Cast and Creative
Originally from Portsmouth, Gregory moved to London to train at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. West End: Louis/Conman in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ The Woman in White (Palace Theatre), directed by Trevor Nunn, Guy Gisbourne in HOODS (Arts Theatre), directed by Craig Revel-Horwood. Other theatre includes: Al in Carnaby Street the Musical (UK No.1 Tour), White Bishop/1st cover Molokov in Chess (UK No.1 tour/Italy/Princess of Wales Theater, Toronto), Raymond Neff in The Witches of Eastwick (UK No.1 tour), Narrator in The Barchester Chronicles (Chichester Festival Theatre), 7 Rock’n’Roll pantos by Peter Rowe (New Wolsey, Ipswich and Stafford Gatehouse), Twelfth Night, Robin Hood (Nuffield, Southampton) As a guitarist, Gregory plays regularly with many different acts- including his acoustic duo show with Matthew Quinn – and has also worked with The Runaround Kids, The Experience, Songbird-The Music of Eva Cassidy, Hold Tight It’s 60’s Night, The Elvis Years, The Bluejays, Hot Stuff the musical (at Queens Theatre Hornchurch) and MANY more. Television and commercials include: The Basil Brush Show (BBC), Coors Light, Mars, Unicredit. Recordings include: Original Cast Recording of The Woman In White, Concept Album of Brian Knowles The Government Inspector. Being a huge fan of Simon & Garfunkel, Gregory is deeply honoured to be able to perform these incredible songs, written by the great Paul Simon. http://www.gregoryclarke.co.uk/
Joe trained with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Most recently, Joe donned the hornrimmed specs as Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy Holly and the Cricketers’, touring theatre’s across the UK. Other theatre work includes: Pinocchio (International Tour), Macbeth (UK/International Tour), Honk! (Tabard Theatre, Chiswick), covered/played Mowgli in The Jungle Book (No.1 UK Tour/Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham), A Christmas Carol (Giant Olive Theatre Company), Based on a True Story (Jermyn Street Theatre), Oliver! (New Vic Theatre, Stoke), Precious Bane (Pentabus Theatre Company) Joe has also been involved in the workshops of various new musicals including ‘The Golden Voice’ (Dominion Theatre, Studio) and ‘My Land’s Shore’ (RADA Studios) Film: Atonement (Working Title Films/Universal) Also a singer/songwriter, Joe’s debut EP ‘Half a Year’ is currently available, with a follow up soon to be released. Joe is absolutely thrilled to be performing in ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’.
Actor and musician Dean Elliott rose to fame as the lead role as Buddy Holly in the West End, Olivier Award nominated musical ‘Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story’. In this role he had the honour of opening the 2008 West End Revival at the Duchess Theatre, London and after much media praise was then asked to open and perform in the show in Buddy’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas, in front, and with, Buddy’s immediate family before taking the role around Europe and Canada. Before ‘Buddy’, Dean trained at the prestigious Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’ (LIPA) and other notable theatre work includes ‘Over The Rainbow – The Eva Cassidy Story’ (UK No1 Tour), ‘Release The Beat’ (Arcola Theatre, London) and the multi award winning ‘Ed – The Musical’ (Edinburgh Festival). Notable TV and radio appearances include ‘Richard and Judy’, ‘BBC London Tonight’, ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ and BBC Radio 2’s ‘Elaine Paige Show’. Dean has always been a fan of Simon & Garfunkel’s music and thrilled to be able to perform it live. Dean is also lead singer and guitarist with the UK’s first bespoke wedding and function band ‘The Domino Band’. For more information and bookings please visit – www.thedominoband.co.uk
Jonny was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the HL Hammond Prize for spoken verse. Credits include; Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET, Captain Cockles in DICK WHITTINGTON and Prince/Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Worcester Rep), THE GEORGE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK (Cheltenham Everyman), THE FAMISHED LAND and Oliver Barrett IV in LOVE STORY (Off West End Premiere). Jonny has worked as a soloist-singer for the English National Ballet in CHOREOGRAPHICS (The Barbican) and for the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in ANYTHING GOES‐ A Cole Porter celebration (Cadogan Hall). Credits at RAM include; Stine in CITY OF ANGELS, Ralph Halloran in A CATERED AFFAIR and HEY, LOOK ME OVER! A Cy Coleman Cabaret.
Leon has been playing the bass since he was 13, and many bassists to have worked with Paul Simon (Tony Levin & Bakithi Kumalo especially) were early influences on his playing. He discovered Simon & Garfunkel in his twenties, immediately falling in love with their beautiful harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. He is thrilled to be given the opportunity to pay tribute to them via The Simon & Garfunkel Story. Leon’s other theatre work includes ‘Buddy Holly & The Cricketers’, and ‘Glad All Over: A Sixties Celebration.’
Adam graduated in 2014 from Royal Holloway, The University of London with a Master’s degree in advanced musical studies and in the short time since has established himself as a UK-based theatre and pop guitarist. His earliest recollection of Simon and Garfunkel was singing along to ‘Cecilia’ in the car travelling to family holidays in Devon and he is thrilled to still be singing along 16 years later. As a pop multi-instrumentalist and composer with Camden-based trio Pocketclub, Adam’s music has been played on BBC radio and Sky TV and in concert he has supported the likes of Paloma Faith, The Kaiser Chiefs and Tony Hadley. In the past, Adam has been honoured to work with Grammy award nominated composers and to perform for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Previous notable theatre work includes: ‘Christmas In New York’ (The Palace, London), ‘Been on Broadway’ (The Duchess, London), ‘Edges’ (produced by Michael Auger from Collabro) with dep work on ‘Dusty’ (The Charing Cross Theatre, London) and ‘The Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2015’. www.adamstrums.com
James is a Drummer and Percussionist based in London. Having played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra from a young age, James went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in July 2015. James is involved in a variety of jazz and pop original projects across the UK. He frequently performs at top London venues including Jazz at Pizza Express Soho, St James’ Studio and The Spice of Life, Soho. Notable performances include playing with world-renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and famed jazz singer Dame Cleo Lane. Alongside this, James enjoys working in musical theatre. Credits include: Rooms the Musical (Finborough Theatre), the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Beautiful Game (Union Theatre), Lovebirds (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe), DENMARK ONE, as well as regular student productions at GSA, LAMDA and Mountview. James has toured both nationally and internationally alongside Robert J. Sherman and The Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company. Simon and Garfunkel are among his top musical influences and together with iconic drumming from the inspirational Steve Gadd make James absolutely thrilled to be a part of the show.
David Beck (Director)
Having initially trained as an actor at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, David now works predominantly as a director and producer as well as teaching students at RADA and some of London’s other top drama schools. He has been involved in numerous award winning productions at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals and works extensively with the Wireless Theatre Company directing live and studio recorded plays that can be downloaded from the internet – www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk He has enjoyed delving into the lives of Simon and Garfunkel and fears that the songs will be buzzing around his head for the rest of time…
Producers – Maple Tree Entertainment Limited
Show Directors – David Beck & Dean Elliott
Musical Supervision – Dean Elliott
Sound Design – Graham Penn & Chris Wareing (Electric Pulse Productions)
Company Manager – Abigail Toghill
Video Design – Josh Woods (Feature Phonic Limited)
Marketing and Press – Maple Tree Entertainment Limited
Photography – Jacqui Elliot-Williams, Stuart Man Price and Angela Crawford
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