MAMMA MIA, HERE WE GO AGAIN! MOVIES IN THE PARK

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

Lizzii Hills - Donna
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Nicola Bryan - Rosie
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Training: Arts Educational School. 

 

Credits: Theatre includes Connie Burelli in The Rat Pack (UK tour), understudied and played the lead role of Lady Jacqueline and also understudied the role of Sally Smith in Me and My Girl (UK tour), understudied and played the lead role of Tracey Lord in High Society (UK tour), June, understudied and played the lead role of Velma Kelly in Chicago (West End), Helevetia Burelli in The Rat Pack (West End.) Susie in Crazy for You (Kilworth Theatre, Leicester). Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Kilworth Theatre, Leicester.) West End cast of Chicago-played Liz and understudied and played the role of Mama Morton, understudied and played Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, (London Palladium.) The Ratpack UK tour as Helevetia and Dance Captain. Mayor Belgoody/Ma Ferd in the UK premiere of The Toxic Avenger at The Southwark Playhouse, Hedy LaRue and Dance Captain in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Moon Goddess/Rose in Luna Park for Page to Stage (Tristan Bates Theatre.) Mrs. Wimp in Bananaman the Musical (Southwark Playhouse) Other credits include: Vocalist for World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention in Myanmar (Vocal-i-SIng) Bond Girl dancer in A Celebration of James Bond (West End), and June in Chicago with the West End and Broadway team in Istanbul.

TV Credits: Vanessa in Hollyoaks, Karen in Eastenders. Dancer on Galavant (HBO) Alan Titchmarsh Show, Strictly Come Dancing,The Feelgood Factor, This Morning and John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night.

 

Training: Birmingham School of Speech & Drama 

 

Credits: Carmen in Sweet Charity (The Watermill Theatre), Eileen in Our Blue Heaven (New Wolsey, Ipswich), Fairy Fortywinks in Sleeping Beauty (Central Theatre, Chatham), Mum in Who To Follow (New Wolsey Theatre), Swing & u/s Sister Mary Patrick & Mother Superior in Sister Act (UK Tour), Freda Woodward/Val in Tom The Musical (UK Tour), Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Gordon Craig Theatre), Carmen in Sweet Charity (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret (MAC, Belfast), Vanity in Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Heather in Our House (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Jemima The Giants Wife in Jack & The Beanstalk (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Dreamboats & Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre, West End), Beauty in Beauty & The Beast (Coventry Belgrade Theatre), Rita u/s Rosa & Mary in David Essex's All The Fun Of The Fair (UK Tour 2008/2009), Lambchops and understudying and playing the roles of Serena, Mabel and Miss Bell in Fame (Edinburgh Playhouse and UK Tour), Lambchops in the arena production of Fame (Pattichoun Amphitheatre, Cyprus), Venetian Masquerade (Millenium Point, Birmingham), Swing and understudy to Pam in The Full Monty (UK Tour), Return To The Forbidden Planet (Theatre Royal, Lincoln), Fairy Nuff Dick Whittington (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), West End Girls (Jersey Opera House) and KOBA - Man of Steel originating the role of Nadezdha (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham).

TV Credits: Crimewatch Reconstruction (BBC).

Lucy Miller - Tanya
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Training: Arts Educational School. 

 

Credits: Lucy comes from Motherwell, Scotland and trained at Arts Ed. She toured with "Oh! What A Night" playing "Cat" and understudying "Roxie Rochelle." She then toured with "Chicago" playing "Go To Hell Kitty" and understudying "Velma Kelly" and "Mamma Morton."

 

Lucy got her first West End contract with "Fame" as ensemble/understudy "Carmen," "Miss Bell" and "Mabel" before playing "Carmen" full time. She then joined the West End production of "Chicago" playing "June" and understudying "Mamma Morton." She went on to play "Ali" in the West End production of "Mamma Mia" before becoming an original cast member of the West End show "Legally Blonde." She was with the show right to the end of the run, performing as a swing/understudy to "Serena" and "Margot" before playing "Serena" full time. Lucy then joined the West End cast of "Matilda" playing "The Acrobat" and understudying "Miss Honey" and "Mrs Phelps" before taking part in the political workshop "Kingmaker" at The Other Palace Theatre.  She took on the role of “Sister Berthe” for the first time in “The Sound Of Music” during the 2017-2018 UK and International Tour while also understudying “Baroness Elsa.”  She then became a part of the “Mamma Mia” family for a second time, this time taking on the role of “Tanya” for a West End Worldwide immersive production in Abu Dhabi.  Lucy then played “Sister Berthe” for a second time in a different production of “The Sound Of Music,” this time performing in Cyprus over New Year 2018/19. Most recently Lucy appeared at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi to bring to life the famous painting by Jan Steen 'The Banquet Of Anthony and Cleopatra'. 

Aimee Barrett - Young Donna
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Training: Urdang Academy

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Credits: Josie Roberts in The Little Match Girl and Dee-Ann Blakey in Godiva Rocks (The Belgrade Theatre); Diamond Dog in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! (Secret Cinema); Brooke Wyndham/Serena in Legally Blonde - The Musical (The Gatehouse); Cinderella in Cinderella (Theatre Royal BSE); Eva Peron in Songs For Evita (Concert) and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Towngate Theatre)

 

TV Credits: Hanna (Amazon/NBC for Universal); Casualty (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Obsession: Dark Desires (ID Discovery); St Trinians 2 (Ealing Studios); Last Of My Kind (TV Pilot).

Bleu Woodward - Young Rosie
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Training: Laine Theatre Arts
 

Credits: Rhoda in White Christmas (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Emily in Knights Of The Rose (Arts Theatre), Nicola in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), The Girl With A Date in Blues In The Night (London Hippodrome), Alice Russell in Lizzie (Fredericia Teater, Denmark & Greenwich Theatre), Diva in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK Tour & Auckland, New Zealand), Understudy Nicola in the original London cast of Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Oh! What A Lovely War directed by Terry Johnson (Theatre Royal Stratford East & UK Tour), Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Macau, China), South Pacific directed by Bartlett Sher (Barbican Centre & UK Tour), Lisa and Understudy Sophie in Mamma Mia! (International Tour).
 

Other Credits: Kiss Me Kate with the John Wilson Orchestra (BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall), An Evening Of Music from Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater at The Other Palace.

Helen Hill - Young Tanya
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Training: Arts Educational School. 

 

Credits: Ali in Mamma Mia Immersive, directed by Grant Murphy; Ruthy/PA in Blonde, Directed by Cara Nolan; C in Triangularity Directed by Flora Lea; Company Member for In the Spotlight, Directed by Drew Baker; Mabel in Underworld workshop, Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord.  Credits whilst training include: Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Violet in Bullets Over Broadway; Ruth in Round and Round the Garden and Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera.


Professional Concerts: Disney’s Broadway Hits, Directed by Jeff Lee; The Oliviers, Directed by Julian Bird

 

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Katie Faye - Sophie
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Training: Arts Educational School.

Credits: Sister Margaretta in The Sound Of Music (Cyprus), Cathy McGowan/ Swing in All or Nothing (UK Tour), Wendy in Peter Pan (Victoria Theatre, Halifax), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Victoria Theatre Halifax), Shakespeare Live!, Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall), The Olivier Awards 2015.

 

Theatre whilst training: Jenny Hill in Big Fish, Ensemble/Cover Belle in Beauty and The Beast, Liz Essendine in Present Laughter and Tess in The Gondoliers. 
 

TV Credits: Sapphire in Drifters, The Royal & Christine Chase in Endeavour.


Katie is incredibly excited to be a part of Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! 

Brad Veitch - Sky
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Training: Arts Educational School

 

Credits: Theatre includes: Miss Saigon (UK/International tour), Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre), Dancer/Understudy Prince/Played Bad Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Rhyl Pavilion, Rhyl, 2012) Ensemble in 'Rags the Musical - in Concert' (Lyric Theatre, 2014).

Recordings include: The Confession Room (Dan Looney).

Other credits include: The Barricade Boys, Ensemble in The Laurence Olivier Awards 2013 (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Ensemble in The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014 (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).

Chris Durtnal - Sam
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Training: Arts Educational School
 

Credits: Stand By Aladdin (Aladdin), U/S Sky (Mamma Mia! UK Tour), U/S Ralph (HMS Pinafore UK tour), Kyle (Legally Blonde, Upstairs at the Gatehouse), U/S Prince (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).

Chris is delighted to be joining the cast as the role of Sam.

Matt Parsons - Bill
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Training: Arts Educational School and The BRIT School

Credits: Matt is thrilled to be returning to the UAE for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, after playing Rolf in The Sound of Music at The Madinat Theatre in 2016. He’s a massive fan of the film and is very excited for the event!

Matt was most recently seen in Wicked in London as Ensemble and Cover Fiyero.

Other credits includes: Ensemble/Cover Fiyero in Wicked, Cover Fred & Shaggy in Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries (London Palladium & UK Arena Tour), Tenor Vocalist in The Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2016, Chaucer/Actor Muso in The Canterbury Tales (Spanish Tour), Young Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Tabard Theatre), Ray Busch in Pipe Dream (Union Theatre).


TV/ Film Credits: Married Gentleman (Harry Price, Ghost Hunter), Dancer (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies)

Evan James - Harry
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Theatre includes: Ensemble & 1st cover Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow in ‘Doctor Dolittle’ UK Tour, Ensemble & 1st cover Carmen Ghia & Franz Liebkind in ‘The Producers’  International Tour, Rabbit Butler/Ensemble & 1st cover Chief Wiesel in World Premier of 'The Wind in the Willows' London Palladium & UK Tour, Skimbleshanks in 'Cats!' London Palladium, Swing in Original London Cast of 'The Book of Mormon' The Prince of Wales, Genie in 'Aladdin’ Lighthouse, Poole.

 

Concerts: 'Magic at the Musicals’, Royal Albert Hall & Featured Vocalist in‘Momentous Musicals’, New Wimbledon.

 

Television/ Film Credits: ‘Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief’ & ‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’; ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Jamie Hendry & MJE Productions & ‘Breathe’ Responaut Productions; Young Man in ‘Hidden Border’ London Film Academy.

Lucy Hunter James - Ruby
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Training: Rose Bruford

 

Lucy is most known for her portrayal of Maria in 'The Sound of Music' across the Middle East - including three productions at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai, the BIECC Bahrain and The QNCC, Qatar.

 

Credits: Grace Farrell in Annie, Nancy in ‘Oliver!’, Marie Fraticelli in ‘When Harry Met Sally’, Miss Bell in ‘Fame’, Mrs Lyons in ‘Blood Brothers, Glinda in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Understudy to Yvonne O’Grady in the stage adaptation of the Stephen King thriller ‘Misery’, Sonia Walsk in 'They're Playing Our Song', Alison Porter in ‘Look Back in Anger’ and Gail in ‘Teechers’ (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Judith in ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ & Catherine in ‘Proof’ (Merlin International Theatre, Hungary), Sonia Walsk in ‘They’re Playing Our Song’ (European Tour), Nickie Pignatelli in 'Sweet Charity' (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Nina in ‘The Seagull’ (Chichester Festival Theatre), Roxie in ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’ (Middle East), Lady Brighton in ‘Me & My Girl’ (London Palladium), Katie in 'The State of Play' Workshop (ICM, London), Jennifer in ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’ (Jermyn Street Theatre, West End & Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Anna in Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens (London & Edinburgh), Watson in ‘Dick Whittington’ (Theatre Royal York), ‘Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret’ (The Gatehouse), Soloist in 'Music from the Last Century’ (Wycombe Swan), Princess in ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ (Theatre Royal Norwich), Duchess of York in ‘Richard III’ (Shakespeare in the Crypt), Sister Sophia in ‘The Nun’ (ICA, London), Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (US Tour), Snow White in 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarves' (Broadway Theatre, London) Lead Vocalist in ‘Spirit of Broadway’ (US & Asian Tour) & the Lead Vocalist for the maiden World cruise of P&O’s Aurora.

 

 

TV and Film Credits: Kara in Icarus (Mohammed Almedfa), Elizabeth Rosehill in 'The Wedding Party, Part 2 (Elfike Films)', Movers and Shakers (Globalist Films). 'Sugar Rush II (Channel 4), Lorna Doone (BBC), Holby City (BBC), G-Force (Yorkshire Television), The Bill (ITV), A Loss of Roses (Canada), The Jay Leno Show (CBS) & commercials for Volkswagen, Brightpoint Women’s Hospital, Pan Emirates, Emirates, Nokia Lumia, Intel, Fabulous Magazine, Harvey Nichols, Soft & Gentle, 3-Bit Chocolate & Clearasil.

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