Thursday, March 31

Cast Announced for Moby Dick at Landor

I last saw the musical Moby Dick: A Whale of a Tale! when it was produced by Cameron Mackintosh at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1992 and have to say I loved it.

The cult musical with book by Robert Longden, and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye is now about to play a five-week season at the Landor Theatre,  which is located on the first floor of The Landor Pub in Clapham, from Wednesday 27th April - Saturday 28th May.

Moby Dick is a mixture of high camp, music hall-style smut and outrageous double entendres. It is about the girls of St. Godley's Academy for Young Ladies and their headmistress who try to save their school from bankruptcy by staging Herman Melville's classic novel in the school's swimming pool.

Casting is now complete and includes "Dancing on Ice" contestant and "Loose Women" panelist Denise Welch as the first of five celebrities voicing the Whale.

The strong cast features Tony Timberlake in the twin roles of Headmistress and Captain Ahab. His  West End roles include Wilbur in "Hairspray", Sir Belvedere in "Spamalot", Harold in "The Full Monty" and Thenadier in "Les Miserables".

He is joined by Sarah Lark, who understudied Nancy and played the role many times in "Oliver!" after being a finalist on BBC1's "I'd Do Anything",  Her other West?End roles include Lucy in the 21st anniversary production of "Snoopy!", "The Witches of Eastwick", "Beautiful & Damned" and "Mamma Mia".  Debbie Kurup (Sister Act, Chicago, Tonight’s the Night and Rent), Michelle Bishop (Company at Southwark Playhouse, Jersey Boys,  Fame The Musical, Footloose, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever and Grease). 

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