Thursday, June 4

Cast announced for Xanadu UK Premiere at Southwark in October

Updated 12th August.  The cast for Xanadu includes
Kira (Clio)/Carly Anderson: Sonny/Sam Edwards: Danny / Zeus/TBA: Melpomene/Medusa/Alison Jiear: Calliope / Aphrodite/Lizzy ConollyErato / Peisonoe (Siren) / Hera/Micha Richardson:Terpsicore / Aglaope (Siren) / Young Danny / Hermes / Centaur/Joel Burman: Thalia / Thelxiepie (Siren) / Eros / Cyclops/
Nicholas Duncan andEuterpe / Girl on Bike / Molpe (Siren) / Thetis/Emily McGougan

 The Musical Xanadu will receive its UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse from October 16th  to November 21st , with a press night on November 3rd.

Xanadu is the hilarious roller skating musical adventure based on the 1980s cult movie classic which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Kira, the magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus for Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, who wants achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. Xanadu features the chart topping songs from the film: “Magic”, “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive”, “Evil Woman”, “All Over the World” and of course, “Xanadu”!

Xanadu originally opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in 2007 where it ran for over 500 performances and  broke the Helen Hayes one-day box office record the day after the reviews came out.

The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane, with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.
 It will be directed by Paul Warwick Griffin, with design by Morgan Large, choreography by Nathan M Wright and sound by Richard Brooker.

Tickets for Xanadu

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