André will once again be touring the South of England with The Rude Mechanical Theatre company this summer, this time in Oberon's Cure, a sort of prequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream. André will be playing a couple of fairies! Dr Dropwort, a mountebank and dealer in dubious substances, including the titular "Cure", and Mother Sneezewort, a kindly matron. Click here to view times and dates and to book tickets.
This new play by Sabrina Mahfouz, based on a book by Dianne Hofmeyr, is about the journey of a giraffe from Africa to France. Inspired by a true story, this children's play follows the giraffe's adventures. André plays the King of France, the Pasha of Egypt and the Sphinx of Giza, as well as providing music on the guitar, violin and accordion. For more info and to buy tickets, click here.
André will once again be touring rural Southern England with The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company in a new production, The Commercial Traveller. Based on a traditional Commedia dell'Arte plot The Fake Husband and heavily influenced by this style, it features live music, mime and a very physical approach to story-telling, as is the Rudie way. For more information and to book tickets, visit The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company.
André will be singing the role of Sky Masterson in this concert version of the classic Frank Loesser musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon.
With musical direction by Lee Reynolds and narration by John Schwab. For more info and to book tickets, see the Blackheath Halls website.
Once in a while, along comes the perfect picture book, bearing the hallmarks of a true classic. Lisa Stubbs’ Lily and Bear is one such book, now adapted for the stage with songs and music, and premiering in the Hall’s Elgar Room.
This new musical for children with animation and puppets tells a truly magical tale about the give and take of friendship. Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds, boats and houses, and one day she draws a bear who comes to life. Lily and Bear play pirates, sing, and partake in all manner of bear activities, discovering the joys of sharing along the way.
André will be playing Bear!
Military wife and journalist, Leann, together with local musician Harry are writing a commemoration script for Dame Vera Lynn's birthday celebration, to be televised.
With a medley of classic war time hits included in the show, this play with songs is a powerful, landmark project from Quidem Productions. Exploring the effects of war on domestic life, the importance of community and togetherness in difficult times and the power of music, it celebrates one of the UK's most legendary artists on her centenary.
André will be participating in a workshop for this new play, in the role of Harry.
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest Christmas show in the country. Located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Thursford sees coachloads of audiences travel from all over the country to come and experience an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. This will be André's 5th time performing as a singer at Thursford in 6 years and he's very much looking forward to it! For more details and to book tickets, see Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
André will be touring the south of England this summer with The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company in their new production of Macbyrd. An actor-musician production, combining elements of commedia dell' arte and mime, André will be playing birds as well as humans! For more details and to book tickets, see The Rude Mechanicals