Hit comedy musical show Jest End returns to Waterloo East Theatre later this month for a limited run from 24th November to 6th December 2015.
The full line-up for this year’s show was announced late last night, and will include West End stars Scott Garnham, Simon Bailey, Lizzy Connelly and Jodie Jacobs.
Jest End is London’s answer to Forbidden Broadway. It is a satirical musical exploring and ‘exposing’ the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, featuring the latest and most popular musicals with a hilarious and firmly tongue in cheek twist. The cast for the revived 2015 show will be taking on such musicals as Wicked, Bend It Like Beckham, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Sunny Afternoon, The Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys.
Jest End was created by British composer Garry Lake and first appeared at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2007. He writes and directs this latest production, which also has choreography by Rebecca Howell, set design by Sebastian Noel, sound by Gareth Tucker, lighting by Jack Weir and musical direction by James Doughty.
Scott Garnham is a musical theatre performer and co-creator/producer of the musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade with Simon Schofield, also performing as a member of the group. His stage credits include Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical (London Palladium), Titanic (Toronto), Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre) and Never Forget (UK Tour)
Simon Bailey has played leading roles in I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical (London Palladium), The Phantom of the Opera (West End & 25th Anniversary Tour), Parade (Southwark Playhouse) and Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre). He released his debut solo album, Looking Up, in December 2012.
Lizzy Connelly is an Arts Educational Schools, London graduate who was most recently seen in the world premiere of Mrs Henderson Presents (Theatre Royal Bath), which is set to transfer into the West End in 2016. Her other stage credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), WAG The Musical (Charing Cross) and The Boys From Syracuse (Union).
Jodie Jacobs is a musical theatre actress with a long list of credits to her name. Her stage credits include Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre), Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre) and We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).
Garry Lake is a British composer and actor. He is the composer/lyricist for the social media musical Like Me, which features a book by Jon Smith and was showcased earlier this year at Waterloo East Theatre. His stage credits include Batman (O2 Arena), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria).
Jest End is presented by Garry Lake in association with Waterloo East Theatre. It runs at Waterloo East Theatre from Tuesday 24th November to Sunday 6th December 2015, with press night on Thursday 26th November 2015.