The production will play at the Finborough Theatre from the 27th March.
Featuring music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and book by renowned dramatist Alun Owen, Matthew Iliffe’s production is the first London revival since its premiere in 1964 at the Adelphi Theatre.
It has been confirmed that the cast for the production is set to see the role of Maggie May being played by Kara Lily Hayworth (Cilla the Musical, National Tour; Annie, National Tour; The Mystery of Edwin Drood), with James Darch (Wicked, Apollo Victoria; Mamma Mia!, Novello
Theatre; Cats, National Tour) as Patrick Casey, and Natalie Williams (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Oliver!, Leicester Curve; Scrooge, London Palladium) playing Maureen O’Neill.
The cast is also set to include: Mark Pearce (Twelfth Night, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; The Wedding Singer, Leicester Curve), Leon Kay (High Society, The Old Vic; Billy Elliot, National Tour), Michael Nelson (Mamma Mia!, National and International Tour; The Rink, Southwark Playhouse; Our House,National Tour), Barnaby Taylor (The Tempest, The Faith Machine, Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Aaron Kavanagh (Some Lovers, The Other Palace; This is The Greatest Show, National Tour; The Rocky Horror Show, European Tour), Chloe Carrington (Jersey Boys, International Tour; The Wizard of Oz, Blackpool Opera House), Euan Bennet (Sunshine On Leith, West Yorkshire Playhouse and National Tour; Jack and The Beanstalk, Paisley Arts Centre); Cathy McManamon (Me and My Girl, London Palladium; Jack The Ripper, Jermyn Street), Joshua Barton (The Commitments, National Tour and Ireland Tour; What The Ladybird Heard, International Tour) and David Keller (Hamlet,Theatr Clwyd; The Elephant Man, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
A hard-hitting celebration of working class life in Liverpool’s docks in the 1960s, Maggie May is the story of the doomed love affair between ‘street walker’ Maggie May Duffy and sailor Patrick Casey, the son of a union-martyr, initially reluctant but finally proud to assume his father’s mantle. Around them is a gallery of strongly-drawn characters: Willie Morgan, the corrupt demagogic union leader, Juddah, the ‘fixer’ and traitor, and Old Dooley, obsessed with past union struggles, all caught up in a allegoric musical drama with a devastating tragic climax.
Commenting on this London revival, the Lionel Bart Estate said:”We are delighted to see Maggie May return to London after fifty five years. This show was very important to Lionel and we only wish he were here to see it”.
The production’s creative team will feature Set and Costume Design by Verity Johnson, choreography supervision by Sam Spencer-Lane, musical direction by Henry Brennan, lighting design by Jonathan Simpson and sound design by Philip Matejtschuk.
Maggie May will play at the Finborough Theatre from the 27th March until the 20th April.