Let’s Meet Ross Hunter

Ross is currently appearing as Roger in Rent at the St James Theatre until January 28th and then off on tour around the UK. Ross’s theatre credits include My Fair Lady Proms 2012 (Royal Albert Hall); Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Workshop); Ensemble and understudy to Warner and UPS guy in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Drew in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Ensemble as well as understudying and playing the role of Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre). Ross chats to fairypoweredproductions…



  • Tell me about your experience of Rent


  • It’s amazing to be at the St James theatre, it’s very intimate with the audience.  The story and the music are great.  I’ve never been in it before but I am aware of the songs and I’m loving it



  • Are you looking forward to touring?


  • I’ve never toured before, I’ve mainly done West End so I’m looking forward to venturing out and seeing how Rent works slightly modified for touring.



  • Are you looking forward to anywhere in particular?


  • I’m looking forward to York as it’s close to home – just half an hour away on the train and I’ve got family and friends coming to see me.  And I’m looking forward to the Millennium Centre in Wales as it’s huge



  • What is your favourite show?


  • I would have to say We Will Rock You as it was my first part out of Drama School.  I was 21 and supposed to be second cover but I ended up playing Galileo (the lead male role) for 4 weeks due to circumstances.  I was in front of 2000 people every night at the Dominion and it was amazing.  



  • What is your favourite role so far?


  • I would have to say Drew from Rock of Ages, that was my first lead role in my own right and not an understudy.  It was a brilliant show and I sang around 14 songs every night so it was  knackering but I enjoyed it



  • You appear as a vocalist on some CD’s, do you have any plans to produce your own CD?


  • I’ve not got any plans but I do play guitar and write songs so you never know!



  • Have you ever done a straight play with no singing?


  • I’ve not yet but never say never, I’d love to do all kinds of different styles so plays, tv maybe films who knows



  • What made you decide to become a performer?


  • It got me a GCSE in Drama.  I did Performing Arts in year 7 and hated it but in year 10 it gave me the chance to play in band and get a qualification so I did.  I then got the opportunity to go to Stockton Riverside College which is a performing arts college and from there I went to Arts Ed and here I am



  • So if you’d not been a performer what do you think you would have done?


  • It sounds weird but I was obsessed with the weather when I was little so maybe a Weatherman or followed my dad into Engineering



  • Have you had any weird or nice gifts from fans?


  • I had a lovely Mulberry body wash once that smelt lush and a birthday cake with my head on.  I appreciate anyone who pays to see me and then cares enough to send me a gift



  • Do you fancy branching out in Producing or Directing?


  • Not really, I quite like standing on stage and performing – I think I’d rather be told what to do than tell someone else



  • What are your plans for the future?


  • Not sure.  I do gigs when I’m out of work, but I’d like to keep touring, maybe move out to Germany where they like Rock Musicals but just keep performing


With Thanks to Ross for speaking to fairypowered


Tour dates


31 January to 4 February 2017

Devonshire Park Theatre

Box Office: 01323 412 000

Website: www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/venue/devonshire-park-theatre


6-11 February 2017

Churchill Theatre

Box Office: 020 3285 6000

Website: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk


14-18 February 2017

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Website: www.edtheatres.com


28 March to 1 April 2017


Box Office: 0116 242 3595

Website: www.curveonline.co.uk


3-8 April 2017

Wales Millennium Centre

Box Office: 029 2063 6464

Website: www.wmc.org.uk


11-15 April 2017

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

Box Office: 01242 572573

Website: www.everymantheatre.org.uk


8-22 April 2017

York Theatre Royal

Box Office: 01483 440000

Website: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk


1-6 May 2017


Box Office: 01202 280000

Website: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk


9-13 May 2017

Belgrade Theatre

Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Website: www.belgrade.co.uk    


16-20 May 2017

Nottingham Playhouse

Box Office: 0115 941 9419

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk


23-27 May 2017

Assembly Hall Theatre

Box Office: 01892 530613

Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

STOMP breaks records at Ambassadors Theatre, London







STOMP in London finished 2016 on a high with two consecutive record-breaking performances on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December, when they posted the highest ever net box office figures for STOMP at the Ambassadors Theatre, beating the previous record set on Saturday 14 February 2015.  These two performances are also the highest netting performances of any production in the theatre’s 104-year history.  The show also recorded the highest ever weekly net in the history of the Ambassadors Theatre.

STOMP turned 25 in August 2016 and will celebrate its 15th birthday in London and its 10th birthday at the Ambassadors Theatre in September 2017.


STOMP was created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and was first performed in 1991 in Edinburgh.  The show played Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994 and won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography, before opening in New York in February of the same year.  The European company was created in 1997 and began the show’s London run at the Vaudeville Theatre on 25 September 2002, transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre on 27 September 2007.

One of Britain’s greatest exports, STOMP has toured the globe for 25 years, playing to more than 12 million people in 53 countries across 6 continents. There are currently four STOMP companies performing worldwide, including New York, where the show has been running for over 22 years, London, now in its 15th year, a world tour and a North American tour.  Last year, STOMP completed a very successful 10-week season in Beijing and visited India for the first time in December, playing a two-week sell-out run in Mumbai.

STOMP is presented in London by Yes/No Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions Limited.


Ambassadors Theatre

West Street

London WC2H 9ND

Box Office: 020 7395 5405

Tickets from £26 + a £2.50 transaction fee

Performances: Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm, with matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm

Extra Performances at 3pm & 8pm on Wednesday 15 February, Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 5 & 12 July, Wednesday 2 & 9 August, Wednesday 18 & 25 October 2017

N.B. No 3pm matinee on Thursday 7 & 14 September 2017

Running Time: 100 minutes with no interval

Current Booking Period: to 7 January 2018




The Bread & Roses Theatre announces its Winter Season 2017

The Bread & Roses Theatre announces its Winter Season 2017

 January – March 2017 – www.BreadandRosesTheatre.co.uk

68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ Clapham, London


“This venue is quickly shaping up as one of the most exciting ones amongst the London pub theatres!”  – RemoteGoat


The Bread & Roses Theatre is entering its third year and we have another brimming season lined up, featuring revivals, new writing and many returning companies.

Our theatre year kicks off straight away with Between a Man and a Woman written & directed by Scott James (4th to 14th January). This new and harrowing drama focuses on the taboo subject of domestic violence and questions as to whether we can fully know what goes on behind closed doors and within the sanctity of marriage. Later in the month we then welcome a new musical one-woman-show about a perpetual millennial trying to find her way in the world, A Snap Musical written & performed by Lauren Stones (24th to28th January). Taking is into February is Necessity written & directed by Paul Macauley (31st January to 4th February), a new play about our need to hold on to ideals and what we create in the world when our needs go unmet, coming to the Bread & Roses Theatre after a hugely successful sell-out run at Brighton Fringe. Brand new theatre company Bag of Beard also make their debut with Two Short Stories (6th to 10th March), featuring Torn Apart by Christopher Georgiou & Shauna McLean and Bath by Alexander Knott.

Furthermore, we will host a revival of Patrick Marber’s iconic Closer (19th to 22nd January), which looks unblinkingly at modern relationships, in which sex is the subject even when it’s not, honesty is not always the best policy, and people with choices seem to only be able to make the wrong one.  And the season features another revival, which will be Nick Payne’s Constellations (28thFebruary to 4th March), a play about free will and friendship; it’s about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey, and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play in 2012. Later in the season we will welcome Purple Cast Productions with a double ‘Bill’ Shakespeare of Macbeth & Twelfth Night (21st March to 1st April).


Audley & Co. Productions return to our theatre with Sisters written & directed by Natalie Audley (7th to 11th February) as do our associate company Get Over It Productions with their acclaimed all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (21st to 25th February), Free Rayne Artists with the third instalment of their new writing night Spiral (12th to 14th March), and Third Person with improvisational show Clowns Are Not Funny (5th February, 5th March & 7th May). Also returning are Goblin Baby Theatre Co. with a series of shows, which are: Where do we go from here? (12th & 13th February), script-in-hand performances responding to Brexit & Trump; a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s iconic and award-winning The Vagina Monologues (16th to 18thFebruary); & Screw the Looking-Glass a work-in-progress showing of a new darkly-comic one-woman show written & performed by Tessa Hart.

Furthermore, the The Bread & Roses Theatre continues its support for playwrights and theatre-makers with several free events: Playwrights Circle (30th January, 27th February & 27th March), a friendly and supportive group in which playwrights can share their work and work-in-progress, & Networking Event (20th February), for those interested in bringing their own work to the venue.

End of last year Godiva Films also released a short documentary about The Bread & Roses Theatre’s journey up to its 2nd year anniversary (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxL0Jkxldw) and the theatre was named as a recipient of the ICWP 50/50 Applause Award for the second year in a row.

For details on all listings and more head to www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk.

Phone: 020 8050 3025

Zombies and privatised medicine at Theatre N16 next week

Thick & Thin Theatre present:

January 11th – 14th 2017, Theatre N16

Following the sell-out shows Toxicity and Slight Delay in 2016, Thick & Thin Theatre present a brand new play about money, drugs and… zombies. WARNING: ‘BRAINS’ contains strong language, scenes of violence and drug use, awkward romantic encounters and the wrath of an undead scientist.

In the not so distant future humanity has fallen victim to a disease, turning people into flesh craving, drooling, rotting versions of themselves. However, the clichéd disease spells good news for one company – business is booming at MediBite Inc., where sales of their drugs and medical products have shot through the roof.

After waking himself up with his daily cocktail of drugs, Harry, the money obsessed manager, does his best to keep his terrifying CEO, Ursula, happy, while also keeping his eye on his niece and apathetic new intern, Tina. Meanwhile, accountant and hopeless romantic Jeff shows skeptical new salesman, Rosie, around the office…. However, everything changes when smug scientist Stuart finds a cure for the disease that has ravaged the world.

Thick & Thin Theatre are a young company based in London, founded in 2016 by Cameron Szerdy, Tom Spencer & Jack Dent.  They enjoy creating theatre that’s funny, fast paced and tinged with irony; taking everyday settings and injecting them with a generous helping of the absurd; and above everything else, they aim to make people laugh.

Theatre N16 is a trailblazing theatre company, dedicated to creating a creative hub where new and existing works can be explored and pushed into new realms. Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare of creatives, operating under an Equity Fringe Agreement. This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE CELLO? by Matei Visniec UK premiere at the London VAULT Festival 2017