Cast & Creatives

Cast

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    DARREN DAY

    Melbourne Bumblescratch
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    JESSICA MARTIN

    Bethesda
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    MICHAEL XAVIER

    Hookbeard
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    ILAN GALKOFF

    Perry
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    JACOB CHAPMAN

    Socrates
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    TEDDY MOYNIHAN

    Squabbler / Ensemble
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    CATHY READ

    Thamesa / Ensemble
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    ALISTAIR BARRON

    Fats / Ensemble
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    JAMES DANGERFIELD

    Rufus / Ensemble
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    EMMA HARROLD

    Squeaker / Ensemble
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    KATIE KERR

    Rolanda / Ensemble
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    JESSIE MAY

    Lascivia / Ensemble
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    DICKIE WOOD

    Charmer / Ensemble

Creatives

  • ROBERT J. SHERMAN

    Composer, lyricist & book writer
  • STEWART NICHOLLS

    Director & choreographer
  • TOM KELLY

    Musical supervisor & director
  • GABRIELLA SLADE

    Set & costume designer
  • DANIEL DENTON

    Video & projection designer
  • DAVID W. KIDD

    Lighting designer
  • ROWLAND LEE

    Orchestrator

ROWLAND LEE

ROWLAND LEE

Orchestrator

Rowland is one of the UK’s best-known composers of music for animation, with over 600 episodes of various series and short films to his credit, including: Cloudbabies, 64 Zoo Lane, Salut Serge, Pablo, Engie Benjy, Crapston Villas and The Little Reindeer. For the choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne, he orchestrated Nutcracker! and Swan Lake, the world’s most-performed dance production. He has created orchestrations for many other dance companies, including the Washington Ballet’s 2015 Swan Lake. His Requiem and other concert music is published by Edition Peters; the St Petersburg performance of the Requiem in 2011, which he conducted, was the Russian debut of the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, for whom the work was composed. Highlights from his work as a musical director/arranger include: Over My Shoulder (directed by Stewart Nicholls – Jermyn Street, two tours and Wyndham’s); Ann Veronica, The Amazons and Vanity Fair (Stewart Nicholls – the Theatre Museum); Marry Me a Little (Bridewell – with Rebecca Front and Clive Carter, directed by Clive Paget) and the UK premiere of Ruthless! (Stratford Circus). Several of these productions were recorded for CD release, with the CD of The Amazons, co-produced with Stewart Nicholls, receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Cast Album.

DAVID W. KIDD

DAVID W. KIDD

Lighting designer

David’s work has been seen internationally in theatre, opera, ballet, music events and pantomime. Recent and works include: End of the Rainbow (UK tour); The Silver Sword (Coventry Belgrade and UK tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse/ Mercury, Colchester); Martyr (Actors Touring Company); Albion (Bush); Educating Rita and Macbeth (Mercury, Colchester); Grand Guignol (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Blues in the Night and Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire); Bloodshot (UK tour, Canada, Vienna, St James Theatre, London, and Chicago); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Derby Theatre); The Pillowman and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Leicester Curve); The Sound of Music (Cork Opera); Mad About the Boy (Young Vic); Minotaur, Baddies – the Musical, Henry the Fifth, Dr Korczak’s Example, A Winter’s Tale, Hannah and The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre, also New York and Barcelona). Off-Broadway designs include: Unsuspecting Susan starring Celia Imrie, and Tabloid Caligula.

DANIEL DENTON

DANIEL DENTON

Video & projection designer

Daniel Denton is a London based visual artist working predominantly in moving image and integrated video for performance. His background is in experimental film and illustration and in 2012 began working with video design collective Mesmer as a content creator, recent shows including: Andrea Chénier (Opera North); Only the Brave (Wales Millennium Centre); Notorious (Gothenburg Opera House) and Love’s Sacrifice (Royal Shakespeare Company). In 2015 he began working as a video designer with his debut in Biedermann and the Arsonists (independent opera Sadler’s Wells). Web: cargocollective.com/dtdenton-movingimage

DICKIE WOOD

DICKIE WOOD

Charmer / Ensemble

Dickie trained at the Arts Educational Schools London, graduating in 2013. Theatre includes: Cyril in Mrs Henderson Presents (Novello Theatre/Bath Theatre Royal); Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Qdos Entertainment) and Buttons in Cinderella (the Stiwt). Whilst training: Gilbert Chilvers in Betty Blue Eyes and Che/understudy Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman. Other credits: Friday Night Is Music Night, hosted by Michael Ball (BBC Radio 2); the Olivier Awards (Drury Lane) and the Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House). @dickiewooduk

JESSIE MAY

JESSIE MAY

Lascivia / Ensemble

Jessie trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a first-class (hons) in Musical Theatre. Credits include: The Great Jewish American Songbook (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Regina in Rock of Ages (UK national tour); Lydia Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and Everyman, Cork); Young Sally in Follies (Opéra de Toulon); Anja/ Mags/Jill/Emma/Georgina/Dominique in Impotent, an original comedy (Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London); Sheila in Hair (European tour); Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre, West End, and international tour); Darlene in Raindogs (Trafalgar Studios); The Sound of Music in Cyprus (Larnica International Festival) and Make Me a Song (Charing Cross Theatre). Jessie has also been part of the workshop process for new musicals ODD, Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery, Defect, From Here to Eternity and Dusty. Jessie also does regular voiceover work and can be heard as Humf’s Mum in the Nickelodeon Jr animation Humf (King Rollo Films). @jmaychild

KATIE KERR

KATIE KERR

Squeaker / Ensemble

Katie made her professional debut playing Chiffon in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s award-winning production of Little Shop of Horrors, which later transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre. Katie then went on to star in Fat Pig, playing the lead role of Helen, at the Comedy Theatre, directed by Neil LaBute. Other theatre includes: Bridget Baines in A Chorus of Disapproval, Sylvia in Stepping Out and Wicked (UK tours); Big Sue in Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse); Blow-Jo in WAG! – the Musical (Charing Cross Theatre); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (English National Opera); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall); Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate (Opera North) and, most recently, Sunset Boulevard (English National Opera at the London Coliseum). Television and film: Yvette Parks in What Remains (BBC) and Women in Clothes (Knucklehead Films). @damekatiekerr

EMMA HARROLD

EMMA HARROLD

Squeaker / Ensemble

Emma trained at the Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits include: My Fair Lady 60th anniversary (Actors’ Church); Stephen Ward workshop (RUG); Charlotte/Rose Seller in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Lavinia in Crush the Musical (UK tour); Mrs Anderssen in A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre); Liesl in The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve); Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days (UK tour); featured vocalist for Maria Friedman: Back to Before (the Pheasantry); Luisa in The Fantasticks (Jermyn Street Theatre); soloist in Hamlisch (St James Theatre); Retty/ Lisa-Lu in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre) and Muriel in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Union Theatre). Additional credits: This Morning and The Alan Titchmarsh Show (both ITV) and soloist in Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC). @emmaharrold90

JAMES DANGERFIELD

JAMES DANGERFIELD

Rufus / Ensemble

James trained at Guildford School of Acting. Most recently, he appeared with his violin as Old Green Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach (UK and international tour). Theatre includes: Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It (UK and the Netherlands tours); The Pirates of Penzance (two UK tours); Free As Air (Finborough Theatre); Sweet FA (New Theatre Royal); The Full Monty (Hawthorne Theatre); Captain Hacker’s Treasure (the Cockpit) and eight seasons in Cinderella (Paul Holman Associates). Workshops include: Chéri (Seven Dials Club) and Grit (Pleasance, London). Film includes: Mayday and music video for Mooji’s ‘Don’t’. Recordings include: Free As Air official London revival soundtrack (Jay Records). Concerts include: West End LIVE 2016. @jddangerfield

ALISTAIR BARRON

ALISTAIR BARRON

Fats / Ensemble

Alistair trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2011. Since training, Alistair has been very lucky to obtain various experience including: swing in The Phantom of the Opera (UK tour); swing/cover Phantom in Three Phantoms (UK tour); Ted Blacklock in The Hired Man (Landor Theatre, London); Aslan in the world premiere of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford) and soloist with the 12 Tenors (China tour). Pantomimes include: Jack and the Beanstalk as Gregory Poops and Beauty and the Beast as Buster Duster (both at the Hereford Courtyard Theatre). Most recently, he appeared as Lightoller in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre). Alistair is delighted to join the company of Bumblescratch and hopes that you enjoy the show. @asbarron89

TEDDY MOYNIHAN

TEDDY MOYNIHAN

Squabbler / Ensemble

Teddy is a recent graduate of the Arts Educational Schools London. Whilst training, Teddy played Monsieur D’Arque in Beauty and the Beast and Charles Bessemer in Bells Are Ringing. Recently, he was involved in Shakespeare Live! From the RSC and appeared in the opening West Side Story number. Teddy is excited to be making his professional debut in Bumblescratch and would like to thank his Mum for her continuing love and support. @teddymoynihan

CATHY READ

CATHY READ

Thamesa / Ensemble

Cathy trained at Arts Educational Schools (graduate in 2016), gaining a BA in Musical Theatre. Whilst training Cathy appeared as Josephine ‘Old Ma’ Strong in Urinetown, Dr Bennett in Big Fish, Princess Zara in Utopia Limited and Moxie in Relative Values. Theatre/ concert: ensemble in Hey, Old Friends! (Richard Douglas Productions); choir in Scott Alan in concert; choir in Olivier Awards 2015 (Julian Bird); ensemble in An Evening With Georgia Stitt (Danielle Tarento) and choir/Cosette in West End Men: Live (Milton Morrissey and Mitch Sebastian). Recording: backing vocalist for Rugby Anthems – Rhydian Roberts and Craig Adams. Radio: choir in Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2 – Anthony Cherry). @cathyreaduk

JACOB CHAPMAN

JACOB CHAPMAN

Socrates

Jacob trained at London Studio Centre. Theatre includes: Financeman/ ensemble in Sunset Boulevard (ENO/ London Coliseum); ensemble in The Smallest Show on Earth (UK tour); Hermann Preysing in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); ensemble in Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (ENO/London Coliseum); Pish-Tush in The Mikado and Robin in Ushers – the Front of House Musical (both Charing Cross Theatre); Ernie in It’s a Wonderful Life (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Henri in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios); Lord Savage/Spider in Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour); Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Tom Collins in Rent and Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (both Broadway Theatre, Catford); title role in The Mikado (Union Theatre) and Combeferre/understudy Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). @JacobchapmJacob

ILAN GALKOFF

ILAN GALKOFF

Perry

Ilan Galkoff is 13 years old and lives with his Mum, Dad, his older brother and sister in Hertfordshire. He trains at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Theatre includes: Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse); Elf – the Musical (Dominion); Oresteia (Trafalgar Studios/Almeida); Matilda (Cambridge Theatre); I Can’t Sing! – the X Factor Musical (London Palladium); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Oliver! (UK tour – Cameron Mackintosh). Television includes: Wizards Vs Aliens (CBBC); Grandpa in My Pocket (CBeebies) and Chickens (Sky TV). Commercial: Domino’s Pizza. Voice-overs: Disney’s Sofia the First and various educational voice-overs. Recordings: Elf – the Musical (original London cast recording). Workshops: Finding Neverland, I Can’t Sing! – the X Factor Musical and God Bless the Child. Ilan is delighted to be joining the cast of Bumblescratch for this special charity performance. @IlanGalkoff

MICHAEL XAVIER

MICHAEL XAVIER

Hookbeard

Michael was nominated for two Olivier Awards in 2011: Best Actor in a Musical for Oliver in Love Story (Duchess Theatre and Minerva Theatre) and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Wolf/ Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Open Air Theatre). Other theatre credits include: Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum); Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat (Sheffield Crucible); Suffolk in Henry VI, George of Clarence in Edward IV and George of Clarence in Richard III (the Rose Theatre, Kingston); Charlie/ Vittorio/Oscar in Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall); John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory); Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! (Leicester Curve); James Prince in Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre); Bob Baker in Wonderful Town (original UK tour); Curly in Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Sir Galahad in Spamalot (Palace Theatre); Rock Hudson in Rock (national tour and Ovalhouse Theatre); Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Sky in Mamma Mia! (international tour – original cast); Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Miss Great Plains in Pageant (Vaudeville Theatre and King’s Head Theatre); Nanki-Poo in The Mikado (UK tour) and Chris in Miss Saigon (original UK tour). Films include: Tom in Never Let Go, Rob in Gnomeland and Gulag Prisoner in Muppets Most Wanted. @MichaelXavierUK

GABRIELLA SLADE

GABRIELLA SLADE

Set & costume designer

Gabriella trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated with a first-class BA (hons) in Theatre Design. Set and/or costume designs credits include: In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre); Showstopper! (Apollo and Lyric); Kommilitonen! (Welsh National Opera); The Last Mermaid, Henry VI and Richard III (WMC); Folk (National Dance Company Wales); A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Pinocchio and The One Hundred and One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle and How Do You Eat an Elephant? (NYTW); Love Birds (Pleasance Courtyard); The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland (Oxford Playhouse) and dead born grow (NYTW and Frantic Assembly). Gabriella is currently working as designer for Romeo and Juliet (NYTW) and costume designer for The Last Five Years (St James) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate). www.gabriellaslade.co.uk @GabriellaSlade

TOM KELLY

TOM KELLY

Musical supervisor & director

Orchestration: Half a Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre – associate); Travels With My Aunt (CFT); Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Gypsy (CFT – associate); Don Quixote (RSC); Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola); A Christmas Carol (Royal & Derngate); Pippin (Menier) and Can’t Smile Without You and Doctor Dolittle (both Bill Kenwright Ltd). Musical supervisor: The Beautiful Game (Southwark Playhouse); The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate Theatre/La MaMa, NYC) and Who Ate All the Pies? (Tristan Bates Theatre). Musical director: White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Drunk (Leicester Curve/ Bridewell Theatre); Sound of a Voice (Hackney House and Arcola Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Royal & Derngate) and Pippin (Menier). Associate musical director: Gypsy (CFT/Savoy Theatre); Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Assistant musical director: Sweet Charity (Menier); The Witches of Eastwick (Kenny Wax/Michael Harrison) and Sinatra (Act Productions/3A Entertainment).

STEWART NICHOLLS

STEWART NICHOLLS

Director & choreographer

Stewart has directed and choreographed many productions including: Bar Mitzvah Boy (Gatehouse); Cinderella (Crewe Lyceum); Love Birds (Pleasance); Business As Usual (Everyman, Cheltenham); The Jewish Legends (Radlett/Gatehouse); Free As Air (Finborough); A Spoonful of Sherman (St James Studio); Gay’s the Word (Jermyn Street/Finborough); Lunch With Marlene (national tour); Hetty Feinstein’s Wedding Anniversary (New End); Beatlemania (Gothenburg Opera House); South Pacific (Birmingham Symphony Hall/BBC Radio 2); Over My Shoulder (national tour/Wyndham’s); Carousel (St David’s Hall/BBC Radio 3) and the premiere of Charles Hart’s Love Songs (Bridewell). He has also worked in various drama colleges and staged six pantomimes for Hall for Cornwall, Truro. Choreography includes: Iolanthe, Princess Ida and The Mikado (Buxton Opera House and national tour); Cowardy Custard (national tour); Noël & Gertie (Cockpit) and Tim Rice’s revival of Blondel (Pleasance). Stewart has restored and archived many forgotten musicals by major British writers. He has lectured on musical theatre, has written sleeve notes for various recordings, and is a contributing author to The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. Future work includes: Jack and the Beanstalk at Northampton for Qdos Entertainment. www.stewartnicholls.co.uk

ROBERT J. SHERMAN

ROBERT J. SHERMAN

Composer, lyricist & book writer

Robert Sherman stems from a long, illustrious line of songwriters spanning more than four generations. At 16, Sherman joined BMI and is an alum of BMI’s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Theatre: Love Birds (Pleasance, Edinburgh); A Spoonful of Sherman (St James Theatre); Bumblescratch workshop (Network Theatre) and A Christmas Held Captive (Beverly Hills Playhouse). Film credits include: The Adventures of Amazon Jack (Columbia TriStar) and The Magic 7 (Pulse Entertainment). Books: Moose: Chapters From My Life (as editor). Notable songs: ‘Disneyana!’ (the official theme song of the Disneyana Fan Club) and ‘Mondays’ (from Ms: a Song Cycle). Sherman is the CEO/president of Music World LLC and MusicWorld (UK) and is the trustee of the Robert B Sherman Family Estate and Archives, which includes one half of the Sherman Brothers and Al Sherman estates. Sherman resides in London, England. www.robbiesherman.com @RobbieSherman

JESSICA MARTIN

JESSICA MARTIN

Bethesda

Jessica’s theatre credits include: Elf (Dominion Theatre); The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (the Belgrade, Coventry); Mack and Mabel (Southwark Playhouse); Spamalot (UK tour); Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre); Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Tracy Beaker Gets Real (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour); Me, Myself and I (Orange Tree Theatre); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Bridewell Theatre); A Saint She Ain’t (the King’s Head); Candida (New End Theatre); South Pacific (Churchill Theatre and UK tour); Mack and Mabel (Piccadilly Theatre); Swingtime Canteen (the King’s Head); Shakers (Nottingham Playhouse); The Card (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre and UK tour); Babes in Arms (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park) and The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Royal Plymouth and UK tour). Television includes: Copy Cats (LWT); Spitting Image (Central Television) and Doctor Who (BBC1). Cabaret includes: You Made Me Love You – a Judy Garland cabaret; Crazy Coqs and Sunset Bitch (New York Fringe Festival and Waterloo East Theatre). @Jessica7Martin

DARREN DAY

DARREN DAY

Melbourne Bumblescratch

Darren’s first starring theatre role was as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His West End career includes: Summer Holiday, Grease and Copacabana. On tour, he has starred in Alfie, Carousel, Great Expectations, Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show, Hello, Dolly!, We Will Rock You, The Last Session, Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Darren is an established recording artist. Simon Cowell produced his successful album Summer Holiday. He recorded the Queen hit ‘Only the Good Die Young’ for the Soldiers’ Charity. Cast albums include: Godspell, Great Expectations and The Last Session. In 2016, he released a new album, This Is the Moment. Darren’s solo concert show is touring the UK and internationally throughout 2016. On television, Darren played Hollyoaks bad guy Danny Houston. Other TV appearances include: Holby City, Crime Stories, Doctors, The Bill, Mile High, Extreme Soap and French and Saunders. Darren was also a popular finalist in Celebrity Big Brother. His 2016 feature film roles include: Rik Searle in White Island, Dimitry in Name of the Game and Tom in Rudy. @DarrenDOfficial