Eric J. Blakemore

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Eric is an actor, composer and director who trained at Bretton Hall, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting. He has been a part of Off The Ground for 15 years, firstly as a member of the Youth Theatre, then becoming a Tutor and Actor for the company. He is also the resident Musical Director and has written various scores and compositions for the company, for both Youth Theatre and professional touring productions.

Eric is classically trained in piano, cello and double bass. He began learning at the age of 6 and has been playing ever since. He was a member of both the Wirral & Cheshire School’s Orchestras and was the lead vocalist for the Wirral School’s Big Band.

Assorted musical works include The Wonderful World of Dissocia (YEP, Playhouse Studio 2015), The Orphan of Zhao (OTG YT, Everyman Studio 2015), Cotton Wool (OTG, Unity Theatre 2014). He has appeared in 7 of the company’s professional tours, most recently returning from a 6 year hiatus in last summer’s production of The Musketeers.