Michael Gyngell – Founder/Writer/Director
Michael has worked as an actor, writer and director for most of his life.
Over the years he has directed, among others – Dawn French, Christopher Biggins, Sting, Charles Dance, Lesley Garrett, Roger Moore, Craig Revel Horwood, Greta Scaachi, Daniel Radcliffe, Sam Womack, Joanna Lumley, Sir Bob Geldof, Denise Welch, Maureen Lipman, Cilla Black, Kylie Minogue and the Chuckle Brothers!
His directing work includes: Jeeves and Wooster (Duke of Yorks and No 1 Tour) Yes Prime Minister (No 1 Tour) The Play What I Wrote (No 1 Tour) Bumpy Ride (Greenwich Theatre) Bring it On (Kenneth More Ilford) Spring Awakening (Mirren Studio) When Harry Met Sally (UK Tour). Clittaford (St James Church, Piccadilly) Summer Holiday (Theatre Royal Plymouth) Let it Be (Wales Millenium Centre) Urinetown (Stratford Circus) The Multiverse (Waterloo East Theatre). He also regularly directs pantomimes for Qdos, most recently Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre)
He co-wrote the stage adaptation of ‘Summer Holiday!’, wrote the 80’s jukebox musical ‘Club Tropicana and a new musical revue The Multiverse. New York City Rhythm and Paradise City (for P&O Cruises) He wrote the TV film Double Top (Valentine Productions/BBC Wales) Serena (SMG) the book for Close Encounters (Century City, Los Angeles )
As an actor his work includes West Side Story (Her Majestys), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria) Art (Wyndhams) Doctor Dolittle (Labatts Hammersmith) Fame (Shaftesbury) One Touch of Venus (Kings Head) The Rink (Cambridge) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Cheltenham Everyman)
Greg Arrowsmith – MusicalSupervisor/Arranger
As a Musical Director, credits include: Goldilocks, Snow White, Dick Whittington, Cinderella (London Palladium) Songs for nobodies (Ambassadors Theatre) Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre) A Winters Tale (Rose Theatre) Sister Act (UK tour + Monaco) Rocky Horror show live (Playhouse Theatre and Live European broadcast) Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (Playhouse Theatre) Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre) Chess (UK tour), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium)
Arrangement credits include: The Entertainer (UK tour) Club Tropicana (UK tour) The Rink (Southwark Playhouse) Christmas at St Pauls (St Paul Cathedral) Happy Days (UK tour) The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (UK Tour) Noel and Gertie (UK tour)
For more information visit: www.gregarrowsmith.co.uk
Philip Joel – Choreographer
Credits include: Little Shop Of Horrors (Guildhall School Of Music & Drama) Wizard Of Oz (Prime Pantomimes). Chess (PPA) Hairspray (Gaiety Theatre) Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule (ITV) Harrods – 10th anniversary magazine editorial, Net A Porter – internet campaign. Ferris & Milnes A Christmas Cracker (Ambassador Theatre), Closer to Heaven – The Pet Shop Boys musical (Union Theatre) Miracle on 34th Street (UK Tour) BBC Young Dancer Of The Year, Grange Hill 40th Anniversary’ (Elstree Studios) An Evening with David Hasselhoff’ (indigO2) Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Aylesbury Waterside) Wedding of Eamon Holmes &
Stephen Keeling – Composer
Stephen trained at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, gaining an honours degree in music. He was chosen by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to study with Stephen Sondheim during Sondheim’s tenure at Oxford University as the Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.
Subsequently Stephen composed the music for Maddie (RNT Studio, Lyric Theatre) which was produced by Kenny Wax. He was the co-composer, along with Laurence O’Keefe,
for La Cava (Victoria Palace, Piccadilly Theatre) Heidi (Anhaltisches Theater
Dessau) Johanna and Heidi (Switzerland) He wrote the score for My Father’s Son (Crucible Theatre, Sadler’s Wells).
Stephen has written the scores for several plays including The Broken Heart (Lyric Hammersmith Studio) directed by Jonathan Church and Peer Gynt. He also composes choral music and music for media and has recently composed a Requiem.