The new production will play at the Southwark Playhouse Theatre from the 1st April.

It has been announced that Alex Young (Amalia Balash in She Loves Me at Sheffield Crucible and Young Sally in Follies at the National Theatre) will star in the new production of Arthur Laurents’ and Stephen Sondheim’s 1964 musical at the Southwark Playhouse from April.

Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ 1964 musical is a political satire about conformity and the ostracisation of those considered ‘other’ in society. Set in a fictional town where the government controls everything, even the miracles, this fast paced and off-the-wall musical is as hilarious as it is subversive.

Set to be directed by Matthew Rankcom, the production will see Alex Young playing the role of rich and greedy Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper. Young was last seen at the Southwark Playhouse as Marge in Promises, Promises. Her recent credits include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Sheffield Crucible); Nellie Forbush in ‘South Pacific’ (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Brutus in Coriolanus (Sheffield Crucible).

While further casting has yet to be announced, the creative team is also set to include: musical direction by Natalie Pound, choreography by Lisa Stevens, new orchestration by Charlie Ingles, set and costume design by Cory Shipp and assistant direction by Alex Conder.

Anyone Can Whistle will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 1st April until the 7th May.


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