FANNY & STELLA CAST

JED BERRY (Ernest Boulton/Stella)

Theatre credits: Angel and cover Referee in Kinky Boots (West End); Elder Grant in The Book of Mormon (UK & International Tour); Friedrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (UK Tour); Michael Darling in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and a vocalist in The Oliviers in Concert (Royal Festival Hall).
Screen credits: Angel in Kinky Boots the Musical (Feature Film); Harry Hastings in The Royal (ITV); Sam Denton in The Royal Today (ITV) and Alex in Alex (Independent Film).
Other credits: Toby in The Ascension of Mrs Leech (Workshop); Death in Soul Music (Workshop) and Michael Darling in Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan (cast recording).
Jed recently produced Raise You Up, an online charity cabaret in collaboration with Jerry Mitchell.
Jed is thrilled to be part of this ground-breaking project that is instrumental in getting theatre going again!

@jedlybedly

KURT KANSLEY (Lord Arthur Clinton)

Kurt is a seasoned British and Australian actor.

He trained in dramatic arts and music at Monash University and The Melba Conservatorium in Australia.

Kurt’s theatrical credits in London: The Nutcracker (Drosselmyer and Mother Ginger, New Theatre Royal); Wirework (Koos Malgas, Tristan Bates Theatre); Bernstein’s Mass (Tenor Soloist, Southbank Centre); Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse, The Royal Exchange); Miss Saigon (Shultz, West End); Exposure (Bob, West End); The Lion King (West End); Elegies (Doug, West End); Ragtime (Coalhouse, Regents Park and The Landor); Sweet Bird of Youth (Jacky, Chichester and The Old Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tom Snout, Regents Park); The Love Girl and The Innocent (Kolodoy, Southwark Playhouse); Hair (Berger); The 12 Tenors, Rock Around the Clock and Robinson Crusoe (Friday).

In workshop Kurt’s credits: Sherlock Holmes, Mulan and The Last of the Mohicans.

Kurt’s theatrical credits in Australia include; Ragtime (Coalhouse, Production Company – nominated Best Actor in a musical, 2020 Green Room Awards ); Evita (Che, Opera Australia – nominated Best Actor in a musical, 2019 Green Room Awards); Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair (Leroy, Production Company); The Lion King (Australian tour); RENT (Australian tour); The Grand Hotel, Naked Boys Singing, Godspell and Show Boat (Australian tour).

Kurt writes with Oliver Lidert (Kansley & Lidert) for London, Australia and the USA creating new musical theatre. Some of their original work: The Songs I’ll Never Sing (St. James); Confessions (The Other Palace) and H#sh’d Out (VCA).

ALEX LODGE (Louis Charles Hurt)

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London.

Theatre: Ledoux in Bat Out Of Hell UK Tour (to resume in 2021); Jon in tick, tick…BOOM! (Bridge House Theatre – Offie Nomination for “Best Male Performance in a Musical”); understudied and played Elder Price in The Book Of Mormon at over 200 performances (Prince of Wales, West End); Jay Osmond in The Osmonds Musical (The Other Palace); Frederick Fleet in Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto); Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk (Lighthouse, Poole); Sam in Romance Romance (Above The Stag Theatre); Aladdin in Aladdin (Buxton Opera House); Straight Dave in Closer to Heaven (Union Theatre); Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (Landor Theatre); Jess in See Rock City and Other Destinations (Union Theatre – UK premiere); Herschel in Rags (Lyric, West End); Dandini in Cinderella (Embassy Theatre, Skegness.

Concerts: My Fair Lady – 60th Anniversary Celebration; An Evening of Webborn & Finn; The Barricade Boys and West End Jerseys. In July 2019, Alex also wrote and performed his one-man show, Pints, Pals and Diabetes (SingEasy, West End), raising money for DiabetesUK and Acting For Others.

Workshops: Dreamgirls, Guy Fawkes – A New Musical and A Warning To The Curious.

MARK PEARCE (Mr Grimes)

Mark trained at Central.

Musicals: Thénardier at the inaugural performance of Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre, West End); The Wedding Singer (Leicester Curve, UK tour and Korea, directed by Nick Winston; Hospital Ghost in the original cast of Ghost (directed by Matthew Warchus), This Is Elvis directed by Bill Kenwright; Lionel Bart’s Maggie May (Finborough Theatre); Fanny and Stella directed by Steven Dexter (Above The Stag); The Blues Brothers (Arts Theatre, West End); Bugle Boy – The Glenn Miller Story (Leicester Square Theatre, West End); Wild Thing in Carnaby Street directed by Bob Tomson (Hackney Empire & UK tour); Wink The Other Eye (Wilton’s Music Hall) and The Firebird (The Watermill).

Mark is a regular actor and a director on the Panto circuit. He’s played lead comic for the last 12 seasons, from Buttons in Cinderella (The Lowry) to Sleeping Beauty (Theatre By The Lake, Keswick); Aladdin (Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering) and Snow White (Hayes Beck/Qdos).

Other Stage: A Night In Provence (Mill at Sonning); Fletcher in Porridge (The Lowry); Mamaji in Life of Pi (Greenwich Theatre); Feste in Twelfth Night (Open Air, London); The BFG (Dukes, Lancaster); Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Up’N’Under (Chesterfield Pomegranate); ‘Allo ‘Allo (UK tour) and Run For Your Wife (Vienna’s English Theatre).

TV: Hornblower (ITV), Strutter (MTV), Crimewatch (BBC) and Win, Lose or Draw (ITV).

Mark fronted the ‘Swiss tourism’ campaign, as the lead character Bruno (which has had almost 6 million views on YouTube). His other adverts: ‘Branflakes’, ’Genes Reunited’, Nige Lawson for ‘Virgin Trains’, the Mariachi for McCoys ‘Muchos’ and Dad in the ‘Capital One’ commercial.

Mark is delighted to be reprising the role of Mr. Grimes and to have the opportunity to work with Nick & Steven again.

JOAQUIN PEDRO VALDES (John Safford Fiske)

Joaquin trained at University of the Philippines, the College of Mass Communication and received a BA in Film and audio-visual Communication. Additional Improv, Voice and Movement training under The Julliard School Alum Ana Valdes-Lim of METTA.

Theatre Credits: Cover Lun Tha in The King and I (UK/International Tour); Cover Engineer/ Cover Thuy/ Asst. Commissar in Miss Saigon (UK Tour, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.); Mr. Wormwood in Matilda (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group); Charlie Price Standby in Kinky Boots (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group); Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Repertory Philippines); Chinito in Ako Si Josephine (ABS CBN Events/Cornerstone/PETA); Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years (9 Works Theatrical Nominated 2015 Gawad Buhay Best Actor in a Musical) Ken in Red (Actor’s Actor’s Inc. Best Actor 2014 Gawad Buhay Best Featured Actor in a Play); Melchior in Spring Awakening (Atlantis Productions); Lover in Sabel: Love and Passion (Father’s Productions); Storyteller in The Male Voice (New Voice Company) Jacinto in Ang Kiri (The Flirt) (Dulaang UP); Jack in Into the Woods (New Voice Company); Narrator in St. Louis Loves Dem Filipino People (Dulaang UP); Storyteller in First Name; Solomon in So David…; ensemble in Joseph the dreamer and The Young King in The Young King and Edmund Pevensie The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (all with Trumpets).

TV and Film Credits: Semi regular appearances in ABS-CBN’s Till I Met You and The Good Son; Niño (Loy Arcenas); Reindhart Film and Red (Jay Abello).

KANE VERRALL (Frederick William Park/Fanny)

Theatre: Blaine in Club Tropicana The Musical (UK & Ireland Tour); Will Scarlett in TWANG!! ( Union Theatre); Rolf Gruber and Dance Captain in The Sound of Music (UK Tour); Neil Kellerman in Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); Dandini in Cinderella (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); Dandini in Cinderella (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford); Dick Whittington in Dick Whittington (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Gregory in Free as Air (Finborough); ensemble and understudy Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Grand Theatre Blackpool); ensemble in Kerry Ellis Live at the Palladium (London Palladium); ensemble at the Olivier Awards 2013 and 2014 (Royal Opera House); ensemble in Cinderella (White Rock Theatre Hastings).
Television: Backpack Floss Dancer in Lynx Gold Brotherhood (Commercial)
Other credits Include – Lead Vocalist in Verrallations (Pheasantry)

@KaneVerrall

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