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Cast Announced for SOHO CINDERS at Union Theatre This Autumn

The Union Theatre presents SOHO CINDERS, with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis.

Directed by Will Keith, the production will run 23rd November - 22nd December 2016 (Tuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm; Saturday & Sunday @ 2.30pm), with opening night slated for 25th November 2016. All tickets £20. Previews £15.

SOHO CINDERS will be choreographed by Joanne McShane, with musical supervision by Joe Louis Robinson, musical direction by Sarah Morrison, and lighting design by Iain Dennis.

When impoverished launderette owner Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie's worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story. The potent mix of politics, sex scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infections score that you'll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!

The Union Theatre is located at Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR. Contact 020 7261 9876 for more information.

CAST:

Robbie played by Josh Lewindon

Stage: Raymond in Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre); Young Frank in Dorothy (Waterloo East Theatre)

Film/TV: Jack Whitehall's Backchat (BB3); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1&2

Velcro played by Emily Deamer

Stage: Jen in Tracks (Hope Mill Theatre); In Concert - Big Time (Theatre Royal Stratford)

TV: Holby City

James Prince played by Lewis Asquith

Stage: Naphtali/Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour); Romance Romance (Landor Theatre); Some Enchanted Evening (UK Tour)

Lord Billingham played by Chris Coleman

Stage: Les Miserables (Palace Theatre); Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre); Oklahoma! (Lyceum Theatre); Whistle Down the Wind (Union Theatre)

Clodagh played by Michaela Stern

Stage: You Won't Succeed on Broadway (Garrick Theatre & International Tour); Golden Kite (Lyceum Theatre); Broke Britannia (Bridewell Theatre); Noisy Notes (Royal Festival Hall)

Dana played by Natalie Harman

Stage: Rhiannon in The Clockmaker's Daughter (Landor Theatre); There Was An Old Woman (Waterloo East); The Interview (Leicester Square Theatre); Measure for Measure (Union Theatre)

William George played by Samuel Haughton

Stage: Grease (Scandinavian Tour); Face the Music (Ye Old Rose and Crown; Nutcracker! The Musical (The Pleasance); Wind in the Willows (UK Tour); Singing in the Rain (Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Marylin played by Lowri Walton

Stage: Warhorse (National Theatre); Aladdin (Cambridge Arts Theatre); Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre); Sondheim at 80 - BBC Proms

Film & TV: The Last Boy (Feature Film)

Other Cast members include: Meg Matthews, Oliver Bingham, Lance Collins, Harry Wright, Luke Byrne, Matt Morris, Charis Murray, Chloe Polson Davis and Jade Bailey.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director - Will Keith

Will trained at the Arts Educational Schools London and was awarded the Musical Theatre Bursary from the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

Performing credits include; A CHORUS LINE (International/Australian Tour), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Winter Gardens Opera House), LEGALLY BLONDE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and MY FAIR LADY (Kilworth House Theatre), HMS PINAFORE (Union Theatre/UK Tour) and DARLING OF THE DAY (Union Theatre).

He has been Dance Captain for; Sasha Regan's H.M.S. PINAFORE (UK Tour), BROADWAY TO WEST END (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) CINDERELLA (Anvil Theatre), DICK WHITTINGTON and PETER PAN (Theatre Royal Bath).

Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall include; BBC PROMS: SONDHEIM AT 80 and ANTHEMS with the West End Chorus.

Earlier this year Will made his debut as a Director on BAD GIRLS:THE MUSICAL (Union Theatre), this summer Directed/Choreographed TITLE OF SHOW (Waterloo East Theatre) and a few years ago was Assistant Director to Sasha Regan on the original staging of the ALL MALE: HMS PINAFORE (Union Theatre).

Choreographer - Joanne McShane

Joanne is from Liverpool. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts. Theatre Credits include:

U/S Mrs Gloop/ Mrs Pratchett, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Sam Mendes, Peter Darling

Resident Director/Choreographer of SISTER ACT, SINGING IN THE RAIN & LEGALLY BLONDE (Kilworth House Theatre)

U/S Nellie SOUTH PACIFIC (Kilworth House)

CHESS (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) also Annie u/s Velma Kelly in CHICAGO.

Rumpleteazer/Assistant DC, CATS (UK & European Tours)

Brenda u/s Linda BLOOD BROTHERS (West End)

GREASE the musical (UK Tour/West End)

Choreography credits include:

BAD GIRLS (UnionTheatre) for which she has been nominated for an Off West End Award.

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Paul Nicholas,(Blackpool Winter Gardens, Peter Frodstick.

THE SCARECROWS WEDDING (UK Tour) JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (GSA)

5 No1 Pantomimes for (First Family Entertainment)

Assistant to Lee Proud On THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH. (UK Tour)

Musical Supervisor - Joe Louis Robinson

As musical director, credits include Christmas In New York (Palace Theatre & UK tour), Been On Broadway and Nina Simone: Soul Sessions (London and UK tour), and Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be at Stratford East as Associate MD. Joe is currently MD on Promises, Promises at the Southwark Playhouse. As pianist, Joe has played alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has collaborated with the country's leading musical theatre stars.

Internationally, Joe's has collaborated with impressionist Christina Bia nco as her music director and arranger in the UK, Europe and New York on Diva Moments, Party of One and An Evening with Christina Bianco at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. In 2015 he devised and composed a new show, Step One, for Drama UK & UKCI at the Beijing Oriental Theatre.

Recorded credits include music supervision of Julie Atherton's third studio album Rush Of Life, the original cast recording of Been On Broadway, alongside television appearances on Sky Arts, The Paul O'Grady Show and Our Gay Wedding: The Musical for Channel 4.



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