WhatsOnStage have announced casting for the European premiere of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina.
Directed by Luke Sheppard, the play opens at the Southwark Playhouse on 16th September (previews from 10th September) for a limited run until 10th October 2015.
The full cast includes: Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina).
Costume is by Andrew Riley with lighting by Howard Hudson, set by Justin Nardella and casting by Will Burton CDG.
Set in 1962, in the picturesque Catskills mountains of New York, a group of heterosexual men escape from the City to spend their weekend dressed as women. In this cross dressing colony they leave their families, friends and city jobs behind to safely inhabit their female alter egos and release their inner woman. However when given the choice to share their secret lives with the world, the group have to decide whether the freedom gained by the openness is worth the personal risk.
Based on real–life events, this delightfully insightful and hilariously entertaining piece gives us a glimpse in to the life of these "self-made women" as they search for acceptance and happiness in a high heel.