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Casting announced for Pippin at Southwark Playhouse

Pippin

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Jonathan O’Boyle’s acclaimed production of the multi Tony Award-winning musical Pippin, which is transferring to Southwark Playhouse from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre for a limited four-week season – from February 28 (previews from February 23) to March 24, 2018.

Jonathan Carlton will reprise his role as Pippin, with Genevieve Nicole also returning as The Leading Player. The principal cast is completed by Mairi Barclay, Bradley Judge, Tessa Kadler and Rhidian Marc.

Players include Michelle Andrews, Andrew Halliday, Scott Hayward and Ellie Seaton.

Jonathan Carlton trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. As well as Pippin, his credits include The Hired Man (Union Theatre), Whistle Down the Wind (NYMT Rose Theatre Kingston) and Songs for a New World (NYMT Bridewell Theatre).

Genevieve Nicole trained at Laine Theatre Arts. Her theatre credits include The Producers (UK Tour), The Golden Age of Dance (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre/Phoenix Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Miracle on 34th Street (UK Tour), A Chorus Line (London Palladium) and Chicago, White Christmas (UK Tour).

On television, she has appeared in Tonight at the Palladium, Diet on the Dancefloor, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning, Top of the Pops and The F Word.

A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey.

The run of this production is dedicated to the memory of Olivia Faulkner, who was part of the original Manchester cast. Olivia died last November, aged 19 years old. The production will also be raising money for the Olivia Faulkner Foundation that was set up by Olivia’s family to help raise awareness and to support mental health in young people.

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