Alexander Hanson
Stephen Ward

Alexander was last on stage as Pilate in the UK Arena Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Previously he appeared as Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, which after its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, transferred to the West End and then to Broadway.

In 2009 Hanson was Olivier Award nominated for his performance as Otto in Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

His many other music theatre credits include Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, Candide for the National Theatre and Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi Theatre.

His other theatre credits include Copenhagen and The Merchant of Venice for the National Theatre,Talking to Terrorists for the Royal Court and Hay Fever and Translations for Chichester Festival Theatre. His film and television credits include Party AnimalsThe Last Detective II, Rosemary and Thyme and Heartbeat.

Charlotte Spencer
Christine Keeler

Charlotte was directed by Richard Eyre as Jane Banks in the original West End production of Mary Poppins. Previously she was seen on stage in Olivier! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Most recently she has been seen on screen in Les Misérables. Her other screen credits include Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and Wild Bill directed by Dexter Fletcher. Her television credits include Mr Selfridge, Hotel Babylon and Five Days. Spencer voiced the title role in the animation Angelina Ballerina.

Charlotte Blackledge
Mandy Rice-Davies

Charlotte trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Charlotte most recently took part in the The Woman in White workshop, playing Laura, with Maria Friedman and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Credits whilst training include; Mrs Scragg/Pinweed in The Wish, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Martha in Spring Awakening, Richard II in Richard II, Bakers Wife in Into The Woods and Angel City 4 in City of Angels. Charlotte is delighted to be making her West End debut in Stephen Ward.

Anthony Calf
Lord Astor

Theatre includes: Private Lives (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End), My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible), Death and the Maiden (Harold Pinter), Les Parents Terribles and The Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar Warehouse), The White Guard, The Power of Yes, Gethsemane, Never So Good, The False Servant, Betrayal and The Madness of George III (NT), Rock ’n’ Roll, Neverland and My Night with Reg (Royal Court), My Night with Reg (Criterion), Cressida (Almeida at the Albery), A Buyer’s Market (Bush), Uncle Vanya (Gate, Dublin), Dolly West’s Kitchen (Abbey, Dublin), Cracked (Hampstead) and Rebecca (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh).

Film includes: Straightheads, Anna Karenina, Fairy Tale, The Madness of King George and Oxford Blues.

Television includes: Restless, Upstairs Downstairs, Call the Midwife, New Tricks (9 series), Lewis, Identity, Doc Martin, Fashion, Trinity, Mistresses, Dalziel and Pascoe, The Good Samaritan, Beau Brummell, The Impressionists, Holby City, The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes, The Robinsons, The Murder Room, Hotel in Amsterdam, Amnesia, The Village, The Falklands Play, The Village, The Brides in the Bath, Judge John Deed, Foyle’s War, Trust, The Cry, Sirens, The Falklands Play, Lucky Jim, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Lorna Doone, Midsomer Murders, Our Mutual Friend, Kavanagh QC, A Touch of Frost – True Confessions, Kavanagh QC, My Night with Reg, Pride and Prejudice, Bramwell, Riders, Great Expectations, Poirot, Tanamera, Boon, My Family and Other Animals, Fortunes of War, Drummonds, The Fools on the Hill, The Monocled Mutineer and Beau Geste.

Martin Callaghan
Peter Rachman

Martin was born and bred in Manchester and trained at The Abraham Moss Centre.

Theatre includes: The Glee Club (Cast, Doncaster), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory/West End), The Wizard of Oz (West End), The Sound of Music (UK Tour), Peter Pan (WYP), Fiddler of the Roof (UK Tour), The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep/WYP), Jesus Christ Superstar (West End), Sweeney Todd (Derby Playhouse), Chicago (UK Tour), Honk! (Royal National Theatre Tour), Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible), Personals (West End), Black Goes With Everything (Churchill Theatre Bromley), When Pigs Fly (Arts Theatre), Great Expectations (UK Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Aspects of Love (UK Tour), Marat/Sade (AMC), My Fair Lady (UK Tour), Chess (UK Tour).

Television, Film and Recording credits include: Concrete Chariots (Granada),GBH (Channel 4), Carmina Burana (Granada) and the film of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (RUG).

Ricardo Coke-Thomas
Lucky Gordon

Theatre includes: Narrator in 27 Club, (St Pauli Theatre); Joe in The Pajama Game, (Chichester Festival Theatre); White Rabbit/Understudy Donkey in Shrek The Musical, (Theatre Royal, West End); Richie in A Chorus Line, (Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre); Fela (National Theatre); Lionel Ritchie in Dancing in the Streets (UK tour); Hairspray (FM Theatre Productions, Malta); Romeo and Juliet (Co- Operatic); Simply Cinderella (Leicester Curve); The Harder They Come (Barbican and Birmingham); Jack and the Beanstalk (Watford Palace); Covered and played Tyrone in Fame (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End); Simba/Ed in The Lion King (Lyceum, West End). Film includes: Gulliver’s Travels. Television includes: The Bill. Radio includes: On the Field and Soldiers. Recordings include: Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Co-Operatic) and Curly in Peter Pan (BBC Concert Orchestra).

Ian Conningham
Eugene Ivanov

Theatre includes: All That Fall (Jermyn Street & Arts Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre) The Rivals (Haymarket Theatre & No 1 tour), Inherit The Wind (Old Vic), His Dark Materials (Birmingham Rep), Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Gone With The Wind (New London), The Giant (Hampstead), Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory), Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC), Hot Mikado (The Watermill), Sugar (Wolsey Ipswich & Clywd), Alfie (Watford Palace), The Railway Children (Nottingham Playhouse & Peacock), Lion, Witch & The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Silver Sword (Nottingham Playhouse), Oh What A Lovely War (Theatr Clwyd), Return To The Forbidden Planet (National Tour), The Buddy Holly Story (Strand Theatre).

Tv Includes: Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz/BBC Worldwide), EastEnders (BBC), The Hollow Crown - Henry IV PARTS I & II (BBC/Neal Street Productions/NBC Universal), Hotel Trubble (BBC),The Bill (ITV), Casualty 1909 (BBC), Courtroom (Mersey TV), Brookside (Mersey TV)

Film: The Muppets… Again! Millions, Going Off Big Time, Posthaste.

Kate Coysten
Murray's Girl/Ronna

Training; The Central School of Speech and Drama Theatre credits include; The Wizard of Oz, Sister Actand The Sound of Music (all at The London Palladium), My Fair Lady(Theatre Royal Drury Lane and National tour), Les Miserables (The Palace theatre and National tour). Kate has also appeared in The Secret Garden (Edinburgh and Toronto), The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe(West Yorkshire Playhouse) and played the role of Jane in the National tour of Salad Days. Pantomimes include; Cinderella (The Rhodes Arts Centre), Snow White (Crawley), Dick Whittington (Cambridge Arts), Jack and the Beanstalk (Nottingham). Kate works extensively in concerts and cabarets in the UK and in The Middle East. She has also performed in A Night at The musicals, Masters of the house and The Elvis Years. She appeared in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert at The O2 Arena. Recordings: The Sound Of Music andSister Act.

Jason Denton
President Ayub Khan/Ensemble

Jason trained at Italia Conti Academy.

Jason has just finished a season at The Leicester Curve in HELLO DOLLY, PIAF and reprising his role as Joe Soap in HOT STUFF.

Other theatre includes: SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (UK tour),BRITAIN'S GOT BHANGRA (UK Tour),HOT STUFF (Curve Theatre, Leicester),I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), JOSEPH & HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (UK Tour), SLEEPING BEAUTY (Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford) and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Complete Works Theatre Co). Workshop: ALFRED FAGON PROJECT (Bristol Old Vic), FREEWORLD(Theatre Royal Stratford East) Jason is thrilled to be making his West End debut in STEPHEN WARD.

Daniel Flynn
John Profumo

Daniel's more recent theatre credits include Bracken Moor for the Tricycle Theatre, 55 Days for the Hampstead Theatre, Richard II and Translationsfor the Donmar Warehouse, Emperor and Galilean and The White Guard for the National Theatre, Twelfth Night,Cymbeline and Camelot for Regents Park Open Air Theatre, The Weir and I Am Yours for the Royal Court and A Small Family Business for the Chichester Festival Theatre. Amongst his television credits are Room at the Top, Vera, The Bill, Murder in Mind,The Peter Principle, After Life, Murder Room and The Choir.

Julian Forsyth

Theatre includes: The Woman in Black, Wicked, Gone With The Wind, A Midsummer Night's Dream, St Joan, The Blue Angel, Les Miserables, Martin Guerre (all West End); Cyrano de Bergerac, The Miser (Chichester);Birtwistle’s Down By The Greenwood Side (ROH); Tangier Tattoo(Glyndebourne); The Wizard of Oz (RFH); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (NT); Measure for Measure, The Blue Angel (RSC); The Silver Tassie, Lulu, Scenes from anExecution (Almeida); Blue/Orange(New Vic); Salieri in Amadeus,Sweeney Todd (Derby Playhouse);Follies (Northampton); Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket); Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Belgrade Coventry & tour); Oedipus, Tobaccoland (Royal Exchange); The Diary of Anne Frank(Birmingham Rep); Fagin in Oliver!(Sadler's Wells, Leicester Haymarket). Television/film includes: A Touch of Frost; The Curse of Steptoe, Dalziell and Pascoe, Diamond Geezer, Footballer's Wives, Holby City, Doctors, EastEnders, Do The Right Thing, Poirot, This is David Harper, Falstaff, Peter Warlock: Some Little Joy.

Amy Griffiths
Murray's Girl/Vickie

Amy graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in 2007. Film credits include Les Miserables, Tom Hooper. Theatre credits include: Martha, The Pajama Game, Chichester Festival Theatre, u/s Beatie & Popham, The Magistrate, The National Theatre, Mags, Jubilee Street, Theatre 503, Irene & Follies girl, Crazy For You, Regents Park Open Air Theatre & Novello, Lucinda & u/s Witch, Into the Woods Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Princess Ariella/Margo, Betwixt! King’s Head. National Tours include Lina Lamont, Singin’ In the Rain, UK Productions, Usherette/Lick Me Bite Me, The Producers, David Ian.Workshops include Wind in the Willows, Stiles & Drew, The Last of the Maharajah, Paul Foster, Some Sunny Day, Tim Sheader, Soapdish, Stiles & Drew. Amy is also a voice over artist & has recorded for Sky Movies, Panasonic, Thumbs Up Productions, MTV & many more.

Christopher Howell

Training - G.S.A.

West End credits include: Wicked (Apollo Victoria); The Phantom of the Opera 25th (R.A.H.); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello); Hairspray (Shaftsbury); Too Close to the Sun (Comedy); Anything Goes (Drury Lane); My Fair Lady (Drury Lane); The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales); Fame (Victoria Palace); Elvis (Piccadilly); Buddy (Strand); Peter Pan - The British Musical (Cambridge) and What a Performance (Queen's).

Off-West End credits include: Sweeney Todd and HMS Pinafore (Union Theatre) and The Project (L.I.F.T.).

Touring credits include: Jolson & Co.; The Mikado; South Pacific; Cats; Chicago; The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Regional credits include: 42nd Street (Chichester); Guys and Dolls (Cambridge); The Wizard of Oz (Tunbridge Wells) and Aspects of Love (Basingstoke).

Film credits include: Les Miserables (Working Title); The Phantom of the Opera 25th (Universal); The Spadesman and Buddy.

Original cast recordings include: Peter Pan, Buddy, Too Close to the Sun, Bush Tales, Betty Blue Eyes and The Phantom of the Opera 25th.

Paul Kemble

Guildford School of Acting, Principal’s Award for Musical Theatre. Theatre includes: George, Raphaello Correlli and Howard Calvert in Top Hat(original cast Aldwych Theatre and first UK tour), Stitching Doctor inLove Story (West End cast, Duchess), Willard in Sister Act (original cast, London Palladium), Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music (London Palladium), Franz in The Sound of Music (original cast, London Palladium), Major Clusper in Two Cities(Salisbury Playhouse), The Woman in White(Palace and UK movement associate on Broadway), Honey in Cinderella(Northampton Theatre Royal), Evita(Beirut), Mr Jesmond in Our House(Cambridge Theatre), Stroud inCourtenay (showcase), Sunset Boulevard (first national tour), A Little Night Music (Trinity, Tunbridge Wells) and Bernstein’s Mass (Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank).

Film includes: Edmund’s Trousers,Distortions and The Canterbury Tales.

Television includes: The Ian Wright Show, Blue Peter, The Royal Variety Performance, Car Boot Quest, Pantomentary and Our House. Paul would like to dedicate his performance to Katy, Robert, Sam and Molly.

Emma Kate Nelson
Murray's Girl/Mariella

Emma Kate started her career at the age of 12 as Young Jenny in Aspects Of Love at The Prince Of Wales, West End.

Most Recently Emma Kate played May Jones in Kurt Weijl’s Opera Street Scene at The Chatelet Paris and at The Gran Liceu Opera, Barcelona. She also played the role at The Young Vic, UK Tour and for Opera de Toulon where she also appeared as a soloist in Un Ticket Por Broadway. Emma-Kate Starred as Mab in Jonathon Dove’s The Enchanted Pig at The Lindbury, Royal Opera House & on Broadway at The New Victory Theatre, New York.

Other Theatre credits include: Phyllis in 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre), Judy Haynes in White Christmas The Musical (UK TOUR) Susie in Lady Be Good, Maisie in The Boyfriend & A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Buffy and Pearl inStarlight Express (Germany), Norma Cassidy in Victor Victoria (The Southwark Playhouse) Babe Williams in The Pajama Game, (Union Theatre), Princess Maria in Call Me Madam, (Upstairs At The Gatehouse) Young Manon in Jean de Florette(Jermyn Street Theatre). Amaryllis inThe Music Man (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park)

Workshops include: The Bodyguard Musical

T.V & Film: Jayne Eyre (Mirimax), The Angels Of Nitshill (CBBC)

Radio/Voiceover: Penmarrick BBC Drama, Bill’s New Frock BBC Drama,Anne Frank CBBC, Jenny Kool in The Kools Animation, Disney Inazuma 11(Various)

Joanna Riding
Valerie Hobson

Olivier award-winning Joanna Riding was recently directed by Richard Eyre in The Pajama Game for the Chichester Festival Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre, Fear and Miseryfor the Royal Court, An Ideal Husbandfor the Royal Exchange Theatre andThe Witches of Eastwick and My Fair Lady both at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. For the National Theatre her credits include Oh, What a Lovely War!, Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music and Carousel. Riding’s television work includes Stella, Holby City, Heartbeat and Where the Heart Is.

Wayne Robinson
Johnny Edgecombe

Theatre includes : Scarecrow in The Wiz (Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Seaweed inHairspray (National Tour), Britney inWe Will Rock You (National Tour), Simba in The Lion King (Paris), lead vocalist for The Magic of Motown(National Tour).

Wayne was signed as a solo recording artist and has written and performed alongside artists such as Lulu and Lionel Richie. He also sang in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul, has toured extensively through Europe and made numerous television appearances.

Most recently : Britney in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).

Carl Sanderson
Male Ensemble

Theatre credits include- Pajama Game and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre) My Fair Lady(Sheffield Crucible and National Tour), Ragtime, Midsummer Nights Dream and Hello Dolly! (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Crazy For You( Regents Park Open Air Theatre and Novello Theatre), Hairspray( National Tour), Sweet Charity( Menier Chocolate Factory), Cats (New London Theatre and National Tour),Doctor Doolittle (National Tour)Acorn Antiques The Musical!(Haymarket Theatre and National Tour), The Phantom of the Opera(West End and National Tour), The Mikado (Savoy Theatre) Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), The Mikado,The Merry Widow, HMS Pinafore ( Opera Della Luna), Peter Pan(West Yorkshire Playhouse), Panama Hattie( Barbican), Camelot (Covent Garden Festival).

Television- Victoria Wood Christmas Special and Acorn Antiques The Musical !

Trained at The Mountview Theatre School and National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain.

Emily Squibb
Murray's Girl

Emily trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2013. Theatre credits whilst training include : Cinderella in Into the Woods, Carmen in Curtains, Movin' in Time and The Spirit of Life. Stephen Ward marks Emily's professional debut.

John Stacey

John most recently appeared as Max Ganzenlicker in PAJAMA GAME(Chichester). Previous credits includeTOP HAT (Aldwych), SCROOGE (UK Tour), Bernie in LEND ME A TENOR(Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Gielgud Theatre); ME AND MY GIRL (Sheffield Crucible), HELLO DOLLY (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park), VICTORIA WOOD CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2009(BBC), FAME (UK Tour), MAMMA MIA!(International Tour), GUYS AND DOLLS (UK Tour), ACORN ANTIQUES THE MUSICAL (Theatre Royal Haymarket), ANYTHING GOES(Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), MY FAIR LADY (National Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), HARD TIMES (Theatre Royal, Haymarket),LES MISERABLES (Palace Theatre), the original cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (London Palladium), GUYS AND DOLLS (National Theatre), the original cast of MARTIN GUERRE (Prince Edward Theatre), CATS (New London) and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (London Palladium), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and HIGH SOCIETY (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park).

Helen Ternent
Murray's Girl

Helen trained at Phil Winstons Theatreworks. Theatre credits include: We Will Rock You (Vienna), understudy Carmen, Iris & Lambchops in Fame (UK Tour), Sharpette/understudy Sharpay inHigh School Musical 2 (UK Tour), Lou Anne in Hairspray (UK Tour), Aladdin(The Grand, Wolverhampton), Three Musketeers (Theatre Des Westerns, Berlin), Cinderella (Charter Theatre, Preston). Most recently Helen was Swing/Assistant Dance Captain in the original cast of Viva Forever!(Piccadilly Theatre).

Tim Walton
Murray's Singer

West End: Original London casts ofMatilda, Lover Never Dies, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Romeo and Juliet, Tonight’s The Night, The Witches of Eastwick and the National Theatre revival of South Pacific; also Starlight Express, The Woman In White and most recently Kiss Me Kate at the Old Vic, directed by Trevor Nunn and Choreographed by Stephen Mear.

Other Theatre credits: Hucklebee in The Fantasticks (Jermyn St Theatre); Sherlock Holmes in The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes (Hoxton Hall); Evita(Oslo); West Side Story, The King and I(State Theatre Pretoria); Frogs, Fifty Million Frenchmen, Hollywood Pinafore (Lost Musicals); Frederick inThe Parson’s Pirates, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore and Nanki Poo in The Mikado (Opera Della Luna).

TV Credits: Kidnapped Abroad (RAW television/ National Geographic)

Other: Directed/choreographed the South African premier of Ragtime.