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Cynthia Erivo returns to West End to play Dessa Rose

Dessa RoseCynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!, The Color Purple) will return to the West End to play Dessa Rose, alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) as Ruth.

Also starring in this vibrant musical drama are: John Addison (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Edward Baruwa (Sister Act, Avenue Q, Les Misérables), Sharon Benson (Hot Mikado, Cats, Carmen Jones), Alexander Evans (The Secret Garden, Carousel, Masterclass), Cameron Leigh (Imagine This, Calamity Jane, Chicago), and many more…

Multi-award winning director Andrew Keates said: “In an age of casting inappropriate celebrities just to sell seats, we are very proud to have collected together some of our finest actors, who work in musical theatre, to serve this extraordinary story and indeed respect musical theatre as an art form. Quite simply, I couldn’t have asked for a better cast.

Dessa Rose
Performance Dates Tuesday 29th July to Saturday 30th August 2014
Monday to Saturday, 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees, 3pm
Running time 2 hours including interval
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

Director Andrew Keates, Assistant Director Jennifer Bakst, Designer tbc, Costume Design Philippa Batt, Sound Design tbc, Casting Director Benjamin Newsome


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