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Casting announced for Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Ain’t Misbehavin’, which runs at Southwark Playhouse from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, June 1, 2019, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from Friday, March 15 to Saturday, March 30.

The cast will feature Adrian Hansel as André, Renée Lamb as Armelia, Carly Mercedes-Dyer as Charlaine, Landi Oshinowo as Nell and Wayne Robinson as Ken.

Adrian Hansel originated the role of Seaweed in the West End production of Hairspray, with other credits including Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre.

Renée Lamb played Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Catherine of Aragon in the original London cast of Six at the Arts Theatre.

Carly Mercedes-Dyer was recently seen in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, with other credits including The Lorax at The Old Vic and Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Landi Oshinowo recently appeared in Big Fish at The Other Palace, with West End credits including Shrek the Musical and Sister Act.

Wayne Robinson returns to Southwark Playhouse having played Benny in In The Heights. He was most recently seen as Jagwire in Bat Out of Hell.

The full creative team has also been announced. Joining previously announced director Tyrone Huntley and choreographer Oti Mabuse are designer Takis, lighting designer James Whiteside, sound designer Dan Samson and associate choreographer James Bennett. There will be new orchestrations by Mark Dickman, and casting is by Will Burton CDG.

Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the 1920’s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan. Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – where musicians were free to experiment with new styles, and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.

Read more about Ain’t Misbehavin’.

Image: Carly Mercedes Dyer, Wayne Robinson, Renée Lamb, Adrian Hansel and Landi Oshinowo – Ain’t Misbehavin’. Photo by Pamela Raith.