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St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company

The UK Midlands' Award Winning Premier Local Theatre Company - Entertaining for 44 Years - 1974 to 2018

The Production Team
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Veronica Walsh - Producer/Director

Veronica has worked with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company for many years - initially as a performer and then also as Assistant to previous Producer Christine Bishop.  Following Christine's death in 1994, Veronica took over fully as Producer and Director and the 2018 production of Hairspray is her 37th in that role with this company.  Trained in ballet, she has also worked as choreographer.  Veronica is married to Tony, the company's Stage Manager.
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Stephen Powell - Musical Director

Stephen is a freelance musician. His work covers a diverse range, in classical, popular and theatre music fields, including performing as a pianist/keyboard player, music score engraving, conducting, composing, recording and teaching. He has worked with a number of theatre companies in the Midlands and has been Musical Director for over 60 productions, including all productions with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company since 1990. Stephen has performed at many of the leading concert venues around the country, including The Royal Albert Hall in London, The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, St. David's Hall in Cardiff and Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Stephen has written and staged a Street Opera called
24/Seven which was produced in both Birmingham and London.  24/Seven has been made into a feature film - see the website: www.urbantroubadour.co.uk   Stephen recently conducted the orchestra for Midge Ure's new solo album Orchestrated, which was released on 1 December 2017. More details about Stephen and his work can be found on his own website - Stephen Powell Music Services
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Liane Hughes - Choreographer

Liane has appeared in many St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company productions as a performer, beginning with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  She has also been Choreographer for a number of productions including The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, Red Hot & Cole, The Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer, South Pacific, West Side Story, Kiss Me, Kate, Stepping Out (in which she also took the lead role), Sister Act, 9 to 5 and recently Fiddler on the Roof.
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Tony Walsh - Stage Manager

Tony has worked with St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company on both the technical and performing sides.  In June 2002 he played the role of Colonel von Strohm in 'Allo 'Allo.  Tony has been Stage Manager for many of St. Augustine's MTC productions including our recent productions of South Pacific, Robin, Prince of Sherwood, West Side Story and Stepping Out.  Tony also appeared as Senex in our production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.