Alan trained at the Guildford School of Acting and graduated with a First Class BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre Performance and the Principal’s Award 2000. Alan was cast in the postponed production of Hello, Dolly! Which was due to open at the Adelphi Theatre in 2020, appearing alongside Imelda Staunton and has recently finished shooting for a Warner Bros. feature film due for release in 2023. Performance credits include: George in Perfectly Ordinary (original workshop), Swing/Children’s Dance Captain/Cover Mr Braithwaite in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), Custus in Crazy for You (Kilworth House Theatre), Lady be Good!; Pepe in The Boyfriend (for which he was Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer) ; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for which he was Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer to Jenny Arnold) and Messenger in Macbeth (all at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Bill Jukes in Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre and New Victoria Theatre Woking), Follies (London Palladium – Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer), Purser in Anything Goes (UK Tour), A Night at the Musicals (UK Tour – Dance Captain), Roger in Footloose (UK Tour), Wayne Sleep’s alternate in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Windsor) and Doc Pierce in Calamity Jane (UK Tour and Shaftesbury Theatre). Direction Includes: Resident Director and Children’s Director School of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre), Movement Director By the Bog of Cats (Bernie Grants Arts Centre), Creative Director for Born to Run (Broadway Theatre, Barking), Creative Director for DOMINIUM , Collections and Louder Than Words (Kenneth More Theatre), The Wind in the Willows, Tracy Beaker Gets Real & Seussical (Havering Theatre in Education), Musical Theatre Showcase (ArtsEd London) Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jersey Arts Centre) The Aristocats (Jersey Opera House). Choreography includes: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Jermyn Street Theatre), 24/8 (Tristan Bates Theatre), Just So (Jersey Opera House ), Sleeping Beauty & Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford Playhouse), Centenary Celebrations (Selfridges, Oxford Street), The Mill at Sonning’s 30 th Birthday Celebrations, High School Musical for ‘That’s Entertainment’ (Harrods, London), Lisa Scott Lee’s Asia Tour (Assistant to Sammy Fonfe), Resident Choreographer (A Night at the Musicals), Irving Berlin Medley in An Audience with Danny La Rue (Theatre Royal, Windsor and Richmond Theatre). Alan was on the Senior Faculty & Course Coordinator for the Foundation Musical Theatre Course at ArtsEd, Head of Acting & Artistic Consultant for CPA Studios’ Level 6 Trinity Diploma and Vice Principal/Head of Dance at The Musical Theatre Academy. Alan has also worked with Guildford School of Acting, Urdang, Trinity College of Music, London Studio Centre, London School of Musical Theatre, MADD College, the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Italia Conti.
JAMES HALL After leaving KPAC at eighteen in 2012 James went to study Dance and Music in London at Kingston University before training to be a teacher and specialising in Musical Theatre and Musical Direction. He’s just completed a Masters at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked as a singing teacher and musical director in London and all over the UK on a variety of projects specialising in Musical Theatre. James regularly plays for shows, castings, cabarets, recordings and drama school auditions as well as specialising in Acting Through Song and technical voice/singing workshops. James’s work includes teaching at some of the top drama schools in the country including Mountview, Laine Theatre Arts, Italia Conti and Guildford School of Acting. Credits as Musical Director include: Cinderella (The Swan Theatre, Worcester) Fabulett 1933 (Edinburgh Fringe Venue 53), Gilbert & Sullivan’s Nightmare (Edinburgh Fringe Venue 39 & Tour). Legally Blonde (Harrow Arts Centre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead), Kinky Boots (Churchill Theatre, Bromley), NewsRevue: My Time To Lie (Canal Café Theatre, London), Unmasked and Unmuted: Foundation MT Showcase (GSA, Guildford), Garden @ Centre Point/Duality Lives (Centre Point, Tottenham Court Road & Online), Marie Lloyd Stole My Life (Edinburgh Fringe Venue 39 & UK Tour), Our House (Hampton Hill Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (John McIntosh Arts Centre), Oh What A Lovely War! (Catford Broadway Studio), Pinot! The Musical Tour (Palace Theatre, Southend & Wimbledon Studio) and the UK premiere of The Pirate Queen. Other Credits include: Luna Rossa Productions for Silversea Cruise Line [Assistant Vocal Director], West End Proms (Old Royal Naval College) [Rehearsal Pianist], Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse) [Rehearsal Pianist], Collabro: Road To The Royal Albert Hall Tour (G Live, Guildford) [Choir Director for 8218 Youth Theatre], The Vera Lynn Story (UK Tour) [Accompanist & Performer]
Since leaving KPAC I have (somehow) managed to gain a first class masters degree in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Sheffield. I am currently working as a product specialist for a life science company called LabLogic based in Sheffield. Although I have not gone on to pursue dance as a career, I will always value the skills and life lessons I learnt throughout my time at KPAC. They have set me in good stead for the future and shaped me into the person I am today. I cherish so many memories I made throughout my 16 years at KPAC. From the annual show, to my regular dance classes, there were so many laughs and good times that will never be forgotten.
Since leaving KPAC I have had the opportunity to train at Performers College which is a performing arts college. Then I also had the opportunity to travel the world with Cunard working as part of the Royal Court Theatre Company. My favourite memory at KPAC would be when I got to play Captain Hook which was my last show before moving away. I loved training at KPAC, it was my second home and the teachers and pupils were my second family. I’ve made so many incredible friendships that I know will last me a life time and I couldn’t thank every single teacher that taught me enough.