NEWS: Casting Announced for the European Premiere of Head Over Heels

The production will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from the 26th January until the 4th March.

Garland Productions and Chris Maguire have announced casting for the European Premiere of Head Over Heels, which begins performances at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester later this month.

Set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, the production is set to star: Luke Bayer as Musidorus, Alison Driver (Ensemble) Iz Hesketh (Pythio), Jenny O’Leary (Pamela), Daniel Page (Dametas), Maiya Quansah Breed (Philoclea), Samuel Routley (Ensemble), Khadija Sallet (Mopsa), Julie Stark (Gynecia), Marina Tavolieri (Ensemble), Timo Tatzber (Ensemble), and Fed Zanni (Basilius).

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Featuring songs such as We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Vacation, Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is a Place on Earth, and Mad About You, this new musical is based on The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney in the 16th century. It had its world premiere of in June 2015 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, after which it was adapted by James Magruder and his version opened in San Francisco 2018. It is also notable for starring Peppermint (PoseRuPaul’s Drag Race) – who was the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway.

Director and choreographer for this production Tom Jackson Greaves said: “We’re so excited to introduce you to the cast of Head Over Heels – each individual bringing such a glorious breadth of talent, generosity and go-go spirit to the production. I am so buzzing to dance; sing and tell stories with them and Manchester is in for a real treat.”

The creative team behind this production also includes: Musical Director: Arelene McNaught;  Casting Director: Lucy Casson; Set and Costume: Sophia Pardon and Lighting Designer: Jamie Platt.

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/event/head-over-heels/

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