Friday, November 1

Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser , Rebecca Trehearn and Vanessa Williams to star in City of Angels at the Garrick next March

A new production of City of Angels based on the 2014 Donmar Warehouse production is to run at London's Garrick Theatre from 5th March-5th September 2020.

Directed by Josie Rourke the musical comedy will star Rosalie Craig again playing Gabby/Bobbi (the wife of movie mogul Buddy Fidler), Hadley Fraser again as Stine the novelist who is adapting his novel City of Angels into a screenplay,  Rebecca Trehearn/Donna/Oolie with Vanessa Williams making her West End debut as Alaura Kingsley/Carla Hayward.

Also appearing will be Marc Elliott as Panchos/Munoz, Nick Cavaliere as Sonny, Adam Fogarty as Big Six and Mark Penfold as Luther Kingsley, each returning to the production, alongside Rob Houchen as Jimmy/Dr Mandril, Joshua St Clair as Peter Kingsley with Cindy Bellot, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Manuel Pacific and Ryan Reid as the Angel City 4. Further casting is to be announced.

City of Angels has a sensational jazz score by Cy Coleman, lyrics from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart (MASH, Tootsie).The musical comedy is set in Hollywood in the 1940s with two plots: a Hollywood comedy and a detective drama involving the world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay and the world of the fictional film. It is a homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures in the 1940s.

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