Gemma trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting.
Television and Film credits include: ‘Pauline’ in Cilla (ITV) ‘Karen’ in The Good Karma Hospital (ITV) ‘Shona’ in 4 O’Clock Club (CBBC) ‘Michaela’ in Sex & the Chippy (Lime Pictures) ‘Mrs Lyons’ in Blood Brothers In Focus (Digital Theatre) ‘Maisy’ in Crownton Dobbie ‘Young Annie’ in Stalin My Neighbour and ‘Julie’ in Suburban Gothic.
Theatre credits include: ‘Alyssa’ in Our Lady Of Blundellsands (Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, original cast) ‘Donna Marie / Miss Jones / US Mrs Lyons’ in Blood Brothers (UK Tour) ‘Pauline’ in Cilla The Musical (UK Tour, original cast) ‘Amy’ in Lost Soul 2 (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool) ‘Dot’ in Yellow Breck Road (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool) ‘Polly Nichols’ in RIP (Kings Head Theatre, London) Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future in A Christmas Carol (53Two, Manchester) ‘Sasha’ in Secrets (Epstein Theatre) ‘Paris’ in Desperate Scousewives (Floral Pavillion Theatre) ‘Princess Aurora’ in Sleeping Beauty (Echo Arena) ‘Sasha’ in Escorts the Musical (Tour) ‘Balladeer’ in Assassins (Chelsea Theatre, London) ‘Mary McGinty’ in Once a Catholic (Landor Theatre, London) ‘Tina’ in Beside the Seaside (Unity Theatre) ‘Little Red’ in Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre) ‘Fuscia Groan’ in Gormenghast (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) ‘Lead Vocalist’ in Be Our Guest (Tour) ‘Lead Vocalist’ in Musicals in the Night (Tour). Additional theatre credits include: Twopence to cross the Mersey (Empire theatre); Oliver! (Playhouse Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Playhouse Theatre).
Gemma wrote and performed the critically acclaimed one woman musical comedy Don’t Cha Wish Your Scouser Was Boss Like Me at 53Two, Manchester and The Kings Head Theatre, London.
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Amie trained professionally at Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre for 3 years, and graduated in 2019. She has also been training with CTC Dance Company since February 2020.
Credits include: Robyn in an award-winning short film, ‘Robyn’ (Movement films), Dancer for Britain’s Got Talent The Champions (ITV), Dancer for P!NK at the BRIT Awards 2019 (ITV), Dancer for Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), Dance Captain/Ensemble in Cry Baby (Bird College).
James Crossley (AKA Hunter)
James has been involved with fitness for over 35 years.
In the ’90s he was spotted in the bodybuilding show Junior Mr Britain by ITV producers and after extensive auditions was asked to join the hit TV show Gladiators. At 19 he was the youngest Gladiator “Hunter”.
James had an 8-year run in the show and in the final showdown in 2000 of Gladiator vs Gladiator he was crowned “The Ultimate Gladiator”.
James retrained as an actor and worked for 8 years in theatre and television presenting.
This included a two-year tour of the USA with the Royal Shakespeare Company and 6, UK Number 1 tours working extensively with the Hull Truck Company.
James has presented fitness and lifestyle shows for ITV and Sky and Channel 4.
In 2018 James broke the world record for the static grip hold on the ancient Scottish Dinnie Stones. He spent 7 years competing in strongman including representing the UK in the Worlds Strongest Master.
After a series of injuries James developed his interests in yoga, music and mindfulness and now runs Gong Bath meditations as well as working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
After a 12 year lay off from theatre James is delighted to be back at The Elgiva for his 21st pantomime!
Ibbi Al Hani
Ibbi El Hani is a Danish/Moroccan actress. She relocated to London from Copenhagen to study a Masters in acting and she graduated from Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts on the 23rd of November.
Before coming to London in 2020, Ibbi starred in short films, TV series and on stage. Snow White marks her UK professional debut.
Sean was born in the Swinging Sixties in the seaside city of Portsmouth trained at the Hampshire specialist drama course gaining a diploma in theatre studies and a London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts gold medal. He got bitten by the theatre bug working backstage at the wonderful Edwardian Kings Theatre in Southsea, sweeping the stage and dreaming of one day performing on it. Watching some of the greatest live performers such as Leslie Crowther, Bill Maynard and the wonderful Lionel Blair, his dream come true when in 2001 he joined the New Pantomime productions as Widow Twankey in a star-studded production of Aladdin
At the age of 19 Sean had the fantastic opportunity to don the famous redcoat and join the legions of legendary performers at Butlins, he started at the Ocean Hotel Brighton before moving to Bognor Regis to continue to entertain and mould himself into the performer he is today: short, fat and in a frock
Sean has been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to tour extensively throughout the UK at some of the country’s biggest and best theatres and abroad including Dubai, Syria, Abu Dhabi and many others with the award-winning Shakespeare 4 Kidz theatre company, giving his Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stefano in The Tempest, Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet and a critically acclaimed performance of the grave digger in the national and international tour of Hamlet.
This is Sean’s 19th pantomime with New Pantomime Productions (hopefully he will get it right this time) performing all over this wonderful country of ours with the most talented casts with the likes of Ian Bishop (Harold from Neighbours), Anne Hegerty (The Governess from ITV’s The Chase) and many, many more.
Sean still lives in the seaside town of Bognor Regis with his amazing, incredible, marvellous, perfect, fantastic children Dean, Emma and Jamie, and is delighted to be back performing at the wonderful Elgiva theatre spending this Christmas season with the wonderful audiences of Chesham.
Tom began his theatrical journey at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since then, he has toured internationally with the 12 Tenors and Belinda King Creative Productions.
In the UK, Tom has enjoyed working on new writing projects such as the From Page to Stage Festival, and most recently with Paul Taylor Mill’s presentation at the Summer Festival of Plays.
Tom’s other achievements include both an MA and, currently, a PhD, both focusing on the wellbeing of Theatre Students.
Danniella first trained at Italia Conti and went on to further her training at The London School of Musical Theatre.
Danniella is from London and is regularly seen gigging. Her credits include: Rachel Finklestein in Blitz at The Union Theatre, Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittingdon at Sheringham Little Theatre, Lead Vocalist in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at The Rag Factory and Tap Dancer on The One Show, BBC, Arlene Phillips.
Danniella is thrilled to be joining the cast of Snow White this pantomime season at The Elgiva.
The Seven Dwarfs
Laurence Clark McKay