Phillip started out 35 years ago in New Zealand when he fronted ‘Shazam!’ He then returned to Britain to present the new BBC Children’s show ‘From The Broom Cupboard’ and went on to present multiple series of ‘Going Live’ ‘Take Two’, ‘The Movie Game’ and ‘Schofield’s Europe’, as well as touring successful theatre productions such as ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘Dr Doolittle’.
Phillip remains one of the principle faces for ITV where he enjoys a versatile set of shows.
Phillip signed to co-present the ITV show ‘This Morning’ with Fern Britton in 2002 and shortly thereafter signed an exclusive contract with ITV. He remains one of the principle faces for the channel where he has enjoyed hosting a versatile set of shows such as ‘Dancing On Ice’, ‘The Cube’, ‘Mr & Mrs’, ‘You’re Back In The Room’, the ‘British Soap Awards’, ‘The Military Awards’ and ‘Text Santa’ among others, as well as his most recent series ‘Schofield’s South African Adventure’ and ‘5 Gold Rings’. He continues to host ‘This Morning’ where he struck up a successful partnership with his “on screen wife” Holly Willoughby, which has since earned them a whole host of awards for the show!
As a major wine enthusiast, Phillip is proud to be working alongside Waitrose, recommending wines to accompany menus throughout their various platforms.
Sophie Evans trained at Arts Ed. Her theatre work includes A Night Before Christmas/A Little of What You Fancy (Salisbury); You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James); and The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium). TV includes Under Milk Wood, Diva, Over the Rainbow, The Big Performance and Date to Dream. Film includes Pride and The World’s End.
Sophie was the runner-up in the BBC’s talent search series Over the Rainbow in 2010 at the age of 17. She went on to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in the West End, taking over the role full time in 2012. She has performed in many concerts all over the world, including Japan and Berlin, and she has toured regularly with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, including a recent UK tour, a 10-week run on Broadway, and a US tour finishing at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.
Liam trained at Elaine Ferry's Three Spires Dance School and entered a competition organised by GMTV to find a newcomer to play Troy in the national tour of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. There was an overwhelming response from viewers and Liam emerged as a clear winner. Following theatre credits include Link Larkin in HAIRSPRAY (UK Tour); Shane Gray in Disney's CAMP ROCK (Dubai); Ricky Nelson in ROCK 'N' ROLL HEAVEN (Bill Kenwright); Michael in AFTER THE TURN (Courtyard Theatre); Eddie in MAMMA MIA (Prince of Wales Theatre); Shake in CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS (Riverside Studios); Fiyero in WICKED (UK Tour); Matthew in ALTER BOYZ (Greenwich Theatre); Prince Charming in CINDERELLA (Wimbledon Theatre) and most recently Sam in GHOST (Asia Tour).
Laura trained at The University of Leeds and The Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2009 with thanks to the support of The Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award and The BBC Performing Arts Bursary.
Theatre credits include: The Baker’s Wife in INTO THE WOODS (Menier Chocolate Factory), Natalie in LOVE ME TENDER (UK Tour), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (The Palace Theatre), FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (The Vaudeville Theatre), KISS ME KATE (BBC Prom, The Royal Albert Hall) THE WORLD GOES ROUND (The Lyric, Belfast), THE WIZARD OF OZ (London Palladium), GOODBYE BARCELONA (The Arcola Theatre), SHOES (Peacock Theatre), LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY (International Tour).
Her concert work includes: Soloist, JINGLE BELL FAVOURITES (Dubai Opera House), Soloist, THE KNIGHTS OF MUSIC (UK Tour), Soloist, KINGS OF BROADWAY (The Palace Theatre), Soloist, 15th ANNUAL WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS (Prince of Wales) Soloist, WHITE CHRISTMAS/JINGLE BELLS (Royal Albert Hall, 2016 & 2014), Soloist, 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, The Royal Academy of Music (Prince Edward) Monica in FRIENDS THE OPERA (Comedy Central), LES MISERABLES IN CONCERT (The O2 Arena), CLASSIC FM'S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (The O2 Arena), MICHAEL BALL'S HEROES TOUR (Live Nation), ABBAPHONIC (The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra), BSO SYMPHONIC DISCO SPECTACULAR (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), RAY COOPER AND ELTON JOHN (Royal Albert Hall) and FAST FORWARD (The National Theatre).
Television credits include: BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT (SYCO/ Thames Valley Productions) LEMON LA VIDA LOCA (ITV 2/ Bang Tidy Productions), THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (ITV), THE CLASSICAL BRIT AWARDS (BBC), LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (DVD) and the T-MOBILE 'WELCOME HOME CAMPAIGN'.
Recording credits include: MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Pictures), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (Marvel), ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Walt Disney Pictures), INTO THE WOODS (Walt Disney Pictures), THE BOOK OF LIFE (20th Century Fox), HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (Dreamworks Animation), BRING ME THE HORIZON-SEMPITERNAL (RCA Records), SING - DIAMOND JUBILEE (Decca Records, Gary Barlow / Andrew Lloyd Webber) and IL DIVO, WICKED GAME (SYCO Records). Laura also features as the Factory Girl on LES MISERABLES LIVE! 2010 CAST ALBUM (Cameron Mackintosh).
Training: Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts with scholarships from The Peter Coxhead Fund and The BBC Performing Arts Fund.
Theatre: Jamie in The Last Five Years (Kulturhaus, Frankfurt), Cover Barry Mann in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre, West End), Pablo in Sister Act (Kilworth House Theatre), Tony Visconti in 20th Century Boy – The Marc Bolan Musical (UK Tour), Oliver in Another Way (Cockpit Theatre), Montparnasse & cover Marius in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre, West End), cover Riff Raff & Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour) and Brother in Evita (European Tour)
Film/TV: Student in Les Miserables (Working Title), Smith in The Agency (Cinefade), Danny in G.A.Z.E (12th Floor Prods.), Joe in Numb Love (Fabiani Films).
Cast Recordings: Muted (Interval Productions)
Workshops: Teenage Michael in Muted (Iris Theatre), Ed in Pieces of String (Tristan Bates Theatre), Frank McCourt in Songs From the Ashes – Angela’s Ashes The Musical (Derby Theatre) and Terry McAdam in Defect (Perfect Pitch).
Emily studied theatre at the University of Warwick and the Central School of Speech and Drama. She was awarded a BBC Fame Academy bursary to fund her post graduate studies.
Theatre credits include: The Canterville Ghost (Italian tour) The Tender Land (Gatehouse Theatre) Music Theatre Now with Rosemary Ashe (Arcola Theatre) Me & My Girl and Crazy for You (London Palladium) Don Giovanni (Trafalgar Square open-air theatre) A Slice of Saturday Night, Cinderella (Royal Court Theatre - Queen Elizabeth) Swinging Into Christmas, In the Mood (Wicksteed Park Pavilion) The Songs that Won the War (UK tour) The Knights of Music (UK Tour) Dial M for Murder (Blue Orange Theatre) The Winters Tale (UK/Poland) Home for Christmas (Evesham Arts Centre) Summer at the Musicals & Sunday at the Musicals (St James Theatre)
Emily appeared onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth & Queen Mary 2 as a lead vocalist and tours the UK & internationally with Vintage singing groups The D-Day Darlings, The Bombshell Belles & The Hollywood Starlets. She also tours the UK with a 1960s hit parade show - Goin’ Back, and a timeless tribute to the Carpenters Yesterday Once More. www.facebook.com/EJBMusicOfficial
TV/Film credits include: The Girl With All the Gifts (feature) Movies4Men-Great Westerns (commercial) Birmingham University MBA (commercial) Wise Up! (channel 4) Goodbye-ee (short) A Real Peach (short).
Emily will appear this Summer in ‘The Great British Seaside Show’ in Kettering. She will also be reigning misery over Taunton this Christmas as the villainous ‘Melevola’ in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.
Simon started performing from a young age making his West End Debut at the age of 12 as the title role in Oliver! (London Palladium, Original Cast).
Other theatre credits include: Fred Astaire in ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ (UK Tour) played Rolf in 'The Sound of Music' (London Palladium, Original cast), Joseph in 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (New London Theatre), Les Miserables (UK Tour), Feste in 'Twelfth Night' (Royal Court Theatre) Gary in 'A Slice of Saturday Night' (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company) Lead Vocalist in 'Ruthie Henshall - Sounds Of Hollywood' (Royal Festival Hall & UK Concert Tour), Oscar the Grouch in 'Sesame Street the Musical' (Middle Eastern Tour) Frankie Valli in 'Rock Around The Clock' (Monte Carlo & UK tour), Nibs in 'Peter Pan the Musical Adventure' (Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse), Young Pip in 'Great Expectations' (UK Tour), Tommy Stubbins in 'Doctor Dolittle' (UK tour).
Simon is proud to be an original member of "The 12 Tenors" which has taken him to vastly different lands including Norway, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Dubai, UK, Venice, Monte Carlo, Portugal, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Turkey and South Africa.
Television: Ant & Decs Saturday night takeaway, Neil Patrick Harris’s ‘Best time ever’ (NBC, USA) The Paul O Grady Show, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, Crime Watch, Cracker and Prime Suspect and Co presented documentaries for French, Japanese and South African Television. His most notable TV commercial was the (Slap head) KFC singing ad campaign, which was rated in the top 100 British TV ads of all time.
Cast Recordings: include The Sound Of Music (London Palladium), The Twelve Tenors, Dancing Queen, Spirit Of Christmas, Peter Pan The Musical, New Jersey Nights, The Knights Of Music.
Producing: ‘The Barricade Boys’ which showcased at the Charing Cross theatre in London's West End and is thrilled to bring you ‘The Knights Of Music’ UK Tour 2016 starring Phillip Schofield.
Gary Lloyd has fast become one of the UK's most sought after Director / Choreographers.
Known for his crossover from music to theatre, Gary has worked as Creative Director with some of the world's biggest artists on their live performances and arena tours, bringing his wealth of experience in latest technology and sound as well as his innate creative vision to the theatrical stage.
Theatre credits as Director and Choreographer include,
CARRIE the Musical - Southwark Playhouse - WINNER Best Off West End Production WOS Awards 2016, (Off West End Award nominee Best Director, Best Choreographer), GREASE, Silja Line / Belinda King Productions; OUR HOUSE - The Madness Musical, 2016 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; THRILLER LIVE! - Lyric Theatre, West End (2013/2012 Olivier Audience Award nominee and 2010 What’s On Stage Nominee Best New Musical and Best Choreographer), UK Tours, World Tour; 20TH CENTURY BOY - The Story of Marc Bolan, UK Tour (Broadway World winner for Best New Touring Musical and nominee for Best Choreographer and Best Actor in a Musical);
SISTER ACT - 2015 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; FAME – the 25th Anniversary UK Tour; THE TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE - Gelredome Stadium, Arnhem; FOOTLOOSE - 2013 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; FLASH MOB - Peacock Theatre; 20TH CENTURY BOY - Belgrade Theatre Coventry; HAiR The Musical - Piccadilly Theatre (in support of Help for Heroes), Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam and European Tour; 20th Century Boy - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (2011 What’s On Stage nominee for Best Regional Production); THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES – Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK & North American Tours; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR –Scandinavian Tour, SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – Kodak Theatre Los Angeles; WHAT A FEELING! –2006 UK Tour.
As Choreographer / Movement Director,
THE LIFE - English Theatre, Frankfurt; FAME The Musical – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin and Ireland Tour; “ZIP” –Giant Olive Theatre; ASPECTS OF LOVE – UK Tour starring David Essex; AMADEUS – Sheffield Crucible; ANIMAL FARM - West Yorkshire Playhouse; MY FAIR LADY - Larnaca Festival and South East Asia Tour; CITY OF ANGELS – English Theatre Frankfurt; ZORRO the Musical - workshop Dir; Chris Renshaw. OH! WHAT A NIGHT - Associate Director/Choreographer;
Gary has also worked with many established artists which among others include: Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis; Robbie Williams; Pink; Anastasia; John Barrowman MBE; Peter Andre; Stooshe; Macy Gray; NeYo; Joe McElderry; Victoria Beckham; Jennifer Hudson; Sir Paul McCartney; Sir Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Tom Jones; Robin Gibb; Ray Quinn; G4; Will Young; Gareth Gates; Emma Bunton; Lemar; Rachel Stevens; Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield; Girls Aloud; Liberty X; Dani Harmer; All Angels, RyanDan; Blake; Faryl Smith; Ordinary Boys; Blue; Atomic Kitten; Basement Jaxx; ABC; Soul II Soul and S Club 8.
Gary has acted as Creative Director and Choreographer for all of these acts working closely with each of them on their international tours, single / album launches and music videos.
Television credits include; "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon", movement coaching for Joseph Fiennes; “American Idol” Seasons 1 - 3; Disney’s “My Camp Rock”; “The X Factor”, BBC’s “Skate Nation” & “Jump Nation” and “The One and Only” all as choreographic expert and mentor; Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away; Brits 25; The Classical Brit Awards; The Royal Variety Performance; I DREAM; Eurovision Song Contest; Bump N Grind (Trouble TV); Comic Relief; ITV’s Avenue of the Stars;
Commercials include: Victoria Beckham “VB” Denim Range Ad; Wispa “For The Love Of Wispa” commercial; Daz “I’m Too Sexy” commercial; Debenhams “Styling The Nation”.
Other credits include two Royal Gala Performances at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Artistic Director for the BAFTA Awards; The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert at the Palace and stage director and choreographer on the 2005 Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen at the Wales Millennium Centre.
From an early age, James has always had a passion for making music, having worked professionally since the age of 15 producing for a leading backing track production company, now aged 22, he has produced tracks and arrangements for theatres all around the world, including London's West End. Over the years he's worked with many different styles of music, and has also produced for TV commercials, and even written jingles for UK theme parks!
James is in high demand as a pianist, working regularly with many of the countries top musicians/bands, including the award winning Mick Donnelly Big Band, and is fortunate enough to have played at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues and events, from international jazz festivals, to engagements with The Royal Family.
As musical director and/or supervisor in theatre, he's worked on big UK Tours to various Pantomimes, and everything in between, with a wide range of stars, such as John Altman (EastEnders), Ashleigh & Pudsey (Britain’s Got Talent Winners), Kim Hartman & Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo), Tom Lister (Emmerdale) & Maureen Nolan (The Nolan Sisters) to name a few. As well as gigging and teaching, James also finds the time to continue to run his own music production company, specialising in bespoke musical theatre arrangements, producing for companies and theatres worldwide. James is very excited to be working with Schofield productions, along side some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the country... and of course the silver fox himself! Please visit his site to find out more.