A cabaret of musical therapy








Monica Salvi - Performer


The patient graduated from the Royal Academy of Music’s Postgraduate Musical Theatre Course.  She was one of Sir Elton John’s backing singers at the Concert for Diana (Wembley) and a member of the West End Chorus for Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall).  

She was the mad Bertha in Jane Eyre (Bridewell Theatre), a few mythical creatures in

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kenneth More Theatre) and, in Malta,

performed in Bernstein’s Wonderful Town with Kim Criswell, conducted

by Wayne Marshall with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.  

Also in London, she originated the roles of Polly Flinders in the new musical Nursery Crimes (King’s Head Theatre) and Mlle Syphilis in Femme Fatale (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).  

She was in the West End Chorus for Anthem: The Concert with Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Adam Pascal and The Night of the 1000 Stars (both at Royal Albert Hall).

She was also Luisa Contini in Nine (Kenneth More Theatre), Beggar Woman in

Sweeney Todd (Rome, Italy), and Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Theatre Clwyd, Mold),

Violet Gibson in Violet & Mussolini (Rome).  

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© Monica Salvi 2013/2017


Clare McKenna - Director


Dublin born and based in London, Clare trained with Philippe Gaulier in Paris & London. A lover of devising and new writing,

she is currently working on an ongoing project she set up with Mind Yourself.  Recording stories about Irish emigration to London through film,

sound and books. Have a story to share? Contact:  Her work has taken her to New York (LAByranth Th.),

and festivals such as The London Mime Festival; The Shanghai International Theatre Festival; The Tokyo Spring Festival;

The Dublin & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; The Derry ‘George Farquhar Theatre Festival’, and others.

Movement Direction includes: Skin Tight (The Park Theatre, London, Exeter Festival 2013); The Wild Duck (BARD Th, New York);

King John (Union Theatre, London); Irish Blood, English Heart (Trafalgar Studios); The Roman Bath (Arcola Theatre).  

Directing includes: Our Saviouress (GRAFT, The Pleasance Theatre); The Stupid Sisters (E’space Catastrophe, Belguim); Giddy Goat (Goldsmiths);

The Six Swans (Goldsmiths).   As a producer: Amadan (London tour); Amadan 2 (The Seville Clown Festival).  

Clare is also a highly experienced workshop facilitator. Companies includes: Ambassadors Th. Group, The Almeida, The Barbican, The Old Vic.  

As resident director at The Almeida, her work included directing The Almeida Young Peoples Touring Company and various other projects;

At Ambassadors, The Young Actors Company (The Ripple Effect, Richmond Th.).   When not directing the boards, she threads the boards.

Most recently at The Assembly Rooms (Ed. Fest) and then touring with Big Telly Th. Co.

Further info: @Clare_Mc_Kenna