Thursday, July 7

Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones to lead cast of Hired Man Concert

Casting has just been announced for Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg’s musical concert staging of The Hired Man at  London’s Cadogan Hall at 7:30 pm on Thursday  22nd September 2016.

The cast will be led by Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones as John and Emily. Russell most recently starred in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Doctor Faustus whilst Owen-Jones is currently performing as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway,

The cast also includes Matthew Seadon-Young (Billy Elliot/Urinetown) as Jackson, Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie/Spring Awakening) as May, Nigel Richards (Phantom of the Opera) as Isaac and Stewart Clarke (Assassins/Ghost) as  Seth. Clarke’s parents, actors Paul Clarkson and Julia Hills, created the roles of John and Emily in the original production of The Hired Man.

The Hired Man  powerful musical tale of labour and love set in the agricultural and industrial heartlands of Cumbria at the turn of the 20th century, The musical  follows the paths of John and Emily Tallentire as they go from two young lovers, setting off in married life together, to parents struggling to make a living  for their family as war looms across the continent.

This is its first major concert presentation in over 20 years which will  be narrated by The Southbank Show's  Lord Melvyn Bragg on whose novel the musical isbased.

The production will be directed by Samual Hopkins with projections by designer Barret Hodgson. The  ensemble and live orchestra will be conducted  by  Andrew Linnie.

Tickets for The Hired Man

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