The Show Team
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- David MarriottCompany Founder & Musical DirectorDavid MarriottCompany Founder & Musical Director
David read law at university but decided to pursue a career in performing arts. He trained for two years at the Court Theatre Training Company. After training David was a professional Actor/Musician with shows ranging from National Tours (Jane Eyre, Emma, She Stoops to Conquer) to local pantomimes (Jack and the Beanstalk, Gordon Craig, Stevenage). David formed RARE Productions with Andy Burton in 2003 and is the company’s senior musical director and Producer of all productions. David’s past work includes, Oklahoma (Assistant MD), Three Penny Opera (MD), Caucasian Chalk Circle (MD), Guys and Dolls (MD), Annie (MD), Bugsy Malone (MD), Little Shop of Horrors (MD), Oliver! (MD) and Summer Holiday (MD).
- Sophie DraperChoreographerSophie DraperChoreographerSophie has been dancing since she was 3 and over the years she has trained and taken exams in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Drama. In 2014 she started training at London Studio Centre where she had many performance opportunities including a UK tour with Intoto, the Contemporary Dance Company, in her 3rd year. She graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Dance and then began to start her teaching career as a freelancer while studying for a Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching. Since securing her qualifications and a Registered Teaching Status with the British Ballet Organisation, she now teaches for a few companies while also finally pursuing her dream of teaching at her own dance school. She has been a Choreographer for Rare Productions since 2017.
- Shaine DaviesShow DirectorShaine DaviesShow DirectorShaine was previously a RARE cast member, gaining roles such as Tracy in Hairspray and Miss Hannigan in Annie, before joining the team as a director.Shaine graduated from drama school in 2018, gaining a BA Hons in Acting and has since worked on a number of short films and plays. Throughout her time at drama school, she received training in units such as devising, musical theatre, voice over, film and TV, vocal health and control, and movement studies and development. She also most notably played the role of Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.Shaine feels passionately about teaching and developing performance skills alongside directing, and aims to direct shows to the highest possible standard.Shaine is currently working towards a career in Film and TV and theatre.