Earl Carpenter and Daniel Boys are the latest stars announced for the charity gala performance of Boublil and Schonberg's The Pirate Queen at the London Coliseum on 23 February.
West End stars Earl Carpenter and Daniel Boys are the final stars to be cast in a star-studded charity gala performance of Boublil And Schönberg’s ‘The Pirate Queen’ at the London Coliseum on Sunday 23 February. They join the previously announced Rachel Tucker (as Grace O’Malley, Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate), Hannah Waddingham (Queen Elizabeth I), Steph Parry, Emma Norman, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan from Collabro as headliners. This concert production of The Pirate Queen marks its West End debut.
Based on the real-life story of history’s Grace O’Malley – an Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate, ‘The Pirate Queen’ is an adventure chronicling the compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a rogue, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.
From the writers of ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Miss Saigon’, the show combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both historical romance and a timeless epic.
Featured ensemble of The Pirate Queen are Pearce Barron (Zombies: The Musical, Up Next), Jamie Birkett (‘Les Miserables’, ’Rent’), Trudi Camilleri (lead in ‘Queen of the Mist’, ‘Death Takes a Holiday’), Sabrina Carter (Wicked, The Miser), Shaun Dalton (Kinky Boots, Eugenius), Adam Dawson (Hair, Spring Awakening), Callum Heinrich (Mamma Mia, Jane Eyre), Jade Johnson (The Book of Mormon, Club Mex: Immersive Club Musical), Harry Mills (Sunday in the Park with George, Batboy), Charlotte Payne (Potted Panto, Velvet), Sophie Reeves (Les Miserables, The Woman in White) and Jak Skelly (Oklahoma, Cats).
The ensemble are: Skye Adams, Thomas Ball, Jeremy Batt, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Sinead O Callaghan, Christopher Cameron, Jordan Castle, Alfie Doohan, Charlie Ellerton, Judicel Eslao, Nicola Espallardo, Amy Everett, Lois Morgan Gay, Aidan Harkins, Siwan Henderson, Hannah-Grace Lawson, James Mateo-Salt, Scarlett Maltman, Ethan Tanner, Harry Winchester and Cristian Zaccarini.
Proceeds are going to Leukaemia UK.