Monday, 13 April 2015

Richard Fleeshman & Summer Strallen to star in Chichester's A Damsel in Distress

Richard Fleeshman and Summer Strallen will star alongside the previously announced Sally Ann Triplett in A Damsel in Distress at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

The show is based on a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. With songs by George and Ira Gershwin, A Damsel in Distress is well-known from the popular 1937 comedy film. The production runs between 30th May and 27th June 2015.

Fleeshman starred in Ghost the Musical in the West End and on Broadway. His credits also include: Legally Blonde (Savoy), Urinetown (St James) and Bend It like Beckham (workshop). Strallen's credits include The Sound of Music (Palladium) and Top Hat (Aldwych) whilst Triplett's include Viva Forever (Piccadilly) and The Last Ship (Broadway).

The cast also includes: Desmond Barrit (Wicked), Isla Blair (Made in Dagenham), Nicholas Farrell (South Downs, The Browning Version), Richard Dempsey (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Melle Stewart (Assassins).

Completing the cast are: Mairi Barclay, Chris Bennett, Stephanie Bron, Sam Harrison, Chloe Hart, Matthew Hawksley, Kirby Hughes, Harry Morrison, David Roberts, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie-Mae Sumner, Laura Tyrer, Alan Vicary and Matt Wilman.

This new stage musical is directed by the celebrated American director and choreographer, Rob Ashford, whose many accolades include a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award and Critics’ Circle Award. His most recent hits include the 2012 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Scarlett Johansson, and Macbeth for the Manchester International Festival in 2013 with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston.

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