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John Barrowman 
Alex Dillingham
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John has played the lead role of Cal Chandler in a new musical The Fix, written by John Dempsey and Donna P. Rowe, directed by Sam Mendes and co-produced by Cameron Mackintosh, at the Donmar Warehouse. The cast album has been recorded and will be released shortly.

He currently presents 5’s Company, the daily afternoon magazine programme on Channel 5. Born in Glasgow, where he spent his early childhood, at the age of 8 John moved with his family to the United States and later studied Musical Theatre at the United States International University in San Diego, California. On returning to the UK John immediately landed the starring role opposite Elaine Paige in Anything Goes at the Prince Edward Theatre. He then played Chris in Miss Saigon followed by the title role in the musical Matador opposite Stephanie Powers at the Queen’s Theatre, then Raoul in Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

He starred as Claude in the 25th anniversary London revival of Hair at the Old Vic Theatre before resuming the role of Chris in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. John starred as Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi Theatre, London. He also made his Broadway debut as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Betty Buckley, his co-star from the London production.

John played the leading role of Peter Fairchild in the CBS Network TV series Central Park West for writer/producer Darren Starr. He previously played Brandon in the Patrick Hamilton suspense play Rope at the Minerva Theatre at the Chichester Festival. Recordings include the cast album of Hair for EMI, all star cast albums of Godspell and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber for TER Records, selections from Matador for Sony, a concept album for a new musical Red Red Rose, the Danny Zuko role on a new album of Grease for TER and John Barrowman: Aspects of Lloyd Webber, a special 6-track CD on the jay label.

As well as giving regular live concert performances, John has broadcast in concert for the BBC in The Magic Of Musicals from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (with Claire Moore), for National Music Day (with Betty Buckley) and a concert version of Call Me Madam (with Tyne Daly). He performed the lead role in Red Red Rose at The International Musical of the Year in Denmark, also released on CD and video.

John was a regular presenter of Live and Kicking (BBC TV) on which he presented his Electric Circus. John hosted two series and two Christmas Specials of The Movie Game, also for BBC Television.


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Rebecca Storm 
Rose Vibert
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Rebecca Storm

Rebecca studied music and drama, playing guitar and piano. At eighteen she left home to go “on the road” with a rock and roll band! After a couple of years touring the country’s “Hot Spots”, Rebecca chose to go solo and subsequently travelled to many different parts of the world.

After a break from showbiz to bring up her daughter, Rebecca auditioned for the coveted role of Mrs. Johnstone in the 1984 tour of Blood Brothers. Chosen from over a thousand hopefuls, Rebecca won rave reviews for her acting and singing and was catapulted overnight into the world of musicals.

Eva Peron, in the first national tour of Evita was followed by two years as the leading lady in Les Miserables in the West End and twenty months playing Florence in the highly successful tour of Chess in 1990. During this time Rebecca recorded central T.V’s theme from Connie which took her to number 21 in the charts and on to many television appearances including Top of the Pops and her very own one hour special. Other recordings included the theme from David Puttman’s Mr Love, Linda La Plante’s Widows and two gold discs from the Ovation album and Broadway by Storm.

Rebecca helped devise and also starred in An Autumn Evening, a concert celebrating British musicals for a Royal gala in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of York. She was also honoured to sing at the coronation of the King of Norway and was in fact the only ‘foreign’ artiste to do so. In 1992 Rebecca devised and starred in a new show paying tribute to Hollywood Ladies which ran for an extended five months in Dublin’s Fair City. In love with Ireland, Rebecca decided to stay for a further year, concentrating on writing and recording.

1993 saw her return to England, headlining the Blackpool summer season version of The Magic of the Musicals and complete her third concert tour playing The Point in Dublin, the Glasgow Concert Hall, plus many other dates around England and a two month tour of Scandinavia and Europe.

Rebecca played the fabulous Grand Theatre, Blackpool, last summer in That’s Showbiz and made her panto debut as Dick in Dick Whittington in the beautiful city of York. In January 1996 she return to Dublin, her favourite city, to recreate the role of Mrs. Johnstone and later that year enjoyed a sell-out tour of solo concerts around Ireland. Rebecca is honoured and delighted to be asked to play the coveted role of Rose in Aspects of Love.


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David Kernan 
George Dillingham
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David’s performing theatrical credits include 1776 Our Man Creighton, A Little Night Music and The Ratepayers’ lolanthe, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award.

David was the inspiration behind the highly successful musical revue Side By Side By Sondheim, performing the show both in London and Broadway. He and the show were nominated for Tony awards.

He has made over 300 television appearances including the Song By Song series, Upstairs Downstairs and was an original member of the That Was The Week That Was team. Most recently he had a guest lead role in the last series of The Chief.

In 1986 David turned his talents to producing and directing, creating the successful ‘Showpeople’ seasons at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London. His company, Showpeople, presented Barbara Cooke in London, lan McKellen: Acting Shakespeare and the musical Blues In The Night at the Piccadilly Theatre, plus numerous charity events. Showpeople presented the first AIDS benefit in the UK at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre. Since then, with its association with the Terence Higgins Trust, London Lighthouse and Crusaid, it has raised in excess of £1,000,000 for the AIDS cause worldwide. Showpeople now specialises in presenting small-scale musicals and one-off fund-raising galas.

David was both the co-producer of, and appeared in, the Cole Porter celebration musical A Swell Party at the Vaudeville Theatre, London 91/92.

David has recorded three musical albums: Showboat, Me and My Girl, and South Pacific for Pickwick and also a selection of classics by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Lerner and Loewe for Music Collection International. Most recently he recorded eight songs for inclusion on One Hundred Years of Love Songs and a Sondheim celebration with Millicent Martin and Julia McKenzie, his co-star in Side by Side By Sondheim.

In 1993 David appeared in a Stephen Sondheim concert which was transmitted live from the Barbican Concert Hall. In August 1994 David undertook a studio recording of Call Me Madam for BBC Radio with Tyne Daly. More recently he recorded Mame with Julia McKenzie for Radio 2’s musical concert series. Noel/Cole: “Let’s Do It!”, which was compiled and produced by David and in which he also co-starred, formed part of the 1994 season at Chichester Festival Theatre. In 1996, David directed and toured a new production of the show in South Africa.


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Fiona Sinnott 
Giulietta Trapani
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Fiona Sinnott

Fiona is delighted to be back in her home town once again, having just completed a year’s run in London’s West End in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Sunset Boulevard, starring opposite Petula Clark and Graham Bickley.

She last appeared in Dublin as Sarah Brown in the Leicester Haymarket production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Paul Kerryson. Prior to this she created the role of June in the world premiere of Stairway to Heaven at the King’s Head. Based on the film A Matter of Life and Death, it was written by Vivian Ellis prize winners Morgan and Meacher.

She starred in the UK tour of Les Miserables playing the role of Cosette, culminating in a hugely successful run in Dublin’s Point Theatre. Other Dublin stage appearances include Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (Tivoli Theatre), Brenda in A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Abbey Theatre), Sr. Mary Leo in Nunsense, and They’re Playing Our Song (Olympia Theatre), Gypsy, One of Our Own (Gaiety Theatre) and Heartbreak House (Gate Theatre).

Among the revues/concerts she has appeared in are Spread A Little Happiness, a celebration of the work of Vivian Ellis; A Tribute to Cameron Mackintosh, part of the Proms ’93 season here in Dublin and televised by RTE; and the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.

On television she starred as Natasha Kovitsky in 25 episodes of Jupiter Moon for B Sky B. She has made numerous appearances on RTE including Sunday Night at the Gaiety, Mailbag, The Lyrics Board and Play the Game. Radio drama includes playing Edie Moore in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (RTE), and Susan Spillane in Like All Other Men (Scandinavian Co-Productions).


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Alex Sharpe 
Jenny Dillingham
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Alex Sharpe

Alex trained at the Webber Douglas Academy in London.

She started her professional career as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 1991. Since then she has appeared in The Raven Beckons at the River Bank Theatre, Dublin, Alohi Kamiamo at St. Anthony’s Theatre, Dublin, and has played Janet in Michael Scott’s very successful production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Tivoli Theatre.

Alex has appeared in the Gaiety pantos for the last three years as principal girl. She has appeared in Clontarf Castle with June Rodgers. Last year she played Young Sally in Follies and appeared in concert with Lorna Luft, Millicent Martin and Dave Willetts. She has been a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra on three occasions, first during the Adare Festival, later in Romps with Rolf Harris and more recently at the Bank of Ireland RTE Proms,  performing as part of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

As well as singing with Madonna on the Evita soundtrack she also recorded an album with Irish musical writer Shaun Purcell. Earlier this year Alex recorded a CD, The Cuchulain Cycle by W.B. Yeats, with music by Michael Scott, to be released in August 1997. Alex has just finished a run in Andrews Lane Theatre of the very successful show That’s Entertainment.


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Michael Sands 
Hugo LeMeunier
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Michael Sands

Michael was born in Ireland and trained at the Montfort Stage School and L.A.M.D.A.

Irish theatre credits include The Desert Song (Captain Fontaine), Lilac Time (Schwind), Grease (Kenickie), Rigoletto (Ensemble) and My Fair Lady (Ensemble).

His many concerts include The Golden Apple at The Theatre Museum Covent Garden, a series for the R.T.E Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall Dublin, and An Evening With Gershwin/Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Patti Pavilion, Swansea. He also sang on the Cork 800 celebratory recording.

His television credits include Crime Monthly for Cariton as well as various commercials and training films. Michael has played the Prince in numerous pantomimes, most recently at the Bristol Hippodrome in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and prior to that he played the role at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham and the Oxford Apollo.

Michael worked in America as a guest entertainer for Princess Cruise,s performing in their onboard productions of Evita as Che and playing the role of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.

He made his West End debut at the London Palladium in Fiddler on the Roof, understudying and performing the role of Perchik, and went on to appear in Guys And Dolls at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, and the Haymarket, Leicester. He then took part in Camelot at the Covent Garden Festival, and last Christmas returned to Cork to play Prince Charming in Cinderella.


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Paul Monaghan 
Marcel Richard
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Paul Monaghan trained at the College of Music, Dublin, the Brendan Smith Academy, and the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama, London.

Originally from Dublin, he regularly returns home to guest with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Most recently he appeared in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the NCH.

In the West End he played the Bishop and Javert in Les Miserables. He was an original cast member of the Manchester production of The Phantom of The Opera, he also played Andre and the Phantom in the Edinburgh production of The Phantom of The Opera.

Other regional work has included Side By Side By Sondheim, Marry Me A Little, Zorba, The Hired Man, Oliver and Jesus Christ Superstar.

For RTE he appeared on The Late Late Show, Kenny Live, Live At Three and Make Mine Music. He played the role of the Bishop in the 10th anniversary production of Les Miserables, live from the Royal Albert Hall, which was recorded for TV as well as being released on CD.

Other Theatre work has included roles in Juno and The Paycock, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and The Iceman Cometh.

This one is for you Al, I love you!


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Rebecca Roberts 
Young Jenny
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Rebecca Roberts

At 16 years old, Rebecca has already enjoyed a performing career that most have only dreamed about. Her theatre credits include Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre (London), Evita at the Olympia Theatre (Dublin), Broadway By Storm at the Point Theatre (Dublin), Glasgow Concert Hall and Leeds City Varieties.

Aside from her various stage credits, Rebecca has also enjoyed performing with such groups as The Blackpool Tower Children’s Ballet in Spectacular Review in which she enjoyed singing the roles of Kim (Miss Saigon), Sandy (Grease), Betty (Sunset Boulevard), and also the hit song “Tell Me It’s Not True” from Blood Brothers. Rebecca was also a backup singer for the “We Never Said Goodbye” tour.

Rebecca is also an accomplished flautist. Because of this talent, she had the honour of playing with the late Roy Castle and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Winter Gardens, Bournemouth).

Rebecca’s television credits include Kenny Live and The Paul Daniels Christmas Special. Rebecca also finds time to study and teach at the Tiptoes Dance and Theatre School in Blackpool. In her spare time (when she finds it) she enjoys writing songs. She is thrilled to be a part of this production of Aspects of Love and is looking forward to a great summer in Dublin in the company and with her Mum (Rebecca Storm).


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Fiona Douglas-Stewart 
Ensemble
Brian Dunphy 
Ensemble
John Matthews 
Ensemble
Christine Scarry 
Ensemble
Sinead Marie Brennan 
Ensemble
Liam Butler 
Ensemble
Stephen Murphy 
Ensemble
Daniell Coll 
Ensemble
Danna Davis 
Ensemble
Ellen McElroy 
Ensemble
Emer Hartnett 
Ensemble
Jim White 
Ensemble
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