Beauty and the Beast – Meet the Cast

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Millfield Theatre is proud to continually receive amazing feedback from their Christmas Pantomimes year after year.  Alongside the backstage work, the talented cast is astonishing; powerful and very entertaining. This has not happened over night, in order to create a pantomime that is high end and of an amazing quality, the cast have to be talented.

This year Millfield Theatre is proud to announce their cast for this year’s Christmas. Find out about the cast here.

Lottie-Daisy Francis as Beauty
Lottie-Daisy Francis began her career training at LAMDA and the Urdang Academy, studying musical theatre. Some of her theatre credits include: Princess Alice in Puss In Boots (Hoxton Hall & Dugdale Centre); Friend 2 in The Quentin Dentin Show (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Cast Album; Camilla Morgan in It Tastes Like Home (Tristan Bates Theatre) and many more.
Recently, Lottie-Daisy has moved into television and film, working on ‘Alan Carr’s New Years Eve Spectacular’ in 2017, and the new British movie ‘The Bromley Boys’ in 2018.

James Edge as The Best/ Prince Phillipe
James trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated in 2015.
Since graduating, James has been busy working with the Birmingham Rep in Multiple ‘Foundry Nights’, a Workshop of ‘Vilehalla’ and performed as Phillip in ‘The Cage’ which won “Best Piece of the Night” by a guest panel of judges.
James has performed multiple shows at The Old Joint Stock. These include Macduff in ‘Macbeth’, Jacob Wiley in ‘Billy Young – A Life On Death Row’, Jason in ‘Ordinary Days’ and most recently Richard in ‘Thrill Me’
national tour of ‘The Marriage of Kim K’. The production was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award and completed its run at the Arcola Theatre. London.

Alex Scott Fairley as Witch Heather
Alex is delighted to be appearing in pantomime at Millfield again! He has previously appeared here as (deep breath) Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk, Abanazar in Aladdin, Ronnie Hardup in Cinderella, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, King Rat in Dick Whittington, The Demon King in Mother Goose and Madame Fifi in (a different) Beauty and the Beast.
Alex has just finished appearing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as Mary Sunshine in Chicago, James Joyce in Travesties, and Lieutenant Spicer in Quality Street. His other credits include Round The Horne (Apollo Theatre); The Shakespeare Revue, (UK Tour); Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs (UK Tour); Blood Brothers (Phoenix) and an extortionate list of fantastic, international performances.
Quite a long time ago, Alex studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, and he still works as a proof-reader and translator, for everyone from Volkswagen to the University of Bern. His translation work for the stage includes Der Grüffelo for Junges Theater, Bonn.

Guido Garcia Lueches as Louis
Guido is a Uruguayan actor musician, working in the UK stage since 2015. Training: Instituto de Actuación de Montevideo, and Associated Studios in London.
UK credits include It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross Theatre), Ordinary Days (Soho Theatre), Into the Woods (Chelsea Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co), Narnia (Brentwood Theatre), Julius Caesar (Brighton Fringe), and the new musicals Fidel (Iris Theatre), CHE (BEAM2018), Illegals: The Game Show (Waterloo East), A Brand New Start (Tristan Bates), The Curse of Love (Bread & Roses).

Paul Cleveland as Madame Fifi
Paul is currently researching and writing his first one man show ‘Dressing Them Up’.
His theatre credits include: Widow Twankey in Aladdin (The Curve, Slough), Burford in House Guest (Chesterfield, Sidmouth & Theatre Royal, Windsor), Paul in Absent Friends (Pomegranate
Theatre, Chesterfield) and an amazing list of credits which includes performances in Greenwich Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Opera House, London Palladium and Dominion Theatre!

Adam Braidley as Gaston
Adam trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He since went on to perform as Joe/Dick in GUY – The Musical (UK Tour), Lead Singer for Holland America Cruise Lines, U/S and played John in Britten in Brooklyn (Wilton’s Music Hall); Dick in Dick Whittington (Britannia Theatre, Chatham); Flight (Opera Holland Park). Adam has also appeared in ASDA commercial.

Philip Lee as Professor

Philip trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London
Previously in pantomime Philip has played: Will Scarlet in Robin Hood, Clive the Camel in King Tut – A Pyramid Panto and Grendal in Beowulf.
Theatre credits include: Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore UK tour, KoKo in The Mikado at King’s Head Theatre, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Soho Theatre and on tour, Dick Dauntless in Ruddigore for Charles Court Opera, Mr Snow in Carousel for Opera North at the Barbican and many many more.