The production is set to run at the Shaftesbury Theatre next month.
Casting has now been announced for the upcoming world premiere of the new British musical based on D.H. Lawrence’s infamous literary classic, which will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th June.
The production’s cast is set to be led by rising star Georgia Lennon (One Enchanted Evening, Glastonbury Abbey; Beauty and the Beast, Grand Opera House, Belfast) playing the role of Lady Chatterley. Performing alongside her will be Michael Pickering (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, London Palladium;
Starlight Express, Germany), Zoe Rogers (42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane) as Hilda, Jake Halsey-Jones (Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre) as Tommy, Sam Kipling (All-Male Pirates of Penzance, Palace Theatre) as war hero Sir Clifford and Emma Lindars (Groundhog Day, The Old Vic; Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre) as Mrs
Bolton, Clifford’s nurse.
The impassioned tale of female agency and Lady Chatterley’s pursuit of a life more than half-
lived changed the literary landscape of Britain. Banned as scandalous erotica when first published and subject of a watershed obscenity trial, Lawrence’s text caused outrage not just because of the expletives and explicit sexual relationship, but because it presented a physical relationship that traversed social class divides. This intense and fiery classic will find new frenzied power in its translation to the stage.
Featuring music and lyrics by composer John Robinson (Behind the Iron Mask, Duchess Theatre; Closer to the Sun,
Harold Pinter Theatre), Lady Chatterley’s Lover also features a book by Phil Willmott, production design by Andrew Exeter (High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre; Scaramouche Jones, Stream.Theatre) and costume design by Jasmine Swan (Animal Farm, Royal & Derngate).
It will be directed by Sasha Regan (Blondel, Union Theatre; All-Male Pirates of Penzance, UK and International tours) who said of the casting news: ” It’s exciting to be breathing new life into such a renowned and
loved classic. Having worked alongside some of these wonderful singers before, I can’t wait to
get this cast into rehearsals and start re-creating this passionate time-honoured story. This is an incredible platform to be able to nurture the hottest new talent and I’m particularly excited to have Georgia Lennon playing Lady Chatterley as I know she is a star in the making.”
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th June.