News: Cast Announced For Criterion Theatre’s 150th Anniversary Gala Performance

June 17, 2024
News: Cast Announced For Criterion Theatre’s 150th Anniversary Gala Performance

To celebrate it’s 150th anniversary, the Criterion Theatre will host a special gala performance on the 24th June 2024. Directed by Michael Fentiman and hosted by Stephen Fry, the gala will celebrate the theatre’s rich history, featuring songs, sketches and scenes from the last 150 years.

Today, the cast announcement for the big event has been announced, with performances from an all-star cast of over 40 actors and musicians.

Musical Theatre stars include Roshani Abbey, Audrey Brisson, Tanasha Chege, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Nadine Higgin, Ellis Kirk, Zizi Strallen and Johnson Willis who will perform songs from Amélie, Elegies, Mack & Mabel and current production, Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York).

Esteemed stage actors Amanda Abbington, Sam Alexander, Tom Bennett, Julian Bleach, Gunnar Cauthery, Forbes Masson, Pippa Nixon, Simon Paisley Day, Mark Quartley, Jenny Rainsford, Ian Redford, Tom Rhys Harries, Rosie Sheehey and Angus Wright will perform scenes and excerpts from the likes of Noel Coward, Joe Orton, Terrence Rattigan, Tom Stoppard plus many others.

Joe Stilgoe will present a brand-new opening number composed especially for the evening, and for one night only The Reduced Criterion Company will take to the stage.

The original Mischief West End cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery will also return to the stage with a scene from the hit show, they are; Charlie Russell, Nancy Zammit, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Dave Hearn, Greg Tannahill, Chris Leask, Jeremy Lloyd, Ellie Morris and Holly Sumpton.

The one night only production will be directed by Michael Fentiman, has lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Dominic Beale and music supervision by Barnaby Race.

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