Nikolai Foster’s production launched at the Dominion Theatre today (1st November) here’s a glimpse of what happened…
The musical based on the classic 1954 film which originally starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye is to the Dominion Theatre, beginning performances on the 16th November and following a successful run at Leicester’s Curve Theatre last year.
Directed by Nikolai Foster, the cast for the production is led by Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard) and Dan Burton (Gypsy) who will be reprising their roles as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis. Meanwhile, the cast is also set to include Michael Brandon who will play General Henry Waverly, Brenda Edwards as Martha Watson, Danielle Hope as Betty Haynes and Clare Halse as Judy Haynes.
The company will be completed by Stephane Anelli, Delycia Belgrave, Sophie Camble, Matthew Caputo, Jordan Crouch, Aimee Hodnett, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Jo Morris, Oliver Ramsdale, Erin Rushidi, Kayleigh Thadani, Sion Tudor Owen, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Sasha Walters, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Jack Wilcox, Anna Woodside and Freya Yates.
White Christmas follows the tale of two friends in the army during World War II, Bob and Phil. As the war ends, Phil convinces Bob, a former Broadway star, to team up as a performing duo; a pact which they fulfill with much success in the coming years. The duo soon team up with a pair of siblings, Betty and Judy, who auditioned for their act after seeming encouragement from the men’s former sergeant. Just when they start to fall for their female counterparts; trouble occurs when the girls have to flee their crazed landlord who is trying to get the pair arrested and forcing them all to retreat to a lodge which is in trouble financially – can the four of them save it from financial ruin?
The stage adaptation of the classic festive film features a book by David Ives and Paul Blake as well as songs such as ‘Sisters’, ‘Blue Skies’ and of course ‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin.
The production’s creative team includes choreography by Stephen Mear with set design by Michael Taylor and costume design by Diego Pitarch. Musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Tom Marshall. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank with new musical arrangements by Jason Carr.
White Christmas will play at the Dominion Theatre from the 16th November until the 4th January. To book tickets click here or visit: See Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, From the Box Office, West End Theatre Breaks, Last Minute.com and Encore Tickets .