Thursday, August 5

Peter Polycarpou cast in Love Story at Duchess

Peter Polycarpou will be reprising the role of Phil (Jenny’s father) which he played at Chichester in the new musical Love Story when it starts previewing at the Duchess Theatre on 27th November (opening night 6th December)

Peter has a long list of theatre credits which include Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Gash in Last Easter (Birmingham Rep), Ibrahim in Artefacts (Brits Off Broadway NYC and Bush Theatre), Daniel Warshowsky in Imagine This (Plymouth Theatre Royal and New London Theatre), Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron in Titus Andronicus, Neville Craven in The Secret Garden, Thenardier in Les Miserables (RSC), The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! (National Theatre and Lyceum) and John in Miss Saigon at Drury Lane). 

He also appeared in the long running series Birds as a Feather playing Pauline Quirke’s hapless husband Chris Theodopolopodos.

Other casting to date is Emma Williams as Jenny who made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Michael Xavier as Oliver Barratt  (Festival 09’s Oklahoma! and Spamalot).  Both of these actors also played these roles earlier in the year at Chichester.

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