Run 4, 2004

Paul Tate (Director)
Having spent most of his career in Musical Theatre, Paul is extremely proud to have clocked up over 2000 performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other credits include, Nine, Cavalcade, Dick-Daredevil, City of Angels, The Fantasticks, Bless the Bride, One Touch of Venus, Annie, Little Women and the recent 50th Anniversary National Tour of The Boy Friend, where he was also Resident Director. Plays have included Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol, The Father, An Inspector Calls, and on television Bergerac, The Bill, Home to Roost, Winning Streak, Rag-dolly Anna, and several independent films. He also performed in the spectacular production of The Magnificent Golden Years of Musicals at the London Palladium, where he danced alongside the Hollywood legend Cyd Charisse. Directing credits include: Robin Hood, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has produced Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, and Bye Bye Birdie which he also directed and performed in. He has recently staged 26 musical numbers in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris for the Landor Theatre. Paul is also an established Pantomime Dame, and this year will be returning to The Swan Theatre, Worcester to co-produce, direct, write and play one of the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella starring Jack Wild, otherwise known as the Artful Dodger in the film musical Oliver! This August at the Canal Cafe Theatre, Paul will be presenting his new play Well Hung (A comedy thriller where SIZE matters!)

Phil Lunn (Musical Director)
Philip is the one whose hair you can see just poking above the piano. He has to stay on stage for the full show. Not like those actors, those layabouts who sit there in the dressing room for half the time. They wouldn’t know hard work if it had hit them on the head with a big sign saying ‘hard work”. But ask them if they think they have much to do, and, oh, they’ll go on so much…[cut by editor] PS. Applications for the newly vacated post of Musical Director to start immediately.

Beth Medley (Performer)
Beth trained at ALRA, where she was cast in roles as varied as Bertha (Hello from Bertha) and Shylock (The Merchant of Venice). Since graduating she has appeared in Shakespeare for Breakfast at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as Portia in Merchant of Venice at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Beth has also appeared in a series of adverts for the Greek National Lottery, as the purring, crawling, frustrated housewife, (full story available on request) and is delighted, and scared to join NewsRevue.

Christopher Petrus (Performer)
Christopher graduated from Arts Ed in 2002. At Arts Ed he regularly compared the Cabaret nights as one half of The Cunning Stunts (The Most Dangerous Stunt Act in The World With All The Danger Taken Out™) where the headline acts included Alistair McGowan and John Hegly. Last summer he appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he played Sancho Panza in Labyrinth Theatre’s Don Q. He is currently adapting a novel by fellow Greek Nikos Kazantzakis for the stage.

Melanie Downs (Performer)
Melanie trained with the National Youth Theatre and at the Drama Studio London. Her theatre work includes: Time and the Conways (Grace Theatre at the Latchmere), The Visit (Edinburgh Fringe), The Vortex (Edinburgh Fringe), Blood Wedding (Tabard Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Lost Theatre), Dracula (Drum Theatre, Plymouth) and Oedipus The King (Bloomsbury Theatre). TV appearances include Casualty for the BBC. Most recently Melanie has been performing in The Treason Show at the Komedia in Brighton.

Stephen Harvey (Performer)
Stephen trained at Drama Studio London. His theatre work includes: Time and the Conways (Grace Theatre at the Latchmere), The Visit (Edinburgh Fringe), Eurydice (White Bear), Mirita (Finborough), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Punchdrunk Theatre), The Tempest (Old Seager Distillery) and The Suicide (Milan Visual Arts Festival). TV voiceovers include Trial and Retribution and ITV’s The Commander. Most recently Stephen has appeared in Nathan Barley by Chris Morris, to be screened later this year for Channel 4.