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Ashley Knight

 
Birth Place:
Sutton. UK
Bio:
Currently appearing as Hospital Ghost in "Ghost the musical" Piccadilly Theatre and will soon play Henry Labisse in the upcoming production of "Victor Victoria" at the Vault ,Southwark Playhouse Ashley Knight started his career aged four in his parents' variety act. His father was a stand-up ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Sutton. UK

Bio:
Currently appearing as Hospital Ghost in "Ghost the musical" Piccadilly Theatre and will soon play Henry Labisse in the upcoming production of "Victor Victoria" at the Vault ,Southwark Playhouse Ashley Knight started his career aged four in his parents' variety act. His father was a stand-up ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2014
Louis
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2011
Hospital Ghost [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Ensemble
  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Bellboy
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1978
Squidge

Photos

Introducing Jerome The King Kingsley played by Ashley Knight. 
(Photo: Jamie Scott-Sm Photo

Introducing Jerome The King Kingsley played by Ashley Knight. (Photo: Jamie Scott-Smith)

From: 
Date:
01/29/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2014
Louis

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2011
Hospital Ghost [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Ensemble

  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Bellboy

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1978
Squidge

Ashley Knight Biography

Currently appearing as Hospital Ghost in "Ghost the musical" Piccadilly Theatre and will soon play Henry Labisse in the upcoming production of "Victor Victoria" at the Vault ,Southwark Playhouse

Ashley Knight started his career aged four in his parents' variety act. His father was a stand-up comedian and his mother a fire-eater!

As a child in the 60s he was seen in dozens of television commercials and played Terry Scott's 'Bruver' in a series of ads for Curlywurly.

Recent theatre includes: Frontiers of Farce (Old Vic); Bar Mitzvah Boy (Her Majesty's); George Strunk in Grand Hotel (Dominion); Whoop De Do (King's Head); cover Sipos in She Loves Me (Savoy); Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions); Larry in Stephen Sondheim's Company (Barons Court Theatre) to celebrate the composer's 80th birthday; and Buddy Plummer in the London Fringe Revival of Follies (Pleasance Theatre). Most recently Ashley played Drake in the UK tour of Annie.

Other theatre credits include: Eugene in Grease; Brad in The Rocky Horror Show; Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Noël Coward in Cowardy Custard; Michael in Matilda; Charlie Chaplin in Bertie; Cookie in Return to the Forbidden Planet and Godspell.

Television and film includes: Warlords of Atlantis; SWALK; Circus; Softly Softly; Chester Mystery Plays; Much Ado About Nothing; The Swish of the Curtain; Hale and Pace; Young Claudius in I; Claudius; Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island and Ken, the inventor of Metal Mickey, the three-year cult 80s series for LWT (just released on DVD).

Ashley taught himself piano by ear, and from 1997 to present he has worked as a jazz and cabaret pianist/vocalist worldwide on many luxury cruise lines and in most of London's prestigious hotels and nightspots.

In 2002 he played at Sir Elton John's Windsor home for his celebrity-packed White Tie and Tiara Ball.




Ashley Knight News

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Théâtre Marigny Photo BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Théâtre Marigny
by Patrick Honoré - Nov 17, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look At Christina Bianco in FUNNY GIRL in Paris Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Christina Bianco in FUNNY GIRL in Paris
by Alan Henry - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Christina Bianco in Funny Girl in Paris, which will began performances at Théâtre Marigny November 7th, 2019.

Full Casting Announced For 2018's World Renowned From Page To Stage At Southwark Play Photo Full Casting Announced For 2018's World Renowned From Page To Stage At Southwark Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2018

With rehearsals starting today, the full cast has been announced for Aria Entertainment's prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns with gusto for a 6th successful year from September 2018 at London's Southwark Playhouse. Jane Deitch has cast the 37-strong company, who will each star in one of the seven brand new musicals featured in the 2018 festival.

Photo Flash: '60s White House Musical Play HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR Opens This Week Photo Photo Flash: '60s White House Musical Play HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR Opens This Week
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR is a brand new sophisticated musical play set in the White House during the 1960s - a time of the Cold War, civil rights, protest movements, social and class unrest and the evolving musical revolution. Directed by Tim McArthur, the unusual filmic inspired interpretation of one of the most fascinating love stories in history is set to captivate audiences.  President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe return to the White House in style!  

Cast Complete for UK Debut of Winnie Holzman's BIRDS OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Full casting is now announced for the UK Premiere of Winnie Holzman's musical Birds of Paradise.

Ash Knight's 'Unintentional Levitation' Sculpture to Be Featured at ArtPrize Eight Art Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The sculpture “Unintentional Levitation” by Ash Knight, an art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been selected to be displayed during ArtPrize® Eight, an international art competition held each fall in western Michigan. This year's event, being held Sept. 21 – Oct. 9, will feature more than 1,450 artists and is expected to attract more than 400,000 arts enthusiasts to the downtown streets of Grand Rapids.

Ash Knight's 'Unintentional Levitation' Sculpture to Be Featured at ArtPrize Eight Art Competition, Today
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 20, 2016

The sculpture “Unintentional Levitation” by Ash Knight, an art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been selected to be displayed during ArtPrize® Eight, an international art competition held each fall in western Michigan. This year's event, being held Sept. 21 – Oct. 9, will feature more than 1,450 artists and is expected to attract more than 400,000 arts enthusiasts to the downtown streets of Grand Rapids.

Tommy Steele Returning to Wolverhampton with New Show
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 6, 2015

From Monday 19 - Sat 24 October, music legend Tommy Steele will take to the stage in a spectacular new imagining of the extraordinary tale of the world's most famous big band leader - in THE GLENN MILLER STORY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

BWW Reviews: MOLLY WOBBLY, Leicester Square Theatre, January 29 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 31, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a show that tltillates, tickles and ultimately triumphs with a potent mix of superb songs and dubious jokes, as Rocky Horror meets the Carry-Ons.

Paul Boyd's Cult Musical MOLLY WOBBLY Gets 7-Week West End Run at Leicester Square Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 4, 2015

Paul Boyd's cult musical MOLLY WOBBLY is to get a 7-week West End run for at Leicester Square Theatre, Jan. 27-Mar. 14.

Ashley Knight Videos

BWW TV: New Trailer Released for West End's X Factor Musical, I CAN'T SING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2013

I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown, opens in the West End next Spring. As previously announced, Olivier Award-winner Nigel Harman will play X Factor supremo Simon, with CYNTHIA ERIVO (recent Evening Standard Award nominee for The Color Purple) and Alan Morrissey as lovestruck contestants Chenice and Max. Joining Nigel on the judging panel will be Ashley Knight as the ever-positive boyband manager Louis and VICTORIA ELLIOT as pop queen Jordy. Simon Bailey will play the overly affectionate X Factor host Liam O'Deary, with Billy Carter as Executive Producer and Simon's right hand man, Gerard Smalls. BroadwayWorld brings you a just-released trailer below!


Ashley Knight Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ashley Knight been in?
Ashley Knight has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Ashley Knight been in?
Ashley Knight has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Ashley Knight's first West End show?
Ashley Knight's first West End show was Bar Mitzvah Boy which opened in 1978