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Starlight Express has been playing continuously in Bochum, Germany, since 1988.

First Decade - 1988 - 1997

Second Decade - 1998 - 2007

Third Decade - 2008 - Present


2008 - 2009 - 20th Anniversary Cast Edit

Anna-Maria Schmidt won the role of Pearl in a TV casting competition, however she did not complete skate school and take up the role.

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - John Lehr Opfar

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Adam Floyd

Cast
Rusty Kevin Kohler / Jamie Golding Pearl Katie Stewart
Greaseball Ernest Marchain Dinah Katy Hards
Poppa Carl Abraham Ellis Ashley Tasha Taylor Johnson
Electra Andreas Wolfram Buffy Sarah May
Hip Hopper 1 Reginald H Jennings Krupp Joe Ryan
Hip Hopper 2 Adam Sheffield Wrench Marc McFayden
Hip Hopper 3 Daniel Smith Purse Ian Oswald
Flat-top Eddie Dredge Joule Rachelle Walker
Dustin Jamie Capewell Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Ben Draper Trax Joey Egan
Trax Guido Rosenkranz Trax Adam Nazarko
Bobo Nathan Sloan Swing Sian Frost
Espresso Gareth Bailey Swing Amy Webb
Ruhrgold Nick Bower Swing Sarah Riches
Turnov Harvey James Swing Samantha Foker
Hashamoto Travis Hickey Swing Lyndsey Stokes
Swing Alexander Wengel Swing Emma Jenkinson
Swing Andrew Chadwick Swing Gareth Bretherton
Swing Adam Floyd Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Daniel Keightley Swing Paul Robert Gerritsen
Swing Nick Gilligan Swing Ben Prince
Swing Paul Shipp

2009 - 2010 Edit

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - Steve White (Assistant Linda Roland)

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Graham Harvey

Ray Shell left the production after a few weeks, citing the reason that his German pronunciation was not up to standard.

Cast
Rusty Kevin Köhler Pearl Carla Pullen
Greaseball Ernest Marchain Dinah Katy Hards
Poppa Ray Shell / David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson
Electra Andreas Wolfram Buffy Sian Frost
Hip Hopper 1 Daniel Smith Krupp Paul Shipp
Hip Hopper 2 Marvin Dietmann Wrench Joe Ryan
Hip Hopper 3 Marc McFayden Purse Reginald H Jennings
Flat-Top Marcel Brauneis Joule Rachelle Walker
Dustin Jamie Capewell Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Ben Draper Trax Joey Egan
Trax Adam Nazarko Trax Guido Rosenkranz
Bobo Carl Patrick Morris Swing Samantha Foker
Espresso Adam Sheffield Swing Amy Webb
Ruhrgold Gareth Bailey Swing Kelsey Cobban
Turnov Chris Southgate Swing Lisa Dahmane
Hashamoto Travis Hickey Swing Sarah Riches
Swing Gareth Bretherton Swing Andy Barke
Swing Adam Floyd Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Ben Prince Swing Adam Illsley
Swing Rene Becker Swing Paul Gerritsen
Swing Edd Hall Swing Brett Hibberd

2010 - 2011 Edit

Cast
Rusty Kevin Kohler Pearl Carla Pullen
Greaseball Ernest Marchain Dinah Georgina Hagen
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson
Electra Andreas Wolfram Buffy Kate Morris / Camilla Hardy
Hip Hopper 1 Karl Seal Krupp Paul Shipp
Hip Hopper 2 Sharn Te Pou Wrench Joe Ryan
Hip Hopper 3 Daniel Therrien Purse Reginald H Jennings
Flat-top Ben Draper Joule Rachelle Walker
Dustin Marlon Moore Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Marcel Brauneis Trax Manuel Reckow
Trax Guido Rosenkranz Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Austin Garrett Swing Cate Gunner
Espresso Nic Ineson Swing Georgia Bergerson
Ruhrgold Jos Hoetjes Swing Samantha Foker
Turnov Chris Southgate Swing Melanie Fawcett
Hashamoto Vladimir Hub Swing Carolin Schoenemann
Swing Gareth Bretherton Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Swing Graham Harvey Swing Adam Floyd
Swing Michael Byrne Swing Edd Hall
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Rene Becker
Swing Ashley Birchall Swing Andrew Prosser
Swing Luke Zammit

2011 - 2012 Edit

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - Steve White (Assistant Linda Roland)

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Graham Harvey

Cast
Rusty Marcel Brauneis Pearl Georgina Hagen
Greaseball Andreas Wolfram Dinah Rachel Grundy
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson
Electra Gareth Bretherton Buffy Lucy Maria Gill / Carla Pullen
Hip Hopper 1 Karl Seal Krupp Erik van Hoof
Hip Hopper 2 Sharn Te Pou Wrench Lauren Hearnden Mayer
Hip Hopper 3 Daniel Therrien Purse Paul Shipp
Flat-top Ben Draper Joule Georgia Bergerson
Dustin Marlon Moore Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Gordon Gesatzki Trax Manuel Reckow
Trax Guido Rosenkranz Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Austin Garrett Swing Abigail Dever
Espresso Michael Eborall Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Ruhrgold Chris Southgate Swing Lisa Darnell
Turnov Adam Sheffield Swing Carolin Schoenemann
Hashamoto Vladimir Hub Swing Cate Gunner
Swing Edd Hall Swing Graham Harvey
Swing Reginald H Jennings Swing Rene Becker
Swing Michael Byrne Swing Cary Chennell
Swing Andrew Prosser Swing David Allwood
Swing Ashley Birchall Swing Jos Hoetjes
Swing Richard Parry Swing Luke Zammit

2012 - 2013 Edit

Cast
Rusty Marcel Brauneis Pearl Georgina Hagen
Greaseball Andreas Wolfram Dinah Abigail Dever
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson
Electra Matthew McKenna Buffy Carla Pullen
Hip Hopper 1 Garry Lee Krupp Daniel Ellison
Hip Hopper 2 Jason Guest Wrench Sophie Ellis
Hip Hopper 3 Omari Bernhard Purse Erik van Hoof
Flat-Top Andrew Prosser Joule Lauren Hearnden Mayer
Dustin Richard Meek Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Gordon Gesatzki Trax Manuel Reckow
Trax Guido Rosenkranz Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Tom Audibert Swing Sian Frost
Espresso Graham Harvey Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Ruhrgold Adam Sheffield Swing Lisa Darnell
Turnov Karl Seal Swing Carolin Schönemann
Hashamoto Nils Haberstroh Swing Cate Gunner
Swing Ben Draper Swing Edd Hall
Swing Reginald H Jennings Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Michael Eborall
Swing James Jacob-Lomas Swing Marc McFayden
Swing David Allwood Swing Ashley Birchall
Swing Dale White Swing Luke Zammit

2013 - 2014 - 25th Anniversary Cast Edit

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - Thomas Lorey (Assistant Linda Roland)

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Luke Zammit

Cast
Rusty Marcel Brauneis Pearl Georgina Hagen
Greaseball Andreas Wolfram Dinah Abigail Dever
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson
Electra Jason Guest Buffy Carla Pullen
Hip Hopper 1 Dewayne Adams Krupp Daniel Ellison
Hip Hopper 2 Christopher Jeffers Wrench Tabitha Camburn
Hip Hopper 3 Adi Suissa Purse Ashley Birchall
Flat-top Dale White Joule Kelly Downing
Dustin Gordon Gesatzki Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Andrew Prosser Trax Manuel Reckow
Trax Guido Rosenkranz Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Jeffrey Socia Swing Sophie Ellis
Espresso James Jacob-Lomas Swing Clare Maynard
Ruhrgold Graham Harvey Swing Sian Velazquez
Turnov Karl Seal Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Hashamoto Nils Haberstroh Swing Cate Gunner
Swing Tom Audibert Swing Ben Draper
Swing Reginald H Jennings Swing Robin Mills
Swing Adam Sheffield Swing Daniel Smith
Swing Michael Eborall Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Luke Zammit Swing Marc McFayden
Swing Vincent Gray Swing Leo-Alexander Hewitt

2014 - 2015 Edit

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - Thomas Lorey (Assistant Linda Roland)

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Luke Zammit

Cast
Rusty Kevin Kohler Pearl Trina Hill
Greaseball Matthew Goodgame Dinah Lucie Downer / Emma Prosser
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emma Jenkinson / Victoria Anderson
Electra Mykal Rand / Paul Shipp Buffy Carla Pullen
Hip Hopper 1 Dewayne Adams Krupp Dean Coach
Hip Hopper 2 Brett Shiels Wrench Melanie Brown
Hip Hopper 3 Ciaran Rees Purse Toby Poole
Flat-top Paul Treacy Joule Victoria Anderson / Kelly Downing
Dustin Duncan Leighton Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Andrew Prosser Trax Joey Egan / Alex Deutschmann
Trax Manuel Reckow Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Jeffrey Socia Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Espresso Adam Bailey Swing Clare Maynard
Ruhrgold Graham Harvey Swing Sian Velazquez
Turnov Richard Leavey Swing Amy Di Bartolomeo
Hashamoto Elliot Collins Swing Cate Gunner
Swing Ben Draper Swing Robin Mills
Swing Adam Sheffield Swing Jason Gray
Swing Michael Eborall Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Luke Zammit Swing Marc McFayden
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Christopher Connor
Swing Brad Corben Swing Craig Tyler

2015 - 2016 Edit

Kunstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director - Steven Rosso

Choreografische Leitung / Choreographic Director - Debbie Hearnden

Musikalische Leitung / Musical Director - Colm O'Regan (Assistant George Carter)

Dance Captain - Michael Byrne

Assistenz Abendspielleitung / - Dawn Leigh-Woods

Skate Coach - Andrew Millar

2015-16 Cast [1]
Rusty Kevin Kohler Pearl Trina Hill
Greaseball Michael Quinn Dinah Emma Prosser
Poppa David E Moore Ashley Emily Beth Harrington
Electra Jeffrey Socia Buffy Carla Pullen
Hip Hopper 1 Brett Shiels Krupp Richard Leavey
Hip Hopper 2 Cyrus Brandon Wrench Samara Casteallo
Hip Hopper 3 Marc McFayden Purse Paul Shipp
Flat-top James Marshall Joule Leanne Groutage
Dustin Gavin Ashbarry Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Andrew Prosser Trax Alex Deutschmann
Trax Manuel Reckow Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Darren John Swing Emma-Katie Adcock
Espresso Jason Gray Swing Clare Maynard
Ruhrgold Karl Seal Swing Sian Velazquez
Turnov Joseph Connor Swing Nicole Carlisle
Hashamoto Elliot Collins Swing Christina Shand
Swing Ben Draper Swing Daniel Clift
Swing Noel Samuels Swing Toby Poole
Swing Jack Greaves Swing Michael Byrne
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Brad Corben
Swing/ Skate Coach Andrew Millar Swing Fraser Fraser
Swing Craig Tyler

2016 - 2017 Edit

Initially Rachel Cumino was cast as Pearl, however she did not pass Skate School. Carla Pullen was promoted from Buffy to Pearl, and Sian Velazquez returned to the cast to play Buffy.

Cast
Rusty Jeffrey Socia Pearl Carla Pullen
Greaseball Michael Quinn Dinah Abigail Dever
Poppa Reginald H Jennings Ashley Emily Beth Harrington
Electra Richard Woodford Buffy Sian Velazquez
Hip Hopper 1 Brett Shiels Krupp Jared Thompson
Hip Hopper 2 Cyrus Brandon Wrench Helen Petrovna
Hip Hopper 3 Dennis Spee Purse Jonathan Mawson
Flat-top James Marshall Joule Keoma Aidhen
Dustin Gavin Ashbarry Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Daniel Ellison Trax Alexander Deutschmann
Trax Manuel Reckow Trax Etienne Vogel
Bobo Darren John Swing Lindsay Atherton
Espresso Joseph Connor Swing Laura Benazaize
Ruhrgold Karl Seal Swing Blythe Jandoo
Turnov Feargal Quinn Swing Tinuke O'Yeridan
Hashamoto Dewayne Adams Swing Sophie Wallis
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Daniel Clift
Swing Brad Corben Swing Alexander Day
Swing Ben Draper Swing Jack Greaves
Swing/Dance Captain Marc McFayden Swing Ross Meagrow
Swing/Skate Coach Andrew Millar Swing Paul Shipp
Swing Tom Nihill Swing Craig Tyler

44 in Cast (3 Trax)

2017 - 2018 Edit

Cast
Rusty Michael Pickering Pearl Carla Pullen
Greaseball Ben Carruthers Dinah Abigail Dever
Poppa Reginald H Jennings Ashley Sian Velazquez
Electra Richard Woodford Buffy Serina Mathew
Hip Hopper 1 Cyrus Brandon Krupp *CUT*
Hip Hopper 2 Garry Kessing Wrench Hannah Kiss
Hip Hopper 3 Dennis Spee Purse Anthony Starr
Flat-top James Marshall Joule Lucy Glover
Dustin Gavin Ashbarry Volta Dawn Leigh Woods
Caboose Daniel Ellison Trax Manuel Reckow
Trax Etienne Vogel Trax Alex Deutschmann
Bobo Daniel Holley Swing Gemma Archer
Hashamoto Paddy Joe Martin Swing Zoe Hershaw
Ruhrgold Karl Seal Swing Lacy Jordinson
Turnov Dan Partridge Swing Danielle Lockwood
Espresso Darius James Swing Rose Oulette
Swing Cary Chennell Swing Brad Corben
Swing Ben Draper Swing Will Luckett
Swing Marc McFayden Swing Andrew Millar
Swing Corey Mitchell Swing Tom Nihill
Swing Oliver Roll Swing Stuart Rouse
Swing Gary Sheridan Swing Paul Shipp

43 in cast, 3 Trax, 25 1st cast roles

Dewayne Adams covered Greaseball until September 2017 due to Ben Carruthers' being injured.

Joey Egan returned as Trax August 2017


First Decade - 1988 - 1997

Second Decade - 1998 - 2007

Third Decade - 2008 - Present


  1. http://www.mehr.de/musicals/starlight-express-das-musical/show/#jump

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