Lucy Polgar – Doctors

Lucy will be playing the guest-lead Sasha Lesson in an upcoming episode of Doctors. 

Sasha is attractive, innately bright, but comes from a fairly chaotic background and paid little attention in school.

Street-smart, she prides herself on her quick wits and feisty attitude, only too happy to use verbal attack as the best form of defence.

She moved in to Hayden’s place 6 months ago to escape the family home but it’s not a perfect getaway in the slightest…

Lloyd McDonagh – Ghost Stories

Lloyd appears in Ghost Stories, this bone-chilling smash hit spooktacular will be playing at the Ambassador’s Theatre from October 2019 until January 2020. 

Transferring from the Lyric Hammersmith and directed by original co-creators Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson and the Lyric Hammersmith’s creative director Sean Holmes; this multi-sensory fright-fest has been terrifying voluntary victims around the globe for nearly two decades and was adapted into a Hollywood film in 2017 starring Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther. 

The 80-minute play is advertised almost entirely on videos and photographs of the shocked reactions of the participants and with public information warnings advising anybody under the age of 15 or with a nervous disposition to steer well clear. 

The show takes the form of a lecture by a certain Doctor Goodman, Professor of Parapsychology, and he explains that through scientific methods he can explain away almost every single ghostly supernatural occurrence he’s encountered. However, in all his years documenting such phenomena there are 3 instances which he cannot explain – three that will be brought to shockingly vivid life right before our dumbfounded eyes! 

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Gracia Rios – Giraffes Can’t Dance

Gracia will co-star in Simon Friend Entertainment’s brand-new family show Giraffes Can’t Dance running at the Leicester Curve from the 9th of December until the 5th of January before performing across Easter at the Rose Theatre Kingston and embarking on a UK tour from May to August 2020.

Adapted by Julia Thomas (who is also directing) from the best-selling book by Giles Andrae and Guy Parker-Rees, it follows the loveable yet klutzy Gerald the Giraffe who longs to be a part of the Great Jungle Dance but everybody knows that giraffes are terrible dancers.

With the help of a wise cricket Gerald discovers his rhythm because sometimes when you’re difference, all you need is a different song! 

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Ondreea Kitching – Thriller Live

Ondreea has joined the cast of the International tour of Flying Music’s Thriller Live starting its UK run in the New Year.

Currently celebrating its record-breaking 11th anniversary, Thriller Live has been seen by over 5 million people in over 30 countries worldwide since it first opened in the West End at The Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. 

The show is the brain-child of author and Jackson family friend Adrian Grant who launched the official British Michael Jackson fan club in 1988 before starting an annual Michael Jackson Tribute Show in 1991 which evolved into this shimmering scintillating extravaganza devoted to the King of Pop himself.

Roughly following Michael Jackson’s career, it starts with his early hits as one fifth of the Jackson Five with songs like I Want You Back, ABC, and Rockin’ Robin before transitioning into his solo career going through the hits from the multi-platinum albums Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous before ending with his hard-hitting 90s anthems including Black or White, Man in the Mirror and Earth Song

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Kristoffer Hellström – Jesus Christ Superstar

Kristoffer is co-starring as High Priest Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar performing at Sweden’s downright gorgeous Dalhalla amphitheatre in Rättvik on the 15th of July 2020.

This well-known rock opera from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, written as a concept album in 1970 before making its Broadway debut the year after, is a loose adaptation of the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of the life of Jesus beginning with the preparation of the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with his cruxifixction.

It also depicts the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and his eventual betrayer Judas Iscariot that aren’t present in the Bible and while it’s the story of Jesus much of the plot actually centres around Judas and his dissatisfaction with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.

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Daphne Alexander – Siege on Liperti Street

Daphne stars in Stavros Pamballis’ Siege on Liperti Street airing at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival running from the 31st of October til the 10th of November.

Austerity took everything but the roof over their heads, and today it will come for that too. But today, they will finally fight back, like a family with nothing left to lose. 

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Dannie Pye – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Dannie will be appearing as Matty in the screen adaptation of the acclaimed West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie!

Set in Sheffield and based off the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 before being adapted to the West End stage by Dan Gillespie Sells, it follows the story of Jamie New as he embraces his true self as an out and proud gay drag queen in a highly heteronormative and repressive environment, fighting against the teachers telling him to “get real” and become a fork-lift truck driver, his deeply homophobic father, and the school bullies.

Thankfully he has his ever-supportive mother Margaret, his best friend Pritti and his drag mum Hugo AKA Loco Chanelle to help him on his journey to self-discovery and acceptance. 

The film has now wrapped starring  newcomer Max Hardwell as Jamie, Oscar-nominated star of Can You Ever Forgive Me?Withnail & I and Gosford Park Richard E Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle; Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire as Margaret; and Sharon Hogan as Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge.  John McCrea, who originally starred as Jamie in the West End, has been confirmed to make a cameo. 

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Corrado Invernizzi – The Name of the Rose

Corrado co-stars as the Minister General of the Franciscans Michele di Cesena in Rai and BBC’s adaptation of Umberto Ecco’s best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, currently airing on BBC 2 Fridays at 9pm.

Released in 1980, Ecco’s debut novel is one of the best selling books ever published selling over 50 million copies worldwide and was listed at number 14 in Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century.

This adaptation will be an 8-part series directed by Giacomo Battiato & starring John Turturro (who also executive produced and co-scripted the show), Rupert Everett and Damian Hardung.

Opening in 1327 near the wealthy port-city of Pisa, the story unfolds during a period of civil war in Italy between those who supported the Papacy (known as the Guelphs) and those who supported the the Holy Roman Empire (known as the Ghibelines).

Adso of Melk (Hardung), the young son of a German general, wishes to pursue the pious life of a monk while his father orders him to join the army and become a warrior.

Frustrated with his lot in life he runs away from the camp of his father’s army to the city of Florence, where he has a chance encounter with a learned and intelligent English Franciscan friar by the name of William of Baskerville (Turturro). Impressed by Adso’s determination and passion, William takes him on as a novice.

The new pairing make their way to a nearby Benedictine monastery only to find the usually quiet solemn place in disarray – the corpse of one of their brethren has just been discovered. 

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Andy Owens – PAPADOPOULOS

Andy Owens has joined the cast of PAPADOPOULOS at The Other Palace. 

Based on the hit 2013 indie film, Papadopoulos! tells the story of Greek immigrant Harry Papadopoulos, a self-made millionaire who reigns over a food empire. But when the financial crisis hits, and his empire falls, Harry must reluctantly reunite with his estranged freewheeling brother with a proposition; to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.

Papadopoulos! has a Book and Lyrics by Marcus Markou with Music by John Themis. The workshop reading is directed by Tania Azevedo with musical direction by Tansy Aked and casting by Leon Kay Casting.

The industry showcase for Papadopoulos will take place on the 26th November at The Other Palace. 

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Cassidy Little – Midsomer Murders

Cassidy is guest-starring as Duncan Strachan in ITV’s long-running murder mystery Midsomer Murders airing on ITV1 in 2020.

Based off a series of novels by Caroline Graham, Midsomer Murders has been gracing our TV screens since 1997 and has been a worldwide success ever since its first episode. 

Set within a number of small idyllic English country villages, 277 people have met their untimely end in the County of Midsomer, succumbing  to death via slide projector, liquid nicotine, vintage claret, a doped horse, and King Neptune’s trident to name but a few.

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