SOME OF THE TUTORS CURRENTLY LINED UP TO TEACH AT TMNI INCLUDE Northern Ireland Film & Theatre Actor CIARAN HINDS (Road to Perdition, Harry Potter, The Woman in Black, Game of Thrones), Belfast Actor and Director DAN GORDON, (A Night in November) West End leading ladies JENNA RUSSELL (Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Olivier Award Winner & Tony Nominee) & SCARLETT STRALLEN (Candide, Singing' in the Rain, A Chorus Line), Vocal Coach SAM KENYON, Director NIK ASHTON (Associate Director of Matilda), Irish Musical Theatre star KILLIAN DONNELLY (Kinky Boots, Memphis, The Commitments) and Film and TV Casting Director CARLA STRONGE (Emmy Award Winner for Game of Thrones, HBO).

photo by Ruth Crafer

TMNI is directed by West End and Film actor FRA FEE, best known for playing Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper’s Oscar-Winning adaptation of Les Miserables. Fra read music at the University of Manchester before completing a postgraduate diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2014, he was made an Associate of The Royal Academy of Music. Fra’s London credits include the title role of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, Follies (Opera de Toulon, France), A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre, West End). In Ireland he has played the role of Romeo in Romeo & Juliet at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Philip in My Cousin Rachel (also at Spoleto Festival, Charleston USA) and most recently Jamie in Blunt Fringe’s production of The Last Five Years at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. He is currently appearing as Amiens As You Like It at the National Theatre, London. ( )

Blunt Fringe is a theatre production company in Belfast specialising in musical theatre.

We constantly aim to produce high quality musical theatre that engages, inspires and stimulates our audience and so we will seek out the new and innovative musicals that actors and musicians love to be a part of and which our audiences will enjoy, and perform them in intimate theatre spaces.

Blunt Fringe launched in September 2013 and works with the best of talent across cast and production to develop top quality professional musical theatre. According to Musical Theatre Review, Blunt Fringe is "one of the most innovative, intelligent and intriguing companies to emerge in Northern Ireland in recent years." ( )