Tuesday, June 12

Cast announced for Spamilton at Menier Chocolate Factory

The cast has just been announced for Spamilton:An American Parody,  The Menier Chocolate Factory's summer musical running from 12th July-8th September. The company will include  Marc Akinfolarin, Sophie-Louise Dann, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Damian Humbley, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee.

Marc Akinfolarin  previously appeared in Assassins and The Color Purple at the Menier. His other theatre credits include Spamalot (UK tour), Peter and The Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Floyd Collins (Wilton's Music Hall), Sweeney Todd (English National Opera) & Porgy and Bess (Royal Danish Opera).

Sophie-Louise Dann previously appeared in both productions of Forbidden Broadway at the Menier. Her other theatre work includes The Girls (Olivier Award nomination), Bend it Like Beckham (both Phoenix Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Closer than Ever (Jermyn Street Theatre) & Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre – Oliver Award nomination).

Jason Denton’s theatre work includes School of Rock (New London Theatre), Showboat (New London and Sheffield Theatres), Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Stephen Ward (both at the Aldwych), Hot Stuff, Hello Dolly! & Piaf (Curve Theatre, Leicester).

Eddie Elliott
’s theatre work includes Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Dry Cleaned (Intermission Theatre), Cinderella (Hackney Empire), South Pacific (Barbican and UK tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre at the Mill), We Will Rock You (UK tour), The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).

Damian Humbley returns to the Menier having appeared in Merrily We Roll Along (also Harold Pinter Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company, USA), Life of the Party (also TheatreWorks SV - Bay Theatre Award), Forbidden Broadway (also Vaudeville Theatre) and The Last 5 Years. His other theatre work includes Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre), The Woman In White (Palace Theatre) & Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy Theatre).

Liam Tamne’s theatre work includes Working (Southwark Playhouse), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Departure Lounge -- the Musical (Perfect Pitch), Hair (Gielgud Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Julie Yammanee’s theatre credits include Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre), Priscilla Queen of The Desert (international tour), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Avenue Q (UK tour), The World Goes Round (Yellow Glass Theatre) and Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

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