Stagey Double Ups – over and over again 

Most people love to have a look through their programmes whilst waiting for a show to begin, reading through to find whether or not they’ve seen someone before on the to or film screens, hoping that they are about to see a celebrity on the stage. I do the same, but I am more interested in reading through to find whether or not I’ve seen a performer in another show elsewhere.

With the first few occurrences of double ups between shows, I thought it was just a coincidence. But, as it turns out, out of the twenty shows I’ve seen this year, there has only been two that haven’t featured a performer I have seen in a different show before. At first it was touring productions in which I noticed I had seen them elsewhere, but now it is starting to happen with West End shows too. Have I really seen so many shows that I have began to see performers in multiple roles, sometimes even in the same year?

That appears to be the case, and I am not complaining. I love it, to be honest, it’s beginning to be a sort of game. A challenge to spot who I have seen before.

1. Emma Kingston

2012 – Grease (UK Tour)

2014 – Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour)

2015 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2. Bleu Woodward

2014 – Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour)

2015/2016 – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre London)

3. Ryan O’Gorman

2014 – Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace London)

2015 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

4. Jade Davis

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2016 – Chitty Chitty bang bang (UK Tour)

5. Rosanna Bates

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2016 – Chitty Chitty bang bang (UK Tour)

2017 – Wind in the Willows (London Palladium)

 

6. James Gant

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens theatre London)

2016 – Titanic x 2 ( Charing Cross Theatre London)

2016 – Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Wind in the Willows (London Palladium)

7. George Miller

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2015 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre, London)

8. Niall Sheehy

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens theatre London)

2016 – Titanic x 2 (Charing Cross Theatre London)

9. Beverley Knight

2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2016 – The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre, London)

10. Killian Donnelly

2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2015/2016 x 2 – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre London)

2017 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, London)

11. Albey Brookes

2012 – Grease (UK Tour)

2014 – Singing in the rain (UK Tour)

2015 – Dirty Dancing (UK Tour)

2016 – Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre London)

(Yes, that’s four times in five years)

12. Emma Crossley

2014 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2015 – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre London)

2017 – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre London)

13. Dickie Wood

2014 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

14. Samuel Holmes

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2017 – The Wedding Singer (UK Tour)

15. Jennifer Caldwell

2014 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2015 – Shrek (UK Tour)

16. Michael Ball

2015 – Mack and Mabel (UK Tour)

2016 – Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Together (Plymouth Pavilions)

17. Anna Jane Casey

2014 – Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace London)

2015 – Mack and Mabel (UK Tour)

18. James Lacey
2010 – Sound of music (UK Tour)

2015 – Shrek (UK Tour)

19 – Matilda Shapland

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2014 – Matilda (Cambridge Theatre London)

And yes, I’ve even seen children more then once

20 – Emma Williams

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2016 – Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 3 (Noel Coward Theatre London)

Two shows in one year in the same theatre (and she’s not the only one on this list from those two shows)

21. Jessica Martin

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

22. Ian Bartholomew

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2016 – Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 5 (Noel Coward Theatre London)

23. Kyle Seeley
2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2016 – Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre London)

24. Matthew Malthouse

2014 – Singing in the rain (UK Tour)

2016 – Mrs Henderson presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

25. Carina Gillespie
2012 – Grease (UK Tour)

2015 – Wicked (UK Tour)

26 – Richard Vincent

2012 – Grease (UK Tour)

2015 – Wicked (UK Tour)

27. David Bardsley

2014 – Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre London)

2016 – Titanic x 2 (Charing across Theatre London)

28 – Rob Houchen

2014/2015 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2016 – Titanic x 2 (Charing Cross Theatre London)

29 – Nicole Dean

2015 – Mack and Mabel (UK Tour)

2016 – Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Wind in the Willows (London Palladium)

30 – Neil Roberts

2014 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2016 – Mary Poppins (UK Tour)

31 – Abigail Brodie

2014 – Singing in the rain (UK Tour)

2016 – Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Wind in the Willows (London Palladium)

32 – Graham Lappin

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

33 – Monique Young

2015 – Top Hat (UK Tour)

2016 – Hairspray (UK Tour)

34 – Nia Jarmin

2014 – Singing in the rain (UK Tour)

2016 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour)

35. Paul Hutton

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Billy Elliot (UK Tour)

36. Wayne Fitzsimmons

2014 – Priscilla Queen of the desert (UK Tour)

2016 – Billy Elliot (UK Tour)

37. Rebecca Thornhill

2015 – Top Hat (UK Tour)

2016 – Matilda (Cambridge Theatre London)

38. Claire Machin

2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2016 – Titanic x 2 (Charing Cross theatre London)

2017 – The Girls x 2  (Phoenix Theatre London)

39. Lori Haley Fox

2014 – White Christmas (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

40. Charlie Bull

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

41. Tash Holway

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

42. Vicki Davids

2014 – White Christmas (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

43. Katy Osborne

2015 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

45. Ross McClaren

2014 – White Christmas (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

46. Eddie Myles

2014 – White Christmas (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

47. Matt Holland
2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

48. Gary Murphy

2014 – White Christmas (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

49. Katherine Pearson
2016 – Hairspray (UK Tour)

2016 – Big (UK Tour)

50. John Conroy

2015 – Top Hat (UK Tour)

2016 – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

51. Helen Walsh

2015 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2017 – The Wedding Singer (UK Tour)

52. Sam O’Rourke

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2016 – Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 5 (Noel Coward Theatre London)

53. Ben Forster

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2016 – Phantom of the opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre London)

54. Sion Lloyd

2016 – Titanic x 2 (Charing Cross Theatre London)

2016 – Phantom of the opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre London)

55. Luke McCall

2015 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2016 – Phantom of the opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre London)

56. Oliver Jackson

2016 – Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2016 – School of Rock (New London Theatre London)

57. Matthew Dale

2014 – Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre London)

2016/2017 – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre)

58. Ethan Bradshaw

2014 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

2017 – Ghost (Princess Theatre Torquay)

59. Ross Lee Fawkes

2013 – Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat (Princess Theatre Torquay)

2017 – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

60. Dawn Williams

2015 – Shrek (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Mamma Mia (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 4 (Noel Coward Theatre London)

61. Gerald Carey

2015 – Shrek (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2016 – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre, London)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 5 (Noel Coward Theatre, London)

62. Gary Wilmott

2016 – Big (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Wind in the Willows (London Palladium)

2018 – Dick Whittington (London Palladium)

63. Carly Mercedes Dyer

2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2017 – Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre London)

63. Nana Agyeman Bediako

2016 – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre London)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

64. Simon Ray Harvey

2015 – Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

65. Matt Overfield

2016 – Chitty chitty bang bang (Uk Tour)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

66. Simone Mistry Palmer

2016 – Dirty Dancing (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

67. Brandon Lee Sears

2016 – Dirty Dancing (Theatre Royal Plymouth)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

68. Richard Taylor Woods

2014 – Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre London)

2017 – Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

69. Noah Key

2015 – Elf (Dominion Theatre London)

2017 – School Of Rock (New London Theatre London)

70. Danny Whitehead

2015 – Wicked (UK Tour)

2017 – Les Miserables (Queens Theatre London)

71. Charlie Stemp

2016 – Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre London)

2017 – Half A Sixpence x 4 (Noel Coward Theatre)

2018 – Dick Whittington (London Palladium)

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