In celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, PNPF Associates Ltd. in association with Ovation present the new musical A TALE OF TWO CITIES at The Charing Cross Theatre. Directed by Paul Nicholas, A TALE OF TWO CITIES has music by multi platinum award-winner David Pomeranz, book by Emmy winner Steven David Horwick and David Soames, lyrics by Steven David Horwich, musical arrangements by John Cameron, and choreography/assistant direction by Racky Plews. This production runs from 5 April until 12 May with press night on 18 April 2012.
The cast are as follows; Michael Howe (Carton), Jonathan Ansell/Antony Hansen (Darnay), Jennifer Hepburn (Lucie), Jemma Alexander (Mme Defarge), Craig Berry (Defarge), John Fleming (Manette), Miles Eagling (Stryver), David Alder (Lorry), Pippa Winslow (Pross), Tom Murphy (Gabelle), Christopher Gilling (Evreonde), Mark Slowey (Barsad), Neil Canfer (Gaspard), Rebecca Wicking (Seamstress) and Matt Stevens (Ensemble).
Based on the much loved Dickens story, this classic tale depicts one man’s ultimate sacrifice for love, set against the backdrop of the French revolution and the comparative calm of the 18th Century London society.
Paul Nicholas is best known for his award-winning role of Vince in Just Good Friends. Other TV credits include Bust, Close To Home, Two Up Two Down and The Lady Killers, while film credits include Tommy, Stardust, The World Is Full Of Married Men, Blind Terror, The Nutcracker and Invitation To The Wedding. Paul’s recent stage credits include Keeler, which he also produced and directed, a national tour of The Haunting and The Pirates of Penzance. Previous iconic theatre roles Paul has played include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Danny in Grease, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and the PirateKing in The Pirates of Penzance. As a singer, Paul Nicholas had four top ten UK hits, including the internationalbestseller Heaven On The Seventh Floor, four gold albums and his own pop series called Paul. As a producer Paul joined forces with David Ian and credits include Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Ain’t Misbehavin.
Photo Credit: Mitzi de Margary