Thursday, 8 January 2015

GOSSIP: First casting revealed for Bend It Like Beckham

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the West End production of Bend It Like Beckham will star Natalie Dew, Jamie Campbell Bower and Lauren Samuels. The musical opens at the Phoenix Theatre on 24th June 2015 (previews from 15th May).

Natalie Dew's theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet and Swine (National Theatre) and Arabian Nights (RSC). Jamie Campbell Bower played Anthony Hope in the 2007 film adaptation of Sweeney Todd. His film credits also include Twilight and Camelot. After appearing on BBC1's Over The Rainbow, Lauren Samuels (pictured right) has starred in the West End productions of Grease and We Will Rock You.

Bamigboye has revealed that the cast will also include: Preeya Kalidas, Jamal Andreas, Ronni Ancona, Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke.

Gurinder Chadha will direct the world premiere of Bend It Like Beckham. With original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina Lindsay; lighting design by Neil Austin; sound design by Richard Brooker; musical direction by Nigel Lilley and orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra

This gossip is yet to be confirmed by producers. 

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