Directed by Steven Dexter
Choreographer Nick Winston
Musical direction Michael Bradley
Designed by David Shields
Lighting by Richard Lambert
Assistant Director William Spencer
Casting by Anne Vosser
Press: Kevin Wilson PR
Produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions
Richard Lambert (LAMBCO Productions)
Stephen Schwartz (Music and Lyrics)
Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for the current Broadway hit WICKED, and has also contributed music and/or lyrics to GODSPELL, PIPPIN, THE MAGIC SHOW, THE BAKER’S WIFE, WORKING (which he also adapted and directed), RAGS, and CHILDREN OF EDEN. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s MASS and wrote the title song for the play and movie BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, CAPTAIN LOUIE and MY SON PINOCCHIO. He has also worked in film, collaborating with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ENCHANTED as well as the animated features POCAHONTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and writing the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. His first opera, SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON, was produced at Opera Santa Barbara and New York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying Gravity,” has been released by Applause Books. Mr. Schwartz has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. www.stephenschwartz.com
Roger O. Hirson (Book)
Roger O. Hirson – Writer. Father of David Hirson Awards and nominations: 1973 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical ‘Pippin’ [nominee] 1967 Tony Award® Best Musical ‘Walking Happy’ [nominee] Productions: ‘Pippin’ Book [Original, Musical, Comedy] (Oct 23, 1972 – Jun 12, 1977). ‘Walking Happy’ Book [Original, Musical] (Nov 26, 1966 – Apr 22, 1967)
Steven Dexter – director
Steven is an award-winning director who directs both in the UK and internationally.
World premieres of the Olivier Award-winning Honk! & Olivier-nominated Loserville.
West End: La Cava, Romance Romance, Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance in rep (Savoy Theatre); Maddie (co Book).
UK productions include: Closer to Heaven; Paperboy; Lucky Stiff; Altar Boyz; Beautiful Thing; Stepping Out; Out There; Fagin and What I Go to School For.
Singapore: Forbidden City LKY winner of 3 Straits Times Life Awards including Best Production. Fried Rice Paradise, A T;wist of Fate; Sing to the Dawn; Little Shop of Horrors and They’re Playing Our Song.
Germany: Moby Dick for Cameron Macintosh.
Malaysia: The Secret Life of Nora (Best Musical Award)
Israel: Honk! (Best Director Award); The Full Monty; Shirley Valentine; Mary-Lou (Best Director Award) and Song and Dance.
Nick Winston – choreographer
Nick is an award winning Director & Choreographer.
Broadway: Waiting For Godot.
West End: Fame; Annie; Loserville (Olivier Award nomination for Best New Musical).
National Tours: Mame (WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Choreographer and Best Revival); Rock of Age’s; The Wedding Singer (DIMF Award: Best Musical) and Calamity Jane.
TV/Film: Stage Director & Choreographer: The Royal Variety Performance (ITV); Choreographer: Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration (BBC); Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (BAFTA nomination for Live Entertainment, BBC); Sondheim at 80 (BBC); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opus Arte) and Bob the Builder (Universal).
Michael Bradley – Musical Director
David’s designs for Peter Bull include eight pantomimes: Mother Goose Cracks One Out as well as Fanny & Stella; Queereteria TV; Romance/Romance; Grindr: The Opera; Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club; Maurice; Beautiful Thing; He Shoots! He Scores!; When Harry Met Barry; Southern Baptist Sissies; The Sum of Us; Encounter; Torsten: The Beautiful Libertine; Haram Iran and The Sins of Jack Saul. He recently designed Heathers The Musical (The Other Palace & Theatre Royal Haymarket). Other credits: Song & Dance and Carmen Jones (European tours); Oh! What a Night (Blackpool); Chess 10th anniversary production (UK Tour); Arena productions of Jesus Christ Superstar; Hair; Fame; Grease; Chess; Saturday Night Fever; Mannen fra La Mancha (Det Norske Teatret, Oslo); Saturday Night Fever (directed by Arlene Phillips, UK tours, London, Johannesburg, Australia, Madrid, and Spanish Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors; Sister Act and Legally Blonde (Aberystwyth), Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals (UK tour); Ice Age Live – A Mammoth Adventure (Arena World Tour), Ice Age Live On Ice (Canadian Tour); the UK touring Production of Robin Cousins’ ICE; 13 world-touring arena productions for Holiday on Ice; She Loves Me and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Landor Theatre); The Beautiful Game and Pet Shop Boys’ Closer to Heaven (Union Theatre); Altar Boyz (Greenwich); Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Tour; UK tours of Our House; End of the Rainbow; Little Shop of Horrors; The Last Five Years (St James’ Theatre London – Associate Designer); Dick Whittington; Snow White and John Cleese’s adaptation of Feydeau’s Bang Bang (Mercury Theatre Colchester).
Anne Vosser – casting director
Anne started casting in 1992 as in-house Casting Director for the Apollo Leisure Group. She has cast numerous West End and touring plays and musicals.
Musical credits: Strictly Ballroom (UK Tour); Bat Out of Hell (UK tour), 9 To 5: The Musical (West End & UK Tour) and The Grinning Man (West End).
Play credits: Fatal Attraction (UK Tour); Abigail’s Party (UK Tour); Strangers On A Train (UK Tour); The Old Vic New Voices Festival (The Old Vic); The Mentalists starring Stephen Merchant (West End); Barking In Essex starring Lee Evans (West End) and Stones In His Pockets (West End).
TV credits: Casting team on How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria; Any Dream Will Do; I’d Do Anything and Over the Rainbow (all BBC); Superstar (ITV); Take That’s Wonderland Special (ITV) and I Dream starring Christopher Lloyd (BBC).
Peter Bull – producer
Peter is Artistic Associate at the King’s Head Theatre in London. He has produced over 100 Off West End plays, musicals and pantomimes as well as cabaret and stand up performances. Highlights include the 25th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing; Pets Shop Boys’ musical Closer to Heaven and Silence! The Musical. In addition he has directed in London, New York, Chicago and Milwaukee. He recently produced the original cast recording of his award-winning production of Grindr The Opera.
LAMBCO Productions – producer
LAMBCO is an independent live entertainment production company based in London.
The company has produced 4 seasons of the LAMBCO Fringe Festival, which offered opportunities for emerging Production Companies and established Artistes, with 2 seasons at the Landor Theatre and 2 seasons at the Stockwell Playhouse.
LAMBCO has also produced Do You Have A Secret Crush? (Sleeping with Straight Men) (Lost Theatre); 5 Christmas Skating Events (Torquay); Bluebirds (Above The Stag); Sincerely Yours and was Associate Producer for Bewitchment on Black Ice (Landor), Boys in the Buff and Skin Deep both of which received 5 Star Reviews. SKIN DEEP then went on a National Tour and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gaining another 5 Star Review and a Fringe Award from “Scots Gay”, The Crumple Zone, Margot, Dame, the Most Famous Ballerina in the World (King’s Head Theatre), Tickle the Musical (King’s Head Theatre).
Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions in association with the King’s Head Theatre: Naked Boys Singing (King’s Head Theatre).
Richard Lambert – associate producer
Grahic Design: Steve Caplin
Social Media: Nora Perone
The entire company is very grateful for the generous support of:
David King, St Gabriel’s Hall
Mark Oakley, Kurt Hoffman and all the staff at EAGLE London