We are so proud here at Millfield Theatre to provide a quality, high end Christmas Pantomime. Alongside the backstage work, the talented cast is astonishing, powerful and very entertaining! Find out more about each cast member below: Book your tickets for Beauty and the Beast here.
Lottie-Daisy Francis as Beauty
Lottie-Daisy Francis began her career training at LAMDA and the Urdang Academy, studying musical theatre.
Her theatre credits include: Princess Alice in Puss In Boots (Hoxton Hall & Dugdale Centre); Friend 2 in The Quentin Dentin Show (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Cast Album; Camilla Morgan in It Tastes Like Home (Tristan Bates Theatre); Ronnie Spector in Leader Of The Pack (Waterloo East Theatre) & Sidesaddle in Soho Cinders(Pleasance Theatre).
Recently, Lottie-Daisy has moved into television and film, working on ‘Alan Carr’s New Years Eve Spectacular’ in 2017, and the new British movie ‘The Bromley Boys’ in 2018.
James Edge as The Beast/Prince Phillipe
James trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated in 2015.
Since graduating, James has been busy working with the Birmingham Rep in Multiple 'Foundry Nights', a Workshop of 'Vilehalla' and performed as Phillip in 'The Cage' which won "Best Piece of the Night" by a guest panel of judges.
James has performed multiple shows at The Old Joint Stock. These include Macduff in 'Macbeth' , Jacob Wiley in 'Billy Young - A Life On Death Row', Jason in 'Ordinary Days' and most recently Richard in 'Thrill Me'
Other recent credits Include: Jack in 'Jack in the beanstalk' (Tour), Stephen In 'The Swinging Sixties' (Tour), Benny in 'RENT' (Old Rep Theatre) and Prince Charming In 'Cinderella' (Swan Theatre).
James originated the role of Kris Humphries in the musical and national tour of 'The Marriage of Kim K’. The production was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award and completed its run at the Arcola Theatre. London. James is part of the cast workshopping 'The Merchant Of Port Royal' at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and a new musical called 'Wardrobe' at the Leicester Curve.
Alex Scott Fairley as Witch Heather
Alex is delighted to be appearing in pantomime at Millfield again! He has previously appeared here as (deep breath) Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk, Abanazar in Aladdin, Ronnie Hardup in Cinderella, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, King Rat in Dick Whittington, The Demon King in Mother Goose and Madame Fifi in (a different) Beauty and the Beast.
Alex has just finished appearing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as Mary Sunshine in Chicago, James Joyce in Travesties, and Lieutenant Spicer in Quality Street. In previous seasons there he has appeared in High Society, Absurd Person Singular, People, The Ruling Class, A Chorus of Disapproval, Lady Windermere’s Fan and Hello, Dolly!
His other credits include Round The Horne (Apollo Theatre); The Shakespeare Revue, (UK Tour); Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs (UK Tour); Blood Brothers (Phoenix); Flahooley! and Mexican Hayride (Sadler’s Wells); Enjoy! (York Theatre Royal); A Capital Affair (Vienna’s English Theatre); Doctor Faustus (Creation, Oxford); Pool (Brockley Jack); The Tempest (Winchester Theatre Royal); Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Way To Keep Him (Artifice). His German-language credits include Was Ihr Wollt and Romeo und Julia (Openhouse, Vienna). As a puppeteer he worked on Midnight (Peacock, London); and Monstersaurus (UK Tour) and has toured the USA with The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room On The Broom and Pigeon Party!
Quite a long time ago, Alex studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, and he still works as a proof-reader and translator, for everyone from Volkswagen to the University of Bern. His translation work for the stage includes Der Grüffelo for Junges Theater, Bonn.
Guido Garcia Lueches as Louis
Guido is a Uruguayan actor musician, working in the UK stage since 2015. Training: Instituto de Actuación de Montevideo, and Associated Studios in London.
UK credits include: It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross Theatre), Ordinary Days (Soho Theatre), Into the Woods (Chelsea Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co), Narnia (Brentwood Theatre), Julius Caesar (Brighton Fringe), and the new musicals Fidel (Iris Theatre), CHE (BEAM2018), Illegals: The Game Show (Waterloo East), A Brand New Start (Tristan Bates), The Curse of Love (Bread & Roses).
Paul Cleveland as Madame Fifi
Paul is currently researching and writing his first one man show 'Dressing Them Up'.
His theatre credits include: Widow Twankey in Aladdin (The Curve, Slough), Burford in House Guest
(Chesterfield, Sidmouth & Theatre Royal, Windsor), Paul in Absent Friends (Pomegranate
Theatre, Chesterfield), Conrad in Veronica's Room (UK Tour), Charles in Kindly Leave
The Stage (UK Tour), Durand de Champagne/Executioner in The Friar (Play Reading),
Phillip/Strange/Paul in House of Ghosts (UK Tour), Sarah The Cook in Dick Whittington
(Winsford), Fish in Dr Seusses' The Cat in the Hat (Greenwich Theatre), Macy in Miracle
on 34th Street (UK Tour), Character Lead Actor in Sidmouth Repertory Season 2013,
Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Lost, London), George in Suddenly Last
Summer (Hampstead Theatre), Fabian in Twelfth Night (Blenheim Place), David in The
Rivals (Wimbledon Studio), Gabriel in I Pagliacci (Royal Opera House), Buttons in
Cinderella (Player's, London), Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer (Tour), Toy
Maker's Clown in Oliver! (London Palladium), Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (UK
Tour), Carbucketty in Cats (UK Tour), Strump in Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour) & The
Royal Variety Performance (Dominion Theatre). Film & TV: Simon in A Matter of Fact
(BBC), Arthur in P.I. P.I. (Silver Bullet Films), Robert in The Will (Silent Dog Films)
Kidnapper in The Ransom (Miles Dickinson) & Manila in Blanche Dumas From A-Z
Adam Braidley as Gaston
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Theatre credits: Joe/Dick in GUY - The Musical (UK Tour), Lead Singer for Holland America Cruise Lines, U/S and played John in Britten in Brooklyn (Wilton’s Music Hall); Dick in Dick Whittington (Britannia Theatre, Chatham); Flight (Opera Holland Park).
Short Film includes; Huge Jackman in Not Suitable for Work
Rehearsed Readings include: Something Something Lazarus; Out There: The Musical
Commercials include: Asda
Philip Lee as Professor
Philip trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London
Previously in pantomime Philip has played: Will Scarlet in Robin Hood, Clive the Camel in King Tut - A Pyramid Panto and Grendal in Beowulf.
Theatre credits include: Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore UK tour, KoKo in The Mikado at King's Head Theatre, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Soho Theatre and on tour, Dick Dauntless in Ruddigore for Charles Court Opera, Mr Snow in Carousel for Opera North at the Barbican, Renato Di Rossi in Do I Hear a Waltz? at The Park Theatre, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville at Chiswick House for Focus Opera and Rodolfo in OperaUpClose's Olivier award winning production of La Boheme.
Other roles include: Nadir in The Pearl Fishers (Swansea City Opera UK tour); Danny in Offside! (newly commissioned children's opera); Count Almaviva (or The Marquis of Bath) The Barber of Seville (Or Salisbury) Opera Up Close; Hilarion in Princess Ida and Lord Tolloller in Iolanthe (Buxton G&S Festival) and a special performance at the Tower of London of The Yeomen Of The Guard (Carl Rosa Opera), Nemorino- E'lisir D'amore, Arnalta - The Coronation of Poppea, Gastone - La Traviata and Alfredo - Die Fledermaus.