Friday, February 21

First casting for Regent's Park new musical version of 101 Dalmatians

It has just been announced that KATE FLEETWOOD will play the outrageous villian Cruella de Vil  in  Regents Park's Open Air Theatre new musical version of 101 Dalmatians which  based on the book by Dodie Smith  famously adapted into a Disney film) as is running from 16th May to 21st  June.

Actress Kate Fleetwood was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Lady Macbeth in Chichester Festival Theatre's Macbeth, which transferred to the West End and Broadway. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance as Julie in London Road at the National Theatre. She also appeared in Maria Friedman's staging of High Society at the Old Vic.

With a book by Zinnie Harris  and music and lyrics Douglas Hodge the production will be directed by Timothy Sheader, with puppetry designed and directed by Toby OliĆ©. Also confirmed are Katrina Lindsay (set and costume designer), Liam Steel (choreographer), Sarah Travis (musical supervisor and orchestrator), Howard Hudson (lighting designer) and Tarek Merchant (musical director). 

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