Geoff joined DMTCin November 2005 to take the part of a second-class passenger, Charles Clarke, in “Titanic the Musical“, performed in January 2006. This was Geoff’s first venture into musical theatre and joining the wonderful members of DMTC was the best introduction to musical theatre he could have had.
He is grateful to his lifelong friend, soprano Marian Aitchison for her encouragement and more recently, his singing teacher Jane Ford-Farrand for helping him to develop his solo singing technique and style as well as introducing him to a wide range of classical composers.
Since 2006 Geoff has taken part in the following productions:
“Mack & Mabel” in 2008 as a member of the chorus;
“Fiddler on the Roof” in 2009,playing the part of Avram the bookseller and bearer of bad news;
“42nd Street” in 2012, along with the entire company, managing to execute (back row!) the tap routines with enthusiasm;
“Sweeney Todd” in February 2013 he took the part of Jonas Fogg, the somewhat crazed, creepy owner of the lunatic asylum;
“Some Enchanted Evenings” staged in June 2013 was a rather gentler musical experience and Geoff was a member of the chorus.
“A Tale of Two Cities”in 2014 saw Geoff playing two contrasting parts, in Act 1 the gentle Gabelle, steward to the evil Marquis St Evremonde and in Act 2, the aristocrat-hating President of the Paris Tribunal, who sentences Charles Darnay to the guillotine.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in 2014 as one of the seven Proteans, playing a range of farcical characters from eunuch to soldier.
“Sunset Boulevard“, staged in 2015 when Geoff was a principal chorus member playing Samm and Hogeye.
“Carousel” in 2017, playing the role of Mr. Bascombe, owner of the cotton mill.
“Kiss Me, Kate” in 2018, as Ralph the long-suffering stage manager.