Meet London’s New Blondel – Connor Arnold

Connor Arnold is to play Blondel at London's Union Theatre
Connor Arnold

The Union Theatre’s upcoming production of Tim Rice’s musical comedy Blondel have unveiled their new Blondel – Connor Arnold.

Blondel tells the story of the trials and triumphs of Blondel, an ambitious minstrel in the court of King Richard the Lionheart. Can Blondel save his King who has been captured by the cunning Duke of Austria, avoid a rather annoying assassin and write a love song to win the heart of potential sweetheart Fiona?

A graduate of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2016, Connor Arnold recently The Pardoner on a European tour of Canterbury Tales. His previous credits include Silent Witness (BBC1) and Catch Me at the Arts Theatre.

Blondel at Union Theatre London
The cast of Blondel at London’s Union Theatre

The rest of the cast features: Courtney Bowman (Winner Stephen Sondheim Performer of The Year 2016, she’s just played Fatimah in the acclaimed new musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at Sheffield Crucible); Michael Burgen (Patsy, Spamalot, West End, Samuel, The All-Male Pirates of Penzance, UK Tour); Lauren Byrne (recently in the UK tour of Sunny Afternoon as first cover Rasa); David Fearn (A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre); Ryan Hall (making his professional debut after graduating from Mountview); Oliver Marshall (has just played Rumbold in Forty Years On at Chichester Festival Theatre; Dog Boy in the musical Side Show, Southwark Playhouse); Jessie May (Regina in Rock of Ages, UJK toourt, Sophie, Mamma Mia!, West End); Katie Meller (Billie Trix in Closer to Heaven, Union Theatre, The Phantom of the Opera, West End) Calum Melville (featured soloist, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall); Neil Moors (Caiaphas, Jesus Christ Superstar, UK Tour, Pirate King, The All-Male Pirates of Penzance, UK Tour); Craig Nash (currently in 110 in the Shade, Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Mark Cohen in Rent); Michaela Stern (Soho Cinders, Union Theatre, You Won’t Succeed on Broadway, If You Don’t Have Any Jews, international tour); James Thackeray (Compliance, Theatre503, A Haunting, King’s Head Theatre); Jay Worthy (Call Me Madam, Little Shop of Horrors, Parade).

Blondel runs at the Union Theatre from 21 June – 15 July 2016.


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