Simon Russell Beale stars in Privates on Parade in the new Michael Grandage Company's season at the Noel Coward Theatre. The show opened December 1 and runs through March 2, 2013.
Featuring music by Denis King, Privates on Parade also boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Chris Chan, Sophiya Haque, Harry Hepple, Christopher Leveaux, Mark Lewis Jones, Darren Machin, John Marquez, Davina Perera, Adam Price, Brodie Ross, Sam Swainsbury, Joseph Timms, Sadao Ueda and Angus Wright.
The creative team features director Michael Grandage, set and costume designer Christopher Oram, lighting designer Paule Constable, choreographer Ben Wright, musical director Jae Alexander and sound designers Nick Lidster and Terry Jardine.
The synopsis reads: "Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit in South East Asia where serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man. Simon Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain Dennis whose performances of Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn and Carmen Miranda form the centrepiece of Peter Nichols' award-winning comedy set against the murderous backdrop of the Malaysian campaign at the end of the Second World War."
Beale has appeared on the West End in Collaborators, Deathtrap, Spamalot and Candide, as well as Broadway's Jumpers.
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Photo courtesy Michael Grandage Company.