News: Tilly La Belle Yengo And Joe Kelly Join Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)

July 4, 2024
News: Tilly La Belle Yengo And Joe Kelly Join Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)

New understudies join the critically acclaimed new British musical Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York). Tilly La Belle Yengo and Joe Kelly join Sam Tutty and Dujonna Gift in the production as the understudies.

The fresh and funny take on the rom-com transferred on the 4th April and subsequently extended through August at the Criterion Theatre following a sold-out, extended run at Kiln Theatre.

Tilly La Belle Yenge made her professional stage debut as ‘Fatima’ in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Joe Kelly has performed in I Should Be So Lucky and will be making his West End debut in Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York).

The music has clocked up more than 2 millions steams and the full album will be available later this month. There’s an additional 7 tracks that have been recorded to add to the existing 8 that will make up the full cast recording album.

Sam Tutty plays Dougal. His theatre work includes the role of Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Once on this Island. For film, his work includes Four Minute Warning and Romeo & Juliet, and for television, Hollyoaks.

​Dujonna Gift plays Robin. Her theatre work includes the multi-Olivier Award-winning, smash hit musical Hamilton, Caroline or Change and Motown: The Musical. Her film work includes the upcoming Disney’s Snow White opposite Rachel Zegler.

​Directed by Tim Jackson, written by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan and designed by Soutra Gilmour, Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) marks Barne and Buchan’s West End debuts. Barne and Buchan won The Stage Debut Award and the Stiles & Drewe prize for new musical theatre for an earlier version of the musical titled The Season, co-produced by Royal & Derngate, Northampton and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

​The full creative team includes Director and Choreographer Tim Jackson; Designer Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Designer Jack Knowles; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Orchestration by Lux Pyramid; Casting Director Julia Horan CDG and Associate Director Claira Vaughan.

​Dougal is a naive, impossibly upbeat Brit, flying to New York for his Dad’s second wedding. The Dad he’s never known.

​Waiting for him at the airport is Robin, the sister of the bride. She’s a native New Yorker, she’s late for work, and she doesn’t have time to stop and see the sights.

Instant attraction? Definitely not.

​But with an extravagant wedding approaching and the city at their feet – anything could happen.

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