Ian was born and bred in the North East and worked with many local companies util he went to drama school in London.
He started as a director, winning ‘The International Student’s Award’ for his production of Oh, What a Lovely War, Of Mice and Men and The Threepenny Opera. He went on to direct all over the world including America, Austria, Japan and most recently Australia. Ian has also worked extensively as an actor up and down the country in repertory theatre including York Theatre Royal, Newcastle Playhouse, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven and the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Among his many roles are Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mr Peacham in The Threepenny Opera; Locket in The Beggar’s Opera; Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest; Bianca in an all-male production of The Taming of the Shrew; Ernst in Cabaret; Mr Dunlop in The Music Man; Gus in The Dumb Waiter; Lucky Eric in Bouncers; Stephen Craft in As Time Goes By; Davis Screen in Sons of Light; The Lion in The Wizard of Oz; Dave in The Adventures of Stardog; Baloo in The Jungle Book and Zeus in The Odyssey. He also played Graeme Prewitt, an eight-year-old, in Three Cheers for Mrs Butler, which also appeared on Blue Peter at the BBC and in Radio form on Radio 4 and 2. He also played the Angel in The Stone Walkers on Radio 4. He has toured nationally and internationally in Jesus Christ Superstar, playing Herod in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany and back in the UK, playing it again in the 20th-anniversary production with Paul Nicholas. He has also directed it four times! In the West End he played Eddie and Dr Scott in The Rocky Horror Show at the Piccadilly Theatre. He has also done 40 pantomime seasons up and down the country since he left drama school.
Television credits include: Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC); When the Boat Comes In; Stars Look Down; Soldier, Soldier; comedy programme VIP (Channel Four); Blue Peter; Zig, Zag; Jackanory Playhouse (BBC); the award-winning Holding On (BBC); Micawber with David Jason; The Bill; Lynda La Plante’s Trial and Retribution (Twice); Some Voices (BBC 2); the Oscar-winning Dear Rosie (Channel Four) and Brazen Hussies with Julie Walters (BBC).
Feature Films include: Mountains of the Moon with Patrick Bergman and Ian Glenn; Evita with Madonna; Anxiety; The Apparatchik’s Wife and many shorts including Facts Of Life which he shot this year.
Ian is also known for playing Brenda in the Bounty and then Plenty kitchen roll advertisements, which ran for nine years and 45 episodes and was shown all over the world.
Ian also has an extensive directing career spanning almost 40 years including musicals, plays and film. They include, Hairspray with Michael Ball, Brian Conley, Michael Stark, Les Dennis, Nigel Planer and Mickey Dolenz; Smile the British Premier; Titanic, the Musical, Shaw Theatre, London; Collabro, National, The Palladium and Royal Albert Hall, London; he also directed The Lady Sings the Blues at other Palace, London for Syco Management with Rebecca Ferguson, which gained a four-star review from the Times Newspaper. He has also directed, Blood Brothers; Edges; The Other Song; The Secret Garden; the National tour of The Voice Behind The Stars and Title Of Show in Australia.
Donna has extensive experience in both Immersive & Street Theatre, most recently playing 2 characters in an Escape Room experience for CiscoLive! in Barcelona, & in 'The Murder Express' last summer in London. Previously has worked with Merlin Entertainments both at The Dungeon & The London Eye, also The British Council for the World Expo in Shanghai 2010, and The Natural Theatre Company at The Dome. She is very excited to be visiting & working in Abu Dhabi for the first time in the beautiful Louvre Gallery.
Theatre includes: UK & Ireland in Billy Elliot the Musical playing Sheila (Ensemble & first cover Grandma). Other Theatre includes Mrs Boyle in The Mousetrap (UK Tour), Shirley in Shirley Valentine- ActReact T.C., Sadie in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice- & Monica in Look No Hans both for Sheringham Summer Rep, Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet- Pukka T.C., Witch & MacDuff in MacBeth-White Horse T.C., plus numerous other touring productions.
T.V & film includes: Eastenders, Frankie (BBC), Rose & Maloney, & No Heroics (ITV). Plus several commercial campaigns, most recently the 2018 Walkers Crisps Xmas advert; 'Surviving Christmas with the Relatives' (2018), 'The (1st) Inbetweeners Movie', 'Tea & Cake', &' Lunatic'.
Seán Francis George was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and raised in West Sussex, United Kingdom.
Being a very positive and driven person Seán takes his fitness very seriously. His Skills and hobbies are one of the same, including; Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do, Horse Riding, Jousting and Sword Fighting, all of which play a part in his Acting and performance career.
Seán’s acting career has led him to achieve many personal goals and ambitions, including recent work as Stand-In to Tom Cruise on both ’The Mummy’ and ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ movies. Other notable roles have seen Seán as Sir John a Jousting Knight on the TV Show ‘Time Crashers’, Detective Sergeant Harry Jacobs in the futuristic cop drama ‘Humber City’, Double for Oscar Isaac in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and even a Slytherin Wizard & Moving Wall Portrait in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. Seán later became a Wizard Parent in the final episode of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’.
Seán is thrilled to be cast as part of the West End Worldwide team in this exciting opportunity of ‘The Louvre Performance Art’ and very much looks forward to meeting the public in the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi.
Training: Arts Educational School.
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.
Credits: Ensemble in 'The Book of Mormon, West End; Ensemble in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', UK Tour; Margaret Mead in 'Hair 50th Anniversary'; Skimbleshanks in 'Cats', RCL Productions; Swing/ Cover Pinnochio in 'Shrek', UK Tour; Ensemble and understudy Tommy in 'Tommy the Musical', Blackpool Opera House; Jack in 'Jack and the Beanstalk', Kenneth More Theatre; Ensemble in 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas', Union Theatre; Ensemble in 'All Male- Iolanthe', Wilton's Music Hall; Cover Galileo/ Swing in 'We Will Rock You' UK Tour and Soloist in 'Twelve Irish Tenors', Spirit Productions.
Theatre includes: ‘Gobsmacked!’ (U.S. National Tour) , ‘Footloose’ (Playhouse, West End) ,’Saturday Night fever‘ (Apollo Victoria, West End) , ‘Legally Blonde’ (Savoy, West End) ,’ The Wedding Singer’ (Original cast, UK tour) , ‘Mamma Mia‘(International tour) , ‘Fame’ (UK tour) , ‘Gypsy’ (Cardiff festival) ’The Little Dog Laughed’ (Irish premiere, Dublin) , ‘Mysterious Skin’, Kings Head London) .
TV & Film includes:: Series regular Orson in ‘Hollyoaks: in the city’ (Channel 4). ‘Doctors’ (BBC) & award winning short film ‘The definition of lonely’ (Peccadillo Pictures).
Workshops include: ‘Lift’ (Trafalgar Studios), ‘Beyond Desire’ (new Wimbledon), ‘Midnight’ (Other Palace),‘Monkee Business’ (Dominion).
Training: Arts Educational
Theatre includes: Credits include Caroline in ‘Titanic: The Musical’, Ensemble in ‘Lady be Good’ and a variety of Musical Theatre workshops. Film credits include ‘At First Sight’, ‘Special Delivery’ and ‘Rotten Apples’
Greg began his career with his first pantomime 'Snow White' at the world famous Gaeity theatre in Dublin in 1998/1999. He went on to perform in this pantomime at various venues all over the UK including the Assembly Halls in East Croydon, The Royal Tunbridge Wells, High Wycombe, Stevenage, Cardiff and Swansea where he played the role of head dwarf, After a few years out to become a father he went back to Dublin to be at the Gaeity version of Snow White again. '
Television & Film credits include: Peter Kays Phoenix Nights; Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2; Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jnr.
Greg has also performed on stage at the Royal Albert Hall with Bryan Adams during his Bare Bones tour.
Training: Diverse Choreography and Performing Arts School
Calan has been performing for 3 long years, since the tender age of 5.
Credits include: Model in Red Tag fashion show; Dancer/model in UNICEF fashion show Level Kids; Performer in Festive Flashmob performance, Level Kids; Dancer/model in Back to School fashion show, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi; Choir singer for the Exhibition of the Future, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
Calan has been featured in leading roles in 2 of Diverse Performing Arts School’s annual musical theatre productions – ‘Turn up the Music’ and ‘Be Diverse’ at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai.
Calan is very excited to join the cast of ‘The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra’ at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, which will be his biggest performance to date.