Footloose Cast

 Ben Lancaster

Ben Lancaster from Morley plays the part of Ren McCormack

Ben originally joined LAOS in March this year, when he played Rolf in our production of The Sound of Music at Leeds Grand Theatre.  This is the second time Ben has played Ren McCormack, having previously played the role at York Grand Opera House with Stage Experience in the Summer.

Previous theatre credits include John in Miss Saigon and Jimmy in Flashdance (both at Wakefield Theatre Royal), and both the Constable and the Russian Tenor in Fiddler On The Roof (York Grand Opera House).

In August this year, Ben commenced his professional training at Renaissance Arts, studying Dance & Musical Theatre under the Steven Houghton Scholarship.

Rebecca Ferrin
Rebecca Ferrin from Arthington plays the part of Ariel Moore

Playing the role of Ariel is Rebecca’s first appearance with LAOS.  Earlier this year, she played Swallow in Whistle Down The Wind with BrassNeck Theatre in Yeadon.  She has also appeared at Bradford Alhambra as Cathy Cratchitt in Scrooge with Tommy Steele and professional cast.

TV credits include Jen in the BBC drama South Riding, and a Victorian schoolgirl in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times for BBC Powerful Texts.

Rebecca has studied Classical Singing and Musical Theatre, and has her ALCM Diploma in the latter.  She dances with youth company North Yorkshire Dance, who were selected to represent Yorkshire in the National Festival U Dance in Leeds in July this year.

John Hall
John Hall from York plays the part of Rev. Shaw Moore

This is John’s first show with LAOS, but it will certainly not be his last, having already secured the role of Julian Marsh in 42nd Street next March at Leeds Grand Theatre.  John has performed primarily in the York area, and recent roles he has enjoyed playing include the title role in Sweeney Todd, Tevye (Fiddler On The Roof), John Wilkes Booth (Assassins), Molokov (Chess), Harold (The Full Monty), Georges (La Cage Aux Folles), Captain von Trapp (The Sound of Music), and Boone (Whistle Down The Wind).

Also a director, John’s recent credits include Company (Upstage York) and Little Shop of Horrors  (Joseph Rowntree Theatre), both with York Light Opera Company; The Producers (York Grand Opera House), and the UK amateur premiere of Bad Girls (Joseph Rowntree Theatre), both with York Stage Musicals.  John has been appointed Director of the newly formed York Light Youth, a satellite of York Light Opera.

Sarah Buckley
Sarah Buckley from Sheffield plays the part of Vi Moore

This is Sarah’s debut with LAOS, and she joins the cast of Footloose with a wealth of experience in musical theatre.  Her favourite roles to date include Anna in The King and I (Doncaster and Stoke);  Maureen in Rent (Barnsley and Stoke); Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden, The Beaver in The Hunting of the Snark, and The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (all Sheffield).  Recently, she played three parts – Elsa, Frau Schmidt and Sister Sophia – in alternate performances of The Sound of Music in Durham.

Sarah was awarded Best Supporting Actress for Rafaela in Grand Hotel at the Waterford International Festival in 2007.  She is also a regular soloist for Sheffield Fellowship, performing at Sheffield City Hall twice a year.

Lee West
Lee West from Tadcaster plays the part of Willard Hewitt

This is Lee’s debut performance with LAOS.  Other roles played have mainly been in and around the York area, including Mark in Rent (Upstage Youth Centre, York), Sonny in Grease (York Grand Opera House), Perchik in Fiddler On The Roof and Vinnie in Lucky Stiff (both York College), and Scarecrow in The Wiz at Tadcaster Grammar School.  He also understudied the role of The Engineer in Miss Saigon at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Lee completed his Diploma in Musical Theatre at York College earlier this year, and is now hoping to secure a place in drama school in London.

Robyn McIntyre
Robyn McIntyre from Knaresborough plays the part of Rusty

Robyn is a newcomer to LAOS, and to the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  She has previously played many principal roles in and around the York area, including Hodel (Fiddler On The Roof), Urleen (Footloose), Kim (Miss Saigon), Swallow (Whistle Down The Wind – directed by Scott Garnham), and most recently Sandy in Grease at the York Grand Opera House.  Next Spring Robyn will be appearing with Ilkley Upstagers as Cosette in their production of Les Misérables.

Robyn is currently on a gap year and is applying for a place in drama school.

Chris Town
Chris Town from Skipton plays the part of Chuck Cranston
Fiona Lane
Fiona Lane from Headingley plays the part of Wendy Jo
Frankie Townsend
Frankie Townsend from Castleford plays the part of Urleen
Adam Appleby
Adam Appleby from Rothwell plays the part of Coach Roger Dunbar
Christine Castle
Christine Castle from Alwoodley plays the part of Principal Harriet Clark

Anne-Marie Hunt

Anne-Marie Hunt from Wortley plays the part of Eleanor Dunbar

Glen Boldy
Glen Boldy from Calverley plays the part of Wes Warnicker
Julie Boldy
Julie Boldy from Calverley plays the part of Lulu Warnicker
Jane Robinson
Jane Robinson from Bingley plays the part of Betty Blast
Joe Mellor
Joe Mellor from Pudsey plays the part of Cowboy Bob
Vicky Garbett
Vicky Garbett from Meanwood plays the part of Ethel McCormack
Matt Lightowler
Matt Lightowler from Leeds plays the part of Travis
Andrew Bennett
Andrew Bennett from Leeds plays the part of Lyle
David Newell
David Newell from Morley plays the part of Garvin
Matt Silverwood
Matthew Silverwood from Leeds plays the part of Jeter
Danny Smith
Danny Smith from Wakefield plays the part of Bickle

Footloose cast

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