Lucy Ford
Mrs Otis / Mrs Umney

Lucy trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), graduating in December 2014 with an MA in Acting. Before that, she studied History of Art at the University of Leeds, which she enjoyed immensely, but spent a lot of her free time acting and singing every moment she got! She has been passionate about being an actor for a long time, and spent a number of years auditioning for drama school, so it was a dream come true to win a scholarship to ALRA. Before training, she worked in a number of different jobs; her favourite would probably have to be working as a stylist at the world famous Harrods department store where she got to sell beautiful clothes, serving some famous faces along the way.

Spooked! is Lucy’s first acting job out of drama school, and she is really excited to be bringing the story to new audiences as well as exploring everything Austria has to offer!

Rebecca Hazel
Virginia Otis

Rebecca comes from Cwmbran, a small town in the South Wales Valleys. Being born and raised in the country known as ‘The Land of Song’, it was inevitable that Rebecca caught the musical bug from a young age!

After graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in English & Drama from UWIC, Cardiff, she realised that no amount of books could appease her desire to perform. She soon made the move across the border to England where she trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Credits whilst training include: ‘Adela’ in Bernarda Alba (Electric Theatre, Guildford); ‘Catherine’ in A View From The Bridge; ‘Carrie’ in Carousel; ‘Ensemble’ in Jason Robert Brown & Friends In Concert (Apollo Theatre, NYMT); ‘Ensemble’ in NYMT In Concert With Matt Lucas & Friends (Vaudeville Theatre, NYMT); ‘Mae Bush’/ Chorus Captain in Mack & Mabel (Greenwich Theatre, The Company Music Theatre).

She was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre, appearing in their production of Songs For A New World (Bridewell Theatre) after previously playing the role of ‘Johanna’ in their productions of Sweeney Todd (Rose Theatre & Village Underground, London). A highlight of her career so far was in 2011 when she was invited to perform at A Celebration of Young People in the Performing Arts, a reception held by HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

In 2014 she played ‘Miranda’ in a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Waterloo East Theatre) and followed this by spending Christmas playing ‘Cinderella’ in Hertford Theatre’s annual pantomime. This particular production of Cinderella & The Glass Slipper was set in Vienna Woods, so it will be fantastic to leave the snow machine behind and experience the magic of Austria for real! Rebecca is absolutely thrilled to come on board Vienna’s English Theatre’s ghostly adventure and hopes you all don’t get too SPOOKED!

David Moss
Sir Simon de Canterville / Lord Canterville

David hails from Cheshire, and is now based in London pursuing his acting career. After completing his BA Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Hull, David went on to train at The MTA in London, where he graduated from in 2011. Since then David has performed in various locations around London, the UK and internationally. He has been part of the NYMT and YMT:UK companies at a younger age; performing in Alan Ayckbourn’s world premier of Orvin, Champion of Champions and Annemarie Lewis Thomas’ Great Expectations respectively.

Whilst training, David appeared as Don Juan (Don Juan Comes Back From the War), Jim Fenner (Bad Girls the Musical), Kier Hardy (Dangerous Daughters), Buttons (Cinderella) and Eddie Flagrante (Zombie Prom). David also had the opportunity to perform on stage with Julie Atherton in her show No Space for Air, as well as helping out with new musical readings Cheri the musical and Playback.

Post training, David has performed as a cabaret performer in a number of cabarets, including Cabaret Confidential, and is a repeat performer for the popular Showstoppers! cabaret/review show at The Regal in Tenbury. Other musical performances include; Emerald (The Landor), and Passport to Pimlico. Theatre credits include; Slam the Write, The Merchant of Venice, Two and Sore Throats. David also spent 6 months as a lead production vocalist for The Showteam in Ibiza. He made his first TV appearance as a guest lead role on BBC’s Crimewatch (2014).

David has performed as lead roles in a number of pantomimes, beginning with Buttons in Cinderella, followed by the title roles in Aladdin (Ludlow Assembly Rooms), and Jack and the Beanstalk (Lincolnshire tour). Most recently, David played the part of Potty Pascal in Wakefield Theatre Royal’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast.

Clark James
Washington Otis

Clark is 22 and comes from a small village in Bedfordshire, but now spends most of his time traveling so is never in one place for very long.

Having completed his training at The MTA in 2013, Clark has been very fortunate to have been given the chance to tour Italy playing Kenickie in Grease The Musical. After that he was straight into a firm Disney favourite of his, The Jungle Book as Baloo. Now, something Clark never thought he would do in his career is having to rap on stage, but sure enough UCAS The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe saw Clark ‘spitting bars’ as Ajay the wanna be rapper.
Most recently Clark’s had a change of pace and shared the stage with world class Opera singers in Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’ (Cinderella) for The Scottish Opera in the Ensemble and as Dance Captain.

When Clark isn’t on the stage, he’s back home teaching Dance and Drama at various local drama groups and loves teaching new budding theatre performers.

Spooked! Is Clarks first professional straight play and he can’t wait to get stuck it. Plus he can’t wait to see what Austria will bring. Getting to say that ‘this is my job’ is the best thing in the world and long may it continue.