STEVE | JONATHAN | DR BRENNER
Alfie trained at BigLittle theatre school in Bournemouth before moving to London to train at ArtsEd , graduating in 2019.
His credits include ‘Perfectly ordinary’ at the Hope Mill Theatre and ‘The Pirate Queen’ at the London coliseum.
Alfie is so excited to be apart of this show and would like to thank his Mum and Dad, for their endless support.
ELEVEN | NANCY | ROBIN
Anna, originally from Durham, is a 2021 Musical Theatre graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since graduating, Anna has performed in Stranger Sings (The Vaults), In the Wings (YouTube series) and Cinderella (Kenton Theatre).
Due to the love Anna found for the show during its last run, she is thrilled to be returning to Stranger Sings for the UK Tour, and cannot thank her precious family enough for their constant love and support.
Ally trained at UKTS (now Inter Performing Arts) before attending the Musical Theatre Course at The Dance School of Scotland. He attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating from the BA Musical Theatre course in 2022. His credits whilst training included Dance Captain/Courfeyrac in “Les Misérables”, Bobby in “Company” and Ensemble in “Legally Blonde.” He is so excited to join the cast of “Stranger Sings” as a swing and would like to thank his friends, family and agent for their continued support.
Elliott is so hyped to play mike in stranger sings. as a superfan of 80's horror and tabletop games, the netflix show felt made for them! they grew up in north wales and graduated from central school of speech and drama.
credits include: guy: a new musical (UK tour), ei8ht, Chasing Icarus (the other palace), the unconventionals (vault festival), and tainted (the vaults). they also appear on the concept albums for saving mozart, dyesheart, and fallen.
tv credits include: rebel cheer squad: a get even story (BBC/Netflix), survive (vod), warhunt (vod).
howard is beyond excited to return as hopper in the stranger sings uk tour! howard trained at the royal academy of music and the arden in manchester.
his other stage credits include beauty and the beast (dubai/uae tour), sondheim's road show (union), on a clear day you can see forever (union), and she loves me (rose & crown), which earned him an offie nomination for best male performance.
howard would like to thank his family for their ongoing support, his friend anne, and this incredible cast for their perpetual awesomeness.
jessie jae davis
lucas | demogorgon
Jessie-jae is a recent 2023 graduate from The Brighton Academy, credits while training include Lucy in 13 the musical and Soupy Sue in Urinetown.
Jessie-jae made her professional debut while training as ensemble in Peter Pan for Imagine Theatre. (2022) and has also appeared as the Good Fairy in Rapunzel UK tour with Enchanted Entertainment. (2023)
Jessie-jae is very excited to work with such an amazing team of cast and creatives!
Philippa studied at London School of Musical Theatre and graduated in 2020.
Credits while training: Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wife’s Of Windsor (LSMT) and Sarah in Under The Canvas Skies (Bridewell Theatre)
Philippa is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Stranger Sings and would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.
This is Shannon’s professional debut since graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She’s super excited to be a swing and make appearances as evil scientists and the character Max as seen in Stranger Things. She’d like to thank her wonderful family for all their incredible support as she embarks on this tour journey.
Verity is a Glaswegian actor who trained on the PTC and MTC course at Knightswood Secondary (the Dance school of Scotland), then at ArtsEd in London. Her Credits it theatre include: ensemble in “Zombies the Musical” at The Other Palace theatre in London, ensemble in “Trump L’Oeil” at upstairs at the gatehouse in London, Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde” at the Duchess theatre in Nottingham, and Smitty in “How To Succeed In Buisiness Without Really Trying” at the Southwark Playhouse in London. Her credits in film and TV include Alison in short film “Parched” for Raindance Film Festival, and Laura in “We Are Lady Parts” for Channel 4.
William Shackleton is a Chester born Actor and Singer. Since graduating from the BA Acting Course at East 15 Acting School, he has worked on projects including:
Devoured (Berlin Short Film Festival Horror Category), Aura: A Musical in the Dark (National Theatre of Malta), The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Squares) & A Christmas Carol (ADGE/TNT, Germany Tour)
William is also an Associate Artist of Chalk Line Theatre (Untapped Award Winners 2022). In his spare time, Will enjoys spending too much money on nice food and following Liverpool Football Club through thick and thin.
musical supervisor | uk orchestrator
Adam is a multiple award winning and nominated conductor, composer, and musical director.
Most Recent Composition and Arranging credits include: PRECIPICE (The Other Palace); TERRA NOVA(Theatre Royal, Winchester); LOVE LETTERS (Queens Theatre); NIGHTSHADE (Bridewell); SOLDIER ON! (The Other Palace).
Most Recent Musical Direction credits include: TITUS ANDRONICUS (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe); JACK & THE BEANSTALK (The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR (Southwark Playhouse); WILD GOOSE DREAMS (Theatre Royal, Bath); ALADDIN (The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); GOBLIN MARKET (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford).
Adam is represented by Maeve Bolger at The Agency, and further credit info can be found at www.adamgerber.co.uk
Leaves of Glass, Stage Manager, Park Theatre (April - May 2023); THE GODS THE GODS THE GODS, Stage & Technical Manager, Australia & New Zealand Tour (Jan - April 2023); Cinderella, Production Manager, Arts Centre Hounslow (Nov - Dec 2022); Stranger Sings!, Stage Manager, The Vaults (Sept 2022 - Jan 2023); THE GODS THE GODS THE GODS, Stage Manager, Edinburgh Fringe & UK tour (Aug - Sept 2022); The Grotteaux, Production Manager, Woolwich Works (May 2022); Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, Production Manager, Southwark Playhouse (Feb - March 2022); Peter Pan, Production Manager, Arts Centre Hounslow (Nov - Dec 2021); Assistant Producer for Shotgun Carousel (2021-2022)
Clancy Flynn is a lighting designer, specialising in theatre, dance and immersive events. A New York native, he studied at Trinity College Dublin before moving to London. After lighting Stranger Sings! at The Vaults last year, he’s glad to be back with the show. His work has toured both internationally and across the UK. Credits include: Twice in Time (Linbury Theatre); REBEL(Barbican Theatre); Trainspotting Live (International Tour); Witches of Oz (The Vaults); The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Southwark Playhouse); How to Catch a Krampus(Pleasance Theatre); In the Winter Wood (Polka Theatre); The Yellow Wallpaper (Omnibus Theatre); Little Red Riding Hood(Swansea Grand, Gaiety Theatre); Strike! (Beckett Theatre). Clancy was a finalist for the 2020 Off West End Award for Lighting Design and was nominated twice in 2019.
Ellie has been surrounded by theatre since she was young, starting as an usher and performer in her home town, before studying Design for Theatre at university. After graduation, she got a job at the Vaults Theatre in Waterloo managing their front of house team, before beginning work as the costume designer for the first run of Stranger Sings. Since then, her credits include prop and costume making with Sleeping Trees on 2 of their productions: Little Red Robin Hood and Peter Pans Labyrinth, as well as Costume Designer on Stranger Sings: The UK Tour. Now she spends time writing her first book, dreaming about what other worlds she can bring to life with her work.
Ellis is an award winning director, writer, lyricist and theatre maker. Recent directing/co-directing credits include: BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Hereford Courtyard) Best Director Award, 2023 British Pantomime Awards, STRANGER SINGS! (Vaults, London) Best Immersive Award, 2023 Ettie Awards, 3 x OFFIE Nominated, JACK & THE BEANSTALK (Hereford Courtyard) Best Panto & Best Script nominations, 2022 Panto Awards, CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Singapore Repertory Theatre) Best Play for Young People nominee, The Straits Times Theatre Award. Writing & Directing credits include: PLAYMAKERS (Singapore Rep Theatre) PHOENIX RISING, (Australia), NIGHTSHADE (Bridewell Theatre), A.L.I.C.E. IN WANDERLUST (Lawrence Batley, Huddersfield), WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), NURSERY CRIMES (Singapore Repertory Theatre) He’s also written and directed musicals for British Youth Music Theatre for ten years. Ellis is Associate Director on Disney Music’s new musical show in Saudi Arabia. www.elliskerkhoven.com
Justin is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has been nominated for seven Off West End Awards and four Broadway World Best Set Designer awards including a nomination for Best Immersive Venue 2022 for ‘Wonderville’, Piccadilly Circus. As well as being a shortlisted finalist in 2020 and 2022, Justin won the ETTIES Award for Best Immersive Production for ‘Stranger Sings’ at Waterloo Vaults.
Recent theatre credits:
Death Note - In Concert (Lyric Theatre, West End), Death Note - In Concert (The Palladium Theatre), La Bamba (The Curve, Leicester) No Limits (Turbine Theatre), Mumbai Nights (The Louvre, Dubai), When Darkness Falls (UK Tour ’23), Who’s Holiday (HOME Manchester & Southwark Playhouse), Stranger Sings Musical (UK Premiere – Waterloo Vaults), Tasting Notes (Southwark Playhouse), When Darkness Falls (UK Tour ’22), Wonderville / Thurston’s Bar (Haymarket Cabaret Venue, West End)
Lucinda Lawrence is currently working on ‘The Wake Up Club’ as Co-writer and Dramaturg, and ‘Catastrophe Bay’ for NYMT as movement director.
Choreography credits include; ‘Mallory On The Mountain’ (ArtsEd); ‘The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ (World Premiere, The Lowry); ‘Kiss for Cinderella’ and ‘Henrietta’ (NYMT); ‘Dames & Dudes’ (London Hippodrome); ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ (Cambridge Arts Theatre); ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ and ‘Punch and Judy’ (Sadler’s Wells, NYB); and for Francis Holland school, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Made In Dagenham’ (Riverside Studios/Adelphi).
Lucinda has worked as an assistant choreographer/dance captain on ‘Dr. Who’ (BBC); ‘Chicago’ (Leicester Curve); ‘Dames At Sea’ (Union Theatre); ‘13 The Musical’ (The Apollo, London); ‘Judy’ (Feature Film Workshop) and ‘Liverbirds Flying Home’ (Royal Court, Liverpool).
Olivia studied at University of Surrey, graduating with a BMus (Hons) Degree in Music and is so excited to be part of the team of Stranger Sings as Musical Director. Recent credits include MD for We Will Rock You (IAB, Barcelona), Rapunzel (UK Tour), Public (The Vaults, Edinburgh Fringe), Residency at Crazy Coqs Presents (West End) and is part of the faculty at Urdang Academy/The Dang Collective.
Producer for the vaults
Susannah graduated from university of surrey's theatre studies in 2019, and now produces for the vaults, as well as managing their programming and events. Previous creative credits include: mulan rouge, stranger sings, the witches of oz, peter pan's labyrinth, aladdin and the feast of wonders, dante's infurlough, foul play and legally blonde.
to the internal team at the vaults and vaulty towers, for their constant support and assistance, especially Rachel, George, Simon, Mimi and Will.
To our endlessly talented creative team: ansis kirzmus and maeve black
To our friends in the u.s, the original off-broadway cast and crew, and to the original u.k. cast and creative team for planting such creative roots in this production.
our utmost thanks to southwark playhouse borough for all their support thus far.
Southwark Playhouse is a registered charity that delivers a year-round programme of entertaining and enriching work. Southwark Playhouse operates two separate venues ‘Southwark Playhouse Borough’ and its newest theatre ‘Southwark Playhouse Elephant’ which opened at the start of 2023. Southwark Playhouse has always prided itself in telling stories and inspiring the next generation of storytellers and theatre makers, where support for the community has been rooted at the core of the organisation.