Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Emma Kingston returns to In The Heights as emergency cover Vanessa

Tonight Emma Kingston is returning to In The Heights to play Vanessa due to a shortage of cast members. 

Kingston originated the role in the musical's UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014. This will be the first time she's played Vanessa at the King's Cross Theatre. 

Kingston recently left the West End production of Les Miserables where she understudied Éponine. Christine Allado currently plays Vanessa.

In The Heights is currently booking at the King's Cross Theatre to 30th October 2016. The musical has music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The London production, which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014 before transferring to the King's Cross Theatre the following year, is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical supervision by Tom Deering. 

Dex Lee, who was in the original cast at the Southwark Playhouse, recently took over as Benny  whilst former understudy Gabriela Garcia recently took over as Nina  full-time.

The current cast also includes  Norma Atallah as Abuela, David Bedella as Kevin, Johnny Bishop as Graffiti Pete, Josie Benson as Camila, Vas Constanti as Piragua Guy/Kevin, Sam Mackay as Usnavi, Sarah Naudi as Carla, Cleve September as Sonny andPhilippa Stefani as Daniela.

Completing the cast are Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs,  Michael Cortez, Raffaello Covino, Kimmy Edwards, Reiss Hinds, Ryan Reid and Spin.

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