Cast & Creative - Cast
Andrew has enjoyed a wide ranging and extensive theatre career and is delighted to be leading the cast of Around the World in 80 Days on another adventure.
Theatre credits include: To Sir With Love (Birmingham Rep), Peter Pan in Scarlet, Talent, Diane of Dobson’s, The Ladykillers, Ghosts, Around the World in 80 Days (Manchester Royal Exchange), Far from the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life, Spring and Port Wine, The Admirable Crichton, The Rivals, Alphabetical Order and The Graduate (The New Vic), Life’s A Drag (Contact Theatre) Medea, School for Scandal, Macbeth, King John and The Merry Wives (Northern Broadsides), Hayfever, Sleeping Beauty, Babes in the Wood and Perfect Days (Oldham Coliseum), Arsenic and Old Lace and The Lonesome West (Keswick Theatre by the Lake), The Rivals (Theatre Royal Bath), A Night at the Bijou (Natural Theatre), Whose Dog Is It Anyway? (JB Shorts), Comedy of Errors (Ludlow Shakespeare Festival), Puss in Boots, Robin Hood, Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Dick Whittington and Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan (Greenwich Theatre), Search Light Over the Bemmy (Tobacco Factory), Cinderella (Halifax Victoria), Marat/Sade (Bristol Old Vic), The Picture of Dorian Gray (American Drama Group), Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Northampton) and A Taste of Honey (Moffat Little Theatre Co.).
Television includes: Trying Again (Sky One/Avalon), Coronation Street and Emmerdale (ITV), Coup (Channel 4), Jodie and Mary (ITN) and Spooks: Liberty (BBC/Kudos Television).
For the New Vic: Cyrano (co-production with Northern Broadsides); Peter Pan in Scarlet, The Lady Killers (co-production with Hull Truck); The Borrowers, Around The World In Eighty Days (2013; 2014 co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre), Far From the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life, Alice in Wonderland, The Admirable Crichton, Proof, The Rivals, Peter Pan, The Canterbury Tales, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Wicked Lady, Great Expectations, Stags and Hens, Christmas Carol, Pinocchio, Kes.
At the New Vic: The Winter’s Tale, The Grand Gesture, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Lisa’s Sex Strike, The Tempest, Vacuum (Northern Broadsides).
Theatre credits include: Cinderella (Lawrence Batley Theatre); Frozen (Fingersmiths); The Hunt for the Scroobius Pip (Sticks Theatre Co.); Wind in the Willows (Birmingham Rep); Broken Time (Three Stones Media); Peter Pan (Spiller’s); Babes in the Wood (Oldham Coliseum); Breaking the Code (Chester Gateway); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Oldham Coliseum).
Television and Commercial credits include: Coronation Street (ITV); Hero Goalie (Abbot Meade Vickers BBDO); I’m With Stupid (BBC); Sir Gadabout (Alibi Productions); A Right Charile, The Collector.
Mike trained at the Arden School of Theatre, Manchester.
Joey trained at East 15 Acting school in Physical theatre.
Theatre includes: The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist (Red Earth Theatre, UK Tour); Hansel & Gretel (Hightide Opera, Belgrade Theatre); Like Mother, Like Daughter (Complicite, BAC), Maharajah and the Kohinoor (Zeroculture, UK and USA Tour).
Commercials: Super Noodles, Pepsi, Gala Bingo.
Kirsten trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Recent theatre credits include: We’re Stuck! (China Plate Theatre and One Tenth Human), Romeo and Juliet and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (US tour, Aquila Theatre) and Pig Girl (Finborough Theatre). Recent television credits include: Jekyll & Hyde (ITV), Critical (Sky) and Eastenders (BBC).
Recent theatre credits include: The Lounge (Soho Theatre)The Winters Tale, Pericles, The Oresteia, Measure for Measure, The Night of the Burning Pestle (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Mad World my Masters (RSC / ETT), Around the World in 80 Days (New Vic Theatre / Royal Exchange), The Secret Agent (Theatre O / Young Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Told by an Idiot / Svenska Teatr). Television credits include: Knightfall (A & E Studios), Brum (Ragdoll/BBC), City Central, Close Up North, The Anorak (BBC).
Pushpinder has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio.
His theatre credits include: Around the World in 80 Days (The New Vic & The Royal Exchange) Mr Soon Come (The Drum Theatre) Midnight’s Children (RSC), Adoption, Transmissions Festival and Unwrapped (Birmingham Rep), Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral and Wuthering Heights (Tamasha), Baiju Bawra (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and The Unusual Auntijies (Leicester Curve), Paper Thin, Dead Eye and A Thin Red Line (Kali Theatre) Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi (Kali/PBAB Productions).
In television and film: Top Knot (BBC) In The Dark (Red Productions) DCI Banks (Left Bank Pictures) Foyles War (Eleventh Hour) Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire) Cross My Heart (Film4), Casualty, Doctors and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (BBC), Fair City (RTE), Almost Adult (Screen West Midlands) and Ashes (Winward Films). Pushpinder plays the recurring character Dr Ahmah in Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire).
Pushpinder is currently working on a new feature film; Polterheist. He has also recorded many radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network.
Training: Urdang Academy
‘Queenie Head / Peanut (Cover)’ Circus 1903 (Australia and US tour), ‘Moth / Dance Captain’ Donkey Show (Proud Camden), ‘Topthorn Heart’ WarHorse (New London Theatre), ‘Featured Dancer and Aerialist / Dance Captain’ BFG (Birmingham Rep Theatre), Bassianus’ Titus Andronicus (Bold Tendencies Theatre), ‘Domingos’ Futebol (UK Tour), ‘Ensemble’ La Boheme (Royal Albert Hall), ‘Ensemble / Dance Captain’ Peter Pan (Dorking Halls), ‘Ensemble’ Heartbeat of Home (Dublin), ‘Seabee / Henry (Cover)’ South Pacific (UK Tour), ‘Ensemble’ Two Boys (London Colisseum), ‘Onstage Swing’ Fela! (National Theatre), ‘Cuban Dance / Ensemble’ Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House), ‘Featured Ensemble’ Aladdin (Hackney Empire), ‘Tommy the Cat’ Dick Whittington (Salisbury Playhouse), ’Soloist Dancer’ Don’t Stop Me Now! (Adrian Mann Theatre)
TV and Film Credits: ‘Queenie Head’ America’s Got Talent (NBC), ‘Queenie Head’ Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), ‘African Delegate’ Holiday! (Film), ‘Soloist Dancer’ So You Think You Can Dance (BBC trailer), ‘Adagio Act’ Britain’s Got Talent (ITV)
Commercial Credits: ‘Soloist’ in Georgia Mason - Running Blind (Music video), ‘Freerunner’ for Toyota Aygo (Viral), ‘Freerunner’ for London Olympics (Trafalgar Square)
Theatre credits include: The Snow Queen (New Vic Theatre); The Ladykillers (Oldham Coliseum); Our Gracie (New Vic Theatre/Oldham Coliseum); Beryl (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Once - the Musical (the Phoenix Theatre, London); Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (number one national tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Lancaster Castle); Aladdin (Everyman Playhouse, Liverpool); The Winter’s Tale (the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn); Word:Play tour (Box of Tricks Theatre); The Crypt Project (Happystorm Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare’s Globe/Sam Wanamaker Festival); Once in a House on Fire (Monkeywood Theatre); The Play That Killed Me, The Lonely Clouds of Guernica, God Wept and the Devil Laughed (Come As You Arts – winner of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Studio Performance); Macbeth (Pendley Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (the Royal Armouries) and The Laramie Project (Hope Theatre Company).
Television credits include: Prey – series two (ITV); Accused – series two (RSJ Films); Emmerdale (ITV); Waterloo Road (BBC); Shameless (Channel 4); Hollyoaks (Channel 4) and Bradford Riots (Channel 4).
Film credits include: The Violators (Red Union Films); Block and The Lane (Silent Productions).
Radio credits include: Rock (Dark Smile Productions) and Dreaming of Foxes (BBC).
Matthew trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
JESSICA LUCIA ANDRADE
Ensemble/Understudy Mrs Aouda, Mr Naidu, Miss Singh/ASM / Dance Captain
Jessica trained at East 15 Acting School.
Theatre Credits include: Princess Suffragette (The Vaults), The Brownie Club (Watford Palace), Romeo & Juliet (Secret Theatre),Funk Da Cirque (Roundhouse), TAJ (Leicester Curve).
Jessica is Associate Artist at Upswing Aerial and regularly performs in and choreographs shows across the UK.
Ensemble/Understudy Inspector Fix, Captain Speedy, Colonel Proctor / ASM / Fight Captain
Stefan Ruiz began his career in performing aged nine with his West End debut role in The King and I (London Palladium). Following this he also played Prince Chulalongkorn in the UK tour of The King and I and then went onto complete a three year run as Young Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre). Other theatrical credits include: Prince Nandu, The Far Pavilions(Shaftesbury Theatre); Stunt Performer Wildefire (Hampstead's Main Stage); IgglePiggle, In The Night Garden Live (UK Tour) and more recently performing as a Dancer in Secret Cinema Presents Dirty Dancing (2016). TV and Commericals credits include: Walkers Crisps (1999), MTV Road Safety ‘THINK’ campaign (2007), Sure Men’s Deodorant (2015).
Stefan trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting attaining a strong passion for sword fighting. He has several advanced qualifications in stage combat and he now teaches for two companies; The APC and True Edge Stage Combat. Most recently he was the Fight Director on Southgate Opera Company’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Stefan is thrilled to be part of the cast for Around the World in 80 Days and is looking forward to a new challenge and touring the country again.