MEET THE CAST 

F CHRISTMAS - SANTA 

Santa will be played by.... Santa himself! He is busy learning his lines at the North Pole and is very much looking forward to coming to Cardiff to perform inside the magical Spiegeltent at Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival! 
 
But don't worry, as soon as he finishes his last performance on 24th December he'll be climbing aboard his sleigh, and with the help of his trusty reindeer he'll be delivering gifts to all the children in time for Christmas! 
 
 
 

MILLIE DAVIES - SNOWFLAKE 

Millie is from Cardiff and is absolutely delighted to be spending the Christmas season at home this year! She was a soloist at the Live Under the Stars concert at Cardiff Castle for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and was a guest soloist at the Southwark Playhouse in London in A Night at the Musicals. Millie has also performed as a soloist at the BBC Welsh Family Proms, in Hello Cabaret at Wales Millennium Centre and in The Secret Cabaret at the Bristol Hippodrome. She has appeared in numerous musicals and pantomimes in Wales and England. 
Theatre includes: Soloist - Platinum Jubilee Concert (Live Under the Stars, Cardiff Castle); Tinkerbell - Peter Pan (Evolution Productions, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury); Jasmine - Aladdin (Cinema Experience, RCT Theatres); Pinocchio - The Adventures of Pinocchio (Live under the Stars, Cardiff Castle); Guest Soloist (A Night at the Musicals, Southwark Playhouse); Wendy – Peter Pan (QDOS Pantomimes, Royal & Derngate and Swansea Grand Theatre); Marigold - Basil & the Ice Witch (Tickledom Productions, New Theatre Cardiff & Swansea Grand); Maria - West Side Story (Orbit Theatre Co, New Theatre Cardiff); Holly & Sting - Tickledom (Tickledom Productions Welsh Tour incl Wales Millennium Centre); Soloist - Hello Cabaret at Wales Millennium Centre; Soloist - The Secret Cabaret (Bristol Hippodrome); The Girl - Blackbird (Those Two Imposters, The Other Room Theatre); Soloist - BBC Welsh Family Proms (St David’s Hall Cardiff). 
TV/Commercial credits include: Ava – (The Accident - Channel 4); Snowflake the Elf (A Christmas Visit commercial);Sarah – (Admiral/Veygo Car Insurance); Choir – (BBC Children in Need 2011). 

TONY EVANS - INTERPRETER 

British Sign Language/English Interpreter 
 
Tony has been interpreting for more than 30 years. His work has taken him from Pembrokeshire to Peru, Glasgow to Gdansk and Newcastle to Novi Sad.  
 
He has worked in everything from probation meetings to panto, fun parks to funerals & Godber to Godot. Tony is passionate about access and language. 
 
 
 

MEET THE CREATIVES 

MATTHEW BRIND - COMPOSER 

Matthew is an international Composer, Arranger and Conductor. His work spans Film, Radio, Television, Theatre, Pop and Concerts. 
HE HAS WORKED WITH VARIOUS ORCHESTRAS INCLUDING: English National Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Welsh Pops Orchestra and various session orchestras in London, Los Angeles and New York. 
 
He is Arranger / Orchestrator for the hit TV shows: X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, America's Got Talent, America's Got Talent Champions and was Musical Director / Arranger for the BBC's primetime entertainment show "Tonight's the Night". His arrangements have also been heard on the Royal Variety Show, Last Night of the Proms, National Lottery Awards, Strictly Come Dancing and Any Dream Will Do. Matthew has conducted and arranged for numerous Big Bands including, BBC Big Band, X Factor Big Band, Britain's Got Talent Big Band and America's Got Talent Big Band. He works with Gospel Choirs in London, New York and LA on various projects. 
Matthew has been arranger and conductor for three UK number 1 Albums, and 3 UK number 1 Singles including James Arthur and Anne Marie's, "Rewrite the Stars". He has been Musical Supervisor on various West End and Touring Musicals and his theatre orchestrations have played worldwide. Matthew is Musical Director for John Barrowman and is arranger for platinum selling music producer, Graham Stack.  
 
Matthew wrote the arrangements for the Sony 4k Television Advert, with DJ / artist KYGO. Matthew condcuted and arranged for the movie Paddington 2. Matthew has also composed numerous musicals and has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.He is excited to be premiering his new musical Santas Wish this year at Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival. 
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