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September 2011

Luke Brady plays the role of Anthony in Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Stephen Sondheim’s compelling musical of corruption and revenge stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. Laced with brilliant wit and dark humour, it tells of Sweeney Todd's return to London after years of false imprisonment, and his savage quest for justice and retribution. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs Lovett, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family many years before.

The show runs until 5 November 2011 and has an age guideline of 12+.

August 2011

Ruth Angus plays 'Mrs Half' in The Spectacular Tales of Grinburrell at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. The Southampton University Theatre Group production was described by 'Three Weeks' as "superbly convincing, original and exciting, unfailingly enchanting" and EdFringe give it a 4* review - "Great performance from Mrs. Half (Ruth Angus)". If you are up in Edinburgh you can see her performing at 2.05pm each day until Saturday 20th August.

May 2011

Edd Judge is touring as ‘Brian’ in Avenue Q at various theatres around the country. The musical combines human actors and puppets in the style of Sesame Street but with adult themes.

February 2011

Luke Brady plays the role of ‘Jesus’ in Rufus Norris' acclaimed production of Vernon God Little at the Young Vic, London. Paul Taylor gives a 5 star review in The Independent and refers to Luke as singing ‘hauntingly’.

 

January 2011

Harry McEntire appears as a young Ernie Wise in BBC2’s feature length drama Morecambe and Wise. Victoria Wood’s biopic focuses on the pair’s early life before they were famous.

 

September 2010

Gabrielle Dempsey performs in If So Then Yes by absurdist playwright N.F. Simpson at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London.

 

June 2010

Luke Brady plays the young lead role of ‘Matt’ in 1960s musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amon Miyamoto at the Duchess Theatre in London.

 

November 2009

Edd Judge appears in the final episode of the BBC’s The Sarah Jane Adventures.

 

September 2009

Punk Rock opens to rave reviews at the Lyric Theatre. ‘The Guardian’ writes that Harry McEntire gives an impeccable performance as the precocious Chadwick. Click here for an interview with Harry about his role.

 

February 2009

Spring Awakening, an indie-rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s coming of age play, arrives at the Lyric Theatre in London. In the cast are alumni Harry McEntire as ‘Ernst’ and Edd Judge as ‘Otto’.

 

April 2008

Harry McEntire stars in Clay, the BBC’s adaptation of David Almond’s book about two 14 year old boys who discover that the sculptures they create in a garden shed come to life.