Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Flowers for Mrs Harris by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff.
The show marks the final show Daniel Evans will direct as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres. Flowers for Mrs Harris opens at the Sheffield Crucible on 23rd May (previews from 18th May) and runs until 4th June 2016.
The full cast includes Moyo Akandé (Flower Girl/Juanita), Clare Burt (Mrs Harris), Anna-Jane Casey (Violet Butterfield/French Char Lady), Rebecca Caine (Lady Dant/Mme. Colbert), Luke Dale (Terry), David Durham (Major/ M. Armand/ French Waiter/ Customs Officer), Louis Maskell (Bob/ Andre), Mark Meadows (Albert Harris/ Marquis de Chassagne), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Pamela/Natasha) and Nicola Sloane (Countess/Seamstress/Sybil Sullivan).
Design is by Lez Brotherston with musical direction by Tom Brady, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Mark Walker and movement by Kay Shepherd. Assistant musical direction is from Peter Wilson with casting by Charlotte Sutton.
1947. London. Mrs Harris spends every day cheerfully cleaning for her clients. She wants for nothing. Or so she thinks… One day, she happens upon something that takes her breath away - a Christian Dior dress. And something deep within her awakens.
She sets out on an unthinkable quest to have a Dior dress of her own. On her incredible journey, Mrs Harris realises that she can finally let go of her past. This is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the impossible. This is the story of the extraordinary Mrs Harris.
Photo Credit: Darren Bell