Meet the team

JOSH LINCOLN - Executive Producer & Founder

Josh’s first theatrical experience was a school production of The Pied Piper, where he got distracted and forgot to come on for his scene!!!

Luckily, things got a little better after that.  He’s had the privilege of playing roles such as Charlie in Whistle Down the Wind, Toad in The Adventures of Mr Toad, Rooster in Annie, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Jekyll and Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde, Tony in West Side Story, Ren in Footloose and The Mikado in The Hot Mikado…oh, and he’s demanded we also say that he was in Batman Begins (for less than a second…get over it Josh!)With Mixed Voice, he’s performed in Night at the Musicals, The Mixed Voice Christmas Show, Roger in RENT, Judas in Godspell and Johnny Casino in Grease.

Norfolk produces incredible talent! Now the owner and co-founder of Mixed Voice, Josh has a passion to nurture that talent, provide a professional environment for it and bring the best quality theatre right to the doorsteps of Norwich.

Likes….Peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!)

Dislikes….clunky scene changes

ANNA GOODE - Producer

Although she has been involved with the company since 2009, Anna started her role as Mixed Voice Producer, Marketing Manager and general dogs’ body in 2015.

Anna is a trained singer and has been performing on the stage since the age of 9. She began her journey with the Theatre Royal Arts Courses in 1991, performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and the 1995 World Premier of John Tavener’s Let’s Begin Again at Norwich Cathedral.

Anna and Josh met 20 years ago when they performed together with Norfolk Youth Music Theatre (although he would say he’s not that old!). Anna’s theatre credits include Cathy in Whistle Down the Wind (Norwich Playhouse), Maria in the Sound of Music (Norwich Playhouse) and Cinderella in Into the Woods (Maddermarket Theatre). Whilst at University of Warwick, Anna stepped away from musical theatre and sang with the Rock Gospel Choir and the renowned University of Warwick Chamber Choir. Anna has been performing with Mixed Voice since 2009, starting with the Mixed Voice Christmas Show. She has had some of her best moments on stage with the company in shows such as A Night at the Musicals and her all-time favourite, Godspell.

Likes….cookbooks, LOTS of cookbooks

Dislikes….courgettes cooked in the microwave!

HOLLY GRAHAM - Director

Holly began performing in musicals at an early age with Dereham Youth Theatre. She went on to train at London School of Musical Theatre and then embarked on a professional career in musicals around Europe and in the UK.

Since moving back to Norwich, Holly has performed as Anita in West Side Story, Ulla in The Producers, Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, Katisha in Hot Mikado, Maureen in Rent and most recently Judy in 9 to 5. Holly made her directorial with Rent in 2013 and went on to direct Mixed Voice’s acclaimed production of Godspell, followed by Grease at Norwich Playhouse. Holly is a singing teacher by trade but her biggest job is looking after her 3 year old daughter!

Likes….Gin

Dislikes….Tea and coffee

LAURA HODGES - Director & Musical Director

Laura has been Musical Director for a number of Mixed Voice shows, including Godspell and Grease. She is head of Musical Theatre at City College Norwich.

Over the past 15 years she has been Musical Director or Director for over 40 full scale musical theatre productions at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Young People’s Theatre, Sewell Barn Theatre, City College Performing Arts and of course Mixed Voice. Credits include Director and Musical Director for: Anything Goes, Kiss me Kate, Oliver, The Wind in The Willows, Around the World in 80 Days, Little shop of Horrors, Stop the World I want to Get Off, Our Day Out, Sweet Charity, Scrooge, Return to the Forbidden Planet, The Wiz, Godspell, Jack the Ripper, Back to the 80’s, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Yanomamo, Hiawatha, Honk!, The Boyfriend, Copacabana, Songs for a New World, The Witches of Eastwick. Director for: Much Ado About Nothing, Grimm Tales, Antigone, Animal Farm, Daisy Pulls it off, The Crucible, Romeo and Juliet. Working as a music and theatre practitioner for Suffolk County Council, Norwich Theatre Royal and Community Music East, along with NYPT and her job as Course Leader and Lecturer for Musical Theatre at City College, Laura has taught and been able to share her skills and passion for performance with well over 1000 young people and loves every second of it!

Likes….Clear spaces

Dislikes….Secondhand book shops (long story!)

DAN SMITH - Director & Designer

Dan has been involved with Mixed Voice for 4 years, first appearing in Rent as Seasons of Love soloist/Man #4. Since then Dan has designed three productions for Mixed Voice and was the Director for their first professional musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

Dan started working in theatre at a young age and has been directing since he was 13. Since then Dan has performed with and directed for many local theatre companies. Dan currently works as a freelance graphic designer and is in the process of starting up a theatre marketing and design business.

When not sat in front of Photoshop, clicking away on his camera or running around the rehearsal room Dan can be found with a glass of Piña colada and a generous slice of cheesecake.

Likes – The smell of fresh printing and revolving stages

Dislikes – Carboots *shudder*

MATT HODGES - Musical Director

Matt is a Norwich-based pianist, arranger, very part-time composer and full-time listener.

He has worked with Mixed Voice since 2014 when we led the band for Godspell. His first show as MD was The Mixed Voice Christmas Show 2015, for which he also wrote many new arrangements, including the infamously festive Rage Against the Machine segment of the show. He loves to play music of virtually any style but is particularly fond of jazz and anything with groove! As well as performing regularly around East Anglia, Matt has also played in New York, Paris and across the UK and Europe.
He has MD’d too many shows to remember! Despite their occasional ego problems, Matt enjoys working with groups of singers, particularly when exploring big and soulful harmonies.

Likes…marmite

Dislikes….mornings

WILL ARUNDELL - Musical Director

Will trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in the school of Vocal and Opera Studies and is now studying Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting. James is a make-up artist, hairdresser, wig maker, singer, actor, and all round know it all. He has been involved with many local arts projects, as well as professional work within his field.

Roles whilst training include Larry – Company, Narrator/Mysterious Man – Into the Woods, Drake – Honk! & Mr Pressman – Our House. With Mixed Voice, A Night at the Musicals 2014, The Mixed Voice Christmas Show 2012-2015, Tom Collins in RENT, Jesus in Godspell, MD on ILYYPNC and Assistant MD on Grease. He can also be seen performing across the UK as part of six piece male vocal group – The Acafellas.

Likes….Jacket potatoes, sleep and sugar

Dislikes….Anything that requires too much exercise

MATT BROWN - Musical Director

A trombone player by trade Matt enjoyed an extensive musical career in the Army as musician which saw him being selected for the Bandmaster course at the Royal Military School of Music. His final appointment was as Bandmaster to the band of The Dragoon Guards, ending his career in Swanton Morley.

Following a successful teaching career in Norfolk he moved to Manchester to study for a Masters degree in Music Performance and his major performances include playing with some of the country’s premier brass bands including The Leyland Band, Grimethorpe Colliery and Black Dyke.

He was Musical Director for the award winning production of the Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society’s performance of The Producers and this was followed by an extensive period working with youth and amateur theatre companies and his musical director credits include: Mack & Mabel (2008), The Producers (2010), Oliver, Beauty & the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof (2011), Annie, Me & My Girl and Hello Dolly (2012), The Sound of Music and Sweeney Todd (2013), Beauty & the Beast, Anything Goes and Hairspray (2014), We Will Rock You (2015).

Likes….Trombones, as many as possible!

Dislikes….Middle lane hoggers on the motorway coming back from a gig (this will mean nothing to Norfolk folk of course)

MATT CROSS - Lighting Designer

Matt has been involved with Mixed Voice since it’s very early days, working hard with the rest of the creative team to match the production values of the shows with the incredible talent within the company.

Matt started working in Technical theatre at a very young age, just 8 years old. He got involved with the technical arts by starting in local Dereham based company DOSYTCo, and moved on to own and run his own disco, before starting work at the Norwich Theatre Royal. This has led to lighting and technical jobs all over Europe, and also to cruising the world as a lighting technician.

Now off cruise ships, you will find Matt mostly on tour as a lighting designer, mainly for ‘The Stars of Strictly Come Dancing’. When not on the road, Matt is back in Norfolk designing the lights for many Amateur dramatics companies and high schools in the area.

Likes….Travelling

Dislikes….Coffee and having more than one day off!

SEAN BRAY - Stage Manager

Although Sean is often found lurking in the shadows as Stage Manager for Mixed Voice, you may well recognise his cheeky face from the YouTube sensations – Sean’s Audition Tapes! Sean has been a vital part of the Mixed Voice team for 4 years and has become a bit of a favourite with our audiences! You will probably catch him on stage performing a cameo, which will undoubtedly steal the show!

Sean has stage managed all of Mixed Voice’s musicals at Norwich Playhouse, including Rent, Godspell and Grease. When he is not causing mischief with Mixed Voice, Sean can be found performing across Norwich – his most recent productions include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Maddermarket Theatre) and 9 to 5 (Norwich Playhouse).

Likes….Tea and cake

Dislikes….the dark

DAVE MYERS - Stage Manager

Dave Myers has gained experience (voluntarily) in recent years as a lighting and sound technician at the Maddermarket Theatre working on 18 in house plays and over 60 external one night productions ranging from tribute bands to stand-up comedy and burlesque.

He has also stage managed Allo Allo, What the Butler Saw, Bronte and Beaux Stratagem. He has crewed for Norfolk Youth Music Theatre in 21 full musicals and taken Title of Show to the Edinburgh Fringe as Stage Manager and Producer.

In addition to his work at the Maddermarket, he has crewed and stage managed for Mixed Voice (I love you, you’re perfect now change, Grease and the Christmas Show), Sound Ideas, The Great Hall Theatre Company as well as Notre Dame, Norwich School and Wymondham College high schools. In his spare time he sleeps!

Likes….real ale and rugby

Dislikes….miserable people

JAMES WEBBER - Hair & Make-up

James is a make-up artist, hairdresser, wig maker, singer, actor, and all round know it all. He has been involved with many local arts projects, as well as professional work within his field.

James very much enjoys working with Mixed Voice, as the outlook they have is progress and to be as professional as the professionals! And as well as being a know it all, he is also a perfectionist! James has performed with Mixed Voice in shows such as A Night at the Musicals and who can forget his silver suit and wings as Teen Angel in Grease? James has done hair and make-up and created countless wigs for Mixed Voice shows including I love you, you’re perfect, now change and Godspell. When he isn’t making casts across Norfolk look fabulous, James can be found at the Pavilion hairdressing salon in Norwich peddling his talents.

MARTIN FROST - Costume Designer

Born in Cambridge, Martin started his adult life by gaining a degree in commercial horticulture. He then decided that he wanted to be in the theatre. This career choice seemed to work as he has enjoyed a very successful one in many aspects of the theatre.

He has had the pleasure to work with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Sasha Baron Cohen, Sue Perkins, Tandy Newton and many more whilst working for the likes of Disney, Cirque du Soleil and Cambridge Arts Theatre. Other credits as Costume Designer include La Cage Aux Folles (1994 Edinburgh Festival) Chicago, Little Shop Of Horrors, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Scrooge (Mumford Theatre), Lady Windemere’s Fan (Mumford Theatre). And as Production Designer: The Wizard Of Oz, Aladdin, Alice (ADC Theatre) GRADS (Various Venues), Bodywork Company The Duchess Of Malfi and The Stone Goddess (The Tristian Bates Theatre, London). And many more!

Likes….Gin, tea, chocolate and cake

Dislikes….Politics of any type

TRUDY MORGAN - Choreographer

Trudy has been working as choreographer with Mixed Voice since 2013 and has choreographed and performed in shows such as Night at the Musicals and Grease.

Trudy started dancing at the age of 3 at Central School of Dancing in Norwich, she performed in the pantomime at the Theatre Royal Norwich each year as a ‘babe’ and ‘semi senior’ dancer. At 18 she was awarded a scholarship at Performers College in Essex where she trained for 3 years, graduating in 2006 with a diploma in dance and gained teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern.

Since then Trudy has worked for Spirit of the Dance European tour and UK tour, Spirit of Christmas European tour, Ireland tour and UK tour, dancer for Top of the Pops, numerous charity cabaret events, a music video appearance, hair modelling and fashion shows.

Likes….anything chocolatey

Dislikes….cold dark mornings

DAN WAITE - Choreographer

Daniel worked with Mixed Voice for the first time in 2015 on the Mixed Voice Christmas show, which saw the show being taken to OPEN, as well as bringing dancing to the show for the first time.

Daniel trained professionally in musical theatre at Performers College, graduating in 2013. His credits include: The Royal Variety show, Take That backing dancer, Children In Need, Eastenders, ITVs Text Santa, Britain’s Got Talent, The Daisy Ball, Cuban Fury, The Carl Alan Awards, Beyond Repair Dance Company and P&O Cruises.

Likes….Cinnamon swirls

Dislikes….the cold

RHIANNON HOPKINS - Choreographer

Rhiannon is a London-based dancer, choreographer and musician.

Rhiannon graduated from Bodywork at Cambridge Performing Arts in 2013 with a distinction in professional dance; excelling in jazz and contemporary styles. On graduating she was presented with the award for ‘choreographer of the year’. Since graduating Rhiannon has gone on to work professionally as a dancer, choreographer and musician – and has been lucky enough to travel to some wonderful places whilst doing so! She currently lives in London but was thrilled to be able to choreograph West Side Story with Mixed Voice in her hometown of Norwich.

Likes….travelling

Dislikes….sun-blushed tomatoes

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