Director Will Keith trained at Arts Educational School and was awarded the Musical Theatre Bursary from the BBC performing arts fund. Upon graduating he joined the cast of A Chorus Line as Greg at Tel Aviv Opera House, he also reprised the role touring in Singapore and Australia. He has been in such shows as Legally Blonde, Singing in The Rain, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, Darling of The Day and most recently the all male cast of HMS Pinafore. Will is also an accomplished director having recently been Director for Bad Girls: The Musical at the Union Theatre and also having been Assistant Director to Sasha Regan on H.M.S Pinafore.
Musical Director Oliver Rew graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014 and was awarded the Lesley Hayes Award by Help Musicians UK to study Musical Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. MD credits while training include: Anne of Green Gables (Unicorn Theatre); Busters (Bernie Grants Art Centre); First Lady Suite (Karamel Club); 3rd Year Musical Theatre Showcase (Phoenix Theatre). Other credits include: Paper Hearts (Ed Fringe 2016); Musical Theatre Scratch Night (Rich Mix); Live at the Tower (IdeaZeit); Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk (The Maltings, Ely); The Last Post (LTD Productions); UCAS, Anything Goes (Edinburgh Fringe); Summertime (Arts Theatre).
Vocal Coach Daniel Jarvis is very experienced with new musicals having earned his Post Graduate in Musical Direction from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013. Since then Dan has worked extensively as MD on shows such as Hello Again at The Hope Theatre, Rent, I Sing! At the Drayton Arms, the NEXT UK showcases in Soho, The Velma Celli Show live at the Hippodrome & The Ivy, Various Pantomimes for Imagine Theatre and his Edinburgh Fringe successes The Outback Games and most recently this year Paper Hearts. He is also a composer and extremely talented pianist having been an assistant MD for many Mountview Shows, a rehearsal pianist, arranger and teacher.Type your paragraph here.
About the show:
You're reading the official blurb, or short summary, of [title of show]. Blurb. That's a funny word. We spent a lot of time on this blurb so please read the whole blurb. [title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their attractive and talented lady friends, Susan and Heidi. Their musical, [title of show], gets into the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and becomes a hit. Then it gets an off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theatre, and wins three Obie Awards! Then (drumroll if you've got a drum) it's announced that their musical is going to Broadway (hooray!) and people start seeing this blurb everywhere! They read that The New York Times called [title of show]"DELECTABLE ENTERTAINMENT! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line." Fully intrigued, those people snatch up tickets and help make Hunter and Jeff's life-long dream come true!
In short it’s a musical about two guys writing a musical and is filled with countless musical theatre references. It’s a show that feels like a rummage through the dressing-up box of Broadway history and is an inventive & fresh musical that chronicles its own creation, the lives of these four characters and has a lot more heart than you might expect.
Director – Will Keith
Musical Director – Oliver Rew
Vocal Coach– Daniel Jarvis
Lighting Designer – Andy Hill
Producer – Jason Shand-Rodger
Co-producer – Leon Hernandez
Jeff – Daniel Mack Shand
Hunter -Louie Westwood
Heidi – Chloe Hawkins
Susan – Malindi Freeman
[Title of Show]
Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
with Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, and Book by Hunter Bell
[Title of Show] Returned to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre on the 6th – 25th September 2016.