X-Factor finalists Anton Stephans (Porgy and Bess, Savoy Theatre; Smokey Joe’s Café, West End, Broadway and UK Tour) and Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, UK Tour; We Will Rock You, UK Tour and Dominion Theatre; Chicago – The Musical, Cambridge Theatre) will lead the cast of the saucy cult hit Moby Dick! The Musical at the Union Theatre from 12th October 2016.
“This is a fabulous casting” reported MarkMeets upon hearing the news, adding “The musical will certainly put bums on seats”.
Anton Stephans commented, “I am delighted to be returning to my first love, musical theatre”. He added Moby Dick! is a fantastic show and I can’t wait to lead this incredible cast, directed by the wonderful Andrew Wright. A man playing a woman who is playing a man! This is going to be a whale of a tale.
MarkMeets can reveal that will be joined by Rachel Anne Rayham (Grey Gardens, Southwark Playhouse; Sound of Music, Casino du Liban, Beirut), Laura Mansell (Edges, The Cockpit Theatre; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, UK Tour), Aimee Hodnett (The Producers, UK and Ireland Tour; Singin’ in the Rain, UK, Ireland and International Tour), Glen Facey (Hairspray, National Tour; The Olivier Awards, Royal Opera House).
Other castings include: Sam Barrett (The Fix, The Union Theatre; The Olivier Awards, Royal Opera House), Rebekah Lowings (Jesus Christ Superstar, International and UK tour; Theory of Relativity, Drayton Arms), Pérola Congo (Oliver!, Grange Park Opera) and Grant McConvey (Wallis: A Certain Person, Upstairs at the Gatehouse; The Sessions, Arena Tour).
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