All Star Productions are delighted to present the first London Revival of Little Me in over 20 years, in the intimate surroundings of Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, whom over the past two years have established a reputation for presenting revivals of rare often neglected works and UK Premieres.
Little Me with music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Book by Neil Simon.
The story of Belle Poitrine’s ascent from the wrong side of the railroad tracks in Venezuela, Illinois to the exquisite luxury of Southampton, Long Island. Belle meets high-born Noble Eggleston. He cannot marry her because she does not have “wealth, culture and social position.” She achieves these goals through her association with seven men, some of whom help her progress by being taken dead at opportune moments. Little Me features a dazzling score by Broadway heavy weights Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and a witty dizzying book by Neil Simon.
Daniel Cane: NOBLE EGGLESTON, VAL DU VAL, FRED POITRINE, MR. PINCHLEY, OTTO SCHNITZLER, PRINCE CHERNEY
Training: The Birmingham School of Acting & The Royal Academy of Music and was chosen to perform as a soloist at the Stephen Sondheim Doctorate presentation. Credits include: The Cole Porter Songbook, Aladdin, The Ruby Necklace, Merrie England, Gay’s the Word, Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2011, The Snark & How to Hunt It, Jack & the Beanstalk, Blaze, Oliver and Isle of Joy. Training credits include Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, the Elton John Concert (Royal Albert Hall) and rehearsing with Monty Python Not The Messiah.
Emma Odell: BELLE POITRINE
Training: London School of Musical Theatre. Credits include: Lead vocalist on the Queen Elizabeth (Cunard), Thersites/Penelope in Troilus and Cressida (Dogs with Crowns) Penelope Toop in See How They Run and Rose Trelawny in Trelawny of the Wells (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Niamh in Jump (Edinburgh Festival), Soloist in Prom 19: Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall) Hebe in HMS Pinafore UK tour, (Opera Della Luna) Lady Macbeth (S4K UK Tour), The Fingask Follies, Cinderella/Flute in Into the Woods (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Peep Bo/Katisha in The Mikado (UK tour, Opera Della Luna), Helen in Loving Art (Landor Theatre), and This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie (Interplay Theatre), Emma is a BBC Fame Academy Bursary and Performers’ Fund winner.
Julie Ross: OLDER BELLE
Training: The Independent Theatre Sydney. Credits include Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar (Australasian tours), Bloody Mary in South Pacific (Aberystwyth), Buttercup Grogan in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Landor), Joanne in Company and Phyllis in Follies (Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre), and Angela in My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Above the Stag). Julie has also performed her one-woman show Don’t Ask the Lady…! in various London venues.
Alastair Knights: BENNY BUCHSBAUM
Training Guliford School of Acting. Credits include: Detective O’ Farrell in the UK Premiere of Curtains (Landor Theatre), Pierrot in Marguerite (Tabard Theatre), Charlie in The Christmas Adventure (Woodville Halls) Elijah in The 8th Fold (London Bubble) and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (Landor Theatre). As director: a 40th Anniversary Concert of A Little Night Music at Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford and a recently created original revue Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Jule Styne Songbook.
Mitchell Lathbury: BENTLEY, JUNIOR, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Training: The London Studio Centre. Credits include Greaseball in Starlight Express (Bochum), Joe Casey in Our House, Georg in Spring Awakening, Bam Kane in Newland (Edinburgh Fringe), Harry Witherspoon and Tony in Lucky Stiff (Greenwich Theatre and Landor) and Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business. Mitchell has also sailed the seven seas with NCL and Princess Cruises as a lead vocalist and performed in Pantomime professionally for the past 5 years.
Emily Apps: RAMONA
Training: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (First Class BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre, The Royal Academy of Music (Post-Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre with Distinction) Credits include: Tamar Broadbent’s The List (The Landor), Vocalist / West End Chorus in The Calendar Girls: Seasons of Love (Royal Albert Hall), Flora in The UK Premiere of Phantom (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre), Soloist / John Bucchino Masterclass.
James Houlbrooke: BRUCEY, YULNICK
Training: as a dancer at Pattison College in Coventry and then Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits include Enoch Snow Jr and Dance Captain in Carousel (Landor Theatre), for Imagine theatre: Ensemble, Understudy and Playing Tommy the Cat in Dick Whittington (Loughborough Theatre), Ensemble, Understudy and Dance Captain in Sleeping Beauty (Leamington Spa Centre), Guard and Ensemble in Aladdin (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Den and Mr Fletcher in ‘Newland’ the musical (Edinburgh Fringe).
Natalie Viccars: MOMMA, MRS. EGGLESTON, THE GENERAL
Training: London School of Musical Theatre. Credits include; Lead Vocalist, Sojourn Cruise, (Belinda King Prods) Susan, Tick, Tick, Boom, (Bridewell Theatre) Attorney, Invitation to Beheading, (The Lord Stanley) Nicole, The Bakers Wife, (Union Theatre). Whilst training: Company, Bright Lights, Big City (Bridewell Theatre); Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods (LSMT Studio’s); Company, Carmen (LSMT Studio’s); Company, Les Miserables (LSMT Studio’s).
Richard Dawes: GEORGE MUSGROVE
Training: London School of Musical Theatre. Whilst training: Bill in Applause (Bridewell Theatre).
Meghan Rayner: MISS KEPPLEWHITE, COLETTE/ THE SECRETARY
Training: Royal Academy of Music. Credits whilst training include: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and Poopsie in The Pajama Game. Other credits include: The title role in Anastasia (Charing Cross Theatre), Too Much Punch for (APE Theatre), Lead Vocalist (SDC Swedish Tour), Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (The Madinat Theatre in Dubai) and the title role in Snow White (The National Theatre of Abu Dhabi).
Ben Oliver: PATRICK DENNIS
Training: Arts Ed. Whist training: The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde and Babes In Arms. Other Credits include: Choir in Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), Ensemble/Cover Aladdin in Aladdin, Ensemble Choir in The Laurence Olivier Awards 2011 (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Katrina Dix: BERNIE BUCHSBAUM
Training London Studio Centre, winning the Merrifield Award for outstanding all-round performance. Credits include: theatre credits include: Cinderella (King’s Theatre, Glasgow), Dracula (Fly on the Wall Theatre Company). Whilst training: Design for Dance (Cochrane Theatre), Move It 2012 (Olympia) and has toured with their Jazz Dance Company where she was featured as a solo vocalist and dance captain.
Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, 53 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SA
Closest Tube/National Rail: Walthamstow Central, Victoria Line. (5 mins walk)
Dates: 13 – 31 August 2013
Times: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday at 3.30pm
Price: £15.00/ £12.50 Concessions
Box Office: 0843 289 2144
Director: Brendan Matthew
Musical Director/ Orchestrations: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Chris Whittaker
Casting Director: Benjamin Newsome
Design: Stewart Charlesworth
Lighting Design: Sky Bembury
Show Manager: Merrin Cavel
Produced by: Andrew Yon for All Star Productions Ltd
Other: Presented by arrangement with Tams Whitmark Inc
Monday 15th July 2013