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More star casting announced for UK premiere of A Little Princess

Amanda Abbington and Danny Mac photo by Michael Warley
Amanda Abbington and Danny Mac photo by Michael Warley

More star casting is announced for the UK premiere of the musical A Little Princess by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party).

Multi Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Arlene Phillips CBE is directing the one-off semi-staged concert performance, which also features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Bank Holiday, Monday 28 May at 7.30pm.

Joining the previously announced Sherlock & Mr Selfridge star Amanda Abbington in her musical debut as Miss Minchin and award-winning Sunset Boulevard leading man and Strictly’s Danny Mac as Captain Crewe are Olivier Award winners Rebecca Trehearn (Julie in ShowBoat, City of Angels) who will play Miss Amelia and Adam J. Bernard (Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls) who will play Pasko. Alexia Khadime (Elphaba in Wicked) will join the cast as Aljana.

The ensemble includes Elias Hendricks, Joanna Goodwin, Landi Oshinowo, Mark Dugdale and Rosanna Hyland supported by the graduating students from Arts Educational.

Thousands of youngsters auditioned for the 10 child star roles, and the successful girls are: Jasmine Sakyiama (in the title role of Sara Crewe), Jasmine Nituan (Becky), with Madeline Banbury, Delilah Bennett-Cardy, Sophie Beswick, Olivia Cowley, Tia Figgett, Andie Jordan, Agatha Meehan, Natasha Raphael, Kate Woodman.

Creative team: Director Arlene Phillips CBE, Associate Director Emily Kempson, Associate Musical Staging & Assistant Director Richard Roe Musical Supervisor Alan Williams, Musical Director Alan Berry, Costume/Projection Designer PJ McEvoy, Lighting Designer Nic Farman, Children’s Resident Joanna Goodwin. Casting by Keston & Keston. General management by ebp.

A Little Princess

Music by Andrew Lippa
Book and Lyrics
by Brian Crawley
Based on the novel
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Monday 28 May 2018 at 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX

Box office: 020 3879 9555


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