Cast is announced today for the musical Floyd Collins; starring cast member of Wicked (Chicago) Ashley Robinson as cave explorer Floyd Collins, with Rebecca Trehearn, fresh from the critically acclaimed West End production of Showboat playing his sister Nellie Collins. Jack Chissick , who recently appeared in the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Gypsy in the West End has been cast as Lee Collins, with Sarah Ingram as Miss Jane, whose West End credits include Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Martin Guerre and Flashdance. This extraordinary true story will also be brought to life by Ian Burfield, Craig Pinder, Marc Akinfolarin, Sam Thomas, Francesco Lo Giudice, Daniel Booroff , Joel Elferink, Christopher Jordan-Marshall and Alex Spinney.
It is 1952 in Kentucky, and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground. When the unthinkable happens and he becomes trapped, it is a desperate race against time as Collins’ friends and family fight to set him free and keep his spirits up through a dark and dangerous time. Above ground, his plight catches the eye of the local press, and as the days and weeks pass, the whole country is riveted by his story and the media circus that surrounds it. In a touching tale of family, friendship and survival, Wilton’s provides the perfect backdrop to this powerful musical based on a remarkable true story.
Accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful score, this all-new production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical takes audiences on a journey of determination and hope, as an entire nation prays for Collins’ safe return.
Directed by Jonathan Butterell, critically acclaimed Floyd Collins is a unique and bold piece of work, hailed by New York Magazine as ‘the original and daring musical of our day’.
Floyd Collins is presented in association with Wilton’s Music Hall, by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.
Director – Jonathan Butterell
Producer – Amanda Holland
Musical Direction – Tom Brady (Show Boat – West End, Flowers for Mrs Harris – Sheffield)
Set and Costume design – Lee Newby (Dogfight, Grey Gardens – Southwark Playhouse)
Lighting design – Rick Fisher (Billy Elliot – West End, Sunny Afternoon – West End)
Sound Design – Tony Gayle (David Bowie’s Lazarus – London, Kings Cross, Godspell – Lyric/UK Tour)
Floyd Collins – Ashley Robinson
Nellie Collins – Rebecca Trehearn
Lee Collins – Jack Chissick
Miss Jane – Sarah Ingham
Carmichael – Ian Burfield
Bee Doyle – Craig Pinder
Ed Bishop – Marc Akinfolarin
Homer Collins – Sam Thomas
Jewell Estes – Francesco Lo Giudice
Skeets Miller – Daniel Booroff
Reporter – Joel Elferink
Reporter – Christopher Jordan-Marshall
Reporter – Alex Spinney
WILTON’S MUSIC HALL
Dates: 21 September – 15 October
Time: 7:30 Monday – Saturday, 3pm (Saturdays only)
Tickets: £23 – £32.50*
*Tickets are discounted to £29.50 for “Early Bird” bookings, made before September 1st
Box Office: 020 7702 2789