Michael Livesley – The Narrator and the rest…
Michael Livesley is a Haydock-born actor, writer, singer and musician who has been actively creating and performing his own work for the last 20 years. He has also performed in numerous short films. In summer 2009 percussionist Jonny Hase played the 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' LP to Mike and he began to check show listings nationwide for someone who was performing this astonishing piece. After many fruitless searches it became clear that no-one was doing it and, in stunned shock, he determined to perform it himself.
With the attitude of ‘build it and they shall come’ he has been incredibly lucky in finding a dedicated and talented ensemble of people to come together for this production. Everyone involved has given freely of their time, money and skills to produce the piece you are about to see for simply one reason – their love of the source material and the genius that was Vivian Stanshall. His intention is to put Vivian’s name firmly back on the cultural map where it belongs, and consign the phrase 'Vivian...who?' to the waste-paper bin for eternity. His love of the work of Vivian Stanshall, in particular Sir Henry at Rawlinson End has meant that in recent times he has devoted the majority of his time not only producing the show, but also honing his performance as, well…everyone in Sir Henry.
Bill Leach – Musical Director and more…
Bill trained at
Ged Fox – Trumpet, Penny Whistle, Kazoo…
comes from a traditional large Liverpool Musical family and has been playing
gigs with his father since childhood.
Ged has made his name for not only
a performer but also as a session player and has a long-list of credits.
has played with Zen Baseball Bat and
Noise Sound System
and, like Bill, plays with Sidney
Bailey’s No Good
He is currently studying music at
Chris Hough – Double Bass, Banjolele…
Chris took up the Double
Bass in 2002 and the ukulele soon after. He has a passion for pre-war jazz and
dance music, particularly featuring the ukulele. Chris plays in a number of
Jonny Hase – Percussionist Extraordinaire…
is an accomplished percussionist with many strings to his rhythmic bow. Aside
from founding the
School of Samba and playing with
John Lewis – Clarinet, Violin, Recorder, Stroh-Violin…
Like Bill John trained at