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John trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and made his professional stage debut at the age of ten years old in the West End production of Oliver!. Since then he has appeared in the national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, and enjoyed playing Tobias Ragg in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (a new musical version at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Artist V in Noel Coward's revue Cowardly Custard at Theatr Clywd, a national tour of The Wonderful West End and the title role in Peter Pan (the play version) with Rikki Fulton at Perth Rep.
He was chosen to be the first alternate 'Che', a role he played at certain performances of the Manchester run of Evita directed by Harold Prince, and in 1988 went on to play Feuilly and Enjolras in the London production of Les MisÚrables. For Trevor Nunn, John played Phillipe in the workshop production of Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife, and then appeared in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love. He then went on to sing the tenor role in Kurt Weill's revue Berlin to Broadway, and had particular success in the European premiere of Kander and Ebb's Flora The Red Menace, playing Harry Toukarian. He has played Cliff in In The Midnight Hour at the Theare Royal, York, followed by the title role in Snoopy - The Musical in Cambridge, Robert Ross in Oscar at the Tricycle Theatre, London. He then played the title roles in pantomine productions of Peter Pan and Aladdin. He was a guest artist on BBC Radio 2's Songs from the Shows.
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