Gary Adam Watson

Gary is currently the Creative Director for the London College of Performing Arts, delivering a 2 year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma to the next generation of emerging young talent. Gary was also part of the Musical Theatre faculty at Laine Theatre Arts from 2019-2022, delivering performing arts training on the Level 6 Professional Diploma. 

Gary’s credits as a performer include:

  • Nick Massi in Jersey Boys (West End)
  • Marius in Les Miserables (West End)
  • Rudolpho in Matilda (West End)
  • Sky in Mamma Mia (International Tour)
  • Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (UK Tour)
  • Don and closed the show as Zach in A Chorus Line (West End)
  • Hortensio in Kiss me Kate (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Ken Railings in the original West End cast of Strictly Ballroom the musical
  • Saturday Night Fever (West End)
  • Evita (Westend)
  • 25th Anniversaryof Les Miserables (O2 Arena)
  • Guest Vocalist on Michael Balls Tour
  • Claude in Hair
  • K Chesterton in the world premier of Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve)

Film and Television credits include:

  • Cinderella (Disney)
  • The Day we Sang (BBC)

Gary Wood

Selected theatre credits include:

  • Fletcher in Allelujah! (Bridge Theatre)
  • Harry in Pieces of String (Mercury Theatre)
  • Stephen in A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (National Theatre)
  • Shakti in The House of In Between (Theatre Royal Stratford East)
  • The Aborigine in Our Country’s Good (National Theatre)
  • Jamal in Dara (National Theatre)
  • Rashid in The Infidel – The Musical (Theatre Royal Stratford East)
  • Paul in the London revival of A Chorus Line (Palladium)
  • Angel in Rent (Greenwich Theatre)
  • Prince Chululongkorn in The King and I (National Tour and Curve, Leicester)
  • Hello, Dolly! (Curve, Leicester)
  • 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo, Victoria)

Film and Television credits include:

  • Scarborough (BBC)
  • Casualty (BBC)
  • World War Z (Paramount)

Emily Shaw

Emily trained at Laine Theatre Arts. Most recently Emily originated the role of Clare’s Mum in the The Time Travellers Wife, Storyhouse Theatre Chester.

Other credits include:

  • Wicked – Nessarose (UK, Ireland and International tour)
  • Matilda – The Acrobat & covered and played Miss Honey (Cambridge Theatre, Westend and RSC Stratford Upon Avon)
  • Mack and Mabel – Ensemble (Chichester Festival Theatre & UK tour)
  • Amadeus- Catarina Cavalieri (Chichester festival Theatre)
  • Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers – Dotty Moore
  • Hello Dolly (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)
  • Covered and played Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins
  • Covered and played Belle in Beauty and the Beast 
  • Covered and played Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie 
  • Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Richmond Theatre)

Film credits include:

  • Matilda the Musical (dancer)

If you are interested in performing with Class Talent in 2023 please contact us.