Just before the first national lockdown hit us back in the Spring and scuppered our plans for Kiss, Me Kate, we held auditions for new members are were pleased to welcome the following new or returning members to BLOC:
Scott Allen: Scott has performed in pantomime and musicals throughout the UK and abroad and most recently was in in Crazy for You with Bristol Musical Theatre at The Redgrave.
Jessica Bell: Jess was a child performer in BLOC’s Evita before joining Minis Youth Theatre Club, then Bristol Musical Youth Productions, University of the West of England Centre of Performing Arts and she is currently a member of BAOS.
Jessica Errington: Jess is currently a member of Wells Little Theatre Company where she has played Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof.
David Evans: also a member of Hens Teeth Production, BAOS, BMCC, CADS and a
former Vice Chairman of St Albans Players, David re-joins BLOC having last performed with us at the Hippodrome as the Toymaker in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Jaryd Evans: another returning member, Jaryd performed with BLOC in My Fair Lady and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is also a member of BAOS and BMCC.
Emma Jones: Emma has performed locally with several companies including St Mary’s Players for whom she was nominated for a Rose Bowl Award for her performance as The Baker’s Wife in the show of the same name.
Jake Kuliszewski: Jake worked with Stage by Stage theatre company in Exeter and took a UAL performing arts course at Exeter College before moving to Bristol to study drama and acting at UWE Bristol.
Danielle Orlans: Danielle is a trained classical singer and Head of Drama at Gordano School; and before moving to Bristol she played Rizzo in Grease for the Centre Stage Company, London.
Charlie Rowlands: Charlie has performed with BAOS for three years and recently choreographed Urinetown which was nominated for a Rose Bowl Award (Best Musical); previously she was a member of BMYP (formerly Junior BLOC) for six years.
Laura Stanley: Laura re-joins BLOC having previously been in the Fiddler on the Roof ensemble then playing Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady and Miss Phillips in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Natalie Tottle: a qualified advanced tap dancer, Natalie achieved a Distinction in Musical Theatre at Filton College and as a hobby was lead singer in a 14-piece weddings and function band.
Maddie Walker: Maddie was nominated for the 'Best Actress in a Youth Production' Rose Bowl Award for playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical and since moving up from youth productions she has performed as a principal dancer in Singin’ In The Rain with BAOS.
Let’s hope you become more than just new faces and that we can all get to know each other properly in 2021!