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Run 5, 2019

Tim McArthur (Director)
 
Tim is delighted to be returning to direct NewsRevue. Other work includes Cream, Beans (Canal). Into The Woods (Cockpit), The Sunny Side of The Street, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered (Jermyn St), Metropolis, Wonderful Town, A Little Night Music, (Rose and Crown), Tim was Associate Director at ATS credits there include. Maurice, My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous, and Bathouse. At the RVT- Charming Dick, Goosed, Rubbed and Newsrevue (Edinburgh Pleasance). Tim has written two plays Clean and A Word For Mother and a DR1. He also acts, presents and created Sister Mary McArthur. @Tim _McArthur.

Leigh Stevenson (Musical Director)
 
Having musically directed NewsRevue approximately four or five times before (he’s a bit sketchy on the details), Leigh thought he would come back again to see if he could find his glasses. He was caught playing Chopin’s classic, ‘Chopsticks’ on the piano and was subsequently re-hired for this run. Previous works include playing chopsticks in pantomime and not playing chopsticks in some theatre stuff. If you’re really unlucky, you might seem throwing up over some main cast members in Holby at some point in August.

Brendan Mageean (Performer)
 
Like any Irish boy, Brendan loves a good cup of tea, a big plate of new potatoes, & his Mummy. He will be graduating this year with a BAHons in Musical Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Credits in training include Emmett Forest - Legally Blonde (Stratford Circus), Gilbert Chilvers - Betty Blue Eyes (Stratford Circus), Reverend Plumb - The Dreaming (Trinity Laban). Brendan is delighted to be making his professional debut with News Revue.

Dorothea Jones (Performer)
 
Originally from the Republic of Ireland, London based Dorothea holds a BAHons in Performing Arts (Acting), has trained in Musical Theatre (Associated Studios) and in Advanced Screen (Pinewood Studios). Stage & Screen credits include: Lisa Reilly in Johnny I hardly knew ye (Finborough), Lena in Caravaggio: Between the Darkness (EdFringe), Various roles in Twisted Guide to Life (Pulped, Peninsula Films, Canalot films), Anna in Queers Without Fears (Ellivision), Ella People in Landscapes (Obscuriscopic Films).

Emily-Rose Clarkson (Performer)
 
Emily-Rose was born in Manchester, so naturally couldn’t wait to escape to The University of Chichester where she studied Musical Theatre (Single Honors). Since graduating she has plays such roles as ‘Cecily’ (The Importance of Being Earnest, Brockley Jack) and ‘Long Term Retail Assistant’ (Well Known Underwear Shop, Oxford Circus). Emily is over the moon to be a part of NewsRevue and to be working with such a fab cast & crew, especially Iona, who Emily is planning to propose to in the near future.

Gabrielle De Saumarez (Performer)
 
Gabrielle De Saumarez is a Brexit-proof actress with dual citizenship and a French passport; marriage applications can be handed into the bar after the show. She’s taken some time out of her busy schedule of eating baguettes, drinking wine and complaining to grace us with her presence in this run of news review. You may have seen her on Tinder or Bumble or Hinge or…well you get the picture.

Rhys Tees (Performer)
 
After completing a successful run of News Revue in February earlier this year, Rhys went back to his usual daily routine of checking spotlight, listening to power ballads and sobbing wildly into kfc bargain buckets.
After about 6 months of this News Revue got back in contact and asked if he'd like to give it another go to which he replied "Yeah, Alright". Rhys is very pleased to be back on the News Revue team as he feels safe with all of you watching him.