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ROBERT TRIPOLINO

JESUS

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Theatre includes: RAGS (Hope Mill, Manchester); Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Wycombe Swan); Aladdin (Australian tour); West Side Story (State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne); NED (Bendigo Arts Centre); La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse/Arts Centre, Melbourne); Calvin Berger (The Lawler, Melbourne); Third World Blues (Gas Works Theatre, Melbourne); The Addams Family (Capitol Theatre, Sydney); Gaybies (The Sumner, Melbourne Theatre Company); The Pirates of Penzance (Hamer Hall, Australia/Arts Centre, Melbourne); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne).

Television includes: Upper Middle Bogan (ABC); Mr and Mrs Murder (Network 10).

Film includes: Holding the Man (HTM Productions); EMO: The Musical (Matthewswood Productions). 

Composer/Cabaret credits include: Dreamsong (Melbourne International Comedy Festival); Death Suits You, Candice McQueen – Nasty! (Melbourne Cabaret Festival); Guilty Pleasures (Australian tour).

Robert trained at Victorian College of the Arts, Australia. He would like to thank his family for their ongoing love and support.

 

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RICARDO AFONSO

JUDAS

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Theatre includes: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse); Top Hat (Aldwych/UK tour); Thriller Live (Lyric); We Will Rock You (Dominion); The Classic Rock Show (UK tour/European tour); Carmen (workshop; London Theatre Company); The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky and His Band; The Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall); Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals (UK tour); Ghost (London Workshop).

UK recordings include: Barry the Penguin’s Black and White Christmas; Paradise Lost; One Not Two for the album Surrounded by Sounds; Dreamer for the album Only You Can Save Mankind; The Meerkat Muchachos for the album Bush Tales; Trial of The Heart for the album Act One: Songs From The Musicals.

Portuguese recording credits: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Shrek; The Lorax; Mighty Ducks; Beauty and the Beast; Cruella de Vil for the album 102 Dalmatians; Ducktales; Goofy and Son; Stanley; Pokemon.

Ricardo appeared in the BBC 1 television contest The Voice UK (2013) on Team Danny. He also fronted the cast of We Will Rock You in the opening of the handover ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games, live on BBC1 in front of Buckingham Palace. This is still one of the most exhilarating moments of his career.

Ricardo is currently recording his first original album with his band The Deccan Traps.

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SALLAY GARNETT

MARY

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Sallay is a Sierra Leonean-Irish artist, who also performs and records under the name Loah. With her unique blend of Afro-soul, she released her debut album This Heart in 2017. She has toured in Sierra Leone, Ireland and the UK.

Film includes: A Girl from Mogadishu; The Last Right (Deadpan Pictures).

Gigs include: Electric Piano; Body&Soul; Longitude; Cork Jazz Festival; Sounds from a Safe Harbour; Dublin Fringe Festival.

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MATT CARDLE

PILATE

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Matt Cardle 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). 

Theatre credits include: Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre / WhatsOnStage Best West End Debut Award); Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly).

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.

Signed once more 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.

Matt is thrilled to be making his debut at the Barbican as Pilate.

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CAVIN CORNWALL

CAIAPHAS

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For Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (also Lyric Opera of Chicago).

Theatre includes: Rip It Up (Garrick); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward); The Colour Purple (Cadogan Hall); Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena tour); Sister Act (UK tour); The Exonerated (Charing Cross Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep); The Harder They Came (Canada/US tour); Lost in the Stars (Royal Festival Hall/BBC Radio); Porgy and Bess (Savoy); Over the Rainbow (UK tour); Chicago (Adelphi/UK/European/Far East tour); Nil by Mouth (Duke Of York); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Fosse the Musical; The Full Monty (Prince Of Wales); Weekend in Rio (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Edinburgh Festival); Ragtime (International Festival Of Musical Theatre, Cardiff).

Television include: Streets Ahead (Channel 4); The Look of Love, Eastender (BBC). 

Film includes: Han Solo; A Smuggler’s Trade; The Last Jedi; Paddington 2; Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Les Misérables; De-Lovely; Jesus Christ Superstar; Fox Trap; Enter the Preacher.

Cavin was England’s Junior Karate Champion at the age of 17, then briefly went on to become a member of the England Karate Squad, before beginning his training at the Bird College, Kent.

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NATHAN AMZI

ANNAS

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Theatre includes: Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Henry V (New Generation Festival, Florence); One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Sheffield Crucible); Prom Queen (The Other Palace); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward); Dinner With Saddam (Menier); In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse); Urinetown (Apollo).

Television includes: The Voice UK series 3, Informer (BBC) and Sick of It (Sky One), Absentia and Good Omens.

Film includes: London Road (BBC).

Full Company

Ricardo Afonso, Nathan Amzi, Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Samuel Buttery, Matt Cardle*, Georgia Carling, Cavin Cornwall, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Sallay Garnett, Luke Hall, Simon Hardwick, Matthew Harvey, Zac Hawkins, Dayle Hodge, Stevie Hutchinson, Cleopatra Joseph, Rachel Moran, Billy Nevers, Tim Newman, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Robert Tripolino and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.

Please note that Matt Cardle will not appear on Friday 12 July, Saturday 13 July (evening), Tuesday 30 July or Wednesday 31 July.

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TIMOTHY SHEADER

DIRECTOR

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For Regent’s Park: The Turn of the Screw; Jesus Christ Superstar (Evening Standard Award Winner, Best Musical; Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival; also at the Lyric Opera Chicago); A Tale of Two Cities; Running Wild (also UK tour); Peter Pan (Olivier Award Nominated, Best Family and Entertainment); To Kill A Mockingbird (WhatsOnStage Award, Best Play Revival; also UK tour/Barbican); The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Olivier Award nominated, Best Musical Revival); Crazy For You (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival; also at the Novello); Hello, Dolly! (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival; Evening Standard Award winner, Best Musical); Into The Woods (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival/available on Digital Theatre; also at Public Theater New York, Central Park).

Theatre includes: Barnum (Chichester); The Magistrate (National Theatre); Imagine This (New London); Hobson’s Choice, The Clandestine Marriage, Love in a Maze (Watermill); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic); The Star Throwers, Unless (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); Misconceptions (Derby Playhouse); Streetcar to Tennessee (Young Vic); Achilles (Edinburgh Fringe First); Wild, Wild Women (Orange Tree); Arms and the Man (National tour); Piaf, Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible; TMA Best Musical Award); My Fair Lady (Aarhus Teater, Denmark).

Opera includes: The Monstrous Child (Royal Opera House). 

Timothy Sheader has been Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre since 2007.

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TOM SCUTT

DESIGNER

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For Regent’s Park: Jesus Christ Superstar.

Theatre credits include: Summer and Smoke, King Charles III, Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play, The Merchant of Venice, Through A Glass Darkly (Almeida); Julie, Deep Blue Sea, Medea, 13 (National Theatre); Woyzeck (Old Vic); Belleville, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also Booth, NY), The Weir (also Wyndham’s), Elegy (Donmar Warehouse); Constellations (also Duke of York’s), Dijinns of Eidgah, Hope, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Remembrance Day (Royal Court); The Life of Galileo, Romeo and Juliet (RSC); Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Headlong/Nuffield).

Opera/Dance includes: Grand Finale (Hofesh Shechter Company); How the Whale Became (Royal Opera House); Wozzeck (ENO); The Flying Dutchman (Scottish Opera); Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park).

In 2015 and 2016 Tom provided the production design for the MTV Video Music Awards and has worked as Creative Director for Sam Smith at Tate Modern. He is also the production designer for Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up Exhibition (Victoria and Albert Museum).

He was nominated for a Tony and an Outer Critics’ Circle Best Costume Design Award for King Charles III. In 2007 he received the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design for his work with Headlong Theatre and the Jocelyn Herbert Award for his work with Headlong Theatre.

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DREW MCONIE

CHOREOGRAPHER

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For Regent’s Park: On The Town, Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award nomination, Best Theatre Choreographer).

As Director/Choreographer: Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); The Wild Party (The Other Palace).

For the McOnie Company: Jekyll and Hyde (Old Vic Theatre); DRUNK! (Curve, Leicester/Bridewell – Emerging Artist Award nomination at the National Dance Awards); Making Midnight (Jermyn Street/Latitude Festival); Slaughter (Audience Choice Award Winner – The Place Prize); Be Mine! (Robin Howard Theatre).

Other theatre includes: The Lorax (Old Vic); In the Heights (King's Cross Theatre – WhatsOnStage Award Nomination/Off West End Theatre Award Winner, Best Choreography); Hairspray (Broadway World Award-winner, Best Choreography); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Oklahoma!, James and the Giant Peach (National tour); The Sound of Music, Chicago (Curve, Leicester); West Side Story (NYMT); Laurel and Hardy (Watermill); 13 (West End); Tommy (European tour); Spring Awakening, The Full Monty (German Premiere - Frankfurt); Kes (National tour).

Ballet’s for NYB include: Little Red Riding Hood, The Old Man of Lochnagar, To You, Monochrome Suite (Sadler's Wells).

Film and television includes: Me Before You, British Style. 

Drew is an Olivier Award-winner (Best Theatre Choreographer, In the Heights), Artistic Director of the McOnie Company and a proud Associate Artist of the Old Vic Theatre.

In 2018, Drew directed and choreographed the new Broadway musical King Kong.

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TOM DEERING

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

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For Regent’s Park: On The Town, Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music), Hobson’s Choice.

Music Supervisor credits: The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); wonder.land (National Theatre); In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre/Southwark Playhouse) which won the2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. 

Music Director credits: Made in Dagenham (Adelphi/Rupert Goold); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury/Tamara Harvey); The Color Purple (Menier/John Doyle); Evita (ArtsEd/Joey McNeely); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (ArtsEd/Nikolai Foster); West Side Story (NYMT/Nikolai Foster); The Witches of Eastwick (UK tour/Nikolai Foster).

Composer credits: The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company (Donmar Warehouse); Little Red Riding Hood, a ballet conceived by Drew McOnie commissioned by The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain; Last Night a Killer Saved my Life (French Fancy Films); Lost for Words (Workhouse Films).

Film credits as a conductor include: Genius (Michael Grandage/Adam Cork); Richard II, Macbeth (Rupert Goold/Adam Cork).

In concert Tom has served as Music Director for Hadley Fraser, Ramin Karimloo, Cynthia Erivo and Willemijn Verkaik.

Albums as Conductor/ Orchestrator: Just Let Go (Hadley Fraser); Terry Pratchett’s Only You Can Save Mankind (Leighton James House); Looking Up (Simon Bailey); Dark Side of the Egg (The Knights of Hyperbole). 

Tom read music at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and the Royal Academy of Music. He was named as an associate of the Royal Academy of Music in the 2016 honours list.

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LEE CURRAN

LIGHTING DESIGNER

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For Regent’s Park: Jesus Christ Superstar, A Tale of Two Cities. 

Theatre includes: Constellations (Royal Court/Duke Of York’s/New York/UK tour); Gundog, Road, Nuclear War, A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion to Someone (-Noun), X, Linda (Royal Court); Summer and Smoke (Almeida); Jubilee (Royal Exchange/Lyric Hammersmith); The Lady From The Sea (Donmar Warehouse); Hamlet (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Black Men Walking (Eclipse/touring); Doctor Faustus (RSC); The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Imogen (Shakespeare’s Globe); Depart (LIFT); A Number (Young Vic/Nuffield); Protest Song (National Theatre).

Dance credits include: Blak Whyte Gray (Boy Blue Entertainment); Sun, Political Mother, In Your Rooms (Hofesh Shechter); Clowns (Nederlands Dans Theater/Shechter II); Untouchable (Royal Ballet); Tomorrow, Frames (Rambert). 

Opera credits include: Orphee Et Eurydice (ROH/Teatro Alla Scala); Nabucco (Opera National De Lorraine/Opera Berlioz).

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NICK LIDSTER FOR AUTOGRAPH

SOUND DESIGNER

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For Regent’s Park: Little Shop of Horrors; The Turn of the Screw; Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyric Opera, Chicago); Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Best Sound Design nomination); On The Town.

Current projects include: The Band (Theatre Royal Haymarket/UK tour); Calendar Girls the Musical (UK tour).

Theatre includes: Hey! Mr Producer (Cameron Mackintosh’s 30th Anniversary Royal Gala, Lyceum); Martin Guerre (UK tour); Miss Saigon (UK tours/Japan/Sweden); Les Misérables (UK tours/Berlin/Concert versions in Belfast/Scandinavian Arena Concert tour); Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse, 2004 Olivier Best Sound Design nomination); Sweeney Todd (Royal Opera House/ENO); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); Sinatra (London Palladium/UK tour); Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre); On The Town (ENO); Parade (2008 Olivier Best Sound Design nomination); Passion, Spelling Bee, City of Angels, The Committee (Donmar Warehouse); Imagine This (New London); Mother Courage (National Theatre, 2010 Olivier Best Sound Design nomination); Lend Me A Tenor the Musical (Gielgud); Finding Neverland (Leicester Haymarket); Privates On Parade (Noel Coward); A Chorus Line (London Palladium); The Vote (Donmar Warehouse/Channel 4); Urinetown (Apollo Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); The Last Five Years (The Other Palace); The Girls (Phoenix Theatre).

Opera includes: Kiss Me Kate (Opera North/UK & European tour).

Nick is a senior member of the Autograph design team.

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ED BUSSEY

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

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Theatre includes: Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury); Jersey Boys, Footloose, Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, Aspects of Love, The Snowman (UK tour).

Film includes: Peter Pan; The Phantom of the Opera.

Ed enjoys a varied career as a Music Director, Pianist, Arranger and Orchestrator. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music.

Ed conducted the Welsh premiere of James Whitbourne’s Annelies, a 75-minute choral adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. He is an experienced chamber organist and has played for many performances of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers.

Ed co-founded and is Music Supervisor for the West End Party Band: www.westendpartyband.com

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KATE WATERS

FIGHT DIRECTOR

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For Regent’s Park: Jesus Christ Superstar, Henry V, Peter Pan, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Lord of the Flies.

Theatre includes: Tina: The Musical (West End); Young Marx, Julius Caesar (Bridge); Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Frankenstein (National Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse (National Theatre/West End); One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre/West End/Broadway/World tour); The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe, San Diego, California); Liberian Girl (Royal Court); King Lear (Chichester Festival); Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House); Richard III (with Martin Freeman), Macbeth (with James McAvoy, Trafalgar Studios); Henry IV, Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse); Hamlet (RSC); Noises Off (Old Vic/West End); The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic).

Television includes: Kate is a regular fight director for Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

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BARBARA HOUSEMAN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VOICE & TEXT

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For Regent’s Park: Peter Pan, The Turn of the Screw, As You Like It, Little Shop of Horrors, On the Town, Tale of Two Cities, Oliver, Running Wild, Henry V, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, All My Sons, Hobson’s Choice, Twelfth Night, Porgy and Bess, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ragtime, A Winter's Tale, The Sound of Music, Pericles, The Beggar’s Opera, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing.

Voice and Text Coach credits include: Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Piccadilly); The Ferryman, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic); St Joan, All Female Trilogy, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Coriolanus, Trelawny of the Wells (Donmar Warehouse); Kenneth Branagh Season (Garrick); Dr Faustus (Duke of York's); Richard III, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); Sweet Bird of Youth, The Duchess of Malfi, The Playboy of the Western World, Design for Living (Old Vic); The Ladykillers (Gielgud); Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Government Inspector (Young Vic); All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Personal Voice and Text Coach credits include: for Clive Owen, Old Times (Broadway); for Jude Law, Obsession, Henry V (Noel Coward), Anna Christie (Donmar), Hamlet (West End/Broadway); for Daniel Radcliffe, The Lifetime of Act (Broadway), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic); Cripple of Innishmaan (Noel Coward/Broadway), How to Succeed in Business (Broadway), Equus (Gielgud/Broadway).

Associate Director (Voice and Text) credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Naples Festival); The Comedy of Errors, More Grimm Tales (Young Vic).

Barbara is the Artistic Director of Dangerous Spaces Theatre Company.

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WILL BURTON CDG & DAVID GRINDROD CDG

CASTING DIRECTORS

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For Regent’s Park: Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello, Dolly!, Crazy for You.

Theatre includes: 42nd Street, Bat Out Of Hell, Five Guys Named Moe; Groundhog Day, Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Matilda (London/UK tour), Mrs Henderson Presents, Mamma Mia! (Worldwide); Chicago, Hairspray (UK tour), School Of Rock; Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd (ENO). Film Musical casting: Aladdin (Disney), Beauty and The Beast (Disney), Mamma Mia!, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, Mary Poppins Returns, Nine, The Phantom of the Opera.

Regional casting includes: The Etienne Sisters, Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be (Theatre Royal, Stratford); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); Paper Dolls (Tricycle). 

Television includes: The Sound of Music Live (ITV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (BBC1, 2007 Emmy Award) and all subsequent Andrew Lloyd Webber talent searches.

David Grindrod Associates are members of The Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain and have recently been appointed as associate artist of the Old Vic Theatre under Matthew Warchus’ artistic direction. 

Associate Casting Director: Stephen Crockett

CDG Casting Assistant: Ella Darbyshire