Laura Bacon is a professional puppeteer with a wealth of experience in TV, film and live cabaret who specialises in character development, comedy and singing.
Training: Sesame Workshop, New York
Television includes: Britain’s Got Talent with her own character creation ‘Patsy May’, Star Wars, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Spitting Image, and as a Puppetry Consultant on Spitting Image Live also running training workshops.
Laura can often be found performing her own characters Patsy May and Mavis, and the Suffolk Fox online and has written and directed sell out, five star shows with them.
Laura is thrilled to be involved with Pooh, being an absolute puppet and Disney nerd. The best of both worlds.
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Theatre Includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour/West End Cover), Dorian: Son of Love & Death (The Other Palace), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Exeter Northcott Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (The Rose Playhouse), Patience (Exeter Northcott Theatre), Free (Southwark Playhouse), Poof! (The Albany), Little Red Riding Hood (The Dugdale Centre), Home (Southwark Playhouse).
Harry has very fond memories enjoying Winnie the Pooh stories when he was a child and is delighted to be part of bringing these wonderful stories to life all over the UK!
Alex is an actor and drummer from Solihull in the West Midlands.
Training: The Arts Educational Schools, London & National Youth Music Theatre. While training, Alex won The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year, 2018.
Theatre Include: Andy Williams & Alternate Alan Osmond in The Osmonds: A New Musical (UK Tour), Rapunzel (Chipping Norton Theatre), Wind In The Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company), #PFTLightHopeJoy (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Season (Royal & Derngate, Northampton/ New Wolsey, Ipswich and The Other Palace, London), Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Putting It Together (Hopemill Theatre), Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity (Watermill Theatre), Olivier Awards and Disney Hits - Friday Night Is Music Night (Royal Albert Hall), Jule, Jerry and Steve (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Brass (Leeds City Varieties Music Hall).
Workshops Include: Come Dine With Me: The Musical (MT Fest), Behind Enchanted Windows (Immersive Everywhere), The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Roald Dahl Trust LTD), HouseFire (Turbine Theatre & Jermyn Street Theatre), The Magician’s Elephant (RSC) and The Season (The Other Palace & Crazy Coqs).
Television includes: Ha Ha Land (BBC One), Cha Cha Club (BFI)
Recordings Include: Adventures With The Painted People (BBC Radio 3), Brass – Original Cast Recording.
Training: ArtsEd, graduating 2021.
Theatre includes: Ensemble in Young Frankenstein (English Theatre, Frankfurt).
Workshops include: Marie Curey Workshop, R&D for Ragtag and Undisclosed National Theatre Workshop.
Credits whilst training include: Tateh in Ragtime directed by Stephen Whitson, Coricopat in Cats directed by Christine Cartwright, Georg Nowach in She Loves Me directed by Lydnsey Turner, and Michael in The Truth directed by Jonathan O’Boyle
Training: The Urdang Academy (Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship) and The BRIT School of Performing Arts.
Theatre includes: Ensemble (1st cover Ali) in MAMMA MIA! (UK & International Tour), Cinderella in Cinderella (Corn Exchange Newbury), Sarah in C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Manchester), Understudy Sarah in C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London), Swing and Assistant Dance Captain in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (UK Tour), Ensemble (1st cover Gary Coleman & 1st cover 2nd Arm/Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear) in Avenue Q (UK Tour).
Credits whilst training include: Michelle in Sister Act the Musical, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Ensemble in The Colour Purple.
Chloe is represented by Russell Smith Associates Ltd and wishes to thank her amazing mother for always supporting and believing in her.
Lottie Grogan is a neurodiverse actor and puppeteer.
Training: East15 Acting School (BA Acting and Physical Theatre) specialising in physical theatre, physical comedy and puppetry.
Theatre Includes: The Secret of Cerise, Eli and the Golem (Strangeface Theatre Company), Smurfs Save Spring: The Musical, The Lips for Puppets with Guts, and The Gingerbread Man with Knuckle and Joint.
Lottie is incredibly excited to be part of the first ever UK cast of Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation after being such a huge fan for most of her life.
Training: The MTA, graduating in 2018.
Theatre Includes: Jack and the Beanstalk (Newbury Corn Exchange), Avenue Q (UK Tour), Beauty and the Beast (Civic Hall, Bedworth), The Snow Queen (Simply Theatre, Switzerland), Beast Quest (Rose Theatre, Kingston / Hampton Court Palace).
Short Film Includes: The Way It Was Written, The Spirit of Ickworth.
Workshops Include: Soho Songs.
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