Jack Shatford is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). During his studies, Jack played Herman in Sweet Charity, Joey Primo/Ensemble in Rock of Ages, and David Posner in The History Boys. Other highlights include Tommy/Merv as well as Dance Captain and Swing in Strictly Ballroom The Musical, and David Understudy/Ensemble in Company. Upon graduation in 2019, he was the recipient of the Music Theatre International Australasian Award.

Since returning to Aotearoa, Jack’s performance credits include Madagascar the Musical, Cinderella (GMG Productions), The Isolation Mixtape Vol. 2, and He Says, She Says (Blackboard Theatre Collective). He was assistant director for On the Town at NASDA and Elf Jnr at JK Performing Arts. Jack has appeared in many productions for Showbiz Christchurch, and in Coca- Cola Christmas in the Park. When not performing, Jack loves working as a music theatre creative and dance tutor, putting his passion back into the community.

This is Jack’s third show with GMG Productions, and is excited to be bringing pantomime back to Christchurch in Beauty and the Beast.