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Theatre includes: A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck (The Old Vic); OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End / Broadway); King Kong (Broadway); Mydidae (West End / Soho); Stacy (West End / Tron / Arcola); Let the Right One In (West End / Dundee Rep / Royal Court); Junkyard (UK tour); The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae / National Theatre / UK tour); Bunny (Nabokov / UK tour / New York); Stuart: A Life Backwards (Sheffield Crucible / UK tour); Sunday (Atlantic Theatre); The End of History, Hope (Royal Court).
Television includes: Help, Then Barbara Met Alan, Crip Tales, The Eddy, The Accident, His Dark Materials, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Kiri, National Treasure, The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs. Film includes: Enola Holmes, The Secret Garden, The Aeronauts, Dirt Music, Radioactive, Wonder, War Book, A Long Way Down, The Scouting Book for Boys.
Jack’s work for television has won him five BAFTAs and an RTS Television Award.
In 2022 Jack was the recipient of both the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award for Outstanding Contribution to Writing, and the Royal Television Society’s award for Outstanding Contribution to British Television. Jack is a patron of Graeae Theatre Company which champions the representation of the disabled community on stage, an associate artist of The Old Vic, and recently launched the pressure group Underlying Health Conditions to champion disabled representation in the TV industry.
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Theatre includes: Lungs, Present Laughter, ‘Art’, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Future Conditional, Speed-the-Plow (The Old Vic); A Christmas Carol, Groundhog Day, The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic / Broadway); OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol, Faith Healer, Three Kings, Lungs (The Old Vic); Matilda the Musical (RSC / West End / Broadway / International tour); Ghost the Musical (West End / Broadway / South Korea); La Bête (West End / Broadway); God of Carnage (West End / Broadway/LA); Deathtrap, Endgame (West End); Our House, Much Ado About Nothing (West End / UK tour); Boeing-Boeing (West End / Broadway / UK tour); The Lord of the Rings (West End / Toronto); Buried Child, Volpone (National Theatre); Follies (Broadway); Life x 3 (National Theatre / The Old Vic / Broadway); True West (Donmar / Broadway); The Unexpected Man (RSC / West End / Broadway); ‘Art’ (Broadway / West End / Los Angeles); Hamlet, Henry V (RSC); Betrayal, Death of a Salesman, The Plough and the Stars, Fiddler on the Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, True West, Peter Pan (Leeds Playhouse).
Opera includes: Falstaff, Così Fan Tutte (ENO); The Rake’s Progress (ROH/WNO).
Film includes: Matilda The Musical; Pride — BIFA Best British Independent Film, Simpatico.
Matthew was an Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse and Artistic Associate at The Old Vic before being appointed Artistic Director of the theatre in 2014.
Set & Costume
Theatre includes: Lungs, Present Laughter, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Future Conditional, A Flea in Her Ear, Inherit the Wind, Speed-the-Plow, Complicit (The Old Vic); A Christmas Carol, The Norman Conquests, Groundhog Day (The Old Vic / Broadway) OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol, Faith Healer, Lungs (The Old Vic).
Rob has also worked at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Almeida, Donmar, Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic, Chichester, Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway. He has won three Olivier Awards for Set Design, including for Matilda the Musical (RSC / West End / Broadway / International tour), for which he also won a Tony Award®. In 2020, he won two Tony Awards® for Best Costume Design and Best Scenic Design for A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic / Broadway) and two Tony Awards® for Set and Costume Design for The Ferryman (Royal Court / West End / Broadway).
Composer & Arranger
Theatre as Composer includes: A Christmas Carol – Tony Award® for Best Original Score (The Old Vic / Broadway); OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); Future Conditional, (The Old Vic); The Divide (The Old Vic/EIF).
Theatre as Orchestrator, Additional Music, Musical Supervisor includes: Groundhog Day — Olivier Award for Best New Musical (The Old Vic / Broadway); Matilda the Musical — seven Olivier Awards, four Tony Awards® (RSC / West End / Broadway).
Theatre as Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator includes: Ghost The Musical (West End / Broadway).
Theatre as Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator includes: Bombay Dreams (West End).
Theatre as Co-Composer and Orchestrator includes: The Lord of the Rings.
Theatre as Arranger and Musical Director includes: Closer to Heaven (West End).
Theatre as Musical Director includes: Whistle Down the Wind, Oliver!.
Film as Composer includes: Pride.
Film as Conductor/Vocal Coach includes: Evita.
Film as Original Score and Executive Music Producer includes: Matilda The Musical.
Theatre as an Associate Artist includes: Groundhog Day — Olivier Award for Best New Musical (The Old Vic / Broadway); ‘Art’, No’s Knife, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Future Conditional (The Old Vic).
Theatre includes: OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic); Back to the Future, Anything Goes, The Height of the Storm, Mary Poppins, The Birthday Party, Venus in Fur, Dreamgirls, Matilda the Musical (West End); Hillary and Clinton, The Boys in the Band (Broadway); The Snail House, The Forest (Hampstead Theatre), Exit the King, The Red Lion (National Theatre).
Awards include three Olivier Awards, two Tony Awards® and a Molière Award.
Theatre includes: Present Laughter, A Christmas Carol – Tony Award® for Best Sound Design for a Play, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Future Conditional, High Society, Electra, The Norman Conquests, Hedda Gabler (The Old Vic); OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol, Faith Healer, Three Kings, LUNGS (The Old Vic); Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic / UK & Ireland tour / Australia / Broadway / West End / Off-Broadway / Toronto); Groundhog Day (The Old Vic / Broadway); Shakespeare in Love, Matilda the Musical — Olivier Award for Best Sound (West End / Broadway / RSC / International tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic / West End); Hex, The Light Princess, Amen Corner (National Theatre); Malory Towers, Wise Children (UK tour); Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe); Wuthering Heights (Bristol Old Vic / Wise Children).
Theatre includes: A Christmas Carol (Broadway / The Old Vic / US Tour) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (The Old Vic / NT Live); An Ideal Husband, Upstart Crow, Daddy Cool, The Girls (West End); All Male H.M.S. Pinafore, Onassis (UK Tour); HMS Pinafore, The Merry Widow, Iolanthe (ENO); The Madness of George III (Nottingham Playhouse); Frost / Nixon (Sheffield Theatres); Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air); Twelfth Night (Young Vic); Jack Absolute Flies Again, A Pacifist Guide to the War on Cancer (National Theatre), A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast (Chichester).
Film includes: The Grinch, Pride, Dance with Me.
Lizzi is an Old Vic Associate Artist.
Hair, Wigs & Make Up
Campbell Young Associates
As director: The Cunning Little Vixen [Olivier Award Nominated], Paul Bunyan [Olivier Award Nominated], The Day After (English National Opera), La Traviata (Nevill Holt Opera), Eugene Onegin (Buxton Festival Opera), No Quarter, A Single Act, The Norman Conquests Trilogy, Punk Rock (Duelling Productions), August: Osage County (Exeter Northcott).
As Associate & Revival Director: A Christmas Carol (San Francisco / Broadway / The Old Vic: In Camera / The Old Vic), King Lear (Old Vic), Carmen (English National Opera.
Laurie is an established musical director, pianist and music copyist across the West End and beyond.
His projects have included A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), Groundhog Day (London and Broadway), Ghost The Musical (London, Broadway, Korea, UK Tour), A Pleasure’s Progress (Royal Opera House), A Tender Thing (RSC), The Lord Of The Rings (Drury Lane), Carousel (Savoy), The Pirates Of Penzance (Savoy), Lend Me A Tenor and The King & I. He has been on the television in Genius, I’d Do Anything and Your Country Needs You, and was the orchestral conductor for the score of the 2014 movie, Pride. He is also a guest teacher at London colleges including Royal College Of Music, Mountview, LSMT and Italia Conti.
Some further credits as a keyboard player/audition pianist include: Book Of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Love Never Dies, Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Scrooge, Singin’ In The Rain, Top Hat, Wicked (all West End); The Color Purple (Chocolate Factory) and High Society (UK tour).
Laurie has been involved with Matilda The Musical at the RSC, from its initial workshops through productions at Stratford, Broadway, Australia and the UK tour. He has been the musical director and associate musical supervisor for the London production since 2013 and was also associate music producer and orchestral conductor for the Matilda The Musical 2022 movie.
Peter is a musical director, composer, and voice teacher. Musical Director credits include Australian and international productions of: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (MD), Jagged Little Pill (Australasian Musical Supervisor/MD), School Of Rock (Vocal Coach/AMD) Matilda The Musical, Beyond Desire, A Little Touch Of Chaos, On The 20th Century, A Little Night Music, My Fair Lady, Little Women, The Hatpin, LoveBites, Sing On Through Tomorrow, Annie (AMD), Cats (AMD), Jekyll & Hyde (AMD), The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber (AMD), amongst others.
He co-wrote The Hatpin, LoveBites and A Little Touch Of Chaos with James Millar and Dangerous with Jayde Kirchert. His shows have been produced across Australia, New York, London and many other cities in the world to critical and award-winning acclaim. He was twice the fortunate recipient of the Jeanne Pratt Artist in Residence at Monash University. He is also the Voice Consultant for Hamilton in Australia and now the International Tour and also voice coaches other shows including & Juliet, West Side Story, Miss Saigon and School of Rock.
He is also a Lecturer in the Music Theatre department at the Victorian College of the Arts at The University Of Melbourne.
Over his professional career, David has been involved in all facets of the performing arts, but more recently as a performer and director.
As an assistant and resident director, David has worked on productions including Into the Woods (Stuart Maunder / Vic Opera), Anything Goes (Dean Bryant/ GFO / Opera Australia), Funny Girl and Jesus Christ Superstar (Gale Edwards / The Production Company), and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical (Simon Phillips / Michael Cassel Group and RGM).
He has performed in numerous musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Eureka, Mame, The Pajama Game, The Producers, Pippin, [title of show], Flowerchildren – the story of the Mamas and the Papas, Mary Poppins and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (understudy to Tony Sheldon). He has also worked in the UK where he performed in Chicago, Copacabana, Carousel and Lust.
More recently David appeared in the Australian production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Australian Design Associate
Sophie is a Melbourne-based set and costume designer. Sophie graduated with a Bachelor of Production (Design) from VCA in 2010 winning the Beleura John Tallis Design Award in her final year.
Sophie recently designed costumes for Death of a Salesman (GWB Entertainment and Red Line Productions) and Come Rain or Come Shine (Melbourne Theatre Company). Recent set and costume designs include Monument (Red Stitch Actors Theatre) and Unprecedented (HotHouse Theatre).
Earlier design work from Sophie includes Hungry Ghosts (Melbourne Theatre Company); Burn This, The One and Mr Burns, A Post Electric Play (fortyfivedownstairs); All the Shining Lights, Those Who Fall in Love like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor, Between the Clouds, Pyjama Girl and Letters from the Border (HotHouse Theatre); Selling Kabul, A Simple Act of Kindness, Fast Food, Iphigenia in Splott, Grace, Extinction, Rules for Living and You got Older (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre); Garage Girls, #No Exemptions, Thigh Gap and A Long Day’s Dying (LaMama Theatre).
Sophie was Costume Design Associate on Girls & Boys, Bernhardt/Hamlet, An Ideal Husband and Twelfth Night (Melbourne Theatre Company).
You can view Sophie’s work at sophiewoodwarddesign.com
Associate Lighting Designer
Hugh Hamilton has been Associate Lighting Designer on Phantom of the Opera in 2022, Jagged Little Pill, Come from Away, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys,, My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), Wicked (Korean Language), The King and I, The Addams Family Musical, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages and Guys and Dolls.
Hugh has also designed, amongst others, Miracle City, Sideshow (Hayes), One Billion Beats (CAC), Ladies Day (Griffin), I am My Own Wife Tour (Oriel), Eora Crossing, On the Case (Legs On the Wall), HMS Pinafore (Bel Rosa Opera Company), Freefall (Sydney Dance Company), Del Del (Sydney Theatre Company), and Ursula (Brink Productions), as well as designing shows for dance companies, events and the site lighting for Opera Australia’s Turandot, Carmen and La Boheme.
Internationally he has worked on Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon and the Mamma Mia! 10th Anniversary tour.
Associate Sound Designer
David, a theatre-sound engineer and senior supervisor for System Sound Australia. He has been Head of Sound for productions including Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Phantom of The Opera, Mama Mia and Sunset Boulevard.
He has Production Engineered or Sound Supervised productions such as Miss Saigon, Love Never Dies, Les Miserables, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Mamma Mia, King Kong, Evita, Phantom of The Opera, School Of Rock, Come From Away throughout Australia and Asia.
He has designed the sound for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in Sydney, Dream Girls in Kuala Lumpur, opening of the Shanghai Cultural Centre, Ultimate Broadway in China, Funny Girl in Australia and as Associate Sound for Australian and international productions including Georgy Girl, War Horse, Book Of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Girl From The North Country and currently Associate on Moulin Rouge Australia and Korea and Matilda Korea.
Sharon has had the pleasure of working on a number of projects with GWB Entertainment including Matilda (International Tour), Ghost (International Tour including Australia) and now A Christmas Carol.
Other shows include: Hamilton London, Billy Elliot (London and Holland), Matilda (Korea) and Phantom of the Opera (International Tour). She has also worked on Crazy for You, West Side Story and Sunny Afternoon.
For the RSC: The Tempest, A Comedy of Errors, Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (London and Broadway). Most recently she has been at The Almeida Theatre London and her credits there are The Chairs, House of Shades and Patriots.
Sharon is very pleased to be back in Melbourne and especially looking forward to A Christmas Carol.
Assistant Musical Director
Training: Royal Holloway University of London (BMus), Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (PGDip)
As Musical Director: Annie (West End, UK Tour), Chicago: THE MUSICAL (International Tour), Avenue Q (UK Tour.)
As Assistant/Associate Musical Director: Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Australian Tour), Jagged Little Pill (Australian Tour), Xanadu (UK Premiere, Southwark Playhouse), Avenue Q (South Korea).
Workshops include HUGO: The Musical (UK).
Jan Di Pietro
Jan is delighted to be a part of the A Christmas Carol family once more after his role as Swing/Dance Captain in 2022.
Some of Jan’s theatre credits include Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Dance Captain), Dream Lover, Singin’ In The Rain, Mary Poppins (NZ), Anything Goes, The Producers and Sweet Charity (Dance Captain) for the Palace Theatre (USA), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Promises Promises, The Boy From Oz, Music Man, The Mikado, and Pirates Of Penzance.
Jan is an educator and theatre director/choreographer with Patrick School of the Arts in Melbourne.
He is also an early-career playwright and now a Doctor of Philosophy candidate (Performing Arts) where his writing and research is supported by a Griffith University HDR Candidate Scholarship.