The intimate first run of the new musical will take place at the Riverside Studios from the 22nd November.
Based on the British comedy film starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson, casting has now been announced for the upcoming premiere of new musical Saving Grace. Directed by Laurence Connor, Saving Grace will star: Dianne Pilkington (Grace), David Fynn (Matthew), Cat Simmons (Nicky), Gunnar Cauthery (Dr Bamford), Craig Ferguson (Charley), Ellen O’Grady (Morgelyn), Gay Soper (Posy), Wendy Somerville (Pam) and Tim Prottey-Jones (Shag) with Nathanael Campbell, Taite-Elliot Drew, Claire O’Leary, Anna MacLeod, Johan Munir, Tasha Sheridan, Madison Swan and Silas Wyatt-Barke.
Grace’s new joint venture makes the most of her skills as a gardener but stepping into the underworld was never part of the bargain. The sudden death of her husband leaves Grace alone and on the verge of bankruptcy. But can an unlikely friendship and a surprising idea for a business save the day? Discover how Grace reaches new “highs” in this hilarious and heart-warming adventure.
The musical features a book by April De Angelis and music and lyrics by KT Tunstall. Meanwhile, the creative team also includes: musical supervision and arrangements by John Rigby, set and costume designs by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Richard Brooker, orchestrations by KT Tunstall and John Rigby, choreography by Sophia McAvoy and casting by David Grindrod for Grindrod Burton Casting. The production is based upon the original Sky film Saving Grace, written by Craig Ferguson and Mark Crowdy, based on a story by Mark Crowdy.
For more information and to book tickets visit: https://riversidestudios.co.uk/see-and-do/saving-grace-47675/