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Originally from Malta, Hollie moved to the UK after winning the Television Musical Theatre Competition, L-Isfida. She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays the piano, saxophone, guitar, drums, double bass, clarinet, accordion and ukulele.

Training: BodyWork Company Dance Studios, where she was the winner of the award for Outstanding Musical Theatre Artist and the Royal Academy of Music, funded by the Malta Arts Scholarship and the Janatha Stubbs Foundation.

Theatre includes: Ensemble u/s Gloria Fajardo & Consuelo in On Your Feet! (West End & UK Tour), Fortuna/Spatula/Show Musical Director in Jack and the Beanstalk (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch), Tess and Irene Roth in Crazy for You (UK Tour), Spite/Dance Captain in Beauty and the Beast (Watford Palace Theatre), Tess in Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre), The Sessions: The Beatles at Abbey Road (Royal Albert Hall & UK Arena Tour), Mrs. Hoo/Fitz/Nina in The Ballad of Rudy (Manchester Royal Exchange), Miss Hot Stuff in Hot Stuff (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch), Fairy Bowbells/Rat Scrofula in Dick Whittington (Leeds City Varieties), Anita in West Side Story (Cork Opera House), Fairy Aubergine in Jack and the Beanstalk (Leeds City Varieties), Carmen Diaz in Fame - The Musical (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), creating the role of Elissa in Steps - A New Musical (Waterloo East Theatre, London), Principal Vocalist in Smokey Joe’s Café (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Crazy for You (London Palladium), Kay in Whose Life is it Anyway? (Manoel Theatre, Malta) and various roles in the Bridlington Spa Summer Repertory Season.

Workshops include: The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency (Cardboard Citizens) and The Rainbow Weaver (Mercury Musical Developments).

Recordings include: Evil Urges (Original Soundtrack).

Other credits include: Principal Vocalist on board the Cunard ocean liner, Queen Victoria and commercials for DFS Sofas and Foxy Bingo.

 

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Hollie is currently appearing as Ensemble u/s Gloria Fajardo & Consuelo in the UK Tour of On Your Feet! until July 2020. She is also due to release her debut album next year, produced by Stuart McCredie.

Awards

Very Highly Commended for the HL Hammond Verse Speaking Competition 

(Royal Academy of Music, 2010)

 

The inaugural Malta Arts Scholarship (Malta Council for Culture & the Arts, 2010)

 

Outstanding Musical Theatre Artist (BodyWork, 2010)

 

Head Girl (BodyWork, 2009)

 

The Principal's Musical Theatre Scholarship (BodyWork, 2007)

 

ATCL Diploma in Solo Piano (2007) 

 

Trinity College London Silver Medal for Piano (2004 & 2006)

Reviews

"She sings, acts and dances with real intelligence"

Whatsonstage.com (Fame - The Musical)

 

"Hollie Cassar, another superb singer..."

barrykirkreviews.com (Hot Stuff)

 

"...fantastic Kate Bush impersonation of Wuthering Heights"

Phoenix FM (Hot Stuff)

"Hollie Cassar had great characterization in both the roles of Fortuna and her twin sister Spatula, but more impressive were her amazing vocals. She definitely had the best voice in the show."

theatrelife.org (Jack and the Beanstalk, Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch)

"We also have the grandmother figure Consuelo who, this evening, is played by the most excellent Hollie Cassar. Cassar’s vocal and physical enthusiasms towards Gloria and Emilio’s hopes and successes light up the stage each time she is on. Considering that Cassar is probably only in her mid-twenties, the transformation into the elderly Consuelo is remarkable."

eastmidlandstheatre.com (On Your Feet!)

"Gloria's gran, Consuelo, was played by the understudy, Hollie Cassar tonight, and she was amazing. If you can imagine an all-singing, all-dancing Maureen Lipman, then that is close to this character and Hollie's performance."

kevcastletheatrereviews.blogspot.com (On Your Feet!)

"Hollie Cassar playing Consuelo was a real stand out performer providing comedic laughs and managing to convey the real warmth and love between grandmother and granddaughter."

sheffield.bigstamp.uk (On Your Feet!)

"There is some wonderful musicianship (and acting, I must add) from Hollie Cassar as Tess..."

essentialsurrey.co.uk (Crazy for You)

"There is a lovely cameo by Hollie Cassar as Tess, whose New York accent was spot on"

shropshirestar.com (Crazy for You)

"The Caroline Flack part of his domineering girlfriend, Irene, is now played by Hollie Cassar, who tackles it with such confidence that you feel that she has always been in the role"

Lynn News (Crazy for You) 

"...the role of Irene is played by Hollie Cassar, who gave an oustanding performance last night and appears to be getting rave reviews"

Northwestend.co.uk (Crazy for You) 

"...the role of Irene Roth was played by Hollie Cassar, who did a fantastic job"

Bigfamilylittleadventures.co.uk (Crazy for You) 

"The whole production is underpinned with comedy - from Hollie Cassar's epic turn as frustrated fiancée turned femme fatale when she transfers affections from Bobby to hotel owner Lank..."

whatsgoodtodo.co.uk (Crazy for You)

"Fairy Aubergine, played by Hollie Cassar gave brilliant vocal performances"

Morley Observer (Jack and the Beanstalk, Leeds City Varieties)

 

"What a great singing voice Hollie has..."

The Wharfedale Observer(Jack and the Beanstalk, Leeds City Varieties)

 

"Hollie Cassar’s Fairy Aubergine brings the obligatory campy magic to proceedings with a warm lightness of touch"

Entertainment Focus (Jack and the Beanstalk, Leeds City Varieties)

 

"The script provides Hollie with the chance to be matey with the crowd and very funny at the same time"

The Stage (Jack and the Beanstalk, Leeds City Varieties)

"Manipulating the action is the nasty Spite (Hollie Cassar), a witch of the first water who can put over a nifty tap-dance as well as her songs."

Anneatthetheatre.uk (Beauty and the Beast)

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