Tuesday, April 10

Full Cast for Finding Neverland Peter Pan Musical starring Julian Ovenden

Updated 4th August: Additional casting has just been announced for the world premiere of the new musical Finding Neverland which will star Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig. Ovenden  is starring as Peter Pan author J M Barrie opposite Craig as Sylvia Llewellyn Davies.

Finding Neverland will also include Oliver Boot as Blunt/Hook, Norman Bowman as P G Wodehouse, Clare Foster as Mary Barrie, Vince Leigh as Arthur Conan Doyle, Stuart Neal as Elliot, Liz Robertson as Mrs Emma Du Maurier and Matt Wilman as Edward Elgar.

Completing the cast are Michelle Rancis, Frankie Jenna, Julie Jupp, Gary Watson, Stephen Webb, Zoe Rainey, Harry Polden, Corey Wickendon, Connor Fitzgerald, Worrall Courtney, Edward Bracey, Connor Phillips, Garrett Tennant, Jamieson Hughes, Theo Fewell, Josh Swinney, Harrison Slater and Morgan Heath.

Rehearsals start in August and Finding Neverland runs at the Curve in Leicester from 21st September- 18th October.

Tony and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford (Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anna Christie) will direct and choreograph the musical. It has a book by Allan Knee with a score by Tony Award-nominated Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven writers Scott Frankel and Michael Korie.
As blogged last July  Julian Ovenden is to star in the musical Finding Neverland which is based on the real-life story that inspired J M Barrie to write Peter Pan. 

It will open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester in September with a 4-5 week run, hopefully followed by a West End run next year.

Finding Neverland is based on a movie of the same name that starred Johnny Depp as Barrie and Kate Winslet as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, whose four sons befriended the author.

Julian Ovenden has already done two workshops on the musical and will portray Barrie with rehearsals starting on July 30th. The book is being re-worked and there are some enchanting numbers but there is a lot of work to be done …

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