Scottish born actor James McAvoy made his first theatrical debut as Riff/Romeo at The Courtyard in a professional production of West Side Story/ Romeo and Juliet. He then shot to fame in Channel 4’s hit TV series Shameless and went onto follow a successful Hollywood career. He is most well known for his appearances in: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wanted, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement and Starter for Ten. His West End portrayal of Hamlet was widely acclaimed and nominated for a BAFTA.
BRIT award winner and local Herefordian, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding worked on our Box Office for around six months. Ellie shot to fame in 2009 with the single Under the Sheets and went on to perform at the wedding reception of Prince William & Catherine Middleton at Buckingham Palace. She achieved her first UK number one with Burn in 2013 and has since won countless awards and plaudits for her music, collaborating with a range of other music stars.