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Category Archives: Acting

Guys and Dolls

                            Jason played the role of Benny Southstreet in the 2016 production of Guys & Dolls, at The Phoenix Theatre starring Samantha Spiro & Richard Kind,later taken over by Rebel Wilson and Nigel Lindsay. Jason joined the cast in March 2016 and […]

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Memphis The Musical

Jason Pennycooke starred in the 2015 production of Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, playing the role of Bobby Dupree. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance. The show closed on 31st October 2015 after a year of sold out performances and rave reviews.   Reviews These two are no doubt the […]

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Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

Jason played Paul in this production  directed by Trevor Nunn both at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the subsequent London transfer to The Old Vic in 2012-13.

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Forever Young

Forever Young

Jason played Mr. Pennycooke in the original production of this musical comedy at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2011.

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La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles

Jason appeared as Jacob in this award winning musical atthe Menier Chocolate Factory and the subsequent transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End in 2007 – 2008, for which he was nominated best supporting actor in a Musical at the 2009 Olivier Awards. Link to website   Reviews Jason Pennycooke as an over-the-top […]

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The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas

The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas

Jason appeared as Sammy Davis Jr at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End in this show which was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. The show ran for a record three years and Jason appeared during 2005/6

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The Big Life

The Big Life

The Big Life is a wonderfully upbeat new musical set in London during the late 1950s, amongst a group of people newly arrived from the West Indies. Jason choreographed the show and appeared as the mischievous Admiral/Eros.

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Stomp

Stomp

Jason appeared in the European company of Stomp. During his time with the show he appeared with the French Touring Company appearing in Mulhouse, Versailles and Brest and in London’s West End.

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Jason appeared in the leading role of Joe in Golden Boy at the Greenwich Theatre The show has music by Charles Strauss, lyrics Lee Adams with original Book by Clifford Odets and William Gibson and revised Book & Lyrics Rick Jacobs.

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Simply Heavenly

Simply Heavenly

Jason appeared in Simply Heavenly by Langston Hughes and David Martin at the Young Vic from 7th March through to Saturday 19th April 2003. A Direct Action co production with The NT studio. Josette Bushell-Mingo directed this rare musical gem in a co-production with the National Theatre Studio.

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Sammy

Sammy

Jason played the role of Joe Grant in this new musical in the UK Tour (2002). He was also Associate Choreographer for the tour. A thrilling new play with music and tap inspired by the life of Sammy Davis Jr ,the show received it’s world premiere as the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Rent

Rent

Jason appeared in the role of Benny in this award winning musical in the record-breaking original UK tour (2001) and in two successful runs in London’s West End (2002 & 2003) at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

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Five Guys Named Moe

Five Guys Named Moe

Jason appeared in the role of Little Moe in this award winning musical in the original European Tour (1994-1995) and in London’s West End (1995-96) at the Albery Theatre.

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Aladdin

Aladdin

Jason appeared as Wishey Washey at the Theatre Royal and Opera House – Wakefield during the 2004/05 Pantomime season. And whilst he was in his hometown Jason was also invited to switch on the Wakefield Christmas lights.

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Soul Train

Soul Train

Soul Train was a musical compilation devised by Mark Clements and Michael Vivian.The show included a selection of classic soul hits such as Under The Boardwalk , Soul Man, Dock Of The Bay , Living In America, Love Train. The show was at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End.

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Starlight Express

Starlight Express

Starlight Express is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale of the battle between, Steam, Diesel and Electric to dominate the tracks. Jason played Rocky 3 the London Cast at the Apollo Victoria in the 1996/7 cast.

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Cats

Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. This show was Jason’s first professional job after leaving college and he joined the UK tour playing Coricopat and Mistofolees.

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  • Acting Credits

    Please take some time to review Jason's major acting credits opposite.



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  • Featured Project

    Jason appeared as Sammy Davis Jr in the feature film Mr Lonely



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  • Featured Project

    Jason appeared as Grandad in this online series.



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