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Full casting announced for The Selfish Giant

Casting news

CLASSIC Spring and Royal & Derngate have announced full casting for The Selfish Giant. A new folk opera from multi-award-winning composer, producer and songwriter Guy Chambers, it runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from April 10 to April 14, 2018.

Jeff Nicholson plays the Giant. Nicholson’s recent stage credits include Sweeney Todd (ENO) and Urinetown (Apollo Theatre). He also sang at the 2013 Academy Awards and at the 25th anniversary gala of Les Miserables at the O2. His other credits as a vocalist include the feature films Pirates of the Caribbean, Angels & Demons and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Scott Sutcliffe (The Book of Mormon, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Jacob Fisher (Eugenius!, The Addams Family) and Olly Dobson (Bat Out of Hell, Matilda) all play Boy.

Laila Zaidi (Starlight Express, West Side Story) plays Hail. Rose Shalloo (Fiddler on the Roof, A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer) plays Charlie. Izuka Hoyle, winner of the Stephen Sondheim Society ‘Student Performer of the Year’ Award last year, plays Little Boy.

Natasha Cottriall and Laura Sillett narrate. Cottriall’s recent musical credits include Beautiful (Aldwych Theatre) and Into The Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Sillett is currently appearing in A Night at the Oscars (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

The Selfish Giant is adapted and composed by Guy Chambers and will be directed by Bill Buckhurst, who recently directed the smash hit Sweeney Todd, which transferred from Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop in Tooting to the West End and then to New York.

It will be designed by Simon Kenny (Sweeney Todd) and choreographed by Imogen Knight (Amadeus).

In Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story, The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves. The Giant looks over his garden from his tall window. What will he do?

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