Musical Director (28th January-13th March)
Theatre includes: As MD: Les Miserables (UK & international tour); Cats (New London & UK/international tour); Great Expectations (Theatr Clwyd & UK tour); Musical Director and Arranger for The Music Man and Catch Me If You Can (ArtsEd) and Bells Are Ringing (Union Theatre); Now Or Never (King’s Head); Oscar (King’s Head); Glamorous Nights At Drury Lane (Palladium). Children’s MD and conducted The Sound Of Music (Palladium).
As Associate MD: South Pacific (Barbican Theatre), Love Story (Duchess Theatre), Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory), Grand Hotel (Guildhall School of Music &/Drama).
As Assistant MD: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers & The Sound Of Music (Regent’s Park); Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (Shaftesbury); Mack & Mabel (Piccadilly); Ass MD and violin for Oklahoma! and Ass MD and playing the role of Oscar in 42nd Street (Chichester).
Other theatre work includes Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi); Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic & UK tour); Love Never Dies (Adelphi); and The Wizard Of Oz (Palladium).
Television includes: Conductor for Our Gay Wedding The Musical (C4); Popstar To Opera Star (ITV); Superstar (ITV); National Theatre at 50.
Peter composed incidental music for Waxing Lyrical, a new play about Madame Tussauds by Judith Paris, directed by Gillian Lynne and arranged and orchestrated eight shows for theWorld Cruise of the QE2.
Peter is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Musical Director (14th March – 8th June)
Francis studied Music at the University of Liverpool. Originally from Ipswich, Suffolk, he was associated with the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for five years, including a year as Composer in Residence, before marrying and moving to Surrey in 2006. In 2014 he moved to Hampshire, from where he continues to follow a varied career as a composer, arranger, musical director and performer.
Francis has been musical director for The Hurly Burly Show at the Duchess Theatre, West End, David Hasselhoff’s one-man show at Indigo2, musically supervising his appearances on ITV1’s Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and This Morning, and national tours including Judy & Liza, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Women On The Verge Of HRT. He took part in Greenwich Theatre’s Ten Minute Musical Challenge, and was chosen as composer for the theatre’s Thirty Minute Musical. He has written and arranged music and songs for Coat Tales as part of the Elixir Festival at Sadler’s Wells, Celtic Journey at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, The Soul Bird at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Orchid at the Pleasure Garden, Miami, and The Chandelier for Celebrity Cruises; and for national tours including Bleak Expectations, The Borrowers, Coral, A Daughter Of The Aurora, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Hansel & Gretel, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Belter, Mouse & Mole, Showstopper, So This Is Christmas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Starlight – The Dreamcatchers, The Tempest and The Wonkey Donkey. His extensive work with and for children and young people has involved being a visiting musical director and practitioner for the National Youth Music Theatre and Youth Music Theatre UK, and drama schools including Arts Educational Schools, Guildford School of Acting, Italia Conti, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview & The Urdang.
Francis’s has been musical director for sixteen pantomimes; for Harrogate Theatre, Hiss & Boo Theatre Company, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, First Family Entertainment, and the past four years as part of the team at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen for Qdos. He wrote and produced the soundtracks for Robinson’s family website pantokaraoke.com. Previous shows include the record-breaking productions of Peter Pan at Wimbledon Theatre, starring David Hasselhoff, Louie Spence and Jerry Springer, and Cinderella at Liverpool Empire, the city’s Capital of Culture pantomime, starring Cilla Black.
Jodie Beth Meyer
Sylvia Young Theatre School (Maggie Melville Award for Drama)
Theatre includes: Petra in A Little Night Music (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre); Svetlana in Chess (Channel Island Tour); Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Darwen Library Theatre); Armanda Ragusa in The Glorious Ones (European Premiere, Landor Theatre); Cissy in Pirates of Penzance (Kilworth House Theatre); Frankincense in The Perfect Wives Roadshow (Regional Tour); Kelsi (also understudied and played Gabriella) in Disney’s High School Musical Live On Stage (UK & Ireland Tour); Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (The Broadway, Barking); Eponine in Les Miserables in Concert (Beau Sejour Centre, Guernsey); understudied and played Jenny in Aspects of Love (UK Tour); Rachael in Imagine This (World Premiere, Theatre Royal, Plymouth); You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (Garrick Theatre); Princess Jasmine, Genie and Abanazer in Aladdin (West End in Schools); My Land’s Shore (RADA Studios); Finishing the Hat: Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert (King’s Head Theatre, London); Tanya Skinner in Based On A True Story (Jermyn Street Theatre); West End Rocks (Hexagon Theatre, Reading); Happily Ever After (Fortune Theatre); Night of a Thousand Voices (Royal Albert Hall); originated the role of Jas in the new musical The Diary of Me (Harlow Playhouse).
Television and Commercial credits include: Gabriella Montez in Tonight’s The Night (BBC); Angel Gabriel in The Real Meaning of Christmas (LWT); Seesaw (Carlton); Smack The Pony (Channel Four); McDonald’s Popstars: The Rivals and The Hang Out sponsored by Johnsons Clean and Clear.
Radio credits include: King Street Junior (BBC Radio 4); Westway (BBC World Service) and Friday Night is Music Night – Soap Special (BBC Radio 2).
Recording credits include: My Land’s Shore (Studio Cast Recording)