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West End Stars teaming up with incredible 2020 graduates in ONE EPIC CONCERT! All streamed live to your home in support of four incredible charities!
Welcome to the first 'SPOTLIGHT ON THE FUTURE LIVE!' where West End stars are teaming up with phenomenal 2020 graduates in one spellbinding concert!
You can expect some great musical theatre classics, some with a twist, as well as some amazing new songs and some of the top hits from the past few years. All of this is accompanied by a fantastic live band and is all streamed online directly to the comfort of your home*!
Do you want to see the talent of the future? Well book now, this is certainly not to be missed!
This concert is also raising money for four wonderful charities; Acting For Others, Make A Wish Foundation, Lebanon Red Cross & Stop Hate UK!
Further donations to the charities can be made throughout the broadcast.
Full line up for Spotlight on the Future LIVE!Steph Parry (MAMMA MIA!, Wicked, 42nd Street)
Jodi Bird (Urdang Graduate)
Genevieve Nicole (Chicago, Pippin, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
Alice Croft (ArtsEd Graduate)
Carl Man (Wicked, We Will Rock You)
Carla Balls (Bird College Graduate)
Hannah Grace Lawson (Les Misérables, Hairspray)
Sam Walter (Royal Academy of Music Graduate)
Nikita Johal (Spring Awakening, Children of Eden)
Liam Gartland (GSA Graduate)
Jade Davies (West Side Story, Les Misérables, Sister Act)
Cassie McCluskey (Mountview Graduate)
Maria Coyne (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera)
Georgia Lennon (Laine Theatre Arts Graduate)
Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing Winner, Flashdance, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Andrew Ewart (Mountview Graduate)
Luke Street (Jersey Boys, Gypsy)
Katie Burton (Masters Performing Arts Graduate)
Danielle Steers (Bat out of Hell, SIX)
Rosemary Bashford (The MTA Graduate)
Natalie Paris (SIX)
Aoife Kenny (Laine Theatre Arts Graduate)
Lucinda Lawrence (9 to 5, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Millie Cranston (Trinity Laban Graduate)
Nicholas Mclean (Wicked, Avenue Q)
Amelia Atherton (PPA Graduate)
Jason Leigh Winter (Frozen, Wicked, Kinky Boots)
Freya Humberstone (LSMT Graduate)
Lauren Drew (SIX, Heathers, Ghost)
Kyle Birch (London College of Music Graduate)
Luke McCall (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables)
Lewis Cudmore (Laine Theatre Arts Graduate)
Michael Pickering (Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express)
Zak Marx (Emil Dale Graduate)
Creative TeamCreated and Produced by Louis Rayneau
Musical Director / Keys - Ed Court
Technical Director - Kieran Powell
Hair and Make Up - Lisa Antonelli & Paige Donaldson
Additional Choreography - Rosie Napper
Additional Arrangements - Adam Hoskins
Assistants - Josh Harrison Yellop & Benjamin Dwyer
Band Guitarist - Amy Shaw
Bassist - Kat Bax
Drummer - David Talisman
Full Artist Biographies Coming Soon!
Alex is an actor, musician and writer currently based in London.
In Summer 2019, Alex wrote, directed and starred in the sell-out production of FIVER at the Southwark Playhouse. He also plays Mattis in Mia and Me which will be released on Netflix mid-late 2020!
As a recording artist, Alex has released singles 'Yours' and 'Kiss My Brass' as well as EP 'Duvet Days’. In 2016, he won the London based competition 'Pride's Got Talent' where he won over the judges including Sinitta in the grand final at the Charing Cross Theatre. As part of his prize, he performer on the main stage in Trafalgar Square at Pride In London 2017.
In June 2016, Alex went on tour with Les Miserables film star Samantha Barks where he travelled the country performing his music to the likes of Russell Crowe!
Etisyai trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She was swiftly cast as Little Inez in HAIRSPRAY (Wales) which then followed being cast as Cover Gary Coleman/Ensemble Second Hand/Bad Idea Bear/Mrs Thistletwat in AVENUE Q (2014).
Theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Billie in Our House (UK Tour), Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (UK Tour and Hong Kong), Seven Day Plays (Kids Company), Choices (Kids Company/Criterion Theatre), Little Inez in Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and Oliviette in SOLD (Edinburgh Festival).
Film and television include: Good Night and The Collector.
Radio includes: Brighton Rock (Synchronicity).
Etisayi makes up one third of electro-pop band Ruby Renaissance who are soon hoping to release their first EP…watch this space!
Jemma made her professional debut at the age of seven playing Victoria Larkin in ‘The Darling Buds of May’. A year later she played Judy in ‘Babes in the Wood’, the first of 20 pantomimes! Theatre credits include: Annie in ‘Annie’ (UK No 1 & International Tour); Wendy in ‘Peter Pan The Musical’ (Malaysia); Monday in ‘Thursday’s Child’ (Sadler’s Wells); ‘The Life Of Riley’ (Covent Garden Theatre Museum); Alice in ‘Alice In Wonderland’ (UK Tour); Cosima in ‘Adore – The Musical’ (Rosemary Branch Theatre); ‘Wish Upon A Star’ (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham); Gretl in ‘The Sound Of Music’ (Lincoln Theatre Royal); Principal Singer in ‘Encore – A Tribute To The Musicals’ (UK Tour); Yum Yum in ‘The Hot Mikado’ (Trinity Arts); Wendy in ‘Peter Pan’ (Hull New Theatre); Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ (Alban Arena & Skegness Embassy Theatre); Alice in ‘Dick Whittington’ (Manchester & The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil); Sleeping Beauty (South Holland Centre) and Principal girl in Snow White, Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk (Evolution - Alban Arena) not forgetting Dick Whittington for Evolution at The Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (2015/16).
Gabriel most recently appeared in the West End production of Hamilton in the ensemble and as first cover George Washington / Hercules Mulligan / James Madison.
Previous credits include: Snake in Children of Eden (Union Theatre), Harker in Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), Hairspray (UK Tour).
Ellie Ann Lowe is a London-based actress, singer, dancer and musician whose credits include: Factory Girl in Les Miserables (Sondheim), Science Officer (Gloria) in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Amalia in Carmen (The Union), lead vocalist for Belinda King (Seabourn Quest Luxury Yacht), Adriana in Comedy of Errors (Antic Disposition at Gray’s Inn Hall/South of France Tour), Pauline Clench in One Man, Two Guvnors and Anna Truman in Deadly Nightcap (Theatre Royal Windsor), Grandma in Red Riding Hood (Middle East tour), ensemble in Miracle on 34th Street (Madinat Theatre, Dubai), Dusty Springfield in Dusty (Charing Cross), Connie/cover Annette/swing in Saturday Night Fever (UK tour) and ensemble in Love Story (Union Theatre).
Television includes: Featured dancer in Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball.
Lauren is an Actress, singer, producer, presenter.
She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.
She has appeared on BBC Ones 'All Together Now', performed as lead vocalist on a world cruise with Belinda King Creative Productions, has toured huge theatres across England with the Market Theatre. She considers herself an accustomed Shakespeare actress.
She works frequently as a presenter/MC for live sport events, voice over artist and singer for radio jingles.
She starred in and produced a concert alongside composer Paul Shapera and worked as a creative producer and director for MJB Events.
Comical singing ventriloquist, Kieran Powell is without a doubt one of the UK’s finest variety acts and one of the world’s top ventriloquists. Over the past few years he has entertained tens of thousands of people with his truly original and highly imaginative award-winning act. Kieran has been seen performing all across the world, from small-town halls to grand West End theatres as well as over the last few years performing for some of the world’s top cruise lines. He is also a renowned producer, having produced and directed countless pantomimes close to his home in Gloucestershire as well as variety show theatre tours and one-night events.
Theatre credits (as a ventriloquist) include:
First News, Diamond Kids Jubilee Royal Gala (The Savoy Theatre), Kieran Powell: Look Who’s Talking (UK Tour), Kieran Powell: Speak For Yourselves (UK Tour), Alice In Wonderland (Cirencester), Aladdin (Cirencester), Cinderella (Cirencester), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (High Wycombe - Qdos Pantomimes), Sleeping Beauty (Llandudno - Qdos Pantomimes)
Kieran Powell (Host & Producer)
Lauren Osborn (Host & Producer)
Chlöe trained at the Guildford School of Acting on the BA Musical Theatre course. Before graduating in July 2009, she made her professional and West End debut as Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY at the Shaftesbury Theatre. She went on to play the role to great acclaim until the end of its successful run in London.
Further West End credits include; Pat in the original cast of KINKY BOOTS (Adelphi Theatre), Ensemble in WICKED (Apollo Victoria), and Factory Girl/Cover Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES (Queens Theatre).
Her other credits include; Val/Cover Kelly in the National Tour of FAT FRIENDS (UK Tour), and Fairy Formidable in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, (Kings Lynn Corn Exchange).
Ellie Ann Lowe
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