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ACTOR NAME - Natasha Barnes - Cordella

Theatre includes: The Twilight Zone (The Ambassadors Theatre); Wasted (Southwark Playhouse); Tryst (Tabard Theatre); Funny Girl (UK Tour); Cinderella (London Palladium); Funny Girl – Covered and Played Fanny Brice (Menier Chocolate Factory & The Savoy Theatre); American Idiot (dir. Racky Plews, Arts Theatre); The Boy Who Fell Into a Book (dir. Alan Ayckbourn); Chess (Union Theatre); Snow White (Old Vic Theatre and Tour); Come Dancing (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Lend Me a Tenor (dir. Ian Talbot, Gielgud Theatre); I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Spring Awakening (dir. Michael Mayer, Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatre)

TV Includes: Doc Martin, Doctors.

Radio Includes: BBC Radio Drama- The Day I Finished off Charlotte Bronte, The Wonderful World of Allaetitia, Alice Through The Looking Glass.

Workshops include: Are You As Nervous As I Am?, The (M)other Life (Wyndhams Theatre), Peter Pan (Lyric Theatre), Crush (Harold Pinter).

Concerts: Girlfriends (Bishopsgate Institute); Mack & Mabel (Hackney Empire).

Natasha’s debut album ‘Real’ was released by Sony Music in 2018. For more information visit – http://www.natashabarnesmusic.com

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ACTOR NAME - Daniel Boys - Marvin

Daniel trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Television and Film credits include: Endeavour (ITV); Nativity Rocks! (Mirrorball Films); Holby City (BBC Television); Fall Out (Crowded Pictures) and Little Man (Peccadillo Pictures). Daniel was also a contestant on Any Dream Will Do – The Search For Joseph (BBC1).

West End and London credits include: The Boys in the Band (Park Theatre/National Tour and transfer to Vaudeville Theatre); Miss Atomic Bomb (The Other Palace); Spoonful of Sherman (Live At Zedel); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), Spamalot (Playhouse), Tommy in Concert (Prince Edward), Avenue Q (Gielgud / Noel Coward – Winner of the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role), I Love You Because (Landor), Grease (Victoria Palace), RENT (Prince of Wales & National Tour), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios) and Wolfboy (Trafalgar Studios).

Other theatre credits include: Nativity! The Musical (Birmingham Rep/UK Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Clwyd), Love Story (Bolton Octagon), The Opinion Makers (Mercury Colchester and Derby Playhouse); High Society (National Tour); The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Windsor); Peter Pan The Musical (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin); 40th Anniversary concert of Godspell (Palace Theatre, Manchester); RENT (European Tour); Sunset Boulevard (National Tour); West Side Story (European Tour) and The War Of The Worlds (National Tour).

Workshops include: My Name is Beethoven (Fifth Dimension); Vanara (Cinema Paradiso); Nativity (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Painted Lady (Bristol Old Vic) and The Trouble With Doug (Northampton Royal & Derngate).

Concerts include: Michael Ball – Coming Home To You (UK Tour); The Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall); Hayley Westenra's special guest (King's Lynn Festival); Support artist on John Barrowman’s National tour Music, Music, Music and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (UK Tour). Further concert work has taken him to Los Angeles, Bangkok, Chicago, Al Ain, Xiamen and Ljubljana performing with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. Daniel is also a regular guest on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Recordings: As well releasing his own album So Close and being heard on several cast recordings, Daniel also recorded and released a track for Disney, The World is Something You Imagine, which is currently being played in all their stores worldwide. Between 2013 and 2015 he could be heard singing the iconic theme tune for the Australian soap Neighbours (Channel 5 / Network 10).

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ACTOR NAME - Matt Cardle - Mendel

Matt Cardle is currently playing the role of Pilate in The Barbican production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Matt Cardle is one of the UK’s best male vocal and songwriting talents of the last decade. He is a multi platinum selling recording artist who has sold over 2.2 million records since winning The X Factor’s highest-rating series ever in 2010. Matt stunned over 19 million viewers with his breathtaking four-octave vocal range.

Matt’s debut single, ’When We Collide’, sold over one million copies and was recently named as one of the biggest-selling singles of the past decade. The song spent three weeks at #1 and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2011 BRIT Awards. This was followed by the #6 Gary Barlow-penned ‘Run For Your Life’. Matt has since released four studio albums; ‘Letters’ (2011), ‘The Fire’ (2012), ‘Porcelain’ (2013) and ‘Time To Be Alive’ (2018). In 2015 Matt joined the cast of Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre). He received the Best West End Debut Award for his show-stopping portrayal of Huey Calhoun performing alongside Beverley Knight. Matt returned to the west end stage in 2018, appearing as Wally Strand in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre).

Matt, born in Southampton and raised in Essex, completed his fifth sold-out UK tour in 2016. In addition to his acclaimed output as a solo artist, Matt teamed up with Spice Girl Melanie C in 2013 for the infectious Top 20 duet ‘Loving You’. He has spent the last three summers performing as guest vocalist with The Trevor Horn Band.

In September 2013, Matt performed ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ in Bali at Miss World in front of an audience of over two billion. Matt’s performance of this song was voted the third best moment in the history of The X Factor, viewed over 60 million times on YouTube.

Resigned to Sony Music, Matt's most recent album ‘Time To Be Alive' is a collection of 14 songs showcasing his new found maturity as a singer, songwriter and musician. The lyrics are deeply personal observations on addiction, redemption, atonement and eventual contentment; fusing electronica, gospel, rock and soul.

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ACTOR NAME - Gemma Knight Jones - Charlotte

Training: Identity Drama School (2008-2010)

Theatre credits include: Punk Girl in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Piccadilly Theatre / Gielgud Theatre); Sarabi in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Tina & u/s Deloris in Sister Act (UK Tour); Lorraine/ Dynamite & u/s Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (UK Tour); u/s Yvonne in Been So Long (Young Vic/ETT); u/s Joanne in Rent (Broadway Theatre); Sarah in Ragtime (Kenneth More Theatre).

Film and TV Credits Include: Been So Long (Film Four/Greenacre Productions); Behind Every Great Day (Dreams Beds Commercial); Johnson and Johnson Baby Global (Commercial).

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ACTOR NAME - Laura Pitt Pulford - Trina

Laura trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

In 2016 she was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at London’s Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park.

Theatre Credits include: Sheryl Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola); Natasha/Pamela in Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre);Melanie in The Gronholm Method (Menier Chocolate Factory); Charity Barnum in Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory); Nell in Nell Gwynn (ETT & Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.  UK Tour); Anna in Platinum (Hampstead Theatre); Violet in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Pamela/Natasha in Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Crucible); Nancy in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Jean in The Smallest Show on Earth (UK Tour); Milly Bradon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – 2016 Olivier Nomination); Young Phyllis in Follies in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Petra in A Little Night Music in Concert (Palace Theatre); Maria in The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve); Margaret in The Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre); Woman in Marry Me A Little (St. James Theatre); Falconer in The Light Princess (National Theatre); Adele in A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse); Mabel in Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse); Charity in Sweet Charity (Belfast MAC); Snake in The Little Prince by Nick Lloyd Webber (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Lucille in Parade (Southwark Playhouse); Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls (Theatre Clwyd, Wolsey Theatre Ipswich & Salisbury); Lola in Copacabana (The Watermill Theatre); Lead in The World Goes Round (Wellingborough Castle); Kathy in Little Fish (Finborough Theatre); Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard (The Comedy Theatre, West End & The Watermill Theatre); Susan in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Young Heidi/ Young Dee Dee in Follies (Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton); Queen Isabella in Edward II (Edinburgh Festival).

Television Credits include: Vet in Free Rein (Netflix); Tina in Doctors (BBC); Scarlett in Father Brown (BBC).

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ACTOR NAME - Oliver Savile - Whizzer

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts 2010

Theatre Credits include:  Gideon,Last Ship, Toronto ,Robert in Company (AAC), Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Hugo in Knights of the Rose (The Arts Theatre), Max in The Navigator (Phoenix Theatre), Wayne in LMTO's State Fair (Cadogan Hall), 1st Cover Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), The Rum Tum Tugger in CATS (No1 UK Tour), Fueilly/1st Cover Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), Peter Tork in Monkee Business (UK tour), 1st Cover Sky in Mamma Mia! (World International Tour), Price Charming in Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal Wakefield), Simeon/1st cover Joseph in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (UK tour).

Television Credits Include: Enjolras in Les Miserables (ITV Oliviers 2014) The Rum Tum Tugger in CATS (ITV Oliviers 2013)

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ACTOR NAME - William Finn - writer and composer

Mr. Finn is the writer and composer of Falsettos, for which he received two TonyAwards, Best Book of a Musical (with James Lapine) and Best Original Score. He has also written and composedIn Trousers, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, two Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, the Lucille Lortel Award, and Guggenheim Fellowship in MusicalComposition).

Mr. Finn wrote the lyrics to Graciela Daniele’s Tango Apasionado (music by the great Astor Piazzolla) and, with Michael Starobin, the music to Lapine’s version of The Winter’s Tale. His musical, Romance in Hard Times, was presented at the Public Theater. Recently, he wrote Painting You for Love’s Fire, a piece commissioned and performed bye the Acting Company, based on Shakepeare’s sonnets. For television, Mr.Finn provided the music and lyrics for the Ace Award-winning HBO cartoon “Ira Sleeps Over,” “Tom Thumb and Thumbelina,” “Pokey Little Puppy’s First Christmas,” and, with Ellen Fitzhugh, two “Brave little Toaster” cartoons. Mr. Finn has written for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New Yorker.

A graduate of Williams College where he was awarded the Hutchinson Fellowship for Musical Composition, Finn now teaches aweekly master class at the NYU Tisch Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing. His most recent projects include Elegies, A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which ran on Broadway and has been produced nationally and internationally, and the musical adaptation of the film Little Miss Sunshine which opened at Second Stage Theatre in October 2013.

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ACTOR NAME - Tara Overfield Wilkinson - Director

Currently Associate Director/Choreographer on Come From Away - (West End). Associate Director on Motown the Musical (West End and UK Tour). Director on The Producers (China Tour), Little Shop Of Horrors (UK Tour). Associate Director on Memphis the Musical (West End) and Sister Act (UK tour), Resident Director on 9 to 5 (UK tour), Resident Director on the Broadway transfer of Hair (West End), Associate Director/Choreographer on Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Assistant Choreographer for the original London casting of Hairspray, Associate Director/Choreographer for High School Musical and High School Musical 2 (UK tour and West End), Choreographer/Director of Cats (Channel Islands), Assistant Director on Grease (Scandinavia), Assistant Choreographer on Tick Tick…Boom! (Menier Chocolate factory and Los Angeles), Adrift in Macao (Philadelphia and Off Broadway), Choreographer/Resident Director on The Full Monty (UK tour), Director of Peter Pan and Cinderella (Poole), Associate Choreographer on the workshop for Allegiance (New York), and a Workshop week on Frozen (New York), Director/Choreographer on Miss Saigon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Who’s Tommy and Sister Act (DCU, Isle of Man). Choreographer for several shows for Thomson/Tui cruise ships.

Performing career pre 2003: Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School Stop the world I want to get off- Original Cast, Ensemble, West End Starlight Express - Various years, Swing, Dance Captain, Voice of Control, West End The Who’s Tommy - Original Cast, Asst Dance Captain, Germany and West End Saturday Night Fever - Original Cast, Annette, West End Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Dance Captain, LA/Mexico Hair - Dance Captain, Oslo Oh What a Night- Roxy/Dance Captain UK Tour The Full Monty - Original Cast, Dance Captain, West End

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