Richard E. Grant to Appear in Water Babies at Leicester's Curve

By Mark Shenton
17 Apr 2014

Richard E. Grant is to appear in the world-premiere production of Water Babies, a new musical by Chris Egan, Ed Curtis and Guy Jones, which will begin performances at Leicester's Curve April 24 prior to an official opening May 6, for a run through May 17.



Grant will play Kraken: Lord of the Oceans in a specially created 3D hologram interactive scene. According to press materials, he will appear "as live" on stage interacting with the real actors in a 3D hologram effect. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology and traditional theatre illusion, this effect allows live actors to perform alongside filmed sequences.

The full company is led by Louise Dearman (Mrs D), Tom Lister (Eel/Grimes), Thomas Milner (Tom) and Lauren Samuels (Ellie). They are joined by Robbie Boyle (Water Baby), Matthew Caputo (Water Baby), Georgia Carling (Water Baby), Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (Water Baby), Tom Davey (Claude), Caroline Deverill (Lady Amelia), Matthew Gent (Masterman), Andy Gray (Jock), Jeffrey Harmer (Sir John), Cristina Hoey (Water Baby), Samuel Holmes (Terrence), Rebecca Jayne-Davies (Ariadne), Sienna Kelly (Miller), Marianna Neofitou (Water Baby), Morgan Scott (Water Baby) and Marcquelle Ward (Rafferty).

Grant's work in theatre includes The Importance of Being Earnest, God of Carnage, Otherwise Engaged, The Play What I Wrote, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, My Fair Lady, Tramway Road and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He has appeared in over 80 films and TV series, including "Dom Hemingway," "Withnail And I," "How To Get Ahead In Advertising," "The Player," "Dracula," "LA Story," "Age Of Innocence," "Pret A Porter," "Gosford Park," "Spiceworld," "The Little Vampire," "Christmas Carol," "Scarlet Pimpernel," "The Corpse Bride," "The Iron Lady," "Doctor Who," "The Fear," "Girls" and the fifth series of "Downton Abbey." He also wrote and directed the 2005 drama film "WAH-WAH."

For further details and to book tickets, visit www.waterbabiesthemusical.com.