Our Talented Cast

Chiara Brooke

Chiara trained in Nottingham at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, graduating with a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre. Her professional credits include Playlist Singer/Dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines and Aladdin at the Eden Court Theatre with Imagine.

Chiara wants to thank her family and agent for their constant support. 

Miranda Colmans

Miranda trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. Her professional stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Flies, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty and new writing including Timeshare, House of Atreus, Knackerman, HERO & Bookends. She has appeared at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Camden Fringe festivals and at KIFT (Keochang International Festival of Theatre) in South Korea. Miranda has worked on a number of short films including The Madness of the Dance, TV programmes including Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat and films such as Sweeney Todd. A Londoner born and raised, Miranda is widely travelled and is an avid tea drinker.

Jamie Fillery

Jamie was born in London and has spent the last few years travelling and strengthening his acting skills around the UK. Last year he returned to London and has since been very busy on several projects. Most recently he finished a one week only performance of John Godber’s play Bouncers as Judd at The London Theatre which received rave reviews. Jamie, although performing on stage, has been focusing and portraying several characters on film projects for the past year. He has just finished the role of Eriksen in the feature film The Relationships by Dai4films which will be screened and viewed at several international film festivals around the world. Jamie’s theatre credits include: Fred/Marley/The Ghost of Christmas Present in Scrooge! (UK Tour); Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma; Joe’s Dad in Our House; Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast; Bobby in Company; and Konstantin in The Seagull. Jamie is glad to be back as Quasimodo, having portrayed the hunchbacked hero in the 2015 production of Musical of the Year

 

Rebecca Gilliland

Rebecca trained at The London School of Musical Theatre

Theatre credits include: Lead Soloist in The Audition Sessions (The Arcola Theatre), Featured Soprano in Seasons of Larson (Lyric Theatre), Kim in Personals (The Landor Theatre), Lucille / Cover Constance in The Clockmaker's Daughter (The Landor Theatre), Ensemble in The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), Featured Performer in Natalie Weiss In The West End (The St James Theatre), Florrie/Ens in Spend Spend Spend (The Bridewell Theatre)

Film credits include: Lucy in Restricted Information (Twist & Shout Productions)

Original Cast Recordings Include: Ensemble and the Robin in A Spoonful of Sherman (Nick Lloyd Webber, Robert J. Sherman), Kitty in Return of the Soldier (Charles Miller)

Credits Whilst Training Include: Cossette in Les Miserables (Michael Strassen), Viola in Twelfth Night (Susan Raasay), Sophie in The Faith Machine (Susan Raasay)

Rebecca is thrilled to be playing Lizzie in her debut performance at the Lost Theatre.

Jessica Hern

Jessica received her training at The Guildford School of Acting graduating with a First Class Honours Degree.

Theatre credfts include: Pirates of Penzance (LondonWonderground and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe), Karen in Girlfriends (Union Theatre), Singer (Inspirational Singer Of The Year Awards), The Story Of Bart (London Hippodrome), Shit-faced Showtime (The Old Red Lion) Freckle in The Outback Games (Edinburgh Fringe)

Credits whilst in training: Florence in Chess (GSA), Maid Marian in TWANG!! (GSA), Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee (GSA) and Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (GSA)

Simon Hodson

Simon graduated the Musical Theatre course at the University of Wolverhampton in 2013, since then he has been involved in various professional productions on stage and in front of the camera. He was involved in the pilot episode for Owl House in 2015. He has been a part of numerous 14:48 festivals and has most recently been in the cast of Rent as a featured ensemble member in Birmingham. Being a member of the original Musical of the Year cast in 2015, Simon is thrilled to be returning as Gringoire. 

Mark Houston

Mark has recently graduated from ArtsEd's Musical Theatre BAHons course. Whilst at college, he played a number of roles including Don Price (Big Fish), Chip (Disney's Beauty and the Beast) and Captain Fitzbattleaxe (Utopia, Limited). He was lucky enough to be part of the choir for several concerts such as 2016 Olivier Awards, Friday Night Is Music Night, and most recently a concert staging of new musical Eugenius. Mark is very excited to be making his professional debut in Musical Of The Year.

Colin Kiyani

Colin trained at the Urdang Academy, graduating with a degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Whilst training his roles included Emcee in Cabaret, The Baker in The Baker’s Wife and Anatoly in Chess.

He has recently finished playing the role of Pentheus in an outdoor touring production of The Bacchae, and the role of Jason in Bare.

Other theatrical credits include: Lysistrata (UK Tour), Aladdin in Aladdin (Harrogate Theatre), Melchior in Spring Awakening (Major Productions), Paris Alexandros in Alexandros by Euripides (UK Tour), An Evening With Vonny Lee Lucas (Leicester Square Theatre), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Harrogate Theatre), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (UK Tour), Teen Angel in Grease (Italian Tour), Nick Piazza in Fame (European Tour), Pygmalion (UK Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Preston Charter Theatre)

Domonic Ramsden

Domonic has recently graduated Arts Educational Schools, London, with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

Roles whilst training include: Caldwell B Cladwell in Urinetown, Nigel in Relative Values, and understudy Muddles in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Qdos).

Domonic has also performed at the Olivier Awards, Friday Night is Music Night, and Hey, Old Friends. Domonic is excited to make his professional debut in Musical of the Year.

Kevin Rodgers

Kevin is a Licentiate of Trinity College London in Singing Performance. Recent roles, all for Southgate Opera, include: Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin, 2013); Graf Homonoy (Gypsy Baron, 2014); Four Villains (Tales of Hoffmann, 2014). On a different but louder note he was, and (since the re-release of the band's first album in 2011) still is, the drummer in cult 1980s post-punk band Happy Refugees whose long-awaited second album was released earlier this year.

Robbie Smith

Having only recently relocated to London, Robbie grew up in a small town just outside of Melbourne where he studied all facets of performing arts from a young age.

Training: Victorian College Of The Arts (VCA, Melbourne University), Tony Bartuccio’s and The Space Dance & Arts Centre.

Theatre includes: Fiyero in Wicked, Bert in Mary Poppins, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Tulsa in Gypsy, Constable Warren in Our Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Mark Anthony in A Chorus Line, Tin Man in Wizard Of Oz, Andy Lee in 42nd Street.

Television includes: Neighbours, Winners & Losers, The AFL Footy Show.

Jennifer Tilley

Jennifer trained at the Arden School of Theatre and went on to graduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts after completing a post-graduate qualification in Musical Theatre in 2013.

Theatre credits include: Evil Stepmother/Prince Charming/Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Pyramid Pantos), Snow White in Myths, Fairytales and Legends (BryMack Productions), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Tickled Pink Productions)

Theatre in training include: Terry Thompson in Babes in Arms, Kate/Lillie Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate! and Ensemble in Curtains.

Jennifer is thrilled to be reprising her role as Esmeralda.

 

Andrew Truluck

 

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School

Theatre Credits include: Tony in West Side Story (National Tour); Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Lion in The Wizard of Oz (National Tour); Charles Kean in Child of the Sun (King’s Head, Islington); Oberon in Dream Nights (Gordon Craig Theatre) Gad in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National Tour). Andrew also played Perry White in It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman (Walthasmstow) and its successful limited run transfer to the West End in 2015.

Other principal roles include: Danny (Night Must Fall); Frank Crawley (Rebecca) Sloane (Entertaining Mr Sloane); Nicky (Bell Book and Candle); Gregory Black (The Late Edwina Black); George (Two and Two Make Sex); Charley (Charley’s Aunt) and Eric Birling in An Inspector Calls (National Tours). Andrew has portrayed: Captain Alan Fishbeard in The Curse of the Pearl Necklace (Above The Stag); Fromage in Cinderella: Boom or Bust! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); and J.R. Bigbucks in Little Orphaned Fannie (Royal Vauxhall Tavern).

Andrew is excited to be part of Musical of the Year and creating a fantastic show with such an amazing cast of super talented people.                                                                                                                 www.andrewtruluck.com

Victoria Waddington

Victoria graduated from The London Drama School with distinctions in Acting and Musical Theatre, and recently completed a 4 month Musical Theatre Course at Associated Studios, Hammersmith. She is an experienced performer with many shows to her credit. These include: A Little Night Music (Bermuda Festival); Closer Than Ever (Edinburgh Festival); Into The Woods (Steiner Theatre); Calamity Jane (Oratory Theatre); Two’s Company, A Musical Revue (Battersea Barge); Wet Dog (Off Cut Festival at The Riverside Studios); The Snow Show (Troubadour Productions) Snow White & The Seven Poofs (The Green Carnation) and Babes On The Barge (Battersea Barge).

Last year Victoria performed as Ma in the Christmas pantomime Hansel & Gretel at Hertford Theatre.

She is delighted to be reprising the role of Sister Gudule in Musical of the Year.

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