A Camberley Christmas Wish - Cast
Suzi made her directorial debut with us, 5years ago, on Cinderella, and has been busy adding to her credits ever since, directing Miracle on 34thStreet at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, our awfully big adventure of Peter Pan, Sleeping Beautyand last year’s smash hit Robin Hood.
Trained at Arts Educational, London, as a professional dancer, she enjoyed a long, successful andvaried career on-board International cruise ships, at the UK’s leading theme parks, summer seasons andnumerous pantomimes, before branching into choreography, acting & directing.
Previous acting credits include Slave of the Ring(Aladdin),Twiglet (Babes in the Wood), Tina Trapeze (Mother Goose), Mrs. B (Hancock), Jake (Tweenies Live) and Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio).
She has extensive experience being part of the creative teams,both in a choreographiccapacity andasassistantdirector for Alton Towers Resorts, Thomson Gold, Warner Resorts andSongbook Productions. Shecontinues to work on behalf of Corporate Dance, Go Experience & First Dance UK (even having aBBC1programme made about her and a couples’ dancing journey, in the lead up to their wedding!)
Suzi is very proud to be back working with the fantastic team at Camberley Theatre. After such a devastating year for theatres and live entertainment, the fact that this venue is open and running a Christmas programme of events, is testament to that team and Suzi is very much looking forward to sharing some festive fun with the lovely people of Camberley.
So haul out the holly, grab yourself an eggnog, don your favourite Christmas jumper and join this very talented cast to lift your spirits and say good riddance to 2020!! Stay Safe and here’s to a better and brighter 2021 for all.
Thomas Andrew Smith
Some of Thomas's credits include: Comic relief, Rubbin Hood, Pride of Britain awards, a dancer in music videos for artists such as Pixie Lott and Musicalesque. Thomas also performs extensively across the UK in corporate shows as a singer and dancer at big hotels and casinos. In January Thomas can be seen performing and choreographing for Essex’s most popular adult pantomime
More recently Thomas actively works in the world of casting, where he cast and choreographs everything from Canadian TV pilots, corporate events, to pantomimes, fringe theatre and musical theatre. He also teaches dance, LAMDA and singing for several schools including stagecoach and runs regular casting workshops at some of the UK's best collages.
Thomas is also the Agency director at Thomas Andrew Smith Management where he represents talent working all over the world.
This will be Thomas's sixth year involved with Camberley theatre and their wonderful Christmas Programme. His First year was in Aladdin as a dancer and PC Chip, then Cinderella as dance captain, Peter pan as Dance captain and a rather odd looking mermaid, he co choreographed for Sleeping Beauty and choregraphed for last years record breaking Robin hood. He is delighted to be spreading Christmas cheer this year for the people of Camberley in what seems like his home away from home.
Thomas was trained at the prestigious Italia Conti Arts Centre as a professional dancer, singer and actor. But before then, studied Choreography for two years at Barking performing arts; this is where he discovered his love for the creative side of the industry. More recently Thomas has performed all over the UK and has choreographed all sorts; from shows on London’s big corporate scene to musical theatre and pantomimes.
It’s really a dream to be working with the team at Camberley again, this theatre and the people in it will always hold a special place in his panto/Christmas filled heart
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Credits in training: Laurey in Oklahoma, Judy Burnly in 9 to 5 The Musical.
Theatre Credits: Featured ensemble in Robin Hood (Camberley Theatre), NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre), Smeein Peter Pan (Guildford), Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington (UK & Germany Tour)
Workshop credits: Jane Stevenson in The Countess
Recording credits: Dracula audiobook, Jane Stevenson in cast album of The Countess
Emma is thrilled to be performing at Camberley for Christmas this year. Having appeared in the Panto last year and teaching for Creative Minds Academy at the theatre, she is so happy that after the uncertainty this year has brought, we can all celebrate together at Christmas. Emma hopes you enjoy the show and please sing along!
Beccy trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) in Musical Theatre. She is absolutely thrilled to be back at Camberley after playing Cinderella here three years ago. She is so happy to be reunited with great friends, this beautiful venue and to help spread the Christmas Spirit.
Credits include: Cinderella in Cinderella (KIDZANIA), Mowgli in The Jungle Book (UK Tour), Cinderella in Cinderella (Lichfield Garrick Theatre), Rory in Bare: A Pop Opera (The Vaults, Waterloo), Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Lichfield Garrick Theatre), Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian Spirit), Singer/Dancer for Potters Rep Theatre Company, Cinderella in Cinderella (Camberley Theatre), Jess in Can’t Stop It (Dominion Studio Theatre), Lizzie in Baby (Bellerby Studio Theatre), Stephanie in Flashdance (Electric Theatre), Buffy in Starlight Express (Bellerby Studio Theatre), Ensemble in Sweet Charity (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Tinker Bell in Peter Pan (Middleton Arena) and Cinderella in Cinderella (The Radlett Centre).
Over the last year, Beccy kept herself busy watching many series on Netflix, taking part in countless quizzes and creating her new Instagram dedicated to her singing and music. Take a look @beccylanevocals if you would like to see what she gets up to.
Beccy is represented by Russell Smith Associates, and she would like to thank her family for their never ending support and despite the odds, hopes to bring lots of joy to the people of Camberley this festive season.
Luke Fraser Yates
Training: The Guildford School of Acting
Theatre credits: Munkustrap in Cats (International Tour); ITV’s All Star Musicals 2019 (London Palladium); The Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) and Ensemble in Peter Pan (Camberley Theatre).
Luke is delighted to be back at Camberley Theatre having spent 7 years of his childhood performing in the Pantomimes. He holds such special memories from his time at Camberley and wants to wish everyone a magical Xmas- we all deserve it!