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What some former Unknown Theatre Company members are doing now...

Several past members of our company have gone on to achieve success in the professional world, including:

Sarah Lark
appeared in the West End productions of The Witches of Eastwick and Mamma Mia!; trained at RAM in London. Reached the final 6 in BBC1's I'd Do Anything: the search for Nancy for a new production of Oliver! - regularly played first cover for Nancy for the production, and has worked extensively in the West End since. (A founder member of the Company: played Pan in Peter Pan.)  Last Unknown show: Dracula Spectacula (1999) and 10th Anniversary Concert (2007)

Joe Hood graduated in 2008 from studying piano at Trinity College in London. Has worked regularly on shows in the West End, currently working as part of the musical direction team on a number of number 1 touring shows, including the touring production of Mamma Mia!. Last Unknown show: Babes in the Wood

Steve Payne was headhunted to run the Box Office in Sydney Opera House. Yes, the Sydney Opera House. Last Unknown show: Dance of the Dragon (2005)

Harry Ferrier played a lead role in the Peter Greenway movie Nightwatching (2007). See more at his imdb page. Studied acting at RADA in London. Last Unknown show: The Zoo Story (part of the double bill Telling Tales) and 10th Anniversary Concert

Matthew Brind is working as pianist and in musical direction in the West End and on other projects. His new musical, Only the Brave will shortly open at the Wales Millennium Centre in March 2015. Recent credits include Musical Director for Mister, Make Me a Song - The songs of William Finn in the West End, and MD for John Barrowman's UK Tour. Last Unknown show: Cinderella and 2004 Summer School

Craig Thomas was a finalist in Pop Idol. Last Unknown show: Dazzle

Gareth King has appeared in a number of TV and film projects.  See more at his imdb page. Last Unknown show: Questgate

 

 

 

Ian Virgo filmed in Steven Spielberg's Black Hawk Down and has appeared in West End theatre and mainstream TV productions. See more at his imdb page. (A founder member of the Company: played Hook/Mr Darling in Peter Pan.) Last Unknown show: Peter Pan

Tara Panyani is a member of Dragonheart. Last Unknown show: Les Musicals

Others have appeared on television, film and in professional theatre while remaining members of the company.

Natalie Morgan had a lead role in the West End production of The Secret Garden for the Royal Shakespeare Company and has worked with NYMT. Currently studying at Mountview Theatre School. Last Unknown show: Rameo & Eweliet

Lauren Morgan had a lead role in in the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Last Unknown show: Rameo & Eweliet
photo from Dazzle
Richard Hibbert appeared in the West End production of Oliver! Last Unknown show: A Slice of Saturday Night.

Liam Donovan had a lead role in the short film A Day Out. Last Unknown show: Dance of the Dragon (original)

 



A number of our members have also gone on to stage schools and colleges in London and elsewhere, often appearing in London shows as part of their courses.

Melissa Moore was the Chanteuse in the Torchwood episode where Jack and Jack kiss. See the clip of the scene on YouTube. A graduate of the postgraduate Musical Theatre Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, December 2010. Last Unknown shows: Back to the 80s and Ghost City.

Laizan Fung began studying stage management and prop making at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London in autumn 2010. Last Unknown shows: A Midsummer Night's (little) Dream and Cotton Girls (including at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays in East Kilbride, July 2010)

Lauren Roberts graduated from acting course at Italia Conti College in London, 2013. Performed in Crouch Touch Pause Engage with National Theatre Wales in 2015. Last Unknown shows: Masters of the Musicals and Cotton Girls (including at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays in East Kilbride, July 2010)

Adam Bailey - graduated Musical Theatre Course in Laine Theatre Arts, 2012. Has worked in a number of professional productions, currently playing a lead in the national touri of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Last Unknown show: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Sian King will graduated with a performing arts degree from Bath Spa University, 2014. Currently a regular presenter on Made in Cardiff tv channel. Last Unknown show: Jimmy Chase and the Red Jacket Affair

Andrew Machin graduated from the MA in Musical Theatre at Royal Welsh College of Musical Theatre. Last Unknown show: Spring Awakening

Ben Reynolds - graduated from the Musical Theatre Course in Mountview College in London in June 2011. Last Unknown show: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

These are some of our former members who have now finished their professional training in stage schools and colleges in London and elsewhere.

Many are now working in the entertainment industries.

Kerry Donovan - graduated from her music degree at Coventry University, summer 2010. Continued performing with the company, during her time at Coventry, appearing in Rumplestiltskin in Edinburgh 2008

Jenny Donoghue - graduated with an acting degree from the NYU Tisch school of Performing Arts in New York summer 2010. Last Unknown show: 10th Anniversary Concert and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Justine Mead graduated from the Musical Theatre Course at Guildford School of Acting autumn 2009. Last Unknown show: Seussical and 10th Anniversary Concert

Lizzy Gauder
graduated from the Musical Theatre Course at Guildford School of Acting autumn 2009. Last Unknown show: Godspell

 

and more of our graduates...

Marcus Anthony Thomas - graduated in 2008 from the Musical Theatre course at Bird College, Kent and is now working as a professional dancer. Last Unknown show: acted in Eat Your Heart Out!, choreographed Nell's Belles

Jonathan Mann
graduated from music college in London in 2008, where he studied violin and conducting. Last Unknown show: Little Shop of Horrors

Ben Francis - graduated in 2008 from his singing course at the Trinity College of Music in London. Last Unknown show: Dance of the Dragon (Monaco) and 10th Anniversary Concert

Sarah Way - graduated in 2008 from Central School of Speech and Drama in London Last Unknown show: Nell's Belles


Sian Morgan
 - graduated from Chichester University, where she studied music & drama (2007). Last Unknown show: Little Shop of Horrors. Co-directed younger group's production. Rose! ... and the Wicked Wolfeeee!

Richard Colvin - graduated from The Royal Academy of Music postgraduate Musical Theatre course. Toured with The Hired Man, including an appearance on Broadway. Last Unknown show: Gold Woman

Luci Gunning - graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (2006). Last Unknown show: Eat Your Heart Out!

Iain Talbot graduated with a degree drama at De Monfort University, Melton Mowbray (2006). Last Unknown show: Eat Your Heart Out!

Samantha Lloyd - graduated from Guildford School of Acting. Last Unknown show: Gold Woman

Greg Sims - graduated from Arts Ed. Last Unknown show: Gold Woman

Laura Harries (a founder member - played Wendy in Peter Pan) - graduated from Mountview Theatre School, London. Last Unknown show: Gold Woman



     

17 January 2017
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