“Shrek the musical” Auditions

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for ‘Shrek – The Musical’. The standard was exceptionally high and it was great to see so many attend and put so much effort into their auditions.

Sadly the cast cannot accommodate everyone, so it was inevitable that we would have to disappoint some people. We hope this will not deter anyone from auditioning in the future.

Rehearsals will commence in the autumn and we will be contacting the cast in due course with details. Adjustments in casting might need to take place according to costume sizing as explained in audition information.


Shrek – Russell Fallon
Donkey – Harry Owen
Fiona – Sarah Brodie
Lord Farquaad – Joe Porte
Dragon – Georgina Garton
Pinocchio – James Galer
Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy – Elinor Kirby

3 Blind Mice – Annie Lewis / Nicola Wilson / Pauline Milroy

Captain of the Guards – Sam Mitchell
Three Pigs – Mark Jardine / Tim Drage / Nathan Major
Big Bad Wolf – Richard Foot
Wicked Witch – Rachel Bower
Humpty Dumpty – Georgia Wormald
Mad Hatter – Luke Cardwell
Mamma Bear – Katherine Fitzgerald
Papa Bear – Kevin Hickson
Baby Bear – Charlie Benson-Holmes
Fairy Godmother – Emma Rokahr
White Rabbit – Aaron Bolton
Peter Pan – Owen Hyde
Ugly Duckling – Sarah-Lucy Penny
Jack – Connor Overfield
Gaston – Jono Wainman
Captain Hook – Kieran Danby
Pied Piper – Daniel Bamber
Snow White – Pauline Milroy
Princess Aurora – Nicola Wilson
Tinkerbell – Annie Lewis
Red Riding Hood – Emily Brook
Jack’s Mother – Sue Bielby
Goldilocks – Holly Brigdon
Gretel – Emily Hardy
Alice in Wonderland – Sophie Robinson
Rapunzel – Hannah Colthup
Queen of Hearts – Beth Moran
Alice Fitzwarren – Emily Dervey

Mama Shrek – Georgina Garton
Papa Shrek – TBA
Queen Lillian – Sally Hague
King Harold – TBA

Lead Puppeteer – Sally Hague
Assistant Puppeteers – TBA

(Other Fairytale Characters to be cast once rehearsals have commenced)

Abbie Renzo, Alice Hemmingway, Allison Owen, Dot Gilchrist, Elise Johnson, Katie Flanagan, Kerry Leslie, Kimberley Fletcher, Rachel Gilroy, Sam Blakey (some of the Fairytale Characters will also double as dancers)

Abigail Potter, Alison Imrie, Cat Keech, Daisy Evison, Elaine Windass, Evie Parker, Joanne Holmes, Joseph Platten, Josh Butler, Katie Osindeinde, Lauren Wilson, Rebecca Hunt, Ryah Russell.

Avenue Q

Avenue Q – Hull Truck Theatre, July 2016 …

Hessle Theatre Company are proud to announce that we will be performing the award winning musical AVENUE Q at Hull Truck Theatre between 12-16 July 2016.

Director: Richard Foot
Musical Director: Ian Appleyard

Cast List

Puppet Characters

Princeton – Jack Simmonds
Kate Monster – Rachel Waters
Nicky – James Galer
Rod – Luke Gillingham
Trekkie Monster – Nathan Major
Lucy – Sarah Brodie
Bad Idea Bear – Aiden Thompson-Coates
Bad Idea Bear – Sally Hague
Mrs T. and Nicky second hand – Katherine Fitzgerald
Ricky/Newcomer and Trekkie second hand – Joe Porte

Human Characters

Christmas Eve – Tiolina Puteh
Brian – Russell Fallon
Gary Coleman – Michelle Metcalfe

Show outline 

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City, on Avenue Q, we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but, perhaps, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it.

Into the Woods

Be careful what you wish for…

Made famous by the recent Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and James Corden, ‘Into the Woods’ is the ingenious fairy-tale musical about the realities of getting what you wish for.

When a childless baker and his wife set out on a quest to raise a family, their paths collide with Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (and his beanstalk!) with hilarious and heartfelt consequences that none could have predicted. Having each achieved their own ‘happy ever after’ they must choose how to make amends and unite to save the kingdom from the ultimate threat.

The writer of musicals ranging from ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Sweeney Todd’, Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the greatest living composer-lyricist. His enchanting score for ‘Into the Woods’ is in turns dazzling, joyous and achingly poignant.

Into The Woods


The Witch Samantha Flanagan
The Baker Russell Fallon
The Bakers Wife Hannah Wilson
Cinderella Sally Hague
Cinderella’s Prince James Galer
Little Red Riding Hood Olivia Hewitt-Jones
Jack Jowan Long
Rapunzel’s Prince Joe Porte
Rapunzel Bekki Grange
Jack’s Mother Katherine Fitzgerald
Cinderella’s Stepmother Janet Phillips
Lucinda Emma Rokahr
Florinda Rachel Waters
Narrator Mark Jardine
Mysterious Man Neal Edlin
Wolf Richard Foot
Steward Kevin Hickson
Granny/Cinderella’s Mother Elaine Windass