Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s musical Floyd Collins, which received its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 1996 and has since been produced twice in London in 1999 at the Bridewell and in 2012 at Southwark Playhouse, is to receive another London outing. It will begin performances September 21 at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall, prior to an official opening September 28, for a run through October 15.
It will be directed by Jonathan Butterell, whose Broadway credits include the musical staging for The Light in the Piazza (2005) and the Broadway revivals of Nine (2003) and Assassins (2004).
The title role will be played by Ashley Robinson, who has appeared in the original Chicago company of Wicked and created the role of Jett Rink in the world premiere of Giant, directed by Butterell, in Washington DC. In London he has appeared in Maria Friedman's production of Merrily We Roll Along.
Rebecca Trehearn, who has just finished a run in the West End production of Show Boat as Julie La Verne, will play Floyd's sister Nellie, and Jack Chissick , who recently appeared in the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Gypsy in the West End, will play Lee Collins, with Sarah Ingram as Miss Jane. Also in the cast are Ian Burfield, Craig Pinder, Marc Akinfolarin, Sam Thomas, Francesco Lo Giudice, Daniel Booroff, Joel Elferink, Christopher Jordan-Marshall and Alex Spinney.
Produced by Amanda Holland, the production is designed by Lee Newby, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Tony Gayle and musical direction by Tom Brady.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7702 2789, or visit wiltons.org.uk/