Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (Dame Judi Dench Scholarship).
Theatre: West End: ensemble/cover Dorothy in The Wizard ojOz (Royal Festival Hall, dir. Jude Kelly); ensemble/played and covered Eponine in Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre).Other theatre credits include: title role in Cinderella (Harrogate
Theatre); Amy March in Little Women (Theatreworks); Beauty in Sleeping Beauty (Upstage Productions); Patty in Grease (West End International); Fairy Feather in Mother Goose (Harrogate Theatre). Radio work includes: Les Miserables 21st Anniversary Concert (BBC Radio Broadcast); Emily in History Clips (BBC Radio); Girl in Ladybower Reservoir (BBC Radio); Narrator of 2 Short Stories (BBC Big Toe Productions). Rachael works extensively as a voice over artist. Commercials for Sandisk, Brighthouse and Sneak Magazine.
UK National Tour 2009
West End 2008 - 2009
Jenna Lee James
Jenna began her career when she was 10 years old, appearing in Pantomime, Kings Theatre in Glasgow. Also at the Kings Theatre she played July in a production of 'Annie' as well as Maisie in 'The Boyfriend' and Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'. Jenna's professional career started with a tour of Bobby Davro's 'Rock With Laughter'. Other theatre credits include: Tiger Lily in 'Peter Pan' at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle with Leslie Grantham and Joe Pasquale, Lorraine in the UK tour of 'Boogie Nights' with Shane Ritchie, principle singer in the tour 'Money Money Money' - The Real ABBA Story and 'Peter Pan' at the Grand Theatre Swansea with Dora Bryan, John Challis and Mike Doyle. She has recentlly finished playing the lead Scramoche in 'We Will Rock You' at the Dominion Theatre, London.
Television credits include: Parkinson (BBC), Party in the Palace (BBC), Party in the Park (Ch5), Children in Need (BBC). Jenna is also the voice for a number of kids clubs characters for the leading holiday entertainment provider TED UK.
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UK National Tour, 1999 - 2001 - 2003, 2007
West End 2003 -2004 - 2005
Vivienne was born in Glasgow and graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA Degree in Community Arts, for which she received a commendation. Vocally trained by Peter Wilson and, more recently by Mary Hammond, she is also an accomplished pianist. Vivienne made her professional debut as Maid Marion in 'Babes in the Wood' at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, the Genie in 'Aladdin' and principal girl in 'Mother Goose' at Kimarnock and Ayr., Narrator in 'Joseph' at the New London Theatre (her West End Debut) also on UK tour. Mrs Walker in 'The Who's Tommy' (national tour), the Songbird in Cirque du Soleil's 'Saltimbanco' (South American tour), Mrs Lyons and understudied and played Mrs Johnstone in 'Blood Brothers' at the Phoenix Theatre, the original London cast of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in which she understudied the roles of the Drowsy Chaperone, Tottendale and Trix (Novello Theatre). Vivienne appeared in the world premiere and recording of 'Shehallion' in Glasgow and has worked for several seasons with Scottish Opera including 'Alba', '1719' and 'Sands of Time'.. In addition she has appeared as guest vocalist in the 'Gaiety Whirl' in Ayr. She has performed backing vocals with Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton and Dina Carroll.
Nadine was educated at the Royal Masonic School for girls at Rickmansworth. She started singing and dancing at the age of three. Nadine entered many top song and dance festivals throughout the country.
her credits include the lead role in 'Dames at Sea' at the Prince Regent intimate theatre in Farnborough, Winner of the 'Miss Dance of Great Britian', 'Winner of Tap Dancer of the Year', Sadlers Wells.
Nadine has always kown that theatre has been her love.
UK National Tour, 1998, 1999
UK National Tour, 1999 & 2001
Louise comes from Leighton Buzzard where she started dancing at the age of three at the Sarah Goffe Theatre School. She went on to complete her professional traning at Laine Theatre Arts. During her trainning Louise appeared in numerous College productions as a featured singer. Her previous experience includes 'Pudsey the Musical', a Cd recording in aid of the BBC's Children in Need, and Dick Whittington' at Rickmansworth. As a child Louise appeared in the London production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at the London Palladium.
UK National Tour, 1998, 1999
UK National Tour, 1989, 1990
UK National Tour, 1987
UK National Tour 2001
Aura was born and raised in Quezon City, Manila in the Philippines, to a musical family. She went on to study at the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Philippines, majoring in Piano. However singing, acting and composing became her main interests. Aura soon established herself as a composer and singer for many TV and radio productions. On an impulse she auditioned for the Repertory Philippines production of 'The King and I' and was cast as the alternative Tuptim. Having discovered theatre, she appeared in several other productions including 'The Fantasticks' (Luisa) and 'Stop The World. . .I Want To Get Off'. Aura was asked to front the pop/jazz/R&B Group The Opera and spent two years recording, touring and performing concerts. Theatre tempted her again and she landed the lead role of Kim in 'Miss Saigon', for the German premiere in Stuttgart. She played the role for three years and recorded the original cast album sung in German. Whilst in Germany, Aura worked with several recording artistes in the studio. She then left for London to marry her partner. She has continued to study and work on her own music and songs, which are influenced by film scores, jazz, R&B and the English weather! She lives in north London with her husband Martin, Flush (the cat) and her favourite mascot Kinki. Aura enjoys teaching the piano and singing in her spare time. The production of The King and I at the world famous London Palladium marked her British stage debut, in which she took the role of Tuptim. She has joined Joseph straight from 'The King and I'. This production marks her British touring debut
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UK National Tour 2003 - 2004, 2005
Amanda, originally from Manchester, graduated from De Montfort University in 1998 with a BA Hons in Dance, Drama and English. Her theatre credits include Jill in 'Jack and the Beanstalk', Lead singer in 'A Night at the Musicals UK tour, understudy for Sophie in 'Mamma Mia!' West End, 'Magic of the Musicals' Denmark tour, FLo in 'My Father's Son' Sheffield Crucible Theatre, Molly in 'Feilds of Gold' Drill Hall, 'Killing Rasputin' Bridewell Theatre, Anna in 'Watermark' Sheffield Crucible Theatre & Rotherham Arts Centre, the title role in 'Lysistrata' the Dancehouse, Manchester, Veronica in 'One Night Stand' and Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'.
UK National Tour 2005, West End 2005
Celia Mei Rubin
Celia grew up in Singapore and in New York, where she spent many summers performing at Frenchwoods Festival of Performing Arts. Her roles at the festival included Guenevere in 'Camelot' and Viola in 'Twelfth Night'. In England Celia trained at Hurtwood House and London Studio Centre from which she graduated in July 2003 with a BA Honours in Theatre Dance. While training Celia played Cassie in 'A Chourus Line' and Baker's Wife in 'Into the Woods'. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in the 'Joseph' tour.
UK National Tour 2004, 2005
West End 2005
Katie graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre in 2003. She comes straight from playing Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland' with On Stage Right Productions (Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey). Before that Katie had been travelling around Miami and the Bahamas on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship as lead production singer in 'Boogie Wonderland' and 'The Beat Goes On'. Other theatre credits include 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' (Oakengates Theatre, Telford) and Miranda in the new musical, 'Hope' (Cochrane Theatre, Holborn). Katie has also been involved in various film projects, most recently including Jane in 'Sheepdog' for Roundabout Productions, LFS, which won the first prize in the International Film Festival, and Beth in 'Spot', a modern adaptation of Macbeth.
Abigail trained at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts graduating in 2003 with a First Class BA(Hons) Degree. Whilst attending Mountview Abigail was awarded The Mountview Scholarship and also recieved a special scholarship from actor Robert Lindsay. Abigail most recently played Eva Peron on the UK and International tour of Evita. Thursford Christmas Spectacular as Vocalist, UK Tour of Dr Dolittle, playing opposite Tommy Steele as Emma Fairfax, the Doctors love interest. Miss Iceland in Eurobeat - Almost Eurovision, which won the Best New Musical MTM award 2007 at the Edinburgh Festival, Isabel, Scrooge at the London Palladium with Tommy Steele, Isabel, Scrooge UK tour, Narrator, Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre, West End and UK tour, Angela, Floradora at the Finborough Theatre, London. A Tribute To Dirty Dancing in Oslo and Kew Gardens for West End International,
Jan, Grease at the Pattichion Amphitheatre, Cyprus, Soloist, The Look Of Love, Soloist, Golden Music Memories in Holland, all for David Graham Entertainment.
Abigail is a frequent guest soloist on BBC Radio2's Friday Night is Music Night where she has shared the stage with Aled Jones, Richard Baker, 'Any Dream Will Do' runner up, Keith Jack and opera singer Jacquelyn Fugelle. Abigail can be heard on the West End cast recording of Scrooge as Isabel and the new recording of Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat as the Narrator. TV credits include: Blue Peter and a special performance for Children in Need with the West End cast of Scrooge. Lois Garvey in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.
Trained at the Lupino Dance School, Suzanne Shaw was born on the 29th September 1981 in Bury, and began her professional career by singing in an Abba tribute band.
Her big chance came when in late 2001 the ITV show called "Popstars", gave an opportunity for contestants to become part of a newly formed pop band. Suzanne attended the auditions and successfully made it through several elimination rounds. She was chosen as one of the five finalists and became one of the members of "Hear'Say", as the band became known.
Other members were Noel Sullivan, Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster and Kym Marsh. She made many appearances with the band in TV and live performance venues, including in 2002 "Hear'Say: A New Chapter in Full", "The Hear'Say Story", "Hear'Say It's Saturday!" and the "Royal Variety Performance" for television in 2001. Hear'Say were also awarded Record of the Year in that year.
The band split at the end of 2002, and in July 2003 Suzanne, landed a leading role in the remake of the "Summer Holiday" musical in London's West End, and later in a UK tour of the show. Her TV appearances have included City Central, Holby City, The Court, Loose Women and Celebrity Regression with Philip Scofield.. In December 2004, Suzanne gave birth to her first child, Corey MacKenzie Day.
West End 2005
UK National Tour 2006
Hannah was born in Coventry and trainned at Pattisons Dance Academy, before going on to study Performing Arts at Coventry University. As a singer Hannah has performed extensively throughout the world from Goa to Russia, Iceland to the United Arab Emirates, USA and the UK. She was honoured to perform for members of the Royal Family last summer (2005). She has just finished a commercial for the Mastercard World Cup promotions, and can shortly be heard on the soundtrack of the forthcomming film 'Starter for Ten'. Joseph marks Hannah's debut national tour and she is thrilled to be a part of such a fun show.
West End, 1991 - 1993
West End, UK National Tour 1996
Sarah Jane Buckley
Sarah Jane is most recently known for playing crazy Kathy Barnes in the channel 4 soap "Hollyoaks".
She made her first TV appearance at 17, singing on an ITV talent program "Scramble" hosted by Richard and Judy. She went on to train at The Guildford School of Acting and on leaving entered into musicals and TV. She played the Narrator in the national tour of "Joseph" at the age of 22 and continued in musicals and pantomimes all over the world. After working in "Elvis the Musical" with fellow actress Jo Michaels, the two then formed a cabaret duo called "The Polka Dots". This lively and exciting act toured with many comedians and artistes including The Chuckle Brothers and Joe Pascuale!
It was then that Sarah Jane honed her skills as a presenter, interacting and entertaining audiences in their thousands. She has won awards for her one woman cabaret show and gained many loyal fans along the way. After working abroad presenting and performing she returned to the UK and secured the exciting and popular role of crazy Kathy Barnes in the hit channel 4 soap "Hollyoaks". This character filled the screens with two and a half years of controversial and entertaining story lines. In January 2008 Sarah made a memorable appearance on the live ITV show Loose Women. Sarah Jane has just completed a part in the feature film "Kicks" in which she plays a Liverpool mum with a taste for younger men!! As an active ambassador for The Prince's Trust she presents and performs at many North West events to raise considerable funds for the worthy cause. This year Sarah Jane had the honor of presenting in front of Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Westminster alongside Carol Vorderman and Jules Holland at a Prince's Trust fundraiser for the North West. Also in 2009 she presented an evening with Heather Small which raised £100,000 for the Trust. Sarah hosted the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success awards ceremony for the North West in 2007, the highlight of which has led to meetings with HRH Prince Charles at the National Finals. Sarah Jane can be seen nationwide as the face of the Prince's Trust at
In addition to acting, performing and presenting, she now runs TV Workshops around the country for aspiring actors. This comprehensive training includes audition techniques, acting for camera, script work and confidence building.
Graduated from the GSA Conservatoire in July 2005 and was the recipient of the Directors award for Musical Theatre. She performed at the Bellairs Playhouse as Josie Pye in 'Anne if Green Gables' and Henrietta in 'Robert and Elizabeth'. Harriet played the title role in 'Snow White' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, where she also appeared as Daisy in the musical 'Sideshow' and the title tole in 'Sweet Charity'. Other recent work includes Julie Jordon in 'Carousel' at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and a performance alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra in a gala performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Her television work includes 'The Festival of Rembrance' from the ROyal Albert Hall, and a series of the groundbreaking series 'Teachers'.
West End 2007 - Jan 2008
Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School and vocal tuition from nine with classical vocalist Professor Bernard Marco. Theatre includes: West End debut, creating the leading role of Priya, in A R Rahman’s Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria).
Film includes: East is East, starring in Bollywood Queen with James McAvoy, and Bend It Like Beckham. Television includes: Maya Dutta in the award-winning Bodies with Max Beasley and Keith Allen, Banglatown Banquet with film star Shabana Azmii, Green Wing, My Family, Doctors, The Bill, Casualty, Bedtime, Broken News, Sari and Trainers, The Fiancee, Jump Boy, England Expects, Decreed and, most recently, Britz directed by Peter Kosminsky. Recordings include: chart success with ‘Shakalaka Baby’ from Bombay Dreams (Best Video, MTV Asia Music Awards) which gave Preeya the chance to perform at The Royal Variety Show (attended by Prince Charles) and the Bombay Dreams cast album.
Radio includes: Badal & His Bike, The Carnival, The Haunted and Hanuman’s Child. Other work includes: Preeya has always has been passionate about music and started writing songs at an early age. She has been spending time on her debut album.
UK National Tour 2007 - 2008
Keith was born in Edinburgh and has always been extremely passionate forging a career within the theatre. He has performed in amateur productions in Scotland such as Mickey in 'Blood Brothers' and Marius in 'Les Misérables'. When working in Tesco's Keith decided to enter the BBC competition 'Any Dream Will Do'. This was an amazing experience for him in which he fought his way to the final show and ended up coming second. Keith was delighted when Bill Kenwright offered him the role of Narrator in this great production and Keith's dream of starring in a hit musical has been fulfilled. His next big step is the release of his debut album which he has recorded with John McLaughlin – one of the country’s best known producers and songwriters with many number ones under his belt. The album will showcase Keith’s great vocal talent and also feature some of his own songs, the album will be released in the summer of 2008. Keith would like to thank the viewers of 'Any Dream Will Do' for all their continued support.
UK National Tour 2008, 2009 - 2010
Tara was recently seen on national television as a hopeful Nancy in ' I'd Do Anything', where she was one of the top ten finalists. Although still only 24 she is a seasoned performer with over 17 years experience! Tara is a well known face in Wales as a singer, dancer, actress and presenter. She is fluent in both English and Welsh. As an actress her television drama credits include 'Caerdydd', 'Extra' and 'A470'. She also presents regularly for BBC, ITV and S4/C and has been a panellist for many series. She has also appeared as a singer on 'Blue Peter', 'The National Lottery' and in 'Aled Jones and Co' for ITV. Theatre experience started at a very young age starring in pantomimes across the country and in 'Bugsy Malone' at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London's West End. Other theatre credits include Eliza Doolittle, 'Cinderella' and varioys musicals. She is thrilled to be appearing as the Narrator in this production of 'Joseph'.
UK National Tour 2010
Trina began performing at the age of two with her three sisters in the small town of Moss Point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. At the age of five she played the role of Gretl in 'The Sound of Music' at the Saenger Theatre, Biloxi and the following year played Molly in the musical 'Annie'. At 17 she travelled to Asia as a member of an international pop group, where she recorded two albums and toured extensively. She went on to win a full scholarship to train at the Urdang Academy in London, where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. Whilst training Trina took the role of featured vocalist in 'Radio Waves' (UCL Bloomsbury Theatre), Ti Moune in 'Once On This Island' (urdang Studios), swing in London's 'Move It Exhibition' (Olympia Exhibition Centre) and Eva Peron in 'Evita' (Sadler's Wells, Lilian Baylis Theatre). Trina went directly from Urdang to join the original UK touring cast of 'We Will Rock You', in which she understudied and played Scaramouche. She is thrilled to be joining the cast of 'Joseph' and would like to dedicate her performance to her mum and sisters.