The production will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 11th April.
Full cast and creative team have been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of Nmon Ford’s Orfeus: A House Music Opera. Joining previously announced award-winning baritone Nmon Ford are: Gianni Arancio (Thriller Live UK Tour, John Barrowman UK Tour), Bernadette Bangura (Jesus Christ Superstar Barbican; Sunset Boulevard UK Tour), Franc D’Ambrosio (The Phantom of the Opera – ‘World’s Longest-Running Phantom’ for more than a decade; Godfather III Paramount Film), Grace Farrell (Les Miserables West End), Fiona Finsbury (La Bohème Hampstead Garden Opera; Phantom of the Opera West End), Nathan Kiley (Chicago West End; Acclaimed Drag Cabaret Artist Topsie Redfern), Fabiane Leame (UK Dance Elite Champion Title 2017) and Shaq Taylor (Girl from the North Country West End; Hadestown National Theatre).
Set in the near future, this unique production blends music genres and performance into a timeless version of Ovid’s legend. Orfeus confronts his true nature to save the beautiful poet Euridice from his father Pluto, the fascist ruler of a dystopian empire.
As well as being directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical), the creative team for the production includes: costume design by Ozwald Boateng, choreography by Shay Barclay and musical direction by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell. Set design is by Leslie Travers, lighting by Aideen Malone, sound design by Richard Brooker, with casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Orfeus: A House Music Opera will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 11th April until the 30th May.