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St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company

The UK Midlands' Award Winning Premier Local Theatre Company - Entertaining for 49 Years - 1974 to 2023

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 2023 production of Shrek The Musical will be her 40th 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 in 2017. More details about Stephen and his work can be found on his own website - Stephen Powell Music Services
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Sharyn Hastings - Choreographer

Sharyn is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. Having been Choreographer for a number of productions with the Company several years ago, Sharyn returned to be Choreographer for our 2019 show - The Producers, worked on Kipps in 2022 and continues for the 2023 production of Shrek The Musical. Since her time previously with Stags, Sharyn has worked hard to achieve further teaching degrees in all genres of dance and is now a Fellow of the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA). Sharyn is also an adjudicator for regional and national competitions, and for Theatre Dance Council International (TCDI) Championships.

Sharyn runs a successful dance school, recently relocated to Solihull - TWDA Performing Arts, which continues to go from strength to strength. Sharyn's most recent work as Choreographer is for the pantomime
Beauty and the Beast for Little Wolf Productions at The Core Theatre Solihull.
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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 and he recently returned to the stage as Uncle Bert in our 2022 production of Kipps.  Tony has been Stage Manager for many of St. Augustine's MTC productions including South Pacific, Robin, Prince of Sherwood, West Side Story and Stepping Out, Kiss Me, Kate. Sister Act, 9 to 5, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, The Producers, and Kipps.  Tony also appeared as Senex in our production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more recently as Uncle Bert in our 2022 production of Kipps.

Tickets are available for 'Shrek The Musical' now! See the Tickets Page