Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of CLUB MEX
In Club Mex you are on the dancefloor in the heart of the action, joining Mel and her two best mates as they experience the highs, lows and hangovers of Cancun in a heart-warming coming-of-age comedy. Club Mex has a script penned by Tamar Broadbent, one of the UK's most exciting emerging female stand-up comedians, and an infectious, original musical score by John-Victor that fuses pop, dance and musical theatre.
Cast: Jade Johnson (series regular Cat Sharpe, World's End, CBBC) who initially auditioned via Instagram plays bride-to-be Mel who embarks on her hen-do with best friends Tiff - Alison Arnopp (Space Diva, Eugenius! The Other Palace, and the title role in Dusty, Charing Cross Theatre) and Lou - Emma Louise Hoey (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Gawynn in King Arthur both at The Scoop). Things don't quite go as planned when they meet Club Reps Antonio - Alvaro Flores (We Are Arrested and Day of the Living, Royal Shakespeare Company) and Josh - Jeremy Sartori (who is making his professional debut having just graduated from the Royal Academy of Music), and Mel's future husband, Graham, played by Bradley Connor (Unforgotten, ITV) decides to join the party. Ensemble/covers are Jonathan Cordin (Bat Out of Hell - The Musical) and Jessica Shaw who has yet to graduate from Manchester's Arden School of Theatre.
Creative Team: Composer:John-Victor, Writer Tamar Broadbent, Director Julie Atherton, Choreographer Genesis Lynea, Set & Costume Designer Emma Bailey, Sound Designer Max Hunter, Lighting Designer Francis Clegg, Musical Director Sarah Morrison, Casting by Pearson Casting. Produced by Global Musicals, in a co-production with Aitch Productions. Developed by Perfect Pitch with support from Arts Council England.
Photo Credit: Josh Bird
Alison Arnopp, Alvaro Flores
Jade Johnson, Jeremy Sartori
Alvaro Flores and cast
Jeremy Sartori, Jade Johnson