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CHRIS WHITTAKER

award winning West End and

International choreographer

choreographer

and MOvement Director

 

After many years as a performer and assistant choreographer Chris is now fast emerging as a top choreographer in his own right. His position in the industry as a highly sought after choreographer was cemented earlier this year when he was was awarded the 2018 Off West End best choreographer award for his work on Top Hat, having been shortlisted on two previous occasions. His work now sees him choreographing all over the world and most recently in London's West End. 

 

 
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LATEST NEWS 

Some more very exciting new coming soon, please check back or follow chis on twitter for more info 

- 5* reviews for

SEUSSICAL

at the southwark playhouse 

-click here to see the brand new trailer for Seussical

 

- Chris is currently choreographer on the Arts educational final year production of

CRYBABY

January 18th-26th 2019

 

 

- CHRIS IS delighted to be reuniting with james tobias and immersion theatre this christmas season to choreograph both of their pantomimes.

(Kenton theatre, Henley & HArrow Arts Centre).

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Credits

- CURRENT PRODUCTIONS -

SEUSSICAL - Southwark Playhouse (November - December 2018) 

DICK WHITTINGTON - Kenton Theatre, Henley-On-Thames. (December 2018)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Harrow Arts Centre. (December 2018)

CRYBABY European Premier - Arts Educational (January 2019)

 

- PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS -

TOP OFF THE POPS - Shaftesbury Theatre

OH MY, NELLIE BLY! - Bridewell Theatre

PETER PAN - UK tour

GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY - The Gatehouse Theatre, London

SISTER ACT - Stockwell Playhouse

JUNGLE BOOK - UK TOUR

TOP HAT  - The Gatehouse Theatre, London 

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS - Civic Theatre, Chelmsford  

WIZARD OF OZ - Elliot Hall, Harrow Arts Centre

ROBIN HOOD - Kenton Theatre, Henley-On-Thames 

RUBY STRIPPERS (LIONS, TAMERS & BARES) WEST END BARES - Novello Theatre, London

9 TO 5 - The Gatehouse Theatre, London

BLONDEL - Union Theatre, London 

WIND IN THE WILLOWS - UK tour (including Blenheim Palace) 

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Guildford

JUDY! - Arts Theatre, London

SHOUT! - Associate Director/Choreographer - UK national tour

BERLIN NON STOP - Workshop, Collaborative Artists

ANYTHING GOES - The Gatehouse, Ovation Productions

ALADDIN - Millfield Theatre, Edmonton

PETER PAN - UAE tour, S4K International

THROUGH THE MILL - Southwark Playhouse, Skye Productions

LUCKY STIFF - Lillian Baylis Theatre, London Studio Centre

GRIMM - Workshop, Arts Ed, Collaborative Artists

BEAUTY & THE BEAST - UAE tour, S4K International (Also DIRECTOR)

SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Musical Theatre Academy

ROMEO & JULIET - National & International tour, S4K International

THROUGH THE MILL - London Theatre Workshop, LTW productions

PINOCCHIO - UAE Bookfair, S4K International

GATSBY - Arts Theatre, London, Ruby in the Dust productions

JUNGLE BOOK - International Tour, S4K International

YOU WON'T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY JEWS - St James Theatre & International tour, Collaborative Artists

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Gatehouse, Ovation Productions

THE APPLE TREE - Ye Olde Rose & Crown, AllStar Productions

A CATERED AFFAIR - London Theatre Workshop, Ltwproductions (UK PREMIER)

MARTY MACDONALD'S FARM - National Tour, Honalee Media

LITTLE ME - Ye Olde Rose & Crown, AllStar Productions

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY - Warren Venues, Brighton fringe festival

ASSASSINS - Pleasance Theatre, 2nd Company Productions

- TEACHING - 

- Chris is a guest choreographer/teacher at Arts Educational, Mountview,

Guildford School of Acting and many others.

 

 

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Reviews

- Seussical 2018 -

This show is a sensation. It features 75 minutes of the tightest choreography I’ve seen outside the West End. - The Spectator

The ensemble choreography is fantastic - The Live review

Chris Whittaker's choreography is lively and efficient - What’s On Stage

Zaniness is augmented by Chris Whittaker’s frenzied and full-bodied choreography. Almost every moment sees the stage full of performers dancing wildly and impressively in sync. - The Stage

Excellent choreography - The Upcoming

- TOP HAT 2017 -

Chris Whittaker’s sublime choreography has, in my experience, never been better. . . simply staggering ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ...  It is, after all, a dancing show, and this is work of the very highest order, easily the equal of anything else available in the capital, and at a fraction of the cost - British Theatre

Spectacular tap numbers, incorporating jazz and ballroom as well and inventively staged by Whittaker - Musical Theatre Review

Whittakers work on this show is fantastic, the dance numbers match those of 
the West End and it wouldn’t look out of place in a full scale production. I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future. - Pocket Size Theatre

- 9 to 5 2017 -

Chris Whittaker’s intelligent and exciting choreography hits the delicate balance the show needs, and I think it is one of the reasons the show stays at such a high energy throughout. - West End Wilma

Helped by the talented choreographer Chris Whittaker who manages to do wonders in the comparatively small space. - Musical Theatre Review

- Blondel 2017 -

Incredibly well choreographed by Chris Whittaker, often with wit and invention. - London Theatre 1

- Anything Goes 2016 -

Chris Whittaker’s imaginative and energetic choreography again squeezes breathtaking routines (including some awesome tap) into the venue’s traverse space. - Jonathan Baz

Stunning choreography of Chris Whittaker is vital in bringing it to life. - British Theatre

Choreography by Chris Whittaker is endlessly inventive and energetic, executed with distinction - Gay Times

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Pictures above are taken by a selection of photographers including Scott Rylander, Darren Bell, Roy Tan, Pamela Raith & David Ovenden. Performances include Blondel, Judy!, Anything Goes, Little Me, You Won't Succeed.., Singing' In The Rain, Apple Tree, Gatsby and many others. 

Chris would like to thank all casts, crew and fellow creatives that have helped him to work on such incredible shows.

SHowreel

Choreography showreel, footage from recent Top Hat production

 and links to production rehearsal & promo footage

Chris Whittaker Choreography Showreel

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CONTACT

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