Casting has been confirmed for Tyrone Huntley’s production, playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 19th April.
Paul Taylor Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre Company have confirmed the full cast for the brand new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ – the first London revival of the musical in 25 years.
Playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 19th April, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from the 15th to the 30th March, the production is set to star Adrian Hansel as André, Renée Lamb as Armelia, Carly Mercedes-Dyer as Charlaine, Landi Oshinowo as Nell and Wayne Robinson as Ken.
Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the 1920’s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan.Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – where musicians were free to experiment with new styles, and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.
This new production is directed by Tyrone Huntley – marking his debut as a director. He is best known for his acclaimed performance as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, for which he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award and received an Olivier Award nomination.
The creative team for the production also includes: choreography by Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse, designs by Takis, lighting design by James Whiteside and sound design by Dan Samson. There will be new orchestrations by Mark Dickman, and casting is by Will Burton CDG.
Ain’t Misbehavin’ will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 19th April until the 1st June.