The Creation & Inspiration
My name is Natasha Mould and the journey creating this show only began in September 2020!
I am a musical theatre performer and choreographer who has always dreamed of creating a show. However, with little experience on this side of the stage (or time spare) it was something I knew was for later in my career. Due to the affect COVID-19 had on the arts throughout 2020 and my own unemployment, it made me even more passionate about producing and creating a work opportunity for some of the most talented people I know who were in the same position I was.
The inspiration for this show comes from my own pandemic carer shift. In early March 2020, when lockdown began and curtains closed, I immediately acquired a full time job in a local community care role. I switched bright lights around mirrors and standing ovations for unkempt ground floor flats and wiping bums. In all honesty … I loved it. After seven months of being a full-time carer of the elderly I decided the story of theatre workers in 2020 must be told. I spoke with friends and found inspiration in their endeavours into new and highly altered lifestyles like my own. I took those stories and did what us ‘stagey’ lot do best – Make a song and dance out of it!
Writer, Director, Choreographer & Producer
Natasha left the West End cast of 9 to 5 just before the first lockdown, covering and playing Doralee Rhodes, the Dolly Parton role, at The Savoy Theatre. As a hugely successful performer her further credits include:
Jemima and Rumple teaser in CATS, Penny Pingleton and Tammy in Hairspray, Cha Cha and Patty Simcox in Grease, BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mrs Worthington In Me and My Girl, Annie Get Your Gun, ITV's Xtra Factor, and Dance Captain in 'Strictly Confidential' UK Tour directed by Craig Revelhorwood.
Choreographic experience include: BBC's Strictly Come Dancing (2013/2014/2015/16, 'Before We Grow Old' Mozaics (music video), Associate Choreographer on 'I should be so Lucky' UK Tour.
Assistant Choreographer to Matt Flint for BBC's Children in Need. Guest Choreographer for Pasha Kovalev’s Tour ‘Dance the night away’.
Coming from a highly musical family, Richard played trumpet from a young age in various Brass, Wind and Jazz Bands. He featured with his Electronic Rock band ‘The Disciples’ on BBC Radio Introducing in 2012 and then again in 2019. Studying music production at the University of Kent, he was introduced to film scoring, and after founding his composition company ‘Noisehook’, has gone on to score for independent films and video games. Richard thrives on new opportunities and has broadened his portfolio to include musical theatre, collaborating with Taylor Walker on numerous projects, more recently the short performance pieces ‘The Storm’, ‘Mother’s Calling’ and ‘A Chorus Line (Reimagined)’. Working on ‘2020 The Musical' showcases Richard’s diversity through his use of percussive rhythm, thematic melodies and layering. This work aims to create environments reflective of the characters that they represent using everyday sounds.
Busker / Multi-Role
Samantha is originally from Bolton and trained at the Urdang Academy.
Credits include: Urleen/Dance Captain in Footloose (UK & International Tour); Onstage Swing in Jack and the Beanstalk (Newbury Corn Exchange); Narrator/Busker in 2020 the Musical (Tour); Offie Award nominated for Titty in Brass (Union Theatre); Dance Captain in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Bolton Albert Halls); Sofia & u/s Amalia in Carmen (Union Theatre); Backing Vocalist for Eurovision Song Contest (BBC).
Twitter - @SRichardsUK
Instagram - @_samantharichards
Natasha has worked in many areas of the industry, as a creative, dancer, singer and actress.
'Strictly Confidential' a Strictly UK tour. the European/UK tour and West End revival of CATS with Nicole Scherzinger, Jemima/Rumple Teaser, Hairspray UK tour as Penny Pingleton, Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regents Park Open air theatre, Annie Get your gun at Sheffield Crucible, Grease UK tour as CHA CHA and Patty Simcox, Me and My Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre. First cover to Doralee Rhodes the Dolly Parton role in 9 to 5 at The Savoy Theatre London, and 1st Cover Glinda in Leicester curves production of The Wizard of Oz.
TV CREDITS INCLUDE:
ITV's The Xtra Factor, MustChup Sauce advert, BBC Children in Need, and has danced annually as an extra dancer in the professional and celebrity duos on BBC Strictly Come Dancing.
She has assisted numerous choreographers such as, Nathan Clark, Matt Flint, Richard Marcel, Jason Gilkison to name a few. In 2013,15,16,19 She was assistant choreographer on pro numbers and professional and celebrity duets on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. Natasha Choreographed the music video for the band 'Mozaics' Single 'Before we grow old'.
Natasha is ecstatic to be taking her own musical to The Edinburgh Fringe and she cannot wait to see how audience receive the whole production.
Training: Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre
Theatre credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Curve Theatre), Bird Brigade (The Other Palace).
Credits whilst training include: Follies, Move it 2022 (ExCel) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Tom is very excited to be spending his Summer at The Fringe for the first time and would like to thank his family, friends and his agent for their continued support.
Follow Tom on social media:
Instagram - @tom.watson2022
Boris Johnson / Multi-Role
Oliver Britten is an actor, voice over artist and singer with over 15 years' experience in the entertainment business.
As an actor he has enjoyed critically acclaimed success across multiple genres. His work in immersive theatre as an actor, director and creator is of particular note.
He has also performed as a comedy actor on screen in several commercial campaigns both at home and abroad and has several credits for TV and film.
He works extensively as a voice over artist, with a varied body of work from documentaries to children's cartoons.
He has worked in musicals, video games and street theatre. He is in a covers band, has released his own comedy single on Spotify and has worked as a host and a presenter.
He has always enjoyed doing impressions, mainly for fun, but is thrilled to be doing so professionally as a proud cast member of 2020 the musical at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Jasmine Davis Graduated from The Urdang Academy. She has recently finished Disney’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’ UK Tour and West End run (London Palladium). Jasmine credits also include ‘gentlemen prefer Blondes’ at the Union Theatre, ‘Sammy The Musical’, ‘Squad Goals’ as well as on screen in BBC Three’s ‘ The break- Rude’ , and most recently in a commercial for SKY Stream.
Jasmine is very excited to be a part of a new musical and can’t wait to see where it goes!
Herbie / Multi-Role
Training: Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre (2020 Graduate)
Theatre credits include: Jersey Boys West End (Trafalgar Theatre), Swing and Assistant Dance Captain, covering Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi
Training credits include: Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Jack is thrilled to be performing at Edinburgh Fringe for the first time, and he thanks his family and friends for their continued love and support.
Dot / Multi-Role
"Heya, it’s Sofia Cullinane here, a performance artist working in this wonderful whacky but indescribably great industry. I’m just graduating from my 3 years at PPA, training in Musical Theatre and I’m excited to now work with the beautiful team of ‘2020 the musical’ to create fresh exciting theatre.
I love sharing stories with the world through art and what a privilege to celebrate the power of humanity with a show about such a worldwide shared experience.
It’s my first time at the Edinburgh fringe, and I cannot wait. See you all there!"