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Mark Williams

Doctor Dolittle9 November - 4 May

Since graduating in English from Oxford University, Mark has become a familiar and much-loved figure in theatre, television and film.

He has played leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and Birmingham Rep.

On television he has not only presented 5 documentary series on both Britain’s Industrial Heritage and Explosives! He has hosted two series of the quiz show, The Link, and written and performed in the hugely popular The Fast Show.
He has dozens of drama credits to his name and currently he is being seen all over the world playing GK Chesterton's Father Brown in the hit BBC TV series of the same name.

He has also enjoyed a prolific film career and is best known for his roles in 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare In Love and as Arthur Weasley in 7 of the 8 phenomenally popular Harry Potter films.

Mark has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Letters by the University of Birmingham and the Newman University, Birmingham. In 2015 he was awarded The Baird Medal at the Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.

Adele Anderson

Lady Bellowes and Poison Arrow

ADELE ANDERSON is best known as a member of the acclaimed cabaret group FASCINATING AIDA and co-writes much of their material with founder member Dillie Keane. Fascinating Aida have played in more than 100 theatres in the UK and Eire, with London seasons at the Donmar Warehouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Piccadilly, Vaudeville, Garrick, Apollo and Comedy theatres and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. They have toured Australia three times, including a month at the Sydney Opera House, and also played New Zealand, San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Watamu (Kenya) and Singapore. They have made numerous television appearances and radio recordings. They have been nominated for the Perrier Award, the Olivier Award (three times) and the New York Drama Desk Award.

Theatre credits: FOLLIES (Landor Theatre), INTO THE WOODS (Derby Playhouse and The Forum, Wythenshawe), ACHILLES IN HEELS (Landor Theatre), WHEN FLORENCE MET ISADORA (Rosemary Branch), EMINENT VICTORIANS and THE ART OF LOVE (Battersea Barge), LET'S KICK ARTS (The Bridewell), KEN HILL'S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (National Tour), DIE FLEDERMAUS (European Chamber Opera Tour), WASP (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), SALAD DAYS (National Tour), PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE - THE MUSICAL (National Tour), SUNSET BOULEVARD (Sydmonton Festival), NINE (Royal Festival Hall), HOUSE OF OBSESSION (Half Moon), GIRLS WHO WEAR GLASSES (National Tour) and TALES MY LOVER TOLD ME (King's Head). She has appeared in numerous pantomimes around the country and directed two at The Theatre, Chipping Norton.

Writing credits: Many Fascinating Aida lyrics. Co-writer of Dillie Keane's solo shows, SINGLE AGAIN, CITIZEN KEANE and BACK WITH YOU. Song "The English Lesson" (with Dillie Keane) for THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE (Vaudeville Theatre and World Tour). As a member of the Mercury Workshop she wrote (with Sarah Travis) a section of the collaborative musical THE CHALLENGE (Shaw Theatre). With Warren Wills, she co-wrote the Ninth Commandment for the Mercury Workshop's production of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (The Place). She and Warren have performed jazz/cabaret together at Pizza on the Park and the Langham Hilton and also played the Hong Kong Fringe Festival.

Adele has recorded two solo CDs with Warren: WHY TRY TO CHANGE ME NOW? and EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME. In 2018, her solo show ‘Songs of disappointment, depression and death’ enjoyed a sellout season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Film credits: LADY JANE (directed by Trevor Nunn) and COMPANY BUSINESS, in which she serenaded Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

TV credits: Gemma Masters in FISH (BBC1) and the voice of Sydney, the cassowary, in THE WHINGEING POM (LWT); Cecily Watkins in New Tricks (BBC1); Candace Burrows in THE ROMANOFFS which will be released this year on Amazon Prime.

Radio credits: PLUTOPIA (Radio 4)

For more information about Adele, visit the Fascinating Aida website: www.fascinatingaida.co.uk

Vicky Entwistle

Polynesia the Parrott

Vicky’s television credits Ackely Bridge, Father Brown (Series 5), Coronation Street and The Bill.
Theatre credits include East is East (Northern Stage), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Les Miserables, The Vagina Monologues, Funny Peculiar, Snow White, Aladdin, Like a Virgin (Hull Truck Theatre) and Night Must Fall (Colchester Mercury Theatre).

Brian Capron

Albert Blossom / Straight Arrow9 November - 4 May

Brian is probably best known for his role as Richard Hillman in Coronation Street, for which he won a clutch of awards, winning a record-breaking five at The Soap Awards including Best Actor and Best Villain. Some may remember him as Mr Hopwood in Grange Hill (four series) and as Ozias Harding in Where The Heart Is (three series).

Brian trained at LAMDA and Theatre includes: James in Harper Regan at the National Theatre, Nathan Detroit in The Donmar/West End/UK Tour of Guys and Dolls; Captain Hook in the Broadway Musical version of Peter Pan at The Lowry, Manchester; Geoffrey in Stepping Out (MEN Award nomination for Best Actor in a touring show); Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show in the West End/UK Tour, Percy Quill in the Irving Berlin Musical The Smallest Show on Earth. Other UK Tours include: Strictly Murder, Educating Rita, Home at Seven, Columbo, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Play What I Wrote, Loot, Knuckle, Mrs Warren's Profession and City Sugar. Repertory: Northcott, Exeter; Sherman Theatre, Cardiff; Worthing Connaught; Plymouth Drum; Manchester Library; Ipswich and Nottingham Playhouse.

Radio: Robin in Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend (comedy series for Radio 4) and numerous plays and documentaries.

Television includes: Midsomer Murders, Silk, New Tricks, Doctors, Where the Heart Is, Death Becomes Him (BBC Afternoon Play) Full House, Casualty, The Bill, Taggart, Judge John Deed, Murder Most Horrid, Crocodile Shoes, Growing Pains, Birds of a Feather, Peak Practice, Moon and Son, I Remember Nelson, Uncle Jack, Bergerac, Never Come Back, Return to Blood River, EastEnders, Tales of the Unexpected, Shoestring, Minder and Sweeney.

Films: Emma, Still Crazy, 101 Dalmations and Ambleton Delight.

Over the Summer Brian could be seen in 5 Celebs Go Caravanning and he’s most proud that he was a finalist in Celebrity Masterchef!
Brian lives with his wife Jacqueline and son Louis in Hove. He has two daughters from his first marriage Lucy and Ellie and two grandchildren, Charlie and Betty.

Mollie Melia - Redgrave

Emma Fairfax

Mollie trained at the Arts Educational School.
He theatre credits include On The Town (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West York Playhouse & UK Tour).

Whilst training, her credits include Evita, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Movin Out and The Pirates of Penzance.

Her radio credits include Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 3

Patrick Sullivan

Matthew Mugg

Patrick trained at Cork Arts Studio Stageworks and Arts Educational Schools London.
 
Theatre includes: Blake in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre, UK/Canada Tour); Caboose in Starlight Express (The Other Palace); on-stage Swing in The Wind in The Willows (UK Tour); George in Carrie The Musical (Southwark Playhouse); The Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Cork Opera House); Featured Soloist in Bernstein of Stage and Screen (National Concert Hall); and The Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House). 
 
Theatre whilst training includes: Lucas in The Addams Family; Ensemble and Dr. Wanamaker in Catch Me if You Can; and George in Sunday in the Park with George.
 
Radio includes: Friday Night is Music Night.
 
Workshops include: The Boy Next Door, Unravelling; Swear Our Love.
 
Twitter: Patrick_B_O_S
Instagram: patrickbriensullivan

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Quillan O’Meara McDonald
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Louis Parker
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Elliott Rose
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Thomas Ryan
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Femi Akinfolarin
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Erica Jayne Alden
Ensemble

Lydia Bannister
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Joel Baylis
Ensemble

Evonnee Bentley-Holder
Ensemble

Jane Crawshaw
Ensemble

Emily Essery
Ensemble

Jacob Fisher
Ensemble

George Hankers
Ensemble

Catherine Hannay
Ensemble

Evan James
Ensemble

Leon Kay
Ensemble

Emma Lloyd
Ensemble

Ross Meagrow
Ensemble

Owen McHugh
Ensemble

Tom Norman
Ensemble

Emily Ann Potter
Ensemble

Ellie Seaton
Ensemble

Richard Vorster
Ensemble

*at selected theatres from 9 November – 4 May

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Director

Christopher Renshaw

Set & Costume Designer

Tom Piper

Choreographer

Josh Rhodes 

Musical Supervisor

& New Musical Arrangements

Mike Dixon

Puppet Designer

Nick Barnes

Puppet Director

Jimmy Grimes

Lighting Designer

Chris Davey

Sound Designer

Ben Harrison

Musical Director

Josh Sood

Orchestrator

Jennifer Green

Casting Director

James Orange CDG

Children's Casting Director

Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG

Associate Designer

Max Johns

Associate Choreographer

Lee Wilkins

Associate Puppet Designer

Caroline Bowman

Assistant Choreographer

Lizzi Franklin

Resident Director

Jack Nurse

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