The Pack is back and this time, they’re bringing Ella Fitzgerald!
The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas sends you back in time to the glamorous, golden era of 1950s Las Vegas, when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin joined forces and became the hottest ticket in town at the famous Sands Hotel.
Join us in reimagining a night at the Sands with Frank, Sammy and Dean plus very special guest Ella Fitzgerald, the sensational Burelli Sisters and a stunning big band.
Hit follows hit including pack favourites The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, What Kind of Fool Am I, Volare, My Way, Everybody Loves Somebody, Night and Day, S’Wonderful, Mack The Knife and many more.
If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance!
Runtime: 2h30m including interval.
"Slick, smooth and effortlessly charming"
"A night of nostalgic, heart-warming fun."
"The closest one can get to seeing the Rat Pack live. And it’s a delight."
"A magical one-of-a-kind experience."
"A delightfully satisfying production with irresistible charm."
Stars in Their Eyes May 2000
Sands Hotel/Casino in Atlantic City 2000/2001 as Frank Sinatra for 7 weeks in the Jeff Kutash (directed, produced, choreographed, devised and written) show 'The Main Event.' The life story of Frank in the songs he sang.
Performed in the Venetian Hotel Las Vegas for 3.5 months in the same show.
Recorded Nice 'n' Easy for the launch of Orient Express Australia, and the T.V. ad.
Recorded 8 songs for use in the hit T.V. show The Royale Family series the episode 'The Christening'. When they say let's put some Frankie on....it's me!
Recorded demo of new song for Hal David.
Sang with Bob Geldoff, Jools Holand, Mick Jagger and Brian May at Bob Geldof's 50th birthday party.
The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas tour and West-End, Canada, Amsterdam, USA. 2002 -2008
Opening act for 'Olivier Awards 2004' Rat Pack nominated as 'Best Entertainment', put forward by Cameron Macintosh.
Regular appearances on 'Good Morning' and Xmas specials on ITV and BBC.
Main Act for the 'Beckham's lads' christenings at 'Beckam Hall' for Victoria and David
Recorded 16 promo ads for 'Talk Sport', changing words to Frank songs to promote T.S. presenters and programmes..... Newbon, Newbon. etc....
Recorded opening song for Pathe film Suzie Gold. (Runs over opening credit sequence.)
Recorded opening song for hit comedy T.V. series 'Not Going Out.' BBC1. (Now in fourth series)
5 Solo tours as Stephen Triffitt celebrates Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra Birthday Gala Concerts.
Regular performances on Summer Concerts at Bewley, etc....
On the Hall of Fame at London Palladium...only put there if you sell out! Did twice in one day! 2003 Solo tour 'Stephen Triffitt Celebrates Frank Sinatra.'
Sold out Royal Festival Hall 2004 'Stephen Triffitt celebrates Sinatra.'
Toured the USA in the "Broadway Across America" series, in The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas.
Appearance on the USA National TV program 'Bonnie Hunt'. Regular appearences on Fox TV, CNN and CBS in USA.
Appeared regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the radio program 'Friday night is Music night.'
Appeared as Frank Sinatra for Simon Cowell's 50th birthday party and Simon's Mother's 80th Birthday party.
Recently co produced and performed in the tour of 'Sinatra's Live at the Sands Concert.' A recreation of the 'Sinatra Live at the Sands Album' recorded with Count Basie and his 17 piece band.
Co-created and Produced the concept of a 'Frank and Dean' show. Several performances with exellent response from audiences in the Hippadrome Casino, Leicester Square, London.
Last year wrote and co produced 'Sinatra through the years', the life story of Sinatra, narrated and sung in front of a full 17 piece big band. This toured to rave reviews.
Over the past few years have also appeared as guest entertainer on P&O, QE2 and Crystal Cruises.
Appeared as Frank on ‘Come Dine With Me’. A hit UK TV series.
Just recently embarked on another tour of the Rat Pack live from Las Vegas with a 5 week run in London’s West End.
More recently toured Europe and USA with The Rat Pack live, and performing as Frank Sinatra in the Globo Balear Theatre in Mallorca in the Internationally acclaimed show 'Come fly with me!'
Now co producing THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK and Sinatra and Friends.
In 2017 appeared as Frank Sinatra in the blockbuster feature film Bladerunner 2049
Stephen is delighted to return to The Rat Pack - a show he has been involved with as the character of Frank Sinatra since 2005 and most recently in 2010 - an association that has taken him on tour in the US and Scandinavia and several West End runs.
Born and raised in Essex, Stephen trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has since enjoyed a diverse career in plays, musicals, films and on television with performances ranging from classics, to rare revivals and cutting-edge new work.
In seasons at the RSC, Stephen worked with leading directors of the time including Trevor Nunn, Michael Bogdanov, Ronald Eyre and Barry Kyle in a diversity of roles at Stratford, in London and in Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. At the National Theatre he was Edmunds in Waste (dir: Roger Michell); The Reader in Luther (dir: Peter Gill); 'Cleomenes' in The Winter’s Tale (dir: Nick Hytner) and Osric and Laertes in Hamlet (dir: Richard Eyre).
In the West End, Stephen appeared in The Lady in the Van (dir: Nick Hytner) and he played another American icon, Bobby Kennedy, in Jackie at the Queen's Theatre. He was in Forty Years On at Chichester Festival Theatre and had principal roles at Watford Palace and Birmingham Rep amongst others and he was most recently seen at the Finborough Theatre in the acclaimed After October in which he played Brian Guest.
In musicals, Stephen played Octavius Barrett in Robert and Elizabeth at Chichester, Judge Turpin in Sweeny Todd and Stevens in The Remains of the Day at the tiny powerhouse Union Theatre in Southwark.
Stephen is a familiar television face from his regular role Rev Tony Charlton in Emmerdale, with guest roles in Dream Team, Urban Gothic, Frost, My Dad’s the Prime Minister Doctors, Hollyoaks, New Tricks and most recently Mr. Moseley - Ambassador to Sweden in Season 2 of The Royals.
David studied theatre and arts at college and instructs/coaches locally at Take2 Performer’s Studio. His acting skills were put to use in his one-man show, where James Sullivan of the San Francisco Chronicle noted: "Like his idol, Hayes 'did it all' in his 90-minute tribute." He currently teaches drama and produces performances with the students at a local high school.
As an entertainer, he has performed in shows such as Reflections of the Rat Pack, Escape with David Hayes, Work That Skirt, and American Superstars. He was awarded “Best Performer in a Production Show” four out of five years by Fun & Gaming Magazine, sharing that accolade one year with the cast as “Best Act.” He has previously performed on Europe’s Broadway – the West End of London – touring the UK, Germany, Denmark, and then the U.S. with, ”The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas.”
An accomplished comedian and emcee, he has opened for and worked with such greats as George Lopez, The Temptations, The Four Tops, KC & The Sunshine Band, Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, and Florence Henderson. He worked the comedy circuit including the Improv, in, amongst others, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City, with clean, entertaining humor. Other venues involve the major cruise lines and private and corporate conventions.
As visual artist, he exhibited at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Galleria di Sorrento, also receiving a grant from the Sierra Arts Foundation for "RoadArt.” A major exhibit featured this work at the National Automobile Museum. It was displayed at Reno City Hall during ARTown's "C.I.T.Y 2000" event, where he continues performances yearly, often with his daughter. The Hilton graced its showroom foyer with his Jazz Series. His work could be seen hanging at the Carson City DMV and in popular Northern Nevada restaurants. Truckee Meadows Community College currently hosts sculptured pieces in the library. He is an abstract art instructor at both a private school and paint-and-sip.
Harrahs Reno celebrated its 100th anniversary of Bill Harrah with a tribute—“Sammy: Celebrating the Legacy” featuring Hayes’ talents on an extended run in Sammy’s Showroom. The National Black Theatre Festival reported all sold-out shows August 2017 in his same tribute at the Freedman Theatre.
”‘That was the best singing impersonation of me that I've ever heard.' David Hayes was the subject of this compliment from Sammy Davis Jr.; after seeing David perform in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sammy turned to me with these words of admiration.“ -- Clayton Cameron, Sammy's drummer from 1983-1990
David makes his home on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada -- just minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, with his wife Karen, son and daughter.
“I got my positive attitude from my parents, who said I could do ANYTHING."
Training: The Urdang Academy & South London Dance Studios
Theatre: Society Max in Guys and Dolls (The Royal Exchange, Manchester), Calypso Brother/Asher in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Eddie Souther in Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Sal in A Harlem Dream (The Young Vic, London), Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack (Adelphi Theatre, London & UK/ USA/ Europe Tour), Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Tough Kid in Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall, London), Winston in The Screams Of Kitty Genovese (Edinburgh Fringe & Tête Tête Festival), BirdNet (Saddler’s Wells, London), Bollywood Knights (Wilde Theatre) & Walk In The Light (National Theatre, London)
Film and Television: One Way Flight film (Independent Film), UASC-A Reflective Story film (That’s A Billion Productions), See You In Hell film (TofuClam Productions), LGBT Slough film (Fixers Films) London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony (BBC), Cocktail film (Eros Entertainment), Desi Boyz film (Eros Entertainment), & HMRC Tax Credits Renewals (Commercial)
Music: Peace - Lost On Me (Music Video), Danu5ik - Morning Light (Music Video) Beau in Beauty Of The Beast (Recording), Norman in Spooky Noises (Recording), Jodie Connor – Now Or Never (Music Video).
North London born, Nigel's first Musical Theatre engagement was in Bochum, Germany, at "Starlight Express" before he continued as 'Greaseball' in the West End London production, going back and fourth many times.
In between and following came other contracts, Europe and World Wide, such as the 'Pharaoh' in "Joseph" , 'Monty' in "Saturday Night Fever", 'Roy Fire' in "Miami Nights", 'Judas' in "Jesus Christ Superstar", 'Cliff' in "Cabaret", 'Riff' and in a separate production, 'Banardo" in " West Side Story", 'Herby' in "Gypsy", plus 'Dean Martin' in the "Rat Pack". Over the years Nigel has been a part of Many Cruise Ship contracts, Cabarets, Concerts, Dinner Shows, Movies, Adverts and voice overs. Also on the Road with the accapella group "The Wanderers". "Forever's A Long Time", Nigel's first self produced CD Album has now been followed up with a second (co-produced) Album "Reen Music" and Friends "Volume 1".
Nigel's latest Theatre engagements have been, further dreams come true, playing the roles of 'Scrooge' in "A Christmas Carol" and 'Billy Flynn' in "Chicago".
He is now, absolutely thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to revisit the role of 'Dean Martin' in "The Rat Pack Live From Vegas” in London’s West End.
Keiron hails from Preston in Lancashire where at school he excelled in English & drama. This continued through college, but it was only when he joined Manchester Youth Theatre did he consider a career in the theatre. At nineteen he auditioned for a part in a production of West Side Story at the Charter Theatre, Preston. This was to be Keiron’s musical debut and sparked a hitherto untapped interest in musical theatre. He decided his voice would be best trained at a specialist school & won a place at Mountview Theatre School in London. Upon graduating he worked in shows such as Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dearly Beloved and High Society.
Despite this early success, Keiron felt he was losing touch with his initial love of classical theatre, so on advice from the late Corin Redgrave, he joined the National Theatre Studio under the guidance of Selina Cadell. These classes clearly worked, as Keiron was employed by The Aquila Theatre Company in New York to play Caliban in The Tempest. Since then he has been lucky enough to appear in many new & often challenging works.
Plays such as the moving Waiting for Hillsborough, or the Pulitzer Prize winning Wit which was later adapted into a film with Emma Thompson. Notable musical work includes the UK tour of Jerry Springer the Opera, Moon Landing at the Derby Playhouse and Marguerite by Boubil, Schoenburg & LeGrand at the Haymarket theatre.
Keiron has played Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (English Theatre Frankfurt), Raoul in Phantom of the Opera and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (UK tour). He reprised this role during its historic run in Cairo; the first time a fully staged western musical had ever been performed in Egypt.
He also appeared in the world premiere of Love Story by Howard Goodall & Stephen Clark and he played Druggsy in a new musical The Next Big Thing by Oscar & BAFTA winning writers Mark Burton & Pete Sinclair at the then Players Theatre, London and has recently finished playing Harry Bright in the world tour of Mamma Mia.
Away from the theatre, Keiron has been involved with the recordings for Coronation Street the Musical playing the ubiquitous Ken Barlow.
Keiron would like to express how delighted and privileged he feels to be joining such a wonderful company and thanks Zoë, Archie and Cordelia for their love & support.
Training:- Amelia graduated from The Royal Academy of Music after studying at Italia Conti. Recent Credits include:- Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate with The Welsh National Opera, originating the role of Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys (1st UK Tour), Lou-Ann cover Velma Von Tussle / Female Authority Figure in Hairspray (UK Tour), covering and playing The Lady of The Lake in Spamalot (West End and UK Tour).
Most recently, Amelia was delighted to reprise the role of Mary Delgado in the West End production of Jersey Boys and be part of the final London company.
Other Credits include: two summer seasons at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Adela in Bernada Alba (Union Theatre), Honey in Before The Night is Through (Landor Theatre), Rags (Lyric Theatre), Little Bo Peep in Nursery Crimes (Kings Head Theatre). Concerts include Amelia has performed as a vocalist and soloist at The Royal Albert Hall, Charing Cross Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre, Wiltons Music Hall, The Delfont Rooms and The Pheasantry in London, and across the pond at the iconic Birdland in New York.
Amelia is thrilled to be adding The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas to that list... in this fantastic show and would like to thank her nearest and dearest for their enormous continued support, now “that’s amore” !
Rebecca is delighted to have had the opportunity of playing the role of Bombalurina in Cats, in London’s West End. She was also in the film, portraying the Siamese cat, Cassandra. Other film credits include De-Lovely, Jesus Christ Superstar, Perfect Fit and Hey Mr Producer. Theatre credits include, Mitzi in the original cast of Crazy For You, Conchita in Copa Cabana,’ Burelli Sister in The Rat Pack, Hunyak in Chicago, and performing Baby Jane in Ben Elton’s, Tonight’s the Night. She created the dancegroup, ‘Adora Gals’, performing for Monaco’s Royal family, and at many other prestigious, celebrity events. Rebecca is also a world-renowned yoga teacher, hosting holistic retreats in India, the US and Europe. She has also featured in many highly acclaimed yoga publications and documentaries.
Joanna studied Musical Theatre at The Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology. She began her career in her hometown of Brighton, performing in Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and Annie at Brighton’s Theatre Royal. Joanna has thoroughly enjoyed travelling the world the past few years as lead vocalist and singer/dancer for P&O Australia.
Other credits include Friday Night is Music Night Live on BBC Radio Two and Turandot at the Royal Albert Hall. Most recently she performed overseas in The Three Phantoms at the Parisian Theatre in Macau, China. Joanna is thrilled to be making her West End debut in joining this fabulous production, along with her debut national tour and is looking forward to taking a step back in time to become a part of this iconic music that she has always loved.
Laura trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she was the recipient of the Peter Coxhead and Ian Fleming Awards. Theatre: Charity in Enlightening the World (Royal Albert Hall), Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour), Showboat (New London Theatre), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Sue in Dreamboats and Miniskirts (UK tour), Laura/Anna Maria in Godspell in Concert (Lyric Theatre), Cinderella at The Key Theatre (Peterborough) and Nicole D’Artagnan/Cardinal Rich Tea in Barbershopera’s The Three Musketeers (South Korea and UK tour).
Other: Emily in The Hired Man, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Mimi/Dance Captain in Guys and Dolls, The Last Day of Summer Original Cast Demo Recording. She was a finalist in the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2013 and sang the winning Styles and Drewe award song, ‘That Once in a Lifetime Feeling’ by Tim Sutton. As well as sparking her love for health and fitness, being onboard the 6* Oceania Riviera as Lead Vocalist saw Laura create and premier her own one-woman show – What Kind of Fool Am I? So, it’s very fitting that she’s now joining this ‘Pack of Rats’ – and she couldn’t be happier!
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The talent of Nicola Emmanuelle has been spoken of for quite some time, both by the public and by the many artists, producers and musical directors Nicola has worked with. Nicola performs often in London, across Europe and internationally, and regularly works in the music, film and television industries – notably as a regular vocalist for Oscar winning British composer George Fenton.
Nicola sang the opening stanza for the Oscar winning film Cry Freedom, contributed to the soundtracks for films such as Racing Stripes, Death is Part of the Process, The Constant Gardner and the Oscar winning Tsotsi. She also performed on the Pete Townsend musical The Man in the Iron Mask and recorded and performed with Mike Oldfield on his Millennium Bell album. Recently, Nicola has been back working hard in the studio; writing new and original material with a number of exceptional cowriters and producers to create a sensational set of songs evoking the work and sound of jazz pioneers of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s – along with stunning renditions of some of the everlasting jazz standards.
Though London-born, Nicola hails from a South African vocal jazz dynasty. Her father, Nathan, was the founder and lead singer of the Manhattan Brothers, and her mother, Louisa, an international jazz singer in her own right. Born into music, she attended The Bourne School of Music, Goldsmiths Music Foundation and enjoyed classical training by Elizabeth Anderson Kramer.
Despite her versatility, shown in work such as the chart topping dance single Touch, Nicola has always retained a deep desire to follow in the classic jazz styles she grew up with and has always loved. Nicola is a natural born performer and is well able to grasp the audience with song, humour and charisma. Her musical understanding, contemporary iconic style and individuality adds to and supports a voice of purity and beauty. While many acts have recently tried to exploit the enduring appeal of the great jazz singers and writers, few if any have the capacity or talent to do it with such authenticity or affection as Nicola Emmanuelle.
Devised, Directed and Choreographed by
Sebastian is a Director, Choreographer and Writer. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, his career has taken him from performer to director to producer, having worked alongside Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Dame Gillian Lynne, Peter Hall Theatre Company, Sir Matthew Bourne and Kurt Masur at the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the UK, he was nominated for an Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for writing and directing the hit West End show, RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. He went on to direct the film for American television and twelve years later, productions continue to play worldwide. Sebastian was also the Artistic Director of Kilworth House Theatre, England’s leading Open-Air Theatre, for 9 years during which he directed fifteen landmark musicals. He created a seminal production of PIPPIN at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Stephen Schwartz. Sebastian also produced, devised and directed, THE OPERA SHOW before launching a World Tour in 2010. Further more, he directed and choreographed the Olivier Awards Ceremony.
Internationally, Sebastian has directed large-scale arena productions of CHICAGO throughout the Middle-East and Asia. He directed the national premiere of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Bogota, Colombia, which remains a box office sensation and the longest-running musical in Colombia. Sebastian returned to Bogota with PETER PAN which he had written, directed and choreographed and was met with critical acclaim. Inspired by his travels, he went on to win a BAFTA Award as part of the creative team behind the children’s animation series, YOKO, JAKAMOTO TOTO.
He also collaborated with Paula Abdul in the USA to create a new entertainment, CHEER! for Broadway producers, Richard Frankel Productions and with Hiroaki Omote in Japan to generate SAVIOUR IV multi media series. Sebastian is currently Creative Director working for Passport Theatrical Group, NYC.
Trained under Ralph Koltai at the Central School of Art and Design and then at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is a long standing Artistic Associate and director of the York based Riding Lights Theatre Company.
Sean’s first professional design work was Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters for the York Theatre Royal in 1973. Since then his extensive career of over 500 productions, both in the UK and abroad, has ranged from major US and European tours, Rat Pack - live from Las Vegas, The Opera Show, Dancing in the Streets, to the world premier, in Singapore, of Judah Ben Hur - the Musical, Pickwick for the Hungarian National Theatre, Edward III for the Taormina Festival, David Oyelowo's production of The White Devil, and Dracula in Bangkok.
Major community projects have included the Chester Cycle of Mystery Plays and the acclaimed 2012 production of The York Mystery Plays. Other designs have included premiers of Bram Stoker's The Mummy, the musicals The Little Shop of Horrors, Crazy for You, Luv Esther, and The Prodigals, multimedia events such as The Rock in San Francisco and Rock Me Amadeus in Vienna, and Who Do You Say I Am? for the BBC. UK tours have included M. Butterfly, Outside Edge, The Sound of Fury, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Winter's Tale, Salaam Bethlehem, African Snow, commissioned to celebrate the Bicentennial of the 1807 Act to Abolish the Trade in Slaves, Origins and Lemons, Monsieur de Coubertin's Magnificent Opymlic Feat, Visiting Mr. Green, Dancing in the Streets, The Handyman, the children's show Igam Ogam and the ecology satire Baked Alaska.
Current UK and international tours include the hit musicals Dreamboats and Petticoats and the sequel Dreamboats and Miniskirts, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cirque Beserk and the forthcoming tour of Dracula West End credits include The Tempest, The Mikado, The Aspern Papers, Sherlock Holmes - The Musical, Of Mice and Men, Treasure Island, When Did You Last See Your Trousers?, Never the Sinner, The Miracle Worker, In Praise of Love, The Roy Orbison Story, Stepping Out - The Musical, The Fire Raisers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas, Dancing in the Streets, African Snow, Visiting Mr Green and most recently Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Matthew Freeman is Musical Supervisor of the Olivier Award-nominated musical The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas. He has enjoyed an active role worldwide since its West End debut at the Haymarket Theatre in 2003. He supervised the recording of the DVD and has conducted The Rat Pack with the London Symphony Orchestra at Blenheim Palace and the Barbican.
Matthew Freeman is a Platinum and Gold disc award-winning conductor, arranger and pianist who enjoys a diverse international career. His association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra began in 2004 with the album Symphonic Rock. He has conducted the latest album in the series, More Symphonic Rock, and in 2014, conducted concert performances in Russia and the Baltics. In 2010, he conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, celebrating twenty-five years of HRH’s Business in the Community programme. He recently conducted and arranged the new CD of Symphonic Queen, performed at Royal Albert Hall this October.
Matthew Freeman arranged and conducted the 2011 album ABBAphonic for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall and performed there again in May of 2017 It was also performed in Moscow and St Petersburg. His first venture into the world of ABBA was to conduct and arrange IQ Magazine's award-winning ABBA The Show. It has played in thirty-eight countries and at Wembley Arena on two occasions.
In 2015, he conducted the BBC’s Planet Earth Live with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany and Austria.Planet Earth continued its arena tour in 2016 with Frozen Planet, performing throughout Scandinavia, Germany and Switzerland. He will be conducting the new BBC Planet Earth 2 across Europe in 2018. In 2016, he conducted the Alexandrov Red Army Choir with the Moscow Radio Orchestra in concert at the Moscow House of Music and later that year in Romania.
Matthew Freeman has conducted and arranged over fifty albums for, amongst others, Larry Adler, Dame Shirley Bassey, Vic Damone, Ruthie Henshall, Howard Keel, Millicent Martin, David Soul, Lorna Luft (creating a duet with Judy Garland) and Roger Whittaker. He was invited to arrange and conduct Decca’s celebration of the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday. He has been the personal musical director for Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Crawford and Anthony Newley, as well as for Mary O’Hara at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and for her sixteen-part television series with the City of London Sinfonia. In 2012, he conducted The King’s Singers with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in Denmark.
In February this year, he conducted and arranged a concert of Doris Day songs at Cadogan Hall. He is currently orchestrating the music for the Whitney Houston Show for 2018. He has conducted and arranged the music for the British Fashion Award and was Musical Supervisor for the Olivier Awards. At the Royal Variety Performance he conducted Dame Shirley Bassey and for Sir Peter Hall’s production of Amadeus at London’s Old Vic, he created and performed the fortepiano music. Credits in the film world include vocal coaching with Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Shue and Keanu Reeves.
After graduating from Doreen Bird Collage of Performing Arts, Joanne worked extensively throughout the industry as a dancer in theatre and television. Later working with legendary choreographer, Irving Davis allowed her to travel the world over, including a tour of Asia and the Far East. It was at that point that Jo decide to concentrate on choreography and staging. This presently has allowed her to be associated with such productions as: Harman and Herman's Romance Romance (Glelgud Theatre) The Jermyn Street Revue presented by Sheridan Morley and The Play What I Wrote (Wyndhams Theatre) directed by Kenneth Branagh.
After assisting Mr. Sebastian with the original creation of The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas and subsequent tours, Jo has been resident director of the West End productions since it opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March 2003 and has been involved with all international productions which include Amsterdam, Toronto and four years of touring the USA as part of the Broadway season.
Jo is delighted to renew her relationship assisting Mr. Sebastian which has included working together in the summer of 2013 on The West End Men (VaudevilleTheatre) and Anything Goes at Killworth House theatre in Leicestershire.