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Paul Dunn
Book and lyrics

After graduating from drama school in 1997, Paul’s work since then has taken him to venues and theatres all over the country, including the Novello, the Rosehill, the Wimbledon theatre, The Customs House, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe, in a wide variety of productions from Shakespeare to Sondheim, from period to panto.

He has worked with young children in Theatre in Education since his graduation in ’97, for many well known companies such as Kinetic, Stopwatch, Gibber, Bruvvers.

His many writing credits include another full length musical with Derry Pope, ‘Voyage From Titan’ which premiered in London in 2008, and the 2015 adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path, which played at the Customs House in her home town of South Shields.

 

Rebekah Daven Watson
Book

Rebekah developed an early passion for performing. Learning by doing, private tuition and a few summer seasons entertaining the great British public wearing a variety of different coloured coats, for organisations such as Butlins, British Holidays and Alton Towers. This gave her a good grounding that she could work from as she set off for the bright city lights of London. She continued her education at LAMDA (London Academy of Dramatic Art); the Actors Centre, and a brief stint in Los Angeles training with Margie Haber and Howard Fine.

Rebekah formed a production company with Paul Dunn in 2005, specialising in comedy. Their recent work includes the musical comedy Voyage From Titan; and the popular viral farce CSI: London.  They also co-founded sketch comedy group Don’t Trust Salmon in 2009.

 

Derry Pope
Music

Derry started training at the ‘Redroofs Theatre School’ Maidenhead from the age of 10. After leaving the day school he enrolled in the student course from where he graduated in 2004 with an honours and the ‘Musical Theatre Award’ under his belt. He has also trained at the ‘Guildhall School of Music and Drama’ where he completed in 2005 winning the ‘Singer’s Prize’ and a finalist in the ‘Lutine Championships’.

 Derry’s Theatre credits include: Otto in the Original cast of “Footsteps to the Moon” @ ‘The White Bear’ and ‘Cockpit Theatre’, London. Pip in “Devastation” @ ‘The Cockpit Theatre’, London. Maître d’e in “She Loves Me” @ ‘Upstairs at the gate House’, London. Miss Gibson in “Daisy Pulls It Off” @ ‘The Novello Theatre’, Ascot. Cinderella’s Prince in Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” @ ‘Norden Farm Centre of the Arts’, Maidenhead. Various in ‘Happy as a Sandbag’ @ ‘Isleworth Public Hall’. Aegeon in “The Comedy of Errors” @ ‘The Tabard Theatre’, Chiswick. ‘Leading Man’ in “Lights, Camera, Action” and “The Golden Years Of Music Hall” touring with S.G. Productions. ‘Dick Whittington’ in the Pantomime @ ‘Bedworth Civic Hall’. Derry is a regular in the pantomime @ ‘The Novello Theatre’, Ascot playing such roles as ‘Wishee-Washee’ in “Aladdin”, ‘Muddles’ in “Snow White” and ‘Honest John the Fox’ in “Pinocchio”. Most recently has performed as ‘Aslan’ and ‘Father Christmas’ in a musical adaptation of “The Lion, The Witch And the Wardrobe”.

 Compositions include: ‘The Tolkien Verses’, ‘A Requiem Mass’ a ballet based on ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ and other orchestral works, as well as the two musical collaborations with Paul and Rebekah, ‘Voyage From Titan’ and ‘Joey…’

 

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