Following her graduation from Laine Theatre Arts, where she won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award, she joined the touring cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of the Narrator. She then went on to play Jan in the UK tour of Grease in 2000, before returning in 2003 to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to play the same role. Further past highlights include Sarah Brown for the national tour of Guys and Dolls, and Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre production of the show; Lucy Harris in the UK tour of Jekyll and Hyde; Debbie in the 2007 Edinburgh Festival production of Debbie Does Dallas; Grizabella in the international production of Cats; Eva Peron in the UK touring production of Evita; and becoming the first actress to star as both Galinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. Louise also created the role of Mrs D in the world premiere of Water Babies.
Louise has headlined at London’s St James Theatre, starred in An Evening of Movies and Musicals at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, featured on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, and played Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate staged as part of the BBC Proms.
Louise Dearman’s first album You and I was released in 2005, and was followed by Here Comes the Sun (2012), and It’s Time (2013).
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Mark was a finalist in the BBC One competition Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, to find a singer for the UK’s 2009 Eurovision entry composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has since worked frequently in television and radio, particularly as a presenter on the Welsh language channel S4C. He hosted his own TV special Noson Yng Nghwmni Mark Evans, and in 2011 he created the title role of the eccentric composer in Marcaroni, one of the most popular children’s TV shows ever made for S4C. His film credits include the Syfy Channel’s Lake Placid 3 and short film Dead Hungry.
Mark is an accomplished and experienced teacher and is passionate about theatre education. In 2006, he created West End in Wales, an annual musical-theatre summer school in North Wales, for young talent to be trained and coached by Mark and other West End professionals.
In 2011, Mark released his debut solo album, The Journey Home, which features both English- and Welsh-language songs. Due to popular demand, a deluxe edition, with all the songs sung in English, was released in 2012.
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