Diana Vickers Takes Over Leading Role in Mythic Musical

Diana Vickers has joined the cast of rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus at The Other Palace.

Diana Vickers

Diana Vickers

Following the withdrawal of Jessamy Stoddart Diana Vickers has joined the cast of rock musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus to play the female lead character Eurydice.

Myth: The Rise and Fall of Eurydice is a new musical written by Sam Cassidy. The show is to be presented in 9 concert-style workshop performances backed by a live 6 piece rock band under the direction of Arlene Phillips.

Diana became a household name as a semi-finalist on “The X Factor” 10 years ago and has since been seen in productions of The Duck House The Rocky Horror Show and The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice.

Sam said: “Diana was literally a life-saver. She came on board at just a few day’s notice and has been absolutely awesome. Arlene added: ”This has been a mental week but Diana is a star and stepped up brilliantly, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Previously called 27, Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus returns to London with a new title a revised book and 8 new songs including a new final Pandora’s Hope which we hope you will enjoy.

The cast of Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus will feature Zoe Birkett (Rachael Marron in The Bodyguard, Thriller Live & Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert original cast in the West End), Richard Carson (Sky, Mamma Mia!, West End, 1st Cover Chris, Miss Saigon, West End), Eloise Davies (27, Cockpit Theatre), Amy Di Bartolomeo (Bat Out Of Hell, London Coliseum, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, UK tour), Lauren Ellis-Steele (Wicked, UK tour), Joel Harper-Jackson (Simon Zealot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Beautiful, West End, Mr Thompson, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time UK tour), Jaymi Hensley (Jaymi trained at The Brit School before entering The X Factor and joining pop sensation Union J), Jodie Jacobs (27, Cockpit, Crow, Bananaman the Musical and Miss Gardner, Carrie, Southwark Playhouse), Laura Johnson (Hair, Hope Mill Theatre & The Vaults), Shekinah McFarlane (Tommy, UK tour, Hair and Parade, Hope Mill Theatre), Matthew McKenna (Bananaman, Bananaman The Musical, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You, The Phantom of the Opera, West End), Alice Martin (27, Cockpit Theatre), Jodie Steele (Alternate Elphaba, Wicked, UK and International tour), Nathan Vaughan-Harris, Damien Walsh (Mick Avory, Sunny Afternoon, West End, Barry, Dreamboats and Petticoats, UK tour).

Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus is a modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld, looking at mental illness and addiction in society and more specifically the rock music business, with a storyline with echoes of the tragically short lives of some of music’s brightest stars, including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. It’s a show that’ll break your heart, make you laugh and rock you to your very core.

The show will be presented at The Other Palace from 10 to 17 March 2018.



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