Live It would not be possible without the incredible support of the Cast, Crew, Audience and Individuals and Companies who donate. If you have something to offer or would like to get involved let us know via the Contact Us page.

We would love to thank every single person individually but there have been so many fabulous performers over the years. Here are just a few of them:

Past Performers

Supportive Companies / Individuals

Kat Franklin
Performer

Kat started training from the age of 4 at Dance Industry Studios, Littlehampton. She performed in many shows and Festivals up to the age of 18. Kat went on to study at Northbrook MET to complete her Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre, and then graduated earlier this year with her BA Hons. Credits during training include ‘Maria’ in West Side Story, ‘Carrie’ in Carrie the Musical and ‘Wendla’ in Spring Awakening. She is very excited to be returning to Live It this year, both as a performer but also assistant producer.

The MET

The Musical Theatre and Dance students at the MET are delighted to be involved in Live it again this year. The students work throughout the year on Musicals , Showcases and Cabarets which are performed both here at the Northbrook Theatre and across the South Coast and London. Many graduates can be seen performing Nationally and Internationally in the Westend, on cruises, in recording contracts and in TV and films. Some of these graduates are performing here tonight including Chelsea, Joseph and Jack.

Chelsea Smith
Performer

Chelsea is excited to perform again at Northbrook theatre, Especially for such a great cause, she graduated from Northbrook MET in 2017 and Earlier this year Chelsea appeared on BBC1s All Together Now and has been on a wonderful journey since then.
Chelsea is thrilled to have been asked to take part in Live it again this year and looking forward to performing alongside such great talent.

Tommy Smith
Performer

This is Tommys first year performing as a solo act at Live it ! You may remember him from last year performing with Kompact theatre.
Tommy trained at Northbrook MET and is excited to be back at the Northbrook Theatre and to be a part of such a great event for a wonderful cause.

Joseph Mason-Smith
Performer

This is Joseph’s first time performing at Live It! And it has been a long time coming. He graduated from STAC in 2015 and has since been sailing around performing and serenading the guest on cruise ships all over the world. He is incredibly excited to be returning to Northbrook Theatre to perform, especially for such good causes that mean so much to all of us.

Madi Horne
Performer

“Madison is once again honoured to have been asked back to perform at LiveIt, a very special evening she looks forward to every year. Madi is a graduate from the London School of Musical Theatre and credits whilst training include: Frieda in Charles Miller’s Hope, Diana in All’s Well that Ends Well and dance captain/ensemble in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5.

Earlier this year Madison was asked to feature as dancer in a music video for the folk-metal band ‘The Snow Ghosts’. She has also continued to reprise her role as Young Barbara Windsor in the UK Tour of The Story of Bart whilst also adapting the role of the other female parts too. This Christmas Madi will be starring in the Principal role of ‘Dick’ in Dick Whittington for Brighton and Hove Traditional Family Pantomime productions. This will be Madi’s first time playing a principal boy so feel free to come along for a giggle!!

As always, Madison feels very privileged to continue to be a part of this evening and once again cannot wait to share the stage with such special and incredible talent for a show that holds a very special place in her heart.” Xxx

Nick Brittain
Performer & Photographer

Training: Northbrook MET and the London School of Musical Theatre

Nick trained at Northbrook MET (then called the Southern Theatre Arts Centre) before finishing his training at the London School of Musical Theatre. Through Northbrook, Nick gained invaluable training, especially in dance, that propelled him into a career as a singer/dancer. Now having worked in cruise ships, various London venues, a UK tour and Edinburgh Fringe, Nick is seeking to continue his love of theatre whilst growing his second passion in photography.

Theatre Credits: The Crumple Zone (Kings Head), Skin Deep Edinburgh 2018, Cat in the Hat Edinburgh 2018, PC Ping/Dance Captain for Aladdin (Marina Theatre), The Hired Man (Union Theatre), Hotel For Criminals UK Premier (Wimbledon), Doomwatch Castle Original Cast, Dame/Billy with West End in Schools, Singer Dancer onboard the Millennium with Celebrity Cruises, Singer Dancer with Potters Theatre Company, Dick Whittington (Kenneth More Theatre), Kompact Theatre Cabaret (Leicester Square Theatre).

Nick is also a Production, Events and Headshot photographer, whose work can be found on his website www.brittainphotography.me or Instagram: thebrittainphotography.

Terri Geal

Millenium Performing Arts

Terri trained at Glendale Theatre Arts and Millennium Performing Arts. She appeared in Pride and Predjudice for Working Title Films and was a featured dancer on the Lenny Henry Show. Other work includes Kagel – Comedy and Catastrophe for the Royal Academy of Music and the workshop productions of Little Women and Area 51 – the latter winning a Cameron Mackintosh Award.  

Terri is the Curriculum Leader for the FE theatre department at Northbrook Met. Choreography for Glendale Theatre Arts has recently won 4 golds at All England National Finals and a Gold medal at the Dance World Cup, held in Paris.

Madison Horne

London School of Musical Theatre

Madison is delighted to have been asked to be a part of Live It this year to help raise money for these wonderful charities and have the opportunity to perform alongside the amazing array of talent she is sure you will see tonight. Madi spent the past year training at the London School of Musical Theatre and graduated this summer with an agent, MB Management. She is just beginning to find her feet in the big wide world of Theatre but is very excited to escape from the hustle and bustle of London for one evening to come back and sing on her home turf!! She hopes you have a magician evening, enjoy the show!

Lauren Eira-Marie

Southern Theatre Arts Centre & BAPA

Lauren auditioned for drama school and was accepted to BAPA (Bristol Academy of Performing Arts) she was lucky enough to have many opportunities while at drama school one of these included taking part in a Christmas special that was aired on ITV1 West Country. After drama school Lauren went on to gain a degree in Musical theatre at Southern Theatre Arts Centre ,now the MET. Where she played leading roles. Since completing her education Lauren has continued to perform and has won theatre singer of the year two years in a row. More recently Lauren has been working as a performer for Thomas Cook . Lauren continues to fuel her passion for performing by being part of the fantastic Kompact Theatre while attending various auditions in London.

Glendale Theatre Arts

GLENDALE THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL

Originally opened during the 1940’s by her mother, Wendy Merson, Glendale Theatre Arts is under the personal supervision of Mandy Chapman F.I.S.T.D. Mandy has choreographed numerous shows and pantomimes & Summer Seasons. both professional and amateur. During 1990 she took 43 children on a performing tour of America, culminating with performances at Disneyland, California.  Glendale is regularly asked to prepare and audition singers, dancers and actors for professional shows on behalf of directors and choreographers. Performers trained by Mandy have appeared in nearly every smash-hit musical in the West End including the opening casts of ‘Lord of The Rings’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and the acclaimed ‘Book of Mormon’ and she had the proud privilege to watch a former Glendale pupil on stage in the lead role of Glinda, in ‘Wicked’. Glendale juniors have appeared in the London productions of ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Oliver’ and numerous tours including the ‘Sound of Music’.

In 2011 Glendale participated in the Dance World Cup held in Paris and against 28 countries came back with no less than 19 Gold Medals and the overall award for ‘The Most Outstanding Group’.  Further Golds followed in Austria in 2012 and in 2013 the event came to Brighton. Some 120 pupils qualified for the Grand Finals and along with numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, the school came away with the award for ‘The Most Outstanding Choreography’! As well as having active and vibrant professional-standard classes, the school also offers a wide range of classes designed to encourage and stimulate all levels and ages; from our wonderful ‘Little Stars Academy’ through to our extremely popular  all-male ‘ Boyzonly’ club. Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre also play vital roles, improving self-confidence and personal development, whilst ensuring that fun is always part of the process. Based in its own purpose-built studios, Glendale has a strong team of outstanding and dedicated staff, many of whom are professional performers, directors and choreographers themselves.

 

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Jennie Dale
Performer

Laine Theatre Arts

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Drury Lane – original cast and cast recording.
LES MISÉRABLES, The Palace Theatre – understudied and played Madame Thenadier.
JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA – Betsy Lou Danvers and Dance Captain
THE LIKES OF US – Sydmonton Festival with Stephen Fry, cast recording.
SLEEPING BEAUTY – Soho Theatre, Queen Annabelle
MARY POPPINS – Prince Edward Theatre. Katie Nanna understudied and played Mrs Brill, Miss Andrew and Mrs Corry
CARMEN – The Royal Opera House, Featured Flamenco Dancer, DVD.
LORD OF THE RINGS – Drury Lane, Widow Esmerelda Rumble. Understudy Rosie and Glorfindel, original cast and recording.
GIGI – Regents Park, original cast
SISTER ACT – Palladium, understudy Sister Mary Patrick, original cast and recording
OLIVER! – Larnaca Festival Widow Corney
LES MISÉRABLES 25 ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – O2 Arena.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – Hackney Empire, Broad Bean.

Jennie’s television credits include, WINK BINGO dancing housewife, where she was literally “dancing on the ceiling”! and Freda in VICTORIA WOOD’S MID-LIFE XMAS and WHAT LARKS! for the BBC, where she worked alongside the wonderful Victoria Wood and Stephen Mear.

Visit Jennie’s Website

Danyl James Turvey

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

Mel DeHaviland

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

Sophie Mills

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

Kristian Thomas Turner

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

William Austin

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

Nicola Martinus Smith

Southern Theatre Arts Centre

Jack Lansbury
Performer

Jack trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he achieved his honours degree following on from his two years at Northbrook MET .
Whilst training at Mountview he played ‘Tevye’ in Fiddler on the roof , ‘Hugh Dorsey’ in Parade , ‘Marshall ‘ in Gas station Angel, ‘Clyde’ in Bonnie and Clyde and ‘Sonny’ in Grease. His professional theatre credits include ‘ Puck’ in A midsummer night’s dream ( Aldeburgh festival), ensemble in Cinderella and Dick Whittington (and his meercat ) Theatre Royal York and most recently in London’s West end avenue ‘Boq’ in Wicked.

David McMullen

Bird College

David graduated from Bird College with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance. After graduating he pursued further dance training in New York at leading dance studios in Manhattan, including Broadway Dance Centre.

Theatre and TV credits include; ‘Buttons’ in Cinderella this coming Christmas (Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar); Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne); Me & My Girl (Kilworth House); Pippin understudying the roles of ‘Pippin’, ‘Theo’ and ‘Lewis’ (Menier Chocolate Factory, London); ‘Younger Brother’ in Ragtime (Landor Theatre, London); Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre, London); ‘Wishee Washee’ in Aladdin (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); Lend Me a Tenor (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); ‘IQ’ and understudy ‘Link Larkin’ in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre, London); Crazy For You (Kilworth House Theatre); ‘Mark Cohen’ in a revival of Rent (Catford Broadway Studio Theatre, London); ‘Pirate Skylights’ and understudy ‘Peter Pan’ in Peter Pan (Milton Keynes Theatre); ‘Sasha’ and ‘Nachum’ in Fiddler on the Roof understudying the role of ‘Fyedka’ (UK National Tour); Mary Poppins understudying ‘Neleus’ (Prince Edward Theatre, London); ‘Frank’ in the Nickelodeon TV series Genie in the House; Cinderella understudying the role of ‘Dandini’ (Worthing Pavillion).

Recently, David premiered his one act cabaret ‘Boy Meets World!…And makes a Song and Dance of it!’ at Lauderdale House. David will be welcoming in the Christmas season in Potters Bar playing ‘Buttons’ in Cinderella at the Wyllyotts Theatre.

Mark Daley

Laine Theatre Arts

Sussex born Mark grew up attending the JSS Singers, before completing his training at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom.

Theatre credits include: The Diamond Horseshoe Review & Encore! (Disney, Japan), The 12 Tenors (New Zealand, South Africa & Scandinavian Tours), The Thursford Christmas Spectacular (UK) & HMS Pinafore (Union Theatre, London)

Opera credits include: Dance Captain for BYO’s Romeo et Juliette (Peacock Theatre, London), Tosca (Royal Albert Hall), WNO’s La Cenerentola (UK Tour) & La Boheme (Soho Theatre, London).

Television credits include: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeway (LWT), Popstar to Operastar (ITV), The Classical Brit Awards (ITV) & The Beat Goes On (Channel 5).

Helen Woolf

Southern Theatre Arts Centre / Royal Academy of Music

Vocalist. ‘Freddie for a Day 2012’: With Brian May, Kerry Ellis, Alfie Boe, & Tom Jones (Savoy)
Lead Female Vocalist. ‘West End Story’ – India 2012 (Arena Tour- India)
Lead Female Vocalist. ‘West End Story’ Uk 2012 (Various)
Rachel, ‘Friends: THE OPERA’ 2011, (Comedy Central Television)
Phyllis Rogers-Stone: ‘Follies’ 2011 (Sir Jack Lyons Theatre)
Rebecca: ‘Goodbye Barcelona’ Arcola Theatre London 2011 (Workshops)
Older Belle: ‘Little Me’ (Royal Academy of Music)
Diana: ‘California Suite’ (Royal Academy of Music)
Ivy: ‘Bare a Pop Opera’ UK Premier (Northbrook Theatre)
Johanna: ‘Sweeney Todd’ (Northbrook Theatre)

During her time at the Academy Helen had the pleasure of performing for theatre Legend: Stephen Sondheim. She also worked with Jason Robert Brown, Bobbie Cronin, Jeni Toksvig & Michael Bruce. Under the instruction of Mary Hammond, Anne Marie-Speed, Karen Rabinowitz, Anne James and many others Helen Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 with a Triple Distinction. Since graduating some notable venues Helen has recently performed in are: The Royal Festival Hall – Directed by Stephen Hill, Wiltons Music Hall – Directed by George Hall, Middle Temple, Trafalgar Square & The battersea Barge. Helens work as a Performer has taken her overseas to India, France, Italy and Switzerland. Most recently Helen performed with Brian May, Tom Jones, Kerry Ellis & Alfie Boe at the Savoy Theatre under the supervision of ‘Queens’ Musical Director Spike Edney & Stuart Morley: Musical Director of We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre). Helen is also in demand as a teacher and as a recording artist and can be heard on many recordings by composers: Matheson Bayley, Frank Lazarus & Karl Leicowitz.

Dom Hodson

Royal Academy of Music

Dom studied at the University of Manchester before training at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011.

Theatre credits include: Rolf in ‘The Sound of Music’ (Kilworth House), Austin in ‘I Love You Because’ (Jermyn Street), Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ (QDOS, Hull New Theatre), and Prince Giglio in ‘The Rose and The Ring’ (The Dancehouse, Manchester).

Workshops include ‘Goodbye Barcelona’ for The Arcola Theatre and ‘The Last 5 Years’ with Jason Robert Brown at The Bridewell.

Dom also spent several years with the NYMT, with whom credits include: The Man in ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ (Greenwich Theatre), Noble Egglestone in ‘Little Me’ (Bloomsbury), and Cheek in ‘The Dreaming’ (E.M. Forster Theatre).

Sinead Mathias

Southern Theatre Arts Centre / Tiffany Theatre College

Sinead graduated from Southern Theatre Arts Centre with a foundation degree in musical theatre,where she was fortunate to play Ivy in the premiere of Bare and Mimi in Rent. She then went on to continue her training in dance at Tiffany Theatre College. At Tiffanys she was fortunate to work with industry professions such as Hadley Fraser, Christian Storm and Katy Rowley Jones, and gained experience in modelling as well has finding representation with Paling and Jenkins Associates.
Having graduated Sinead then went on to play Georgia in Burlesque,a new musical produced by Danielle Tarrento , performed at Jermyn Street Theatre Piccadilly. Which then went on to win the whats on stage award for best new musical.

Rachel Apps

Millenium Performing Arts, London

Rachel trained professionally at Millennium Performing Arts, London. Whilst at college she worked with Claude-Michel Schonberg, Timothy Sheader, Mary King, Nikki Woollaston and Lucie Pankhurst.
Rachel has worked as Assistant Choreographer to Lucie Pankhurst, most recently for Three Men in a Boat UK Tour, as well as CBBC’S Sadie J and performed with her troupe in ShowChoir an ITV spin off of Glee.
She is currently choreographing Anything Goes for Worthing Musical Comedy Society and The Sound of Music for Brighton Theatre Group.
Most recently she featured in Mila Falls’ debut music video, working with Jessie J’s costume designer and crew from Avatar.

Jake Bowerman

Millenium Performing Arts, London

Jake started dancing at the age of 16 with the Caroline Salmon School of Dance and Musical Craft, and furthered his technique at Millennium Performing Arts, where he received a scholarship for his training. During training he worked with many artists including Claude-Michel Schonberg, Kate Flatt, Mary King, Stephen Mear, Nikki Woollaston and Rafael Bonachela’s repetiteur Cameron McMillan.
Since graduating, he has been on an eight month contract in Australia working through Grayboy Entertainment with William Forsythe for P&O cruises.
Jake has just finished working on Opera North’s Carousel with Jo Davies, Kim Brandstrup and Kay Shepherd.

Northbrook MET

An exciting course for gifted students who wish to explore and develop their skills with a view to progressing to appropriate work in musical theatre or further study. The course programme involves the study and practice of both traditional and innovative areas of musical performance, including the study of Sondheim, Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown and other classic and contemporary innovators in the field of musical theatre. The course includes in-depth vocal training, a range of acting techniques and practitioners and many dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, pas de deux and commercial. Recent musicals have included “Sideshow”, “Bare” and “Rent” and, in addition to this, the students are given the opportunity to present their skills at an agents’ showcase in Brighton and London.

Kompact Theatre

Kompact Theatre formed in 2009 with the idea of producing compact contemporary musical theatre. The company focus is on using material by contemporary composers who create work for smaller casts. The result is innovative work that often challenges the barriers instilled by traditional musical theatre. We premiered our first show ‘Catch Me I’m Falling’ at the Northbrook Theatre. This production was so well received that we were asked to add more dates and in October 2009 Kompact returned for a further run. In May 2010 Kompact were lucky enough to perform at Concorde 2 in Brighton for our production of ‘To Look Beyond…‘ as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. In 2010 the company decided to strip back their productions even further to become even more ‘KOMPACT’ and so presented an evening of alternative cabaret at the newly refurbished Brighton Ballrooms in November. With the success of this performance, we continue to perform our ‘Kompact Cabaret’ evenings at venues across Brighton and London. Kompact boasts an experienced cast and production team whose training includes East 15, ALRA, The London College of Music, Arts Ed, Royal Academy of Music, Mountview and STAC. Performance, production and directorial credits span stage and screen all across the UK, Europe and further afield in Japan, USA and Australia.

Our passion and commitment makes us who we are.

We are not trying to change the world through theatre, we are trying to spread a little Kompact love and we would love you to be a part of it.

Stop Gap
Dance Company

StopGAP Dance Company is the UK’s leading integrated company for dancers with and without disabilities. StopGAP Dance Company has unparalleled experience in integrated dance. The company tours nationally and internationally, and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. StopGAP’s evocative and vivacious work gives a kaleidoscopic view of the world. The surprising shifts of images connect with our audiences to ignite their curiosity.

Dance Industry
Theatre School

Dance Industry take on pupils of all ages, ability and gender as we believe that everyone should have equal opportunities – whether its for fun or for a future career. Training in dance and theatre arts provides and improves on skills including confidence, team work, discipline, creativity and fitness.

Lee Payne
Tap Dancer

Millenium Performing Arts College

Lee is a graduate of the Millennium Performing Arts College. His musical theatre credits include Riverdance, Singing In The Rain and Magic of The Dance, whilst his theatre credits include Bouncers, Jeckyl and Hyde, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Hamlet.

Lee has many television credits to his name include Top Of The Pops and the Des O’Conner Show as well as numerous broadcasts of his Riverdance performance on television stations all over the world, including on Sky1 in the UK.

Leaving no stone unturned this cat is deeply musical and expressive, always on the edge, always pushing the boundaries of Rhythm to new heights through his feet.

Amy Marchant

ALRA (Academy of Live & Recorded Arts)

‘Pendragon’ National Youth Music Theatre
(The Minack, Cornwall, The Peacock Theatre, Exeter, Edinburgh, Tokyo)
‘Oklahoma’, NYMT (Belfast, Cardiff, London)
‘Mother Goose’, ‘The Wild Party’ (Liverpool and Edinburgh Festival)
‘School Ties’ (Edinburgh Festival)
Production Vocalist (Thomas Cook Holidays)
Entertainment Host (Disney Cruise Line)
Mrs Potts ‘Beauty & The Beast’ (Brighton Theatre Royal)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Bros, 2008)

Amy is also a founding member of Kompact Theatre Company and will performing with other cast members on the night!

George Hankers
Singer / Dancer

Dance Industry Studios & Laine Theatre Arts

George trained at Dance Industry Studios from the age of 6, and during his time there appeared in 4 ballets in Sadler’s Wells and worked alongside inspirational choreographers, including Gillian Lynne. George also appeared in Angelina Ballerina when he was 10 years old.
At 16, George gained a place at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey and is now in his 3rd year there. Since training at Laine, George has danced for choreographers Matt Flint and Bill Deamer, as well as appearing as a dancer on ITV for the FA Cup Final, Dance Captain/Ensemble in Aladdin at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and has most recently choreographed and performed for Miranda Sings Live at the Leicester Square Theatre. George also tours the UK and Ireland as a Swing member of the worlds first One Direction tribute act. George is very grateful for the opportunities he’s been given and thanks his family and friends for their constant support.

Gatsby Girls
20's Entertainment

Straight from the roaring twenties
They Dance! They Sing! They sure do Swing!!

“Hey there guys and gals! Welcome to our little haunt and ain’t it swell?
We’re The Gatsby Girls and we Charleston our way through London town with sophistication, glitz and glamour. With our tappin’, singin’ and swingin’, we’ll rekindle you with the classics from the 1920s and 1930s, delighting your senses with the flapper fun and frolics of the speakeasy. Now it’s time to meet the girls!”

Visit the Girl’s Website

David Croucher
Magician

David has been performing magic for 15 years and thoroughly enjoys what he does. He belongs to two magic societies:-

The Associated Conjurers of East Sussex & The Sussex Magic Circle

David is also a member of the actor’s union Equity and is fully insured

He loves meeting other magicians and sharing ideas. David puts lots of hard work into practicing magic and pays particular attention to the entertainment and routining aspects.

When he starts performing close up magic for a group who have just met him, he introduces himself and likes to get every persons name.

His magic starts fast and flashy, blending in to a slightly slower pace closing on a wow finish. He has been bitten by the magic bug as magicians say, and absolutely loves what he does!!

Visit David’s Website

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