Category: CREATIVES NEWS

ANNA MARSLAND will be Associate Director for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME which will be touring the UK this year as well as a run at the Troubadour Theatre, London.

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SIMON BECK will be joining the creative team as Music Director for THE BOYFRIEND at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd November until 7th March 2020.

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Don’t miss AMOUR at The Charing Cross Theatre, directed by HANNAH CHISSICK, featuring CLAIRE MACHIN as ‘The Whore’ and ALASDAIR HARVEY as ‘The Prosecutor’

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Wishing all involved and especially our Michael England, Thomas Audibert, Craig Turner and Matthew McKenna a wonderful first night in Kiss Me Kate at Kilworth House.  

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Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life (played by our George Ikediashi): his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. This production will be performed at the Conway Hall on 18th February as

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Have a great first preview to Director Cressida Carré and cast of ‘POSH’ Opening tonight at the Pleasance Theatre – Book Tickets – BOOK

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Ellie is currently casting… ‘The Wind In The Willows‘ – London Palladium (Children’s Casting) Theatre By The Lake – 2017 Season ‘Wait Until Dark‘ – UK Tour – Original Theatre

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@BeverleyKlein will play ‘Grandma Gellman’ in #CarolineOrChange Directed by @mrmrlonghurst @ChichesterFT Following @SundayBroadway, Ann Yee will choreograph #CarolineOrChange @ChichesterFT directed by @mrmrlonghurst– opening 11May @JMcConville87 will play ‘Tupper’ in #FortyYearsOn directed by @DanielEvansCFT @ChichesterFT @RDLaight will design the costumes for the new production of #BeautyAndTheBeast @ChichesterFT http://ryandawsonlaight.com 

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Dale Rapley (Emperor) + Ben Holder (Musical Director) in Aladdin at The Lyric Hammersmith   Sean McKenzie (Widow Twankey) + Hannah Chissick (Director) in Aladdin at Theatre Clwyd Wayne Perrey (Prince Gabriel) + Katie Shearman (Dance Captain) Susie McKenna (Director) will be appearing in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Hackney Empire   Matt Rixon will appear as

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It’s press night tonight of ‘Side Show’ at the Southwark Playhouse!  Our Hannah Chissick has directed the cast, which includes Laura Pitt-Pulford playing one half of conjoined twin Violet and Haydn Oakley assuming the role of Terry Connor. The production runs until 3rd December 2016 – go see the freaks!

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Tonight sees the opening of ‘Side Show’ at the Southwark Playhouse. Our Hannah has directed the cast “of freaks” which includes Laura playing one half of conjoined twin Violet and Haydn assuming the role of Terry Connor.  The production runs from 21st October – 3rd December.

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Ann Yee will assume Movement Director duties for the Donmar Warehouse’s upcoming Shakespeare Trilogy at Kings Cross. Currently providing movement for Taming of the Shrew in New York, Ann Yee will return to the UK to work alongside Phyllida Lloyd on mounting these three plays in the new temporary space. The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar

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The hit musical Singin’ In The Rain, directed by Jonathan Church, has opened at the Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The production has been “superbly adapted to stage” (Sunday Morning Herald) which saw our Jaye Elster fly out to be the Associate Choreographer.    

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Michael England has recently returned from China following the highly successful premiere of Hamlet, a new work for Shanghai Ballet, created by world renowned choreographer Derek Deane, and for which Michael provided the musical arrangements and proudly conducted the opening performances last week. Michael also recently conducted a special concert celebrating some of the most loved film scores

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Hannah Chissick will be directing the London premiere of Side Show at Salisbury Playhouse. Krieger and Russell’s cult hit musical will open in October at the Southwark Playhouse, produced by Paul Taylor-Mills. The classic musical is inspired by the true story of the conjoined Hilton twins as they become the richest vaudeville stars of their time. Side

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New musical Beyond the Fence has opened at the Arts Theatre for a limited season. The production has been conceived by computer and has been modelled on a statistical study of the “recipe for success” for hit musicals. The musical has been choreographed by our Cressida Carre, who has also just begun rehearsals for Laila the Musical for Watford Palace

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Rehearsals are currently underway for the Liverpool Royal Court’s production Down the Dock Road, with our Hannah Chissick at the helm directing the play. Alan Beasdale’s classic play is being revived at the Liverpool Royal Court, 40 years after being written, from 11th March to 9th April 2016. Click here for more information.

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Cressida Carre has recently choreographed Rumpelstilskin for The MAC Theatre Belfast, which is running until 3rd January 2016. Directed by Lotte Wakeman, this classic fairy tale has been brought to life on stage, and follows Cressida’s recent choreography work on Avenue Q UK tour, and Titanic (Toronto).

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Tonight marks the first night for the new cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. Joining the production as the ‘UK Associate Choreographer’ is our Suzanne Thomas, whose previous credits include being the Resident Choreographer for Jersey Boys (London) and directing the Olivier Awards since 2007. Beautiful is currently running at the Aldwych Theatre,

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Richard Roe has recently completed work as Assistant Choreographer on the BBC Wales’ production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, which has been adapted for television by Russell T. Davies, and starring Maxine Peake and Matt Lucas. Richard has also recently choreographed Crush the Musical and will choreograph the touring of production of new musical Jackie.  

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Gabrielle Dawes CDG will soon begin the casting process for Hobson’s Choice, which will be directed by Jonathan Church, for Theatre Royal Bath/ West End. Gabrielle continues in her role as Chichester Associate Artist, and has also recently cast Importance of Being Ernest which is currently running at the Vaudeville Theatre and starring David Suchet (running until 7th November

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Michela Meazza will be the choreographer for the Globe’s upcoming production of Cymbeline, which is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling, late plays. Michela continues her working relationship with director Sam Yates, after they workshopped a new production together for the Michael Grandage Company. Cymbeline opens at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 2nd December ’15 and runs until 21st

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Ann Yee is currently in rehearsals for the RSC’s Queen Anne, which opens at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon on November 19th 2015. Ann returns to the RSC as the Movement Director, after previously working as movement director on A Soldier In Every Son and American Trade. Click here to visit the RSC’s website. Ann has also recently opened Anita

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Michael England will soon be travelling out to Thailand to conduct the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra’s concert ‘Musicals Rock’ on Wednesday 21st October. The concert is part of the celebrations for His Majesty The King’s 88th Birthday, and will feature some of the best-loved numbers from the West End. Michael has recently completed a run with ‘Pure Imagination’

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  Richard Jones is currently in previews for the new production of Mary Poppins which opens at the Leicester Curve, before touring the UK. Richard is the Resident Choreographer for the hit musical, and he has recently helped mount the production in Vienna. Past credits include The Pajama Game (Chichester & Shaftesbury Theatre), Kiss Me Kate

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