Made in Corby are pleased to announce the fantastic local creative team leading the production of Corby’s new musical, Danny Hero. Inspired by Corby and our people, this musical tells the story of a comic-book loving teen who dreams of being a Superhero!
The Creative Team
The show will be Directed by Sara Charles. A director, composer and writer of original musicals who runs the Corby-based Genesis Theatre Schools.
The Musical Director, Barbara Hockey, has a long-standing relationship with Corby Amateur Theatrical Society, who are currently working on their upcoming production of Grease. Karl Leutfeld will be joining the team as Associate Musical Director. Raised in Corby, he is an experienced musician who has returned to the area after 20 years living, performing and studying in London.
Three choreographers will be working together to create the dance numbers. Sheena Forster and Marcia Mitchell are both regular choreographers for Corby Amateur Theatrical Society. Sophia Madden, who runs Corby’s Mad2Perform, will be joining them.
Rebecca Boulton-Roe, a fashion and textiles student at Tresham College, is the Costume Supervisor. Rebecca is looking to develop a career in theatrical costume design, after working on many amateur drama shows locally. Peter Morgan is the Head of Music at Lodge Park Academy. Peter’s role is the Design & Technical Manager for Danny Hero. He has been involved with Corby Amateur Theatrical Society for over a decade. Peter’s roles there include musician, occasional performer and managing the technical aspects of productions.
To help the team rise to the challenge of staging a brand new musical, they will be able to call upon the experience and expertise of a team of professional mentors. Our mentors are currently working on West-End productions including: Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia & Wicked. The creative team will be visiting them to gain first-hand experience of professional theatre.