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Anthony Underwood specializes in family theatre and musicals, wanting to engage and unite new audiences in the magical world that theatre can be. He particularly enjoys telling vibrant stories that are full of creativity and life, working very closely with his collaborators, often interweaving the theatrical elements of music, movement, and design heavily into his work. His directing ethos follows the three branches that he believes great theatre consists of; to entertain, educate, and inspire.

Recent theatre credits include: as director - Now. Here. This. (Golden Goose Theatre and Chiswick Playouse), Tick, Tick... Boom! (Etcetera Theatre), Pippin (Edinburgh Fringe, Niddry St), Bare: A Pop Opera, Cabaret, Spring Awakening, RENT, The Hunger Games: The Musical (RHUL MTS)

as assistant/associate - Cases (The Other Palace), Cinderella (dir. Michael Gyngell), Multiverse (dir. Michael Gyngell), Half a Sixpence (dir. James Robert Moore), Parade (dir. Hannah Chissick), The Jabberwocky (BYMT, dir. Luke Sheppard)

As a director he specialises in musical theatre and children's theatre, having trained in these areas, most predominately musical theatre, throughout his life. 

Lucy Alder - northern actor, director, and choreographer. She is a progressive and multifaceted creative and performer, specializing in musical theatre. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Taxi Man Productions and of a new writing initiative TheCOW Community. Lucy is motivated and inspired to create work that invokes discussion, both inside the rehearsal room and within the audience. She is an advocate of female-driven material, and new writing. She trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA in Music Theatre)

Recent theatre credits include (as actor): The F*CK Am I Doing (TheCOWCommunity), Mischief and Mayhem (Foxholes)The Limit (RCSSD), This Is How Water Loves (Drown, Vaults/Pleasance) The Plaza (RCSSD) Little Shop of Horrors (Edinburgh Fringe), Spring Awakening (Jane Holloway Hall), Sleeping Dogs Lie (Edinburgh Fringe) and RENT (Jane Holloway Hall)

As director: Actors Anonymous (The Actor Anonymous Collective Livestream)  Adeline; A 21st Century Musical (Edinburgh Fringe 2021) Bring It On (Jane Holloway Hall). 

As choreographer: Tick, Tick… Boom! (Etcetera Theatre) This Is How Water Loves (Drown, Vaults/Pleasance) Pippin (Edinburgh Fringe, Niddry St), Cabaret (Jane Holloway Hall)

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Matt Herbert is a London-based music director, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist, a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (MA Musical Direction), and The University of Nottingham (BA Music). During university, Matt specialised in piano performance, orchestration and composition. He is a passionate creator of music, currently co-composer for a queer love story told through a style that is reminiscent of the musical theatre golden-age. Matt is currently music supervisor/music director, orchestrator, and arranger for Jack Miles’ Adeline.

Credits Include: As Music Director: Adeline (theSpace @ Venue 45), Christmas at the Chiswick Playhouse (Chiswick Playhouse) Now. Here. This. (Golden Goose Theatre, Chiswick Playhouse), Tick, Tick...Boom! (Etcetera Theatre), Ordinary Days (Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh Fringe), Sister Act (Nottingham Arts Theatre)

As Assistant Music Director: Guys and Dolls (Mountview Theatre), NYMT's Parade (The Other Palace) + Drum Kit, [title of show] (Paradise in the Vault Edinburgh Fringe) - "Larry"

As Orchestrator/Arranger: Adeline (theSpace @ Venue 45): Edinburgh Fringe 2021

As Composer: 2 New Works in Development

Flynn Sturgeon studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London (2019) and is already enjoying a busy career as a musical director, vocal leader, and piano accompanist. Flynn works frequently with vocal groups including the London Thespian’s Choir, Gay Men’s Dance Company Choir, and Popchoir, amongst others, and regularly plays for rehearsals, performances and auditions in both classical and musical theatre circles. As a musical director, Flynn has worked on an array of professional and amateur productions, including in London and in regional venues. Flynn is an award-winning singing teacher, having been awarded a Creative Courage for Life Award for best singing teacher in 2019. 

Credits include: Roles We’ll Never Play (Union), Soho Cinders (Dep. MD, Charing Cross), Singing in the Rain (Keys, Adelphi), GMDC - Out of the Darkness (Troxy)

Upcoming: Roles We’ll Never Play (Turbine), New Year, New Favourites - Caroline Kay (Other Palace), New Year, New Favourites - Luke Bayer (Other Palace), GMDC - Acceptance (Troxy)

Other performances have included: 

Pippin, Songs for a New World, Cabaret, Bare: a pop opera, Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (pantomime), Cats, Annie Jr., Starlight Express, Little Shop of Horrors, A Connecticut Yankee, and many more.