Run 7, 2004

Elanor Wallis-Scott (Director)
Elanor is delighted to be directing her second run of NewsRevue. Her directing credits include J. B Preistley’s Dangerous Corner (SOFA Productions), Cabaret Sketches (written by Elanor) performed at the Shaw Theatre and Edinburgh Festival (Sweet Productions) and Channel 4 (MTA & The Big Breakfast). Elanor is also a trained actress. Most recently she appeared in ‘New Boy’ for channel 4.

Tom De Keyser (Musical Director)
Tom trained at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He has been MD on productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Bugsy Malone as well as far too many “Songs from the show” concerts. He has also written 2 musicals, the second of which was produced at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham and is currently in development with a London producer. He is excited to be MD in NewsRevue, just so long as no one asks him to play anything in E-major, at which point he starts sweating profusely and has to be doused with liberal amounts of talcum powder.

Ross Mc Givern (Technical Director)
After inventing the index finger Ross agreed (begrudgingly) to become the full time Technical Director at the Canal Café Theatre (he had to fund his next venture of the foot nipple). Ross obtained a BA Hons. from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Stage Management and Technical Theatre in the Summer of 2003. After a few months of unemployment and destitution he fluked some work at the Young Vic on Peter Brook’s “Le Costume”. After this period of sudden excitement Ross decided to sell out and work for Stage Electrics for a year. This stretch of mental malnutrition was alleviated by the occasional lighting design at both the ETC. Theatre and the Riverside Studios. Ross now hopes to feed his starved brain at the Canal Café so that his future inventions succeed (look out for the new and improved towel crab soon to be available at all branches of Woolworths!)

AnthonyTopham (Performer)
Anthony trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include No.1 tours of “ A Naked Flame”, “ A Slice of Saturday Night” with Barbara Dickson and “A Soldiers Tale” at the Barbican with the LSO. TV includes Casualty, Relative Strangers and Whodunit.

Claire McCarthy (Performer)
Claire graduated from GSA Conservatoire in July. Previous roles include: Kelly Muck Muck Girl (Dick ‘n’ Dom in da Bungalow –BBC1); Laris Floop (CBBC Breakfast Show – BBC2); Wife of Bath & Queen Guenevere (Canterbury Tales dir. By Russell Labey); Kate Phillips (Make Mrs Bright – Film); Beverly (Abigail’s Party); carol (Stag ‘n’ Hens); First Fairy (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); First Witch (MacBeth); Bolette (Lady from the Sea).

Felicity Russell (Performer)
Felicity trained at the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts. Previous roles include: Charity (Sweet Charity), Kit Kat Girl (Cabaret), Ensemble (Candide), Anybodys (West Side Story), Grace/Dot (Honk!) and Connie (Falling to Heaven) She has also worked in T.I.E. with Rainbow Theatre West, performing a variety of Roles. Most recently Felicity played Women 2 in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre.

James Burton (Performer)
James trained at Mountview and St. Mary’s College London. His previous credits include “Gone” by Glynn Cannon (Pleasance Courtyard), The Genie in “Aladdin” (Italian tour), Burke and Hare” and “The Christmas Carol” at Brockley Jack Theatre. Horner in “The Country Wife” (Courtyard Theatre), “Measure for Measure” and “Macbeth” for Jack Shepherd at the Arcola Theatre. Steve Boulter in “Manmon Inc” (Raffles Hotel, Singapore), Laetes in “Hamlet” (Wellmade Theatre Co. Tour) and “Aladdin” at the Players Theatre.