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The hilarious comedy musical from the Olivier Award-winners behind Fleabag, Baby Reindeer and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) returns!
Bronté’s work in theatre includes: ‘Katherine’ in Newsies (Troubador Theatre London), ‘Mary’ in What’s New Pussycat’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Ado Annie’ in Oklahoma at Chichester, starring as ‘Carole King’ in the first UK tour of the musical Beautiful, ’Jane’ in the concert version of Girlfriends at the Bishopsgate Institute, ‘Nadine’ in Drew McOnie’s production of The Wild Party at The Other Palace, ‘Little Match Girl’ in Striking 12 at the Union Theatre, ‘Helen/Vinnie’ in The Donkey Show (Proud London) and ‘Princess Fiona’ in the UK tour of Shrek, and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ before this. She started performing at a very young age in her hometown of Macclesfield. In 2010 she was selected as one of the final 10 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy – Over the Rainbow’. Following this, Bronté attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she gained the Gyearbuor Asante prize for Acting and graduated with first class honours.
After finishing Mountview she made her professional debut as ‘Odette’ in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios).
Other credits include: Years & Years (BBC), Call the Midwife (BBC), ‘Sharon’ in Cool Rider – The Grease 2 concert (Lyric Theatre, West End) and cast recording, Momentous Musicals UK Tour, ‘Penny Pingleton’ in Hairspray (Kuala Lumpur/Singapore) and the role of ‘Megan’ in the But I’m a Cheerleader workshop directed by Jerry Mitchell.
Training: Rebekah trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes: Oklahoma! (Young Vic/West End); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Rep); Paradise (Hampstead); Much Ado About Nothing (Watford Palace); Grotty (The Bunker); Humble Boy (Orange Tree); Anita & Me (UK Tour); The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon UK Tour – Olivier Award Nominated); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange); Around the World (Sadler’s Wells & Mint Theater, New York); The Little Prince – Concert (Savoy); Sondheim Prom (Royal Albert Hall).
TV includes: Scarborough, Inside No. 9, The Syndicate (BBC) Trollied (Sky1); Shameless (Channel 4); Aunties, Stains of Staines (Pilot).
Film includes: Who Fired That Cannon? (Collab Films); Shandyland (Northern Stage); The Public Benefits (Zoom Films); Woman of the Night (Badgerboy Productions).
Radio includes: I heart Amy, Omega (Wireless); Animal Instinct (Audible); The Phlebotomist (BBC Radio 3).
Rebekah won the Audience Favourite Award in the Musical Comedy Awards 2019 as half of comedy duo Maris Piper.
Training: Graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a first-class honours degree in Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Zo in Public The Musical, Celeste Amorea in Doctor Who: Time Fracture (BBC); Kris in Spitfire (Charing Cross Theatre); Miss California in Little Miss Sunshine (UK tour); Cinderella the Musical (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Support Artist for Tom Jones (Hampton Court Palace Festival); Support Artist for Lionel Ritchie (Hampton Court Palace Festival); Tiger in The Little Mermaid (Liverpool Everyman); Young Beth in As The Crow Flies (Salisbury Playhouse & UK tour); Jamie Pack in Out There (Union Theatre); Denny in Bad Girls (Union Theatre); Stepsister in Cinderella (Chiswick House and Gardens); Miriam in Nativity Blues (Eastern Angles); Nan in Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre); Soloist in Ladies Who Lunch (Battersea Barge).
Television credits include: Young Leaf in Golden Oldies (Nickelodeon).
Theatre Credits Include: Last Easter (Orange Tree Theatre), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cadogan Hall), Rock of Ages (Original West End Cast – Broadway World Award for Best Supporting Actress), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre), Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (The Duke of York’s Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Lizzie (London and Denmark – Off West End Award nomination and West End Wilma Award nomination), Footloose (UK and Ireland Tour), The Wedding Singer (UK and Ireland Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (both Shakespeare in the Squares), Cinderella and Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith), Myth (The Other Palace), Disaster – The Musical (Charing Cross Theatre), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse) and several others.
TV and Audio Credits Include: The Offering (Millennium Media), Talk Sport, The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network) and Drop Zone (BBC).
Training: TJ trained at The BRIT School
Theatre Credits include; Alderman Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Nottingham Playhouse), Sultan Pepper in Alladdin (Loughborough Town Hall), Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible), PC Pong in Aladdin (New Brighton), William Barfee in Spelling Bee (Drayton Arms), Chief O’Reilly in Bananaman The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), Ray in Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (OBIE Theatre).
Training: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2022, BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella (Leicester De Montfort Hall), Ensemble in Camelot in Concert (London Palladium), Young Prince in The King and I (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – UK Tour).
Workshops include: Ensemble/Cover Justin in Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder (Francesca Moody Productions), Dasis in The Lost Ones (Dylan Wynford).
Credits Whilst Training: Henry Chitterlow in Half a Sixpence (Blackheath Halls), Coach Dunbar in Footloose (The Albany Theatre), Dory in Merrily We Roll Along (The Bonnie Bird Theatre), Gloria the Hippo in Madagascar the Musical (Trinity Laban Conservatoire).
Jacob is thrilled to be a part of the Kathy and Stella team and hopes that you all enjoy the show.
Chelsea is from Hull and is a graduate of London Studio Centre.
Her theatre credits include the leading role of Bridget in Bring It On the Musical UK Tour and villain Mrs Blunderbore in Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Theatre, Hull.
Chelsea would like to thank her wonderful family, friends and agents for their continued support
Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director.
His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017, he went on to direct Richard Gadd’s debut play Baby Reindeer, which won the same award in 2020.
His other work includes the cult hit shows Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, the Fringe First Award-winning A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), and the UK Theatre Award-winning Billionaire Boy: The Musical.
He directed both of John Kearns’s Fosters Award winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick as well as shows for Tom Allen, Mat Ewins, Tom Rosenthal and others.
He co-wrote a dozen episodes of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball and was a staff writer on seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.
Matthew Floyd Jones is a musician, writer and performer.
He is known as one half of comedy duo Frisky & Mannish, the “undisputed hit of the Edinburgh Fringe” (Herald) and “global phenomenon” (Times). Finalists for the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year prize in 2010, their appearances have included solo gigs at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Sydney Opera House, headlining in the West End, multiple UK tours, dozens of international festivals, several performances on BBC Radio 1, and a featured slot on BBC2’s The Culture Show.
His solo show Richard Carpenter is Close to You won the Buxton Fringe New Writing Award, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe, transferred to London, and toured to Australia. He composed the score for Jon Brittain’s Fringe First Award-winning play A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Other composing/arranging work includes 2012: An Olympic Vaudeville (Greenwich Theatre), and several immersive events for the Gingerline Group.
He has musically directed work for the Young Vic, CAST Doncaster, Jermyn St Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse. His acting credits include Miss Nightingale (Hippodrome), Camera Lucida (Barbican), Heels of Glory (Chelsea Theatre), Punch (Underbelly), The Secret Garden (King’s Head) and Oklahoma! (Sadler’s Wells).
Fabian’s work has been critically acclaimed and garnered him multiple award nominations including the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Choreography and the Stage Debut Award for Best Creative West End Debut, all for his work on EVITA (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) directed by Jamie Lloyd which also won The Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.
Further nominations for his choreography include; the 2018 OFFIE (Off West End Award) which he won for his work on Kander and Ebb’s THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse starring Caroline O’Connor and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Choreography for his work on OUR HOUSE (UK Tour) starring George Sampson.
Other choreography credits include: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Soho Theatre), MADAGASCAR (UK/Asian Tour), WORKING (Southwark Playhouse), ON THE TOWN (BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall), THE 24 HOUR MUSICAL ( Old Vic- Dir Jamie Lloyd), BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY (Hoxton Hall), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE ( Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre)
Associate choreographer/Resident choreographer for Peter Darling on MATILDA (UK tour /West End respectively) and as associate choreographer to the Australian premier company of MATILDA.
Associate choreographer to Arlene Phillips on European productions of WE WILL ROCK YOU and as assistant choreographer to Karen Bruce on FAME (UK national tour)
Most recently Fabian choreographed the first non-replica production of Stephen Schwartz’s WICKED in Hamburg, Germany directed by Lindsay Posner. He has also choreographed the first professional UK production of BRING IT ON – THE MUSICAL by Tom Kitt, Lin Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Jeff Whitty which premiered in London December 2021.
From a Graphic Design background, Cecilia went on to train at the Motley Theatre Design Course and her work since then has covered a broad spectrum, from site specific performances and traditional theatre to live events, installations and several unique projects for hospitals.
The pandemic cut short Cecilia’s last two projects: the Olivier award winning show Baby Reindeer, by Richard Gadd, directed by Jon Brittain, but is due back in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway and Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham directed by Pia Furtado, in opera form for 3-7 year olds for Opera North.
Projects prior include The Snow Queen (The Sherman Theatre) dir Tessa Walker, Jekyll & Hyde (Birmingham Rep Theatre) dir Tessa Walker, Tidy Up (Peut-Etre and Gt. Ormond Street Hospital), Four Realms of Christmas (Westfield immersive for Disney), Consensual (Soho theatre) dir Pia Furtado, Crimp 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Guildhall) dir. Chris Kelham, Vicky’s Place (re-design of an Oncology ward at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital) Vital Arts, Beyond the Waterfall (Bompas & Parr).
Ting grew up in Beijing and studied in the Netherlands before moving to the UK. She trained at LAMDA and is a sound designer, composer, and theatre maker.
Recent productions include The Breach, Peggy For You, Folk (Hampstead Theatre); After The End, The Sun, The Moon, And The Stars (Theatre Royal Stratford East); A Christmas Carol (Composer, Nottingham Playhouse/Alexandra Palace); Two Billion Beats(Orange Tree Theatre); Antigone (Storyhouse); Klippies (Young Vic); My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do) (Turbine Theatre/Underbelly. WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production); Jerker (King’s Head Theatre); Imaginarium (Online World Tour). Radio composition includes Humane. Short Film composition includes Medea/Worn; My Last Duchess. Nominations include Off West End Award for Best Sound Design (The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; Jerker).
Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and now lights productions across theatre, dance and opera. He was nominated for two 2018 Off West End Best Lighting Awards for Black Mountain for Paines Plough at the Orange Tree Theatre and A Girl In School Uniform (Walks In To A Bar) at the New Diorama Theatre, for which he was also a finalist for the 2018 Theatre and Tech Award for Creative Innovation in Lighting.
Other recent projects include lighting Baby Reindeer (Bush Theatre, Paines Plough’s Roundabout) Square Go (Theatre 59E59, New York, Paines Plough’s Roundabout and UK tour), Angry Alan (Soho Theatre and Aspen Fringe) and Do Our Best (Edinburgh Fringe) all three for Francesca Moody Productions; You Stupid Darkness! (Paines Plough at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Southwark Playhouse); Radio (Arcola); Orlando (VAULT Festival); three of the 2019 Paines Plough Roundabout tour shows: Daughterhood, Dexter And Winter’s Detective Agency and On The Other Hand, We’re Happy; Paines Plough Roundabout Tour productions 2017-19, including the Offie Nominated Black Mountain; Ad Libido (VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and UK Tour); Old Fools (Southwark Playhouse); Plastic (Poleroid Theatre at the Old Red Lion and Mercury Theatre, Colchester) and A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) (New Diorama).
As Musical Supervisor: Allegiance: West End. Kinky Boots: New Wolsey Ipswich. Singin’ In The Rain: Mill At Sonning. Guys And Dolls: Mill At Sonning. My Fair Lady: Mill At Sonning. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Upstairs At The Gatehouse.
As Musical Director: The Rocky Horror Show: 50th Anniversary West End & World Tour, Club Tropicana: UK Tour, Daddy Long Legs: Barn Theatre, Tweedy’s Reduced Panto: Cheltenham Everyman, Before After: Southwark Playhouse, Cinderella: Cheltenham Everyman. Guys & Dolls: Mill At Sonning. Sweet Charity: Watermill Theatre. Sleepy Hollow: The Other Palace. Top Hat: Upstairs At The Gatehouse. Billy The Kid: Leicester Curve. Imaginary, A New Musical: The Other Palace. High Society: The Mill At Sonning. The MGM Story: Gatehouse & UK Tour. Park Theatre. Red Riding Hood, A New Musical: Pleasance Theatre London and International Tour. The King, Peter Schaufuss: International Tour. Company: Shoreditch Town Hall.
As Assistant Musical Director: Flashdance The Musical: International Tour. Emma: A New Musical (Workshop). Ragtime: Charing Cross Theatre. The Battle Of Boat: Rose Kingston. The Mikado: Battersea Barge. The Hired Man: St James Theatre. Prodigy: A New Musical – St James Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie (48Hour Challenge) – Adelphi Theatre.
As Associate Musical Director/Cover Conductor: Laila – A New Musical: UK Tour. Braille Legacy: Charing Cross Theatre.
Orchestration/Arrangement: Allegiance: West End. Kinky Boots: New Wolsey. Anyone Can Whistle: Southwark Playhouse. A Little Night Music: Italia Conti, Tweedy’s Reduced Panto: Cheltenham Everyman, Cinderella: Cheltenham Everyman, Singin’ In The Rain: Mill At Sonning. Chiswick Proms (Co – Orchestrator). Guys & Dolls: Mill At Sonning. Sweet Charity: Watermill. High Society: Mill At Sonning. Promises Promises: Southwark Playhouse (Co – Orchestrator). Imaginary – A New Musical (NYMT). Superhero The Musical (NYMT). My Fair Lady: Mill At Sonning. Forbidden Broadway GSA.
Education: The Spongebob Musical: Arts Ed, Henrietta: NYMT, A Litt le Night Music: Italia Conti, Spring Awakening: RWCMD, Sweeney Todd: RWCMD, Forbidden Broadway: GSA.
Original Cast Recordings: Prodigy: A New Musical, Imaginary: Original Cast Recording, Billy The Kid: Original Cast Recording, Sleepy Hollow: Original Cast Recording, Melodies In Motion (Stuart Matthew Price).
Charlie is originally from County Durham where she trained at Marron Theatre Arts. She left home at eleven to study at the Royal Ballet School where she was Head Girl and received the April Olrich Award for Dynamic Performance. She completed her training at London Studio Centre.
Theatre Credits: Frau Kost in Cabaret (Lido, Paris), Resident Choreographer & Swing, Cover Dawn in Waitress (UK Tour), Swing,Dance Captain in Matilda (UK Tour), Swing, Dance Captain, Cover Mrs Wilkinson/Dead Mam, Billy Elliot (UK Tour), Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain (Cork Opera House), Swing, Cover and Played Dead Mam, Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), Ensemble, Cover Reno, Anything Goes (Kilworth House) Ensemble in 42nd Street Gala Performance (London Palladium) Ensemble, Cover and played Lina Lamont, Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre, West End). Swing, Cover and Played Anita, West Side Story (UK and World 50th Anniversary Tours) Alternate Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour)
TV: Saturday Night Takeaway, Surprise Surprise! This Morning, Royal Variety Performance 2011, Bo – Selecta. James Morrison Music Video – Get To You
Film: Matilda, Billy Elliot Live! (Live Cinema broadcast and DVD)
Caitlin is a London based Musical Director, currently working as MD on Six the Musical (UK Tour) and previously Associate MD on Six the Musical (West End & UK Tour). Caitlin was also Assistant Musical Director on Little Bits of Light (Workshop; National Theatre).
She is a recent graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (MA Musical Direction, with Distinction) and the University of Edinburgh (BMus Music with Performance, First Class Honours).
Caitlin also works as a music assistant/copyist, with credits including Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Witches of Eastwick in Concert at the Sondheim Theatre and various workshops. She has also covered Keys 1 on the Jersey Boys UK Tour.
Credits include: A-Typical Rainbow (Turbine Theatre); The Pirate, The Princess and The Platypus (Polka Theatre); We Started To Sing (Arcola Theatre); Wolf Cub, Little Scratch (Hampstead Theatre); The Woods (Southwark Playhouse); Rice, Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre); You Heard Me (ARC Stockton and Tour); Interruptions (Jackson’s Lane Theatre) Albatross (The Playground); When Darkness Falls (Park200/Tour); Fitter, Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre); Talking Heads (Watford Palace); Tipping the Velvet (Mountview); The Last Harvest (National Youth Theatre); Trade (UK Tour); Queen of the Mist (Charing Cross Theatre); Keep Watching (New Diorama); Zorba (Eve Lyons Theatre); Chess (Electric Theatre); I’d Rather Go Blind (Omnibus Theatre); Dracula (Leicester Curve); Sweet Like Chocolate Boy (Brockley Jack); Madrigal, The Plaza, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Free (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama).
Her debut play PETALS was nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play in 2015 and later adapted for radio winning the Celtic Media Festival Award for Best Radio Drama 2020 with Near FM. Her second play MEAT was shortlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and ran at Theatre503 in early 2020 to critical acclaim. She is an associate writer with Middle Child and is currently developing new work with Abbey Theatre and 45North Productions. She is currently Literary Manager at Soho Theatre.
Following five years in the casting dept at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Annelie was appointed Head of Casting at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres in 2017 and has also continued to work as a freelancer since. Annelie is incredibly passionate about seeking out exemplary, diverse performers and has a wealth of casting experience from new writing, to the classics.
Upcoming and recent theatre projects include MISCHIEF SEASON ( RSC), THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (STRATFORD EAST; dir. Emma Baggot) THE HOUSE OF SHADES (Almeida Theatre; dir.. Blanche McIntyre); WENDY AND PETER PAN (Leeds Playhouse; dir. Jonathan Munby and Rupert Hands), WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT? (Birmingham Rep dir.. Luke Sheppard) HARM (Bush Theatre dir.: Atri Banerjee); ROMEO & JULIET (Regent’s Park; dir. Kimberly Sykes) FAUSTUS, THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Lyric Hammersmith; dir. Caroline Byrne ); VASSA (Almeida Theatre; dir. Tinuke Craig);
Work for NST included : Peter Morgan’s THE AUDIENCE, (dir. Sam Hodges); John Brittain’s Musical of David Walliams’ BILLIONAIRE BOY (dir. Luke Sheppard); Howard Brenton’s THE SHADOW FACTORY (dir. Sam Hodges); DON CARLOS starring Tom Burke (NST co- production); A STREECAR NAMED DESRE (dir. Chelsea Walker, also for Theatre Clwyd & English Touring Theatre) & FANTASTIC MR. FOX (dir. by Maria Aberg).
Select Credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company: HAMLET (dir. Simon Godwin), KING LEAR, IMPERIUM (dir. Gregory Doran), MYTH (dir: Kirsty Housley ) THE ROVER (dir. Loveday Ingram), SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY (dir. Erica Whyman), TWO NOBLE KINSMAN (dir. Blanche McIntyre), WENDY AND PETER PAN (dir. Jonathan Munby), OPPENHEIMER (dir. Angus Jackson, inc West End Transfer – co casting), THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY (dir. Philip Breen – co casting), FAUSTUS (dir. Maria Aberg – co casting) and DON QUIXOTE (dir. Angus Jackson – co casting)
Television and film work includes credits on series for NETFLIX and APPLE, NICKOLODEON, BBC, CHANNEL 4 alongside independent films varying from animation to horror.
Francesca Moody Productions commissions, develops and presents brave, entertaining and compelling new theatre. They work with the UK’s leading playwrights and discover and nurture new talent to produce bold, award-winning shows with universal appeal and commercial potential.
Since launching in 2018 the company has been awarded an Olivier and four Scotsman Fringe First’s, been nominated for a Tony Award, and produced work in London, New York, on tour across the UK and at the Edinburgh Festival.
Current and upcoming productions include: Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder (Underbelly Edinburgh, Bristol Old Vic, HOME Manchester), An Oak Tree (Festival d’Avignon, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible is Going to Happen (Bush Theatre)
Recent productions include: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Lyric Hammersmith), A Doll’s House (Hudson Theatre, New York), A Streetcar Named Desire (Phoenix Theatre), Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Harold Pinter Theatre), Berlusconi: A New Musical (Southwark Playhouse Elephant), Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder (Roundabout), Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible is Going to Happen (Roundabout), Mum (Soho Theatre), Leopards (Rose Theatre), Baby Reindeer (Bush Theatre, Roundabout).
FMP are also the creators of Shedinburgh Fringe Festival an online live-streamed festival of theatre, comedy and music created in lieu of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020. Since its launch the festival has raised over £40,000 towards a fund to support the next generation of artists to make it to the Fringe.
FMP is led by Francesca Moody MBE who is best known as the original producer of the multi-award-winning Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has produced globally on behalf on DryWrite, most recently at the Wyndhams Theatre, when it was also recorded and broadcast by NT Live, playing in cinemas throughout the world. In 2020 Francesca led and coordinated the Fleabag for Charity for campaign and later the Theatre Community Fund with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman, raising over £2million to support theatrical artists and professionals whose livelihoods and creative futures have been threatened in the wake of Covid-19.
Having worked in many aspects of theatre, television, and film, Kater now champions artists and storytellers as a producer. She began her career in costumes at Williamstown Theatre Festival and later won an Emmy and two WGA awards for her writing on AMC’s hit television show Mad Men.
Current projects include the Olivier Award Nominated 2:22 — A Ghost Story (Noël Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Criterion Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Apollo Theatre), Tony Award Nominated A Doll’s House (Hudson Theatre, New York), Vanya (Duke of York’s), One Woman Show (Greenwich House Theatre), and Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons (Harold Pinter Theatre).
Other notable credits include Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder (Roundabout), Disney’s Newsies (Troubadour Wembley Theatre), The Windsors: Endgame (Prince of Wales Theatre), Mum (Soho Theatre), Leopards (Rose Theatre Kingston), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Rose Theatre Kingston), and Peter Pan (The National at Troubadour White City).
Wessex Grove is a theatrical production company set up by Benjamin Lowy and Emily Vaughan-Barratt in 2020.
Current and upcoming productions include: Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life directed by Ivo van Hove at the Harold Pinter Theatre & Savoy Theatre; Simon Stephen’s Vanya starring Andrew Scott at The Duke of York’s Theatre; a site-specific touring production of Macbeth with Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma (Liverpool, Edinburgh, London & Washington D.C.); The Old Man & The Pool at Wyndham’s Theatre; One Woman Show at Greenwich House Theater, New York & Ambassadors Theatre, West End; A Strange Loop at the Barbican Theatre; Quiz UK Tour; and Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Playhouse Theatre.
Recent productions include: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at the Harold Pinter Theatre & UK Tour; Best of Enemies at the Noël Coward Theatre; Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Revival; A Doll’s House at the Hudson Theatre, New York; A Streetcar Named Desire at the Phoenix Theatre; Mother Goose at the Duke of York’s Theatre & UK Tour; The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre; Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre; The Seagullat the Harold Pinter Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal & Brooklyn Academy of Music; and The New Tomorrow Festival at the Young Vic.
Headed by Edward Snape and Marilyn Eardley Fiery Angel is an award-winning international production company based in London’s West End.
Upcoming and recent productions include: King Lear (West End), Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder!(UK Tour), And Then There Were None (UK Tour), Unexpected Twist (UK and Ireland tour), Animal Farm (UK tour), The Good Life (UK tour), Hairspray (West End), Touching the Void (West End), The Son (West End), The Night of the Iguana (West End), Fleabag (West End), Home, I’m Darling (West End & UK tour), Long Day’s Journey into Night (West End, New York and Los Angeles), Mary Stuart(West End & UK tour), Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (West End), Love From A Stranger (UK tour), Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company (West End), Ben Hur (Kiln Theatre), The 39 Steps (9 years in the West End, 3 UK tours, 3 years on Broadway and presented in over 40 territories worldwide including Olivier, Tony and Moliere award wins), To Kill a Mockingbird (Barbican Theatre and UK tour), The Scottsboro Boys (West End), The Ladykillers (West End and UK tour), Ghost Stories (West End), Dial M for Murder (UK tour). Fiery Angel has acted as a co-producer alongside The National Theatre on its West End productions of Nine Night, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Lehman Trilogy.
As part of Fiery Angel Entertainment: Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Tubular Bells (Royal Festival Hall, UK Tour), Rob Brydon (UK tour), Circus 1903(Royal Festival Hall, Eventim Apollo), Guys and Dolls (Royal Albert Hall), Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret (Barbican Theatre) and Our Finest Hour (UK tour).
As part of The Children’s Theatre Partnership: Unexpected Twist (UK tour), Animal Farm (UK tour), Holes (UK tour), The Jungle Book (UK tour), Running Wild (UK tour), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas(UK tour), Goodnight Mister Tom (West End and 3 UK tours, Olivier Award winner) and Swallows and Amazons (West End and UK tour).
As part of Fierylight Productions: The Smartest Giant in Town (West End), Peppa Pig Live! (West End, UK tour, US tour and Australian tour), Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom (UK tour) and Octonauts & The Deep Sea Volcano Adventure (UK tour and US tour).
Jessica Goldman Foung is a California-based writer, focused on food, health and climate. She graduated from Stanford University in 2005, studying literature, creative writing and theater. It is with great joy that she’s found her way back to the stage in a new capacity. Most recently, Jessica invested in A Doll’s House(2023 Tony Award Nominee), Death of a Salesman (2023 Tony Award Nominee), 2:22 A Ghost Story, One Woman Show (Broadway run), Vanya, and Kathy and Stella – as an Associate Producer. She also served as a lead investor for the film, Mustache (2023 SXSW Audience Award Winner) and the documentary, The Messengers. She stays connected to her local arts communities as a founding board member for EPACENTER in Palo Alto and a loyal dancer – and past development director – at ODC Dance. Theater has always been part of Jessica’s heartbeat and she’s so thrilled to help keep it beating for others.