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ANDREW POLLARD

ANDREW POLLARD

PHILEAS FOGG

Andrew trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre credits include: Medea, School for Scandal, Macbeth, King John and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Northern Broadsides UK tours); Educating Rita (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster); Astley’s Astounding Adventures. Peter Pan in Scarlet, Talent, Diana of Dobson’s, The Ladykillers, Ghosts, 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. (New Vic Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days (Manchester Royal Exchange), To Sir With Love (Birmingham Rep); Life’s A Drag (Contact Theatre); Hayfever, Perfect Days (Oldham Coliseum); Arsenic and Old Lace, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Lonesome West (Keswick Theatre by the Lake); The Rivals (Theatre Royal, Bath); Comedy of Errors (Ludlow Shakespeare Festival); Search Lights Over Bemmy (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Marat/Sade (Bristol Old Vic); The Picture of Dorian Gray (International tour); A Taste of Honey (Little Theatre, Moffat).

Television: Hollyoaks (Channel 4); Trying Again (Sky One/Avalon); Coronation Street and Emmerdale (ITV); Coup (Channel 4); Jodie and Mary (Channel 4) and Spooks: Liberty (BBC/Kudos Television).

Radio: Whose Sari Now (BBC)

Andrew is also a writer, director and performer of British Pantomimes.

MICHAEL HUGO

MICHAEL HUGO

PASSEPARTOUT

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 PARSAD

JOEY PARSAD

MISS SINGH (COVER AOUDA)

Joey trained at East 15 Acting school in Physical theatre.

Alongside acting she is the Principal of JADA Theatre School in Essex.

Theatre Includes; Beyond Shame; Derby Theatre, Whisky Galore; Oldham Coliseum/ New Vic/ Hull Truck Uk Tour, Around the World in 80 Days; New Vic and UK Tour, The Remarkable tale of Oliver Twist; Red Earth/ 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

I'm very excited to be back with the cast of 80 days and this incredible show!

KIRSTEN FOSTER

KIRSTEN FOSTER

MRS AOUDA

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).

DENNIS HERDMAN

DENNIS HERDMAN

INSPECTOR FIX

Theatre credits include: Peter Pan (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Lounge (Soho Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, The Oresteia, Measure for Measure, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Shakespeare’s Globe); A Mad World My Masters (RSC / ETT); The Secret Agent (Theatre O / Young Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Told by an Idiot / Svenska Teatr); Around The World In 80 Days (2013; 2014 New Vic Theatre co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre), Bleak House (New Vic Theatre).
Dennis has also worked for: Theatre by The Lake, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Manchester Library, Coventry Belgrade, Chester Gateway, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Big Telly, Penny Dreadful, Cherub Theatre, Shifting Sands, Cartoon de Salvo, Walk The Plank, Compagnie ACT, Compagnie Quarks, Little Soldier, Third Party.
Television credits include: Knightfall (A & E Studios); Brum (Ragdoll/BBC); City Central, Close Up North, The Anorak (BBC).
Radio credits include: Romance is Dead, Secret Kebabs (BBC Radio 4).
Short Films include: DJ’s (Ursus Films); Bob Leonard (Mandrake Media); Manhunt (Doyouwishtocontinue); The Driving Seat (Turn the Slate).

PUSHPINDER CHANI

PUSHPINDER CHANI

MR NAIDU

Theatre includes:  Midnight’s Children (RSC); Transmissions Festival (Birmingham Rep); Unwrapped Festival (MAC); Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings And A Funeral and Wuthering Heights (Tamasha Theatre); Baiju Bawra (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Twelfth Night (Stage Works); What We Did To Weinstein (Menier Chocolate Factory); Paper Thin, Deadeye and A Thin Red Line (Kali Theatre); The Usual Auntijies (Belgrade Theatre); Momentum Festival (Leicester Curve Theatre); Mr Soon Come (The Drum); Kabbadhi Kabbadhi Kabbadhi (Pursued By A Bear); Around The World In 80 Days (New Vic and The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Flight (Bolton Octagon, Reveal Festival), Thunderstruck (Ri Ri’s Dance Academy).
TV & Film: Anita and Me; 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). Recurring character Dr Armah in Emmerdale, Foyal's War (2015) and DCI Banks (ITV).
Radio includes: Recording many radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network.​

NYRON LEVY

NYRON LEVY

CAPTAIN SPEEDY

Training: Urdang Academy and Guildford School of Acting

Theatre Credits: ‘Queenie Head/Peanut (Cover)’ Circus 1903 (Australia tour, US tour, Las Vegas and Royal Festival Hall London), ‘Actor Ensemble’ Porgy and Bess (London Coliseum), ‘Iggy Cygnus’ Secret Cinema: Blade Runner (Canning Town), ‘Captain Speedy’ Around the World in 80 Days (UK Tour), ‘Moth (Dance Captain)’ Donkey Show (Proud Camden),  ‘Topthorn Heart’ War Horse (New London Theatre),  ‘Featured Dancer and Aerialist (Dance Captain)’ BFG (Birmingham Rep Theatre),  ‘Bassianus’ Titus Andronicus (Bold Tendencies Theatre),  ‘Domingos’ Futebol (UK Tour),  ‘Dancer Ensemble’ La Bohème (Royal Albert Hall),  Ensemble’ Heartbeat of Home (Dublin Workshop),  ‘Seabee/Henry (Cover)’ South Pacific (UK Tour),  ‘Actor Ensemble’ Two Boys (London Coliseum),  ‘Onstage Swing’ Fela! (National Theatre), ‘Cuban Dance/Ensemble’ Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House Leicester), ‘Featured Ensemble’ Aladdin (Hackney Empire), ‘Tommy the Cat’ Dick Whittington (Salisbury Playhouse)

TV and Film Credits: ‘Queenie Head’ in Royal Variety Performance (ITV), America’s Got Talent (NBC) and Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), ‘African Delegate’ in Holiday! (Film), ‘Soloist Dancer’ in So You Think You Can Dance (BBC trailer), ‘Adagio Act’ in Britain’s Got Talent (ITV).

Commercial Credits: Member of Club Mob, ‘Soloist’ in Georgia Mason - Running Blind (Music video), ‘Freerunner’ in Toyota Aygo Advert (Viral), ‘Freerunner’ in One Year to London Olympics (Trafalgar Square).

MATTHEW GANLEY

MATTHEW GANLEY

COLONEL PROCTOR (COVER PHILEAS FOGG)

Theatre credits include: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (Bolton Octagon); Maggie May (Liverpool Royal Court); Bread & Roses, The Ladykillers, Our Gracie (Oldham Coliseum); Around The World In 80 Days (Kenny Wax Family Entertainment); Beryl (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Once - the Musical (the Phoenix Theatre, London); The Snow Queen (New Vic Theatre) 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.

STEFAN RUIZ

STEFAN RUIZ

ENSEMBLE/UNDERSTUDY SPEEDY, PROCTOR, NAIDU, SINGH, FIX AND PASSEPARTOUT / ASM

Stefan is thrilled to re-join the cast for the U.S tour of Around the World in 80 Days.

Stefan acting career began at the age of 7, with his debut performance being in The King & I in London’s West End.

He also performed in the West End as Young Simba in the Lion King and Prince Nandu in The Far Pavilions (2001—2004). 

Stefan clearly had the bug for the arts, later graduating from Guildford School of Acting with a 1st class degree in 2013. Since then Stefan has completed several UK tours, including the tour of Around the World in 80 Days and acted in various commercials, music videos and online content. 

Stefan is an established physical actor being very proficient in stage combat, parkour and dance, which he also choreographs, teaches and directs. As an experienced and versatile actor, Stefan understudies 6 of the 8 roles for this show, as well as being the fight captain and assisting back stage, he never misses and opportunity to learn new skills.