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Racky Plews - Director & Choreographer


Training: Sylvia Young and Arts Educational  


Directing credits include: I’m Every Woman - The Chaka Khan Musical, Extraordinary (Disney+, movement), Footloose (West End, UK and International Tour), Respect: The Aretha Franklin Song Book (UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Best Production nomination plus thirteen Off West End nominations), The Drowsy Chaperone (Best Production nomination What's On Stage), Goodnight Mrs Calabash - The Jimmy Durant Musical (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), and Beauty & the Beast (Hayes).

Directing & Choreography credits include: American Idiot (West End, UK Tour and New Zealand, winner of Best New Musical in the West End Broadway World Awards, Best Director and Best Choreographer nomination What's On Stage Awards), Thoroughly Modern Mille (UK Tour and Canada), Knights of the Rose (West End), Summer Holiday (UK Tour), Vanities (Trafalgar Studios, West End), The Effectors - Superheroes (Wonder, Odyssey & Spectrum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean), Shout! The Mod Musical (Blackpool Opera House), Seussical (The Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle East), Wagner’s The Ring Cycle (co-director and movement - The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), La Traviata, and The Marriage of Figaro (Hampstead Garden Opera), Into the Woods, Starting Here Starting Now, Cole (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Dangerous Daughters, Chick, and Macbitch! (Perfect Pitch).


Choreography credits include: Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre, West End), Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Josephine Baker (Beckett Theatre, Off Broadway), Liza Liza Liza by Richard Harris (UK Tour), Flight - Dare to Dream (Symphony of the Seas), Columbus (Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean), Momentous Musicals (UK Tour), Cougar (The Belgrade, Coventry), A Tale of Two Cities, Lost Boys (Charing Cross Theatre), Aladdin (Hastings), West End Bares 2013 - 2019 (Jerry Mitchell/MAD Trust), Marvin Hamlisch (The Other Palace), Billy Elliot's West End Eurovision Entry 2013 and 2014 (Dominion Theatre), Denise Pearson - The Jackson's World Tour (UK Arena Tour), Forever Plaid (UK and International Tour), Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, The Wiz, A Slice of Saturday Night, Return To The Forbidden Planet, From A Jack To A King, The Hot Mikado (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), the European Premiere of Bare: A Pop Opera (Best Choreography nomination Broadway World), Bernarda Alba, Once Upon A Mattress (Best Choreography nomination Off West End Awards, The Union Theatre), Cinderella, Aladdin (Wolverhampton Grand), The 48hour Musicals - The Boy Friend (Her Majesty's Theatre), Crazy For You, and Me & My Girl (London Palladium). 


Racky plays seven instruments, directs and choreographs for many theatre colleges including Arts Ed, Mountview, GSA, LSMT, CPA, London Studio Centre, Tring Park, Goldsmiths University, and for a number of years was Head of Theatre for Camden School for Girls and Sixth Form.

Specialising in humour, emotions and narrative story telling


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