Creative

CREATIVES

Michael Gyngell Written by

Michael has worked as an actor, writer and director for most of his life. He first appeared in the West End as choir member in the original production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Albery Theatre in 1973. He last appeared in Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007. In between, he was in West Side Story, Starlight Express, Poppy, Caird/Nunn production of Peter Pan, Exclusive!, The Rink, Oh Kay!, Doctor Dolittle, Listen to the Wind, One Touch of Venus and Art. He first directed at Greenwich Theatre in 2000, it was a new musical called Bumpy Ride before working as Associate Director on the original production of The Play What I Wrote at Wyndhams Theatre. He went on to work as associate for Yes, Prime Minister at Trafalgar Studios, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke of Yorks and The Dresser at The Duke of York’s. He also directed Bring It On at Kenneth More Ilford, Spring Awakening at Mirren Studio, the tours of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Yes Prime Minister at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford and UK Tour,The Play What I Wrote and When Harry Met Sally. He directed a new comedy Clittaford at St James Church, Piccadilly, Relatively Speaking and Confusions in South Africa as well as Summer Holiday in 2003 at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He co-wrote the stage adaptation of Summer Holiday! which premiered at Blackpool Opera House in 1996. and has written Double Top for Valentine Productions / BBC Wales, Serena for SMG and the book for Close Encounters, a new musical which was performed at Century City, Los Angeles. Twitter: @GYNGE

Samuel Holmes Co-Director

Samuel is an actor, writer and director who will be making his musical theatre directorial debut with Club Tropicana The Musical. Assistant Director, co-writer and Dandini in Cinderella (Bristol & Manchester), Dick Whittington (Manchester), Peter Pan (Brighton). Theatre credits include: Lord Farquaad in Shrek (UK Tour), George in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Theo in Eugenius (London Palladium), Bertie in Mrs Henderson  Presents (Theatre Royal Bath and Noël Coward), White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Kangaroo, Elvis, Viking, Graham Chapman, Monty Python Live (O2 Arena), Waterbabies (Leicester Curve), Spamalot (Playhouse, London), Privates on Parade (Brighton Royal), Kiss Me, Kate (Old Vic & Chichester), Crazy For You (Regent’s Park and Novello), Sir Robin in Spamalot (UK and International Tour), Ruth in all-Male The Pirates of Penzance (Union Theatre & Wilton’s) Round the Horne: Unseen and Uncut (UK Tour), Katisha in all-male The Mikado (Union Theatre), Half a Sixpence (UK Tour), Aladdin (Leamington Spa), My Fair Lady (Singapore), The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and The Pirates of Penzance (South Africa). Samuel had the great honour of giving a speech and collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award for comedy on behalf of Monty Python at the British Comedy Awards.  Twitter: @HOLMESJSAMUEL

Nick Winston Co-Director & Choreographer

Nick is an international Director & Choreographer working in Theatre, Opera and Television. His extensive credits include Stage Director & Choreographer for The Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium (ITV); choreographer for Shakespeare Live! From The RSC, which received a BAFTA nomination for Live Entertainment (BBC) and Sondheim at 80 (BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall), starring Dame Judi Dench. West End: Annie starring Miranda Hart; Loserville (Olivier nomination: Best New Musical); Flashmob (Director & Choreographer); and Horrid Henry: Live & Horrid.  As Director & Choreographer: An American In Paris (Linz); Rock Of Ages; Fame; The Wedding Singer (National Tours); Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also, adaptation, Curve); Bugsy Malone (Curve) and Tomorrow Morning (New End, London). As Choreographer: Grease (Curve / Dubai); Legally Blonde (Curve / South Korea); To Sir With Love (UK Tour); Let’s Dance Again! (Royal Festival Hall); Sweeney Todd (The Royal Exchange / West Yorkshire Playhouse); Calamity Jane (Watermill / UK Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse); White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); I Dreamed a Dream (UK Tour); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clywd); Love Story (Minerva, Chichester); The Band Wagon (Sadlers Wells); Stepping Out (Derby Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep / West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Wizard Of Oz (Royal Festival Hall) and Follies (Royal & Derngate). International: Kiss Me, Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris / Grand Theatre de Luxembourg/ Oper Gratz / Bonn Opera / Theatre Dortmund); Waiting For Godot (Chicago / Washington DC / Charleston / Abbey Theatre / Druid); The Pajama Game (Tokyo / Osaka); Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels); Annie (Ed Mirvish, Toronto / South Africa); Chess (Copenhagen); Forbidden City (Esplanade, Singapore) and Flashdance (Switzerland).  Opera: Il Turco In Italia (Garsington Opera); Fortunio (Grange Park Opera); Benzin (Chemnitz Opera) and The Adventures Of Pinocchio (Opera North / Sadlers Wells / Minnesota / Bonn / Moscow). Television: The Royal Variety Performance 2017 (Stage Director & Choreographer; London Palladium, ITV); Shakespeare Live! From The RSC (BAFTA nomination: Live Entertainment); Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms); Children In Need (BBC); High School Dance (E4) and music videos for Universal Music. Corporate: Dubai World Cup; Redken; Paul Mitchell and Moroccan Oil.  Awards: Nick was nominated for the Carl Alan Award for his work in Theatre and has received 10 Broadway World nominations. Twitter: @N1CKW1NSTON

Diego Pitarch Set & Costume Designer

Tim Deiling Lighting Designer

Ben Harrison Sound Designer

Greg Arrowsmith Musical Supervision and Arrangements

Charlie Ingles Musical Director

Mark Goucher Producer

Gavin Kalin Producer