Thursday, July 11

Casting announced for UK premiere of Angela's Ashes musical.

Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of the Angela's Ashes musical which is based on Frank McCourt's 1996 memoir of growing up in Limerick, Ireland and escaping poverty for a new life in America. The book was made into a film in 1999 by Alan Parker.

Irish musical theatre star Jacinta Whyte stars as Angela, alongside Eoin Cannon as Frank and Marty Maguire as Malachy. The full cast includes Norma Sheahan as Mrs Finucane, Amanda Minihan as Grandma, Bryan Burroughs as Quasimodo, Connor Gormley as Malachy Jnr, Fiona Browne as Nora, Michael Joseph as Billy Heffernan, David O'Meara as Uncle Pat, Mark O'Regan as Mr Griffin, Brigid Shine as Theresa Carmody and Cáit Moloney as ensemble.

The production originally opened in Belfast in 2017 and will run at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon between 24th September and 5th October. Ahead of its Croydon run the piece plays at the   Grand Opera House – Belfast September 3 - September 7 , Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre September 9 - September 14  and at Cork Opera House from September 16 - September 21   

Adam Howell and Paul Hurt's musical was originally developed by Theatre Words and Uncontained Arts at the University of Derby and will be directed  by Thom Southerland with Francis O'Connor designing set and costume, lighting design by Sinead McKenna, movement direction by Ste Clough, and sound design by Jason Fallon. David Hayes is musical director and Mike Dixon is musical supervisor, with original arrangements and orchestrations by Colm Ó Foghlú and arrangements and orchestrations by Joe Csibi.

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