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A selection of our Follow Spot artistes

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Rachael Wooding

Yorkshire born Rachael Wooding has steadily climbed the theatre ranks, playing some of the musical theatre’s biggest leading roles on the way. She has been in professional productions of; Cats, Starlight Express, Fame, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray (as Amber), and Jersey Boys. She has played Evita in the UK tour and most recently joined Oliver Tompsett  as Scaramouche in We Will Rock You.

Lauren Samuels

Lauren got her big break as a finalist on Andrew Lloyd Webber's TV search for Dorothy, Over the Rainbow. Her theatre work includes Peter Pan, The Last 5 Years, Grease, We Will Rock You, and the world premiere of Waterbabies.  She is currently appearing in Bend It Like Beckham

Lucie Jones

Lucie is best known for her time as a finalist on the UK's hit ITV show, The X Factor. Her theatre work includes Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, American Psycho The Musical, and The Prodigals. Lucie's TV work includes The Sarah Jane Adventures and Midsummer Murders and is currently starring as Molly in Ghost The Musical

“A Voice of milk, sex and honey” – Evening Standard

Rebecca is a versatile and talented performer with a captivating personality. Best known as the receptionist Amy Howard on Casualty, she has also recorded two top ten singles, (Everlasting Love and Stay with Me Baby), sung live at the Royal Albert Hall and Top Of The Pops, starred in West End musicals (Fame and Bad Girls The Musical) and is a survivor of panto with Paul O Grady!

Rebecca regularly appears on a wide variety of TV shows and her bubbly personality and zest for life has enlivened shows including The Wright Stuff, Loose Women, This Morning, Call My Bluff and Celebrity Ready Steady Cook.


Rebecca Wheatley
Jess Robinson

Jess is a sensational vocal impressionist, with credits including ITV’s brand new impressions show Newszoids as well as Little Voice, The Now Show and Dead Ringers. Her 2014 one-woman show at Edinburgh Fringe, Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice was a 5 star smash, and she’s currently preparing to return this summer. Depending how a night with Jess pans out you might find yourself watch­ing Lily Allen sing Ace Of Spades, Shirley Bassey perform Rapper’s Delight or Marilyn Monroe sing 500 Miles by The Proclaimers!

Shona White

With starring roles in Chess, Wicked, Les Miserables, Shout, Mamma Mia! and Rocky Horror, Scottish-born Shona White is one of the most highly acclaimed stars in Theatreland. She is currently busy playing the role of alternate Donna in Mamma Mia! in the West End. With a list of credits such as hers it won’t be hard to imagine just what a fantastic powerhouse of a singer Shona is!

Anna-Jane Casey

A treasure of London’s theatre scene, award-winning Anna-Jane was already being handed lead West End roles at the age of 16. In her illustrious career she has amassed a colossal catalogue of achievements. Recent credits include Velma in Chicago (opposite Ruthie Henshall) and Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot (the role played by Julie Walters in the film). She is Principal Vocalist with the John Wilson Orchestra, recently at BBC Proms singing alongside Seth MacFarlane and Curtis Stigers. She has just completed another run of the riotously funny Forbidden Broadway in the West End and is currently preparing for Mack and Mabel in Chichester with Michael Ball

Hannah Jane Fox

Hannah was first to play the lead role of Scaramouche in the original West End cast of We Will Rock You and also played Maureen in the West End production of Rent, so has spent a lot of time rocking out! More recently she can be seen on CBBC’s No. 1 hit show Millie Inbetween as Sharon. 

Julie Atherton

The sensational Julie Atherton is already a friend of The Follow Spot, having wowed us at one of our Brighton nights. last year. She is best known for her stage work and has played leading roles in smash hit musicals such as Avenue Q and Sister Act. She is a champion of new musical theatre writing and much of this is featured on her albums. 2014 saw the release of her third album Rush of Life.

Daniel Boys


Daniel Boys is an award-winning performer whose career encompasses TV, West End musicals, national tours, as well as numerous concerts and recordings. His appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 firmly established him as one of the UK’s brightest emerging musical talents. 

Oliver Tompsett

Oliver Tompsett made his professional and West End debut in October 2002 in the Madness musical Our House and went on to feature in Mamma Mia! His fame really hit a high note when he took over as Fiyero in Wicked, playing opposite Kerry Ellis. He’s gone from strength to strength since, playing Drew in Rock Of Ages and then Galileo at We Will Rock You

Ben Richards will be familiar to you as a TV actor, having spent three years playing PC Nate Roberts in The Bill. Be­fore this you’ll have seen Ben on Holby City, Footballer’s Wives and as a judge on Strictly Dance Fever. His extensive theatre career has seen him playing iconic leading roles in Guys and Dolls, Saturday Night Fever, The Fully Monty and Rock Of Ages.

Ben Richards
Andrew Derbyshire

Andrew’s established career has seen him many leading roles to audiences both in the West End and Worldwide. He had great success in 2014, wowing the judges and reaching the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Described by Simon Cowell as a “Male Diva”, he has a cheeky personality and a bagful of vocal talent!

Shane Hampsheir

Shane Hampsheir is recognised within the music industry as both a very talented jazz/swing singer and a versatile and accomplished performer. As a professional singer, Shane has performed a number of highly acclaimed one-man shows in theatres in the UK and Europe and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top swing singers and is in constant demand with many big bands and orchestras including the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

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