Casting has been announced for Seussical the musical at Southwark Playhouse this December.
Brimming with fun and excitement for all the family, the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the stage in Seussical – a feel-good musical bonanza. Set to an electric score and co-conceived by Monty Python s Eric Idle, this raucous and ultimately touching story by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person s a person no matter how small!
The cast of Seussical the musical are Marc Pickering (Boardwalk Empire, HBO; Les Misérables, Universal Pictures; Sleepy Hollow, Paramount Pictures) will star as the mischievous Cat in the Hat in Immersion Theatre s larger-than-life musical extravaganza, Seussical the Musical. He is joined by Scott Paige (Eugenius, The Other Palace; The Addams Family, UK/Asia Tour; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, UK Tour/West Yorkshire Playhouse) as the warm-hearted Horton the Elephant and Amy Perry (Bananaman, Southwark Playhouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Adelphi Theatre; Sweet Charity, Cadogan Hall) as the humble Gertrude McFuzz in this high-energy production for thinkers of all ages.
Katie Paine (We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre; Godspell, Lyric Theatre; Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Gatehouse) will play the vivacious Mayzie La Bird alongside Ngozi Ugoh (The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre; The Life, English Theatre Frankfurt; Avenue Q, Brookside Theatre) who will play Sour Kangaroo and Anna Barnes (Cats, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre; The Fix, Guilford School of Acting; Bullets Over Broadway, Guilford School of Acting) who plays Jojo, a thinker with a wild imagination.
The cast is completed by Daisy Steere (42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Jackie The Musical, UK Tour; Legally Blonde, Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Adam Dawson (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill Theatre; Hair the Musical, The Vaults; West Side Story, Royal Shakespeare Company), Robbie Fell (Song, Pulse Films/BT; Cinderella, Malvern Festival Theatre; The Life, Performance Preparation Academy), Rhys Benjamin (Me and My Girl, The Urdang Academy; Bring It On, Pleasance Theatre; Is There Life After High School?, The Royal Academy of Music), Marianna Neofitou (Grease, Leicester Curve; Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical, Charing Cross Theatre; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, London Palladium) and Sarah Spence (9 to 5 The Musical, Legally Blonde, The Producers – all whilst training at Performance Preparation Academy).
Seussical the musical has music and book by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens, and was co-concieved by Eric Idle based upon the works of Dr.Seuss.
The production will be directed by James Tobias, Choreographed by Chris Whittaker, set designs by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, sound by Nico Menghini, musical direction by James Doughty and casting by Harry Bleumenau.
Seussical the musical plays at Southwark Playhouse from 22 November to 29 December 2018.