Sunday, June 27

Casting for tour of Chess the Musical

The tour of Chess which is being directed by Craig Revel Horwood kicks off in Newcastle on 27th August and the first bit of casting news I’ve got is that Shona White (pictured) is playing the part of Florence Vassy. 

Shona has appeared in a number of West End musicals and tours including Wicked! Mamma Mia, the Rocky Horror Show and Shout and is currently playing the part of Rita in David Essex’s musical All the Fun of the Fair at the Garrick Theatre. 

James Fox is playing the American Frederick Trumper. He is a pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who represented the UK in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.

Theatre credits include playing Judas in the Bill Kenwright tour of Jesus Christ Superstar where Tim Rice saw him and recommended him for the role of the piano playing vocalist/musical narrator lead "Piano Man" in the Tony award winning Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out. In 2006 he returned to the UK to take up the role of the "Piano Man" in the European premier of Movin' Out at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. The lead role of the American was originally played in the West End by Murray Head

Will publish more casting details here and on Musical Theatre News as they become available.

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