THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Resident Director / Company Manager
Russ has worked extensively in theatre, television and corporate entertainment as a performer and creative. In 2016, he set up the production company Three Bears Productions, who now produce pantomime in venues across the UK, every Christmas.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts.
Directorial credits include: The Heat Is On! (UK tour); The Duelling Piano Men (UK tour); Sleeping Beauty (Britannia Theatre, Chatham).
As Resident Director: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (West End, UK and European tour).
Performance credits include: Nine (original West End cast); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); Dave Simpson’s The eXtra Factor (UK tour); Santa Claus The Musical (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham); Rock Legends (New Zealand and North American tour); Wayne Sleep’s Explosive Dance; Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Celebration (Royal Albert Hall).
Music credits include: Pop group Scooch, who represented the UK at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Finland. Signed to Warner Bros/EMI, and gained 4 Top 20 UK hits including the No.5 song ‘Flying The Flag (For You)’, which he wrote. Worldwide No.1 singles in Japan and Australia.
Television credits include: Shameless (Channel 4); Footballers Wives (ITV); Boys Will Be Girls (Channel 4); Glitterball (ITV) and Make Your Play (ITV).
Company Management credits include: The Last Ship (UK tour); Annie (New Zealand tour); Santa Claus The Musical (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore); Lazy Town Live! (Abu Dhabi NEC and Dubai); Bananas in Pyjamas (Cairo Festival City Theatre).