Full Casting Confirmed For West End A CHORUS LINE!
The full cast for the London revival of A Chorus Line has now been confirmed.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Diana), John Partridge (Zach), Scarlett Strallen (Cassie) and Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila) will be joined by Lucy Adcock (Judy), Georgie Ashford (Trisha), Ed Currie (Bobby), Frances Dee (Kristine), Segun Fawole (Butch), Harry Francis (Mark), Simon Hardwick (Al), Rebecca Herszenhon (Val), James T Lane (Richie), Marc Leslie (Roy), Vicki Lee Taylor (Maggie), Daisy Maywood (Bebe), Alice Jane Murray (Lois), Alastair Postlethwaite (Larry), Andy Rees (Greg), Adam Salter (Mike), Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie), Michael Steedon (Tom), Gary Watson (Don) and Gary Wood (Paul). Further casting includes Rebecca Giocopazzi, Genevieve Nicole and Ashley Nottingham.
Alice Jane Murray and Marc Leslie were selected to join the cast of A Chorus Line from the open auditions that were held at the London Palladium back in September 2012. Selected from 2000 hopefuls, 19 year old Alice will be making her west end debut.
For the first time since its first London season, which opened in 1976 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, a full London revival of the Broadway Production will be staged at the London Palladium from February 5th 2013, with a press night on Tuesday February 19th.
Following the announcement of a limited season through to July 2013, booking has now been extended to January 2014.
The role of imperious director Zach will be played by West End leading man and TV star John Partridge, best known for his role as Christian Clarke in EastEnders. John has appeared in numerous musical theatre productions including Cats, Starlight Express, Tommy, Grease, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rent and Miss Saigon. John is currently one of the presenters of the National Lottery programme and he was selected by the BBC to join Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charlotte Church and Sheila Hancock as a judge on BBC1's Over The Rainbow.
Scarlett Strallen is currently starring as Kathy in the West End production of Singin' in the Rain, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination. Her previous theatre work includes Clara in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, the title role in Mary Poppins in the West End and on Broadway and Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
Leigh Zimmerman has appeared twice in the West End production of Chicago playing Velma Kelly and in 2005 she was Olivier nominated for her role as Ulla in The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Her Broadway credits include The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy For You and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt was most recently seen playing Gypsy Rose Lee in Leicester Curve's production of Gypsy. She also played the lead role of Alex in Flashdance in the West End and the role of Anita in the international tour ofWest Side Story.