Resident Director/StandbyFenton Gray

Tom Chambers

Theatre includes: in the West End, Gus the Theatre Cat in Cats, Pimp/Claquesous in Les Misérables and Blood Brothers (original cast, Albery). Regional: Ha Ha! Holmes (UK tour), Emcee in Cabaret and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Leicester Haymarket) and Jack in Into the Woods (Manchester Library Theatre). He has played Ko-Ko in The Mikado on and off for the last 20 years for the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company (Sadler’s Wells, UK tour and BBC2) and the Carl Rosa Opera Company (Gielgud, UK and USA tours). Other G and S roles on UK tour include Jack Point in The Yeomen of the Guard (D’Oyly Carte), Bunthorne in Patience and Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera Company) and the title role in The Sorcerer (Opera Della Luna). Directing includes: The Mikado and Iolanthe (D’Oyly Carte/Raymond Gubbay), Madama Butterfly (English Festival Opera, Queen Elizabeth Hall) and tours of La Bohème, La Traviata and Carmen. He was Julian Clary’s director for three years, directing productions of Cinderella (Brighton, Richmond, Woking) and his one-man shows Amore (West Beth Theatre, New York) and Natural Born Mincer (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and UK tour). Other pantomimes: Cinderella with Mickey Rooney, Peter Pan with Simon Callow and Bonnie Langford and, most recently, Sleeping Beauty with Anita Dobson and Tim Vine at Richmond, where he also made his debut as a pantomime dame, playing Nurse Penny.

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