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Bios


The Cast

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Bios


The Cast

2017

Each show is tailor made using a selection of cast members below:


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Andrew Simeon

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CAST

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: Aaron Schultz/cover Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (Aberystwyth); The final cast of We Will Rock You in London’s West End; The Boys in the Bandplay (directed by Christopher Biggins);  Jest End (Leicester Square Theatre, London);  Swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, London);  Swing in We Will Rock You (Original UK tour)...


Lauren James Ray

CAST

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)...


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Richard Woodford

CAST

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 (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...


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Jessica Hodge

CAST

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...


Martin Dickinson

CAST

Martin graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with the Principals prize and has worked across Theatre, Television, Film and Radio

Theatre includes:Peter Becker 'Across the wall' directed by Paul Nicolas - St James theatre London, Admiral Von Schreiber in the recent International Tour of 'The Sound of Music', Bob the Builder in the final London cast of 'We Will Rock You' where he also played Pop & Khashoggi, Dr Neville Craven in ‘The Secret Garden’ (London Revival), understudied and played the title role in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ (UK Tour), John Wilkes Booth in ‘Assassins’ (Pleasance), Tybalt in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Leicester Square Theatre), Zebulon/Pharaoh in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ (UK Tour), Ethan in ‘The Full Monty’ (Gordon Craig Theatre) and Mr Nixon in John Godber's ‘Teechers’...


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Katie Paine

CAST

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).

Katie has also performed in numerous Charity Gala concerts throughout the UK and abroad. 

Twitter: @katiepaine1


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Helen Evans

CAST

Helen trained at Bretton Hall and at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  She is soon to complete her Ph.d in performance, as a recipient of a Royal Central School Research Bursary.

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)...


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Greg Castiglioni

CAST

Greg Castiglioni recently appeared as Gus the  theatre cat in the international tour of 'Cats'. He played Thomas Andrews in 'Titanic' at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, following the show's UK premier at the Southwark Playhouse in London and played Magaldi in Michael Grandage's London revival of 'Evita' before it's Broadway transfer. He has appeared as the Phantom ('The Phantom of the Opera' 25th Anniversary UK tour), as Thénardier in Les Miserables (Queens, London) and originated the role of the  operatic  diva  parrot  Balthazar Macaw, in  Robbie  Sherman's  new  musical  'Love Birds'  (Pleasance, Edinburgh)...

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