STEPHANIE SMITH - BOOK/LYRICS WRITER
Stephanie is a musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist. She was awarded her MA in Writing for Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her previous musical, Peggy, was produced at the Tristan Bates Theatre. One of the songs from that show was subsequently selected for a showcase in New York and sung by Broadway star Betsy Wolfe. Prior to studying for her MA, Stephanie worked in TV, developing ideas for documentaries and children's shows.
Having followed Blackpool's Goalden Girls from the start of their journey, and been inspired by their fantastic story, Stephanie is phenomenally excited about Jog On and is extremely grateful to Arts Council England for the support in developing the work this far.
MONICA SIK HOLM - COMPOSER
Monica is originally from Norway, but she is now London-based after graduating from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a First Class BA(Hons) in Music Performing Arts in 2012.
As a composer, Monica has composed, written and produced Bucuresti The Musical (Norwegian Tour/Paul McCartney Auditorium, Liverpool/Trikkehallen, Oslo), her own adaption of H. C Andersen's The Little Matchstick Girl (The Old Prison, Norway) and Angel Dust (Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool), and composed music for Clegg The Musical (LIPA) and Moments. She was also one of the composers for The 48 Hour Musical at the Birmingham Mac in 2012, as well as one of the finalists in Craig Barbour Awards for composition at Soho Theatre the same year. Alongside Jog On, she is currently composing music for the new Norwegian children's musical Ralgiki & Rangula.
She was one of the Norwegian contestants in The World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles in 2011 as a singer, pianist and composer, and took away one of the prestigious Industry Awards as well as Gold in Vocal Self-Accompaniment Original Works and Silver in Vocal Self-Accompaniment Musical Theatre.
Alongside her work as a performer and composer, Monica is running her own Norway-based production company M Crown Entertainment.
CHARLOTTE PETERS - DIRECTOR
Charlotte began directing whilst at Durham University and is Artistic Director of Peters Productions.
Recent directing credits include How To Make Money From Art (Camden Fringe), Fame (Tallink Silja, Scandinavia), Cybersoul (Musical Box Festival at Lost Theatre), The Stand-In (Bread & Roses Theatre), Interval (Camden People’s Theatre), Jog On (Rehearsed reading at Blackpool Winter Gardens), And The Little One Said (The Cock Tavern/Time Out Critics' Choice), Art, The Shadow Within & What The Butler Saw (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Around the World In 80 Days (Outdoor Tour), Twelfth Night and Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations (Hertford Theatre) and Footloose (The Gala Theatre, Durham). Whilst at Durham, Charlotte directed Guys & Dolls (Gala Theatre), Crazy For You & All's Well That Ends Well (Caedmon Hall) and Closer & The Fix (Assembly Rooms Theatre).
Recent associate/assistant director credits include I'm Not Here Right Now (Soho Theatre) Birdsong & The Private Ear/The Public Eye (National Tours) and The Importance of Being Earnest, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Windsor). Charlotte is currently resident director on the upcoming national tour of Stephen Daldry's National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls.
EMMA LINDARS - MARY
Emma has just played the Narrator in Joseph for Frinton Summer Theatre Season and recently performed in the new musical Made In Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre. Other recent credits include: Mama Bear, Mama Ogre and Cover Dragon in Shrek the Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Diva 1 in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Palace Theatre & Fraulein Schweiger and Baroness Elberfeld in The Sound of Music at London Palladium. Emma played Evileen in The Wiz at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Schoolgirl in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at National Theatre/UK tour and Portly the Otter in The Wind in the Willows at National Theatre and Old Vic.
TV includes: Sunday night at the London Palladium, The Paul O’Grady Show, Children in Need, Comic Relief and the Alan Titchmarsh Show. Emma was solo vocalist on Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio Two. Cast recordings include Made in Dagenham, The Sound of Music and Shrek for DreamWorks Animation.
SARAH TULLAMORE - JULIE
Although English, Sarah has been performing abroad for the past twenty years. In France, her most recent home, she has notably appeared in Sister Act, La Vie Parisienne, John of Arc, Alice in Wonderland and Pocahontas. She has also starred in two Broadway compilation tours of Japan and written and performed her own one- woman musical, Estelle Bright, premiering at the Avignon Fringe Festival before running in Paris and touring Europe. Originally in French, Estelle was adapted into English, subsequently running at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and The Salisbury Playhouse.
Sarah has performed for many prestigious events in France, as a soloist (for Le Moulin Rouge, Disneyland amongst others) or with her groups, “The Jazzberries” and “Le Cinq’tet.”
As well as a performer, she is a sought-after voice-over actress and vocal coach, conducting ensembles desirous to perfect close-harmony singing.
Sarah is now back in the UK, performing this summer in the sold-out run of Singin’ in the Rain at Kilworth House as Dora Bailey and Miss Phoebe Dinsmore. She is delighted to be playing the part of Julie in Jog On!
DENISE SILVEY - DAWN
West End includes: The Mousetrap, By Jeeves, Showboat, Camelot, Starting Here, Starting Now.
Other theatre includes: Dancing at Lughnasa, Daisy Pulls it Off, The Sound of Music, Dangerous Corner, Twelfth Night, Annie, Oliver!, Moll Flanders, Side by Side by Sondheim, Company, and two seasons with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
TV includes: The A-Z of Crime, Relative Strangers, ‘Allo ‘Allo and Give Us a Break.
Denise works now mainly as a producer with her own company www.cahootstheatrecompany.com and is Production Supervisor of The Mousetrap.
MARYROSE SWARBRICK - SHOSHANNA
Maryrose has worked in all aspects of theatre from a very young age. After taking time off to raise a family she opened Stage Door School of Performing Arts which she still runs alongside her two daughters. However, the time has at last now come for her to resume her solo career and Maryrose is enjoying working as an actress once again. She is excited and very much looking forward to playing the role of Shoshanna in this production of Jog On.
KARL MOFFATT - JOHN/PHIL
Theatre includes: Amadeus, The Anniversary, Cabaret, The Caretaker, The Baker’s Wife, Anyone Can Whistle, The Entertainer, A Family Affair, John Gabriel Borkman, Relatively Speaking, The Reluctant Debutant, Crazy for You, Dial M for Murder & Sailor Beware.
Film: Disorientated (2014), White Lillies (2014), My Week With Marilyn, 7%, Oh, How Your Gardens Grows.
Television: Other Side of the Screen, Dream Boys, Love For Sale, One Day at a Time, Conspiracy, Anything’s Possible, Demob, The Bill, Heartbeat, The Brittas Empire.
JENNY LOGAN - WENDY
West End includes: Stepping Out, Copacabana, Annie, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Grease, I Do, I Do, Irene, Oliver! & Chicago.
Regional includes: This Happy Breed, Gypsy, Much Ado About Nothing, Side By Side By Sondheim, Bus Stop, Fiddler On The Roof, Noises Off, Anyone Can Whistle, Dangerous Corner, Key For Two.
TV includes: Lovejoy, Me And My Girl, The Two Ronnies, Minder, Pennies From Heaven, Never The Twain & London’s Burning.
Jenny is a familiar face as the notorious ‘Shake ‘n’ Vac’ lady!
EMMA RALSTON - SARAH
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Musical Theatre) and University of Glasgow
Theatre includes: Little Red Ridinghood in Into The Woods (Rose & Crown Theatre), West End Heroes
(Dominion Theatre), Eve in Meet Me In St Louis (Landor Theatre), Side by Side by Sondheim and West End at The Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), The Music of Lee Freeman and 1st Impressions in From Page To Stage season of new musical theatre (Landor Theatre), Insane About Broadway (Charing Cross Theatre) and Jack Frost Vs The Sunshine Kids (The Windsor Globe).
Cabaret includes: Emma is the producer and co-host of 5 star West End Cabaret Sunday In The Arts With... (Arts Theatre, West End). She has also performed many solo cabarets including Cabaret in the House (Lauderdale House), Lyric Lates (Lyric Hammersmith) and Emma Ralston - A New Horizon (Union Theatre).
Workshops include: Ruby in Shearer, Lewis and Freeman’s Rumour Has It (London Palladium), Dana in Smith and Sik Holm’s Jog On (George Wood Theatre), Sophie in Finn Anderson’s The End (George Wood Theatre).