Founder/Writer/ Lyricist: Gabriella Burnel
Gabriella is a writer of shows and singer with Gabriella and the Planets. Having graduated from Oxford Univeristy with a degree in Sanskrit, she continues to study the sounds and texts and can often be heard teaching the chants. Other time is occupied http://enroutetoahusband.blogspot.co.uk. She writes songs to order and performs as a comedy actress. To discover more, visit facebook.com/gabriellaburnelsings
Director/Writer: Lewis Reynolds
Lewis trained in the National Youth Theatre and at Welsh National Opera. At Cambridge Unviersity, he performed with the ADC Theatre and Footlights, and assisted opera librettist Alice Goodman. He has assisted directing at WNO, The Royal Opera and Opera North, rejoining Opera North for the revivial of Faust in Tallinn in 2012. He has directed in te UK, Swedned, Norway, France, Russia and in 2012 stgaed Cavalieri's 'Rappresentatione di anima et di', which he also adapted. For The King's Head Theatre, he has directed 'Telephone', 'The Medium', 'Americana' and 'Hansel and Gretel'. His translation of 'Hansel and Gretel' was revivied by director Richard Pyros for Opera in Space. Other productions include 'L'enfent et les sortileges' (Edinburgh Fringe, revived St John's, Smith Square) and 'The Four Note Opera' (UK tour). Most recently Lewis directed 'King Lear' with David Ryall in the title role.
Assistant Director/ Writer: Guido Martin-Brandis
Guido is a director, writer, cellist and opera fanatic living in London. He has recently assisted on productions at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, as well as professional productions of 'King Lear' (Darker Purpose Theatre) and 'The Four Note Opera' (Dioneo Opera). He is also in a band of seven cellists called 'The Massive Violins' who sing and play pop and rock classics spanning Britney, Elvis, Queen and everything between.
Music Director/ Composer: Kimon Pallikaropoulos
Kimon has been described by the cast as the 'best MD they have ever worked with'. Since graduating from Oxford University in 2009 with a Music Degree, Kimon spent a year teaching music in Bath, and is now based in London where he plays with 'Gabriella and The Planets' as well as composing mega rock anthems and romantic ballads.
BJ Boris: Chris Fairall
Christopher Fairall trained at The Poor School, where he received high praise and positive reviews in the public season. His portrayals of Steve the Nutter in 'Market Boy' and Aston in 'The Caretaker' were reviewed as dangerous and haunting respectively. Since graduating last June, he has worked on various short films and commercials invariably playing the 'thug' or 'tradesmen'. He is a gernerous, committed actor with great comic timing.
Millipede/Camarooned/Forage/Dreggs: Hamish Colville
Hamish is a London based actor. This year you could have seen him playing Oscar in a new adaption of 'Games of Love and Chance' during sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh. Prior to that, he performed in 'Fairytales and Fire'; Craig Henry's first full-length play which premiered at the 'Old Red Lion' this summer. Hamish trained at Mountview and is represented by Jewell Ltd.
Pippa Posterior: Helena Payne
Credits include Anna in Sexism is Bad and Makes Everyone Really Unhappy at The Arcola, Shakespeare Monologue conference with Creation Theatre, Nell in Top Girls at The Southbank Centre for IWD, Mrs Smith in The Bald Prima Donna at ORL, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Guiderius in Cymbeline at The CSF. The Pragmatist and Gertrude in The Blind and The Intruder at ORL transferring to The Tabard; Surly in The Alchemist, Viola and Margaret at The PSF, Like Enemies of the State at The Islington Pleasance. Represented by Stagecentre Management.
Hilarity Clinton: Emily Hardy
Emily graduated from Cambridge University prior to training at the London School of Musical Theatre. Recent credits include Eumenides in 'Action to the World' and the new musical 'Poise'. Emily is also co-founder and editor of new, online theatre publication, PostScript Journal. www.postscriptjournal.co.uk @postscriptjour
Alex Slam'em/ Dr Jez Axman/ Brandy Wandy: Ian Sanderson
Ian trained at Arts Educational Schools London, graduating in 2010 and has performed in Theatre projects including Mr Cool in Mrs. Duster's Magic Toyshop, Shaun in Bust, Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, Stine in City of Angels, Americano in The Copla Musical, Boss in The Sexual Neuroses of our Parents, Ray in Piano/Forte, Madhav Dutta in Dakghar and was proud to perform in The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and The UEFA 2013 Champions League Final Opening Ceremony. Film credits include Sonny Marshall in the upcoming independent sitcom No Code, and short films Ray, Street Show, The Contest, and Sweet Steve.
Berlusphoni/ Vlad The Implier/ Carla Husky Bruni: Alejandro Postigo
Alejandro Postigo is a theatre practitioner, writer and researcher currently working towards a PhD in ‘Cultural exchanges between English and Spanish Musical Theatre’ having obtained an MA in Music Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2010 he established ‘HisPanic Breakdown’, an artistic collective which focuses on original collaborations between international artists. His latest project ‘The Copla Musical’ is in its latest stages of development and will be presented to audiences in September 2014 (www.thecoplamusical.com). As a performer, Alejandro has worked in Spain (The wizard of Oz), France (Vmmm...), Italy (Stürmen... malgré la pluie), USA (Of Thee I sing), and most recently in the UK in productions such as ‘Flahooley’ (Sadler’s Wells), ‘The winter’s tale’ (Royal Opera House) and the TV sitcom ‘Episodes’ (BBC/Showtime). He was recently commissioned to devise a performance live art piece currently showing in River City, Bangkok.