GAVIN BARKER ASSOCIATES LTD

Frank Thompson

Director / Choreographer

Frank is currently the Associate Director of the UK Tour of The Bodyguard, having previously been associate director on the West End production at the Adelphi Theatre. He has just opened the show in Germany. He has previously worked as Associate Director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium and UK Tour and was Associate choreographer for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium, Broadway and UK Tour).

Recent credits include Puss in Boots and Blues in the Night for the Hackney Empire as well as Taboo at the Brixton Clubhouse. He directed The Australian Fire & Flood Benefit (Palace Theatre) and co-directed/choreographed A Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre).

Frank has worked extensively with Fascinating Aida having directed their comeback (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Fascinating Aida: The Silver Jubilee (tour, Edinburgh Festival, Broadway and South Africa). In 2007 he staged a new production of The Marriage of Figaro (Sadler’s Wells and UK tour) and co-directed and choreographed Rags (Chelsea Theatre). He also directed and choreographed the Opera Band Amici (UK, Australian and New Zealand stadium tour).

Choreography credits include Darren Hayes (UK Tour) Tom Foolery (Jermyn Street Theatre and UK tour); Aladdin, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, The Ultimate Knees Up, Cinderella and Mother Goose (Hackney Empire); MGM with Cyd Charisse and The Styne Way (London Palladium); The Beaux Stratagem and The Boyfriend (Wimbledon); The Fleet’s In (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Slapper and Slaphead (The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester). Frank was the assistant choreographer on War & Peace for ENO; and resident choreographer for the Miss Saigon School. Frank has reproduced work for The Royal Variety Show, Proms in the Park, Children In Need, Blue Peter, The Varity Club of Great Britain Awards and ITV’s The Christmas Show.

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER CREDITS

Production Company
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Associate Director International Tour
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Choreographer Hackney Empire
MOTHER GOOSE Choreographer Hackney Empire
CINDERELLA Director Leicester
THE BODYGUARD Associate Director UK Tour
THE BODYGUARD Associate Director Cologne, Germany
THE BODYGUARD Associate Director/
Additional Choreography
Adelphi Theatre
TABOO Choreographer Brixton Clubhouse
CINDERELLA Choreographer Hackney Empire
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Resident Director UK Tour
FASCINATING AIDA - ABSOLUTELY MIRACULOUS! Director East 59th St
Theatre, New York
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Director Arts Theatre
FASCINATING AIDA - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS + 1 Director UK Tour
AUSTRALIA'S FIRE AND FLOOD BENEFIT Director Palace Theatre
MOTHER GOOSE Assistant Director Hackney Empire
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Resident Director London Palladium
FASCINATING AIDA - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS! Director Jermyn Street Theatre
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Assistant Director & Movement Sadlers Wells & Tour
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Resident Children's Director London Palladium
AMICI Director & Choreographer UK & Australian Stadium Tour
RAGS Associate Director & Staging Chelsea Theatre
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Associate Director/ Choreographer UK Tour
TOM FOOLERY Assistant Director & Staging/Choreography Jermyn Street Theatre & Tour
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Associate Director/
Choreographer
Ford Centre, New York
SOPHIE TUCKER
Assistant Director Hackney Empire, New End Theatre & King's Head
SLAPPER AND SLAPHEAD

Assistant Director & Staging Manchester Royal Exchange
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
Staging/Movement Director Holland Park
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Resident Director/Choreographer
London Palladium
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Staging
Hackney Empire
WAR AND PEACE Assistant & Resident Director
ENO
LA CAVA
Resident Director/ Choreographer Piccadilly Theatre
A CHORUS LINE
Choreographer London Palladium
MUSICAL OF MUSICALS Director/Choreographer
Commonwealth Stadium KL
WEST END ON TOUR
Director/Choreographer Switzerland & Germany
EVITA
Movement Director Concert Tour
THE BEAUX STRATAGEM Movement Director
Wimbledon Theatre Open Air, Cannizaro Park
THE BOYFRIEND Movement Director
Wimbledon Theatre Open Air, Cannizaro Park
MISS SAIGON Assistant Resident Choreographer
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
SUNSET BOULEVARD Swing/Dance Captain & Resident Choreographer
Adelphi Theatre


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