John Turner


Trained at RADA, John Turner made his professional debut at Nottingham Playhouse in 1951, going on to spend three years at Stratford Upon Avon. His London theatre work includes the 1955 Peter Brook/Paul Schofield Hamlet, The Power and the Glory, No Time For Sergeants, Dantons Death, Lulu, A Month In the Country, A Room with a View, Captain Brassbound's Conversion and Artichoke. He has toured abroad extensively visiting over thirty countries with various companies and with a two handed theatre show called The Labours of Love presented with his wife distinguished actress Barbara Jefford. He played Antony to his wife's Cleopatra in three productions of Shakespeare's plays, lastly at the Old Vic where they also played the same role in Dryden's All For Love. Other classical roles have included Macbeth, Petruchio, Orsino, Thesus, Antonio, Claudius etc. In 1958 he co-starred with Rachel Roberts in John Cranko's Keep Your Hair On, his first musical, and his work in this field includes Pippin, Jeeves, Peron to the Evitas of Elaine Paige, Marti Webb and Stephanie Lawrence, Old Deuteronomy in Cats and Mack Sennett in a spectacular Gala Performance of Mack and Mabel. TV work has been extensive ranging from the heroics of his series Knight Errant to the villainy of Carver in Lorna Doone and include many plays.

Kevin Colson


An Australian who first came to London in 1965, left the theatre some 16 years ago to devote all his time to his varied business interests--returning only recently to play Benjamin Stone in the highly acclaimed European premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Follies. His previous appearances in the West End include leading roles in Cabaret, Tale of Two Cities, Queenie, Robert and Elizabeth, Kevin has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio, both here and in Australia. He made his professional stage debut in 1959 when he joined Cyril Richard and Cornelia Otis Skinner in the Australian tour of their Broadway success The Pleasure of His Company.

Tom Jobe


Tom Jobe trained at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 1974 he studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and at the time danced in the Fergus Early/Michael Finnissy company Dance Organisation; William Louther's Dance and Theatre Corporation, and was a member of Extemporary Dance Company in the 1975 Edinburgh Festival. He joined the London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1975 and had major roles in Solo Ride, Ice, Sphinx, Rainbow Bandit, Dances of Love and Death and his own choreography 9 to 5, One and Liquid Assets. In 1980, Tom moved to New York, co-founding a production company, 4-Front productions whose first production was Live at Crystal Six an off-Broadway showcase science-fiction musical cabaret, which he choreographed, directed, co-starred in and produced. He choreographed a short dance for the film Time Bandits. Recent work for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Run Like Thunder, was performed at the 1985 Olympics, The American Dance Festival and transmitted on Channel 4. Rite Electrik for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre together with Liquid Assets will be shown on BBC TV. Tom has been playing the leading role of 'Electra' in Starlight Express.

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