Virginia Mason

Actor, Extra, Dancer, Teacher/Choreographer, Producer,… more

Queensland, Australia
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Physical Details

Height:
160 cm / 5ft 3in
Hips:
96 cm / 38 in
Weight:
62 kg / 136 lbs
Dress size:
UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Blue
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Hair color:
Grey
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Medium
Waist:
71 cm / 28 in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

1961
  • Matt Mattox School of Jazz : Dance
1960
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Drama
1950
  • Royal Academy of Dancing : Scholarship in Ballet
1949
  • Arts Education School London : Drama / Dance / Singing

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern

"The Ovaltiney Show" (Lead) - Radio Luxenburg, UK.

"Showtime" (Chorus) - Eastbourne Pier, UK.

"Bells are Ringing" (Chorus) - The Colleseum, London, UK.

"Expresso Bongo" (Chorus / Understudy) - Saville Theatre, London & UK Tour.

"West Side Story" (Consuelo / Understudy Maria, Lead) - Her Majesty's Theatre, London, UK

"Stop the World" (Lead) - Globe Theatre, London, UK.

"Stop the World" (Lead / Director) - Schubert Theatre, New York & American Tour, USA.

"Pickwick" (Chorus / Assistant Choreographer) - 46th Street Theatre, New York and American Tour, USA.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Film & Stage Crew

PRODUCTION WORK
“A Chorus Line” - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, UK - British Production Assistant for Michael Bennet (1½yrs).
“Cats” – New London Theatre, UK – Artistic Co-ordinator for Gillian Lynn, Trevor Nunn and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh Organisation (3 yrs).
“Yeoman of the Guard” & “Iolanthe” – 1988 British Tour and Cambridge Theatre, London, UK – Associate Director, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
“Mikado” & ”Pirates of Penzance” – 1989 British Tour and Savoy Theatre, London, UK - Associate Director, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
“HMS Pinafore”, “Trial By Jury”, Pirates of Penzance” & “Mikado” – 1990 British Tour and Performing Arts Centre, Los Angeles, USA - Associate Director, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
“Yeomen of the Guard” & “Mikado” – 1992 British Tour, Associate Director, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
“Orpheus in the Underworld” & “Pirates of Penzance” – 1993 British Tour, Associate Director, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
CHOREOGRAPHY - Operas
“King Arthur” by Purcell, Sadler’s’ Wells & Royal Albert Hall, London, UK & Edinburgh Festival, Scotland – English Opera Group, Dir. Colin Graham.
“The Scene Machine”, Sadler’s’ Wells, London, UK – New Opera Company, Dir. Anthony Besch.
“The Sorcerer”, “Iolanthe” & “Utopia”, Sadler’s’ Wells, London, UK – D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
“Les Mammelles de Tieresias” by Poulenc, Camden Festival, London, UK - New Opera Company, Dir. Anthony Besch.
“The Merry Widow”, by Lehar, Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland – Scottish Opera, Dir. Anthony Besch.
“Orpheus in the Underworld”, Theatre Grand, Leeds, UK – Opera North, Dir. Martin Duncan.
CHOREOGRAPHY – Pantomimes and Musicals
“A Christmas Carol”, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland – Dir. Richard Eyre.
“Quick Quick Slow” (Dir. Peter Dews), “Tonight at 8.30” (Dir. Michael Simpson), “First Impressions” starring Francis Matthews and Patricia Routledge (Dir. Peter Dews), “Guys and Dolls” (Dir. Michael Simpson) & “Beggars Opera” starring Edward Woodward & Michelle Dotrice (Dir. Clive Perry), Birmingham Rep, UK.
”Cinderella”, starring Jimmy Logan, Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland – for Howard & Wyndham.
“Robinson Crusoe”, starring Rikki Fulton, Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland – for Howard & Wyndham.
“Cinderella”, starring Rikki Fulton, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK – Dir. Clive Perry.
CHOREOGRAPHY – Plays
“Vivat! Vivat! Regina”, starring Sarah Miles and Eileen Atkins, Chichester Festival transferring to Piccadilly Theatre, London, UK – Dir. Peter Dews.
“Much Ado About Nothing” & “Boswell’s Life Of Johnson” starring Sylvia Syms, John Neville, Timothy West and Julian Glover, The Edinburgh Festival for Prospect Theatre, Scotland – Dir. Tony Robinson.
“Love Labours Lost”, Aldwych Theatre, London, UK – Prospect Theatre Company.
“The Dolls House” & “Much Ado About Nothing”, The Lyceum, Edinburgh, Scotland – Dir. Richard Eyre.
“Much Ado About Nothing”, starring Gerald Harper and Gemma Jones, Chichester Festival, UK – Dir. Peter Dews.
“Pleasure of his Company”, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Phoenix Theatre, London, UK – Dir. Peter Dews.
“Mr & Mrs Nobody”, starring Patricia Routledge and Clive Swift, Greenwich Theatre, UK – Dir. Matthew Francis.
CHOREOGRAPHY – TV and Film
“The People’s Jack”, Musical play – Granada, UK.
“History of the Waltz”, Omnibus – BBC2, UK.
“Top of the Pops” – BBC, UK.
“The Adventurers”, Fashion shop sequences filmed in Rome – Paramount Pictures.
ASSISTANT TO GILLIAN LYNN
“Half a Sixpence” - Feature Film, Paramount Pictures.
“Magic Melodies”, starring Laurence Harvey – Rediffusion TV.
“Hey Diddle Diddle”, starring Nelson Riddle – BBC TV, UK.
“Topol”, starring Topol – BBC TV, UK.
“The Gondoliers” - D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, UK.
“Bluebeard” – Sadler’s Wells Opera Company, UK.
“The Matchgirls” – Globe Theatre, London, UK.
“The Flying Dutchman” – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK.
“Pickwick” – 46th Street Theatre, New York, USA.

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