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Full casting announced for Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story at Wilton’s Music Hall

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the London premiere of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, which runs at Wilton’s Music Hall from September 18 to September 28, 2019.

Joining previously announced Ben Caplan (the production’s co-songwriter, he also performs the role of narrator, The Wanderer) and Mary Fay Coady (Chaya, Violin) are Eric Da Costa, Jeff Kingsbury and Kelsey McNulty.

Eric Da Costa (Chaim, Clarinet and various other instruments) has been a musician for as many years as he has been a performer. Previous credits include: Annie, Honk!, Snow White: the Panto, Peter Pan: the Panto (Drayton Entertainment), Key Change (Globe Theatre Regina), and Hollywood Hits (Stage West Calgary).

Jeff Kingsbury (Drumset) is a freelance drummer/multi-instrumentalist from Kentville, Nova Scotia. Currently based in Ottawa, he tours regularly with his main project Pony Girl, and with artists like Gianna Lauren, Marie-Clo, Mauno, Scattered Clouds, HIGHS, and Kalle Mattson. He has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia in Halifax and also plays regularly with the Ottawa-based Governor General’s Foot Guards Band and the Band of the Ceremonial Guard across Canada and in Bermuda.

Kelsey McNulty (Keyboard, Accordion) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and teacher living in Toronto. Originally from Ottawa, she quickly became an active member of the Toronto music scene. She has performed and toured with many bands including The Boxcar Boys, Maylee Todd, Jadea Kelly, Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything. As well as leading her own bands, she has also recorded on many albums, building experience in many different styles of music (Jazz, Soul, Pop, Country, Folk and Classical).

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is described as a dizzying 80 minute, genre bending, darkly funny gig-meets-live theatre experience based on a true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees fleeing Romania for Canada in 1908. Covering sex, religion, tragedy and triumph, the show follows Chaim and Chaya as they make a fresh start in the New World.

Written by Hannah Moscovitch, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is directed by Christian Barry.

Read more about Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.