The new musical is set to embark on its first UK tour from the 18th March until the 29th April.
Casting has now been announced for the upcoming new UK tour of the brand-new musical, which is based on an idea by Paul Taylor-Mills and written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom with songs by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus.
The production’s cast will be led by Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Marie Antoinette with Renée Lamb, Catherine of Aragon from the original cast of SIX, starring as Jeanne. They are joined on stage by B Terry as Nicole, Travis Ross as Cardinal with Ope Sowande and Megan Bryony Gibbs as the ensemble and Lukas Hunt and Amie Hibbert as swings.
Cake combines music with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution. When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself.
The musical is set to open at the MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton, before travelling to: The Lowry Salford, The Drum in Plymouth, Curve Leicester and the Theatre Royal in Norwich.
Cake was originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers & In the Heights) who said: “We are delighted to be partnering with five of the leading regional theatres to present a development production of this brilliant new show. I first commissioned this at The Other Palace five years ago and am delighted to be working with some of the best theatre makers in Drew McOnie, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus. The show started life at our first MTFestUK and it’s great to see it come to production.”
The creative team behind the production also includes choreography by Drew McOnie and casting by Will Burton CDG.