NEWS: Casting Announced for Once Upon a Mattress

Casting has been confirmed for the production, running at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 5th March.

Directed by Mark Giesser, full casting has been confirmed for the revival of Once Upon a Mattress, playing at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 5th to the 29th March.

The production is set to be led by Beth Burrows as Princess Winnifred, in her fourth collaboration with Mark Giesser (Strike Up the Band, The Lady With a Dog, Sirens of the Silver Screen), playing alongside Julia Faulkner (Gangsta Granny, Heartbreak Productions) as Queen Aggravain and Theo Toksvig-Stewart (Endless Second, Theatre 503/Pleasance Theatre/Park Theatre; Eastenders, BBC) as Prince Dauntless.

They are joined by Steve Watts (Merrily We Roll Along, Watermill Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Rachael Louise Miller (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bill Kenwright; Angelina Ballerina; ITV); Matthew James Willis (Top Hat, Upstairs at the Gatehouse; Curtain Up!, Prince Edward Theatre); Rachel Lea-Gray (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Criterion Theatre); John Sears (Gigi, Tabard Theatre; Death in the Family); Courtney Hammond (Billy Ellliot, Victoria Palace Theatre; Scrooge, Bill Kenwright); and Scott Armstrong (Motown – The Musical, Adam Spiegel Productions; The Gruffalo, Tall Stories/Kenny Wax, Ltd.).

But this isn’t your usual fairy tale, and princess Winnifred isn’t your usual fairy-tale princess. The Kingdom in which she seeks her prince seethes with a very adult problem, which won’t end until a very stubborn Queen Aggravain allows her son to marry Alas, he is his mother’s prince, and is any princess really good enough?

The musical was the first to be written by Mary Rodgers, daughter of legendary musical composer Richard Rodgers. This production will feature choreography by Chris Whittaker, musical direction by Jessica Douglas and designer Giulia Scrimieri.

Once Upon a Mattress will play at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 5th to the 29th March.

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