Production Team - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2016
Vivienne McKee - DIRECTOR
Vivienne is the founder of London Toast Theatre, and she writes and directs the Crazy Christmas every year. She has also written and appeared in Danish TV and theatre shows , including “Langt fra Las Vegas” and “Ørnen”. She adds the voices to documentaries and commercials, including the informative English voice on Danish trains and Agent’s 47’s smooth-talking boss in the international computer game “Hitman”. She regularly performs Stand Up comedy for international companies and last year did her show, “Killing the Danes” in Copen-hagen & London. After digging up Nefertiti in Egypt last year, this year she wants you to shake up Sherwood where Robin Hood and his merry band of immigrants are rebelling against Ronald Rump. So get ready to shout HOORAY for Robin and BOO for the Sheriff!
Kirsten Brink - SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
This is Kirsten’s 29th CCC show - a record in theatre history for a director/designer
team. Her inventive CCC costumes and sets are now being exhibited at Teater-
museet at Hofteatret. Kirsten graduated from Kolding Kunsthåndværkerskole in
1982 as a set and costume designer and began working with Vivienne in 1988.
She has designed for many other theatre companies including Folketeatret, Vend-
syssel Teater and “Hjørring Revy”. The next Kirsten Brink set designs can be seen
in “Citysingler”, ”Livet” på Folketeatret, “Hjørringrevyen” and in “Zirkus Nemo”
Peter Friis - CHOREOGRAPHER
Peter is again Shaking up dance moves for this years Crazy Christmas Cabaret. It’s full gallop into various dance styles. When he is not riding around Sherwood he has been choreographing “Hodja Fra Pjort” on Folketeatret, “Spamalot” at Odense theatre and a Strauss Opera in Lyon. Peter wishes you a fun night - HOORAY!
Cast - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2016
Andrew has been an actor for over 20 years, and has enjoyed dressing up in the elaborate costumes as Vivienne’s “Dame” in no less than 19 CCCs. He appeared in various British TV soaps, plays and musicals before moving permanently to Copenhagen. Now he is a voice-over speaker for commercials and documentaries. Andrew has had a busy year playing Polonius at Kronborg Castle, and his first Danish film, “Den Bedste Mand” playing an English boxing promoter. This year he is playing a member of the clergy, and of course the Dame, who ends up in the forest playing with the Merry Men. She loves men in tights.
David has been a member of Vivienne McKee’s Merry Men since the 12th Century - or for longer than he can remember! In this year’s show, he will merrily climb into William Von Tell and King Richard the Lion Heart’s tights as well as give the Swedish Cook a jolly good stuffing! However, in keeping with the bad taste of these puns, he will also be slipping into Ronald Rump, this year’s truly deserving villain… When not having too much fun in a Crazy Christmas Show, David is to be found in sound studios in Copenhagen, recording everything from Somersby Cider commercials to voicing Agent 47 in the world famous computer game franchise, Hitman.
Bennet loves performing with the CCC team. He went to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at the age of 23. Upon graduating he worked in television, and played the leading role in the popular kid’s TV series “Captain Mack”. Vivienne spotted him and he became a regular performer in the Crazy Christmas Cabaret , finally making Denmark his home. This year he has also performed at the Bådteatret with “Why Not Theatre” and at Teatret Ved Sorte Heste as Christopher Marlowe In McKee’s play “Shakespeare’s Ghost” and at Kronborg Castle celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.
Katrine trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2003. It’s her 9th show with the Crazy team of English nutters, and she’s going nuts herself if she’s not on stage with them. Katrine has appeared in many musicals, shows and bands since 1995. She is also a voiceover artist and singer appearing in various cartoons and live action movies, commercials, documentaries, both in Danish and English. She played a part in “Dicte III” 2016 . Over the last few years Katrine has worked intensely on her jazz record “I De Små Timer”, so if you like poetic and quiet jazz she is thrilled to reveal that it will be released in Feb 2017. BUY IT, go on!! In last years show Katrine played Fanny Golightly, so this year Katrine is excited to show of her “strong” and “clever” acting skills playing Lady Marion.
Jefferson graduated from East 15 Acting School with a first class honours degree in Acting and Physical Theatre. Since leaving drama school he has toured internationally, appeared in films and at fringe festivals. Recently he has played Benedick in Madcaps Theatre’s acclaimed production of “Much Ado About Nothing”, and Max in The Blue Orange Theatre’s production of Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder”. Jefferson is overjoyed to be joining the crazy cast at London Toast and to be slipping into the tights (not in that way!) of the dashing Robin Hood. This is Jefferson’s first CCC and with evil sheriff’s, sword fights and a damsel in distress he just hopes to make his heroics a bullseye rather than a near miss!
Christopher graduated from Birmingham School of Acting in 2010. He is an associate artist with The Pantaloons Theatre company in the U.K. Credits for The Pantaloons include “Gulliver’s Travels”, “Macbeth”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Bleak House ”and “A Midsummer Nights Dream”. Chris’s other credits include “The Marriage of Wit” and “Wisdom” at Shakespeare’s Globe and “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” with Kenny Wax Productions. He is an actor/musician, playing the accordion, banjo, guitar, mandolin and the ukulele.
Claus de Licthenberg
Claus trained as a musical performer at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. He has performed in several shows and this year it is his sixth Crazy Christmas. Since 2010 he has been working as a stagemanager on the CCC as well as being in it! Vivienne loves to use his skills both onstage and offstage. During the years he has been multi-tasking as three different slaves, two centurions, a guard, a Roman scribe, a Colosseum cleaner, a pirate and Conchita Wurst. His skills even cover dying in various ways! Will Vivienne kill him again this year? Well see for yourselves!
The Crazy Christmas Musical Director is thrilled to take you into the woods ! As this year‘s bard he is excited to lead the way! When he is not wearing tights and and plundering with his band of outlaw musicians, Stuart scores international
tv-commercials, and is the Musical Director for the awarded “Revy Perler”, and musical producer of many of Tivoli’s Halloween shows. Stuart knows how to shoot straight - in major or minor.
Søren B. Petersen
Søren - also known as Bom-Bom - is a real London Toastie! He began his career with LTT in 1993 and has now been the Drummer and Sound Effects magician for 21 CCC’s. His other work includes his own touring band “Sørens Orkester”. He is ready this year with his usual assortment of bangs and crashes, punches and farts, if his computer does not fail??
Tom Højlund Olsen
Tom likes to play for grand ladies, so when he isn’t working for Dame Vivienne, he plays for Dronning Margrethe in the Royal Guard. He trained as a classical percussionist and therefore finds it oddly thrilling, that he should finger 4 strings
on a bass guitar in the Crazy Christmas Cabaret band.