Production Team

Alf Rai, Director​

​Alf has been with Harlequin since they first formed in 2006 and after many years on stage turned his hand to directing for the 10th Anniversary production of “Cinderella”. Alf is directing again this year and once again has enjoyed working with a tremendously talented cast and crew.

Alf’s also a member of other local Amateur Dramatic Companies and recent roles include: Ezekiel Forster (White Christmas), Mr Bumble (Oliver), Heavenly Friend (Carousel), Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), Jesus (Godspell), Apostle (Jesus Christ Superstar), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance), Luther Billis (South Pacific), Ali Hakim (Oklahoma), Melvin P Thorne (Best Little Whore House In Texas) and Nicely Nicely Johnson (Guys and Dolls).

Alf would like to thank Lisa (Choreographer), Tim (MD), Chairman Peter Pingree, all the production team and his family for their tremendous support throughout.

Rob Murray, Musical Director

Rob joined Harlequin in 2019 and Aladdin was his first production for the company.
Rob completed a BA (Hons) degree reading music with instrumental and vocal teaching at University of Chichester.

As a Musical Director, some of Rob’s prior theatre work include: The Mikado; HMS Pinafore; Hello Dolly! Return to the Forbidden Planet; Kiss Me Kate; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Just So; Footloose; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Witches of Eastwick; Bad Girls; Oliver! 9 to 5; The Addams Family; Spamalot; Top Hat; Cinderella; Whistle Down The Wind; The Wedding Singer, to name but a few.

Rob is Company Director for Music Academy for Schools, a company specialising in music education, ensembles and workshops. The company formed in 2008 and now delivers music tuition to over 1000 students per week.

Lisa Farmer Dance Choreographer 

Lisa has been dancing at the Helen Richards School of Dance since the age of six, where she gained her teaching qualifications and experience in choreography under the inspirational guidance of Helen Richards.  As a member of South Staffs Musical Theatre Company she has performed in numerous musicals and review shows, the most recent being The Sound of Music in October 2017.  She has also been in shows with Rainbow Pantomimes, Click Productions, and Strawberry Girl Productions.  Lisa joined Harlequin in 2011 as Company Choreographer.