Casting is now complete for the upcoming London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love. Directed by Jonathan Kent, previews will begin May 12 prior to an official opening May 25 at the Lyric Theatre.
As previously reported, Michael Ball, who starred in the 1989 London world premiere of Aspects as well as the subsequent Broadway staging, will play the role of George; Jamie Bogyo, who made his professional theatre debut as Christian in the West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, will play Alex, the role that Ball originated; Olivier nominee Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) will be Rose, Anna Unwin will play Jenny, and internationally renowned soprano Danielle de Niese will be Giulietta.
These artists will be joined by the newly announced Rosemary Ashe as Elizabeth, Vinny Coyle as Hugo, Dickon Gough as Barker, Ben Heathcote as Co-Barker, and Michael Matus as Marcel with Indiana Ashworth, Millie Gubby, Soophia Foroughi as the Alternate Giulietta, and Katie Mitton sharing the role of Young Jenny. Ensemble members include Anthony Cable, Chumisa Dornford-May, Joanna O'Hare, and Linda Jarvis plus on stage swings Eu Jin Hwang, Daniel Jagusz-Holley, and Natasha O’Brien.
Based on the novel by David Garnet, Aspects of Love has music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. The musical, a story of passion, love, life and loss in post-war France and Italy, follows three generations of the Dillingham family spanning 17 years.
In the years since its premiere, a number of productions have been staged, mostly abroad, making revisions to the musical, including a 2007 U.K. tour, a 2010 London revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and a 2018 U.K. revival at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Lloyd Webber compiled a "Definitive Script" in 2014, comprising elements of the various revisions of the work. Kent's revival will reimagine the musical as a chamber work.
The revival will feature new musical arrangements by Tom Kelly based on original orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd Webber with set and costume design by John McFarlane, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Groothius, video design by Douglas O’Connell, choreography by Denni Sayers, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, and musical direction by Cat Beverbridge.
Performances are currently scheduled through November 11.
Aspects of Love is produced by Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer, Adam Blanshay Productions, and Tegan Summer by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.