Thursday, 12 February 2015

Principal casting confirmed for High Society at the Old Vic

Principal casting has been confirmed for Maria Friedman's revival of Cole Porter's High Society.

Staged in the round, the production opens at the Old Vic on 14th May (previews from 30th April) and runs until 22nd August 2015.

Kate Fleetwood (pictured right) will star as Tracy Lord alongside Rupert Young as C.K.Dexter Haven, Jamie Parker as Mike, Annabel Scholey as Liz, Barbara Flynn as Margaret Lord and Ellie Bamber as Dinah.

High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. The score features many iconic numbers including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’, 'Well, Did You Evah!' and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

Long Island socialite Tracy Lord (Kate Fleetwood) is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Rupert Young), appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor (Jamie Parker) arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?

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