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A Musical Comedy Fundraiser
Photography 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 East Riding Theatre's Under Milkwood, 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, The Fairy who Fell off the Christmas Tree and most recently The Pirates of Christmas Island. 

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. Previous to LSMT, she attained a First-Class Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Theatre at The University of Central Lancashire. 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.

 

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: Beverley Does Broadway 2022 (She Productions), A Christmas Carol (John Godber Company), Vocalist on The Real House House Housewives of Cheshire: Christmas Reunion Show (ITVBe), The Dementia Project (Smashing Mirrors Theatre Company) and Moby Dick (John Godber Company).

 

Caitlin will also appear in John Godber Company’s The Remarkable Tale of Dorothy Mackaill this autumn and is so excited to return back to the wonderful ERT stage! 

Jo Patmore

Jo is an actor, singer and musician (drums and guitar) and grew up local to Beverley.

 

Jo trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (graduated 2020) and was awarded a runner up prize in the 2020 BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio drama competition, and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Music Award for ‘an outstanding musical contribution to the work of the school’.

 

Credits include: Linda in Ladies Day (New Vic Theatre & Bolton Octagon), Grainne O’Malley in The Pirates of Christmas Island (She Productions), Amiens/William in As You Like It (Northern Broadsides), Tilly Higgins in Frost Hollow Hall (East Riding Theatre), Freya Roberts in Queen Mab (Flux Theatre), Ensemble in Rogers and Hart and Hammerstein (BBC Radio 3), Livi in Buzzing (BOVTS), Ensemble in Her Naked Skin (BOVTS), and Gerda in The Snow Queen (BOVTS).

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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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ELIZABETH GODBER- DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Elizabeth Godber is a Hull-born writer, theatre maker and poet. She studied BA Creative Writing and English at the University of Hull, and then MA Writing for Performance and Publication at the University of Leeds. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Hull in poetry. She is the daughter of dramatists John Godber and Jane Thornton. 

 

Elizabeth’s stage writing credits include: “Ruby and the Vinyl” (John Godber Company/tour), M&S: Dressed in Time (Leeds Playhouse), “Three Emos” (tour), “The Remarkable Tale of Dorothy” (Hull New Theatre), “Festive Spirits” (Hull City Hall/Burton Constable Hall) and others.

 

Elizabeth’s poetry and film/audio credits include: “Forget Me Not” (BBC Radio 6 Music), “The Way You Look Tonight” (BBC Upload Festival/iplayer), “Does This Make Sense?” (Random Acts for Channel 4), and “Restless Verse” (Online) amongst others. 

Elizabeth is also passionate about dementia-awareness and dementia-friendly theatrical work, and with her company “Smashing Mirrors Theatre”, she has toured productions that teach about dementia into schools, libraries, and community centres across East Yorkshire.

 

Elizabeth is currently developing a new show designed for people living with the later stages of Dementia in association with Falmouth University and the University of Hull. 

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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 productions of Shakespeare in Love, The
Sound of Music and Oh What A Lovely War, as well as working and performing for 7 years with
Castaway Music Theatre – an accessible musical theatre company in Goole.

 

She is absolutely thrilled to be returning to She Productions, after previously working on Beverley Does Broadway 2022 and Pirates of Christmas Island.

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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LAURA GREY - STAGE MANAGER

Laura has been performing for the past 10 years as a part of Hull Trucks Youth Theatre and has taken 7 LAMDA exams with Northern Lights Drama and is currently working as an assistant at Singing with Zoe (One of Beverley does Broadways Curtain Raisers!!)

 

Laura's Credits include

Hope Isn't Lost (Co-Writer as a part of the Young Playwrights writers group)

The Offside Trap (Co-Writer as a part of Hull Trucks 37 plays writers group)

A Dickens of a Christmas (ASM) ERT

Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas (ASM) ERT 

The Houses are Sinking (And The Adults Don't Care) by Josh Overton (Performer, as a part of Hull Trucks Young Creators)

The Prom by Douglas Maxwell (Performer as a part of Hull Trucks Young Company)

What Not To Do (Co-Writer and Performer as a part of Hull Trucks Young Creators)

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JENNY SMITH  - PRODUCER & MARKETING INTERN
HUMBER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

 

Hi, I’m Jenny, and I’m a Hull based creative currently finishing off a Master's Degree in Theatre Making. My experience lies within acting, writing and management! I’m also a dancer who specializes in ballroom (just like Strictly!), though I did once break my finger dancing when I kicked it by accident.

 

I’m working with She Productions as an Assistant Producer on their ongoing and upcoming projects. I’m very excited to be involved with such an incredible theatre company and be a part of this wonderful team!

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OUR CURTAIN RAISERS
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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Wednesday 16th 7.30pm
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Tuesday 22nd 7.30pm
Thursday 24th 7.30pm
SPECIAL THANKS TO...

Hymers College, East Riding Theatre, Sara Kruger, Diane Claughton, Ray Gray, Sally Smith, Paul Frankish, Maisie Reynolds, Sheenagh Rollison, Gordon Meredith,  Hannah Smith-Levy, Humber Internship Programme, Emma Walker, Francesca Walker, Jamie Toms, Guest & Philips, Chamas, Simone Townend, John Godber Company, Beverley Book Shop, Rose & Crown, Central 42 and Robert & Speight. 

ACT ONE

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

  2.  Maybe this Time - Cabaret - Composer John Kander & Fred Edd

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

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

  5. Love Never Dies- Love Never Dies -  Composer - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics Glenn Slater

  6. Taylor the Latte Boy - Composers Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich.

  7. I know him so well - Chess - Composer Time Rice, Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus. 

  8. In Short - Edges - Composer Benji Pasek & Justin Paul. 

  9. Cell Block Tango - Chicago - Composer - John Kander

  10. Defying Gravity - Wicked - Composer Stephen Schwartz. 

ACT TWO

  1. Without Love - Hairspray, Composer - Marc Shaiman

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

  3. She Used to be mine - Waitress - Composer Sara Bareilles

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

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

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

  7. Somewhere - West Side Story - Composer Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim 

  8. You Can Drive a Person Crazy - Company - Composer Stephen Sondheim

  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. 

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.

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