Nutty's Children's Parties

Adventure Parties, Discos, Drama Workshop Parties, Football Parties and now Holiday Workshops, for ages 3-11!

 

The Team

 

Danny Nutt, founder, director and associate entertainer / DJ

Danny seems to spend most of his Saturdays now flitting between various alter egos. He also loves a good steak and is partial to a bit of Nordic noir. He is also losing a grip on reality as he becomes increasingly addicted to Twitter...


His many acting credits include, for TV: Call The Midwife, Holby City, Doctors, Eastenders, Footballer's Wives, Casualty, I'm Alan Partridge and The Bill. Film includes: The Trench and Captain Phillips directed by Paul Greengrass. Theatre includes: Philistines (National Theatre), Lord of The Flies (Pilot/ Lyric Hammersmith), a season with Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough and Equus at Salisbury Playhouse. 

Danny's numerous voice-overs include: a number of major TV ad campaigns including being the voice of Halfords and Hot Wheels; promos for the BBC, ABC Online, Discovery Channel, Sky Sports, Channel 4 and Sky One plus a handful of documentaries, to name but a few.

As well as Djing at the Nutty's Disco parties, Danny also DJs at various corporate functions across London and up and down the country- and many a wedding too. He has also been the resident DJ and Voice of God of Battersea Evolution for Smart Christmas Parties since November 2014.


Danny is also a director. He has directed his own short film, Forward To The Past, theatre on the fringe in London and is currently delighted to be the resident director of Peppa Pig Live where he will work in L.A every year helping to put on the show! 


Danny is also delighted, despite the element of exhaustion involved, to be a father! He lives with his wife, Bonnie, son Freddie and daughter Lola, in West Norwood, South East London.

 

Dan Abelson, associate entertainer

Dan is literally obsessed with movies. He watches them when he eats, works, even when he sleeps. 


His many acting credits include, for TV: Law & Order, Robin Hood, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Doctors and The Royal Today.


Theatre includes: Seasons at the Chichester Festival Theatre, A Midsummers Night Dream (Opera North) and Terminal 92 for C54 directed by Danny Nutt.

He lives in Forest Hill, South East London.

 

Ishani Basu, associate entertainer

Ishani originally trained an an actress in glorious Bath.  Her super versatility has seen her play a range of characters from a Mafia Boss to an Angelic Nun! Ishani also works under cover as a successful secondary school Drama Teacher. When she's not stood in front of a class, Ishani can be found swimming under the sea, squelching across muddy swamps and walking over wibbly-wobbly bridges!

 

Beth Bradley, associate entertainer

Beth trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She teaches children from the age of 3 at various performing arts schools and clubs. 


When she isn’t working she can be found baking whilst singing to famous disney songs in her Princess costume in her very own castle (Streatham Hill). She also loves animals so much she is known to talk to the wildlife in nearby parks or underground stations. 


Since graduating Beth has appeared in Bye Bye Birdie as Nancy (Ye Old Rose and Crown), Pirate/Mermaid/Villager/Nanny the dog in Peter Pan (Pantomime, Devonshire Park Theatre) and returned back to Ye Old Rose and Crown to play the leading part of Baby Rose in Babes in Arms. 

 

James Camp, associate entertainer

James is from South Cambridgeshire. His twin brother is a teacher, his sister is a nurse and his older brother is a social worker. James decided to continue in the family tradition of worthy and honourable careers by becoming an actor! He graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2014.


When not spending the weekends working for Nutty’s as a swashbuckling pirate or gallant knight, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies in his flat and reading in Dulwich Park (weather dependant!). He is the proud owner of a large stash of Nutty’s Magic Sweets that he manages to resist. Just!

His theatre credits include Jack and the Beanstalk (Hurricane Productions), Twelfth Night (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Guys and Dolls (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and many seasons with the National Youth Theatre.

 

 Sophie Carmichael, associate entertainer

Sophie graduated in 2007, and took some time out to rescue penguins and ski a lot…until she decided to settle down and pursue a sensible career, like acting. She is now balancing performing with retraining as a speech and language therapist.


Having been part of the Nutty’s team for over six years, Sophie is getting a little confused about who she really is…a pirate? Or a princess? Perhaps a mermaid? She hopes to continue to be confuddled for a long time to come. She is also a master at making maps for Nutty's Children's Parties!


Theatre credits include: Theatre credits include: Last Post (Theatre Royal, Bath) Just So Stories with Theatre Alchemists and Hansel and Gretel for Teapot Theatre at Brighton Fringe. Sophie also recently narrated for the short film The Girl Who Swallowed A Seed.


Sophie lives in Colliers Wood, South London.


Trev Ellis-Jones, associate entertainer / DJ

Trev likes nothing more than bouncing around his kitchen, with his two young daughters, to the latest chart tunes and this energy is transferred to his Nutty's Discos!


As an actor, Trev has performed in numerous productions in fringe theatres (Tabard, Landor, Baron's Court, Diorama, Wimbledon Theatre studio and at the Edinburgh Fringe), and he even met his wife on stage.  

As a DJ, he can regularly be seen at the O2 Academy in Islington and he has also played at a number of large corporate parties, weddings and birthday parties.

Although a proud North Londoner (and Arsenal supporter), Trev has lived "South of the Water" for 16 years, and rather enjoys it! 
 

Andy Hamilton, associate entertainer 

Andy’s life revolves around music, he loves playing, dancing and listening to it at all possible times! If he’s not playing music, he might be having a cheeky game of football, doing yoga or eating beans on toast! 

Andy had been running kids parties since he was 16. Anything from Circus to Pirates or even Transformers! 

Over the past few years he has also performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and for children in refugee camps across Greece and Lebanon. 

He is now studying Songwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and lives in Crystal Palace, South London.

 

Amy Leighton, associate entertainer and Danny's assistant

Amy was born in beautiful Bristol and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. When not performing, she enjoys baking (A LOT of cakes), teaching or singing in the shower (much to her housemate's amusement)...

 

Theatre Credits include: Alice in Wonderland (Heywood Civic), The Comedy of Oedipus (The Lion & Unicorn), Bassett(New Diorama) and Kimalia (Bernie Grant Arts Centre).

 

TV includes: Gold Experience (Pearson Education), Ministry of Sound Commercial and Casualty (BBC).

 

Short films include: The Drop (Samantha Hellman).

 

Sam O' Hanlon, associate entertainer

From the early of age six, Sam has endured a hard life of training as a Jedi Knight and professional Pokemon master, before realising the pay wasn’t great, and too many lamps had been sacrificed swinging lightsabers.

 

He trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on a full Scholarship and is now working as an actor in and around London- and keeps his Jedi/ Pokemon antics going part time in his bedroom.

 

Sam also enjoys playing guitar, songwriting and writing. He is currently in the process of writing a series of fictional novels with the view of seeking a publisher. 

 

David Gerits, associate entertainer

David is from Newcastle, loves to play and watch Rugby and is a massive fan of sweets. Which has become a happy excuse since working for Nutty’s to eat them all the time! 

He trained at East 15 and has mainly worked in theatre, specialising in classical works such as Shakespeare over the years. 

David also works as a teacher and a barman in London and is based in East London. When not working he likes to go bouldering, so he is well versed for the adventures he takes at Nutty’s parties!
 

Michael Meteer, associate entertainer 

Michael is a fun loving, adventure searching big kid with bags of energy! In his spare time he can be found spending time with friends, cooking up a feast or running marathons- when he has a spare moment.

He enjoys being outside as he grew up in Dorset- climbing trees and sailing boats off the coast- often searching for pirates and treasure. 


Now London based, you can usually find him south of the river where he originally trained at Bird college before steaming round the country with Thomas The tank engine and his great pal Percy the train!

 

Chris Pizzey, associate entertainer   

Chris Pizzey trained with the National Youth Theatre and at Rose Bruford College Of Speech And Drama. Away from the world of entertainment Chris has had a prolific career as the Tottenham Hotspur manager and has even taken them to European glory... on his playstation 3. He hopes one day to repeat this success with the real team. His C.V is in the post.


Chris' many acting credits include for Television: Dougie in Cradle To The Grave, Luckyman Series Two, Mr Stephen in the BAFTA nominated Basil Brush Show, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Planet Ajay, The Legend Of Dick & Dom, The Roman Mysteries, The Sooty Show, Eastenders, Hunted, London's Burning, Doctors and The Bill. Theatre credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion West End) Into The Woods (Donmar Warehouse West End), Biloxi Blues (Arts Theatre West End), Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Vincent In Brixton, Up On The Roof, Pippin, Noises Off, Demon Headmaster, Ham and By Jeeves. Film credits include: The Muppets Most Wanted, Monochrome, Grip, The Shrine, Blessings and Anomaly. Voice Over Credits include working for: HBO, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, Sky, BBC as well as many other independent film and television productions.


 

Jack Vine, associate entertainer

Jack is obsessed with football. He loves to play it, watch it and cry with it. He wants nothing more than for England to win a World Cup in his lifetime... it doesn’t look very likely. 


Jack trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he was on a full scholarship. In his spare time away from Nutty’s he likes to socialise with friends, family and even sometimes, strangers. He also likes to walk around in the Danijel costume and pretend to be a Jedi/Space Warrior. This is even more amusing when he answers the door to the pizza delivery man. 

 

 

Max Warrick, associate entertainer/DJ

Max is an actor, guitarist, DJ for Nutty's, and voice over artist. Since a young age he has had to deal with a serious addiction to birthday cake and sweets. Since working for Nutty's, this condition has only worsened. The situation is not helped by the fact that, at every party Max attends, children just seem to laugh at him... especially when he keeps falling off his chair!


Theatre credits include: Oliver! (West End), The Shallow End (Southwark Playhouse) and Boys' Life (Etcetera & Kings Head). Television includes: Sadie Smith's White Teeth. Film includes Stealing Elvis and Ill Manors. Max has also voiced numerous corporate films and advertising campaigns on television, radio and online for clients such as: HTC, Starbucks, O2, Channel 4, Sky+, Virgin Atlantic, Seagate and many more. 

 

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