CREATIVE TEAM

LAURA SIMPSON 

 Concept, Books & Lyrics

Laura is a playwright, director and former primary school teacher. She trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

As a writer, Laura has created several short musical plays for young people, two of which Caterpillar and Spyder, toured nationally and were enjoyed by more than 10,000 children and their families. Laura is currently working on a full length musical, Radio Silence, which explores the impact of WW2 on the inhabitants of Guernsey.

 

Laura and Rickey have several more projects in the early stages of development, including a new musical for children called Socks for Christmas.

 

As director, Laura has created many pieces with her company Playworks, which specialised in theatre for children, as well as working for LiveNation’s education team on a number of national tours including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie and Jerry Springer the Opera.

RICKEY LONG

Music & Orchestrations

Rickey trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), and later received a place on the postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music, specialising in Musical Direction.

Since graduating Rickey worked on a number of smaller productions including Holy Crap, NewsRevue and workshops at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East as well as working on several professional UK and Ireland touring productions, including Avenue Q, Hairspray and most recently Motown the Musical.

 

Rickey was the musical director for the professional European premiere of Little Women the Musical. Rickey has also worked as vocal coach for a number of clients including Louise Redknapp, Kevin Clifton, Saara Aalto, Anton Stephens and Tyrone Huntley.

 

Rickey is due to start the Grease tour in early 2021. 

STEPHEN HANSMANN ROUXEL

Producer

Stephen graduated from Queen Margaret University with a degree in arts management.


Taking advice from his tutor to seek experience in running a business before moving into commercial theatre, he went into finance. As a result, Stephen is currently the Managing Director of one of Guernsey’s largest fund management companies and sits on various industry forum committees including the Chamber of Commerce and the Guernsey Investment Fund Association.


This has not stopped him continuing to produce plays since graduating both in Edinburgh and Guernsey as well as being the Chairman of Tin Whistle, a professional theatre company based in Guernsey.

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