Ian Carlyle

1 May 2019

Ian was born in London and trained at The Barbados Dance Theatre and with the Purple Theatre Company. Ian has performed extensively in Barbados, and is a founding member of the Purple Theatre Company. He played the role of George in Don’t Dress for Dinner, Corporal Kraputz in Carpe Juglum and Fizzy in Bugsy Malone
Ian made his West End debut in The Lion King, he then went on to play the Crabman and u/s Sportin’ Life in Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre. Ian then went on to play Britney in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre.

Other work includes the first UK tour of Miss Saigon playing a GI and covering the role of John. He has done a workshop of a new piece entitled The Corporate Witches.
He then went on to be in the Jude Kelly production of Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall. Ian played Clopin on the international tour of Notre Dame de Paris. Ian was ensemble u/s Jesus on the original Jesus Christ Superstar Arena tour. He played Curtis Shank in Sister Act at Killworth House Theatre and Eddie Salver in Sister Act in Dublin. Ian played Charlie in Showboat at the Sheffield Crucible, directed by Daniel Evans, he then played The Man in Blues in the Night at the London Hippodrome. Ian then played Four-eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe at the Underbelly Pop up Theatre in Hyde Park- directed by Clarke Peters. Ian has done 2 seasons as the main singer in the Hyatt hotel in Japan.