Cast

Asha Cornelia Cluer

Asha Cornelia Cluer

Madam Dragon

Asha Cornelia Cluer is a London based actor-musician originally from Australia. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is a former ballet dancer and physical theatre maker. Recent credits include The Nutcracker (Reading Rep), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oddsocks), Keep the Homefires Burning (Little Wolf/Forgotten Melodies), Romeo & Juliet (Brockley Jack) and Who Cares (Royal Court). Asha is also long standing comedian at the Crystal Maze: LIVE and long time dragon enthusiast!

Lois Glenister

Lois Glenister

Pearl

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she achieved a First Class Honours degree.

Theatre whilst training includes Libby in American Idiot, Polly Baker in Crazy For Youand Ensemble in Sweeney Todd.

Television includes a commercial for HSBC.

Lois is making her theatrical professional debut as Princess Pearl.

Tara Harris

Tara Harris

Ensemble

Tara trained at Bodywork Company and recently with Little Angel Theatre (puppetry). She is an actor musician with her own company writing stories and creating magical experiences for children. In 2019 Tara wrote, produced and performed her own children's show 'Spectacular'. Over the past few years Tara has worked in a small fringe theatre in Hitchin, appearing in a yearly comedy Who Dunnit as 'Jennifer' and intimate children's pantomimes.

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Benedict Hastings

Benedict Hastings

Gadabout

Benedict studied Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. Previous theatre credits include We’re Going On a Bear Hunt and What the Ladybird Heard(Kenny Wax Family Entertainment), Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down(Finborough Theatre), War Correspondents(Helen Chadwick Song Theatre), Wolf Halland Bring Up The Bodies (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Mermaid of Zennor (Little Angel Theatre), Anatomy of a Murder (For Short), Being Human (Belgrade Theatre) and Julius Caesar (Crescent Theatre).

Billy Mahoney

Billy Mahoney

Zog

Billy Mahoney trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Most recently Billy has been performing as Mungojerrie in the international and European tours of CATS.

Other credits include Swing/Dance Captain in Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue (UK Arena Tour), CATS (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line), and various contracts for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. Billy has also performed in pantomimes for Qdos and Jordan Productions, including Kettering, Hayes, Swindon and Chelmsford.

Danielle Whittaker

Danielle Whittaker

ASM/Understudy

Danielle trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Credits whilst training include Patricia Fodor in Crazy For You, Fanny Penhaligon in Animus, Little Sally in Urinetown, Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods and Ida in Honk!Danielle is delighted to be making her professional debut in Zog.

Creatives

Emma Kilbey

Director

Emma combines directing and performing with singing, devising, script-writing, character comedy, voiceover and corporate coaching. 

Directing highlights: The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley, The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, Donna Macbeth (Verona Shakespeare Festival), A Wedding Story by Bryony Lavery, Fame, Crimplene Millionaire for Boogaloo Stu and the award-winning Horlicks and Armageddon for Sarah Angliss.Footloose, Loveplay, Decade and the world premiere of brand new British musical, The Stationmaster for University of Chichester Musical Theatre Joint Honours, plus her original adaptations of A Doll’s House, Summerisle and Murder, Mayhem and Masque for UOC’s Triple Threat course. 

Performance highlights include the title role in The Soho Group's all-female Macbeth, Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals, Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree, Vanessa Helsing in Dracula, Radio 4 comedies and dramas, EastEnders, comedy double act Sid and Valerie, singer with psychedelic folk band The Silver Swans and 70's singing diva at Brighton’s cult Club Click. 

Emma wrote and performed comedy with Russell Brand in the late Nineties, as part of a Riverside Studios residency.

Joe Stilgoe

Music and Lyrics

Katie Sykes

Designer

Ric Mountjoy

Lighting Designer

Ric designs lighting for Theatre and Opera, and his work has been seen all over the world: at the Singapore International Arts Festival; in Seattle, Dubai, Bahrain and Doha; Hong Kong, Seoul, Guangzhou and Beijing, and most significantly in London and New York City. 

Recent lighting designs include The Play that Goes Wrong on Broadway (Lyceum Theatre), on a US National Tour (2018/2019), and in the West End (Duchess Theatre - Winner of the Olivier for Best New Comedy, 2015), also Australia & South Korea;  Uncle Vanya (Theatr Clwyd & Sheffield Theatres);  Darbar Festival (Akram Khan Company & Sadlers Wells Theatre);  Emancipation of Expressionism (Boy Blue Entertainment, Barbican Theatre, & BBC TV);  Little Mermaid (the egg at Theatre Royal Bath); Mr Popper’s Penguins (Seattle, Minneapolis, New York City & West End); a site-specific The Great Gatsby (Guild of Misrule & Theatr Clwyd); Tabby McTat (National Tour, Freckle Productions), the World Premiere of Karagula by Philip Ridley (Site Specific, Soho Theatre);  What the Ladybird Heard (West End & two International Tours) and  Bunny by Jack Thorne (Edinburgh, London & New York – Winner of a Fringe First Award; nabokov). He frequently lights site specific theatre for the company Slung Low, including The White Whale – an outdoor adaptation of Moby Dick (Leeds); Pandemic(Singapore), Anthology (Liverpool Everyman) and Beyond the Frontline (The Lowry, Salford). 

Re-lights and work as Associate LD include The Magic Flute (London Coliseum, ENO). Ric worked for many years at English National Opera, and before that for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Paul Herbert

Orchestrator and Musical Director

Katie Beard

Movement Director

Alex Poulter

Aerial Consultant

Edie Edmundson

Puppet Director

Louise Smith

Costume Supervisor

Nick May

Production Manager

Nick trained trained as a dancer at Ballet Rambert, and danced all over the world, following which he worked for Pineapple and then a championship winning race team, returning to show business as a PA to Anthony Newley, then as a touring Company Stage Manager and finally a Production Manger. He works on shows such as Gruffalo, Tiger Who Came to Tea, Room On the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt amongst many others.

Gareth Moss

Company Stage Manager