Monday, 1 December 2014

Full casting announced for Bat Boy at the Southwark Playhouse

Full casting has been announced for Bat Boy at the Southwark Playhouse. 

Rob Compton (right) will take on the title role of Bat Boy. The cast also includes: Georgina Hagen as Shelley Parker, Russell Wilcox as Sheriff, Nolan Frederick as Bud, Simon Bailey as Reverend Hightower, Andy Rees as Rick, Pepper Harrison as Ruthie and Lindsay Scigliano as Maggie. 

They join the previously announced Lauren Ward as Meredith Parker and Matthew White as Dr Parker. The production opens on 14th January (preview from 9th January) and runs until 31st January 2015. It is directed by Luke Fredericks with choreography by Joey McKneely and set and costume design by Stewart Charlesworth.

Bat Boy is described as a "quirky story with a serious bite" and a "delicious twist on the modern day musical comedy." It won the New York’s Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best off-Broadway musical in 2001. It received its UK premiere in 2004 at West Yorkshire Playhouse prior to a West End run at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Bat Boy has a story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and arrangements and orchestrations by Laurence O'Keefe and Alex Lacamoire. 

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