Graham Murray

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Graham Murray has done pretty much every job in the theatre from directing to putting dancers in their dresses. Right now he’s Deputy Technical Manager at The Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End, and Dramaturg for Company Maria Ghoumrassi. He has helped create the technical innovations behind West End theatre productions such as The Lion King, We Will Rock You, La Cage Aux Folles, Dreamboats and Petticoats, to name a few. He has a long history of working in professional theatre in the north and has worked with Cleveland Theatre…

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Mark Benton

Mark Benton

Mark says: “I think that Enter CIC providing this kind of opportunity for young people will enrich the lives of everyone involved…and it’s great for the North East.” Additional Info: Mark is well known for his many film, TV and commercial roles. He has appeared in Mike Leigh’s ‘Career Girls’, Boon, Barbara and as Howard in Northern Lights with Robson Green. He has performed with Reeves and Mortimer and in Britannia High, Waterloo Road, Doctor Who and Scoop. He is also well known for his ongoing role as an undiplomatic…

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Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Jeff says: “So many children have a talent for unfettered creativity, making imaginative leaps and connections that can sometimes take the breath away. Many too have inbuilt skills that enable them to produce artworks that are dizzying in their subtlety, scope and invention. These are precious and fragile gifts, ones that without guidance, stimulation, a proper environment in which they can be encouraged and allowed to flourish, simply fizzle out, fade away. I support wholeheartedly any attempt to identify and encourage kids with talent, to help develop the skills and…

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Darren Brown

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Darren Says: “The Performing Arts aren’t just about learning to act, sing or dance. Yes, these things are part of it and great fun too but it doesn’t mean you can only go into a performing career. I grew up in the North East and took part in regular drama groups similar to Enter CIC. I studied drama at college, got my degree in contemporary theatre and worked as a professional dancer. But now I live in London and work for Endemol UK as part of their Development team coming up with new ideas for Reality TV series…

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