Monday, January 17

Casting information for Umbrellas of Cherbourg

As previously mentioned, Grammy and Oscar winning composer Michel Legrand (Yentl, Windmills of your Mind) romantic musical The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg is transferring into the West End's Gielgud Theatre in March following a run at Leicester Curve. Umbrellas of Cherbourg previews at the Gielgud Theatre on 2nd March opening on the 22nd March with booking open for performances until 1st October 2911

Joanna Riding will lead the cast as Madame Emery, the mother of Geneviève and owner of a chic umbrella shop. She was recently seen in Billy Elliott The Musical.   She is joined  by cabaret artist Meow Meow (Lola) who specialises in kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica and won the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize for her show Feline Intimate. Carly Bawden (Genevieve) and Andrew Durand (Guy) make their West End debuts as the fated lovers. Bawden has appeared on tours of Whistle Down The Wind and Evita, while American actor Durand has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening.

The cast is completed by Gareth Charlton (Sailor) , Cynthia Erivo (Madelaine), Dominic Marsh (Cassard), Aki Omoshaybi (Sailor) and ensemble members Laura Brydon and Matt Wilman.

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