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A Musical Comedy Fundraiser
Rehearsal Photos by Sara Krüger Photography
Cast
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Alice Rose Palmer

Born and raised in Hull, Alice is a graduate of The University of Hull

 

Alice’s theatre credits include One woman show ‘Bombshells’ by Joanna Murray-Smith, Lucy in Hilda and The Northern Powerhouse, Winifred Holtby in A Life of My Own, (Single Story Theatre, Kardomah94), Clair in Earworm (Single Story Theatre, Heads Up Festival), Lucy in Don Jon (Silent Uproar Productions).

 

Alice is a co-artistic director of She Productions. Since 2015, Alice has performed in and co-written Beverley does Broadway, The Three Kingdoms, The Lightless Pumpkin, The StoryTellas, Miss-Cast, Honey I Stereotyped the Kids, Beverley Does Broadway: The Rebound, sell-out new musical It’s Different For Girls, The StorytEllas Web series and most recently The Fairy That Fell Off The Christmas Tree.

Annie Kirkman

Annie trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy. Credits include: The Hound of The Baskervilles (East Riding Theatre), 71 Coltman Street (Hull Truck), Branston Pickle Advert 2020, Beryl (Arcola Theatre & East Riding Theatre) Dungeons & Dragons: An Unofficial Adventure (Silent Uproar), Red Riding Hood (Nottingham Lakeside Theatre) Leftovers (Hull Truck Theatre) The Butler Dresses Again, Oliver Twist (LAF, New Zealand) Here & Now, Shakers (The John Godber Theatre Company), Frost Hollow Hall, Sparrow, A Christmas Carol (East Riding Theatre), Austen the Musical (UK Tour), Into the Woods, Days of Hope (Allstar Productions), The Martyr (Soho Theatre). 

Voiceover: Alzheimer’s Research UK, Royal Public Society of Health, Branston Pickle, The Witching Hour (Periplum)

 

Annie is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of She Productions. For She Productions, Annie has co-written and performed in 9 original shows with the company including The Fairy Who Fell off the Christmas Tree, MissCast (El festival Internacional de Cabaret, Mexico City) & It’s Different for Girls (UK Tour). Annie has also produced several projects for the company including The StorytEllas, She Fest: Digital & The Three Kingdoms and co-developed the company’s Finding Your Voice programme.

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Caitlin Townend

Caitlin is a Hull actor and a 2020 graduate from The London School of Musical Theatre. During her studies she was also a member of the University’s award winning Chamber Choir (BBC Adult Choir of the Year) for three consecutive years.

 

Credits in training: Clover in Leaves, Queen Elizabeth II in Betty Blue Eyes, Ensemble in Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frasquita in Carmen and Shylock in Merchant of Venice (all excerpts). Sadie in Charles Miller and Kevin Hammond’s Under a Canvas Sky and Adrienne in Charles Miller and Kevin Hammond’s No One In The World at the Bridewell Theatre.

 

Since graduating, she has become a member of The Godber Theatre Foundation, a hand picked selection of Hull and East Yorkshire Actors and Creatives by the renowned playwright John Godber and the team of The John Godber Company. 

 

Professional credits include: A Christmas Carol (John Godber Company), Vocalist on The Real House House Housewives of Cheshire: Christmas Reunion Show (Monkey Kingdom), The Dementia Project (Smashing Mirrors Theatre Company) and Moby Dick (John Godber Company).

Sophie Clay

Sophie Clay is an actor, theatre maker and founding member of Middle Child.

For Middle Child: Our Radical Future; Barbie Smiles; Alligator; Ten Storey Love Song; Dick Whittington; Aladdin; Genesis: Resolution; Saturday Night, Sunday Morning; Apples.

Theatre includes: A Super Happy Story About Feeling Super Sad (Silent Uproar); Ducklings (The Herd); Sausages.

Other:  2 Girls 1 Mooncup (R&D); Thank You for Doing Nothing (R&D); Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder (R&D); The Canary and the Crow (R&D); 1975 (R&D).

Sophie also plays the piano, trumpet and sings, is a black belt in kickboxing and loves a good Nordic noir.

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Creative Team
Jessica Duffield - DIRECTOR

Jessica trained at Drama Studio London, after gaining a First Class BA Hons Degree in Drama and French.

 

As a founding member of She Productions, Jessica has co-written and performed in many of the company’s shows, including Beverley Does Broadway, The Three Kingdoms, The Lightless Pumpkin, The Lightless Pumpkin Returns, The StorytEllas and The Fairy Who Fell Off The Christmas Tree.

 

She has also directed for the company, including The Lightless Pumpkin Returns, The Three Kingdoms and, most recently, The StorytEllas Web Series, which she adapted for the screen during Lockdown.


Other theatre Includes: Beryl in Beryl (Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre) Miss Thorne/Billeting Officer in Goodnight Mister Tom, (East Riding Theatre), Mum/Nan in My Big Little Sister (National Tour including The Lyric Hammersmith, The Yvonne Arnaud and Nottingham Playhouse); Lady Susan in Lady Susan, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, The Vagina Monologues (East Riding Theatre); Top Girls (Tristan Bates Theatre)

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Beth Murrell - PRODUCER

Beth is a Hull director, producer and community engagement creative. She is a graduate from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, attaining an undergraduate degree in Applied Theatre and Community Drama in 2021. Whilst studying, Beth became a member of the Godber Theatre Foundation, a network of emerging creatives from Hull and East Yorkshire. With their support, post graduation Beth was one of only six directors to be selected from across the country to be trained under the Vault New Directors’ Scheme.

As well as producing for She this year, Beth coordinates a social action programme for Absolutely Cultured, which has reached almost 2000 interactions with communities in Hull in the last eight months. 

Beth’s next project in autumn 2022 will see her debut as a professional director.

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Natalie Walker  - MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Natalie was born and raised in East Yorkshire. She graduated from Hull University in 2014 with a

BA in Music and Theatre but has been working professionally as a musician since 2009. Much of

this time has been spent accompanying, arranging and performing with choirs, including playing

several guest spots with performers from the West End and English National Opera. Her main

passion is theatre, and she has recently worked as MD for a production of Shakespeare in Love in

York, as well as working for 5 years as a creative with Castaway Music Theatre – an accessible

musical theatre company in Goole. She is very excited to be working for the first time with She

Productions, and a fab group of women on Beverley Does Broadway!

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FLEUR STEVENSON - CHOREOGRAPHER

Fleur trained on a 3 year teacher training and performer’s course at Leeds Dance College, where she gained her Associates in Ballet, Tap and Modern with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

 

On leaving college Fleur worked in Portugal on the Algarve, at the then, well known “Michaels” in Albufeira.

In 1992, Fleur Elizabeth Dance Academy opened its doors, starting with 80 pupils!

 

Over the years her Academy has grown and flourished and Fleur continues to develop her teaching skills and has trained to ISTD Licentiate standard. Many of her senior pupils go on to train professionally at Colleges across the country and gain amazing dancing contracts in theatre, television and cruises.

 

She also chairs and organises the Yorkshire Teachers Group, an ISTD area group designed specifically to train and support qualified teachers young and old. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Jean Campbell Award for services and contribution to ISTD Ballet.

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Eva Gaynor-Smith- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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Hello, I'm Eva. I'm about to go into my final year at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, I'm training in Acting (Screen and Digital Media). I get to do a bit of everything, from acting and writing, to producing short films. I enjoy writing and I have had a number of my pieces performed. I'm really excited to be working with SHE and I can always be found wandering around with a cup of tea and I love a bit of Victoria Wood, so please come and chat to me all about her!

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Beverley Does Broadway is going to be extra special this year with some amazing local talent joining us on various nights for "Curtain Raiser" performances before the show.

What is a Curtain Raiser?

‘A curtain raiser is a short performance, stage act, show, actor or performer that opens a show for the main attraction. The term is derived from the act of raising the stage curtain. The first person on stage has "raised the curtain".

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OUR CURTAIN RAISERS
Saturday 2nd 7.30pm
Tuesday 5th 7.30pm
Saturday 9th 7.30pm
SPECIAL THANKS TO...

Adam Lloyd, East Riding Theatre, Sara Kruger, Diane Claughton, Ray Gray, Sally Smith, Mariana Barbera, Marco Hindle, Adam Price, Amy Russell-Garstang, Guest & Phillips, Birdhouse Calligraphy, Sally-Ann Rena, Carrie Anne Robson, Emily Clay, Paul Frankish

ACT ONE

  1. Wilkommen - Cabaret, Composer - John Kander,  Fred Ebb

  2. Somebody to Love - We Will Rock You, Composers - Queen  

  3. The Actuary Song - I Love You Because, Composer - Joshua Salzman

  4. Matchmaker - Fiddler on The Roof, Composer - Jerry Bock

  5. Think of Me - Phantom of The Opera, Composer - Andrew Lloyd Webber

  6. Falling Slowly - Once, the musical, Composers -  Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

  7. I Cain’t Say No - Oklahoma!, Composer - Richard Rodgers

  8. Cell Block Tango - Chicago, Composer - John Kander

ACT TWO

  1. I Can Hear the Bells - Hairspray, Composer - Marc Shaiman

  2. Mamma Mia! - Mamma Mia, Composers - Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

  3. Therapy - Tick, Tick BOOM!, Composer - Jonathan Larson

  4. Darryl Is A Boy - Composer Michael Mitnick

  5. Seasons of Love - RENT, Composer-Jonathan Larson

  6. On My Own - Les Misérables, Composer - Claude-Michel Schönberg

  7. I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady, Composer - Frederick Loewe

  8. No More Tears (Enough is Enough)- Composers- Bruce Roberts, Paul Jabara

  9. You Will Be Found - Dear Evan Hanson, Composers - Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

ABOUT SHE PRODUCTIONS

She Inspires, She Engages, She Empowers.

 

She Productions are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) based in Hull & East Yorkshire who develop and produce vibrant original theatre driven by the female voice, alongside accessible and bespoke outreach programmes serving local communities. Our mission is to educate, to collaborate and make women heard. 

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CULTURAL DELIVERY PARTNER

Created by She Productions, a registered charity, Beverley Does Broadway is a fundraising event. All proceeds will be invested back into the company to ensure we can continue to EMPOWER northern voices, INSPIRE young people and ENGAGE communities.