Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, with the role of Duke Vittorio Lamberti being played by Mark Inscoe. This is the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off-West End Production.
A soaring story of the preciousness of life and the overwhelming power of love, the European première of Death Takes A Holiday will run from Monday 16 January to Saturday 4 March. Press night is Monday 23 January at 7.30pm.
Kathryn Akin was last seen in the West End in Carousel as alternate Nettie to Lesley Garrett, and Gone With the Wind; Anthony Cable has featured in several West End productions including The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, Whistle Down the Wind and Napoleon; Trudi Camilleri recently covered the role of Mother in Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre); Ken Christiansen was recently Best Actor Offie Award nominated as Grahame Chandler in The Fix, played Ray-Say in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and was Bob Saunders in Closer to Heaven (all Union theatre); Scarlett Courtney was Kate Mullins in Titanic in both London and Toronto; Sophie-May Feek was in Made in Dagenham (Hornchurch); James Gant was Etches in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), Mr Bumble in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Rohna and Zinnowitz in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse), cover Javert in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Matthew McDonald was in Allegro (Southwark Playhouse); Gay Soper was Mrs Strakosh in Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End) and Mrs Alexander in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (NT and West End transfer) and Sunday in the Park With George (Menier Chocolate Factory and Wyndhams); Ashley Stillburn’s West End shows include The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables and he recently played Anthony in Sweeney Todd for Opera du Toulon; Samuel Thomas was Homer Collins in Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall), Lansdale in Allegro (Southwark Playhouse) and cover Jamie in The Last 5 Years (St James Theatre); Helen Turner was a finalist in the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year and has just played Demeter in Cats.
Director Thom Southerland
Set Designer Morgan Large
Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman
Lighting Designer Matt Daw
Sound Designer Andrew Johnson
Choreographer Sam Spencer-Lane
Musical Director Dean Austin
Casting Director Danielle Tarento
Death Takes A Holiday is the third Charing Cross Theatre production, following Titanic and Ragtime, produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.
Note: Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the production due to unforeseen circumstances
Death Takes A Holiday
Monday 16 January – Saturday 4 March
Press night Monday 23 January at 7.30pm
Charing Cross Theatre
London WC2N 6NL