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Geoffrey Garrat

Born - South Wirrall.
Training - Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (Liverpool) and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts (Kent).
Theatre - Cats from 1987 to 1989, playing various roles. He also was an original member of the Cats UK tour, playing Skimbleshanks and the UK national tour playing Rum Tum Tugger as well as being dance captain. Antonio in Matador (Queens, London) Chino in West Side Story (York Theatre Royal), the 1987 BAFTA Awards, Yitzuk in Fiddler on the Roof with Topol (Manchester Opera House), Charlie Wylde in 1920s musical Mister Cinders (York Theatre Royal), The Les Dennis Laughter Show, original cast member and dance captain of Oliver! (London Palladium), Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk, Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium), dance captain in Martin Guerre, Hey Mr Producer! (Lyceum), Gillian Lynne's Dance for Life (Her Majesty's), The Laurence Olivier Awards (Dominion and Palladium), charity performances of Mack and Mabel (Theatre Royal), La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly! (Palladium Theatre), An evening of Kander and Ebb, and Maggie May.
Television and Video - Linda Nolan and Friends (BBC), Juan Garcia in 'Allo 'Allo, the 1993 and 1994 Laurence Olivier Awards, 1993 Children's Royal Variety Performance with the Joseph company, Magic of Musicals for Sky TV, Martin Guerre - A Musical Journey, Skimbleshanks in the Cats and Hey, Mr. Producer! videos.
Choreography - Associate and resident choreographer for Oliver! (Palladium, Holland, Netherlands tours and Toronto). Assistant to Christine Cartwright on Cats UK tour, associate choreographer on Mother Goose, (York Theatre Royal) and Sherlock Holmes the musical (Northcott Theatre, Exeter). He has also choreographed 'Allo 'Allo (BBC), Song for Life (Drury Lane), Showstoppers (Brighton), A Bit on the Side (York), Boogie Shoes, Hot Rock and 2000% (all for TSA), Pacific Overtures and Runaway (both Mountview), Jack and the Beanstalk (Opera House, Belfast) and Children of Eden (Arts Educational).
In video: Skimbleshanks

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