HT Rep Cast Announcement

Harrogate Theatre in partnership with philandben Productions are delighted to announce the company for HT Rep 2019.


This brilliant bunch will form the casts for On The Piste, Deathtrap and The 39 Steps. The keen eyed amongst you might recognise some of this lot, four out of the eight actors have performed at Harrogate Theatre before in various guises.


Let us take a moment to introduce the eight actors who will call Harrogate home for the next few months.


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Katy Dean played in all three HT Rep shows last year and is a regular in our pantomime cast. Katy will perform as Alison in On The Piste and Myra Bruhl in Deathtrap.


Phil Stewart, one half of co-producers philandben, will perform in The 39 Steps. He is also directing Deathtrap.


Janine Mellor you may recognise from ITV’s Fat Friends and Coronation Street. She will perform as Bev in On The Piste and Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap. This is Janine’s first time performing at Harrogate Theatre, following successful stage shows at the National Theatre and performances in Dundee Rep.


Ross Waiton performed as Baron Bon Bon in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast. He will act in all three HT rep shows this season. Ross has performed at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Anna Clarke is a new face to Harrogate Theatre’s stage. She will perform as Melisa in On The Piste and in multiple roles in The 39 Steps.


John Hester was welcomed to Harrogate theatre the first time last year as an actor/director in HT Rep, and we’re delighted that he’s returning to play Porter Milgrim in Deathtrap and help to direct the same play. 


Ewan Goddard fresh from staring in the UK & International tour of James and the Giant Peach, will take the roles of Chris in On The Piste and Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap.


Oliver Mellor in his first performance at Harrogate Theatre, will play Tony in On The Piste then the starring role of Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps. You might recognise Oliver from his frequent TV appearances in programmes such as Hollyoaks, Cold Feet, and Eastenders.


Our first HT Rep 2019 show is On The Piste, opening on Tuesday 27 August.



Follow the links below to hear more about the show:

On the Piste by John Godber


Deathtrap by Ira Levin


The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow