Workshop and development cast
Della & Musical Director
Daisy trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, playing such roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Mama Morton in Chicago, and May in The Hired Man. After graduating she went on to sing in the Help for Heroes concert at the Dominon Theatre, shortly followed by the Festival of Remembrance for Her Royal Majesty at the Royal Albert Hall, and continues to sing in concerts around London’s West End.
Since she began to learn the piano and violin from a young age Daisy’s interest in music led her to learn other instruments, among which are the accordion, ukulele and mandolin. Now an experienced musician Daisy has been involved in over sixty productions as a musical director and band-leader in shows including Annie, Footloose and The Wizard of Oz. Daisy is very excited to be appearing in Something Something Lazarus, particularly as this is her first experience as a musical director both in reality and in fiction.
Ralph’s London & West End credits include: Peter Quince & Egeus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeares Globe Theatre), Robin in Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Charing Cross Theatre), Jack De’Ath in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Leicester Sq Theatre), Christopher Lyon in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre), Flight Attendant in Branded (Old Vic, London), Mr Choakum/Piggy in Beauty & the Beast (Theatre Royal, Statford East), The Professor in My Favourite Madman, Taylor in Mile High.
Other credits include: Claus in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (B’Way and North American tour), Zebulun and cover Baker in Joseph and the.. Dreamcoat (UK No1 Tour), Tito in Lend Me A Tenor (Vienna’s English Theatre), Prisoner in Mozart’s Zaide (Sadlers Wells, UK No1 Tour), Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (Scandinavian Tour), Haq in The Cinnamon Moths, George in Red Peppers (Off Broadway), William Barfeé in The 25th Annual.. Spelling Bee (UK Regional), Fat Sam in Secret Cinemas Bugsy Malone (Troxy, London and tour).
Some creative credits include director and co developer of : When The Sky Falls In, which toured internationally and the UK twice, The Art Of Being Nick (Off B’Way) and co-devised Siren with Lili La Scala which has also toured internationally (best show nomination Adelaide Festival) and also had a run at the Speigletent on London’s Southbank. Ralph is also the artistic director of Orange Shade Productions which focuses on developing new works. He can also be heard on the Original cast recordings of Ushers: The Front Of House Musical and B.A. Bride.
Daniel trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Roles whilst in training include Petruccio (Taming of the Shrew), Bolingbroke (Richard II), Cliff (Cabaret) and The Baker (Into the Woods).
Since graduating Daniel has worked with the Touring Consortium theatre company on ‘To Sir with Love’ and ‘Regeneration’, played the role of John in the Feature Film ‘Vandalis’ (Wheelhouse Productions), the long suffering best friend Tony in the web series ‘Darren has a Breakdown’ (Maws Productions) and been involved in various workshop performances including ‘The Woman in White’ (Really Useful Group).
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Sharon has worked extensively in theatre, radio and concert and is also a writer.
Theatre includes: Outfoxed! (Royal Festival Hall), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Trafalgar Studios), Photo-Me (Riverside Studios), Critical Mass (Almeida Theatre), Company (Hackney Empire), A View from the Bridge (Clwyd Theatr Cymru). Assassins (New End), Sound of Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Measure for Measure (Cambridge Arts), Elmer Gantry (Gate), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Peacock Theatre)
Radio/concert solo work includes: Danny Elfman’s music for the films of Tim Burton (Royal Albert Hall); Sondheim: Inside Out (South Bank/BBC Concert Orchestra) The Good Companions (BBC Radio 3), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), Songs from the Shows (BBC Radio 2), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), A Bernstein Celebration (Barbican), Pal Joey/On Your Toes (Brighton Dome, Hidden Verses (Clwyd Theatr Cymru) and two solo appearances at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall) – Rodgers & Hammerstein (with the John Wilson Orchestra) and Oklahoma!
Writing includes: Time Out Travel Writer of the Year (1995); shortlisted for Words and Women: About (2014) and longlisted for the Fish Short Memoir Prize (2015). She has been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide and has just completed her first novel.
She is currently co-creating Storm’s Eye, a theatrical song cycle about Christina Rossetti which will be premiered at the Tete a Tete Festival in August. For further information, visit: www.sharoneckman.com