Richard Astbury

TRAINED: Arts Educational Schools, London.

THEATRE INCLUDES: Ensemble/cover Felicia and Farrah in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (UK tour); Swing/cover Patsy, Sir Robin, Herbert Historian in Spamalot (UK tour); Ensemble/Officer/understudy Rolf in The Sound of Music (Popular Productions); Prince Charming in Snow White (Hammond Productions/Thailand); Coricopat/ understudy Rum Tum Tugger, Skimbleshanks and Macavity in Cats (UK and European tour); Ensemble in White Christmas (Manchester Lowry); Ensemble/Dance Captain/understudy Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Malvern Festival Theatre); Ensemble in Christmas in New York (Spekulation Productions).

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Coricopat in Cats as part of the 2013, and Chorus for 2011, Olivier Awards (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Keisha Amponsa Banson

TRAINED: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.

THEATRE INCLUDES: Coretta Scott King in Martin Smith’s King (Hackney Empire); Greta/Actress in Dr Feelgood (The Other Palace); Radio in Caroline, Change (Chichester); Mother in I Know All The Secrets In My World (Tiata Fahodzi); Jessica in Yarico (London Theatre Workshop); cover Angel City Four in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse); Mary Wells in Motown the Musical, Brenda/cover Babe/Mae in The Pajama Game, Congress Club Trio/cover Sandra in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); cover Shenzi/Sarabi in The Lion King (UK/Ireland tour); Joanne in Believers Anonymous (Rosemary Branch); Urleen in Footloose (UK tour); Wooosah (Old Vic); Elayne in Knight Crew (Glyndebourne Opera); Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory/UK tour).

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Children in Need, Live At The London Palladium, The Sound of Music Live!, Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne, West End Story: What Nancy, Joseph & Maria Did Next, I’d Do Anything.

RADIO: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday in the Park.

RECORDINGS INCLUDE: Motown the Musical, From Here to Eternity (original cast recordings).

Gina Beck

THEATRE INCLUDES: Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat (New London Theatre/Sheffield Crucible); Glinda in Wicked (West End/USA tour); Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Cosette in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Bathsheba Everdene in Far From The Madding Crowd (The Watermill Theatre); I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Arts Theatre Upstairs); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre); Maria in The Sound of Music (Malaysia); The Belle’s Stratagem (Southwark Playhouse); Kate in The Kissing Dance (Jermyn St Theatre); Wendy in Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Rebecca in Imagine This (Plymouth Theatre Royal).

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Doctors, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Crust.

FILM: Les Misérables.

OPERA: Madame Butterfly, L’elisir d’amore (Opera Holland Park).

OTHER: Gina made her BBC Proms debut in 2016 as a soloist in the BBC’s Bernstein prom with the John Wilson Orchestra.

Marianne Benedict

TRAINED: Arts Educational Schools, London.

THEATRE INCLUDES: Grizabella in Cats (International tour); Rosalia in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (London Playhouse); Velma in Chicago, Miss MacKintosh in The Sunshine Boys (Oldham Coliseum); Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium); Woman 2 in Side By Side By Sondheim (Brockley Jack Studio Theatre); The Witch in Rapunzel (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); May in Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (Stoke New Vic); Vivian in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre); Alice in Loveshack, Gloria in Return to the Forbidden Planet, Stella/understudy Polly Baker in Crazy for You (UK tours); Teacher and understudy Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Debbie in the musical Debbie Does Dallas (Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford); Dolly in The Country Wife (Watford Palace Theatre); CJ in Baywatch the Musical, Catherine in The Girl Dusty (Workshops).

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Lorene Powell-Jobs in Autopsy, Lisa in EastEnders.

CONCERTS INCLUDE: Stephen Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Gala (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), One More Time (Piccadilly Theatre), West End Musical Theatre Celebration (Palace Theatre).