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Cast

RENÉE FLEMING

RENÉE FLEMING

Margaret Johnson

Renée Fleming is one of the most highly-acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the US National Medal of Arts. Winner of four Grammy® awards, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her new album Renée Fleming: Broadway was released in September by Decca. She is heard on the soundtracks of the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she provided Julianne Moore’s singing voice for the film Bel Canto, released this fall.

As Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée spearheads a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health focused on music, health, and neuroscience. Among her awards are Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, and Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music. www.reneefleming.com.

DOVE CAMERON

DOVE CAMERON

Clara Johnson

Dove Cameron will next be seen starring as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, The Musical produced by The New Group and in Netflix’s Dumplin’ with Jennifer Aniston. Next year, Dove lends her voice to Sony’s animated feature Angry Birds 2, alongside Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, and Awkwafina. The film is set for release on September 20, 2019.

Most recently, Dove completed production on Disney’s live-action film Descendants 3, which is set for release in the summer of 2019. The film follows the teenage children of classic Disney villains. Dove originated the role of Mal, Maleficent’s daughter, in 2015’s Descendants. Last year’s sequel Descendants 2 drew the biggest cable number since the original and was the most-watched telecast among kid cable TV networks in total viewers (8.6 million).

Dove also currently voices Spider-Gwen in the animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, which premiered simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD. She is set to return in the forthcoming Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts.

Dove is perhaps best known for playing the dual role as both title characters in Disney’s Liv and Maddie for four seasons. Her performance garnered a 2018 Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Educational and Informational Program.

Dove has appeared in Marvel’s Agents of Shield on ABC. She also appeared on NBC’s Hairspray Live!, as Amber von Tussle, and in the film Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson.

ALEX JENNINGS

ALEX JENNINGS

Signor Naccarelli

Alex Jennings is a three-time Olivier Award winning TV, film and theatre actor with Olivier Awards for Best Comedy Performance, Too Clever by Half (Old Vic), Best Actor, Peer Gynt (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Best Actor in a Musical, My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Theatre includes: For the National Theatre: Hansard, Hymn & Cocktail Sticks, Collaborators, The Habit of Art, Present Laughter, The Alchemist, Stuff Happens, His Girl Friday, The Relapse, The Winter’s Tale, Albert Speer, The Recruiting Officer, Ghett

For the Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (Helen Hayes Award), Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Measure for Measure, The Taming of The Shrew, Hyde Park

In the West End: Charlie & Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Untold Stories (Duchess Theatre), Candide (ENO, Coliseum Theatre), My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Importance of Being Earnest (Aldwych Theatre), The Liar, Too Clever by Half (Old Vic Theatre), The Wild Duck (Phoenix Theatre), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Her Majesty’s Theatre/Chichester)

Other theatre includes: My Fair Lady (Sydney Opera House), My Fair Lady (Theatre Du Chatelet), The Country Wife (Manchester Royal Exchange), King and Country (Greenwich Theatre), A Respectable Wedding (Chichester/King’s Head).

TV credits include: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gold Digger, Unforgotten Series 3, A Very English Scandal, The Halcyon, Victoria, The Crown, Churchill’s Secret, Lucky Man, Foyle’s War, Castles in the Sky, Silk, The Lady Vanishes, New Tricks, Lewis, Being Human, We’ll Take Manhattan, Miss Marple, The 39 Steps, Whitechapel, Hancock and Joan, 10 Days to War, Rapunzel, Cranford/Return to Cranford, Waking the Dead, The State Within, Spooks, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Riot at the Rite, A Very Social Secretary, Too Much Sun, The Hunley, Bad Blood, Hard Times, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Dread Poet’s Society, Ashenden, Inspector Morse, Alfonso Bonzo, The Franchise Affair, Smiley’s People

Film credits include: Denial, The Lady in the Van, Belle, The Queen, Babel, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, Five Children and It, The Four Feathers, The Wings of the Dove, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, War Requiem

ROB HOUCHEN

ROB HOUCHEN

Fabrizio Naccarelli

Rob trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre credits include: Eugenius! (The Other Palace), Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Les Miserables 30th Anniversary (Japan), Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre), The 12 Tenors (World Wide Events), Godspell in Concert (The Lyric Theatre), Candide in Concert (Cadogan Hall), Peter Pan (Harlow Playhouse).

Television credits include: ‘Tony’ West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic (BBC).

Rob’s EP's, ‘RH’ & ‘Within Reach’ are available on iTunes.

Follow Rob on Twitter: @robhouchen

MARIE MCLAUGHLIN

MARIE MCLAUGHLIN

Signora Naccarelli

Distinguished soprano Marie McLaughlin has enjoyed more than three decades of performance at the highest international level. Over that time, she has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest conductors including such legends as the late Leonard Bernstein and Giuseppe Sinopoli, as well as Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink and Sir Antonio Pappano. A wide repertoire of core roles took McLaughlin around the world at an early age including to the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris, and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals. Her substantial discography includes many of those roles including Zerlina with Sir Neville Marriner for Philips, Despina with James Levine for Deutsche Grammophon as well as Micaëla and Violetta under Bernard Haitink.

Key roles in today’s repertory include Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) which has been heard at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, at the Salzburg and Ravinia Festivals and at the Metropolitan Opera, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicci) at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival, Madam Larina (Eugene Onegin) at Teatro Regio di Torino, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Lille, Despina (Cosi fan tutte) at Scottish Opera and the Spoleto Festival, Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Mrs Grose (Turn of the Screw) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, and Miss Jessel at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden in the highly-acclaimed production by the late Luc Bondy, conducted by Daniel Harding and released on DVD by BelAir Classique.

Equally at ease in contemporary repertoire, Marie McLaughlin has recently created the characters of Lilian Disney in Philip Glass’ The Perfect American at Madrid’s Teatro Real, subsequently in performance at the Brisbane Festival, Mother Needham in Iain Bell’s The Harlot’s Progress at Theater an der Wien, and Abigail Simpson in the world premiere of Julian Grant’s The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare for Boston Lyric Opera.

Last season’s highlights included Meg Page in Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff for the Royal Opera House under Nicola Luisotti, Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw for Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden, and Older Woman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Scottish Opera. This season Marie McLaughlin makes her first appearance as Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and creates the role of Annie Chapman in Iain Bell’s new commission – Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel – for English National Opera.

LIAM TAMNE

LIAM TAMNE

Guiseppe Naccarelli

Liam trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre credits include: Lin-Manuel in Spamilton (The Menier Chocolate Factory), Frank in Mack and Mabel Concert with LMTO (Hackney Empire), Freddie Rodriguez in Working (Southwark Playhouse), Frank n' Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Raoul in Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), Enjolras in Les Misérables (The Queens Theatre), Jordan in Departure Lounge - original cast (Waterloo East), Oden Electric Blues Tribe Member in HAIR (Gielgud Theatre), Link Larkin in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), covered and played Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Workshop credits include: Holly Martens in The Third Man (Vienna), Electra in Starlight Express (The Other Palace), Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore (Old Vic, vocal ensemble in Love Never Dies

Pantomimes: Dick Whittington in Dick Whittington (The Birmingham Hippodrome, 2010), Prince Charming in Cinderella (The New Victoria Theatre, Woking 2013), Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (The New Wimbledon Theatre, 2017).

Cast Recordings include: Departure Lounge The Musical, The In-Between - A New Musical, Working - The Musical.

Concept Recordings include: Self Taught; Still Learning (The Music of Chris Passey), The Music Box: The Music & Songs of Gareth Peter Dicks.

Liam was also on The Voice Series 2 were he had all four coaches turn for him and he battled it out on Will.i.am’s Team through the series.

He was also recently on BBC’s Eurovision You Decide with the Song “Astronaut".

Twitter: @liamtamne

Facebook Page: @LiamTamneOfficial

Instagram: @liamtamneofficial

CELINDE SCHOENMAKER

CELINDE SCHOENMAKER

Franca Naccarelli

Celinde Schoenmaker hails from the Netherlands and trained at the Fontys Conservatoire in Music Theatre in Tilburg with singing lessons from Edward Hoepelman.

Theatre credits include: Claire de Loone in On the Town (Royal Albert Hall/BBC), Jenny Lind in Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (West End/30th Anniversary Performance), Jenny in Love Story (Netherlands), Fantine in Les Miserables (West End).

Film/Television credits include: Renate Blauel in Rocketman (Feature Film)

Celinde regularly performs in concerts and her credits include: Disney in Concert (Amsterdam) and Musicals in Concert (Amsterdam). Celinde has recently performed in concerts in London (Royal Albert Hall/Cadogan Hall), Prague, Barcelona, Holland and Tokyo.

MALCOLM SINCLAIR

MALCOLM SINCLAIR

Roy Johnson

Malcolm Sinclair's remarkable Olivier Award nominated stage and screen career includes appearing extensively in TV series such as Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, Silk, Foyle's War and as television regular - Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher - in Pie in the Sky, starring in films including Casino Royale, V for Vendetta and The Man Who Knew Infinity and appearing extensively in the West End, at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Major Miles Flack in Privates on Parade (Donmar) and won the Clarence Derwent Award for his performance as Gavin Ryng-Maine in the National Theatre's production of House/Garden. His recent West End theatre credits include Pressure (Chichester/Royal Lyceum/Ambassador's Theatre), Show Boat (New London Theatre) and This House (Chichester Festival Theatre/Garrick), and he has also appeared as actor/narrator with the Boston and London Symphony Orchestras, the London Philharmonic and the Halle Orchestras in works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Walton, Weber, Nono and Zimmermann.

MATTHEW WOODYATT

MATTHEW WOODYATT

The Priest

Theatre includes: The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd), The Invisible Man (Queens Theatre Hornchurch), Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Moving Stories, Much Ado About Nothing and the original cast of War Horse (National Theatre), One Man, Two Guv'nors (Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK and International tour), Allegro and A Christmas Carol (Southwark Playhouse), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Sherman Cymru), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arts Theatre), Love Story and James and the Giant Peach (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), Silly Kings and The Passion (National Theatre Wales), The Importance of Being Earnest (New Wolsey Theatre), The Odyssey and Alice Through the Looking Glass (London Bubble), The Erpingham Camp (Hydrocracker & Brighton Festival), Privates on Parade (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Birmingham Rep), Hamlet (Stafford Festival), Animal Farm and The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal Bath), The Jungle Book and Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre), Mack & Mabel (Criterion Theatre, UK tour and Watermill Theatre).

Television includes: Grandpa in My Pocket, The Passion - It Has Begun, Arrows of Desire.

Film include: Self Help: A Serial Killer's Guide to Life, The Gospel of Us.

SIMBI AKANDE

SIMBI AKANDE

Ensemble

Training: Mountview Academy of Academy Arts, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Theatre credits: Lula Buffington/Almeta in Violet (Charing Cross Theatre), Woman 2 in Putting It Together (Hope Mill Theatre), Marta in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre), Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Clara Brown in Ghost (UK Tour), Swing in Show Boat (New London Theatre), Greek Chorus in A Feast Of The Gods (Almeida).

Workshops: Repertory Company in From Page To Stage, Wurca 1 in Qu4rter, Nadia in F**KED in Marrakech, Mamie Till in Rosa.

Credits whilst training: Hattie in Kiss Me Kate, Marian Anderson, First Lady Suit, Ed in Lockhard The Musical (Workshop), Celeste #2 in Sunday In The Park With George, Celia in As You Like It, Rose in Dancing At Lughnasa, Laurey in Oklahoma.

DANNY BECKER

DANNY BECKER

Ensemble

Training: ArtsEd (BA Hons Musical Theatre) & The BRIT School of Performing Arts.

Credits whilst training include: Bela Zangler in Crazy For You, Catch Me If You Can, Evan Goldman in 13 The Musical.

Theatre credits include: Aladdin u/s in Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre), Follies (Royal Albert Hall), The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), The Twelve Tenors (Asian Tour & Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters), The Little Mermaid (UK Tour), Niki in Out Of This World (Rose & Crown), Lead Vocalist (Aida Cruises), DC in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Devonshire Park Theatre), DC and u/s Stepsisters, Prince & Baron in Cinderella (Assembly Hall Theatre), Prince Charming in Cinderella (West Wing Arts Centre), Olivier Awards 2014 & 2015 (Royal Opera House).

Film/ Television/ Radio credits include: The Theory Of Everything (Feature Film), The Nutcracker and The Four Reals (Walt Disney Pictures), Rocketman (Feature Film), Humans (Channel 4), Justice For A Murdered Son (ITV1), Soloist on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night (Mermaid Theatre).

JORDAN CASTLE

JORDAN CASTLE

Ensemble

Training: The American Musical Theatre Academy, London (AMTA)

Credits whilst training: Lumiére in Beauty and the Beast, Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along, Twelve Angry Jurors

Theatre Credits: Tevin in 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda (European Premiere), Walking Understudy Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher Jones in CATS (2016-2018 International Tour)

Television Credits: Grand Designs (Channel 4 - Promo), Ladbrokes (Promo)

This production marks Jordan's West End debut. He would like to thank his mum and sister for their constant support.

NICHOLAS DUNCAN

NICHOLAS DUNCAN

Ensemble

Theatre credits include: Jim & u/s Bob Wallace in White Christmas (Curve, Leicester), My Fair Lady (Teatro San Carlo), Son & u/s Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Munkastrap in Cats (RCCL), u/s Henry in Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival Theatre), Thalia in Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse), u/s Doctor, Rudolpho & Escapologist in Matilda (Cambridge Theatre/RSC), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Seoul), u/s Noah in Oliver (UK Tour), u/s Principal Vocalist in Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai Culture Square Theatre), u/s Princeton/Nicky/Trekkie in Avenue Q (UK Tour), u/s Goody/Schlomo in Fame (Ireland Tour), u/s Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales), The Ripper (New Players Theatre).

Television credits include: Galavant (ABC).

Workshop credits include: Planet in The Little Prince.

CHLÖE HART

CHLÖE HART

Ensemble

Training: Guildford School of Acting on the BA Musical Theatre course. Before graduating in July 2009, she made her professional and West End debut as Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY at the Shaftesbury Theatre. She went on to play the role to great acclaim until the end of its successful run in London.

Further West End credits include: Pat in the original cast of Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Ensemble in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), and Factory Girl/Cover Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre).

Her other credits include: Val/Cover Kelly in the National Tour of Fat Friends (UK Tour), and Fairy Formidable in Beauty and the Beast (Kings Lynn Corn Exchange).

Television credits include: Louise (semi-regular) in Girlfriends, The Paul O’Grady Show, Strictly Come Dancing, and was the winning contestant on The Weakest Link (West End Christmas Celebrity Special).

Concert appearances include: Night Of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall), Concrete Jungle Album (St James Theatre), Broadway Sessions (Laurie Beecham Theatre, NYC), Out of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman and Dimond (St Andrews Holburn), Diva’s Sing Scott Alan (Arts Theatre), Chlöe Hart in Cabaret (Madame JoJo’s), A Night In Wonderland (Hotel Du Vin), Colleen And Friends (Freedom Bar), A Spotlight On Being Tracy Turnblad (Landor Theatre), Chess In Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Little Princess Trust Charity Concert (Cafe de Paris), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Celebration (O2 Arena) and Anthems with Kerry Ellis and Brian May (Royal Albert Hall).

Chloe has also been a soloist for numerous new writing showcases, including Kooman and Dimond, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk, Anderson and Petty, and Scott Alan.

MOLLY LYNCH

MOLLY LYNCH

Ensemble

Molly hails from Cork, Ireland and is a graduate of The CIT Cork School of Music (BMus) and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Music Theatre).

Theatre credits include: Kolokolo Bird in Just So (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester), Anne in Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), Betty in Sunset Boulevard UK Tour, stand-by Julie Jordan in Carousel (ENO’s Coliseum), Chava in Fiddler on The Roof (Grange Park Opera/BBC Proms), ensemble/cover Johanna in Sweeney Todd (ENO’s Coliseum) and Serifina in Sacred Heart (Latitude Festival).

Other credits include: workshop performances at The National Theatre, Corcadorca, Theatre Royal Stratford East and soloist with orchestras such as The RTE Concert Orchestra and The Oxford Philharmonic.

RHONA MCGREGOR

RHONA MCGREGOR

Ensemble

After gaining an MA in Music Performance from the University of Southampton, Rhona trained at the Guildford School of Acting, where she received the Professional Development Award.

Theatre Credits include: Flower Seller / Dior Assistant and understudy Ada Harris in =6Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre), Aunt Jane in Moonfleet (Salisbury Playhouse), Tudor Queen and 1st understudy Morticia / Alice Beineke / Grandma Addams in The Addams Family (Original UK Cast), Mrs Sowerberry in Oliver! (The Watermill Theatre), Flo Manero in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour and English Theatre, Frankfurt), Miss Lynch in Grease (Ljubljana International Festival, Slovenia), Courtney / Whitney / Mom and 1st understudy Paulette in Legally Blonde the Musical (Original UK Tour), Lesley and 1st understudy Dead Mam in Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre), Chess (Oslo Spektrum, Norway), Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (inaugural performance at the Kilworth House Theatre, Leicestershire), Gertie Grub in Jack and the Beanstalk (Liverpool Playhouse), Fairy Fortunate in Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Lorraine in 42nd Street (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Clara in Passion, Eve in The Apple Tree (The Electric Theatre, Guildford) and Sweet Charity (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).

Other credits include: Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Harbour Lights (BBC) and the recording of the theme for The Ashes (BBC Radio).

Rhona has also performed extensively as a soprano soloist.

Concert experience includes: Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia (Wells Cathedral), Ravel's Sheherazade (Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton), Haydn's Nelson Mass, Charpentier's Te Deum, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Handel's The Messiah, and she has also been a soloist at Westminster Abbey.

TOM PARTRIDGE

TOM PARTRIDGE

Ensemble

Theatre includes: ensemble and cover Young Ben in Follies (National Theatre), understudied and played Bert Barry in 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Renaldi and understudied Nick Arstein in Funny Girl (UK tour), understudy Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais, Paris/UK/Ireland/Tokyo), understudy Pat Denning in 42nd Street (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Showboat (New London Theatre), Jersey Boys (UK/Ireland tour), Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible/UK tour), original cast of Top Hat (West End/1st UK tour), understudy Riff Raff & Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour).

Other work includes: performer in Bicentenary Variety Night (The Old Vic), Elton John and Ray Cooper concert (Royal Albert Hall), vocalist for the BBC Prom Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall).

Film/Recordings: 42nd St – Live, Funny Girl – Live, Top Hat (Original Cast Recording).

MONICA SWAYNE

MONICA SWAYNE

Ensemble

Monica trained in Melbourne, Australia at The Ministry of Dance - full-time Performing Arts and GMV Vocal Studios. Vocal Training - Claire Underwood.

Theatre credits include: Follies (National Theatre, London), Aladdin (Hackney Empire, London), Me & My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre), Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre, West End), Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Opera House, London), Mary Poppins (UK Tour), Follies in Concert (Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Australia), Last Man Standing (Melbourne Theatre Company), Jeannie Muldoon in Nice Work If You Can Get It (State Theatre, Melbourne Australia), Wicked (Australasian 10th Anniversary Tour), Mary Poppins (Australia and New Zealand), Anything Goes (State Theatre, Melbourne Australia), West Side Story (Australia), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (State Theatre, Melbourne Australia).

Television credits include: Neighbours (Fremantle Media), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 3 Top 100, Australia).

For more information about Monica, please visit www.access-uk.com

Twitter: @Monica_Swayne

Creative

CRAIG LUCAS

Writer

Plays: Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God's Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Prayer For My Enemy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You, Death of The Republic.

Screenplays: Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul.

Libretti: The Light in the Piazza (music & lyrics by Adam Guettel), An American in Paris (music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin), 3 Postcards (music & lyrics by Craig Carnelia), Two Boys (opera, composed by Nico Muhly, American Premiere at the Metropolitan opera), Orpheus in Love (opera, composed by Gerald Busby), Amélie (music by Dan Messe, lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Dan Messe), Wine & Roses (music & lyrics by Adam Guettel); Three Women (opera libretto coauthored with Frankie Krainz, composer Gerald Busby).

Direction: The Light in the Piazza (world premiere at Intiman Theater), This Thing of Darkness (co-authored with David Schulner, premiered at Atlantic Theater Co.), Saved Or Destroyed (by Harry Kondoleon, premiered at Rattlestick) & Play Yourself (by Harry Kondoleon, premiered at NYTW), Ode to Joy (Rattlestick at Cherry Lane Theater), I Was Most Alive With You(world premiere, Huntington Theater, 2016), films: The Dying Gaul & Birds of America.

Longtime Companion won the Sundance Audience Award. The Secret Lives of Dentists won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay.

Lucas has been a Pulitzer finalist, won 3 Obie awards (one for his direction of Saved and

Destroyed and 2 for the plays Prelude to a Kiss and Small Tragedy); he received three Tony nominations; he is also the recipient of the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Madge Evans-Sidney Kingsley Award, the Laura Pels/PEN Mid-career Award, Greenfield Prize, LAMBDA Literary Award, Hull-Warriner Award, Flora Roberts Award, Steinberg/ACTA Best Play Award (for The Singing Forest) and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation & the NEA.

ADAM GUETTEL

Composer

Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His latest show, Millions is nearing production. He is writing a musical adaptation of Days of Wine and Roses with playwright Craig Lucas. He recently scored the Aaron Sorkin Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. His musical, The Light In the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005 and went on to receive six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel – Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations and a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. The Light In the Piazza also received five Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr Guettel -- Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins, which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Mr. Guettel the Obie Award for Best Music. Saturn Returns (recorded by Nonesuch as Myths and Hymns) was produced in an extended run at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in 1998. Accolades for Mr. Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005). He received an honorary doctorate from Lehman College in 2007.

DANIEL EVANS

Director

Daniel Evans was born in South Wales and trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2016, Daniel was appointed Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre following some seven years as the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.

In his opening Festival 2017 at Chichester he directed Forty Years On, Fiddler on the Roof and James Graham's Quiz, which transferred to the West End in April 2018. For Festival 2018 he directed Me and My Girl and Flowers for Mrs Harris.

At Sheffield, his work as a director included Show Boat, Flowers for Mrs Harris (both were joint winners of the Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2016), The Effect, Anything Goes, The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver! (Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2014), This Is My Family (Best Musical Production, UK Theatre Awards 2013), An Enemy of the People, Racing Demon, Othello, Macbeth, My Fair Lady (Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2013) and The Full Monty (Best Touring Production, UK Theatre Awards). As an actor, Daniel appeared in Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest, which transferred to the Old Vic Theatre, London. Sheffield Theatres won The Stage's Regional Theatre of the Year Award for an unprecedented two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014, and again in 2016.

Daniel's West End productions include: Quiz (Noël Coward Theatre), Show Boat (New London Theatre: 2017 Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival), The Full Monty (Noël Coward Theatre) and American Buffalo with Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge (Wyndham's Theatre).

Daniel is also a double Olivier Award-winning actor. His theatre work includes Henry V, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure For Measure and Cymbeline for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Cardiff East, Peter Pan, Troilus and Cressida, Candide, The Merchant of Venice for the National Theatre; Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award) and Grand Hotelfor the Donmar Warehouse; Ghosts (English Touring Theatre); Other People, Cleansed, Where Do We Live and 4.48 Psychosis for the Royal Court; Total Eclipse and Sunday in the Park with George (Olivier Award, Tony nomination) at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the West End and on Broadway.

Television credits include: The Passion, Doctor Who, The Virgin Queen, Spooks, Love in a Cold Climate, Great Expectations, Daniel Deronda and To The Ends of the Earth. Film credits include Les Misérables.

Daniel is a Fellow of the Guildhall School and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. Daniel is also co-founder of Act For Change. He was Chair of the Selection Panel for the RTST Director Award 2016.

KIMBERLY GRIGSBY

Conductor

Kimberly Grigsby is a New York based music director, conductor and pianist.

Her Broadway credits include: To Kill A Mockingbird (2018), Head Over Heels (2018), Amélie (2017), Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (2010-13), Spring Awakening (2006-08), The Light in the Piazza (2005-06), Caroline, or Change (2004), The Full Monty (2000-02), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), and Twelfth Night (1998).

Off-Broadway: The Lucky Ones (2018), Here Lies Love (2013-14), The Fortress of Solitude (2014); Coraline (2009); Mother Courage and Her Children (2006); Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005); The Immigrant (2004), Radiant Baby (2002) and Songs From an Unmade Bed (2005).

In London, she served as Music Supervisor for Here Lies Love (2014), Spring Awakening (2009), and Caroline, or Change (2006).

Other collaborations include: My Life Is A Fairy Tale and Orphan of Zhao by Stephin Merritt, Telaio: Desdemona by Susan Botti, and the premiere of Jeanine Tesori's The Lion, The Unicorn and Me for Washington National Opera.

As a pianist, Kimberly has appeared in concert with Jose Llana, Michael Winther, Michael Friedman, Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins, Jay Hunter Morris, Maria Friedman and Adam Guettel.

Ms. Grigsby holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and Manhattan School of Music.

ROBERT JONES

Designer

Trained at Central School of Art and Design.

More than 30 West End productions includes: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, When We Are Married, Ragtime, The Sound of Music (also Toronto, UK tour, Tokyo, China, South Africa and Australia), Much Ado About Nothing, The Dance of Death (also Australia), Benefactors, Calendar Girls (also Toronto, Australia and UK tour), A Chorus of Disapproval, The Full Monty, Heroes (and Los Angeles), Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wizard of Oz (also Toronto, Australia and US tour) and Rock and Roll (and Broadway).

As an associate artist of the RSC, credits include: Pentecost, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Herbal Bed, Jubilee, Sejanus, Eastward Ho, Twelfth Night, Henry VIII (and New York) and The Winter's Tale.

Other theatre includes: Pericles (New York), Look Back In Anger, Noises Off (also West End and Broadway), The Playboy of the Western World and The Motherf***er with the Hat (National Theatre), The Vote, Lobby Hero, The Physicists, St Joan, A Voyage Round My Father, Committee, City of Angels and Black Comedy (Donmar Warehouse), Scenes From a Marriage (St James Theatre), On the Town (ENO and Chatelet Paris), The Mercy Seat, Filumena, Ruined and The Late Henry Moss (Almeida), Strife, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, The Music Man, Hay Fever, Taken at Midnight (and Haymarket), Mack and Mabel, Kiss Me Kate (and Old Vic), Cyrano de Bergerac (Chichester) and Twelfth Night (Young Vic).

Film and TV includes: Hamlet, RSC's Shakespeare Live and The Vote.

Opera includes: Don Giovanni (Sydney Opera House), Tristan and Isolde (Tokyo and Vienna), Guilio Cesare (Glyndebourne and Chicago), The Coronation of Poppea (Paris and Berlin),Anna Bolena, Giulio Cesare, Norma and Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera New York), Manon Lescaut (Gothenburg), Don Carlos (Frankfurt and Tokyo), Andrea Chenier (Royal Opera House, Barcelona, San Francisco and Beijing) and Gloriana (Madrid).

He has been nominated for four Olivier Awards, International Opera and Evening Standard Awards and won a Drama-Logue Award and Dora Award.

BRIGITTE REIFFENSTUEL

Costume Designer

Brigitte Reiffenstuel's costumes have been seen on stages all over the world, for the past twenty years. Her work has taken her to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, London's Royal Opera House, La Scala Milan, Chicago Lyric, the Bastille in Paris, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and many more besides.

Born in Munich, Brigitte moved to London to study at the London College of Fashion, and St. Martin's School of Art, where she attended classes led by the acclaimed illustrator Howard Tangue. Whilst her initial focus was in fashion, and having briefly worked as a stylist, she would soon gravitate towards costume design.

In 2014, Brigitte designed the costumes for the acclaimed Kate Bush Before the Dawn concerts in London. Her career continues to expand into the wider fields of The Musical and Theatre.

Brigitte has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards, she was given the Oscar della Lirica for 'Achievement in Costume Design' presented at the international Opera Awards, and in 2015, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding costume design. Brigitte lives in London.

MARK HENDERSON

Lighting Designer

Was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002,2010 and 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards for Lighting Design, the 2013 and 2014 Whatsonstage lighting design award, he was awarded a Tony in 2006 and has also received a Welsh BAFTA.

Has lit extensively for all the major theatre, opera and dance companies in the UK and has lit over 80 West End productions notably Chitty Bang Bang Chitty, The Iceman Cometh, The Judas Kiss, Copenhagen, Democracy, Hamlet, The Real Thing (all also on Broadway), The Sound of Music, Our House, Up for Grabs, Grease is the Word, West Side Story, Spend Spend Spend, Neville's Island, Follies, Passion, Enron, All My Sons, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Sweeney Todd, American Buffalo, The Bodyguard, Gypsy, Funny Girl, The Girl From the North Country.

Mark has lit over 80 productions for the Royal National Theatre and over 30 on Broadway.

Work in opera includes productions for ENO, The Royal Opera, WNO, Opera North, Glyndebourne.

Dance productions includes work for LCDT, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, SWRB, Rambert Dance Company, English National Ballet (Akram Khan's Giselle).

In 2014 Mark designed the lighting for the Kate Bush live show Before the Dawn.

MICK POTTER

Sound Designer

Credits include: School of Rock (New York, London, worldwide), Les Misérables (London, New York, worldwide), The Phantom of the Opera (London, New York, worldwide), Miss Saigon (New York, London, worldwide), Evita (London, New York, worldwide), The Woman in White (London, New York), Bombay Dreams (London, New York), Saturday Night Fever (London, New York, worldwide), Sunset Boulevard (London, New York), From Here to Eternity (London), Betty Blue Eyes (London), The Wizard of Oz (London, Toronto, worldwide), Love Never Dies (London, Australia, Hamburg, US tour), Sister Act (London, worldwide), Zorro (London, Paris, worldwide), Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London), The Sound of Music (London, Toronto, worldwide), Half A Sixpence (Chichester, London), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena London), Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall, London).

Awards include: The Woman in White (2005 Olivier Award), The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas (2006 Parnelli Award), Love Never Dies (2011 Green Room Award), Les Misérables (2014 Tony Award nominee, 2015 Helpmann Award), School of Rock on Broadway (2016 Drama Desk Award nominee), Cats on Broadway (2017 Drama Desk Award nominee).