Meet the Creative Team

Cast & Ensemble

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Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan

Screenplay
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Lawrence Kasdan (Original Screenplay) has directed, written or produced twenty-four motion

pictures, including Body Heat, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist and Grand Canyon. Among them, he has written or co-written six of the most successful films in motion picture history - Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Bodyguard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Big Chill and The Accidental Tourist were nominated for Academy Awards as Best Picture. The Accidental

Tourist was named Best Picture of 1988 by the New York Film Critics Circle. Grand Canyon won the Golden Bear as Best Picture of the 1992 Berlin Film Festival. Nominated for four Academy Awards and six Writers Guild Awards, Kasdan was honoured by the Writers Guild of America with its Laurel Award for advancing the literature of motion pictures.

Alexander Dinelaris

Alexander Dinelaris

Book
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Alexander Dinelaris is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Most recently, Alex adapted the novel Entering Hades into a feature film. Alex is currently adapting his play, Still Life into a feature film, which he will direct early next year. His film, The Year of the Monarchs is in development with Mandalay Entertainment. Alexander is the book writer of The Bodyguard Musical and of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Broadway musical On Your Feet! Other recent work includes his plays: Red Dog Howls (New York Theater Workshop); Still Life (Manhattan Class Company); The Chaos Theories (Shotgun Theater); and In This, Our Time (Summer Shorts 2011, 59E59). Mr. Dinelaris is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild and the Dramatists Guild.

Thea Sharrock

Thea Sharrock

Director
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In 2000 Thea won the James Menzies-Kitchin young director of the year award, making her directorial debut with a production of Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS, which transferred to the west end and toured the UK twice.

Thea was then made Britain's youngest artistic director when she took over the Southwark Playhouse for three years, before then going on to be the artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Since then as a freelance director, her credits include productions for the Almeida and the Donmar, the National Theatre and many in the west end including EQUUS with Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths (also Broadway), THE MISANTHROPE with Keira Knightly, HEROES with John Hurt, CAUSE CÉLÈBRE with Anne-Marie Duff at the Old Vic. Her production of AFTER THE DANCE for the National Theatre won 8 major awards.

She has also directed HENRY V starring Tom Hiddleston for Sam Mendes/Neal Street and the BBC, as well as the 2013 Christmas Special of CALL THE MIDWIFE also for Neal Street and the BBC. She directed Richard Griffiths in his last stage performance, in THE SUNSHINE BOYS with Danny DeVito at the Savoy Theatre before directing her first musical, THE BODYGUARD at the Adelphi. THE BODYGUARD has gone onto play all over the world including, America, Australia, South Korea, Germany and China.She directed Miranda Hart in her arena tour for 2014, as well as Kevin Spacey in his first one-man show, DARROW for the Old Vic. Thea’s debut feature film, ME BEFORE YOU, an adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ novel for MGM starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, broke $200 million at the box
office.

She is currently in Post-Production for Disney’s live action film THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, due for release in 2020.

Tim Hatley

Tim Hatley

Set & Costume Designer
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Tim trained at Central St Martins School of Art & Design, London.

Theatre credits include: An Enemy of the People, The Pajama Game and The Stepmother (Chichester Festival Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain and My Fair Lady (Paris); for the NT – Great Britain, 3 Winters, A Small Family Business, Timon of Athens, Welcome to Thebes, Rafta Rafta, Present Laughter, Henry V, The Talking Cure, Vincent in Brixton, Humble Boy, Stanley, Hamlet, Sleep with Me, Darker Face of the Earth, Flight, Caucasian Chalk Circle & Out of a house… (with Complicite).

London & Broadway credits include: Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Dreamgirls (West End), The Gronholm Method (Menier Chocolate Factory),  Little Eyolf (Almeida), The Slaves of Solitude, Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead and West End), Temple (Donmar), Drawing The Line (Hampstead), Ghosts (Almeida and West End), Quartermaine’s Terms, The Bodyguard, Betty Blue Eyes, Shrek the Musical, Spamalot, Private Lives, Suddenly Last Summer, The Crucible (Broadway), Endgame & 3 Lives of Lucie Cabrol (Complicite), Mrs Klein (Almeida). 

Opera & ballet credits include Carmen and Don Quixote (Royal Ballet), La Traviata (Vlaamse Opera), Figaro (Aix-en-Provence), Love for 3 Oranges (Cologne), Carmen, Orpheus in the Underworld, Return of Ulysees (Opera North), Ariadne auf Naxos & Il Trovatore (Scottish Opera).

Film credits: Stage Beauty (2003 dir Richard Eyre), Closer (2004 dir Mike Nichols), Notes on a Scandal (2006 dir Richard Eyre).

Exhibition: Vivienne Westwood - a London Fashion (Museum of London), Diaghilev & the Ballet Russes (V&A).

Awards: Olivier Awards for Stanley (NT) and Private Lives (West End), Tony Awards for Private Lives (Broadway) and Shrek (Broadway).

Karen Bruce

Karen Bruce

Choreographer
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Karen is an Olivier Award-winning choreographer and director, working extensively in theatre and television both in the UK and abroad.

Director credits include: Dance ’Til Dawn (UK tour, Aldwych); Midnight Tango (UK tour, Phoenix); Strictly Come Dancing – the Professionals (Stage Entertainment tour); Love Me Tender (UK Tour); Saturday Night Fever (Spain, South Africa, Victoria Apollo, UK tour, Australia, Singapore, Scandinavia, Korea); Oliver! (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Bermuda); Footloose (Novello, UK tour, South Africa) and The Wedding Singer (UK tour).

Choreographer credits include: The Bodyguard (UK tour); Dance ‘Til Dawn (UK tour); Starlight Express (Joburg Theatre, South Africa); The Last Horseman (Madrid); Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates (Birmingham Hippodrome); Chess (Margitsziget Open Air Theatre, Budapest); Never Forget (Savoy, UK tour); Doctor Doolittle (UK tour); Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse); The Producers (Spain); Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury); Brighton Rock (Almeida); Annie Get Your Gun (number one tour); Footloose (Theatre Royal Plymouth, number one tour); When Harry Met Barry (the Venue, try-out) and A Chorus Line and Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible).

Television credits include: Strictly Come Dancing (BBC – 7 seasons); So You Think You Can Dance (BBC – 2 seasons); Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV); Toast (BBC Film); Children in Need (BBC); Believe in Me - The UK entry in The Eurovision Song Contest 2013; The Voice, Waking the Dead, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, The Les Dennis Laughter Show, The Lisa Maxwell Show (BBC) and Head Over Heels (Carlton).

Other events include: the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games (Manchester), devising a piece based on music in war for Fiona Laird (National Theatre) and several commissions for Princess Cruises.

Awards and nominations: Olivier Award nomination for Best Family and Entertainment for Dance ‘Til Dawn (Aldwych); Olivier Award for Best Choreography for Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse); TMA Best Musical Award for Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible); Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment for Midnight Tango and WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice nomination for Best Choreographer for Never Forget.

Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson

Associate Director
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Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Director: The Bodyguard (Vienna/UK Tour/Dominion Theatre); The Sound of Music (International Tour); West End Proms/BBC Lytham Festival; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); FA's Absolutely Miraculous (East 59th St Theatre NYC); A Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre); Australia's Fire and Flood Benefit (The Palace Theatre); Fascinating Aida (UK Tour).

Associate Director: The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre); Cinderella (Hackney Empire); Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse); The Sound of Music (UK Tour); Rags (Chelsea Theatre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ford Centre 42nd Street NYC).

Resident/Assistant Director: The Sound of Music (London Palladium); Mother Goose (Hackney Empire); The Marriage of Figaro (Sadlers Wells/Touring); Tom Foolery (Jermyn Street Theatre/UK Tour); Sophie Tucker (Hackney Theatre/The New End Theatre/The Kings Head); Slapper and Slaphead (The Royal Exchange).

Choreographer:  A Chorus Line (London Palladium 2000); Musical of Musicals (Commonwealth Stadium); West End on Tour (Touring Germany/Switzerland); No One In The World (workshop/Cochran Theatre); Hope (Workshop/Westminster Theatre); Wyatt Erp (Workshop/Greenwich Theatre).

Resident/Assistant Choreographer: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium); La Cava (Piccadilly Theatre); War and Peace (English National Opera); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Sunset Boulevard (Adelphi Theatre).

Staging/Movement: A Christmas Carol (Hackney Empire); Evita (Concert Tour); The Beaux Stratagem and The Boyfriend (Wimbledon Theatre).

Chris Egan

Chris Egan

Orchestrator & Additional Music
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Chris Egan has worked in all genres of music as a Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor & Music Producer.

Film includes: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Warner Bros.); Ethel & Ernest (BBC Films); Napoleon (BFI).

Television includes: The Halcyon (ITV); Hooten And The Lady (Sky); Cilla (ITV); The Academy Awards; The Tony Awards; Man Down; Upstairs Downstairs; Queens Diamond Jubilee; Royal Variety Performance; Girlstuff Boystuff animation series; Britannia High; Prince’s Trust 30th Anniversary Concert; Children In Need; Late Night with Jerry Springer; BBC TV License Campaign.

Video Games includes: Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft).

Theatre includes: The Bodyguard (West End, Worldwide); National Theatre 50th Anniversary; Water Babies (Leicester); End Of The Rainbow (Broadway, West End, Worldwide); The Pajama Game (West End, Chichester); I Can’t Sing (West End); Dance ‘Til Dawn (West End, UK Tour); Kiss Me Kate (West End); Crazy For You (West End); Witches Of Eastwick (UK Tour, Worldwide); Grease (West End, Worldwide); Footloose (West End, UK Tour, South Africa).

Radio includes: Dame Shirley Bassey Electric Prom, Friday Night Is Music Night, BBC Proms In The Park, James Bond Special, BBC Voice of Musical Theatre.

Concerts includes: Elaine Paige (UK, European, Australian, American & Asia Concerts); Dame Shirley Bassey (Glastonbury, Electric Prom & UK Arena Tour); Lionel Richie (Hyde Park, Emirates Stadium Concerts).

Special Events includes: Heathrow Terminal 5 Royal Opening, St. Pancras International Royal Opening, Morse Live at the Albert Hall, Laurues Sports Awards Monte Carlo.

Chris has written arrangements and conducted for many recording artists including: Paul McCartney, David Foster, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Lady Gaga, Above & Beyond, Oliva Newton-John, Phil Ramone, Dionne Warrick, Tony Hatch, Ronan Keating, Dame Shirley Bassey & Leslie Bricusse.

In 2016, Chris conducted Above & Beyond’s Acoustic Concert Film at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles.

Mike Dixon

Mike Dixon

Production Musical Supervisor & Vocal Arrangements
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Theatre includes: Oh What A Lovely War, The Bodyguard, The Infidel, Taboo, Hair, Zorro, Never Forget, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Dolittle, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, La Cage aux Folles.

Television includes: Over the Rainbow, Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall, The Electric Proms, Concert for Diana, Glastonbury 2007, MusiCool, The Royal Variety Show, Miss World, The British Comedy Awards, The Ritchie Experience, Late Night With Jerry Springer, The Queen’s Jubilee Rock Concert, The Prince’s Trust 30th Anniversary Concert, BBC Proms in the Park, Audience With Shirley Bassey and Audience With Lionel Richie…Live!

Radio includes: Elvis Forever, Elbow at Abbey Road, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday in the Park, Friday Night is BOND Night, The Billie Holiday Story, Friday Night is Music Night and BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition.

Recordings include: The Sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Performance With Dame Shirley Bassey, Zorro, We Will Rock You, Grease, Doctor Dolittle, Jesus Christ Superstar,

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aspects of Love and Evita (film).

Richard Beadle

Richard Beadle

Musical Supervisor
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Richard’s most recent work includes musical directing the hit West End musical, Hamilton. Richard’s other recent work includes orchestrating and musical supervising the UK Tour of The Addams Family, orchestrating and musical director for the Gary Barlow musical The Girls (Phoenix Theatre in the West End, Leeds and Salford) and musical arranger for the BBC entertainment show Pitch Battle. Richards's Musical Supervisor roles include The Bodyguard (UK and International tours) and Associate Musical Supervisor on Priscilla Queen of the Desert. 

His Musical Director credits for theatre include: The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre); Hair (Gielgud Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre); Grease  (Piccadilly Theatre); the 2007 UK tour of Fame; the 2005-2006 UK tour of GreaseBlood Brothers  (UK tour); The Rocky Horror Show  (UK and European tours). He is conductor and MD of Triqueta, a symphonic rock piece. He was Musical Supervisor for the annual West End Eurovision from its inception to its final year in 2014. Assistant Musical Director credits for theatre include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Slovenia); Cabaret (European Tour); Our House (Cambridge Theatre, London).

Richard's commercial credits include: Brian McFadden (BMG) and keyboards for Westlife. He was the co-creator and vocal arranger for Band of Voices, semi-finalists in 2013 Britain's Got Talent. He was the songwriter for the singer Charlie Green who released an EP, Release Me, in 2012.

He has produced the debut albums of the singers Shona White (I'll Bring You a Song) and Chris Thatcher (Jesus Chris Superstar) as well as contributing songs to both. Additionally, Richard has composed and arranged music for The Lover's Spiral (commissioned by The Royal Ballet School) and Perfectly Frank – Songs from The Rocky Horror Show.

Richard's first musical, Today Is My Day, premiered in London in 2010 and his album Songs was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and he regularly performs concerts of his music.

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer
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Mark was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016 Olivier Awards for Lighting Design, the 2013 and 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards for Lighting Design, the 2006 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play and also received a Welsh BAFTA in 2000.

Theatre includes: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium and Hilton, Broadway) The Iceman Cometh (Almeida), The Judas Kiss (Almeida and Broadhurst, Broadway), Copenhagen (National Theatre, Duchess and Royale, Broadway, CFT), Democracy (National Theatre, Wyndham’s and Brooks Atkinson, Broadway), Hamlet (Almeida and Belasco, Broadway), The Real Thing (Donmar and Ethel Barrymore, Broadway), The Sound of Music (Palladium, UK tour and Prince of Wales, Toronto), Our House (Cambridge Theatre and UK tour), Up for Grabs (Wyndham’s), Grease (Piccadilly, UK tour and world tour), West Side Story (Prince Edward and UK tour), Spend Spend Spend (Piccadilly), Neville’s Island (Apollo), Follies (Shaftesbury), Passion (Duke of York’s and UK tour), Enron (Chichester Minerva Theatre, Royal Court, Noël Coward and Broadhurst, Broadway), All My Sons (National Theatre), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Vaudeville), Sweeney Todd (Chichester Crucible Theatre and Adelphi – WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design), American Buffalo (Wyndham’s), The Bodyguard (Adelphi and UK tour), Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre and Savoy – Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design), Funny Girl (Menier, Savoy and UK tour), Racing Demon (National Theatre and Vivian Beaumont, Broadway), Les Parents terribles (National Theatre), Indiscretions (Barrymore, Broadway), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (National Theatre and Eugene O’Neill, Broadway) and Mourning Becomes Electra, The History Boys, The Habit of Art, Emperor and Galilean, One Man, Two Guvnors and The Hard Problem (National Theatre), Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham Theatre), Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Wyndham Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse, Broadway), Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum), Sweet Bird of Youth (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Girl From the North County (The Old Vic), Imperium I & II (RSC & Gieguld Theatre), Young Marx (The Bridge Theatre), Fanny and Alexander (Old Vic), Present Laughter (CFT), Flowers for Mrs Harris (CFT).

Opera includes: Productions for ENO, The Royal Opera House, WNO, Opera North and Glyndebourne.

Dance includes: Work for LCDT, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, SWRB and Rambert Dance Company.

Other work includes: Kate Bush Live: Before the Dawn (Eventim Apollo).

Richard Brooker

Richard Brooker

Sound Designer
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Previous credits include: Twelfth Night (Young Vic Theatre), Dusty – The Dusty Springfield Musical (Directed by Maria Friedman, Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour), Sunshine on Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour), Dreamgirls (West End), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Guys & Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Tango Moderno (UK Tour), One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Funny Girl (West End & UK Tour), What’s It All About? (Close To You) Bacharach Reimagined (West End & The Menier Chocolate Factory), Sister Act (UK Tour), The Last Tango (UK Tour), Bend It like Beckham (West End), Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Annie (UK Tour & London), Love Me Tender (UK Tour), The Bodyguard (West End, UK & US Tours, Australia & Germany, Korea & Paris), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse), The Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Made In Dagenham (West End), Dance Til Dawn (West End & UK Tour), Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre), Fiddler On The Roof (UK Tour), Avenue Q (Korea), Back Beat (Toronto and Los Angeles), I Dreamed A Dream (UK Tour), Chess (Toronto), The Sound of Music (Moscow), A Cat on Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre, London), Never Forget the Musical (UK Tour and Savoy Theatre London), Jesus Christ Superstar (National Tour and Spain), Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), Daddy Cool (International Tour), Cabaret -Teatro Della Luna (Milan), The Snowman (Peacock Theatre London, UK Tour, Finland and Seoul, Korea).

Duncan McLean

Duncan McLean

Video Designer
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West End theatre includes: The Jungle (Playhouse Theatre); Labour Of Love (Noël Coward); Big Fish (The Other Palace); Matthew Bourne’s: The Red Shoes, Cinderella and Swan Lake (Sadlers Wells/UK Tour); Committee... (A New Musical), Saint Joan, Limehouse, One Night In Miami..., Privacy, City Of Angels and Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy, Julius Caesar, Henry VI and The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse); Love In Idleness (Menier Chocolate Factory/Apollo); The Hairy Ape, A Flea In Her Ear, The Tempest, The Real Thing, The Norman Conquests and All About My Mother (Old Vic); Hangmen (Royal Court/Wyndham’s); Richard III (Trafalgar Studios); The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre/UK Tour); Impossible (Noël Coward); Urinetown (Apollo); Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane/UK Tour);Derren Brown - Infamous (Palace Theatre/UK Tour); Let It Be (Savoy/UK Tour/ Worldwide); All New People (Duke of York’s/UK Tour) and Frost/Nixon (Gielgud)

New York theatre includes: Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Red Shoes’ (City Center); Privacy (Public Theater); The Tempest (St Ann’s Warehouse); Let It Be (St James) and The Norman Conquests (Circle in the Square)

Other theatre includes: The League Of Gentlemen - Live Again! (Hammersmith Apollo & UK Tour); Still Game Live, Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage and Gary: Tank Commander (SSE Hydro); The Christmasaurus (Hammersmith Apollo); John Bishop (UK Tour); Nativity The Musical; One Love: The Bob Marley Musical and The Exorcist (Birmingham Rep); Single Spies and If Only (Chichester Festival Theatre/ UK Tour) and Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse - Legends! (UK Tour)

International theatre includes: Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); An American In Paris (Linz, Austria); Bodyguard The Musical (Australia/North America/Europe/ China/Korea); Evita (International Tour) and Ghost The Musical (Germany) 

Events includes: War Horse Prom (Royal Albert Hall); The Sherlock Holmes Experience and The Game’s Afoot (Madame Tussaud’s) and 28 Days Later, Dr Strangelove and Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema)

CAMPBELL YOUNG ASSOCIATES

CAMPBELL YOUNG ASSOCIATES

Hair, Wigs & Make-up
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Theatre includes: TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Allelujah!, The Ferryman, Funny Girl, St. Joan, One Night in Miami, City of Angels, The Young Chekhov Trilogy, Bend It Like Beckham, High Society, Made In Dagenham, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, The Bodyguard (West End & UK); A Christmas Carol, The Girl from the North Country, The Master Builder, The Lorax, High Society, Electra, Clarence Darrow, Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard III, Kiss Me Kate, Inherit the Wind (Old Vic); Farinelli and the King, Groundhog Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Liaisons Dangereueses, American Psycho, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Billy Elliot, La Bête, Private Lives, Rock 'n' Roll (West End/Broadway), Head Over Heels, Carousel, Three Tall Women, Hello Dolly!, Meteor Showers, 1984, Front Page, The Crucible, A Fish in The Dark, Misery, Sylvia, A Delicate Balance, The Last Ship, It’s Only A Play, Betrayal, Mary Stuart, Les Miserables, One Man Two Guvnors, Spider-Man (Broadway); Opera includes: Don Carlos, L’enfant et les sortileges (Bolshoi Opera Moscow); Anna Nicole (BAM); Elektra (Aix-en-Provence).

Film and TV includes: The Americans, House Of Cards, Smash, Orange Is The New Black.

Beth Eden

Beth Eden

Casting Director
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Beth’s recent credits as Casting Director include Sting’s The Last Ship (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Benidorm Live (UK Tour) and Annie directed by Nikolai Foster (Piccadilly Theatre, London, UK Tour and Toronto) as well as The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre London, Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto, UK and China tours) and Ensemble casting for Bodyguard – Das Musical (Cologne and Vienna). Further credits: I Dreamed a Dream, the Susan Boyle Story (UK Tour) and Chess, directed by Craig Revel Horwood (UK Tour/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndhams Theatre – also Resident Director), the UK tours of Hot Flush and Thoroughly Modern Millie (also tour director). Further casting credits: Buddy (West End/Tour) and ten seasons for Cruising Musicals Consortium (P&O’s Aurora and Oriana).

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

Producer
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Michael Harrison’s West End musicals include The Bodyguard at The Adelphi and Dominion Theatre, Gypsy at the Savoy, which was the recipient of four 2016 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noel Coward, Annie at the Piccadilly and Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre.

He is Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment and has created over 100 pantomimes for the company. He created Cinderella at the London Palladium in 2016, the first pantomime at London’s most iconic theatre in nearly 30 years. Followed by Dick Whittington for Christmas 2017, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family.

The Bodyguard is now a worldwide hit, with productions on or opening all over the world. The first UK Tour was a huge success with the second launching at the end of 2018.

With Cameron Mackintosh he produced the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Barnum.

His other musicals include tours of Aspects of Love, The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, I Dreamed A Dream, Jolson and Co, Annie, Funny Girl, Beautiful and Sunset Boulevard.

In 2012 he was awarded a companionship to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts by Sir Paul McCartney, and in 2017 the Freedom of the City, Newcastle upon Tyne, in recognition of his services to theatre in the region.

David Ian

David Ian

Producer
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David Ian has presented theatre shows all over the world. He is the recipient of five Olivier awards and two Tony nominations.

His credits include: Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Anything Goes, The Producers, Defending the Caveman, Guys and Dolls, Daisy Pulls It Off, The Sound of Music, La Cage aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Flashdance, Gypsy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, The Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Chicago, Dr Dolittle, Starlight Express, Seminar, Steel Magnolias, Ghost the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, Annie, Xanadu, Show Boat, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sunset Boulevard, Scrooge, Quartet, Benidorm Live and Magic Mike Live.