The full casting for the Tony award-winning musical “Curtains” has been announced, ahead of its visit to Darlington Hippodrome in November.
Joining Jason Manford, who plays Detective Frank Cioffi, will be musical theatre actress Carley Stenson (as Georgia Hendriks), Rebecca Lock (Carmen), Samuel Holmes (Christopher Belling), Leah West (Niki Harris) and Alan Burkitt as (Bobby).
Carley (pictured, left) is currently starring as ‘Fantine’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queens Theatre in London’s West End.
Her other West End credits include Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”, Princess Fiona in “Shrek the Musical” and ‘Lady of the Lake’ in “Spamalot”. She has also played Christine Colgate in the UK tour of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”.
Carley is probably best known for her television work and playing Steph Cunningham in Channel 4’s “Hollyoaks”.
Rebecca Lock (pictured, centre) most recently starred in “Heathers The Musical” at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Her other West End credits include “MAMMA MIA!”, “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats”. Rebecca also starred as Mrs Banks in the national tour of “Mary Poppins”.
Samuel Holmes (pictured, right) most recently starred in the UK tour of “The Wedding Singer”.
Samuel’s West End credits include “Mrs Henderson Presents” at Noël Coward Theatre and “Spamalot” at Playhouse Theatre.
Alan Burkitt (pictured, left) was in the original West End cast of “Top Hat” and then went on to play the lead role of Jerry in the UK national tour.
Alan’s other theatre credits include “We Will Rock You”, “Singin’ in the Rain” and ”42nd Street”.
Leah West (pictured, right) previously starred in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and ITV drama “Unforgotten”.
Her previous theatre credits include “Grand Hotel”, “Allegro” and the UK tour of “The Smallest Show On Earth”.
They will be joined by Emma Caffrey (as Bambi), Adam Rhys-Charles (Daryl Grady), Martin Callaghan (Oscar Shapiro), Minal Petal (Johnny Harmon) and Mark Sangster (Sidney).
Joining them in the ensemble is, J.R. Ballantyne, Kathryn Barnes, Pamela Blair, Charlie Johnson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Robin Kent, Thomas Lee-Kid, Ben Mundy, Gleanne Purcell-Brown and Samuel John-Humphreys.
“Curtains” is the latest production from Kander and Ebb, the Tony award-winning creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”.
This production tells the story of Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, who has been murdered on stage on opening night.
The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan.
With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.
Curtains opens at Darlington Hippodrome on Monday, November 11th, 2019 and runs until Saturday, November 16th, 2019.
Tickets are on sale now from the box office on 01325 405405 or from the Darlington Hippodrome website.
Source: Darlington Hippodrome