Monday, 26 October 2020

Les Miserables leading men Craig Mather, Toby Miles and Paul Wilkins take to the River Thames to star in the festive ‘Baaa Humbug! - A Stocking Full of Show Tunes'

‘Les Miserables’ heartthrobs and leading men, Craig Mather, Toby Miles and Paul Wilkins, are to star in the festive production ‘Baaa Humbug! A Stocking Full of Show Tunes’, an all new three- act performance served alongside a three-course dining cruise experience on the River Thames. 

Packed with musical anecdotes and an abundance of Christmas merriment... ‘Baaa Humbug!’ is an extraordinarily joyful and festive performance featuring songs from ‘Les Miserables’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ and many more alongside stunning views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks including Royal Festival Hall, The London Eye and The Houses of Parliament.

‘Baaa Humbug! A Stocking Full of Show Tunes’ will run from Monday 30 November – Sunday 6 December at Bateaux London, Embankment Pier.

Paul Wilkins said: “This Christmas, we are delighted to be partnering with Bateaux London to perform favourite show tunes while diners tuck into a delicious three-course festive meal. We hope our hilarious three-act performance and dinner service will leave your belly full, your toes tapping and your face beaming!

“The safety of our guests, staff and performers is crucial and we are taking every measure to ensure we comply with all government Covid-19 guidelines. The temperatures of each passenger will be taken as they board the boat, hand sanitiser will be offered and there is mandatory mask wearing at all times when walking around the boat. Tables are sited 2 metres apart and there will be 2m+ between the singers on stage and the audience. We will go above and beyond to make every person feel safe and comfortable as they sit back, relax and enjoy the musical theatre show they 100% deserve this Christmas.”

‘Baaa Humbug! A Stocking Full of Show Tunes’ is produced by Opportune Theatre and Bateaux London in association with Ginger Boy Productions Ltd.


Craig trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Acting.

His theatre credits include Combeferre In the All Star Concert of ‘Les Miserables’, Edward in ‘Pieces of String’, Mole in ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (London Palladium), Marius in ‘Les Miserables’ (Queens Theatre) Anthony in ‘Sweeney Todd’ (Harrington’s Pie Shop, London) Alternate Stuart In ‘Tonight’s the Night’ (UK Tour) and Melchior in ‘Spring Awakening’ (English Theatre, Frankfurt).

TV Credits: ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Live’ (ITV), ‘Pompidou’ (BBC/Netflix), ‘Classical Britt Awards 2011’ (ITV), ‘This Morning’ (ITV).

Film Credits: ‘Disney’s Cinderella’ directed by Kenneth Branagh, ‘Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass’ directed by James Bobin, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ filmed Live at the London Palladium, ‘All Star Concert of Les Miserables’ live at the Gielgud.

Workshops include: Max in ‘I Can’t Sing’ (Soho Theatre), Logan in ‘Out There’ (The Other Palace) Andy in ‘Barista The Musical’, Merrill Osmond in ‘The Osmond Musical’ (The Other Palace).

Other Credits: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Original Cast Recording, ‘The Life of Lionel Bart in Concert’ (Royal Festival Hall), ‘Spring Awakening’ Cast Recording, ‘All Star Concert of Les Miserables’ Original Cast Recording.

Craig started a new business venture, during lockdown, making bespoke oak tables from upcycled drums called 
RockTops. Instagram & Twitter: @craigmather Rocktops: @rtopsuk


Training: Arts Educational School, London.

Theatre includes: Sky in ‘Mamma Mia! (UK and International Tour) and Marius in ‘Les Misérables’ (Queen’s Theatre) for which he was nominated for the 2018 The Stage Debut Award for Best Actor In A Musical.

Credits whilst training: Adam/Felicia in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, ‘Cabaret’, Anthony in ‘Sweeney Todd’, Elyot Chase in ‘Private Lives’ and David in ‘Hay Fever’.

Television includes: ‘The Olivier Awards’ (Royal Albert Hall) and ‘Disney’s Broadway Hits’ (Royal Albert Hall).
Radio includes: ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ (BBC 2). Instagram & Twitter: @tobymiles96


Paul was born and bred in Gosport, Hampshire and graduated from ArtsEd, London in the summer of 2015.

Since training, Paul played Marius in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Les Misérables’ both on the West-End and 
Internationally. Performances include; West-End in 2015 (u/s Marius), Manila, Singapore & Dubai in 2016 (Marius) & West-End 2016-18 (Marius).

Following this, Paul originated the role of Capt. David Reginald Salomons in ‘The Dreamers’ that took place at Abbey Road Studios in December 2018 - the first musical to ever take place at Abbey Road. Shortly after this, he took on the role of Claude in the 50th anniversary tour of ‘Hair’, which toured UK and Germany through 2019.

Amongst many European concerts & workshops, Paul’s highlights are as a soloist on BBC Radio 2 for ‘Friday Night is Music Night’, ‘The Dreamers’ at Victoria Palace theatre and as George Greenhorn in ‘Ann Duck’ for the National Theatre.

Paul is delighted to be producing ‘Baaa Humbug!’ alongside Bateaux London this Christmas.

Paul’s website at: Opportune Theatre at Twitter & Instagram: @Paul_WilkinsUK
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