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Helena Mitchell : Snow White

 

Helena is represented by Marcus and McCrimmon Management and graduated in musical theatre from Performance Preparation Academy (Guildford) in 2016. Since graduating she has been lucky enough to play 'Violet' in a comedic short film ‘Pride and Pineapples’ and ‘Blake’ in a hard hitting short film ‘Guilt of Tyre’. She originated the role of 'Aoife' in 'When Strawberries Are Not Enough' at The Hampton Hill Theatre in April and in May completed multi rolling in a new physical theatre comedic project touring around Bournemouth. Helena has recently finished portraying the role of the ‘Caterpillar’, in a new adult version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at The Bread and Roses Theatre for London Fringe and multi-rolling in a new compelling play ‘Between a Man and a Woman’, at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre for Camden Fringe. She recently completed co-writing a children's educational interactive live theatre show, which she performed at G Live this July as part of the Guildford Fringe. In August Helena made her debut choreographing for 'Seussical the Musical Jr' at The Barn Theatre. Helena is trained in acting, singing and dancing, (having initially trained classically by Opera singer Maria Jagusz). She also plays the flute and piano. She not only loves musical theatre, but straight acting, classical singing, voice overs, commercials and even behind the scenes. Helena is thrilled to be making her Panto debut (oh yes she is!) here at The Elgiva Theatre and wishes the best of luck to the cast and creatives!

 

 

 

 

PETER WILLOUGHBY: Prince Charming

 

Peter left a path of technology to pursue his passion in performing, first working as a Guitar/Vocalist in Australia, New Zealand and Tenerife (2011) before settling in London in 2012. Since then he’s acted, played, modelled and sung in such venues as Wembley Stadium, St James’s Palace and Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), and in countries as far and away as China and Japan (Skysea, 2015). He was an active face in the Off-West End scene before working in the far East, appearing in Tim Thomas’ “Shellshock” (Musical) and TKD Productions’ “San Domino” (Musical) in 2014. He worked closely with Bourne Leisure to pioneer their domestic Theatre Company, working as a lead Singer/Dancer in their “MJ Legend” show, paying homage to the great man, as well as performing tributes to Abba, UK Britpop, and classic rock in additional shows (2016). He can be seen portraying the late Prince George, Duke of Kent in UKTV’s “Royal Murder Mysteries” (2017) and is relishing playing his second Prince of the year for RARE!

 

 

 

 

OLIVER GRAHAM: Dame Nanny Nora

 

Prior to training as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting, Oliver was a physics teacher having studied at Homerton College, Cambridge. It was at Cambridge that he first worked on Panto with the infamous Cambridge Footlights – the “cutting stone” for (then-budding) actors Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry.

 

After Guildford, he set up the Kinetic Theatre Company which tours primary schools throughout the UK with science-based musical-comedies. (Productions he has written and produced include Lady Cecily’s Sound Box, The Bunsen Towers Mystery, The Hospital Force and Robin & The Withering Wood). This year he produced and directed Down To Earth which is currently on tour.

 

Outside of Kinetic, Oliver has played Laurence in Abigail’s Party, Antonio in Twelfth Night (Egotrip Films), bar-owner Albert in The Boys In The Bar (musical) at The White Bear Theatre, Gary in Something For The Grown Ups (Cockpit Theatre) and has worked as an Acting ASM on Peggy Sue Got Married at The Shaftesbury Theatre (West End). Previous panto experience includes being booed as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Lytham) and the Emperor of China in Aladdin (Barking).

 

He lives in south London where he enjoys tutoring physics and pootling around Europe in his campervan.

 

 

MANDY WATSHAM DUNSTALL: Wicked Queen

 

Mandy enjoys a varied career working across many musical genres but mainly resides in the world of Opera and Musical Theatre!  Roles include Carlotta - The Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty’s Theatre London, The Queen of the Night - Magic Flute – various, Rapunzel/Stepsisters cover - Into The Woods - The Royal Opera House, Mala - Sunsets and Mornings, Serpina – La Serva Padrona. Gertrude Lawrence - Noel Coward and Friends Live in Las Vegas.‘

As a Solo Concert Artist Mandy has toured extensively around the world performing at many venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic, Ronnie Scott’s, Barakura Music Festival – Japan 2017, Principal Soprano – Viennese Strauss Gala , The Three Phantoms UK Tour, The American Songbook, An evening with Anton du Beke 2012 – 2017. TV includes; ITV’s Popstar to Operastar 2011 – series vocalist, Guest Soloist for, ITV’s ‘Sunday Morning‘, Churchill’s Secret, Film – Opera singer – Stain.

 

Mandy is a member of Voxtet,the much acclaimed 8 piece vocal group, and her voice can be heard on many recordings, including her own CDs; ‘Nightingales & Rainbows‘, and ‘Sings, Strings and Tings‘ - a joint collaberation with her husband - pianist Clive Dunstall!

 

Having lived in Chesham since she was 7 years old, Mandy is delighted to be performing locally over Christmas at The Elgiva with Rare Productions... as are her children Mollie and Monty!

 

 

 

Anthony Fagan: Muddles

 

Anthony trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Credits include Ensemble in 'Our Town,' at The Almeida, Bagheera/Shere Khan in the UK Tour of 'The Jungle Book,' with Image Musical Theatre, Balthasar/Sampson/Rosaline in 'Romeo & Juliet,' at The Union Theatre, Will in 'Will Power,' at Theatre N16 and most recently John in 'Glitter Punch,' with Some Riot Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. Last year Anthony played Silly Simon in 'Beauty and The Beast,' at The Elgiva and is absolutely ecstatic to be returning to play Muddles this year. Chesham holds a special place in Anthony's heart and he is excited to make this the best Panto yet! 

 

 

 

 

TOBY BOUTALL: Herman the Henchman

 

 Whilst working as Musical Coordinator at Theatre N16, Toby has recently toured Italy, played Malcolm in Macbeth, Rear Gunner in the West End production of The Flyboys and The Joker in a recent Vodafone advert. Toby also runs many nights such as A Concise History Of How One Should Party, The NAFTAS and has helped put on shows such as The Four Femmes on the Thames.

 

 

 

SAM PETERSON: Villager & Understudy

 

"Sam trained at The Poor School, London and since finishing has appeared in several productions, a mix of theatre, musical theatre and film. His most recent endeavour, a feature film which will be out in the spring of 2018. 

In addition to his acting career he has recently formed a new theatre company and is looking to put on their first production, a new writing piece, early next year."

 

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