Young Frankenstein – Cast and Creatives

Mairi Barclay (Hermit / Frida) 

Mairi trained at Arts Ed. Stage credits include: Topsy in Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith); Fastrada/Berthe in Pippin (Southwark Playhouse, Hope Mill Theatre); Lucy/Sally Dibbs/Iris the Hooker in Rain Man (UK Tour); Princess/Robber Maiden/Dance Captain in The Snow Queen (Royal and Derngate Northampton); Maid/Cover Dorcas in A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre). Television/Film Credits: Olivier Awards; Pretty.

Nic Cain (The Monster) 

Nic trained at Laine Theatre Arts. His credits include: Ensemble / Understudy Captain Hook in Peter Pan (One From The Heart); Ensemble in Maid Marian And The Merrymen (Worcester Repertory Company); Soloist in Grad Tidings (GradFest); Singer in Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund (GradFest). Credits whilst training: Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music; Ensemble in Dare To Dream; Ensemble in The Laine Show. Instagram: @nic_cain

Shaun Chambers (Igor) 

Shaun trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, (where he graduated with the Gyearbuor Asante for Acting) and at Drama Centre London. For The English Theatre Frankfurt: The Hound of The Baskervilles 

Other credits include: Mr John Worthing/Ernest in The Importance of Being Earnest and Griffin in The Invisible Man (Brockley Jack); Jacob Marley in  A Christmas Carol (Beaulieu Abbey); Ivan Petrovich in Uncle Vanya (Boris Shchukin Institute, Moscow); Fabrizio Naccarelli in The Light in The Piazza, Sir Henry Baskerville The Hound of The Baskervilles (The English Theatre Frankfurt/ Deutsches Theater, Munich/Jermyn Street Theatre, London); Adolpho Pirelli in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Twickenham Theatre); Alex in Hello/Goodbye (Vienna’s English Theatre); The Twelve Tenors (China) and Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales). He is an established singer and regularly gives concerts with both classical and contemporary repertoire. He also works as a teacher and elocution coach. 

Chris Draper (Insp. Kemp / Bertram Batram) 

Chris trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on the Peter Coxhead Memorial Scholarship. Theatre credits include: Ensemble/Cover Dewey Finn in School of Rock (International Tour); Father Frederick/Thomas in Proud (Turbine Theatre), Sheridan in Grimaldi (World Premiere); Mayor Humdinger in Paw Patrol Live (UK and International Tour); Ensemble in Twang!! (Union Theatre); Hazel in Rapunzel (Hertford Theatre); John in Underneath a Magical Moon (Theatre Royal York/UK Tour); Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast (UAE Tour); Gran/Dragon in Katie and the Mona Lisa (Edinburgh Fringe). Recordings include: Gusteau in Ratatouille (Concept Album). Twitter/Instagram: chrisdraper91

Benjamin Durham (Ensemble) 

Benjamin graduated from ArtsEd in 2021. Credits whilst training include: Tateh in Ragtime, Coricopat in Cats; Georg Nowack in She Loves Me and Micheal in The Truth.

Shona Eaton (Ensemble) 

Shona graduated from ArtsEd in 2020. Theatre credits include: Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); Choir singer in Josh Groban (UK and Ireland Tour); 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards, 2018 Laurence Olivier Awards and BBC Proms- On The Town. Film credits include: Choir Girl in Nativity (Mirrorball Films). Short films include: Billie Saunders in The One and Only. Commercials: Kwik Fit. Credits whilst training: Mae in The Wild Party, Stand-in Billie Bendix in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Leo in Design For Living and Peaches/ Eve in Jerry Springer The Opera.

Annabel Edwards (Ensemble) 

Annabel trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits include: Lead Vocalist (Aida Cruise Lines); Mary-Margret/ Ensemble in Singin’ in the Rain (Adelphi Theatre, London); Frenchy in A Tribute to Grease the Musical (Milan, Italy); Jade/ Ensemble in Metropolis and Ensemble in Babes in Arms (Ye Old Rose and Crown); Backing Singer/Dancer in Godspell in Concert – The UK Tour (GLive); Ensemble in Follies (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Liesl in The Sound of Music (Minerva Theatre). Other credits include: Wicked Women of the West End (Union Theatre); Blondel’s Mum in Blondel (Workshop); Soprano Soloist in the world premiere of The Trumpets Sounded, Calling Him to the Other Side – Memorial Concert (St John’s Smith Square); BBC New Talent: BBC Proms – The Water Diviner’s Tale (Royal Albert Hall). 

Brian O’Muirí (Ensemble) 

Brian trained at NYMT and Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre. Theatre credits include: A-rab in West Side Story in concert (Bord Gáis energy theatre); Dancer in Disenchanted (Disney movie); Swing and cover Rum Tum Tugger/ Skimbleshanks in Cats (International tour); Dance Captain/ Cover Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz (Blackpool winter gardens);  Fender/cover Male Authority figure in Hairspray (UK tour); Ensemble/ Cover Carmen in The Producers (international tour); Phaedra in La Cage Aux Folles (UK tour); Dance captain and Ensemble in Mack and Mabel (Hackney Empire); Big Deal in West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, NYMT); Ensemble/ Dance Captain in The Hired Man (The Other Palace, NYMT). Other credits: assistant choreographer for Spring Awakening (Leicester Curve); Encore (Adelphi Theatre) and The Beautiful game (The Other Palace).

Leanne Pinder (Frau Blücher) 

Leanne trained at The Urdang Academy. Theatre credits include: Associate Choreographer on Waitress (UK tour); Swing/Resident Choreographer on Waitress (Adelphi);  Snow White (Palladium); Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Piccadilly); Groundhog Day (Old Vic); Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix); Matilda (Cambridge); We Will Rock You (Dominion); Fame (UK Tour); Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Grease (UK Tour).  Assistant Choreographer on Groundhog Day (Broadway, August Wilson Theatre); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse);  American Psycho (Almeida); Matilda (Broadway, Schubert Theatre);  We Will Rock You (UK Tour). Choreographer for Hapag Lloyd Cruises; Performance captain on 2014 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies (Celtic Park); Workshops include: Matilda (Feature Film). 

Corrine Priest (Elizabeth Benning) 

Corrine trained at the London School of Musical Theatre.  Whilst training Corrine won The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year award. Credits include: Les Misérables- The Staged Concert (Sondheim Theatre, West End); Les Misérables (UK & International Tour); Lucy in Can’t Stop It (The Other Palace); Lucy in Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Edinburgh Fringe and Arts Theatre); Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House); Amy Thomas in Girlfriends (Union Theatre) and Viv Nicholson in Spend Spend Spend (Bridewell Theatre). Corrine also recorded the critically acclaimed one-woman song-cycle Heart of Winter, available on iTunes and Spotify. Twitter: @CorrinePriest.

Keith Ramsay (Frederick Frankenstein) 

Keith trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He enjoyed tremendous success in the lead role of Rach, in the UK Premiere of Dave Molloy’s Preludes at Southwark Playhouse, which was also later revived as a concert version and live-streamed digitally. Other stage credits include: The Painter in Amour (Charing Cross Theatre); Doug in the world premiere of The Cereal Cafe (The Other Palace); Lieutenant Machan/Private Edwards in Dr Scroggy’s War and Lucius in Julius Caesar (both at the Globe); Arty in Lost in Yonkers (Watford Palace Theatre); Gabriel Sculley in Portia Coughlin (The Old Red Lion); Billy in Billy the Musical (The Union Theatre); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Qdos/Glasgow SECC). Television credits include: Matt in Casualty (BBC); Kyle Cleaver in Doctors (BBC); Joe Blake in Shetland (BBC); Stewart McAndrew in several series of New Tricks (BBC); and Michael in Little Crackers (Pirate Productions). As a writer, Keith has developed various projects and was shortlisted for the VAULTS Young Writer’s Award in 2018. His piece Lions and Tigers and Bears played in July at the King’s Head Theatre (2019 Playmill Season ahead of a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Keith is also a recognised cabaret artist at venues including: the Black Cat Cabaret at the Crazy Coqs, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground.

Leah Barbara West (Inga) 

Theatre credits include: Niki Harris in Curtains the Musical (West End/UK tour); Ursula in Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Oklahoma! (BBC Proms); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Allegro! (Southwark Play-house); Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Du Chatalet & Grand Theatre Luxembourg); The Smallest Show on Earth (UK tour); Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); Friday Night is Music Night Soloist (BBC RADIO 2/ Mermaid Theatre). TV and Film credits: Maya in Unforgotten (ITV/Mainstreet Productions); Beauty & The Beast (Walt Disney Pictures). @Leahbabswest 

Derek Anderson (Director)

Previous directing credits include Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Twickenham Theatre (winner of the 2015 Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production); the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret;   Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman and Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Aberdeen Arts Centre Theatre.

Other directing credits include Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim for Stowe Arts; the world premier of Eyes Closed, Ears Covered by Alex Gwyther at The Bunker Theatre and Ticker by Tom Machel which ran at the Unberbelly Edinburgh, the Alphabetti Newcastle then the Turbine Theatre in London.

For the English Theatre Frankfurt, directing credits include Robert Askin’s Hand To God, James Goldman’s The Lion In Winter, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which transferred to the Deutsches Theater Munich. 

Mal Hall (Musical Director)

As Musical Director/Associate: Sweeney Todd (The English Theatre Frankfurt and Deutsches Theater Munchen); Cabaret (The English Theatre Frankfurt and Deutsches Theater München); Summer Holiday (UK Tour); Mother Knows Best (Above the Arts); Let’s go MT for HD (Above the Arts); Bananaman the Musical (Southwark Playhouse and From Page to Stage and); West End Jerseys (Magnetic Entertainment); Legally Blonde (University of Cumbria); Piaf (Charing Cross Theatre).  Workshops Include: Bananaman the Musical, Girl From the North Country (Assistant Musical Director – The Old Vic);

As Keyboards/Rehearsal Pianist: Forever Plaid (The Other Palace); Aladdin and Cinderella (both Liverpool Empire); You’ll Never Walk Alone (Queen’s Theatre, London), Tommy (Prince Edward Theatre). 

Lee Crowley  (Choreographer)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The English Theatre Frankfurt); Afterglow (Southwark Playhouse); Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre); The Spitfire Grill (Union Theatre); Fabric (Underbelly Edinburgh Festival – Winner of The Scotsman Fringe First); Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Remote (National Theatre Connections); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Twickenham Theatre – winner of the What’sOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production 2015); The Perfect Wife (Newbury Corn Exchange); Cabaret (The Aberdeen Arts Centre); Alice in Wonderland (Old Rep in Birmingham); Black Eyed Susan, Rapunzel, The Glass Slipper and Mansfield Park (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Cinderella and Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (British Shakespeare Company – Open Air Shakespeare Festival); Little Me (Bloomsbury Theatre); The Wedding Singer (Lowry Theatre, Salford). 

Movement and Choreography projects for L.A.M.D.A – ArtsEd – Young Vic – National Youth Theatre – National Youth Music Theatre – Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Rachel Stone (Set Designer)

Design credits include: Sweeney Todd, Apologia, Hand to God (The English Theatre Frankfurt); The Niceties (Finborough Theatre); World’s End, Boy With Beer (King’s Head Theatre); Dessert, Stalking the Bogeyman, Upper Cut, Short and Stark (Southwark Playhouse); Calamity Jane (Tring Park School of Performing Arts); Cabaret (ACT Aberdeen); Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre); That Face, Carousel (Landor Theatre); Songs for a New World, My Mother Said I Never Should (Bridewell Theatre); Meat, Ruffled (Theatre 503); Company (Pleasance Theatre).

Associate credits include: Handbagged (UK Tour, Roundhouse Theatre Washington and 59E59 New York); Disco Pigs (Irish Repertory Theatre, New York); The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios), Bad Jews (Arts Theatre), The EL Train (Hoxton Hall). Assistant credits include: Wicked (Theater Neue Flora, Hamburg); Oedipus Rex, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo); Tree (Young Vic); Bridges of Madison County (Menier Chocolate Factory); True West, Dead Funny (Vaudeville); Cendrillon (Glyndebourne); Knight’s Tale (Imperial Theatre, Tokyo); Agrippina, Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); The Secret Theatre, The Winter’s Tale (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); The Band (UK Tour); Bat Out of Hell (Coliseum); Fatherland (Royal Exchange); Watership Down (Watermill Theatre); Groundhog Day, The Lorax, Future Conditional (Old Vic);   The Mentalists (Wyndham’s Theatre); Anything Goes (UK Tour); This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible); 13 (Apollo Theatre); Steel Magnolias (UK Tour). 

Olivia Ward (Costume Designer)

Olivia trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts specialising in design. Since graduating in 2012 she has worked extensively in the west end including Drury Lane Theatre, The Apollo and The Almeida Theatre. Olivia has designed costumes and set for various productions in London at the White Bear, The Union, The Tabard and site specific venues. This is Olivia’s second show with The English Theatre Frankfurt, and third production with Derek Anderson. 

Robbie Butler (Lighting Designer)

Originally from Ireland and based in the UK, Robbie is one of only seven honorary life members of the Association for Lighting and Production Design. A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has received three Off West End award nominations for Best Lighting Design and was the winner of the 2015 ETC Award.

Theatre credits include: The Glad Game (Nottingham Playhouse); MUSHY: Lyrically Speaking (Watford Palace Theatre and UK Tour); The Guards at the Taj, My Mother Said I Never Should, The Children (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); ORAL (Regional UK Tour); The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke (Complicité – Edinburgh International Festival); The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Macron Stadium, Bolton); The Selfish Giant (UK Tour); Down and Out: Live (La Generale, Paris); Abandoman (Underbelly Productions); Run The Beast Down (Marlowe Theatre); and many more.

Opera Includes: The Angel Esmeralda (Guildhall School); Isabeau (Opera Holland Park); Dialogues Des Carmelites (Guildhall School); Fidelio (Polish National Opera – Associate); Il Trovatore (The Royal Danish Opera & Teatro Real Madrid – Associate); The Enchanted Pig (HGO).

James Nicholson (Sound Designer)

James studied Theatre Sound Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. West End and UK Tours include: Ray Cooney’s Out Of Order (UK Tour); Boys In The Band (Vaudeville Theatre and UK Tour); Vanities and As It (Trafalgar Studios); Ushers – The Front of House Musical (Arts Theatre); Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios). 

Off West End includes: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (The English Theatre Frankfurt); The Crown Dual (Wiltons Music Hall); Rags, Putting It Together (Hope Mill Theatre); Aspects Of Love, Pippin, Unexpected Joy, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse); Rags, The Snow Queen, Chinglish, The Boys In The Band, Shutters (Park Theatre); Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, Catford); Made Up Stories From My Unmade Bed (Battersea Arts Centre); Dusty, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, Ushers – The Front Of House Musical, Finian’s Rainbow (Charing Cross Theatre); Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s ‘A Christmas Carol’, The Falcon’s Malteser, F*cking Men (Vaults); Lights Out, Rise and Fall, The Bridge (Rose Theatre Kingston); Princess Caraboo, Lost Boy (Finborough Theatre); Road Show, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, White Feather, Henry VI – Play Of Thrones, Lear, Ace Of Clubs (Union Theatre); Don’t Exaggerate (Jermyn Street Theatre); Sold (Pleasance Fourth); The Good Actor (Hoxton Hall); Liza Liza Liza, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre). 

Composition work includes: The Falcon’s Malteser, F*cking Men (Vaults Theatre); Queen Lear (Tristan Bates Theatre); Shutters (Park Theatre); Music for trailer of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing; music for the trailer of The Bridge and Made Up Stories From My Unmade Bed (Page One Theatre); live underscore for John Wright’s Divine Words (Embassy Theatre).

Matt Ramplin (Orchestration)

Orchestration credits: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The English Theatre Frankfurt, Deutsches Theatre München, Twickenham Theatre); Rags (Lyric Theatre); You Won’t Succeed on Broadway (Garrick Theatre); Thanks For The Memories (BBC Radio); Peter Pan – Original Score (Lighthouse Poole); The Pillowman – Original Music (Aberdeen Arts Centre).

Credits as Musical Director/Supervisor/Associate: Starlight Express (Bochum); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The English Theatre Frankfurt, Deutsches Theatre München, Twickenham Theatre); Rags (Lyric Theatre); Sunset Blvd (Bristol Hippodrome); You Won’t Succeed On Broadway (Garrick Theatre); Peter Pan (Lighthouse Poole); Cabaret (Aberdeen Arts Centre); Spring Awakening (London College of Music); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (University of Chichester); See Rock City & Other Destinations (Union Theatre), Snow White (Porthcawl Pavilion). Television credits: (for Starlight Express DE): LUKE!, Die Woche und Ich (SAT1), Denn, sie wissen nicht was passiert! (RTL), Woozle Goozle (RTL).

Melanie Schöberl  (Assistant Costume Design)

Melanie`s first experience as a costume designer was for the Chaincourt Theatre Company at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2006 she worked as a costume assistant for the choreographer/director Wanda Golonka on Crave by Sarah Kane. During the same year she was part of the creative team of the Sebastian Hartmann production Being Lawinky. She did costume design for The Threepenny Opera, The Crucible and Master Class. 

Her work for ETF as assistant costume designer includes The Who`s Tommy, Rain Man, Breaking the Code, Sweet Charity, Good People, The Ruling Class, Saturday Night Fever, Venus in Fur, The Collector, Other Desert Cities, Death and the Maiden, The Glass Menagerie, The Life, Disgraced, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Spamalot, Handbagged, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pygmalion, Jekyll & Hyde, Hand to God, The Lion in Winter, Cabaret, Apologia, The Children, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sweeney Todd, The Effect, Switzerland and The Girl on the Train.

Charlotte Gale  (Assistant Choreographer)

Charlotte has worked professionally in theatre for 12 years and more recently become assistant choreographer to Lee Proud on Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse); Elf The Musical (Tivoli Theatre, Copenhagen) and Allegro (Southwark Playhouse).

Theatre credits include: Sleepless The Musical (Wembley Troubadour Theatre); cover Debs in Elf The Musical Original London Cast (Dominion Theatre & Bord Gais Theatre),; Swing in Top Hat Original London Cast (Alwdych Theatre & UK Tour); Arminy in Carousel (Arcola Theatre). Workshops include Feelin In The Mood with Chet Walker and Lord Of The Rings with Peter Darling. Television credits include: Strictly Come Dancing and The Olivier Awards 2017. 

Marc Frankum CDG  (Casting Director)

Marc trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting.

For The English Theatre Frankfurt, Marc has cast The Girl on the Train, Switzerland, Secret Life of Humans, The Effect, Sweeney Todd, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Children, Apologia, Cabaret, The Lion in Winter, Jekyll & Hyde – the Musical, Hand to God, Pygmalion, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Handbagged, Spamalot, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Glass Menagerie, Disgraced, Death and the Maiden, Other Desert Cities, Ghost – the Musical and Strangers on a Train. 

Marc has also cast Bang Bang (Northcott Theatre/UK Tour); The History Boys (Grand Theatre Wolverhampton); God of Chaos; The Kneebone Cadillac (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Cinderella; Aladdin (Theatre Royal Norwich); Baskerville; Aladdin; Moll Flanders; Pieces of String; Much Ado About Nothing; Clybourne Park; Noises Off; Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester); Dracula (Touring Consortium Theatre Company); Tonight at 8.30, Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre); I Capture the Castle (Palace Theatre Watford/Bolton Octagon);  Hand to God, The Woman in Black, The Duck House (all West End); The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night (Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank/Shakespeare’s Globe); Barbarians (Tooting Arts Club); When Blair had Bush and Bunga (Pleasance One); Out of Order, The Full Monty 2018/19 & 2016/17, The Band, Dial M for Murder, An Inspector Calls, End of the Rainbow, Calendar Girls (all UK Tours); Goodnight Mister Tom (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre/The Childrens Touring Partnership); Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse); The Mousetrap (60th Anniversary Tour);  The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre); Far Away (Bristol Old Vic) and The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and was casting associate on Big, the Musical (Plymouth/Dublin); Good Canary (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Bodyguard (West End) and Elf – the Musical (West End/Plymouth/Dublin/Manchester) and casting consultant on Love on the Links (Salisbury Playhouse); The Dark Room (Theatre 503); Chinese Whispers (Greenwich Theatre).

Marc has worked alongside fellow Casting Director Sarah Bird on series 6 of Hustle, the BBC One Wales series Crash and various theatre productions.