Louise Dearman and Aaron Sidwell Are Latest Additions to Cast of West End Children of Eden Benefit Concert
By Michael Gioia
West End actors Louise Dearman (Wicked) and Aaron Sidwell ("EastEnders") have been added to the cast of Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's 1991 biblical musical Children of Eden, which is being revived in the West End for a one-night-only charity concert Jan. 29 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Featuring a cast of 75, the show will be directed by Drew Baker, with musical supervision and direction by James Draisey, sets and lighting by Ben Rogers and choreography by Lizzie Gee.
As previously announced, the cast will also include Oliver Thornton, Anton Stephans, Russell Grant, Gareth Gates, Brenda Edwards, Lauren Samuels, Waylon Jacobs and John Wilding, and the evening will conclude with a guest appearance by Kerry Ellis. Dearman will sing the role of Eve opposite Thornton as Adam.
The musical, based on the book of Genesis, is described in press materials as being about parents, children and faith, with a message that the hardest part of love is letting go.
It is being staged to raise awareness of the chronic and debilitating condition Crohn’s disease, and all proceeds will be donated to Crohn's and Colitis UK. It is produced by Tony Green in association with Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5116 or visit www.childrenofeden.co.uk.
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