A long history with CODA.
I am based in Beckenhan and my first show with CODA was Iolanthe in 1975 at The Ashcroft, playing Train Bearer to the Lord Chancellor, who was played by my Father Terry Gauntlett, a long standing member of the company. As an adult member I joined to play Monsewer Eddie Gray in Underneath The Arches and went on to play many other parts including Madam Lucy (Irene), a Gangster (Kiss Me Kate), and Koko (The Mikado). I was first introduced to performing by my father, who used to bring me along to rehearsals from an early age.
What’s Kevin’s favourite musical?
My favourite production with CODA has been The Producers, in which I played Max Bialystock. It’s a part I also played for West Wickham Operatic Society (WWOS) at The Churchill in 2009. It was lovely being back with CODA, and of course returning to the Ashcroft.
I also love Old Time Music Hall and have directed dozens of such shows over the years. I am also the resident Music Hall Chairman of The Players Music Hall Theatre Company and regularly appear with them at The Charing Cross Theatre in the West End.
Out and about, away from CODA.
Kevin is also a longstanding member and Artistic Director of WWOS, who performs two shows a year at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley. He is also directing Sister Act for WWOS, performing in November 2019.
He also takes a month out each year to appear with LP Creatives Pantomime at The Chequer Mead Theatre in East Grinstead. This year he’ll be directing Cinderella for them, along with playing the prettier of 2 Ugly Sisters!