Our in-house Creative Department has created a plethora of successful productions – from land-based shows in Europe to inaugural casts for some of the most famous cruise ship launches – including Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam and all four recent vessels of the Seabourn fleet. Our repertoire is ever-changing and inspired by drawing upon iconic classics and fusing them with more recent, contemporary works.
Collaborations with well-known Directors include our production of Grease: The Musical with West End Director Gary Lloyd, that featured aboard the Silja Symphony and Serenade simultaneously in Spring 2016. Gary Lloyd re-joined the team for Can’t Stop The Feeling which debuted aboard the Seabourn Encore in December 2016.
Whether your stage requires an intimate cast of six or larger-scale productions with a cast of thirty – our creative team has you covered.
Our in-house costumiers work with some of the industry’s elite costume designers and leading manufactures, including DSI London.
Paying attention to each and every detail, our casts always hit the stage looking beautiful. With our costumes being predominantly tailor-made, our casts not only look fantastic but they can also
perform feeling safe and secure.
BK Wardrobe designs, sources and manufactures – as well as organising all of our cast shoes, accessories, fittings, costume bibles, look-books and rehearsal uniforms.
Casting is paramount at BKCP and we pride ourselves in our international casting approach; with our performers originating from all over the world. Auditions are held regularly by the department in cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Kyiv and Moscow.
Our unique audition processes allow us to source exceptional talent who provide high-quality and consistent performances, whilst having the required professionalism and positive attitude.
Auditions are held in the industry’s elite establishments including Millennium Dance Complex, Pearl Studios, Pineapple Studios and MyWay Dance Centre and led by our own choreographers.
Based at BK Studios, our Operations Department is split into two divisions –
Internal Operations who deal with the internal logistics of BKCP and our casts; including administration and visa applications, scheduling, cast management during rehearsals and cast accommodation.
External Operations facilitate everything that happens outside of BK Studios; including cast changeovers and ship embarkations, cast management during contract, inaugural launches and management of our freelancers. The team also includes in-house qualified Production Managers and Light Designers.
We pair our in-house team with specifically selected partners in order to bring our productions to life with stage, light and sound design.
Specialist teams are created for each project and those involved are there from the very beginning – when evaluating our clients requirements and designing new concepts – to the very last touches of installation and project management. This results in a rich and complete final product.
Our partners include Push The Button, EnTech International and renowned sound designer, Tommy Gorman.
Our singers receive the finest vocal coaching led by Oxford scholar, musician and West End Musical Director Andy Read; whose credits include We Will Rock You, Dame Shirley Bassey, Les Misérables and Evita.
Our productions feature exceptional charts and tracks written and recorded live under the supervision of Musical Director Duncan Waugh – whose credits include The Lion King and An Evening With Sir Tim Rice.
Our choreographers, show directors and teachers are a unique group of international talent who each bring something different and exciting to our work.
Collectively, their previous experience includes London’s West End, international ballroom competitions, industry television such as Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance? and exceptional training from lead institutions such as The Royal Ballet School, Stella Mann, Bird Dance College and Broadway Dance Centre New York.
Discipline, respect and inclusion are core to our teaching ethos. Beyond just teaching and directing, our aim is to improve the skills and technique of each individual, resulting in an ever-improving performer.