David Lovell – Eric “Rubber Legs” De Vene (the aging rocker)
A college lecturer by day, David’s real passion is theatre. Starting out as a cherubic young chorister in the ‘Leicester Cathedral Choir’, he caught the ‘acting bug’ playing ‘Arthur Dent’ in a school production of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. ‘Newcastle University’ introduced David to the delights of Gilbert & Sullivan, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Theatre includes: ‘Roger De Bris’ in The Producers; ‘Harold’ in The Full Monty; ‘Henry Higgins’ in My Fair Lady; ‘Bill Snibson’ in Me And My Girl; ‘Fred/Petruchio’ in Kiss Me Kate; ‘Chitterlow’ in Half A Sixpence; ‘John’ in Calendar Girls; ‘Sidney Bruhl’ in Deathtrap and most recently as ‘George Dillingham’ in Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love at ‘The Buxton Opera House’. For the last four years, David has played the Dame in The Little Theatre’s annual pantomime.
For KW Productions: Eric in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Vaughan Ashcroft – Gary (the chauvinistic braggart)
Vaughan first developed a taste for musical theatre playing ‘Lamar’ in Godspell at Bosworth College at the age of 18. Since then, he has appeared with several of Leicester’s theatre societies including LAOS, KPAOS and The IDOLS.
Theatre includes: ‘Danny Gilmartin’ in Calamity Jane; ‘Billy Bigelow’ in Carousel; ‘Tony’ in West Side Story; ‘Bert Barry’ in 42nd Street; ‘Steve’ in Summer Holiday; ‘Trevor Graydon’ in Thoroughly Modern Millie; ‘Evelyn Oakley’ in Anything Goes; ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar and ‘Sky Masterson’ in Guys And Dolls. For LAOS at The Curve Theatre: ‘Jerry’ in The Full Monty; ‘The Beast’ in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast; ‘Glen Gulia’ in The Wedding Singer and most recently as ‘Pablo’ in the sell out production of Sister Act.
Keiran Whelan – Rick (the geek with no chic)
Keiran works for the ‘asra Housing Group’ and spent most of his teenage years training with the ‘Leicestershire Arts Dance Company’. He fell in love with musical theatre after seeing a production of Calamity Jane when he was twelve years old. In 2006, Keiran spent six months touring Majorca in the tribute band ‘The Soultown Swingers’.
Theatre includes: ‘Arthur Kipps’ in Half A Sixpence; ‘Billy Crocker’ in Anything Goes; ‘Bobby Child’ in Crazy For You; ‘Oscar Lindquist’ in Sweet Charity; ‘The Man’ in Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind; ‘Curly’ in Oklahoma! and most recently as ‘Wild Bill Hickock’ in Calamity Jane. For nine years, Keiran has played a variety of roles in The Little Theatre’s annual pantomime, most recently to play the title role in Puss In Boots.
For KW Productions: Rick in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Matthew Bloomfield – Eddie (the pill popping goon)
Matt will shortly be entering the final year of his BTEC in Musical Theatre at ‘Brooksby College’, Melton. Matt has been interested in the arts from a very young age, starting out in the St. Mary’s Church Choir when he was eight. He found his love for musical theatre two years later when he performed in the chorus of Barnum with ‘The Melton Musical Theatre Company’. Matt performs acoustic music in pubs and cafes in and around Leicestershire.
Theatre includes: ‘Willard’ in Footloose; ‘Gavroche’ in Les Miserables (School Edition); ‘Servant’ in Annie; British Soldier in Musical Blitz; ‘Yonkers’ in Bugsy Malone; ‘Callum’ in Our House; ‘Slim’ in Oklahoma!; The Pyjama Game; Fiddler On The Roof and most recently in the The Wiz at Melton Theatre.
For KW Productions: Eddie in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Laura Carvell – Sue (the busty cryer)
Laura works as a Planning Analyst in Lutterworth and comes from a family of performers. She caught the “acting bug” at a young age whilst performing with the ‘Doris Gwilt School of Dance’. Laura is also a keen sports lover and has played basketball locally, nationally and regionally for ‘Leicester Cannons & East Midlands’ since the age of eleven.
Theatre includes: ‘Sarah Brown’ in Guys And Dolls; ‘Charlotte’ in Oliver!; ‘Ann’ in Half A Sixpence; ‘Laurey’ in Oklahoma!; ‘Minnie Fay’ in Hello Dolly; ‘Helene’ in Sweet Charity; ‘Katie Brown’ in Calamity Jane; ‘Belle’ in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast; ‘Princess Yasmine’ in Aladdin and most recently as ‘Susan’ in Teenager In Love with ‘The Kirby Muxloe Players’.
For KW Productions: Sue in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Katie Draper – Bridget (the icy leader)
Katie spent six months working as an English teacher in China before returning to Leicester to work as a receptionist in a local doctor’s surgery. Before this, Katie studied at ‘Soar Valley Music College’ where she graduated with a diploma in Musical Theatre. Katie lives in Syston with her boyfriend George and their dog, “Teddy”.
Theatre includes: ‘Dorothy’ in The Wizard Of Oz; ‘Eliza Dolittle’ in My Fair Lady; ‘Swallow’ in Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind; ‘Maid Marion’ in Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood; ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella; Oliver!; The King And I; Boogie Nights and Our House.
For KW Productions: Bridget in ‘A Slice Of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Josie Tweddle – Sharon (the new girl next door)
Josie works for the NHS and graduated with a degree in music and dance from Roehampton University in 2006. She comes from a family of theatre enthusiasts and has been singing and dancing from a young age. She also enjoys choreography and sings with an a cappella octet that performs at weddings around the Midlands.
Theatre includes: ‘Calamity Jane’ in Calamity Jane; ‘Candy’ in Whistle Down the Wind; ‘Witch Wilhelmina Watt’ in Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood; ‘Dream Sequence Laurie’ in Oklahoma!; ‘Lois Bianca’ in Kiss Me Kate; ‘Ronette’ in Little Shop of Horrors, ‘Pitti Sing’ in Hot Mikado; ‘Val’ in A Chorus Line.
Yvette Bailey – Penny (the easy, brassy one)
Yvette trained at The Urdang Academy of Performing Arts in London gaining a BA Honours in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: Zoo (Dance Compilation: London); ‘Amy’ in Company; ‘Ulla’ in The Producers; ‘Hattie’ in Kiss Me Kate; ‘Lina Lamont’ in Singin’ in the Rain; and ‘Princess Isabella’ in Puss in Boots.
Leigh White – Musical Director and Director
Trained; Central School Of Speech And Drama
Theatre credits include; Our Town and ‘Boone’ in Whistle Down The Wind (Little Theatre, Leicester)
Pantomimes include; Jack and the Beanstalk (Little Theatre, Leicester)
Musical Director for; Little Shop of Horrors, A Slice of Saturday Night, Aladdin, Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood (Little Theatre, Leicester).
For KW Productions: Musical Director for ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’ (2014)
Timothy Neville – Technical Director
Sound: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acorn Antiques: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, God of Carnage, Made in Dagenham, Puss in Boots, Rob Beckett: LIVE!, Schools Will Rock You, Sleeping Beauty.
Lighting: Annie, Body Language, Kiss me Kate, Rent, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Singin’ in the Rain, The Hired Man, The Producers, Travels with my Aunt.
Backstage: Cinderella, Cranford, Hairspray, Man of the Moment, The Forsyte Saga, The Glass Menagerie.
Studio: Bang, You’re Dead!, Colin Hoult / Anna Mann, Female Transport, Goose, Pat Cahill, Phil Ellis, Phil Jerrod, Sofie Hagen.
For KW Productions: A Slice of Saturday Night (2014)