Introducing the Creative Team for Copacabana!

 


We’re thrilled to announce the creative team for the WLOS Spring 2018 production of Copacabana.

Jonny Clines will be Director alongside Sam Fisher as Musical Director and Kim Findlay as Choreographer. We’re really excited to have such a fantastic team on board and know they’ll make this an absolutely spectacular show.

We’re now looking for a Producer to join the team, so if you’re interested then please send your CV and a short pitch to shows@wlos.org.uk

Show dates: 30th May to 2nd June 2018
Auditions: TBC (likely end Jan)
Rehearsals start early Feb

Here’s a little bit about the new team…

Jonny Clines (Director)

Jonny has been involved with several amateur theatre companies in South West London for over twenty years. For WLOS he played Henry Higgins at Wimbledon Theatre in 2010 and Lt Cioffi in Curtains the following year. He’s directed many shows for Cygnet Players and Putney Light Opera Society including The Witches of Eastwick, The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Company, Oliver and Crazy For You. Copacabana is a favourite show of his having seen the original production many times when he first came to London, in the early nineties, to attend University. He can’t wait to get started!

Sam Fisher (Musical Director)

Sam has been passionately involved with musical directing for a number of years. He has enjoyed musically directing various productions such as Joseph, Little Shop of Horrors, Witches of Eastwick, Anyone Can Whistle, The Wild Party, and The Producers as well as a number of pantomimes. Prior to this Sam travelled the world working onboard cruise ships and directed various choirs around the UK. Sam has gained experience working closely with solo artists such as Gerrard Kenny, Phillip Olivier, Linda Nolan, Shane Richie and Darren Day. When Sam isn’t performing he composes original music for TV, Film, Radio and Computer Games. This is Sam’s first show with WLOS and he is very much looking forward to working with such a great group.

Kim Findlay (Choreographer)

Kim’s last production with WLOS was the much admired Made in Dagenham in 2016 and she is super excited to be choreographing Copacabana, one of her all-time favourite musicals. She was in a production of the show a number of years ago (!) in her native New Zealand, where she studied modern dance and tap, before teaching part time. She now runs a Stagecoach school in south London.  Other WLOS productions include choreographer and dance ensemble for My Fair Lady (at New Wimbledon Theatre), dancer in Follies and ensemble in Anything Goes. No stranger to South West am dram, Kim has been involved on and off stage with companies including Cygnets, Mayhem and PLOS over the past 12 years. She has 2 young children, and one of them, like the leading lady in Copacabana, just happens to be called Lola!

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