Park Theatre in association with Nicholson Green Productions present the World Premiere of

Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]

By Harry Hill & Steve Brown

CHARLES ANGIAMA I UNDERSTUDY
CHARLIE BAKER I TONY BLAIR
KAYE BROWN I ROBIN COOK / ENSEMBLE
MARISA HARRIS I ENSEMBLE / UNDERSTUDY
MARTIN JOHNSTON I NEIL KINNOCK / ENSEMBLE
HOWARD SAMUELS I PETER MANDELSON / ENSEMBLE
ROSIE STROBEL I JOHN PRESCOTT / ENSEMBLE
HOLLY SUMPTON I CHERIE BLAIR / ENSEMBLE
MADISON SWAN I PRINCESS DIANA / ENSEMBLE
GARY TRAINOR I GORDON BROWN / ENSEMBLE


 

Charles Angiama

Charles is a highly experienced actor with numerous stage and screen appearances to his credit.

Theatre includes: The Pocket (Peckham Fringe Festival); Brief Encounter (Watermill Theatre); C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London /Manchester Site Specific); One Man, Two Guvnors (Torch Theatre); The Exonerated (Hope Mill Theatre); Voices of Black Folk (London Tour); B is for Black (South Street Arts Centre, Reading); The Abolitionist (Theatre Technis, Camden); Othello (The Broadway Theatre, Catford); Albert Makes Us Laugh (Camden People’s Theatre); Blitz (Playhouse Theatre – West End).

Film and Television includes: Heavy Metal, In Case of Incasity, Dancing on the Edge, My Week With Marilyn, LittleBigPlanet PSP and Osoufia in London (one of the highest selling Nollywood films in history) and Bloods.

He has appeared in many corporate films and commercials, most recently seen preparing for a BBQ for Iceland, as the Birthday Man suffering commissary for Purple Bricks and as a Dealer for Suzuki Swift.  He also filmed a music video with Navos for the track Believe Me.

He is delighted to be part of this production of Tony!

 

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker is an award-winning stand-up comedian, award-winning radio host and award-winning dancer. He trained as an actor at LAMDA and the National Youth Theatre. His versatile skills have seen him earn a reputation as ‘a superior take on the modern showman’ (The Guardian).

Theatre includes: Trevor Modo in I Can't Sing, The X Factor Musical (London Palladium)

Charlie has exercised his comedy chops on prime-time TV shows, such as Richard Osman’s House of GamesThe Last Leg, Football's Funniest Moments, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, The Dog Ate My Homework and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. In 2011 Charlie won Let’s Dance for Comic Relief Live on BBC1.

Other credits include: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Back, The IT Crowd, Miranda, Vexed, EastEnders, Doctor Who and feature film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Charlie is a staple act of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since his debut solo hour in 2009 which won him the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. This led to sell-out runs with four shows. Charlie is currently supporting Jack Dee on his tour and will be working on his brand-new stand-up show in 2022.

An avid sports fan, Charlie can be heard on Talksport every Saturday for the Game Day Warm Up as well as covering on weekdays on Hawksbee & Jacobs.



Kaye Brown

Kaye was born in Guyana in the Caribbean and brought up in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Theatre includes: A Monster Calls (Old Vic); Follies (National Theatre); The Stepmother (Chichester Festival Theatre); Miss Saigon (Drury Lane); and Cats (Gillian Lynne Theatre).

TV and Film includes: Coronation Street (ITV); Casualty (BBC); Ted Lasso (Apple TV); Close To Me (Channel 4); A Christmas Number One (Sky) and Jingle Jangle (Netflix).



 

Marisa Harris

Marisa is a recent graduate from The London School Of Musical Theatre.

Marisa made her professional stage debut in ALADDIN (Mercury Theatre, Colchester) where she played numerous roles including Sergeant Grabbem and the role of Aladdin.

Roles in training include: Marlene in Top Girls, Isabella in Under the Canvas Sky, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kitt in Betty Blue Eyes (workshop), Cigar Girl in Carmen and Leeza in No One In The World.

 



 

Martin Johnston

Martin’s lead performance as Mike Richards in the feature film Room 7 won him the Best Actor in a Feature Film Award at the BSI Fim Festival.

His last theatre work was playing the roles of King Duncan, Old Man and Doctor in Macbeth, directed by Douglas Rintoul at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and on tour.

He is an original cast member of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, (Palace Theatre, London) where he played the role of Station Master and regularly played the roles of Professor Dumbledore and Amos Diggory, as well as various Wizards, oh, and a Muggle!

He is a seasonal regular in Greenwich Theatres award winning pantomimes; Sleeping Beauty; Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Original West End cast of Footloose The Musical (Novello Theatre), The Postman Always Rings Twice (Playhouse Theatre, West End) opposite Val Kilmer.

Martin originated lead roles in the new British musicals; The Queen and I; 24/7 (TwentyFour Seven) Passport To Pimlico!; and the industry workshop staging of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

On tour he has played Herbert Parchester, the Family Solicitor in; Me and My Girl (Original UK National Tour). The Secret Garden (UK Concert Tour). Eugene Krabs in the SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical (UK Tour); It's A Wonderful Life (UK Tour); Footloose - The Musical (Novello Theatre, UK and Ireland Tour). Annie - The Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). The leading role of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in Jekyll & Hyde (Tour); On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Bridewell Theatre, London); Sweethearts (Finborough Theatre); The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre503); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Towngate Theatre, Basildon and The Millfield Theatre, London).

TV and Film work includes: Cradle To Grave playing Mr. Launchberry opposite Peter Kay. Two episodes of The Tudors IV playing the Sergeant at Arms. Other TV includes; Criminal Justice 2 (BBC) and The Queen (Channel Four). Film; Love Tales (Douglas), and the short films; Broke, One Last Laugh, Scum, For Daisy, Ten Tiny Plays and Born Yesterday.

Martin has worked extensively in drama, theatre-in-education and community theatre with companies such as; Leicestershire Schools Theatre Company; Rent-a-Role Drama Service, Plymouth; Roundabout Theatre Company, Nottingham; Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire and Theatre Van, Harlow.

In his youth he appeared for several seasons with the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden in productions of; Turandot, Boris Godunof, Tosca, Rigoletto and Peter Grimes, in which he had a role specifically created for him, Hobson's Apprentice, and one which he repeated at La Scala Opera House, Milan.


 

Howard Samuels

Howard trained at Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd).

Recent work includes: Jewish Hollywood (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Waving (TankTop Films); The Sound of Music (UK Tour); The Cereal Cafe (The Other Palace) and his cabaret Unleashed (The Crazy Coqs).

West End theatre credits include: The Glenn Miller Story (London Coliseum); Tonight's the Night (Victoria Palace Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (Duke of York's Theatre); Dear Anyone (Cambridge Theatre) and Rebel in Paradise (Young Vic).

Regional theatre credits include: Stiles and Drewe's Honk! (original production, Watermill Theatre); The Sunshine Boys (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Chips with Everything (Leeds Playhouse); Design for Living (Harrogate Theatre); Company (Oldham Coliseum); Grease and Jesus Christ Superstar (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) and West Side Story (Perth Playhouse).

Other theatre credits include: On The Twentieth Century (Union Theatre); A Catered Affair (London Theatre Workshop, London Premiere); The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London Premiere) and Invade My Privacy (Riverside Studios).

UK Tours include: Can't Smile Without You (Bill Kenwright Productions); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Nimax Productions) and The Rocky Horror Show (RHS London Productions).

Television credits include: The Nativity and Just Good Friends (BBC); A Tale of Two Cities (PBS); Brighton Belles (LWT) and the award-winning video New Frontier (Warner Bros).

Film credits include: Shane in Nail, Jack the Ripper, Jack in Cuckoo Clock Heart (Luc Besson Films) and Max Headroom (Jankel and Morton).


 

Rosie Strobel

Rosie trained at Trinity College of Music

Most recently, Rosie performed in the gala concert of MIMMA at Cadogan Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside Sir David Suchet and Louise Dearman. 

Theatre includes: Sister Act, My Fair Lady and Me And My Girl (Kilworth House Theatre); Do I Hear A Waltz (Park Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (Derby Theatre); Grimms' Fairy Tales (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Romeo And Juliet (International Tour); Candide (Maida Vale Singers/Royal Festival Hall); Brave New World (European Tour); Katisha in The Mikado, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury (Charles Court Opera); The Canterville Ghost (South East Asia Tour); Into The Woods (Greenwich Theatre) and Brunch (Tete a Tete Opera Festival). 

Radio performances include: In Tune With Sean Rafferty (BBC Radio 3) and Annie Nightingale Presents (BBC Radio 1) 

Awards: Merseyside Voice of the Year

For 8 years, Rosie was the lead vocalist with the London Breakbeat Orchestra, the UK’s first EDM 32 piece orchestra, performing at major UK festivals, recording two Live at Maida Vale sessions for BBC Radio 1 and collaborating with superstar DJs, Swedish House Mafia and Goldie. 

Rosie regularly collaborates with composer/producer Dan Samsa, most recently as a vocalist on his album Contours released by Apollo Records featuring on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show. Joining forces with The London Contemporary Orchestra, Alison D’Souza and choreographer Ukweli Roach, the work SPECTRUM premiered at the Albany Theatre in 2021.


 

Holly Sumpton

Holly trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama from which she graduated in 2016. 

Theatre credits include: Understudy in Groan Ups (UK Tour & West End) and Caprice in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End).

Television credits include: Sarah in The Goes Wrong Show (BBC).

Workshop credits include: Molly in Especially For You (Anthony Banks & Dawn O’Porter); Ensemble in The Wall (Complicit√® & Simon McBurney) and Elsevir in Bedbug (National Theatre Connections & Anthony Banks).

Opera includes: Arianna In Crete (Royal College of Music).


 

Madison Swan

Madison trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre Credits Include: Rafiki in Mickey and the Magician Original Cast (Disneyland Paris); Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (West End) and Martha in Heathers The Musical (West End).

Madison would like to thank all of her family and friends for their continued love and support.

 

 


 

Gary Trainor

Training: 1st class BA(Hons) Acting Italia Conti

Musicals includes: Dewey Finn in School of Rock the Musical (Broadway tour USA and West End original cast); Nathan in Rothchild and Sons (Park Theatre London); Donnie Kirshner in Beautiful (Aldwych original cast); I Cant Sing (London Palladium) and Buddy Holly (UK Tour).

Theatre includes: Potted Panto (Garrick Theatre); Potted Potter (USA/Australasian tour and Garrick London); The Shawshank redemption (Wyndhams); 24 hour plays (Old Vic); Prophecy (Public Theatre New York with Old Vic New Voices); Frankenstein the Year Without a Summer (UK Tour); Stones in his Pockets (UK Tour)and The Oxford Passion (Oxford Castle). 

Film includes: Meadow Lane (Indie Film – Harper Bros) and Mate (Indie Film – Oliver Lidert).

TV includes: EastEnders guest appearance.

Workshops: Time Travellers Wife, The Prince of Air, Hugo, Around the World in Eighty Days for Sean Foley and The Parting Glass for Alan Gilsenan.

Gary has also appeared in campaigns for Hello Fresh, Comic Relief, Captain Morgan, and Pfizer.