Cast Announcement!

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ROAR! We’re delighted to announce our dino-mite cast for the 2018 UK Tour of Dinosaur World Live!

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MIRANDA: Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Mary Williams grew up in the Midlands with her Jamaican father and Irish mother. Her training began in Kent, spanned California, and culminated in London at RCSSD, her roles taking her to three continents (so far). Theatre credits include The Book of Dragons (York Theatre Royal), Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), Princess Mononoke (New Diorama Theatre & AIIA Theatre, Tokyo), The Selfish Giant (Arcola Theatre), & Aladdin (Redbridge Drama Centre).

PUPPETEER: Darcy Collins

Darcy is a performer and puppeteer who trained with Toby Olié and Finn Caldwell at ​The Curious School of Puppetry / Little Angel Theatre.

Theatre credits include: RUNNING WILD (Regents ParK/UK Tour), Tinkerbell / Puppetry Captain in PETER PAN (Chichester), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Chichester), 101 DALMATIONS (Chichester), Collins in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD and Clementine in THE GOOD HOPE (both Riverside Theatre).

Puppet design & fabrication credits include: CHILDREN OF EDEN (Union Theatre), CINDERELLA (Creation Theatre) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Chichester Festival Theatre).

PUPPETEER:  Liam Wright

Liam Wright trained at the curious school of puppetry in 2016.

Theatre includes: the award winning show Running Wild, in 2015 as the lead puppeteer of a five person puppet elephant, Oona. A solo Puppeteer for Sooty and Sweep in Bristol, and he played Ebenezer Scrooge in Chichester Festival Theatre’s christmas production of A Christmas Carol.

Film includes: Star Wars, as a SFX puppeteer, and a co-collaboration in the making of the short film drift in which he was also the lead.

PUPPETEER:  Samantha Arends

Theatre credits include –

Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas – Reading Rep/Oxford Playhouse; The Missing Light – The Old Vic; The Magic Flute – ENO/London Coliseum; At the End of Everything Else – Liverpool Everyman/ Egg Theatre Bath/BAC; Rumpelstiltskin – Norwich Puppet Theatre; In The Night Garden Live – UK Tour; Beegu –Arts Depot; Aurora Polar Bear March – Greenpeace; Boris and Sergey – Soho Theatre/Theatre 503; Father Nandru and the Wolves – Wilton’s Music Hall

TV credits include –

Newzoids – ITV


Chris trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

Stage credits includes: Puppeteer & Dance Captain in Circus 1903 (International Tour) directed by Mervyn Millar; Joey in in the final West End company of War Horse (New London Theatre/NT); u/s Steve Took/Mickey Finn & Tony Visconti in 20th Century Boy (National Tour); u/s Warner & Chad/Dewey/Kyle in Legally Blonde (National Tour); Lieutenant Shaw in The Secret Garden (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh & Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Hot Stuff (Curve, Leicester); Harry in The Hired Man (Bolton Octagon) directed by David Thacker; Mamma Mia (International Tour); High School Musical (National Tour & Hammersmith Apollo); and Oliver! (London Palladium) directed by Sam Mendes.

Other credits include: Puppeteer/Trainer at Longleat safari park for Jimmy Grimes.

Film includes: Les Miserables (Working Title Films) directed by Tom Hooper.


Alexandra is originally from Lancashire.

She has performed in a diverse range of productions from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Santa’s Polka Dot Pirate with Companies such as Creative Cow, Lazarus Theatre, Chapterhouse Th and Imagine Th. Alexandra also had a lovely job playing Cat in Room On A Broom for Tall Stories/ Kenny Wax Productions performing to families and children throughout UK, Ireland, America and Asia.

In 2013 Alexandra co-founded the London based theatre company Peregrine Ensemble, with Peregrine she gets to enjoy writing and directing.

Alexandra loves to read, play her musical instruments Flute, Bass Guitar and Trumpet and train for triathlons which she never gets a chance to compete in.

Dinosaur World Live is touring from Mar – Aug 2018 nationwide. Book your tickets now!