Rupert Baldwin, Jo Wickham and More Join All Star Productions' DAYS OF HOPE; Cast Announced!
Rupert Baldwin - STANLEY
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits include the UK premier of Javier Daulte's Besame Mucho translated by Simon Scardifield, (Charing Cross Theatre). Allen in Marc Warren's Hey Diddly Dee, (Sky Arts), The Uncle and The Fantasist in Tarquin Productions' The Blind/The Intruder at (Old Red Lion Theatre and Tabard Theatre). Luke in Miller Theatre Productions Second Class Parents (Etcetera Theatre), before playing Boy in What Larks production of Veronica's Room by Ira Levin which toured Provence, France.
Jo Wickham - MARIA
Training: East 15. She has since appeared as the Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors (The Principal Theatre Company) as well as various incarnations of The Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre Company). Short film roles include the Head-teacher in Hitler and Henry the VIII (Shoreline Pictures) and Young Mum in Sunny Boy (Screen East). Jo has also recently filmed a pilot of a new TV sketch show entitled Unleashed (Lumino Films).
Emanuel Alba - JOSE
Training: Arts Educational Schools London, after graduating he went straight into the recent production of RENT (The Tabard Theatre), where, as well as being in the Ensemble, he understudied and played the role of Angel on multiple occasions. Credits whilst training: Esteban in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jerry Miller in Babes in Arms and Dan Schwartz in Spelling Bee. Theatre includes: Choir at The Laurence Olivier Awards 2011 (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and 2012 (Royal Opera House), Choir at the album launch of Richard Beadle - Songs (St. James' Theatre) and Ensemble in Comrade Rockstar (Workshop). Radio includes: BBC FridayNight is Music Night hosted by Michael Ball.
Annie Kirkman - SOFIA
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre includes Fay in A Body to Die(t) For (C Venues, Edinburgh Festival). She has also appeared as Mary Arnold in a workshop production of Shell Shock and as Alice in The Martyr (Soho Theatre). She has also appeared in short film Don't Let Go and in the radio play The Flood for Camden Roundhouse. Credits while training include Martha in Guys and Dolls, Lou in Girlfriends and Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady.
Alexander Barria - PABLO
Training: The Royal Academy of Music, where he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre Studies and got straight in to Marvin Hamlisch's They're Playing our Song at the Brodway Theatre. Beforehand, Alexander trained at the Umea Musical Theatre Academy. Credits whilst training include: A Catered Affair (Tom), City of Angels (Buddy), Ragtime (Ensemble/Tateh) and The Inspector General (The Driver).
Lydia Marcazzo - TERESA
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Theatre credits include: Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear and u/s Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut in Avenue Q (Theatre Royal, Windsor); Alexi Darling and u/s Muareen in RENT (Tabard Theatre); The Martyr (Soho Theatre). Credits whilst training include: Agatha & Hot Box Girl in Guys & Dolls; Reefer Madeness; May Tallentire in The Hired Man; Bella & Eve in The Abandoned; Liz in Chicago; Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare Selections; Ellen in The Factory Girls; Maria in The Sound of Music; Parade; Laurey in Oklahoma!. Concerts include: The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); David Phelps In Concert (O2); Peter Polycarpou - The Songs Of My Life (Garrick Theatre).
Christopher Dingli - CARLOS
Training: Webber Douglas. Theatre includes: I Was a Rat! (Birmingham Rep National Tour), Othello (National tour), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tour), Emma Thompson presents Fair Trade (Tour & Edinburgh Festival), Miracle (Leicester Square Theatre), Terms of Endearment (National tour), Twelfth Night (Greenwich Playhouse), Cabaret (Marbella, Spain), Cabaret, Amadeus, Proof (National Theatre, Malta), The Rocky Horror Show (MFCC, Malta). TV includes: Sinbad (Sky1), Holmfirth Hollywood (BBC), Becky (TVM). Film includes: Hackney's Finest, The Hunt for Gollum, Agora, Helen of Troy, Morris: A Life with Bells On, Frites (short film). Other credits include the annual improvised comedy series Dingle Bells Malcolm Smells with his own company Theatre Gone Wrong (St James Cavalier Theatre, Malta). Christopher is a founder of contemporary circus company ?irkuMalta for which he wrote and directed Darirari, a Malta Arts Festival 2013 commission. This is his second musical for All Star Productions, having played Charles Guiteau in Assassins (Theatro Technis).
Director: Tim McArthur
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Casting Director: Benjamin Newsome
Designer: Ella Marie Fowler
Lighting Designer: John Brand
Produced by: Andrew Yon for All Star Productions Ltd