Buxton actor among West End stars cast in online theatrical sitcom

A Buxton-born actor is starring in a theatrical sitcom that is raising money for two arts charities.
Oliver SavileOliver Savile
Oliver Savile

Oliver Savile is among a cast of West End performers appearing in the online show The Fosse Forest Ballet.

He stars alongside Kerry Ellis (Les Miserables and We Will Rock You) and Louise Dearman (Wicked and Guys and Dolls).

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The cast includes Amy Bailey (The Producers), Philip Joel (Closer to Heaven), Nuwan Hugh-Perera (Side Show), David Muscat (Billy Elliot), Zoe Birkett (The Bodyguard and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Dreamgirls).

Oliver has performed in Sting’s musical The Last Ship in Toronto and Wlliam Flynn’s creation Falsettos in the West End. He played the role of Fiyero in the tenth anniversary production of Wicked in the West End, toured the UK in the musicals CATS and Monkee Business and played Enjolras in Les Miserables at the televised Olivier Awards in 2014.

The Fosse Forest Ballet is an endearingly comical insight into the journey of putting together London’s latest pantomime and is inspired by Philip Joel’s hilarious and satirical sketches on social media during the first lockdown.

Watch the 40-minute show for £3.49 via https://thefosseforestballet.com.

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All profits raised will be donated back into the theatre community via two nominated charities, with a goal of raising £10,000 to be distributed between Acting for Others which provides support for artists, and Theatres Trust which provides support for venues across the country.

Philip Joel said: “What started out as a few silly videos in my living room has turned into acting alongside my absolute theatre faves, whilst giving back to the industry that I love.”

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