Buddy & Cocoa Cast Announced

Buddy & Cocoa Cast Announced!

We are delighted to announce the cast of Buddy and Cocoa’s Christmas Adventure.

The show will run from 14th – 24th December at Hampton Hill Theatre with performances at 11am and 2pm.

There will be dedicated schools and SEN performances during the early part of the run.  For more information and tickets click here.

Charlotte Ellen – Cocoa

Charlotte Ellen is an actor and theatre-maker currently living in Ayrshire, Scotland. Past roles include: Princess Fenella in The Princess and The Frog (Nottingham Playhouse), Phyllis in The (Fletton) Railway Children (Eastern Angles), Elvira in Blithe Spirit (English Repertory Company), Jane Eyre in The House of The Heroine (Explore The Arch) and title roles in the pantomimes; Cinderella and Peter Pan at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries. She runs her own theatre company, Betwixt-and Between, creating ‘works of heART for all stAGES’, including her 2019 stage adaptation of J.M.Barrie’s little-known prequel; Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and her 2022, original fairytale; The Princess and The Dragon, which have toured across the UK and internationally from Alaska to Poland. This year Charlotte co-wrote the book and lyrics for a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol playing at The Brewhouse, Taunton, with her friends and colleagues at Pleasure Dome Theatre Company. You might remember Charlotte as Pippa the penguin in Hatti and Pippa’s Christmas Adventure last year and she is delighted to return for another adventure with you and the wonderful team at Hampton Hill.

Joanne McGarva – Buddy

Joanne trained in Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Most recently in 2023, she has toured the UK with The Duke’s Theatre Company as Viola in Twelfth Night. Past credits include Hatti in Hatti and Pippa’s Christmas Adventure here at the Hampton Hill Theatre, Laura Fairlie/ Anne Catherick in the UK tour of Heady Conduct’s adaptation of The Woman in White, The Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (UK Tour), Claire in Love Struck (Arizona,US Tour), Mrs Noah in Noah – A Musical Adventure (UK Tour), Julia Davies in The Soul in The Machine (UK Tour) and a variety of children’s theatre in schools and communities during her time with Saltmine Theatre Company.

Joanne is very excited to be returning to The Hampton Hill Theatre this year for another Christmas adventure!

Peter F Gardiner – Mole/Centipede/Stag Beetle/Mr. Moon

Theatre: Hatti & Pippa’s Christmas Adventure 2022 & Ellie & Starlight’s Christmas Adventure 2021 Hampton Hill Theatre, Some Mother’s Do Ave Em 2018 & 2020 UK Tour, The Railway Children Kings Cross Theatre. Macbeth, Comedy of Errors & The Secret Garden Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester. A Little Hotel On The Side Theatre Royal Bath, This House National Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest & Macbeth Aquila Theatre Company (New York). Nicked HighTide Festival.

Vertigo & Alice in Wonderland Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Balmoral Theatre Royal Bath. Hapgood Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse. A Trip to Scarborough Stephen Joseph Theatre. The Railway Children The King’s Head Theatre. The Jungle Book Birmingham Stage Company. Hamlet Merlin International Theatre Budapest, Hungary. The Legend of Robin Hood Oddsocks Productions.

Comedy of Errors & The Canterbury Tales’ The Festival Players.

TV credits include: Marriage, A Very English Scandal, Eastenders, Waterloo Road, Frankie, Doctors, Emmerdale & Days that Shook the World. Peter plays the lawyer Miles Ingham in Coronation Street.

Audio / Radio work includes: Macbeth, & Burns: A Collection of Poems & Songs by Almost Tangible.

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