Cast Announced for PARADE at World's Oldest Paper Factory

Cast Announced for PARADE at World's Oldest Paper Factory

Casting has been announced for the Vivo D'Arte's upcoming promenade production of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's Tony-Award musical PARADE at the world's oldest working paper mill set to open next month.

Connor Dyer will play the role of Leo Frank, with Sherelle Keheller as his wife Lucille. Philippa Rose will play Mary Phagan with Tré Copeland playing the role of Jim Conley.

PARADE tells the heart wrenching true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jew living in Atlanta, Georgia. Frank was accused of the murder of his 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan in 1913. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's questionable testimony along with a litany of false testimonies, clearly lacking any clear, real evidence seals Leo's fate. His only defenders are a Governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Directed by Dan Cowtan, the rest of cast include Dylan Wynford (Bright Young Things, The Other Palace) as Frankie Epps, Thomas Isherwood (Fiddler on the Roof, Grange Park) as Hugh Dorsey, Richard Mellion as Governor John Slaton, Danny Lane (Miracle on 34thStreet, UK Tour) as Tom Watson/Old Soldier, Luca Hlaing as Judge Roan, Elise Allanson as Mrs. Phagan, Cameron Hay (Road Show, Union Theatre) as Britt Craig, KrisHanana Parker (The Colour Purple, Cadagon Hall) as Minola "Minnie" McKnight, Jacob Yolland as Newt Lee, Ross Hadley as Luther Rosser/ U/S Frankie Epps & Young Soldier, Lawrence Smith as Young Soldier/ U/S Leo Frank, Zacky Agama as Riley, Esme Sears as Angela, Charlie-Jade Jones (State Fair, London Musical Theatre Orchestra) as Iola Stover, Megan Ellis as Monteen, Lauren Edwards as Essie and Beaux Harris as Sally Slaton.

The production, produced by Vivo D'Arte, will be musically directed by Erika Gundesen (PARADE, London Theatre Workshop) and choreographed by Andrea Campusano.

PARADE will be staged at the Frogmore Papermill in Apsley from the 7th - 16th September, and will also be the first professional production to help restore the life and use of the mill. Audiences will move throughout the building during the performances creating both an immersive and interactive experience of this emotional story.

For more information follow @PARADEattheMill on Twitter or visit www.vivodarte.co.uk.

Tickets can be purchased HERE

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