THE STORY SO FAR...
DANNY MCAVOY'S JOURNEY
Over the past 20 years or so, Danny has written a number of completely new and original musicals. In 2020 he planned to start staging them but then Covid-19 struck and closed down public theatre.
Danny decided to make serialised radio productions of two of his musicals, Little Ships and Uprising! so he hired a super group of professional actor/singers and worked with them on line to create those two five episode radio productions. These productions were broadcast during 2020/21 by radio stations in the UK and elsewhere to, so the radio stations told us, around 200,000 listeners for each episode. In 2022 Danny wrote anther musical called Eddie & Jenny. He also made this musical into a radio production that was broadcast leading up to Christmas 2022.
Danny is thrilled to say that John Cameron, who among many other major achievements, wrote all the Les Mis Scores from 1976 to 2005, has agreed to be his mentor.
BUILDING ON DANNY'S WORK
With, we sincerely hope, the worst of C-19 behind us we decided to create a new, community focused, company to stage Danny's musicals and then the musicals of other new writers, and so Purrple Cat CIC was born. A core part of our mission is to use our professional productions as a vehicle for developing new musical theatre talent.
OUR DIRECTORS AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE
Our three Purrple Cat CIC Directors are:
Our Little Ships Production Team is:
Patrick Gaynor - Producer
Amber Buttery - Director
Duncan Riches - Musical Director
Taira Foo - Movement Director
Constance Villemot - Designer
Ash Way - Sound & Lighting
Vicky Holding - Marketing Director