MEET THE TEAM
Alan Bowles (co-Founder and Producer)
Co-Founder and Producer
Alan has spent fifteen years working in a wide variety of roles within the entertainment industry, as an actor, singer, choreographer, director and producer.
He trained at Guildford School of Acting after which he spent 10 years as a performer appearing in a wide range of projects - everything from Shakespeare at The Stratford Dell Theatre, to a Kids TV series.
Amongst other things he created roles in three new musicals and one new play, toured the UK four times in various shows and went most of the way round the world aboard three cruise ships as lead vocalist. He also spent three years as one fourth of the male vocal harmony quartet Troubadour.
He has appeared in fourteen pantomimes playing heroes, princes, comics and even a villain once!
In 2009 he co-founded Little Wolf Entertainment and has been co-Producer on all eighteen of their pantomimes as well as appearing in several and working as Production Manager, Choreographer and Director across a range of Little Wolf shows and venues.
Alan is also founder of Forgotten Melodies, a new theatre company, dedicated to reviving musical genres from the past and presenting them in exciting new shows. Last year he directed and produced their inaugural UK Tour: Keep the Home Fires Burning.
Morgan Brind (co-Founder and Producer)
Co-Founder and Producer
Morgan trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Productions this season include Jack and the Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall), Peter Pan (Derby Arena) and Robin Hood (Core Theatre, Solihull), as well as designs for Snow White (Harrogate Theatre), Mother Goose (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury), Peter Pan (Grove Theatre, Dunstable) and Midsummer Night's Dream (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men UK / European tour).
Other recent work includes Writer / Director / Designer on Beauty and the Beast (Loughborough Town Hall), Writer / Designer / Dame on Jack and the Beanstalk (Derby Arena) and Writer / Designer on Sleeping Beauty (Core Theatre, Solihull).
In 2009 he co-founded Little Wolf Entertainment Ltd and this season marks the eighteenth pantomime he will have written and co - produced.
Other Pantomime credits include: Robin Hood; Cinderella; Aladdin; Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall); Beauty and the Beast (Derby Arena - for which he won the 'Best Set and Staging' award at the Great British Pantomime Awards 2018; Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk (Maltings Theatre, Berwick upon Tweed); Robin Hood (West Wing Arts Centre) and designs for Mother Goose (Sheffield Lyceum) and Peter Pan (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury). He has also designed the last eleven seasons for The Lord Chamberlain’s Men (UK Tour).
As well as his work on pantomime, Morgan has worked for many years as an actor in a wide variety of productions throughout the UK and abroad, most recently appearing as Major Cassidy in Same Time Next War (Cotswold Playhouse).
Dave Culling (Musical Supervisor)
Dave qualified from Bretton Hall with a BA (Hons) in Dramatic Arts. After leaving University Dave co-founded Big Adventures Theatre Company, based in Derby. For the last 22 years with Big Adventures he has worked on numerous shows as an actor, writer, director and musical director - including West Side Story, Singin’ In The Rain, Misery, The Turn of the Screw, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III among others.
Dave is an accomplished MD who has worked for Birmingham REP, Derby LIVE, Stoke New Vic, Oddsocks, Little Wolf Entertainment, Potboiler, Evolution and Lichfield Garrick among others.
He was the musical director for the film Nativity Rocks! and has been carrying out preliminary work on Debbie Isitt’s next film.
Dave is a published playwright with his children’s musical - Daniel and the Lions - published by Samuel French. His last musical - Whodunnit?! The Interactive Murder Mystery Musical - premiered in 2018 and will be touring in 2020.
Dave’s original compositions have been heard nationwide, at National Trust properties, various London theatres and 02 Arena, among other venues.
He has just finished writing his third novel in his Esther Morstan-Eyre series of detective novels for young adults.
Dave also regularly writes jokes for Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and almost all of his offerings for the Uxbridge English Dictionary appeared in that publication (published by Penguin Random House).