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Liz Robertson 
The Girl
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Liz Robertson was born in Ilford, Essex and trained at the Finch Stage School from the age of three. Liz’s first professional engagement was at the age of 16 when she appeared as a cabaret dancer at the Savoy Hotel. She then went on to dance as one of the Go-Jo’s in a summer season at Great Yarmouth and subsequently joined the Young Generation with whom she was a lead singer and dancer for three years and appeared on many television shows together with three Royal Command Performances.

Her stage appearances have been in several award winning musicals. A Little Night Music, in which she appeared with Jean Simmons and Hermione Gingold at the Adelphi Theatre; Side By Side By Sondheim in the West End and on tour in Canada; I Love My Wife with Richard Beckinsale and later Robin Askwith at the Prince of Wales Theatre. In 1979 Liz played the part of Eliza Doolittle in the West End production of My Fair Lady with Tony Britton and Dame Anna Neagle and her most recent successes have been as Jessica in The Mitford Girls at the Chichester Festival Theatre and her Broadway debut in Alan Lerner and Charles Strauss’ new musical Dance A Little Closer. In 1979 Liz won the Variety Club Award for the Most Promising Performer. Other credits include performances on Television in The Good Old Days in 1980, The Harry Secombe Show in 1981 and 6.55 Special: Song by Song by Cole Porter in 1980 and Lyrics and Lyricists for Cable Television in the USA. Her one-woman show, Just Liz at Chichester and The Duke of York’s theatre was televised for TVS.


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Wayne Sleep 
Variations
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Wayne Sleep

Wayne Sleep was born in Plymouth and went to the Royal Ballet School when he was 12. He joined the Royal Ballet Company in 1966 and was quickly dancing leading roles with the company. He has been a principal dancer since 1973.

Roles created for him include Saturday’s Child in Jazz Calendar, George Robertson Sinclair in Enigma Variations and Kolia in A Month In The Country. Other roles include Puck in The Dream, The Blue Skater in Les Patineurs, the title role in Petrushka, The Jester in Cinderella, Widow Simone and Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee and many other outstanding virtuosi roles. Besides being a dancer, Wayne has appeared in plays as Ariel in The Tempest, Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters – in films and television productions. In 1976 he starred in the highly successful musical The Point at the Mermaid Theatre in which he sang, danced, acted and choreographed.

He collaborated with Robert North on David and Goliath for London Contemporary Dance. He choreographed the dance sequences on the film Death on the Nile. He has appeared as guest star on numerous television shows including The Mary O’Hara Show for ATV, the BBC entry for the Folden Sea Swallow of Knokke with Lena Zavaroni, The Michael Crawford Special for London Weekend, The Cilla Black Show for Thames, three episodes of The Lena Zavaroni Show for BBC, guest-starring in one Showtime for ATV and co-hosting another Showtime with Derek Griffiths for the same company. He performed a Hornpipe in BBC TVs Magic Of Dance, introduced by Margot Fonteyn, and devised, choreographed and danced a Jazz Ballet, Adam’s Rib, for BBC TV. He appeared in the 1978 Royal Variety Performance and then co-starred, with Danny La Rue, as Genie of the Ring in the 1978/1979 Palladium Pantomime, Aladdin. He also played the part of Tony Lumpkin in the BBC Radio Production of She Stoops To Conquer and the part of Clean Willy in the film The First Great Train Robbery with Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley Anne Down.

Wayne played the title role in Pinocchio at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Wayne has also appeared as a Guest Star on the Marti Caine Show, Carl Alan Awards, The Lena Zavaroni Show and also The Record Breakers for BBC TV. He also played the Soldier in Stravnisky’s The Soldiers Tale at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in August 1980. Prior to rehearsing Cats, Wayne appeared in his own critically acclaimed show, Dash in Chichester, Edinburgh and Plymouth. He was in Song and Dance when it first opened at this Theatre and during that time he appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Show, The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Starburst for ATV, Jobs for the Boys – Ballroom Dancing for BBC TV, Dizzy Feet for ATV, Parkinson, On Safari for TVS and the Guest Dancer in St Paul’s Salute to Duke Ellington and The Christmas Show for Central TV. He toured his own show, Dash, which then went into the Apollo Victoria for a very successful season. Wayne has been seen most recently in the BBC TV series, The Hot Shoe Show. Since The Hot Shoe Show Wayne has appeared on Wogan for BBC TV, Give Us A Clue for Central TV, Top Secret for BBC TV, Kiri and Friends for BBC TV. He choreographed and appeared as the Guest Dancer in Celebration for Limehouse Productions, Harty for BBC TV, A Plus for Thames TV, SWET Awards also for BBC TV. Wayne has just finished an extensive tour of England and also a Christmas Season at the Dominion Theatre, London, with his company, Dash. He returns to Song and Dance for its final weeks before he starts recording another six episodes of The Hot Shoe Show for BBC TV.


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Verity Anne Meldrum 
Standby for Song
Christopher Baldock 
Standby for Dance
Beryl St John 
Standby for Dance
Luke Baxter 
Standby for Dance
Cherida Langford 
Variations Ensemble
Angela Robinson 
Variations Ensemble
Lizie Saunderston 
Variations Ensemble
Jo Telford 
Variations Ensemble
Andy Norman 
Variations Ensemble
Robert R J Ryan 
Variations Ensemble
Sandy Strallen 
Variations Ensemble
Paul Tomkinson 
Variations Ensemble
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