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Jeremy Secomb heads the cast of Reputation at The Other Palace

Jeremy Secombe, Maddy Banks and Ed Wade

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Reputation, a new musical by Alick Glass. Set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, it receives its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio, where it runs from Tuesday, November 5 to Thursday, November 14, 2019.

The line up includes Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney in the West End Pie Shop Sweeney Todd and Javert in Les Miserables, 2015-2017), Maddy Banks (The Band, West End and UK tour) and Ed Wade (currently in Fiddler on the Roof in the West End).

They are joined by Cory Peterson, Lauren Ingram, Charlie Dennis, Ashleigh Cavanagh and Eleanor Tollan.

Hollywood in the late 1930’s: a time when the major studios are struggling to feed the insatiable worldwide demand for new talkies. Freddy Larceny is a con artist running a scam to pass-off the work of new writers as his own.

He strikes gold when Michelle Grant, an aspiring novelist and student at a Paris language and deportment college, spots his advertisement in the ‘Variety’ movie trade newspaper. Larceny plagiarises her script for a film – credited to him as writer – that then goes on to receive an Oscar nomination.

Reputation, a compelling story of plagiarism and the female struggle for equality, follows Michelle’s fight for recognition and the recovery of her stolen work, told through 25 original songs and romantic ballads written in the flamboyant style of the best-loved lyricists of the mid 1900’s.

With book, lyrics and music by Alick Glass, Reputation is directed and has musical direction by Warren Wills, choreography by Tamsyn Salter and lighting by Nick Richings. Music producer is Jordan Brown and casting is by Anne Vosser.

Reputation is suitable for ages 10+.

Tickets: £20. To book, call the box office on 0207 087 7900 or visit lwtheatres.co.uk/theatres/the-other-palace/.

Times: 8pm (no show on Sunday, November 10); with 3pm matinee on Saturday, November 9.

Running time: 2 hours (including interval).

Selladoor Worldwide’s production of William Finn and James Lapine’s multi award-winning musical Falsettos continues at The Other Palace until November 23, 2019.