The musical based on L.Frank Baum’s classic story will begin performances at The Lowry from the 14th December.
Rehearsal images and video footage has been released of the cast, ahead of performances beginning at The Lowry on the 14th December for a limited run until the 8th January 2023.
From the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the story of Santa Claus, the man who will be forever in our hearts and, on Christmas Eve, forever in our skies. Abandoned as
a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus. With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest – Fairies, Knooks and Ryls – she teaches him that kindness is the most important lesson of all, a gift that Claus eventually shares with us, as he embarks on a journey to bring the miracle of Christmas to the whole world.
Directed by Kate Golledge, the cast for the production includes: eorgie Buckland who will play Necile, Junior Delius (AK), Chris Draper (Will Knook), Jazz Evans (Awgwa), Jessica Lim (Shiegra), Mari McGinlay (Zurline), Alwyne Taylor (Narrator), Corrine Priest (The Fairy Queen), Harry Winchester (Claus). Ensemble cast includes Emily George, Michael Kholwadia, Nic Cain, Emily Tang and Simon Oskarsson.
The musical has been adapted from L.Frank Baum’s children classic The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Simon Warne and features music and lyrics from Andy Collyer. Meanwhile, the creative team behind Claus the musical includes: Alex Beetschen (Musical Director), Stewart J Charlesworth (Set and Costume Design), Aaron Dootson (Lighting Designer),Jane Deitch (Casting Director), Andrew Johnson (Sound Designer), Bianca Meneghelli (Costume Supervisor), Lucinda Lawrence (Choreographer), Alannah Egan (Deputy Stage Manager) Lee Batty (Production Manager), Andy Fox (Production Manager), Gwenan Bain (Assistant Stage Manager / Assistant Director) and Jade Berg (Wardrobe).
Claus: The Musical will play at The Lowry from the 14th December 2022 until the 8th January 2023.