Thursday, 3 December 2015

Jamie Muscato to star in Bend It Like Beckham

It has been announced that Jamie Muscato is joining the West End production of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical later this month.

Muscato will take over from Jamie Campbell Bower as Joe from 14th December 2015. He joins Natalie Dew as Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules in the musical which is booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 5th March 2016.

The current cast also includes Sophie-Louise Dann as Paula, Jamal AndrĂ©as as Tony, Preeya Kalidas as Pinky and Tony Jayawardena & Natasha Jayetileke as Mr and Mrs Bhamra. 

Muscato previously played Joe in one of Bend It Like Beckham's early workshops. Recently he played Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera), Nathan in The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola) and Eddie Birdlace in the UK premiere of Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse).

His extensive theatre credits include: understudy Digby in The Light Princess (National), understudy Drew and Franz in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury), understudy Oliver Barrett in Love Story (Chichester/Duchess), understudy Melchior and Moritz in Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith) and Busker in Lift (Trafalgar Studios).

Muscato was in the international tour of Les Miserables before appearing in Tom Hooper's film adaptation and performing with the cast at the 85th Academy Awards. His other screen appearances include: Rory Storm in Cilla, The Euphoria of Drowning and Wild Oats.

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