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Casting announced for West End transfer of Show Boat

Show Boat Musical LogoMalcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat.

They are joined by John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.

Daniel Evans’ sell-out Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat transfers to the West End in April with the first preview at the New London Theatre (Gillian Lynne Theatre) on 9th April 2016 and press night on Monday 25th April 2016. Show Boat is booking to 7 January 2017.

Music is by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber. Designs are by Lez Brotherston with choreography by Alistair David, musical supervision and direction by David White, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Tim Reid.

Show Boat is produced in the West End by David Ian with Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin.

One of the most romantic musicals of all time and set against the backdrop of America’s Deep South at the turn of the 20th Century, Show Boat tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and, above all love. Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard the Cotton Blossom show boat as it plies the Mississippi River and features the timeless songs Ol’ Man River, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

Show Boat
Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel “Show Boat” by Edna Ferber

New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
9 April 2016 – 7 January 2017
Press Night: Monday 25 April 2016 at 7pm
Running time: 2 hours 40 mins including one 20 minute interval
Performances: Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
There will be no matinee on Wednesday 13 April and no evening performance on Tuesday 26 April


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