Actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis began their collaborative partnership with NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE, their acclaimed narrative recital of words and music from the First World War which toured nationally 2016-18, including appearances in London's West End. As well as ODYSSEY, future plans include performances of ENOCH ARDEN, the rarely-performed setting by Richard Strauss of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's narrative poem.
Christopher has appeared on stage, screen and radio in a wide
range of roles from Shakespeare to contemporary drama. London
theatre appearances have included Cyrano de Bergerac with Robert Lindsay at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Government Inspector with Timothy Spall at Greenwich Theatre. He is also one of the UK's best-known voiceover actors and his voice is regularly heard on commercials, documentaries, film trailers and literary recordings. Recent concert work includes collaborations with the Orlando Choir, West London Sinfonia and the Bridge String Quartet.
Gamal gained a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London and completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of 10 and has since appeared at most of the major U.K. concert halls, across Europe, North America and Australasia, and on BBC television and radio. Gamal has won major awards for both solo and collaborative piano playing, including at the Royal Over-Seas League and the Ferrier Awards. He is an Artist with the Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group and Samling, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet.