Watch: Cast announced for The Choir of Man in the West End

October 7, 2021
Watch: Cast announced for The Choir of Man in the West End
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Full casting has been announced for the West End arrival of global smash-hit The Choir of Man. The production opens at the Arts Theatre from Friday 29 October.

Cast for the West End premiere includes Tom Brandon (The Beautiful Game) as the Hard Man, Miles Anthony Daley (Thriller Live) as the Romantic, Daniel Harnett (Sydney Opera House production of The Choir of Man) as the Joker, Alistair Higgins (Sydney Opera House production of The Choir of Man) as the Maestro, Freddie Huddleston (original cast member of The Choir of Man) as the Handyman, Richard Lock (Sydney Opera House and US tour of The Choir of Man) as the Beast, Mark Loveday (original cast member of The Choir of Man) as the Barman, Ben Norris (The Archers) as the Poet and Tyler Orphé-Baker (The Railway Children) as the Pub Bore.

Also joining the West End cast will be Matt Beveridge (US tour and Sydney Opera House production of The Choir of Man) and George Bray (Sydney Opera House, European Tour, Cleveland residency of The Choir of Man).

The band features Jack Hartigan as guitarist, Zami Jamil will play the violin, Emanuel Bonsu as drummer and Caleb Wilson as bassist.

The Choir of Man arrives in the West End after three sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, plus multiple sold-out US and European tours.

Taking a trip to the best local you’ve ever been to, the musical-style show features reinventions of folk, pop, Broadway and rock chart-toppers from artists including Guns ‘N’ Roses, Fun!, Adele, Avicii, Paul Simon, Sia and many more. It’s a party, it’s a concert and it’s a lock-in like no other.

The Choir of Man combines beautiful harmonies and foot-stomping singalongs with world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community. This is a riotously feel-good homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the past year: the pub, complete with a real working bar on stage.

The show 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.

Associate choreographer is Rachel Chapman and associate musical director is Hollie Cassar.

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