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Chris Jenkins

 
Bio:
West End and London Credits: Understudy Artilleryman/The Voice of Humanity in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War Of The Worlds (Dominion); Understudy Tony in Billy Elliot: The Musical (Victoria Palace); Understudy Galahad, Lancelot & Bedevere in Spamalot (Playhouse); Swing & Understudy ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
West End and London Credits: Understudy Artilleryman/The Voice of Humanity in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War Of The Worlds (Dominion); Understudy Tony in Billy Elliot: The Musical (Victoria Palace); Understudy Galahad, Lancelot & Bedevere in Spamalot (Playhouse); Swing & Understudy ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 0
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [West End]
2012
Ensemble
Galahad (Understudy)
Bedevere (Understudy)
Lancelot (Understudy)
  [West End]
Lincoln Center Revival [West End], 2011
Performer (Swing)
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Ensemble [Replacement]
Tony (Understudy) [Replacement]

Chris Jenkins Biography

West End and London Credits:
Understudy Artilleryman/The Voice of Humanity in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War Of The Worlds (Dominion); Understudy Tony in Billy Elliot: The Musical (Victoria Palace); Understudy Galahad, Lancelot & Bedevere in Spamalot (Playhouse); Swing & Understudy Guy/Cassard in Emma Rice’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud); Larry Foreman in The Cradle Will Rock (Arcola Theatre); Callum in Super Alice Smith (Trafalgar Studios); Roméo et Juliette, Simon Boccanegra, Aida (Royal Opera House); Chess in Concert, The Beatles Philharmonic 50th Anniversary Tribute (Royal Albert Hall)

Other Theatre:
Assistant Dance Captain/Swing in the Lincoln Center’s Tony Award winning production of South Pacific (Barbican/UK Tour); The Last Five Years (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury); Moliere’s The Sicilian (Tour); Peter Pan (Liverpool Empire); Bobby Duval in World Premiere of Come Fly With Me, Prince Tarragon in Tickledom (Wales Millennium Centre); Dementrius/Fight Captain in A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Welsh Tour)

Workshops:
The Happy Prince (Maria Friedman/Drew McOnie/The Stable Musicals); Devil’s Advocate (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Films:
Tim in Settled (Ruri James/Blotched Ink); Iwan in Loose Ends (Kim Strobl/Central Film School London)

Recordings:
Billy Elliot Live (Universal/Working Title); Chess in Concert (Warner Music)

Website: www.chris-jenkins.co.uk
Twitter: @chrisjenko




Chris Jenkins News

Bowie Experience To Appear At The Adelphi Theatre in 2023 Photo Bowie Experience To Appear At The Adelphi Theatre in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2022

MRC Presents has announced that Bowie Experience, its highly successful touring theatre show, will play London's historic Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Full Cast Announced For The National Theatre's New Musical HEX Photo Full Cast Announced For The National Theatre's New Musical HEX
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The National Theatre's new musical Hex returns to the Olivier theatre for Christmas, after its original 2021 opening was delayed due to covid. The full company performing in this new production is announced before starting rehearsals at the NT on Monday 3 October.

Richard X Heyman to Release New Album in October Photo Richard X Heyman to Release New Album in October
by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2022

It’s 2022 and Richard X. Heyman is releasing 67,000 Miles An Album. The disc is a collection of brand-new songs mixed with some from a few years back,produced by Heyman, recorded at his home Kit Factory studio with drums recorded at Eastside Sound in NYC. The earlier compositions were written for The Doughboys.

Photos: First Look at ALL THAT at King's Head Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at ALL THAT at King's Head Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

Get a first look at ’All That’, Shaun Kitchener’s whip-smart domestic drama of love, sex and monogamy, the headline show in King’s Head Theatre’s wildly popular Queer Season, which opened tonight! 

Cast Announced For ALL THAT as Part of King's Head Theatre's Summer Queer Season Photo Cast Announced For ALL THAT as Part of King's Head Theatre's Summer Queer Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021

Shaun Kitchener's whip-smart domestic drama of love, sex and monogamy is the headline show in King's Head Theatre's wildly popular Queer Season.

THE DANISH GIRL Will Have Workshop at New Theatre Peterborough Next Week Photo THE DANISH GIRL Will Have Workshop at New Theatre Peterborough Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021

New Theatre Peterborough announce that they will be working with writers Katie Lam and Alex Parker and director Tinuke Craig to host a workshop of a new musical adaptation of The Danish Girl at the New Theatre Peterborough from 26th – 30th April.

BWW Interview: Katy Lipson Talks ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse Photo BWW Interview: Katy Lipson Talks ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 31, 2018

Theatre producer Katy Lipson - who is producing artistic director of the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, as well as being an independent producer and who has recently taken on the road shows such as The Addams Family - is bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1989 musical Aspects of Love to Southwark Playhouse which began at Hope Mill in August 2018. Here, we discuss what makes a good producer, her passion for theatre, and how the show resonates with the present times.

Workshop Theater UnGALA Will Honor Christine Ebersole Oct. 22 Photo Workshop Theater UnGALA Will Honor Christine Ebersole Oct. 22
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

Christine Ebersole, the two-time Tony Award winner and star of 'War Paint,' 'Grey Gardens,' '42nd Street' and more, will be honored at The Workshop Theater's fifth annual unGALA on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Ave. (17th Floor), NYC.  

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER at Hope Mill Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2018

Rehearsal images have been released for the forthcoming production of The Return of the Soldier, which has its regional premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in September, following its critically-acclaimed London run in 2014.

Casting Announced For THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER At Hope Mill Theatre Photo Casting Announced For THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER At Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2018

The cast has been announced for musical The Return of the Soldier which has its regional premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester next month, following its critically-acclaimed London run in 2014.

Chris Jenkins Videos

BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 9, 2017

After an absence of almost a decade, tick, tick…BOOM! bursts back onto the London stage at the Park Theatre. There's plenty of energy, a natural spark among the three leads, but little emotional impact in this revival. It ticks, ticks along, but lacks the boom.

BWW TV: Meet the West End's New 'Billy' - Ollie Jochim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, 12-year-old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher, and becomes the thirty-eighth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-fifth boy to perform the role world-wide. Scroll down for an interview with the new star!


Chris Jenkins Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chris Jenkins been in?
Chris Jenkins has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Chris Jenkins been in?
Chris Jenkins has appeared on London's West End in 8 shows.

What was Chris Jenkins's first West End show?
Chris Jenkins's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005


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@chrisjenko - 12/4/22 06:15am This is what turned up to a drag event in the US That country needs turning off and on again


@chrisjenko - 11/28/22 05:10pm Lots of Albanian flags ?? and honking cars in central London tonight. Any idea why? World Cup related?


@chrisjenko - 11/26/22 01:05pm First preview! Here we go. @NationalTheatre https://t.co/CnLemBoTzD


@chrisjenko - 11/26/22 05:54am Happy Snoozey Saturday https://t.co/MkpxmUkBAG


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