Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Maurice/Reilly
Jon was born in London and trained with the National Youth Music Theatre and at Cambridge University. He was last seen on the Fringe in 2009 as Chappers in Scott Mills The Musical (BBC Radio One/Pleasance) which was also directed by Patrick Wilde. Other recent theatre includes two seasons at Pitlochry Festival Theatre (where parts included Horatio in Hamlet, Tito in Lend Me A Tenor, Desmond in A Small Family Business, Bill in the European Premiere of Agatha Christie's Chimneys and ensemble in The Grapes Of Wrath); Algren in The Inland Sea (OSC/Wilton's); The Beggar's Opera and The Road To The Sea (Orange Tree); Troilus And Cressida (Old Vic); Penn For A Song, 50 Revolutions (Whitehall). Jon has also performed in over 20 plays and series for BBC Radio 3, 4 and World Service.
As a writer he has written extensively for television and radio, most recently for the BAFTA-winning series That Mitchell And Webb Look (BBC2). He also has two for-broadcast pilots in development with Channel 4. Translation and adaptation work includes Klaxons, Trumpets And Raspberries (Gate, translated) and Stephen Fry's The Liar (adapted and directed, Gilded Balloon).
Jonathan Eiø, Danny
Having grown up on the Isle of Man, Jonathan went on to train at the Royal Academy of Music. Some of his roles on the London stage include Man 1 in Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World (New Players Theatre) & Jack in Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods (Landor Theatre).
As a Singer/Songwriter, he has recorded a solo CD of self-written songs, The Space In Between (which is available worldwide on iTunes). He has worked as a singer for Elton John (BBC and UK Tour), and Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up (BBC), CBBC Prom in the Park (BBC), The Paul O'Grady Show (C4), X Factor and Britain's Got Talent (ITV)
He is also currently a vocalist in the brand new West End Gospel Choir, and is director and a fifth of the new harmonic group West End 5 whom are due to start gigging this year.
Jonathan is an experienced singing teacher and his experience expands across the UK, New York and Germany. He currently teaches at CPA College and The Urdang Academy. Other Schools include LSMT, SLP in Leeds, Ravenscourt Theatre School, Mountview Academy, The Brighton Institute of Modern Music and the GSA Conservatoire, Guildford. He also has a German production company specialising in the performance of new music.
Rebecca Hutchinson, Sarah
Rebecca studied at Cambridge University before training in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits whilst training: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Agnes in Dancing at Lughnasa, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Woman 1 in Closer than Ever (Chelsea Theatre). Theatre: Alice/Jo in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Union Theatre), Polly Van Dorsen in Fairystories (Grand Salon, Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal, Wakefield), The Wife/The Actress in the European Premiere of See What I Wanna See, Woman in Marry Me A Little and Dionne in Hair (ADC Theatre, Cambridge), Ruthie Taylor in Bat Boy! The Musical (Edinburgh Festival), Soloist in Too Darn Hot! A Night at the Musicals (Cambridge Corn Exchange), Fairy in Iolanthe (Minack Theatre, Cornwall). Workshops: New and Contemporary Plays (The Royal Court Theatre, Jeremy Herrin), Working with High Comedy (LAMDA, Maria Aitken).
Emma Odell, Niamh
Emma trained at the London School of Musical Theatre. Recent credits include: Hebe in HMS Pinafore (UK Tour, Opera Della Luna) Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, S4K UK Tour), The Fingask Follies, Cinderella/Flute in Into the Woods (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Peep Bo/Katisha in The Mikado (UK tour, Opera Della Luna), Helen in Loving Art (Landor Theatre), and This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie (touring production, Interplay Theatre). Emma is also featured on a number of recordings, including Charles Miller’s Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, and vocal warm-ups for Sing-Up Britain. Emma has performed in various cabaret and review settings, most recently with Fenton Gray and Charles Miller in Shakin’ the Blues Away (Battersea Barge) and It’s the Only Way I’ve Got (Hoxton Hall). Emma is a BBC Fame Academy Bursary and Performers’ Fund winner. She will be performing as a featured soloist at the Royal Albert Hall this summer, at Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Prom.
Lowri-Ann Richards, Ruth
Lowri-Ann was born on a dairy farm in North Wales. After training for three years at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she enjoyed success in the pop industry singing with Visage and Shock and achieved top ten hits with the band Tight Fit. Her wide-ranging television credits include Jangles (series/HTV) Nightbeat News (series/CH4), That Uncertain Feeling (series/BBC2), Bird Poised To Fly (HTV), Drummonds (BBC1), Bonded (BBC1), Summer Silence (CH4), Two Bit (HTV). For S4C, Hoteledu (series), Eric, Euog, Galw Gari Tryfan (series), Y Glas, Gegig Y Cythral, Naw Tan Naw as well as regular characters in the soaps, Dinas, Rownd A Rownd and most recently as Josie in Popol Y Cwm. Her own television show, Pyrfformiad received critical acclaim. Film credits include Breaking Glass, Give My Regards To Broad Street and Expresso Splasho. For radio, she has recorded six series of Lady Belinda (Radio Cymru) playing the title role.
Theatre credits include Rogers & Hart’s Showsongs at the Royal National Studio for Peter Gill, Oscar at the King’s Head and Reluctant Heroes for the Theatre of Comedy directed by John Alderton.
She has circumnavigated the world three times as a show singer and solo cabaret artiste for P & O Cruises and most recently has been a regular performer at the Brick Lane Music Hall in East London.
She is currently the voice of Po in the Welsh Teletubbies!
Stuart Saint, Casper/Cassie
After completing three years musical theatre training at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Stuart is very grateful for having a colourful career so far. Theatre credits include: Sideshow (Arts Theatre & Leicester Square Theatre, London), The Bovary Tale (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London), Trance (Moscow State Circus, National Tour), Apocalypse: The Musical (Edinburgh Fringe), Hans Christen Anderson (Derby Playhouse) and Cinderella, Aladdin (Skegness). TV appearances include: GMTV, CD:UK, Stars In Your Eyes and Fox Kids. As a choreographer Stuart has worked on a number of musicals, live music tours and an array of music videos, including Hazell Dean and Jynx (MTV Base), most recently choreographing Peter Pan (Stage Right Productions) and Pure Magic: A Musical Revue (Deco Theatre, Northampton). Stuart is currently a regular dance teacher at Dance Attic (London), an established DJ on London's glittering club scene and writing / developing his own production Princess (A Rock Ballet).