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Actors

Merryl Ansah

Merryl is currently appearing in 'The Lion King' at The Lyceum Theatre. She recently appeared in Heathers at Theatre Royal Haymarket, 'A Christmas Carol' at The Lyceum Theatre, 'The Next Jessye Norman' at the Tristan Bates Theatre, and the UK & Ireland tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Merryl trained at the Royal Academy of Music and credits whilst training include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Disney’s Greatest Broadway Hits; workshops include The Glass Menagerie, The Pillowman, Sweeney Todd, Follies and Sunday in the Park with George. Prior to training at the Royal Academy of Music, Merryl graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Accounting and Management. Other credits include The Other School with the National Youth Music Theatre.

Credits with MTB:

  • Director of Reefer Madness, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

  • Non-Portfolio Officer 2015/16

  • Consuelo in West Side Story, February 2016

  • Treasurer 2014/15

  • The Witch in Into The Woods, March 2015

  • Jemima "Jem/Jim" Conley in Parade, March 2014

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Jack Reitman

Jack trained with the NYMT and at The Royal Academy of Music, where he gained a Masters in Musical Theatre and was awarded a DipRAM for exceptional performance. Previous theatre work includes: Richard Loeb in Thrill Me (Hope Theatre, OFF-WEST END AWARD Winner for Best Male Performance 2020), Doctor/Gendarme/President in Amour (Charing Cross Theatre), Assassins (Pleasance London), the original casts of BRASS (Union Theatre, and Leeds City Varieties, Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production 2014), Tainted (The Vaults), Prodigy (St James, now The Other Palace) and Jew You Love Me (Lion & Unicorn), The Ragged Child (The Rose, Kingston) and Rites (Pleasance Edinburgh).

Credits with MTB:

  • Vice President 2015/16

  • West Side Story, February 2016

  • Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight, December 2015

  • Social Secretary 2014/15

  • Director of Into The Woods, March 2015

  • Freshers' Rep 2013/14

  • Parade, March 2014

  • Little Shop of Horrors, December 2013

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Sylvie Briggs

Sylvie has just finished performing in the West End transfer of “People, Places & Things” at the Oxford Playhouse. Other theatre credits include: “DNA” with the National Youth Theatre; “Afterparty” (Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival); “Get Your Sh*t Together” (The Landor Theatre); and “Dogfight” (The Pegg Theatre, Bristol). Sylvie has been a member of the National Youth Theatre since 2011 and graduated in 2016 from Bristol University with a degree in English Literature. Her musical theatre credits include The End of History.

Credits with MTB:

  • Marcy in Dogfight, December 2015

  • Frenchy in Cabaret, December 2014

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Sam Walter

Sam is currently studying on the master’s Musical Theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music and is due to graduate in July of 2020. Credits whilst training include: Hard Times directed by John Caird, Lorne Campbell and John Cameron, Hal Prince: A Life in the Theatre directed by Matt Ryan and has taken part in Masterclasses run by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Hadley Fraser.

Credits with MTB:

  • ​Earl in Waitress (Showcase 2018), November 2018

  • Wicked (Showcase 2018), November 2018

  • A Chorus Line (Showcase 2018,) November 2018

  • Kenicke in Grease, October 2018

  • Paul/ensemble in RENT, February 2018

  • Elder Price in Book of Mormon (Showcase 2017), October 2017

  • Moritz in Spring Awakening (Showcase 2017), October 2017

  • Skye in Mamma Mia! The Musical, October 2017

    Oli Higginson

    Oli Higginson is a London-based British actor currently staring as Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years at The Southwark Playhouse. He also recently filmed for the upcoming Shondaland/Netflix series, Bridgerton. After completing his undergraduate degree in Theology at Bristol, Oli graduated in 2019 from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he played Franklin Shepard in the final year production of Merrily we Roll Along. Upon graduation, Oli filmed for the Netflix series Cursed, played the lead in short film Family Reunion, appeared in the World Premiere of Michael McManus' Offie-Nominated play Maggie & Ted at the White Bear opposite Hugh Fraser (Poiroit) and Jon Glover (Spitting Image), and played Victor in several episodes of the award-winning radio series Doctor Who - Early Adventures: After the Daleks.

    Credits with MTB:

    • Vice President 2014/15

    • Parade, March 2014

    • Treasurer 2013/14

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    Luke Ward-Walton

    Luke studied Music at Bristol University, before training at the Royal Academy of Music in Musical Theatre. Luke's credits include A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre), Love's Labour's Lost (Hackney Empire), A Berlin Kabaret (Brighton Fringe and Oxford Playhouse), and Gate (Cockpit Theatre). Luke has also appeared in Humans on Channel 4, and the Channel 4 comedy short The Diary of My Broken Vagina.

    Credits with MTB:

    • Tony in West Side Story, February 2016

    • Social Secretary 2014/15

    • The Wolf in Into The Woods, March 2015

    • Hermann in Cabaret, December 2014

    • Young Soldier/Frankie Epps in Parade, March 2014

    • Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, December 2013

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