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Cast & Creatives

Creatives

Ben Durkin

Ben Durkin - Music and Original Concept

Ben was born in Burnley, Lancashire. Having a keen interest in music and musical theatre in particular, he learned to play the piano from an early age. Guy Fawkes - The Musical represents Ben’s first professionally composed show, an ambition he held ever since seeing "Sunset Boulevard" in London in 1993. In 2015 he released a 21 Track Concept Album "Guido - The Gunpowder Plot" which formed the basis of the full stage musical.

Terry Newman

Terry Newman - Book & Lyrics

Terry is an award winning playwright and scriptwriter, an author and lyricist, and a former university lecturer in scriptwriting. He has written extensively for the stage, radio, TV and film and in 2016 was part of the ‘Chasing Robert Barker’ writing team, which won the ‘Best Action Feature Award’ at the UK National Film Academy Awards.

His lyrics, which have featured on the BBC, have been integral to much of his own theatrical work and his songs feature in the ‘Bimmi Boo’ children’s animation series. He is a writer and lyricist for the world’s first interactive emusical ‘Puss in Boots’ for Windy Press, Chicago and the award-winning game ‘Qinoto’ from Studio Flip. His first full-scale musical ‘Mile High’, co-written with composer Mike Hume, was staged at the Lost Theatre, London in 2013. In 2018 he wrote the book for the musical ‘The Resurrection Show’ for Canadian composer David Alter, which is now available as a novel. He has recently completed the book for the one-woman musical ‘Deep in the Forrest’ for the American soprano Rachel Hyman.

Published by Harper Voyager, his debut novel ‘Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf’ was a #1 Kindle Epic Fantasy Best-seller’ in the USA.

Dave Rolleston

David T Rolleston - Additional Lyrics

David is a lyricist, composer, vocalist, voice actor and musician. Based in Japan since 1994 he hails from Wellington, New Zealand.

David collaborates with music artists, producers & production companies worldwide. Able to draw from his extensive performance, stage & production experience, he offers his collaborators in depth creative input. From developing original concepts to music composition, lyric writing, vocal performance demonstrations and stage presentation, he helps his collaborators reach their goals.

Currently David is a contributing vocalist & voice actor on a range of English Language teaching aides at the English Access School, Osaka.

Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders - Orchestrations

Mike is a highly experienced music producer and mixing engineer, arranger and orchestrator with extensive experience across and wide range of music genre from pop, rock and musical theatre through to the classics and jazz. He works with both solo and group artists and for TV stations including BBC and ITV. Over the years Mike has been involved in writing, arranging, orchestrating and producing many new musical theatre scores and songs.

Cast (Original Studio Cast Album)

Adam Pearce

Adam Pearce – Guy Fawkes

Originally from Portsmouth, Adam trained at The Guildford School of Acting 1st Class BA (Hons) recipient of the Musical Theatre Award 2005. Adam also spent four years with the National Youth Music Theatre. Theatre: Hotep in The Prince of Egypt (Dominion), Agustín Magaldi in Evita (Open Air Theatre), King Aethelstan in Knights of the Rose (Arts), Max Von Meyerling in Sunset Boulevard (UK tour), Created the Roles of Crabbe in the Original Production of The Light Princess (National Theatre) and Squelch in Original Production of Love Never Dies (Adelphi) Officer Barrel/understudied and played Cladwell in the Original UK Cast of Urinetown (St James) ensemble/understudied Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (Adelphi and Chichester Festival Theatre), Les Miserables ensemble/understudied and played Javert & Thenardier (Queens) A Tale Of Two Cities (Brighton Theatre Royal), London Fashion Week 2015 Anya Hindmarch, Baker/ensemble/understudied and played Jacob in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi), ensemble/understudied Peron in Evita (Adelphi), Griffin in Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse) Aladdin (Milton Keynes & Richmond Theatres) Film: Brujon in Les Miserables (Working Title) Workshops: EuGenius, Prurience (National) From Here To Eternity and Love Never Dies Recordings: The Light Princess, EuGenius, Les Miserables Film Soundtrack, Sweeney Todd, Love Never Dies, A Tale of Two Cities and Evita.

Francesca Leyland

Francesca Leyland - Viviana Radcliffe

Francesca was trained at the Dance School of Scotland and Arts Educational School London. Her Theatre Credits include Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, West End and 25th Anniversary Production at the 02 and DVD), Les Miserables Movie (film vocals at Pinewood Studios, Tom Hooper), Simone in The Baker’s Wife (Union Theatre, London), The Light Princess (Cadogan Hall), The Fix (Union Theatre, London), Alice in Wonderland (Gordon Craig Theatre), Maid Marian in Robin Hood (Jordan Productions; Eastbourne and Stevenage), Fairy Goodapple/Choreographer in Snow White (Jordan Productions). One Touch of Venus (original cast recording, Angel Studios), Alice/Choreographer in Dick Whittington (Jordan Productions; Fareham, Potters Bar and Eastbourne), Snow White (Jordan Productions, Eastbourne), Storyteller (Tales of Hamelin, original cast recording), Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Workshop, Phil Willmott).

Supporting Cast (Original Studio Cast Album)

Waylon Jacobs – Pursuivant
Danny Edwards - Dee/Ainsworth
Sandy Grigelis - Catesby
Tim Ede - Tresham/Father Oldcorne
Caroline Lowe - Saint Winefred
Becky Morton - Beth
Jackie Watts - Ruth
Craig Dacey - Chetham
Nick Forrest - King James

Ensemble

Antonia Forrest
Craig Dacey
Danny Edwards
Francesca Leyland
Jackie Watts
Lucy Forrest
Mike Saunders
Tim Ede

Musicians (Original Studio Cast Album)

The show is scored for a 12 piece band - Keyboard I, Keyboard II, Keyboard III, Electric Guitar I , Electric Guitar II (doubling Acoustic Guitar), Bass Guitar, Reed I (Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Alto Sax), Cello, Trumpet (doubling Flugelhorn), Trombone, Percussion, Drums

Ian White - Piano & Keyboards
Oli Briant - Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Eleanor Sandbrook - Piccolo & Flute
Kate Fish - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Alto Sax
Joe Giddy - Cello
Nick Trish - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Tim Wade - Trombone
Mike Saunders - Bass Guitar
Dave Cottrell - Drums
Richard Horne - Percussion
Roland Melia - Cello on "The Final Battle"

Production

Orchestrated, recorded and mixed by Mike Saunders at The Playroom, Arundel.
Mastered by Andy Walter at Abbey Road Studios, London.