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Ann Crumb 
Rose Vibert
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Ann Crumb’s musical theatre career has taken her from the original Broadway company of Les Miserables and the role of Factory Girl, to the original Broadway company of Chess, where she played Barbara and was the principal cover for both Florence and Svetlana, and on again to the first American national tour of Les Miserables when she played the role of Fantine. With this role Ann makes her West End debut at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

Along the way she has toured as Eva Peron in Evita, was a member of the pre-Broadway company of Nefertiti and appeared as Consuela in the national tour of El Grande De Coca Cola.

Ann’s theatre credits include originating the role of Muriel in the world premiere of Ionesco’s Variations…. and starring in the New York premieres of The Madman and The Nun, in which she played the Nun, and Suicide in Bb, playing the role of Paulette.

Her regional credits include Annie in the Guthrie Theatre’s world premiere of I Remember, Lulu in The Birthday Party at the Walnut Theatre, Edith in Blithe Spirit for the Philadelphia Drama Guild, Elizabeth in Laundry and Bourbon at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Louka in Arms And The Man, Yellow Peril in DA at Merrimack, Amy in Wings at MET, Teresa in The Hostage, Jacquenetta in Love’s Labours Lost and Ariel in The Tempest.

Daytime television audiences have seen her on As The World Turns, The Guiding Light and Another World.

Ann recently completed filming her first lead film role in Many Wonder.

She can be heard on the original Broadway cast albums of Les Miserables, Chess and Nefertiti.

Michael Ball 
Alex Dillingham
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Michael Ball was born near Stratford-on-Avon and educated in Plymouth and Farnham, where he performed in successive years with the Surrey Youth Theatre, including productions of The Boyfriend and Under Milk Wood.

Michael trained at the Guildford School of Acting and Dance Drama, graduating in 1984, and his first professional appearance was as Judas/John the Baptist in Godspell in Wales. After acting briefly in repertory in Basingstoke, his major break came when he was cast for the smash hit production of The Pirates of Penzance at the Opera House, Manchester. He then joined the RSC, and made his West End debut when he created the role of Marius in the award-winning production of Les Miserables at the Barbican and later at the Palace Theatre. In addition to recording the original cast album, he also sang on the recent complete symphonic recording of Les Miserables. Subsequently he played Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s.

Through his singing, Michael has made many successful appearances in cabaret, concerts – including The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Barbican – and numerous broadcasts with the BBC, both on radio and television.

Other TV work includes Coronation Street, Late Expectations, David Frost’s Guinness Hall of Fame and Save the Children Christmas Spectacular, as well as fulfilling a life-long personal ambition when he appeared on Top of the Pops.

Michael is also the first artist to be signed by the newly established Really Useful Record Company/Polydor record label.

Kevin Colson 
George Dillngham
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For the first time in 27 years, Kevin Colson is once again working in Australia and he’s loving it. “When they asked me if I would play George in Aspects in Australia, I said: Great! A chance to look up old friends, sit on a beach, do some fishing and have some gloriously long lunches. It’s just like having a paid holiday!”

An instant success in the early days of Australian television, with Startime and In Sydney Tonight, he has had no trouble topping the bill in a wide range of London and New York productions. Whether replacing Keith Michel in Robert and Elizabeth, starring with Judi Dench in Cabaret or taking the lead in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Kevin has met each challenge – splendidly.

The role of George in Aspects of Love is very much to his liking. He created the role in London and won a Tony nomination for it in New York. “George, as they say in the play, is a remarkable man. His generosity, both spiritually and materially, is exceptional. I abhor possessive friendships or relationships and support George’s philosophy of ‘Life goes on, love goes free.’ “He is a character close to my heart and even in the latter part of this story when, in his late 70s, George feels he is losing touch with his beloved daughter – I can sympathise with him. After all, I am the father of two boys of 18 and 20.”

Having run the gamut of television, radio and dramatic theatre and musicals, Kevin dropped out of ‘the business’ for 20 years. Britain’s North Sea oil fields were opening up and he and an associate obtained exploration licences and put together drilling consortiums. Other ventures followed. Says Kevin: “It’s the way of theatre that you often need a second occupation to fall back on. You can be in a production that runs for a year and the next one can fold in days. I have had experience of that. I was starring with Edward Woodward in A Tale of Two Cities. It was a spectacular flop. The next role was some time in coming.”

With a house on the River Thames in Putney, London is now very much Kevin’s home. London agrees with him. “As a young actor I roamed the world living out of a suitcase. It was a wonderful lifestyle at the time. But I thought I would put it behind me when I grew older and had family responsibilities. “I now find I am at the whim of Andrew Lloyd Webber and other producers. And if they want me to live out of a suitcase in New York or Sydney or wherever, then so be it. ‘Life goes on . . . love goes free’.”

Kathleen Rowe McAllen 
Giulietta Trapani
Walter Charles 
Marcel Richard
Danielle Du Clos 
Jenny Dillingham
Suzanne Briar 
Don Goodspeed 
Hugo LeMeunier
Phillip Clayton 
Ellmore O’Connell 
Rose Vibert
Deanna Du Clos 
Young Jenny
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