Thursday, 18 September 2014

Full casting announced for Landor's revival of Damn Yankees

Full casting has been announced for the Landor Theatre's revival of Damn Yankees.

The production opens on Tuesday 7th October 2014 (previews from 1st October) and runs until Saturday 8th November 2014.  Damn Yankees is written by Richard Adler (music), Jerry Ross (lyrics) and George Abbott and Douglass Wallop (book). 

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Misérables, Blood Brothers) will star as the Mephistophelean Applegate. He will be joined by Poppy Tierney (The Witches of Eastwick) as Lola and Alex Lodge (Saturday Night Fever) as Joe Hardy. Tony Stansfield will play Van Buren, the role he first played in the 1990s West End run!

The cast is completed by: Nova Skipp, Gary Bland, Douglas Fanning, Barnaby Hughes, Joel Burman, Sam Stone, Kiel Payton, Ben Sell, Sam Lathwood, Emily Wigley, Kayleigh Thadani, Christopher Tendai, Elizabeth Futter, Sophie May Whitfield, Samson Ajewole and Leah Pinney.

The score features the numbers 'Whatever Lola Wants' and 'You've Gotta Have Heart'. Damn Yankees originally ran on Broadway for 1,019 performances. Robert McWhir directs with musical direction from Michael Webborn and choreography by Robbie O’Reilly.

Photo Credit: Roy Tan

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