Tim Rice

in the role of

Lyrics

Tim Rice

in the role of

Lyrics

TIM RICE has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession – musical theatre. Their first collaboration (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew) was an unsuccessful show based on the life of Dr.Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist, The Likes Of Us. Their next three works together were much more successful – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

Tim has since worked with other distinguished popular composers such as Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Alan Menken (Aladdin, King David, Beauty and the Beast), Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Chess) and most recently, Stuart Brayson (From Here To Eternity).

A new production of From Here To Eternity made its début at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre, New York, in June 2016, and played in the Fall of 2017 at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. In December 2016 selections from the score were performed at three official events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Further US productions are in the works.

In March 2017, two films with new Tim Rice material were released. Disney’s fresh interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, features three new songs written with Alan Menken, and the latest Roger Goldby film, Time of Their Lives, starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, features Morty and Me, a song written with Pete Hobbs, sung by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Tim is also an executive producer of the latter movie.

He formed his own cricket team in 1973 and was President of MCC in 2002. He is a regular broadcaster/presenter on BBC Radio 2, drawing on his extensive knowledge of the history of popular music since Elvis was a lad. He has won several awards*, mainly for the wrong thing or for simply turning up.

*3 Oscars, 3 Tonys, 3 Golden Globes, 5 Grammys, 13 Ivor Novello Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame etc.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Composer

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrates its 30th anniversary on Broadway this year) and Sunset Boulevard.

When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock – The Musical, Cats and Phantom on Broadway in February 2017 he became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently.

As well as The Phantom Of The Opera and Cats his productions include the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage.

His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.   He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium.

He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016 the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theatre education opportunities for underserved young people and public schools across the U.S.

To mark his 70th birthday his autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March.

Timothy Sheader

in the role of

Director

Timothy Sheader

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Director

Timothy Sheader has been Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre since 2007.

For Regent’s Park, productions include: A Tale of Two Cities, Jesus Christ Superstar (Evening Standard Award winner, Best Musical; Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival); Running Wild (also UK Tour); Peter Pan (Olivier Award nominated, Best Family and Entertainment); To Kill a Mockingbird (WhatsOnStage Award Best Play Revival / UK Tour and Barbican); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Olivier Award nominated, Best Musical Revival); Crazy for You (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival; also at the Novello); Hello, Dolly! (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival; Evening Standard Award winner, Best Musical); Into the Woods (Olivier Award winner, Best Musical Revival/ available on Digital Theatre; also at Public Theater New York, Central Park).

Other theatre includes: The Magistrate (National Theatre); Barnum (Chichester Festival); Imagine This (New London); Hobson’s Choice, The Clandestine Marriage, Love in a Maze (Watermill); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic); The Star Throwers, Unless (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); Misconceptions (Derby Playhouse); Streetcar to Tennessee (Young Vic); Achilles (Edinburgh Fringe First); Wild, Wild Women (Orange Tree); Arms and the Man (National Tour); Piaf, Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible; TMA Best Musical Award); My Fair Lady (Aarhus Teater, Denmark).

Drew McOnie

in the role of

Choreographer

Drew McOnie

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Choreographer

Drew McOnie is Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and an Associate Artist at The Old Vic Theatre. For the McOnie Company: Jekyll & Hyde – BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance (The Old Vic); Drunk! (Leicester Curve/Bridewell). Director/ Choreographer credits: Currently in London’s West End; Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre), and on Broadway; King Kong (Broadway Theatre). Also; On the Town (Regent’s Park) and The Wild Party (The Other Palace). Choreographer credits: Jesus Christ Superstar – Olivier nomination for Best Theatre Choreography (Regent’s Park); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); In the Heights – Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography (Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre); Hairspray − BroadwayWorld Award for Best Choreography (U.K. tour); Oklahoma! (National Tour).

Tom Deering

in the role of

Music Supervisor

Tom Deering

in the role of

Music Supervisor

Tom Deering read music at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and the Royal Academy of Music. He was named as an assciate of the Royal Academy of Music in the 2016 honours list.

Music Supervisor credits: The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios/Bristol Old Vic); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park/Timothy Sheader) which was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music; On The Town (Regents Park/Drew McOnie); wonder.land (National Theatre); In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre/ Southwark Playhouse) which won the 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Music Director credits: Hobson’s Choice (Regents Park/Nadia Fall); Made in Dagenham (Adelphi/Rupert Goold); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury/Tamara Harvey); The Color Purple (Menier/John Doyle); Evita (ArtsEd/Joey McNeely); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (ArtsEd/Nikolai Foster); West Side Story (NYMT/ Nikolai Foster); The Witches of Eastwick (UK Tour/Nikolai Foster)

As a composer: The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company (Donmar Warehouse); Little Red Riding Hood, a ballet conceived by Drew McOnie commissioned by The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain; Last Night a Killer Saved my Life (French Fancy Films); Lost for Words (Workhouse Films).

Film credits as a conductor include: Genius (Michael Grandage/ Adam Cork); Richard II, Macbeth (Rupert Goold/Adam Cork).

In concert Tom has served as Music Director for Hadley Fraser, Ramin Karimloo, Cynthia Erivo and Willemijn Verkaik.

Albums as Conductor/ Orchestrator: Just Let Go (Hadley Fraser); Terry Pratchett’s Only You Can Save Mankind (Leighton James House); Looking Up (Simon Bailey); Dark Side of the Egg (The Knights of Hyperbole).

Upcoming work: Tom will be the Music Supervisor of Little Shop of Horrors at Regents Park Open Air Theatre in Summer 2018.

Tom Scutt

in the role of

Set and Costume Designer

Tom Scutt

in the role of

Set and Costume Designer

Tom Scutt won the Linbury Biennial Prize in Stage Design (2007), WhatsOnStage Award for Best Set Designer (2013) and 2016 Tony Award nomination for costume design for King Charles III. He designed the 2015 and 2016 VMAs at Microsoft Theater and Madison Square Garden.  Other productions in the U.S. include Constellations (Manhattan Theatre Club), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, King Charles III. Major projects include The Deep Blue SeaMedea13 (National Theatre); Belleville, Lady from the Sea, ElegyLes Liaisons Dangereuses, The Weir (Donmar Warehouse); Summer and Smoke, King Charles III (West End, Almeida); No Quarter, Remembrance DayHope, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court); Woyzeck (Old Vic); Hofesh:Grand FinaleRomeo and Juliet (RSC). Scutt is production designer for Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up Exhibition (V&A Museum) and was creative director for Sam Smith with Apple Music at Tate Modern.

Lee Curran

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Lighting Designer

Lee Curran

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Lighting Designer

A lighting designer of theatre, dance and opera, Lee has worked on most of London’s major stages, including the Royal Court, Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Almeida, Donmar Warehouse, and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. His designs for dance artists such as Hofesh Shechter have toured around the world. He has two Olivier Award nominations, for Jesus Christ Superstar and Constellations, which also ran on Broadway. Lee is an Artist Research Fellow of Queen Mary University of London.

Work Light Productions

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Producer

Work Light Productions

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Producer

Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Current productions: Motown, Something Rotten!, Rent 20th anniversary tour, R+H Cinderella, White Christmas. Developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Mamma Mia!. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. www.worklightproductions.com

Regent’s Park Theatre LTD

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Original Producer

Regent’s Park Theatre LTD

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Original Producer

Established in 1932, the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered. The theatre is celebrated for its bold and dynamic productions with audiences of over 140,000 each year during its 18-week season.
Timothy Sheader and William Village were appointed Joint Chief Executives in 2007. During their tenure, the theatre’s productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sound of Music won the WhatsOnStage Best Play Revival and Best Musical Revival Awards respectively, Into the Woodswon the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and transferred to the Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York in 2012, and Hello, Dolly!won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical alongside a further three Laurence Olivier Awards. 2011’s record-breaking production ofCrazy for You transferred directly to London’s West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design. The 2016 sell-out production of Jesus Christ Superstar won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, and the production returned to the Open Air Theatre for an extended run in 2017 ahead of a run the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Spring 2018.
For more information visit www.openairtheatre.com.

The Really Useful Group

in the role of

Producer

The Really Useful Group

in the role of

Producer

The Really Useful Group is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre producing and rights licensing company and controls the theatrical rights for all of Andrew’s works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and School of Rock – The Musical.  The Really Useful Group reached over 20 million people across the globe last year from live theatre and concert audiences, cinema goers, television viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers.  This year The Really Useful Group continues to work across film, television and theatre as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide alongside its ongoing work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing.

Bond Theatrical Group

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Booking & Marketing

Bond Theatrical Group

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Booking & Marketing

BOND THEATRICAL GROUP (Booking, Marketing and Publicity Direction) is a fully independent booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current tour marketing and booking projects include Blue Man Group, CATS, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical ExperienceDjembeJesus Christ SuperstarOnce On This Island and Spamilton. Current marketing and publicity projects include AnastasiaThe Band’s VisitCabaretThe Color PurpleDear Evan HansenDirty DancingDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The MusicalEscape to MargaritavilleFiddler on the RoofHalf Time, The Prom and marketing services for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Current booking projects include Hundred DaysRockin’ Road to DublinRocktopia and Tap Dogs.

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