Josef Pitura-Riley - Acting

 

Training and Skills:   


         The BRIT School  BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (2008-2010) Triple Distinction

         Music Composing BTEC (National Award). Distinction

         Trumpet (Grade 8)

         Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Ukulele, Melodica, Flugel Horn.

         Puppeteering 


Professional experience:


      2016      Save The Last Dance For Me- Donnie (Trumpet)- UK Tour

      2014/15 Dreamboats And Miniskirts- Jeremy (Trumpet and Keyboards)- UK Tour

      2013      Save The Last Dance For Me- Donnie (Trumpet)- UK Tour

      2012      Dreamboats And Petticoats- Jeremy (Trumpet and Keyboards)- UK Tour

      2011      Show Me The World- Dan- Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Festival and Theatre 503

      2010      The Human Comedy- The Young Vic

      2010      Playing The Moldovans At Tennis- Film

      2006      Siegfried - Young Siegfried - BBC

      2005/7   Siegfried - Young Siegfried - Royal Opera House

      2007      Three Minute Wonder - Writer & Presenter - Channel 4 

      2007      Memory Run- (Running Boy)- A Dog Barks Film Co.

      2006      MI High- (Schoolboy)- BBC 1

      2006      On Red Hill- Jester/Musician- Tabard Theatre 

      2003      The Cunning Little Vixen- Fox Cub- Royal Opera House


Experience While Training:


       Parade- Leo Frank- Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking- 2010

       Oklahoma- Joe- Obie Theatre- 2010

       No Day But Today- Secombe Centre- 2010

       Over And Out-The BRIT School- 2010

       Beatles On The Barge- Battersea Barge- Keyboards and Vocals- 2010

       Christmas Variety Show- Broadway Theatre, Barking- Musical Director/Keyboards- 2009

       The Elmes- Ensemble/Musical Director/Keyboards- 2009

       FOSSE- Featured Ensemble- 2009

       Festiva- Ashcroft Theatre- Croydon- 2009

       Guys and Dolls- Sky Masterson

       Bugsy Malone- Dandy Dan-  2007

       Oliver!–  2006


Voice overs:


                Commercials for Capital Radio, and local radio stations.

                English Language courses for a German publisher.

Josef started acting from a young age landing his first professional job at the age of 11, performing at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. He returned there in 2005 to create the role of Young Siegfried in a new production of Richard Wagner’s epic series of opera’s known as The Ring Cycle. The show was a sell out success and Josef reprised his role when the show returned for a second run in 2007. The production was also filmed and shown on BBC2.


Josef trained in Musical Theatre at the highly acclaimed BRIT School and soon after graduating appeared in a production of The Human Comedy at The Young Vic. Following that he played a lead role in the new play, Show Me The World at Theatre 503 and at The Underbelly for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Josef is also a highly skilled Actor/Musician and has toured with the smash hit musical Dreamboats And Petticoats and Save The Last Dance For Me. He is currently part of the original cast of the Dreamboats And Petticoats sequel: Dreamboats And Miniskirts.


A keen filmmaker, Josef often plays roles in films that he has written and directed himself, most notably as an unwilling superhero in Being A Superhero and as a rockstar in his latest web series Stars Of The Future.

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