Introducing our incredibly talented team of tutors and guest creatives.
Andrew Woodford, Producer / MD
Professional Credits: Musical Director for Jack and the Beanstalk & Dick Whittington and Cinderella. (Kings Theatre, Portsmouth) Musical Director for Beauty and the Beast (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), Musical Director for Peter Pan (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), Musical Director for Hairspray (The Gaiety), Musical Director for Bugsy Malone (Kings Theatre, Southsea), Musical Director for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre), Musical Director onboard P&O Britannia & Arcadia, A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House), Conductor for The Last Night of the Proms and Guest teacher for Mainland Drama Schools including Italia Conti and Performers College. Andrew is the resident Musical Director for the Kings Theatre, Portsmouth.
Andrew is also an accomplished musical arranger and orchestrator.
Abigail Hennings, Company Manager
An accomplished marketing professional, Abigail has over 10 years' experience working predominantly within the leisure, tourism and entertainment industries. Her diverse skill set encompasses design, production, public relations and content, with a proven aptitude for creative project management.
She joins the Curtain Call Creative team as Company Manager to combine seamless administrative and creative coordination with her deep-rooted passion for musical theatre into a true dedication to nurture the next generation of performers.
Kerry Way, Guest Creative
Kerry has been working professionally in the musical theatre industry since receiving a scholarship and going on to graduate from Bird College in 2016. Some of her credits include: “TOP HAT” on board the Queen Victoria, playing Constanza in “CARMEN 1808” at the Union Theatre, Lucy/Ballerina as well as dance captain in “TOYS: a New Musical” in Dubai, covering Princess Aurora in “SLEEPING BEAUTY” at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre with Qdos (Crossroads) and “BEST OF MUSICAL STARNIGHTS” international tour.
Jamie Jukes, Guest Creative
Jamie trained at Arts Educational Schools, Tring Park, and then went on to do musical theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, where he received a BA (hons). Jamie's credits include: ensemble/cover Frank/Brad/Rocky in the European tour of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; prior to that, he played the part of Pitti-Sing in Sasha Regan›s All Male The Mikado (UK tour); before that, he appeared as Peter Pan in Stockport Plaza’s panto of Peter Pan, produced by Extravaganza. Jamie was also cover Joseph and cover Narrator and swing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); he was a lead vocalist in Musical Starnights (European tour); soloist in The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); he also played George Robinson in Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK tour/Edinburgh Fringe), produced by Selladoor; he was ensemble in Paul Taylor-Mills’ production of Rent (Greenwich Theatre); Prince Charming in Polka Dot Pantomimes’ Cinderella at the Thameside Theatre; and ensemble and understudy Ralph in HMS Pinafore (King’s Head Theatre and Battersea Barge).
Jamie was lucky enough to travel the world as a lead vocalist on P&O’s Arcadia (Headliners); before that, he was understudy Ugly Sister and ensemble in Cinderella (Evolution Pantomimes) and soloist at the Dora Bryan charity gala (Her Majesty’s Theatre). Jamie was Associate Director of Saturday Night Fever and Joseph and the Technicolour dreamcoat. Jamie most recently played Markevitch/ fight captain in the international tour of Bat out of hell.
Harley Mackness, Curtain Call Kids Tutor
Harley has had a passion for the arts from a young age. From the of age of 9, Harley started her professional vocal training with the late Barbra Walters. At a similar time, she began to regularly perform with South Wight Youth Theatre and started ballet training with Gillian Cartwrights School of Dance. Fast forward a few years and Harley has now been a member of the Island Savoyards (a beloved island theatre group) for 10 years. Performing in principals roles such as Rita in Made in Dagenham and Eva Peron in Evita. Harley's love for the arts is still going strong and she is thrilled to be joining Curtain Call to pass on her knowledge and theatrical skills to the next generation.
Katie Walker-Green, Curtain Call Kids Tutor
With a passion for performance from a young age, Katie studied ballet, tap and modern with the Elmwood School of Dance and latterly with Gillian Cartwright. She complimented this with vocal training from Liz West. In her younger years, she enjoyed performing with Ventnor Theatre Group playing a variety of lead roles including Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, Maid Marion in Robin Hood and Snow White in Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. She graduated from Winchester university with a BA (Hons) in Drama, Television, Theatre and Film and shortly followed this up by gaining qualified teacher status in Performing Arts. Katie worked at Sandown High School / Sandown Bay Academy for 13 years as a teacher of Drama in the first instance and rising to the rank of Head of Creative and Visual faculty. Within this time she directed countless musical theatre productions- Grease, High School Musical 1 and 2, The Boyfriend, Fame! and Bring it On to name but a few. She also worked with and supported students on multiple global rock performances and created ‘real life’ performance opportunities such as performing at the Bestival, Blackgang Chine and Island primary schools. Katie’s real passion is in watching children grow and blossom through performing arts and she is very happy to be part of the Curtain Call Creative team.