Your adjudicator

Your adjudicator for our Christmas festival is Alison Pollard

Alison is Associate Director on THE BOOK OF MORMON (London and International Tour). In 2021 Alison will direct the UK/International tour of DREAMGIRLS and will be Associate Director on the Broadway transfer of MEAN GIRLS.

Director: CHICAGO (International Tour), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (National Tour), SPAMALOT (Melbourne, Australia and Cologne, Germany), ENGLISH HERITAGE AWARDS (Palace Theatre), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS – THE MUSICAL (UK Tour), ROBIN HOOD AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD (Palace Theatre, Mansfield) and CHICAGO (Marrakech and Turkey).

Director and Choreographer: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (5 Year International Tour), SNOW WHITE (Wycombe Swan), SLEEPING BEAUTY, PETER PAN, CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE (Churchill, Bromley) and WAG! (Charing Cross Theatre). 

Associate Director on DREAMGIRLS (Savoy Theatre), LOVE NEVER DIES (Adelphi Theatre), SPAMALOT (Palace Theatre), CHICAGO (Adelphi and Cambridge Theatre), MY ONE AND ONLY (Piccadilly Theatre), RENT (Prince of Wales Theatre & UK Tour), NAPOLEON (Shaftesbury Theatre),  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Dominion Theatre and UK Tour), SHOWBOAT (Prince Edward Theatre), TOMMY (Shaftesbury Theatre, and U.K. Tour), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Lyric Theatre), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – 30th Anniversary Tour, THE NEW ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Victoria Palace), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (UK Tour and European Tour) and BARNUM (UK Tour). 

Alison choreographed EASTENDERS3 episodes (BBC1), HIGH SPIRITS (Bridewell Theatre), AFTER THE FAIR(Kings Head Theatre), ME AND MY GIRL, ASPECTS OF LOVE, BOYBAND and CAROUSEL (Palace Theatre, Westcliff). 

Alison is married to director Jon Emmanuel and they have a son, Jack, a daughter, Olivia and a dog, Molly.