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Once Upon A Mattress at Upstairs at the Gatehouse - full casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FULL casting has been announced for Mark Giesser’s new production of Once Upon A Mattress, which runs Upstairs at the Gatehouse from March 5 to March 29, 2020.

Offie-nominee Beth Burrows stars as Princess Winnifred, in her fourth collaboration with Mark Giesser (Strike Up the Band, The Lady With a Dog, Sirens of the Silver Screen), playing alongside Julia Faulkner (Gangsta Granny, Heartbreak Productions) as Queen Aggravain and Theo Toksvig-Stewart (EndlessSecond, Theatre 503/Pleasance Theatre/Park Theatre, Eastenders) as Prince Dauntless.

They are joined by Steve Watts (Merrily We Roll Along, Watermill Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Rachael Louise Miller (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bill Kenwright, Angelina Ballerina, ITV); Matthew James Willis (Top Hat, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Curtain Up!, Prince Edward Theatre)…

…Rachel Lea-Gray (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Criterion Theatre); John Sears (Gigi, Tabard Theatre, Death in the Family); Courtney Hammond (Billy Ellliot, Victoria Palace Theatre, Scrooge, Bill Kenwright); and Scott Armstrong (Motown – The Musical, Adam Spiegel Productions, The Gruffalo, Tall Stories/Kenny Wax, Ltd.).

Once Upon A Mattress is designed by Giulia Scrimieri, with musical direction by Jessica Douglas and choreography by Chris Whittaker.

With music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and a book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, Once Upon A Mattress is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale, The Princess and the Pea.

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