Friday, August 8

Casting for The Return of the Soldier

The cast has just been announced for the world premiere of Tim Sanders (book and lyrics) and Charles Miller's (music) new chamber musical The Return of the Soldier which runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2nd- Saturday 20th September 2014.

Stewart Clarke will star as Captain Christopher Baldry with Zoe Rainey as Kitty Baldry, Laura Pitt-Pulford as Margaret Grey, Michael Matus as William Grey/Dr Gilbert Anderson and Charlie Langham as Jenny Baldry.

Directed by Charlotte Westenra, the musical is based on Rebecca West's  1918 novel which   dissects the very different love of three women for Captain Christopher Baldry.
When Christopher returns from the war suffering from shell shock, there are profound consequences for each of the women. As he tries to return to everyday life, he has to confront the traumas sustained through the stress of warfare. This powerful new musical drama with its rich and arresting score becomes an eloquent treatise on the nature of love, truth, memory and loss. In the end, only an extraordinary sacrifice will restore a fragile status quo.
 

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