Creative Team
Director    Joseph C. Walsh
Musical Supervisor    Rob Archibald
Musical Director    Barney Ashworth
Choreographer    Philip Scutt
Lighting Designer    Kevin James
Sound Designer    Eve Curzon
Producers    Wild Oats Productions
Production Consultants    Kevin James for Paper Dragon Productions

Joseph C. Walsh (Director)
Joseph C. Walsh is originally from Boston, USA, but has spent six years living and working in London. He holds a BFA in Theatre Production/Management from Emerson College and a Masters in Directing from Goldsmith's College, University of London.

Joseph has recently directed the Irish premieres of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Songs For A New World and a critically acclaimed Irish national tour of The King And I. In the West End he served as Resident Director on When Harry Met Sally and Assistant Director on Coyote On A Fence. He is currently the Musical Theatre Co-ordinator for Plumstead Manor School and the Greenwich Young Apprenticeship Programme.

His other directing credits include the European Premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the World Premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, The Anniversary, Bent, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Man Of La Mancha, Once On This Island, Burke And Hare, I Am Star Trek and Annie Warbucks.

As a performer Joseph appeared in Side Show and Joseph. He also toured North America for two years with Feld Entertainment performing in Anastasia On Ice and Pocahontas On Ice and appeared with World Champion Michelle Kwan in the television special Reflections On Ice which was broadcast worldwide.


Rob Archibald (Musical Supervisor)
Rob studied acting at QMUC, Edinburgh and musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, London being a recipient of the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award 2001.

Theatre: Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, London), Batboy (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre, London), Riverdance (US Tour/NYC), The Wild Party (Riverside Studios, London), Grease (Larnaca, Cyprus), Dude! Where's my teddy bear? (Wimbledon Studio, London), Grab Me A Gondola (Theatre Museum, Covent Garden), The Maid Of The Mountains (Finborough Theatre, London), Jerry Springer - The Opera (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), The Reel Of The Hanged Man (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Crusade (Edinburgh), Blude Red (Cumbernauld Theatre, Glasgow).

Concerts: Carousel (St David's Hall, Cardiff), The Kings Of Swing (UK Tour), Beyond Broadway (UK Tour). Recordings: Pirates Of The Carribean, A Different Kind Of Love (debut album).

Musical Direction credits include: Little Shop Of Horrors, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Pajama Game and Scrooge. Rob also teaches singing at various drama schools in London.


Barney Ashworth (Musical Director)
Barney trained at the Purcell School of Music, the Royal Military School of Music, Knellar Hall and is an Associate of Trinity College of Music.

Leaving the Purcell School in 1999 Barney spent almost five years with the Band of the Life Guards based at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge. He was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and appointed as the band's pianist performing at many state functions. He was also requested to play as a solo pianist for Her Majesty the Queen on many occasions.

Since leaving the Army in 2003 Barney has been involved extensively in Musical Theatre performing as an instrumentalist on Never Forget at the Savoy Theatre and Cats tour to Germany. He has been the Assistant Musical Director on the UK tour of This Is Elvis! and most recently Shout! at the Arts Theatre.

Barney has been Musical Director for both Holland America Line and P&O cruise ships, Cinderella at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage and also at various Performing Arts Schools and Higher Education Establishments including Trinity College of Music, Reynolds Performing Arts School, The American School in London and The Mandy Ellen School.

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Philip Scutt (Choreographer)
Philip trained at the Arts Educational School in London on the Musical Theatre course and at the National Youth Theatre. Theatre credits include Late Joys at The Players theatre, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure at the Royal Festival Hall, national tours of Fiddler On The Roof and Carousel, Sunsets And Mornings at The Castle Theatre, Beauty And The Beast and The Twits at The Byre theatre, Gypsy at the Dundee Rep, Peter Pan at both the New Theatre Wimbledon and New Victoria Theatre Woking, Lilies at both The Space and The Brockley Jack, and most recently The Jungle Book on tour and at the Bloomsbury Theatre London.

As a choreographer Philip has worked for The Academy of Perfoming Arts and many other schools across London. Last year he choreographed The Wiz at Greenwich Theatre. He has also worked as resident director for Open Wide International.

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Kevin James (Lighting Designer)
Kevin James has worked in various roles on and off the stage and screen with recent projects including such diverse credits as Pierre Lannes in the Marguerite Duras thriller A Place Without Doors, the UK premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard's drama Lilies, and Smee in Peter Pan. Other theatre performances include I Am Star Trek at the Edinburgh Festival, the world premiere of the musical Sunsets And Mornings, and national tours of Charlotte’s Web and Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act. He is currently touring with Tess Of The D'Urbervilles and Babe The Sheep-Pig for Theatreworks.

As a lighting designer he has worked on Lysistrata for Icarus Productions at The Courtyard Theatre, The Lifeblood, Private Lives, The Blue Monologues at the Shaw Theatre, the tour of Salome for Painted Horse Theatre Company, and for British Touring Shakespeare he has lit their London seasons of Henry V, Romeo And Juliet, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. Other production roles include Technical Stage Manager on Around The World In 80 Minutes and Aladin Et La Lampe Enchantee for Theatre Sans Frontieres, Production Electrician on Como Agua Para Chocolate and Here Be Monsters, and most recently in various technical roles on Horrid Henry - Live And Horrid! for Watershed Productions on national tour and in the West End.

www.kevinjames.info


Eve Curzon (Sound Designer)
Eve trained for degree in Professional Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she specialised in sound in her final year. Since graduating she has designed and mixed various shows including Tick, Tick, Boom! (The Egg, Bath), Little Shop Of Horrors (Memorial Theatre, Frome), Missing Mel (The Cochrane, Holborn), Sleeping Beauty (The Broadway, Barking), and Reefer Madness (The Bridewell Theatre, London).


Wild Oats Productions (Producers)
Rob Archibald, Alexander Rudd, Ashley Vallance and Joseph C. Walsh formed Wild Oats to present exciting new theatrical works to British audiences and revisit familiar works with fresh ideas. They have presented the European Premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the World Premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, and the UK Premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard’s Lilies. The company has recently ventured into the music industry by producing a soundtrack recording of the original music from Hoipolloi’s stage adaptation of The Doubtful Guest; the music was composed and arranged by Alexander Rudd for the stage production and the recording. The company has future plans of touring Lilies and producing the London cast recording of Listen To My Heart.

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Paper Dragon Productions (Production Consultants)
An independent film and theatre production company with offices in London and Los Angeles, Paper Dragon Productions are currently working on a number of screen projects both here and in Hollywood. Our first feature film - The Passage - a co-production with Silverwood Films, was written by and starred Neil Jackson (one of PDP's directors), alongside Stephen Dorff and Sarai Givaty. The film received great critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and is now on general DVD release in the UK and Europe with US distribution expected later this year.

The theatre arm of PDP, focussed mainly in the UK, is currently heading up the development of London Repertory Company - an ambitious project to establish a full-scale traditional repertory company in the heart of London.

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