King's Head March 2016 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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Valerie’s West End roles include Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Madame Egorova in Beautiful and Damned, Marlene Dietrich in Piaf and The Queen of Transylvania in My Fair Lady (National Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall). She played Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour), Mrs Mullin in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre, Ninotchka in Silk Stockings in a Sadler’s Wells’ concert staging, a role she reprised with an American cast in Manhattan, and Rafaella in Grand Hotel at the Southwark Playhouse, the role she took over in Tommy Tune’s original Broadway production .
Films include Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. Television includes The Robinsons and Material Girl, and radio, Tales Of The City, The Midnight Cry Of The Deathbird and The Gobetweenies (all BBC).
Valerie wrote Eva and Eve, a winner of the Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize for New Writing and 9 Etudes, shortlisted for the same award. Her short play Windmill Street featured at the International Playwriting Festival at Croydon’s Warehouse Theatre, and her libretto and lyrics for the ‘jazz soliloquy’ Who is Sinclair Nye? were praised by quarterly magazine Musical Stages as a “totally engrossing, beautifully written piece of theatre”
An alumnus of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale, she was featured soloist in at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and has performed in cabaret at Birdland, the St James Studio, Jermyn Street Theatre and Lauderdale House.