The Performers

Miles Jenner as Billy Merson


Miles Jenner

Performances include Alan Turing in Breaking the Code, Henry Carr in Travesties, Noel Coward in Noel & Gertie, Thomas Becket in Murder in the Cathedral and, most recently, Richard III. He has also directed The Only Way, Billy Liar, Crime & Punishment, Polly Honeycombe and The Thrill of Love.

Under his QL Productions company, he directed and toured his play Boys Ellman and played George Orwell in Sally Jay’s Tea & Tripe.

In his one man show – If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight! – he plays the music hall star, Billy Merson, and is accompanied by pianist Roger Roser. The production is on tour during 2018 and 2019.


Roger Roser

A native of Lewes Sussex, Roger enjoyed his early education at schools in South Malling and Ringmer.  He went on to study music at Dartington College of Arts and Trinity College London.  Prior to retirement, he taught at St Mary’s Hall School in Brighton for 27 years.  He has always enjoyed playing unusual and long forgotten popular tunes and working with Miles on the songs of Billy Merson has given him the opportunity to do just that!

He eagerly awaits the possibility of an appointment as locum emeritus professor of music at the University of Parsons Green.  His hobbies include research into the dormant piers of suburban South London.  His family motto is: “Bananum Sultanum Cum Laude”