Freddie is a professional Musical Director based in London. Having graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge with a First Class Degree in Engineering in July 2014, he moved straight to London to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. As well as conducting LMTO in their professional engagements, he also leads the Play-throughs.
Recent MD credits include: Mack and Mabel (Hackney Empire); Siren (Pleasance Dome); Candide (Cadogan Hall); Mr Swallow - Houdini (Soho Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre); Ricky Whittington (New Diorama); State Fair (Cadogan Hall); Mr Swallow - Houdini (Forth, Pleasance Courtyard); Princess Caraboo (Finborough Theatre); Jewish Legends (Gatehouse Theatre); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Greenwich Theatre); H.R.Haitch (The Actors' Church); Dracula! (Mr Swallow – The Musical) (Soho Theatre, Nomination for Chortle’s Best Music/Variety Award) and his professional debut, Girlfriends (Union Theatre), for which he was nominated for Best Musical Direction at the Also Recognised Awards 2015.
Current ongoing work includes deputising for Richard Shackleton on Keys 3 at Wicked (Victoria Apollo Theatre) and for Tom Theakston on Keys 2 at Jersey Boys (UK Tour). He also sits on the Development Board for the National Youth Music Theatre.
Simon is the Principal Orchestrator for LMTO, regularly leading a group of handpicked arrangers to create new symphonic orchestrations of entire shows. He started orchestrating whilst musical director of the Cambridge University Pops Orchestra, rapidly became obsessed, and has never looked back since.
In 2015 Simon assisted the orchestrators, Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra, on the West End production of Bend it Like Beckham. He regularly works with John Wilson as an arranger, copyist and editor. His reconstruction of In Our United State was performed by the John Wilson Orchestra at the 2016 BBC Proms. He is also the principal arranger of the Orion Symphony Orchestra, having produced arrangements for their sold out shows in the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, and other venues.
Selected original orchestrations include Noisy Notes, a new children's song by Rick Wakeman, performed at the Royal Festival Hall with the Orion Orchestra conducted by Sue Perkins; Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad and Beowulf, two new operas by Louis Mander, commissioned by Tête à Tête Opera Festival and Cantata Dramatica respectively; The Last Post, a musical by Henry Jenkinson; The Emperor's New Clothes, the Cambridge Footlights pantomime with music by Ryan Rodrigues; and over fifty songs from stage, pop albums and TV arranged for symphony orchestra, performed by the Orion Orchestra and the Cambridge University Pops Orchestra to consistent five-star reviews.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Music as a Clarinetist in 1991, Paul has become one of the busiest woodwind players on the West End circuit and can now usually be found performing the Clarinet chair at London’s Apollo Theatre on Wicked, a post he has held since the show began in 2006.
Paul’s work outside of the musical theatre genre includes Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, CHROMA and the occasional late night cabaret at Madame Jo Jo’s, but it is the theatre where he is most at home.
During his West End career, he has performed on Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Ghost, Top Hat, Miss Saigon and many more.
TV and studio work include LWT Parkinson and BBC Open University and orchestral work include Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Northern Ballet and Welsh National Opera.
In Australia, Debs held the position of principal 2nd violin of the Australian Pops Orchestra from the age of 23 and was immersed in the Australian contemporary music scene, performing with Thomas Ades and mentors Ensemble Modern and ELISION. The New Zealand Festival 2002 saw Debs as the on-stage solo violin for the dance theatre production Inland, choreographed by Douglas Wright.
As a freelancer in London, Debs has worked with many of the major orchestras and is a guest principal player and soloist with many other smaller ensembles.
Debs is a regular deputy on many shows and was the first-ever live musician onstage at West End MAD Trust charity event, West End Bares, in 2011. Shows include Chicago, Les Miserables, Top Hat, Miss Saigon, Wind in the Willows (ROH), Candide, The Life of the Party, Porgy and Bess, The Last Tango and Funny Girl.
Studio work includes leading string sessions for Boy George, Placebo, Howard Jones, Kate Nash and Patrick Wolf and the string quartet for Setanta Songs last album, The Separate, released 2012.
Debs is also the violinist for NYC DJ Olive’s, Another Summer, released, 2014 and the soundtrack for Emulsion, a Suki Singh movie, released 2013, featuring Sam Heughan.
After leading for Birmingham Opera productions from 2009, Debs was the flying violin soloist for their RPS award-winning world premiere of Stockhausen Mittwoch in 2012 before going on to tour with the Cirque Du Soleil Varekai until mid 2013.
On returning from Cirque, Debs has been the onstage violinist doubling on celtic harp for the Royal Shakespeare Company's transfer of Henry IV and Henry V to the Barbican seasons 2014-2016.
Most recently, Debs led a new production of Les Miserables in Dubai for the opening of the Opera House in November 2016. She is currently leading the UK Tour of Miss Saigon.
Following a decade working in the corporate world, Peter moved in to Orchestral Management full time in 2013, and works currently as Concerts & Tours Manager for world-renowned choir and period instrument orchestra, Gabrieli. He has managed concerts in many of the major concert halls and festivals across the world, including; Southbank Centre, The Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Cambridge Summer Music, Bath Bachfest, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht), KKL (Lucerne), Chateau of Versailles, Festival de Beaune, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Halle Händelfestspiele, Herrenchiemsee Festspiele, National Forum of Music (Wrocław), Eilat Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Ann Arbor Music Festival (Michigan) and the Lincoln Center (New York).
A busy performer himself, Peter can often be found playing a plethora of woodwind instruments in various orchestras and ensembles across London and further afield, and very frequently under a stage playing in pit bands for musicals on the amateur/fringe circuit, where he also works actively as fixer for several different companies. He has a strong passion for community music making and as such has held the position of Chairman of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra since 2009.
Peter holds a BA in Music from the University of Exeter and an MA in Arts Policy & Management from Birkbeck, University of London.
Rebecca is a professional actress based in London. She is a graduate of the London School of Musical Theatre and also completed foundation training at the Arts Educational Schools and the Guildford School of Acting. Prior to training, Rebecca toured and prom-ed as Lead Soprano of the Hampshire County Youth Choir, and is an alumna of both The Company Music Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.
Rebecca has been part of LMTO since its inaugural play-through and will almost always be found singing high notes in the chorus.
Credits include: The Railway Children (Cadogan Hall); A Christmas Carol (Lyecum); Candide (Cadogan Hall); Mary Poppins Returns (Disney); Honeymoon in Vegas (Palladium); A Christmas Carol (Lyceum); State Fair (Cadogan Hall); Princess Caraboo (Finborough); A Christmas Carol (Castle, Wellingborough); The Game - Re:ACT (St James); Flight (Opera Holland Park); The Sound of Music (International); The Sound of Music (Curve); Love Is Eternal (London Theatre Workshop); The Next Big Thing (Edinburgh Fringe); Molly Wobbly (Phoenix Arts Club); Tis The Season (Jermyn Street Theatre); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, National Youth Music Theatre) and Applause (Bridewell Theatre, LSMT).
Lucy is freelance writer, editor and Stage One producer. She studied English and Modern Languages at Durham University, where she was Director of Durham Drama Festival and produced several pieces of original theatre.
Since graduating, she has worked at the Society of London Theatre, supporting campaigns for the Olivier Awards, West End LIVE and Get Into London Theatre. She was also responsible for the Access London Theatre brochure and was part of the organising committee for Theatrecraft.
As a writer she has contributed to the Daily Telegraph, Official London Theatre, Miro Magazine and Bookishly. She also writes regularly on her blog, www.quirkandspoon.com.