The production based on the film continues to play at the Piccadilly Theatre.
New casting has been announced for the London production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the Oscar winning film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
From the 16th October, Tanisha Spring (Groundhog Day) will play Satine (having previously alternated the role), while Dom Simpson (The Book of Mormon) will play Christian.
Meanwhile, continuing in their roles, Matt Rixon (Hairspray UK tour) will play Harold Zidler, Ian Carlyle (Porgy and Bess) will play Toulouse-Lautrec and Ben Richards (Emmerdale) will play the Duke. They will be joined by Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet) as Santiago and Charlotte Gooch (Dirty Dancing) as Nini, with Anthony Cragg (Starlight Express), who continues with the cast and steps into the role of Baby Doll. Hannah Jay-Allan (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) continues as Arabia, Rochelle Sherona (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) also remains with the cast as Arabia (maternity cover), with Bernadette Bangura (My Fair Lady) as La Chocolat and Angela Marie Hurst (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical) who will play alternate Satine.
The cast will also include: Erin Bell, Emily Bolland, Ross Chisari, James Chisholm, Katie Deacon, Fletcher Dobinson, Serenar Douch, Rola Elliott, Davide Fienauri, Zack Guest, Natorii Illidge, David King–Yombo, Jasmine Leung, Kira McPherson, Melissa Nettleford, Chris Otim, Oliver Adam–Reynolds, Joshua Robinson, Callum Rose, Ben Rutter, Gavin Ryan, Craig Ryder, Jamie Shields, Catrin Thomas, Matt Trevorrow, Charley Warburton, Sasha Woodward, and Luke Fraser Yates.
Set in Paris, 1899, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and reprobates, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the story of a lovesick American writer, Christian, and Satine, the dazzling star of the Moulin Rouge nightclub.
When their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be thwarted by the nightclub’s host and impresario, Harold Zidler, and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including Satine. Together with his Bohemian friends – the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and the greatest tango dancer in all of Paris, Santiago – Christian stages a musical spectacular in an attempt to save the Moulin Rouge and win the heart of Satine.
Director Alex Timbers said of the news: “Dom is a superb musical theatre performer, and I know he will bring tremendous wit, warmth, and great depths of emotion to his portrayal of Christian. And I am delighted to welcome Tanisha back to the show, having been such a memorable part of our original West End company. Her talent is boundless, and her star wattage is blinding. We are blessed to have her returning to play Satine.”
The musical has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. The design team includes Derek McLane (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), and Sarah Cimino (make-up design). Casting is by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
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