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East Meets West (End)
4 - 8 December 2006
4 December performance in the presence of H.M Ambassador to China, William Ehrman.
We are combining a delicious five course meal at the Holiday Inn Lido Beijing with a medley of songs from London's West End Musicals. The performers, all of who have West End star role experience, are coming to Beijing especially for these performances.
I am sure that you will be interested to know that on the evenings of 4 - 8 December 2006 we will be presenting a series of East Meets West (End) Dinner and Show Evenings. The format will be a pre-show drink and Networking event then followed, in a cabaret format, by a 4 course meal (5 if one counts the coffee) interspersed with a sixty minute medley of songs from the Best of the West (End). This professional type of cabaret style evening is for Beijing a new genre.
I am sure that on a personal note you will be interested in attending, at least, one of these exciting evenings. Additionally you might be interested in using one of these evening as part of your pre-Christmas entertainment programme for your corporate clients, and/or for your Beijing team.
The venue (Holiday Inn Lido Beijing - Grand Ballroom) only has a maximum capacity of 248 people per night. Therefore please book early to avoid being disappointed.
The standard ticket (888RMB) includes:
Roger Collins Producer:
Roger has over 30 years experience in West End Theatre, mainly large musicals as a Director and Company Manager.
He was Company Manager on "Les Misérables" in London for several years and was Resident Director on many musicals including "42nd Street" in London and Sydney, "Chess" and "The Cotton Club". His biggest challenge to date was as Stage Director for the "Royal Variety Show" at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Drawing on Roger's extensive experience and contacts in the West End, RGC Productions specialize in providing quality entertainment of London West End standards all at an affordable budget.
Peter McCarthy - Musical Director & Arranger:
Peter is originally from Belfast, and studied piano and violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He graduated with an Honours Degree and Advanced Certificate, winning the Louise Child Prize.
Theatre: Les Miserables, Cats, Mack & Mabel, Kiss of the Spider-woman, Great Expectations, Grand Hotel, Glamorous Nights at Drury Lane, with Evelyn Laye.
Concerts: Purcell Room, Live Music Now!, Windsor Castle, Al Bustan Palace (Oman), Verdi's Nabucco (Albert Hall).
Television & Radio: Japanese Top of the Pops, Pebble Mill, GMTV, This Morning, Star For a Night and Radio 4's Morning Service.
Matthew is from Bristol, where he trained as a musician before moving to London to study Performing Arts.
Theatre: Cats (Skimbleshanks), Les Miserables, Damn Yankees, Martin Guerre, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tommy, Hot Stuff, Pirates of Penzance (Frederick), The Hot Mikado.Concerts: Beyond the Barricades, The Lost Musicals, Friday Night is Music Night, Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert (Albert Hall).
Directing & Choreographing: You 're a Good Man Charlie Brown, "Working, Charlie's Angel, Wild Wild Women (Assistant).
Clive trained at LAMDA and has worked extensively in theatre, film and television.
West End credits include:
Thomas Cromwell in A Man For All Seasons with Martin Shaw (Haymarket); Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Brendan Fraser and Ned Beatty (Lyric); Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Almost Like Being in Love (Royal National Theatre); Lloyd in The Demon Headmaster (Royal National Theatre); Edward VIII Always (Victoria Palace); I Love You Youre Perfect Now Change (Comedy); Prince/Wolf Into the Woods for which Clive was nominated for an Olivier Award (Phoenix); Dr Lyman Sanderson in Harvey (Shaftesbury), original company/Javert in RSC/Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables (Barbican/Palace). Clive created the role of Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera (Sydmonton/Her Majesty's); Gary in Sister Mary Ignatius (Ambassadors); Kane in Someone Like You (Strand); Edward in Two Into One (Shaftesbury); Jim Dougherty in Marilyn (Adelphi); Dean Martin in The Rat Pack (Palladium); Ben Marco in The Manchurian Candidate (Lyric); Mark Antony Julius Caesar, Cassio in Othello (Mermaid); Demetrius in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, OFlaherty in Shaws OFlaherty VC and Martin in Connecticut Yankee (New Shakespeare Company); Harry Berlin in Luv, and Side By Side By Sondheim (Jermyn St Theatre).
Recordings include: Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Always, Wuthering Heights, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Essentials and Jesus Christ Superstar (1995) Fred Astaire; His Daughter's Tribute; and Oscar, about Oscar Wilde.
Films: The DaVinci Code playing Police Captain at Biggin Hill, directed by Ron Howard playing opposite Tom Hanks and Sir Ian McKellen. He played the role of Peter Soam, in the feature film Chromophobia, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Penelope Cruz, directed by Martha Fiennes.; Dr Edward Marsh in Learning to Love the Grey, Maverick Films for the BBC; Private Shaw in Officer; and Robert James in Death on the Nile.
Before starting her West End career at sixteen, Jan trained classically for six years with Mavis Bennet.
Jans Theatre credits include:
Jill in Mother Goose at The Victoria Place London; Sara in Bitter Sweet Northcott Theatre Exeter, Cinderella in Cinderella at The Theatre Royal Plymouth; Maria in West Side Story at Her Majestys Theatre London; Jennifer Owen in Babes In Arms Birmingham Rep Theatre and Tour: Lucy in Bless The Bride at Sadlers Wells Theatre London: Maria in The Sound of Music National Tour; Christine in Phantom of The Opera at Her Majestys Theatre London; Magnolia in Showboat at the London Palladium Theatre; Belle in Dreams From The Summer House at The Steven Joseph Theatre Scarborough; Andy in Stepping Out The Musical at The Theatre Royal Plymouth and National Tour; Wallace Simpson in Always at The Victoria Palace Theatre London; Blanche in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane at The Theatre Royal Brighton; Charlotte Bronte in Bronte at the Northcott Theatre Exeter; The Shakespeare Revue at Jermyn Street Theatre London; Shirley Vernon in Lady Be Good at The Lisbon Opera House Portugal .
Her List of Credits also include Opera, T.V. and Film, Radio and Concerts.
Helens acting credits include:
Uncle Vanya for Kenneth Branaghs Renaissance Theatre Company; Personals at the Apollo Theatre, West End; My Fair Lady; Romeo and Juliet, A Connecticut Yankee and The Taming of The Shrew at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and a season at Chichester Festival Theatre in the musicals Out of This World and Just So.
Other credits include lead roles in: The Vagina Monolgues; Abigail's Party(York Theatre Royal); The Good Companions (New Wolsey, Ipswich); Macbeth(Arts Theatre London); Big Bad Book (Soho Theatre Company); High Society (Aberystwyth Arts Theatre); Living Together, Green Forms, The Winslow Boy (Frinton Rep); Chalie's Angel's (Latchmere Theatre, London); Alfie(Oldham Coliseum); The Country Of My Heart(Eastwood Arts Theatre); The Lost Dragon(Chester Gateway); Cinderella(Eye Theatre, Suffolk); Me and My Girl, Hello Dolly(Stadium Theatre Company, Tour). TV credits include: Waking The Dead(BBC); Final Demand (BBC); The Second Quest (directed by David Jason) and Rolf On Art (modelling for Rolf Harriss version of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt). For the past 5 years, Helen has also played the lead role of Elena in the audio drama series The Tomorrow People and has appeared in numerous other audio dramas. Album recordings include By Request and Just So (produced by Cameron Mackintosh).
Ben Milton Sound Designer and Operator
Ben is a well-known and professionally respected Sound Operator with extensive experience. He has been the sound operator for a number of large West End Shows, Concerts and TV.
We Will Rock You (UK & World Tour), Mathew Bournee's Edward Scissorhands, South Pacific (National Theatre), La Boheme, Showboat (Royal Albert Hall), Measure for Measure (Theatre de Complicite)
Queen, Damon Albarn (Blur,Gorillas etc), Razorlight, Glastonbury Festival and many more.
BBC TV, MTV, UK Olympic Bid, Trafalgar Sq, London
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