Writers

Composer Phil Hornsey.

Music & Lyrics: Phil Hornsey

Music & Lyrics: Phil Hornsey

Music & Lyrics: Phil Hornsey

Phil is a musical director, choir master, educator and composer.


His work as a musical director has taken him around the country (and beyond) on musicals and pantomimes. He won Showtime on Sunday's Music Score of the Season award for his work on Peter Pan at the Sheffield Lyceum in 2018.


He directs Reach Out Gospel Choir (www.rogc.co.uk) and Canterbury Christ Church University's Broadway Choir.


Previous compositions include Christmas oratorio Prepare The Way and children's musical One, Two, Three Little Pigs.

Book writer David Bedford

Book: David Bedford

Music & Lyrics: Phil Hornsey

Music & Lyrics: Phil Hornsey

This is David's first book for a musical, but he brings to it extensive experience as a performer, director and stage manager.


Previous work in children's theatre includes directing The Big Bad Musical, co-directing Haphazardly Ever After and playing the roles of Captain Braid Beard in How I Became a Pirate, Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin and Parkin in the original workshop and cast recording of One, Two, Three Little Pigs.


Production team

Producer Grace Newton.

Producer: Grace Newton

Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Director: Chris Hempenstall

Grace Newton of Legacy Performers has performed, directed, stage managed and produced numerous productions in Kent.


Legacy Performers' most notable production was a summer pantomime on Cinderella at the Astor Theatre in Deal.


Grace has regular work as a stage manager for Bromley Youth Music Trust and has worked on props for 2 24-hour Musical productions on the West End.

Director Chris Hempenstall

Director: Chris Hempenstall

Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Director: Chris Hempenstall

Chris has directed numerous musical productions both in Sheffield and in Kent. 


Highlights include Grease at the Sheffield Lyceum and Little Shop of Horrors for Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society.


Chris directed the workshop for Phil Hornsey's first musical, One, Two, Three Little Pigs.

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Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Will has worked on musical productions in Kent and Cornwall.


He was musical director for Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society's production of How I Became a Pirate which played at the Arden Theatre, Faversham and the King's Hall, Herne Bay.

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Designer: Helen Connelly

Construction: Trevor Mumford

Assistant Musical Director: Will Sherwood

Helen has brought her incredible creativity to set, costume and logo designs for this production. 


Other theatrical design work has included creating sets for the Arden Theatre (most recently Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell) and for Canterbury Christ Church University's musicals, including the delightfully creepy designs for The Addams Family.

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Construction: Trevor Mumford

Construction: Trevor Mumford

Construction: Trevor Mumford

Trevor has constructed the wardrobe for the production. He is frequently seen in various roles both on stage and backstage in Kent.


Recent credits include creating the striking set for The Lindley Players' production of Frankenstein.

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WARDROBE: Linda McCann

Construction: Trevor Mumford

Construction: Trevor Mumford

Linda has over 35 years experience in creating costumes for the theatre, working with many productions and groups. Her costumes have graced stages from the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to the Royal Albert Hall.


Linda also works as part of the wardrobe team for touring productions, including being the dresser for many stars on their visits to Kent.