News: New Company Announced For The Choir Of Man

February 21, 2024
News: New Company Announced For The Choir Of Man

The Choir of Man, now in its second year at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, has announced its new company today, as well as extending its run at the arts, with new tickets released for dates until the 29th September 2024.

Welcome to The Jungle, the best pub in the world.

Here, an (extra)ordinary cast of nine guys combine beautiful harmonies and foot-stomping singalongs with first-rate tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community.

Brimming with hits from artists such as Queen, Luther Vandross, Sia, Paul Simon, Adele, Guns & Roses, Avicii and Katy Perry to name but a few, this is a pub like no other!

An uplifting celebration of community and friendship with something for everyone – including free beer! Enjoy 90 minutes of feel-good, foot-stomping entertainment unlike anything else in the West End.

The cast members who are staying as pub regulars are Adam Bayjou (The Choir of Man – US Tour, Les Misérables – West End) as ‘The Hard Man’, Michele Maria Benvenuto (The Choir of Man – Norwegian Cruise Line, West End debut), as ‘The Maestro’, Ben Goffe (Hex – National Theatre, Snow White at the London Palladium – London Palladium) as ‘The Handyman’, Luke Conner Hall (Bat Out of Hell – International Tour, Australia/New Zealand, Peacock Theatre, QUEENZ: The Show With Balls! – Coventry, Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour) as ‘The Romantic’, Mark Irwin (The Choir of Man – Korea, US Tour, Sydney Opera House, Norwegian Cruise Line, European Tour, The Commitments – Palace Theatre) as ‘The Barman’ with Sam Ebenezer (The Mousetrap – St Martin’s Theatre, Cinderella – Sunderland Empire) moving from swing to a permanent role as ‘The Poet’ and Niall Woodson (West End debut) continuing as a swing.

Choir of Man International alumni joining the West End Company include Robert Godfrey (Choir of Man – Sydney Opera House) as ‘The Beast’, with Seán Keany (Once in Concert – West End, China and Japan, The Choir of Man – Korea) and Richard Lock (Original ‘Beast’ in The Choir Of Man – West End) to join as swings.

New cast joining The Jungle from Tuesday 12 March are Sam Pope (Bat Out of Hell – UK Tour) as ‘The Joker’, swing Alex James Ellison (Fiver at Southwark Playhouse, Glory Ride – The Other Palace) and finally music producer and bassist from Metronomy, Olugbenga Adelekan will be making his West End debut as ‘The Pub Bore’.

The on-stage band has Emmanuel Nana Kwasi Bonsu on drums, Jack Hartigan on guitar, Darius Luke Thompson on violin and Sam Tookey on bass.

The Choir of Man is created by Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, directed by Nic Doodson, with musical supervision, vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Jack Blume, movement direction and choreography by Freddie Huddleston, monologues written by Ben Norris, scenic design by Oli Townsend, lighting design by Richard Dinnen, costume design and associate scenic design by Verity Sadler, sound design by Sten Severson, casting by Debbie O’Brien. Tom Brandon (Original ‘Hard Man’) serves as Associate Director with Lee Freeman as Musical Director and Adam Hilton as associate movement director.

The show is produced by Immersive Everywhere, Nic Doodson, Andrew Kay, Wendy & Andy Barnes, Gavin Kalin and Hunter Arnold.

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