Brett Forrest was born in the West Midlands. He has a string of theatre credits to his name including the roles of Gent Starkey in Peter Pan, Oxy/Zacharias in Follow The Star, Moses in Make Me A World, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Mr. Poliar in Nickleby & Me and Lepidus in Antony & Cleopatra. His television credits include Tony in And Mother Makes Three, Mystic in Two's Company, Guard Captain in Doctor Who, Krell in Blake Seven, Gerald in Tales of the Unexpected, Hayward in Sherlock Holmes and Sim Haley in Hannay. Brett's film roles have included Grendel in William Tell, Mr. Jamieson in Torchwood, Gerry Doyle in Three of a Kind and the Maniac in Helpline.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Linda-Mae Brewer trained with the South Australian Ballet Company before coming to London, aged 16, to pursue both studies and career. Her stage appearances include Ballet Metropolis, Dance Theatre London, City at the Riverside Studios with Tom Jobe and contemporary works with the Dance Umbrella. In the West End, Linda played the Wild Punk Tap Dancer in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Flo the Crow in the musical Abbacadabra and Marie in The Boyfriend. She was a principal dancer in Wayne Sleep's companies for Dash and The Hot Shoe Show and appeared alonside Cliff Richard in Dave Clark's Time. Linda's television appearances include six episodes of The Hot Shoe Show with Wayne Sleep, Amy, the lead in the BBC Play for Today, Bodies Don't Lie, Fiona in Bullman for Granada, Pam in the Thames drama series Gems and most recently Shelly in The Look Of Love for the BBC. She also appeared in the children's series Rainbow and No. 73 and danced and choreographed the ATV series Pictures. Linda appeared in the feature film Who Dares Wins. She has most recently appeared on the West End stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats in the roles of Demeter and Grizabella.
Malcolm Rivers studied at the Royal College of Music and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His many roles with English National Opera have included Alberich in The Ring, Escamillo in Carmen, Orlik in Mazeppa, Melot in Tristan, Marullo in Rigoletto, Kothner in Mastersingers, Police Commissar in Der Rosenkavalier, Bonze in Madam Butterfly and Bosun in Billy Budd. He visited the USA on a successful tour in 1984 with English National Opera, during which time he performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In addition Malcolm performed Scarpia in Boston, Germont in Seattle, Pizarro in Osnabruck and title role in Sweeney Todd in Rapid City, South Dakota. This season, Malcolm's roles have include the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and Pooh-Bah in The Mikado with the new D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Outside his busy operatic schedule, Malcom is an acknowledged exponent of the works of Stephen Sondheim.
Paul Haley's most recent West End role was as Shane O'Brien in The Fifteen Streets at the Playouse Theatre. In 1987/88 he played Edward for 15 months in High Society at the Victoria Palace. Other seasons with regional companies have included Birmingham Rep, Edinburgh, Bristol, Coventry and Sheffield and roles have included Pat Garrett in Billy the Kid at Coventry, both Dukes in As You Like It and Sir Anthony Absolute in The Rivals (Sheffield). In musicals he has played Side by Side by Sondheim (Leicester Haymarket), Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible) and a year as Bill Sykes in Oliver. With the National Theatre Company Paul appeared in Jonathan Miller's The Marriage of Figaro and David Hare's The Party. His television credits include Making News, Rockliffe's Babies, Lytton's Diary, Minder, Mitch, The Sandbaggers. His films include Travels with My Aunt, Charge of the Light Brigade and Experience Preferred But Not Essential.
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