Thursday, 28 April 2016

Jamie Muscato to star in A Subject of Scandal and Concern

Jamie Muscato will star as Mr Holyoake in A Subject of Scandal and Concern by John Osborne.

The show opens at the Finborough Theatre on 23rd May (previews from 22nd May) and runs until 7th June 2016.

Directed by Jimmy Walters, this production marks marks the first theatrical staging of A Subject of Scandal and Concern in over 40 years and its long overdue London premiere.

Based on the true story of the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, A Subject Of Scandal and Concern was originally written for television in 1960 starring Richard Burton and Rachel Roberts, and directed by Tony Richardson, and was first seen onstage in Nottingham in the early 1960s.

Completing the cast are Ralph Birtwell (Bubb/Mason/Erskine/Jailer), Edmund Digby-Jones (Brother In Law/Pinching/Cerk/Chaplai), Doron Davidson (Narrator/Maitland/Lefroy/Jones/Bartram), Caroline Moroney (Mrs Holyoake) and Richard Shanks (Chairman/Magistrate/Cooper/Alexander). #

Design is by Philip Lindley with lighting by Simon Gethin Thomas, music by Piers Sherwood Roberts and choreography by Ste Clough.

Muscato recently played Joe in the West End production of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre as well as 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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