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2019 TOURING CAST
Our wonderful cast are looking forward to bringing the magic of theatre, song and puppetry to children and families who can't make it to the theatre at this very special time of year.
They will be touring our show 'Harry's Christmas Spirit' throughout December in three teams, lovingly named after our puppets: Benson, Harry and Maurice.
BETHANEY COULSON - Actor 2
Bethaney is delighted to be working with Christmas For Kids again after playing Benson in Christmas 2018 and touring hospitals throughout this year.
She is looking forward to spreading some festive joy!
ROISIN KEOGH - Harry
Roisin is really excited to be working with Christmas 4 Kids this year and playing the part of Harry! Roisin is a past Monologue Slam winner and and has toured with Theatre Tots in a number of their family shows, such as: 'The Magic Paintbrush' and 'The Star that lost its Twinkle'. She has also worked most recently with Protocol Theatre Company, in their production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. She can also be seen in 'Pill', a short film by Rocket Room Productions and most recently, in Fully Focused's drama series 'Girlsplained'.
ADAM SHARP - Nutcracker
Adam John Sharp trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2016 with a Performing Arts Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre, winning the annual award for achievements in musical theatre.
Theatre credits include 'Logic' in Splinter (Etcetera Theatre), 'Thane of Ross' in Macbeth (Tour) & 'Georg' in Spring Awakening (Chelsea Theatre)
TV credits include 'Porters' (DAVE) & 'Just Dance World Cup' (Disney Channel)
BENSON - Performer (puppet)
Benson has been a member of the Christmas for Kids team since the company was founded in 2009. He has appeared in every show with C4K, and some (namely him) even call him The Star of the show. He is an expert singer, and very funny - in fact, he often refers to himself as "The Best One".
In between engagements with C4K, Benson can be found in the heart of London as a tour guide. His favourite London attraction is Big Ben(son). Benson can often be found on Twitter: @Bensonpuppet
REBECCA DALTRY- Actor 2
Rebecca graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016, and has used her training to explore with and engage young people in theatre.
After working with theatre Hullabaloo in one of the most deprived areas of the UK creating immersive theatre for babies, Rebecca is excited for the new challenge of bringing this Christmas tale to young people who wouldn't normally be able to access shows such as this.
MATTHEW DAVIDSON- Harry
Matthew first joined the Christmas for Kids company for the 2017 tour of 'Benson’s Christmas Letter' as Elf, after graduating from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. He came back the year after for the 2018 tour of 'Harry’s Christmas Adventure', this time playing Harry, and is so excited to be returning to us once again this year playing Harry in our 2019 tour!
He can't wait to spend his Christmas season touring with Team Harry!
SOPHIE DELIN - Nutcracker & Team Leader
Sophie says: "I am so excited to be working with Christmas for Kids again. I love going to the hospices and bringing Christmas cheer to the children and their families.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child react to live theatre!"
HARRY - Performer (puppet)
Harry originally intended to audition for 'White Christmas' back in 2011, but found himself in the wrong room and has been performing with Christmas for Kids ever since. He managed to incorporate his favourite pastime of playing Air Guitar into the show and now won't let it go.
His credits as an extra include: 'Monsters Inc.' and 'The Muppets Christmas Carol', where he once stood next to Kermit the Frog in the catering queue.
BRENDAN MAGEEAN - Actor 2
Brendan is an Irish actor, hailing from the small costal village of Portaferry. Like any Irish boy, he loves a good cup of tea, a big plate of spuds, and his Mummy. Having graduated this year with a First Class BAHons in Musical Theatre Performance from Trinity Laban, Brendan made his professional debut with the 2019 August cast of 'The News Revue' at the Canal Cafe Theatre.
He is delighted to be joining Christmas for Kids and cannot wait to get on the road and for the fun to begin! Credits in training include Emmett Forest - Legally Blonde (Stratford Circus), Gilbert Chilvers - Betty Blue Eyes (Stratford Circus), Reverend Plumb - The Dreaming (Trinity Laban).
SCARLETT MALTMAN - Harry
Scarlett is a Scottish actress who joined The C4K family back in 2017 on their Christmas hospice tour, and has since worked with them on their 2019 Hospital Shows and ran the ASCIS 10k earlier in the year for the charity.
Some recent work includes: 'The Great' for Hulu TV/Media Rights Capital, 'The Wizard of Oz' at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Australian Shakespeare Company.
Scarlett is delighted to be spreading some Festive cheer with C4K again this Christmas!
LAURA KAYE THOMSON - Nutcracker & Team Leader
Laura trained in Musical Theatre performance at Mountview Academy.
She works as an actor, singer, writer, composer and even a Fairy Godmother.
Other current projects include developing her first musical with Selladoor Creation and working for theatre company Zoo Co as a performer, composer and facilitator. She is passionate about both music and theatre and in particular, community and educational outreach. She is thrilled to be working with Christmas For Kids again after a fantastic time with them last year.
Credits include: Quinn in 'The Restorative Artist' (Bunker Theatre), Ada in 'Poppies' (The Space), Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors' (Lakeside Arts Centre), and Linda the Good Witch / Mufasa in 'Wild West End' (Pleasance Theatre).
MAURICE THE MONKEY - Performer (puppet)
Maurice has been swinging the trees with C4K for four years. Although his favourite city is his native Newcastle, he enjoys visiting Jungle Gyms whilst on tour.
Maurice has had featured roles alongside Tom Cruise in 'Monkey Business' and again in 'Jerry Maguire', where he was the recipient of the line: "Show me the Monkey!"
Maurice sings in ABBA tribute band 'Monkey Monkey Monkey' in his spare time.
He is thrilled to be touring with his pals Benson and Harry again this year.