Friday, November 19

Cast for Donmar’s Spelling Bee Musical

Michael Grandage has just announced casting for the UK premiere of Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which runs at the Donmar Warehouse from 21st February to 2nd April 2011 (previews from 11th February).

The cast will include Steve Pemberton (Drowsy Chaperone, Rocky Horror, League of Gentlemen) , Katherine Kingsley (recently Rose in Trevor Nunn’s Menier revival of Aspects of Love, Piaf, Company) with Chris Carswell, David Fynn, Hayley Gallivan, Harry Hepple, Maria Lawson, Ako Mitchell and Iris Roberts.

Jamie Lloyd will direct and has said that four members of the audience will join the show each night to have their spelling ability tested.

The production will be designed by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin with  Alan Williams as the Musical Director and Anne Yee doing the choreography.

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