Hobson's Choice, which begins performances June 12 prior to an official opening June 17 for a run through July 12, will see Karl Davies join the previously announced Mark Benton, to play the role of Willy Mossop. Davies is best known for his long-running television roles as Robert Sugden in "Emmerdale" and Lyle Anderson in "Kingdom." Stage roles include appearing in Propeller’s The Winter’s Tale and Henry V, directed by Edward Hall.
Porgy and Bess, which begins performances July 17 prior to an official opening July 28 for a run through Aug. 23, will star the previously announced Rufus Bonds Jr. and Nicola Hughes in the title roles. They are newly joined by Jade Ewen (former member of pop group Sugababes, and who previously represented the U.K. in the 2009 Eurovision Song Congtest) as Clara, Cedric Neal as Sportin’ Life, Golda Rosheuvel as Serena and Leon Lopez as Jake.
For further details and to book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 826 4242 or visit www.openairtheatre.com.