Friday, June 5

Casting breakdown for Louise Dearman Hannah Waddingham, Hadley Fraser, Peter Polycarpou in Gershwin Concert Of Thee I Sing

Update 19th July:  The casting breakdown is as follows:

Hadley Fraser as John P. Wintergreen
Tom Edden as Alexander Throttlebottom
Louise Dearman as Mary Turner
Hannah Waddingham as Diana Devereaux
Nic Colicos as Matthew Arnold Fulton
Gavin Alex as Sam Jenkins
Peter Polycarpou as French Ambassador
Tony Timberlake as Male Ensemble – Gilhooley
James Barron as Male Ensemble – Senator Robert E. Lyons
Christopher Doyle as Male Ensemble – Jones
Gareth Snook as Male Ensemble – Louis Lippman
Daisy Maywood as Female Ensemble – Miss Benson
Gemma Wardle as Female Ensemble
Celia Graham as Female Ensemble 

Updated 8th July: further casting has just  been announced with Louise Dearman (Wicked), Gavin Alex (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Tony Timberlake (Les Miserables) and additional ensemble cast members including James Barron, Gareth Snook, Daisy Maywood and Gemma Wardle joining

Hannah Waddingham (A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Game of Thrones) and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, Coriolanus) and Tom Edden (Les Miserables, One Man, Two Guvnors) will lead the cast of George and Ira Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 31st  July at 18:45. They will be joined by  ensemble members John Barr, Nicholas Colicos and Christopher Doyle.

The concert performance will be directed by Shaun Kerrison, with musical direction by Michael England.

Featuring songs including "Who Could Ask For Anything More?", Of Thee I Sing is  a tuneful satire on American politics set in the run-up to the presidential election. Candidate John P. Wintergreen and his team are trying to discover what the American people care about most – is the answer love?

Wintergreen's party stage a pageant to find him a wife. Unfortunately, John falls in love not with the winner, the beautiful Diana Devereaux, but with the sensible Mary Turner...

The show takes on political idealism, corruption and incompetency, and reveals that love can affect not just domestic relations but international ones too...

Tickets for Of Thee I Sing

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