Casting Announced for European Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet

News   Casting Announced for European Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet
 
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet, which premiered at Broadway's Majestic Theatre in 1953 where it ran for under a year, will finally receive its European premiere. It will begin performances at London's Finborough Theatre Oct. 5, prior to an official opening Oct. 7, for a four-week run through Oct. 30 only.

It is being directed by Thom Southerland, who previously directed the UK premiere of the stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair at the Finborough last year, that subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2, where it is currently running through Sept. 11.

According to press materials, "Me and Juliet is Rodgers and Hammerstein's valentine to the theatre itself – a love story, a comedy, a show within a show and a tongue-in-cheek satire of 'showbusiness'. When singer Jeanie and stage manager Larry are secretly married, they arouse the suspicion and jealousy of lighting technician and ex-boyfriend Bob. It’s chaos on stage, and unbridled passion back stage, but the show must go on…"

The cast will include Adam Anderson, John Addison, Gemma Atkins, Terry Doe, Daniella Gibb, Robert Hands, Reeda Harris, Dafydd Gwyn Howells, Jodie Jacobs, Peter Kenworthy, Laura Main, Brendan Matthews, Stephen McGlynn, Tom O’ Brien, Olivia O’Shea and Anthony Wise.

Musical direction is by Joseph Atkins, with choreography by Sally Brooks, designs by Alex Marker and lighting by Howard Hudson. It is produced by Snapdragon and Benn Cody in association with Neil McPherson at the Finborough Theatre.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 847 1652, or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk for more details.

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