Friday, March 30

Jenna Russell joins cast of Fun Home at Young Vic in June

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has announced  casting news for the forthcoming  production of  Fun Home at London's Young Vic Theatre. As he did off and on Broadway, Sam Gold will direct the show which is scheduled to begin performances on June 18th  and run to September 1st.

Swedish actress Kaisa Hammarlund has joined the cast in the role of  grown-up (large) Alison, who acts as a narrator, trying to make sense of her life revealing her relationship with her dad  and mother. Two other actors  (who are yet to be cast) will portray 'small Alison' and 'medium Alison' . Joining her are Zubin Farla (West End, Jesus Christ Superstar) as her father Bruce, Jenna Russell (Tony-nominee, Sunday in the Park with George) as her  mother Helen, and Cherrelle Skeet (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) will play  Alison's college girlfriend, Joan.

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Tony Award-winning Best Musical FUN HOME, features music by Jeanine Tesori (who created the score for hit show Caroline, Or Change), book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and  is about Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family - her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father - that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison's story than ever before. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Fun Home is an  original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Fun Home had a history-making, 18-month run on Broadway, becoming the first Broadway show written by women to win the Best Musical Tony Award and the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.Barbara Whitman, who backed the show on Broadway, and the Olivier-winning  Sonia Friedman are bringing the show to London.

Tickets for Fun Home

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