Casting for the UK premiere of this Off-Broadway musical has been confirmed.
Directed by Joseph Hodges, it has been announced the production is set to star Sophie Camble (White Christmas, Chess and 42nd Street) as
Missy, Rosie Needham (Legally Blonde) as Cindy Lou, Louise Young (Mamma Mia!) as Betty Jean and Kara Taylor Alberts (The Wind in the Willows) as Suzy.
Written and created by Roger Bean, The Marvelous Wonderettes showcases over thirty hit songs from the 1950s and 1960s by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis and Dusty Springfield, including “Stupid Cupid”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “I Only Wanna be with You”, “Secret Love”, “Lipstick on your Collar”, “Respect”, “Rescue Me”, “Dream Lover” and “Heatwave”.
The musical opened in New York at the Waterside Theatre in 2008 to critical acclaim and is set to make its UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 9th April.
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School Prom, where we meet The Wonderettes: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from Prom Night to their 10-year Reunion.
As well as being directed by Joseph Hodges, the production will feature choreography by Iona Holland, musical direction by Lauren Ronan, design by Emily Bestow, lighting design by Sarah Mc Colgan and sound design by Phil Wilson.
The Marvelous Wonderettes will play at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 9th April until the 12th May.