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Paul Graham Brown

Berlin-based British musical author and composer, Paul Graham Brown, is one of the leading and most productive musical theatre writers in the German speaking territory.  Since his German debut with Bonnie and Clyde (Theater Heilbronn), he has become an established figure on the musical scene.


His three-person musical adaptation of King Kong (Kleines Theater, Berlin) with book by James Edward Lyons, is one of the most frequently performed new German musicals of recent years.  Other highlights include: The Great Houdini (Theater Hof) and The Fight of the Century: Max Schmeling v. Joe Louis (Tribuene Theater, Berlin).


Paul was resident composer, and latterly artistic director, for the Open Air Summer Musical Festival in the German town of Biedenkopf from 2012 to 2021, creating four original works during that time.


Together with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-award winner, New Zealand-born writer, Anthony McCarten, Paul created the musical Superhero (based on McCarten’s novel Death of a Superhero) for Hesse State Theatre in Wiesbaden, Germany.


Other recent works include a large-scale musical theatre imagining of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (Theater Hof), and The Missing Days of Agatha Christie- currently playing at Berlin’s Kleines Theater.


After readings and workshops of the work in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and London’s West End, Paul is delighted and excited to be making his Southern Hemisphere debut here in beautiful Christchurch with the official world premiere of Fairystories.

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Louise Frost Glossop

Christchurch-bred, Louise, trained in singing and drama at the University of Canterbury and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).  Other training and qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, and Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL) in Speech and Drama.

Louise’s Court Theatre acting/singing credits include: Gypsy, The Sex Fiend, Daughters of Heaven, Private Lives, Shadowlands, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Larnach- Castle of Lies, Legless, Big River, Arcadia, She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me, two seasons of The Wind in the Willows and cover for 12 roles in Sense and Sensibility.  Other theatre credits include: A Little Night Music, Hansel and Gretel, The Importance of Being Earnest and Hay Fever.

Louise is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Choir, the Cambridge University Musical Society and the Wellington Cathedral Choir.  She now sings in the nine voice SATB vocal ensemble Conspiro, as well as regularly singing Evensong in the city.

Awards include winning the National Speech and Drama Award (PACANZ).

Louise is a freelance director who has now directed and produced over 65 productions, both for her own theatre groups and for The Cathedral Grammar School and St Peter’s School. Directing highlights have included: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty and the Beast Jr, Peter Pan Jr, and for Enchanting Productions: The Secret Garden - Spring Version, and A Little Night Music.


Louise has recently established an Enchanting Productions Junior Company which is currently working towards performing Oliver! Jr at The Piano in October.


She is excited to be producing and directing this world premiere of the wonderful Fairystories, and delighted to be working with such a fantastic cast, band, MD and crew. Special thanks go to her amazing husband, co-producer and set builder, Ben Glossop.

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