Who Are Music Box?

The Production Team

Tom Hodge
Musical Director
Tom Hodge (Musician) Tom trained with the Oxford Imps whilst attending Oxford University. Since graduating Tom has played with several musical improv groups such as Multiverse, Notflix : Waiting for the Call, lead several worships and various shows for The Nursery Theatre and Hoopla, guested regularly for Theatresports (UK) and most recently played for Colin Mochrie's West End hit Hyprov (which combined Hypnotism with Improvised Comedy).
Andrew Gentilli
Artistic Director
Andrew has improvised with Hoopla's House Band, The Inflatables , Cannonball Improv and The Family Business. He recently performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NY as part of The Del Close Marathon and in Flashbulb as part of the The Nursery Presents series. Andrew also performs with Storybag, BEINGS and is part of Story Kitchen Impro's London 'Theatresports!' troupe.
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The Performers

Rory Vieyra
Performer
Rory trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre Credits include Land of the Dead, BDSM Faust, Zombie Prom, Aladdin and The Sword & the Dope. Rory also performs regularly with Story Kitchen Impro's Theatresports troupe.
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Francesca Reid
Performer
Francesca is a graduate of East 15 Acting School. She's an improvisor who has trained & performed both sides of the Atlantic. Upright Citizens Brigade, The Second City, Monkey Toast UK & The Free Association to name but a few. She also performs musical improv regularly with Multiverse Improv, the improvised parallel universe musical. She has a big voice and penchant for the physical.
Ben Hamblin
Performer
Ben has improvised with Do Not Adjust Your Stage (Edinburgh 2011 and 2012), Hoopla's Imagine If You Will, Goblins and Friendly Fire. He has also a part of the LBC Radio Newprov team. Ben started at Bath Uni theatre society where he trained, lead the society, performed and directed productions.
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Charlie Dinkin
Performer
A graduate of The Second City Comedy Studies program, Charlie has performed sketch, improv, stand up and story telling at iO Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NY , Magnet Theater, Gotham Comedy Club (NY) and Beyond Baroque (LA), and served as head writer and director of Columbia University in the City of New York’s, Chowdah Sketch Comedy group. Charlie's other improv groups have included Upstairs Downton: The Improvised Episode and Glitch - The Improvised Puppet Show. She performed her own solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 'Charlie Dinkin : Child Star' in 2015 and 'Charlie Dinkin : Can't' in 2016.
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Lewis Harrison-Barker
Performer
Lewis trained at Aberystwyth University, where he co-founded Exploding Fish, the improvisation society. He has appeared in Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show The Maydays', Adult Babies with Jonah Fazel and as Sir Robin in Spamalot. Ongoing improv projects include Glitch - The Improvised Puppet Show and Impromptu Shakespeare. You can hear more about Lewis on the Improv LondonPodcast here: https://soundcloud.com/improvlondon/29-lewis-harrison-barker-improv-london-podcast
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Rachel Lyons
Performer
After graduating with a degree in theatre and having always gravitated towards comedic roles, Rachel launched herself onto the London comedy circuit. As a stand-up comic and musical comedian, Rachel has played most London comedy clubs big and small. Improvisation is Rachel’s newest love. Alongside Music Box, Rachel is part of GirlBand, an all female short-form improv group.

The Guest Performers

Greg Birks
Performer
Greg trained at LAMDA. He has performed with improv groups ‘Notflix’ & ‘The Favourites’ and has twice been a cast member and writer for ‘NewsRevue’ (Canal Cafe Theatre). Theatre credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (White Bear Theatre), Chatroom (White Bear Theatre), The Seagull (Diorama Studios), Avicide (Edinburgh Fringe).
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The Musicians

Dan Attfield
Guitarist
Dan is a musical comedian, guitarist, and improviser. He currently performs with comedy hip hop freestylers Abandoman as a musician and vocalist, and with YouTube sketch and improv team The RH Experience. He writes and performs solo musical comedy, and also frequently compères for standup, improv, and corporate events. He has spent over a decade on the comedic stage; starting out at the University of Durham. Moving to London after graduating, Dan got heavily into the city's burgeoning improv scene, and became a founding member of acclaimed group Do Not Adjust Your Stage.
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Tom Hodge
Pianist / Guitarist
Tom trained with the Oxford Imps whilst attending Oxford University. Since graduating Tom has played with several musical improv groups such as Multiverse, Notflix : Waiting for the Call, lead several worships and various shows for The Nursery Theatre and Hoopla, guested regularly for Theatresports (UK) and most recently played for Colin Mochrie's West End hit Hyprov (which combined Hypnotism with Improvised Comedy).
Yshani Perinpanayagam
Pianist
Yshani has improvised with Music Box, the Showstoppers, No Strings, WFTC presents Notflix, The Maydays "La-days", Glenda J Collective and Grand Theft Impro. When not improvising her notes, Yshani learns and performs ones written by composers dead and alive as a freelance classical pianist.

Past Music Box Performers include

Steve Roe (Hoopla)
Maria Peters (Breaking and Entering)
Charlotte Gittins (Austentatious)
Lauren Shearing (The Showstoppers)
Amy Bailey (Vikings)
Benjamin Vivian Jones (Newsrevue)
Katy Schutte (Project 2 and The Maydays)
Jonathan Monkhouse (Project 2)
Chris Mead (Project 2 and The Maydays)
Jules Munns (The Nursery and Impromptu Shakespeare)
Olivia Mace (Multiverse and the RSC)
Jack Darrel (Improvathon and School of Night)
Greg Birks (Newsrevue)
Robert Carolina (Multiverse)
Herman Gambhir (Improvathon and School of Night)
Rebecca Marriott (Improvised Opera)
Jonathan Bidgood (Riding Lights)
Georgina Bream (Hoopla)
Sarah Ann Masse (We are Thomasse)

Thanks to

Becca Marriott for spearheading the original team as the very first Director of Music Box between 2009-2011 , Maria Peters for her leadership during 2012, Phil Lunn for his Musical Direction during 2012-2015 and Steve Roe for his continuing production support since our inception.