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It’s Ipswich in the late 1980’s and the Giles family are thrown into confusion when the upwardly mobile Stinkletons move in next door. It takes Grandma Giles to sort it all out with a few swift blows from her brolly and her familiar battle cry – ‘Gertcha!’.
Combining the much loved Giles cartoon characters with classic hit songs from the eighties including Our House, Simply the Best, Wake Me Up Before You Go- Go and many more, all played live by our multi-talented company of actor-musicians, this is a fast-moving, funny and pop filled comic strip for all the family.
Directed by Pete Rowe, and in true New Wolsey style, this show is not be missed!
Age guide 8+
Steve Simmonds trained at the Rose Bruford College
His extensive Theatre credits include; Cortina Man, Made In Dagenham (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch/New Wolsey Ipswich), Bosun in Return To The Forbidden Planet 25th Anniversary Tour (Forbidden Planet Musicals, directed by Bob Carlton), Steve Currie/Captain Sensible in 20th CENTURY BOY (UK No. 1 Tour), The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Jonathan Church), From A Jack To A King (Far East Tour for British Theatre Playhouse), Norman Petty in The Buddy Holly Story (Buddy Musical Productions/No. 1 Tour), Lend Me A Tenor, Gun Metal Blues, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Aladdin, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, Twelfth Night, The Servant Of Two Masters, A Slice Of Saturday Night, Jack And The Beanstalk, Gaslight, Bouncers and It’s A Fine Life (all for Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Widow Twankey in Aladdin and Baron Hardup in Cinderella (Stafford Gatehouse), The Comedy Of Babi Babbett, Gentle Harry’s Farm, Ikarus Inc and Noah Babel’s Ark (Rude Mechanicals Theatre), Mack And Mable at the Criterion Theatre, West End (Adam Kenwright/Watermill Theatre), Pinafore Swing (Watermill Theatre/National Tour), The Sword In The Stone, Sleeping Beauty, Angie the Ox in Guys And Dolls, Aladdin, Sugar and Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood (all for the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich).
His TV credits include Love Soup for the BBC and prior to training, he played Stitch in Oliver! directed by Sam Mendes at the London Palladium.
Theatre credits include: Simon Zealots in the international tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the New Wolsey Theatre and the Birmingham Rep, Titch in Mods and Rox at the New Wolsey Theatre, Joe Vegas in the national tour of Fame, two national tours of The Roy Orbison Story playing Bobby Vee, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, August in Norway Today at London’s BAC Theatre, Scott in The Crazy 50s Italian Tour, Inland Revenue 2 in The Man, Finborough Theatre, Narrator in Animal Farm, Sampson/Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet, Francis Flute in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Le Beau/Silvius in As You Like it, Balthasar/Friar Francis/Watch in Much Ado About Nothing, Stafford Shakespeare. Emmo in Our House National Tour, Vernon Hopkins in The Tom Jones Story, Gryff in Eye of The Storm, Various in Synergy New Writing, The Captain in Thinking Out Loud, Biondello in The Taming of the Shrew, Lord Banks in The Spirit of the Mimosa, Billy Bungalow in Jack and the Beanstalk, Cecil in Yesterday, Buttons in Cinderella, Numbskull in Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Wishee Washee in Aladdin - the Wok ‘n’ Roll Panto and Simon Steadfast in Sleeping Beauty at Clwyd Theatr Cymru,
Screen and radio credits include: Marcus Weyman in Casualty, Rupert in You Want Me, Jessie’s friend in The Leading Man, Louis in Bugsy Malone, Hero Boy in Playstation’s Singstar commercial campaign, Factory Worker in X Public School Boy music video and Russian Gulag Prisoner in Muppets Most Wanted
James is thrilled to be back at the New Wolsey Theatre
Adam is delighted to be back for his fourth New Wolsey panto.
He trained at the Oxford School of Drama.
Work in the theatre includes: Oxy and The Morons (New Wolsey); Tommy (U.K. tour); Roll Over Beethoven (Belgrade Theatre Coventry); Jackie the Musical (U.K. tour); Beauty and the Beast, Sword in the Stone & Sinbad (New Wolsey); Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera); Hot Stuff (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Our House (U.K. tour); Gawain and The Green Knight (The Yard); The Flying Dutchman (English National Opera); Miss Nightingale (U.K. tour); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Exquisite Folly); Noah's Ark (Mervyn Peake Centenary Festival, Blue Elephant Theatre)
Film includes: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Baby Cow)
Lana trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and graduated with a First Class BA Hons. Degree. Her theatre credits include: Actor/Musician in I Happen To Like New York (Orange Tree Theatre); Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre); Little Miss Muffet and Goldilocks in Red Riding Hood (New Wolsey Theatre) Ipswich; Rebecca The Mother in Operation Bible (4Front Theatre); Ladybird in James And The Giant Peach (Northern Stage); Sandra in Touched, Mrs Fairfax and Mrs Reed in Jane Eyre, Ensemble in Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, Karen in A Slice Of Saturday Night, Old Wife and Ensemble in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Lady Tabitha Belch in Twelfth Night, Larissa in Brezhnev's Children, Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera all whilst training at Mountview.
Lana was a Session Singer on the Cast Recording of the films Pan and Kung Fu Panda 3.
Guy trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts (2011-2014)
Theatre credits include: Billy Bungalow in Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Bosun in The Return of the Forbidden Planet (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Ensemble u/s Derek and Outspan in The Commitments (UK & Ireland Tour), Perrault in Sleeping Beauty (South Hill Park Arts Centre),
Broom in The Sorcerers Apprentice (UK Tour), Matt in Muswell Hill: Happy Birthday Matt (The Orange Tree Theatre), Various Characters in Natural Theatre (The Natural Theatre Company).
Other credits include: Joe/Specialist/Presenter in Minded (Spectrecom Film), Actor/Deviser in Reclaimed (R&D Workshop), Ensemble Singing in Macgregor a New Musical (Cast Recording) and Max in Towers (Sundance Film Festival).
Ben trained at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre credits: Snow White at the London Palladium (Qdos Entertainment); Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Hypocrite, A Midsummer Night's Dream (all RSC); Sinbad The Sailor (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); The Winter's Tale (Taking Flight); Beauty And The Beast (New Wolsey, Ipswich); The Threepenny Opera (New Wolsey/Graeae) , The Iron Man (Graeae); My Favourite MadMan (AZICS); The Horror! The Horror! (Wiltons Music Hall); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre); Peer Gynt Recharged (Riverside Studios)
T.V. appearances: The Best Bottoms In The Land, Let's Dance for Sports Relief, Short Work (all BBC); The Friday Night Project, Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4); Foreign Player (Uzong Films)
Films include: Artemis Fowl (Disney); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner Bros.) AM★DAM (Lennox Bros.)
Music Videos: Somebody's Watching Me, Superfreak (Beatfreakz); Rolex Sweep (Skepta); Never Gonna Snow (Chris Moyles)
Pantomime includes: Dick Whittington and his Cat (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); Dick Whittington, Peter Pan, Aladdin (all FFE)
Training: National Youth Music Theatre, Birmingham University and The Royal Academy Of Music where she received The Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award.
Theatre: Rosie in Mamma Mia! (UK and International tour 2018-19) Shirley in Shirley Valentine (30th Anniversary UK tour), Footloose (UK Tour), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, West End), Lennon (Royal Court, Liverpool), Songs For Victory (UK Tour), One Night In Istanbul (Echo Arena, Dublin Gaiety and Belfast Grand Opera House), Jack And The Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Cats (Arena Tour), The Buddy Holly Story (Upstairs At The Gatehouse), Alice In The Walled Garden (Brockwell Park), Twelfth Night, Plaza Suite, The Odd Couple and A Slice of Saturday Night (QE Theatre Company on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth), Richard Taylor’s Whistle Down The Wind, (Edinburgh Festival, Sadler’s Wells and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Charlie (Buxton Opera House), Creation and Warchild (All NYMT), Her Benny (Liverpool
Empire), David Copperfield (UK Tour), Sixteen Gobs (Kings Head, London), Habeas Corpus and City Of Angels (RAM).
Nicky has appeared as a soloist alongside Dame Judi Dench in An Enchanted Evening at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and at charity galas at The Palace Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, O2 Arena and for HRH Prince Edward at St James’ Palace. She has worked as a backing and session singer for Tom Jones, Lesley Garrett, Elaine Paige and Cynthia Erivo.
Nicky made her Off-Broadway debut in A Broadway Diva Christmas at The Julia Miles Theatre, New York.
TV and Radio: Hillsborough (ITV), Voices Raised, Blue Peter, Sport Relief and The Olivier Awards (BBC). Loose Ends (BBC Radio 2), New Musicals with Stephen Sondheim (BBC Radio 2).
Peter trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
After graduating he toured with the musical LES MISÉRABLES for a year, performing with the show at The Royal Variety Performance, the Classic Brit Awards and the 25th Anniversary O2 concert. Further theatre credits include Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), Dick Whittington Rock Panto (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre) Romeo and Juliet (Stafford Shakespeare Theatre); Robin Hood and the Babes in The Wood (City Varieties Leeds); 20th Century Boy, Mods and Rox and Sleeping Beauty (New Wolsey Theatre). A Midsummer Nights Dream (Iris Theatre Company); COCO (Sadler’s Wells Theatre) .
TV and film credits include the ITV drama Without You, starring Anna Friel and Muppets Again for Walt Disney Pictures.
His spare time is devoted to writing and music.
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Stage credits include: Loki in Thor & Loki (Edinburgh Fringe/ High Tide Tour); Tess in Amateur Politician workshop (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Hull Truck); Mrs Nordstrom in A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre); Evil Queen Morgana in Snow White (Broadway Theatre); Nanny Cook/ Jasper Baddun in The One Hundred And One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre Wellingborough); Otter / Chief Weasel/ Barge Woman in Wind In The Willows (Lord Chamberlains Men); Sophie in Fairytale of New York (Soho Theatre); La Boheme (Opera Up Close / Soho Theatre)
Television credits include: Anonymous (Tiger Aspect); The Thorntons (Comedy Central)
Christina trained at the Royal Academy of Music before making her professional and West End debut as part of the Original London cast of Once The Musical (Phoenix Theatre).
She recently played the title role in Maggie May at Liverpool's Royal Court. Her other theatre credits include: Mariah in Carmen the Gypsy (workshopped at NT Studio, then The Arcola Theatre/UK Tour) Orwell's Down and Out Live (Libby Brodie Productions); Oranges & Elephants (Hoxton Hall); Maria in Our Man in Havana workshop (Watermill Theatre); Petra in A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre); Bernie in The Commitments (UK Tour); Adelaide Adams in Calamity Jane (Watermill Newbury/Tour); and The Young Woman in Putting It Together (Belfast Lyric Theatre).
Further credits include: Soloist in Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2); and Victoria (ITV).
Grace is a 2016 graduate from the Actor Musicianship course at Rose Bruford College.
Theatre credits include: Cinderella in Cinderella the Rock and Roll panto (Leeds City Varieties). Miranda in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Eastbourne Devonshire Park), Princess Lotus Blossom in Aladdin the Rock and Roll panto (Leeds City Varieties). Ariel and Swing in Footloose (UK/international tour and West end). Gretel in Grimm's Fairy Tales (White Bear Theatre). Wendy in tutti frutti's Underneath a Magical Moon (York Theatre Royal and UK tour). Little Sally in Urinetown (Stratford Circus). Ensemble in Theatre Ad Infinitum's Run(Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf). Anya in The Cherry Orchard (Rose Theatre).
Grace is also a professional musician and has performed across the UK and internationally on saxophone and vocals with the New York Brass Band.
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