Jack and The Beanstalk 2022

Online programme for 2022 production of Jack and the Beanstalk by Big Adventure productions.

Online programme for 2022 production of Jack and the Beanstalk by Big Adventure productions.


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Big Adventure Productions<br />

in association with South Mill Arts<br />


This Performance<br />

has been sponsored by<br />

London Stansted Airport

Creative Team<br />

Producer<br />

Writer/Director/Choreographer<br />

Costume<br />

Lighting Designer<br />

Sound Designer<br />

Set Designer<br />

Company Stage Manager<br />

Assistant Stage Manager<br />

Wardrobe Manager<br />

Wardrobe Assistant<br />

Head Chaperone<br />

Musical Support<br />

Photography<br />

Graphic Design<br />

Ian McFarlane<br />

Ian McFarlane<br />

Ian McFarlane<br />

Conor O’Sullivan<br />

Michele Leidi<br />

Emma Turner<br />

Megan Bly<br />

Zach Griffin<br />

Alex<strong>and</strong>ra Mann<br />

Grace Papworth<br />

Anne Hummersone<br />

James Lark<br />

Rebecca Lydamore<br />

Joe Bottomly<br />

for Pyjama Media

Venue Team<br />

Operations Director<br />

Artistic Programmer<br />

Museum Curator<br />

Curatorial Assistant<br />

Learning <strong>and</strong> Outreach<br />

Co ordinator<br />

Event Manager<br />

Event Supervisor<br />

Event Supervisor<br />

Event Supervisor<br />

Event Supervisor<br />

CareTaker<br />

Marketing<br />

Marketing<br />

Marketing<br />

Technical Manager<br />

Technician<br />

Paula Holl<strong>and</strong><br />

Sue Scott Davison<br />

Chris Lydamore<br />

Alex Andrijevic<br />

Janet Shepherd<br />

Sarah Monk<br />

Allison Humphreys<br />

Richard King<br />

Zach Smith<br />

Elizabeth Murphy<br />

John Luther<br />

Jen Austin<br />

Hazel Hawkins<br />

Rebecca Lydamore<br />

Michele Leidi<br />

Jay Williams

Ian McFarlane<br />

Big Adventure Productions<br />

Ian is a London based theatre maker <strong>and</strong> producer of<br />

Big Adventure Productions. He has worked across the<br />

UK as a writer, director, choreographer <strong>and</strong> producer.<br />

Ian’s most recent work includes the premiere of Forever Oz, a new play based<br />

on the Oz books by L. Frank Baum at the OSO Arts Centre, London in February<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. He followed this with <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society, an immersive cabaret show<br />

that began life in 2020.<br />

In 2021, Ian remounted Around <strong>The</strong> World In 80s Days, at the Blackpool Gr<strong>and</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong>atre. He originally wrote <strong>and</strong> directed the show, as part of the venue’s 125th<br />

birthday celebrations, in 2019. He also toured <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society (2020/2021)<br />

<strong>and</strong> directed <strong>The</strong> Further Adventures of Peter Pan, at the Bournemouth Pavilion<br />

(2021) Infants tour (2021).<br />

His other work as director <strong>and</strong> writer includes Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios)<br />

<strong>The</strong> Three Musketeers (Kenton <strong>The</strong>atre) Enchanted (Courtyard <strong>The</strong>atre)<br />

Forever Oz (Assembly <strong>The</strong>atre) Sleeping Beauty (Rhodes Arts Complex)<br />

<strong>Jack</strong> & the <strong>Beanstalk</strong> & Sleeping Beauty (Kenton <strong>The</strong>atre) Directing work<br />

includes Sherlock Holmes: To Kill a Canary (Kenton <strong>The</strong>atre) <strong>The</strong> Women<br />

(Hextable <strong>The</strong>atre) Burying Your Brother In <strong>The</strong> Pavement (<strong>The</strong> Cockpit)<br />

Arden City (Sight specific) Aladdin for QDOS Pantomimes (Hull New <strong>The</strong>atre);<br />

Nine (<strong>The</strong> Albany) Peter Pan (Richmond <strong>The</strong>atre) for First Family Entertainment;<br />

Peter Pan (Aylesbury Waterside <strong>The</strong>atre) for First Family Entertainment <strong>and</strong><br />

the UK Premier of Zombie Prom (L<strong>and</strong>or <strong>The</strong>atre).<br />

Workshops include Romanoff & Juliet, <strong>The</strong> Night Before Christmas, Twist<br />

& Shout, <strong>The</strong> Hound of the Baskervilles (also writer) <strong>The</strong> Crucible, Drat!<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cat! <strong>and</strong> Pink!<br />

Find Ian on Twitter @IanMcFarlaneEsq

Cast<br />

Laurie Denman - <strong>Jack</strong> Trott/Creature<br />

Training: First Class Ba(Hons) Degree in Musical <strong>The</strong>atre from<br />

<strong>The</strong> Guildford School of Acting (GSA).<br />

Acting Credits include: ‘Will’ in Some Enchanted Evening (<strong>The</strong> Barn<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre, Cirencester), ‘Arthur’ in King Arthur: <strong>The</strong> Panto (<strong>The</strong> Roses<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre, Tewkesbury), ‘Cecil’ in Around <strong>The</strong> World in 80s Days<br />

(Blackpool Gr<strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre in 2019 <strong>and</strong> 2021), ‘Gleblii Von Vonvallavitch’<br />

in <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society (South Mill Arts <strong>and</strong> OSO Arts Centre), ‘Jinx’<br />

in Plaid Tidings (Bridge House <strong>The</strong>atre), ‘Motel’ in Fiddler On <strong>The</strong> Roof<br />

(Frinton Summer <strong>The</strong>atre), ‘Scarecrow’ in <strong>The</strong> Wizard of Oz (Trinity<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre), ‘Timothy’ in Salad Days (Union <strong>The</strong>atre <strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre Royal<br />

Bath), ‘Pop’ in We Will Rock You (Marbella).<br />

TV/Film Credits include: ‘Piano Man’ in Living (alongside Bill Nighy),<br />

‘Phoenix’ in <strong>The</strong> Inside Man: Season 5.<br />

MD/Arranger Credits include: Birdie’s Adventures in the Animal<br />

Kingdom (Harrow Arts Centre), Around <strong>The</strong> World in 80s Days<br />

(Blackpool Gr<strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre), <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society (South Mill<br />

Arts, OSO Arts Centre), Sleeping Beauty (South Mill Arts), Plaid<br />

Tidings (Bridge House <strong>The</strong>atre), Fame (Hazlitt <strong>The</strong>atre), Bring It<br />

On (Hazlitt <strong>The</strong>atre).<br />

Laurie was awarded the 2017 Gillian Lynne Choreography Award<br />

whilst at GSA, <strong>and</strong> has composed <strong>and</strong> arranged a variety of musicals<br />

both during GSA <strong>and</strong> subsequently. Laurie is thrilled to be returning<br />

to South Mill Arts after taking on the role of Arranger <strong>and</strong> Musical<br />

Director for their pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty in<br />

2019 <strong>and</strong> performing in <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society in 2020.<br />

Etta Williams - Jill/Creature<br />

Training: London College of Music & Codarts, Rotterdam<br />

Credits in training include: Catherine in Pippin, Kate in <strong>The</strong><br />

Wild Party, Wendy in Peter Pan<br />

Credits include: Mother Goose, Shooting Stars Entertainment,<br />

Understudy Zog/Swing in Zog Uk Tour<br />

Etta is delighted to be spending the festive season at South Mill Arts.

Matthew Kellett - Dame Trott<br />

Matt has toured the UK extensively, most often with <strong>The</strong> National Gilbert<br />

<strong>and</strong> Sullivan Opera Company <strong>and</strong> Charles Court Opera, performing lead<br />

roles in the works of Gilbert <strong>and</strong> Sullivan including: Sgt of Police (<strong>The</strong> Pirates<br />

of Penzance), Giuseppe (<strong>The</strong> Gondoliers), Robin Oakapple (Ruddigore),<br />

Strephon (Iolanthe) <strong>and</strong> Dick Deadeye (Charles Courts Opera’s HMS<br />

Pinafore - winner ‘best opera’ - Offies 2020) among many others.<br />

In panto, Matt has performed for many seasons at <strong>The</strong> King’s Head <strong>The</strong>atre<br />

in Islington, most recently in the title role of Beowulf (winner ‘best panto’ -<br />

Offies <strong>2022</strong>). Previous panto appearances include: Buttons (Buttons:<br />

Another Cinderella Story), Joe Christmas (<strong>The</strong> Nativity Panto), El Tabasco<br />

(Pinocchio) & all seven of Snow White’s Dwarfs (Mirror Mirror).<br />

Matt has also appeared in roles at Opera Holl<strong>and</strong> Park, Wexford Festival<br />

Opera, the Iford Arts Festival, understudied at Music <strong>The</strong>atre Wales <strong>and</strong><br />

performed on BBC Radios 3 & 4. He trained at the Royal Northern College<br />

of Music <strong>and</strong> Trinity College of Music, where he was awarded the silver<br />

medal for vocal studies.<br />

Oliver Mawdsley - Simple Simon Trott/Georgie Porgie/Creature<br />

Oliver trained at the Royal Central School of Speech <strong>and</strong> Drama.<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre credits include Around the World in 80s Days (Blackpool<br />

Gr<strong>and</strong>), Astley’s Astounding Adventures, <strong>The</strong> Snow Queen, <strong>The</strong> 101<br />

Dalmatians, & A Christmas Carol (New Vic <strong>The</strong>atre), Miss Nightingale<br />

(Hippodrome, West End), <strong>Jack</strong> <strong>and</strong> the <strong>Beanstalk</strong>, Sleeping Beauty<br />

& Peter Pan (<strong>The</strong>atre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds), Jesus Christ<br />

Superstar, Godspell & <strong>The</strong> Cowardly Porter (Frinton Summer<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre), Gatsby (Southwark Playhouse & Cadogan Hall: Live<br />

Stream), By Jeeves & Where is Peter Rabbit? (Old Laundry <strong>The</strong>atre),<br />

<strong>The</strong> Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts <strong>The</strong>atre, West End), <strong>The</strong> Princess<br />

<strong>and</strong> the Pea (York <strong>The</strong>atre Royal, UK <strong>and</strong> International Tour), Forever<br />

Oz & <strong>The</strong> Revellers Society (OSO Arts Centre), <strong>and</strong> A Midsummer<br />

Night’s Dream (Red Rose Chain).<br />

As well as his theatre credits, he’s also worked with Mike Leigh on<br />

Peterloo <strong>and</strong> played several smaller parts in GF Newman’s <strong>The</strong><br />

Corrupted for BBC Radio 4.<br />

Alastair Hill - <strong>The</strong> Crooked Man/Wee Willie Winkie<br />

Alastair graduated from the University of Warwick in 2012 <strong>and</strong><br />

went on to complete an MA in Musical <strong>The</strong>atre at Guildford School<br />

of Acting. He has toured the UK with all versions of Dreamboats<br />

<strong>and</strong> Petticoats amongst tours of Saturday Night Fever <strong>and</strong> Iolanthe.<br />

He has badly missed panto for the last two years, <strong>and</strong> has spent much<br />

of the last few years in the Pharmacy Department of Great Ormond<br />

Street Hospital.<br />

Credits:<br />

Dreamboats <strong>and</strong> Petticoats, Dreamboats <strong>and</strong> Petticoats: Bringing<br />

on Back the Good Times, Dreamboats <strong>and</strong> Miniskirts (UK Tours),<br />

Cinderella (Darlington Hippodrome <strong>and</strong> Newbury Corn Exchange),<br />

<strong>The</strong> Fix <strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong> Dreaming (Union <strong>The</strong>atre), Iolanthe (UK Tour),<br />

Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Dick Whittington (Basildon<br />

Towngate <strong>The</strong>atre), 20:40 (Omnibus <strong>The</strong>atre), Around the World<br />

in 80s Days (Blackpool Gr<strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong>atre).

Lauren Chinery - Fairy Goodwin/Bo Peep/Miny Moe<br />

(Cover: Jill/Simple Simone Trott)<br />

Lauren trained in Musical <strong>The</strong>atre at PPA, Guildford.<br />

Credits include: Babs in Dreamboats <strong>and</strong> Petticoats: Bringing<br />

on Back the Good Times (UK Tour), Fairy Bow Bells in Dick<br />

Whittington (Palace <strong>The</strong>atre, Newark), Jordan Baker in Gatsby<br />

(Online Stream from Cadogan Hall), Singer in <strong>The</strong> Last Vampire<br />

(Workshop for <strong>The</strong> Belgrade, Coventry), Peter Pan in Peter Pan<br />

(<strong>The</strong>atre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds), Jordan Baker in Gatsby<br />

(Zedel, Piccadilly), Fairy Bow Bells in Dick Whittington (Central<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre, Chatham), Dorothy Gish/Ensemble in <strong>The</strong> Biograph Girl<br />

(Finborough <strong>The</strong>atre), Maggie Brown in Miss Nightingale (London<br />

Hippodrome), Bella in Beauty <strong>and</strong> the Beast (CAST, Doncaster),<br />

Babs in Dreamboats <strong>and</strong> Petticoats (UK Tour), Myrtle Wilson/<br />

Lucille in Gatsby (Leicester Square Cabaret <strong>The</strong>atre).<br />

Lauren is very excited to be spreading some Fairy Magic<br />

this Christmas!<br />

Gareth Howard - Peter Peter Pumpkineater/Eeny Meeny<br />

(Cover: <strong>Jack</strong> Trott/Dame Trott/<strong>The</strong> Crooked Man)<br />

Gareth Howard studied at <strong>The</strong> Royal Welsh College of Music <strong>and</strong><br />

Drama as the recipient of <strong>The</strong> Ian Fleming Musical <strong>The</strong>atre award.<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre includes: Sergeant Cadwallader in Paul Taylor-Mills’ <strong>The</strong><br />

Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie (Sidmouth Rep Season),<br />

Prince Bertie in Scott Ritchie’s production of Rapunzel (UK Tour),<br />

Buttons in Cinderella (<strong>The</strong> Torch <strong>The</strong>atre), Bobby in Urinetown<br />

the Musical directed by Kirk Jameson, also Mr Peachum in <strong>The</strong><br />

Threepenny Opera (Richard Burton <strong>The</strong>atre Company). Monsieur<br />

Vogelsang in Mozart’s: Impresario, also ensemble in Mozart’s: Magic<br />

Flute, <strong>and</strong> Gilbert <strong>and</strong> Sullivan’s: <strong>The</strong> Gondoliers, (David Seligman<br />

Opera School).<br />

Recordings include: Fusions1 (Original Recording –<br />

Edward-Rhys Harry).<br />

Other work includes: concerts <strong>and</strong> recordings: Christmas Cabaret<br />

(Richard Burton <strong>The</strong>atre Company), This is Me (Pride Music<br />

Video – Welsh National Opera)<br />

Gareth is delighted to be performing in Bishop’s Stortford this<br />

Christmas season.

Junior Ensemble<br />

Fantasy<br />

Emily Ellis<br />

Danielle Holzhausser<br />

Alfie Aziz<br />

Cecily Smith<br />

Vivien Abreu<br />

Mythic<br />

Izzy Hyams<br />

S<strong>and</strong>y Bennett-Cardy<br />

Emily Hyams<br />

Flo Hyams<br />

Aphra Bennett-Cardy<br />

Legend<br />

Millie Whale<br />

Izzy Hines<br />

Harley LeDain<br />

Jamie Stevens<br />

Jessica Lyons

With Thanks to<br />

Jonny Danciger<br />

Nicholas Van Bommel<br />

Maureen McFarlane<br />

Alex<strong>and</strong>ra Kind<br />

Angela Kindell

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