Arran Eley hails from rural Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland.
He studied for a BSc Audio Engineering at Perth UHI (Scotland) with the intent to work on live music events; however, he found a taste for theatre after experiencing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the technical side, firstly in 2010. Arran came to New Zealand in 2011 to support his nation during the Rugby World Cup. This ended quickly so time was well spent exploring and falling in love with the land. After working on arts festivals nationwide, however, he found a comfortable position at the Fortune Theatre (Dunedin), which helped to secure residency in New Zealand. In 2016, Arran met BounceNZ and started the new challenge of mixing musical theatre. Under the careful ear of the company, he went on to mix shows with Auckland Theatre Company, such as That Bloody Woman, Billy Elliot the Musical and Amadeus. What better way to ready himself for an approaching Kiwi passport than to relive the initial series of New Zealand’s most-loved television show live on stage.