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John Gertz in association with Love Sick Development LLC and Park Theatre present the European Premiere of

A Song of Songs

Written and Directed by Ofra Daniel



Ofra Daniel

Ofra Daniel is a multi-disciplinary artist and creator. Originally from Israel, she and has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 15 years. She trained as an actress and director at Tel-Aviv University.  In 2010 she founded and became artistic director of a theatre company in California’s Silicon Valley. Daniel has written several plays and musicals including, Behind Closed Doors, Edges, What If?, and Kassit-The Musical, all of which were performed by her theatre company.   As a creative artist, Daniel explores the creative process through multiple media including, dance, drama, music, and painting. She wrote both the book and original lyrics (while translating the biblical lyrics) of A Song of Songs while also composing the music. For her work on A Song of Songs (previously titled Love Sick), she was awarded the Will Glickman's critic prize for the best production in the San Francisco Bay Area. 



Laurel Dougall 

Training: The International College of Musical Theatre (London) and The Hamilton Music Academy (Los Angeles).

Theatre credits include: Nursemaid in Street Scene (Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monaco and Teatro Real, Madrid); Yente and Grandmother Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Theatre Royal Windsor) and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof (Frinton Summer Theatre); June Simpson in Singin in the Rain (Adelphi Theatre); Mrs. Allardyce in Betty Blue Eyes and Esther in Imagine This (Union Theatre); Pam Sakarian in Baby (Drayton Arms Theatre); Lizzie Curry in 110 In The Shade (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre); Mrs. Darling and Tiger Lilly in Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (88 London Road, Brighton); Dorothy Hardcastle in The Kissing Dance and Mrs. Myrtle Meshbesher in Face the Music (Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre); Madame Manzini in The Grand Tour (Finborough Theatre); Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Somewhere 2023 Festival); and Claire in See Rock City & Other Destinations (Union Theatre).

Rebecca Giacopazzi 

Theatre Credits include: Company/Cover Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Gloria/Cover Rita & Roda in White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dance Captain and Cover Sheila/ Kristine/ Bebe/ Connie in A Chorus Line - Original West End Revival (London Palladium), Company/ Cover Rose Santiago in Ghost - Original Cast (Manchester Opera House & West End), Company/ Dance Captain and Resident Director in Chicago (UK Tour), Company/ Cover Baroness in Candide (Japan Tour), Company/ Assistant Dance Captain in Spamalot - Original Cast (Palace Theatre), Sophia/ Cover Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria), Company in Kiss Me Kate (Victoria Palace Theatre), Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever (Musical Dome Cologne) and Company/ Cover Charlene in Dreamgirls (Theater Des Westens Berlin)

Film and TV Credits include: Munchkin in Wicked Parts 1&2 (Universal), Featured Dancer in Death on the Nile (Fox), Featured Dancer in Artemis Fowl (Disney), Jilted Ballroom Guest/ Featured Dancer in Cinderella (Disney), Featured Dancer in Beyond the Sea (Trigger Street) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC)


Shira Kravitz

Training: MA Musical Theatre Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama & Lipper’s Musical Theatre Academy, Israel

Credits Include: Swing in The Band’s Visit (Donmar Warehouse); The Narrator in Ashes to Ashes (Alfa Theatre TLV); Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Concert (Israeli Symphony Orchestra RLZ).

Credits Whilst Training Include: Naomi/us Dot in Sunday In The Park With George; Vicky/Carol/Gemma in London Road (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); Waitress (Lipper’s Musical Theatre Academy).



Ashleigh Schuman

Ashleigh trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Music Theatre)

Credits include: Annie (Bloomsbury Theatre); Weeverfish (Webber Douglas Studio); Follies (Embassy Theatre); Not Even The Dogs (The Old Red Lion Theatre).






Joaquin Pedro Valdes

Joaquin recently concluded a record breaking run as John Manjiro in the critically acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He also originated the role of Light Yagami in the highly successful English language premiere of Death Note the Musical in the West End, with a much anticipated concept album to be released this year.

Additional credits include Stephen Hayes in Then, Now & Next (Southwark Playhouse); Connor in Killing The Cat (Riverside Studios); Heathers The Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Vanara The Legend (Hackney Empire), Disney’s The Lion King (UK/Ireland Tour), The King and I (UK/International Tour), Miss Saigon (UK/International Tour), Fanny & Stella The Musical (Vauxhall). With extensive theatre credits in the Philippines, Joaquin has been seen in the Manila Premieres of Matilda (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group), Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike (Repertory Philippines), John Logan’s RED (The Necessary Theatre), The Last 5 Years (9Works Theatrical), Into The Woods (New Voice Company), Kinky Boots (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group), and Spring Awakening (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group).  

Philippine Television and Film include: Red (CinemaOne), Niño (Cinemalaya), Dagim (CinemaOne), I.T.A.L.Y (GMA Films), Breakfast (Studio 23), Wazzup Wazzup (Studio 23), 100% Pinoy (GMA 7), ASAP (ABSCBN)

As a recording artist, he was part of the Philippine boyband 17:28 (Star Records) before releasing his solo album The Jazzanova Project (Vicor Music).

He has also been seen on concert stages in London such as West End Live and West End Halloween.  


Matthew Woodyatt 

Theatre includes: The Fair Maid of the West (RSC); Berlusconi (Southwark Playhouse); Half A Sixpence (Kilworth House Theatre); Piaf (Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse); The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall, LA Opera & Lyric Opera Chicago), Doctor Zhivago (Cadogan Hall), The Assassination of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd), The Invisible Man (Queens Theatre Hornchurch), Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Moving Stories, Much Ado About Nothing and the original cast of War Horse (National Theatre); One Man, Two Guv'nors (Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK and International tour); Allegro and A Christmas Carol (Southwark Playhouse); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Sherman Cymru); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arts Theatre); Love Story and James and the Giant Peach (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Silly Kings and The Passion (National Theatre Wales); The Importance of Being Earnest (New Wolsey Theatre); The Odyssey and Alice Through the Looking Glass (London Bubble); The Erpingham Camp (Hydrocracker & Brighton Festival); Privates on Parade (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Birmingham Rep); Hamlet (Stafford Festival); Animal Farm and The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal Bath); The Jungle Book and Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre); Mack & Mabel (Criterion Theatre, UK tour and Watermill Theatre).

Television includes: Grandpa in My Pocket, The Passion - It Has Begun, Arrows of Desire.

Films include: A Serial Killer's Guide to Life, The Gospel of Us.