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William Whelton

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Whilst in SCAMPS will took on roles such as Julian Marsh in 42ndStreet and 'Caleb Pontipee' in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Will came back to choreography a fundraising concert for us in 2013 and we were delighted to welcome him back as a choreographer once more for our 2018 production of CATS!


Training: Laine Theatre Arts 


Will is co-owner and founder of Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester with his husband Joe. They have won numerous awards including ‘The Hospital Club Award’ for Theatre and Performance for their contribution to the Theatre Industry. A ‘Special Achievement Award’ from the Manchester Theatre Awards for founding Hope Mill Theatre. They have most recently been nominated for the prestigious ‘Peter Brook Empty Space Award’ for Hope Mill Theatre and for  the second year in a row for ‘Fringe Theatre of the Year’ at the Stage Awards and have been selected in the ‘Stage 100’, The Stage newspapers list of the 100 most influential people in the theatre industry 2018. Several of the shows the couple have produced at Hope Mill Theatre have gone on to be nominated/ won many awards including Manchester City Life Awards, Manchester Theatre Awards, Northern Soul Awards, Whats on Stage Awards and Stage Debut Awards. 


Choreography Credits: ‘It’s Only Life’, ‘Hair’ (Hope Mill Theatre) and most recently The Vaults in London which has been nominated for two What’s on Stage Nominations. ‘Pippin’ The Musical Hope Mill Theatre and from the 23rdof Feb 2018 London’s Southwark Playhouse. ‘Parade’ the musical Hope Mill Theatre. Jack and the Beanstalk (Clonter Opera Theatre) Our House (Union Theatre). Cinderella (Clonter Opera Theatre). 


Theatre Credits include: Ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance (UK Tour). Ensemble and Understudy Ithankyou and Kitten in Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory (Hackney Empire), Angel in Rent (Tabard Theatre), Ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance (Hackney Empire, Australian Tour Including the Sydney Theatre Company and UK Tour), Ensemble in Patience (Union Theatre), Ensemble and Understudy God in Children of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre), Dancer in Aladdin and Cinderella (Norwich Theatre Royal). 

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