Thursday, April 18

Cast For Titanic Musical at Southwark Playhouse

Updated 8th July:  the full cast for Titanic is: Philip Rham/Captain E J Smith who appeared in the musical Parade at Southwark Playhouse: Simon Green (J Bruce Ismay Director of the White Star Line) has just finished playing M. André in the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera: Greg Castiglioni (Thomas Andrews ship's architect) Paul in Company at Southwark Playhouse and Magaldi in Michael Grandage’s West End production of Evita: Celia Graham: Alice (2nd Class passenger Alice Beane from America) starred as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies, is

The rest of the cast is: Barratt: James Austen-Murray/Lightoller: Dominic Brewer/Kate Mullins: Scarlett Courtney/Bride: Matthew Crowe/Hartley/Bellboy: Jonathan David Dudley/Kate Murphey: Grace Eccle/Edgar: Oliver Hembrough/Etches: James Hume/Murdoch: Sion Lloyd/Caroline: Claire Marlowe/Jim Farell: Shane McDaid/Fleet: Leo Miles/Charles: Nadim Naaman/Kate McGowan: Victoria Serra,/Ida Strauss: Judith Street and Isidor Strauss:Dudley Rogers

 The European premiere of a new chamber version of Titanic which has only been performed once before in the playing at the Southwark Playhouse from 26th July-31st August. Press night is 31st July.

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Titanic tells the story of the final hour of 14th April 1912 when RMS Titanic ("the unsinkable ship") on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York hit an iceberg and slowly sank. It was one of the biggest disasters of the 20th Century when 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on actual characters aboard the ship, the 1997 musical by  Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and Peter Stone’s  focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America: the  Second Class passengers dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their hegemony lasting forever.

It will be directed by Thom Southerland who was named Best Director at the 2011 The Offies - Off West End Theatre Awards - for Me and Juliet at the Finborough. He directed  Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel and Parade (Southwark Playhouse); Daisy Pulls It Off, Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam! (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); the European premiere of I Sing!, Divorce Me, Darling!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Pajama Game and sold-out all-male adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and The Mikado (Union); Noël and Gertie (Cockpit); the European premiere of The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Landor);  and the European premiere of State Fair (Finbourough & transfer to Trafalgar Studios).  

Musical Staging is by Cressida Carré, Musical Director Mark Aspinall, Set/Costume Designer David Woodhead, Lighting Designer Howard Hudson and Sound Designer Andrew Johnson.

Titanic is produced by Danielle Tarento (winner Best Producer at the 2012 Offies). She also produced Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel, Parade and Company at Southwark Playhouse; Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola); Burlesque, Drowning on Dry Land (Jermyn Street); Noël and Gertie (Cockpit). She is co-founder of the Menier Chocolate Factory and co-produced all in-house shows 2004- 2006, including Sunday In The Park With George, which received a West End transfer and 5 Olivier awards.

Casting to be announced shortly

Book tickets for Titanic

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