JOHN WILKES BOOTH was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C. He was outraged by the South's defeat in the American Civil War and strongly opposed the abolition of slavery in the United States and Lincoln's proposal to extend voting rights to recently emancipated slaves.
Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865)
GLYN KERSLAKE trained at Arts Educational Schools, London and has over twenty years experience working as an actor and musician.
His theatre credits include the role of Bob Cratchit in 'Scrooge' (London Palladium); The Phantom in 'The Phantom of the Opera' (Her Majesty’s Theatre), directed by Hal Prince; Arnaud du Thil in 'Martin Guerre' (Prince Edward Theatre), directed by Declan Donnellan; Enjolras in 'Les Misérables' (Palace Theatre);Directed by Trevor Nunn & John Caird; Joe Gillis in 'Sunset Boulevard' (Adelphi Theatre), directed by Trevor Nunn; Original cast and subsequent alternate Chris in 'Miss Saigon' (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), directed by Nicholas Hytner; George Montague in 'That Old Feeling' and George Weidler/Frank Sinatra in 'Sentimental Journey – The Doris Day Story' (The Mill at Sonning & Wiltons Music Hall, London) both directed by Alvin Rakoff; Dick in 'Birthday Suite' (The Mill at Sonning)directed by Ian Masters; TheWolf/Cinderella’s Prince in 'Into the Woods' ;Frank Shephard in 'Merrily We Roll Along' and Long John Silver in 'Treasure Island', directed by Karen Louise Hebden), and Neil Armstrong in 'Moon Landing' directed by Stephen Edwards and Karen Louise Hebden,(All at Derby Playhouse); Dr Manislav in 'Two Cities' and John Tallentire in 'The Hired Man' (Salisbury Playhouse),directed by Joanna Read; 'Kern Goes to Hollywood' (King’s Head Theatre, Islington), directed by David Kernan; Captain Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' (Aberystwyth Arts Centre)directed by Kevin Wood; 'The World Goes ‘Round' – European premiere (West Yorkshire Playhouse), directed by Jude Kelly; The Man in 'Side by Side by Sondheim' (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in 'Into the Woods' (Library Theatre, Manchester); directed by Roger Haines; 'Evita' (Manchester Opera House and 1st national tour), directed by Hal Prince; 'The Metropolitan Mikado' (Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Hall), directed by Ned Sherrin.
Glyn’s concert credits include: 'Celebrating Sondheim' (Royal Festival Hall); 'Cook’s Tour' (Shaftesbury Theatre); 'Follies' (Dome, Brighton); 'Merrily We Roll Along' (Shaftesbury Theatre); 'A Cavalcade of Coward' (Piccadilly Theatre); 'Company' (Victoria Palace); 'We Like Ike' (Royal Festival Hall); 'Royal Gala' (Barbican Concert Hall) for Mike Batt; 'Les Misérables' 10th Anniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall). Love is in the air – Valentine Concert ,Mistletoe and Wine, A Celebration of Cole Porter, Funny Face – A tribute to Audrey Hepburn, all with RTE Concert Orchestra(National Concert Hall Dublin), Showstoppers, (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester). Glyn has performed as a solo artist in Orchestral concerts in Hong Kong, Ireland and Denmark, as well as doing solo concerts and cabarets around the UK.
Glyn’s radio credits include regular guest appearances on Friday Night is Music Night, Songs from the Shows, Steve Race Show, David Jacobs and An Evening With Alan J Lerner all for BBC Radio 2, Mike Batt’s Masterclass, King George’s Hall, Nottingham (Classic FM); Ned Sherrin’s Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and Radio Rhapsody ( BBC Radio 3)
Recording work includes: Original cast album of 'Miss Saigon', the symphonic version of 'Les Misérables', 'Les Misérables' 10th Anniversary Concert, Original London Palladium cast album of 'Scrooge' with Tommy Steele, 'A Night at the Musicals' (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Judas in 'Godspell', Freddy in 'My Fair Lady', Tony in 'The Boyfriend', the Russian in 'Chess' and Ravenal in 'Showboat'.
Glyn is also a songwriter/composer having written numerous original songs. He recently composed the music for a thriller entitled 'Deadly Murder' at The Mill at Sonning, starring Rula Lenska, directed by David Taylor and has also written a musical for children entitled 'Haunted'.