Friday, November 13

Nutcracker! The Musical Casting

Casting has recently been announced for the world premiere of NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL where Tchaikovsky’s melodies from the traditional  seasonal ballet have been reworked with a modern twist using Musical Theatre lyrics and orchestrations.  It will premiere in a four-week season at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington,  North London  from Tuesday 8th December to Sunday 3rd  January.

Nutcracker! The Musical has  music by Tchaikovsky, Book and lyrics by multiple Emmy Award-winning Nancy Holson, Arrangements Bruce Kiesling and Paul Rigano.  It will be directed by Ollie Fielding;  Musical Director Robert Hazle; Designer Eleanor Field; Choreographer Alejandro Postigo.

The cast includes: Maria Coyne (Marie) Her West End shows include Wicked (Ensemble, U/S Glinda and Nessarose). She has just played Anne in A Little Night Music and Esmerelda in The Legend of Notre Dame.

Kris Webb (Drosselmier) played Torvald in the musical A Doll’s House, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors and Fatty Arbuckle in ThomSoutherland’s  production of Mack and Mabel.

Jamie Birkett (Mouseyrinks) was named Best Female Performance in the Off West End Awards for Cross Purpose and has just beennominated again as Charlotte in A Little Night Music. Her other starring roles include Joanne in Rent, and Jubilee Climax in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens.

Peter Nash (Christian Elias/The Nutcracker Prince) was Nathan in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Anne Marcuson (Dr Stahlbaum/Queen Wanda) was in the NT production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. She was Belinda in Thom Southerland’s production of Daisy Pulls It Off.

They are joined by : Henry Wyrley-Birch; Leigh Rhiannon Coggins; Samuel Haughton; Meg Matthews; Annabel Edwards; Helen Reuben; Matthew Ives; Ben Stacey and Matthieu Hauret.

Tickets for Nutracker! the Musical

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