Full casting has been announced today for the UK premiere of the Broadway musical Side Show at Southwark Playhouse this October.
Joining the previously announced Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, are Haydn Oakley as Terry Connor, Jay Marsh as Jake, Dominic Hodson as Buddy Foster, Christopher Howell as The Boss/Sir, Lala Barlow as Bearded Lady, Oliver Marshall as Dog, David Muscat as Human Pin Cushion, Nuwan Hugh Perera as Sheik Fakir, Agnes Pure as Snake Lady, Nuno Queimado as Reptile Man, Kirstie Skivington as Half Man Half Woman and Genevieve Taylor as Dolly Dimples.
Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.
Side Show’s first Broadway run was in 1997, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical. It was the only time the Best Actress nomination was shared by two actresses, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner.
Side Show will be directed by Hannah Chiswick, with choreography by Matthew Cole, design by takis, musical direction by Jo Cichonska, musical supervision and additional orchestrations by Simon Hale and sound design by Dan Simpson. Casting is by Will Burton. Side Show has music by Henry Krieger and Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, with additional Book material by Bill Condon. The show is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills.