Cast & Creative

Ria Cheri

BA (Hons) Media & Performance degree in 2008; receiving a 1st class honours.
Her acting highlights include: achieving Gold in RADA examinations; spending 3 months at Tampere’s School of Film in Finland.

Film Credits:
Tea Party (Short Film); Home Leave (Short Film); Red Card (Short Film); The Thousand-Yard Stare (Short Film) – Clare (Lead Role); The Field (Short Film); Blind Date (Short Film); Moira (Short Film); Revenge (Short Film); Tezz (Feature film); The Last Card (Short Film); Under Pressure (Short Film); Mother Hen (Short Film); Sidelined (Short Film); Dead Man’s Chest (Short Film); A Few Good Women (Short Film)

Theatre Credits:
Stirling Academy Showcase (Stirling Academy); Government Inspector (Aspects Theatre Company); The Birthday Party (Aspects Theatre Company); Yerma (Winstanley College Productions)

Music Credits:
Solo Artist, ABBA tribute, ’80s tribute. Performs all over the UK.

Charlie Griffiths

LAMDA, Diploma in Performing Arts (Salford University)

Theatre Credits:
‘Helen’ (Jim Cartwrights ‘Road’), ‘Lady Macbeth’ ‘Shakespeares People’ (Severn Theatre), ‘Everyman’ in ‘Everyman’, ‘Lesley’ in Alan Bennetts ‘Her Big Chance’ (Little Theatre), ‘Numerous Characters’ in ‘Bullets & Daffodils’ (National Tour/West End), ‘Cleopatra’ in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ (The Lowry), ‘Joanna’ in ‘Love, Lies and Limbo’ (The Everyman), ‘Katie Brown’ in ‘Wishful Thinking’ (Unity theatre), ‘LV’ in Jim Cartwrights ‘Little Voice’, ‘Veronica’ in ‘LIFE’ (Little Theatre) ‘Janeece’ in ‘Blind Faith’ (Unity2 & Preston Tringe), ‘Maria’ in ‘Fractured Soul’ (Everyman & Playhouse), ‘Chanel’ in ‘The Ciggie Run’ (St Helens Theatre Royal), ‘Dr Eva’ in psychological thriller ‘Tongues’(Lantern Theatre) ‘Baroness Hardup’ (St Helens Theatre Royal) ‘Cinderella’.

Television Credits:
‘Molly’ in ‘Childrens Ward’ (Granada TV), ‘Judes Neighbour’ in ‘Across the Universe’ (Universal Pictures) starring Jim Sturgess, ‘Darla’ in ‘Marmalade’ , ‘Kate’ in ‘Faith in Chaos’ (BBC), ‘Chas’ in short ‘Gladrags’, ‘Claire’ in ‘Dreamwalker’,’Kelly’ in ‘Kellys Night’ for ‘Cannes Film Festival’ , ‘Jury Member’ in ITV’s ‘Appropriate Adult’ which starred Emily Watson, ‘Mother to Victim’ in Childlines TV campaign ‘It’s Good to Talk’ alongside Esther Rantzen and took on the dramatic role of an abused women for an emotional Domestic Violence TV Campaign for Womens Aid. Pavillion), ‘Down Our Street’ (Unity Theatre) which she alsoproduced and performed in. ‘Kelly’ in critically acclaimed musical ‘Bully!’ which she also Co-Directed. ‘Liz’ in Award winning comedy ‘If The Shoe Fits’ (Floral Pavillion)

Film Credits:
TV drama pilot called ‘Young and Dumb’

Other Credits:
‘Buddha’ in ‘Creation and all That Jazz’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Simon Foster

Si began his acting career, like many, at school. Bitten by the bug at an early age he undertook many roles in school productions and local amateur theatre. His love of acting and comedy led to a life changing decision in 2001 to go and study Drama and learn the dynamics in order to teach primary children drama skills through other curriculum subjects and in its own right.

Recently, he relished the role of appearing as ‘Widow Twankey’ in The St Helens Theatre Royal’s production of Aladdin opposite Coronation Street’s Nick Cochrane (Andy McDonald), and the international illusionist Richard De Vere. He was also asked to appear in their Easter production of The Wizard of Oz as The Cowardly Lion and this coming season’s Christmas Pantomime as Ugly Sister in Cinderella. He shall also be playing the part of The Narrator in Tim Firth’s highly acclaimed comedy; Flint Street Nativity.

Si is no stranger to appearing in musicals either; Me and My Girl (Bill Snibson), Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), Oklahoma (Ali Hakim and Will Parker), The Wizard of Oz (The Cowardly Lion), Annie (Rooster Hannigan) and many, many more. He has appeared in many plays too and recently undertook a central role in ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright. He is also a keen director and has just had critical success directing the St Helens premier of the new Broadway 80’s musical ‘The Wedding Singer’ and has also had other success with The Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat, Oliver, Annie.

He has been teaching for the past 8 years and also teaches a Youth Academy every Saturday morning, in his home town of St Helens. Si is also hoping to embark on opening his own Drama Academy for children of all ages, and become involved in community projects, as well as being a Private Tutor for 6-14 year olds.

Claire Simmo

The Elliott Clarke College of Dance and Drama.

Theatre Credits:
Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat (Liverpool Empire), Breezeblock Park (Southport Little Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Neptune Theatre) Dick Wittington (Royal Court, Liverpool) Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan (St Helens Theatre Royal).

Radio Credits:
Breakfast and Drive Time, City Talk (Radio City) At present, Claire is a part of Radio City 96.7’s flagship breakfast show “Radio City with Rossie & Co”. The show enjoys widespread critical acclaim and has increased audience figures by 25% in the last twelve months.

Television Credits:
Presenter (QVC)

Other Credits:
Member of the group Tight Fit when they re-formed and toured for 18 months.

Jay Davies

Liverpool Community College, Hope street’s Physical Theatre, Liverpool, Hope street ltd, Dartington College of Arts, ( BA (hons) in Contemporary Theatre)

Theatre Credits:
‘Innovations’ (The Unity Theatre, Liverpool)
‘ Deadline’ (The Unity Theatre, Liverpool)
Hope Street Feast (Hope Street Ltd)
‘Hansel and Gretel’. (Unity Theatre’s Christmas production)

Simon Higgs

The University of Bolton (1st Class BA (hons) in Performing Arts)

Theatre Credits:
‘Aladdin’ in ‘Aladdin’ (Pyramid Pantomimes), ‘Romeo’ in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (Folksy Theatre), ‘Claudio’ in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Folksy Theatre), ‘Mike’ in ‘It Runs In The Family’ (Menorah Arts), ‘Terry’ in ‘The Flat Cap Pack.

Simon is very excited to be taking on the role of ‘Michael’ and would like to dedicate his performances to his brother Samuel.

Angela Simms

The New Everyman Youth Theatre
BA Hons Degree in Drama
Diploma in Acting from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting NYC

Theatre Credits:
Cher, SPECIAL MEASURES , Royal Court Liverpool, Ken Alexander
Engineer/Assistant Commander , THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO FAZAKERLEY , Royal Court Liverpool , Ken Alexander
Linda, LADIES DAY, Royal Court , Liverpool, Ken Alexander
Kristy, EXCESS BAGGAGE, Rebel Base Productions, Peter Mitchell
Ruby, EXPLOSION OF NEW WORKS, CJ Productions, Illy
Sally, IF THE SHOE FITS, Boom Boom Productions, Richie Grice
Cheryl , SAVING GRACE, Rebel Base Productions, Peter Michelson
Sue , RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, St. Helens Theatre Royal, Sylvie Gattril
Molly , RED SKIES, CJ Productions, Paul Goetzee
Bess, WALKING THROUGH WINDOWS, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Thea Soltau
Lady Macbeth, MACBETH, Stella Adler, Angela Vitale
Frankie , FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLARE DE LUNE, Stella Adler, Alice Saltzman
Yelena , UNCLE VANYA, Stella Adler, Alice Saltzman
Anne , CLOSER, Stella Adler, Betsy Davies
Several, THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPIST, Dingle Theatre, Tom Mclennan
Anna , THE FACE IN THE FLIER, Amnesty International, Paul Goetzee
Rachel , YOUR BREATH IN THE AIR, DG , David Gilburne
MC , POOL OF BLOOD, Everyman, Andrew Sherlock
Miss Moriarty, SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Unity Theatre, Mike McCormack
Shirley , SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LJMU, Sally Jenson
Blanche, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Stella Adler, Angela Vitale

Film Credits:
Short Film, Mercury Plunge, THE ART SET, BOSS Films, David Franklin
Short Film, Girl , UNRAVELLING , BOSS Films, David Franklin
Music Video, Love interest , LEAFSPRING, RHUGHES, Richard Hughes
Film, Mother , WILD YOUTH , Copperwood Media, Illy

Commercial Credits:
Commercial, Girl , ALDI MAYONNAISE COMMERCIAL, Love TV, MJ Delaney
Commercial, Party Girl , ICELAND COMMERCIAL, Kronfli Duliba , Julian Kronfli
2013, Commercial, Flat Girl, BETFRED COMMERCIAL, Beautiful Productions

Radio Credits:
Radio, Cheryl, TONTINE, BBC Radio 4, Polly Thomas
Radio, Beverly Bogg, THE RANSOM FAMILY, Express FM, Joel Ransom

Andrew McKay

Newcastle College, BA Honours in Musical Theatre and Acting

Aladdin, Aladdin, Pyramid Productions
Lead Vocalist, 5 Star Cabaret Tour of Israel, Ginger Music Company
Voice-Over, Apple iPad commercial, Media Arts Lab
Ensemble, Pirates of Penzance, Drew Baker
Billy, Dirty Dancing – Time of your Life (tribute), Bill Dixon
Angel, Rent, Ion Productions
Dancer, Wam Bam Club, Alex Frances

During training Andrew played Nick in Fame, Ugly in Honk, Chris in a Miss Saigon Concert and Emilio in Working, he now works self employed as a touring solo vocalist and danced for artists and corporate events IE flash mobs, cabaret and modelling for brands such as Sainsbury’s, Pringles, Know How Careers and artists such as Alexandra Burke, Marcus Collins, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Basshunter

Andrew is very exited to be joining the cast of Heart and Soul, a fantastic musical based in his home town and is enjoying working with a great talented team.

Sarah Walker

Dolphin Dance Studios, Liverpool

Theatre Credits:
‘Peter Pan’ – (St.Helens Theatre Royal); ‘Annie’ – (Royal Northern College of Music); ‘Scouse Pacific’ – (Royal Court Liverpool); ‘Little Scouse on the Prairie – (Royal Court Liverpool); ‘Starlight Express’ – (Palace Theatre Manchester); ‘Billy Elliot’ – (The Garrick Manchester); ‘Cinderella’ – (St.Helens Theatre Royal); ‘Night with The Krankies’ – (Oldham Coliseum); ‘Stars in their Eyes’ – (Sadlers Wells Theatre London); ‘Best of Broadway’ – (Palace Theatre Manchester); ‘Walt Disneys Dreams’ – (Disneyland Resort Paris); ‘Mystique Magic and Illusion’ – (Winter Gardens Blackpool)

Television Credits:
‘The Worst Witch’ – CITV – BBC; ‘Tears are Falling’ – Clare Evers Music Video; ‘BBC Wales’ – Weather Reporter; ‘Dirty Shame’ – The Cubical Music Video

Corporate Credits:
‘Olympic 2012 Torch Relay’ – (Hanley Park Stoke); ‘Glamour of Paris’ – (Old Trafford Manchester); ‘The Crabbies Grand National’ – (Liverpool); ‘Co-Operative Pharmacy Awards’ – (Manchester Town Hall); ‘HSBC Extraordinary People Awards’ – (The Point Manchester); ‘Christmas Light Switch On’ – (Bristol & Birmingham); ‘Venetian Masquerade’ – (Alderley Edge); ‘Wipe Those Tears Flashmob’ – (Manchester); ‘Betfreds Birthday’ – (Manchester)

Josh Collett

Premier School of Dance and Drama: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street, Singing 2001-2005
Mary Halford School of Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Singing 2011-2012
Liverpool Community College: Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts Dance 2011-2012
LJMU: BA (Hons) Dance Practices 2012-2015

Theatre Credits:
Bugsy Malone (2009) Liverpool Empire
Fame the Musical (2010) Liverpool Empire
010 Dance Festival (2010) Regent Theatre
011 Dance Festival (2011) Regent Theatre
Billy Elliot the Musical (2011) Liverpool Empire
West Side Story (2011) Liverpool Empire
Les Miserablés (2012) Epstein Theatre
The Ripple Effect (New Musical celebrating Olympic games) (2012) Liverpool Empire
Heart and Soul (2013) Epstein Theatre

Film Credits:
Do u wanna b in my gang (Short film about gang violence for Families Fighting for Justice)
Do u still wanna b in my gang (Second short film about gang violence for Families Fighting for Justice)

Paddy Fairclough

B-Tec National Diploma Performing Arts Hugh
Baird Collage

Seeing It Through (short film) Red Hot Media

Open Mic UK Regional Finalist (Liverpool)

Paddy is looking forward to working with such a
talented Cast and is excited to be part of Heart
and Soul

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