Holly will be playing the role of one of the Dynamite’s in Hairspray at The Coliseum in London from April 2021.CV
Gugwana can be heard on the original Disney movie soundtracks of The Lion King and Dinosaur. She also appeared in Sarafina the Movie and performed with Lucky Dube, Vusi Mahlasela, Bayete, Sankomota and Victor Ntoni. Gugwana was also heard in the BBC Radio play: ‘Dear Mr Lampard’, together with various South African artists.CV IMDB Twitter
Melissa Johns can be seen on your screens via BBC iPlayer in LIFE and is currently filming Grantchester series 6 as regular Miss Scott for ITV.
Melissa is also Co founder of TripleC with Coronation Street actor Cherylee Houston. TripleC is a disabled led organisation that use drama and theatre based workshops to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities. Running drama workshops in special educational needs schools, setting up a weekly youth theatre for teenagers with disabilities/illnesses and drama workshop days for adults with disabilities.
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Holly Quin-Ankrah began her acting career as a teenager, playing Karen Young in the long-running CBBC drama series Grange Hill. She is also known for her lead role on the talent show drama Rock Rivals and a regular role as Cheryl Gray on Coronation Street between 2010 and 2011.
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British born Anglo-Egyptian, Kareem is an actor with a passion for screen craft.
Since graduating from Rose Bruford College he has gone on to work in television, commercials, stage and independent film.
Kareem produces his own and other artist’s Spoken Word pieces for film with Verse on Screen and has written, directed and appeared in his own short films.CV Twitter
Sophia trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance and The Estonian Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.
Following her success in American television drama Tyrant, and global feature film Finding Fatimah, Sophia has just wrapped as the lead on fantasy TV series: “Whatever After” alongside Jessica Brown Findlay.CV Twitter
Abigail trained first as a musician, achieving grade 8 in Piano and Drums and teaching herself the Guitar, Bass Guitar, Accordion and Alto Saxophone.
After playing in the band for her school’s production of ‘We Will Rock You’, she discovered her passion for theatre and got her first job playing Miranda in the Tempest. She then went on to play ‘Frankie’ in a one woman, actor-musician production of ‘Around The World in 80 Notes’ before being offered a place to train at LAMDA.CV
Sam trained at The BRIT School & Laine Theatre Arts. Upon Graduating with a BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre from Laine Theatre Arts in June 2019, Sam immediately began working for Royal Caribbean International as a featured vocalist. Previous concert work includes: Voice in a Million (02 Arena), West End Dreams (02 Arena), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2) and performing solo with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the BBC (Royal Festival Hall).CV Twitter
Meg started her career as a child, playing the daughter of Gadaffi in Gadaffi: A Living Myth, directed by David Freeman, and one of the children in The Magic Flute directed by Nicholas Hytner, both at the London Coliseum. She also featured in the BBC’s Space Pirates directed by Bridget Caldwell. In 2017, she became a member of the National Youth Theatre after completing their Senior Course.CV
Adnan Rashed is an actor of middle-eastern background. His work encompasses a wide range of characters in film and television such as the Character of Samir Meshal in “The Honourable Woman”, an 8 part BBC series directed by the BAFTA award-winning Hugo Blick; the character of Yakov Gluzman, a real-life Jewish Russian scientist Murdered by his wife in “50 Ways to Kill Your Lover”, a crime series for the world-wide Discovery channel; and as the lead character of Colonel Ramzy, a ruthless interrogator at Cairo’s notorious Tora prison, in the Egyptian feature film ‘Letter to Obama’.CV
Yasmin has been training as a performer since the age of 5, achieving LAMDA examinations up to Gold. She has appeared in numerous shows in the city of London and locally to her.
Yasmin went on to graduate from a 3 year acting degree at Rose Bruford and was then accepted into the National Youth Theatre on the 6 week epic stage course, since then Yasmin has worked in various roles in TV, feature and short films, as well as modelling for numerous events and brands.CV Twitter Showreel
Imogen began her acting career as a child, appearing in West End musicals including the original cast of Billy Elliot. She went on to do various voiceover work, her most notable being the voice of Koko in CBBC’s ‘Chuggington’.
She has just graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.CV Twitter
Alex Conder as Curly in Oklahoma directed by Julian Woolford.
Alex was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After almost 7 years of non-stop participation in sports, at 16 Alex found acting and decided to pursue it without looking back. He has studied at the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute in New York City as well as Northwestern University in Chicago. Alex has also participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival twice in a sold-out production of “Rent” as Roger in 2018 and a 5-star production of “Jekyll & Hyde: the Musical” as the title role in 2019.CV Twitter
Sam performing as Mischief in “The Beautiful Dream” for Royal Caribbean directed by Diego Orengo.
Sam trained at The BRIT School & Laine Theatre Arts. Upon Graduating with a BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre from Laine Theatre Arts in June 2019, Sam immediately began working for Royal Caribbean International as a featured vocalist. Previous concert work includes: Voice in a Million (02 Arena), West End Dreams (02 Arena), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2) and performing solo with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the BBC (Royal Festival Hall).CV
Claudia was born in Leeds, where she began dancing at Jean Pearce School of Dance before going on to Arts Educational School Tring and Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Claudia has an extensive CV having worked on stage since 1980, playing ‘little orphan’ Annie. She has since worked on Starlight Express, Les Miserables, Billy Elliott, The Girls, The Band and Calendar Girls to name a few.
Claudia is currently in Mamma Mia the Party!
Born in Dublin, this Irishman is a versatile performer.
With over 20 years experience as a guitarist and singer the Irish penchant for poetry and music have not missed him.
Christopher is an avid sportsman, proficient in many sports ranging from yoga, boxing, cycling and golf.
Christopher has trained under Brian Timoney, Mary Doherty and is currently studying at AMAW. He is best know for his role as Paul in ‘Struck’ (2019 dir. Alexander Milo Bischof) and Ethan in Sanctuary: Population One(2018 dir. Lilly Marriott)CV Twitter
Mark’s television credits include ITV’s Heartbeat where he played PC Phil Bellamy for sixteen years. So loved was the character ITV screened a one-off special on Christmas Eve 2007 called Heartbeat: Farewell Phil. Commemorating the departure of Mark and of course his character Bellamy. This character was also part of the ITV series The Royal, a Heartbeat spinoff.
Recently viewers will have watched Mark playing Daz Spencer in the popular soap Emmerdale. Other television shows include Peter in Rockets Island, Bread, Casualty, All Creatures Great and Small, Coronation Street, Making Out, Doctors, Strike It Rich, Seaview, Hollyoaks, Eastenders, Earthfasts, Shoot To Kill, How We Used To Live, Medics and many more.
Growing up in London in a Swedish speaking home, Embla’s first professional appearance was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium UK). She went on to feature in two operas, La Boheme and The Magic Flute (Farrer Theatre, Eton) before moving to Sydney in 2009. Embla graduated from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2016. Most recently, Embla understudied and performed the roles of Charity Barnum and Jenny Lind in Barnum, the Circus Musical (Storeyboard Entertainment) other credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Brigadoon (The Production Company), Mrs Spencer in Merrily We Roll Along (Little Triangle), Oklahoma! (The Production Company), Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Ozpanto/Bonnie Lythgoe), A Little Cabaret (Little Triangle) and Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim (Spears Entertainment). She was honoured to be a Semi-finalist for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment award. Embla’s film credits include SALLY (Thundamentals) and Maddison in Three Summers (dir. Ben Elton).CV
Nicky as Dominic in Jellyfish at The Bush Theatre.
“Nicky Priest, as Kelly’s neurodiverse friend Dominic, dilutes the play when it threatens to become too intense – his comic timing is bang on – and allows for scenes in which two characters with different disabilities get to hang out and talk about their worries and hopes. This feels incredibly radical in its own quiet way.” – ★★★★ The Stage
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