Training: Arts Educational Schools London.
Ellis is making his professional debut and would like to thank his family and friends for all their continued love and support.
Theatre Credits while training: Jim Farrell - Titanic (ArtsEd), Lou - The Life (ArtsEd), Kevin Spacey Concert Gala (Old Vic)
Television: Olivier Awards 2017 ITV (Royal Albert Hall), Olivier Awards 2016 ITV (Royal Opera House), TFI Friday (Channel 4)
Radio: Friday night is music night (BBC Radio 2), Chris Evans Breakfast Show (BBC Radio 2)
Training: Arts Educational School 2017 graduate
Theatre whilst training includes: Frederick Barrett in Titanic (Charlotte Westenra); Ensemble in Lady Be Good (John Brant); Ensemble in Some Enchanted Evening (Kevan Allen); Ensemble in Abbaphonic at The Royal Albert Hall (Matthew Freeman); Candide in Candide (Stephen Whiston); Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever (James Coombes)
Other experience includes: Olivier Awards (ITV); Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2) ; TFI Friday (Channel 4).
Harry is excited to be making his professional debut in Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, and would like to thank his friends and family for all of their love and support.
Stephen Dolginoff (book, music and lyrics) is an award winning, New York based, writer/composer. He received Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Music; an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway musical; and won an ASCAP Music Award for his musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story. Over 100 productions have followed, including a London "Fringe" production that moved to the West End for a limited run (WOS Award Nomination).
Thrill Me has also been seen in cities all across the USA including Los Angeles (Garland Award), Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis, Orlando, and Philadelphia; in Canada (Vancouver & Toronto); in South America (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne); in several European countries (Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium); and most notably, in Asia, where there are currently long-running productions in Seoul, South Korea (since 2007) and Tokyo, Japan (since 2011).
Stephen's musicals Beauty Sleep, One Foot Out the Door (Backstage Bistro Award-Outstanding Book, Music & Lyrics) and Most Men Are were all produced in New York City and around the USA. His musical adaptation of Journey To The Center Of The Earth; his musical comedy, Panic, the story behind the infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast; and his musical suspense thriller, Flames, have been performed in theatres across the world. His newest musical is entitled Monstor Makers. Stephen received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. His work is published by Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service. As an actor, Stephen played "Nathan Leopold" in Thrill Me Off-Broadway and on the Cast album.
Guy Retallack (Director) is artistic director of the Bridgehouse Theatre (www.bhtheatre.co.uk) where he has directed his own adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and Macbeth, for which he was nominated by the Offies for Best Director 2014.
Guy has directed a wide variety of different productions including The Last Session (Tristan Bates Theatre), Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Tristan Bates & Charing Cross Theatres) which was nominated for the Best Off West End Show at the Whatsonstage Awards 2012 and 7 Off West End Awards (Offies).
Other work includes the world premiere of Stephen Brown's ground-breaking play Future Me (Theatre503 & ACE tour 2007/09), Liberty (Shakespeare's Globe & ACE Tour 2008), and The Gambler (BBC R3 & R4), both by Glyn Maxwell; Tommy by Pete Townshend which toured the UK for Bill Kenwright (BKL) in 2005, and was nominated for Best Musical by the MEN Awards; The Lifeblood by Glyn Maxwell, nominated for Best Ensemble by
the Empty Space Awards 2005 and The Secret Rapture by David Hare at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue (BKL).
Other shows include: Faster by Stephen Brown (BAC, Soho, Lyric Hammersmith, ACE Tour & the 59E59 Festival in New York 2005), Hard Times (Watermill), Richard III (Wild Thyme), Emma (Gilded Balloon, Watford Palace & The Tricycle), and The Master and Margarita (Company of Clerks). Guy has directed at many leading drama schools, and is regarded as one of the top 10 acting coaches in London
Other Theatre credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Windsor), Copacabana (Assistant MD, National Tour), Phantom of the Opera (Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking), Sister Act (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Another Way (Cockpit Theatre), Geek! A New Musical (Tristan Bates), Avenue Q (TNT Productions, Enfield), Jesus Christ Superstar (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Les Miserables (Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking)
Recordings include: Rachel Tucker: on the road (Parallel Productions), West End Switched Off, Vol. 1 & A Very West End Christmas (Parallel Productions), Saffron Street (Kerrie Angell).
In 2013 Kris founded Parallel Productions, a young production company with a focus on new musical theatre work. Through this company, Kris produced the charity EP A Very West End Christmas with fifty West End performers, and most recently musically directed and produced the company's first full-length album, West End Switched Off, Vol. 1.
James Turner (Designer) trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and was the winner of the 2013 Off-West-End Award for Best Set Designer for Mercury Fur (Old Red Lion).
Designs include: Donkey Heart (Old Red Lion), John Ferguson, A Life and The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre), The Hotel Plays (The Langham Hotel), Our Ajax, I Am A Camera and Execution of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), Cuddles (Oval House), The Hackney Volpone (Rose Lipman Building, Hackney), Thrill Me (Tristan Bates Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre), Plain Jane (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre). Upcoming work includes Toast (Park Theatre) and The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic Parallel Prodeuction).
Work as an Associate Designer includes: A View from the Bridge (Young Vic) and An Intervention and Jumpers for Goalposts (Paines Plough). Assistant Designer credits include: Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), Mojo (West-End), Powder Her Face (ENO), Gloriana (Royal Opera House), Children of the Sun and A Comedy of Errors (National Theatre). James is currently assistant designer on Speed The Plow (West-End).
Richard Williamson (Lighting Designer and
Producer) Trained at LAMDA in Stage Management and Technical Theatre, graduating in 1999, Richard has worked extensively in the UK and around the world as a Lighting Designer, with productions including The Last Session (with CliMar productions at the Tristan Bates), Mare Rider, Macbeth, Tartuffe (Arcola), The Al-Hamlet Summit (International tour), Richard III (Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon and International Tour), Twentieth Century Boy (New Wolsey, Ipswich), The Dark Side of Love (Roundhouse)
Producing credits include Dutchman (Etcetera Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe), The Art of Success (Arcola Theatre), Victory (Arcola Theatre) – all with Iceni Productions, and The One Man Show (Edinburgh Fringe) – with Nigel and Louise.
Peter Russell (Sound Designer) Trained at LAMDA in Stage Management and Technical Theatre, previous sound designs include Dutchman and Blue Jam. Peter is the Head of Sound for C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is an Audio Project Manager with Blitz Communications
Tom Turner (Musical Supervisor) read Music at the University of Leeds, graduating with a BA (Hons), and a master's degree in Composition.
Musical director credits include Bare (Greenwich Theatre), Miracle on 34th Street (UK Tour-PTM Ltd-Supervisor) Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal, Windsor, BKL Ltd), Liza, Liza, Liza (Workshop-Climar Productions) The Last Session (Tristan Bates Theatre-European premiere),The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre, PTM Ltd), Three Little Pigs (Greenwich Theatre) The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre), Thrill Me (Charing Cross Theatre), Rent (Greenwich Theatre), Mother Goose (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Piramania-the Swashbuckling Pirate Musical (C venues, Edinburgh), Plague! The Musical (C venues, Edinburgh), Next Thing You Know (C venues, Edinburgh), Snow White (Queens Theatre, Barnstaple), Goodnight Mrs. Calabash (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), A Clockwork Orange (Lost Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (UK/International Tour),
Roll on the day (Etcetera Theatre). Assistant MD/Pianist Credits include Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge, and other less successful characters (Steve Coogan's National Tour), Cinderella (Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, BKL Ltd), It's a Wonderful Life (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Palace Theatre, Southend), Carousel (Landor) The Little Belter Show (Madame Jojo's), Joseph (Keyboard dep-UK tour, BKL Ltd).
Tom is also an associate MD at the Guildford school of acting, working regularly as a rep coach, accompanist and MD. GSA MD credits include Next to Normal (2nd year workshop), Rent (Ivy Arts Centre-3rd year show), Grease (Yvonne Arnaud theatre-3rd year show), Bare (2nd year workshop), and later this year Tom will be musical director of The Addams Family (3rd year show).
CLIMAR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Founded in October 2009 with the goal of producing enjoyable and accessible theatre. Their 2011 production of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story received great praise from critics and public alike, being nominated for 7 Off West End Awards (The Offies) and also the 'Best Off West End Production' at the 2012 Whatsonstage Awards The show opened at the Tristan Bates Theatre and then moved to The Charing Cross Theatre. Most recently the company produced the UK premiere of The Last Session (with Darren Day) This again was showered with accolades by reviewers and audiences & was nominated for 3 Offies and a Whatsonstage award. Past Edinburgh experience includes 2 years working with Sharron Matthews Superstar (Space Cabaret and then the Pleasance Courtyard). Both shows had sell out audiences and were reviewed favourably (4 and 5 stars). The shows received Best of The Fest / Hot Show and Must see from The Scotsman Newspaper. Previous productions include: West End Glee Club, A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, Dr Faustus and SAS - Terrorist Tarts Undercover