Raoul Neave

Sister Act is Raoul’s eighth production with Showbiz Christchurch, having performed in An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, Hairspray, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and played Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors and Maurice in Beauty and the Beast. Throughout his theatre life he has played everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to Beatrix Potter.

Career highlights include the roles of: Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister (Canterbury Repertory Theatre); Mr Banks in Mary Poppins, Snoopy in Snoopy the Musical (Canterbury Children’s Theatre); Prior Walter in Angels in America, Bolingbroke in Richard II, and directing The Producers for MUSOC in 2014.

Raoul is a life member of Canterbury Children’s Theatre.


Showbiz Productions:

  • 2000: Mushnik -  Little Shop of Horrors
  • 2003: Ensemble - Copacabana
  • 2006: ASB Starry Night
  • 2006: Maurice - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • 2015: Galahad's Horse / Brother Maynard - Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • 2016: Vocal Backing - Hairspray
  • 2017: Chorus - An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics
  • 2017: Pope / Bar Owner - Sister Act