Meet the Team
Graeme Webber: Writer (Script, Lyrics, Music). Musical Director.
Graeme developed a wide-ranging taste in music being involved in a very musical family.
In the late 60’s he joined a band “The Music Convention” playing endless gigs over many years around the Pacific on P&O cruise ships as well as having regular engagements around Auckland. The band made a number of recordings at Astor Recording Studios, Auckland, and also wrote backing music for Andy McAlpine’s iconic surfing movie “Children of the Sun”.
Graeme has been involved with Company Theatre, Belmont, both on and off stage, has also written scripts for musical performances involving war time songs.
Whilst in London in 2004 Graeme was inspired by Wren’s Monument to the Great Fire of London and immediately could see the possibilities of recreating those events in the form of a musical and started writing and composing.
Twelve years in the making, his creation is now ready for a full scale production.
Jacqui Thorpe: Director
,Jacqui comes from a very musical family and has performed in many concerts and musicals from an early age.
Jacqui has taught movement and dance for over 20 years, specialising in Middle Eastern Dance, having danced in many Middle Eastern countries. She formed her own school of Dance, performing, writing and directing her own shows. Although more experienced in Dance & Movement, Jacqui has taken part in many musicals, and is now working on her own Musical.
Jacqui brings experience in positioning, mime and movement, added with theatre experience and feels she will bring strong leadership to the role of Director.
George Bonner: Arranger / Advisor.
George Bonner is a freelance musician, based in Auckland. Having completed a degree in jazz piano at Auckland University and a diploma in classical performance from Trinity College, he performs regularly as a pianist in shows and in solo sessions, music school in East Auckland, where he also teaches piano. He accompanies instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers for exams regularly, and is continuing his classical piano, music theory and music-education studies.