Thursday, November 20

Full cast announced for Maria Friedman's High Society at the Old Vic

Updated 20th February: Maria Friedman has cast Kate Fleetwood in the Grace Kelly role of Tracy Lord saying in High Society, saying she wanted a "fantastic actress who can sing brilliantly" adding  that Lord's character is "fiercely intelligent, bright, modern, charismatic human being."  (She  recently appeared in the National Theatre's London Road  and will appear in Rufus Norris's film version).  Joining her will be Rupert Young (The White Queen, Merlin) as Tracy's ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven, Jamie Parker (Assassins) as reporter Mike Connor (the roles played by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in the 1956 film)  Barbara Flynn is Tracy's mother Margaret Lord, Annabel Scholey is the photographer Liz Imbrie wih  Ellie Bamber as Tracy's sister Dinah.

Other cast members include   Richard Grieve (George Kittredge), Christopher Ravenscroft ( Seth Lord), Jeff Rawle (Uncle Willie), Ricky Butt (Mavis) plus ensemble members John Brannoch, Omari Douglas, Claire Doyle, Chris Ellis-Stanton, Leon Kay, Sammy Kelly, Zak Nemorin,  Katharine Pearson and Philippa Stefani.

The musical will be presented in the round, accompanied by a 12-piece band with jazz pianist Joe Stilgoe as Joe.

London's Old Vic is presenting Cole Porter's High Society from Wed 30th April – Sat 22nd August 2015. It  is being directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical).
High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring classic numbers including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ , ‘Well did you Evah!’ and  ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

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