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HELLO, DOLLY!

The magic of the legendary musical!
The Lido 2 Paris celebrates the 60th anniversary of Hello, Dolly!

Stephen Mear – Direction and Choreography

Peter McKintosh – Set and Costume Design

Presented in the original version (in English) and subtitled in French

Hello, Dolly! at Lido 2: An Unforgettable Evening Awaits You Starting November 7

The captivating story of Hello, Dolly!

Since 1964 and Carol Channing, countless major stars have played the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. From Barbra Streisand in the movies to Bette Midler on Broadway, and from Bernadette Peters and Ethel Merman to Imelda Staunton in London and Annie Cordy in Paris, all have portrayed this determined matchmaker intent on finding a husband by any means necessary.

In Paris, it’s Caroline O’Connor, a legend of the international musical theater scene and previously applauded in “Sweeney Todd” at the Théâtre du Châtelet, who will be performing this role for the first time.

Featuring timeless hits, exuberant dance numbers, flamboyant costumes, and a peerless troupe, the new production by Stephen Mear (42nd Street at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Funny Girl at the Théâtre Marigny) promises to be the grandest musical comedy and the most festive show of 2024. Not to be missed.

“Hello, Dolly!” is a sparkling, heartfelt musical that tells the story of Dolly Levi, a resourceful and witty professional matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York, to find the perfect match for the grumpy, wealthy bachelor Horace Vandergelder. In her quest to unite lonely hearts, Dolly devises a bold plan involving unexpected encounters, hilarious misunderstandings, and a series of comedic events. As she works to orchestrate love around her, Dolly realizes that her own chance at happiness might just be within reach. “Hello, Dolly!” takes you on a romantic adventure with its breathtaking musical numbers, elaborate choreography, and sumptuous costumes, making every scene more memorable than the last. This iconic production celebrates love, friendship, and the joy of living through moments of pure theatrical magic.

  • Stephen Mear – Direction and Choreography
  • Peter McKintosh – Set and Costume Design
  • Tim Mitchell – Lighting
  • Nigel Lilley – Musical Director
  • Unisson Design – Sound
  • Catherine Meurisse – Poster

The musical HELLO, DOLLY! is represented in France by Agence Drama – Paris (www.dramaparis.com)

*Presented in the original version (in English) and subtitled in French.

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CAROLINE O’CONNOR

Caroline O’Connor has the kind of career most performers dream of.

From Australia to the theatres of New York’s Broadway and London’s West End, and the world’s preeminent concert stages, she remains one of the most respected, admired and sought after triple threats internationally.

In 2020 she was awarded an AM (Order of Australia) for her extraordinary service to Theatre.

Caroline began her professional career as a ballet dancer with the Australian Opera after studying at the esteemed Royal Ballet School in London.

 

In Australia, Caroline’s credits are firmly stamped in theatrical history. In addition to the recognition she received for her roles as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Mo Award, Green Room Award, Australian Dance Award), Anita in West Side Story (Mo Award, Green Room Award) and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Caroline also garnered accolades for her peerless interpreting of Edith Piaf in Piaf (Helpmann Award, Green Room Award), Judy Garland in the world premiere of End of the Rainbow(Helpmann Award, Sydney Stage Award) and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Helpmann Award). She played Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (State Theatre, Melbourne) and created the roles of Polly/ Mary Douvan in Dream Lover, Aurora in Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, Rose in Gypsy (State Theatre, Melbourne) Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 and The Old Lady in Candide (His Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide)

 

Bombshells was commissioned by Simon Phillips (Melbourne Theatre Company) and written for Caroline by award winning playwright, Joanna Murray-Smith. It played in Australia before touring to sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Festival (Fringe First Award) in America and Canada and the Arts Theatre in London (Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play) and was filmed for the ABC.

Renowned Australian playwright David Williamson penned the play Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot for Caroline.

 

Caroline came to world attention as tango dancing Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge. She played Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely, starred in the Australian film Surviving Georgia and as Sheila Cruz in the ABC’s Carlotta.

 

On Broadway : Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Schubert and Ambassador Theatres. She originated the role of Miss Shields in A Christmas Story: The Musical at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre and then Madison Square Garden. She performed the musical’s showstopper You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, at The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Caroline created the role of Lily Malevsky-Malevitch in the world premiere of Anastasia the Musical at the Broadhurst Theatre (Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee)

 

US credits include : Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins (Milwaukee Rep), Phyllis in Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Bombshells (Milwaukee Rep), The Hatpin (NYMF) and her solo concert The Girl from Oz at New York’s landmark jazz club, Birdland.

 

West End: Mabel Normand in Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel ( Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical ) Street Scene and

On the Town for the English National Opera. Romance Romance, Life of the Party, Budgie, Matador, Talent, Hot Stuff, Me and My Girl and Cabaret. Other UK theatre credits include Gypsy, Chicago, West Side Story, Hold Tight it’s 60s Night, Showboat, Baby, Salt of the Earth, Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, Into The Woods and The Rink , Southwark Playhouse (Best Actress, Off West End Awards)

 

Caroline became the “toast of Paris” in La Monde when she played Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the Chatelet Theatre.

 

Caroline had the honour of headlining the BBC Proms’ Hooray for Hollywood concert, Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday Concert and Kander and Ebb’s Night of 1000 Voices Salute , all at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, London. Caroline’s solo show The Showgirl Within was produced at London’s Garrick Theatre.

 

Some of Caroline’s Concert performances worldwide: Her one woman show, From Stage to Screen (Sydney Opera House) To Barbra with Love and Burt Bacharach – What the World needs now (both with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) From Broadway to La Scala, From Broadway with Love (Sydney City Recital Hall), Bernstein’s New York and Gershwin Celebration (both with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House) A Tribute to the Musical (Palermo, Sicily), Hollywood Symphony (Lille, France), Charlie Chaplin’s Smile (Amsterdam) American Songbook – Andrew Lippa and Friends at the Lincoln Center, NY.

 Caroline has recorded four solo CDs, What I did for Love, Stage to Screen, A Tribute to Piaf and A Tribute to Garland. @carolineoconnorofficially 

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PETER POLYCARPOU

Peter Polycarpou is a British-Cypriot actor with over 45 years of professional experience in film, television, theatre, radio and now lending his voice to some iconic video games including, ASSASSINS CREED, TOTAL WAR and DIABLO. His illustrious career on stage has garnered him a Broadway World Award for his Beadle Bamford in SWEENEY TODD at The Adelphi Theatre alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and 2 Olivier Award nominations. The first for the National Theatre’s OSLO, which went on to transfer to the West End, and most recently for the Donmar Warehouse’s 5-star production of A BAND’S VISIT.  Other highlights include MISS SAIGON, where he originated the leading role of ‘John’ in the West End; LES MISÉRABLES, in which he was part of the West End’s original cast of the long-running musical playing ‘Thenárdier’; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in which he played the titular role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical and Terence Rattigan’s ROSS at Chichester Festival Theatre alongside Joseph Fiennes.  Television highlights include series regular roles in BIRDS OF A FEATHER and FX’s TYRANT and a wonderful supporting role in the BAFTA and RTS’ award winning one-off drama, THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFERIES. Peter’s other notable television credits include UNFORGOTTEN and a multi-episode arc in Sky’s RIVIERA. He can currently be seen in THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE on Paramount +, and will soon appear in Netflix’s KAOS, ITV’s MIDSOMER MURDERS and GRANTCHESTER and UKTV’s MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE.

Peter’s feature film highlights include a great supporting role in upcoming Focus Features’ release THE BRUTALIST, directed by rising star, Brady Corbet and starring Adrien Brody, Guy Pierce, and Felicity Jones, in addition to the sequel to GREENLAND, GREENLAND MIGRATION, playing opposite Gerard Butler.  He played Ali Hakim in the BAFTA Award winning RNT film of OKLAHOMA! starring alongside Hugh Jackman, and DE-LOVELY, where he played the famed MGM co-founder, L.B. Mayer alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline.  Other movies include CLEANSKIN with Charlotte Rampling and Sean Bean and BLUE IGUANA with Sam Rockwell. He also played alongside Madonna in the movie EVITA which also starred Jonathan Pryce and which was directed by a master of musical film, the late Alan Parker.

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MONIQUE YOUNG

Theatre credits include: Charity Barnum in Barnum (Watermill Theatre); Co-Star Alternate in

Sondheim’s Old Friends (Gielgud Theatre); Judy Haynes in White Christmas (UK Tour and LeicesterCurve); Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy (Buxton Opera House); Ensemble/Cover Winifred Banks and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre); Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais, Paris); Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate (Kilworth House Theatre); Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street(Théâtre du Châtelet); Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (UK Tour); Alternate Dale in Top Hat (UK Tour).

Workshops include: Chicken Coop, Candide.

Portrait Carl Au

CARL AU – Cornelius Hackl

Training: The Arts Educational Schools, London.

Theatre credits include: Kiss Me Kate (The Barbican); Sunset Boulevard (Savoy Theatre, West End); Cabaret (Lido 2 Paris); Anything Goes (Barbican Centre & UK Tour); South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre); Aladdin (Cambridge Arts Theatre); High Fidelity (The Turbine Theatre); Cilla The Musical (Bobby Willis, UK Tour); Ostrich Boys (Belgrade B2 Theatre); Bright Phoenix (Liverpool Everyman); Jersey Boys (Joe Pesci/Frankie Valli, Prince Edward Theatre, West End); Bells Are Ringing (Union Theatre); The Fantasticks (Duchess Theatre, West End); Dance: Radio (DryWrite/Phoebe Waller Bridge/Vicky Jones, York Theatre Royal & The Roundhouse London); A Christmas Carol  (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Oxford Playhouse); High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo); Pendragon (Arthur Pendragon, UK & Japan Tour with NYMT). 

Film & Television credits include: The Magician’s Garden (Bohemian Pictures/Short Film); Tears for Souvenirs- Doctors (BBC); Waterloo Road (BBC); Lost Sitcoms – Till Death Us Do Part (BBC); The Hatchling- Doctors (BBC); Casualty (BBC). 

Other work includes: Feather Boy (Clive Black/Don Black, BlackList Entertainment Ltd); Peter & The Wolf (Adam Cooper, ACT Productions); Sinking Water (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Last of the Mohicans (Irving Street Productions); John & Jen (Three Pin Productions); Barbara Cook and Friends (London Coliseum); Good Thing Going (Cadogan Hall); The Brit Awards 2009; contestant on Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. Winner of the inaugural Stephen Sondheim Prize for Student Performer of the Year.

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REECE MCGOWAN, Barnaby Tucker

Training: The Arts Educational School, receiving the Ian Fleming Award, from where he graduated in 2024.

Credits whilst training: Mark Cohen in RENT; Graham O’Grady, Dance Captain in Made in Dagenham.

Theatre credits include: Pippin in Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Referee Angel / 2nd Cover Charlie Price in Kinky Boots (Gaiety Theatre); Ensemble / Cover Billy Lawlor & Andy in 42nd Street (Gaiety Theatre).

Television includes: Ronnie in Dalgliesh: Devices & Desires (Channel 5).

Other credits include: Olivier Awards 2024 (Royal Albert Hall); The Edge of Me (Workshop).

Reece is delighted to be joining the cast of Hello Dolly! He would like to thank his Mum for her continued love and support!

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Chrissie BHIMA - Minnie Fay

Theatre includes: Melanie/Cover Mrs Jenkins in The Witches (National Theatre), Sandy Cheeks in SpongeBob the Musical (UK Tour),
Candy in Whistle Down the Wind (Watermill Theatre); Avatar in Lift (Southwark Playhouse) and Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Southwark Playhouse – BTA)


Film includes: Dancer in Olly
Workshops include: Kitty/Sushama Sen in Train on Fire (MT Fest); Anna in Heel and The Witches (National Theatre)
Other credits include: Kyra in Bare in Concert (London Palladium); Jennifer in The Witches of Eastwick Concert (Sondheim Theatre); NT Up Next Gala (National Theatre).Training: ArtsEd

Portrait Jordan Crouch

Jordan CROUCH - Ambrose Kemper

Training:

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2019.

Theatre credits include:

Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate (Barbican), Ensemble/1st Cover Andy/Cover Bert in 42nd

Street (Sadlers Wells, West End Live, UK Tour & Canada), Male Quartet/1st Cover

Freddy in My Fair Lady (Coliseum & UK Tour), Ensemble in Anything Goes

(Barbican), Handyman in The Choir of Man (Arts Theatre, Sydney Opera House &

USA Tour), Ensemble/Mr T Impersonator in The Wedding Singer (Troubadour

Wembley Park), Onstage Swing/Cover Mike in White Christmas (Dominion

Theatre), Soloist in The Songs of Daniel and Laura Curtis (The Hippodrome),

Soloist in The Mayor of Southwark’s Charity Ball (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ensemble

in Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall) & Ensemble in Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

at the O2 (O2).

TV credits include:

Contestant on BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer (Thames TV), Featured Dancer on This

Morning (ITV) & Tap Dancer on The One Show (BBC).

Instagram: @Jordiecee

Portrait Jemima Eaton

Jemima Eaton - Ermengarde

Jemima is a 2021 graduate of ArtsEd who has performed in shows such as

Disney Concerts (Dubai UAE) and Les Misérables and Matilda the Musical

(OLC). She has most recently appeared in ArtsEd’s production of The

Wedding Singer as Julia and short film “You’ll Never Walk Alone” which will

be released later this year.

Stephen Mear Lido 2 Paris
Stephen Mear Lido 2 Paris

Stephen Mear, Director and Choreographer

Three-time Olivier Award winner – 2020/2005, Mary Poppins, Co-Choreographer with Sir Matthew Bourne received LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Helpmann Award and a nomination for a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Also 2010 Hello, Dolly! at Regent’s Park.

Olivier Nominations include: Gypsy; Kiss Me, KateCrazy for You; Sweet Charity; SinatraSingin’ In The Rain and Soul Train.

Theatre credits:

National Theatre – The Witches, Anything Goes.

 Marigny TheatreFunny Girl (Director/Choreographer), Guys and Dolls (Director/Choreographer).

Royal Albert Hall – Guys and Dolls Concert (Director/Choreographer), The Best of the West End (2021).

ENO – Chess, Sunset Boulevard (Broadway), On the Town.

Théâtre du Châtelet – 42nd Street (Director/Choreographer), Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais), On the Town.

Regents Park Open Air Theatre – La Cage Aux Folles, Gigi, Hello, Dolly!

Kilworth House – Top Hat (Director/Choreographer), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Director/Choreographer).

Donmar – City of Angels (Garrick), The Vote, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

Curve – White Christmas (Dominion), Scrooge the Musical.

Chichester Festival Theatre – Mack and Mabel, The Pyjama GameShe Loves Me (Director/Choreographer), Amadeus, Music Man, Funny Girl, How to Succeed In Business, Putting it Together and The Grapes of Wrath.

Milwaukee Rep – Guys and DollsDreamgirls, Ragtime.

Broadway – Die Fledermaus, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Sunset Boulevard.

Other Theatre credits include: Old Friends – Tribute to Sondheim, Little Shop of Horrors (Director/Choreographer; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Stephen Ward; Betty Blue Eye; Shoes (Director/Choreographer); Me and My Girl; Acorn Antiques the Musical.

PETER McKINTOSH Lido 2 Paris
PETER McKINTOSH Lido 2 Paris

PETER McKINTOSH – Set and Costumes Designer

Peter is a Tony nominated and Olivier award winning Designer.

 Theatre includes: Drop the Dead Donkey (UK Tour), The 39 Steps (London/ New York/ Worldwide – Tony nominations for Best Scenic and Best Costume Design); Sinatra (Birmingham Rep); South Pacific (Sadler’s Wells/ UK Tour); Funny Girl, Guys and Dolls(Marigny, Paris); 42nd Street (Chatelet, Paris), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic/ New York); A View from the Bridge, Orlando, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Wind in the Willows, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, My Night With Reg, Guys and Dolls, Hay Fever, Another Country, Noises Off, Relatively Speaking (West End), Our Country’s Good, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Widowers’ Houses, Honk! (National Theatre); Alice in Wonderland, Pericles, King John, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Brand (RSC); Trouble in Butetown, St Nicholas, Measure for Measure, The York Realist, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, My Night with Reg, The Chalk Garden, Luise Miller, John Gabriel Borkman  (Donmar Warehouse); The Turn of the Screw, Romance, The House of Games, Map of The Heart, Cloud Nine (Almeida); On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You (Olivier Award – Best Costume Design) Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air); 4000 Miles, South Pacific, Shadowlands, The Deep Blue Sea, Antony and Cleopatra, Another Country, Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Deep Blue, A View from the Bridge, The Lover and The Collection (Theatre Royal Bath); Cuckoo (Royal Court).

Opera includes: Hansel and Gretel (Regents Park), The Handmaid’s Tale (Royal Danish Opera/ ENO/ Canadian Opera), The Marriage of Figaro (ENO)

Nigel Lilley Lido 2 Paris
Nigel Lilley Lido 2 Paris

NIGEL LILLEY – Musical Director

Nigel trained at King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the DipRam award. He was elected as an associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013. He regularly teaches and co-wrote the book ‘Thank You – That’s All We Need For Today’ with vocal coach, Mary Hammond.

Credits as Musical Director: Opening Night (also Musical Supervisor); Newsies (also Musical Supervisor and Dance Arrangements) (Disney/Runaway); Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre); Follies (NT, including Revival); Caroline, or Change (West End/Hampstead Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre); Fun Home (Young Vic); Follies (NT): The Go-Between (West End); Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); My Fair Lady; Company (Sheffield Crucible); Ragtime (Regent’s Park Open Air); Spring Awakening (European premiere/Lyric/Novello); La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Playhouse); Lauren Kennedy In Concert (Menier Chocolate Factory); Les Misérables (Conducting The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra); Acorn Antiques (UK tour); The Last Session (UK premiere – Hackney Empire Studio); Putting It Together (Harrogate Theatre) and The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland).

Credits as Music Supervisor: Next to Normal, The Band’s Visit, Looking A Lot Like Christmas and Piaf (Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville); The Witches (National Theatre); Rock Follies (also Arranger and Co-Orchestrator) (Chichester Festival Theatre); Caroline, or Change (Broadway); South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK tour); Romantics Anonymous (Globe); Guys And Dolls; Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange); Chaplin The Musical (European tour); Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix); A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes (Tricycle Theatre); Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible/UK tour); That Day We Sang (Manchester Royal Exchange/ Manchester International Festival); Paper Dolls (Tricycle Theatre); The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Curve Leicester/West End); Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Talent (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Other credits include: A Celebration of Victoria Wood (Co-Composer, Hallé Orchestra) Sinatra At The London Palladium; Les Misérables (Denmark) and Maury Yeston’s December Songs (UK premiere-Greenwich Theatre).

Television includes: Gentleman Jack; Victoria; Our Friend Victoria; That Day We Sang; Victoria Wood’s Christmas Special; Up The Women; 2008 Royal Variety Performance and Musicality.

TIM MITCHELL Lido 2 Paris
TIM MITCHELL Lido 2 Paris

TIM MITCHELL – Lighting Designer

Tim is an Associate Artist for Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre and a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

In 2015 he won a Knight of Illumination Award for Taken At Midnight (Chichester). He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Henry IV Part 1 and 2 (RSC), a Green Room Award for Singin’ in the Rain (Australia) and a Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Lyceum). He has also been awarded a Nalieda Award for King Kong (Fugard Theatre) and in 2018 and 2020 he was nominated for Best Lighting Design in the Fleur Du Cap Awards for King Kong (Fugard Theatre) and Kinky Boots respectively.

Recent credits include: Sister Act (West End & UK Tour); Singin’ in the Rain (International Tour); HMS Pinafore, The Force of Destiny, Fidelio, Iolanthe (ENO); Tosca, Tristan Und Isolde, Werther, La Gioconda, Otello, The Excursions of Mr Broucek (Grange Park Opera); L’Orfeo, Fairy Queen (Longborough Festival Opera); A Christmas Carol (RSC); Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Live, Upstart Crow (West End); The Play What I Wrote, The Exorcist (Birmingham Rep); She Loves You (& Aarhus), Atlantis (Tivoli); A Streetcar Named Desire (Orlando/ Nashville Ballet); Kinky Boots, West Side Story (Fugard Cape Town); Funny Girl, Guys and Dolls (Théatre Marigny, Paris); Margrethe Pressure (Royal Alexandra, Toronto).

Unisson design Lido 2 Paris
Unisson design Lido 2 Paris

Unisson Design

Unisson Design operates in the sound reinforcement sector, aiming to redefine the question of amplified sound and place it at the heart of live performance.

Today, sound reinforcement is often criticized in many musical or theatrical productions. Indeed, when it does not serve the artistic purpose, it acts as a barrier and creates a fourth wall that distances the artist from the audience.

Conversely, when it finds its natural balance, it becomes a true support, an indisputable ally of the stage production. This pursuit of accuracy and the desire to provide support guide our work.

Unisson Design is also about the alliance of forces, starting with the two sound designers, Cyril AUCLAIR and Léonard FRANÇON, who rely on a network of excellence within the sound reinforcement industry.

With a solid experience, acquired and tested over many years through national and international productions, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the field, this alliance continues to deliver results renowned for their quality.

Recently, Unisson Design has distinguished itself in the following creations:Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Lido 2 Paris Zazie dans le Metro at MCA Peau d’Ane, Funny Girl at Théâtre Marigny, Le Vol du Boli, 42nd Street at Théâtre du Chatelet, and with Bartabas at the Seine Musicale for Stravinsky’s The Rite and Mozart’s Requiem.

DAVID GRINDROD Lido 2 Paris
DAVID GRINDROD Lido 2 Paris

DAVID GRINDROD for GRINDROD AND BURTON – Casting Director

Theatre credits include: Back to the Future The Musical, Grease, Elf, Time Traveller’s Wife, Into the Woods, Waitress, Only Fools & Horses, Magic Mike Live, Matilda (Adult casting), 42nd Street, Bat Out of Hell, 5 Guys Named Moe, Ghost, Our House (West End); Mamma Mia! (Worldwide); Mamma Mia! The Party; Sweet Charity (Donmar); Groundhog Day, Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Sinatra, Bhangra Nation (Birmingham Rep); Chicago, Shrek, Grease, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mrs Henderson Presents, Fat Friends, The Commitments (UK Tour); Man of La Mancha, Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, On the Town, Kismet (English National Opera); Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, On the Town (BBC Proms/John Wilson); Guys & Dolls, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Oliver, Sweet Charity(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); My Fair Lady, Candide, 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain. Kiss Me Kate (Chatelet, Paris); The Beggars Opera (Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris); Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl (Theatre Marigny, Paris); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Theatre de Lido, Paris).

 

For Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, Bombay Dreams, The Woman in White, The Sound of Music, Love Never Dies, The Wizard of Oz, Stephen Ward, School of Rock, Unmasked, Cinderella.

 

Film credits include: Musical Ensemble Casting: Matilda, Greatest Days, Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Mamma Mia!, UK Dancer Casting: Mary Poppins Returns, Nine; Casting Director: The Phantom of the Opera.

 

Television credits include: MAMMA MIA! I HAVE A DREAM (ITV), Sound of Music Live (2016 BAFTA Award), Superstar, Over the Rainbow, I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do, How To Solve A Problem Like Maria (2007 Emmy Award), Kombat Opera presents… (2008 Golden Rose Montreux Award) Hollyoaks, West End Star (TV3 Sweden).

 

Awards include: Casting Directors Guild Award for Best Musical Casting 2022 (Back to the Future The Musical).

David is proud to be Associate Artist at the Old Vic, Trustee of Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Trustee of Council of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, and Vice President of Arts Educational School.

GBC Casting Directors: Will Burton, Stephen Crockett.

GBC Casting Associate: Amy Beadel.

GBC Casting Coordinator: Will Burry.

https://www.grindrodandburton.co.uk/

Benjamin Mundy Lido 2 Paris
Benjamin Mundy Lido 2 Paris

Benjamin Mundy – Resident director and choreographer

Training: ArtsEd London

Creative: Resident Director of WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL (UK Tour)Theatre: Ensemble and cover Abner Dillon and Pat Denning in 42ND STREET (UK Tour & Toronto), Tommy, Dance Captain and cover Narrator in THE BOOK THIEF (Octagon Theatre), Coricopat cover Mungo, Skimble, Alonzo and Macavity in CATS (Taiwan), Ed Sullivan, cover Phil Davis and Mike in WHITE CHRISTMAS (UK tour), Ensemble in BEST OF WEST END (Royal Albert Hall) Swing, Dance Captain and Understudy Aaron and Bobby in CURTAINS (West End, Wyndham’s Theatre and UK Tour), Ensemble and Dance Captain in THE PRODUCERS (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Ensemble and Dance Captain in IOLANTHE (UK Tour), Pollux and Dance Captain in ORPHEUS THE MYTHICAL (The Other Palace), Swing & Assistant Dance Captain in ANNIE (West End, Piccadilly Theatre), Eugene Florczyk in GREASE (for Curve, Dubai), Bert Healy and Dance Captain in ANNIE (South Africa), Swing in ANNIE (UK & European Tour), Coricopat in CATS (West End Revival, London Palladium), Coricopat & Understudy Rum Tum Tugger CATS (UK & International Tour)

Concerts: Ensemble in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (Sondheim Theatre), Ensemble in TO GILLIE WITH LOVE (Gillian Lynne Theatre), THE OLIVIER AWARDS in both 2013 & 2014 (The Royal Opera House, London), Ensemble for KERRY ELLIS IN CONCERT (London Palladium) TV: THE MR SWALLOW SHOW (Channel 4), SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM (ITV)

Workshops: Band Member in THE BAND (Later GREATEST DAYS), Bad Noos and later, Leo in FLOATIN’ THE BLUE (Watford Palace Theatre and later, ATG)

Benjamin Pras Lido 2 Paris
Benjamin Pras Lido 2 Paris

Benjamin Pras, Associated Musical Director

Eclectic artist Benjamin Pras began his musical journey at a very young age with the violin and then the piano. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 2010, where he obtained his piano prize, organ prize, and accompaniment prize. He also earned an advanced organ prize in the class of François-Henri Houbart at the CRR of Rueil-Malmaison and an Excellence prize in the class of Paul Goussot.

In 2013, he won the Jean-Louis Florenz Grand Prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts. He is passionate about the repertoire of lieder and melodies, receiving guidance from Udo Reinemann, Anne Grappotte, Dominique Merlet, Markus Hadulla, and Dietrich Henschel. He performs in duo with soprano Angélique Boudeville and mezzo-soprano Marion Jacquemet.

He discovered the world of itinerant performances as a circus pianist under the big top of the Bouglione family for three years and then at the Cirque d’Hiver de Paris. He also served as a vocal coach and pianist for the orchestra of the Théâtre Mogador for productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, and Chicago.

Passionate about improvisation, he received guidance from Paul Goussot and Thierry Escaich on the organ, as well as Joe Makholm at the Bill Evans Academy and Benoit Sourisse at CMDL in jazz piano. He is the pianist for the improvised musical “NEW.”

Currently, he is the co-titular organist of the Saint Thomas d’Aquin Church in Paris, assistant organist at the Notre Dame du Val-de-Grâce Church, assistant conductor at Lido 2 Paris for Cabaret in 2022, and associate conductor for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum in 2023. He founded the Mobilo-Lyricus Company in 2021, aiming to bring together the various worlds he is passionate about around opera.