Annalene Beechey

Training: The Bull Alley Theatre Company in Dublin. Feste in Twelfth Night and Adele in The House of Barnarda Alba.

Theatre credits include: The King and I (London Palladium), Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall), Miss Chasum in the World Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn/Dennis Kings’ Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph, Scarborough), Annette in the World Premiere of Boublil/Schonberg/Legrand’s Marguerite opposite Ruthie Henshall (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Pat Collins in the World Premiere of Moon Landing (Derby Playhouse), standby Glinda in Wicked(Apollo Victoria), Cinderella in Into the Woods (Derby Playhouse), Alice in Carl Davis’ version of Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Molly Cassidy in the World Premiere of TheHa’penny Bridge (The Point, Dublin), Belle in Disney’s’ Beauty and the Beast (First National Tour and Dominion Theatre London), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music and Dorothy in the RSC version of The Wizard of Oz (both at Leicester Haymarket), Cosette in Les Miserables (Palace), Johanna in the Celebrated Anniversary Concert of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall, London) opposite Len Cariou, Davis Gaines, Judy Kaye and Pia Douwes, Belle in A Christmas Carol(Theatre Royal, Nottingham) opposite Anton Rogers, the alternate Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Sadie Sears/understudy Julie Jordan in the NT Carousel (Shaftesbury), Understudy Cosette in Les Miserables (Dublin/ Edinburgh Tour).

Television and Film credits include: Roisin O’Brien in The Bill, Opera Chorus in the Phantom of the Opera Movie directed by Joel Schumacher. Hooray for Hollywood BBC Prom (Royal Albert Hall and BBC 2).

Radio credits include: BBC Radio 2 Friday Night Is Music Night debut in 2007 opposite Maria Friedman and Matt Rawle with Sarah Brightman as guest compere for Sondheim/Lloyd Webbers Birthdays. She has appeared in numerous broadcasts ever since. Susie Dean in The Good Companions (BBC Radio3), Eliza in My Fair Lady Prom (BBC Radio 3).

Recordings credits include: Marguerite by Boublil/Schonberg/Legrand, Moon Landing by Stephen Edwards, and The Ha’penny Bridge by Alastair McGuckian. Stephanie in Jerome Kern’s Roberta and Betsy in Dearest Enemy (both New World Records), Ballerina in The Attic by Mark Carroll, Greta inThe Ratcatcher by Phil Henderson and Michael Ward, Lucy in Bernard J Taylor’s’ Nosferatu and Narrator/Girlfriend in Inconnu by Andrew Cox. Close Your Eyes – Solo Album, Acoustic Overtures – The Songs of Dougal Irvine, Love Lie & Lyrics – The Words of Lesley Ross, All Things in Time with Stuart Matthew Price (all SimG Records label).

 Workshops credits include: The Likes of Us (Dir. Christopher Luscombe), Rebecca (Dir. Francesca Zambello), The Ratcatcher (London Welsh Centre), Casanova (Criterion), Charlotte: Life or Theatre? (Drill Hall), The Third Person (King’s Head), Going Once (The Venue), Green Violin andSeagulls Dance (Soho Laundry), and Sacred Flame (Palladium & Royal Opera House Studio). 

Concert credits include: Soloist with John Wilson Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonia, RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra, RAF Massed Bands.