Thursday, March 8

Casting for Guy Chambers' The Selfish Giant

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of The Selfosh Giant,   a new folk opera from Three-time BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Guy Chambers, who has written No 1 songs for Robbie Williams including Angels, Feel and Let Me Entertain You.  Chambers  has adapted and composed the piece, from Oscar Wilde's parable iabout a giant has a beautiful garden, but won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves. The Giant looks over his garden from his tall window. What will he do? 

It  will be directed by Bill Buckhurst recently directed the smash hit Sweeney Todd, which transferred from Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop in Tooting to the West End and then to New York. It will be designed by Simon Kenny (Sweeney Todd) and choreographed by Imogen Knight (Amadeus).

Jeff Nicholson is to play the Giant with Scott Sutcliffe, Jacob Fisher, Olly Dobson, Laila Zaidi, Rose Shalloo and Izuka Hoyle. Natasha Cottriall and Laura Sillett.

Jeff Nicholson’s recent stage credits include Sweeney Todd (ENO) and Urinetown (Apollo Theatre). He also sang at the 2013 Academy Awards and at the 25th anniversary gala of Les Miserables at the O2. His other credits as a vocalist include the feature films Pirates of the Caribbean, Angels & Demons and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Scott Sutcliffe (The Book of Mormon, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Jacob Fisher (Eugenius!, The Addams Family) and Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell, Matilda) all play Boy.

Laila Zaidi (Starlight Express, West Side Story) plays Hail. Rose Shalloo (Fiddler on the Roof, A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer) plays Charlie.

Izuka Hoyle, winner of the Stephen Sondheim Society ‘Student Performer of the Year’ Award last year, plays Little Boy.

Natasha Cottriall and Laura Sillett narrate. Natasha’s recent musical credits include Beautiful (Aldwych Theatre) and Into The Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Laura is currently appearing in A Night at the Oscars (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).
The piece will run as part of the Classic Spring season at the Vaudeville Theatre from 10th-13th April, after running at Royal & Derngate in Northampton 4th-7th April.

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