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London 2006 Creative Team  
Tim Rice 
Lyrics
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Tim Rice was born in 1944. He began story writing in 1965 when the first song he wrote, “That’s My Story” (tune as well as words), was recorded by a rock group called the Nightshift, whose career never recovered.

That same year he met fellow budding songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber whose musical ambitions were in theatre rather than rock or pop. They teamed up and wrote four musicals together from 1965 to 1978. The first, The Likes of Us (1965-1966) was performed for the first time in 2005 and became available on CD just 40 years after its creation. The other three, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1969-1971) and Evita (1976-1978) were more immediate successes.

Feeling certain that they could never top this lot, the pair went their separate ways in the early 1980s, whereupon Andrew Lloyd Webber immediately topped that lot with Cats. Tim Rice then wrote Blondel (1983), a mediaeval romp, with Stephen Olivier, which ran for a year in London but not for long anywhere else. This was followed in 1986 by Chess, in collaboration with ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Chess had a healthy run in the West End but flopped on Broadway in 1988, the New York Times bloke being particularly forceful in his disapproval. In 1989 Tim translated the famous French musical Starmania (by Michel Berger and Luc Plamondon) into English, which merely resulted in a hit album – in France.

In the 1990s he worked primarily and happily with the Disney empire, contributing lyrics to the movies Aladdin (music Alan Menken) and The Lion King (music Elton John and Hans Zimmer) and to the stage shows Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken), The Lion King and Aida (both Sir Elton). Between Disney commitments he wrote the words for Cliff Richard’s theatrical blockbuster Heathcliff (music John Farrar), which toured the UK in 1995-1996.

He is currently reworking an operatic musical he has written with Alan Menken (King David), and on new treatments, for both stage and screen, of Chess, the New York Times bloke having been replaced. He also has a brand new idea, which may or may not see the light of day. He has won a variety of awards, mainly for the wrong things, or for simply turning up.

He lives in London, Cornwall and on the motorway between the two, has three children, his own cricket team and a knighthood.


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Michael Grandage 
Director
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Michael is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.

His work for the Donmar includes: Guys and Dolls (currently running at the Piccadilly, Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), The Cut, The Wild Duck, Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Pirandello’s Henry IV, After Miss Julie, Caligula, The Vortex, Privates on Parade, Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award for Best Musical), Passion Play (transferred to the Comedy) and Good.

He was also Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres from 1999 to 2005, where he directed Don Carlos (also Gielgud), Suddenly Last Summer (also Albery), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (also Old Vic), Richard III, Don Juan, Edward II, The Country Wife, The Wild Duck, As You Like It (also Lyric, Hammersmith), Twelfth Night and What the Butler Saw. He has been given honorary doctorates by Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University where he was also a visiting professor.

For the Almeida he has directed The Jew of Malta and The Doctor’s Dilemma, both of which went on national tours.

Other directing work includes: The Last Yankee and The Deep Blue Sea for the Mercury, Colchester.

Awards: His production of Don Carlos won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Director, the 2005 TMA Award for Best Director and the 2005 German British Forum Award for promoting relations between England and Germany. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Director for Caligula, the Evening Standard Award for Best Director for Grand Hotel, As You Like It, Passion Play, the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director for As You Like It, Passion Play, Merrily We Roll Along, The Wild Duck and the South Bank Show Award for Theatre forAs You Like It.


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Rob Ashford 
Choreographer
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Current and recent choreography includes: Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly, Olivier Award nomination for Best Choreography), the Broadway stage musical adaptation of The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway, 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Choreography). Prior to Broadway, Rob choreographed Thoroughly Modern Millie at La Jolla Playhouse. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Choreography for the West End production and the show continues to tour the United States.

For the NT: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once in a Lifetime. Last season he directed and choreographed City Center Encores! 10th Anniversary Bash and Lincoln Center’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert.

Future projects include: Curtains, a new musical by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, with book by Rupert Holmes, that will debut at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles; stage musical adaptations of Cry-Baby, Ever After and Leap of Faith directed by Taylor Hackford; Candide for Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, La Scala, Milan, and English National Opera); a new musical Princesses; and the stage musical adaptation of Marty.

Other Broadway credits include: the revival of The Boys from Syracuse (Roundabout Theatre Company). He choreographed Pardon My English, Tenderloin, Connecticut Yankee, Bloomer Girl for City Center’s Encores! series, 3hree (Ahmanson and Prince Music Theatres), Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club), Pippin (Paper Mill Playhouse), True History (Vineyard Theatre), Dawn Upshaw (Lincoln Center) and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre).

Rob has restaged companies of Kiss of the Spider Woman in Japan and Argentina. He was the Associate Choreographer with Kathleen Marshall on Broadway productions of Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical and Ring Round the Moon and Patricia Birch’s associate on the Broadway production of Parade.

Broadway performance credits include Parade, Crazy for You, Victor, Victoria, Most Happy Fella, My Favorite Year and Anything Goes.

Film choreography includes: Beyond the Sea, starring and directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey.


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Christopher Oram 
Production Designer
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Recent designs include: Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly).

For the Donmar Warehouse: Grand Hotel, Pirandello’s Henry IV, World Music, Caligula, The Vortex, Privates on Parade, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion Play and Good.

For the NT: Stuff Happens, Power, Summerfolk and Finding the Sun/Marriage Play.

For Sheffield theatres: Don Carlos (transferred to Gielgud) and Suddenly Last Summer (transferred to Albery).

Most recently Christopher has designed the costumes for Kenneth Branagh’s film of The Magic Flute.


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Paule Constable 
Lighting Designer
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Theatre includes: Coram Boy, Southwark Fair, Paul, Translations, The House of Bernarda Alba, His Dark Materials, Three Sisters, Jumpers (also West End and Broadway), Play Without Words and Ivanov (all NT).

For the RSC: As You Like It, The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya and The Dispute. Also The Cut (Donmar Warehouse), Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and West End) and shows for the Royal Court, the Lyric, Hammersmith, the Young Vic, the Donmar and Theatre de Complicite.

Opera includes: Le Nozze di Figaro, Faust, The Cunning Little Vixen, Die Zauberflöte, Macbeth and Rigoletto (all Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Cosi fan Tutte, Giulio Cesare, Gianni Schicchi, The Miserly Knight, Carmen and La Bohème for Glyndebourne, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin and Brussels), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Agrippina (Brussels) and Les Contes D’Hoffman (Salzburg Festival), plus productions for Opera North, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Barcelona, New Zealand Opera, Houston, Dallas, and Chicago.

Dance includes: Naked for the Ballet Boyz, Highland Fling and Play Without Words with Matthew Bourne, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Adam Cooper.

Awards: Paule Constable won the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Don Carlos, the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Lighting for His Dark Materials, the 1999 LA Critics’ Award for Amadeus and had further nominations for The Street of Crocodiles (Complicite), Amadeus, Uncle Vanya (RSC) and Play Without Words (NT).

She is a Technical Associate of the NT.


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Mick Potter 
Sound Designer
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Training: Mick Potter gained a BA Honours degree in creative design at the Central School of Art and Design London. It was there that he was introduced to theatre sound.

Theatre: Mick Potter began as a Sound Operator on many West End musicals including the original productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, Song and Dance and Starlight Express as well as Little Shop of Horrors and Matador. His West End and Broadway debut was as Sound Designer on the world premieres of the Robert Stigwood produced musical Saturday Night Fever at the London Palladium and Minskoff Theatre, New York. He has designed a further seven productions of the show worldwide.

Other recent designs include: Whittington London’s Musical (Sadler’s Wells), Black Goes With Everything (Churchill), Last of the Mohicans (Toronto), Starlight Express (Las Vegas and North American tour), Tell Me on a Sunday (Gielgud and UK tour), Scrooge – The Musical (UK and North American tours).

Other credits include: Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria and Broadway Theatre, New York, with forthcoming UK and North American first national tours), a new West End production of Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria), The Woman in White (London and Broadway), The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas) and the first ever UK tour of Starlight Express.

Opera/Concerts: Extensive work as a freelance Sound Designer in opera and numerous large-scale commercial events including Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (Lisbon Coliseum), the musical revue Broadway in Dusseldorf, EMI’s centenary celebrations, Elton John’s 50th birthday celebrations in London and The Lance Burton Show in Las Vegas.

Future projects: Designs include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End production of The Sound of Music.

Awards: 2005 Olivier Award for Best Sound Design for The Woman in White.


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Simon Lee 
Musical Supervisor
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Simon’s extensive experience as a Musical Supervisor includes the 2005 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (directed by Joel Schumacher), Björk: Live At The Royal Opera, the Emmy Award Winning Jesus Christ Superstar and Cats.

As a Conductor, he has recorded albums with Julian Lloyd Webber, Michael Ball and Bjork, as well as many soundtracks and original cast recordings.

International theatre accreditations include: The Mikado and On the Town for the English National Opera, The Woman in White; Tell Me on a Sunday; The Beautiful Game; Notre Dame de Paris; Jesus Christ Superstar and Romance Romance.


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David Chase 
Dance Arranger
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David is currently represented in the West End by his dance arrangements for Guys and Dolls.

Broadway credits include: Musical Direction and arrangements for The Pajama Game, Flower Drum Song, Side Show and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Other Broadway Musical Direction credits include: The Music Man, Damn Yankees, Little Me and House of Flowers (City Center’s Encores!).

Other Broadway Arranging credits include: The Wedding Singer, Thoroughly Modern Millie (also UK), Kiss Me, Kate (also UK), Seussical, Follies and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Also many arrangements for the Boston Pops, arrangements and usical supervision for Disney’s On the Record, and dance music and orchestrations for the feature film Beyond the Sea with Choreographer Rob Ashford.

Training: Biology degree from Harvard University.


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Nick Davis 
Musical Director
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Training: Royal College of Music.

Orchestral credits include: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has recorded extensively including two of the latest releases from the seriesHere Come the Classics.

As a Guest Conductor: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Wren Orchestra of London, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and, for Raymond Gubbay, nationwide light classical (and Christmas) programmes, which he also moderates.

Musical theatre includes: Musical Director Fundacion Comedia Musical (San Juan, Puerto Rico 1988-1990).

West End includes: Martin Guerre, Oklahoma!, Fred Astaire, His Daughter’s Tribute, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun and My Fair Lady. For Les Misérables, he has worked as Musical Director (West End) and Musical Supervisor (Germany, Finland and Belgium) and toured Scandinavia with the concert version. He was Musical Director for the world premiere of Mary Poppins (Prince Edward).

Work abroad includes: the final concert of the Macau International Music Festival with the Orchestra of the Central Opera Company of Beijing and the San Carlos Choir from Lisbon. Nick was Musical Director of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (New York City Opera, also Japan). He conducted the world premiere of Garbo The Musical at Oscars Theatre in Stockholm. Last season he supervised and opened Miss Saigon in Helsinki, and more recently Evita in Finland.

Nick is a regular Conductor of Friday Night is Music Night and, also for BBC Radio 2, has adjudicated for Voice of Music Theatre. He has recorded individual albums with many solo artists.


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David Cullen 
Co-Orchestrator
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David Cullen studied composition with Howard Ferguson and Richard Rodney Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music in the 1960s. Since then he has worked as a keyboard player, Composer, Record Producer and Arranger. He is best known as the orchestrator of musicals in London and New York.

Theatre: West End credits include Cats, Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Phantom of the Opera, Abbacadabra, Children of Eden, Shogun the Musical, Stepping Out, Edna – the Spectacle, Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife, Carmen Jones. David Cullen has also provided orchestrations for the Disney productions of Geppetto and Cinderella.

Film: Orchestrations for The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher (Really Useful Films), Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Films), Cats (Really Useful Films), Evita directed by Alan Parker.

Awards: Several major awards including the New York Drama Desk Award for the orchestrations of The Phantom of the Opera, New York Drama Desk Award nomination for Aspects of Love, Tony nomination for his re-orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s music for the Broadway production of Swan Lake.

Recordings: America album by the King’s Singers, Christmas with Kiri by Kiri Te Kanawa, I Am What I Am by Shirley Bassey. David both arranged and produced the albums Music of the Night by Cantabile, Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber by Julian Lloyd Webber.

Composition: Several UK television series including Relative Strangers, Surgical Spirit, The Bretts.


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Richard Mawbey 
Wigs and Hair Design
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Theatre credits include: Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury). 

Other West End credits include: La Cage aux Folles (also Copenhagen and Frankfurt), Show Boat (RSC/Opera North), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Antony and Cleopatra (RSC), Oliver!, Starlight Express, M Butterfly, Up for Grabs, Contact, Kiss Me, Kate, Elaine Paige as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful and Damned, The Three Sisters and Sheila Hancock in The Anniversary.

He first worked with Danny La Rue, which led to film, television and theatre commitments worldwide. In London he is the Managing Director of Wig Specialities, whose film credits include Titanic, It’s De-Lovely, Alfie, The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Star Wars, Wilde, Mask of Zorro, The Rock, Tomb Raider, Roman Polanski’s The Pianist and Oliver Twist (with Sir Ben Kingsley as Fagin), Chicago, Disney’s Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3, Mike Nichols’s Closer starring Jude Law and Julia Roberts, Oscar-winning Spanish film The Sea Inside, Being Julia with Annette Bening, One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Richard Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter.

Television includes: All three series’s of Little Britain, The Catherine Tate Show, Help, starring Paul Whitehouse, French and Saunders, Alan Partridge, Foyle’s War, Stars in their Eyes, Poirot, The Harry Hill Show, Fat Friends, Cutting It, Alistair McGowan and Granada’s Casanova starring David Tennant and Peter O’Toole. Richard is wig-maker to Sir Sean Connery and Dame Edna Everage, and has worked with Maureen Lipman, Albert Finney, Kylie Minogue, Kevin Kline, Vanessa Redgrave, John Inman, Jessica Lange, Alan Rickman, Lily Tomlin, Susan Sarandon, Dame Shirley Bassey and Madonna.

Plans include the Ruhr Triennale Opera and Ballet Festival in Germany, the BBC’s new production of Jane Eyre, the national tour of Guys and Dolls, a stage production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and a new musical based on the life and career of Dusty Springfield.


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Richard Bullimore 
Production Manager
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Theatre: After having trained at LAMDA, Richard Bullimore got his first job as part of the stage management team with a newly formed company called Stage Sixty that was working out of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, followed by a period touring with a wide variety of shows. He was then offered the opportunity to join the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, under the artistic directorship of Laurence Olivier, as part of the production office. There, he worked on upwards of 50 productions over a period of seven years. He then covered the move into the new building on the South Bank, working as Production Manager for the Olivier Theatre. He left the National to set up The Production Office, offering production management and technical services to commercial producers. During this time, he was fortunate to work on some of London’s leading musicals: Cats, Starlight Express, They’re Playing Our Song, Mutiny and many others. He again returned to the National Theatre but as Technical Director for a short period when Richard Eyre was made Artistic Director. Subsequently, he has returned to the West End working on shows such as Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, Fosse, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bombay Dreams, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker and Absolutely! (perhaps).


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David Grindrod 
Casting
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David founded David Grindrod Associates with Stephen Crockett in 1998, after 20 years’ experience in the theatre in various roles ranging from Assistant Stage manager to General Manager. 

Current West End: Chicago, Evita, The Lord of the Rings, Mamma Mia!, Spamalot, The Sound of Music.

Film: The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher. 

Casting Consultants: On the Town and Kismet (English National Opera), Hair (Gate, Notting Hill), Bad Girls – The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Brighton Rock (Almeida), Mamma Mia! (worldwide) and the International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff, 2002. 

DVD/Video: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Silver Rose Montreux Award Music Category), Jesus Christ Superstar (2001 Emmy Award), Kiss Me, Kate, Our House, Jerry Springer – The Opera.

West End and other casting includes: The Woman in White, Jerry Springer – The Opera (four Best Musical 2004 Awards), Bombay Dreams, Our House (2003 Olivier Best Musical Award), Ragtime, The Beautiful Game, Whistle Down the Wind, Starlight Express, Jesus Christ Superstar (and UK tour), Sunset Boulevard (and UK tour and Frankfurt), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (and UK tour), Aspects of Love, The Full Monty (2002 Evening Standard Best Musical Award and UK tour), Kiss Me, Kate (2001 Evening Standard Best Musical Award), Notre-Dame de Paris, Closer to Heaven, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story, Spend Spend Spend (1999 Evening Standard Best Musical Award), The Phantom of the Opera (Basel, Switzerland), Divorce Me Darling!, Pal Joey (Chichester Festival), Cinderella (Bristol Old Vic), Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity (2002 TMA Best Musical Award), A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Crucible, Sheffield).

David Grindrod Associates is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain. 


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Jamie Lloyd 
Associate Director
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Jamie is the Associate Director on the Donmar production of Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), also directed by Michael Grandage. He will be directing the UK tour of the show later in the year. 

Other Associate Director credits include: The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick) and The Glee Club (Bush and Duchess). Jamie also assisted Trevor Nunn on the NT production of Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where he was Resident Director. 

His directing credits include: The British premiere of William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle (Arts), the British premiere of 7 Stories (Etcetera), Dr Faustus (Oval House) and the British premiere of Falsettoland (Edinburgh Festival). Later this year, he will be opening the new season at the Sheffield Crucible with his production of The Caretaker.

Awards: Jamie won the RSC’s Buzz Goodbody Best Director Award, the Cameron Mackintosh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre and the Bush Theatre Directing Bursary for Falsettoland

Jamie trained as an actor at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), where he graduated with a first class degree and the Philip Holt Trust Award.


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James McKeon 
Associate Musical Director
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Background/Training: James studied at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he was the organ scholar. During his time at Cambridge he performed extensively as an organist and conductor both in the UK and around the world with the chapel choir. He also participated in a wide range of theatre productions as Musical Director, both within the university and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Most recently James was Musical Director for the UK tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of My Fair Lady.

Previous credits: Production Musical Director for Boy George’s Taboo in the West End; Musical Director for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, Closer to Heaven by The Pet Shop Boys and Jonathan Harvey at the Arts, and the Bridewell’s 10th anniversary production of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion; Assistant Musical Director on the UK tour of Cats

James also performed at the Royal Albert Hall playing keyboards for the 20th anniversary reunion concert of Boy George and Culture Club.


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Morgan Large 
Assistant Designer
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Recent designs include: Footloose (Novello and UK tour), 2006 Olivier Awards, Parade (Southside, Edinburgh, UK premiere), Don Giovanni (Opera East), A Bequest to the Nation, Yerma and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Jermyn Street), Six Women with Braindeath (Soho Theatre) and Sir Paul Mccartney – The Solo Years (permanent exhibition design for Liverpool’s The Beatles’ Story Experience). 

Future plans include: Marlon Brando’s Corset (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, and UK tour), Guys and Dolls (ATG/Donmar production, UK tour), Footloose (UK tour, 2007) and a new Matjash Mrozewski ballet (Royal Danish Ballet). 

Morgan has assisted Christopher Oram on the Donmar Warehouse/ATG production of Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), Falstaff (Gothenburg Opera), Don Carlos (Gielgud) and Lovely Evening/In the Blue (Young Vic/Latchmere 503). 

Awards: Morgan trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), where he received both the Sennheiser Award for Theatre and Performance Design and the Philip Holt Trust Award.


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Chris Bailey 
Associate Choreographer
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Training: Chris started his training at the Dupont Stage School in Leicester and went to do a three-year course at the Performing Dance College in Essex. 

Theatre includes: Associate Choreographer Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), associate to Rob Ashford on Once in a Lifetime (NT), Choreographer of Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK tour), Tap Dogs (Sadler’s Wells, UK, European and Asian tours), Contact (Queen’s) where he understudied and played the role of the Servant, and he was the Dance Captain for Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury). 

Television and film includes: Stars in Their Eyes, The Brian Conley Show, The Shane Ritchie Experience, Children in Need, Classical Brit Awards, Surprise Surprise, The Generation Game, Lesley Garrett, Paul Daniels’ Magic Show, Noel Edmunds’ Christmas Presents, The Russ Abbot Show, Bobby Davro, The Magic Comedy Strip, several Royal and Children’s Royal Variety Performances. He was in the feature film Beyond the Sea with Kevin Spacey. 

Chris has been Assistant Choreographer on various projects including The Victoria Wood Christmas Special, The Royal Variety Performance (2000), Barbara Baldieri’s performance at Mr World 2002, Ar Y Bocs for S4C, and the launch of P&O sister ships Adiona and Oceana. He was the Artistic Director of the BBC1 Tap Dogs ident.


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Stephanie Arditti 
Costume Supervisor
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Stephanie has worked extensively for the NT, the RSC and in the West End. 

Credits for the West End: Sinatra at the London Palladium, Acorn Antiques – The Musical, And Then There Were None.

For the Donmar Warehouse: Mary Stuart.

For the NT: President of an Empty Room, Power (Designer Christopher Oram, Olivier Award for Best Costume Design 2004) and The Coast of Utopia

For the RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well that Ends Well (Designer Deirdre Clancy, Olivier Award for Best Costume Design 2005).


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Tracey Clarke 
Props Supervisor
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 Tracey originally studied fashion design at Epsom School of Art and Design. She then crossed over to theatre, initially as Wardrobe Assistant on Peter Hall’s Hamlet (European tour), eventually finding her niche in the props department through stage management. Over a number of years she progressed to working for the Almeida Theatre Company and the Donmar Warehouse in a Props Making/Supervising capacity. She has also worked as Props Maker for a major London scenic studio and contributed to work on The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne), The Nutcracker (Sadler’s Wells), By the Bog of Cats (Wyndham’s), Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace) and Aladdin (2004, Old Vic), amongst others. 

Work as Props Supervisor includes: Proof (Donmar Warehouse), The Far Pavilions, Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), Time’s Up (Yvonne Arnaud), Richard II and Resurrection Blues (Old Vic).


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Jon Clark 
Associate Lighting Designer
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Recent lighting design for opera includes: L’Elisir d’Amore, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cosi Fan Tutte for Grange Park Opera. 

Recent lighting design for theatre includes: The Soldier’s Tale at the Old Vic, Gone to Earth for Shared Experience at the Lyric, Hammersmith, The Tale that Wags the Dog for Drum Theatre, Plymouth, Underworld for Frantic Assembly at the Lyric, Hammersmith, and Mandragora for Tara Arts at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. 

Recent lighting design for dance includes: Real for ACE Dance Company, Mountains are Mountains for Phillipp Gehmacher at Tanz Quartier Vienna, Into the Hoods for ZooNation at the Peacock Theatre, London, Maverick Matador for Juliet Aster Dance at Dance East and Embryonic Dreams for Pyromania at The Pleasance.


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Tim Clark 
Associate Sound Designer
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Training: Technical theatre degree from the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. 

Theatre includes: Tim has worked with Mick Potter on numerous productions including The Woman in White (Palace), Tell Me on a Sunday (Gielgud), Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria), Saturday Night Fever (West End, Germany and UK tour), Dick Whittington (Sadler’s Wells), Black Goes with Everything (Churchill, Bromley) and Last of the Mohicans (Canada). Tim has also mixed the sound for productions in London and on tour, opening shows, including Tommy (UK tour), My Fair Lady (NT), Taboo (The Venue) and Contact (Queen’s). 

Film includes: Tim was the Playback Operator (on set) and a Music Editor (post-production) for the recent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher. 

Concerts include: During the last year Tim has been Tour Manager and Sound Engineer for Nerina Pallot on numerous shows around the UK and Europe with her new album “Fires”.


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Joan Washington 
Dialect Coach
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Joan Washimgton has been the regular Dialect Coach at the Royal Court and NT for the past 20 years. 

Recent work at the NT includes: His Dark Materials, Mourning Becomes Elektra, Edmund, Carousel, Angels in America.

Recent work at the Royal Court includes: Alice, Boy Gets Girl, The Weir

Recent work at the Almeida includes: The Goat, Iceman Cometh, Plenty, Period of Adjustment. 

Recent work at the RSC includes: Great Expectations

Recent work at the West End includes: Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), Death of a Salesman, Crazy for You, Sunset Boulevard.

Television includes:The Singing Detective, Perfect Spy, Lorna Doone, Middlemarch, Our Friends from the North, Daniel Deronda, Jane Eyre.

Joan has worked as Dialect Coach on over 40 films which include Yentl, The Bounty, Greystoke, Plenty, Prick Up Your Ears, A World Apart, Damage, Jane Eyre, Jude, My Son the Fanatic, Eugene Onegin, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Charlotte Grey, In My Country, Stage Beauty, Notes on a Scandal, Wah-Wah and Breaking and Entering.


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Catherine Totty 
Resident Director
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Work as Director includes: Occupations (Arcola), Krapp’s Last Tape (John Gielgud Theatre), Creation Stories (Hackney), The Zoo Story (John Gielgud Theatre). 

Other work: She has worked as Assistant Director to Deborah Paige on Afterbirth (Arcola), Howard Barker on The Fence in its Thousandth Year (Birmingham Rep and national tour), Joanna Read on Playing for Time (Salisbury Playhouse/Yvonne Arnaud), Raz Shaw on Factory Girls (Arcola), Gari Jones on Biloxi Blues (Vanbrugh Theatre) and Mark Wing-Davey on Passion Play (reading, Tristan Bates/Old Vic). 

Whilst training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she worked for many Directors including William Gaskill, going on to production manage Carver at Arcola Theatre.


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Sylvia Addison for Music Solutions 
Orchestral Management
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Sylvia Addison is one of London’s foremost Orchestral Contractors. Clients include Theatre Producers, Composers, Conductors, Orchestrators, Record Producers and vocal artists in many fields of the music industry. 

Theatre includes: Chichester Festival 2006.

West End includes: Acorn Antiques, The Woman in White, Tell Me on a Sunday, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also UK tour), We Will Rock You, Bombay Dreams, The Full Monty (also 2004 UK tour), The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar (also Germany and UK tour), Starlight Express, The Beautiful Game, Whistle Down the Wind, By Jeeves, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (also UK tour), Grease, Closer to Heaven, La Cava, Maddie, Romance Romance, Once on this Island, Edna the Spectacle (also UK tour). 

Tours: Play Without Words (UK and Japan tour), Five Guys Named Moe (UK tour), Sunset Boulevard, Something Wonderful, HONK!, Holiday on Ice (European tour) and Burn the Floor (world tour). 

Films and video include: The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Burn the Floor, Another Life, Celebration – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Concert, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Furia, Animator’s Palette (Walt Disney). 

Television includes: Royal Variety performances, Prince’s Trust galas, The Laurence Olivier Awards, The TMA Awards, Top of the Pops, Star for a Night, This Morning, Parkinson, National Lottery, Midsummer Classics, Jobs for the Boys, The Real John Betjeman, Mrs Bradley’s Mysteries, Blue Peter, Pop Stars – The Rivals, Des & Mel, Pop Idol, CD:UK, Ministry of Mayhem, Paul O’Grady’s Generation Game.

Artists include: Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Robbie Williams, Elaine Paige, Barry Manilow, Julie Andrews, Lorna Luft, Jose Carreras, Maria Friedman, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Antonio Banderas, Glenn Close, Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard, Donny Osmond, Michael Ball, Boyzone, Spice Girls, S Club 7, Martine McCutcheon, Renee Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Denise Van Outen and Emma Bunton.


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André Ptaszynski 
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Theatre credits: André has been an active Theatre Producer for over 20 years. During that time he has produced over 50 shows in London and on tour. He won the Evening Standard or Olivier Best Musical Awards for five separate productions during the 1990’s. André was also one of the UK’s principal comedy promoters, solely promoting a wide range of talent from Rowan Atkinson and Dave Allen to Eddie Izzard and The League of Gentlemen. He is on the board of The National Theatre.

Other credits: Alongside his theatrical activity, André ran a television production company, which produced a number of specials for the BBC and Channel 4 and five sitcom series for the BBC including Joking Apart, which won a Bronze Rose at the Montreux International Television Festival in 1995.

André was appointed acting Chief Executive of the Really Useful Group in December 2005 after four years as Chief Executive of Really Useful Theatres. In that time he was responsible for managing and programming a dozen West End theatres.


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