We did it!

Congratulations and thanks to the cast, crew, orchestra, Julian Clary and EVERYONE involved for such an amazing show.

We’ve had our first review! LondonTheatre1 gave the show 5 stars, saying it was “one of the best evenings I have spent in a theatre for a long time” – READ REVIEW

Most importantly, we raised loads of money for The Lewy Body Society. You can still make a donation here.

Until next time!

Singin’ In The Rain: Full Cast Reveal

We’re excited to reveal the full cast of Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals production of Singin’ In The Rain at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 13 Oct 2019.

And don’t forget the show will be hosted by the one and only Julian Clary, all in aid of The Lewy Body Society. Sponsored by ABRSM.

Get your tickets here!

Host – Julian Clary
Don Lockwood – Alyn Hawke
Kathy Selden – Maria Coyne
Cosmo Brown – Sam Peggs
Lina Lamont – Ann-Marie Craine
R. F. Simpson – William Kenning
Roscoe Dexter – Adam Scott Pringle
Dora Bailey – Suanne Braun
Miss Dinsmore – Kate Playdon
Sound Demonstrator (on-screen) – Bernard Cribbins
Zelda Zanders & Ensemble – Francesca Pim
Rod & Ensemble – Alex White
Young Cosmo & Dance Troupe – Patrick Lewin
Young Don & Dance Troupe – Samuel Bailey
Beautiful Girl Vocalist & Ensemble – Chris Draper
Beautiful Girl Vocalist & Ensemble – Ciaran Walshe
Beautiful Girl Vocalist & Ensemble – Jordan Harrington
Beautiful Girl Vocalist & Ensemble – Matt Faull
Lady in Waiting & Ensemble – Elize Layton
Sid Phillips & Ensemble – Scott Topping
Villain & Dance Team – Joey Warne
Villain & Ensemble – Ryan AlexanderFull
Policeman, Villain & Ensemble – Alex McDonald Smith
Roscoe’s Assistant & Ensemble – Beth Lyons
Roscoe’s Assistant & Ensemble – Charlotte George
Roscoe’s Assistant & Ensemble – Leanne Coupland

Ensemble

Danny Whelan
Lucy Beresford
Annabel Edwards
Ben Hutt
Chris Gannon
Daniel Philipson
Ella-Jane Thomas
Ellie Van Gele
Josephine Ssemuyaba
Kaitlin Reynell
Kathryn Sinclair
Laura Hyde
Katie Porter
Lauren Shields
Laurel Dougall
Simon Thompson
Jack Donald
Alice Mills
Chloe Wigmore
Lauren Edwards
Alvin Zapata
Emily Kate Bowers
Emma Howell
Honor O’Neill
Mia Papadopoulou
Norah ‘norealle’ Opara
Rebecca Thomas
Sophie Clarke
Elizabeth Bewley
Ellie Green
Ciara Power

Dance Troupe

Aisling Turner
Alexis Canning
Amy Guppy
Angus Jacobs
Anna Murray
Anna Robertson
Aoife Hosford
Ashley Johnson
Ben Rawlings
Caitlin Brown
Carrie-Louise Knight
Charlotte Wood
Claire Lander
Clare McCreadie
Courtney Hows
Daphne Genee
Lizzie Brown
Elizabeth Bright
Elli Hosier
Ewan Hawkins
Georgia O’Reilly
Hannah Lowther
Hannah Pask
Hannah Victoria-Bennett
Hettie Pearson
Jennifer Rosalyn
Lizzie Treece
Maddie Daley-Brown
Meg McCarthy
Mikayla Jade
Morgan Scott
Natasha Goodman
Nicole Norman
Priscilla Binnersley
Rebecca Kate
Robbie Fell
Rosanna High
Sam Carlyle
Samantha Richards
Sarah Spence
Shelby Speed
Skye Adams
Sophie Allen-Murray
Tom Hayden
Victoria Gardner
Will Emery
Zara Naeem
Zoe Pembroke
Alexia Collard
Samuel O’Shea
Alfie Hall
LJay Yarroll
Joseph J Perry
Matthew Warwick
Jonny Gilbey
John Heaney
Aaron Wood
Elliott Evans
Ethan Vijn
Oliver Tafe
Matthew Bourne
Adam Richards

Get your tickets here!

Announcing a New Show for 2019!

Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals is BACK with Singin’ in the Rain at the Adelphi Theatre.
It’s on Sunday 13 October, in aid of the charity, Lewy Body Society.

Rehearsals for Singin’ in the Rain will begin in the evening of Friday 11 October. Then, after 48 intense, exhausting hours, the curtain will rise at the Adelphi Theatre at 7pm on Sunday 13 October. Ready or not, the show WILL go on!

Audition booking is now open to recruit a sensational cast made up of West End professionals and super-talented amateurs. They’ll be joined by a 30-piece orchestra, production team and a celebrity host. Everyone involved with the fully-staged, costumed & choreographed show gives up their time for free. All in support of this year’s chosen charity, The Lewy Body Society

“‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is such a classic Broadway musical with great songs and amazing iconic dance routines. I can’t wait to be blown away by 100 people all singing and  tapping on stage together after such a short amount of rehearsal time.” Esther Biddle, Director

“We’re thrilled to provide this opportunity for new talent to work alongside experienced West End stars, and to raise awareness and funds for a such a good cause.” Ian Haig, Producer

“My beloved grandmother suffered with Lewy Body and sadly died from it last year, so it is an honour to be performing ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in her memory and to help alleviate the distress of future sufferers.’ Leigh Thompson, Musical Director

The Lewy Body Society was the first charity in Europe exclusively concerned with Lewy body dementia. Its mission is to fund clinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also raises awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and those in the medical profession and decision making positions. And it provides information resources for patients & carers. www.lewybody.org

“We’re delighted to be the charity partner for this year’s 48-hour musical. It is a huge opportunity to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia and raise much-needed funds for research into the disease.  We can’t wait to work with the fantastic Showtime Challenge team on what we’re sure will be a weekend to remember for everyone involved.”  Jacqueline Cannon, CEO, The Lewy Body Society

Auditions will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. To find out more, view our Auditions page.

And don’t forget to Buy Tickets!

WE DID IT!

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! THANKS A MILLIE-ON to the cast, orchestra, host, crew, production team, theatre staff, audience, and EVERYONE who helped make last night so magical. It was all in aid of Mind, so feel free to show your appreciation on our fundraising page.

More info, photos and reviews soon – once we’ve got our breath back!

Photo by Darren Bell.

Rehearsals are underway!

Yes, the 48-hour countdown has begun. The cast are busily rehearsing in preparation for the big night at the Adelphi Theatre. At the time of posting, a handful of tickets are still available. Click here to see if there are any left!

Thanks to all our Indiegogo supporters!

Thanks to the following people who generously backed our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

You really helped us get this show on the road!

Peter Bramah; Andy & Stella; Melanie Robinson; Gemma Dwarwood; Jessica Reddy; Denise, John, Simon & Becca Powell (in absentia); The Browns of Bath; Paul & Suzanne Mottram; Diana Wood; Artlen House Associates; Katie & Martin O’Donovan; Aimee Dalton; Yvonne O’Donovan; Sharron & Ray Roukin; Simon Mooi; Bethan Haig; Daniela Bowker; ’gg’; The Alloways; Eden Dominique; Rhian Derrick; Sheena Porter; Lucy Ells; Ash Eastway; Candy Watkins; Abigale Burridge; Janice Pask; Pete Smith; Kathryn & Robert Trott; Caron Zanjani; The Leeney Family; Hannah Grimes; Katy & Michael Turner; Sam Barnes; Terri Clarke; Ian Cross; Joanna Walker; Beverley Owen; Joanna Walker; Louis Waddon; Mo Biddle; Jane Johnston; Gemma Ronte; The Owen Family; Mike Brodie; Nicola Hewett; Scott Cain; Jessica Carmody; Malcolm Abrahams; Jean & John Haig; Symone Pemberton; Sarah-Louise Pemberton; Gaye Daniels; Boomer Manton; Liz Sargeant; Jane Knights; Jacqui Crouch; John Crouch; Luke Branch; The Phoenix Players.

Introducing our Production Team!

Meet the team who make everything happen behind the scenes! This army of dedicated volunteers do all the things you don’t even think about when watching a West End show. Directors, musicians, choreographers, hair, makeup, props, costume, sound, lights, front-of-house, sets, stage-management, photography, marketing, etc, etc. This is a BIG production, and we’ve got a BIG team who will be working hard to make the magic happen. A great big THANK YOU to every single one of them!

Producer – Ian Haig
Director – Esther Biddle
Musical Supervisor – Leigh Thompson
Choreographer – Ashley Nottingham
Costume Designer/Co-Producer – Sheara Abrahams
Set Designer – Toots Butcher
Lighting Designer – Simon Deacon
Hair & Makeup Designer – Lauren Appleby
Sound Engineer – Andrew Cotton
Company Manager – Damian Sandys
Production Manager – Dominic Whiffen
Stage Manager – Jo Hinton
Deputy Stage Manager – Ryan Quelch
Videographer – Ben Scriven
Marketing & Publicity Director – Barry O’Donovan

Directing Team
Associate Director – Alex Sutton
Assistant Director – Max Reynolds
Assistant Director – Stephen Whitson
Assistant Director – Jules Tipton
Assistant Director – Tim Frost

Musical Team
Associate Musical Director – Sean Green
Assistant Musical Director – Simon Lambert
Assistant Musical Director – Chris Peake
Assistant Musical Director – Gavin Whitworth
Assistant Musical Director – Huw Evans
Vocal Consultant – Pippa Duffy
Rehearsal/Audition Pianist – Magnus Gilljam
Rehearsal/Audition Pianist – Charlie Ingles
Rehearsal Pianist – Jenny Miles
Audition Pianist – Alex Bellamy
Audition Pianist – Erika Gundesen
Audition Pianist – Leo Nicholson
Audition Pianist – Oli Rew

Choreography Team
Assistant Choreographer & Marketing Exec – Cameron Ball
Assistant Choreographer – Fleur Mellor
Assistant Choreographer – Nicola Martin
Assistant Choreographer – Michael Gilburt
Assistant Choreographer – Rosie Williams
Assistant Choreographer – Brett Nelson
Assistant Choreographer – Georgina Lawlor

Costume Team
Costume Supervisor – Anna Cavaliere
Costume Assistant – Stephen Frosdick
Costume Assistant – Hannelore Cauwenbergh
Costume Assistant – Dani Raytchev
Costume Assistant – Gianluca Gasparini
Costume Assistant – Sophie Howard

Hair and Make-up Team
Wig supervisor – Sam Cox
Hair & Makeup Deputy – Nikki Bird
Hair & Makeup Assistant – Charli Smith
Hair & Makeup Assistant – Ash Fenners
Hair & Makeup Assistant – Victoria Martin
Makeup Assistant – Daniele Arbisi

Company Management Team
Assistant company manager – Bethany Breakspere
Assistant company manager – Kirsty Pitts
Assistant company manager – Emily Reynolds
Assistant company manager – Becky Smith
Assistant company manager – Daniel Thomson

Stage Management Team
Assistant Stage Manager – Zara Schafer
Assistant Stage Manager – Tafara Takavarasha
Assistant Stage Manager – Ross Jardine
Assistant Stage Manager – Amber Waller
Assistant Stage Manager – Izzy Brain
Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Brown
Assistant Stage Manager – Christopher Irving
Assistant Stage Manager – Sally Reeve
Assistant Stage Manager – Dominique Pierre-Louis
Assistant Stage Manager – Sarah Caselton-Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Sam Griesser
Assistant Stage Manager – Abi Cook
Assistant Stage Manager – Giles Burden

Assistant Sound Engineer – Mat Peterfi
Assistant Set Designer/Set Builder – Mike Leopold
Assistant Set Builder – Nick Mead

Marketing & Publicity Team
Marketing Executive – Lorraine Martin
Marketing Executive – Marika Visser
Poster & T-shirt Design – Joe Roukin
Programme Designer – Laurence Beck
Website Designer – Simon Wilkes

Photographer – Cameron Slater
Photographer – Darren Bell

Front of House/Party Manager – Shelley Eadie
Front of House – Matilda Cobham
Production Assistant – Richard Maxted
Production Assistant – Amy Abrahams
Production Assistant – Rachel Jarmy
Production Assistant – Kathryn Feehan
First Aid and Production Assistant – Liz Jarmy

NEWS! Warwick Davis to host #48HourMillie!

We’re THRILLED to announce that actor & presenter Warwick Davis will be hosting our production of Thoroughly Modern Millie!

“I’m really excited to be involved with #48HourMillie. It’s going to be such a great night.
I can’t wait to meet the fantastically brave & reckless cast and everyone involved in the show.
I have huge respect for Mind and the excellent work they do, so it’s a real honour to support them in this project.”
Warwick Davis

Warwick is an actor, television presenter, writer, director & producer. He played the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films. Davis also starred as a fictionalised version of himself in the sitcom Life’s Too Short, written & directed by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant.

Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals’ one-night-only production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is coming to the Adelphi Theatre on 20 March 2016. An all-singing, all-dancing production, featuring full cast, choreography and orchestra. Rehearsed in just 48 hours, with proceeds to the charity Mind, this promises to be the West End’s most thoroughly-exciting night of the year. Tickets available here.

Warwick joins an already-fabulous cast of talented actors, dancers and singers appearing in the show itself including the sensational Anna-Jane Casey as Muzzy.

Tickets are available here.

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED for #48HourMillie!

Showtime Challenge 48‐Hour Musicals is delighted to announce the full cast of its production of Thoroughly Modern Millie coming to the Adelphi Theatre on 20 March 2016 for one night only! It includes West End favourites, Anna‐Jane Casey, Suanne Braun and Will Kenning along with talented new stars Amy Perry, Robert Colvin, Carly Thoms and over 100 more sensational actors, singers and dancers. This all‐singing, all‐dancing production featuring full cast, choreography and orchestra, produced in just 48 hours promises to be the West End’s most exciting night of the year. The show is in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. Everyone involved in the show, including the entire cast, is giving up their time for free to support the cause. Tickets are available here.

FULL CAST

Warwick Davis – Host

Millie Dillmount – Amy Perry

Jimmy – Robert Colvin

Muzzy – Anna-Jane Casey

Mrs Meers – Suanne Braun

Miss Dorothy – Carly Thoms

Trevor Graydon – Will Kenning

Miss Flannery – Joanna Reyes

Ching Ho – Cletus Chan

Bun Foo – Andy Yau

Alice – Nazerene Williams

Cora – Sara Morley

Gloria – Hannah Nuttall

Lucille – Emily Watkins

Rita – Gabrielle Pemberton

Ruth – Chloe Porter

Ethel Peas & Dance Troupe – Tash Holway

Muzzy’s Boy & Ensemble – Scott Cain

Muzzy’s Boy & Ensemble – Chris Draper

Muzzy’s Boy & Dance Troupe – Matt Faull

Muzzy’s Boy & Ensemble – Billy Harvey

Muzzy’s Boy & Ensemble – Ross McKinnon

Muzzy’s Boy, Party Guest  & Ensemble – Sam Thomas

George Gershwin & Ensemble – Scott Topping

Ira Gershwin & Ensemble – Reece Mahdi

Policeman & Ensemble – Simon Thompson

Dorothy Parker  & Ensemble – Hettie Hobbs

Mathilde & Ensemble – Rebecca Withers

Kenneth & Ensemble – Peter Navickas

Daphne  & Ensemble – Becky Wingham

Dexter & Ensemble – Nick Fyson

Rodney & Ensemble – Dan Geller

Dishwasher & Ensemble – Jaymin Michaels

Party Guest  & Ensemble – Emma Clare

Party Guest  & Ensemble – Alice Flegg

Ensemble

Suzie Aries

Priscilla Binnersley

Jessica Carmody

Danielle Cross

Heidi Delve

Heidi Dilley

Daisie-Belle Downer

Natalie Durkin

Lauren Edwards

Gemma-Marie Everest

Georgi Mottram

Penny Osborne-Brown

Stephanie Palmer

Cassandra Pearson

Ciara Power

Kathryn Sinclair

Jessica Spalis

Kerrie Thomason

Charlie Welch

Briony Wood

Jack Beedle

Jonathon Bentley

Inti Conde

Ed Curry

Ido Gonen

Carlos Mapano

Ben Purkiss

Mark Smith

Tommy Scott Williamson

Jonathan Wooldridge

Dance Captains

Tamsin January

Karen Walker

Shaunagh Stones

Charis O’Connor

Rachel Chapman

Dance Troupe

Natasha Boyle

Aisling Turner

Eloise Horton

Carrie-Louise Knight

Rachel Mckellow

Nicola Mooi

Sarah Morley

Charlotte Pask

Emily Noke

Hannah Grimes

Elle Locke

Imogen Mercer

Leanne Coupland

Katharine McNamara

Molly Hunt

Paula Brett

Katie Fox

Eden Dominique

Charlotte Alloway

Melissa Diprose

Carolina Moura

Zoe Pembroke

Kirstie Smith

Nichola Welch

Rosie Bretherton

Genevieve Leeney

Susannah Owen

Amy Pullen

Chantel Bellew

Rory Cubbin

Adam Tench

Anto Buckley

Ashley Johnson

Joe Rose

Matthew Burridge

Jordan Langford

Morgan Scott

Alan Hunter

Jamie Chidzey

Lance Collins

Daniel Woodger

Wellington Santos

Proudly presenting our male dance troupe!

We’re delighted to reveal our marvellous male dance troupe for #48HourMillie as follows…

Rory Cubbin
Adam Tench
Anto Buckley
Ashley Johnson
Joe Rose
Matthew Burridge
Jordan Langford
Morgan Scott
Jamie Chidzey
Lance Collins
Daniel Woodger
Wellington Santos

They will be joined on stage by Amy Perry as Millie, Robert Colvin as Jimmy, Carly Thoms as Miss Dorothy, Suanne Braun as Mrs Meers, Will Kenning as Trevor Graydon, Joanna Reyes as Miss Flannery, Cletus Chan as Ching Ho, Andy Yau as Bun Foo and West End star Anna-Jane Casey as Muzzy . . . and many, many more!

Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals’ one-night-only production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is coming to the Adelphi Theatre on 20 March 2016. An all-singing, all-dancing production, featuring full cast, choreography and orchestra. Rehearsed in just 48 hours, with proceeds to the charity Mind, this promises to be the West End’s most thoroughly-exciting night of the year. Tickets available here.

Get your tickets here!

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