The production will have its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from the 11th to the 25th May 2023.
Producers have today announced principal casting for the world premiere stage production of Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar winning film which will head to the stage in 2024.
Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the film has been co-adapted for the stage by Lindsey Ferrentino and Drew McOnie, with the cast being led by Robbie Fairchild who returns to the UK stage for the first time since his leading performance in An American In Paris to play silent movie icon George Valentin, with West End star Gary Wilmot as Al Zimmer, and introducing Briana Craig (42nd Street tour) as Peppy Miller.
Talking about the news, Drew McOnie said: ” It is such an honour to be collaborating with these exceptional artists on this brand new production. The commitment and talent that pours from them is palpable and I’m so excited for audiences to fall head over heels in love with each of them for their bravery, honesty and heart.”
In 1920s Hollywood the business of making dreams come true is in full swing. Silent movie icon George Valentin has long been the darling of the silver screen when he
meets aspiring actress Peppy Miller.
But whilst her star is about to rise, his might just be about to flicker into insignificance. Amidst all the glamour, laughter and romance, the silent movie industry is on the brink of a revolution: the Talkies are on their way.
While further casting has yet to be announced, the creative team behind the production includes: set and costume designs by Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram (Wolf Hall Parts I & II, Red, Disney’s Frozen), music by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Hale (Girl From The North Country, Get Up Stand Up!) lighting by Zoe Spurr (Good, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World), sound by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Baker (Matilda The Musical, A Christmas Carol), video by Ash J Woodward (The 47th, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), puppetry by Maia Kirkman-Richards (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and casting by Will Burton. The Associate Director/Choreographer is Ebony Molina and the Musical Director is Chris Poon.
To find out more visit: https://theartistonstage.com/