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Kei Bailey and Gil Burns initially met and worked with each other at Blackfriars Arts Centre in Boston, Lincolnshire. Their first collaboration came about in 2003 when Kei asked Gil to choreograph a number of movement and dance pieces for his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From this point on their working relationship developed and they had soon formed an effective creative partnership with future projects at the arts centre including Bugsy Malone, Animal Farm, Alice In Wonderland and a variety of performance workshops and summer schools.
By 2007, they were a well established team and were lucky enough to begin a run of productions with ATG known as Stage Experiences, their first being Summer Holiday at the Liverpool Empire. These projects were full scale musical productions where a group of over one hundred young performers were given the opportunity to work with industry professionals. Working alongside musical director Paul Lawton, four more shows followed at the Liverpool Empire – The Wiz, Bugsy Malone, Fame and West Side Story. In 2012, following on from their success at Liverpool, Kei and Gil went on to direct and choreograph three Stage Experiences at Grimsby Auditorium – Oliver, Annie and Bugsy Malone (for a third time!)
At the end of 2014, Gil and Kei decided to form their own theatre company called Bailey and Burns Theatre and have since been enjoying working together on many more exciting projects and productions . . .