Producer Paul Taylor-Mills and Director Luke Sheppard have announced their cast for the upcoming European premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s play Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse.
The cast will include Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina).
Set in 1962, in the picturesque Catskills mountains of New York, a group of heterosexual men escape from the City to spend their weekend dressed as women. In this cross dressing colony they leave their families, friends and city jobs behind to safely inhabit their female alter egos and release their inner woman. However when given the choice to share their secret lives with the world, the group have to decide whether the freedom gained by the openness is worth the personal risk.
Based on real–life events, this delightfully insightful and hilariously entertaining piece gives us a glimpse in to the life of these “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in a high heel.
Harvey Fierstein has also written the book for Kinky Boots with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper which starts previews in London this Friday!
Casa Valentina runs from 10 September – 1o October 2015.