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Cast Biographies

The West End At Christmas 2019 will star: Andrew Simeon, Jessica Hodge, Stephanie Webber & Sean Lewis

Andrew Simeon


Andrew began his Performing Arts training at Gorseinon College in his home country of South Wales, before continuing his training at Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre in London. Andrew is the proud creative director for ‘The West End In Concert’, producing, directing & choreographing for their productions and events throughout the year.

Theatre credits include:  
Resident Director for the UK Tour of Legally Blonde; Aaron Schultz/cover Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (Aberystwyth); Swing in the final cast of We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, London); The Boys in the Band play (directed by Christopher Biggins);  Jest End (Leicester Square Theatre, London); Swing in We Will Rock You (Original UK tour); The leading role of Billy in The Snow Dragon (Waterman’s Theatre, London); Marine Richard West in South Pacific (UK tour)…

Lauren James Ray

Theatre includes: Understudied and played 'Glinda' and 'Nessarose' in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); understudied and played ‘Eponine’ and ‘Cosette’ in Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s); Ensign Dinah Murphy and understudy ‘Nellie’ and ‘Liat’ in South Pacific (UK tour); ‘Wendy’ in Peter Pan (Grand Theatre, Swansea); ‘Princess Jasmine’ in Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Bath).

Television includes: Cast of Les Misérables, Children in Need (BBC); Cast of South Pacific, The Alan Titchmarsh Show (BBC); ‘Sarah’ in Dear Deirdre and ‘Mary’ in The Real Meaning of Christmas (ITV).

Concerts include: ‘Cosette’ in Les Misérables (Channel Islands); Solo Vocalist in The Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall); Solo Vocalist in The Apollo Victoria 80th Anniversary Gala; Lead vocalist in The West End At The Movies (uk tour)…

Richard Woodford

Richard grew up in the small village of Balsham in South Cambridgeshire and pursued his professional training in Performing Arts at Bodywork Company Dance Studios. 

Since graduating Richard’s career has taken him all over the world, from Shaftesbury Avenue to South Korea, Buenos Aires to Bochum, Germany and Sunderland to Santorini.
He is thrilled to be returning once again to The West End At Christmas, where for him Christmas really begins. 

Theatre includes; 
Cats (Asian leg of the World Tour) Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour) u/s Phantom; We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) u/s Galileo & Khashoggi; Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) Factory Foreman/Grantaire u/s Javert; Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Electra u/s Rusty, then Alternate Rusty u/s Papa, Greaseball, Electra & Caboose; Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria) Bobo u/s Electra; La Cava (Victoria Palace & Piccadilly Theatre) Marcos u/s Agon; Saturday Night Fever (Palladium)…

Jessica Hodge

Jessica was born in Bedford and began dancing at the age of three. She went on to do her full time Performing Arts training at Bodywork Dance Studios in Cambridge.

Since leaving college (a few years ago!) Jessica has enjoyed an extremely interesting and varied career. She has appeared as a vocalist with many different bands over the last twenty years, performing at corporate events which have taken her to some exciting places such as Iceland (the country, not the supermarket!) Tanzania, Greece and Germany. She also appeared as one of four singers in Best of the West End, a revue style show in Qatar, with Strictly Come Dancing winner Caroline Flack. She spent three months as a vocalist on Splendour of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which took her not only to the Caribbean but all around the Mediterranean, so she has been very lucky to see a fair bit of the world!…

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Stephanie Webber

Having graduated from the Arden School of Theatre, Stephanie has gone on to appear on television and stage productions across the globe on land and sea. 

 Stephanie is known Internationally as a contestant for BBC One talent search ‘The Voice’, receiving the fastest reaction from upon hearing her spectacular Vocals. Throughout her stint on the competition, Stephanie was mentored by Tom Jones and she continued to wow the judges and audiences alike with her winning personality and Talent. 

Stephanie then went on to star opposite David Hasselhoff in both the UK tour of ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ and ‘Peter Pan’ the musical at the New Theatre…

Martin Dickinson

Martin started performing at a young age, in the small town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire. He then went on to train at Guildford school of Acting graduating with the principals prize and gaining a BA honours degree in Theatre.

Martin has worked across the globe in Theatre, film and Television having recently returned from the international tour of Mamma Mia in the Ensemble, understudying the roles of Harry and Sam.

Prior to that Martin’s theatre credits include; Heaven on Earth the musical, Admiral Von Schreiber In The Sound of Music National tour, Bob the Builder (understudied and played Pop, Khashoggi & Rebel Leader) in We Will Rock You (West End), George Bernard Shaw in The Frogs (London Revival), Karl/Kirkeby in Promises Promises, (Southwark Playhouse) Dr Neville Craven in The Secret Garden (recent London revival); understudied and played the title role in Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour)


Sean Lewis

Training: Bachelor of Arts, Music Education from University of Wales (Cardiff) and Estill Vocal Coaching at How The Voice Works.

Initially training in opera, Sean has performed in theatre shows, concerts and cabarets throughout the country, including vocalist for the West End Rodgers and Hammerstein concert alongside Her Majesty the Queen’s Central Band of the Royal British Legion and vocalist for ‘Hello Cabaret’ performing in such venues as Wales Millennium Centre and the Everyman Open Air Theatre to name but a few. 

Sean is a proud co producer of ‘Swyno’r Sêr’, a local charitable organisation for which he was previously a lead vocalist for, performing alongside fellow West End performers in Musicals Gala Evenings for the last 5 years

Sean is also an established Music & Singing teacher, heading the music department at Llandrindod High school and head of performing arts at Afon Taf High School. 

 Sean is delighted to be joining the cast of The West End in Concert for 2019!


Vikki Bebb

Vikki is originally from a small Welsh village called Abercynon in South Wales. She studied BA acting at Trinity St David Carmarthen and then went on to train at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was a recipient of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship. Her credits whilst studying include: soloist and ensemble in ‘Another Op'ninand’ and Maureen in ‘Rent’ the musical.

Her professional credits include:
The role of Rowena Pryddy in the world premier of 'TigerBay the Musical' at the prestigious Wales Millennium Centre;  Peter Pan (QDOS);  Soloist in John Owen Jones Welsh Tour; Cinderella (The Torch Theatre Company); Sleeping Beauty (Simply theatre); Soloist at 'The Welsh Guards Centenary concert; lead vocalist for the National Wedding Awards and  vocalist in 'A Tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey' Concert…

Greg Castiglioni

Training: Mountview Theatre School (winner of the Stage and Mountview scholarship).

Greg played Andrews in the Southwark Playhouse, Princess Of Wales Theatre, Toronto and UK & Ireland touring productions of Titanic.

Theatre includes: Emcee in Cabaret (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Count Fosco in The Woman In White(Charing Cross Theatre – nominated, Off West End Award for Best Supporting Male in a Musical); Russian Tenor in Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); Magaldi in Michael Grandage's London revival of Evitabefore its Broadway transfer; M. Reyer and u/s Phantom and Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary UK tour); Baalthazar Macaw in Robbie Sherman's new musical Love Birds (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); Gus and Bustopher Jones in Cats(RCI Productions, Miami & European tour); Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance Of Being Earnest (UK tour); Paul in Company (Southwark Playhouse); Art and u/s Tito in Lend Me A Tenor (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); u/s Thenardier in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre)…

Helen Evans

Helen trained in Acting at the University College Bretton Hall and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where, as a recipient of a Royal Central School Research Bursary, where is currently working towards her practice-based Ph.D. 

Her performing credits include:
Multi-roles in Lovesong of The Electric Bear (Arts Theatre, West End, November 2015); Flora Goforth in Tennessee William’s The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (as research and development at The Bristol Old Vic, December 2015); Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Maria in Twelfth Night and Titania and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Each for Antic Disposition - France open-air tour and Middle Temple Hall, Embankment, 2012 -15); Soloist in The West End in Concert tours (2012, and pleasingly ongoing); Various in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (in aid of Charities against the abuse of women); Alumni Choir in Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena, 2010) …

Katie Paine

Theatre credits include: Lead Vocalist in 'One Night of Rock' (UK Tour); Mrs Darling/Big Chief/Maureen Mermaid in 'Peter Pan' (St. Albans Arena); Killer Queen in 'We Will Rock You' (West End); Morgan in 'Godspell' (West End); Anita in 'Girls Night' (UK Tour); Lead Female in 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' (UK Tour); Mae in 'Reefer Madness' (Bridewell Theatre); Lead Female (Stiletto Entertainment USA). 

Recording credits include: Featured Soloist on 'A Very West End Christmas' album (Parallel Productions)…




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