The full casting for the Broadway musical Side Show, which will appear at the Southwark Playhouse from the 21st October, has been announced. 

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Directed by Hannah Chissick and joining the previously announced Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will be Haydn Oakley, Jay Marsh, Dominic Hodson, Christopher Howell , Lala Barlow , Oliver Marshall , David Muscat, Nuwan Hugh Perera , Agnes Pure , Nuno Queimado, Kirstie Skivington and Genevieve Taylor.

The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920’s Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection?

Based on a true story, Side Show first opened on Broadway in 1997, going on to be nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score. The score was composed by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and the musical also features a book and lyrics by Bill Russell with additional book material by Bill Condon. 

This production of Side Show features choreography by Matthew Cole, design by takis (In The Heights, Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre), musical direction by Jo Cichonska, musical supervision and additional orchestrations by Simon Hale and sound design by Dan Simpson.

Louise Dearman returns to the stage following the recent UK tour of Guys and Dolls in which she played Miss Adelaide, while Laura Pitt-Pulford received a 2016 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Side Show will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 21st October until the 3rd December. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/side-show/

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