Monday, 18 August 2014

Further casting announced for Barnum UK Tour

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's and the Chichester Festival Theatre's touring production of Barnum.

Joining the previously announced Brian Conley (Phineas T Barnum, pictured right) and Linzi Hateley (Charity Barnum) are: Kimberly Blake (Jenny Lind), Mikey Jay-Heath (Tom Thumb), Landi Oshinowo (Joice Heth/Blues Singer) and John Stacey (Ringmaster/Bailey).

The ensemble includes: Georgie Ashford, Alison Connell, David Birch, Nick Butcher, Stefan Dermendjiev, Silvia Dopazo, Pascal Haering, Erin Jameson, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jen Robinson, Louis Stockil, Lucy Thatcher and Edward Wade. Swings will include: Greg Bernstein, Chris Gage, Rebecca Hawkins and Joanna Goodwin (dance captain / assistant choreographer).

The production will open at the Leicester Curve on 5th September. Cy Coleman's 1980 Broadway musical follows the life of Phineas T Barnum, America's "Greatest Showman". The score includes "Come Follow The Band", "The Colours Of My Life" and "There Is A Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute". 

The revival, directed by Open Air Theatre's Timothy Sheader, was first seen at Chichester Festival Theatre's temporary Theatre in the Park in July last year.

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