrian Edwards, Musical Theatre Review
“His production of Free As Air plays to its strengths and gives us a most welcome opportunity to reassess its not inconsiderable merits.” Adrian Edwards, Musical Theatre Review
“Choosing musicals to share the Finborough’s tiny playing area with heavyweight drama (currently Angelina Weld Grimké’s Rachel) is indicative of the theatre’s chutzpah” Bill Hagerty, Chiswick W4
“It’s always good to catch up with rarities such as this. One can only be grateful to Neil McPherson (Finborough Theatre) for reviving these forgotten British musicals. If he didn’t, then nobody else would.” Michael Darvell, Classical Source
The Press on Director Stewart Nicholls' Production of Gay's The Word at the Finborough Theatre and Subsequent Transfer to the Jermyn Street Theatre
“Stewart Nicholls' guiltily enjoyable production...the show's irresistible...the evening's a treat.” Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage
“Stewart Nicholls' choreography is neatly devised to fit the compact space.” Jane Shilling, The Telegraph
“Gay's The Word, that originally opened in 1951 has never been professionally revived since until the ever-amazing Finborough squeezed a cast of 19 onto its tiny stage.” Mark Shenton, The Stage
“It can…be recommended for its place in the history of the British musical…some terrific tunes and, yes, vitality.” Tom Vallance, ClassicalSource.com
The Press on the Original 1957 Production of Free As Air at the Savoy Theatre
"The music is catchy and one song ‘Let The Grass Grow’ is enchanting: it is Chekhov turned inside out." The Observer
"Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade have done it again...those who were drawn to the originality, taste and unmaliciousness of the first show (Salad Days) will fill the Savoy for the second (Free As Air), coming away even better satisfied.” The Stage
"The tunes...and delicious lyrics are charming or witty or both." Plays and Players
Trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (MMus Vocal Performance supported by TCL Scholarship) and
with Mentor Scheme at English National Opera.
Theatre includes West Side Story (UK and Ireland No 1 Tour), Iolanthe and Princess Ida (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at Buxton Opera House), Cendrillon and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Blackheath Halls), The Merry Widow (Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall), The Pirates of Penzance and The Three Musketeers (Charles Court Opera). Theatre while training includes Carmen and Idomeneo (Trinity Laban Opera Scenes), Dido and Aeneas (Black Robin Opera), The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, The Gondoliers and Ruddigore (Derby Gilbert and Sullivan Company), Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof and Follies (Trent Opera).
Radio includes Friday Night is Music Night Ivor Novello Special.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music in the Opera School and as a Postgraduate.
Theatre includes Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Cats, Hello, Dolly!, My One and Only and King’s Rhapsody, Cinderella (Theatre Royal Norwich), The Romance of Ivor Novello and a concert tour (NDR Hamburg Symphony Orchestra). Opera includes HMS Pinafore, The Parson’s Pirates, The Mikado, The Ghosts of Ruddigore, La Belle Hélène, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Sorcerer, Moonstruck, The Gondoliers and The Amorous Goldfish (Opera della Luna), HMS Pinafore (Charles Court Opera), Orpheus in the Underworld, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Carmen, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Merrie England (Kentish Opera), Gilbert and Sullivan: The Savoy Operas (appearances in all of the operas), HMS Pinafore (which he has played more times than any artist in history), as well as appearances with Welsh National Opera, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, English Festival Opera, Kentish Opera, Pimlico Opera, New London Opera Players, the Covent Garden Festival and the Northern Sinfonia. His opera roles are extensive and he has specialised, as a lyric baritone, in the bel canto repertoire.
Forthcoming engagements include Cinderella (Clonter Opera).
Ian is in demand on the musical and concert stage, as a performer and involved in staging and choreographing productions, as well as coaching singers and actors in vocal technique. He has appeared at every major theatre and concert hall in the UK as well as France, Germany, Holland, Spain, New York, Bermuda, the Far East, as well as a number of cruise liners.
Trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, achieving a first class honours degree.
Theatre includes Cinderella (Norwich Theatre Royal).
Theatre Whilst Training includes Little Shop of Horrors (Royal Northern College of Music), The Wiz (Royal Northern College of Music), Sweeney Todd (Zion Arts) and On The Town (Little Theatre, Gateshead).
Operetta includes The Mikado, Iolanthe and Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company on UK Tour), The Merry Widow (Classic Fest at the Buxton Opera House), Paradise Moscow (Royal Northern College of Music), Albert Herring (Royal Northern College of Music) and Noyes Fludde (Royal Northern College of Music Outreach). Choral includes Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem (Bridgewater Hall), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Whitworth Hall) and Quay Voices (Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead).
Television includes BBC Children in Need (MEN Arena).
Radio includes Guest Soloist in a Bridgewater Hall Carol Concert, broadcast on Manchester BBC Radio and Premier Radio. Competitions include Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival Song Competition, Elsie Thurston Song Prize and finalist in the National Junior Kathleen Ferrier Competition.
Forthcoming engagements include Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Norwich).
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Gay's the Word.
Trained at Mountview Academy. Theatre includes The Pirates of Penzance (Penzance Royal Charter 400th Anniversary Festival and UK Tour), The Mikado (UK Tour), Gay’s The Word (Jermyn Street Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor), HMS Pinafore (UK Tour) Flahooley (The Lost Musicals at Sadler's Wells), Follies (Pleasance, London), Company (Pleasance, London) and Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical (C Venues, Edinburgh).
Recordings include Gay's the Word and Shangri-La.
Forthcoming engagements include Aladdin (The Civic Hall, Bedworth).
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Gay’s the Word and Merrie England.
Trained at the Birmingham School of Acting and the Royal Academy of Music.
Theatre includes Will Harvey’s War, The Mill on the Floss, The Irving Berlin Songbook, The Cole Porter Songbook (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), Little Me (Ye Olde Rose and Crown), The Ruby Necklace (Charing Cross Theatre), Cinderella, Aladdin (Hall for Cornwall, Truro), Gay’s the Word (Jermyn Street Theatre),The Love of the Nightingale (Pop Up Theatre), Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Thursford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Middleton and Leamington Spa), Isle of Joy, The Snark and How to Hunt It (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Blaze! (Bridewell Theatre).
Film includes Cold Turkey, Warped, Nature Boy and Shattered.
Television includes Crimewatch and Tell Me.
Trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre includes The Pirates of Penzance (two UK Tours), Henry V (UK and Netherlands Tour), As You Like It (UK and Netherlands Tour), The Full Monty (Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City), Sweet F.A (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth) and Cinderella (PHA Pantomimes at the Spa Theatre, Bridlington, Palace Theatre, Newark, Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Broadway Theatre, Catford and Marina Theatre, Lowestoft).
Film includes Mayday. Forthcoming engagements include Cinderella (PHA Pantomimes at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield).
Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Winslow Boy (Bristol Old Vic), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep), She Stoops To Conquer (Leicester Haymarket), The Winslow Boy (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), Dogg’s Hamlet and The Real Inspector Hound (Watford Palace Theatre), French Without Tears (Greenwich Theatre), The Browning Version and In Praise of Love (King’s Head Theatre), In Praise of Rattigan (Theatre Royal Bath), Crooked Wood and Cowardy Custard (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Follow the Star (Chichester Festival Theatre), Salad Days and Don’t Look Now (Southwold), Cymbeline (Minack Theatre), The Dame of Sark (Windsor), Candida (Boulevard Theatre), St Patrick’s Day (World’s End), Bulldog Drummond (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Death by Fatal Murder (UK Tour), Blue/Orange (UK Tour) and Allo! Allo! (UK and Australia Tours and London Palladium).
Film includes The Go-Between, England Made Me, Omagh, The Key to Rebecca, The Legend of St Patrick and The Birthday. Television includes Toast of London, ’Allo! ’Allo!, The Gate of Eden, The Tempest, The Coral Island, Armchair Detective, The Children of The New Forest, My Father’s House, Wainwright’s Law, Prospects, Secret Diaries, Four on Four, The Upper Hand, Park Ranger, Hadleigh, Poldark and Penmarric.
Writing includes work for national newspapers and magazines, and plays and book adaptations for radio.
Trained at Laine Theatre Arts where she was the Winner of The Valerie King Award for Achievements in Drama.
Theatre includes Carrie's War (UK Tour), Keep the Home Fires Burning (a one-woman show written and performed by Amy, UK Tour), Follies (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Gay’s the Word (Jermyn Street Theatre), Our Town (UK Tour), A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Blue Remembered Hills (UK Tour), La Bohème (King’s Head Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Mill Studio, Guildford), Hamlet (Guildford Shakespeare Company) and A Christmas Carol (Lion and Unicorn Theatre).
Recordings include Gay’s the Word.
Amy is the Associate Director of Apollo Theatre Company.
Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Adrian Thompson, and continues his vocal studies with Kathryn Harries.
Opera and Theatre includes Iolanthe, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore (The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company on UK Tour), The Magic Flute (Nevill Holt Opera), The Magic Flute (Ryedale Opera), The Merry Widow and Fiddler on The Roof (CLASSICFest Opera), The Magic Flute and The Fairy Queen (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Triple Bill Puppet Opera - Renard, Master Peter and Angela (Third Hand Opera) and Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical (London Hippodrome).
Classical Repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, St. John Passion, The Cosmos Nine (Premiere) and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, The London Requiem for the BBC, The Pepys Motet and Four Colours. Solo concerts include Evenings with Anthony, session recording for radio and TV, teaching, entertainment at functions and Choral Singing.
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Theatre includes Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre, Novello Theatre and International Tour), Breeze Block Park (Liverpool Playhouse), Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre), Habeas Corpus (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), Women on the Verge of HRT (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Blood Brothers (Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Albery Theatre and Phoenix Theatre),Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Norwich), Flapdoodle, Prisoner Cell Block H (UK Tours), Baby Love, Rough Crossing, All’s Well That Ends Well, Dead White Males, The Price of Meat as well as four pantomimes (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), The Taming of the Shrew, Dreams of San Francisco (Bush Theatre), When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout (Whitehall Theatre and UK Tour), The Master Builder, Golden Leaf Strut (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Instant Enlightenment Including VAT (Half Moon Theatre), Misalliance (Theatre Royal, Windsor), Hay Fever (Palace Theatre, Watford) and Cinderella (Truro).
Television includes Charity Begins, Doctors, Casualty, Chambers, People Like Us, The Cazelet Chronicles,The Life and Death of Philip Knight, Emmerdale, The Bill, Dream Team, Fast Forward, Up Our Street, Hale and Pace, The Adventure Game, Monster Café, Jasper Carrott, The Six O’Clock Show,That’s Life, Dr Who and Angels.
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Gay’s the Word.
Trained at Guildford School of Acting Theatre includes Gay’s The Word (Jermyn Street Theatre), Scooby Doo Live! (UK Tour), Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour), Footloose (International Tour), I Love You Because (Theatro Technis) and Between Empires (Edinburgh Festival).
Theatre includes Guys and Dolls (Prince of Wales Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Oh! Calcutta! and The Water Babies (Peacock Theatre), Hullaballoo (Criterion Theatre), Ann Veronica (Cambridge Theatre), The Four Musketeers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Wonderful Town (Queens Theatre), A Little Night Music (Piccadilly Theatre), Virginia Woolf’s Freshwater (Art Workers’ Guild), Into the Woods (Phoenix v), The Drowsy Chaperone (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Happy End (Bridewell Theatre), Blavatsky’s Tower (Baron’s Court Theatre) and earlier this year, the try-out for Aria Entertainment’s Merman’s Apprentice (Landor Theatre).
Regional and International work includes The Cat and the Canary (UK Tour), Cowardy Custard (Bristol), Genet’s The Maids, Hamlet, Wait Until Dark, Oh! What a Lovely War and The Bear (Farnham), The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Equus (Derby Playhouse), Dames at Sea (Chester), Kiss Me Kate (Birmingham), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bromley), Great Expectations (Guildford), Company (Exeter), The Sound of Music (Tour), Annie (Cheltenham), Me and My Girl and My Cousin Rachel (Perth) and Deathtrap (Hamburg).
Forthcoming engagements include Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol in Stockholm which he has played for the last two years, and 84 Charing Cross Road (Salisbury Playhouse).
Trained at Urdang Academy.
Theatre includes Bugle Boy (UK Tour), Curtains, Andrew Lippa’s Workshop and Concert, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Seussical and What’s in a Name? (Old Finsbury Town Hall Theatre).
Trained at The Royal Academy of Music, supported by The Ruby and Will George Trust.
Theatre includes Iolanthe (International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and on UK Tour), The Dark Hour (Music in the Round at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Housewife, 49 (The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere), Oliver Twist (TNT Theatre on European Tour), Promise (Rosemary Branch Theatre), The Hired Man (UK Tour and The Brits Off-Broadway Festival, New York City), The Magic Flute (Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), The Winter King (Derby Playhouse), Flahooley (The Lost Musicals at Sadler’s Wells), Housewives’ Choice (Forest Forge and Oxfordshire Theatre Company) and pantomime at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage and The Princes’ Hall, Aldershot.
Television includes A Motley Pair and Songs of Praise.
Recordings include The Hired Man.
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Florodora and The Grand Duke.
Trained at Royal Academy of Music and Royal Holloway, University of London. Theatre includes Shakespeare Smorgasbard (Soper Hall, Caterham Festival), Gulliver’s Travels (St. Martin’s Hall, St. Martin-in–the-Fields), Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre and Plymouth Theatre Royal), The Sound of Music (Really Useful Group and Amman Citadel Festival, Jordan), A Class Act (Landor Theatre), Company (Union Theatre), Gilbert and Sullivan operettas for Carl Rosa Opera including Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance (Gielgud Theatre and UK and USA Tours), My Fair Lady (Asian Tour), Enchanted Evenings (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Merry Widow and Lakmé (Opera Holland Park), Grease (David Ian Productions on UK Tour), Eloquent Protest (Trafalgar Studios), We’ll Gather Lilacs (Bridewell Theatre), Fanny (Sadler’s Wells) and Oh! What A Lovely War (Theatr Clwyd Cymru).
Concerts include Pan-European Voice Conference, Monaco Grand Prix and Lord’s.
Film includes De-Lovely; Enduring Love and Anti-Crime.
Television includes Y Factor (Sky)
Radio includes Obla Air.
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Gay’s the Word.
Trained at Guildford School of Acting .
Theatre Whilst Training includes Bye Bye Birdie, The Full Monty and Nine.
Theatre includes Gay's the Word (Jermyn Street Theatre).
Recordings include Gay's the Word and Shangri-La.
Gregory and Ensemble
Trained at Arts Educational Schools London
Theatre includes Kerry Ellis Live at the Palladium (London Palladium), Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House), Cinderella (White Rock Theatre), Smashing! and Verrallations (Pheasantry) and London International Olympia Horse Show (Olympia). Theatre Whilst Training includes Evita, The Music Man and Hitchhiking Across America (Arts Educational Schools).
Workshops include A Warning to the Curious (Perfect Pitch, Arts Educational Schools).
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 October 2014
Tickets and Times
Approximately 2 hours with an interval