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Sarah Applewood (Mommy)

Sarah Applewood trained at University of Hull (Drama Degree 2:1) and then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Acting at ALRA. Her singing tuition is ongoing with Mary Hammond head of the Royal Academy Of Music. Theatre credits include: Marie in Can Can (Sadlers Wells Lilian Bayliss), Belle/ Mrs Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (World No:1 Tour), Fan in Hey Jack The Opera (Arcola Theatre) Jackie in Have A Nice Life for Conor Mitchells Anthology Concert (Actors Church) Belle/ Clarinet (Malta's National Theatre & International Festival of Music Theatre, Greece) Linda in Red Hot & Cole (Landor Theatre) TV includes: Princess De Lamballe in Reputations Marie Antoinette (BBC2),  The Man Who Saved Children (Channel 4), Sarah Jones in Their Finest Hour (Life 21 TV), Silent Voices (Community Channel). Sarah plays the clarinet, saxophone and piano and has also appeared in feature films and commercials. She sings around the world for Incognito Artists, is dabbling in presenting having just returned from an event in Argentina and has 3 children Clementine, George & Evangeline!

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Darren Charles (Winston)

Darren Charles was born and raised in London. At the age of 16 he began his training at John Ruskin College and at The Grafton Regal Dance Academy, which is now South London Dance Studios. He then went on to study musical theatre at The Urdang Academy for three years. Whilst at the Urdang Academy Darren performed as The Announcer in A Diamond for the Stones, Stephen Guest and Bob Jakin in The Mill on the Floss, Guy Jones in A Choris of Disapproval, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Charles in Audience, Father Mapple in Moby Dick The Musical and was a featured dancer in Dancing in the Park and W8. He also choreographed and danced in the show Lets Dance at The Catford Broadway Theatre and was a featured dancer and set designer in The Breakin Convention 06 and 07 at Saddlers Wells for BirdGang Ltd., with whom he is currently assistant manager.  Since graduating in 2007 Darren has performed as Tough Kid at The Royal Festival Hall London in Carmen Jones, Little Moe at The English Theatre Frankfurt Germany in Five Guys Named Moe, Core dancer for Ksparks dance company in Bollywood Nights, u/s Sammy Davis Jr. on the international tour and west end productions of The Rate Pack Live From Las Vegas and Christmas with the Rat Pack and most recently Sammy Davis Jr. in the Irish production of Strictly the Rat Pack.

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Steve Devereaux (Marty)

Steve Devereaux was born in London.  His West End debut was as Roger in the original production of Grease.  He then went on to play leading roles in some fifteen West End musicals including; Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Pharaoh in Joseph, The Lover in Tommy, Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, The Repo Man in Sunset Boulevard, Scar in The Lion King and Ike Vallon in Show Boat.  In television he has appeared in Heartbeat, Broken News, The All New Alexi Sayle Show and an award-winning episode of Red Dwarf.  He works in the field of business communications as a writer, director, producer, presenter and trainer.  Steve became a grandfather when Luke Devereaux was born last month. www.stevedevereaux.com

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Ben Dunwell (Mac)

Ben has toured fringe theatre around the West Country, to Edinburgh, and across Canada. He writes lyrics and libretti for music theatre and opera, and has collaborated with Will Todd on many projects over the last twenty years. In 2009/10 he studied with Eric de Bont and Encarna de las Heras at the International School for Clowning on Ibiza.

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Robert Irons (Vinny)

Trained at LAMDA.  London: André in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Angel in Tess Of  The D’Urbervilles (Savoy), Charles in After The Fair (King’s Head), Chalcot in Ours (Finborough), Trevor in Troubleshooters (Sit Com Trials Finalist, Soho), Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore (Covent Garden Festival), Side By Side By Sondheim, (Landor / Wavendon), News Revue (Canal Café), Godspell (Barbican), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall).  Other: Understudy Tesman, Brack and Loevborg in Hedda Gabler (Theatre Royal, Bath / Tour), Mr Snow in Carousel (Chichester), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (New Wolsey), Cassanova in Cassanova Returns (Cardiff), Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), Johnny Jay in Carmen (New Vic, Stoke), Fyedka in Fiddler On The Roof (Belgrade). Lesgles in Les Misérables, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Stephen in Deadly Embrace, Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tours). Rogers and Hammerstein Gala with BBC Concert Orchestra and Marguerite, Macgregors, Sinta, The Piper (workshops), plus numerous concerts and solo cabaret work  both nationally and internationally.  Film and TV: Tell Me! and The Soldier (award winning short films), A Close Shave (Folgate Films), Altra Caverna (One Wing), Hand You Are Dealt (Lloyds TSB), Presenter for Amway Business Opportunity DVD,  Narrator for the Carte Noire Readers Season.

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Waylon Jacobs (Baby)

Waylon has just finished his training at The Arts Educational School London where he was a successful recipient of the BBC performing arts bursary for the whole 3 years and also ‘The Gillian Lynne Award’.  He is looking forward to being unleashed on the performing arts world. Since leaving he has appeared as the Baritone soloist and Tapper in Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and was a soloist for Sondheim at 80 the celebration of the musical theatre legends 80th birthday at The Royal Albert Hall. He’s looking forward to working on Kitty and putting his stamp on the character of Baby.

 

 

 

 

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Claire Platt (Betty)

Claire trained on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Theatre credits include Greta Neff in The Witches of Eastwick UK Tour, where she also covered and played the role of Felicia Gabriel, Madame de la Grande Bouche in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast UK Tour, Mrs Bixby in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Zandra/Irene/ Mary in Jerry Springer: The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre, shown on BBC2,before this she was part of the Olivier Award winning ensemble, in the same show, at the National Theatre. Recently she took part in a series of workshops at the National Theatre Studio. Recordings include the original cast recording and the DVD of Jerry Springer: The Opera.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Ridley (Cathy)

Jessica was born in Hampshire and began singing and dancing at the age of 3.  She has recently finished studying on the 3 year BA Musical Theatre course at Guildford School of Acting.  Credits while training include Lizzie Curry in 110 In The Shade, Rosalia in West Side Story, Mrs Phagan in Parade, Mrs Pugh in Under Milkwood, and Millie in 7 Brides For 7 Brothers.  Jessica is delighted to be playing the part of Cathy in The Screams of Kitty Genovese and would like to send her love to her family for their support.

 

 

 

 

 

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Caroline Sabiston (Martha)

Caroline Sabiston is originally from Newcastle. She attended the Performance Academy at Newcastle College, where she received distinction in Musical Theatre, before moving to Guildford to further her training at the Guildford School of Acting. Whilst at Newcastle College, Caroline was put forward for ‘UK World Skills‘, a national competition for Btec level students, and went on to become UK Skills champion in Musical Theatre. She has just completed her 2nd year at GSA and can’t wait to get started on her 3rd year productions after an exciting summer! Performances at GSA include: Elizabeth in Robert and Elizabeth, Maria in Twelfth Night, Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance and Model/1st cover Comfort in No Strings. Caroline is making her professional debut in The Screams of Kitty Genovese and is thrilled to be starting her career in such a fantastic production.

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Susie Self (Frannie)

Susie studied at Royal College of Music gaining an ARCM and a scholarship from The Royal Society of Arts. This year Susie sang for  Lyon Opera, Ma Moss in Copland's Tender Land. Roles with  Vlaamse Opera, Opera du Rhin and Opera Factory include: Mary, Emilia, Madame de La Haltiere and Baba The Turk. Susie co-starred with Jasper Carrot as Katisha at The Savoy Theatre and sang Mrs Grose in Salzburg and  Chile. Recent “covers” include: Brigitte, Magdalone and Akysinya for Covent Garden, Mrs Sedley for Opera North and Jezebaba for Glyndebourne. Future engagements include roles in two new operas in Belfast and  Luxembourg Opera Houses. As a composer Susie recently won a Ralph Vaughan Williams commission, her two symphonies are recorded by Moravian Philharmonic and  Heroic Women featured on Woman's Hour, touring Taiwan, Mexico, California, Tete a Tete. Susie is deputy professor of voice and composition at Junior Guildhall. www.selfmademusic.co.uk
 
 
 
 

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Bradley White-Dale (Jimmy)

Bradley White-Dale began singing as a child and has performed at venues such as the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Abbey.  He studied translation in French, German and Spanish at Durham University following which, he spent 3 years in New York, training at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute and working as an actor and singer in Theater, Film and TV.  A keen songwriter, his debut album, “Malaise & Glory Days” comprised of his own original material, was released digitally on ITunes Worldwide and other sites such as Amazon.com in April 2010.  He is set to perform at a charity auction at the Royal Opera House on September 11th to raise money for British troops in Afghanistan.

 

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Sophie Tehrani (Kitty)

Sophie Tehrani is originally from Manchester and has just completed a 3-year BA hons degree in Musical Theatre at Guilford School of Acting. Professional credits include playing Dandini in Cinderella at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.  Credits whilst training include Anita in West Side Story, Annette in Marguerite, Lizzie Phagan in Parade, Mrs. Jessen in 110 in the Shade, Liza in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Kate in Taming of the Shrew.  Other Credits: Soloist in Dora (Her Majesty's), Voice over for Say It Productions and Soloist in A Joyful Noise. Sophie is delighted to be a part of ... Kitty Genovese. She would like to say a huge thank you to her friends and family for their constant love and support.

 

 

 

ANDY RALPH (Production Manager/Company Manager) has been in Stage Management for 15 years. As well as Production/ Company Managing The Screams of Kitty Genovese, Andy is currently the Company Manager for Dreamboats & Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre West End). Recent positions include; Company Manager on Cabaret (No.1 Tour Bill Kenwright Ltd), Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket West End), The Female of the Species (Vaudeville West End), Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre Tour & Cottesloe), Annie (No.1 Tour Chris Moreno Ltd), Translations (National Theatre Tour & Cottesloe), High Society (No.1 Tour Mark Goucher Ltd), Romeo & Juliet (Playhouse Theatre West End Ambassadors), After Mrs Rochester (Duke of Yorks West End Ambassadors), Home (Oxford Stage Company Tour). Andy has also Stage Managed for the R.S.C and the Royal Court. This is Andy’s third Opera with Director David Edwards.

RACHEL GILLARD (DSM) is a graduate of the Stage Management and Technical Theatre degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the Hazel Sharples Prize for Excellence. Her work in Stage Management includes The Barber of Baghdad (Buxton Festival Opera), Rumpelstiltskin (World Premiere and UK Tour), Agrippina (Barber Opera), A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar Warehouse), Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Flight (BYO), and Looking After Sonny (Hampstead Theatre). She has also worked in technical departments at the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall.