Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions in association with Park Theatre present the London premiere of
Little Women The Musical
RYAN BENNETT I PROFESSOR BHAER
HANA ICHIJO I MEG
SEV KEOSHGERIAN I LAURIE
ANASTASIA MARTIN I BETH
MARY MOORE I AMY
BERNADINE PRITCHETT I AUNT MARCH
BRIAN PROTHEROE I MR LAWRENCE
LEJAUN SHEPPARD I JOHN BROOKE
SAVANNAH STEVENSON I MARMEE
LYDIA WHITE I JO
LIV ANDRUSIER I COMPANY
Ryan trained at Guildford School of Acting and Actors Centre Australia.
Theatre credits include: Graham de Hare in The Importance of Being Earnest (Barn Theatre, Cirencester & Turbine Theatre); Prince Charming in Cinderella (Buxton Opera House); Jervis Pendleton in Daddy Long Legs (Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Dromio of Ephesus in Comedy of Errors (Pop-Up Globe, Australia); Angus/Thane of Lennox in Macbeth (Pop-Up Globe, Australia); Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys (International Tour); Prince Charming in Cinderella (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury); Michael Thompson in Don’t Run (Waterloo East Theatre) and Nightbook (Sydney Opera House).
Film/TV credits include: Ascension Chronicles (Feature Film); Bard at the Barn (Web Series); Brian in No Returns, Refunds or Exchanges (Short Film); Simon in Take Me To The Waves (Short Film); Zoe in Misplaced (Feature Film); Josh in Our Little Haven (Feature Film); James in Cash Up (Short Film); Suit in Repo-Regenerations (Short Film) and TCO (Commercial).
Hana is a 2021 graduate from ArtsEd.
Credits while training include: Helen Walsingham in Kipps- The Half A Sixpence Musical (ArtsEd); Cassandra in CATS (ArtsEd); The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum) and The Olivier Awards 2019 (Royal Albert Hall).
Sev trained at the Royal Academy Of Music
Theatre credits include: Dwayne in Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical (Arcola and UK Tour) and Big Willy in The Musical Of Musicals (The Musical!) (Above the Stag).
Recording credits include: Vocalist in Buñuel In The Labrynth Of The Turtles (Abbey Road Studios).
Theatre credits whilst training include: George/Maraczek in She Loves Me; Dallas in The Sweet Smell Of Success and Robert in Betrayal.
Anastasia beat a huge amount of talented newcomers to the lead role of ALISA in Diederik van Rooijen’s popular international vampire-series Heirs of the Night, which was brought to screen on the BBC.
Other credits include: In From the Cold (Netflix) and Legends (FOX21).
Mary trained at The London School of Musical Theatre and The University of Chichester (BA Hons Musical Theatre Performance).
Theatre credits include: Eva Gottel in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Southwark Playhouse).
Television credits include: Jade Scott in Doctors (BBC)
Credits while training include: Nautica in Bring It On (Southwark Playhouse) and Trude in Grand Hotel (London School of Musical Theatre)
Bernadine trained at London Studio Centre and privately with various singing teachers.
Theatre credits include: Porgy & Bess (Grange Park Opera); Poison, Passion & Petrifaction and The Prodigal Son (Pegasus Opera); The Phantom Of The Opera; Carousel (National Theatre); Disney’s Beauty And The Beast; Showboat (Royal Albert Hall and RSC/Opera North); Carmen Jones (Original West End Cast and European Tour; The King & I (National Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors; Porgy & Bess (Workshop); The Pirates Of Penzance (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall) and a National Concert Tour for the ROYAL AIR FORCE (Royal Albert Hall and Bridgewater Hall).
Television appearances include: Nun in The Larkins (ITV) and various roles in Kombat Opera’s Question Time Out (BBC).
Bernadine has fitness addict tendencies. She’s a former Masters’ World Champion runner on the track. Today she can be found in the gym, in spinning classes and as an Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor in 40 degree heat.
Brian’s extensive theatre credits include most recently: The Roundabout (Park Theatre and NYC); Twelfth Night (Sheffield Crucible); This May Hurt a Bit (Out of Joint Tour); Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Claudius in Hamlet, Long Day’s Journey into Night and An Inspector Calls all at the Bolton Octagon. He has also worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Brabantio in Othello (dir. Iqbal Khan), Aragon in The Merchant of Venice (dir. Polly Findlay), Antonio in The Tempest, (dir. Matthew Warchus), Camillo in The Winter’s Tale (dir. Michael Boyd) and Gower in Pericles (dir. Adrian Noble).
Television and Film credits include: Scarborough (BBC); His Dark Materials (BBC); Whitechapel (Series 2 - BBC); Hunted (BBC) and Hampstead (dir. Joel Hopkins) with Diane Keaton.
Brian is always well known for his voice work on Channel 4 hit series First Dates and his successful music career.
Lejaun trained at Guildford School of Acting (GSA) graduating with a 1st class BA (Hons) Degree in Acting.
Theatre credits include: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Godiva Rocks (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry).
Other credits include: Pragma (Short Film).
She graduated from the Guildford School of Acting with First Class Honours and the Principals Award and was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Theresa in Seance (The Other Palace); Guenevere in Camelot (London Palladium); Sybil Evers in Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre and Gielgud Theatre); Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); Martha in The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Cinderella in Simply Cinderella (Leicester Curve); Gone With The Wind (New London Theatre); Kate Croy in The Wings of The Dove (National Tour); Young Sally in Follies (Royal & Derngate) and Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre).
Television and Film credits include: Doctors (BBC); Grace Notes (Kalediscope); Emmerdale (ITV); My Dinner with Herve (HBO); Holby City (BBC); The New Testament (MPS); Casualty (BBC): Playing the Field (Tiger Aspect) and Peak Practice (Carlton).
Workshops include: Charlotte in Now, Voyager; Various in Hugo; Theresa in Seance; Annie in The Navigator; Paulina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice; Amiée Thanatogenus in The Loved One and Haydee in The Count of Monte Cristo.
Cast recordings include: Love Never Dies (Original Album) and Mary Poppins (Original Cast Recording).
Savannah Stevenson is best known for playing Glinda in the West End production of Wicked (Apollo Victoria), a role she played for almost 3 years to great acclaim.
Lydia trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Recent theatre credits include: Standby/Alternate Cathy in The Last Five Years (Garrick Tehatre, West End and Southwark Playhouse); Cinders in CinderELLA The Musical (Nuffield Southampton Theatre) and Bella in RAGS – The Musical (Hope Mill Theatre).
Television credits include: Clique (BBC).
Credits whilst training include: Ilse in Spring Awakening; Rosemary in London
Road; The Geek in Sideshow and Ensemble/Swing in Chess (RCS/Edinburgh
Festival Theatre) and Sloane/Ensemble in Raintown (National Theatre of Scotland);
Other credits include: The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award (Garrick Theatre).
Liv graduated from the Royal Academy of Music this year.
Theatre credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium); Annie in Annie (Bloomsbury Theatre); Les Miserables (Feature Film).
Film credits include: One of two chosen musical theatre graduates in Play in a Day (Sky Arts).
She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Midlands Film Festival for her role in Pennywort by a panel which was headed by director Shane Meadows.