SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2020

3pm

ASSEMBLY HALLS THEATRE

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

Join us on Sunday the 13th of December as we bring you a show packed with festive cheer and the best of our beloved musical theatre favourites. 

'Coming Home For Christmas' brings together West End Stars to perform songs from beloved theatre shows such as 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory', 'Beauty & The Beast' and 'Matilda', and festive favourites from stage and screen such as 'White Christmas', 'A Muppets Christmas Carol' and 'Elf'. 

Book your tickets now to enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment in this safe and socially distanced theatrical event to get you ready for the Holiday season!

Emma
Williams

Emma made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, winning the Arts Correspondents' Award for Best Newcomer. 

 

Emma is a four time Olivier Award nominee, for her portrayals of Maureen in Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre), Luisa in Zorro (Garrick Theatre), Jenny in Love Story (Chichester/Duchess) and Helen Walsingham in Half A Sixpence (Chichester/Noël Coward), for which she also won the WhatsOnStage and West End Wilma Awards. 

 

As well as making a name for herself in theatre, Emma frequently appears in leading roles on television, film and radio as well as performing extensively in workshops and concerts. Most recently Emma has been voicing Mama Bunny for Dreamworks’ Rhyme Time Town on Netflix and singing with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Tasmania Symphonic Orchestras. She is currently editing her first novel and pre-pandemic was rehearsing the role of Nelly Forbush for the Toulon Opera Company’s production of South Pacific, the first time the show had been performed in France.

 

Emma trained with Michael Hampshire, Sandra Whiteley and at Valerie Jackson’s Stage 84 – The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts, of where she is now a patron. 

  

@Williamstweet 

Laura
Corradi

Laura originally trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating with a first class honours degree. In 2019 she graduated with an MA in musical theatre from LJMU with Distinction where she was also awarded the Lynda La Plante Prize for Outstanding Practice, and a GoGlobal Scholarship to carryout research in Europe. Having gained an ELQ Scholarship Award she is currently completing a PG Cert in Performance Teaching at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Previous credits include 'Dry Rot' (Uk Tour), 'Danny The Champion of The World' (Brewery Arts Centre), 'A Handful of Songs' (Leicester Square Theatre), 'Side By Side By Sondheim' (Bristol Hippodrome), 'Photo Me' (Riverside Studios), 'Aesop's Fables Retold' (Windsor Globe), 'Ain't Misbehavin' (UK Tour & Cast Album), 'Home' (Theatro Technis Theatre) 'Fat Shirley's A Trailer Park Opera' (Regional Tour) and workshopping 'The Flint Street Nativity Play' with Tim Firth (Liverpool Playhouse). As a vocalist credits include supporting Will Young and the Cast of Cabaret at the 2013 Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House, ITV & BBC Radio 2), War Song Concert (Stratford Arts House), HRH The Prince of Wales Investing In Young Furture's Charity Gala Dinner (The Savoy Hotel), Cardiff Singer of the World Commercial (BBC 1 Wales), 'Moonriver' Recording (BBC Radio),  and LIPA's 10th Anniversary Gala (Liverpool's Royal Philharmonic Hall). Laura is also a regular performer with S&Co Actors Company.

Twitter - @lcorradiactress

Gabriella
Williams

Gabriella trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London graduating in 2015. She made her West End debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia and was nominated for the 'Best West End Debut' Award in the West End Frame Awards 2015.

Further Theatre credits include: Not Cinderella Girl in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new 'Cinderella' (The Other Palace), 1st Cover Ellen in 'Miss Saigon' (UK Tour), Patty & 1st Cover Sandy/Marty, in 'Grease' (UK Tour), Various Roles in 'Eugenius!' (London Palladium, West End), Sophie in 'Mamma Mia' (Novello Theatre, West End), Chris in 'Carrie: The Musical' (Southwark Playhouse).

Credits whilst in training: Soloist on 'BBC Radio Two's Friday Night is Music Night,' Eileen in 'Wonderful Town', Betsy in 'Crazy For You.'

James
Hume

Training : Royal Academy of Music and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Winner of the Toni Fell Competition and Hilda Deane Award for Outstanding Achievement.

 

Theatre : Monsieur Reyer (1st cover Monsieur Andre) in The Phantom of the Opera (UK and Ireland Tour) Ensemble/Cover Pickering in My Fair Lady (Teatro Massimo, Palermo) Michael In Tick Tick...Boom! (Bridge House Theatre) 

Man 2 in I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (Edinburgh Festival) Bishop of Digne (1st Cover and played the role of Javert) in Les Miserables (West End) Bamatabois (1st Cover and played the role of Thenardier) in Les Miserables (West End) Park Keeper/Von Hussler(Cover George Banks/Admiral Boom) in Mary Poppins (International Tour)  Les Miserables (International Tour), Mr Etches in the original London cast of Titanic (Southwark Playhouse and later transfer to Toronto, Canada), Michaud in Therese Raquin (Park Theatre) Mother Goose (Qdos- Edinburgh) Pierre Gringoire In Lionel Bart’s Quasimodo (Kings Head Theatre) My Park or Yours? (Jermyn Street Theatre)

Workshops include : Daniel in Babylon (Solid Rainbow) Dr Mcindoe In The Guinea Pig Club (Perfect Pitch) Broken Wings (AM Productions) Morker (Theatre Renegade/Southwark Playhouse)

Recordings include: Thérèse Raquin (Jay Records) Broken Wings - Concept Album (Auburn Jam Productions) 

Concerts include: Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration (ITV/Windsor Castle), Berlin – a new musical(Bloomsbury Theatre), You Are Home (St. James Studio), BBC Radio Anniversary Concert (Radio House Theatre) and Anya Hindmarch: The Handbag Chorus (London Fashion Week). 

 

Twitter - @jamesphume

Vinny
Coyle

Training: Vinny trained at Arts Educational Schools London, graduating with a BA (Hons).

Credits whilst training include: Bobby Strong in Urinetown, General Patterson in Big Fish and Scaphio in Utopia, Limited. He was also in The Flood (National Youth Theatre). 

Theatre includes: Policeman in the Pit/Cover Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (UK & Ireland Tour), Feuilly/Cover Enjolras in Les Misérables, The Staged Concert (Gielgud Theatre); Cover Chris/John in Miss Saigon (UK Tour); Swing/Cover Grantaire/Factory Foreman in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre).

Other work includes: Workshop of Jason in Jason and the Argonauts; Friday Night Is Music Night concert for BBC Radio 2, and performing at the Olivier Awards (2016).

 The
  Orchestra

GRAND PIANO: Matthew Loughran

VIOLIN: Tina Jacobs-Lim

CELLO/BASS: Jon Kitchen

FRENCH HORN: Laura Llewellyn-Jones

DRUMS & PERCUSSION:  James Newton

Matthew
   Loughran

Musical Director & Arranger

Matthew works as a musical director, conductor, arranger and pianist in London and on tour across the UK. Matthew was recently the Musical Director for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Phantom Of The Opera’. This was following on from ‘Les Misérables’ at the Queens Theatre, London and UK & International tour of ‘Miss Saigon’ both for Cameron Mackintosh

 

Other Credits include: the International tour of ‘Evita’, playing world-renowned opera houses across Europe and Asia; ‘The Commitments’ (UK tour); ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ (International tour); ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ and ‘The Concert They Never Gave’ (UK tour); ‘Rent’ (Bridewell); ‘Edges’ (Cockpit) and cover conductor for ‘Sister Act - the Musical’ (UK tour).

 

Associate musical director for: ‘Jekyll & Hyde’; ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ and ‘Cabaret’ (UK tours). As a pianist and/or rehearsal MD, Matthew has worked on shows such as Les Misérables, Singin’ in the Rain, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Top Hat and the workshop of Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella (all in London’s West End) and Dancing in the Streets, Scrooge, Top Hat and Doctor Dolittle (tour). Matthew also worked as musical supervisor and arranger for P&O world cruises, working with the theatre company on the Aurora and Oriana ships.

 

Matthew’s arrangement and orchestration work includes: Help for Heroes (West End); Love Beyond(Wembley Arena); Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK tour and West End); Jekyll & Hyde and Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven (international tours); Cissie and Ada and Lullaby of Broadway (tour) and Annie (Hong Kong and Singapore). Pantomime work includes the titles Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella (across the UK).

 

As a Musical Theatre practitioner Matthew has taught and lectured at some of the countries leading drama schools including: LAMDA, RAM, Urdang, Mountview, GSA and LIPA.  

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