The Cast

Faye Tozer

Marion Davies

Faye was born in Northampton and grew up in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. She trained at the Anne Gale School of Dance. She began dancing professionally with the Belinda King Dancers until joining the international pop phenomenon that was Steps.

Music credits: Faye was one of five young performers who travelled the world during their 5 years as a group. They topped single and album charts in the UK, Japan, Australia, Europe and the US. Having sold over 20 million records worldwide, the group were awarded a BRIT Award. Faye also achieved a Top Ten Hit with Russell Watson with Someone Like You. This led to an Arena Tour in the UK and New Zealand.

Presenting credits: The Big Breakfast, The Pepsi Chart Show, S.M.T.V, Disney Channel Kids Awards, Entertainment Today and Kids Proms in the Park.

Theatre credits: Faye made her debut Musical Theatre Tour in Tell Me On A Sunday. She played Bonnie in Love Shack (UK tour), Jubilee Climax in Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens, Sally in Me and My Girl (UK Tour), Sheila Wendice in Dial M for Murder (UK Tour), Eva Cassidy in Over The Rainbow (UK Tour), In the Spotlight (UK Tour) and starring in Rhinestone Mondays as Annie (UK tour).

Film Credits: Crystol, Kung Fu Flid/Unarmed and Dangerous (Film Lounge, Xavier Levet), Lucy, Mixed Up (Black and Blue Films, Jonathan Sothcott), Chantelle, Lady Godiva Back in the Saddle (Storm Entertainment, Baz Taylor).

Dylan Turner

William Haines

Theatre includes Chariots of Fire (Gielgud Theatre), Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Kissing Dance (Jermyn Street Theatre), Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse), Much Ado About Nothing (Open Air, Lauderdale), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales), Grease (Victoria Palace), Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible) and Chicago and Footloose (originalUK tours).

Film includes Mamma Mia! and Viewer.
You can follow Dylan on Twitter dylanturner_.

Mike McShane

Louis B.Mayer

Mike McShane was one of the regular cast members of “Whose Line is it Anyway” and has performed and taught improvisation for Pixar, Savannah College of Art and Design and many workshops in the United Kingdom. He is a semi-regular with The Comedy Store Players in London, as well as being a member of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums.

He has performed on Broadway and the West End in London in “La Cage Aux Folles”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “The Pocket Dream” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”. He was a company member of The American Conservatory Theatre and The California Shakespeare Festival, and has been seen on television in “Seinfeld”, “ER” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The Drew Carey Show”. In the U.K., he was the villainous Julius Grayle in Doctor Who, and can be seen in the upcoming BBC 3 comedy/drama “Bluestone 4-2”. He is particularly proud of having worked with Sir John Geilgud and Alec Guiness, as well as being name checked in “Little Britain”. In film, he’s portrayed “Friar Tuck” in “Robin Hood” with Kevin Costner,and as Professor Keenbean he mentored Macaulay Culkin in “Richie Rich” ; as Harold Vilmes he judged Kirsten Dunst in “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, and died a hypnotic death in “Office Space”. You can hear Mikes’ voice in “A Bug’s Life”, “Vampire Hunter D”, “Spawn- The TV series”, “King of the Hill” and many other animated films.

Vivien Carter

Betsy Dawson

Vivien trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and has been living and working in London for the past 7 years.

Theatre Credits: Amy Chapman in the UK tour of Radio Times the Musical. Prior to that she played Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre. Further credits include; Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Oklahoma (Kilworth House), Eurobeat (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Evita (Adelphi Theatre) Guys and Dolls (Donmar @ Picadilly Theatre and We Will Rock You (Australian Tour and Tokyo season).

Vivien also took part in the workshop for the new Tori Amos/Samuel Adamson Musical, The Light Princess (National Theatre).

Bradley Clarkson

Jimmy Shields

Bradley is originally from Hertfordshire and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Whilst there, he appeared as a finalist on ITV’s Grease is the Word.

Theatre credits: Philip A S Franklin and Harold Bride in 41N 50W (St James’s Theatre), Jack Worthing in the musical version of The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Windsor), Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre), Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Mark in Our Day Out (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool), Sebastian in Twelfth Night (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke), Arthur in Come Dancing (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Various roles in The News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre) and Alex in When Midnight Strikes (Finborough Theatre). Bradley can also be heard on the original cast recording of  When Midnight Strikes. 

Film credits: The title role in Tom (Rockfall Films), Harvey in Facade (RHUL Films) and Sylvester in A Couple of Clowns (NFTS).

Voice over credits: Ted Glen and PC Selby in Postman Pat (BBC/Classic Media) and various roles in the forthcoming feature film Postman Pat - the Movie and You Know You’re The One (Classic Media/RGH Entertainment).

Michael Cotton

Victor Darro

Born in East London, at 13 Michael became part of the Theatre Royal Stratford East Youth Theatre. Whilst there he was chosen to appear in the BBC film ‘SAFE’.

Theatre credits: Victor/Victoria & Parade (Southwark Playhouse), Cats (Arena tour & Dubai), Martin Guerre (Prince Edward), My Fair Lady (Drury Lane), Les Miserables in concert (Fort Regent, Jersey), Julius Caesar (Barbican), Songs for a New World, (Rose & Crown), Oliver! (Tour), West Side Story (Tour), Wild, Wild Women (Orange Tree), Elegies for Angels … (The Space), Hey, Mr Producer (Lyceum), Something’s Coming (Teatro Technis), Handful of Keys (Prince Edward), Zanna Don’t (Gatehouse), Naked Boys Singing (Charing Cross), Over My Shoulder (Mill at Sonning), A Girl called Jo (Theatre Museum), Durrang Durrang (Udder Belly), All Talk (Tristan Bates), I am Star Trek (Pleasance Dome), Royal Bloodbath III (R.S.C).

TV and film credits: Agony, Community, Best Friends, Johnny & Julia, Think Positive and Hard To Get.

Recordings include: Hey Mr Producer, Emerald, and Out of This World.
Michael performs internationally with the recording group TEATRO.

Holly Easterbrook

Eleanor Boardman

Holly Easterbrook graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a BA hons in acting.

Theatre credits: Kara in Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and debut in the Ambassador Theatre, London), Catherine in Proof (Pleasance Above Edinburgh & Greenwich Playhouse), Rachel in A Tribute to Glee (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Suzanne in Don’t Dress For Dinner (Palace Theatre, Southend), Janie McMichael in Not Now Darling (UK Tour), Giraffe in Just So (Tabard Theatre) and Assassins (Union Theatre, Best Production, London Fringe Awards).

Edward French

Robert E McIntyre

Edward trained at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits: Lord Griffin and Swing/ Dance Captain in Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Middle Temple Hall), Chess (Aberystwyth Theatre), Bent (Landor Theatre), Candide (Hyogo performing Arts Centre and Tokyo Bunkamura), Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre), White Christmas (Lowry Theatre), Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Discotivity (Edinburgh Gilded Balloon), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Saturday Night Fever (UK National tour), Babes in Arms (Cardiff New Theatre), On your Toes (Leicester Haymarket), Tabaluga und Lilli (Theatro Centro Oberhausen).

Film credits: Trevor in The Scapegoat (KitCat Films), Les Miserables (Working Title Films), Anna Karenina (Working Title Films), Thomas in Promise Dad (Ritesh Sinha), James Simpson in ACT 1 (Dimensions crew), Tezz (United 7 Entertainment), The Clown (Tiny Dog Productions), The Force that through the Green fire fuels the flower, Crossed Words Jhootha hi Sahi (Big Bang Productions)

Lauren Grant

Miss Carey

Lauren began her professional training at Stella Mann College gaining a National Diploma in Professional Dance (Musical Theatre). She then went on to further her training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she completed a Masters in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits: Amelie in Sleeping Beauty (Adam Smith Theatre), Tiffany in Sergeant Cracker’s Christmas Quest (Carnegie Hall), Princess Jasmeena in Aladdin (Adam Smith Theatre) Princess Starshine in Jack and the Beanstalk (Adam Smith Theatre), Carrie-Anne in The Music is the Hero (The New Players Theatre), Fairy Fortune in Mother Goose (Adam Smith Theatre), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Adam Smith Theatre), Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense (St Peter’s Church), Student in Umm and Ahh (Cosmic Digital ID).

Film credits: Madeline in Out of Harm’s Way (short film).

Lauren played Miss Carey in the showcase performance of The Tailor-Made Man at The Charing Cross Theatre in July 2012.

Kay Murphy

Pola Negri

Kay started her dance training at the age of 3 when she joined the Christine Kearsley School of dance. She went on to train at Arts Educational on the 3 year musical theatre course, graduating in 2002.

Theatre credits: Dancer and featured vocalist in Fosse (International Tour), Mrs Potiphar/Narrator in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (New London Theatre, London), Liz (cover Velma/Mamma Morten) in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre). Later returning to play the role of Velma Kelly. Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour and 2 West End seasons), Delores in Babes In Arms (Chichester Festival) The only female Cagelle in La Cage Aux Folles, fronting numbers for Greece and Sweden in Eurobeat-Almost Eurovision (UK tour and Novello Theatre, London), Annie Borrowman in Never Forget (UK tour) and most recently, Florist’s assistant and featured Soubrette (cover Madge) in Top Hat (UK tour and Aldwych Theatre, London).

Nikola Tirfunovic

Tommy

Nikola graduated from the postgraduate Musical Theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music, after having trained and worked in Austria.

Theatre credits: The Sweet Smell of Success (British Premiere - Arcola Theatre), The Amazing Mr Berlin - Cabaret (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Tempus (Tristan Bates Theatre). Credits whilst training include: The Pajama Game, A Doll’s Life and Chicago.

Clive Ward

Older Jimmy

Clive trained at New College of Speech & Drama (Middlesex University).

Theatre Credits: Charles Pooter in Diary of a Nobody (Receiving Earth Productions, UK tour), Geoffrey in Estate Agent (Firestation Windsor), Snobs, Nobs and Yobs (Receiving Earth Productions), Harm Groespecker in Theatre of Sex (Edinburgh Fringe), Ronald Sampson in Murder in the Tarot Cards (Kenneth More Theatre), Steward in Catching the Sun the Musical (Bowhill Theatre), Frisch in Picasso’s Artful Occupation (Old Red Lion), Trevor in Brief Encounter (Komedia & Bullion Room Theatre), and Clamence in The Fall by Camus (Hackney Empire & Etcetera Theatre).  You can catch Clive playing Charles Pooter at the Epsom Playhouse on the 14th May.

Television Credits: Harm Groespecker in Generation Sex (Princess TV), BBC Announcer in Basil Brush (BBC), and Alex in In Defence (Roy Battersby).

Matt Wilman

Howard Strickling

Matt trained at Phil Winstons Theatreworks.

Theatre credits: Edward Elgar in Finding Neverland (World premiere production – Leicester Curve), Longshoreman in Anna Christie starring Jude Law (Donmar Warehouse), Shore patrolman, understudy Officer Lonigan/Mr Popopolous in Wonderful Town (Manchester Royal Exchange production with the Halle Orchestra at the Lowry Theatre & UK tour), Sailor/understudy, Guy & Cassard in Kneehigh’s production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Geilgud Theatre London/Leicester Curve), understudy and Che in Evita (European Tour), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (Arena Tour), David in Calling (Kings Head), Narrator in Four Cars and a Clown (The London Bridge Festival), Eddie in Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre, London), Prince in Snow White (Aberdeen), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Charter Theatre, Preston & White Rock Theatre, Hastings) and Dandini in Cinderella (Assembly Rooms, Derby).

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