Principal - Jemma Carlisle
Jemma made her professional debut at the age of seven playing Victoria Larkin in ‘The Darling Buds of May’. A year later she played Judy in ‘Babes in the Wood’, the first of 20 pantomimes! Theatre credits include: Annie in ‘Annie’ (UK No 1 & International Tour); Wendy in ‘Peter Pan The Musical’ (Malaysia); Monday in ‘Thursday’s Child’ (Sadler’s Wells); ‘The Life Of Riley’ (Covent Garden Theatre Museum); Alice in ‘Alice In Wonderland’ (UK Tour); Cosima in ‘Adore – The Musical’ (Rosemary Branch Theatre); ‘Wish Upon A Star’ (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham); Gretl in ‘The Sound Of Music’ (Lincoln Theatre Royal); Principal Singer in ‘Encore – A Tribute To The Musicals’ (UK Tour); Yum Yum in ‘The Hot Mikado’ (Trinity Arts); Wendy in ‘Peter Pan’ (Hull New Theatre); Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ (Alban Arena & Skegness Embassy Theatre); Alice in ‘Dick Whittington’ (Manchester & The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil); Sleeping Beauty (South Holland Centre) and Principal girl in Snow White, Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk (Evolution - Alban Arena) not forgetting Dick Whittington for Evolution at The Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (2015/16).
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Since winning the Ricordi Prize in 1986 Greg has worked extensively as composer, writer, producer, director and vocal coach with a wide range of artists and organisations, including E & B Productions, UNICEF, BBC Radio and TV. The ISTD, Opera North, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The United States Air Force Band, Yorkshire Dance Centre, The British Theatre Dance Association, The World Wide Fund for Nature, Lancaster House, The Department of Health, Asda, TV-AM, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, David Bellamy, Covent Garden Theatre Museum, Extravaganza Productions and Paul Holman Associates.
Greg has written and directed productions of: Rock Toyz, The Dracula Show, Faces, Absolutely, and a new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. In 1997 he was commissioned by UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund) to write and direct 'Thursday's Child', a musical based around children's human rights, which was filmed for video prior to its London premiere featuring Gary Wilmot. Vanessa Redgrave who took part in the event called Thursday’s Child ‘Inspirational’
Greg went on to work as a performing arts consultant for UNICEF-UK and during this time composed 'Chains' to a commission from international dance organization the ISTD in association with UNICEF. 'Chains' is a major dance piece on global themes with choreography by Chris Baldock. It was produced for video and given its theatrical premiere in July 2002 at the Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
Recent years have seen Greg working in the Mediterranean as a consultant for Thomas Cook's overseas entertainment division as well as directing 'Encore! - A Tribute To The Musicals', Greg is, as always, active in the music business as a songwriter and producer, having written and produced commercial songs for recordings in the USA, the UK, and Finland! He is currently pursuing his activities as a freelance producer and director.
See Greg’s website www.gregsnape.com for more information.
TV Credits include: The Life and Times of William Palmer (Yorkshire TV); Poirot (ITV); Cinderella of the Cities (Finland), Commercials and a Reality Internet Series of ‘Adore’, which follows the journey of opening a new musical in London.
Recording Credits include: Thursday’s Child Songbook (released by UNICEF); Alice in Wonderland, Rock Toyz and Absolutely (Original Cast Recordings).
Jemma recently played Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Alice in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (London) and Kim in the comedy ‘Starting Tomorrow’ (London). She also sings with ‘The Wild Tonics’ a 1920s Old Hollywood Vocal Trio.
Jemma is delighted to be playing ‘Alice’ at the wonderful Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in the 2016/17 pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’
Jemma trained at Redroofs Theatre School and the MSA. She also teaches at and runs her own Theatre School in Lincolnshire.
Check out her website www.jemmacarlisle.com where you can find out more about her.