Raj Ghatak, Thomas Milner, Gerard Carey and Neil McCaul will join Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier in the world premiere of Stiles & Drewe's SOHO CINDERS at Soho Theatre running from 2nd August to 9th September 2012. The full-scale production with a live band also features the voice of Stephen Fry.
Full casting is as follows: Jenna Russell (Marilyn Prince), Michael Xavier (James Prince), Thomas Milner (Robbie), Amy Lennox (Velcro), Gerard Carey (William George), Suzie Chard (Clodagh), Raj Ghatak (Sasha), Neil McCaul (Lord Bellingham), Amanda Posener (Chelle), Beverley Rudd (Dana) featuring the voice of Stephen Fry (Narrator). The ensemble includes Lewis Barnshaw, Vivien Carter, Chris Doyle, Julian Hoult, Nigel Roche and Philippa Stefani.
Directed by Jonathan Butterell, SOHO CINDERS has music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, choreography by Drew McOnie, design by Morgan Large and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone.
Edgy, fun and deliciously naughty, SOHO CINDERS celebrates the capital's most colourful district and is set to get London's temperature soaring this summer.
When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie's worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.
The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you'll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.
Jenna Russell won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndams). Other stage credits include Into the Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).
Michael Xavier is currently playing the male lead in Wonderful Town on UK Tour. His recent credits include Into the Woods (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Love Story (Chichester & Duchess), Spamalot (Palace), Miss Saigon (UK Tour) and My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Stephen Fry is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, actor, author, television presenter and film director. TV credits include: QI (BBC); Blackadder (BBC 1); Jeeves & Wooster (ITV); Stephen Fry in America (BBC 1). Film credits include: Gosford Park; Sherlock Holmes 2; Stormbreaker. Stephen makes a return to the stage this Autumn as Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Globe).