Grey Gardens Cast and Team Announced

Southwark Playhouse

Ross Lowe | Monday, November 23, 2015

Grey Gardens Cast and Team Announced written by Ross Lowe for Downstage Centre, published on Monday, November 23, 2015The final cast members are in place: 'Grey Gardens' opens at the Southwark Playhouse on January 2nd.

The final casting and the full creative team have been announced for the eagerly awaited European première of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens, based on an iconic 1975 documentary, telling the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale.

Joining the previously announced Olivier Award-winning West End stars, Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are:
At Downstage Centre we're incredibly proud to announce that Rachel Anne Rayham joins the cast having just played Louisa in The Sound of Music
Billy Boyle, who has just finished two years playing Grandpa George in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is a veteran of the West End stage having played leading roles in over 15 hit shows from his big break in Maggie May in 1964 to Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Dirty Dancing.

Aaron Sidwell joins the cast direct from starring as Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot at the Arts Theatre. His other starring roles include the original West End cast of Loserville (Garrick) the lead in Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre) and Carl Bruner in Ghost The Musical. He played Steven Beale in over 100 episodes of EastEnders.

Jeremy Legat most recently played Camille in Thérèse Raquin at Finborough Theatre and Park Theatre.

Ako Mitchell’s West End roles include Mufasa in The Lion King, Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act, Gabriel in Fences and Mitch in Jamie Lloyd’s première of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse

At Downstage Centre we're incredibly proud to announce that Rachel Anne Rayham joins the cast having just played Louisa in The Sound of Music - an experience which she documented for us earlier this year. Grey Gardens marks her London professional debut and we're over the moon for her! Break a leg, Rachel.

The rest of the cast are child actors Alana Hinge, Grace Jenkins, Rebecca Nardin and Eleanor Waldron.

The full creative team are: Director Thom Southerland, Musical Supervisor Simon Lee, Musical Director Michael Bradley, Choreographer Lee Proud, Set 
Designer Tom Rogers, Lighting Designer Howard Hudson, Sound Designer Andrew Johnson, Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman, Producer/Casting Director Danielle Tarento.

It will open for a 6-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 2 January, 2016.

 

Ticket prices: 
£25.00/£20.00 concessions 
all previews £14.00 (2 - 6 January)



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