Daniel Umpleby – Peter Pan
Training: University of Sunderland and Musical Theatre Academy. Whilst at MTA Daniel played the title role in Robinson Crusoe in Tottenham. Daniel’s first professional contract after graduating was for AIDA Cruises as a lead singer. Peter Pan & the Loose Boys marks Daniel’s first professional land based job. He is especially looking forward to showing his Peter to all the wonderful people of Guildford this festive season!
Rebecca Withers – Windy
Training: London School of Musical Theatre
Rebecca is thrilled to be back at Guildford Fringe for another year of Panto shenanigans! Rebecca has spent the majority of the year touring the UK in ‘Little Baby Bum Live’, a very wholesome and family friendly show, thank you very much. Get your mind out of the gutter!
Other credits include;Ensemble in Mack and Mabel(Hackney Empire); Ensemble/Dance Captain in The Hired Man(Union Theatre); Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries (London Palladium/UK & Ireland Tour); Ensemble in State Fair(Cadogan Hall); Lily in See Rock City (Union Theatre)
Hilary Harwood – Hook
Training: Warwick University & Exeter University
Credits include: Countess Felicity in Relative Values (Theatre Royal Windsor); Diane in The Birds (Manor Pavilion Sidmouth); Ursula in Ladies in Lavender (Theatre Royal Windsor); Margaret in Tea & Good Intentions Kings (Kings Head Theatre); Mrs Higgins in Pygmalion (Theatre Royal Windsor); Mrs Wilberforce in The Ladykillers (Theatre Royal Windsor); Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady 60thAnniversary Celebration; Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Hannah Ferguson in The Spitfire Grill (The Union Theatre); Mrs Gotobe in Carrie’s War (UK Tour); Carlotta Campion in Follies (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre).
Elle Banstead-Salim – Loose Boy & Sister
Training: Sylvia Young & RADA Foundation Course
Theatre includes: Hobby in Teechers (Guildford Fringe Theatre Company); Multiple Roles in The Big Awkward Family Sketch Show (G Live Bellerby Studio & The Water Rats Kings Cross); Laura in Teeth N Smiles (The Stockwell Playhouse); Claire/God in Three Unrelated Short Plays (Theatre N16 & G Live Bellerby); Mariah in Twelfth Night (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Bianca in Othello (Upstairs at The Gatehouse); The Receptionist/Mary Magdalene in The Gospel According to Phillip (Brockley Jack Theare & Theatre N16); Edwina in Rat In A Box (Tristan Bates Theatre & The Courtyard); Lady Macduff/1st Witch in Macbeth (New Wimbledon Studio); Multiple Roles in Adventures With Sam (UK Tour); Officer Harry Ware in D!CK The Adult Panto (Woking Fringe Theatre Company); Sally & Thing 1 in The Cat in The Hat (UK Tour & Pleasance Edinburgh); Miss Snow in Carousel (Savoy Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, New Victoria Theatre).
Susannah White – Loose Boy & Sister
Training: Italia Conti Arts Centre.
During her training at Italia Conti Arts Centre she performed as part of the Ensemble/Blanket Person in RENTdirected by Andrew Waldron, as a dancer in the Ideal Home Show Showcase, as Skriker in the Caryl Churchill play The Strikerdirected by Julia Carey, in the Ensemble in Pollutiondirected by Jac O’kody and as a dancer in the Pixie Lott music video ‘NASTY’.
Susannah is extremely delighted to be making her professional debut here in Guildford over this Christmas period and would like to thank her agent and family for all their support.
Ian Renshaw – Tink-My-Bell
Ian is excited to return to Guildford Fringe for a third season. Oh no he isn’t. Oh yes he is! As feisty fairy Tink-My-Bell he’ll be lifting his performance to new heights – if a fly-wire can be made that’s strong enough…
Ian has appeared on stage, radio and TV, and has recently produced his own show, The Travesty of Richard III; essentially Shakespeare-meets-pantomime.
After each exhausting performance, Ian is happy to accept drinks from the public; so, when you’re at the bar after the show, where will he be? Behind you..!
Emma Hough – Smee
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and University of Chichester.
Emma is a born and bred Surrey girl and so is very excited to be taking on the role of Smee in this production by Guildford Fringe.
Whilst in training she played, Helen Walsingham in Half a Sixpence, Mabel in The Pajama Game, Laurey in Oklahoma! and most recently (and her most favourite) Judy Burnly in 9 to 5: The Musical. Emma hopes you all enjoy the naughty, panto fun!
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