It has been announced that Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the European premiere of the musical due to unforeseen circumstances.
Producers have confirmed that the role of Duke Vittorio Lamberti will now be played by Mark Inscoe.
The actor played Hugh Dorsey in Thom Southerland’s acclaimed production of Parade at Southwark Playhouse. His many musical theatre credits include William Desmond Taylor in Mack & Mabel (Chichester), Emile de Becque in South Pacific and Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady (Kilworth House), Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music (Leicester Curve), Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (Palace) and Tabarro in La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory).
In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.
Death Takes a Holiday features a score by Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine) and a book by multi Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone.
The musical is based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name, which also inspired the movie, Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt. This production is directed by Thom Southerland.
Cast for the production also includes Zoë Doano, Chris Pelulso, Gay Soper, Kathryn Akin, Anthony Cable, Trudi Camilleri, Ken Christiansen, Scarlett Courtney, Sophie-May Feek, James Gant, Matthew McDonald, Ashley Stillburn, Samuel Thomas and Helen Turner.
Death Takes A Holiday will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 16th January until the 4th March. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.