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Pedro Etchepare (Arthur)

 

Very curious from an early age, Pedro became familiar with the works of Alan Menken, Elton John and Stephen Schwartz, which lead him to grow a profound interest in the Performing Arts, joining Theatre and Music Ensemble groups in his hometown of Santiago, Chile by the time he was in High School. Shortly after, he started developing his singing technique with bands of varied styles, from Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rythm & Blues and Pop. In 2012 he would land his first dramatic role for a Stage Musical which was followed by the release of an LP and continuous work on stage productions.

 

During the past few years he has performed and worked on several projects in Santiago, New York City, London and is delighted now to have been signed to portray King Arthur for the Theatre en Anglais company in Paris, France.

 

 

 

 

Candice Parise (Morgan & Guinevere)

 

CANDICE PARISE (trained in vocal technique with Angie Cazaux-Berthias and at the « London School of Musical Theater », (amongst others) represents Paris/IDF/Centre as a finalist for the selection of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

In 2010 she is chosen for the part of « Crissy » in the French version of « HAIR the Musical » in Paris and on Tour in France (2010/2011). Also « Esmeralda » in the English version of « Notre Dame de Paris » on tour in China and Korea (2012/2013), « Juliette » in the French version of « Roméo&Juliette » on tour in Japan and China (2012/2013) and

« Eponine » in « A la Vie à la Mort », adapted from « Les Misérables » in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013 she sings as the leading lady of the « Royal Palace » in Kirrwiller and for the « Casinos Barrière » all around France. At the same time, Candice holds the part of Woman 1 in the American musical « Songs for a New World » in Paris. Candice then plays the leading part of « Mi » in the Belgian musical « Piano-Plage » at the Palais des Sports in Paris in June 2014. To end 2014, Candice joined the cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's French adaptation of « The Wizard of Oz », in the leading part of « Dorothy », at the Palais des Congrès of Paris in December 2014 but also in Belgium, beginning of 2015. Spring 2016, Candice becomes the Official Singer of « Holiday on Ice »'s 2016 new show,

« Believe » at the Zénith de la Villette in Paris and on tour in France for almost a 100 shows!In 2017, Candice takes part to the 6th season of TV Show « The Voice » in France. After 3 chairs have turned around, she chooses to integrate Florent Pagny’s Team to continue her journey in this new adventure.

 

In December 2017, Candice is invited by American band « Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox » at the Olympia Hall, to pay tribute to Johnny Hallyday, singing a duet with Haley Reinhart. A few days later, she is one of the leads for the

« Disney in the Movies Philharmonic Concert » at the Palais 12 in Brussels, interpreting the most famous Disney songs with more than 80 musicians. Summer 2018 , Candice will be the lead of a brand new original play called « Seconde Chance », written by Franck Buirod, playing at the Théâtre du Funambule in Paris. After being a « godmother » for more than 6 years, Candice is thrilled to join the cast of King Arthur and be a part of « Théâtre en Anglais »,

this time on stage!

 

 

MATHIEU BECQUERELLE  ( Kay )

Entre-temps, Mathieu travaille de façon régulière avec le groupe vocal a cappella Les Voix Animées sous la direction de Luc Coadou à Toulon.

 

En 2012, il intègre la troupe du spectacle Sister Act au Théâtre Mogador.

 

Il est ensuite metteur en scène assistant du spectacle Songs For A New World à l’automne 2013. En tant que pianiste, Mathieu est amené à accompagner les chanteuses Maurane et Clara Guipont sur France 2.

 

En mars 2014, Mathieu écrit son premier spectacle Comme à la maison, autour de ses compositions personnelles qu’il arrange pour piano, voix et violoncelle. Pour le festival d’Avignon, Mathieu joue le rôle d’un comique-troupier pendant la guerre de 14 dans Le Cabaret Blanche. À l’automne, il travaille sur les chansons de Michel Legrand en écrivant son deuxième spectacle Je l’ai cherché partout, et finit l’année en jouant dans le spectacle jeune public Blanche-Neige & moi à Paris.

 

En 2015, Mathieu intègre le sextet masculin a cappella Opus Jam qui se produit sur les grandes scènes de France mais aussi à l’étranger (Londres, Trévise, Zurich…).

 

C’est avec une grande joie qu’il travaille pour la première fois avec Théâtre En Anglais au printemps 2016 pour interpréter le rôle de Kay dans King Arthur, The Sword From The Stone.

 

 

Phil Schurer [ Merlin & Lancelot ]

 

 

 

 

Heza Botto  { Nelson Mandela }

Heza Botto was born in Cameroon and raised between his native country and France. He trained for acting at le Laboratoire de l’Acteur, Paris, and has worked in both theatre and film industry since then. Aside of roles in short or feature films, he is a member of two companies: Oh! Collectif de la Surprise, which creates contemporary plays based on collective writing in French, and G.I.F.T, international company based in Germany that explores the themes of personal, cultural and political identity in German, French and Italian language. From autumn 2017, he will play Nelson Mandela in «Prisoner 46664». There could be no better combination of projects for a trilingual actor.

 

 

 

 

Chengetai

Née et grandie au Zimbabwe (ex-Rhodésie), Chengetai a commencé sa carrière artistique comme chanteuse. Après avoir accompagné de nombreux artistes sud-africains dans leurs tournées européennes et américaines, et tourné pendant près de 5 ans son propre spectacle d'hommages aux grandes dames du jazz de l'afrique australe, "The Rainbow Music Show", Chengetai est venue s'installer en France à l'invitation de sa maison de disques.

 

En 2010, elle y reçoit le Trophée Charles Trénet pour son premier album "Zimblue" et commence à travailler pour le cinéma et la télévision, en tant que voix tout d'abord, puis silhouette et petit rôle. Elle travaille entre autre, sous la direction de Félix Eboué, et apparait à de nombreuses reprises sur Canal + dans la série "Groland".

 

En 2017, elle fait ses débuts au théâtre avec "Prisoner 46664", une production inédite de la Compagnie "Théâtre en Anglais" consacrée à son héros, Nelson Mandela.

 

 

 

 

Beni Bliss

Bilingual actor and stand-up comedian on the Parisian comedy club circuit . Born in the Congo he moved to france as a child. He started acting when he was 6 years old at elementary school and church. Playing in several producionts that gave him a taste for the stage. At the age of 21 he was a student of the famous french acting class " Cours Florent " . He loves all music and sport especially soccer , basketball and American football [NFL championship ] and also fashion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Shagov

 

Born in New Zealand, Stephen came to France in 1989 to study at L’Ecole de Mime Corporelle Dramatique (dedicated to the technique of Etienne Decroux). After three years of training in the physical sphere of theatre, he continued his studies for two years with Jean Laurent Cochet working on the French classical repertoire.

 

Stephen gives theatre workshops in bi-lingual French International Schools, does voice-overs for documentaries, and has worked with various film directors (for example, Luc Besson and his film ‘Arthur et La Guerre des Deux Mondes). He has also worked on four other productions by Theatre en Anglais; The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, Romeo and

Juliette by Shakespeare, plus the adaptations of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Dracula by Bram Stokes. Working with Lucille O'Flanagan in 'Prisoner 46664'; will be another dynamic opportunity to be on stage exploring new characters and to have the pleasure of playing in theatres all over France.

 

 

 

Laurent BLANPAIN

 

Laurent is a bilingual actor in love with all forms of acting. As a child he grew up loving American, English, Japanese and Korean cinema.

After finishing his studies in Business - while never letting go of his passion for theater and films - he then decided to become a professional actor.

 

Some years after graduating from Acting School Jean Périmony in Paris here he is : in plays (Zoo - Vercors, Trois Ruptures - Rémi de Vos, Les Criminels - Brückner) , short films, TV series (Golden Moustache), ads (Peugeot, Groupama)...

 

He also sings and works in the French dubbing industry (Grey's Anatomy, Wisdom of the Crowd, Timeless).

 

In 2018 he joins the team of "Prisoner 46664" for a whole new adventure.

 

 

 

EQUIPE ARTISTIQUE

 

Lucille O'Flanagan

Director (Also an actress, Film : LOL & TV Dix Pour Cent)

 

 

 

 

Lucille O’Flanagan, après des études d’art dramatique à Londres, se lance très rapidement dans la direction théâtrale. Dans les années 80, elle fonde «Theatre in Conservation », une compagnie théâtrale itinérante, qu’elle accompagne pendant 5 ans. Membre depuis 1986 du Director’s Guild of Great Britain, elle s’est beaucoup investie et s’est créée une forte réputation en Angleterre pour son travail dans la « comédie alternative ». «Le théâtre contemporain, les adaptations modernes d’œuvres classiques, ont besoin d’ambassadeurs pour les porter, les défendre et les promouvoir », affirme-t-elle, « et c’est un rôle que j’ai souhaité tenir dans ma carrière »

 

To celebrate the new century in 2000 Lucille moved to France. Aged 40 she took up the reigns of the association Théâtre en Anglais. She recreated it into a whole new company,which focused mostly on new adaptations of old stories. Also more lately on new work,notably her commission to the writers to produce new writing about the life of Nelson Mandela – a project she holds dearly and the delightful King Arthur comedy-musical trilogy.

 

Les créations de Lucille O’Flanagan en tant de metteur en scène avec le Théâtre en Anglais :

2003 THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

2004 KING LEAR

2006 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2007 THE DUMB WAITER

2010 STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE

2011 THE MYSTERY OF MR RENFIELD AND COUNT DRACULA

2012 MR & MRS MACBETH

2014 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – a Sherlock Holmes story

2015 KING ARTHUR : THE SWORD FROM THE STONE

2016 THE REAL IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2017 KING ARTHUR : THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

2017 PRISONER 46664 : NELSON MANDELA

 

 

Sam Pinnell

Is a television producer and writer based in London.  She has worked in light entertainment and comedy for nearly 20 years and over this time has made programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, collaborating with comedians including Jimmy Carr, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and Stewart Lee.

Most recently she has produced 4 series of the situation-comedy  "Drifters" for Channel 4 and the second series of comedy-drama "Flowers" starring Olivia Colman.

 

Sam is currently developing her own comedy-drama script "Bitter" for television.

 

                          https://goo.gl/DN3cM5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisa Le Cam

Musique

 

Elisa learned a little harp at the age of 6, starting writing poetry at 7 and songs from 10. Her parents cracked and for her 12th birthday she was given an electric guitar and a love story was born.  Since then she has appeared at 8 Rock School concerts in Paris.  As an actress appearances include Anne in VOICI VENIR L’ORAGE (TV) and Emma Jane in LE SKYLAB (Julie Delpy Film).  She was dragged onto the stage in several Théâtre en Anglais productions as victims in « DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE » and « DRACULA », she appeared as the maid in « THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES » and another maid in « THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST ». She particularly enjoyed being covered in blood in the 3D Shakespeare film in « MR & MRS MACBETH » as an apparition.  She finally persuaded her parents that acting was not her thing and that music definitely was.  So her mother invited Elisa to write the music for PRISONER 46664 : NELSON MANDELA at the age of 14. Elisa’s YouTube channel will be launched shortly. She is currently looking for a name for her band…

 

 

Noëlle Burr

Lumières

 

Ayant débuté au théâtre avec Jean-Paul Zehnacker, elle a été pendant plusieurs années régisseuse du Piccolo Théâtre de St-Germain-en-Laye, puis assistante de Denis Llorca, Daniel Royan, Jacques Ardouin, Pierre Vielhescaze et Erik Krüger avec qui elle a travaillé sur des oeuvres d'opéras en festival.

Elle collabore régulièrement avec Christian Huitorel, pour lequel elle a créé les lumières de « Décavé-Le Théâtre de Karl Valentin », « Léonce et Léna », « L'Ours », « Electre », « L'Ile des Esclaves », « Bérénice ».

Elle est par ailleurs l'auteur de trois montages dramaturgiques : « Les Cris de Guernesey » d'après Victor Hugo, « On n'a pas le temps de voir si c'est beau » d'après Prosper Mérimée et « Misogynie à part » d'après les humoristes (Alphonse Allais, Jules Renard,etc...)

Depuis treize ans, elle est l'éclairagiste et la régisseuse de tournée pour la compagnie « Le Théâtre en Anglais », sous la direction de Lucille O'Flanagan.