Updated 4th August: The full cast has now been announced: The 13-strong company will include twelve-year-old Ilan Galkoff (Matilda, Oliver!) in the lead child role of Perry, which was created in the 2013 workshop by Sebastian Croft
Other cast members announced include Jacob Chapman/Socrates (Sunset Boulevard at ENO, Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse), Teddy Moynihan/Squabbler and Cathy Read/Thamesa.
The full ensemble includes Alistair Barron, James Dangerfield, Emma Harrold, Katie Kerr, Jessie May and Dickie Wood.
Bumblescratch is a new sung-through musical comedy, written by Robert J. Sherman, which is being performed London's Adelphi Theatre for one night only in aid of Variety – The Children’s Charity on Sunday 4th September at 6:30 pm.
Casting so far includes Darren Day in the title role of Melbourne Bumblescratch, with Michael Xavier, fresh from Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close playing Hookbeard and Jessica Martin, recently seen in Elf as Bethesda and Widow MacGregor.
is set in London during the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of
1666 and told from the perspective of a demented, lascivious plague rat
named Melbourne Bumblescratch, who demonstrates his unique and twisted
love affair with the ancient city through telling his marvellously
This major West End concert presentation is specially staged as part of
commemorations for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London,
which raged in the East End for four days from 2nd to 5th September
Bumblescratch has music, lyrics and book by Robert J. Sherman,
continuing the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B. and
Richard M. Sherman, aka The Sherman Brothers, the songwriting duo
behind childhood classics including Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. It
is directed by Stewart Nicholls, who also collaborated with Robbie Sherman on the critically acclaimed Love Birds and A Spoonful of Sherman.
Lighting will be by David W. Kidd with sound by Andy Johnson, set/costume by Gabiella Slade and musical direction by Tom Kelly.
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