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Casting Revealed For ‘Starlight Express’ Ahead Of London Opening

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Casting has been announced for the forthcoming and much-anticipated return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Starlight Express, which will open at the specially designed Starlight Auditorium at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on June 8th.

The production will star Jeevan Braich as Rusty, Jade Marvin as Momma McCoy, Kayna Montecillo as Pearl, Eve Humphrey as Dinah, Tom Pigram as Electra, and Al Knott as Greaseball.

The rest of the cast will feature Renz Cardenas, Catherine Cornwall, Charles Butcher, Jamie Cruttenden, Ollie Augustin, Kelly Downing, Sam Gallacher, Lucy Glover, Asher Forth, Pablo Gómez Jones, Lilianna Hendy, Lewis Kidd, Scott Hayward, Oscar Kong, Hannah Kiss, Emily Martinez, Marianthe Panas, Deearna Mclean, Gary Sheridan, David Peter-Brown, Ashley Rowe, RED, Bethany Rose-Lythgoe, Elly Shaw, Jessica Vaux, Jaydon Vijn, Ashlyn Weekes, Lara Vina Uzcatia, and Sharon Wattis.

Starlight Express has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide and revolves around a child’s train set as it magically sparks into life with the engines racing each other to become the fastest in the world. It seems like Rusty the steam train has no hope of winning the race until he finds inspiration from the legend of the ‘Starlight Express’.

Starlight Express features lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show is directed by Luke Sheppard, and features set design by Tim Hatley, costume design by Gabriella Slade, video design by Andrzej Goulding, musical direction by Laura Bangay, sound design by Gareth Owen, lighting design by Howard Hudson, new orchestrations by Matthew Brind, and musical supervision by Matthew Brind and David Wilson.

The production will have new choreography by Ashley Nottingham, and Arlene Phillips will return to the show as creative dramaturg.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved show features some of the most beloved songs from musical theatre, including “Make Up My Heart,” “Light at the End of the Tunnel,””AC/DC,” and “Starlight Express.”

Further casting for the show is to be announced.

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