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Graham Howes and Karen Lynne formed Missing Pieces Theatre Company UK specifically to produce this epic piece of Theatre and Dance. They formerly toured SING AS WE GO about Gracie Fields by Graham Howes and Karen Lynne and FRANKENSTEIN a physical theatre piece by Jem Barnes and both have considerable experience in all aspects of "the Business":
We got funding for the Missing Pieces Development Workshop from the Arts Council and the Unity Theatre Trust - we presented it at The London Welsh, Grays Inn Road London on October 11th 2012.
Details of the planned tour as they are finalised.
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Karen Lynne - Actress Singer Dancer and Playwright:
COMPANY PLAY PART DIRECTOR
Edge of the World Theatre Enterprises at Live Theatre Newcastle Missing Pieces Vi Graham Howes
Adam Spiegel Major tour Saturday Night Fever Flo Manero Karen Bruce
Summer Rep @ Sheringham 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff Nicky Matthews
Seasons Greetings Rachel Seymour Matthews
Dead Man’s Hand Pamela Seymour Matthews
Arts Centre Highgate Never Goodbye Vera Brittain Graham Howes
Chipping Norton Cinderella Evil Contessa John Abulafia
Customs House Tom and Catherine Catherine Cookson Ray Spencer
English Theatre of Hamburg California Suite Millie/Beth Clifford Dean
Palladium / No 1 Tour Fiddler on the Roof Surcha Sammy Bayes
Belgrade Rep Fiddler on the Roof Frumah Sarah Bob Hamlin
Warehouse Th. Croydon Frankenstein Elizabeth/Female Demon Graham Howes
No. 1 Tour (EOTW Prods) Sing as we go Gracie Fields Graham Howes
Birmingham Rep Golden Years of Jack Buchanan Phyliss Monkman Peter Woodward
King's Head, London The Secret Garden Martha Davies Joan Kemp - Welsh
Wolsey Theatre Half a Sixpence Flo Bates Dick Tuckey
Alexandra Theatre They're Playing our Song Alter Ego Charles Haley
Queens Theatre The King and I Wife / Eliza Gerry Tebutt
Queens Theatre Peter Pan Mermaid/Nana Bob Tomson
Norwich Playhouse The World That Used To Be Josie Andy Smith
Canizaro Park Mapp and Lucia Grosvenor Peter Benedict
Showscene Productions City Of Angels Oolie/Donna John Mangan
Chipping Norton Jack the Giant Killer Bad Adelgitha Murray Melvin
Hiss & Boo Dubai and tour The Best of Broadway / Compilation Ian Liston
Tour / Marlowe Canterbury The Best of British / Compilation Musical Ian Adam
TELEVISION / FILM (Selection)
Independent Film THE BLUELIGHT Susie Hayley Lock
ITV1 / PARALLEL PRODS KINGDOM SERIES 2 Lara KingHospice Admin Andrew Grieve
TCM Love Bites Karen Shannon Davies
BBC TV Spanish Heart 999 Susie Bowkiss Anthony Wills
BBC TV Crimewatch Vikki Thompson Michael Samuels
BBC/Channel 4//ITV Sing As We Go Gracie Fields Graham Howes
Independent Film Keats or Bust Jane Sue Dawson
Commercials: Rank Xerox; British Telecom; Road Safety; Family Trust, Choicest Blend.
Corporates: Smith Kline Beecham, Customs and Excise & Sainsbury inhouse corporates. Sun Microsystems with Stephen Fry.
Vocal: Chest Belt to Lyrical Soprano - Range E below Middle C to G in Alt - over 3 ½ octaves
Dance: AmericanTap, Ballroom, Jazz. Taught Advanced American Tap.
Accents: Geordie (Native) R.P. Excellent ear for accents and dialects. Good Mimic.
Writer: Co-Author of: Sing as we go (National 2 year tour). Author of: Never Goodbye, Errol Flynn – a question mark for a face (Both Highgate Arts Centre and Aldwych Theatre WEST END Lunchtime show. Missing Pieces play with music and dance.
Other: Plays Piano. Excellent Mimic. Strong Comedic Skills/Timing. Own Cabaret shows at diverse venues and theatres. Singer with several major period orchestras – e.g. Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, 78 RPM and Palm Court Theatre Orchestra. Pebble Mill at One and other TV shows as singer.
Graham Howes Actor Director Writer and Hypnotherapist!
Hypnotherapy Practices in Ipswich, Manningtree, Frinton and Hadleigh Info: http://edgehypno.com and Graham Howes Hypnotherapy I offer a wide range of help with hypnosis and NLP - but especially to performers.
Directed (Selection): Sweeney Todd Sondheim, Out at Sea Mrozek, Frankenstein Jem Barnes, Sing as we go Graham Howes and Karen Lynne, Pinocchio Graham Howes, Gulf Arabian Nights 1 Graham Howes, Gulf Arabian Nights 2 Graham Howes, Threepenny Opera Brecht.The Libertine new play. Errol Flynn - a Question Mark for a face by Karen Foreman and Never Goodbye ( about Vera Brittain) by Karen Foreman.
THEATRE (acting): Selection
SALAD DAYS Gus Williams / Inspector etc / Tete a Tete Opera Co / Riverside Theatre Bill Bankes Jones
LET ‘EM EAT CAKE Senator Lyons / Opera North / Caroline Gawn
OF THEE I SING Senator Lyons / Opera North / Caroline Gawn
CUCKOO TEAPOT Charlie/Mr Spencer /Eastern Angles /Ivan Cutting
A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE John Baldwin Buckstone/Box in Box and Cox /Bury Theatre Royal /Pip Minihan
DICK WHITTINGTON Alderman/Sultan Newbury Corn Exchange/Hiss & Boo/Cal McCrystal of Cirque du Soleil
HOTBED 2006 INTERNATIONAL NEW WRITING FESTIVAL:
DARK TAYLE(2 HANDER) by Laurence Wilson Harry All at Junction Theatre Cambridge
DOOGIE’S LAST DANCE by Debbie Giggle Maurice
BLAAM! by Fraser Grace (Monologue) Popsi Cola (Psychotic Murderous Clown in a shower!)
FROBISHERS GOLD (reading) by Fraser Grace Boatswain /Apothecary with Janet Suzman
PROMISES PROMISES Mr Eichelberger Adam Speigel/Crucible Theatre / Angus Jackson
FAME Mr Scheinkopf Aldwych Theatre West End / Karen Bruce
SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT Sammy/Jonesy etc West End International & Radio 2 / Martin Yates
FAME Mr Scheinkopf National Tour & Edinburgh / Karen Bruce
TWELFTH NIGHT Sir Toby Belch Theatre Royal Bath / Andrew Harries
THE MISER Sir Arthur Edgerton (Anselme) Mervin Simon Salisbury Playhouse / Richard Beecham
JACK & THE BEANSTALK Baron Hardup (with Ted Rogers) Stage Further/Delawarre / Robert Wheeler
PICKWICK PAPERS Pickwick Library Theatre / Doc Watson
ARCADIA Noakes Manchester Library Theatre / Chris Honer
MAPP AND LUCIA (NEW MUSICAL) Padre Canizaro Park / Peter Benedict
CHRISTMAS CAROL Marley / Fezziwig / All ghosts Library Theatre / Doc Watson
CITY OF ANGELS Munoz Showscene Productions /John Mangan
BLOOD LIBEL Godwin / Dialect coach New Wesker play Norwich Playhouse / Irina Brown
ROMEO AND JULIET Montague and Paris Zoe Seaton
THE LAST YANKEE Frick Glen Walford
SPADGER Spadger Henry Burke
THE WORLD THAT USED TO BE Max Andy Smith
HAMLET Claudius English Shakespeare Co/Chris Geelan
BEAUTY & THE BEAST Father Unicorn Theatre @ Newbury / Richard Williams
DEATHTRAP Porter Milgram CheltenhamRep / Martin Houghton
SING AS WE GO Monty / Archie (Leads) Edge of the World Th Prods No 1 Tour / G Howes
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Mordcha Theatre Royal Plymouth / Roger Redfarn
QUASIMODO QuasimodoHunchback of notre dame Hornchurch Rep / Bob Tomson
OLIVER Mr Bumble(part of National Tour) Bill Kenwright No 1 tour / Bob Tomson
A NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY Proven Vick (Lead) Orchard Theatre Co. / Nigel Bryant
TRACING CREATION John Clare (Lead) Orchard Theatre Co. /Nigel Bryant
ANNIE Daddy Warbucks Mercury Theatre Colchester/ Michael Winter
MACBETH Lenox Crucible Theatre Sheffield / Mike Kaye Clare Venables
ROOTS Jimmy Beales Century Theatre, Keswick / Paul Gibson / Kate Harwood
MOTHER COURAGE The Cook Theatre Foundry Miners Strike tour / Romy Baskerville
CLOWN FOR A DAY Mr Fitz (Registered Clown) Clown CavalcadeRNT & Tour Self Devised & Directed
FRANKENSTEIN Dr Victor Frankenstein / Walton Oxfordshire Touring /Peter Cooper
MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Henchard - Mayor of Casterbridge Oxfordshire Touring / Peter Cooper
GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK Schweik Man In The Moon Fringe / Dion McHugh
1 OF OUR HOWLS IS MISSING Terence (Lead replaced Chris Beeney) Bill Kenwright / Jimmy Thompson
TABOO – A WAY TO DIE Victor Zorza Theatre Workshop/Cancer Relief / Nigel Townshend
35 years of many Commercial tours, USA Tours of Shakespeare, Pantos, TIE, Radio and Voice overs. Directing and writing credits also available. Ex - Clown (Face copyright on an egg!) Ex - Pig Farmer. Drama Teacher. Qualified and practicing Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.
FILM/TV COMPANY PLAY / PART DIRECTOR
Independent Film 2012 release The Bluelight John and Voice over Hayley Lock
New Feature Film 2013 release The Haunting of Harry Payne Moocher Martyn Pick
ITV Law and Order “Identity” Judge Warwick Andy Goddard
EYELINE/TRIFLE Feature Film Love's Kitchen John James Hacking
ITV / Parallel TV and Film Productions Kingdom (Series 1 with Stephen Fry) Councillor Bob Watkins
ITV / Parallel TV and Film Productions Kingdom (Series 2 with Stephen Fry) Councillor Bob Watkins
Directed by (1) Robyn Sheppard and (2) Andrew Grieve
BBC Panorama: Hutton Inquiry / Butler Inquiry / Why we went to War Sir John Scarlett (Head of JIC/Head of MI6) Award for best Drama Documentary series Farron Blackwood
LWT Othello Andrew Davies version Driver
Channel 4 / Anglia To kill a dayFather (Leading) Sophie Vaughan
BBC 2/Strawberry Films I love London* Featured Nick Turvey
ITV / J Walter Thompson Series of 3 ads for Colmans Tom main character Martin Brierley
BBC 999 International Special Dr Kevin Ilsley Robbie Del Maestro
BBC Bugs Manna from Heaven Chief Lab Technician Brian Farnham
BBC Crimewatch UK David Hird ( Murder victim) Daniel Barry
BBC Crime Limited Jury Foreman Jayne Topping
BBC Children's TV series Model Millie Roger the Clumsy Lodger (Regular) Ali Stewart / Kay Benbow
THAMES TV The Bill Sam
Independent Film Co. Parsons Pleasure Parson Boggis (Lead) Martin Cray
German TV And Pigs Might Fly Fred Curtis Radclyffe
BFI The Draughtsman's Contract Antonio Peter Greenway
BBC Swallows and Amazon Forever Martin Andrew Morgan
*Selected for “Panavision New Directions” screenings in New York & LA.
· Commercial: Worldwide campaign on TV and Internet: Wrigleys Extra Ice as Leading artiste Prof Wrigleys and Voice Over
· Observer Blur CD Antiques Roadshow pastiche Antiques expert
· Edelweiss Butter (for Europe) featured artiste
Also featured in major commercials examples include: Colmans long series of Norfolk Chef ads as “smuckerling” Norfolk Chef: Brooke Bond "Choicest Blend" series of three ads, Loot and Vick Throat Sweets.
Corporates:NHS training film ”5 a day” - as the difficult patient. Barclays Bank Mortgages, Ford Cars series on Management, BT series on Customer service; Sun Microsystems with Stephen Fry as Steve Ballmer/Microsoft
Radio 4 plays inc: Yaxley’s Cat; This green and pleasant land. Radio 5Live:Meltdown of the Golden Squad. Radio 2: Sunset Boulevard concert version with Petula Clark and Michael Ball as Jonesy and others. Radio 3: Let em eat Cake
Collaborators (Subject to availability)
Carole Todd - Consultant Choreographer
Work as Director/Choreographer in the West End, includes: Gyles Brandreth’s Zipp! (Duchess); Girls Night Out (Victoria Palace); Elvis the Musical (Astoria, Prince of Wales and Piccadilly); Return to the Forbidden Planet (Cambridge); Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey (Lyric); Lily Savage in Snow White (Victoria Palace); Tribute to the Blues Brothers (Whitehall); Jack to a King (Ambassadors); The Pocket Dream (Albery); James and the Giant Peach (Sadler’s Wells); The Rivals (Boulevard);
Wild Oats (National); La Cenerentola (Royal Opera House); various Gilbert and Sullivan operas (Sadler’s Wells and Savoy) and as Resident Director: Hello, Dolly! (Drury Lane); Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury);
Plus many galas and concerts at the Palladium, Prince Edward, Strand, Savoy and Drury Lane including: Jerry Herman’s Broadway, with Angela Lansbury at the Palladium last year and the staging for Bill Kenwright’s Any Dream Will Do concert, with eight Josephs, also at the Palladium.
Worldwide includes: The Mikado in Brisbane, Sydney and LA; Elvis the Musical in Vancouver and Sydney; Starlight Express in Japan and Australia plus countless trade shows from Iceland to the Bahamas.
She has directed/choreographed many different productions in UK, ranging from Peter Terson’s Strippers to Agatha Christie’s only comedy, Afternoon at the Seaside, and has worked on many Kenwright productions, the latest being Can’t Smile Without You – the UK tour based on Barry Manilow’s music.
Television/film work includes: Stravinsky’s Renard the Fox, Lenny Beige, Morecambe and Wise and Prick Up Your Ears.
Richard is one of the most versatile choreographers in the UK. His expert knowledge of a diverse range of dance styles, coupled with his exceptional musical and production skills, are always a significant and valuable asset to each of the many and varied productions in which he has been involved. Having worked with stars such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Diana Ross and most recently Tom Jones and Alesha Dixon, Richard's unique ability to create dance for stage and screen runs parallel with his continuing successes.
‘Let's Dance...for Comic Relief’ - BBC1
‘Happy Birthday Brucie’ - BBC1
‘Strictly Come Dancing’* - BBC1 '07/'08
‘Comic Relief '09’ - BBC1
‘First Dance’ - Living TV
‘Billy Elliot’* - West End
‘Bounce’* - Sadlers Wells
‘Grease’* - Sweden
‘Copacabana’* - Athens, Greece
‘Salsa on the Street’ - London
‘Bond’ - Royal Albert Hall, London
‘Burn the Floor’* - International tour
‘Strictly Come Dancing’* - UK tour '08
‘Havana Club’ - European tour
‘UK International Salsa Congress’
‘Bacardi Salsa Congress’
‘UK Cuban Salsa Congress’
‘London Fashion Week’ with Vidal Sasoon
‘International Boat Show’, Olympia
‘Motor Show’, Birmingham Conference Centre
Various shows for Fashion Live productions all over the UK
Anne Summers, Meryhill Centre
Richard Marcel Company – QE2, Cunard
Carnival Company – Oriana, P&O
Frank’s Hot Sauce - Thomas Thomas Productions
All dance broadcasts for British Eurosport channel
Interactive for ‘Let's Dance...for Comic Relief’
Imperial Dance Sport Award 2005
‘Move It’ dance exhibition, Olympia
London College of Arts
London School of Musical Theatre
Bird Theatre College
The Centre Performing Arts College
Italia Conti, London
Tiffany Theatre College
ISTD (IMPERIAL SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF DANCE)
Member of Executive Council
Vice Chairman of the Club Dance Faculty
Musician – guitar, piano, drums, percussion
Professional music editing
* guest choreographer
My choreography experience includes:
have worked in collaboration with award winning choreographer Anthony van Laast MBE for various West End and touring productions and have also created musical theatre show numbers for some of the UK’s top dance colleges. I am a regular guest teacher at the London School of Musical Theatre and am currently creating and choreographing two productions for a new P&O cruise ship.
I have been teaching and choreographing these styles of dance for many years. I have collaborated with Funkstylerz UK on various shows and projects and was a guest choreographer on the streetdance show ‘Bounce’. I was the executive choreographer for the Fashion Live production company working with some of the UK’s top commercial dancers and have recently been choreographing dancers from the West End hip hop show ‘Into the Hoods’. I am currently involved in the production of a professional streetdance syllabus for teachers.
Trained by Peggy Spencer MBE, I began my career competing as a regular finalist in all major UK championships and subsequently became a fully trained professional Latin/ballroom teacher. My students have included Chris and Jaci and Vincent and Flavia from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
I was a member of the authentic jazz dance company ‘Zoots & Spangles’ and have been choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning – one of the original exponents of lindy hop….priceless! My knowledge of swing music and dance is vast and my swing choreography can be seen on ‘Burn The Floor’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. In fact, after the girls’ swing group dance, Strictly judge Len Goodman’s comment was ‘I thought that was possibly the best group dance that I’ve seen on any of the Strictly’s’. High praise indeed!
Authentic Latin music and dance are my absolute passion! I have taught and performed at many salsa events, weekenders and congresses around the world. Having worked in Cuba, I have been educated in the many Latin rhythms that are responsible for the vibrant salsa dance scene today. I regularly lecture on salsa for various dance societies and I recently commentated on British Eurosport for the Monaco Salsa Festival. I am the main salsa choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
With my knowledge of both ballroom and Argentine tango, I performed in the Movie ‘Evita’ with Madonna, the ‘Bird on a Wire’ video for ‘The Beautiful South’ and choregraphed and performed tango choreography in George Michael’s ‘Spin the Wheel’ video.
My tapping claim to fame is that I once performed a tap duet with Bret Jones from the Broadway show ‘Hot Shoe Shuffle’ whilst on tour in Scandinavia with John Miller (Glen’s nephew) and his band. As well as being able to put together Broadway-style tap routines I enjoy playing with the rhythms when it comes to tap. I currently teach American/jazz tap at professional level.
Last year I assisted and co-choreographed a huge bhangra festival in Trafalgar Square, London, working with some of Asia’s most successful pop artists. The choreography was a fusion of commercial, street and bhangra styles. Also, I recently recreated the show number ‘Shakalaka Baby’ from ‘Bombay Dreams’ for BBC’s ‘Let’s Dance…..for Comic Relief
Simon Egerton (Song)Writer/ Performer/ Composer/ Director
Simon has worked extensively as a musician and performer.
Simon started working as a dance repetiteur at 18, working with many of the great companies; Royal Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, LCDT, The Kirov Ballet. He worked with Nureyev, Messerer and Barishnikov, was a founder member of Central School of Ballet (as well as being its first director of music). He wrote the show Biography for the late William Louther (Shaw Theatre), before returning to study as a singer at GSMD aged 22.
Simon started acting with the comedy troupe Natural Theatre Co, touring extensively, combining musical, comedy and physical skills. These same physical skills served him well in his many acting roles including: Charley's Aunt (Royal Exchange) alongside Michael Sheen and Claire Skinner, Phelim McDermotts production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (English Shakespeare Company), and as Maximillian in John Doyles acclaimed production of Candide.
As well as a successful acting career, Simon was Head of Music and vocal coach at several drama colleges and at Opera North and the Royal Opera House working with composer Ben Park. He is an award winning Musical Director and a composer for both film and theatre.
In 2005, Simon's career was interrupted by illness, affecting his speech and mobility, and he spent three years in a wheelchair. During this time he trained in complemantary health practices and was Head of Music at two schools. He has made a full recovery and is back performing his "Fagends and Families" and writing performing and directing. And acting in and musically directing Missing Pieces.
Cast for the Development Workshop showing on October 11th 2012:
Vi Hauxwell Karen Lynne
Harry Hauxwell Bill Fellows
Lillian Hauxwell Emily Holt
Joy Hauxwell Hannah Wood
Jim Tadhgh Barwell O'Connor
George Kenny Davies
Charlie Simon Egerton
Nelly Susie Fenwick
Musical Director: Simon Egerton
Choreographer: Richard Marcel
Director: Graham Howes
Written by: Graham Howes and Karen Lynne
MORE TO COME!
Thanks are due to: The Arts Council, Unity Theatre Trust, Jill Streatfeild our Arts Administrator, our anonymous sponsors for the Live Theatre rehearsed reading, Peter John Cooper Writer/Poet/Director, Brian Debnam and team of BDA Associates, John Holmes of Urban Matters, all staff at Live Theatre Newcastle, Chris Grady and Tom Atkins at Chris Grady Org Limited, Gill Hambleton at Northumberland Theatre Company NTC, Stewart Howson, Gez Casey, Hamish Glen at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Paul Tyrer of The Booking Office London. Beryl Stockman of Butterfly Tarot, Liz Shackleton of Jamm Print and Production Limited, Andreas Michaelides and the Unity Theatre Trust, Joan Lane of Wild Thyme, Angela Bull of Epsilon Productions, Enzo Squillino of Vincenzo Photography, Jaimie Squillino at Stage Star Party, Katherine Ives of Trilby Productions and at Lauderdale House Highgate London, Shaun Prendergast, Peggy Spencer MBE and mentor the late Alan Plater and all our lovely actors and other collaborators so far ...
Thanks to: Richard Marcel, Simon Egerton, Carole Todd, Hannah Flynn, Peter John Cooper, Kelly Marie.
Graham Howes Karen Lynne Artistic Directors Missing Pieces Theatre Company in association with The Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Paul Tyrer at The Booking Office
Missing Pieces Administrator: Jill Streatfeild
Tel: 01206 391050
Mobile: 0787 5720623
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