NEWS: Full Casting Announced Hope Mill Theatre’s Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The production is set to run at the Manchester based theatre from the 1st November.

Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming UK premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s production of Cinderella, opening at the Hope Mill Theatre in November. Joining the previously announced Grace Mouat (SIX, & Juliet, Legally Blonde) who plays Ella and Jacob Fowler (Heathers the Musical, Little Mix: The Search) who plays Prince Topher are Annie Aitken (The Phantom of the Opera) who will play Madame, Julie Yammanee  (Carousel) who will play Marie/Fairy Godmother, Lee Ormsby (Les Miserables) who will play Sebastian, Matthew McDonald (HMS Pinafore) who will play Lord Pinkleton (U/S Prince Topher), Katie Ramshaw  (Jeremy Jordan in Concert) who will play Charlotte, Olivia-Faith Kamau (Million Dollar Quartet) who will play Gabrielle and Adam Filipe (The Prince of Egypt) who will play Jean-Michel.

Completing the cast will be featured ensemble members Morgan Broome (U/S Madame/ Gabrielle), Lois Glain Postle  (U/S Marie/ Fairy Godmother), Ria Tanaka (U/S Ella), Ella Valentine (U/S Charlotte), Jamie Jonathan(U/S Sebastian), Will Fisher (U/S Pinkleton), Trevor Lin  and Milo McCarthy (U/S Jean-Michel).

The smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother Madame and her two stepsisters Charlotte and Gabrielle. In another part of the kingdom, Prince Topher is trying to find himself and learn his place in the world. When his scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball so the Prince can meet potential brides, Ella and Topher’s different worlds come together. Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairy tale.

Meanwhile, the creative team is led by Joseph Houston and William Whelton, with Houston directing and Whelton co-directing and choreographing. Completing the team will be: Musical Supervisor Leo Munby, Musical Director Audra Cramer, featuring New Musical Arrangements by Jason Carr, Set and Costume Designer Elly Wdowski, Projection Designer George Reeve, Lighting Designer Aaron J Dootson, Sound Designer Adam Fisher, Associate Choreographer Charise Renouf, Wig Designer Richard Mawbey, Wig Supervisor Lucy Packham-O’Brien, Assistant Costume Designer Eve Salter, Sound No 1. Josh Evans, Casting by Jane Deitch and Artwork by Steph Pyne.

Cinderella is the only musical written for the television by legendary duo Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific, Carousel, The Sound of Music). Originally broadcast live in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, the broadcast was watched by more than 100 million people, before subsequently being remade for TV again in 1965 and 1997 (starring Whitney Houston and Brandy). It was last seen in London in 2019 as one night concert performance.

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/cinderella

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