Racky Plews

Racky Plews

Director / Choreographer


Racky trained at Arts Educational & Sylvia Young.

Directing and choreography credits includeThoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour), Footloose (UK Tour and West End 2017), Shout! The Mod Musical (UK Tour), Perfect Pitch (Workshop), Romance of the Rose, American Idiot (West End and UK Tour, Best New Musical the West End Broadway World Awards, Best Director and Best Choreographer nomination What's On Stage Awards), Vanities (Trafalgar Studios, West End), the Asian Premiere of Seussical (UK, The Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle East), Wagner’s The Ring Cycle (co-director and movement- The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (Hampstead Garden Opera),  Dangerous Daughters (Perfect Pitch) and various other projects soon to be announced.

Directing credits include:  Blockbuster (assistant/resident director, UK Tour), and also the director in residence at The Gatehouse where credits include, Guys and Dolls (Best Production nomination plus thirteen Off West End nominations), The Drowsy Chaperone (Best Production nomination What's On Stage), Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story, A Slice of Saturday Night, The Hot Mikado and Into The Woods.

Choreography credits include: Columbus (Harmony of the Seas-Royal Caribbean), Cougar (The Belgrade, Coventry), Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Josephine Baker (The Beckett Theatre, New York), Liza Liza Liza by Richard Harris (Bill Kenwright Tour), Respect La Diva (Garrick Theatre, West End), Momentous Musicals (New Wimbledon), Aladdin (Hastings), Seussical (The Arts Theatre), West End Bares 2016 “Excalibare” MAD Trust (Novello Theatre), West End Bares 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Jerry Mitchell / MAD Trust), Marvin Hamlisch (St. James Theatre), Oedipus & Antigone (The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), A Tale of Two Cities (Charing Cross Theatre), Lost Boy (Liverpool Playhouse), Billy Elliot's West End Eurovision Entry 2013 and 2014 (Dominion Theatre), Denise Pearson - The Jackson's World Tour (UK Arena Tour), Forever Plaid (UK & International Tour), Sophie Tucker's One Night Stand (UK Tour), Radio 4 Musical (Leicester Square Theatre), The Boy Who Was Woody Allen (Pleasance Theatre), the European Premiere of Bare - The Rock Musical (Best Choreography nomination Broadway World), Bernarda Alba and Once Upon A Mattress (Best Choreography nomination Off West End Awards, The Union Theatre), Get That Beat (Tristan Bates Theatre, Leicester Square), A Christmas Carol (Kings Head Theatre), Assassins (The Landor), Speed Dating The Musical (Jermyn Street Theatre), Broken Rose (The Cockpit Theatre),  Freshers (Edinburgh Festival - Best Musical Whats On Stage Award), The Mistress Cycle (From Page To Stage), The Wild Party (Mountview), Around The World In 80 Days (MTA), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (CPA), The 48hour Musicals - The Boy Friend (Her Majesty's Theatre), Crazy For You and Me & My Girl (London Palladium).

Racky plays seven instruments, is a Judge for Kent Stars, and has worked at Arts Ed, Mountview, MTA, CPA, London Studio Centre, Tring Park, Goldsmiths University and for a number of years was Head of Theatre for Camden School for Girls.

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The greatest story ever told comes spectacularly to life in this brand new musical.  Join us on an epic and inspirational journey and experience state of the art digital technology, innovative staging, stunning choreography with a cast of over 30 in this greatly anticipated event directed by one of the UK’s finest directors.

Heaven on Earth is written by Sara Jeffs and Directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, Footloose) with musical arrangements by Adam Langston (Alien Covenant, Les Miserables, Walking with Dinosaurs, Batman Live). 

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